Year 4 Home Learning Resources UPDATED FOR 13/07/20

Every week 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.

Food For Thought #1

It's a brand new half term! Find out what skills we will be learning about in our new topic 'Food for Thought':

Summer 2 Jigsaw- Food for Thought!

Our Knowledge Organiser gives you a snapshot of key information to help you this half term: 

Food for Thought Knowledge Organiser

Here are your new spellings for this half term:

Summer 2 Spellings Overview

Please click here for a potential timetable you could follow to help structure your week:

Y4 Suggested Timetable

 

Week Beginning: 13.07.2020

We absolutely love seeing your work and have started adding your pictures to our Year 4 page. Please keep tweeting and emailing them to us.

Stay safe!

Miss Jackson, Mrs Kilday and Miss Walker J

 

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You can download this page as a pdf. here: 13.07.20 Year 4 Home Learning (please note this will not download the maths worksheets)

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Week Beginning: 13.07.2020- Reading-Linked Tasks

Take a look at the front cover.

What do you think the book will be about?

What things can you see on the front cover? 

What sort of story will it be?

Who might enjoy it?

What might be considered ‘something else’?

Predict what you think might happen in the story.

 

Listen to the story and then answer the VIPERS questions based on Page 1 and 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEWDsOql14I

 

  • Why do you think the author chose to tell us the hill was windy?
  • What words do you think Something Else would use to describe himself?
  • What does it mean to belong?

 

  • What might be no fun about living up the hill?
  • Why might Something Else live at the top of a hill?
  • How does Something Else know others don’t consider him normal?
  • Why won’t anyone let Something Else join in?

 

  • Predict whether Something Else will ever be accepted.

 

  • Why is Something Else capitalised?
  • How does the author make you feel sorry for Something Else?

 

  •  Where does Something Else live?
  • How does Something Else get to his house?
  • What things has Something Else tried to do with the others?

  • What is your first impression of Something Else and why? Use no more than thirty words.

 

 

Week Beginning: 13.07.2020- Comprehension Tasks:

Comprehension – Famous Landmarks - 13.07.2020

Comprehension – Greek Gods - 13.07.2020

 

 

 

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.

 

Websites

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 .

 

Accelerated Reader

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:

Accelerated Reader Access Information

 

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

 

Week Beginning: 13.07.2020- Writing Task

To write a newspaper report.

To write a recount.

1. Features of a recount:

Read these two types of recounts:

What are the two different types of recounts called?

What similarities can you spot?

What differences can you see?

What are the features of a recount?

Can you identify any of these features in the 2 recounts?

  • Uses the past tense
  • Uses first person pronouns (I, we, my etc)
  • Uses time conjunctions
  • Uses inverted commas to show direct speech
  • Describe the writer’s point of view and feelings
  • Uses ambitious describing words
  • Includes opinions (e.g. I think, I feel, I believe)

 

 

2. Tenses:

What tense is used in a recount?

Can you write the past tense for these present tense words?                            

  • Sit
  • Think
  • Skip
  • Learn
  • Play
  • Walk
  • Keep
  • Laugh

         

3. Planning your recount:

You are going to be writing a recount about your time in lock down. You might want to choose a specific week/day/event in lock down to share.

 

To plan your recount, create a road map for the time you wish to write about (similar to the ones we created for our recount about Whitemoor Lakes. You can draw icons and write notes of what you did during that day and you can even draw facial expressions of how you felt.

 

4. Planning your introduction:

Can you complete the 5W’s questions for the introductory paragraph for your recount- remember to write this in the past tense?

 

Who

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What

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Where

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When

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Why

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5. Conjunctions:

Co-ordinating conjunctions:

Function: To join two independent clauses together. An independent clause is a part of a sentence that makes complete sense by itself. Each independent clause could be it’s own sentence.

 

Subordinating conjunctions:

 

Function: To join an independent clause to a dependent clause. A dependent clause gives a bit of extra information and does not make sense independently.

 

Using the conjunctions fans above, can you write 5 sentences for each type of conjunction using your planning for Day 1. Can you underline the conjunction used?

 

 

6. Writing your recount:

Using your planning map and your introduction planning, can you now write your recount for your lockdown experience? You can write it as a diary entry or a news paper article.

 

Mathematics

Times Tables

Please spend 10-15 minutes each day on Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

You are expected to know all of your multiplication and division facts up to and including 12x12 by the end of year 4.

 

Daily Learning

We follow the White Rose scheme of learning in school so it’s fantastic that they have created so many resources for you to continue your learning at home.

A regular daily learning routine will help you; we therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day.

This plan shows the work that you will cover, week by week. If you have missed prior weeks, please go back and complete these first. (Please see the new White Rose Maths folder on the Home Learning page for your Year Group)

Just follow these easy steps…

  1. Click on the set of lessons for your year group at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
  2. Watch the video (either on your own or with an adult).
  3. Find a calm space where you can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Complete the corresponding Premium Worksheet below (these will be updated every Friday for the following week).
  5. Check your answers with an adult. If you made any mistakes, see if you can work out where you went wrong.
  6. Tweet us your amazing work! J We are looking to add some pictures of your work to our school website.

 

This week's Maths Challenge:

Maths Challenge: 13.07.2020

Fifteen Cards Year 4

I have fifteen cards numbered 1− 15.
I put down seven of them on the table in a row.

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The numbers on the first two cards add to 15.
The numbers on the second and third cards add to 20.
The numbers on the third and fourth cards add to 23.
The numbers on the fourth and fifth cards add to 16.
The numbers on the fifth and sixth cards add to 18.
The numbers on the sixth and seventh cards add to 21.

What are my cards?
Can you find any other solutions?

How do you know you've found all the different solutions?

 

 

Other Subjects:

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE!

Y4 Construction Challenge

 

PE

PE Home Learning Opportunities - Use this link

Use this document to find a wide range of PE activities you can do with your child, ranging from:

  • REAL PE workouts
  • Workouts
  • Dance
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Movement and Mindfulness
  • Cooking (Nutrition)

 

Science

Please follow this link to find a range of fun Science activities based around our topic of States of Matter:

Y4 Science Activities - States of Matter

 

Computing

Please see the following document to help you with some ideas and activities whilst working at home with your children.

Computing Ideas – Use this link

 

Archived Home Learning:

Week Beginning 13.07.20

Reading and Writing Home Learning - 13.07.2020

Comprehension – Famous Landmarks - 13.07.2020

Comprehension – Greek Gods - 13.07.2020

Maths Challenge – Fifteen Cards - 13.07.2020

 

Week Beginning 06.07.20

Reading and Writing Home Learning - 06.07.2020

Comprehension – Making A Mountain - 06.07.2020

Comprehension - Perseus - 06.07.2020

Maths Challenge – School Fair Necklaces - 06.07.2020

 

Week Beginning 29.06.20

29.06.20 Year 4 Home Learning

Maths Challenge - Zios and Zepts - 29.06.2020

 

Home Learning- 15.06.2020

Home Learning- 01.06.2020

Home Learning- 11.05.2020

Home Learning- 27.04.2020