Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 Home Learning Page

Mrs Blewett

4BM - Mrs Blewett (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

gblewett@whiptonbarton.org

 

Mrs Martin

4BM - Mrs Martin (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

kmartin@whiptonbarton.org

 

Mr Morris

4M - Mr Morris

gmorris@whiptonbarton.org

 

An English, maths and other curriculum task will be added daily, before 9am, during term time.

Please email the class teacher with any questions, queries or to share your learning. Teachers will be checking emails regularly and will reply between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday - Friday.

 

Click below for a suggested daily timetable to help you plan your daily routine.

Timetable

 

Links to online learning platforms

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://sparx.co.uk/maths/

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whiptonbartonfed

https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu

Friday 27/03/20

Good morning Year 4. So lovely to see all the hard work you have been doing over the last few days. Welcome to another day of learning!

As we will now be entering your Easter Holiday time, we will be taking a break in assigning you daily activities. However, it will still be good for you to do some reading and times tables over the break to keep your skills up to date. (We would be asking you if you were in school so thought we would keep this the same.)

Remember, to access lots of great books, each of you has a bug club log in. This allows us to see how you have been getting on with the books and we can feed back to you. For your maths, there are lots of links on the school website and you should all have your SPARX logins.

Hope you all manage to enjoy the Easter break and we look forward to seeing your work again when we return.

 

English Task

Hello Year 4. Today’s task is a reading comprehension. Remember the things you have learnt about P.E.E. (Point Evidence Explain) and inference making sure you back up what you are saying with evidence. Read the text and then answer the questions…

 

The Green Knight

It was winter at Camelot, and the feast was in full swing. “Sir Gawain!” King Arthur called to his youngest knight. “Are you enjoying …” He was interrupted by a thunderous knocking at the thick oak doors of the hall. The knights fell silent as the doors swung open and revealed the shadowy form of a huge horse and rider.

“Enter!” the king shouted. The knights gasped at what they saw. The rider was a giant. His hair hung down to his waist in great locks. His eyes shimmered. His face and arms were not the colour of human skin but the deep green of the wild wood. In one of his huge hands he carried a gigantic axe, its blade the size of a shield. The green rider looked down from his horse and straight at King Arthur. “Is this Camelot?” he asked, his deep voice booming around the hall. The king nodded. “Pray, who are you?” “That matters not,” said the rider. “I have come because they say the knights of Camelot are the bravest in the land.”

  1. Why did King Arthur stop in the middle of his speech?
  2. Replace the word ‘thunderous’ in this sentence without changing the meaning ;

‘He was interrupted by a thunderous knocking at the thick oak doors of the hall.’

  1. Write down three things you are told about the Green Knight.
  2. What do you think King Arthur would have finished saying before being interrupted? (don’t just write ‘feast’).
  3. Find a phrase that makes the giant seem threatening.
  4. Why do you think the Knight has come?

 

Write your own question to go with the text.

Spellings:

Ask an adult to test you on the words you have been practising this week.

Maths Task

 

Here is the last maths task of the week looking at tenths on a numberline.

Watch the video and then click on the link (tenths on a numberline) and choose either the 1,2 or 3-star task. If you want to challenge yourself complete the reasoning activity. 

In today's video, I made a mistake. Can you spot it and email either me or Mrs Martin to tell us what it is?

Don't worry about writing on the sheets, the answers can just be written on paper. You also have answers available to check your work. 

If you have any questions feel free to email and ask, or send us pictures of your work.

Other Curriculum Task: 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.

 

 

examples of texture

Thursday 26/03/20

You have been doing some fantastic work this week. We don't expect to see it all, but we would love to see anything you have done. Thank you and keep up the hard work, Mr. Morris and Mrs. Martin. 

English Task

Good morning Year 4. Today we are going to revise the use of an apostrophe for possession. To remind yourselves of what to do, first follow the link and watch the short animation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Use the rule below to spell the words correctly using the clues to help you…

To show something belongs to someone or something else, we use an apostrophe. If the words does not already end in the letter ‘s’, we add an apostrophe then s to the end of the word. If the word already ends in the letter ‘s’, we put an apostrophe after the final s.

 

E.g. Something belonging to the group of children = children’s

1. Something/someone belonging to the group of boys =

2. Something/someone belonging to the group of girls =

3. Something/someone belonging to the group of men =

4. Something/someone belonging to the group of babies =

5. Something/someone belonging to a group of suspects =

6. Something/someone belonging to the members of a club =

7. Something/someone belonging to a group of teachers =

Now write 5 sentences of your own using some of these words.

E.g. The boys’ locker room was full of football equipment.

 

If you want a quick interactive activity to practise, here is a further link

Oxford owl link for possessive apostrophe https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24503.html

 

Spellings:

Look at the words we have set you this week. Try and put 5 of them into sentences.

accident, actual, address, answer, appear, arrive, a breath, to breathe, to believe, to build, busy, business

 

Maths Task

Here is today's maths task looking at the place value of tenths.

Watch the video and then click on the link (Place value of tenths) and choose either the 1,2 or 3-star task. If you want to challenge yourself complete the reasoning activity. 

Don't worry about writing on the sheets, the answers can just be written on paper. You also have answers available to check your work. 

If you have any questions feel free to email and ask, or send us pictures of your work.

 

Other Curriculum Task: Computing

Watch the video, then log onto Purple Mash and you will find a 'to do' where you will need to create your own animation. Be as creative as you want.

Wednesday 25/3/20

Hello Year 4s and welcome to your third day of home learning. You have been working really hard on your home learning tasks and we have been astounded by your creative approaches to your tasks. Please, keep sending us some of your work. We've put up an English, Maths and Geography task today for you to have a go at.  

English Task

Let's practise using commas in a sentence one more time this week.

Your task today is to move the words in bold to the beginning of the sentence and to use a comma correctly where it is needed. This is to reinforce what you did on Monday and Tuesday.

Look at my example:

I usually go to the park after school.

After school, I usually go to the park.

 

Now try the following sentences.

1. The daffodils will be in flower later this month.

2. The migrating frogs return to their home ponds to spawn every year.

3. The children rushed into the sunshine as the clock struck three.

4. The daisy chains were made carefully.

5. The children laughed and played in the welcome springtime sun.

 

Remember to start your sentences with a capital letter and use a full stop at the end.

You could also ask someone to check that your spellings are correct when copying the sentences.

 

Here are a few more words to practise today:

a breath, to breathe, to believe, to build, busy, business

Ask someone to test you on the words when you have practised. 

 

Maths Task

Here is today's maths task beginning to look at expressing tenths as decimals.

Watch the video and then click on the link (tenths as decimals) and choose either the 1,2 or 3-star task. If you want to challenge yourself complete the reasoning activity. 

Don't worry about writing on the sheets, the answers can just be written on paper. You also have answers available to check your work. 

If you have any questions feel free to email and ask, or send us pictures of your work.

Other Curriculum Task: Geography

After Easter, we will be starting some new learning about Ecosystems and Biomes.

An ecosystem is a system of plants and animals which are interconnected and working together.

Some ecosystems are found under a stone or in a pond and are very small, whereas others are very large and cover the majority of a continent.

An ecosystem covering a large area of a continent is called a biome.

Examples of biomes include: rainforests, deserts, deciduous forests, grasslands and tundra.

For today's task we would like you to pick one of the above biomes and create a labelled picture of it. Your picture should show some of the plants and animals that live there. 

You can use this website for some ideas: https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/biome/403913

Tuesday 24/3/20 

Hello Year 4s and welcome to your second day of home learning. We saw some fantastic examples of your work yesterday and we can't wait to see what you get up to over the next few weeks. We've put up an English, Maths and Geography task today for you to have a go at. If you'd like to share some of your work or to ask us any questions then please send us an email. We would really love to hear from you! Mr Morris, Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin :-) 

English Task

Yesterday you practised using commas after a fronted adverbial. Today you will practise using commas after a conjunction. We have worked on this already at school but it will be a good activity to remind you of which words you could use at the start of a sentence.

Here are some examples of sentences starting with a conjunction:

Before I go to bed, I always brush my teeth.

After they all had a delicious meal, they sat down and watched a movie.

 

Your task is to complete the sentences and include a comma.

Even though she was late

Because it was dark in the room

While she was waiting

If the weather improves

 

Now write 3 more sentences using the following conjunctions:

Even if ....

When.....

Because....

 

Can you also ask someone at home to test you on the spellings from yesterday? Try to keep a record of all the words as they are words that you should be able to spell correctly by the end of Year 4.  

 

Maths Task

Here is today's maths task continuing to look at tenths and hundredths.

Watch the video and then click on the link (recognising tenths and hundredths) and choose either the 1,2 or 3-star task. If you want to challenge yourself complete the reasoning activity. 

Don't worry about writing on the sheets, the answers can just be written on paper. You also have answers available to check your work. 

If you have any questions feel free to email and ask, or send us pictures of your work.

Other Curriculum Task: Geography

As we have come to the end of our geography topic on rivers and the water cycle, it would be nice to see you share your knowledge of these in as creative a way as possible. This could be in the form of models, lego, posters, drawings, a quiz, a game, video or any other way you wish to show your understanding. 

Keywords: meander, upper course, lower course, middle course, source, tributary, confluence, waterfall, rapids, gorge, valley, mouth, estuary, delta, precipitation, evaporation, condensation, collection

Monday 23/3/20

Hello Year 4s and welcome to your first day of home learning. We can't wait to see what you get up to over the next few weeks. We've put up an English, Maths and Science task today for you to have a go at. If you'd like to share some of your work or to ask us any questions then please send us an email. We would really love to hear from you! Mr Morris, Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin :-) 

English Task

Today's focus: Using commas in sentences.

Commas are used to separate clauses in sentences. In these examples, we have started the sentences with a fronted adverbial (this tells us where, when, how or why something is happening in the sentence) e.g. As the last ray of sun disappeared, Yasmine crept silently out of the house. 

'As the last ray of sun disappeared'  tells us 'when'.

Here are some more examples:

In the middle of the field, a cow stood silent and alone.

Like a bolt of lightening, Milo raced towards the exit.

Because it was nearly time for bed, Mum turned off the TV. 

 

Your task is to write 5 sentences of your own which start with a fronted adverbial and use a comma in the correct place. 

Here are some fronted adverbials if you're not sure where to start...

In the middle of the night

At the circus

Because she was very hungry

As quietly as a mouse

 

Here are your spellings for this week too - we will ask an adult at home to test you on Friday!

accident, actual, address, answer, appear, arrive

 

Maths Task

Here is today's maths task looking at tenths and hundredths.

Watch the video and then click on the link (in green writing) below and choose either the 1,2 or 3-star task. If you want to challenge yourself complete the reasoning activity.

Don't worry about the drawing elements of the tasks. You also have answers available to check your work. 

If you have any questions feel free to email and ask, or send us pictures of your work. 


Tenths and hundredths

Science Task

Today's focus: to know if an electrical circuit is complete.

For a circuit to be complete, electricity must be able to flow through it, back to the batter There can't be any gaps.

Circuit

Look at the circuits below and decide if you think they are complete. Would they work?  Explain to someone or write a sentence to say why you think they would/wouldn't work.

Circuits

Next, you could draw some circuits of your own (like the ones above)hat work or don't work.

Why not send us some photos of the circuits you've drawn? You could even test us to see if we know which ones you've draw won't work!