Hi Year 4!
Well done to everyone who is completing Blog work and sending us lovely comments. It is wonderful to see that you are continuing to work hard at home.
Has anyone been baking or gardening? Or perhaps learning a new skill that you would like to tell us about? Perhaps you have been for a nice walk somewhere or have played a new game? We would love to hear what you have been up to so let us know by commenting on this post.
We hope you enjoyed designing a mystical egg last week and looking for the numbers in the paintings.
We all continue to miss you but hope you are happy and staying safe. Keep smiling Year 4!
Mrs Carsberg, Miss Tew and Miss Moloney.
Scholastic Reading and TT Rockstars
We have assigned a new book for you to read this week linked to one of our Geography topics covered in Year 4. It is a non-fiction book this week (South America). Once you have completed the book, there is a quiz for you to complete. Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents
For TT Rockstars this week, we would like to see you completing a Soundcheck. Try to beat your highest score and reach the target of 25/25. Make a note of any times tables you get incorrect and try to learn these.
English Activity Ideas
This is the second picture we are going to use to inspire our writing this week. If you have not already looked at last week’s post, make sure you have a read through before completing the activities below.
Task 1: Take some time to look carefully at the picture. Talk to someone at home about everything you can see. How does this picture make you feel? While you look at the picture, imagine where the nest full of eggs, shown in the picture last week, would be. Write a few sentences to explain where you think the eggs are located. Make sure you provide reasons for your answer.
Task 2: Gather some vocabulary ideas for each of the five senses. See if you can include any of our words of the week from our reading sessions.
Task 3: Imagine you have turned back time to a few hours before this picture. What happened? Were there any characters or creatures here? Are those clouds in the distance or is it smoke? You could draw a picture to show what you imagine it looked like or write some sentences to describe it.
Task 4: Bring the picture to life and write a setting description. Remember to include the vocabulary you gathered for Task 2. You could challenge yourself to write more than one paragraph. Try writing a paragraph about the house you can see in the foreground and a paragraph about the mountains in the background.
Task 5: It is time to test you memory. As you know, it is important to recall previous learning to help strengthen our memories. This week, we challenge you to make a list of as many of our words of the week that you can remember. Challenge yourself even further by drawing a little picture for each one, writing a definition and showing someone the action associated with it.
Maths Activity Ideas
Task 1: We would like you to have a go at converting between different units of time. The poster should help you. We recommend using a number line to help you.
200 seconds = ? minutes and ? seconds
2000 seconds = ? minutes and ? seconds
200 minutes = ? hours and ? minutes
2000 minutes = ? hours and ? minutes
Do you spot any patterns? Why is this happening? Explain to someone at home how you completed the calculations.
Task 2: We would like you to complete an active Maths activity. Time how long it takes you to complete 25 star jumps. Have a rest. Now, see how many star jumps you can complete in one minute. Have a rest. While you are resting, use the number you recorded in one minute to estimate how many you would complete in two minutes. See if your estimate is correct or if you slow down towards the end. Can you use your findings to estimate how many star jumps you would complete in one hour if you continued at the same pace?
Task 3: Go and look in your sock drawer. How many pairs of socks do you have? What different colours of socks do you own? How many of them are patterned? How many of them are plain? Are there any other ways that you could put your socks into categories? Using this information express your sock draw in fractions, e.g. ¼ of my socks are patterned ½ of my socks are white When you have finished, make sure all of your socks are in pairs and put them away in your drawer.
Task 4: Draw 20 random lines across a piece of A4 paper. Make sure that these lines overlap. Colour each section a different colour. What shapes can you see in your picture? What angles can you see in your picture?
Task 5: See if you can remember the ‘types of lines’ dance. Show someone in your house or have a little dance while no one is watching. Remember, the names of the lines are horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular. You must remember to sing the song while you are dancing 😀
Go horizontal, go horizontal, go horizontal, go horizontal
Go vertical, go vertical, go vertical, go vertical
Go diagonal, go diagonal, go diagonal, go diagonal
Go parallel, go parallel, go parallel, go parallel
Go perpendicular, go perpendicular, go perpendicular, go perpendicular
See how many of each type of line you can find around your house. Make a list of all the examples you find. If you cannot remember the definitions, search Google or use a dictionary.
Knowledge Organiser Task
History – Ancient Egyptians
Look at the list of important people on the Knowledge Organiser. Make a list of anything you remember from when we studied them at school. You could present your work as a fact file or a poster. Once you have written down everything you remember, try completing some more research. What is the most interesting fact about Howard Carter? Is there a more interesting fact about Tutankhamun? Can you find out something you didn’t know about Queen Cleopatra VII?
Link to all Knowledge Organisers: