During this period of self-isolation, we are planning to build up resources for people to access from home. The resources are a blend of activities from the different core subjects and will be aimed at the age-related expectations of the year group. They are designed to consolidate what children have previously covered due to the limitations of delivering new concepts and ideas through this method.
Children will need support (and some basic resources) to be able to complete the activities. Some will take place inside but others can be done outside the house (in the garden for example). We plan to build on these resources over the next few days for those families self-isolating, but please bear in mind we are on reduced staffing and teaching in school too.
If you require help or need to ask questions, please contact the teacher vis Class Dojo. We have also published a list of suitable websites.
Should we be required to move to full school closure we will work on an enhanced package of resources and more online facilities.
Outlined below is a suggested timetable for daily activities for Year 4 pupils:
Year 4: Suggested Daily Timetable
- A daily SPaG activity for 30 minutes
- Reading aloud to an adult for 10 minutes
- Independent reading for 30 minutes
- Completion of one of the English activities (reading comprehension task or weekly writing activity) spending 30 minutes per day
- Complete the set Maths activity for 40 minutes
- Complete the daily Fab 4 for 10 minutes
- TT Rock Stars or Maths Frame Times Table Check daily for 15 minutes
- Login to Education City and complete one of the activities for 15 minutes
- Rotate daily between Science and Topic and choose one of the projects to complete for 30 minutes each day
- Participate in Cosmic Kids’ Yoga for 15 minutes
- Choose a ‘5 A Day’ activity and complete for the suggested 5 minutes
- Complete a fitness challenge card for 5 minutes
Year 4 English
You will need to read this text in order to complete today's English task
Please practise your new spellings for this week. These to not need to be uploaded to Dojo.
Today's comprehension task
Apostrophe or No Apostrophe
In today’s task, you must identify which sentences need an apostrophe to either show contraction or possession and, if needed, add the apostrophe to that sentence in the correct place.
Contraction – Eg: He did not like fish = He didn’t like fish. Possession – Eg: The cat’s tail waved in the air.
You have to decide if the sentence needs an apostrophe or not - full instructions on the sheet
English Writing Task – Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
In today’s session, the children will be writing in role as Ben.
They are going to imagine that Ben is now the narrator of the story, so the story will now be told in the 1st person and past tense. They can use the story PDFs and their ideas board to tell the story starting with Ben sitting in the tree and reflecting on what has just happened. However, we would like them to imagine what might happen next in the story, and write their won ending to the story.
Please use this activity sheet to record your IDEAS /THOUGHTS/FEELINGS in role as Ben. If you cannot print out this sheet, either draw Ben in the tree and write around your sketch, or just write 'Ben sitting in the tree' in a text box and record your work around this.
Please share the video and read the story with your child before starting the writing task. We are reaching the 'climax' of the story, an important turning point.
In this session, the children are going to explore how characters in a story have viewpoint and voice. They will step into Ben’s shoes and think about how he thinks and feels at an important turning point in this story - write in role (I, me my).
The children are going to be be writing in role as someone who has secretly overheard the children's plan to make a wolf. They are going to write to Harry, Sue and Ben either explaining why agree with Harry and Sue that the wold is a good thing to bring into their world OR if they agree with Ben and are more cautious, they think it might be a bad idea to let a wolf roam around their world. The note should be written in the 1st person and past tense.
Here are the suggested answers for the comprehension this week.
Please share and read this extract with you child and they then have a set of questions to answer.
Early Bird SPaG activities for the week
This weeks spellings include homophones and statutory words.
Year 4 Maths
Triangle Hunt - Look around the house, garden or on your daily exercise see how many triangles you can see. Decide which type of triangle it is that you spot – keep a tally on the chart - and record where you saw your triangles!
The children need to correctly identify the different triangles.
Please watch the video and use this information file to help with the task - there is also a link to a BBC animation within the PDF.
You have to identify the different real life angles and sort them into acute/right and obtuse angles
Activity 1 - ORDERING ANGLES from smallest to largest. There are 3 different levels of challenge - choose which you would like to do - if you want a BIG challenge you could always have a go at doing all 3.
Activity 3 - Worksheet -Asks the children to identify angles in simple shapes
Activity 2 - Angle Hunt- The children are going to be a detective and go on an angle hunt in the house, around the garden or on whilst on their daily exercise and record what angles they spot.
The children will be asked to identify the different types of angles on the worksheet
Please watch the DOJO video and take a look at the PDF information file. The children will learn about different angles and learn how to recognise them.
Year 4 Science
To help with the wildlife survey as simple chart to help identify wild flowers that can be found in and around towns
To help with the wildlife survey as simple chart to help identify animals found in ponds/fresh water
To help with the wildlife survey as simple chart to help identify small animals and insects
To help with the wildlife survey as simple chart to help identify trees and leaves
To help with the wildlife survey as simple chart to help identify birds and ducks
The children will choose 3 different microhabiats that you might find in and around our local area from the examples given– they will then carry out an investigation – a survey of the 3 different microhabitats. They need to remember that with any wildlife investigation you will require sharp eyes and some patience. And most importantly, they must not hurt or remove any living things as they carry out their investigation, as we always treat other living things with respect.
Should the power point not work, please find all the information in this PDF.
This is a short power point that will take the children through their learning about ecosystems/habitats/micro-habitats. They will undertake a MICRO-HABITAT investigation when they will need to be accompanied by adult. Full details can be found on the activity sheet.
In this Activity B, the children need to cut out the pictures then put them in the correct order, add the arrows and labels to show a producer, consumer and if it is predator or prey. Remember to include which consumer are they. If you cannot print out, draw and/or use the labels (use words only).
This Activity asks the children to answer a set of questions to demonstrate there understanding of what a food chain is and how to structure a basic food chain.
In this week’s science session, the children will learn what a food chain is and how to structure a basic food chain – using correct scientific vocabulary (shown in red and italics in this PDF Information PPT).
This this session, we will be using these key words: prey and predator, producers and consumers, and food chain. In the PDF information there are video links, diagrams and pictures to help the children deepen their understanding of food chains.
Year 4 Topic
Have a look through these slides, which will introduce you to our new topic about Rainforests.
Complete the diary entry to explain how to become a Knight!
These will help you when completing your diary task.
Use these slides to learn all about how to become a Knight!
Reminders of what features you need to include in your castle.
Have a look at these slides all about Norman Castles
Please use this information sheet to complete your activity
Please look through these slides before starting the activity
This week's topic task is art based! Have a look at the task and have a go at recreating part of the Bayeux Tapestry!
Have a look at these slides to learn about the Bayeux Tapestry.
Choose at least 1 of the activity sheets to complete.
Use these to understand more about the Normans and the contenders for the throne.