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 came to an end at the end of June so children's accounts will now be closed.



Friday 17th July 2020

It’s the final day of the school year! Mr Cosford, Miss Harris and Miss Turner would like to say a huge thank you to all the children and staff in Year 4. We know we haven’t spent a full year together but we think you’ve been an amazing year group and we’re so glad we had you in our classes and had the opportunity to teach you this year. Thank you for your hard work and we hope you have a lovely, relaxing Summer

English:

The link below will take you to a 'Summer Activity' booklet for writing. You can do all the activities today, or you can save some to do over the holidays too! Enjoy! 

Click for writing booklet

Click for answers

Maths: 

It's Maths Mystery time. Use your awesome Maths skills to solve the mystery of 'The Moji Road Trip'. Ooooooooh, mysterious!!!!!

Click for The Moji Road Trip mystery

Click for answers

Spellings:

This week your spellings are:

  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps
  • popular
  • position

Practice them one last time using whatever method you've found helps you most. Then, test yourself (or ask someone else to test you). Any incorrect spellings, practice again!

Wider Curriculum (Science):

Click here for the rest of the question booklet

Click here for answers

Fun:

It is the final day of the school year so it is a great time to think back on all the positive things you've done. Think about anything you've enjoyed, whether it has been at school or at home during lockdown. Anything that has made you happy or laugh.

You could:

  • Design a poster explaining things you've enjoyed
  • Write a 'happy newspaper' entry
  • Write (and keep) a positive diary 
  • Draw a picture or do a painting of something you've enjoyed 
  • Write a poem

Or, seeing as it looks like it will be a fantastic day today, get outside and play! 

Have a lovely summer holiday Year 4! 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday 16th July 2020

English: 

Remember:

  • A fronted adverbial is a word or phrase that comes before the 'main clause' (the main part of a sentence). The fronted adverbial won't make sense if you say it without the main clause, whereas the main clause could be written as a short sentnece. For example: Luckily for him, the storm had passed. We use a comma to separate the fronted adverbial and the main clause. 
  • Determiners are words like 'the', 'a', and 'both', and are used to reference nouns. Verbs are 'doing words. Prounouns take the place of nouns in a sentence (nouns are a person, place or thing). So instead of saying Sarah went to the park, Sarah liked playing football - you could use 'she' instead. 
  • Adverbs are words that change verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Adverbs play several roles in English sentences. One of these is to modify (or change) the verb by making it more precise. For example, 'she stepped stealthily into the room' is not the same as 'she stepped suddenly into the room'.
  • A suffix is added to the end of a word and a prefix to the beginning. 

Click for answers (and more questions)

Maths:

Remember: 

  • 1 kg = 1000g, so 1.1 kg = 1100g and 1.5kg = 1500g and so on. 
  • For converting a 24 hour time to a 12 hour time remember the rule of 12! If it is 17:00 and I must turn this into a 12 hour time, I take 12 from 17. 17 - 12 = 5, so 17:00 = 5:00pm (pm afternoon). The same applies, if it is 7:00pm, to write this in 24 hour time, I add 12 so 7 + 12 = 19, so 7:00pm = 19:00
  • 30 days have September, April, June and Novermber. All the rest have 31, except for February. Christmas Day is 25th December.
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Spelling: 

This week your spellings are:

  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps
  • popular
  • position

Wider Curriculum (Science):

The link for the PDF is on yesterday's home learning page. 

Answers to follow tomorrow!
 

Fun: 

Bake something with someone in your house! You could bake a cake, muffins, cookies, or bread. You can bake anything you fancy. You will need to research the recipe first, if you simply type in 'Chocolate chip muffin recipe' into a search engine, if will come up! BBC food is a fantastc site for this! Bake, then enjoy!! 

 


Wednesday 15th July 2020

Morning everyone, sorry this is a little late. There has been a problem with my Wifi at home recently. Here is today's learning. 

English: 

Remember to research any terminolgy you are not sure on!

Click for answers

Maths: 

Remember:

  • When rounding to the nearest whole number, look to the digit to the right of the decimal point. If it is 1-4 round down (eg. 4.1 will round down to 4 and NOT up to 5). If it is 5-9, round up (eg. 4.6 will round up to 5 and NOT down to 4).
  • Remember your place value charts. 
  • 0.45 = 45/100 (as a fraction)

Click here for answers

Spellings:

This week your spellings are:

  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps
  • popular
  • position

Choose one of these activities to practice.

Wider Curriculum (science):

For the rest of the week, we will recap some science we have done this year. We will show a picture each day, but today we will also attach a link to the whole booklet, you can work through it all today OR do one at a time, it is totally up to you. Remember, if you are unsure, try reseraching it on the internet. 

Click here for full booklet

Answers to follow on Friday.

Fun:

Have a go at some yoga today. 

Or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk&t=52s


Tuesday 14th July 2020

Yesterday's Maths answers

Yesterday's English answers

English: 

Good morning. Have a try at this one. If there is a word you don't understand or don't know the meaning of something, research it on the internet and see if you can find out! 

Click here for more questions sheets and answers

Maths: 

Some things to help:

  • Partitioning means to split a number up, for example; 25 can be partitioned into 20 and 5. So, 25 x 2 you can do: 20 x 2 (40) then 5 x 2 (10) and add the answers together to get 50.#
  • Remember kg (kilogram) is 1000g (kilo means 1000)
  • To find the area of a shape, you must multiply then length and the width. 

Click here for more questions and answers

Spellings: 

This week your spellings are:

  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps
  • popular
  • position

Have a go at using this method to practice your spellings. 

Wider Curriculum (PE):

Today you can choose a challenge. We want you to really challenge yourself and have a growth mindset! Here are your options: 

  • How many kick ups can you do without letting the ball drop? Using a football, challenge yourself to keep the ball up. Keep coming back to this during the day and see if your score improves.
  • See how many press ups you can do (keep coming back to this to see if you have improved).
  • Try holding a plank for as long as you can, keep coming back to the challenge to see if you can last longer.
  • With a tennis racket and ball, how long can you bounce the ball off your racket without dropping it? Or, if you have space, how long can you keep a rally going by yourself against the wall. 
  • Go jogging (on the spot if you can't go out). How long can you last without stopping?

All of these are challenges, keep your scores and come back to them to see if you have improved! 

Fun: 

Write your own end of year report for home learning. How did you do?


Monday 13th July 2020

English:

We are going to do some SPaG this week, have a go at this one!

Answers to follow tomorrow! 

Maths:

This week, we are going to do a mixture of maths topics, keep challenging yourselves! 

Answers to follow tomorrow!

Spelling: 

This week your spellings are:

  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps
  • popular
  • position

Think back to practicing your spellings at school, try to remember which activity you found helped you the most and practice these spellings with that method. It may be the rainbow words, pyramid, putting them in a wordsearch, it can be whatever you'd like. 

Wider Curriculum (PE):

Today, we would like you to look at these PE cards. Each one has a different workout activity on. You can choose which ones to do, or do them all. See how many of each yoy can do in 30 minutes (keep score). 

Click here for PE activities

Fun: 

With the weather being a bit dismal lately, have some fun indoors. Make a cosy little den for you and watch a film. Before, you could try making popcorn, or baking something with an adult for you to eat during the film!


FridaY 10th July 2020

Maths:

Today we will look at football themed work to consolidate our learning about angles. 

Task:Football task

Answers:answers

 

English:

Today you will be writing up your newspaper article about the Black Lives Matter protests.  Remember to include the features of a newspaper and write your newspaper article using facts. 

Use these tips to help you: Newspaper tips- link

Newspaper template

We will be creating an Equality and Diversity Display in School – keep your newspapers for September and we can put them up on display. 

Spelling:

Your Spellings this week are:

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

Draw a big flower on your page with 5 petals.  Write each spelling onto a petal. 

 

Wider Currciulum-Science

Watch the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7eQKSf0LmY

Think:

  • Did you know you were looking at a Venus flytrap?
  • Why do you think this plant eats insects?
  • Why aren't other plants carnivorous? 
  • What do you notice about the environment of this plant?

Describe what they saw using only one word.

Background science

All plants obtain energy from sunlight. Carnivorous plants get nutrients (such as minerals and proteins) which are needed for growth from the insects or other creatures that they trap. Carnivorous plants, like the venus flytrap, are usually found in places where soil is poor, often quite boggy, with low levels of nutrients so the plants have evolved ways to obtain the nutrients that they need. The Venus flytrap comes from eastern North America.

Insects in search of food themselves are lured to carnivorous plants. When an insect lands on the venus flytrap, it may touch trigger hairs. Hormones are released that make the pads close around the insect, trapping it in less than a second. The plant then releases enzymes to digest the trapped insect over one to two weeks. When all nutrients have been absorbed by the plant, it opens its pads to release the undigestible remains.

Take it further

Do you know of any other carnivorous plants? Find out other ways that plants can trap and digest their prey.

 

Fun:

Make gingerbread people

Follow this recipe to make some delicious Gingerbread people- don’t forget to add some decoration!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/gingerbread-people

School year reflection:

Start reflecting on the year gone by- its certainly been different to any other! Create a poster like the one below:

Template: End of Year writing sheet


Thursday 9th July 2020

Maths:

We will carry on with our learning of different angles.  Complete the following worksheets:

Information: Comparing angles

Worksheet (easier) Ordering Angles

Worksheet (harder) Order and Compare angles

Answers (easier) Ordering Angles easier answers              

Answers (harder) order and compare answers

 

English:

Today you are going to plan your newspaper article about the Black Lives Matter protests.  Use all of your research from Tuesday to help you- you could even rewatch the newsround video to refresh your memory.  Remember in your introduction to cover the 5 W’s – who, what, where, why, when. 

Use the following planning sheet:Newspaper planning sheets

If you are stuck, have a look at this Newspaper article about the Black Lives Matter protests: BLM newspaper article

 

Spelling:

Your Spellings this week are:

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

Air letters- practise spelling your words in the air with your finger.

 

Wider Currciulum-Science

Sensitive Plants:

Watch the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zoFUnlEmiM

Think about the following:

  • What do you notice about this plant?
  • How is it changing? 
  • How is it different or similar to others you’ve seen? 
  • Why might this be a useful feature?

Describe what they saw using only one word.

Background science

In the sensitive plant, the leaves respond to being touched, shaken, heated or rapidly cooled, a process called thigmonasty (great word!). It’s not quite clear why the plant does this – perhaps it’s a response to a potential predator. Would you eat a plant that closes up on you? 

Take it further

You've seen that sensitive plants react visibly to being touched. Their leaves also fold up in the dark of night. Now do your own research to find out more about sensitive plants. 

 

Fun:

This week should have been transition week and a chance to meet your teacher.  Use this time at home to create a poster all about you ( Poster Template ) to give to your teacher in September.  Or you could create a booklet all about yourself using this template here: All about me

You could also write down some questions you would like to ask your new teacher about Year 5 ready to ask in September. 


Wednesday 8th July 2020

Maths:

Today you will be learning about angles. You should remember the types of angles from Year 3.  Read the information to learn about angles before you complete the worksheet.  Use the Year 4 Knowledge Organiser to help you: Properties of Shape Knowledge Organiser

Information:Types of angles

Worksheet (easier) Angles (easier)

Worksheet (middle) Angles (middle)

Worksheet (harder) Angles (Harder)

Answers: Answers middle           Answers harder

 

English:

Today we will look at the features of a newspaper report.  Read about the features of newspaper report here:

Newspaper features

Now look at the following newspaper article :Article

What features can you find? Use the checklist to help you.  Find the answers here: answers

Spelling:

Your Spellings this week are:

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

See if you can make up a song using all of your spellings. 

 

Wider Currciulum-Science:

Key question:

How is water transported through a plant?

Make a prediction: What would happen if a flower is placed in water with red food colouring?

Watch the following video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-how-does-water-get-from-the-roots-to-the-leaves/zdtfjhv

When you have watched the video, look at the following questions:

  • Were your predictions correct?
  • What were the changes before and after?
  • Which parts of the plant are working?
  • What does this tell us about the needs of a plant?

Describe what you saw in the video using only one word.

Background science

The video uses food colouring diluted in water to show how water is transported in a plant. Water travels from the roots up the stem of the plant and into the leaves and flowers. The plant uses water in the process of making its food, and to keep the stem upright and the leaves held out towards sunlight. When a flower is cut and no longer has roots, the stem of the flower still transports water.

Take it further

Do this experiment yourself! You could use different coloured food colourings to see if certain colours work faster.  You can also use celery for this investigation.

 

Fun:

Host an Olympics!  It should have been the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo this year buts it has been postponed to 2021.  Why not host a family Olympics – you could make some medals, decide on the Olympic events (sprinting, hurdles, discus, relay, wrestling and lots more) and even create a mascot.  Follow the link for more details!

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/holding-your-own-olympic-games


Tuesday 7th July 2020

Maths:

Today you will be learning about types of quadrilaterals.  Read the information to learn about the types of quadrilaterals before you complete the worksheet. Use the Year 4 Knowledge Organiser to help you:Knowledge Organiser

Information: Quadrilaterals

Worksheet 1) First task

Worksheet 2) Second Task

Answers 1) Task one answers

Answers 2) Task two answers

 

English:

This week you will be writing a newspaper report to report on the Black Lives Matter protests. 

Before you can write a newspaper report you need to understand what has been happening and why these protests are taking place.

Read the following information about Racism and make notes on what Racism is and why Racisim occurs.

Information about Racism 

Now watch the Newsround clip which explains the Black Lives Matter movement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

Watch it a couple of times and make notes about the following:

What is Racism?

Who is George Floyd?

What is the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM)?

Why have people protested?

What are some of the inequalities between Black Americans and White Americans mentioned in the video?

 

Spelling:

Your Spellings this week are:

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

Write each word in a different font – for example: write one word curly, another dotty, one word in capital letters, one word in bubble letters and one word in zig-zag letters. 

 

Wider Currciulum-Science

Look at this zoomed in picture:

  • What do you think the image is and why?
  • What does the image remind you of and why?

Now look at the picture slightly zoomed out:

  • Can you describe the colours, shapes and textures you can see?
  • What do they think the image is now – have you changed your mind?

This is the image zoomed out:

Zoomed out image

Did you mange to guess correctly?

Background science

The daisy is a common flowering plant that can be found in grasslands, meadows, gardens and urban areas. There are around 4000 species of daisies that are different in size, shape and colour.

The yellow centre of a daisy is called the flower head. This is often thought to be one piece; however, it is made up of many individual tiny flowers called disc flowers or florets. They have a tubular shape with a rounded head. The disc flowers contain the reproductive parts of the plant and are responsible for producing pollen and the formation of new seeds.

Find out more here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-the-anatomy-of-the-flower/zjmhkmn

Further activity:

Go out and about and find some daisies growing near you. Carefully take the different parts of a daisy apart. Which parts can you recognise and name? You might need to use a hand lens to see the tiny individual disc flowers and some tweezers to pull them apart.

 

Fun:

Use some outdoor space, grab a skipping rope and do some skipping.  If you would like, try these old-fashioned skipping rope rhymes that your grandparents would have skipped to in their childhood.

https://www.verywellfamily.com/old-fashioned-jump-rope-rhymes-1696145


Monday 6th July 2020

Maths:

This week we will be looking at Geometry, which is a topic we have not covered in Year 4.  Take your time with the activities and have a go.  Don’t worry if you struggle- your year 5 teachers will go through it all in Year 5.  Use the Year 4 Knowledge Organiser to help you:Knowledge Organiser Today you will be learning about types of triangles.  Read the information to learn about triangles before you complete the worksheet.

Information: Information about Triangles

Task 1) First Task

Task 2) Second Task

Answers 1):First Task answers

Answers 2) Second Task answers

 

English:

Complete the following RIC (Retrieve, Interpret, Choice).  The RIC is about the Black Lives Matter protests. 

Find the RIC here: RIC

Find the answers here:Answers

 

Spelling:

Your Spellings this week are:

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

Write your spellings into a sentence to show you understand their meaning.  For example:

The opposite of day is night. 

 

Wider Curriculum- Science:

This week we will develop our Science Enquiry skills by completing a Science game/ reasoning activity/ video focusing on plants. 

Today we will play Odd One Out.  Look at the picture below:

What do you think the animals are doing?

Which picture do you think is the odd one out and why?

Think about:

  • appearance
  • what they do
  • where they might be found

There is no wrong answer as long as you can explain your reasons for your choice. 

Background Science:

The three animals in the images are a butterfly, a ladybird and a spider. All three of these animals are involved in the pollination of flowers (others include bats, bees, flies and hummingbirds). Animal pollination is a very efficient way for plants to move pollen over large distances from one plant to another. Animal-pollinating plants have flowers that produce nectar to attract animals – it might smell or taste sweet or look appealing –  the pollen sticks to their bodies and is carried away to other flowers. 

Further activity:

What else can you find out about pollination? Find out more here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-what-is-pollination-and-how-does-it-work/zv4df4j

Make a poster about everything you have learnt about Pollination!

 

Fun:

Pick your favourite:

Make a healthy smoothie

Follow theseeasy, yummy recipes, to enjoy the sunny weather with a healthy smoothie in hand.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/smoothie

Make Ice lollies

Use an ice lolly mould and some fruit juice to create some scrumptious ice lollies to enjoy when the sun shines.

Make some slime

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-slime