Year 4 – Home learning WB 4th May 2020

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Bonjour Year ,

Mrs. Carsberg, Miss Tew and Miss. Moloney here. 

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. It has been lovely to hear about the work you have been doing at home in your comments on last week’s blog post.  Here are some more activities for you to dig your teeth into.  


We have assigned you 2 books linked to our Science topic on Scholastic. You could do some more research about your favourite animal. Maybe you could make a factfile. 

Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents 


Maths Activity Ideas 

We have 5 tasks for you again this week. Remember we would like you to do your best and do as many as you can. You could space your activities throughout the week or have a Maths day if you like. 

Task 1Make a list of all your number bonds to 10. For example, 1 + 9 = 10. After that, complete the following calculations. 

32 + 8                   38 + 2                

52 + 8                   58 + 2                  

12 + 8                   18 + 2                   

82 + 8                    88 + 2                   

92 + 8                    98 + 2                   


33 + 7                   37 + 3

53 + 7                   57 + 3

13 + 7                   17 + 3

83 + 7                   87 + 3

93 + 7                   97 + 3

Do you notice any patterns? How do these calculations link with your number bonds? Write any rules that you notice are always true. 


Task 2: See if you can find some coins in your house. If you can’t, use the coins from the picture below. Some of the coins in the photo are only partly shown; try to work out their value from clues on the coins (e.g. size and colour). 

How much do you have altogether? Write your amount as pounds and again as pence (e.g. £7.28 or 728p). What different amounts can you make with your coins? Try ordering your coins in order of their value from smallest to largest.  

Bonus challenge: you could even make a tally chart of the different coins you can find in your house. 

Task 3: Have a look through your cupboards with the help of a grown up. How many items can you find that could replace the question mark below? Write them down in descending order. We would love to know what the heaviest and lightest items you find are.   

2g < ? < 1kg or 1000g 


Task 4: Find at least 2 different cups or mugs. You need to work out which would hold the most liquid. You could do this using a measuring jug. If you do not have a measuring jug, think of other ways you can measure. You could see how many spoons of water it takes to fill each cup. 


Task 5: Learn how many days they are in each month. Use the video to help you. Make a list of the months with how many days they contain next to the name. You need to make sure you spell the months correctly as well J 


English Activity Ideas 

Task 1  

Explain what a verb is to a member of your family and write a definition. Now try to find as many verbs as you can in the Selfish Giant extract, or from a book in your house, and write a verb list.  

Task 2 Using the verb list you created yesterday, write some simple sentences based one or two verbs, but change the tense, for example: 

Verb: climb 

Present: I am climbing over the wall. 

Past:  climbed over the wall. 

Future: I will climb over the wall.  


Task 3  

Re-read The Selfish Giant. Think about the beginning of the story. Do you agree with the children’s decision to jump over the wall and play in the giant’s garden? Why? 


Task 4 

Re-read the Selfish Giant. How does the Giant’s character / mood change as the story progresses? What events lead to the change in the Giant’s character?  


Task 5 

Imagine you find your own secret garden. What would it look like? What would you do there? What games could you play? What exciting thing could happen?  

Draw a picture and write short story about your secret garden. Remember to include: an introduction, build-up, a problem, a resolution and an ending.  



Following on from our Ancient Egypt topic, this link will take you to some more clips to have a look at.  We would love it if you could send us some new facts which you have learnt.  Why don’t you write a secret message using hieroglyphics. 


Remember you have your Emile and TTrockstars accounts also.  

Extra Ideas


19 thoughts on “Year 4 – Home learning WB 4th May 2020

  • 4th May 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Good afternoon,
    Hope you are all well
    I tried to explain to my mum what a verb is.
    So here is what I found out :𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗯𝘀 are doing or being words .they describe what is happening.
    Verbs come in different 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲𝘀 which tell us when something happened.

    This is the verb list from the selfish giant extract:

  • 5th May 2020 at 10:06 am

    Hi Nour, hope you had a nice weekend. Well done for finding these verbs. Here’s a challenge for you, can you write each of the verbs accompanied by an adverb to tell us how they were doing something?

    Well done for continuing to do your work!

    Miss Moloney

    • 5th May 2020 at 12:38 pm

      Hello Miss Moloney, I had a great weekend. Hope it was the same for you. Challenge accepted here is my sentences.
      They had lived 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿.
      𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗹𝘆,the giant had ate a juicy peach.
      𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗹𝘆,he was almost about to kick the children out this garden.
      𝙐𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙𝙡𝙮,he was 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 by children.
      𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗹𝘆,he had 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 his face with peaches.He had 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 food for the children.𝗥𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆,𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 autumn the tall peach trees 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲,rich ,juicy peaches.
      Have a lovely afternoon.

      • 4th June 2020 at 12:09 pm

        I just realised that I missed this Nour. It’s fantastic. Hope you’re all well and keeping busy.

        Missing you!

        Take care, Miss M x

  • 6th May 2020 at 10:47 am

    Good morning miss moloney

    I have been doing some maths
    32 + 8 = 40 38 + 2 =40

    52 + 8=60 58 + 2 =60

    12 + 8 = 20 18 + 2 =20

    82 + 8 = 90 88 + 2 = 90

    92 + 8 = 100 98 + 2 = 100

    33 + 7 = 40 37 + 3 = 40

    53 + 7 = 60 57 + 3 = 60

    13 + 7 = 20 17 + 3 = 20

    83 + 7 = 90 87 + 3 = 90

    93 + 7= 100 97 + 3 = 100

    1 + 9 =10
    2 + 8 = 10
    3 + 7 = 10
    4 + 6 = 10
    5 + 5 =10

    • 6th May 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Wow you’ve been super busy! Well done Shaymaa!

  • 6th May 2020 at 11:07 am

    good morning miss moloney

    I have went on the months song

    September April June and November 30 days

    February has 28 alone

    January March July August October December have 31

    February have 29 days in leap year

    • 6th May 2020 at 4:45 pm

      Well done Shaymaa, hopefully you will be able to remember these now. You just need to go through the rhyme in your head!

  • 6th May 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Hi miss moloney

    I had a measuring jug which was 500ml

    It took 88 spoons to fill the measuring jug with cold water

    • 6th May 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Wow that must have taken some time!!! Well done you!

  • 6th May 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Awesome adverbs Nour! Are you sure about the word “ate” in your second sentence?

    • 7th May 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Hello Miss Moloney. I think it’s eaten I’m not so sure which one it could be I think I made a silly mistake. Now I’m going to do my homework that you and other teachers have set for me. Have a lovely day.!

      • 7th May 2020 at 4:30 pm

        Yes Nour, we’ll done!

  • 7th May 2020 at 2:52 pm

    HI miss moloney

    I went to my mum and tried to explain to her what a verb is a verb is a action word

    so i chose a book which was the nutcracker and the mouse king

    Here are the verbs i found in the book:


    • 7th May 2020 at 4:36 pm

      What a long list of verbs Shaymaa! Well done. Keep up the good work!

  • 7th May 2020 at 3:49 pm

    hi miss moloney

    I imagined that i had my own secret garden which had sunflowers blue bells and all type of flowers just sparkling at the rainbow diamond sun as it was passing by the purple clouds.When a cloud would just past the rainbow daimond sun a cloud a cloud would change coulur.Then at the side of me i could see pink fsoft unikorns birthing there babies and drinking there milk . It looked i was having my own home.

    • 7th May 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Well done Shaymaa, great description. You might want to check though as I think there may be a “comma thief” in your house!! Hehe!

  • 8th May 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Hi miss moloney

    yes i have seen the comma thief is it between sunflowers and blue bells.

  • 20th May 2020 at 9:51 am

    Hi Mrs carsberg.Are you in tomorrow.


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