Year 4 Home Learning

We will continue to upload activities to this page every weekday. In addition to this you may want to have a look at the lessons being published daily on The Oak National Academy here. There are videos of teachers delivering the lessons. You may also want to have a look at the BBC Bitesize content for Year 4 here too or even on the red button on your TV.

Please note...our free access to Emile will come to an end at the end of the month so children's accounts will close.

Friday 3rd July 2020:

Maths:

Challenge time! Today you have two different challenges to have a go at. You will need to think carefully and you might need to try different ways of solving the problems.

Task

Answers

English:

You are going to finish your biography today! Remember to look back at the tick list from yesterday to know what features to include. You need to write the rest of your main paragraphs and you need to write your conclusion.

Your conclusion should tell us - Has this person taught us anything? Why will they always be remembered? A quote about something someone has said about them.

Don't forget to draw a picture of your person so we know what the person looks like!

Spelling:

You are going to have a go at all of the words from this week. Create a wordsearch with all of this weeks spellings hidden.

minute, natural, naughty, notice

Curriculum:

Watch this video here

Complete this fact file using the information you have learnt from the clip.

Task

Fun

Have a go at this zumba activity here

 


Thursday 2nd July 2020:

Maths:

Watch the clip and have a go at the task.

Task

Answers

 

English:

Today, you are going to start writing your biography. I will tell you which paragraphs to write today and we will finish it off tomorrow. You will need your plan from yesterday to help you and use some of the features from the tick sheet below. 

Introduction - this is very important to hook the reader! You could use a rhetorical question as an opener, but you must include the 5Ws.

Then, write out half of your main paragraphs - use your plan! If you planned 4 main paragraphs, then write two today.

Spelling:

notice - write the word with your other hand 3 times. See if you could even put it in to a sentence using your other hand!

Curriculum:

Watch this video and use the information you learn to answer some of these comprehension questions. There are three different challenge sheets, so choose which you think is right for you.

Activity

 

Fun:

Create bingo cards and have a bingo night with your family, or siblings. You will need: bingo cards, counters, numbers on different bits of paper to pull out by the bingo caller! If you aren't sure how to make your bingo cards then you could use this link to help you here

 


 

Wednesday 1st July 2020:

Maths:

Watch the video and have a go at the task.

Task

Answers

English:

Today you are going to plan your biography. You need to use what you did yesterday to help you. 

There is a planning sheet here that you can print out and write on. Or, you can use this one, which you can type on. Use whichever you find easier, but keep it safe as you'll need it tomorrow,

Spelling: 

naughty - write your spelling out in big bubble writing. Colour each letter in a different colour

Curriculum: 

What do you think this is?!

Information page - Use this information page to find out all about how mobile phones have changed over the years! I bet if you ask someone older than you they will remember how their first mobile phone looked compared to the one they have now! When you have have learnt answer these questions:

- How have mobile phones changed over the years?

- What do you think mobile phones will look like and be able to do in the future? 

Fun: 

Play indoor hide and seek.

 


Tuesday 30th June 2020:

Maths:

We are continuing with the topic of money, which we started looking at yesterday. Watch the clip and have a go at the tasks.

Activity

Answers

English

Today, you need to decide who you are going to write your biography about. Think back to some of the famous people you looked at last week: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Ruby Bridges, Nelson Mandela. Who did you find most inspirational or who did you enjoy learning about the most? Decide on this person and today you are going to interview them! You need to complete the sheet as if they are answering your questions - you might need to look back at last week to help you, or you might need to research the answer. This will really help you with the rest of the work this week!

Here

 

Spelling: 

natural - Draw a picture of a habitat e.g. the woods and hide the word in as many places as possible!

Curriculum: 

Mary Jackson was the first female black engineer to work for NASA. NASA have announced that they are naming their Head Quarters after her. 

Watch this clip to find out a little bit about her. NASA have always made this page to tell you about her life. Now that you have learnt a little bit about her - make either a poster, fact file or quiz about her life and her work. 

Fun: 

Have a paper plane competition with members of your family. All make your own plane and see which goes the furthest. Good Luck!


Monday 29th June 2020:

Welcome back to a new week of home learning! Hope you have had a lovely weekend!

 

Maths:

This week, you are going to be learning about money! Watch this clip and have a go at the activities below. 

Activity one

Activity two

Answers to activity one         Answers to activity two

English: 

Last week, you did lots of work about different famous people. This week, you are going to use one of the people you learnt about last week to write a biography. So, be having a think about who you found most interesting or inspirational. 

First, we need to learn what a biography looks like! Have a look at the example and try to find the features in the tick list. I would like you to write down some examples of the features that you find. 

Example text

Tick sheet

 

Spelling: 

minute - write down as many facts you know about one minute e.g. how many seconds are in it, how many minutes in a day, how many minutes in a week/month/year!

Curriculum: 

This week, we are going to have a look at different inventions/inventors. 

Start off by watching this pitch in Dragon's Den. Do you think you would invest if you were one of the Dragons? Why?

Click here

Now have a go at designing your own invention! It could be anything! Think of a problem you think needs solving, or maybe a current invention, which you think needs improving. You need to think about how it would be made, how it would work and what it would look like. 

Fun: 

Have a go at some origami. Try the simpler one below, or if you want a challenge follow this link here

 

 

 


Friday 26th June 2020:

 

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy this amazing weather!!

English: 

Today is the final day of research. I have put up some information of various famous black men and women, but there are so many more. Today, we will put up a few more examples for you to look through, you may even want to search the internet to read about other famous people, or maybe you know one already. Next week you will be working towards writing about one of these people and the choice of who you write about is yours!

Click here to read about and answer questions about Malcolm X

Click here for an informative powerpoint about Muhammad Ali

Click here to learn about some different famous figures

Maths: 

Today we finish off the week with some more decimals!

Click here for powerpoint on dividing by 100

Click for more questions and answers

Challenge: 

Click for more challenges

Spelling: 

Today is Friday which means a spelling test! 

This week's spellings are: 

  • length
  • library
  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

Write them down one last time as practice, then ask someone at home to test you. 

Wider Curriculum (PSHCE):

Today we'd like you to create a poster about difference, and why it is good that we are all different in lots of different ways. You can do it however you like, make it colourful and, while you're doing it, think about what makes you different and special, and how that's a really good thing!

Use this powerpoint to help:

Click here for powerpoint on embracing difference

Fun: 

It's Friday night, and there's nothing better then settling in and watching a new (or your favourite) film. Get comfy, get some nice, healthy snacks, and settle in for an awesome film. 

Once you've finished the film you could:

  • Create a poster that advertises the film (like at the cinema)
  • Write a review of the film (what was good, what needs improving)
  • Write a recommendation for a friend, explaining why they should watch it
  • Write or act out an alternative ending 

 


Thursday 25th June 2020:

English: 

Today you are going to carry on researching famous figures ready for next week's writing lessons.

Click here for more questions and the answers

Maths: 

We are continuing our work on decimals this week. Today's focus moves to hundredths! 

Click here for powerpoint

Click here for mor questions and the answers

Click here for more questions and the answers

Spellings: 

This week's spellings are: 

  • length
  • library
  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

Today, we'd like you to think back and remember all the different spelling activities you've ever done. Which one helped you remember your spellings the best? Was it saying them out loud, or was it using different colours? Choose the method you have found helps you remember your spellings the best! 

Wider Curriculum (PSHCE):

With everything going on in the world, it is important to think positively about ourselves. So, today, we'd like you to remember that you are an amazing person, and you are allowed to think that about yourselves. 

You can use the sheet below to create a poster about yourself as a guide, or you can change the design and make it totally your own.

Click here for PDF

Fun: 

With it being such amazing weather, we think it would be good to spend some time outside (remember your suncream!). Set up a game of bowling:

You will need:

  • 10 plastic bottles, or plastic cups (anything you can knock over)
  • A ball of some kind (as long as it can knock over the 'pins' then it's fine
  • A space to roll your ball

Take it in turns to knock down the pins. Keep score if you want to make it competitive!


Wednesday 24th June 2020:

English 

Today we are continuing our research on famous figures ready for some writing next week. 

The link below has some more reading (which gets trickier as you go) and the answers.

Click for more questions and answers

Maths: 

Today we are continuing our work on decimals. Today we are dividing 2 digit numbers by 10 (place value charts will be useful so if you remember what they look like, you can draw one!).

Click here to view powepoint

Click here for more questions and answers

Spelling:

This week's spellings are: 

  • length
  • library
  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

Today your challenge is to draw a picture (it can be anything) and hide the words around the picture, you can hide the same word in more than one place to practice the spelling. You can challenge someone else to find them, or you can even leave it for a while and come back to challenge yourself to find them. 

Wider Curriculum (PSHCE):

We are continuing our work on an important issue in the world at the moment. The BLM (Black Lives Matters) movement has been in the news a lot recently and it is important to discuss why that might be the case. In England, we have a very diverse culture (meaning there are lots of different cultures) so these questions are all about how we value diversity. 

Below are some discussion cards. Today, we'd just like you to have a think about these questions. If there is a word you don't know, research it on the internet (or use a dictionary). There are no right or wrong answers here, these questions are meant for you to think about, it isn't a test! 

Click for more questions

Fun:

Copy this link into your search bar for some fun sports activities you can do today. 

https://www.afpe.org.uk/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

 

 


Tuesday 23rd June 2020:

English:

We are continuing our research on famous men and women ready for your writing next week. There has been a lot of news coverage of the Black Lives Matters movement, and so we will look at various famous black figures. 

In the link below, there are more questions which get more difficult and the answers. 

Click for more questions and answers

Maths:

We are continuing work on decimals for the week. 

Click here for powerpoint to help with the first sheet

Click for answers and more questions

Click here for powerpoint to help with sheet 2

Click for answers

Spellings:

  • length
  • library
  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

Right each word 5 times. Use a different colour for each letter of the word to make rainbow words! 

For example: mention

Wider Curriculum (PSHCE):

There has been a lot of coverage of the Black Lives Matters (BLM) movement in the news over the last few weeks. It is an important issue in the world today and during our PSHCE lessons we would have been covering some issues such as racism. We are all different in this world and it is an important thing to understand, so have a go at this sheet to start the week:

Click for twinkl's adult guidance on discussing BLM

On the link below is a newspaper report. Read through the report on the BLM movement in America. If there are any words you don't reconginse or don't know the meaning of, use a dictionary or go online to find out, and create a glossary. 

Click for newspaper report

Fun: 

Have a competition with someone in your house to see who can build the tallest tower (out of anything). You could add to the challenge by limiting yourselves to newspaper and sellotape.


Monday 22nd June 2020:

English:

This week we are going to be researching some famous historical figures. We will do some reading about these famous men and women ready for some writing next week. 

On the link below, there are some more tricky questions and the answers. 

Click here for more questions and asnwers

Maths: 

This week we are going to look at some decimals, focussing on tenths and hundredths. We have done this before, when Miss Kirk was teaching in Mr Cosford's class.  

The answers for these questions are on the 'VF' sheet, which has more questions. Do these first, then move on to 'RPS' when you have completed this. 

Click here for a powerpoint, asnwers and more questions

Spellings:

  • length
  • library
  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

Write one sentence for each of these words (5 sentences in totol). They can be silly sentences if you wish, but aim to make them coherent (make sense). 

Challenge: can you write a paragraph using these words? 

Wider Curriculum (PSHCE): 

There has been a lot of coverage of the Black Lives Matters (BLM) movement in the news over the last few weeks. It is an important issue in the world today and during our PSHCE lessons we would have been covering some issues such as racism. We are all different in this world and it is an important thing to understand, so have a go at this sheet to start the week:

Click here for the sheet in PDF format

Fun: 

Play a game with someone in your house. It can be any game you like, even a comoputer game (maybe you could teach someone how to play one!). You can invent a game, or play one that already exists...the important things is to have fun!


Friday 19th June 2020

English:

Little Red Riding Hood walked along a path as shown in the RIC on Monday. 

Below are some pictures of some paths.  Choose one of the paths (your favourite or the one that inspires you the most). 

Now answer the following:

Key Questions
Where is this?
Where does it go to?
How would you feel travelling along here alone?
What would you be travelling in?
How will your journey end?

Use similes, personification and adjectives to describe your path in the landscape.

Print work here: Paths and questions

Maths:

Compare the average rainfall of two capital cities using the bar graph below.  Answer the questions.  Read the key carefully which tells you which bar represents which city.

You can download the sheet here:Maths exercise

Find the answers here: answers

Spelling:

Spelling test- ask a member of your household to test you on the spelling and meaning of the 5 spellings for this week.   Practise again any that you get wrong.

Wider Curriculum:

Write a fact file about an animal from one of the habitats we have looked at this week.

Here is an example of how you could set out your fact file:

You can download the factfile here: Fact file template

Use books and the internet to research your animal. 

Pandas

animal information

minibeasts

How is your animal adapted to fit the environment it is in?

Fun:

If you go on a walk this weekend then use this woodland scavenger hunt to see what you can find on your walk. 

Download here: Woodland Hunt

It is Father's Day on Sunday- create a card to celebrate fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, friends.   Here are some examples for you to use:


Thursday 18th June 2020

English:

English: Refresh yourself on the pictures from yesterday and your answers to the questions.

Picture one link: picture one

Picture two link: picture two

Think: What is happening? Who are the characters and what are they doing? How do you think this could have happened?

Task: Write your own fairy tale based on one of the pictures- pick your favourite!

Use these features of a fairy tale to help you:

Start your story with ‘Once upon a time…’

You can illustrate your fairy-tale too if you would like.

Maths:

Answer the following questions by interpreting the data shown on the pictogram- look carefully at the key to find out how many the picture represents. 

Download here: Pictograms

Find the answers here: answers

Spelling:

Your spellings this week are:

 important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

Today we are going to create code words.

Wider Curriculum:

This week we will be looking at habitats.  Today we will focus on the Polar Regions - Arctic and Antarctic and we are going to compare the two.  Create a table on some paper with two columns.  One column should be labelled ‘similarities’ and the other column ‘differences’.  Compare the similarities and differences between the Artic and Antarctica using the information below.

information

You could compare the temperature, location, animals, human population and much more!

Fun:

On Saturday it is Summer Solstice.  To celebrate the longest day of the year, create a craft of the sun using the picture below to help you. 

Or

Get your household moving and have a living room disco! Play musical statues and musical bumps and have a good dance!


Wednesday 17th June 2020

English:

Look at the following pictures and answer the questions:

What is the woman carrying?

Why is she carrying this?

Who do you think the woman is?

Do you think the woman is kind or evil?

Where could the woman be going?

How did the children become so small?

What are they escaping from?

How do you think they got the scissors?

What could happen next?

Where is it from?

Why is it so small?

Are there more like him?

Where does he live?

How will you look after it?

Will you keep it a secret or tell someone?

What is it called?

Is it magic?  What magic can it do?

Maths:

Answer the following questions by interpreting the data shown on the tally chart.  Remember to count up in fives!

Find the answes here: answers

Spelling:

Your spellings this week are:

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

Word parts: use coloured pencils to divide the words into syllables

For example: im- port- ant

Wider Curriculum:

This week we will be looking at habitats.  Today we will focus on Rainforests and refresh our memories on the different layers of the rainforests and the animals who live there. Divide your paper into 4 sections and label and describe the features of each layer of the rainforest.  Then draw which animals would live in each layer. Use the following worksheets to guide and support you.  

Find the answers here: answers

Fun:

Create a rainforest or jungle animal using paper plates or paper chains.

Or – get moving by asking a member of your household to blow up a balloon and time how long you can keep it up in the air for.  You could even ask someone in your household to play catch with you. 


Tuesday 16th June 2020

Happy Tuesday everyone!

English:

Watch the video of a Revolting Rhyme.  The poem is written by Roald Dahl and is a different version of the Little Red Riding Hood.  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=little+red+riding+hood+revolting+rhymes+work&docid=607991322546146954&mid=F97824B6F087961A1916F97824B6F087961A1916&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Read the Revolting Rhyme below:

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.
But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, 'That's not enough!
I haven't yet begun to feel
That I have had a decent meal!'
He ran around the kitchen yelping,
'I've got to have a second helping!'
Then added with a frightful leer,
'I'm therefore going to wait right here
Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
Comes home from walking in the wood.'


He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those)

He dressed himself in coat and hat.
He put on shoes, and after that,
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himself in Grandma's chair.


In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,
'What great big ears you have, Grandma.'
'All the better to hear you with,' the Wolf replied.
'What great big eyes you have, Grandma.'
said Little Red Riding Hood.
'All the better to see you with,' the Wolf replied.
 

He sat there watching her and smiled.
He thought, I'm going to eat this child.
Compared with her old Grandmamma,
She's going to taste like caviar.

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma,

what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'

'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot
To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
Ah well, no matter what you say,
I'm going to eat you anyway.'
The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature's head,
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, 'Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'

Now answer the following questions:

Find the answers here: answers

Maths:

Answer the following questions by interpreting the data shown on the line graph.  Remember to look at scale of the graph (what the numbers are going up in).  Look carefully at the axis too- use the labels to help you. 

Find the answers here: answers

Spelling:

Your spellings this week are:

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

Task - Write each spelling into a sentence. 

For example: There is an Island in Greece called Rhodes. 

Wider Curriculum:

This week we will be looking at habitats.  Today we will focus on the oceans. 

Look at the following picture:

How does it make you feel?

Read the following information about plastic pollution in our oceans. 

Ocean Pollution Information

Create a poster informing people about plastic pollution and how we can stop it. 

Fun:

Use paper plates to create an ocean animal.  Look at the examples to help you!

Play the Spot the Difference game below- there are 15 differences between the pictures!


Monday 15th June 2020

Happy Monday everyone!

English:

This week in English we will be looking at fairy tales.  Today we will start with a RIC.

R- retrieve- retrieve information from the picture.

I-Interpret- look carefully at the picture and use clues in the picture to answer the questions.

C- choice- give your opinion and ideas about the picture. 

Remember to write your answers in full sentences!

Find the answers here: answers

Maths:

This week in Maths we are going to be looking at statistics.  We will be learning about how data is presented in:

  • Bar charts
  • Line graphs
  • Pictograms
  • Tally charts

You will have seen all of these graphs and charts in year 3.

Read the knowledge organiser to support your understanding about statistics.