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Year 4

Home Learning Activities

Hello Year 4, 

 

Miss Smith and Miss Thompson hope you are all keeping safe and well. We miss you all so much and can't wait until we see you all again! 

 

Please remember to join Google Classroom! Thank you to the children who have been sharing their work with us- it's lovely to see what you have been up to and all the hard work you are doing! 

 

Here are some more exciting activities that you can do this week! 

Week 6 - Week Commencing 01.06.2020

 

English

 

On Saturday 30th May, Elon Musk's space explorations company, SpaceX, launched a new rocket into Space! The Crew Dragon spacecraft carried Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit. The Crew Dragon is the spacecraft that transports astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The International Space Station orbits around Earth and Nasa uses it to learn more about living and working in space. These lessons will make it possible to send humans farther into space than ever before.

 

Watch SpaceX launch into Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLNS1h7One8   

 

Can you imagine how you would feel if you had the chance to visit Space? 

 

Task 1 - Write a newspaper report on the launch of SpaceX. 

When you are writing your own newspaper article:

  • Make your headline short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence sum up what the story is about.
  • Write your report in the third person and the past tense.
  • Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • If you use quotes to make your report more interesting, don't forget to use speech marks!
  • Use a photo with a caption to give the reader more information (you can draw the image)
  • Fill your newspaper report with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when and why). 

 

Task 2 - Imagine you are an astronaut about to embark on a journey into Space. Write a diary entry on your experience. You could write about the day before your journey, being on the spaceship, landing on an unfamiliar planet, or having a peculiar encounter with an alien! Be creative and think outside the box! 

 

When you are writing your diary entry:

  • Start with 'Dear Diary'

  • Describe the places where the events happened.

  • Write in the past tense.

  • Use pronouns like I, my and me to show that the events happened to you.

  • Talk about how you were feeling or what you were thinking when each event happened.

  • Use interesting vocabulary to make the diary more engaging. 

 

Remember to share your newspapers and diary entries on Google Classroom! 

 

Maths

 

Please click on the following link to access this week's maths sessions:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ - Summer Term - Week 6 (w/c 1st June)

 

Lesson 1: Add 2 or more fractions
Lesson 2: Subtract fractions
Lesson 3: Fractions of quantities 
Lesson 4: Calculate quantities 

 

After watching the videos, have a go at the worksheets which are available at the bottom of this page under the subheading 'Maths'. 

 

Remember to be using TTRockStars to be practicing your times tables! 

Art

 

Follow the link below to watch a tutorial on how to draw a Roman Solider. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uEkOhWJWb0

 

Miss Smith decided to have a go at drawing a Roman soldier! 

 

Ilinca's Roman Solider - Fantastic drawing Ilinca! 

 

Remember to share your drawings on Google Classroom! 

 

Week 5 - Week Commencing 18.05.2020

 

English

 

Task 1: What do you think is happening in this picture? Answer the following questions: 

  • What can you see in this picture? Look for the details you think others may miss.
  • Is this an ordinary house? What do you think is inside the house? Who lives there?
  • Why are there skulls on the fence? Who put them there? Are they real skulls?
  • Why is the hut on chicken legs? Does it move? Who controls it? 
  • Who is the person in the doorway? What are they doing? Do they want to be inside this hut?
  • Why is there a tiger in the foreground? Does it live here? Is it owned by someone or is it wild?

 

Task 2: Imagine you discover this place on a walk in the woods. How would you feel? What would you do? Write a narrative based on this picture. Consider the atmosphere you want to create and choose your language and structure carefully. 

 

Maths

This week's focus will be on Money. 

For resources, please look under the subheading 'Maths' at the bottom of the page. 

 

Click on the following link to watch the videos:

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-the-price-of-stamps-year-4-wk4-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-coin-purse-challenge-year-4-wk4-4

Please make sure you are practicing your times tables every week. 

 

 

History

If we were at school right now, we would be learning about the Romans! 


Using books or the internet, find some research about the Romans. Create a fact file about one of the following topics: 
- Roman religions (Gods and myths)
- Roman sports and leisure (Gladiators, competitions)
- Roman towns (Planning of houses)
- Roman homes (Mosaics and food)
- Roman Army (Soldiers and road building. 

 

Art

 

      

Roman mosaics are designs made from tiny coloured stones and broken pottery called tessera.

Different materials such as marble and coloured glass were sometimes used. Roman mosaics often decorated public and private buildings.

This is what modern-day mosaics look like: 

   

 

Can you create your own roman mosaic? Remember to be as imaginative as possible. You could cut up some pieces of coloured paper or card to create your mosaic pattern! Be creative!

Remember to share your designs on Google Classroom! 

 

Week 4 - Week Commencing 11.05.2020

 

English


La Luna 

Watch the animation at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbuq7w3ZDUQ

 

This week, have a look at the short animation 'La Luna'.  La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat, they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait.  A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work.

 

Once you have watched the animation, have a go at completing these tasks. Remember to use your imagination and creativity! 

 

Task 1 - Write diary entries for the day before the fishing trip and one after the trip describing the 'star fishing.'

Task 2 - Write a set of instructions on how to catch a star. 
 

Features of a diary entry:

 

    

 

Features of an instructional text:

 

 

Maths

Follow the link 'https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/' to access this week's Maths activities. 

Lesson 1: Multiplying and dividing problem-solving 

Lesson 2: Perimeter of rectangles

Lesson 3: Perimeter of rectilinear shapes

Lesson 4: Area counting squares

Lesson 5: Maths Challenge! 

 

Remember to be practicing your times tables! 

 

Science

 

String Telephone Explanation: How Sound Waves Travel


For more information click on the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqB2KFwJCo

Sound waves are created when sounds make vibrations in the air. In this activity, your voice vibrates the air inside the cup, which is then transferred to the bottom of the cup. The bottom of the cup passes the sound waves to the string, and so on to the other cup. You can hear surprisingly far using a string telephone if held the right way!

 

If the string is kept tight, the sound waves will travel. If the string is loose, the sound is less. This is because the loose string causes the vibrations to travel all around rather than directly down the string. Try experimenting with different lengths of string, types of string, and types of cups to see which produces the best sound over the longest distance.

 

Have a go at creating your own String Telephones. Create a poster using diagrams and information explaining the science behind the activity. Remember to share you creations on Google classroom! 

 

 

 

 

Week 3 - Week Commencing 4.05.2020

 

English

'Tilly and the Time Machine' by Adrian Edmondson.

Task 1: What do you think happens? 

Just from looking at the front cover of this book, what do you think's going to happen? Write down your predictions and thoughts! 

 

Task 2: The Time Travelling Machine

Pretend you have gone into a time-traveling machine and ended up in the past – or perhaps, future.  Write a story about your adventure, don’t forget to talk about: What do you see? What does the place look like? Who do you meet? What do they look like? What do they eat and drink?  Where do they live? 

 

Task 3: Design your Time Travelling Machine

Step 1 - Design your time machine! What will it look like? Will it have any special features? Where will it take you? How does it work? 

Step 2 - Make your time machine! You can use cardboard boxes and other scrap items to make your time machine! 

 

Maths

This week we will be focusing on looking at counting and ordering money! You could set up a shop in your home and put prices on objects to make activities more engaging and fun! Look below for Money activities under the 'Maths' subheading.

 

Also, please continue to use your TTRockstars account to practice your times tables. Let's see if we can win the battle!

 

Science

This week we will be looking at Sound and how sound is made. 

Complete the Sound Survey!

Watch these video for further information on how sound is created and how sound travels.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWieHpsZ7ik

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-xKZKxXuu0

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdGyvGPZ1G0

 

Reading 

As many of you know, Miss Smith LOVES Harry Potter. You can listen to the audiobook of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' for free on the following website. A different celebrity will be reading out each chapter of the book. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the films, has read the first chapter! Be sure to sign up (for free) to find out who and when the next chapter will be available. 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

 

Art

 

    

This week have a go at painting something interesting on a pebble. Be as creative as possible! 

 

Don't forget to share your pictures on Google Classroom once you're done! 

 

 

 

Week 2 -  Week Commencing 27.04.2020

 

Origin

 

Watch the short animation on youtube at this link - 

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

 

This week, have a look at the short animation 'Origin'. A character made of scraps wonders through the woods until he comes across a sign that will help him discover where he belongs.

Once you have watched the animation, have a go at completing these tasks. Remember to use your imagination and creativity! 

 

Task 1 - Write about a being wandering through the woods, describing him and his surroundings without revealing what he is until the end.

Task 2 - Write an alternative ending – the robot decides to go into the factory or gets spotted by the guards as he walks off.

Task 3 - Use description to alter the setting, for example, he could go into the factory – it could be an amazing place like Willy Wonka’s factory or it could be a sinister place.

Task 4 - Create a friend for the robot.  Draw or describe him. Give him a personality. 

Task 5 - Write a letter from the robot to his long lost family.

 

 

 

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