Year 4 Home learning - Miss Devaney

Week beginning 

18th May 2020

This week, and for the forthcoming weeks, we are asking you to go to:

for your lessons at home.

As a class, Year 4 has been the best in the school for how much time you are spending on reading and responding on Reading Plus.

Well done!

You should all be reading every day for at least half an hour on Reading Plus and of course reading your own books for pleasure.

I have a list of children who have won prizes in our Reading Plus competition, so if you haven't managed to win yet, why don't you decide right now that this is going to be your week!

I will notify you on Marvellous Me and Twitter, so get reading!

I also found this wonderful website this week;

An online library of over 7000 books - they are read to you as well! So maybe you can listen to these before you go to bed!

Week 4's Spellings are attached - adding the prefix 'non'

Here is a word search to help you with your spellings.


Can I use lines and colour to create portraits in the style of Van Gogh?

What is a portrait? What is a self-portrait? 
Read the slides to learn the definition of a portrait and a self-portrait.
Look at the slides with Van Gogh’s portraits and self-portraits.

Questions to think about:

What techniques has he used? What do you notice about the people in the paintings? How does Van Gogh portray emotion? How does he portray individuality? What colours does he use? Why?



Look at the portraits below that were painted by Van Gogh.

Choose one of them to paint. Start by painting the eyes first. Then paint the darker colours, then the midtones,then the lighter colours and finally the details. Make sure you look at the original picture often when you are painting.

Come and See

LF3 - The Story of Paul

Paul was originally called Saul.  He was a Jew who came from Tarsus.  He grew up in a Jewish home.  He was a Pharisee and did everything he could to be a good man.  He kept every rule there was to keep, but he did not like the followers of Jesus.  He did his best to wipe them out; however, God filled his mind and heart with the light of truth, and he recognised who Jesus was.  He knew he owed everything to God’s love.  All he wanted to do was spread the Good News of that love all over the world.  When he became a Christian his name was changed to Paul.


He travelled many thousands of miles, on foot, on horseback and by boat to spread the Good News, mainly to the Gentiles, the people who were not Jews.  In every place, he told people about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.  He explained the Good News that Jesus had come to bring – God loves everyone.  He told them how Jesus had died and been raised to a new life by his Father in heaven and how the Holy Spirit helps people.  He told them that Jesus wanted them to share this new life.  When they asked him what they had to do to live this new life, he told them that they must believe and be baptised and try to live like Jesus, loving God and loving one another.  They were to share their faith with one another, pray together and break bread together as Jesus had done with his friends at the Last Supper.



  • Who was Paul?
  • How did he change?
  • Why did he want to go all over the world spreading the Good News?
  • What was the Good News that he gave?
  • Why did Paul think it was important for him to do this?


As Paul, write a letter to the Gentiles to explain the Good News about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit had brought that God loves everyone.

Don't forget to post some pictures on Twitter of your home learning!