Year 4 Home Learning Resources
Year 4 Home Learning Resources UPDATED 11/5/20
Every two weeks we will be updating these pages with new ideas to use with your children at home. Please note all of these activities are recommendations and are simply suggestions to help you during this difficult time.
Find out what skills Year 4 will be learning this half term, along with Home Learning ideas:
Our Knowledge Organiser gives you a snapshot of key information to help you this half term:
Please click here for a potential timetable you could follow to help structure your week:
We really, really miss you all and can’t wait to see you all soon.
Miss Jackson, Mrs Kilday and Miss Walker
Fortnight Beginning: 11/5/20
Fortnight Beginning: 11/05/20
Please email or tweet us any work you are proud of. J
Reading and Writing Focus Tasks
We do not expect you to complete every task on the sheet, but of course, you can if you wish!
Watch the Toy Story 4 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmiIUN-7qhE
1. Use the first 30 seconds of the clip to answer these questions. You will need to use your retrieval and inference skills.
- Why is it humorous when Woody says that Bonnie made a new friend in class?
- What is the name of the toy that Bonnie makes?
- Why do you think Bonnie’s new toy falls over? Can you infer how he was feeling?
- What does the hedgehog toy describe Bonnie’s new toy as?
- Buzz says, “Woody, we have a situation!” What is the situation he is talking about?
2. Look at this bank of vocabulary. Use a dictionary (you can find one online if you don’t have one) to find the definitions of the words. Decide which words you think describe Forky, and which words describe Woody.
IDEA: Print off (or draw) an outline of each character and write the adjectives inside – add your own adjectives to describe the characters too!
3. Write a summary of the film trailer using the bullet points below to help you. Remember, you only need to include the most important parts. Do any of the bullet points below include irrelevant details that do not need to be included?
- Bonnie creates Forky
- Forky has red pipe cleaner arms
- Forky meets all of Bonnie’s toys
- Forky tries to escape
- Forky says he was made for soup, salad, maybe salad and then the trash
- Woody goes on a mission to find Forky
- Woody goes to a toy shop to meet Bo
- Woody and Forky see try to get home to Bonnie
4. Use your inference skills to compare how Forky feels at the beginning and end of the trailer. How does the friendship between Forky and Woody develop throughout the clip? Make sure you justify your inferences using evidence from the clip.
I can infer that Forky is feeling… because I can see…
1. Write a set of instructions on how to make your very own Forky using the checklist to help you.
- List of materials/equipment
- Short, clear sentences
- Numbers to show the chronological sequence
- Imperative (bossy) verbs (e.g. cut, stick)
IDEA: Make your own toy using household items. Write another set of instructions for your own toy.
2. Write a setting description of the fairground from Woody’s perspective using the picture and checklist to guide your writing. Remember, you need to paint a picture in the reader’s head.
- Description of the 5 senses
- Expanded noun phrases (e.g. the magical, thrilling fairground)
- Similes (e.g. the fairground was like an explosion of joy and delight)
- Personification (e.g. the rollercoaster screamed excitedly down the tracks)
Extension – Write another setting description from Forky’s perspective. Would he think it looks exciting, or would he find it frightening?
Reading at home
Junior Book Club
Don’t forget that you can watch some of your teachers reading class novels three times a week. Check your parent mail for the logins to our reading YouTube channel. Mrs Eccles is reading Matilda. Miss Pipkin is reading The Creakers. Mrs Mutch is reading Malamander. Mr Hill is reading The Explorer. Mr Uppal is reading Harry Potter. Mr Roberts and Mrs Welch are reading a variety of children’s bedtime stories and Ms Keight is reading Mr Stink.
We have added https://readon.myon.co.uk/ to the junior home learning page. This is a fantastic free resource, which we signposted you to a few weeks ago as it links to Accelerated Reader, which we use in school. It provides digital versions of over 7000 books and 5 daily news articles for pupils of all ages and abilities. There is also the option for books and articles to be read aloud to the children, ambitious vocabulary is highlighted and there is a link to an online dictionary. The benefits of daily reading are huge: young people that read daily are 4 times more likely to read above the level expected for their age compared with those that do not read daily. Children can carry out their Accelerated Reader quizzes at home (you must use the link on the website to access the site).
There are also a variety of virtual reading ebooks on the Oxford Owl website, which you might choose to use www.oxfordowl.co.uk .
Additional reading resources, such as recommended reads for ages 7-9 and 9-11 and Book Bingo for stories, text types and authors can be found here: Reading Resources
Maths Home Learning
Times Table Rockstar Inter-Schools Competition! 6/5 - 22/5
Over the next 2 weeks, we would like you to log on to Rockstars and help your school battle against other schools in our Top of the Rocks Competition. http://www.ttrockstars.com
White Rose daily learning
Lessons do not need to be done daily but are there to assist any home learning you choose to do. This will be updated as soon as more become available to us.
You can access lessons here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
And the corresponding worksheets and answers here: https://www.boldmere.bham.sch.uk/curriculum/ks2/mathematics
(School has a Premium subscription so you do not need to get your own.)
- You do not need to complete the tasks each day but please do not ‘skip ahead’ to the next step as they build on from each other.
- You may choose to recap your learning from a previous year, however it is vital that you do not move onto the next year group’s learning. Instead, visit http://www.nrich.maths.org for Greater Depth challenges.
Each lesson includes a video, activity and answers. Please tweet us any of your fantastic work! Again, please recap your learning by looking back at previous year group’s lessons.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE!
Use the following instructions to help you access Accelerated Reader, where you can read a wide range of books and complete quizzes once you have finished the books.
All details and login information can be found below:
Use this document to find a wide range of PE activities you can do with your child, ranging from:
- REAL PE workouts
- Health and Wellbeing
- Movement and Mindfulness
- Cooking (Nutrition)
Please follow this link to find a range of fun Science activities based around our topic of States of Matter:
Also: Super Science Fun!
Please see the following document to help you with some ideas and activities whilst working at home with your children.
ARCHIVED HOME LEARNING- Prior week's learning
Year 4 Archived Home Learning Documents