Year 4

Please see below some useful activities and websites to support your child at home, if they are in Year 4.

 

You can download the 'Year 4 Home Learning Pack' from the Twinkl website. Please register for free and use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' and click on the following link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549913

 

Year 4 Interactive Learning Links: Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549922

You can download the 'Lower KS2 Home Learning Pack 1' from the Teacher's Pet website. Please register for free and click on the following link: https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/lower-key-stage-two-ks2-home-learning-resource-pack-1/

Lower KS2 Home Learning Pack 2 - https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/lower-key-stage-two-ks2-home-learning-resource-pack-2/

English:

  • Daily reading – school reading book, books from home, comics and so on

  • Write a diary of your time at home – try to write an entry each day. Think carefully about your sentences: have you extended them to add detail? Do not forget to include all the correct punctuation

  • Write a biography for a member of your family. Can you conduct some research to find out about their childhood, their hobbies, their achievements, and so on?

  • Write out a recipe for your favourite meal and have a go at making it by following your own instructions

  • Write a letter to a family member (remember the layout of a letter and what needs to be included) 

  • Practise words from the Year 4 spellings list, using the Spellzone website below

  • Play spelling and grammar games from the Topmarks website below

  • Spelling Focus:

    • Use a dictionary to find as many words as you can beginning with the suffixes; re, un, mis, auto and super

    • Write them in alphabetical order and write the meaning (definition) of those you are unsure of 

    • Find out what word class these words are e.g. adjective, noun, verb and adverb

    • Write a complex sentence (look at the sentence openings sheet in your learning pack), for those you have found the definition for

  • Creative Writing Focus:

    • Ask an adult if they have any old, clean spare socks and make some puppet characters. You can draw on them or stick pieces of fabric for hair, eyes etc.

    • Write a play script (e.g. a traditional story or your own idea); practise then perform it to your family! Remember a play script has to be set out as below; Character: speech (how it is said and what it does) You do not need to use speech marks. You may want to add scenes, make scenery, props etc.

  • Creative Non-Fiction Writing:

    • Create your own theme park. Think of a name for your theme park. Think of names for your rides. What types of rides are they and what do they do? Are there other activities like bumper cars, quad bikes or maybe a zip wire! How will the rides make you feel? Are there food stalls? What do they sell? You could have different sections for rides, food or sports activities. Draw a map of your theme park​

  • Fiction - Short Narrative:

    • Create a superhero. What special powers does he or she have? How did they get their super powers? What is their normal job? Write about this character – what does he/she/it look like and their personality. While your superhero is at home, a news bulletin has appeared on the television. There has been a train collision on a bridge and people need rescuing. Some people have been thrown onto trees and need rescuing and some have fallen into a pond and need help. The train is on its side and needs lifting back up. Describe how your super hero helps these people and what special powers might he/she need to use. Produce a draft and then a best copy

  • Short Story:

    • Imagine you went to the local woods with your friend to play hide and seek. Suddenly, a wizard appears and sends you on a quest to get a precious gem for him from an evil King. Write a short story about where you would go to get the gem, describe the settings on your quest. How did you feel along the way and did you meet any magical or dangerous beasts on the journey? Plan and produce a draft and then a best copy. Check your work carefully and include pictures if you like

  • Information Text:

    • Choose a country in the world that you know nothing about. Write information about this country such as; the food they eat, the languages spoken, the types of houses that they live in and famous landmarks. Add anything else that you feel is interesting. Set your work out in paragraphs using sub-headings

  • Reading Focus:

    • Choose a fiction book you have really enjoyed. Write your own blurb for it. Remember it needs to include the following information: 

      • What is the genre of the book? (Mystery, adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, poetry…)

      • A question to make the reader curious and so want to find the answer by reading the book

      • Tell the reader the main problems or events in the story but not how they will be solved!

      • Use exclamation marks and question marks correctly

      • You may want to suggest the age range the book is most suitable for

      • Draw an illustration to match your blurb

 

Useful English Websites:

Mr Shammas Poetry Task (Teacher from Catherine Wayte Primary School)

Maths:

  • Keep practising your times tables, using Times Tables Rock Stars

  • Practise adding 3 digit numbers and subtracting 3 digit numbers

  • Create your own word problems for adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers, can you then solve them?

  • Complete activities on Mathletics

  • Play this with your family. Have 8 cards facing down with 1 digit numbers on them. Play this game in pairs. Each person picks up 4 cards. They have to reveal the cards and add them together in their heads. The person that shouts out the answer quickest earns a point. Shuffle the cards and repeat. First one to 5 points is the winner. You can try this with 2 digit numbers on cards too

  • Do an investigation: How many things can you list in your house that are less than 20cm in height?

  • Create a colour by numbers picture using a colour chart key

  • Create your own menu – starters, mains and desserts. You can decorate it! Write a cost next to each food item and ask your family to choose from it. Work out the total cost and their change from an amount they give you, e.g. £50.00

  • Make a shop! Use items from around your bedroom/house - e.g. pencils, books, games etc. Create price tags for each item, using paper. You can decide how much each item is going to cost! You can create a shop front on a table or desk. You can make up shopping lists and work out the cost of them and what change you would give, from different amounts. You can include multiple buys of one item e.g. a pencil costs 8p, but your shopping list wants you to buy 8 of them! You could ask people in your family to buy different items!

  • Write the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 on some cards. Write x, + and – on cards too. Each player collects two number cards to form a 2-digit number and then an operation card. Then collect two more number cards and form a second 2-digit number. For example 34 + 78. Then the player has to work out the answer. You can do this with more number cards or less, to make it easier or more challenging

  • Look around your house and draw items which have acute angles. Now try other types of angles – right angle, obtuse and reflex

  • Find 3D shapes in the home, count and record the number of faces, edges and vertices

  • Can you identify the name of the shape? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/z98n4qt 

  • Use your times tables to multiply 3 digit numbers by 1 digit, e.g 134 x 6

  • Use your times tables to divide 3 digit numbers by 1 digit number, e.g. 145 ÷ 5

  • Practise telling the time to the nearest minute

  • Practise telling the time: changing 'analogue 12 hour' to 'analogue 24 hour' and to 24 hour digital

  • Daily online Maths lessons can be found at: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

  • Third Space Maths Hub (you will need to register for free) - downloadable resources

Useful Maths Websites:

Topic and Other Activities:

  • You have made it to the South Pole after a long, dangerous expedition! Design a flag to mark your success of reaching the South Pole. It must reflect the journey you have had and some scenes/animals from your adventure

  • Design your dream playground

P.E:

  • Keep active – Use the ‘GoNoodle’ website to complete dance routines indoors

  • Investigate which exercise makes your heart beat the fastest! Time your pulse rate over 30 seconds. You might want to try star jumps, jogging on the spot, scissor jumps and many more! Remember you will need to record your results. Try to predict your pulse rate for each exercise

Spanish:

French:

  • Try to use your French words for each part of the body. Draw a body then label the different parts. BBC Bitesize has some good videos to help with pronunciation and vocabulary

Geography:

  • A list of fun Geography based ideas to do around the home or garden - click here

  • Use a ruler on a sunny day to make your own sundial! You will need to hold the ruler upright and mark the spot with chalk or a pencil where you will place it each half hour during the day. Use chalk or a pencil to make a line where the shadow of the ruler falls. You will need to write the time you drew the line. Try to predict where the next line will be. If you have greaseproof paper, you could place the paper over the top of your lines as a record of your observations.

Science:

  • Whilst on your journey, you discovered a brand new species! Draw a picture of this strange new animal and explain how it has adapted to its Antarctic habitat

  • Investigate the insulation of materials (paper, tinfoil, cotton fabric, wool, bubble wrap…). Wrap an ice cube with each material and time how long it takes for the ice cube to melt. You will need to ensure you follow the sheets to support your planning of the investigation. Remember to keep it as a fair test! Record your results as a table. You could graph your results as a bar graph either by drawing it by hand, or using Excel or 2Graph on Purple Mash. Write up your experiment using the subheadings from the planning sheets.

  • Research your favourite animal, can you find out as much as you can to create an interesting fact file? Where does your animal live? What is their life span? What do they eat?

  • Complete activities on this website, to unlock further resources! You will need to sign up, but it is completely free - click here

  • 101 Science experiment ideas! - click here

  • Are you ready for a challenge? Download the 'Challenge Cards' - click here

  • Why do animals have different types of teeth? Use the website below to find out why animals have different teeth. Choose 3 animals and find out what type of teeth they have and why. Which animals will you choose? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/z4w3bdm​

Art:

  • Find an object within your home and sketch it

D&T:

  • Why not design (see sheet 1) and make a small bag from any fabric. ASK YOUR ADULT FIRST! Use back stitch to sew it together. You could use a button to close it or see if you can make a drawstring top. Evaluate it using sheet 2!

R.E:

  • Have you heard of Mother Teresa? Who was she? Why is she famous? What did she do? Can you find out about the life of this person and create a leaflet with important facts and information? Use the publishing templates on Purple Mash to help you present your work, if you like

Useful Websites:

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