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Offline Learning

Welcome. This is the Year 4 offline learning page.


What is offline learning?

The tasks on this page have all been designed so that mainly they can be completed with limited resources and without the internet. The tasks will range in style of activity from writing, to art, to crafting and other things.


Who needs to complete these tasks?

If you are completing and submitting the tasks on Arbor (including if you are submitting by emailing) these tasks are optional. We would love to see what you are doing but you do not have to do it. You must continue to complete the Arbor assignments if you are able.

If you are unable to complete the tasks on Arbor for any reason then you are expected to complete some of these tasks.


How do I submit what I have done?

Nothing is to be submitted via Arbor just send it in via email to our year group email.


When is the work set?

A few activities will be set a week or a fortnight.

If you have been asked to complete these task because you are unable to complete the Arbor tasks then due date will be put her or be made clear by your class teacher.


What will happen to my completed work?

Your class teacher will look at it once it has been emailed. We year 4 teachers are looking forward to making a gallery here on the schools website.

Offline learning tasks 


1. Write a letter telling someone about a discovery that you have made. It could a real discovery or an imaginary one. It could be something interesting that you found, an experiment that you have done or a problem that you have solved.

2. Learn a poem to recite. You can choose any poem but it could be one of these two:

On the Ning Nang Nong


On the Ning Nang Nong

Where the Cows go Bong!

and the monkeys all say BOO!

There's a Nong Nang Ning

Where the trees go Ping!

And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.

On the Nong Ning Nang

All the mice go Clang

And you just can't catch 'em when they do!

So its Ning Nang Nong

Cows go Bong!

Nong Nang Ning

Trees go ping

Nong Ning Nang

The mice go Clang

What a noisy place to belong

is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

Spike Milligan




I think mice are rather nice;

Their tails are long, their faces small;

They haven’t any chins at all.

Their ears are pink, their teeth are white,

They run about the house at night;

They nibble things they shouldn’t touch,

and, no one seems to like them much,

but, I think mice are rather nice.

Rose Fyleman


3. Make some shadow puppets and put on a play.  You can make them as simple or intricate as you like. It could be a story that you already know or a story that you have made up. A simple story is best with just a few characters.


4. Create a comedy show and perform to someone. Find jokes or write your own. What is brown and sticky? A stick.


5. Find as many collections of 10 thing in your home as you can.


6. Create your own animal, magical or ordinary. You could take parts of animals that exist and could combine them if you want to. You could draw it or create a model (e.g out of plasticine, paper mashe, cardboard bits).

Old Tasks

 1.  Choose one of the philosophy questions that you like best and answer it in a paragraph.

a. What is the difference between grown-ups and children?

(Think about: Do grown-ups have all the answers? Do children sometimes know stuff too? What can grown-ups can learn from kids and visa versa? Is age the important thing? Is it knowledge and/or experience that is important?)


b. What makes you, you?

(Think about: Is it where you come from? Where your family comes from? Who raised you? What you like to wear? Who you are friends with? What you say? What you believe in? What you eat? What do you count as important about yourself? Do you think that everyone else counts the same things as important?)


c. Are the best things in life free?

(Think about: Things like friends, family and good memories are free. Stuff like trainers, movies and video games cost and can be expensive. What great things you can get for free, and what things you can give for free, like your time and your attention? How about holidays and days out to amusement parks and things where there is more opportunity to spend time with people and see and experience new things? What about sharing a movie or video game with people?)


2. Solve the riddles:

a. What is full of holes but still holds water?

b. What becomes wetter the more it dries?

c. What question can you never answer yes to?

d. Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. What is it?



3. Paint or draw a portrait of the people that you live with. (Think about the art styles you could use – do you want a more realistic style or a more abstract style?)


4. Make a den. (You could use anything: boxes, sofa cushions, blankets, the space under the table. Not got enough stuff to make a den big enough for you then make a den for a soft toy or imaginary creature).


5. Play ‘Would you rather?’ explaining your reasons for your choices (that’s the fun bit). Here are some ideas:

                          Would you rather have one super power that never went wrong or two that did not always work?

                          Would you rather be covered in fur or covered in scales?

                          Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak?

                          Would you rather be able to control animals (but not humans) with your mind or control electronics with your mind?

                          Would you rather be forced to dance every time you heard music or be forced to sing along to any song you heard?