Year 4

Monday Spellings Maths BREAK Times Tables English LUNCH Reading Science Physical Activity
Tuesday Spellings Maths BREAK Times Tables English LUNCH Reading Topic Physical Activity
Wednesday Spellings Maths BREAK Times Tables English LUNCH Reading DT Physical Activity
Thursday Spellings Maths BREAK Times Tables English LUNCH Reading Topic Physical Activity
Friday Spellings English BREAK Times Tables Maths LUNCH Reading RE Physical Activity

 

This week’s highest earners on TT Rockstars were: 

  1. Scarlet Altman

  2. Stephanie Balin

  3. Luis Hutton

Congratulations to you 3! 

Here’s some reading journal activities for you to complete when you are reading your own books from home:

Reading Journal Activities For Children On Free Reading

And here are the links to all the online subscriptions that school has 🙂

Websites2

Remember: your TT Rockstars and Purple Mash logins are the same

 

Oldham Sport Development will also be setting a daily challenge for all the students we are missing out on teaching over the coming weeks. This will be various activities aimed to keep students active throughout the lockdown. This is open to all Oldham Children.

There will range from activities for 4-16 year olds, including physical activities, dances and links to other sites/social media. They will also be able to see clips/videos from their usual coaches.

Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  http://(https://twitter.com/VolSportOLDHAM) for updates.

 

Hello Year 4!  I hope you are all managing to do some fun things at home and are keeping yourselves busy.

Here’s your home-learning for this week;

These are just ideas for activities you can do. Everyone is different, so please don’t worry if you can’t complete all of the activities. Also, if you unable to print work out, please answer the questions in your workbooks. 

Here are your spellings for this week: (1st to 8th April)

Emeralds:

  • city
  • centre
  • cycle
  • cinema
  • cell
  • circle
  • cymbal
  • cease
  • certain
  • citizen

Rubies:

  • busiest
  • clumsiest
  • cosiest
  • craziest
  • funniest
  • healthiest
  • heaviest
  • laziest
  • merriest
  • nastiest
  • noisiest
  • silliest

 

 

Week 3:

Week Beginning 30th March 2020

Monday:

Your spellings are the same as above, I’ll put up new spellings on Wednesday. Please choose 3 spellings and write an exciting sentence for each using a conjunction and a fronted adverbial. (Here’s an explanation of what a fronted adverbial is Fronted Adverbial Explanation  and here is a handy list to choose from if you’re short of ideas Fronted Adverbials List.

Make sure your sentences make sense.

 

Maths:

 

Have a look at this powerpoint to remind yourself about equivalent fractions Equivalent Fractions Task Setting Powerpoint

Now have a go at the questions below, don’t look at the answers until you’ve done!

 

Equivalent Fractions Questions 30th March

Equivalent Fractions Answers 30th March

 

Play TTRockstars for 10-20 minutes

 

 

English

Have a go at this reading comprehension. Choose the star level that is most appropriate for you. Don’t look at the answers until afterwards!

Reading Comprehension On Sound Waves

 

 

After lunch, read a book for about half an hour and record it in your reading journal.

 

Science

 

Last Monday you did a mini experiment where you tried to figure out how sounds are made. Do you remember what you found out?

You may have noticed that when a sound is being made, the thing that is making the sound shakes very fast. This is called vibration. Put your hand on your throat and say ‘Aaah!’ You will notice that your throat feels like it’s buzzing.

Sounds are made by vibrations. Today, we’re going to learn a bit more about how they get from the object to your ear. You will have picked up some of this information from the English work you did this morning.

Have a look at this PowerPoint:

Hearing Sounds Lesson Presentation

Now, using the information, imagine you have been asked to present a short radio segment called The Science of Sound about how sounds are made and how they get to your ear (We will be learning more about the ear next week).

The Science Of Sound Planning Sheet

Use this sheet to help you quickly plan your show, then perform it either to an audience (of your parents or siblings), by yourself or by recording it on your device to listen back to later. (Please do NOT post it online!) Don’t forget to use the scientific vocabulary provided.

 

 

Physical Activity

Do PE with Joe from this morning      http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

 

Tuesday:

Spellings:

Practice your spellings for 10-15 minutes and then get an adult or sibling to test you on them.

Maths:

Complete one of these Maths mats. (So sorry they’re a bit late, not sure what happened there!)

Year 4 Maths Mat

Choose the star level that you think is best for you or you could even do two of them.

Practise your times tables on TT Rockstars for 20 minutes.

 

English:

Work through this powerpoint presentation to revise pronouns. If you have a mini whiteboard or a chalkboard at home, you could work on that. The answers will come up when you click so you can check your own work as you go.

Pronouns Activities

After lunch, do some quiet reading before getting started on your topic work.

 

Topic

This week, we’re going to be doing a mini research project on life in Roman Britain. Use the internet or books to find out about life in Roman Britain.

Here are some useful links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/ztqg4wx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8grkqt

There’s also some information on a slideshow which I have set as a 2Do on Purple mash.

Log onto Purple Mash and click on your 2Dos at the top of the page. There is a template for a fact file about Roman Life. Begin to complete the boxes with some of the information you found and don’t forget to save regularly in ‘My Work’.  Don’t worry if you don’t finish today, we’ll be carrying on on Thursday too.

(If Purple Mash isn’t working for you for whatever reason, feel free to create a fact file in a different programme or even on paper instead).

 

Physical Activity

Do PE with Joe from this morning      http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Or you could do some SuperMovers    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8

Or a different activity of your choice. For example, you could make up a dance routine to go with your favourite song

Wednesday:

 

Spellings:

Take a look at your new spellings above. Practice them for 15 minutes by looking at a word, covering it up, writing it out and then checking it. If there are any words you don’t understand, look them up in a dictionary.

 

Maths

Complete these questions using the column subtraction method.

Subtraction Questions 1st April

If you need a bit of a reminder about column subtraction, here’s a help sheet. There is information for all the different scenarios you might come across when doing column subtraction.

Subtraction Help Sheet

Play TT Rockstars for 20 minutes

 

English

Complete this worksheet, remembering the special rule about adding suffixes (Change the y to an i and add…)

A short vowel sound is like the o in frog. A long vowel sound would be like the a in whale 🙂

Adding ‘er’ And ‘est’ Sheet With Spelling Rules

Once you’re done, write 6 spelling sentences. Remember to use conjunctions and to check that your sentences make sense.

 

 

After lunch, Read a book for half an hour and record it in your reading journal.

 

Design Technology

Last week, we had a go at designing a meal using items from the store cupboard. Have a look at these websites to remind yourself

https://realfood.tesco.com/curatedlist/nine-store-cupboard-ingredients-and-how-to-use-them.html

https://www.asdagoodliving.co.uk/food/amazing-meals-made-from-store-cupboard-staples

 

This afternoon, your task is to design a meal to make yourself. Ask your parents whether there are any ingredients you could use to make a meal. Design your meal using this sheet:

My Store Cupboard Meal Designs

Ask your parent whether you would be able to make this meal for your tea or lunch (with their help of course!) on a day that is convenient for them. If they suggest that you change something about your meal design, you should listen because they have much more cooking experience than you do. If they say no, then that’s fine too because your parents are very busy!

 

 

Physical Activity

Do PE with Joe from this morning      http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Or you could do some SuperMovers    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8

Or a different activity of your choice. For example, you could make up a dance routine to go with your favourite song

 

Thursday:

Here is a word search with your spellings in. You can do it online, you don’t need to print it out.

Emeralds https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1006968/

Rubies https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1007001/

 

Maths

Here are some word problems. They are not easy so just try your best and remember to READ THE QUESTION very carefully before you try to work it out. Choose the * or the **/*** sheet. If you’re feeling extra confident, there are some bonus tricky questions at the end.

If drawing pictures and diagrams helps you to work out maths problems, then please feel free.

Coaster Land Theme Park Addition And Subtraction Questions.

Coaster Land Theme Park Addition And Subtraction Answers

 

English

We’ve finished our unit about Ride of Passage so this week you can write a story of your own choice. As you know, it’s always a good idea to plan a story before you write it otherwise it can get very confusing! So today you’re going to plan your story.

You need to think of

  • A setting
  • The characters
  • What the problem in the middle of the story is going to be
  • How the characters are going to solve the problem

I think some really good ideas for a story setting would be: a castle, a museum, a theme park or a period in history that you have learned about (Egyptians, Romans, Victorians, the Stone Age) but those are just my suggestions.

Here’s a sheet to help you set out your plan

Story Planning Frame

 

Before or after lunch, read a book for about half an hour

Topic

Today, we’re carrying on with our Romans research project from Tuesday afternoon. Here’s the information again in case you’ve forgotten:

This week, we’re going to be doing a mini research project on life in Roman Britain. Use the internet or books to find out about life in Roman Britain.

Here are some useful links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/ztqg4wx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8grkqt

There’s also some information on a slideshow which I have set as a 2Do on Purple mash.

Log onto Purple Mash and click on your 2Dos at the top of the page. There is a template for a fact file about Roman Life. Begin to complete the boxes with some of the information you found and don’t forget to save regularly in ‘My Work’.  Don’t worry if you don’t finish today, we’ll be carrying on on Thursday too.

(If Purple Mash isn’t working for you for whatever reason, feel free to create a fact file in a different programme or even on paper instead).

 

If you did your work on Purple Mash then I’ll be able to look at it. If you didn’t, feel free to email a copy (or a photo of it if you did it on paper) to the school office at     info@buckstones.oldham.sch.uk and ask them to send it to me.

 

Physical Activity

Do PE with Joe from this morning      http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Or you could do some SuperMovers    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8

Or a different activity of your choice. For example, you could make up a dance routine to go with your favourite song

 

Friday:

Spellings: 
Choose a fun way to learn your spellings

Here’s a template and instructions for a spelling fortune teller. (If you can’t print, ask an adult or older sibling whether they will help you to make a square out of an A4 piece of paper and then follow the instructions, adding the text yourself)

Spelling Fortune Teller

This website has some really fun ideas too if you’d prefer

https://www.doodleenglish.com/2019/09/20/fun-ways-to-practise-spelling-words/

 

English:

I’ve swapped English and Maths around today and your Maths activity will be quite short. This is so that you can spend more time writing your story.

Have a look back through your story plan that you wrote yesterday.  Before you start writing, have a go at writing some exciting sentences to use in your story as a warm up.

Write one sentence to describe the setting, one sentence to describe your main character and one sentence to show how your character feels at the most exciting part of the story. For Example; Sweat poured down his face as he tip-toed along the corridor, trying not to make the floorboards creak.  See if you can write all of the sentences in five minutes or less!

Now write your story. I would recommend starting with a fronted adverbial such as ‘After a long day at work, Joe trudged home through the rain-soaked streets of the town.’  Or ‘With the blazing hot July sunshine beating down on his face, Joe stood in his usual place as an operator of the Super Mega Awesome Coaster at CoasterLand.