Home Learning - a brief guide from the teachers

We recommend that you spend 2 hours per day on home learning to include:

  • Maths: BBC Bitesize Maths lesson
  • English: BBC Bitesize English lesson & AR reading
  • Either the Y3/4 weekly project or a 3rd BBC Bitesize lesson



In addition to this, we would love you to listen to us reading you a story each day!

We will give you an optional follow-up activity after our story for those of you who'd like to do a little extra.

Please remember to keep active - maybe a Joe Wicks, cycle ride, or walk in the fresh air. You could also try Mr Stevenson's Daily Routine Builder.

Scroll down to find all resources we have shared.

Email us to ask for assistance or to share your child's learning.  We love to hear from you!

Thank you and stay safe,

The Year 3/4 Teachers


Boat Builder

This week you need to design and construct a boat to carry a teddy bear for at least 1 minute. You can use what ever materials you like. The only rules to think about are:

The bear must not get wet.

The boat must float independently.

The boat must be able to sail.

Good luck and keep dry!

Chapter 15

Listen in to find out what happens next with Tomas and Flicker's adventures.

Mrs Dingle

The Bridge

Your challenge this week is to build a bridge that will support a tin of beans in the centre. It must be 30cm long and 15cm high. You cannot have any supports in the middle as it must span the 30cm.


You can use any recycling you like.

Be creative and carry out some research to see different designs of bridges.

Good luck and remember to send us your pictures by the end of the week.

Chapter 14, Crispy Cornflake Crumb-Fest!

I don't know about you but I'm loving this story. Who would have thought that owning a baby dragon could cause so much trouble. 

Get comfy... it's story time.

Ms Redwood

Where I am from - showcase

Hi everyone, 

It has been lovely finding out about some of the places you are all from.  Great work.  

Here is a showcase of you wonderful work.

Next week will be our first 'Great Inventors' challenge. Don't forget to send in your work by email by Friday.


Bye for now


The 3/4 team. 

Chapter 13

Slugs and Superheroes

Here's Tuesday's chapter folks!

Mrs Dingle

Chapter 12

A Present for Liam


I hope you enjoy Monday's chapter.

Mrs Dingle

Great Inventions Week 1

Hello guys,

Welcome to our first week of Great Inventions. This week we would like to you to design and build a shelter. You can build it in the garden and then test it to see if it is waterproof. You can be as inventive as you like but you need to remember that a shelter must provide a dry area for you to take camp.

Make sure you send us pictures of you in your shelter and some instructions on how you made it. Tell us why you chose the design and what it is for. 

We look forward to seeing your great inventions and super shelter building skills.

The Year 3/4 Team

Wednesday 24th June - Chapter 11

Quiet Please - No Screaming

Tomas is taking some risks taking Flicker out and about. See what happens when he takes his eyes off flicker for just a moment. 

Now find a comfy seat, and enjoy.


Ms Redwood

Globetrotters with Mr Stevenson

It was so nice to see some familiar faces today at school and also take the opportunity to film us doing some learning. Please watch the video and produce a bit of work about where you come from. You can do a video, a poster, a travel brochure or even a story. 

Rememebr to include why the place you come from is special to you and really show off how amazing it is. 

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your work next week. If you are in school you can bring it in to show us or if you are not you can email it in as usual.

See you all again soon,

The Year 3/4 Team

Tuesday 23rd June - Chapter 10

Why You Should Never Keep a Dragon in Your Rucksack

Monday 22nd June - Chapter 9

Poo Patrol, Goldfish and Ninja Tortoises

WEEK 10- The Last Week of Globe Trotters

Year 3 and 4,

We have been amazed by your continuous commitment to 'Globe Trotters'. This will be the last week before we move onto some new exciting projects. The theme is 'Where I am From'! You can focus on the town, county or country that you were born. Or perhaps you have lived in another part of the world and want to showcase this. Remember to add facts, pictures, and something creative!

In addition, Mr Stevenson will be recording a lesson from school every Monday and posting this online- this week's lesson will link to the 'Globe Trotters' theme of 'Where I am From'. 

Let's get learning about each other's cultures! Good luck! 

Miss Dickson and the Year 3/4 Team!

Globe Trotters Showcase - The Equator

Hi Everyone, Some great work from you visits around the equator. A good variety of places.  Well done to everyone who has sent in their work. 

We hope you enjoy.


Ms Redwood and the 3/4 team. 

The BWGD Chapter 8 - That's grim, that is!

Here is the latest chapter of our story.  Find a comfortable seat and settle down.

Have a great day.

Ms Redwood

Chapter 7 - Doughnuts and Dragon Fruit Crumble

After watching today's chapter, why don't you draw a picture of what you have heard?  We would love to see your pictures so don't forget to send us a photo of your work in an email:


Have a great day!

Mrs Dingle and the Year 3/4 team

The Boy Who Grew Dragons chapter 6 - Banana Blobalob

With mushed up banana and exploding poo, this chapter is a messy one!  Enjoy!

Mrs Dingle

Globe Trotters Week 9

Thank you for all of your wonderful African work. What a lovely theme! 

Lets see what this weeks theme is...

Enjoy and take care x

Globe Trotters - Africa

Here is the wonderful showcase of your project work all about Africa.

Well done everyone. There is some amazing work.


The BWGD, Ch 5 - The Tomtom and Jerry Show

Hi year 3/4,

Here is the next exciting chapter of our book.  While you listen perhaps you could make a note of any words to describe the dragon.  Collect the adjectives and write them down, write a short description and then draw a picture of the dragon using the description you have made.  There is a worksheet here for you to download.

I hope you are enjoying it as much as we are.

Ms Redwood

Chapter 4 - It's a dragon

Hello everyone!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the next chapter...

Mrs Dingle

The BWGD, Chapter 3 - Is it a bird?

Hi everyone, 

Find somewhere comfortable to sit and listen to the next bit of the story. Have a look at the question sheet and write a diary entry.



Ms Redwood

Globe Trotters Week 8

You all did a fantastic job last week choosing your own countries around the world. We loved all of the interesting facts,creative art and the way everyone got stuck in! 

Where are we going this week? Watch the video the find out! 

If you hear any chomping whilst I'm talking...Oakley was eating his dinner!! 


Miss Dickson 

Globe Trotters - Country of choice

Here is the wonderful showcase for this week.  You chose your own country to research.  Enjoy.


The year 3/4 team

TBWGD, Chapter 2 - The Jam Roly-Poly of Doom

Hello everyone! 

I really love our new story!  Here is chapter 2.  Have a listen and then draw a picture of the characters we have met so far.

Cheerio for now,

Mrs Dingle

The BWGD, Ch 1 - Battle of the Bongle

Good morning 3/4,

Did you enjoy yesterday's introduction chapter? Well here is chapter 1 (although it feels like chapter two). Are you sitting comfortably? Then listen and have a go at the activity afterwards.

Ms Redwood


The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Hi there everyone,

It's book share time again.  Here is the new book we would like to share with you.  We hope you like it.

There is an activity to design your very own dragon too.

Happy listening,


Ms Redwood


Week 7 Globe Trotters!



We hope that you have enjoyed your week off and recharged the learning batteries. See what we have in store for this weeks Globe Trotters...

Sofia Sofa

Well, this young lady really is ghastly!  I hope you enjoy our final story in The World's Worst Children.  Please send us a picture of your favourite character, or create your own World's Worst Children character.

There are sheets on this link to help you design your character (page 7 & 8):


Enjoy your day,

Mrs Dingle

The World's Worst Children - Earnest Ernest

Here is a very funny chapter about a very serious boy.  I hope you enjoy.

Missing you all


Ms Redwood

The World's Worst Children -Windy Mindy

Globe Trotters Week 6

Thank you for your fabulous work related to Iceland and your continued commitment to our 'Globe Trotters' project!! Stay tuned to see your work in our showcase.


But for now...lets see where we are off to this week...

(Sorry, the video still isn't showing from this webpage. Please click 'watch video on youtube') 

Thanks :) 


Worlds Worst Children-Brian Wong

I loved this story!! 

If you would like to create a newspaper article, the link is below!


Enjoy the story and the rest of your day, 

Miss Dickson 

The Worlds Worst Children - Grubby Gertrude

Hi Everyone

Here is the next chapter and what a story it is.  Don't end up like Grubby Gertrude! Here is the link to some activities.  The three pages at the end are all to do with this story.


We hope you enjoy.

Bye for now, 

Ms Redwood

Globe Trotter's showcase - America

What an amazing variety of wonderful work you have been doing.  Take a look at the showcase.  We hope you enjoy.


The 3/4 team.

Peter Picker

Hi everyone,

Here's a story of a delightful little boy who likes to pick his nose - a lot!  If you like, click on the link below to find the follow-up activity.  There is a word search on page 3 that looks fun.


Or maybe you'd prefer to draw us a picture?

Cheerio for now,

Mrs Dingle

Globe Trotters Week 5

All the work we've seen about America have been interesting and wonderful! From cookies to American football, The Statue of Liberty to Hollywood- we have enjoyed looking through all of your work! Thank you so much for your dedication to the 'GT' project!! 

Where next? 


Please click on 'Watch this video on Youtube'. I have tried to fix the settings but no luck!!! Thanks, Miss Dickson 

The World's Worst Children - Miss Petula Perpetual-Motion

Well I can honestly say this was great fun to read and both Ally and Tru really enjoyed this chapter. See if you can notice when a very wet dog tries to come and join in storytime!

As some of you are aware, I love alliteration and use it loads in my writing at school. Can you find any in this chapter?

The Worlds Worst Children- Nigel Nit-Boy 

Here is another hilarious mini story from David Walliams. Find out about all of the chaos that Nigel creates!!!

If you would like some Worlds Worst Children Activities to complete, please follow the link below: 
Page 20-21 is based around creating a comic strip to retell one of 'Nigels Revenges' from the story! 
OR perhaps you fancy writing a book review for Nit Boy Nigel. It's a 5 star from me!! 

Enjoy, and please excuse all my stumbling upon words! 

Miss Dickson 

TWWC - Chapter 2 - Blubbering Bertha

Hi everyone, 

Oh dear, Bertha really is a problem.  Find out what happens to her in this very funny chapter.


Best wishes 

Ms Redwood

The World's Worst Children by David Walliams - Dribbling Drew


We would love to see your drawings of Dribbling Drew!  Please draw us a picture and send it to our email:



Globe Trotters Week 4

Where will we be going this week? 

Watch the video to find out...

Globe Trotters go to France

Year 3/4 have created some amazing project work. Here is a showcase for you to enjoy.


Well done everyone. 

Globe Trotters Week 3

Thank you for all of your brilliant work about Brazil! If you haven't sent yours yet, please do as we would love to celebrate your hard work! 

Where next??!

The BFG- Chapter 24 

This is the last chapter of the BFG. What a book! I hope you have enjoyed listening as much as we have enjoyed reading to you.

Make sure you now quiz on Accelerated Reader and choose the option 'I was read to'. Lets get some points! 

Stay tuned as the next book will be revealed soon. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Miss Dickson 

Globe Trotters go to Brazil

Here is a little showcase of all the wonderful projects on Brazil.  

Super work everyone. 



The BFG, Chapter 23, Feeding Time

Hi Everyone,

Here is the next chapter of our story.  We are nearly at the end. 

Hope you enjoy.

Best Wishes 

Ms Redwood

Chapter 22 - The Capture

Lots of drama and excitement as the British Army fly out helicopters to Giant Country in an attempt to capture those beastly giants!  

There were so many tricky words to read today.  I really had to concentrate!

I hope you enjoy listening.

Mrs Dingle

Globe Trotters - Our Australian Projects

A massive well done to you all for your wonderful Australian Globe Trotter’s work.  We have really enjoyed seeing your projects and the fun you have had with your learning.

A big thank you and well done.

Keep up the great work.

Ms Redwood, Mrs Dingle, Miss Dickson and Mr Stevenson

Globe Trotter Week 2

Thank you for all of your hard work researching Australia. We have loved looking at your creative ideas and learning! If you have not sent in your work- please email us so we can see what you have been up to! 


Let us know what countries you want to learn about and we will put them in the hat!! 

Where are we going next? 






White Rose Maths

A regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. We therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day.

Just follow these four easy steps…

1. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.

2. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).

3. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.

4. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.

External Link Icon White Rose Home Learning
An excellent daily maths resource

Reading at Home

Hi Everyone,

I've put together a little slideshow as a guide to reading at home.  It will hopefully help you to make the most of some useful online reading sites and also will explain a little about Accelerated Reader and quizzing at home.

I hope it is helpful.

If you have any questions do email them to me.

Happy Reading


Ms Redwood

Times Tables Rock Stars

Don't forget to practice your tables in the Garage! You could even rock out at a music Festival or on an Arena Tour. Why not challenge your friends in a battle? 

Look out for information about upcoming tournaments! 

If you''ve forgotten your password, use the 'forgotten my password' link on TTRS and I'll email it to your parents/carers. 


External Link Icon TTRS
Use this link to access TTRS

Accelerated Reader

We hope you can build in time for reading into your day.  This is a great opportunity to get lost in the wonderful world of books. 

In school we use Accelerated Reader to quiz on the books the children read.

Below is the AR link so that your children can log in at home. Each child can log in to their own page and we can track their progress. They are very familiar with it and know how to use it. They have usernames and passwords that they have been using for some time in school so should remember them, but if they have forgotten, just email us and we will give you their login details again.


Children are encouraged to read within their level but that may not always be possible. If you have books at home that they would like to read and quiz on, and you would like to find out the book level, you can go to this link. It will tell you the book level and points value.


If you don’t have a book at home that your child wants to read, you find online texts/eBooks here. They are all free or are allowing free registration for the time being.



This is very useful because you can search by level.  When you register it askes you how you would like to search level books.  Please select AR.


This is last one is by Renaissance, the company that provide Accelerated Reader and is also sorted by book level.

In year 3 and 4, many children will be developing into an increasingly fluent readers.  The focus will be on building comprehension skills, but it is still important that children use their phonics knowledge to tackle new words.

There are many things you can do at home, to help:

Listen to your child reading. At this age, your child might prefer to read independently but listening them to read sometimes is still a worthwhile thing to do. You can help with unfamiliar words and can talk to them about the book to make sure they understand.

Read to your child.  This is still important too. It means that they will be able to hear books they might not yet be able to read themselves. Sharing and talking about books is a lovely way to spend time together and helps them value good books.

Value your child’s choices. This is important even when a book looks too easy or too difficult.  They can often read books that initially appear to be too difficult (especially if the topic interests them). They may well need help with tricky words and to understand at a deeper level.


Below is further information from the AR team which may be useful to you. 

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After Easter, we will be releasing a country each week for you to research. 

Every Friday you can send us your work through email for a weekly showcase! 

Where shall we study first? 

See the video to find out more...


A Little Something for You to Remember

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well and remembering to get active as often as you can.

Who remembers our school rules? It is important that you follow these rules not just at school, but also at home. 

If you are in my class, you will recognise this from your homework books and will have completed the We are Safe challenge already. Here is the next piece of work for you to complete in your own time. Make sure to take photos and have a go at the different activities and send them to us.

Keep safe and be active,

Mr Stevenson.

A lovely French Story Video


I am really missing our French lessons on a Friday afternoon so when I saw this lovely story I thought I would share it with you.  I'm sure you all know the traditional tale 'The Enormous Turnip'? Well, this is the French version.  Click on the link below to watch the video. Then just click on the French version. See if you can work out any of the words.

Good luck 'Language Detectives'!

Au revoir,

Madame Dingle






We have decided that it would be good for you all to see our happy faces and do one of the things we all like doing best. Reading stories! Mr Stevenson spoke with Crackington and the Watergate vistors last week and it was decided that The BFG would be a good choice. We will be uploading Chapters as we read them and also some questions and activities to get you thinking about the text and the authors techniques.


Any questions you can ask your grown ups to message us online and we will respond as quickly as we can. 

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The BFG Chapter 21- The Plan 

How are we reading chapter 21 already?!?! 

Remember that you can vote for the new Year 3/4 book on our Facebook page! We have five great choices if you scroll back to Fridays post and leave a comment. 

-The Butterfly Lion 
-The Wind in the Willows
-Worlds Worst Children 
-The Boy Who Grew Dragons 
-Diary of a Killer Cat

Worlds Worlds Children is currently in the lead! Get voting!

On a side note- well done to anyone who has noticed that my clock is always the same time! I really need to change the batteries!! 

Miss Dickson :)

The BFG Chapter 20

Morning Guys,

What a great chapter and a few words that tripped me up a little bit.

Mr Tibbs seems like quite the character, I am sure yiu will agree.

Keep safe and be active,

Mr Stevenson

The BFG, Chapter 19, The Queen

Hi Everyone,

Here is the next chapter of our story. Sophie gets to spend time in some very special company. 

Listen and enjoy.

Best Wishes

Ms Redwood

Chapter 18 - The Palace

Hello everyone!  Here is today's chapter.  (Scroll down for earlier chapters.)

Sophie and the BFG arrive at Buckingham Palace.  But which window is the Queen's bedroom?  The BFG's enormous ears prove to be very useful yet again!


Mrs Dingle

Chapter 17

Hi Guys,

Hope you are all doing well and getting as active as possible alongside all your learning!

I love this chapter as it really creates a sense of trust and friendship between our two main characters and uses lots of great language and description.

Apologies for the quality of the video, it was very sunny in my garden.

Keep safe and be active,

Mr S.


Chapter 16

I hope ypou have all had a lovely Easter. Back to it now!


Find out what happens next! What are The BFG and Sophie up to now? 


Have you had any stpry worthy dreams lately? Write them down :) 

The BFG, Chapter 15 - The Great Plan

Hi Everyone,

Here is the next chapter. Sophie has a great idea.

Hope you all enjoy


Best Wishes

Ms Redwood

Chapter 14 - Dreams

Enjoy today's chapter.  It's full of crazy dreams that the BFG has stored in glass jars.  In one of the dreams, the child has the power to put their teachers to sleep - just imagine!

Happy Easter everyone! 

Mrs Dingle

BFG Chapter 13


I hope you are enjoying the book and have as go at the chapter 13 questions! I though Oakley was going to listen to the whole story instead of barking so sorry for the annoying interuptions! Happy listening. I will post about the 5K challenge below :) 


If you fancy having a go at the 5k 'run for our heros challenge' then the link is here: 

Remember if you are out exercising, please stick to the social distancing rules to stay safe! And pace yourself...it's a long way! 

Lets raise some money for the incredible NHS!! 

Year 3/4 Teacher - you are up next!!


Chapter 12 Dream-Catching

Good aftternoon guys, I hope you are all keeping well and still enjoying the story.

It seems Sophie really is on an adventure with her new friend! Can you imagine seeing how dreams are caught? Maybe you could do a storymap of your favourite dream after you have completed the questions? 

Remember, we love seeing all your amazing work, so keep those emails and messages coming to us.

Keep safe and be active,

Mr Stevenson

The BFG, Chapter 11, Journey to Dream Country

And so our story continues...

This is a great chapter read to you from my sunny garden.  I hope you are all able to get out in this lovely weather and make the most of it.  

Now sit back and enjoy as the adventure continues.  The BFG ch 11 questions are already in the section above for you to answer afterwards, or perhaps you would like to draw a picture of what happens. Email us your work or a picture of you watching the video as we would love to hear from you.

Remember you can email us on year3_4@camelford.cornwall.sch.uk

Bye for now,

Ms Redwood



Chapter 10 - Frobscottle and Whizzpoppers

This is my favourite chapter so far because it really made me giggle.  

We would love to see you guys having a go at answering the questions about each chapter. (See the link above.)

You could write your answers down and email us a picture of your work.  Or you could draw a picture to go with the chapter you have just heard.  

Send your pictures to:  year3_4@camelford.cornwall.sch.uk



Chapter 9 - The Bloodbottler

Sophie's adventure continues in the next chapter of our book. We hope you are enjoying the story as much as we are. It would be great to see some more photos of you working on the questions and seeing your answers.

I cannot wait to see how many of the giant words you include in your writing when we get back!



A very good chapter filled with crazy new words!

How about creating some of your own BFG inspired words!?

Have a great day!


The BFG, Chapter 7, The Marvellous Ears

Hi everyone,

Here is the next chapter of our story.  I hope you are enjoying it as much as we are.

Have a go at the questions to go with this chapter. Send us an email with a picture of you and your fabulous work.  If you have any questions, just ask.

Bye for now

Ms Redwood


BFG chapter 6: The Giants

Are you enjoying our story so far?  If so, why not write us an email as we'd love to hear from you!


We've had lots of emails already and it's so good to see your smiling faces in the pictures you've sent of your home learning.  I'm really enjoying listening to each new chapter every weekday.  Not only am I enjoying the story, but it's lovely to see the familiar faces of my fellow teachers. 

Here is Tuesday's chapter.  Enjoy!

Mrs Dingle

The BFG Chapter 5

The next installment of our phase read. Hope you are all keeping well and working hard. 

Make sure to keep us posted with photos of what you are doing at home with your grown-ups.

Chapter 4 with Miss Dickson and Mr Oakley 


Enjoy! Happy listening!!



The BFG 

Hi everyone

Here is the next chapter of our story.

I hope you enjoy...

The BFG Chapter 2

Hello everyone! Here is the next chapter of our book.  I hope you are enjoying the story! 


The BFG Chapter 1

Hi there,

I hope you are keeping well. There has been a few concerns in relation to not being able to access the first chapter. 

Please find it here. 

Any problems give me a shout,

Mr S.