Year four - home learning

Welcome. Each day this page will be updated with activities for you to do at home. 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Maths:

Have a go at this maths mat. The answers are at the bottom of today's work.

 

English:

Can you use some of the ISPACE openers from yesterday to help you add in a fronted adverbial to this sentence? Don't forget, you could uplevel them in lots of different ways! You might end up with lots of ideas for how to uplevel the sentence. Make sure you challenge yourself to uplevel your own adjective choices too!

Spelling of the day:

appear - Create a word search with appear hidden in the word search as many times as possible.

Wider Curriculum:

Create a fact file about the River Nile. There are some facts below, facts in the e-book and you can do your own research. Try to include sub-headings to break up your information. You can choose how to present it, you could create a: poster, leaflet, PowerPoint...

Fun:

Create a sock puppet from an old sock. 

 

Answers:

 


Monday 30th March 2020

Maths:

Give your brain a workout! Follow the link below and see if you can make each row, column add up to the magic total. You can choose the level of challenge. If you get really good at it, you can choose your own magic number! See how hard you can make it! 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=MagicSquares

English:

Create a different sentence using each of the different ISPACE openers. Remember, you need to use a comma after your fronted adverbial e.g. Carefully, the young boy peeled open the wrapper on his delicious chocolate bar.

 

Spelling of the day:

answer - can you think of a mnemonic to help you remember the spelling e.g. Baby Elephants Can't Add Up Sums Easily = because

Wider Curriculum:

Create a map of Egypt. You can use the image to help you, but you could also do your own research.

Could you include:

- The major river, which runs through it?

- Countries, which border Egypt?

- Major cities within Egypt?

 

 

Fun:

Play hide and seek with as many people from your household as you can! If you have a garden, maybe you could include that as a place to hide.


Friday 27th March 2020

Maths:

English:

Correct the spellings:

Spelling of the Day:

address - write down your home address. Use the word address as a subheading, Can you find the address of your best friend, school, the local shop, the football stadium as well (use address as a subheading each time).

Wider Curriculum:

Make a pyramid using objects from the house.

For example:

Fun: 

Design an indoor obstacle course (or one in your garden if preferred). You can use chairs, blankets, balls, cushions (any object you like). 

Set up the course how you want and make rules for how to pass each object. For example, you have to climb under the chair, jump over the cushion and crawl across the blanket. Remember, the floor is lava, so don't fall in!


Thursday 26th March 2020

Maths:

Another fun why to practice times tables.

Create your own multiplication wheels or flowers.

English

Spelling of the Day

actually - use all the words you've learnt this week in a paragraph. Write or type about anything you like!

Wider Curriculum:

Create a fact file about Tutankhamun using the e-book. You could do some research online too! 

Fun:

Play a game of pictionary.

What you need:

  • paper
  • pencil
  • words written on small slips of paper (as many as you like)
  • a bowl

How to play:

Take a slip out of the bowl, try to draw the word on paper. You cannot speak and you cannot write the word on the paper. It has to be a picture. Someone must be trying to guess the word as you draw.

 


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Maths:

Multiplication Experiment

This multiplication game is a fun way to practice times tables. 

What you need to play:

  • A pack of cards
  • A piece of paper to record answers or scores

How to play:

This game can be played with one or more players.

Step 1: shuffle the deck

Step 2: give each player 4 cards (face down)

Step 3: turn the cards over at the same time. Today the aim is to see which combination of numbers will give the highest sum (answer). 

So here, 8 x 9 = 72 (this is the highest sum from the cards given). 

English:

Write a set of instructions for one or all of these:

  • how to make a sandwich
  • how to build a den
  • how to play a video game

Maybe someone in your house could have a go at following your instructions. Were they good instructions? If not, try them again!

Here is a good video to help:

Full link if the video doesn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDA3_5982h8&t=2s

Spelling of the Day 

actual - use a different colour for each letter, write the word 10 times. Then try spelling it without looking.

Wider Curriculum

Crack the Egyptian hieroglyphs

Fun:

Pitching Pennies - a fun game to play anywhere in the house.

What you need:

  • Pennies
  • a large paper or plastic cup (any thing you can throw a penny in to)

How to play:

  • Place a cup on a chair, table, or floor
  • Give chn. some coins (about 5 each if possible)
  • Take 5 steps away from the target
  • Toss the coins into the cup (most coins wins)
  • If it is too easy, increase the distance. Or place the cup somewhere higher, or with obstacles in the way etc...make your own rules if you like. 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Maths:

Multiplication Experiment

This multiplication game is a fun way to practice times tables. 

What you need to play:

  • A pack of cards
  • A piece of paper to record answers or scores

How to play:

This game can be played with one or more players.

Step 1: Shuffle the cards in your deck.

Step 2: Give each player 2 cards (face down).

Step 3: Turn the cards over at the same time. You need to times the two numbers you have, together. The winner is first to record the answer (or shout it aloud).

For example, if you had the 3 of clubs and the 6 of diamonds. You would do 3 x 6 = 18.

English:

Write a diary entry from your first day (or 2) of school closures.

What have you done? How did you feel? Is there somethinfg you're looking forward to? 

Maybe you could keep this diary up to date throughout the school closures. 

Spelling of the Day:

accidentally - use this word in a sentence. Repeat the sentence 5 times (practice for your handwriting too!). Could you use it in a different sentence?

Wider Curriculum

Use the e-book from Monday 23rd March to sketch an Egyptian Man and Woman wearing traditional clothing (including jewellery). You will need paper and a pencil. If you have any colouring pens or pencils then add some colours. 

Fun:

Build a den in your house. Could you keep adding things to your den each week?

 


Monday 23rd March 2020

Maths:

Multiplication Bingo 

Bingo is something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and this version puts a mathematical twist on this classic game.

What you need to play:

  • Paper to write numbers down on

How to play:

Step 1:  In this mathematical version of the game, all players write down 5 numbers, which are multiples of a given times table. For example: if they were doing the 5 times table, they might write 10, 35, 45, 50 and 60.

Step 2: A third person can lead the game and call out multiplication questions from the chosen times table, or they can be written on cards, jumbled up in a pile for players to take turns picking and reading out.

Step 3: If the player has an answer to the question on their bingo board, they can cross it out. First person to cross out all their numbers is the winner. 

 

English: 

Write a list things you can see around your house and decide if they should go with a or an. Remember that a is for a word starting with a consonant (e.g. a dog) and an goes with a word starting with a vowel (e.g. an envelope).

Spelling of the day:

accident - can you illustrate this word to help you remember what it means and how to spell it? 

wider curriculum:

Next half term we are going to be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Have a read of this E Book to learn about Ancient Egypt. We will be giving you some tasks to do linked to this book each day.

Fun:

Play a board game with someone in your house.