Year 4 2019 - 2020
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Our topic is:
You will learn about the Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Scots.
Get your swords and shields ready to defend yourselves as we prepare for exciting battles, pillaging Monasterys and sailing the treacherous seas in monstrous longboats.
Here you will find your weekly learning tasks for English and Maths. There are activities for each day of the week, this is your learning and your timetable so it's entirely up to you which order you complete them in or how long you spend on them. These will change every week so you always have a new challenge a try.
When you have completed your daily English and Maths, we have created a series of projects for Science and each foundation subject. These projects can be found in the "Files to Download" section below. The projects will be updated every two weeks to give you time to get through them all.
We hope that you enjoy your home learning and find the activities set fun and engaging!
Stay safe and healthy. We hope to see you very soon.
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Read More With Year Four!
Have you finished your book and thinking what to read next?
Take a look at the book reviews written by your friends in Year 4 for some inspiration. If you have read a book that you have enjoyed, there is still time to send your review in and add it to the document.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their review. Find the Book Club reviews in the 'files to download'.
Ideas to support your Year 4 child:
- Read every day. Ask questions about what might happen next
- Write a book review
- Practise timetables
- Practise spellings
- Encourage addition and subtraction using money. How much change?
- Use everyday objects to practise fractions - how much pizza have you eaten? What fraction of the socks are blue? What fraction of the cars you can see are red?
- Keep a diary during this time explaining what you have been doing, how you are feelings and what is happening in the world. It could be really interesting to look back at in a few years time to remind you what was hapenning. You could even collect newspaper clippings, pictures or anything else.
Week 13 Spellings (Monday 13th July 2020):
- Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words: http://www.crosslee.manchester.sch.uk/serve_file/253974
- Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com
- Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk
- We are now going to be introducing the Year 5 Statutory Spellings, in the ‘Files to Download’ section there are a series of handwriting worksheets that allow you to begin practising a new set of spelling, whilst practising your cursive handwriting at the same time!
Week 13 Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) (Monday 13th July 2020):
This week we are exploring a non-fiction text about the Vikings. Please watch the daily Guided Reading videos and download the text and questions linked to the text, for each day of the week in the ‘Files to Download’ section below.
Monday - https://youtu.be/pELaHNCAZfU
Tuesday - https://youtu.be/Ndj8eubT2zI
Wednesday - https://youtu.be/k2cdr1s9gYQ
Thursday - https://youtu.be/qkWhMxS6Jgk
Friday - https://youtu.be/3DxlTCj5SO8
- https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home - Do you enjoy Harry Potter? Each week an actor from the films or a celebrity will be reading a chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Chapter 1 is read by Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter himself.Once you finish listening, there is a section on the website called "Chapter Challenges." Follow the this link to complete some activities on what you have heard - https://www.wizardingworld.com/features/harry-potter-philosophers-stone-chapter-challenge-one-the-boy-who-lived
- Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun! Click on the link and then select the elevenses. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
- Get comfortable and listen to a range of free stories which audible have allowed access to for free - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Week 13 Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) (Monday 13th July 2020):
Please watch the following film ‘Taking Flight’ for your writing stimulus:
- Play the film, pausing at 1:26. What has happened? Who are the characters? Can you make predictions about what might happen next? What feelings do you get from the garage - is it creepy/dusty and old/exciting etc? What can you see on the shelves? What kind of things do you think might be inside the boxes in Grandpa’s garage? There are boxes with ‘photographs’ and ‘memories’ written on them- what could the things inside show? What could the trophies be for? What is the object on the far left (gramophone)?
- Write a descriptive paragraph about the setting of the garage based on what you can see in the shot at 1:26. Use a range of adjectives, expanded noun phrases and include some preposition phrases.
- Watch the film from the beginning to the end.
- Characters in the story - who are they? What can you infer about the relationships between? Use resource 2a and create a mind map for each using adjectives to describe them.
- How could you improve your descriptions/phrases/words about the different characters? You could use a thesaurus. Watch the following video to understand the role of a thesaurus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcc2gdm/articles/zsn3msg
- Next complete resource 2b using a thesaurus. As an extension, can you write some sentences about the characters using some of the words you have improved.
- Play the clip from 2:46-3:27. What happens during this time? Discuss how Tony might have felt as the plane ducked and looped. How might his teddy have felt when he let go? Create a mind map of words and phrases that express emotion felt by the characters during this part of the game. How can you tell that they feel that way? Look at the scenery surrounding them- what phrases and sentences can they come up with to describe the setting? Show children resource 3a - short sentences have been used to create mood (tension) and atmosphere. It is important to use a range of sentence lengths to maintain interest and a steady flow to the reader. How has punctuation been used in the resource?
- On resource 3a highlight the short snappy sentences. How many words do they each have within them? What effect do they have on the reader? Then highlight the longer sentences in a different colour. How have the sentence lengths been varied and meshed together? Can you spot any other language devices used within the description? Can you identify any present perfect forms of verbs?
Task 4 & 5
- Look at the transcript on resource 4a and read. Discuss the features of writing speech, starting with inverted commas. What do they look like? When are they used? How can they tell when someone is speaking? How is other punctuation used alongside them? (commas after the reporting clause/ end punctuation within inverted commas). Next discuss when a new line is started. When writing dialogue does direct speech always have to come at the beginning of the sentence? Can you identify parts of the transcript where the speech comes at the end of a sentence? How has the conversation been broken up into chunks by using description and detail between? What would happen if the transcript was purely dialogue?
- Play the end of the clip when Dad returns to pick up Tony. Using resource 5a write a conversation between Tony and his Dad in which his father tells him about an adventure he went on with Grandpa when he was a young boy.
Week 13 Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) (Monday 13th July 2020):
- Key Task: White Rose Maths have created a series of online Maths lessons and worksheets to accompany each lesson. Aim to complete one of these lessons a day. This weeks learning is titled ‘Summer Term Week 12’ https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
- For the worksheets linked to the White Rose Maths videos, please find them below in the ‘files to download’ section. They are titled ‘Maths Lesson 1 …’, ‘Maths Lesson 2 …’ etc.
- Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this (20 mins on SOUND CHECK).
- Play on Hit the Button - focus times tables.
- Complete the Flashback Sheets: ‘Roman Numerals’, ‘Partitioning’ and ‘Negative Numbers’ - flashback sheets that are a form of revision to check we’re still all okay with certain maths concepts. Please find in the ‘Files to Download Section’ this week we are looking at time. (please note the sheets are taken from White Rose Maths)
Log into Education City and select ‘Subjects.’ You will find a range of games and activities for Reading, Writing and Maths.
Keep going Year Four.
We are so proud of you and we cannot wait to see you all soon.