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Work from Mrs Harkin

Hello my lovely little year 4's! I'm really missing teaching you all on Tuesday afternoons but I know its very important for us all to stay safe at home at the moment. I will be updating this section of your website each week with some PSHE and Computing activities.  See you soon, Mrs Harkin xxx

Easter Holidays


Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re all ok and staying safe at home. It is now our Easter holidays until the 20th April. There are lots of things you could be doing at home - check out the ideas on your webpages.

I have also added some activities below for some Easter fun. If you would like to continue with your usual subjects, don’t forget to log on to Purple Mash. The RE page also has lots of activities to keep you busy over Easter.

I know it’s a very unusual situation that we are all in and it must be strange for you not to be in school. I hope to see you all very soon but until then I wish you all a very happy and holy Easter holidays.

Have fun and stay safe,

Love from,

Mrs Harkin

Tuesday 31st March 2020


Hi Year 4

I hope you’re all ok and staying safe and having fun at home. Here are your Tuesday afternoon activities. See you soon, love Mrs Harkin



This week I would like you to think about being positive. Talk about this lesson and complete the activity as best you can. If you haven't got a printer, you might us the mark up tool on your iPad or use plain paper. Or you could just talk about it with your family.


Instructions -

Look at the Big Questions, then share ideas and answers

Exploring - A Positive Attitude: Using the Lesson Presentation, read the definition of a positive attitude. Elaborate on this further, if necessary, to ensure your child understands what it means. Next, show and read out the quotes about attitude to the class, asking them to discuss the quotes . Once they have had time to select one, ask the children to think about the questions on the next slide – Why did they choose the one they chose? What do they think it meant? Can they remember the quote? Why do they think quotes like these are important?

Exploring - The Science of Happiness: Work through the Lesson Presentation with the class, explaining that one study into happiness suggested that only 17% of people in the world are said to be truly happy. If time, ask the children why they think this might be. Go on to explain that our amazing brains can release chemicals that make us feel good and help us have a happy mind, which is really good for our mental health and tell your child that there are actually things we can do to help our brains release these chemicals.

Exploring - How to Be Happy: Using the Lesson Presentation, look at all the ideas of ways to increase our levels of happiness; click on each one to go to a slide with more information.

Reflecting - Share a Happy Thought: Invite your child to share a happy thought. It could be a happy memory, a thing that they are grateful for, someone in their life that makes them happy, a place where they feel happy, etc.



Have a go at the dubug coding activities on Purple mash - click on computing - 2code.

There are lots of coding activities to practice - try a few!


Tuesday 24th March 2020