Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Star School Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Primary School

Year 4



Are you looking for a new book to read? Why not try one of these?

Suggested reading list for Year 4 children



Big Butterfly Count British Butterflies Butterfly Conservation
We'll be taking part in the Big Butterfly Count. How many will we see? Find out more about the project here.  This brilliant site has loads of information about British butterflies. Find out about common butterflies and how to improve your garden for butterflies.  How do we look after butterflies in the UK? Find out here.
Fun Butterfly Facts  How long do butterflies live? San Diego Zoo Fun Facts 
This New Zealand website has some fun facts about butterflies The Woodland Trust website contains 251 resources to do with butterflies. See what you can find out here! The website of San Diego Zoo in the USA has 19 facts about butterflies.
Kids' Butterfly Site All About Butterflies Munching Caterpillars
This is an American site so doesn't have information about British wildlife but is interesting nonetheless. This Enchanted Learning website has lots of facts about butterflies. Which do you find most interesting? The Munching Caterpillars project is a butterfly conservation project in the south west of England. Find out how other schools have helped save butterflies here.


Spelling with the Spellits  Rube Goldberg  
Here's a good place to practise your spellings.  Check out this amazing Rube Goldberg machine!  
Sumdog nrich Topmarks
You should use the user name and password you received in school to access the site.  Go to the nrich website for some maths challenges.  The Topmarks website has links to many good maths games.
Times Tables Rockstars Diagnostic Questions Primary Maths Resources
How much do you rock? Can you become a times table rock legend? Find out here. Use your username and password to log in to do the quizzes. A page with activities to practise all of the things we work on in Year 4.
Bryony's Triangle
Here's the link to Bryony's Triangles from nrich
Silicon Spies Learning Circuits  Engineering Interact
Can you help the Silicon Spies defeat the evil doctor? Use your knowledge of electricity to solve problems. Test your knowledge of circuits here.  Games and resources to do with science and engineering (made by the University of Cambridge).
Children's University  Digestive System (Children's University) What is the Digestive System?
This site has loads of fun facts, animations and videos about many areas of science (made by the University of Manchester)  This page has an interactive version of the digestive system. Click on the buttons to find out more about each part. This BBC Bitesize page contains a little animation about the digestive system. Why do we eat food? Find out more here.
Types of Teeth
This is the Children's University website about different types of teeth. It contains games and animations..


Ancient Greece


BBC Schools Ancient Greece Snaith Primary School Greeks The British Museum
The Bitesize site has loads of videos and animations about the ancient Greeks Would you rather be a citizen of Athens or a citizen of Sparta? Read about both places here. The British Museum has lots of ancient Greek artefacts. Find out about them here.
Ancient Olympics Woodlands Web Mr. Donn
Do you want to know about the first ever Olympics? Find out more here. The Woodlands website has information about a very wide range of topics to do with the Greeks. This is a great site that contains many interesting facts about ancient Greeks. There are even some games on here!
Aesop's Fables    
Aesop was a famous ancient Greek who wrote fables (stories with a message). Read some here.    
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Pompeii Ruins BBC History - Pompeii  Ducksters website about Pompeii
A guide to the ancient city This is the BBC History site.  The story of the eruption of the volcano in AD79
The School Run Primary Facts Live Volcano Map
Loads of facts about Pompeii are here Here are some facts about Pompeii  This map shows where the most recent eruptions have taken place.


The Romans
Cheshire in Roman Times  BBC Romans Housesteads Fort
 This page is written for adults and is quite complicated but has some interesting facts and interesting maps about the Romans in Cheshire. Here is the BBC website about the Romans in Britain. This is a brilliant website with loads of fun stuff to see. You could even play the 'Dig Up The Romans' game. Click on the picture above to go on a virtual tour of the Housesteads Fort. This was a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall.
Romans Webquest Bolshy Boudicca How the Romans conquered Britain
How much can you find out about the Romans? Here is a link to the Horrible Histories episode on Boudicca  This is from BBC Bitesize. Find out about how Romans took over our country.
Computing and E-safety
Think U Know Kodu  Traceroute
Click on the 8-10 section of the Think U Know website for more about how to stay safe online.  You can download Kodu Game Lab from here. Ask an adult at home before you do this!  Use traceroute to see the route the websites we load have taken.