Home Learning Challenge!
I will continue to renew the homework challenges. If you would like any help or would like to contact me during this school closure, please use my school email, firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact form below, and I will get back to you ASAP.
Activities for W/c 1st June
Follow the lessons for week 6 on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
- Watch your street and record the different colours of cars that you can see using a tally chart.
- Turn your tally chart into a bar chart, remember to label the axis and keep the bars the same width.
- On a sunny day, go outside every hour and measure your shadow, record you results in a table.
- Use your shadow results to create a line graph.
This week our theme is pets!
- Research a type of animal you CAN keep as a pet. What do they need to be looked after properly?
- Use your research to write a leaflet about looking after that animal.
- Why would a tiger not be a good pet? Research information and create an explanation of your own.
- If you have a pet at home, write a description of them and how you look after them. If you don’t have a pet at home, write a description of one you would like and how you would look after them.
Identify as many things in your house that use electricity. Record whether they need to be plugged in, or if they use batteries.
Topic: see new homework sheet!
Activities for w/c 18.5.20
Work through the lessons on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
- Practice your times tables for at least 5 minutes every day.
- Create a board game that uses mental addition and subtraction and play it with your family.
- Generate your own numbers and practice adding and subtracting them using the column methods.
- Using items in your house, set up a ‘shop’ and get family members to come and buy things. Make sure you add the prices together and find any change needed.
This week our focus is on Fairy Tales.
- Draw a story mountain for your favourite fairy tale.
- Draw your favourite fairy tale character and setting.
- Create a model of your favourite setting.
- Write your own version of a fairy tale, or create a new one.
Challenge: Experiment with different materials to create a design some Ear Defenders. Once you’ve created them, test them. How good are they at blocking out noise?
Spend a little time every day to simply sit and breathe. While you are doing so, think about:
- 5 things you can see
- 4 things you can hear
- 3 things you can feel
- 2 things you can smell
- 1 thing you can taste
Home learning for w/c 11.5.20
Have a go at the lessons on the White Rose Maths page: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/.
Or, measure the different rooms in your house. What are their perimeters (the distance around the outside)? For extra challenge, can you work out their areas (the space the floor takes up)?
This week our activities have a ‘Circus’ theme. You could:
- Research information about elephants, tigers or lions and find out about their history in Circus acts.
- Research the sort of acts you might find in a circus today – then write an advert to make people want to come and see them.
- Imagine that you were a clown. Write about the performance you would give to make the audience laugh. (This can be jokes you would tell!)
Pitch perfect: for this experiment you will need a plastic bottle and water.
Fill the bottle with some water then blow across the open top of the bottle. What happens to the sound it makes when you fill the bottle with different amounts of water?
Garage band challenge: use materials in your house to create musical instruments then work with your family members to create a piece of music using them. Try and record your music and send it in!
Home learning wc 4/5/20 printable
Home learning w/c: 4/5/20
Maths activities – During World War 2, many things including food and clothing were rationed. This meant that what you could buy was limited. Our maths activities this week are related to money and budgeting. Remember to record your answers – this can be done as pictures, writing or photos.
- Find all the loose change in your house – what coins can you find? How much is it in total?
- Imagine a shopping basket contains: a bag of potatoes, a whole (raw) chicken, a tin of carrots, a tin of peas, and gravy granules/instant gravy. Look online to find the cheapest place to get EVERYTHING from.
- You have £10 as a budget. With the £10, you need to create a meal for your family. Use online shops to find the prices of the foods needed. You do not have to use the same shop for everything this time J. How many different meals can you make that cost £10 or less? Are they all healthy?
- Look in your wardrobe. Pick out 3 tops and 3 bottoms (if possible). How many different outfits can you make just with those clothes? How do you know?
- Work with a grown-up to create a world war 2 recipe (and try it!). How much did it cost to make?
English activities – these can be done in any order, but I do recommend the research first! J
- Research why we celebrate VE Day.
- Research what live was like for children during World War 2.
- Write a diary entry as if you were an evacuee. Think about how it would feel to have to leave your parents behind and go somewhere completely new.
- Imagine that you have just heard that the war is over. Write a diary entry about how you celebrate and how it feels.
- Create a newspaper report on the end of the war.
Let’s Get Creative
Create a piece of artwork, poetry or music linked to VE day.
(Music can be created using PurpleMash, Google’s Music Lab, or music creation apps such as Auxy, Garage Band, etc)
Home learning activities for w/c 27-4-20
- Hunt around your house for different 2D shapes. Record the shape you have found and the object it was on. Example: Mobile phone screen: rectangle. Pringle can lid: circle.
- Hunt around your house for different 3d shapes. Record the shape you have found and the object it was on. E.g. baked beans can: cylinder. Loaf of bread, cuboid.
- Hunt around your house for objects with a line of symmetry. Remember, if something is symmetrical you could put a mirror in the middle of it and both sides would be the same, but reflected. Record a list of as many symmetrical objects as you can.
- Create an image or pattern that uses 2d shapes. How can you combine them to make different pictures?
- Pick three shapes and describe them as a what am I…? riddle. Ask someone in your family to guess what they are. Example: I have one curved line. I have no corners. I am one of the faces of a cylinder. What am I?
- Design an alien. Think about:
- What they look like
- What they eat
- What type of home they live in
- What their planet is like (hot, cold, wet, dry, like Earth or not?)
- How they move
- Write sentences to describe your alien. Each sentence needs to have two adjectives. Examples: The alien has big green spots on its skin. The alien has large pointy horns.
- This time, make up some facts about your alien (about where they go on holiday, what they do to relax, how they travel around, whether they live alone or with family/friends). Use one of the words in bold to start your sentences: most, all, some, many, a few.
- Imagine that an alien crashed landed in your garden, or hid inside your house. Write a paragraph about the event that tells the reader when it happened, who was involved, what happened, where it happened and why.
Example: Last night (when), Barry Bartlett, (who), received the shock of his life (what) when he discovered an alien spaceship landing (why) in his garden (where).
- Imagine you are the alien that has landed on Earth. Write a diary about some of the things you think they would see and experience.
Experiment: For this experiment you will need: plastic cups, string, an adult.
With an adult’s help, put a hole in the bottom of two plastic cups and tie the string so that it runs between the cups. The string will need to be at least two arm-lengths long. Take a cup each. Take it in turns to speak into the cup or hold it to an ear. What happens when the string is pulled tight?
Printables for wc 20-4-20
Maths – have a go at the tasks below OR use the Time pdf.
- Spend a total of 30 minutes (no more than 10 minutes at a time) practicing times tables. Children should know roughly which ones they need to practice. If not, the order they are learnt in it 2s, 5s, 10s, 4s, 3s, 11s, 8s, 6s, 7s, 9s, 12s. If they are confident with all times tables individually, get them to practice mixed range of questions – or related division facts.
- Which is longer – 300 minutes or 3000 seconds? Explain your answer.
3/4/5. Create a timetable for the things you have done/will do today. Draw a clock face showing what time you plan on doing/did the activities.
Challenge: write the times in words.
Even trickier: Write the times as digital time.
English – have a go at the tasks below OR use the King of the Fishes pdf
- Choose an animated film, watch it, then write a review of the film. What did you enjoy? What are the key events of the film (without spoiling the end)? Who would enjoy this film? Think about the story and how the film looks and sounds (music is just as important in films!).
- Choose a character from the film you watched. Draw them (it doesn’t have to be an amazing piece of art J). Around your drawing write words and phrases to describe the character.
- Choose a setting from the film you watched. Have a go at drawing the setting (again, it doesn’t have to be a work of art). Label your drawing with words and phrases to describe the setting and what happens in it.
- Ready your writing muscles! Pick a section of the films story and write your own version of it. Remember to use lots of description and try to use sentence openers and conjunctions to make your writing even more interesting. (If your grown-ups could send me a picture/copy of this I’d love to see it and try to guess which film you watched!).
- Think about the story of the film you watched. Today, write your own story. You can base it on the film you watched, rewrite the film’s story, or create one that is all your own. Again, I would love to see any work that you do!
Topic – see new homework sheet! You DO NOT need to do them all J
List as many musical instruments as you can. What do you need to do to the instrument to make them make noises?
Mini experiment: Start humming a song quietly to yourself and then feel your throat. What can you feel? What happens when you make higher or lower sounds? What happens when you make louder or softer sounds? What happens when you talk?
I would love to see any work that is done! It can be emailed to my email address or send it to the school’s facebook page (I try to check it regularly to see what you’re all up to).
Printables for w/c 6/4/20
Home learning Activities for w/c 6/4/20
- Create spring poems.
- Measure the lengths of shadows in the garden/house - do they change over the course of a day?
- Research the Easter Story and retell it - this could be written, as a comic, or as an animation using PurpleMash.
- Create or decorate some tasty, Easter themed treats.
Easter home learning pack
Printable home-learning activities for w/c 30.3.20
Home Learning Activities for w/c 30.3.20
- Create 10 numbers that have 3-digits (e.g. 356, 598, 948, etc.) and 4 numbers that have 4-digits (e.g. 3654, 6984, 5641, 6001). Get someone else in your house to underline/colour over one digit of each number (e.g. 652 or 483). Write the value of the underlined/coloured digit. E.g. 652 -> 50, or 5 tens. 483 -> 3, or 3 ones.
- Create 10 numbers that have 3-digits (e.g. 356, 598, 948, etc.) and 4 numbers that have 4-digits (e.g. 3654, 6984, 5641, 6001). Add 10, 100 and 1,000 to each of the numbers and record your answers.
- Create 10 numbers that have 3-digits (e.g. 356, 598, 948, etc.) and 4 numbers that have 4-digits (e.g. 3654, 6984, 5641, 6001). Subtract 10, 100 and 1,000 from each of the numbers and record your answers.
- Create 10 numbers that have 3-digits (e.g. 356, 598, 948, etc.) and 4 numbers that have 4-digits (e.g. 3654, 6984, 5641, 6001). Choose two of your numbers at a time and add them together using column addition. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiqgoORt6to for examples of how to do it.)
- Create 10 numbers that have 3-digits (e.g. 356, 598, 948, etc.) and 4 numbers that have 4-digits (e.g. 3654, 6984, 5641, 6001). Choose two of your numbers at a time and subtract the smaller number from the larger using column subtraction. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6M89-6106I for explanation.)
- Design a main character for an adventure story. Think about how they look, walk, and talk. Think about what kind of person they are, what they are good at and what they struggle with.
- Design a Villain for an adventure story. Think about how they look, walk and talk. What do they want? What do they do that is evil? What weaknesses do they have?
- Plan a story using your main character and villain ideas. Think about: Where will your story start? What task will your main character have to complete? Where will their adventure take them? How will they defeat the villain? What happens then?
- Tell someone in your house your story, as if you are writing it out loud, using your plan to help you. Then tell it to someone else, or the same person again. Think about how you are making the story interesting for them.
- Write your story down, adding illustrations if you want to (just remember, illustrations add to the story, but the story should work without them too!).
- Draw a map of your house. Mark out the best places to hide Easter Eggs in your house.
- Research where the tradition of Easter Eggs came from. Who were the first people to do it? How has it changed over time?
- Design your own Easter Egg (if you are able, you could decorate an egg using paint).
- Using only what you have spare in your house, can you make a Basket for the Easter Bunny to put their eggs in?
You can always send me photos of your work! I’d love to see them!
Class 4, your challenges are below. I look forward to seeing the results of your efforts!
- Read as many different books as you can - recording them and rating them our of 5 stars.
- Find 5 interesting, powerful words and their meanings (the best words will be rewarded!).
- Count and track how many star-jumps you can do in 2 minutes. Does your score get better?
- Research and create a holiday brochure for Mexico.
- Create a Mexican style piece of art.
Welcome to Class 4's page
Year 4 Team
Multiplication Tables Check information
This half term P.E. will be on Monday Afternoons and Thursday Mornings (swimming). Outdoor PE kits should consist of blue/black jogging bottoms, white polo shirt, blue/black sports jacket, and trainers. Indoor PE kits should consist of blue/black shorts, white polo shirt, and plimsolls or clean trainers. Please ensure that your child's PE kit does include some footwear for PE. Jewellery is not permitted during our PE sessions and any children wearing earrings will need to remove these as we are unable to cover earrings with tape. We also ask that your child is able to remove and replace earrings independently. Please note that if you wish for your child not to take part in PE, then written notification will be required as this is an important part of our curriculum.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you would like a paper copy of any of the information below please let us know and we will be happy to provide one free of charge.
Homework and Spellings
Year 4 Curriculum
Helpful links and websites
Here are lots of different websites that your children can use when learning at home.
Lots of fun activities to do at home
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