Year 4 Archive

 Friday 22/05/20

Good morning Year 4. It's the last day of the week and the last day of this half term. We hope that you have had fun choosing from the different activities we have given you. We have already seen inventive forts and pizza designs. 

Mr Morris was going to try his hand at juggling but something else happened.. 

.The tiger who came to tea...

Don't forget to choose a task for today. It wold be great to see more animal faces.

The answer to yesterdays riddle was: There are 3 fish as there are 3 generations. A grandfather with his son and grandson. This means there are two fathers and two sons but all from the same family.

English Task

Yesterday we looked at the How the Tortoise Got His Shell

 

Today you can choose an activity linked to this poem…

 

  1. You can create a comic strip of the poem
  2. You can create a film performance of the poem- remember to change your voice for the different characters!
  3. Write the poem as a story using some of you speech ideas from yesterday.

Maths task

Today, we are going to begin thinking about triangles. Make sure you ask for help if you need it.. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

Other curriculum task:

Today we would have been going to the zool. This means that our learning would have looked a lot different. We would have been making pizzas, learning circus skills, sleeping over in the school, doing a late night treasure hunt and visiting Paignton Zoo as well as a number of other activities.

For today we would like you to choose the activities that you would like to do. Choose a different one to yesterdays, or do more than one if you want to.

  • Learn to juggle (https://jugglingsecrets.com/how-to-teach-your-kids-to-juggle/)
  • Learn to hula hoop or learn hula hoop tricks
  • Learn and perform magic tricks
  • Design your own circus poster
  • Make a pizza (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pizza-margherita-4-easy-steps)
  • Design your ultimate pizza
  • Create a fort / den (in or outside the house) 
  • Make a leaflet for a zoo
  • Write a persuasive letter to a zoo
  • Instructions for caring for an animal
  • Paint your face (or even better, an adults) as an animal - see Mr Morris's photo for inspiration
  • Create your own zoo (using toys or pictures)
  • Draw a plan of your ideal zoo
  • Make an animal fact file
  • Draw a detailed sketch of your favourite animal
  • Create a treasure or scavenger hunt
  • Make your own outdoors game

 

You could also try camping in your garden or sleeping in a different room.

We hope you enjoy these activities and can't wait to see you trying them.

Story Time:

Time to finish chapter 7.

 

Thursday 21/05/20

Good morning year 4 and welcome to another day of home learning. Thank you for all the lovely work so far and do keep sending it in. To get you started today try this maths riddle:

 

Two fathers and two sons go fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only three fish?

English Task

How the Tortoise Got His Shell – Judith Nicholls

Come to my feast!

Cried the great god Zeus.

Today I shall be wed!

And from each corner of the earth

All Zeus’s creatures sped…..

 

The fliers and the creepers,

The long, the short, the tall;

The crawlers and the leapers,

The feathered, furred and bald;

Hunters, biters, finders, fighters,

Hooters, whistlers, roarers;

Squeakers, screamers, squawkers, dreamers,

Nibblers, gulpers, borers.

Paws and claws from hills and shores

From south, from north, from west and east,

From mountain tops and forest floors

All Zeus’s creatures joined the feast

Except

                                                The tortoise

 

They raved, they pranced, they feasted, danced;

Six days and nights each creature stayed

To chatter, flatter, clap and cheer

At the great god Zeus’s grand parade

Except

                                                The tortoise

 

Next day…

Why weren’t you there, my friend, asked Zeus,

The day that I was wed?

 

The tortoise smiled her small, slow smile

And raised her small slow head.

 

A wedding feast is fun, I guess,

But I am a simple one.

I’m happy by myself, she said.

There’s no place quite like home!

 

How dare you stay away! Roared Zeus.

I’ll show you just what for!

From this day on you’ll carry your home

On your back for evermore!

 

Read this story poem and then answer these questions:

Why was Zeus so angry with the tortoise?

How did Zeus punish the tortoise? Do you think this was fair?

 

Now try and remember all you know about speech.

First, think about the conversation between Zeus and the tortoise recording what they say to each other in the speech bubbles.

e.g. Why didn’t you come to my wedding?

speech bubbles

To finish, pick at least 2 speech bubbles and write them as direct speech (using speech marks and other punctuation and remembering to say who is speaking.

 

For example: “Where have you been?” thundered Zeus.

Maths task

Today, we are going to finish thinking about angles, by consolidating our learning about them. This means that I don't do a great deal of talking in the video as it is an opportunity for you to show your understanding. Make sure you ask for help if you need it and you could always make a right angle finder to help. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

Other curriculum task:

Today and tomorrow would have been our residential. This means that our learning would have looked a lot different. We would have been making pizzas, learning circus skills, sleeping over in the school, doing a late night treasure hunt and visiting Paignton Zoo as well as a number of other activities.

For today and tomorrow we would like you to choose the activities that you would like to do. Choose one for Thursday and a different one for Friday (or more than one each day if you want).

  • Learn to juggle (https://jugglingsecrets.com/how-to-teach-your-kids-to-juggle/)
  • Learn to hula hoop or learn hula hoop tricks
  • Learn and perform magic tricks
  • Design your own circus poster
  • Make a pizza (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pizza-margherita-4-easy-steps)
  • Design your ultimate pizza
  • Create a fort / den (in or outside the house) 
  • Make a leaflet for a zoo
  • Write a persuasive letter to a zoo
  • Instructions for caring for an animal
  • Paint your face (or even better, an adults) as an animal
  • Create your own zoo (using toys or pictures)
  • Draw a plan of your ideal zoo
  • Make an animal fact file
  • Draw a detailed sketch of your favourite animal
  • Create a treasure or scavenger hunt
  • Make your own outdoors game

 

You could also try camping in your garden or sleeping in a different room.

We hope you enjoy these activities and can't wait to see you trying them.

Story Time:

Time to continue chapter 7.

 

 

Wednesday 20/05/20

Good morning Year 4. Thank you for all the examples of your work you have been sending, we are really enjoying reading and watching it. It's the halfway point of the week and almost half term so keep your work coming.

English task

Today we are going to keep thinking about the question: 'Should animals be kept in a zoo or should they not be kept in a zoo?' 

You are going to read a text written by someone who has a different opinion compared to the person from the text you read yesterday. Today's person believes that it is good for animals to be kept in a zoo.

You could read the (text) on your own or ask someone to read the text to you. 

If you read the text on your own, you could underline the tricky words and then ask someone what the words mean.

After reading the text, we would like you to make a list of the reasons why that person thinks that it is good for animals to be kept in a zoo. How many different reasons can you find?

You can write the reasons in the (table) or just write them down on a piece of paper.

When this task is completed, we would like you to decide whether or not you feel that animals should be kept in a zoo or whether you can not decide.

Please email us your vote. We will count the number of 'for' and 'against' and will let you know what the majority of the 2 classes thinks! 

vote

 

Maths task

Today, we are going to continue thinking about angles, by ordering and comparing them. Make sure you ask for help if you need it and you could always make a right angle finder to help. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

 

Other Curriculum- RE

For our new RE we are going to look at how food can be used in different religions.

 

Today we will begin by thinking about the different ways food is thought about and used in our everyday lives.

For today’s activity we want you to think about your favourite meal and create a poster of it. Label your poster with the answers to these questions:

What is your favourite meal? Why is it your favourite meal? What makes it special?

For example:

pasta

My favourite meal is spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce.

It is my favourite as it is quick and easy and always delicious- especially with cheese on top!

It reminds me of my Italian grandma and eating this with her. I can never make it quite as good as she used to!

 

Now look at the following…

Why is food important?

Food is important because we need it to survive. Food sustains us.

However, food can be so much more than a necessity.

Can you think of any examples for each category?

food as more

 

Story Time:

Let's start chapter 7 a and see how Will fares after his narrow escape.

 

Tuesday 19/05/20

Good morning Year 4. We hope you all enjoyed the sun yesterday! Here are your activities for the day.

English Task

We hope you enjoyed the story yesterday and decided what you thought was best for animals. Should they be kept in a zoo or should they not be kept in a zoo?

Today, you are going to read a text written by someone who thinks that animals should not be kept in captivity (Text)

You could read the text on your own or ask someone to read the text to you. 

If you read the text on your own, you could underline the tricky words and then ask someone what the words mean.

After reading the text, we would like you to make a list of the reasons why that person doesn't think that animals should be kept in a zoo. How many different reasons can you find? Do you agree or disagree with that person. 

Discuss this with someone at home.

You can write the reasons against in the (table) or just write them down on a piece of paper.

 

Remember to also practise your spellings. Can you write them down again today? Will they all be correct?

Maths task

Today, we are going to continue thinking about angles, by ordering and comparing them. Make sure you ask for help if you need it and you could always make a right angle finder to help. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum Task: Music

Last week you did some listen and appraising as well as along with the Beatles. We also saw some fantastic research on them. This week we are going to head further back in time. There are 5 lessons for you to choose from, each which has a different task attached to it. This could be drawing or acting  and moving. Go to this website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382) and choose which task you are going to do. It might be that you wish to listen to all the different pieces of music and tell us which was your favourite and why.

Make sure you follow the steps, completing the 'First..' activity and then the 'Next'.activity. For the 'Finally...' activity you can choose to share it with just us or both us and the BBC.

I know which of those pieces of music is my favourite (Ride of the Valkyries) and remember listening to it when I was at school. I wonder what yours will be?

Story Time:

We are going to complete chapter 6 today. I know some of you weren't pleased with the 'cliff hanger' I left it on yesterday, so now you get to see what is going to happen to Will.

 

 

Monday 18/05/20

Good morning Year 4. This week is our last week of home learning before half term. Many of you have worked really hard on the daily activities and we are really impressed by your hard work after many weeks being at home. We hope you will enjoy all the different activities we planned for you! 

English Task

This week are are going to read a new story. 

Look at the cover of the book. What do you think will happen in this story? Why? Tell someone

If you saw this book in the library, would you choose to read it?  Why? Tell someone.

Front cover

Now listen to the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T07u0AggVsg

What do you like about the story? Is there anything that you dislike about it? Does it remind you of anything that has happened to you? Tell someone.

This story tells us about different animals kept in a zoo.

Today we want you to think whether it is good or not to keep animals in zoos.

What do you think? Are you for or against? You may also think that it is good and bad.

Write down 5 reasons for or 5 reasons against keeping animals in a zoo. 

You may also want to write down reasons for and against.

You can make a list on a piece of paper or print the table to write down your ideas. (For and Against Table)

Please send us your reasons for/against. We would like to know what you think!

 

This week’s spellings:

 enough, exercise, extreme, experience, experiment

 

Try the Fun-Time Extra

Would you like to find out more about zoos? You could use these sites:

www.bbc.co.uk/guides/ztkpn39#zs6c4wx

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/zoo/

www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk

www.zsl.org/kids-zsl

Maths task

Today we are beginning to think about shape initially by concentrating on angles. We haven't looked at these since Year 3, so this PowerPoint might help refresh your memory. Make sure you ask for help if you need it and you could always make a right angle finder to help. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

Science Task

We have been learning about sound for the last few weeks.

remember

So what have we learnt so far?

  • A sound is a noise that can be heard by someone.
  • Sounds are made by vibrations. 
  • Vibrations are invisible waves that travel through air, water and solid objects.
  • Sounds travel as a wave, vibrating the particles in the solid, liquid or gas until the air particles closest to your ear vibrate, passing the vibrations into your ears.
  • Sounds can be loud or quiet. Bigger vibrations make louder sounds, and smaller vibrations make quieter sounds.

For example:

If you pluck a guitar string harder, the vibrations will be bigger and the sound will be louder.

If you hit a drum harder, the sound will be louder, the vibrations will be bigger and the sound will be louder.

If you blow into a recorder harder, the vibrations will be bigger and the sound will be louder.

 

Today we are going to learn about the pitch of a sound.

The pitch is a measure of how high or low a sound is. High sounds can be quiet or loud and low sounds can be quiet or loud.

Watch this video to understand how we can make a high or low pitch with string instruments (up to 4 min 40 s)

You may want to watch all of it if you enjoy it!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music--science-ks2-how-string-instruments-make-sound/zfmd7nb

clip 1

Now have a look at the (Sentences with missing words) and add the words. You can print this or just write down the words on a piece of paper. There is a list of words at the bottom of the page to help you.

When you have finished, ask someone to check the (answers). 

 

Extra Activity:

Watch this string experiment. Can you predict what will happen?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztptsbk

clip 2

Story Time:

We are mid-way through Chapter 6 and who knows what is going to happen to Will? There is only one way to find out...

 

Friday 15/05/20

Happy Friday Year 4. I cannot believe we are at the end of another week of learning. The time has flown. Don't forget to send your teacher a sample of your work if you have not done so already this week. We have had some super effort so far- including videos, artwork and some emails to say how much you enjoyed the google activities in computing yesterday!

To get your brains thinking this morning I am going to give you the answer to a question and I want you to see how many questions you could think of with this answer.

The answer is 'ICE'

If you think you have a suitable question send it to your teacher. 

English Task

Yesterday we watched the Willow pattern video. Today we are going to write the story in our own words.

First, you need to make a plan using the Story Planner- just click the link below.

Story planner

 

Now write the story (this needs some more description than the poem!)

Ideas for descriptive language:

The sky, swirling in a mass of blue and white, appeared to open.

The princess, with glistening hair the colour of ebony, ran over the bridge.

As the Emperor’s soldiers approached, they jumped off the mountain side and transformed into graceful bluebirds.

Don't forget to share some examples of our sentences with your teacher. You may wish to send a video of you reading your sentences/telling your story.

Maths Task

For today's lesson we are hoping to place the Nice and Nasty game again, this time using subtraction to find the difference. Remember your top number must be larger than the bottom number in your calculation. I hope you have fun playing it. If you are still struggling with column subtraction, watch this video and see if it helps: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTILCPp6q2c

 

Other Curriculum task- French

As our art topic has come to an end we are now going to begin some french lessons. I am going to focus on shopping and some of the questions you might need to ask or vocabulary which may be useful. You might have to pause the videos to practise saying the vocabulary inbetween and you can rewind and replay as many times as you like. As this is new please leave some feedback about how you found it so changes can be made if needed.- Mrs Martin

 

Here is a support worksheet to help you (there are 3 levels)

One startwo star and three star

Story time:

Here is the second part of chapter 6. I apologise in advance for any dodgy or poor accents that may have been recorded...

 

 

Thursday 14/05/20

Good morning Year 4. Here are today's tasks and we look forward to seeing some more of your super work throughout the day. 

Don't forget to keep working through those dingbats! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSs2-aVJXfJ1WXx-3XbOUKbpx1RM-ZQ7Tu8oJDGm9egxNPr1I5y_Pg14ogKy4W0-Rss0iY3F8PtRlVF/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 and here are the answers if you have finished. answers

Perhaps you could try making your own.

Yesterday's story 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters' is on Accelerated Reader. Why not do the quiz and let us know how you got on.

English Task

Read Willow Pattern by Tony Mitton:

Look. On my plate

Is a blue garden

It happened in China

A long time ago.

 

There on a bridge

The soldiers are running

To capture the princess,

The Emperor’s daughter

 

She left with a young man

she wanted to marry.

They fled to an island

That lay on a lake.

 

The Emperor was angry.

He ordered his soldiers

To capture the princess

And kill the young man.

 

But the man and the princess

Were turned into bluebirds.

They flew from the island

And never returned.

 

The Emperor, in sadness,

Turned into a willow.

And always he droops

As he weeps in his sorrow.

 

He weeps on my plate

In a blue garden.

It happened in China

A long time ago.

 

Now watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VwAYc7dsUE

How does the poem match the plate?

Use the plate picture below. Add some captions to help you to tell the story.

The Willow plate

Tell the story of the Willow pattern using your plate to an adult. You can record it if you think you have done really well and send it to your teacher.

 

Maths task

Today we are looking at subtraction methods. In the past we have found these tricky in class, so make sure you ask for help if you need it. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum task: Computing

In our last lesson, we began to think about using search engines effectively to find out information. Today we are going to analyse sources to see whether they are reliable and can be trusted. Often when we search for information on the internet for topic work we take down the information from the first site that we open and believe that it is real.

I would like you to look at the following websites and decide if they can be trusted or not. How do you know if the information is true or false? What could you do to check it?

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

http://allaboutexplorers.com/

Extra challenge (should be fun)

What is an Easter egg in a computer program?

Then, search for the following terms; you should get some surprising results!

‘Askew’, ‘do a barrel roll’, ‘elgoog’ then go into the first result, ‘zerg rush’ (can they defeat the Os?), ‘atari breakout’ then click on ‘Images’ , ‘super mario bros’ then click on the flashing question mark to the right-hand side (make sure your speakers are on), ‘google pacman’.

Story Time

Yesterday saw a very sad end to the chapter, unfortunately highlighting what has been happening to animals around the world. Let's start Chapter 6 and see if things improve for Will.

 

Wednesday 13/05/20

Good morning Year 4. Here are your tasks for today. Remember to contact us if you have any questions about anything planned for you. We are always here to help you!

Some of you were very quick to answer the Dingbats (once in a blue moon and top secret) , so here are more you can work through for the rest of the week.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSs2-aVJXfJ1WXx-3XbOUKbpx1RM-ZQ7Tu8oJDGm9egxNPr1I5y_Pg14ogKy4W0-Rss0iY3F8PtRlVF/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

English task

Yesterday you listened to the story 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters'. We hope you enjoyed this. Today, we are going to do a few more activities based on this book.

 

You may want to listen to the whole story being read again. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9cQkS8p2Q&t=24s

 

 Now we would like you to think a bit more about the story.

Discuss the questions with someone at home or write down the answers on a piece of paper.

Here are the questions if you want to print them: (Questions)

1.Were you surprised about how Manyara treated those she met? Why/Why No?

2.What did Manyara say about the monster that she saw?

3. How do you think Nyasha felt as she went into the chamber?

4. Why did Mufaro say that he was the happiest father in all the land, at the end of the story?

 

Here is an extra activity for you.

Let's think about the character of the King.

What do we know about him from the story? What do you think about him? Was he fair?  

You can print the picture and write notes around The (King), write your ideas on a piece of paper or just share your ideas with someone.

Maths task

We are going to continue using our addition methods and today play a game with them.  Let us know how you get on and who won.

 

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

 

Other curriculum task: Geography

We are drawing to a close on our learning about biomes. To finish we want you to focus in on the animals of a particular biome and learn some more about them. To do this you can pick the 1, 2 or 3* challenge about polar animals. Once complete you can check your answers at the end. What new things have your learnt? Did anything surprise you?

Story Time:

It's time for a very exciting and perilous end to the chapter...

 

Tuesday 12/05/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to your Tuesday's tasks. We already had a few people sending some examples of their work yesterday. Thanks for that! It would be great if most of you could choose your best or favourite piece of work today and send them to us! Remember that we can also send us some photos of activities you do during the week for our weekly newsletter. 

Well done Robbie, the answer to yesterday's riddle was : the man is bald.

Today have a go at these two Dingbats: (say what you see)

dingbat1

dingbat 2

 

English Task

Yesterday you started a new story called 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters'. Today we are going to read more of the story and think a bit more about the characters.

1. let's think about how the characters react. 

One morning, a messenger from the city arrived with a message.

A proclamation was read to Mufaro, Manyara and Nyasha.

 

Messenger’s Proclamation

The most worthy and beautiful daughters in the land are invited to appear before the King, and he will choose one to become Queen!

 

How do you think they will react?

If you were in the story, how would you react?

You can write down what you think or tell someone.

 

2. Let's the next part of the story

  • Read (Manyara's Journey) to find out what happened to her after she had heard the proclamation.
  • Write down or tell someone what you would have done, with each of the people that she met.

 

3. Now listen to the whole story being read. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9cQkS8p2Q&t=24s

 

4. Spellings to practise this week

describe, disappear, early, earth, eight, eighth

Maths task

We are going to step back from time and do some revision of methods that we have already covered this year. Today we are looking at addition methods. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3-star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum Task: Music

Today I would like you to log onto https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu and complete the next activity linked to Blackbird.

As an extra task: Research the Beatles and listen to their different songs. Do you have a favourite? My favourites are either Hey Jude or Octopus's Garden.

Story Time:

It's time for the next part of the chapter. What do you think of the story so far? What do you think will happen to Will? and will he ever find his way back home?

 

Monday 11/05/20

Good morning Year 4! We hope you all had a good long weekend and enjoyed the nice weather. We are ready to start another week of home learning and hope that you will enjoy the activities planned for you.

Here is a riddle to get your brains going:

A man went outside in the pouring rain, 

With no protection, 

But not a hair on his head got wet.

How come?

English Task

Many of you enjoyed the story of 'The Great Kapok Tree' last week. This week we will start a new book called 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters'. 

Here are your tasks.

1. Make predictions about a story

  • Look at the Front Cover of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters written by John Steptoe.
  • Make a note of all the things that you can notice. Who do you think the people are? Why is there a mountain? Who is the picture of?
  • What do you think might happen in this story?

Front cover

 

2. Read the start of the story and answer questions

  • Read the beginning of the story and answer the questions to check your understanding of the text (Text and Questions).You could read on your own, read to someone or even ask someone to read the beginning of the story to you. 
  • You can answer the questions orally or write the answers down. There's no need to write the questions before answering them. 
  • When completed, ask someone to check the answers with you (Answers)
  • If you want to challenge yourself, you can choose to answer (Questions B) instead of Questions A. 

Enjoy this new story! What do you think will happen next?

 

Maths task

Today we are continuing with our theme of time and looking at converting between 24 hour digital and analogue time. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Science Task

This week we will be learning more about sounds.

So what do we already know?

  • A sound is a noise that can be heard by someone.
  • Sounds are made by vibrations. 
  • Vibrations are invisible waves that travel quickly through air, water and solid objects.
  • Sounds travel as a wave, vibrating the particles in the solid, liquid or gas until the air particles closest to your ear vibrate, passing the vibrations into your ears.

Watch this video to remember what we have learnt so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-xKZKxXuu0&feature=youtu.be

 

Today we are going to think about loud and quiet sounds.

How do we make quiet or loud sounds?

What do you think? Tell someone.

Look around the house. What could you use to make different sounds?

How can you change how quiet or loud the sound is?

 

Look at the table below and make the different sounds.

Tick the list when you have made the sounds. (Table)

Table

Add at least 3 more sounds you could make using instruments or objects around the house.

How do you make a quiet or loud sound? What is the difference between the sounds? Tell someone.

 

Here are 3 more questions for you to think about:

If you had a guitar, how would you make a quiet or loud sound?

What would you do if you had a recorder?

What would you do if you had a drum?

Tell someone what you think.

 

Now watch this short clip (up to 1min 40) to find out how to make a quiet or loud sound with a guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo8MuN_sH4w

 

So what do we need to remember from today?

The volume of a sound can be changed. Sounds can be loud or quiet. Bigger vibrations make louder sounds and smaller vibrations make quieter sounds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zqtdpbk

 

Extra activities :

Use recyclable items (cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes, plastic yoghurt pots, etc) to make your own musical instruments and experiment with how quiet or loud sounds can be using different instruments.

Watch one more clip about sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSHe210G0pg&feature=youtu.be&t=1

Story time:

It's the start of chapter 5 'A feast of figs', I wonder what will happen?

 

 

Thursday 07/05/20

Hello Year 4 and welcome to your last day of learning for this week. As you will be aware tomorrow is a Bank Holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day so we will look forward to being in touch with you all again next week. If you haven't managed to send a sample of your work to your teacher yet, then maybe you could do that today.

As you have another day off this weekend, you may also like to do some baking/cooking and share with us your wonderful recipes for the upcoming book!

 

Here is riddle to get you going this morning: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

The answer to yesterday's riddle was: a postage stamp

English task

As it is a special day tomorrow and some of you may not know too much about it, I have decided to set you a reading task around VE day for today.

You can choose the 1,2 or 3 star challenge and do not have to write your answers (though you can do this too). It could also be good to read it with someone and talk them through. The answers are at the end for you to check. Don't forget to use your P.E.E strategies!

VE day resources

 

Maths task

Today we are continuing with our theme of time and looking at converting between digital and analogue time. If you are finding it tricky, the website I mentioned is https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock As always, there is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other curriculum task

Tomorrow is V.E. day and we have a bank holiday to celebrate and commemorate this. For today's task, I would like you to read this information V.E. Day  and answer these 3 questions.

V.E. Day thoughts

You could then choose to do some of the following activities:

Code Cracking

Cooking or dancing

Bunting designing - you could look online for ideas

Spitfire building

Or your own V.E. Day related task. PLease remember to share these with us.

Story time:

It's the end of chapter 4 and I know the children in school found certain parts of the last installment very funny. I wonder if we will get to find out why it is called 'tiger, tiger'?

 

Wednesday 6/05/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another day of activities. The weather should be nicer today and hopefully many of you will be able to play in the garden! 

Please remember to send your recipes and photos by Monday 11th May if you would like to include them in the school's recipe book.

Here is another riddle for today to get your brains ticking over: What goes around the world but stays in one place?

 

English Task

We hope you enjoyed 'The Great Kapok Tree' story yesterday. Today we are going to do a bit more work based the book. 

1.Look at the illustration.

illustration

  • What can you notice in the picture? Try to make a note about ten things that you can see.
  • Where in the story does this come? How would you explain it to somebody else in three sentences?

2. Look at the illustration verbs (verbs). Can you make up sentences about the illustration that use these verbs? Speak your sentences out loud. You don't need to write them down.

3. Now complete the (Cloze Activity)  and add the missing verbs. You could just write the verbs or the full sentences. This will be a good task to practise your best handwriting and copy without making spelling mistakes.

 Maths task

I'm glad that so many of you enjoyed yesterday's maths activities. Who knew that saying the alphabet backwards would be so tricky. Today we are continuing with our theme of time and looking at years, months and weeks. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other curriculum task: Geography

Recap on what a biome is by watching the BBC bitesize link and have a go at the short activity at the end.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zvsp92p

This website allows you to build the different biomes. You will need to use what you have learnt to enable you to select the right plants, animals and climate. Good luck!

https://switchzoo.com/games/buildabiome.htm

 

Story Time:

It's time for the next installment of chapter 4.

 

 

 

Tuesday 05/05/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another day of home learning. We have already received some great examples of work which is brilliant. Please keep sending more!

 

The answer to yesterday's riddle was: a keyboard.

Today's brain warm-up is: using a 3-minute timer, create an alphabet of animals. e.g. ant, bear, coyote etc

English Task

Yesterday you started to look at the story of 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry. There were some good predictions and it was good to know that you wanted to read more of the story!

Here is a link for you to listen to the story.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Teb-_jTyI

Did you like the story? What was the best part? What would you have changed? Tell someone. 

This is your task once you have read the story.

1. Choose 3 or 4 animals from the (Talking Animals) list  and read what the animals said to the man in the story 

Which animal is the most persuasive in your opinion? Why? Tell someone.

2. Choose at least 2 animals from the (Writing Frame) and write what you think the animals would say to the man. You can write on the writing frame provided or on a piece of paper. Your writing does not need to be long but try to write neatly and without spelling mistakes.

It would be great if we could see everyone's writing today!

 

Maths task

We are continuing to think about seconds and minutes today. You have a number of tasks that you will need to complete using your understanding of estimating and your understanding of seconds and minutes.

Firstly, you will need to make estimates (sensible guesses) as to how long it will take you to complete each activity. Then, using a timer, time yourself and record how long it actually took you. Challenge:  record your answers in both minutes e.g. 1 minute 36 seconds and in seconds e.g. 96 seconds

worksheet

There is aprintable copy of the sheet here Estimating%20time.pdf

 

Don't worry about writing on the sheets, the answers can just be written on paper. 

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

Other curriculum task: Computing

In computing, we are going to start thinking about how we effectively use search engines to find out information.

You have been set a to do on Purple Mash called finding answers and will need to complete this sheet. Effective searching

Challenge: can you use your new skills to research V.E. Day?

Story Time:

Chapter 4 time, do you notice anything different about the video?

 

 

Monday 04/05/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another week of home learning. We hope you had a good weekend despite a very grey Sunday! We received a lot of very good pieces of work last week and some lovely photos. Please keep sending us some of your work and photos. We really enjoy that! 

For those of you that attempted the conundrum, the answer was HOSPITALS. Today to get your brains working I have a riddle for you:

'What object has keys

That open no locks,

Space but no room,

And you can enter but not go in?'

English Task

Today we are going to start looking at a new story called ‘The Great Kapok Tree’.

For this activity, you can print the pictures and write down your predictions (Predictions)or you may just want to look at the pictures and tell someone what you think will be happening.

  1. Look at the cover of the book . What do you think the story will be about? What are the clues?

cover

2. Now look at the picture below. What is happening in the story? Have your predictions changed?

Picture 1

3. Read the first page of the story or you could ask someone to read this page with you (Page 1).

Why do you think the 2 men walked into the forest? What are the clues in the text? Tell someone.

4. Now read page 2 of the book. What do you think will happen to the man? Why? (Page 2 )

We hope you enjoyed the start of this story! We will read more tomorrow. 

Here are some pictures for you if you'd like to do something quiet and relaxing between lessons.(Tree) (Animals)

It would be great to see them if you complete them,

 

Our spellings for this week are: complete, consider, continue, decide, different, difficult

You could write them down a few times or use them in your own sentences. Try to practise them a few times during the week. You could also ask someone to test you on the words from the previous weeks. That would be a good practice!

Maths task

Today we are beginning to think about telling the time, looking at hours and minutes. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, try the reasoning tasks. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Science Task

Remember  

What can you remember about last week?

Here are 3 questions that you should now be able to answer. You could write down the answers or tell someone. 

1.What is a sound?

2. When does a sound happen?

3. What are vibrations?

 

Here are the answers:

1.A sound is a noise that can be heard by someone.

2.A sound happens when something vibrates.

3.Vibrations are invisible waves that travel quickly through air, water and solid objects.

 

What is vibrating in each of these pictures to make a sound? Tell someone.

Sounds

 

This week are going to think about how vibrations from sounds travel to the ear….

We know that sounds are caused by vibrations

But how do these different sounds reach our ears?

What do you think? Tell someone.

Clock

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z29c87h

 

So….sound vibrations need something to travel through. They can travel through solids, liquids and gases.

Sound travels as a wave, vibrating the particles in the solid, liquid or gas it is travelling in.

This picture shows the particles in a solid, liquid and gas.

Particles

On the picture below, the speaker plays and this makes the air particles closest to the speaker start to vibrate. The vibrations then passed to the next air particles, then the next, then the next. This carries on until the air particles closest to your ear vibrate, passing the vibrations into your ears.

Speaker

 

Vibrations can also travel through a solid. In the example below, the vibrations from the voice (on the left)  make the air particles and the solid (the wall) particles vibrate. The vibrations eventually reach the other person’s ear.

Wall

 

Now watch this very short clip about Evelyn Glennie, a Scottish percussionist

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zr7w2hv

 

You have a choice for your task today:

  1. Create a poster explaining how sounds travel to the ear. You can use this document (Poster) to help you.
  2. Create an educational programme for children and record it. Use this sheet (The Science of Sound) to help plan what you will say.

Please send us your posters or your recording with the explanation. We would love to see them!

 

Here are some extra information if you'd like to learn more about sound.

Ear

Once in your ear, the vibrations travel into the ear canal until they reach the eardrum. The eardrum passes the vibrations through the middle ear bones (the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup) into the inner ear. The inner ear is shaped like a snail and is called the cochlea. Inside the cochlea, there are thousands of tiny hair cells. Hair cells change the vibrations into electrical signals that are sent to the brain through the hearing nerve. The brain tells you that you are hearing a sound and what that sound is.

Story Time:

It's time for the final part of Chapter 3, who knows what will happen? I'm looking forward to the next few chapters, the story begins to get very exciting.

Wht do you think about it so far?

 

 

Friday 01/05/20

Wow! I can't believe that it is May already. Thank you for all of your efforts so far. We really enjoy reading and looking at your work and can't wait to see even more examples of your fabulous home learning.

 

As a starter today to get your brainsticking over. Set a 2 minute timer and using the letters below see how many different words you can make. The letters can only be used once in each word (unless there are 2 of the same letter) and can then be reused in other words. e.g. from this I could make: hats, splat etc. There is also a nine letter word that uses all of the letters. Can you be the first to solve the conundrum?

Conundrum

English Task

A couple of weeks ago we looked at the poem In the Cave.

Remind yourselves of it by re-watching the video or re-reading it.

 

In the Cave

When we went to explore

the cave on the shore,

here’s what we found……

a rusty tin,

a bottle with a message in,

an old crumpled treasure map,

a brass badge from a sailor’s cap,

strips of canvas from a sail,

planks from a ship wrecked in a gale,

slimy seaweed, polished stones,

shiny shells and whitened bones.

 

In the cave that’s what we found

Scattered on the sandy ground

 

Sean Forbes

 

 

Today we are going to create our own poems similar to In the Cave but about a castle.

 

Follow the planning steps to create yours….

  1. Imagine a mysterious, ruined castle.

castle

 

2. Write a list of what you might find there. Keep going until you have at least 10. (e.g. a hidden box, jewels, a map)

3. Choose one noun as your head noun and build a noun phrase around it.

e.g. sword (head noun)

a shining sword under a pile of rocks

4. Repeat this until you have lots of noun phrases to choose from.

5. Pick your best 6 and re-read them. Edit so your words are really powerful.

6. Write your noun phrases as a list poem in a similar style to In the Cave.

e.g. At the Castle

We found a shining sword under the dark pile of rocks.

We saw a single crow in the clear blue air above us.

We discovered a hidden box inside the thick walls.

Don’t forget to share your poems. Once you have written them, you could send a picture or record yourself reading the poem.

Maths task

Today is our last lesson on money and we are going to be using the 4 operations to solve problems involving it. As always, there is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, there are 3 reasoning activities at the end of the video. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other curriculum task: Art

This weeks are will be focused on drawing perspective (how near and far objects are from the viewer)

Watch the short video clip and then have a go at the technique on some A4 paper. Try to draw the same scene using a ruler (or something straight!) to help you to keep the size of the houses consistent with the perspective. You do not have to paint it- just begin by trying to draw in this way.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvq6sbk

Story Time:

It's time for the next part of Chapter 3.

 

Thursday 30/04/20

Good morning Year 4. Glad to see the sunshine return yesterday afternoon and we hope you made the most of it for your daily exercise! Welcome to another day of learning and we look forward to receiving more fabulous home learning today!

English Task

We have been enjoying all your super poetry and so will continue to look at a variety of these. Remember the best way to experience poetry is a performance and we would love to see you performing some of the ones you have read as well as some of your own!

Read and listen to the poem All Creatures.

 

All Creatures by Gervase Phinn

I just can’t seem to help it,

I love creatures – great and small,

But it’s the ones that others do not like

I love the best of all.

I like creepy-crawly beetles

And shiny black- backed bugs,

Gnats and bats and spiders,

And slimy fat black slugs.

I like chirpy little crickets

And buzzing bumblebees,

Lice and mice and ladybirds,

And tiny jumping fleas.

I like wasps and ants and locusts,

Centipedes and snails,

Moles and voles and earwigs

And rats with long pink tails.

I like giant moths with dusty wings

And maggots fat and white,

Worms and germs and weevils,

And fireflies in the night.

No, I just can’t seem to help it,

To me not one’s a pest,

It’s the ones that others do not like,

I seem to love the best.

So it makes it rather difficult,

It’s enough to make me cry,

Because my jobs in pest control.

And I just couldn’t hurt a fly.

 

Use the revision card to remind yourself about noun phrases.

noun revision

Now complete the sheet….

Spotting noun phrases

 

Highlight or tell someone the noun phrase and head noun. If on a sheet of paper underline the head noun:

e.g. A huge, hairy spider is on your shoulder.

 

  1. The rather nervous grey mouse nibbled slowly.
  2. I spotted a long pink tail!
  3. Our picnic was spoilt by relentlessly vicious wasps.
  4. The black, shiny beetles swarmed around the dung.
  5. A slug left a sticky, glistening trail.
  6. The tiny, powerful crickets jumped incredibly high.
  7. The never-resting, always-destructive moles have dug holes all over the lawn.

 

FUN EXTENSION ACTIVITY:  Use the poem planner sheet to create your own poem called All Animals. You could perform it someone when you have finished or record and send it to your teacher. We would love to see some!

poem planner 1

poem planner 2

 Maths task

We are going to continue thinking about estimating by using money today. Estimating is a sensible guess, so as long as you think carefully about it then you can't go wrong. We don't need you to be working out the exact answer as this defeats the point of estimating. There is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, there are 2 reasoning activities at the end of the video. Some of you will recognise the activity as one of the sheets from yesterday. If you completed this one I would like you to attempt the reasoning tasks, please.

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum Task: Computing

Over the last 3 weeks you have been learning about animations using Purple Mash and Stop Animation. If you haven't completed those lessons, look back over the previous weeks videos and try to catch up.

This week I want you to complete your animation and send it to your teacher. I have included an example of a stop go animation created by one of you as an example (it uses 140 stills). And a document with different ideas for animations you could use if you needed ideas or wanted to explore animations further. Animation ideas

 

 

Story Time:

It's time for chapter 3, this chapter was even longer so is in three parts..

 

Wednesday 29/04/20

Good morning year 4. We hope you are all well despite the bad weather! Where is the sun? Please continue to send us some examples of your work. We had some great examples of English that we would like to share with you today.

English Task

Today we will be giving you a choice of 2 activities to do for your English task.

1. Go on Bug Club and read a book or part of a book. Please let us know if you can't remember your password and we will send it to you.

2. Use your notes from yesterday and write a short paragraph about your creature. Remember to link your ideas and use the correct punctuation. It would be good too if you could draw what your creature looks like. 

Please send us examples of your writing. We will have a look from home at how well you do with your questions on Bug Club if you decide to read instead. 

Here are some great examples of work from yesterday.

 

Robbie writing

Robbie creature

Finley writing

 

Fin Picture

Maths task

We are going to start thinking about estimating by using money today. Estimating is a sensible guess, so as long as you think carefully about it then you can't go wrong. We don't need you to be working out the exact answer as this defeats the point of estimating. There is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, there are 2 reasoning activities at the end of the video. Some of you will recognise the activity as one of the sheets from yesterday. If you completed this one I would like you to attempt the reasoning tasks, please.

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum Task: Geography

In the last 2 weeks, you have been learning about biomes and their climates.

This week we would like you to imagine you are anywhere in the world.

Write a postcard, email or letter to one of your teachers describing the climate and the landscape.

You should include a description of the type of weather you are experiencing.

You should describe the types of plants and animals you can see there.

Use the maps from the last two weeks to help you to pick a place and to know what the climate and biome of this area are.

postcard

Story Time:

We will be finishing chapter 2 of Running Wild today. What do you think of the story so far?.

 

 

Tuesday 28/04/20

Good morning Year 4. We hope you all had a good day yesterday and enjoyed the different tasks. Please remember to send us some examples of your work. You don't need to send all of it but if you are pleased with something you did or tried really hard, please take a picture! We would like to start showing what you do well on this page. 

Last week, I shared a video showing how useful BugClub can be in providing you with books you can read. Today, I have another video showing you a new website (https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html) with online books you can read. A number of these are also on Accelerated Reader (https://ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/2236325/) so you can quiz on them whilst you are at home as well as quiz on your home books. If you do complete an Accelerated Reader quiz let us know how you got on and if you need your password we can email it to you.

 

English Task

Yesterday, you looked into detail at the 'Marshmallows' creature. Today you are going to create and name your own creature. Use the planning sheet (Description Grid) to include detail or write down your own notes on a piece of paper.

Some of you may want to use a Pokemon creature or a creature from a cartoon or a film that you like and know well.

Is your creature a nocturnal creature? When does it become aggressive? What does it like eating? What does it look like? We want to know as much as possible about your creature.

Extension task- Why don’t you now draw your creature?

We can’t wait to see what you are going to create!

Please send us some examples.

Maths task

We are going to continue thinking about comparing money today. There is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, there are 2 reasoning activities at the end of the video. Some of you will recognise the activity as one of the sheets from yesterday. If you completed this one I would like you to attempt the reasoning tasks please.

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum Task:

Today's task is linked to Running Wild. In the book we find out that Will's favourite animal is the elephant. I would like you to watch the video below to find out about the 'New Big 5' project. This is a project to choose the top 5 animals in the world to photograph not shoot. Go to the website (https://www.newbig5.com/vote/) and vote for your 'Top 5' then tell us why you have chosen those to be yours. You could do this by drawing them, making a factfile or in some other way. We look forward to seeing your choices.

As a challenge: can you guess what our 'New Big 5' would be?

 

Story Time:

What did you think of the first chapter of Running Wild? This chapter is a little longer so we will be reading it in sections.

 

 

 

Monday 27/04/20

Good morning Year 4. It's Monday again and the beginning of our third week of home learning this summer term. Many of you sent examples of great work last week which is brilliant! Thanks for that. We do like it when we can see what you have been up to with your work.  This week Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin will be at school so we may take a bit more time to answer your emails but please keep sending us some of your work or messages if you have any questions.  

Have a great week.

Mr Morris, Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin

 

Good Morning

English Task

At the beginning of last week, we used a short animation 'Marshmallow' to write some sentences to describe a setting.

We had some great examples of writing last week.  We read examples of good descriptions with adverbials and noun phrases. Well done!

Here are some examples from your writing last week:

Towering trees surrounded the small campsite and the leaves rustled in the gentle breeze.

Across the water were shadows of animals having a walk in the midnight moon. 

In the shadow of the trees, a dear was feasting on the grass. 

I looked up and saw the bright blue moon shining down on the campsite. 

 

Today we are going to think about what the creature is like. Someone had to imagine this creature before drawing it and making the animation. Let’s think about it….

  1. Watch the video clip again or use the pictures (Creature 1) (Creature 2) to describe the creature in as much detail as you can.  Write down everything you notice. Remember to be precise and give a full detailed description. You can use this document (Creature description grid)or just write your description on a piece of paper. Here is an example: two large round yellow eyes.

Extension Task- Here is another activity if you would like to do a bit more….. (My picture )

Choose a name for the creature and draw the creature. You know all the details about the creature. Can you include them in your picture?

Please send us some examples. It would be lovely to share them with everyone tomorrow!

 

Maths task

In today's lesson, we are going to continue looking at comparing andordering money. There is no video for today's lesson as the sheets are linked to the learning that you did Friday. If you are finding them tricky, look back at that video to help you. There are 2 sets of  1,2 and 3 star challenges today here and here. Once you have completed the tasks, have a go at the Mathletics tasks that you have been assigned, if you finish those then you can play the games on 'Live Mathletics'.

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. You can find the answers to the worksheets in each file.

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

 

Science Task

This week we are going to start our new Science topic on ‘Sound’.

  1. What is sound?

What do you already know about sound and do you know how sounds are made?

Complete your 'Sound' Mind Map (Mind Map)  or write down your ideas on a piece of paper to show what you already know and to ask questions about what you want to find out.

Here are some questions for you to think about. Do you know some of the answers?

How are sounds make? 

How do we hear sounds?

How do musical instruments work?

What makes sounds louder or quieter?

What makes sounds higher or lower?

What are your questions? Please send them to us.

 

     2. Watch this clip to see how the different families of musical instrument create different sounds.

clip

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqtxpv4

 

All the instruments are played in different ways but they all have something in common. They all create sounds by vibrating.

The strings of the guitar and the gopichand vibrate when they are plucked.

The pan pipes and horn are filled with air which vibrates when they are blown.

The balafon and the bongos make sounds when they are hit and banged, causing the blocks or the skin to vibrate.

 

Now watch this short clip to learn more about vibrations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9h6n39

So what do I need to remember from today?

1. A sound is a noise that can be heard by someone.

2. A sound happens when something vibrates.

3. Vibrations are invisible waves that travel quickly through air, water and solid objects.

 

Just one more clip….. Try to fill in the missing words after watching the video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zstr2nb

 

Today's extra task (Home Sound Survey)

Make a list of all the sounds you can hear in your house or in the garden.

 What was vibrating to make the sounds?

How many different sounds did you hear?

Please send us some examples of your survey. It would be great to see how many different sounds you managed to write down!

Story Time:

Here is the first chapter of the most popular story choice.  Sit back, relax and hopefully enjoy. You chose: 

 

 

Friday 24/04/20

Hello and welcome to your last day of home learning for this week. Make sure you all have a lovely and relaxed weekend after all the hard work you have put in. Maybe you could try out your joke telling skills and see if you can make us laugh with a little video!

English Task

Happy Friday! Today we will be doing some writing based on the poem we have read.

The Dragon Who Ate Our School.

 

Split an A4 page into 6 sections (folding or using a ruler) and see if you can create a storyboard to help you to retell the story of this poem. You can use pictures and words to help you. Try recording your efforts to share with us. We would love to see them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths task

Today we are going to continue looking at money. Being able to use money and convert between pounds and pence is an important life skill, so we are going to continue our lessons looking at this. There is a 1,2 and 3 star challenge today. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, there are 2 reasoning activities at the end of the video.

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other Curriculum task- Art

Our drawing skill this week will be drawing figures (people).

Watch the short video clip to look at the techniques. Then split a page of A4 paper in half. Try to draw someone standing in one half and someone moving in the other.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0114r6f

Thursday 22/04/20

Welcome to another day of homelearning Year 4. We have again had lots of lovely work to read and watch- keep up the fabulous work. 

Remember to let us know your book choice so we can start reading!

English Task

For today’s English we will be looking at a new poem and using it to inspire us to write some super description. Read or listen (at the bottom of the task) to the poem and use the revision information to remind yourselves about noun phrases.

 

 The Dragon Who Ate Our School

The day the dragon came to call,

She ate the gate, the playground wall

And, slate by slate, the roof and all,

The staffroom, gym, and entrance hall,

And every classroom, big or small.

 

So…

She’s undeniably great.

She’s absolutely cool,

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate our school

 

Pupils panicked. Teachers ran.

She flew at them with wide wingspan.

She slew a few and then began

To chew through the lollipop man

Two cars and a transit van.

 

Wow…!

She’s undeniably great.

She’s absolutely cool,

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate our school

 

She bit off the head of the head.

She said she was sad that he was dead.

He bled and he bled and he bled.

And as she fed, her chin went red

And then she swallowed the cycle shed.

 

Oh…..

She’s undeniably great.

She’s absolutely cool,

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate our school

 

It’s thanks to her that we’ve been freed.

We needn’t write. We needn’t read.

Me and my mates are all agreed,

We’re very pleased with her indeed.

So clear the way let her proceed

 

Cos….

She’s undeniably great.

She’s absolutely cool,

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate our school

 

There was some stuff she couldn’t eat.

A monster forced to face defeat,

She spat it out along the street –

The dinner ladies’ veg and meat

And that pink muck they serve for sweet

 

But…

She’s undeniably great.

She’s absolutely cool,

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate

The dragon who ate our school

 

Nick Toczek

 

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) to make a prepositional phrase.

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 revision 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

 

 

Fun extension:

Draw and colour/paint the dragon

 

Maths task

Today we are going to start looking at money. Being able to use money and understand pounds and pence is an important life skill, so we are going to begin our lessons looking at this. There are 3 different worksheets linked to the lesson which all have different 1,2 and 3 star activities, so choose one of each on the sheets. Sheet 1sheet 2 and sheet 3. If you understand the lesson and want to challenge yourself, there are 2 reasoning activities at the end of the video.

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets in each file.

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

Other curriculum task- Computing

We are continuing to look at animations and creating our own. Today, we are going to look at Stop Go animations which are very popular in films and T.V. the Walace and Gromit and Timmy TIme are prime examples of this.Watch the video and begin to plan your own Cracking Contraptions animation, you don't have to have completed it today. A good place to start would be to create a story board thinking about how your animation will work and what will happen. We are going to be doing this for a couple of weeks so take your time and think carefully about what you will do. Don't worry if you can't download a stop go animation app, you can still create your animation using 2Animate on Purple Mash. 

If creating a Cracking Contraptions animation sounds too tricky, why not make one for a story you enjoy.

I really cannot wait to see what you create.

 

Wednesday 21/04/20

Good morning Year 4. We hope everyone had a good day again yesterday, learning new things and doing different activities. We had some lovely photos of some of you. Thanks again!

We would like to share a book with you all, as we would if we had a class reader. Watch the video and let your teacher know which of the books you would like to hear being read.

 

English Task

We hope you enjoyed the animation yesterday. 

In today's activity we are going to create more of an opening setting description by adding description of the forest that we did not see in the clip.

1. Look at the pictures (Photos) and brainstorm/write down all the things you think you can see and those you think you might be able to hear. Listen to the Soundscape 'Forest Night' to help you understand what you might hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb_4dE5VD_g&feature=youtu.be

What else might you see or hear in a forest-  an owl, a wolf howl, creaking of branches, fire flies?

2. Look at your notes and decide what you will include in your short description. The lake, the moon, the mountains, the trees, the campsite, the fire, the tent? We have started the description for you.(Writing Frame) There are also some words to help you on the page. Remember to use some adverbials (where were the things that you saw or heard?)

Here is an example of writing. You may find this useful! (Description)

Please send us some examples of your sentences. It would be really good to see them.

Maths task

Today we are going to finish looking at decimals. There are two assessment sheets for you to complete: Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 (Remember this is to show what you have learnt, if you are not sure, look back at your previous work.) When you have finished these, please send them to your teacher and complete your Mathletics and Sparx task. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheets here and here.

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

Other curriculum task- Geography

Last week we looked at what types of Biome there are and where in the world some of them were located. This week we will focus on the climate (weather) for the different areas.

 

 

Types of Climate Zone

Climate

Description

Example

Polar

Very cold and dry all year round

Antarctica

Temperate

Cold winters and mild summers

UK

Arid

Dry and hot all year round

Sahara desert

Tropical

Hot and wet all year round

Brazil

Mediterranean

Dry, hot summers and mild winters

Spain

Mountain

Very cold, sometimes wet, all year

Himalayas

Use the maps below to help you to complete the table at the bottom.

climate map

Here is a places map to help you work out where each place is. Or you could do a google search for a world map of countries and continents.

map

Area

Biome

Climate

North Africa

Desert

 

Northern Russia

Tundra

 

India

Rainforest

 

Central Australia

Desert

 

Eastern USA

Deciduous forest

 

UK

Deciduous forest

 

Tuesday 20/04/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to your second day of home learning this week. We had lots of examples of work and photos yesterday which is great. Keep sending them to us! It seems that many of you are doing well with your decimal numbers, tenths and hundredths. Well done! 

 

English Task

Today we are going to do something slightly different in English. We are going to use a short animation to help us write some sentences to describe a setting. Use the website below to find the animation. 

https://www.literacyshed.com/marshmallows.html

The video is about a boy who is camping in the woods (alone for some reason) when a vicious creature creeps on him.

1. Stop the video after 10 seconds and make some predictions about what you think might be in the water.You can write down your predictions on a piece of paper or just tell someone.

2. Watch the video and stop at 1 min 20 s. What do you think the boy will do? Write down your ideas or tell someone.

3. Finish watching the animation. On a sheet of paper, record as much information about the setting as you can after one watch. Watch the clip again and focus on the setting now, not the characters. How many other things do you notice and can you explain where they were?

Here are some examples:

The moonlight was reflected on the ripples of the lake.

There was a fire in the forest

Thick trees stood by the edge of the water.

4. Now write a few more sentences with the following words:  

 in the distance/ around the fire/ across the lake/behind the trees/ in the middle of the camp/deep in the forest/by the fire....

5. If you wanted to do a bit more.....

You could read the sentences to someone who hasn't seen the video and see if they can picture the setting in their heads. Enjoy!

Maths task

Thank you for your replies to the maths videos, I have listened to you and have made them myself again.

Today you are going to be learning about diving a 1 or 2 digit number by 100. Watch the video and then click on the link (hundredths as decimals) and complete the tasks. There aren't 1,2 or 3 star tasks for this activity, but there are two reasoning tasks at the end of the video for you to complete. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheet here.

Please also remember to complete your Mathletics and Sparx homework this week.

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

Other Curriculum task: Music

Today we are going to be listening to and appraising a popular track by the Beatles as well as singing it. Log onto www.charanga.com and sign into the Yumu section. Unfortunately, the video below is not working correctly however the website is pretty easy to navigate. Have a play with it and I hope that you enjoy it and perhaps could share some of your singing.

 

 

 

Monday 20/04/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another week of learning. Thanks for all your messages and examples of work. It is really nice to be able to be in touch with so many of you during the week. Please keep it up! 

Mr Morris, Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin

Some of you have been reading lots at home and may bne running out of books, so I I thought I would remind you about using Bug Club.

 

English Task

Last week you read 'The Princess and the Pea' story from Hans Christian Anderson. Today we would like you to read the first part of a different version written by Lauren Child. It's interesting to see how the same story can be changed! Which version do you prefer?Why? Tell someone at home. (Lauren Child Version)

Here are some words that you may find difficult to understand:

fascinating=  extremely interesting

mesmerising= capture the complete attention of someone

bowled over= amazed

royalness= being royal

 

In this story the writer has including a dialogue between the characters using speech.

This is something that we practised at school when writing stories. Can you remember the rules?

Here are some examples. Use the examples to tell someone what the rules are. If you can't remember, we have included a summary of the rules (Speech rules).

"I am a princess," explained the girl.

The Queen asked, "What sort of Princess?"

"Oh, a real princess of course!" explained the young girl.

Now practise using speech using the sentences from (Practice 1) or (Practice 2) which is a little more tricky if you want to challenge yourself. You can choose to copy some of the sentences or all the sentences and add the missing speech punctuation or you can just tell someone what the missing punctuation is. Remember that you don't have to write everything down. However, it would be good if you could write a few sentences to practise your handwriting and spellings. You can choose!

Here are the answers (Answers 1) (Answers 2) to check your work. Did you miss anything? Discuss any mistakes with a grownup. 

This week's spellings: complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different

Maths task

Thank you for your replies to the maths videos, I have listened to you and have made them myself again.

Today you are going to be learning about using place value grids to work with Hundredths. Watch the video and then click on the link (hundredths as decimals) and complete the tasks. There aren't 1,2 or 3 star tasks for this activity, but there are two reasoning tasks at the end of the video for you to complete. 

 

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. You can find the answers to the  worksheet here.

Please also remember to complete your Mathletics and Sparx homework this week.

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

Science Task

Today is our last lesson on 'electricity'. We will be learning about other parts that can be added to an electrical circuit.

Some of you may have used them at school when we were making electrical circuits. Can you see any new parts on the picture below?

New parts

The new parts are the buzzer and the motor. These parts can be used in an electrical circuit. 

Parts 2

Below are examples of how a bulb, a buzzer or a motor can be included in a circuit. They all need a battery to work and the circuits must be complete (no gap) to work.

circuits

In the next circuit, there is an extra part. The extra part is a switch. Do you know what the purpose of the switch is?

switch

The switch allows you to open or close the circuit. If it's closed, the electricity can travel through and the bulb will light up but if the switch is open, there is a gap in the circuit and the bulb will not work. 

switches 2

There are different types of switches. Can you find any of these switches at home? Anything in your house that can be turned on or off has a switch. How may different switches can you find?

You can use this table (Investigating switches) to help you record your findings. 

Please send us some examples of your work. It would be great to see how many different switches you managed to find! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Something for the weekend...

Have you seen the virtual joke book that the staff have created to make you laugh? We hope you enjoy it! :)

 

Friday 17/04/20

Good morning Y4 and welcome to the last day of learning for your first week back. We have seen some super work over the last few days. Make sure you keep sending us examples and enjoy your weekend.

 

English Task

Happy Friday Year 4. Today we will continue to look at poetry. Listen to the poem ‘Things I have been doing lately’ by Allan Ahlberg. Then have a go at reading it aloud yourself

 

Things I Have Been Doing Lately

Things I have been doing lately:

Pretending to go mad

Eating my own cheeks from the inside

Growing taller

Keeping a secret

Keeping a worm in a jar

Keeping a good dream going

Picking a scab on my elbow

Rolling the cat up in a rug

Blowing bubbles in my spit

Making myself dizzy

Holding my breath

Pressing my eyeballs so that I become temporarily blind

Being very nearly ten

Practising my signature….

 

Saving the best till last.

 

Allan Ahlberg

 

Think of some imaginative items for a poem called: Things I did last week. Make these as imaginative as you can, e.g. Last week, I battled a ferocious dragon. Last week, I discovered long-lost treasure. Last week, I invented a contraption for travelling through time.

 

Choose your favourite items and carefully handwrite a version of your poem. When you have finished add an illustration.

 

Fun extension ideas.

  1. Find someone to perform your poem to. Make actions for your verbs so that your performance is dramatic (films of these would be appreciated by your teachers!)
  2. Make a new poem: Things I will do in the future. Be as imaginative as you can!

Spellings - ask an adult to test you on your words from this week

Maths task

There is a slight change to the task layout and the videos, you no longer have to listen to me talk. Watch the video on hundredths and tell me what you think of it. Would you prefer me to do it?

Watch the video and then click on the link (hundredths as decimals) and complete the task as you go along. If you want to, or find the other task too easy, choose either the 1,2 & 3 star sheets. 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. You can find the answers to the first worksheet here. 

Please also remember to complete your Mathletcis and Sparx homework this week.

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

Other curriculum task- 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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxyxfg8

 

 

shading examples

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 16/04/20

Good Morning Year 4! We hope you are looking forward to today's activities.

Many thanks again to those who have shared their work with us. It is so lovely to see all your effort in a range of activities.

English Task

Good morning Year 4. Today we will be looking at some poetry.

First we need to recap the terms Noun, Verb and Adjective.

NOUNS REVISION

Nouns are a person, place or thing: feather, night, bear, words, imagination, rain

Proper Nouns start with a capital letter: Tuesday, Robert, London

A pronoun can replace a noun: he, she, I, it, they

ADJECTIVES REVISION

An adjective describes a noun: bold, bouncy, light, younger, wet, half-made

It can be modified: very bouncy, really wet, quite bold

VERBS REVISION

A verb is a doing or being word: collect, do, is, am, dance, think, run, shout

Verbs usually have tense: collect, collected, will collect

 

I have typed and read the poems for you so you can listen as well as read! Try and have a go at reading them aloud yourselves - we would love to see some performances!

 

 

Younger Brother

He collects bottle tops,

Toilet roll holders,

Dead insects,

Bits of rock and stones

Of interesting shapes and colours,

Half-made models,

Stickers, badges, pencils,

Feathers, germinating seeds,

Used socks (under the bed),

Broken saucers that he never mends,

Torch batteries, glass marbles,

Oh- and friends.

 

Trevor Millum

 

Does this poem remind you of anyone you know?

How many different objects does the brother collect? The word for these objects are nouns.

 

Listen to and then read the poem 'In the Cave' 

In the Cave

When we went to explore

the cave on the shore,

here’s what we found……

a rusty tin,

a bottle with a message in,

an old crumpled treasure map,

a brass badge from a sailor’s cap,

strips of canvas from a sail,

planks from a ship wrecked in a gale,

slimy seaweed, polished stones,

shiny shells and whitened bones.

 

In the cave that’s what we found

Scattered on the sandy ground

 

Sean Forbes

 

Try highlighting or listing the nouns in one colour/list.

Now search for the verbs and highlight those in a different colour/ write in a new list

Finally search for and list/highlight the adjectives

 

Listen to and then read the poem The Teacher’s Day in Bed.

 

Once you have finished see if you can make some more lines – use other animals and what they might do in the classroom. Can you think of three more?

The Teacher’s Day in Bed

Our teacher’s having a day in bed-

She’s sent her pets to school instead!

There’s….

A parrot to read the register,

A crocodile to sharpen the pencils,

A canary to teach singing,

An adder to teach the maths,

An octopus to make the ink,

An elephant to hoover the floor,

An electric eel to make the computer work,

A giraffe to look for trouble at the back,

A tiger to keep order at the front,

A reed bunting (can’t you guess?

to help with reeding, of course!)

A secretary bird to run the office,

A piranha fish to give swimming lessons

(Glad I’m off swimming today!),

A zebra to help with crossing the road,

Oh, and a dragon to cook the sausages.

 

I bet that none of you ever knew

Just how many things a teacher can do!

 

David Orme

 

FUN EXTENSION ACTIVITY: Choose your favourite poem and illustrate it

Spellings: Try and put the words you have learnt this week into sentences- aim to do at least 3.

Maths Task

There is a slight change to the task layout and the videos, you no longer have to listen to me talk. Watch the video on hundredths and tell me what you think of it. Would you prefer me to do it?

Watch the video and then click on the link (hundredths) and complete the task as you go along. If you want to, or find the other task too easy, choose either the 1,2 & 3 star sheets. 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. You can find the answers to the first worksheet here. 

Please also remember to complete your Mathletcis and Sparx homework this week.

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

Other Curriculum Task: Computing

We really enjoyed watching your animations that you created on Purple Mash before Easter.  Watch the video and then see if you can create your own animation using the onion skin function.  If they are as good as the last ones, we are in for a real treat and yours could end up on the school Facebook page or on here.

 

Wednesday 15/04/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another day of learning from home!

We hope you enjoyed the activities yesterday. Thanks to all the children who have sent in messages or examples of their work. We really enjoy that! Remember that you can always send us an email to just say hello or just to tell us which activities you enjoyed doing. It would be great to hear from everyone.

 

English Task

We hope you enjoyed reading the fairy tale yesterday. Please read the story again this morning to remember it well.

Your first task today is to complete the questions if you didn't complete them yesterday. Here are the answers if you want to check your work (Answers).

Your next task is to use a story board (Story board) to make your own version of the story in 6 parts. You can use some words and pictures to tell the story. Please send us a photo of your work. We would love to see your stories!

Here are your spellings for the week. They are words that you should be able to spell before going to Year 5. Some of you may be able to spell them already but it's still good to practise them. Ask someone at home if you are not not sure what the words mean. 

calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle

Maths Task

Here is the first maths task of the week looking at dividing a 2 digit number by 10. I apologise, because I forgot about the Bank Holiday, therefore all my days are out of sync.

Watch the video and then click on the link (Dividing by 10) 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. 

Please also remember to complete your Mathletcis and Sparx homework this week.

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

Other Curriculum Task

Our new Geography topic is focusing on Biomes. We will be looking at their types, locations and climates over the coming weeks.

To help you today we will be first reading and familiarising ourselves with their type before using our map skills to see where the different locations of Biomes are.

Types of Biome

Alpine

Colder climates found at high altitudes in mountain ranges. Populated with coniferous trees such as firs and pines.

Chaparral

Hot and dry like a desert, but has more rain and therefore more plants and animals, including yucca, trees and cacti, coyotes, deer, lizards and jackrabbits.

Deciduous Forest

Warm, wet and mild areas with mainly deciduous trees (those that lose their leaves in the Autumn)

Desert

Deserts are dry; less than 25cm of rain per year. They can be hot and sandy or cold and icy. Both hot and cold deserts can support life as long as it is well adapted, such as cacti and silver ants in hot deserts and penguins in the cold deserts

Desert scrub

Very dry areas of hot deserts that have grasses, herbs and shrubs adapted to living in very dry (arid) areas.

Grasslands

Areas where a variety of grasses grow. There are few other trees or plants apart from near to water sources. The grasslands are very hot places in the summer. Some become extremely cold in the winter.

Rainforest

Warm wet and humid, rainforests are home to half of the world’s species and have dense vegetation (plants) and trees. Rainforest animals include sloths, howler monkeys and jaguars.

Savannah

This is a mixture of grasslands and woodland. There are some trees but they are spread out enough to allow the sunlight to reach the ground and grasses in between. Animals that live here include zebras, giraffes and lions.

Taiga

Very wet and cold, receiving plenty of snow in the winter. Coniferous tress are evergreen and remain green all year round. The soil is not very nutritious so vegetation is limited.

Tundra

Cold, harsh and difficult for vegetation (plants) to survive. Found at the tops of mountains and the North and South Poles. These area are snow covered ad all life here is very hardy, including mosses, birds and mountain goats.

Across the world are many different Biomes. Using the map and key see if you can complete the table below:biome map

Here is a places map to help you work out where each place is. Or you could do a google search for a world map of countries and continents.

map to help

Area

Type of Biome

North Africa

 

Northern Russia

 

India

 

Central Australia

 

Eastern USA

 

UK

 

Tuesday 14/04/20

Good morning year 4 and welcome back!

We hope you all had a lovely break and that you are ready for more learning from home. We have planned more activities for you and really hope that you will find them interesting and enjoy them. We would love to see some of your work, especially after the Easter break so please send your work to Mr Morris and Mrs Blewett today and tomorrow. Have a lovely day and stay safe!

Mrs Morris, Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin

 

 

English Task

This week we will be doing some work on the fairy tale 'The princess and the pea' which was written by Hans Christian Andersen. He was also the author of the short story 'The little match Girl' that we read in class a while ago.

Your first task is to watch 2 versions of the story. Which version do you prefer? Why? Tell someone what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waw0U9tKpW0

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

 

Your next task is to read the story. Just click on the link (The Princess and the Pea). You could read it on your own or ask someone at home to read it to you.

Your last English task today is to answer some of the questions about the story. You can choose to do 5 of them or even better, all of them. You can write down the answers or discuss them with someone at home. I will show you the answers tomorrow if you want to check if you got them right.

Enjoy today's English task!

Maths Task

Here is the first maths task of the week looking at dividing a 1 digit number by 10. I apologise, because I forgot about the Bank Holiday, therefore all my days are out of sync.

Watch the video and then click on the link (Dividing by 10) 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. 

Please also remember to complete your Mathletcis and Sparx homework this week.

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

Science Task

We are going to do a little more work on our topic of 'electricity' today.

When we were at school we made our own electrical circuit. The first one we made looked like this:

simple circuit

Today we are going to learn about electrical conductors and insulators. Something you were not really sure about!

First just watch this short video and play the game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482phttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

So now you know that electrical conductors let the electricity go through a circuit and an insulator doesn't.

Here are examples of insulators and conductors.

examples

Remember that water is an electrical conductor. This means that electricity can travel through water. You must be careful when using water near electricity.

Watch this video about the danger of water and electricity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqb7tyc

Look at the circuits.

Do you think the first one would work? Why?

open circuit

No because there is a gap in the circuit.

What do you think will happen with the next circuit?

coin circuit

The bulb will light up because the coin will let the electricity travel through the circuit.

Your task today is to put the following objects into 2 groups (conductors and insulators). When you have finished why don't you look around the house and find more conductors and insulators to add to your list?

Here are the objects to put into 2 groups:

plastic spoon, paper clip, piece of string, metal spoon, ruler, 10p coin, pencil, piece of paper, foil, 2p coin, piece of wood, plastic toy car, piece of card, drawing pin, nail, piece of card

It would be great if you could send us your work so we can have a look at it. Enjoy!

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!