Welcome to the Year 4 Home Learning Page
Welcome to our Home Learning Page. On this page, we will post different tasks for you to do everyday. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us directly.
4BM - Mrs Blewett (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
4BM - Mrs Martin (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)
4H - Miss Hunt
Wednesday 20th January
Good morning Year 4. We hope you had fun with the challenge yesterday. You sent some great pictures!
Remember to send your work everyday. It's good for us to see how you get on with the tasks that we plan for you.
We had more people joining the Google Meet yesterday which is brilliant. It would be good to see lots of you again today.
Can you find the 7differences?
Yesterday, we started to think about possible headlines for our newspaper report. Today we are going to write an introduction for the report.
Click here for the plan to write the introduction.
Here is another newspaper template if you want to print it.
This week we are going to listen to a piece of music written by Hans Zimmer who is a famous German composer. In the video, Hans talks about what has inspired him to write his new piece of music called ‘Earth’.
This music will create powerful pictures of the Earth in your imaginations.
The piece is Hans' personal celebration of the planet we live on.
With his trademark sense of scale and drama, Hans captures the majesty and beauty of our home, as if seen from space.
What can you see? What could you draw?
Your task today is to draw what you would see from space and what the Earth would look like.
Click on this link to listen to the music while drawing your picture.
Tuesday 19th January
Good morning Year 4. Well done for starting the week so well yesterday. We had lots of examples of good work again and many of you joined the year group Google Meet which is great! Keep it up!
The mystery object was a pencil. Some of you were correct!
Today is Challenge Tuesday. This is your challenge today:
What is the craziest thing you can balance on your head for 5 seconds?
This is what Mrs Blewett managed to do. Can you do better?
How many words can you make using the following letters?
E S T T E R
This week we are going to be writing a newspaper report about how Spy Fox saved the world. You will take the role of a journalist and write about the heroic events that took place which saved the world.
Click here for the worksheets:
Today we will be learning more about invertebrates.
Here is the link for a video to watch:
Click here for the resources that you need for your task today:
Monday 18th January
Good morning Year 4! We hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to start another week of home learning. Lots of you completed the tasks really well last week. It was brilliant to see so many good pieces of work. Well done! Keep it up and remember to send us your work so we can see all your good work!
It would also be great to see lots of you again at the start of the day for our Google Meet at 10am.
Can you guess what it is?
Let us know what you think it might be ....
You can find out the answer tomorrow.
Today, we will watch a short story and think about the main events.
Here is the link for the video:
Click on the links if you want to print any of the worksheets.
Today are going to continue with our topic on Living Things.
Here is the link for a video that you will need to watch for this lesson:
Click on the link to see the worksheets:
Friday 15th January
Some super learning from yesterday...well done Brooke and Ruby!
Good morning Year 4 and welcome to the last day of home learning for this week. Well done to Freddie HD for being the first to answer yesterday's riddle. The answer was temperature or I would have accepted stairs.
To warm you up for today here is a spot the difference based around some famous art work...
Today you will have a reading and a spelling task to do.
First, read a book on Myon and do a quiz.
Let us know what your score is. It would be great to know if you managed to get 100%.
Next, practise writing words beginning with –gu that make the /g// sound.
guide, guitar, guard, guidebook, guest, guardian, guarantee, guess
Remember to ask someone, if you're not sure what the words mean!
Practise writing the words using bubble writing, pyramid writing or just by copying them a few times.
It would also be good to see if you could use the words in your own sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.
Other Curriculum - Art
This week in art, we will be looking at shading techniques.
This short video clip shows an artist describing how shade is added to larger drawings. Watch this and then practise some of the techniques using circles. Do not worry if you do not have different types of pencil. You can vary the pressure and number of lines you use to give your shading detail.
Look at the examples on the picture above.
Hatching: this is using straight lines to shade
Contour hatching: This is using lines which follow the same shape as the object you are shading (in this case curved to fit the circle)
Cross hatching: having lines that cross each other like in a grid to shade
Random hatching: Many lines in many directions to show shading
Stippling: Using a series of small dots to shade. The more dots closer together the darker the shade.
Ink wash: All over shading with the side of the pencil lead.
Split your page into 6 (either by folding or using a ruler) and then draw a circle in each section. Try out each of the above shading techniques. Don’t forget to email some examples when you are done.
Thursday 14th January
Good morning Year 4 and welcome to home learning for today. We are looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work today and it has been great to see so many of you attempting the challenges. Here is a new riddle to warm you up for today's learning.
What goes up and down but never moves?
Send you answers via email!
Today you are going to read and listen to a poem called ‘The dragon who ate our school’.
When you have read the poem, listen to ‘Dragons’ The Musical
Noun phrases Revision
You can make an expanded noun phrase by using a preposition (of, with, without, by from, over, on above, between, inside, below, under).
He saw the wild, fierce dragon.
He saw the wild, fierce dragon from a land far away.
He saw the wild, fierce dragon inside the school.
He saw the wild, fierce dragon next to the broken windows.
Look at the following sentence openers and see if you can expand each one using a preposition like in the examples.
She ate the colourful, striped gates…..
She ate the tall, brick wall……
She ate a parked car….
She ate a terrified teacher…..
She ate a colourful, year 4 classroom…..
She ate a white, parked van…..
Prepositions to choose from….
With, of, by, from, under, below, between, on, inside, next to, over, by, in
Draw and colour the dragon.
For today's maths we are continuing to work on our multiplication and division skills. Watch the video and pause when prompted so you can break up the learning into smaller chunks. Don't forget to send your work once you have finished. You can find the worksheet here and the answers here.
Other Curriculum: French
The theme of our French lessons will be shopping for the next few weeks and today we will being by talking about which vegetables we would like. There is a worksheet to complete after watching the video here.
Wednesday 13th January
Good morning Year 4. Welcome to another day of home learning. It was great again yesterday to get so many emails with some brilliant work. Please, keep it up! It's really good to see what you can achieve during the day.
Here is a self-portrait from Mrs Blewett, Corey and Layla. Can you recognise who it is?
How quickly can you find the words? Use a timer and let us know how long it took you to find all the words!
Here is a great 'morning task' from Ruby Jane yesterday:
Can you remember the author of ‘The Princess and the Pea’?
His name was Hans Christian Andersen.
Here are the answers for the questions from yesterday. Have a look at them.
Did you get most of them correct?
Today, you are going to listen to the same story written more recently by a different author called Rachel Isadora.
Your task today is to create a short description of what the princess may look like if you could be the illustrator of a new book.
You could also draw a picture of your character when you have completed the description.
This is the beginning of the paragraph.....
One evening, a terrible storm came on. There was thunder and lightning and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate and the old King went to open it. It was a princess standing out there in front of the gate but good gracious what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look! The princess……
Write a few sentences to describe the princess.
What was she wearing? What was her hair like? Did she look worried or upset? How did the King know how she felt?
Try to use adjectives before the nouns and description after the noun like in class.
Her long brown hair, with curls, looked very untidy for a young princess.
She was wearing a bright orange dress with embroidered dark green flowers.
Today we will continue our work on multiplication and division but we will focus on the 7 times table. Watch the video and complete the worksheet here. You will be told during the video, when to start the questions. When you have completed all the questions, you can check your answers here.
This week we are going to listen to a piece of music written by Mason Bates who is an American composer of symphonic music and DJ of electronic dance music.
Listen to ‘A Bao A Qu’ from the Anthology of the Fantastic Zoology. This music will create powerful pictures in your imaginations. What can you see? What could you draw?
If this music was an imaginary creature, what would it look like?
Your task today is to draw the creature that you can see in your head when listening to the music?
Can you see pointy teeth? bobbly eyes? knobbly claws?
Here is another video if you want to listen to the music while drawing your picture.
Tuesday 12th January
Good morning Year 4. We received some brilliant examples of your work yesterday so well done to everyone who shared their learning with us! Remember our 10 am Google Meet. It's a great way to start the day and see other children from year 4.
Today is the start of Whipton Barton Federation ‘Challenge Tuesday’ .
Here is your challenge for today.... Can you draw a self-portrait with your eyes closed or whilst blind folded?
It would be great to see lots of your self-portraits. Mrs Blewett will try this challenge too and post the picture on Wednesday!
Well done Jashan. You were the first person to find the 7 differences. Well done to Brooke Williams and Ruby too for sending your answers. One star each!
Here's another fun activity to start the day.....
Can you use the letters of your name to describe yourself? Let's see who will complete this task first!
Here is an example:
Can you remember the title of the story from yesterday?
It was ‘The Princess and the Pea’ written by Hans Christian Andersen and which was first published in 1835 (A long time ago!)
Your task today is to read the story. Just click on the link to find the story (The Princess and the Pea).
You could read it on your own or ask someone at home to read it to you.
When you have read the story, answer the questions. You can choose to do 5 of them or even better, all of them. The answers will be added to the Wednesday home learning page for you to check the answers.
Enjoy today's English task!
Today we will continue our work on multiplication and division but we will focus on the 9 times table. Watch the video and complete the worksheet here. You will be told during the video, when to start the questions. When you have completed all the questions, you can check your answers here.
Today is our second lesson on 'Living things'. Watch the video to learn more about how living things can be grouped.
Here is a link for the clip used in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rQgoohs330
Here are the pictures that we need to organise animals into vertebrates and invertebrates. You don't need to print them. You can just write down the names in the 2 different groups.
Remember that you don't need to use all the pictures.
Monday 11th January
Good morning Year 4 and welcome to your second week of home learning. We hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to go out for a walk and a play at the park. It was a bit cold but it's so important to go outside when we all have to spend so much time at home!
You all did so well last week! It was great to see so many of you during our good morning Google Meets. It will be Mrs Blewett meeting you for the next 3 days and Mrs Martin will be with you again on Thursday and Friday. Remember to mute your microphone before you join the meeting.
Have a lovely day everyone and enjoy the tasks planned for you today.
The answer to the riddle for Friday was a coat of paint. Well done, Holly! You were the first to send in the answer.
Here is another fun activity to start the day….
Can you find the 7 differences between the 2 pictures?
This week we will be doing some work on the fairy tale 'The princess and the pea' which was written by a famous author called Hans Christian Andersen.
Your first task this week is to watch 2 versions of the story. Which version do you prefer? Why? Tell someone what you think.
Your next task is to use the Storyboard to make a version of the story in 6 parts. Try to use a mixture of sentences and drawings to tell the story.
Today we will continue our work on multiplication. Watch the video and complete the worksheet here. You will be told during the video, when to start the questions. When you have completed all the questions, you can check your answers here.
Today we are going to start a new topic in Science.
Our new topic is called ‘Living things and their habitats'.
Look at the picture below. What do all these things have in common?
All of these images are of living things. Sometimes we call them organisms.
Even though they might all be very different from each other, all of these organisms do the same things to stay alive.
There are called 'life processes'.
All animals, including humans do these things. Plants do too but they do them in different ways.
Now watch this video about the 7 life processes.
We can remember all 7 life processes by thinking about MRS GREN or sometimes called MRS NERG.
Your task today is to create a poster to tell people about the 7 life processes and how important they are for all living organisms.
Do send us the posters. It would be great to see how different they all are and how much information you can include on the posters.
Have a great day everyone and send us some of you work so we can see how well you are doing!
Friday 8th January
Good morning and welcome to the last day of the first week of home learning. It has gone by so quickly! It was so lovely to see so many of you during our daily meeting and also nice to see how much you enjoyed it. Remember to join the meeting again at 10am tomorrow to catch up with your teachers and classmates.
The answer to yesterday's riddle was glove and top marks to Layla who was first to send me the answer in her email!
The riddle for today is: What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?
Don't forget to send me your ideas!
Listen to the story again paying particular attention to the stories the Beasties tell about the ring, feather and button.
Yesterday, you drew and labelled some items that might be used to tell a story. Today we would like you to select one of these items and create a short story about it.
Who did the item belong to (a princess, an animal, a pirate)?
How did you know this person (were you a guard, a friend)?
How did you come to have it (did you protect them, were you brave)?
You can use the writing frame here to help you to complete your story and don't forget you can look back at the video of the book to help you with your ideas!
Try to use some of the lovely description you thought of yesterday and send it to the year 4 e mail when it is done.
Today we are continuing to think about multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet here. If you are confident here is a challenge to try and when you are done you can check your answers here.
Other curriculum: Art
For our Friday other curriculum activities, we will be focusing on some art skills.
Today we will be looking at textures and how to draw them.
Different textures are all around us. Find objects or materials within the room that have an interesting texture. Feel and describe them. Split an A4 sheet into 6 or 8 smaller boxes (either by folding or using a ruler) and try to draw some of the textures using different patterns. See the picture below for some examples.
Thursday 7th January
Good morning Year 4 and welcome to a new day of home learning. Thank you for all the lovely work you sent yesterday it was a pleasure to see all your hard work! For those of you who completed yesterday's anagrams here are the answers...
carrots, apples, pumpkin, blackberries
To get you started today here is a riddle.....
What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
Follow the link to see and hear the story again.
Now we would like you to imagine you are in a new house and the Beasties come to visit you. What treasures would be under your bed? Would there be a ring, a shell or perhaps an old key.
For today’s task we would like you to draw and label some treasures the Beasties might find under you bed ready for a short writing task tomorrow. Try to label with more than just a noun. Could you describe the item using adjectives? For example: A golden key with a ruby centre.
Don’t forget to send us your work – we always love to see how you have been getting on.
Other Curriculum- French
For today's task you will be practising the names of fruits and using the questions to talk about your preferences. Remember to pause the video frequently to practise the sounds and you can play it as many times as you like. Here are the worksheets for those of you who would prefer to write.
Wednesday 6th January
Hello everyone! It's such a shame we can't be together today! We have planned some nice tasks for you today to get you into Home learning again.
Let's start with a fun game:
Can you work out what fruit and veg are mixed up in the words below? We will reveal the answers tomorrow!
traocrs spplae nppmuki lcrkberiabes
Your task for today is to log on to 'Myon', read a book and take a quizz. Please send us an email if you don't know your password. Remember it is the same as your Purple Mash login.
Today's task is a Maths game.
Click on the link to play the game: Joins Game
Remember that you don't need to print all the documents. You can just write the numbers on a piece of paper.
In PSHE, last term, we talked about 'Growth Mindset' and how important it is to make mistakes to learn more.
Here is one of the videos we watched in class.
Now create a poster to tell friends and family about what 'Growth Mindset' is and why it is so important.
If you can, send us pictures of some of your tasks. It would be great to see how it goes.
Have a good day everyone!
Links to online learning platforms
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/ - Lots of books and children's news articles
https://ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/2236325/ Accelerated Reader