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Friday 17th July 2020 - The Last Day of the Year

Good morning Year 4. Thank you to you and your parents for your hard work over the last few tricky months. You have tried really hard with your home learning and this will really help you in Year 5.  I have listed some fun activities below for you to have an enjoyable last day of the year!

You could complete a fun quiz with your parents:

The Big End of Year Picture Quiz PowerPoint

The Big End of Year Picture Quiz Activity Sheet

The big end of year around the world quiz powerpoint

You could do some emoji code breaking:

Emoji code breaking activity sheets

You could colour a picture to say a big thank you to your parents for not just being your parent over the last few months, but your teacher as well:

Mindfulness-Colouring-Sheets

Have a lovely Summer break! 

If you would like any resources to help you and your child continue a little learning over the summer, let me know today and I will email what you need. A little revision here and there of things like spellings and times tables will prepare your child for the step-up of expectations in Year 5. 

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good morning Year 4 - two days to go!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's questions: Maths Questions - Thursday

English:

Follow this lesson on creating a comic strip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3vfxbk

French:

Practise your speaking and writing skills in French by completing these worksheets:

French home learning

Reflection Task:

 Today, you can reflect on your year by completing this sheet: End of year memories

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Good morning!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

Reading:

Please complete this reading comprehension all about the wildlife that you can find on your doorstep:

Doorstep wildlife reading comprehension

(choose the sheets depending on your ability)

Science: 

Linking to our forces work last week, follow this lesson to learn about how science can be found in sport: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3ym8hv

Reflection Task:

Reflect on some of your most enjoyable moments during lockdown by completing the sheet below. You can write or draw in the bubbles, your choice! 

What I did during lockdown

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

Follow this lesson to revise how to write instructions:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zyk4ydm

Computing:

Coding in Art! https://codehs.com/editor/hoc/video/969557/6639/4748?

Project (End of term reflection): 

Please click the link below to find today's activity which is all about how amazing you are!

I Am an Amazing Person! Worksheet

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning Year 4. The last week of term - can you believe it?!

Maths:

Today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

This week's videos: Year-4-Summer-Week-12

English:

Follow this lesson to revise adverbs and fronted adverbials:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvrbp4j

This week's spellings:

knowledge, learn, length, library, material, medicine, mention, minute, natural, naughty, notice

If you would like the full list of Year 3/4 spellings so that you can revise over the 6 week holiday ready for Year 5, please click here: Year 3/4 Spelling List

Project work (Optional):

This week, I would like you to take some time to reflect on life during lockdown, school being closed and returning to school. We are so excited to see you all return in September! It would be good for you to start thinking about Year 5 and what you are expecting, your targets, your hopes and worries. I will be setting an activity each day for you to complete, the tasks will help you to start to think about these things. Find the first activity below:

My Top Five Worries and Things I'm Looking Forward To 

Friday 10th July 2020

Happy Friday Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Thursday

Today's work: Please complete the 5 assigned tasks on Mathletics.

English:

Put your inference skills to work by completing this reading activity: Alice in Wonderland Inference Activity

Spelling test:

Please ask an adult to test you on this week's spellings.

SCIENCE - FORCES:

1) Watch the videos, read the information, and complete the quiz on these two pages: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zpvcrdm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zw889qt

2) Using a fridge magnet, find as many magnetic surfaces in your house as you can. Make a list of the magnetic/non magnetic objects you find.

PE:

After completing all of your work, chill out and have a stretch by doing this Minecraft Yoga session: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Thursday 9th July 2020

It was great receiving your beach setting descriptions yesterday, thank you!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

English/SPAG:

Please complete this short SPAG assessment: Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1

Computing:
Code your own cartoon using Hour of Code!

SCIENCE - FORCES:

1) Start by watching this video and reading the information:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc89k7h/articles/zytqj6f

2) Then complete the investigation below: 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

English:

Today I would like you to write a setting description using the adjectives and phrases you wrote down on your mind map yesterday and the photo below. You need to imagine that you are there, so you need to write in the first person and in the present tense. It needs to be a good-sized paragraph and have plenty of high level vocabulary. We would love to read them, so please send them in via the class email.

Reading:

Complete this speedy comprehension activity: Spotting a Tsunami

SCIENCE - FORCES:

1) Start by watching the video, reading the information and completing the quizzes on this page: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs 

2) Complete this sheet to explore when friction can be an advantage or disadvantage: Friction-advantages-and-disadvantages

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Rise and shine Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

Your task today is to mind map all of the adjectives you can to describe the scene below. Make sure your vocabulary is Year 4 standard - you could use an online thesaurus to help you out! Think about your 5 senses - taste, sight, smell, touch, sound.

Some examples: serene, idyllic, peaceful, the tropical palm leaves gently rustle in the light breeze

Music:

Make your own instrument and play music by following this lesson! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhbtjsg

SCIENCE - FORCES:

1) Please watch the video, read the information and complete the short quiz to learn some more about gravity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf66fg8/articles/zqbm3k7

2) After you have done that, please record a video of you demonstrating how gravity works (this could be anything so be as creative as you like!)

3) Draw and label a diagram to explain how your experiment in your video works.

Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning and welcome to a new week of home learning!

Maths:

Today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Video links for this week: Year-4-Summer-Week-11 

This week's spellings:

heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important, interest, island

PSHE:

Draw a picture of yourself on a plain piece of paper. Label your picture with everything that you think makes a healthy person. When labelling your picture, think about both your physical health and mental health. After you have done this, label the picture with things that you do that make you feel good e.g. playing football, spending time with friends. 

This week's project:

SCIENCE - FORCES - We have missed our learning about forces due to the school closure. Throughout this week, take some time to learn about the different forces.

Today's task: I would like you to create a mind map of all the forces that you can think of. Once you have written them, label the force with any facts or information you know about them. After you have finished your mind map, read through these cards and watch the video link to learn more and see if your facts match up! 

Reading: Forces posters

Video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvpp34j/articles/zywcrdm

Friday 3rd July 2020

Happy Friday Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Thursday

Today, please complete this Maths reasoning assessment: Year 4 Reasoning Test Set 2 Paper A

(Answers are on the last page so that you can mark afterwards - let us know your score!)

Spelling test:

Please refer back to the spellings listed on Monday's work and ask an adult to test you.

Photography & Art:

To finish off our Art Project, follow this lesson to learn about taking inspiration from famous paintings of the past. Please watch all the videos and choose 2 out of 3 activities to complete. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxr3trd

After you have completed all of your work, chill out by watching this Horrible Histories episode called Atrocious Artists!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0911j5y/horrible-histories-series-7-4-atrocious-artists

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good Morning Year 4

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

English:

Learn how to use bullet points correctly by following this lesson: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcvdg7h

Computing:

Follow the link to create your own dance party using hour of code! 

https://studio.code.org/s/dance-2019/stage/1/puzzle/1

Photography & Art:

Today, have a go at drawing an eye. You could take a photo of someone's eye if you are careful and do not use flash! Follow this link for a YouTube tutorial...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZzbAeVxAE

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Happy July!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's answers: Maths Questions - Wednesday

English/Reading:

Complete this reading comprehension task. There are three levels so please choose one based on your current reading capabilities: Rainforest calling reading comprehension activity

Geography:

Following on from our learning yesterday, today you are going to learn about the rivers of the world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc3gp4j

Photography & Art:

Today, take a photograph of somebody in your family as if they were just about to start running. Then click this link to learn how to draw a person running by following this YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByUROVG3b9M 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning Year 4 - we hope you enjoyed seeing your friends on the video!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

Multiplication & Division facts:

Year 4 is the year in which you are expected to secure your knowledge of all multiplication and division facts up to 12. If you know these, you will be more ready to access Year 5 Maths. Try out this Monster Top Trumps game to improve your recall of division facts. Ask an older sibling or adult to play with you. I have attached links to three sheets so that you can choose one based on your current ability. If you are confident, please choose the mixed numbers sheet. You can also find the instructions below.

Dividing by Mixed Numbers Monster Division Cards

Dividing by 2, 5 and 10 Monster Division Cards

Dividing by 3, 4 and 8 Monster Division Cards

Instructions

Geography:

Check your knowledge of the oceans by following this lesson. Please watch the videos and complete the first two activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6scf82

Photography & Art:

Find a tree in your garden or local area to take a photograph of. Then follow this guide to try to draw your photo. It's quite tricky but give it your best shot! https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-a-tree--cms-30743

Monday 29th June 2020

Rise and shine! Welcome to a new week of home learning.

Maths:

Today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Videos for this week: Year 4 Videos

Spellings:

 famous, favourite, February, forward, fruit, grammar, group, guard, guide

Project - Photography & Art:

This week, your project is to take one photograph each day and from this, sketch your image. Each day, I will post what you will need to find to take a photo of with a phone or camera and then a link to a tutorial which will show you a step by step guide on how to sketch this particular object. Have fun with it & be creative!

Today's task: 

1) Find one flower in your garden or on a walk around the village and take one photo of it. Make sure your photo is clear and shows the colours well.

2) You can look at the photo on the screen or print it off. Then you will need to follow this link to find a step by step guide on how to sketch a flower: https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-flowers--cms-26762

3) Sketch your flower - take your time! Be sure to focus on the line, tone, shape and colour. I would love to see your creations so send them in via the class email!

Friday 26th June 2020

Happy Friday!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Thursday

Today, please complete this arithmetic assessment. The answers are at the end so no peeking but you can ask an adult to mark it once you have finished and checked through.

Click the link to download: Y4 Arithmetic Test

Spelling Test:

Ask an adult to test you on Monday's spellings.

You can let me know your scores for this and the Maths! 

French:

Learn how to speak about family and hobbies by following this lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqy9vwx

Project work:

 After all of your hard work, chill out and watch one of these programmes about:

Horrible Histories!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b2wr6n/horrible-histories-series-7-14-awesome-ancient-civilisations-special 

Tutankamun in colour!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k48q

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

Video for today: https://vimeo.com/430337938

Spelling:

Go back to Monday's work and check you know your spellings for tomorrow's test. You could revise by writing them with chalk or use a paintbrush to write them with water on the patio in the garden!

Computing:

Make music with Scratch! Make sure you watch the tutorial videos and follow the steps carefully. Follow the link to start: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=music&utm_source=codeorg

Project work - Ancient Egypt:

Hieroglyphs!

You could learn by having a look at this website... 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zvw3mfr 

Or take a look at this Powerpoint...

Write like an Egyptian!

Then have a go at this code cracking sheet! - Crack the Egyptian God names

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

Video for today: https://vimeo.com/430337778

English:

Writing a narrative opening:

Watch this video and think about how the first 18 seconds shows you what is happening rather than telling you everything straight away. This makes it more intriguing for you as the audience and leaves you asking questions.

https://www.literacyshed.com/marshmallows.html#

After watching the video, write your own narrative opening based on the clip. Remember, this is only the first 18 seconds of the clip so the opening must stop at the point where the monster is lurking behind the boy. This will only be one paragraph and you will need to set the scene by describing the setting and characters. Remember though, don't tell the reader everything straight away, build up that suspense. For example, your first sentence may be something like this; As daytime turned to dusk, two bright and eager looking eyes gradually rose above the surface of the murky, rippling water. You could use this Powerpoint to help you make a start: 

Ways of opening a story Powerpoint

Project work - Ancient Egypt:

Have a go at this Art activity:

Silhouette Art - Pyramid Painting

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good morning - rise and shine!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

Following your revision of comprehension skills yesterday on the BBC Bitesize lesson, complete this Tutankhamun reading comprehension: 

Tutankhamun reading comprehension

(there are three sets of reading sheets and answers, pick one based on the level of challenge you would like) 

Project work - Ancient Egypt:

1) Start by watching this video on the Ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-the-afterlife-in-ancient-egypt/zvphf4j

2) Consider the different stages of the journey into the afterlife and reproduce this as a storyboard. You could use these templates to help you:

Storyboard templates

3) You could make your own mummy by using this template:

Egyptian Mummy Instructions

Egyptian Mummy Paper Model Pack

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to a new week of home school!

Maths:

Today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Find the videos here: Y4 videos

English:

Practise your comprehension skills by following this lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs7tjsg

Spelling:

early, earth, eight, eighth, enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme

Project work - Ancient Egypt

Mummification!

Start by watching this video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-mummification-in-ancient-egypt/zdcrkmn

Then try out this activity to replicate the mummifying process!Make your own mummified fruit!

Friday 19th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 4! 

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Thursday

Complete the weekly Maths challenge! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9ywr2p

English:

Join David Walliams' lesson which focusses on his book 'Slime' to learn about writing to create humour: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqpx8hv 

Spellings:

Ask a parent to test you on the words posted on Monday.

Project:

Choose one of these fascinating programmes by Brian Cox to watch and learn more about the planets!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p07922lr/the-planets 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good morning - be sure to check the notice at the top of this page!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

English:

Complete this SPAG mat: Spag mat 2

DT:

Have a go at this lesson all about building structures: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7gybdm

Project:

Using the PowerPoint skills learned earlier in the year, create a slideshow to present everything you know about the planets. If you don't have access to PowerPoint, you could film a short video or create a poster.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Good morning Year 4! What did you learn about the planets yesterday?

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

Science:

Follow this lesson to recap what we learned about the digestive system  at the beginning of Year 4: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3nhjsg

Computing:

Try out this Star Wars themed hour of code! https://studio.code.org/s/starwarsblocks/stage/1/puzzle/1

Project:

See below for today's activity pack. Pick and choose which activities you would like to do. If you find it more beneficial to learn with your child through discussion and by talking through the powerpoint and activities, that is absolutely fine. You could video your child explaining one of the concepts in today's lesson to demonstrate their understanding. We love receiving your work via email so please keep sending!

Lesson-2 Earth-and-Space-Spherical-bodies

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

Have a go at this SPAG mat: Year 4 SPAG

Project:

We had some requests for some space themed topic work so I will upload activities each day for you to try. If you would like to present your findings and learning in a different style to what the activity asks, feel free to try out your own ideas. Be sure to send your brilliant work via email!

See below for today's resources and activities (start with the information powerpoint, then try the research activity and finally try the challenge and next steps):

Earth and Space - The Planets - Lesson 1 Pack

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to a new week of home learning!

Maths:

Today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Videos for this week: Year 4 video links

English:

Follow this link for a lesson on exploring poetry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z97n2v4

Spellings:

decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear

Computing:

Make your own computer game using hour of code: https://studio.code.org/flappy/1

Project:

What would you like the project work to be on this week? You have until the end of the day to send your requests using the class email address. It would be great to hear your ideas!

Friday 12th June 2020

Happy Friday!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Thursday

RE:

Before we closed, we were learning about Hinduism in RE. Follow this lesson to check your understanding and learn a little more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4dc47h

History (or the present day!): Today, your task is to create something to remember this time and also help others to learn about it in the future. Your children and grandchildren will ask you questions about 2020 for sure! You could make a time capsule, a scrapbook, a photo album... your choice! For example, I have collected a few things in a box over the last few weeks such as my key worker letter, a newspaper from the day after lockdown was announced, the letter from the prime minister and a few photos. Be creative and see what you can put together - enjoy! Send photos via email! 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good morning Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

Mathletics:

What are your telling the time skills like? Complete the three assigned tasks on your account to check and secure your understanding. 

English:

Continue with yesterday's work if you're still going with it.

Alternative work: If you have finished and would like to move on, follow this link for an extra challenge: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk23c7h

DT:

Today, your task is to help your parent cook either lunch or dinner for your family. You could set up the table like a restaurant and serve your family as if you're the waiter! Maybe you could even do the washing up afterwards! Send photos/videos of your creations via email. It would be lovely to see what you make!

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Good morning! What have you learned about Australia so far?

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

English:

''The Alchemist's Letter''

This English lesson involves watching a video and completing some activities. Have a browse of the activity list on the PDF document below. There are quite a few so you could do them over two or three days. I would love to see your completed work, so be sure to email! Enjoy.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbf0QSiLv4&t=4s

Activity pack: The Alchemist's Letter KS2 Activity Pack

Times Tables:

Practise recalling your times tables with speed with this website! 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/times-tables-check/#/levels

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

Follow this link to master inverted commas (speech marks)! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbvd7sg

Computing:

Follow the link below to do some Minecraft coding! 

https://studio.code.org/s/hero/stage/1/puzzle/1

Monday 8th June 2020

Welcome to a new week of home learning Year 4!

Maths:

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Maths videos for this week: Video links WC 8th June

If you find the Maths work is quick to complete, please use Mathletics to extend your learning further. 

French:

It has been a while since you have studied French so have a go at this 'Clothes and food' lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7vrqt

Spelling words:

calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider, continue

Project:

This week's project is a chance for you to learn all about Australia - download the document below for a list of activities to choose from - enjoy!

Australia activities

Friday 5th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 4!

Mathletics:

Please complete the fraction word problem task I have set on Mathletics.

English: 

Follow this lesson to revise possessive apostrophes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znyf382

Complete your Harry Potter project work and send via email - we would love to see it. 

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning Year 4, how is your home learning going this week?

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

English: 

Follow this lesson to revise apostrophes for contraction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hxhbk

Show and tell: 

Choose an item that has been important to you throughout lockdown. Record a short video explaining why you have chosen this item. We look forward to seeing them!

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Good morning Year 4!

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

Mathletics:

Please complete the assigned tasks which are groups of seven and dividing sevens.

PSHCE:

This is a strange time for all of us in different ways. Have a little think about the feelings and emotions you have experienced throughout lockdown. Create a poster with some positives and negatives you have found during this time. Click on the link to see some of my thoughts: Miss Kerby's Poster

Continue with project work

Liam and Stanley testing out their paper aeroplanes!

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Year 4! We hope you are enjoying the Harry Potter project work.

Maths:

Yesterday's answers: Maths Answers - Monday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

Geography:

What have you been up to in this lovely, sunny weather?

Take some time today to learn more about weather and climate. Follow this link to find a lesson and some activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbwckmn

Continue with project work

Monday 1st June 2020

Welcome back Year 4! We hope you enjoyed your half term and your brains are refreshed and ready for some more home learning! We miss you all! Keep in touch via email :-)

Maths:

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Find the video links for each lesson here: Video links WC 1st June

English:

Follow this link to find a lesson on the suffixes -ous and -sion.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8kwty

This week's spellings:

believe, bicycle, breath, breathe, build, busy, business

Project: 

This week's project is all about Harry Potter! Open the document below to find an activity list to choose from. You can complete one each day or work on a few of them throughout the week - up to you. There is also a PE challenge sheet and a History help sheet.

Enjoy!

Harry Potter Activity List

Harry Potter PE Challenge

History help sheet

18th to 22nd May

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good Morning Year 4. Today is officially the last day of the half term. We really do miss you all! Enjoy your week off - explore the outdoors, enjoy playing, spend time with your family, maybe do some baking or cooking, refresh your brains ready for next term but most importantly - stay safe.

Maths:

Mark yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Thursday

Mathletics:

Please find and complete the two assigned tasks on perimeter.

Spelling:

Ask an adult or older sibling to give you a test on the 8 words we posted on Monday.

Reading:

Ask an adult to read a small section of Silliness in Snowdonia Part 8 to you and as they read, draw whatever images come into your mind. Afterwards, swap places so that you are reading the same section to the adult as they draw what they see. When both of you have had a turn, compare what your pictures look like. Are they similar or very different?!

Thank you for all of your Olympics project work, it is great to see what you are up to. Finish any work off today and send it in.

Home learning will return here on Monday 1st June.

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Thursday 21st May 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Well done to those who completed the Mathletics assignments. 

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

English:

Follow this BBC Bitesize lesson on subordinating conjunctions: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6kj2sg

Reading:

Part 8 of Silliness in Snowdonia - Read through this today in preparation for a task tomorrow.

Silliness in Snowdonia Part 8

Keeping sending your Olympics work in - it is great to see it!

Ollie is working hard on his daily exercises!

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good Morning - how are you getting on with your Olympics project?

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

English:

Follow this link to complete a lesson on how and when to use formal and informal language: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnvgwx

Mathletics:

Please find and complete the assigned tasks named Biggest Shape and Equal Areas.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good Morning!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English/ Reading:

It would be great to know what you have been reading at home. Choose the best book you have read recently and complete a book review. You can use this template to help: Book review template

-> Continue with your Olympics work

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning and welcome to a new week of home learning!

Maths:

Thank you to those of you who completed the Mathletics assignment on Friday.

Today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Access this week's video links here: Video links WC 18th May

English:

An author carefully chooses words and phrases to create a certain effect. Follow this BBC Bitesize lesson to explore how one author chooses words to create humour. Make sure to watch the videos and complete all activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrcnf4j

Spelling:

This week's spellings: 

accident        address        answer        appear        arrive        accidentally        actual        actually      

                                                                          

Project work: We only had 4 emails with requests for which subject you would like to do so we decided to do a bit of everything. You will find History, PE, Art, Geography and DT. This includes the 3 subjects that were requested by you guys. See the two documents below - work on these tasks throughout the week. There are 5 tasks so you could complete one each day or do bits of everything each day - up to you. Send us photos and videos via email - we love to see what you are up to! Enjoy!

Selection of work to choose from each day

Daily Olympic PE Challenges

11th to 15th May

Friday 15th May 2020

Happy Friday Year 4

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Thursday

For your Maths work today, please log on to Mathletics and complete the assigned task about Bar Models.  

English:

It is super important to proofread your work to check for mistakes and also take time to improve your writing. Follow this BBC Bitesize lesson on proofreading skills:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcsy9q 

Science:

To finish off our Science Project, it is time to put those diary writing skills you learned yesterday to work. Write a diary entry from the perspective of your chosen scientist on the day they made their greatest discovery. Then, use your newly improved proofreading skills from today to thoroughly check through and edit your writing.

Next week's project:

It is your chance to request which subject you would like to see as our next project! Have your say by sending us an email by the end of today with the subject you would love to do next week.

Check out Liam's video all about Isaac Newton

Check out Henry's video all about Alexander Fleming

Great video Ryan! Can anyone work out who the scientist is?!

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

Don't forget you can now access the video links through this PDF: Access videos here

English:

Follow the link to find a BBC Bitesize lesson on how to write a diary entry. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmj7nb

Reading:

Make a prediction for Part 8 of Silliness in Snowdonia by writing the next paragraph. What's going to happen next to the characters?

Continue with Science work

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good Morning! How is your home learning going this week?

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

You can now access the tutorial videos by clicking the link to this PDF document. You will find links for each day: Access videos here

Reading:

Follow the link to find the next installment of Silliness in Snowdonia... Silliness in Snowdonia Part 7

Read part 7 and then underline/highlight all the adjectives you can find. Once you have done that, use a thesaurus (or use one on the internet) to have a go at up levelling and replacing the adjectives just like you do at school. 

Science:

I hope you have been enjoying trying out the different experiments this week. Today, have a think about some world famous scientists and their discoveries.

Start by watching a few of the videos here: World Famous Scientists

Once you have explored the videos, choose one scientist (this could be one that isn't in the videos). Your task is to create either a poster or a video documentary all about this scientist. It would be great to see some of you in the role of a news reporter, a historian or even as the scientist themselves! Start by carrying out some research. You could include facts about their life, their discovery, what impact their discovery had on everyday life etc. Be creative and enjoy it! You have Wednesday & Thursday to work on this. Send photos and videos!

Making a duck call!

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

We have just purchased a school subscription for all White Rose Maths resources, as they have recently started charging for schools to access the website. I will get my account sorted today so that from tomorrow onwards, I will be able to upload the tutorial videos to this web page for you to view. I will also be able to email you any sheets that you would like to access.

English:

Check out this BBC Bitesize lesson on similes and metaphors. Watch the videos and try out the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk68wty

Science Project:

Check out this experiment! Try it out and then have a go at explaining why it happens. Use the 'How does it work?' section at the bottom of the page to help you out. It links to our last Science unit on sound! https://sciencebob.com/make-a-simple-duck-call/

Floating paperclip!

Monday 11th May 2020

Welcome to a new week. We hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend!

Maths:

How did you get on with Thursday's work? Did you attempt the Friday Challenge?

Today's work is on Multiplying 2-digits by 1-digit: Maths Questions - Monday

English:

Before we closed, we had just finished our Historical Recount on Hannibal crossing the Alps. Do a little revision on recounts today by following the BBC Bitesize link. Watch the videos and try out the three activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrgq2sg

Science Project:

Try out this experiment: https://sciencebob.com/make-a-paperclip-float/

To explore this further, scroll to the bottom of the page and check out the four questions. Send in photos/ videos, we loved watching your egg challenge videos last week!

4th to 8th May

Friday 8th May 2020

Bank Holiday!

Send us a photo to show how you and your family are celebrating VE Day 75!

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Today's work is on Ordering Money: Maths Questions - Thursday

Find today's answers here too: Maths Answers - Thursday

If you would like a challenge over the bank holiday and weekend, try out the Friday Family Challenge!

VE Day 75

After you have finished your Maths today, take some time to learn about why we have a bank holiday tomorrow. Start by learning some information from the PowerPoint below. Then try out some of the activities to learn some more and reflect on the importance of VE Day 75.

VE Day Home Learning KS2 PowerPoint

VE Day KS2 Activity Pack

VE Day - Diary Entry

VE Day - Peace Poster

VE Day - Menu

VE Day - Thanksgiving note

VE Day Street Party Recipes to try at home!

Thank you Henry, for your flower experiment diary!

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good Morning!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work:  Maths answers - Tuesday

Today's work is on Pounds and Pence: Maths Questions - Wednesday

English:

 English Pack - Wednesday PDF

English Pack - Wednesday WORD DOC

Science Project:

How did the #eggdropchallenge go? See the videos below!

So how does it work??! Have a look at the section at the bottom of the website and explain why the egg falls into the water. You could tell an adult or write it down.

Today, follow the link to try out a new experiment... https://sciencebob.com/color-flowers-using-science/

Create a photo diary to observe how the flower changes over time (I think it also works with celery!)

Egg drop challenge!

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work. Identify any mistakes. How could you correct these? If you got them all correct, how could you challenge yourself next time? - Maths Answers - Monday

Today's work is on Halves and Quarters: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

English Pack - Tuesday PDF

English Pack - Tuesday WORD DOC

Reading:

Using the first page of Part 6, have a go at answering these 4 comprehension questions:

5.5.20 Comprehension Questions

Science Project:

What was your prediction for the #eggdropchallenge? Now it is your turn to try it out! Record your investigation on the sheet from yesterday. You could take photos or video yourself trying it out! Have fun!

Follow this link to find videos and instructions: 

https://sciencebob.com/try-the-egg-drop-challenge/

Monday 4th May 2020

Welcome to a new week of homeschooling and May the Fourth be with you!

Maths:

How did you get on with Friday's Maths Challenge? Check out the answers here: Maths Challenge Answers

Today's work is on Rounding Decimals: Maths Questions - Monday

English:

English Pack - Monday PDF

English Pack - Monday WORD DOC

Reading:

Have a read through of Silliness In Snowdonia Part 6 in preparation for a task tomorrow. Read to an adult and have a go at working on that reading target you have set yourself from Thursday's work. This could be something like improving your expression! - Silliness in Snowdonia Part 6

Science Project:

Tomorrow you will have the chance to carry out an investigation but firstly it is important to make a prediction. Have a look at the diagram below, what do you predict will happen if you were to hit the tray with one swift movement? Use this worksheet to write out your prediction (keep the sheet safe so you can fill out the other boxes tomorrow): Science investigation recording sheet 

                                                                           

27th April to 1st May

Lovely reading, Grace

Friday 1st May 2020

Happy Friday and pinch punch, first of the month...!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Thursday

There is something new today... MATHS CHALLENGE! Questions 1-5 are recommended for Year 4 but why not stretch yourself and attempt as many as you can? Answers to follow...

Friday Maths Challenge

English:

English Pack - Friday PDF

English Pack - Friday WORD DOC

Reading:

Have a listen to David Walliams this morning: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

Finish off your Music Projects and send them via email

Next week's project is...

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good Morning!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

English:

English Pack - Thursday PDF

English Pack - Thursday WORD DOC

Reading:

Have another look at Part 5 and ask an adult to listen to you read. Whilst you read, ask the adult to have a think about whether you are doing these things: 

  1. Reading at a suitable volume
  2. Reading fluently
  3. Reading accurately
  4. Working out how to pronounce unfamiliar words

If you feel there is an area you need to improve, you can set yourself a target to work on this. Feel free to send videos in for us to hear your reading too!

Continue with Music Biographies

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good Morning! How are you getting on with home school this week? Keep in touch via email. :-)

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

I can see that Henry, Liam, Charlie L, Noah and Harry have spent some time on Mathletics this week - well done! 

English:

English Pack - Wednesday PDF

English Pack - Wednesday WORD DOC

We haven't covered present perfect form this year yet so...

This Powerpoint may help you: Perfect Form Powerpoint with audio

Reading:

The next installment of Silliness in Snowdonia is here, click to read Part 5... Silliness in Snowdonia Part 5

Task: Read Part 5 and then have a go at writing a short summary of what has happened in the whole story so far. You could use this writing frame to get you going: Summarising a text - Writing Frame

Music Project:

Wednesday - Friday Tasks:

1) Start by finding and watching a video of a concert/performance of your chosen artist. For example, if you are learning about Queen, you could watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngf1KF2_kPI

2) Do you remember those excellent Roald Dahl biographies you wrote? Well, it is time to put all of those great skills to use again - you are going to be writing a biography all about your chosen artist. Use your research/poster to help you and have a look at these resources to get you started:

Unit Page - Biography - You can use our unit page as a checklist like we do in school.

Biography Model Text & Annotated with features If you click this link, it will give you a biography model text and an annotated version with all the features underlined and labelled. It does say it is Year 5/6 - however, it will give you something to aim for. You can use the model text just like we do in school. :-)

Biography Planning Page

Great work Bobby!

Great work Ryan!

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good Morning Year 4! Have you checked out our video message to you all on the website home page?

 

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's work: Maths Answers - Monday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

English Pack - Tuesday PDF

English Pack - Tuesday WORD DOC

Reading:

How did you get on with the performance work yesterday?

Using Part 4, have a go at this task: How many prepositions can you spot? Maybe you could underline/highlight them all. After this, have a look at this BBC Bitesize lesson on prepositions. Watch the videos and have a go at the activities - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8nscw

Music Project:

Continue with Monday/Tuesday work.

Monday 27th April 2020

 Good Morning Year 4! Welcome to a new week of home school - missing you all!

Maths:

Start by marking Friday's work: Maths Answers - Friday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Monday

Do you need an extra challenge? Try out the fractions tasks set on Mathletics! I will be having a look to see who has risen to the challenge!

English:

English Pack - Monday PDF

These packs now also come in Word Document format, meaning you can work on them on your computer/ laptop if you wish. From today, I will copy links for both the PDF and WORD DOC versions so that you have a choice. 

English Pack - Monday WORD DOC

Reading:

Hot off the press, we have... Part 4 of Silliness in Snowdonia!

Start off by reading Part 4 here...  Silliness in Snowdonia Part 4

Task: Have a think about the definitions of the words; volume, tone, intonation, and actions. We have had a look at these before in Reading lessons but you may want to look them up to remind yourself. Choose a section of Part 4 (maybe just one paragraph) and prepare a reading/performance of that section. Once you are ready, you could perform it to a parent, brother/sister, grandparent and get some feedback! You could also ask someone to video you and email it, for us to see! :-)

For some ideas and inspiration - you could watch these videos. What do you notice about their performance? What do you like about it? How do their voices change? Do they keep you engaged and interested?

Michael Palin reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Michael Rosen reading Chocolate Cake

 

Music Project

This week's project is all about finding out about popular music before you were around!

Start by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs

Find Monday and Tuesday's work below

Music Project - Monday & Tuesday

20th to 24th April

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday Year 4!

Check out all the work we've been sent this week below!

Maths:

Start by marking your work from yesterday: Maths Answers - Thursday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Friday

English:

English Pack - Friday

History Project:

It is has been great to see all of your History work this week. Click the link to find the last History task:

Friday History Project

 

Next week's project will be...

            

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking your work from yesterday: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

Don't forget you can find videos to help with your Maths work on this website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (we are on Week 2)

English:

English Pack - Thursday

Reading:

How did you get on with your diary entries? Today you can find out what happens in Part 3! 

Click the link to read the next installment: Silliness-In-Snowdonia-Part-3

Task: Create a storyboard/ comic strip of images for Part 3. What do you see in your head as you read the story? You can draw as many pictures as you like, making sure you split it up so it is in chronological order. We do this in English lessons after reading a model text, so you've had lots of practice. :-)

Here is an example of a different story for inspiration:

You may want to use this template or you can design your own: Storyboard template

History Project:

 Continue with your Wednesday & Thursday work and carry on emailing us with your work, it's great to see it!

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good Morning! Thanks to everyone who has emailed so far this week - it is great to hear from you and see your brilliant work!

Maths:

Start by marking your work from yesterday: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

English:

English Pack - Wednesday

Reading:

Listen to David Walliams' story today here: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

History Project:

Click the link to find the new history tasks for today and Thursday. Thank you to those of you who have sent your newspaper articles in, it's great to see them! If you haven't quite finished yours, keep going and email us once you've finished :-)

Enjoy the next step of the project! 

Wednesday and Thursday - History Project

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good Morning Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking your work from yesterday: Maths Answers - Monday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

English:

English Pack - Tuesday

Powerpoint to help: Conjunctions Powerpoint with Audio - Day 2

Reading:

What were your predictions about Part 2 of the story? Click the link to find out what happens next!

Silliness-In-Snowdonia-Part-2

After reading Part 2, consider Mr Kenny's view of the day so far. What would he be thinking? Have a go at writing a diary entry from Mr Kenny's point of view. Think carefully about the emotions he would be experiencing and how his opinion of the trip would differ from the other characters in the story. 

History Project:

Carry on writing your newspaper articles  :-)

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back Year 4! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are ready for some more home learning!

Maths: 

Here is today's Maths work: Maths Questions - Monday

Video link to help you: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (we are on Week 2)

English:

English Pack - Monday

This Powerpoint will help you out: Conjunctions Powerpoint with Audio - Day 1

Reading:

 If you click the link, you will find Part 1 of 3 of a story written by Mr. Evans. Read the first part and then have a go at writing a prediction for what you think will happen next. You could even have a go at writing the next part of the story. It would be interesting to compare your Part 2 with Mr Evans' on Tuesday!

Silliness-In-Snowdonia-Part 1

 

History Project

This week we are going to set you some History tasks for you to have a go at. It is your chance to explore and learn some more about World War 2. It would be great to see your work on this, so email the class account with photos :-)

Click the link and have a go at this over Monday & Tuesday:

Monday and Tuesday History Project

Newspaper-Template- Electronic version

Blank-Newspaper-Layout

                                   Easter Holiday Activities!

 

Click the links to access the activities: 

Make your own Origami Easter Bunny

Make your own Origami Easter Egg

Make your own Origami Easter Carrot

Easter Egg Colouring Pages

Year 4 Spring Themed Maths Activity Booklet

Maths Activity Booklet - Answers

Five Minute Boredom Busters

Bunny Paw Biscuits Recipe

Easter Egg Nest Cakes Recipe

Look to the right of this page to find links to Free Audio Books! 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Officially the last day of term!

Wow! Really impressed with the work being sent in, well done Year 4!

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's questions: Maths Answers - Thursday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Friday

And here are the answers, no peeking until completed! - Maths Answers - Friday

Video link: Tenths and Hundreds learning

English:

Have a go at this work on poetry and noun phrases:

English Tasks - Friday

These Powerpoints may be useful:  

Powerpoint - Noun Phrases 1

Powerpoint - Noun Phrases 2

Reading:

Have a go at this comprehension task: 

Fiction Comprehension

 

As the Easter holidays would have started today, there will be no formal lessons posted until Monday 20th April. However, above today's work, I will be posting a range of activities that can keep you busy if the boredom gets you down! Feel free to carry on emailing us over the next two weeks with any activities or projects that you are getting up to!

Enjoy the Easter break :-)

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning Year 4! Enjoy your day.

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's questions: Maths Answers - Wednesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Thursday

Video link: Tenths and Hundreds learning

Well done for persevering with this Maths work!

English:

Here is your lesson pack for today: English Tasks - Thursday

We would love to see/hear your finished stories!

Reading:

Listen to David Walliams' story for today. Click here to find it: World Of David Walliams

Wednesday 1st April 2020

We hope your home learning is going well this week :-)

Maths:

Start by marking yesterday's questions: Maths Answers - Tuesday

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Wednesday

Video link: Tenths and Hundreds learning

English:

Now you have perfected your storyboard, it is time to move onto the next lesson - this is some revision on adverbials. 

Here is your lesson pack for today: English Tasks - Wednesday

This PowerPoint will be very useful, click here to access: Powerpoint - Adverbials

Maths Magic: 

Try this doubling worksheet! - Double trouble!

If you feel very confident, time yourself to see how quickly you can fill it out!

Art:

Find something you would like to have a go at sketching. This might be a flower in the garden, an ornament in the house, a pet (if they can stay still for long enough!) Focus on the detail and the shading you add to the sketch. Think back to the skills you learned in Autumn Term when drawing in your sketchbook. Send photos to our class email account of your final pieces!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning!

Maths:

Start off by marking yesterday's questions: Monday - Answers

Here is today's work: Maths Questions - Tuesday

If you would like access to a video to help with this learning, click here: Tenths and Hundreds learning

English:

Carry on working on your storyboard work from yesterday. Perfect it so that you have a clear plan to work from when writing, just like we do in school!

Grammar:

 Here are the answers from yesterday's homophone work: Homophones - Answers

Geography:

Revise your knowledge of European capital cities. 

1) Make a list of as many countries and their capitals as you can from memory. 

2) Use this website to check your answers: European capitals

3) However, the list is missing the capitals of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland... Do you know them?

4) Carry out a study into one of Europe's capital cities. Make a poster detailing all the information you find. Choose a city that you would really like to find out more about. What language do they speak? What currency do they use? Are they famous for anything in particular? Are there any interesting landmarks? 

You could use Google Maps to explore your chosen capital city on street view.

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Year 4! We hope you had a lovely weekend!

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths: 

Maths Questions - Monday

If you would like access to a video to help with this learning, click here: Tenths and Hundreds learning

(Confusingly, we are starting on Week 1 today if you enter the website)

I will upload the answers tomorrow.

English: 

English Tasks - Monday

You will need this youtube link for the lesson: Impala and Leopard: The Hunt

Grammar:

Grammar Task - Homophones

(This was uploaded on 26.3.20 so you may have already had a go, I will upload the answers tomorrow)

Science: 

As we had to cut our unit on sound short, have a go at this task at home to do a little revision: 

Sound Survey

This video may help to remind you what we learned about: How are sounds detected?