Year 4

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Bored of computer screens? Pick an activity from here! Stuck inside? Have a go at one of these!


Week 2 (30.03.20 – 03.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Wellness/Self Care: Take time to show appreciation to someone.  The emotion of gratitude is one of the strongest happiness boosters.

Writing: Zoe has written a letter to you. Write a reply to her in your home learning books, be sure to edit it! You should then redraft it – this could be in neat handwriting or typed. Ask an adult to send it to Zoe and see if you get a reply!

Spelling: Revise the rule: adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable. Have a go at the different games to recap.

Reading:  Read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ by Hans Christian Anderson. Read it in your head first and then out loud, be sure to practice your expression. Underneath the story there are questions to answer. Check your answers once you have completed them. Once you have done that, have a go at retelling the story as a storyboard.

Brain Boost: Take a short break. Animal walk around your house (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump and inch worm).

Maths: Watch this video to recap column subtraction. Answer the questions and check your answers once you have completed them.
There are also activities set on MyMaths for you to complete.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Reading: Re-read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ by Hans Christian Anderson. Look at the picture called ‘Garden Scene’. This is from a version of the story by a writer called Lauren Child. The Prince is talking to the King and Queen. What do you think they could all be saying?

Wellness/Self Care:  Drink a large cool glass of water.

Writing: Complete this worksheet on adverbs. An adverb describes a verb, adjective or another adverb.

Maths: Watch this video to recap the method for multiplication. Answer the questions and check your answers once you have completed them. It is important that you know your times tables, so keep on practicing!

Brain Boost: Do you have what it takes to be a Jedi? Have a go at the training!

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The /ɪ/ sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words (e.g. gym, myth… etc.). Have a go at the different games to recap.

Music: Rod has created a website to support you with practicing the recorder. They are all tunes you have learnt, the aim is to be able to play them all from the easy notation (A) and be able to play them from proper notation (C). Spend 30 minutes practicing.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Wellness/Self Care: Take a digital break.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each.

Maths: You will find today’s work tricky if you don’t know your times tables, try a quick game of Hit the Button to warmup! Watch this video to recap the bus stop method for division. Answer the questions and check your answers

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The /ʌ/ sound spelt ou (e.g. couple, touch… etc.). Play the different games to recap.

Reading: This is the first part of Lauren Child’s version of The Princess and the Pea’ by Hans Christian Anderson. How is it different to Hans Christian Anderson’s version? Which do you prefer? Answer the questions about the story.

Writing: Using what you have read so far from Lauren Child’s version of the story, have a go at using direct speech. Speech marks are missing from the sentences, it’s up to you to edit them. Choose which level of difficulty you think is best for you (Version 2 is a little trickier).

Brain Boost: Time for a tabata workout with the Avengers. Get moving!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Brain Boost:  Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. How many ways can you use your upper body? Push ups, planks, shoulder taps and climbing are some examples.

Maths:  Often, we have to multiply by 10, 100 or 1000 quickly. Watch this video to see the method required for multiplying with powers of 10. Then, have a go at answering these questions (only do the first 20 questions). Check your answers once you have completed them.

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The suffix –ation. Have a go at the different games to recap.

Wellness/Self Care: Take a Music Break. Listening to music is a powerful mindfulness habit that can reduce stress and elevate your mood.

Writing: Create dialogue for the different scenes from The Princess and the Pea.  Once you have produced dialogue, choose one scene to write the story for. Be sure to add direct speech and ensure it is punctuated correctly. Read it out loud when you are done to ensure it makes sense.

Reading: Now that you’ve read two different versions of The Princess and the Pea, have a watch of this version. How does it differ? What did you like/dislike?

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Now that we have recapped various calculation methods, you should be ready for a set or arithmetic questions. Have a go at this arithmetic test. Give yourself 40 minutes to complete it. Ask an adult to mark it using this mark scheme. How did you do?

Grammar: Have a go at completing this grammar mat. Choose which level of difficult you think is best for you. Check your answers once you have completed it.

Wellness/Self Care: Colouring is an easy way to practice mindfulness. It takes full focus and requires you to slow down and think about what you are working on, getting other things out of your mind. Have a go at drawing a unicorn, follow this tutorial.

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The suffix –ly. Have a go at the different games to recap.

Topic: Read these facts about orangutans. Make notes using this research sheet to help you summarise your findings. You may wish to do some further research online.

Brain Boost: Take a moment to rock out! Follow this video and enjoy!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Week 1 (23.03.20 – 27.03.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Practice your 4 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Complete this Equivalent Fractions worksheet. Remember, whatever you do to the denominator you must do to the numerator.

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. Choose your level of difficulty, it starts off with the easier questions and get harder. ONLY when you have completed the questions, mark your answers.

Wellness/Self Care: Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for.

Writing: We have been looking at endangered animals. Research the Rhino using this worksheet and this website. Remember to take notes, this will make it easier for writing!

Brain Boost: Have a go at this quick workout, get moving!

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Practice your 5 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Complete the worksheet, you need to subtract the fractions. Remember, you do not subtract the denominator! It stays the same!

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. Choose your level of difficulty, it starts off with the easier questions and get harder. ONLY when you have completed the questions, mark your answers.

Writing: Using your research sheet from yesterday, write your first paragraph of your chronological report. What type of animal is it? Where does it live? What does it eat? Remember to make your writing interesting, try to use show not tell and do not list!

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Drink a large cool glass of water.

Brain Boost: Complete this 3 minute workout!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Brain Boost:  Start your day with some exercise, wake up feeling fresh!

Maths: Practice your 6 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Complete the Column Addition worksheet. Check your answers ONLY when you have finished.

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. Choose your level of difficulty, it starts off with the easier questions and get harder. ONLY when you have completed the questions, mark your answers.

Writing: Using your research sheet, write the second paragraph of your chronological report. Why is the animal endangered? How can we help? Remember you are trying to persuade the reader.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds. Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4:  Complete your work in your home learning book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Take a digital break.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each.

Maths: Practice your 7 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Yesterday you had a go at column addition. Can you answer the following word problems? Choose the level you would like to try (challenge yourself!).

Grammar: Identify the adverbs in the sentences found here. Check the answers when you have finished.

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Brain Boost: Have a go at this Harry Potter workout! It is quick and fun!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Practice your 8 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Today you will have a go at column subtraction. Be careful when exchanging is needed. Complete the worksheet, you might want to copy out the questions into your home learning books.

Grammar: Identify the nouns in the sentences found here. Check the answers when you have finished.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Have a listen to the Hungry Flamingo.

Writing: Here is a picture of a Sun Fish.

Write a description of the fish. Remember to include lots of adjectives. You might want to use a thesaurus to discover new vocabulary.

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Brain Boost:  Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. How many ways can you use your upper body? Push ups, planks, shoulder taps and climbing are some examples.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.