Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

Learning & achieving together

Year 4 Home Learning

Term 6

 Week 6

Year 4 Week Beginning: 6th July 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 
English

  Genre focus: character description

 

We have done lots on character descriptions including Winter’s child and Charlie Bucket. Apply all that you remember to help you this week.

 

Lesson 1 - Character Description: Reading comprehension - fact retrieval

 

You have done of lots work on fact retrieval using Oak Academy so you should be applying all the skills to help you answer the questions. Look at the key words and see if you can find them in the text. This will help you answer the questions correctly. Remember to note down the word of the day to use in your own writing. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 2 - Character description: reading comprehension - inference

 

We have done lots of work in school about inference and using the clues the texts give you. Remember these things when you’re answering the questions. Remember to note down the word of the day to use in your own writing. Make sure you understand all the text. If you don’t, look it up or ask an adult. When it asks for evidence, you need to use the information from the text. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 3 - Character Description: Identifying key features of a text

 

You have been given the key features list in this lesson. Make sure you refer back to it later in the week when you write your own. We’ve not looked at parenthesis in year 4 (you will do in year 5) so please don’t worry too much about this!  Remember similes are ‘as’ or ‘like’ something else; a metaphor ‘is’ something else and alliteration is two or more words next each other beginning with the same letter or sound. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 4 - Character description: SPaG focus - subordinate clause

 

There have been quite a few lessons on subordinate clauses over the last few weeks. You looked at subordinate conjunctions last week so remember to use all the knowledge you have. Remember to note down the word of the day to use later in your own writing. Listen really carefully to her subordinate clause explanation. Make a note of the different subordinate conjunctions you can use. Your answers may be different to hers but if they make sense when you read it out loud, you are correct.

 

Lesson 5 - Character description: write a character description

 

You need to watch today’s video really carefully to help you with your writing. You are creating your own creature. The questions you need to answer are:

What does it look like?

Where does it live?

What does it eat?

What features does it have?

Personality traits.

 

There are lots of questions they ask you on the video and you can refer back to those on the slides later on to help plan your character description. It may help to draw the creature as well and answer the questions. They’ve given you lots of ideas to help or you can make up your own. Don’t upload any work onto social media but please send it to us via the year group email.  

Please follow the correct links as given on the left.

These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings

 

Spellings_-_Year_4_Week_6.pdf

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary

L11 Clever or Sly Words

Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 
Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 You will need a ruler to help you draw and measure accurately this week.

 

Monday – identify angles

 You can make a quick ‘right angle checker’ by tearing the corner off a piece of rectangular paper. The two straight sides meet at a right angle.

 

Lesson_1_-_Identify_angles.pdf

Lesson_1_Answers_-_Identify_angles.pdf

 

Tuesday – compare and order angles

 

Lesson_2_-_Compare_and_order_angles.pdf

Lesson_2_Answers_-_Compare_and_order_angles.pdf 

 

Wednesday – triangles

The question from 11:25 in the lesson video is more of a challenge.

You probably haven’t got a partner to talk to about questions 1 and 2 on the worksheet, but it would be a good idea to write down your thinking instead!

 

Lesson_3_-_Triangles.pdf

Lesson_3_Answers_-_Triangles.pdf

 

Thursday – quadrilaterals

To help you remember the names of the different quadrilaterals as you are completing the worksheet, freeze the video at 8:55.

 

Lesson_4_-_Quadrilaterals.pdf

Lesson_4_Answers_-_Quadrilaterals.pdf

 

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more!

 

Challenge of the week: Nine-pin Triangles

We are working on  Week 11 – wc 6th July

 

This block of learning is about geometry (shape).

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 
Science

Key question:  How do plants adapt to different environments?

In this lesson you will learn about how plants survive in hot or cold climates.

 

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Think about different environments we have on our planet.  Can you think of a location which is really hot? Cold? Dry? Wet?  Take a look at a globe and see if you can identify where these environments might be. Or find them on Google earth.

  • Click here to start your lesson: plant adaptation
  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get some things wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. Miss Roberts will describe how plants are adapted it different environments and then ask you to draw and label the features s listen to the descriptions carefully.
  • Optional extension task – have a go at building a biome in a box. A biome is just an area with specific climate ad vegetation. Check out the instructions set out on the Eden project web site
Want to find out more? The world of plants is vast and varied. Explore the Royal Horticultural Society’s collection of films to see just how strange a wonderful they can be.

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, coloured pencils 

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

Plants_Lesson_6_worksheet.docx

Geography

Where are the World’s Natural Resources?

In this lesson, we will begin by studying the world's different natural resources, defining what they are and studying what they are used for. We will finish by analyzing in which countries these resources can be found.

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.
PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 

GoNoodle 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 
Art

Artist biography: https://www.tingatingaart.com/pages/about-tingatinga-african-art

 

Watch the theme tune from the CBeebies programme Tingatinga Tales telling traditional African folk stories using  Tingatinga art- inspired cartoons:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=LgF4i1Drnhc&feature=emb_logo

 

  

 

Our third black artist is the Tanzanian painter EDWARD TINGATINGA (1932-1972).

 

Watch the video (in the LSP home learning folder) and follow the steps to help you paint an amazing Tingatinga leopard.

 

Or, you could choose your favourite African animal or bird and paint it in the Tingatinga style. The animals are decorative and flat looking. There are often leaves, flowers and insects in the background.
Wider Curriculum

Marbling Part 2 – click here

Week 5

Year 4 Week Beginning: 29th June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 
English

Genre Focus: Non-chronological Report

 

This week you’re going to be writing a non-chronological report about an animal you’ve created. You may want to start thinking about what animal you want to make. It may be based on another animal you know or a mixture of lots of different ones. Think about what it looks like, how it moves, where it lives, what it eats.

 

Lesson 1 - Non- Chronological Report: Reading Comprehension: Word Meaning

For this lesson, you’ll want to note down the new vocabulary that you’ve learnt to add in your own writing. You may find it helpful to note down the terms from the glossary to add in your own writing for that expert vocabulary. You’ve done a few word meaning lessons now so remember all those skills you’ve been taught to apply to the task. Remember, if the question tells you where the information is, you don’t need to read the entire text. If there are some words you don’t know, look them up in a dictionary or on the computer to help you. Answer the questions in you exercise book.

 

Lesson 2: Non-Chronological Report: Reading Comprehension - Structure

Watch the video carefully to help answer the questions. The teacher also talks about the purpose of an introduction, which will be really helpful to remember for your own writing later on in the week. You may find it helpful to check your understanding of the words, appearance, habitat and diet. This will help you answer some of the questions. For question 3, make sure you look at the glossary again. Answer the questions in you exercise book.

 

Lesson 3 - Non-Chronological Report: Identifying the features of a text

You can refer back to the key features on the slides if you pause and close the video. Remember, you can always resume the video. You have used many of these features in your own chronological reports this year, so remember to keep adding them in.  It’s easier to pause the video and use the slides to re-read the text. Answer the questions in you exercise book.

 

Lesson 4 - Non-Chronological Report: SPaG focus

In this lesson, you’re focusing on conjunctions. We’ve done lots of work on subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. Remember, subordinating conjunctions are in complex sentences which contains a main and a subordinate clause. Answer the questions in your exercise book. For question 3, you may have a different sentence ending. As long as it makes sense, you’re right.

 

Lesson 5 - Non-Chronological Report: Write a non-chronological report

There were lots of new words this week - see how many you can include in your own writing. Use all the features you’ve looked at this week and remember to use lots of different conjunctions to help expand your sentences. Use his planning questions to help you before you write it up. If you’re stuck for ideas, use the suggestions they give you. It would be lovely if you could draw what your animal looks like at the bottom of your report. When you’ve written your report, send it through on the year group email. We look forward to seeing them. Don’t upload anything onto social media.

 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left.

These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings

 

Spellings_-_Year_4_Week_5.pdf

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary

L10  Eye Words

Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 
Maths

 

Each day’s learning can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

If you are unable to print the worksheets, you will need some squared paper for the worksheet questions that ask you to draw or complete bar or line graphs.

 

Monday – interpret charts

Lesson_1_-_Interpret_charts.pdf

Lesson_1_Answers_-_Interpret_charts.pdf

 

Tuesday – comparison, sum and difference

Lesson_2_-_Comparison_sum_and_difference.pdf

Lesson_2_Answers_-_Comparison_sum_and_difference.pdf

 

Wednesday – introducing line graphs

A ruler (or other straight object) will be useful today and tomorrow for reading the line graphs on the worksheet.

 

Lesson_3_-_Introducing_line_graphs.pdf

Lesson_3_Answers_-_Introducing_line_graphs.pdf

 

Thursday – line graphs

Lesson_4_-_Line_graphs.pdf

Lesson_4_Answers_-_Line_graphs.pdf

 

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more!

 

Challenge of the week: Four Go

We are working on Week 10 – wc 29th June

 

This block of learning is about data handling and statistics.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 
Science

Key question: How does a plant get water from its roots to its leaves?

In this lesson you will learn about how a plant transports water.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Can you remember what a plant needs to grow well? What might you notice if a plant didn’t have enough water?

 

Click on the link to start your lesson https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/to-explain-how-a-plant-transports-water-year-3-wk5-3

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry if you get some things wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  Miss Roberts demonstrates a transpiration experiment that you can try at home if you wish.  For an alternative try with pale coloured cut flowers rather than celery.
  • Optional extension task – carry out your own transpiration experiment to see the effect that leaf size on how much water a plant transpires.  You will need three small plants with different leaf sizes to conduct this experiment.  For full details on what to do click on the link. https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/how-much-water-plants-lose-air/
  • Want to find out more?                                                  Watch the video clip to find out how trees transport water. https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-do-trees-transport-water-from-roots-to-leaves

 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, coloured pencils

Optional resources: three jars of water, celery sticks, food colouring

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

History

 

The Norman Conquest Lesson 5

 

In this lesson, we will be reviewing our learning on the Norman Conquest of England

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.
PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 

GoNoodle 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 
Art

Click on the link below to see a picture of Lois and find out more about her.

 

 

 

Artist biography:

 https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Lois-Mailou-Jones/311914

 

If you have oil pastels, you could try this fun project where you scrape off black oil pastel with a toothpick to get an amazing eye-popping effect:

 

https://artprojectsforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lois-Mailou-Jones-Art-Project.pdf

 

If you don’t have pastels, you can try this project instead using any creative materials you like – crayons, coloured pencils, paint or even try cutting up coloured paper or scraps of fabric and sticking down to make a collage.  https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-like-lois-mailou-jones/

 

 The second black artist we are going to learn about is LOIS MAILOU JONES (1905-1998).

 

Type her name into Google Images and look at some of the amazing pieces of artwork she has produced.

 

You could start by learning a bit about her and then have a go at re-creating some of her brilliant pieces. 

Wider Curriculum  Wiggle Jiggle Song - 

Here is a song and dance for you to learn and enjoy!

 

Week 4

Year 4 Week Beginning: 22nd June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 
English

Genre Focus: Persuasive writing 

 

This week you are going to be writing a persuasive rap.  

  

Persuasive writing - Lesson 1 

This lesson is all about fact retrieval so remember all the skills you’ve already been taught in year 4. To watch the rap video, close the video and click on the ‘Next Activity’ button. Make sure you read through the rap at least once possibly twice to really help answer the questions. Answer the questions in your exercise book.  

  

Persuasive writing - Lesson 2 

Listen to the rap again to remind yourself what it sounds like. This lesson is about summarising. Listen carefully to how they tell you to summarise because you don’t need to rewrite the entire rap! Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

  

Persuasive writing - Lesson 3 

For this lesson, you’ll want to write down the language features so you can refer to them when you write one. You can always re-watch the video to remind you of the different language features if you forget. Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

  

Persuasive writing - Lesson 4 

If you would like to share what book you are reading, send us an email to the year group email. We would love to hear all about them! Listen carefully to the different types of verbs imperative and modal. Refer back to the video if you need to. Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

  

Persuasive writing - Lesson 5 

Note down all the ‘words of the day’ because you’ll want to refer back to them when you write your own. Use the WAGOLL to help structure yours. Try to aim for at least 3 new verses. Magpie as many ideas as you want and see how many you can come up with. Please do not put any video up on social media. If you would like to video it and send it into the year group email, we would love to see them! We would also like to see the written draft of your rap. There are lots of ideas included but you may want to use your own. 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings Spellings_-_Year_4_Week_4.pdf Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary L9 Confident Words  Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 
Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

 

Monday – pounds and pence 

NB we use the verb form ‘is’ (‘There is 2 pounds’) because we are referring to it as a single amount of money, not the number of coins. 

For questions 1 and 6b, please write down your thinking as this will help develop your understanding further. 

Lesson_1_-_Pounds_and_pence.pdf

Lesson_1_Answers_-_Pounds_and_pence.pdf

   

Tuesday – ordering money 

On the worksheet, think carefully about whether the question is asking for ascending or descending order. 

For question 8, you could challenge yourself to write down all of the possibilities. 

Lesson_2_-_Ordering_money.pdf

Lesson_2_Answers_-_Ordering_money.pdf

  

Wednesday – estimating money 

You may want to print off the blank number lines to support your rounding.

Lesson_3_-_Estimating_money.pdf

Lesson_3_Answers_-_Estimating_money.pdf

  

Thursday – four operations 

It’s important that you become fluent with the different strategies shown in the lesson so that in the future you are able to apply the most effective one, depending upon the situation. 

For question 2 on the worksheet, please write down your explanation. 

Lesson_4_-_Four_operations.pdf

Lesson_4_Answers_-_Four_operations.pdf

  

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more! 

  

Challenge of the week: Penta Post 

We are working on Week 9 – wc 22nd June  

  

This block of learning is about understanding and calculating with money. 

  

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 

  

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.  

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths! 

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 
Science

Key question: What are the stages in a plant’s life cycle? 

In this lesson you will learn about each of the staging in a flowering plant’s life cycle.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Have you ever grown anything from a seed?  Do you think bigger plants grow from bigger seeds? 

  

Click here to start your lesson  

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get some things wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.   
  • Optional extension task – Watch the time-lapse video showing the germination and growth of a bean plant.   Have a go at planting your own bean in a glass jar. Plant the bean near the edge of the jar so the roots are visible. 
  • Want to find out more? Check the BBC bitesize animation and quiz to test your knowledge about plant life cycles. 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, coloured pencils 

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook. 

 

Lesson 4 Worksheet

History

The Norman Conquest 

In this lesson, we will be continuing our learning on the Battle of Hastings. 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 
PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 

GoNoodle 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 
Art

Look at https://kimart.com/works/faces/ for lots of colourful examples of Kimmy’s amazing ceramic faces. 

  

Also, watch this clip of Kimmy talking about what inspires him, the processes he uses to make a finished piece and how he became a ceramic artist. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=148&v=IXsolKLnfeY&feature=emb_logo﷟HYPERLINK "https://youtu.be/IXsolKLnfeY" 

There has been a lot in the news recently concerning the Black Lives Matter movement.  Therefore, we thought that our schools could help to celebrate cultural diversity by looking at the works of three different black artists over the next three weeks. The first of these is KIMMY CANTRELL. 

Can you use recycled materials to make a mixed-media sculpture in the style of one of Kimmy Cantrell’s masks? 

Wider Curriculum Forest School Task  


Week 3

Year 4 Week Beginning: 15th June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 
English

Genre Focus: Newspaper Report 

  

Lesson 1 News Report: Reading Comprehension – Fact Retrieval 

In this lesson you’ll be reading a WAGOLL and answering questions around it. Read the WAGOLL carefully and don’t just guess the answers! Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

  

Lesson 2 - News Report: Reading Comprehension – Inference 

This lesson is all about inference which is those ‘clue’ questions. Find clues in the text to help you answer the questions. Look carefully at how she answers the questions. 

  

Lesson 3 - News Report: Identifying the features of a text 

In this lesson you are given the key features that are included in a newspaper report. It might be worth jotting these down to refer back to when you’re writing. You do not need to include relative clauses as we haven’t covered this in year 4. 

  

Lesson 4 - News Report: SPaG focus – Inverted commas 

We have done lots around inverted commas and speech in year 4 so remember to draw on all your learning. 

  

Lesson 5 - News Report: Write a news report 

Use the WAGOLL to help you structure and write your own news report. If you have the book, have this next to you as you write. Watch the video carefully because it gives you lots of help and ideas. 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings Spellings Year_4_Week_3.pdf Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary L8 Sad Words  Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 
Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

  

You may want to print off these place value counters and/or the place value charts to support you in the lessons this week. 

  Place_value_counters__tens__ones__tenths__hundredths_.pdf

Place_value_chart__tens__ones__tenths_.pdf

 

Monday – write decimals 

  Lesson_1 Write_decimals_2020.pdf

Lesson_1_Answers Write_decimals_2020.pdf

 

Tuesday – compare decimals 

For question 1 on the worksheet, please write your answer to the speech bubble question underneath the place value charts. For questions 2 and 6, the answers given are just examples as there are so many possibilities. 

  Lesson_2 Compare_decimals_2020.pdf

Lesson_2_Answers Compare_decimals_2020.pdf

 

Wednesday – order decimals 

For question 4 on the worksheet, please write your thinking at the bottom of the sheet. 

  Lesson_3 Order_decimals_2020.pdf

Lesson_3_Answers Order_decimals_2020.pdf

 

Thursday – round decimals 

You may want to print off these blank number lines to support you today. 

  Blank_number_line_docx.pdf

Lesson_4 Round_decimals_2020.pdf

Lesson_4_Answers Round_decimals_2020.pdf

 

Friday’s lesson is the BBC Bitesize challenge. The link will be up on the White Rose page by Friday. Alternatively, click here to go to the Year 4 Bitesize page. 

 

Challenge of the week: Round the dice decimals (1) 

  Nrich_challenge_-_Round_the_Dice_Decimals.pdf

https://nrich.maths.org/14600 

We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June  This block of learning focuses upon fractions. 

  

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 

  

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths! 

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 
Science

Key question: What are the parts and functions of a flower? 

In this lesson you will find out about the flowering parts of a plant. 

Before you start the lesson talk about:  can you name any flowering plants? Why do some plants have flowers but other do not? 

  

Click here to start your lesson  

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get some things wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  During the video, Miss Roberts dissects a real flower and identifies each part if you want to do this be careful not to get pollen on your clothing as it can stain. 
  • Optional extension task – make a model of the parts of the flower using craft materials or junk modelling.  Make sure you include all the parts given in you star words. Or why not have a go at pressing some flowers. Follow the Natural History Museum’s guide  
  • Want to find out more? You may have noticed that not all parts of a flower look the same and that not all have the same parts.  Follow the link for a more detailed description of the parts and  which flowers are different.  

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

Plants_Lesson_3_worksheet.docx

History

The Norman Conquest Lesson 3 

 

In this lesson, we will be learning about the Battle of Hastings 

 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to completed this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.
PE

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 

GoNoodle 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 
Art

Cartoon drawing (lots to choose from) 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub 

 

Drawing a human eye 

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

 

Drawing a dragon eye 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBLxu2cTfWE 

 

Drawing and sketching 

All you need to start sketching is a piece of paper, a pencil and a rubber. Follow the videos to learn some new art skills. They all go step by step. Watch a little bit and pause while you complete the same bit. When you are ready, play again. Stop, start and rewind as often as you need to. 

Wider Curriculum Marbling 

 

Week 2

 

Year 4

Week Beginning:  8th June

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre Focus: Story

 

Lesson 1 - Reading Comprehension – Word Meaning

Remember to use the text to help answer questions. To answer the questions, go back to earlier in the video so you can have the text up. Write the answers in your exercise books. Please edit any you didn’t get right. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.

 

Lesson 2 - Reading Comprehension – Fact Retrieval

In this lesson you will need to pause and close the video and then press next activity to access the task. Remember to go back to the text to answer the questions. It is not a memory test! Answer the questions in your exercise books. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.  *Please note* there is an error on the independent task and questions 1 and 2 are from the wrong text. Move straight to question 3 and continue.

 

Lesson 3 - Story: Identifying the features of a text

In this lesson, you may want to jot down the key features of a story. For the independent activity, answer the questions in your exercise book. Look back at the text to help you. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.

 

Lesson 4 - SPaG focus – Fronted adverbials

We have done lots about fronted adverbials so use all the knowledge that you have. You may want to jot down some of the ideas he gives you in the lesson to magpie for your own story. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.

 

Lesson 5 - Continue a story

Read the story as many times as you would like.  We want to know how the escape the security guards. Make it as detailed as you can. Remember all our learning from year 4. Jot down any ideas he suggests to help you. You have a week to write this. We’d love to read your stories so please send them through!

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

 Year 4 Week 2

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L7 Feeling Bad Words

Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

  Each day’s learning can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

  

Monday – tenths as decimals

For question 8 on the worksheet, you probably won’t be able to discuss with a partner but you can still write down your reasons for your choice of representation.

 Lesson 1 Tenths as decimals

Lesson 1 Answers Tenths as decimals

Tuesday – dividing 2-digit numbers by 10

You may want to print and use the place value counters (tens, ones and tenths) or make your own. Printable place value charts are also available.

 Lesson 2 Dividing 2 digit by 10

Lesson 2 Answers Dividing 2 digits by 10

Wednesday – hundredths as decimals

 Lesson 3 Hundredths as decimals

Lesson 3 Answers Hundredths as decimals

Thursday – dividing 1 and 2-digit numbers by 100

 Place value counters and charts (ones, tenths, hundredths) are available to print if you wish.

 The programme ‘moving digits’ also demonstrates how the value of digits change when we divide by 10 or 100.

You will need two dice for the last task. If you don’t have these at home, you can use these interactive dice.

 Lesson 4 Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred

Lesson 4 Answers Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred

Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page. The most suitable questions for Year 4 are 1, 2, 3, 4  and 5 but why not try the others with someone at home!

 

Challenge of the week: Andy’s Marbles

 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 Nrich Challenge Andys Marbles

 

We are working on Week 7 – wc 8th June

 

This block of learning focuses upon developing an understanding of decimal place value including division by 10 and 100.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 Resources:

 Place value chart ones tenths hundredths

Place value chart tens ones tenths

Place value counters tens ones tenths

Place value counters tens ones tenths hundredths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Don’t forget about the battles too!

Science

Key question: What is the job of each part of a plant?

In this lesson you will identify the five main parts of a plant and find out about the function of each one.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  What are the parts of a plant you already know?  Do all plants have the same parts? 

 

Click here to start your lesson

·         Introductory quiz – there is no quiz available for this lesson

·         Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  Miss Roberts suggests a follow up experiment which you can do if you wish.  You will need to two small plants.

·         Exit quiz - there is no quiz available for this lesson

·         Optional extension task – Do all leaves look the same?  If you can, go out into the garden or park and have a look at all the different shapes, sizes and colours of leaves.  Note down the differences by either drawing pictures or taking photographs to produce a leaf study.

·         Want to find out more? Follow the link to find out more details about each part by clicking on the labels.

 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s task.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

 Plants Lesson 2worksheet

History

Lesson 2: The Norman Conquest

 

In this lesson, we will be continuing our learning on the Norman Conquest of England

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

 

Make a funky fish to put in your window. Draw the outline of a fish. Collect lots of brightly coloured paper from magazines, junk mail, newspaper and packaging. Cut into different shapes to decorate your fish.  Glue them in place like scales and draw or stick on an eye. Try not to leave any gaps in your design. (If you don’t have glue, make a mixture ½ cup of flour and ½ cup water and mix together. Add more water if it is too thick) Can you also decorate the background? What shades of blue and green can you find to use?

Wider Curriculum

LSP Cooking Challenge

 

A challenge for all LSP pupils.

 

 

Week 1

Year 4 Week Beginning: 1st June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 
English

Genre Focus: Poetry – The Magic Box 

  

Lesson 1 – Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Word Meaning 

Have a copy of the Poem ‘The magic box’ by Kit Wright open on your computer to refer back to. Use your exercise books. Write down the word of the day in your book to refer back to. Read the questions twice just like she says in the video. It may help to write down the instructions before she moves on so you can refer back to them. There isn’t a worksheet that is when it wants you to do it in your exercise books. 

  

Lesson 2 – Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Language 

Watch the video carefully. We’ve learnt these features before so look carefully for them. Do all the work in your exercise book. 

  

Lesson 3 – Features of Poetry 

For this lesson, do the independent task in your exercise book. Your answers might be different in task 2 but it doesn’t mean you’re wrong. 

  

Lesson 4 – SPAG focus: Expanded noun phrases 

For this lesson, you may want to write down some ideas and pause the video whilst she goes through it. Write down the noun phrases in your exercise book. Remember the noun phrase includes the noun itself as well. 

  

Lesson 5 – Poetry: Write a repetitive poem 

Do the spelling test in your exercise book. You may want to have the copy of the poem open on your computer to refer back to. Write your plan out in your book to help you write it later. Use the WAGOLL to help you. Do not upload your work onto social media but please sent them through to the year group email. We would love to read them! 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings Spellings Year 4 Week 1 Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary L6 Angry Words Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 
Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

  

Monday – adding 2 or more fractions 

For question 5 on the worksheet, it would be a good idea to draw as well as write your solution.

Lesson 1 Add 2 or more fractions 2019

Lesson 1 Answers Add 2 or more fractions

 

Tuesday –subtract fractions 

Drawing out fraction bars can help with some of the questions on the worksheet, particularly those that deal with fractions greater than one whole.

Lesson 2 Subtract 2 fractions

Lesson 2 Answers Subtract 2 fractions

  

Wednesday – fractions of quantities 

Fluency in times tables will really help today! The last part of lesson video includes finding fractions that are greater than one. Don’t worry if you find this too challenging – it isn’t on the Y4 curriculum! You may also want to leave out the last question of 3d) on the worksheet.

Lesson 3 Fractions of a quantity

Lesson 3 Answers Fractions of a quantity

  

Thursday – calculate quantities 

As with Wednesday’s lesson, the video moves onto some fractions that are greater than one whole. It is explained really clearly but don’t worry if it is a step too far for you at the moment as it’s not Y4 learning. You may then want to miss out question 4h) on the worksheet.

Lesson 4 Calculate quantities

Lesson 4 Answers Calculate quantities

  

Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page. The most suitable questions for Year 4 are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 but why not try the others with someone at home! 

  

Challenge of the week: Nrich challenge Bryonys Triangle

We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June  This block of learning focuses upon fractions. 

  

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 

  

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths! 

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 
Science

Key question: What conditions could we change to investigate the growth of a plant? 

In this lesson you will be recapping on what you already know about plants and considering what plants need to grow well. 

Before you start the lesson talk about:  What plants you can see growing near where you live?  Places in the world plants can or can’t grow?  Have you ever grown a plant before and what did need to grow well? 

  

Click here to start your lesson: 

Plants knowledge organiser

Plants Lesson 1 worksheet

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get something wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz.  Did you do better this time? Well done 
  • Optional extension task – Setup your own experiment to obverse during the week.  Like Miss Roberts, you could use a small herb as your plant.  Remember to return to the experiment each day to water it and note down any observations about the health of your plant.  You could make simple drawings of each plant or take a photograph to record the changes. 
  • Want to find out more? Watch this short clip outlining what plants need to survive. 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

History

Lesson 1: The Norman Conquest 

In this lesson you will start to learn about the Norman conquest and how William the Conquer became King of England.  

 

You will start  lesson with a quiz. Once you have completed this click to start the lesson which is being taught by Mrs Gamon.

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to completed this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.
PE

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 

GoNoodle 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 
Art

Examples by Andy Goldsworthy 

Examples suitable for children of any age 

Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by and using things you find. Go on a walk or look in your garden or other outdoor space. Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles. (Don’t break bits off of trees or plants please!) Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share. 

Wider Curriculum

Superhero Activity Worksheet

Super Hero Power 

 

Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity!

Term 5

English

We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band or reading age. They have books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. You should have received their username and password through an announcement on Class Charts (the school code is popr). If you have not received this, or have trouble accessing the site, please email your child's year group address.

We recommend reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more. The first reading should focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.

Home learning packs are also available from the Hamilton Trust https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Each pack contains 5 days of mixed reading, grammar, spelling and writing opportunities, planned around a weekly theme. Some days contain a lot of activities so please don't feel pressured to complete everything. Notes for parents and carers are included, as well as sheets which can be printed for children to work on. However, this is not essential and written responses could be recorded on paper, in a notebook, or typed.

Bug Club User Guide

Maths

Daily Maths lessons are provided through White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ which is a high-quality resource we use in school. For Years 1-6, each lesson video starts with a 'Flashback' to review prior learning, then a short tutorial video with example questions which are fully explained.

Follow-up worksheets can be downloaded below, although again, if you don't have access to a printer, these can be completed on paper. Answers are also provided so you can talk through your child's work and help them if they get stuck. For Early Years, each week is based around a story book but you don't need to have the book to do the activity.

Please also remind your child to practice their times tables recall frequently using Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done messages and house points are sent to the top 3 children in each Key Stage every Friday and many teachers set their own challenges and rewards for effort. If your child doesn't have their log-in details, please email their year group address for help.

Resources for Week 5 - 18th May

Lesson_1_-_Recognise_tenths_and_hundredths_2019.pdf

Lesson_1_Answers_-_Recognise_tenths_and_hundredths_2019.pdf

Lesson_2_-_Equivalent_fractions__1__2019.pdf

Lesson_2_Answers_-_Equivalent_fractions__1__2019.pdf

Lesson_3_-_Equivalent_fractions__2__2019.pdf

Lesson_3_Answers_-_Equivalent_fractions__2__2019.pdf

Lesson_4_-_Fractions_greater_than_1_2019.pdf

Lesson_4_Answers_-_Fractions_greater_than_1_2019.pdf

The wider Curriculum

Year 4 Term 5 Home Learning (Science and Topic)

Term_5_Spelling_Overview_for_Y4.docx

Year 3/4 Statutory Words

Please also see the activities and resources for all year groups page for further more ideas.

Term 4

sight-and-sound-writing-prompts-activity-sheets

Find_major_volcano_and_earthquake_sites__blank_world_map

Lesson_Presentation_Earthquakes.ppt

Measuring_earthquakes__the_Richter_and_Mercalli_scales

statutory_spellings_years-3-and-4.pdf

year-4-reading-3-revision-activity-mat-pack-english.zip

year-4-the-mystery-of-the-missing-horse-st-georges-day-maths-mystery-.zip

Simple-Easter-Origami-Paper-Craft.zip

times-table-games.pdf

PlanIt-Science-Year-4-States-of-Matter-Unit-Home-Learning-Tasks.zip

PlanIt-Science-Y4-Sound-Home-Learning-Tasks.zip

White_Rose_Maths.pdf

Year_4_Home_Learning_Pack_Guidance_and_Answers

Year_4_Home_Learning_Pack

Year_4_Practical_Ideas

Year_4_Spring-Themed_Maths_Activity_Booklet

WowActive_Year4Cards_07.pdf

 

Photos