Hiya Year 4,
We know the weather wasn’t as good last week but we do hope you have been able to get out and about with your families for a walk or maybe a bike ride.
Over the next few weeks, we will be calling you to have a chat and we can’t wait to hear all of your voices and to find out what you have been up to.
We hope you have been enjoying all of the activities we are setting for you on the blog and remember if you need to ask any questions you can message on the blog or send an email to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care everyone!
Miss Tew, Mrs Carsberg and Miss Moloney x
Scholastic Reading and TT Rockstars
We have assigned a new book for you to read this week (Drum Beats). At the end of each chapter, there are questions for you to think about. Once you have finished 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.
Maths Activity Ideas
We hope you enjoyed counting your socks and completing some active maths challenges last week. We have 5 more tasks for you to try this week.
Task 1: Choose a physical activity to complete once a day for the next week (or longer). For example, planking, running on the spot, skipping or star jumps. Time how long you can do this activity for each day. Does your time improve each day? Find a way to present the data you collect (e.g. a table or graph).
Task 2: Choose a picture from a magazine, newspaper or food packaging. Cut the picture in half. Complete the remainder of the picture as if it was symmetrical to the other side. You could choose a picture that is not usually symmetrical to create a new image. Write an explanation for the word symmetry.
Task 3: Find a recipe that serves 4 people. You could try to find a recipe for your favourite food if you like. First, write down the amount of each ingredient you need. Next, calculate the amount of each ingredient you would need if you only wanted to prepare the dish for 2 people. What method did you use? After that, calculate the amount of each ingredient you would need if you wanted to prepare the dish for 8 people.
Task 4: Look at the list of stadium capacities. For each stadium, round the number to the nearest 10,000 and the nearest 1,000. Which is the most useful? Can you round the numbers to the nearest 10 and 100? Is it useful to round these numbers to 10 and 100? Why?
Old Trafford = 74, 879
Tottenham Hotspur = 62,303
The Emirates = 60,260
Etihad = 55,097
Anfield = 54,074
Stamford Bridge = 41,841
You could find out the capacity of the stadium for your favourite team. What is the largest stadium in the UK? What is the capacity of the smallest stadium in the UK?
Task 5: Look at the grid of numbers. The numbers in blue are prime numbers. Find out the definition of a prime number. Our challenge for you is to learn all the prime numbers under 20. Bonus challenge – learn all of the prime numbers up to 100. Can you spot any patterns that might help you?
English Activity Ideas
We can reveal that hidden inside the eggs were dragons. The character collecting the eggs protects them until they hatch into a variety of different dragons.
Task 1: Look at the images of the dragons. What type of dragons do you think they are? What extra information does the background tell you about them? Create a list of words and phrases to describe each of them. Bonus challenge – write a detailed paragraph about each dragon. Use the words and phrases you collected to help you. Remember to make sure that your paragraph flows.
Task 2: Design your own dragon. Think carefully about how the appearance of your dragon would give you clues about its characteristics. Use the following website for ideas. You might also like to use the drawing tutorials to help you with the shape of your dragon before adding extra details.
Task 3: Create a Top Trumps card for your dragon. You need to think of a suitable name for your dragon. We would like you to score your dragon out of 100 for the following categories:
- Fighting Skills
- Magical Force
Task 4: Create a detailed fact file full of description about your dragon. You could split your fact file into different sections. You could use the scores created for your Top Trumps card to help you. You might choose to use these subheadings instead:
Special Skills / Magical Powers
Task 5: Think about where your dragon lives. Why does it live there? Write a paragraph to describe the habitat of your dragon. Think about how your dragon may have adapted to live in its environment.
Knowledge Organiser Task
We know it is not Halloween, but we thought this experiment about static electricity looked fun! J
Have a look at this video and try out the experiment.
You will need tissue paper, a balloon, a pen, tape and some scissors.
- Draw a ghost on your tissue paper and cut it out.
- Stick the bottom of your ghost on a table.
- Blow up your balloon.
- Rub it on your hair and move it near your ghost.
- Watch as the ghost flies.
Can you find anything else the balloon will attract to?
Can you find out why this happens? The video below may help.
Link to all Knowledge Organisers:
You might also want to have a look at this week’s lessons on BBC Bitesize. Here is the timetable…