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Welcome to the Year 4 Page!

The information below is for parents, carers and children to help them with home learning.

 

Try and do a little bit each day:

  • 30 minutes Maths
  • 30 minutes Writing
  • 30 minutes Reading
  • 30 minutes creative
  • 30 minutes physical activity 

 

Take a look at our lockdown work

Activities for week beginning 13th July:

 

History:

  • Find out about how the Anglo Saxon and Viking Rule came to an end. Find out about the battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. (See attachments).

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/z8q487h

PHSE:

  • Have a think about the things you have achieved through out your time in year 4 (before and during lockdown) and design yourself a medal to congratulate yourself.

 

  • Write a list of things that you want to achieve during your time in year 5 and keep it some where safe.

 

Maths:

Mental maths:

  • Timestables Rockstars.

https://ttrockstars.com/page/londonrocks2020

 

NUMBOTS (TTRS partner app focussed on Number bonds). Children use their TTRS logins.

 

https://numbots.com

 

• Solve the Sports Day Mystery: (See attachment)

Reading:

  • Complete the Battle of Hastings comprehension. (See attachment - pick the level that suits you.)

 

  • Continue to read every day. Browse through this list for some books that you want to read over the summer holidays. Be adventurous and pick some new authors.

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-books-9-11/

Writing:

  • Spellings: Homophones. Words that sound the same but are spelt differently. (See attachment.)

 

  • Write a speech as if you were the William The Conqueror. What will you tell your new people? What will you promise them? How will you get them to support you?

Art:

  • Find out about the Bayeux Tapestry. Choose a section of the Bayeux Tapestry to draw. See if you can copy the style.  (See attachments.)

Science:

• Revising habitats. (See attachments.)

Keeping Active:

As it would normally have been sports day during this term, see if you can challenge yourself to improving your performance in sporting events. How fast can you run 50 m? Try it a couple of times. Can you increase your speed? Try out a standing long jump. Measure your jump. Keep your feet together and land with your feet together. Swing your arms to propel yourself forward. Use a small soft ball (or make one from balled up socks). How far can you throw it? Long distance run. Run around the edge of the park. Time yourself. Can you improve your time?

Don’t forget to drink water.

Activities for week beginning 6th July:

 

History:

• Find out about Danelaw.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/viking/settle.html

 

  • Find out about Viking religion. Which gods did they worship? (See attachment.)

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/viking/religion.html

Maths:

Mental maths:

  • Timestables Rockstars. TTRS London competition launches next week with prizes & certificates.

https://ttrockstars.com/page/londonrocks2020

 

NUMBOTS (TTRS partner app focussed on Number bonds). Children use their TTRS logins.

 

https://numbots.com

 

  • Bar code addition: Find bar codes on different things around the house. How quickly can you add up the numbers in your head. (Top tip: look for your near doubles and number bonds to speed you up.) Which bar code makes the smallest / highest total?

 

  • Dividing by 10 and 100: Make 100 and 1000 numbers from digit cards. Divide by 10 or 100. Put your answers in size order.

 

 

  • Keeping skills sharp: Complete these flashback cards. (See attachment.)

 

Revising Fractions Week 2:

 

  • Adding and subtracting fractions / subtracting from whole amounts / fractions of amounts. (See attachments.)

Reading:

• Quick comprehensions. (See attachment.)

 

• Continue to read every day and this week think about predicting. Stop after each chapter and have a think about what might happen next. Use evidence from the text to support your thinking e.g I predict that Kali will break something really expensive because his mum has given him lots of warnings about playing football in the house. Write down your predictions and see if they come true as you read on.

Writing:

  • Spellings: All our spelling words this week follow the ‘double the final consonant’ rule. (See attachment.)

 

Hopping    cutting    stopped     beginning   travelling    tapped     admitted    

skipped    biggest    cancelled    sunny         preferred   grinned    running        stepped

 

  • What is Poetry?  Find out about different types of poetry. (See attachment.)
  • Kennings are a type of poetry that the Vikings wrote. (They weren’t all about the battles.)  (See attachment).

Art:

  • Find out about the Jelling style of art that vikings practised. Create your own mythical creature and draw it in the style of the the viking art. (See attachment.)

Science:

• Revising the digestive system and looking after your teeth. (See attachments.)

Keeping Active:

 

Around the sock challenge:

 

https://primarypeplanning.com/home-pe-ks2-activities/.

 

Don’t forget to drink water.

Activities for week beginning 27th June:

 

History:

  • Who were the Vikings? Record your information in a zig zag book. (See attachment.)

 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3gjmnb

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-vikings-animation/zhrygwx

 

  • How do we know about the Vikings?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwv3cdm

 

  • Find out about Viking longboats:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgmxpv4

 

Geography:

 

  • Locate where Vikings came from and where they travelled to. (See attachment.)

 

  • Find out about a Viking settlement. Why did they choose this place to settle?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqbg9j6

Maths:

Mental maths:

• Timestables Rockstars. TTRS London competition launches next week with prizes & certificates.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/page/londonrocks2020

 

We now have an active subscription to NUMBOTS (TTRS partner app focussed on Number bonds). Children use their TTRS logins.

 

https://numbots.com

 

Times by 10 and 100. Make digit card 0 - 9 and some x 10 and x100 function cards. Turn over 3 digit cards to make a 100 number. Now turn over a function card. Can you solve the sum? Shuffle the cards and repeat. Keep a note of the answers. Which is the largest number you have made. Challenge: Turn over 4 cards to make 1000 number. Make decimal numbers.

 

• Keeping skills sharp: Complete these flashback cards. (See attachment.)

 

Revising Fractions:

• Make fraction pairs cards e.g. 3/4 & 6/8,  1/2 & 10/20,  1/4 & 4/16. Shuffle them and turn upside down. Turn over two at a time - are they equivalent? How quickly can you find the pairs? Take one away without looking then see if you can find the odd one out.

 

•  Complete maths sheets on Fractions. (See attachment.)

Reading:

 

  • Complete the Viking comprehension and Longship comprehension. (See attachment.)

 

  • Follow the Viking Myth on BBC Bitesize.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-viking-sagas-1/zrnd92p

 

  • Continue to read every day and this week think about suspense. How does the author create suspense? What techniques have been used?

Writing:

 

  • Spellings: ous words. Activity and word search. (See attachment.)

 

Poisonous    famous   

dangerous     mountainous        

nervous         adventurous        

furious          spacious         

various          glorious 

glamorous     humorous    

 mysterious   luxurious          

harmonious 

 

 

  • Planning and writing a Myth. Use the planning sheet to map out your ideas. Write your myth using complex sentences and exciting vocabulary. Don’t forget to build suspense. (See attachments.)

Art and D.T.:

 

  • Make a Viking longboat from a plastic milk bottle or juice carton. Research figure heads and flags to embellish your model. (See attachment.)

Science:

 

Human impact. Watch BBC live lesson power point and complete the activity sheet. (See attachments.)

Keeping Active:

 

Dance: Join the Challenge. Learn some latin and hip hop moves. Don’t forget to drink water.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y6bIbr-Hn0

Activities for week beginning 22nd June:

 

Geography:

• Settlements: Find out about the key vocabulary used to describe different settlements. 

Hamlet, village, town, city, conurbation, ports, market towns, resort. Watch the bitesize clip below to help you understand the terms.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx72pv4/articles/zrbvjhv

 

• Settlements start in different places for different reasons. As they grow they can create different shapes: Nucleated, Linear, Dispersed, Isolated. (See attachment.)

 

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/settlement-patterns

 

History:

  • What did the Anglo-Saxons believe?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zs3gcdm

 

• Learn about the Anglo-Saxon alphabet - Runes. Use it to write secret messages. (See attachment.)

Maths:

Mental maths:

• Timestables Rockstars.

  • Adding 1000: Make cards for the digits 0 -9. Turn over 4 random cards - say the number. Set a 30 sec timer and keep adding 1000 until the timer goes. How many new numbers did you manage to make? Shuffle the cards make a new number and repeat. Are you getting quicker?
  • Subtracting 1000: Use the same cards but make a 5 digit number. Set the timer and count back in 1000s. How many new numbers did you manage to make? What was your finishing number? Make a note. What’s the lowest number you can get to after several rounds?

• Keeping skills sharp: Complete these flashback cards. (See attachment.)

 

Revising Area:

• What is area? The amount of space that a 2d shape takes up. It is measured in squares. You can work out the area of squares and rectangles by multiplying the width by the length (w x l). The answer is given in squares e.g. cm2 / m2. Estimate which floor in your home has the largest area and which has the smallest? Measure the length and width of each room by using your feet (walking heel to toe). Multiply the numbers - and find the area. What could you call this unit of measurement?

 

•  Complete maths sheets on area. (See attachment.)

Reading:

• Complete the quick comprehensions about Anglo saxons. (See attachments.)

 

• Continue to read every day and this week investigate other stories by the same author. Do they stick to one theme? Do they always write for the same age group? Do they write stories with the same character? Do they write each book in a similar style? What was the first book they managed to publish? Find authors that write similar themed books. Make a list other stories by the same author that you want to read next.

Writing:

• Spellings: when ch says sh. (See attachment).

 

chef             chalet    

machine      brochure   

parachute    crochet   

quiche         moustache    

chandelier   chaperone

 

• Grammar: Can you remember what these are: adverbial, preposition, determiners and noun phrases? Can you remember the rules for apostrophes? Complete the task to brush up on your grammar skills. (See attachment.)

Art:

Making jewellery: Remind yourself about the Anglo Saxon Jewellery designs. Cut circles of tin foil. Use a pencil to press into the foil to transfer your Anglo Saxon designs. Turn over the foil and it will look embossed. (Top tip: Rest your foil on to a pad of paper or thick card so the design comes out better). Carefully wrap the foil over a disc cut from card and add a safety pin on the back. (See attachment for further ideas.)

Science:

 

Revising the water cycle. Take a look at this guide on bbc bitesize:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39

 

Complete the activity sheet. (See attachment.)

Activities for week beginning 15th June:

 

Geography and History:

 

• The Anglo Saxons influenced life in Britain in many ways.  We can still see evidence of this today in the place names we use. Read the power point presentation and the vocabulary list. Then complete the sheet and locate the places on the map. Can you make up any new names using the list? Which of these names will you call your new Saxon village that you created last week. (See attachments.)

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars. 

 

• Near doubles: Can you work out 26 + 25 quickly? What was your strategy? Double 25 is 50 + 1. Work out these ones using the same strategy. 42 + 43 / 32 + 33 / 140 + 141. Try some of your own. How quick can you be? Challenge: Try 45 + 42  / 32 + 34 / 145 + 140

 

Revising Perimeter:

• Find the perimeter (the distance all the way around the edge of a shape) of things around your home e.g. table, sink, rug, window. If you don’t have a tape measure you can use handspans / forks / books to measure with or invent your own unit of measure. Estimate what the perimeter will be, get other members of your family to estimate too. Then measure. Who was closest? Keep a chart.

 

• Go for a walk and measure the perimeter of a park or around the block by using strides. Keep a record. 

 

• Complete sheets on perimeter. (See attachments).

Reading:

 

• Myths and Legends: Find out what a Myth is? (See Bitesize clip and attachment checklist.)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx339j6/articles/ztxwsrd

 

 • Find out about Beowolf (an Anglo Saxon epic poem), a legend with some mythical elements. Read the power point and answer the questions as you go. (See Power point.)

 

• Can you put the events of the Beowulf story in chronological order? Draw a picture to illustrate that part of the story too. (See attachment - 3 levels.)

 

• Continue to read every day and this week think about the story arc. How does your story build through key events? What is the main problem in the story? How does it get resolved?

Writing:

 

• Spellings: Sc words. (See attachment.)

Science                   scene    

discipline                fascinate    

crescent                  ascend   

muscle                    scented    

scenic                     scissors    

scientist                  descent   

discipline                adolescent

 

• Write some ‘Boasts’ that Beowulf made. If you were an Anglo Saxon warrior, what boasts would you make to get ready for a battle? (See attachment.)

 

• Character description: Write a description of a character from Beowulf. Try to use expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. (See attachment.)

Music:

 

• Learn the song Doh Ray Me. Notice that the first note of each line of the song is one step higher than the last. Use hand signals from the sheet attached as you sing with the video. Can you keep up in the fast part? (See attachment.)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drnBMAEA3AM&safe=active (the movie clip)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k33ZQ4I4p24&safe=active (the words to sing along)

Science:

 

• Revising Electricity: Why not watch the BBC live lesson on Electricity to revise.  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/get-scientific-live-lesson/zdtg8xs

 

• Complete activity. (See attachment.)

Keeping Active:

• Try out these dance routines:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D80LZz2WkZs&safe=active

Activities for week beginning 8th June:

 

Geography and History:

 

Geography: When the Angles, Jutes and Saxons arrived in Britain and decided to settle, how did they choose a good place to settle? Look at the pictures and think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of living in this place. (See attachment.)

 

History: Find out all about an Anglo Saxon village. What sort of buildings did they have? How were they made? What were they used for? (See attachment.)

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/houses.htm

 

Geography: Mapping: Use the grid to draw out a plan of your new settlement. What buildings will you need? How will you use your land? Can you show it as an aerial view (birds eye view). Use symbols and colours to represent the different parts of your settlement and create a key. Link to your maths lesson. (See attachment.)

 

Learn what these key geographical words mean and learn to spell them:

 

Plateau    Valley    Plain    Coast    Location

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars. 

 

• Practice adding 99 and 98 to different numbers by adding 100 and adjusting by taking off 1 e.g. 234 + 99  =  (234 + 100) – 1.   How does it work if you take away 99? Write an explanation of how that works.

 

• Challenge: Start with number 345. Keep adding 999 (Hint: use the adjustment method above). Will you land on the number 11,332? Set your own challenge.

 

• Revise your skills by checking out these videos:

 

Tenths as Decimals: https://vimeo.com/425565433

Divide 1 digit by 10: https://vimeo.com/42556562

 

Shape – Coordinates, position and movement on a grid:

Learn to read and write coordinates. Remember to read the horizontal scale before the vertical scale (along the corridor and up the stairs). 

Use the coordinates grid from your geography lesson. Write down the coordinates for key parts of your Saxon village.

Complete lessons 1 - 4. (See attachment.)

Reading: 

• Comprehension – Premium Property for Sale. (See attachment.)

 

• Continue to read every day and this week collect some complex sentences that you really like. How have they added to the main clause?  

Writing:

• Spellings: Different ways to make ‘ai’ sound.

 

Vein               weigh         eight     

neighbour     they            obey   

reindeer        veil            freight     

prey               beige         reign   

survey           sleigh         convey

 

Can you work out what part of the word makes the long ‘ai’ sound?  How many different ways is it written? (See attachment).

Can you use each one correctly in a sentence to show you know the meaning? Can you make your sentences complex by using a conjunction? E.g.

The neighbour worked hard in the garden until all the weeds were removed.

 

• Talk for Writing Unit – Mission impossible (See attachment).

Design and Technology:

Make an Anglo Saxon hut. Use your information from your history research to help you. What will you use? (recycled cardboard / sticks from the park / string) How will you make it stable? Can you make it so you can lift off the roof to look inside?

 

Science:

Revising Sound: What would it be like to be unable to hear?  Take a look at the video link below at watch what happens to the Dr Chris from Operation Ouch when they visit an anechoic chamber.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcMjxXpo0SM

 

 Complete the sound investigation. (See attachment.)

Keeping Active:

• Try out this dance work out:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/dance-la-bomba/

 

 

Additional lessons are available from Oak National Academy and bitesize:

https://www.thenational.academy

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

Activities for week beginning 1st June:

 

This half term our topic will be Invaders and Settlers which focuses on what happened in Britain after the Romans left and looks at the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. 

 

History:

What happened after the Romans left? 

Who were the Anglo Saxons? Where did they come from? Why did they want to invade?

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/timeline.htm

 

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars. 

• Practice doubling numbers to 100. How quick can you be? What mental strategy are you using? Challenge: Try out doubling some decimal numbers too. 

 

Identifying Angles:

Angle hunt: Look around your home and see how many right angles (90°), acute angles (less than 90°) and obtuse angles (more than 90° but less than 180°) you can find.

Complete lesson 1 and 2 on identifying, comparing and ordering angles. (See attachment.)

 

Shapes:

Triangles: Learn about scalene, equilateral and isosceles triangles. Learn how to spell the words. 

Challenge: Can you make an accurate equilateral triangle using only a ruler pencil and paper? Remember all angles and all sides must be exactly the same. (Hint: How could you use a right angled triangle to do this?)

Complete lesson 3 on identifying and reasoning about triangles. (See attachment.)

 

Quadrilaterals: Learn the terms rhombus, parallelogram, trapezium, rectangle, square. Learn how to spell these words.

Make a word card for each of the shapes, shuffle and turn upside down. Turn over one card at a time and race a partner – how quickly can you cut out the correct shape? Whose shape is most accurate?

I’m thinking of a shape. It has 2 sets of parallel lines. 2 acute angles and 2 obtuse angles. Opposite sides are the same length but adjacent sides are not the same length. What is my shape? Now write your own puzzles for other people in your house. Can they guess your answer?

Complete lesson 4 on identifying quadrilaterals. (See attachment.)

Reading: 

• Anglo Saxon reading comprehension. There are 3 levels so choose the one that you think suits you best. Answers are included. (See attachment).

 

• Continue to read every day and this week write some interview questions for your main character.

Writing:

• Spellings: 

myth                calypso

lyrics                mystery

oxygen            physics

symbol             crystal

syrup                system

typical              cryptic

cymbal             pyramid

symmetrical

Can you use each one correctly in a sentence to show you know the meaning? Can you make your sentences complex by adding in a drop in clause with commas? E.g.

The cymbal, found in the music room, was returned to the drum kit.

 

• Talk for Writing Unit – Amazing Aliens. (See attachment or click on the link below.) I have made a donation as requested on the first page.

 

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Y4-Maria-Aliens.pdf

Art:

Learn about Anglo Saxon Jewellery. Practice the different designs. Create their own Anglo Saxon emblem. (See attachment.)

Science:

This terms Science is about revising topics they have studied this year with a particular focus on collecting, presenting and interpreting data.

 

Review solids, liquids and gases. Describe the differences between solids, liquids and gases and think of some examples of each.

 

Set up your own investigation about melting.

E.g. Putting ice cubes in different places and timing how long they take to melt. Making ice cubes from different liquids – which will melt the quickest?

 

Make predictions. Make observations. Record your findings. Draw conclusions – why did this happen?

 

Investigate the density of liquids. (See attachment.)

Keeping Active:

• Try out this dance work out:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/dance-la-bomba/

 

Additional lessons are available from Oak National Academy and bitesize:

 

https://www.thenational.academy

 

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

Activities for week beginning 18th May:

 

History:

• Why did the Romans build Hadrian’s Wall?

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/hadrianswall.htm

 

• Why did the Romans leave Britain?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DrzIdOWzlc

 

• Find out about the impact of the Romans on our lives in Britain today. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/z2dr4wx

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars. 

Please could you supervise your children logging in and out of Rockstars at the beginning and end of each session, and ensure they are only using their own account. We have had to change some children’s passwords recently. Thank you.

 

Review Roman Numerals: 

• Complete sheet. (See attachment.)

 

• Make Roman numeral matching cards e.g. XVIII  /  18. How quickly can you match them up? Take one away without looking – match them up to find which one is missing.

 

• Make a clock face with Roman numerals instead of numbers and add moving hands. Use it to practise telling the time.

 

Statistics:

• Complete 4 White Rose Maths lessons. (See attachments.)

 

• Gather information over the week on how many minutes exercise you do each day. Present the information in a chart. Write some questions about the information e.g. On which day did you do the most exercise? Challenge: Keep track of someone elses exercise over the week. Can you put both pieces of information into a chart? What do you notice?

 

 

Reading: 

•  Hadrian’s Wall Comprehension (See attachment).

 

• Continue to read every day and this week write a letter to the author explaining what you liked the best about their book, which character you liked and why, what made you laugh / scared. Ask questions about where they got their ideas from, and what their next project is going to be. 

Writing:

• Spellings: gue / que

 

league            tongue

antique           unique

dialogue         catalogue

vague             boutique

cheque           mosque

baroque          technique

plague            colleague

picturesque

 

• Talk for Writing Unit – The King of the Fishes. This unit of work follows our usual teaching sequence for writing. Try a little bit of the booklet each day. (See attachment.)

Science:

• Make a poster to encourage children to look after their teeth. Include lots of information about how to brush them, what to eat, foods we should avoid, visiting the dentist. Make it bright and use pictures to illustrate. Look at the link below for ideas.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/take-care-of-your-teeth-and-gums/

 

• Discover the different types of teeth that different mammals have. Make a sorting diagram to sort mammals into herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. Try and find out about some unusual mammals.

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/food-chains/types-teeth/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z846gdm

 

Keeping Active:

• Try out this work out:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhCM0C6GnrY

Activities for week beginning 11th May:

 

History / Geography: Roman Architecture

 

• Find out about Roman Architecture especially their use of arches and aqueducts. Are there any examples that still exist today? 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zq49wmn

 

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

 

• Plan out your own Roman town and label your buildings – what buildings would you include? Link back to last week - how did the Romans like to spend their time? (See attachment.)

Design and Technology Challenge:

• Use recycled card / paper / plastics to build a sturdy aqueduct to transport water from one place to another just like the Romans.

 

OR

 

• Use recycled card / paper / plastics to build an amphitheatre that has 2 storeys. Experiment with arches to see how strong you can make your structure. Check out the link to find more information:

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/amplitheatre.htm

 

 

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars. 

Please could you supervise your children logging in and out of Rockstars at the beginning and end of each session to ensure they are only using their own account. We have had to change some children’s passwords recently. Thank you.

 

Time: 

• Estimating time – ask someone to time different times such as a minute / 5 seconds / 30 seconds etc. Put your hand up when you think that time is up. How close were you? Can you get more accurate?

 

• Time yourself doing different activities. How many jumping jacks in 30 secs? How long can you hold in plank position? How quick can you tie a shoe lace? Set challenges for others and keep a chart of everyone’s time.

 

• Reading an analogue clock: Get people to ask you the time throughout day – how quickly can you work it out?

 

• Make some matching time cards and play pairs e.g. decade / 10 years, fortnight / 2 weeks, 60 seconds / 1 minute, 24 hours / 1 day, 1 year / 365 days.  Make some challenging ones e.g. 1 day / 1440 minutes, 1 week /? hours.

 

• Learn this rhyme:

 

Thirty days hath September, 

AprilJune and November. 

All the rest have thirty-one, 

Excepting February alone,

And that has twenty-eight days clear 

And twenty-nine in each leap year.

 

• Complete 4 White Rose Maths lessons. (See attachments).

Reading: 

• What did Romans do in their spare time? (See attachment).

 

• Continue to read every day and this week collect some exciting words used by the author. What do they mean? Can you think of another word that is similar? Why do you think the author chose to use it?

Writing:

• Spellings:

  • Continue to work through the key word spellings at the centre of your Reading Journal. 

Practise these time words this week:

 

Calendar           millennium                   

Century            recent

Early                 decade

February           fortnight

Minute             Wednesday

 

• Sentence building. (See attachment.)

Science:

• Try out a practical science activity based on the digestive system:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf339j6/articles/zrm48mn

 

• Plan out a healthy menu for your family for a day. How will the different foods help your body to be healthy?

 

Keeping Active:

Create your own exercise / dance routine. Think about each part of the body that needs exercise. Which music will you choose? Teach it to someone else. (Don’t forget to give them instructions, help them count the beats and give them lots of encouragement like a real instructor).

Activities for week beginning 4th May:

 

History:

• Find out about what the Romans did for entertainment e.g. the baths, feasts, theatre, gladiators. Make notes as you read.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/entertainment.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zy98q6f

https://www.romanobritain.org/2-arl_life/arl_roman_leisure_time.php

 

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars

• Mental Addition: Adding to the next whole number. Write decimal numbers on cards. Turn each one over – how quickly can you work out what to add to the next number? 

E.g. 1.2 + 0.8 = 2 /  3.75 + 0.25 = 4     Time yourself!

 

Money: 

• Pounds and pence, ordering, estimating, money and 4 operations? (See 4 lesson attachments with answers). 

Reading: 

• Roman Leisure Comprehension (See attachment).

 

• Continue to read every day and think about the main characters. How does the author develop the characters? Draw a picture of the characters and annotate with words and phrases from the text that give evidence about what the characters are like. 

Writing:

• Spellings:

  • Continue to work through the key word spellings at the centre of your Reading Journal. 
  • On line spelling games.

 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-5454.htm

 

• Gladiators: Non Chronological Writing: Organising information into paragraphs. (See attachment.)

Science:

• Learn more about the digestive system by watching these videos:

 

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/36133/digestive-system

 

Music: 

• Find out instruments used in Roman times. (See attachment)

 

• Sketch out some of the instruments and annotate them.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks2-romans-index/zdfk92p

 

Keeping Active:

Try out Joe Wicks on Youtube. A daily fitness lesson.

 

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

 

Here is a new dance work out for you to try Challenge Dance Workout:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y6bIbr-Hn0

 

Additional lessons are available from Oak National Academy and bitesize:

 

https://www.thenational.academy

 

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

Activities for week beginning 27th April:

History:

• Find out about Boudicca and her rebellions. Why did she rebel? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC7ONgTJGKw

 

• Rotten Romans – Horrible Histories:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dohpfFPi6U

 

Geography:

• Can you find the Roman towns of Colchester, St Albans, York, Lincoln and London on a UK map? What were their Roman names? Can you follow the route of Boudicca’s attack?

 Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars

• Count in 25s (when you are really secure, try counting in 0.25s – what do you notice?).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xpnzx0iLw

 

Money: 

• Complete task on money problems. (See attachment and choose page 1, 2 or 3). 

• Money challenge cards. (See attachment).

Reading: 

• Complete Boudicca comprehension. (See attachment – there are 3 levels of comprehension and answers are included).

 

• Continue to read every day and write down some questions that the story makes you think about.

Writing:

• Spellings:

  • Continue to work through the key word spellings at the centre of your Reading Journal. 
  • Spellings: words where ‘ch makes a k sound. (List attached.)

 

• Sentence Building: improving sentences about mosaics. (See attachment.)

 

• Pretend you are Boudicca and write a speech to deliver to your tribe to persuade them to fight with you against the Romans. Try and include ideas from your learning in history.

Science:

• Find out about how the digestive system works: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

 

• Draw your own labelled diagram or see attached sheet.

Art: 

• Find out about different shields used in the Roman army:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/shield.html

 

Design and make a roman shield out of scrap paper, card and plastic using your research.

 

Keeping Active:

Try out Joe Wicks on Youtube. A daily fitness lesson.

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

 

If you would like a change, try a dance work out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=633&v=D80LZz2WkZs&feature=emb_logo

 

And remember, BBC Radio 4 are airing Homeschool History for all the family at 9.30 on Mondays, and Bitesize Daily begins Monday 20th April. For more information go to:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h

 

And lessons are available from Oak National Academy:

https://www.thenational.academy

 

Please email to ststephensyear4@ststephensce.lewisham.sch.uk if there are any queries or if you have work you would like to show us. 

Activities for week beginning 20th April 2020

 

Their new topic is The Romans with an emphasis on how the Romans impacted on life in Britain. Again, I have tried to include a range of activities. Have fun with them and adapt them to your circumstances and manage what you can.

Geography:

• Find out where Rome is in Europe. Which country is it part of? Which sea is it in? 

History:

• Find out about the myth of Romulus and Remus.

• Find out who lived in Britain before the Romans arrived.

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/celts.htm

• Find out about why the Romans wanted to conquer Britain, the different attempts they made and the key characters involved.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9j4kqt#zwmdjxs

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars

 

• Start with number 3.45    Add a tenth, write the new number. Now add 3 hundredths, write the new number. Now add a ten, write the new number. Add 4 thousand. What is your final number? Repeat with different numbers.

 

Number – Roman Numerals: 

• Learn to read and write Roman numerals up to 100. (See Power Point attached). Make up your own sums to test others.

 

• Complete section A, B or C from Target Maths. (See attachment).

 

Number – adding decimals:

• Using the column method to add decimals e.g. 3.4 + 6.8 / 2.45 + 4.36 (see example attached). Write decimal numbers on different pieces of scrap paper and turn upside down. Turn 2 over at a time and add them up. Turn over another two – estimate if the total will be more or less than the previous answer, then work it out. Continue until all the cards are gone. Put your answers in order from highest to lowest.

Reading:

• Alphabetical order: Learn how put words in alphabetical order by firstly looking at the first letter. If the first letter is the same, look at the second letter.  Use a dictionary or an online dictionary to find out what these words mean and if these words originally came from Latin - the language of the Roman Empire. (See attachment).

 

• Read and order the Romulus and Remus text and pictures. Linked to History. (See attachment).

 

• Continue to read every day and make predictions about what might happen next using clues from the text.

Writing:

• Spellings:

  • Continue to work through the key word spellings at the centre of your Reading Journal. (Also attached).
  • Spellings: words ending in ce and se. (List attached).

 

• Rewrite the story of Romulus and Remus in your own words. Use a range of time connectives, use correct rules for speech and select quality language to interest your audience.

 

• Write a diary as if you are a soldier in Julius Caesar’s army attempting to conquer Britain. (Link to History).

Science:

• Teeth and their Functions: Can you name the different types of teeth and their purpose? Draw a labelled diagram of them.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/zsp76yc

 

Art:

• Find out about Roman Mosaics. 

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/mosaics.html

 

• Create a mosaic out of cut up pieces of scrap paper and card.

 

Keeping Active:

Try out Joe Wicks on Youtube. A daily fitness lesson.

 

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

 

Also try out:

https://app.gonoodle.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=5+a+day+fitness+youtube&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB751GB751&oq=5+a+day+fitness&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.11266j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

In addition, BBC Radio 4 are airing Homeschool History for all the family at 9.30 on Mondays, and Bitesize Daily begins Monday 20th April. For more information go to:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h

Activities for week beginning 30th March: 

Here are some activities similar to wthose we would have we would have been doing in school to complete our topic on Africa this week. I have tried to include a range of activities that are not too computer dependent. Have fun with them.

 

Maths:

Mental maths: 

• Timestables Rockstars

• Doubling and halving numbers to 100 at speed (stretch yourselves to having and doubling decimal numbers).

Number - Decimals: 

• Dividing numbers by 10 and 100 (see attachment – choose section A, B or C)

• Converting between metric units of length and weight (see attachments– choose section A, B or C)

• Make a matching pairs card game (out of scrap paper or card) to match decimals to fractions.

Write the fractions on one card and the decimals on an other. Turn them upside down then turn 2 over. Do they match?

½  = 0.5  ¼ = 0.25  ¾ = 0.75  1/10 = 0.1  1/5 = 0.2  1/100 = 0.01   4/10 = 0.4   15/100 = 0.15

Add some in of your own but make sure they are correct.

Play with an adult, sibling or play against the clock.

Shape and space: (Link to Art activity below).

Create a design that has 2 lines of symmetry. (See attachment symmetry task and African fabric designs).

 

 

Writing:

• Spellings:

  • Work through the key word spellings at the centre of your Reading Journal. (also attached)

• Writing a journey story: Plan out then write a journey story: (see Journey story planning and ideas attachment).

  • Why do the characters need to go on a journey? (Describe the setting before they leave).
  • Think of 3 things that might happen to them on their journey (don’t forget to build suspense – make each incident bigger than the last).
  • How will the story end? Do they get to their destination? (describe the setting when they arrive).

Don’t forget to edit your work to improve it. Have you used different types of sentences? Have you used high quality vocabulary to create impact on the reader?

Reading:

• Write a review of the book you are currently reading to persuade someone else to read it.

• Complete the reading cards attached – check your answers against the answer cards. How well did you do?

David Walliams is telling a daily story at 11.00. Elevenses with the world of David Walliams.

https://soundcloud.com/harpercollinspublishers/the-worlds-worst-children-by-3/s-RYGtBgNer3Z

Science:

Find out about 3 different types of animals from Africa (mammals / birds / insects etc). Find out about their life cycle, their diet, their habitat and any special features that help them to adapt to their environment. Can you present your information in an interesting way?

 

Geography:

Find out about the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Research fact about natural features such as rivers, mountains, parkland. Find out about its infrastructure: (Roads / railways / airports / trade / etc.). Look at lots of pictures too.

Compare it to London: Make a list of how it is similar / different to London. 

Draw a map of the journey your characters took in their story. Use a key to show the natural features they pass and the use of land e.g. roads / rivers / lakes / mountains / villages / cities / farm land. Mark on where the key events in the story take place. 

 

Art: (link to Maths: shape and space)

Use the symmetrical design from your maths to make a repeated design for a traditional African fabric . (see attachment for ideas).

Create your own scenes in the style of Kenyan Artist Martin Bulinya.

Year 4 Curriculum

Autumn Term
In our first topic, 'Bombs Away',  we learn about World War Two. This is a brilliant topic as we spend time learning about lots of different areas associated with the war; evacuation, the Blitz, rationing and propaganda. We usually visit The Imperial War Museum where we can experience what it was like during the Blitz and being in a air raid shelter.

Our second topic, 'Getting to know you', is based around the book 'Secret Friends'.  This is a wonderful book based around a dilemma faced by a girl at school, and so we consider how to resolve our own problems and dilemmas.  

 

Spring Term
In the Spring term our topics are 'Shaping the World' and 'Land of the Lion King'.

In 'Shaping the World' we read the fabulous book 'Hugo', and learn all about inventors and individuals who have shaped the world as well as exploring instructional writing and biographies.  

During our 'Land of the Lion King' topic we compare our lives to those who live in a traditional African village with those who live in African cities. We even learn and perform traditional African dances and music.

 

This is our term for swimming at Wavelengths Swimming Pool, Deptford.

 

Summer Term
In our first topic 'Friends, Romans and Countrymen' we study the Romans.  Alot of our art work this term focuses around the Romans so we have great fun making Roman mosaics, tiles and many other things.

In the second half of the term we move onto the 'Vikings and Anglo Saxons' where we look at settlements and maps, Anglo Saxon jewellery, as well as making our own long boats - can we make them float though?!

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