Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 554445

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Discover Africa by bicycle in book one of a delightful children's adaptation of Alastair Humphrey's journey around the world. In this charming caricature of Alastair Humphreys' infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with the character of Tom, an adventurous boy who feels there must be more to life than school. The first part of The Boy Who Biked the World follows Tom leaving England, cycling through Europe and all the way through Africa to the tip of South Africa. Along the way, young readers are introduced not only to the various fascinating landscapes he passes through, but also to the various people who so happily embrace him as he traveled on his journey. With engaging illustrations and journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer.


Helping Your Year 4 Child at Home

Our Big Ideas 

Autumn 2: Big Idea 2

'What was the greatest Victorian Invention' 

Autumn 2: Big Idea 1

Can we Discover Eboracum?

Autumn 1: Big Idea 2

Can we Discover Antarctica?

Autumn 1: Big Idea 1 

Book Study: Leon and the Place Between

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BIG IDEA - Amazing and informative Science videos. - Great Science experiments to try at home. - Each period of History is covered with great videos and activities. - Take a trip back in time with National Geographic! - Brilliant Geography games and fun ways to learn. - Explore and learn about the different world religions. - learn about and try different artistic styles. - Incredible DT resources, lessons and activities. Make sure you choose the free plan!


READING -Phonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register. - Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favourite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube. - Suggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc. -A non fiction magazine for younger children, which they can follow along with as it is read to them - Expert recommendations and opening extracts of books. - Publisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.


MATHS - This is excellent as it provides videos and schemes of learning to support the Maths curriculum. - Nrich (maths challenges and problem solving activities) - Number gym (great for practising number bonds and times tables). Click on ‘online access’. School username: knavesmire. Password: racecourse. Once you have selected ‘table trainer’ or ‘bond builder’, your child can enter their own login. This is the first 3 letters of their first name and the first letter of their surname e.g. Joseph Bloggs = josb


SPELLING  - We set the children’s spelling homework via this great resource. Children are able to practise their spellings in a fun and interactive way. - Lots of fun activities and schemes of learning to support the spelling curriculumn. - Lots of fun and catchy songs to help children remember their spellings.  - A simple and effective way to master English spelling in school and at home.


WRITING & GRAMMAR - A useful overview of what Grammar objectives children will learn in Year 4.