Year 4 Home Learning

Information for school closure

 Hello year 4, we hope you're all well. 

If you are not in school, you are expected to continue learning at home.

Routine helps to create stability, so to help you build a routine for learning, play and relaxation, you might like to use the example timetable below:

 

Time

Activity

Details

Before 9am

Get dressed and have a healthy breakfast

 

9.00-10:00

Outdoor time

See list of ideas posted on blog

10:00-11:00

Maths learning

These will be posted daily

11:00-11.15

Snack and drink

 

11.15-12.15

English learning

These will be posted daily

12.15-1.15

Lunch

 

1.15-2.00

Reading and spelling time

See reading ideas

Spellings will be posted weekly

2.00-3.00

Topic learning

These will be posted daily

3.00-4.00

Outdoor time

See list of ideas posted on blog

 
  • Each day, learning tasks for Maths, English and Topic will be posted on the year 4 blog. An email will also be sent with this information to the school’s primary contact in your household.
  • Activity ideas for reading and outdoors time will be updated regularly on the year 4 blog.
  • Spellings will be posted weekly on the year 4 blog.
  • Please take photos of written tasks and save electronic work. Please email them to:
  • 4EB: class9@shirley.cambs.sch.uk

These email accounts will be monitored and responses given wherever possible.

If you find good examples of websites or have ideas for activities during school closure, please let your teachers know by emailing the class email address!

Good luck, and remember to challenge yourself, learn through your mistakes and be proud or your achievements!

Wednesday 1st April 2020 
Maths 
 
For Maths today, have a go at our Spicy or Hot mystery Maths investigation! Use a range of Maths skills to help you solve the clues, which will allow you to uncover the mystery challenge. You may want to spread out this activity over the Easter holidays, or if you can't wait to find out who was the culprit, then get your Maths hats on!
Wednesday 1st April 2020 
English 
 
If you completed your plan yesterday, then today you're ready to write your story! You may type or hand write your story by using an attached storyboard, a forest top copying sheet or any plain or lined paper you have at home. You may want to write a paragraph each day and spread out this task over the Easter holidays or you can write as much as you want today. Usually with a piece of writing in class, we would spend some time editing before top copying, so please feel free to edit your first draft, before writing it up in neat.
 
We have attached the start of a model write to help you. There are also some writing frames to support you through your writing. 
 
We can't wait to read your adventures stories! 
Wednesday 1st April 2020 
Topic 
 
After Easter, we will be moving onto our new IPC Topic, 'Temples, Tombs and Treasures' all about Ancient Egypt. So today and over the Easter holidays, we would like you to do some research and find out as much knowledge as you can to share with us before we start the topic. Read the instructions, which explains the different ways you can present your research. 
Wednesday 1st April 2020 
Music
 
We have been missing our weekly singing assembly and choir rehearsal, but fear not, because we have attached a list of websites which include live singalongs, tutorials and music games to keep you singing and dancing over the Easter holidays. 
 
Also, check out the new choir page on the school website, which includes videos of our singing in school and links to all of the Young Voices songs we have been learning with Mrs Barlow. 
 
Happy singing everyone! 
Wednesday 1st April 2020
RE
 
We have attached some RE prayer resources and Easter resources for you to have a look at over the Easter holidays, including a video and activities from Gener8!
Tuesday 31st March 
Maths 
 
Moving on from subtraction, today you will be looking at using different multiplication methods. Read through the instructions and choose a mild, spicy or hot challenge. 
Tuesday 31st March 
English 
 
Now that you have planned your characters, you are going to plan what happens in your story today, ready to start writing tomorrow! There is an example of a planning sheet, which you can use if you need more ideas. Use all the examples of stories with heroes and villains that you studied last week. 
Tuesday 31st March 
Topic 
 
Today is our last session looking at Electricity. We would like you to celebrate everything you have learnt in this topic. You can present your ideas in any way you want!
Monday 30th March 
Maths 
 
This week in Maths, we will be looking at our written calculation methods. Today we will be starting with subtraction. Have a read through the instructions and choose your the mild, spicy or hot challenge. 
Monday 30th March 
English 
 
For English this week, you will be planning and writing your own adventure story! So today, your job is to plan your characters. For the 1 star activity, you can keep most of the characters from Little Red Riding Hood but change the villain, for the 2 star activity you can change 2 of the characters and for those of you who want to make the story totally your own you can choose the 3 star activity and create 3 brand new characters. Good luck! 
Monday 30th March 2020 
Topic 
 
Have a go at constructing your own circuit!
Week beginning Monday 30th March 
Reading 
 
We hope you've been finding some time to read your favourite books. For this week, here are some great links you may enjoy such as Michael Rosen, David Walliams, First News Newspaper as well as a whole range of exciting picture books!
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Spellings 
 
Here are your 9 spellings for this week. Use the document below which will give you lots of different fun ways to learn your spellings. You could even try including some of these spellings in your adventure stories!
 

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

calendar

caught

centre

Week beginning Monday 30th March 
PE
 
Mr Fisher has kindly put together some PE lessons for you to try out this week. Have a look at his suggestions and enjoy being active!
Friday 27th March 2020- Maths
 
Today, we are measuring the area of 2d shapes.
Look through the Power Point/ PDF, then choose the 1, 2 or 3 star worksheet.
Friday 27th March 2020 - English
 
Today, we are exploring villains! Try your hand at describing villainous characters by following the instructions in 'Activity 1' and 'Activity 2'.
Friday 27th March 2020 - Science
 
Check out the PDF activities around the uses of electricity.
Thursday 26th March 2020 - Maths
 
Today, we are measuring the perimeter of 2d shapes.
Look through the Power Point/PDF, complete the activities as you go. 
Thursday 26th March 2020- English
 
Today, we are continuing to explore hero and villain characters.
Watch the videos and try the activities attached.
Thursday 26th March 2020-Topic/Science
 
Today, we are exploring the safety concerns around electricity in our homes.
Use the link from the Power-point (seen also here: http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/electrical-safety-in-your-home) then complete the worksheet level of your choice.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
 
Today, in Maths, we are investigating the properties of 2d shapes.
 
Work through the attached PDF document and choose your challenge. 
 
The challenges are rated with stars, with *** being the most challenging.
 
At the end of the document, there are links to additional, online Maths activities.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Today, in Science, we are looking at which appliances run on mains electricity, rely on battery power or use neither.

 

First, read through the ‘Lesson presentation’.

 

Then, choose your challenge from the ‘Activity sheet’ (*/**/***). Using the ‘Appliances Cards’, complete the worksheet.

 

If you do not have a printer, you can write out your answers onto plain paper.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Today, in English, we are looking at heroes and villains in more detail.

 

First, use the ‘Homophone matching cards’ to help you choose the correct homophone for the ‘Homophone starter.’

 

 Then, look at ‘Activity 1’. For this, try to describe the difference between some of the characters.

 

Mild: Write in short sentences. Example: Captain Hook is evil. Peter Pan is kind.

Hot: Aim to write a paragraph, using connectives. E.G: whereas, however, meanwhile etc.

 

Read the extract from George’s Marvellous medicine. Try to describe George and Grandma.

 

Finally, use the ‘Role on the wall template’ to write sentences the characters are likely to say (inverted commas) and ideas that they may think.

 

 Remember, if you do not have a printer, write your ideas onto plain paper. You don’t need to draw out the images.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 
Maths 
 
In Maths this week, you will be looking at angles. The PDF document will explain the instructions and you will also find lots of links of websites you can use when you have finished your work. 
Tuesday 24th March 2020 
English 
 
This week in English, we will be starting to look at stories about Heroes and Villains. Today's lesson is all about exploring adventure stories and their features. We will be using the story of Little Red Riding Hood as a model text. 
 
You can use the Little Red Riding Hood photos to print and order to help you understand the story, if you're not familiar with it. 
 
Please use the word mat to help you with the warm up. 
 
 
Tuesday 24th March 2020 
Topic
 
This week in Topic, we will be continuing with out Bright Sparks unit all about Electricity! 
 
For today, look through the electricity PowerPoint presentation and make a mind map of what you already know and what else you would like to learn about in this topic. 
 
 
Week beginning Tuesday 24th March
Spellings 
 
Here are your 9 spellings this week. Use the document below which will give you lots of different fun ways to learn your spellings. 
 

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

Week beginning Tuesday 24th March 
Reading
 
Please ensure that you make time for reading while you're at home. If you have a Big Club account then please use this as more books are being added. 
 
Also, don't forget to check out Story Online.
 
Click on the links below which will take you straight to the websites. 
 
Happy Reading :) 
Extra Resources:
 
In this section, we will be adding lots of other resources which you can dip in and out of as necessary. We will be updating website links and other resources as they become available. If your child finishes the daily activities, please encourage them to further their learning by completing some of the below activities at home. 
Rainbow Challenge
 
For further ideas on how to stay occupied at home, check out the Rainbow Challenge. 
How many colours can you complete? These challenges are not compulsory, but please do ask your adults at home to send any images of your learning to your teacher. We would love to see what you get up to!
Learn a language!
 
Bonjour/Hola/Hello!
 
In Year 4, we spend some time learning French. 
Whilst we are away from school, continue to improve your knowledge of French, or try your hand at Spanish instead.
The attached Word document contains links to a range of useful and interactive language websites.