Year 4 Home Learning Week Commencing 22nd June

Howdy Year 4,

We have loved hearing from some of you on the phone and we will be continuing with these phone calls over the next few weeks. Remember all of our work on the blog is posted as a suggestion and for you to complete as much as you are able to.

Some of the children in school have been painting pebbles and we will be creating a school snake on both sites. We thought it would be lovely if some of the children not able to attend school at the moment could join in with this whole-school project. If you would like to add to the snake, you need to paint a stone or stones and drop them off into the box outside of the school office (there is one on each site). You can name your stones if you wish to and we will post pictures of the snake as it grows.

Keep safe and keep smiling!

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 linked to our Geography topic for this term. It is a non-fiction book this week (Rivers and Lakes). Once you have completed the book, there is not a quiz this time but you could complete some further research about local rivers and lakes. What is the most interesting fact you can find about the River Nene? See if you can make your own mini book about rivers and lakes in Northamptonshire.  Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents

For TT Rockstars this week, we would like to see you entering the Studio to receive your Rock Status. Can anyone achieve Rock Hero status? On the whole-school leader board, we currently have 8 children from Year 4 in the Top 50. We would love to increase this number.

 

Maths Activity Ideas

We were very impressed with your active maths challenges from last week. We hope you learnt the prime numbers up 20 and maybe even all the way to 100. Keep working hard and sharing your activities with us through the comments section or our Facebook page.

 

Task 1: Design a menu with 5 starters, 5 main courses and 5 desserts. What could someone come in and order? Can you work in a system to find all of the combinations of 3-course meals that could be served to customers? Remember to be systematic.

 

Task 2: Use the menu you created yesterday to make a price list of each item. Calculate how much each of the combinations you found would cost. Bonus challenge what is the cheapest 3-course meal on your menu? What is the most expensive?

 

Task 3: Choose one line from a book you have at home. Count the total number of letters in the line. Create a tally chart for each letter of the alphabet.  What fraction on the line is the letter A, B, C, etc. Which is the largest fraction? Why do you think this is?

 

Task 4: Choose a whole page from a book (try not to pick one that is too long). Count how many letters on the page are consonants and how many of them are vowels. Bonus challenge Express this as a fraction of the total letters. See if you can write the fraction in its simplest form.

 

Task 5: Tell someone in your house about the different types of angles. Use the poster below to help you. Complete an angle hunt around your house. What is the most common angle you find? Why do you think this is?

 

 

English Activity Ideas

We would like you to complete some writing about the dragon you created last week. Remember you can send pictures of your dragons through the messages section on the Facebook page.

 

Task 1: Use the example to help you write a poem about your dragon. Try to write one stanza per feature (head, eyes, scales, claws and tail). The example uses some similes. You could challenge yourself to include similes in your poem.

Task 2: You are going to create a dragon alphabet. You will need to draw a table with the headings verb, adverb, noun and adjective. For each letter of the alphabet, try to think of a dragon-related word. We have filled a few in to help you.

 

Task 3: Now use your ideas from Task 2 to help you write a poem called A Dragon Alphabet. You can use the 4 lines below to help you get started.

Task 4: Choose your favourite poem from this week and write it on a piece of paper in your best Kinetic Letters. Take your time and make sure that you remember to join your letters in the correct places. You will also need to make sure your Brave Monkey and Scared Monkey letters are clear. Illustrate it with images of your dragon and its egg.

 

Task 5: Silly sentences. The boxes below contain the building blocks for silly sentences. Choose one line from each box, and arrange them to make a sentence. Think carefully about the order of the lines in your sentence and the punctuation you will need.

 

Thinking Task

We thought we’d post something a bit different this week to get you thinking. We would love to hear how you would use some of these items to complete the tasks in the boxes. Get your thinking caps on Year 4!

Science: Evaporation

Growing Salt Crystals

Have a look at this video. Try to grow your own salt crystals. Can you explain how they grew?

You will need; salt, a glass, warm water, string or cotton, a pencil or lolly pop stick, and paper.

  1. Mix salt into warm water, until no more salt will dissolve.
  2. Pour the mixture into a new jug.
  3. Tie the string to the lolly pop stick so some of it hangs down.
  4. Place the lolly pop stick on top of the jug and let the string hang into the water.
  5. Cover the top of the jug with paper.
  6. Leave it on a warm windowsill and watch what happens after several days.

Have a look at these bitesize lessons. Can you work out what happened to your salt and water mixture?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h

34 thoughts on “Year 4 Home Learning Week Commencing 22nd June

  • 20th June 2020 at 4:58 pm
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    Hi there I made a dragon poem per feature:

    A dragon head is
    Bigger than the river nile

    His eyes shine
    like a diamond 💎 son

    His scales
    are tougher than a brick rock

    His claws curve
    like nails that are been cut of

    His tail
    can knock of mice standing on a rock eating cheese with one big swipe

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:01 am
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      Well done Shaymaa, you have stuck carefully to the structure of the poem and have created a wonderful poem.
      I particularly like the image of a mouse eating cheese being knocked off his rock!

      Keep up the good work

      Miss Moloney

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 10:04 am
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    Is the dragon a boy or a girl because there is her and his.

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:04 am
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      We had the same conversation in school yesterday as the poet has chosen to use both his and her. We decided to stick to the same structure however you could chose to use one or another.

      I look forward to reading your poem!

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 10:18 am
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    hi miss tew i am sending task 3 over

    from daisy

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 1:23 pm
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      Hello Daisy

      Were you surprised by which letter appeared the most? You could complete some extra research to find out the most common letters in English words. I like the colour coding that you used for the task.
      Miss Tew 🙂

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:06 pm
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    Hi Miss Moloney

    I designed an Italian menu and worked out that there are 125 combinations of starter, main course and dessert 🙂

    Pheebster

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:08 am
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      Wow that is a huge amount of combinations. Di you work through it systematically?

      What sorts of food did you have on your menu? Can you tell me a few of the dinner combinations?

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      • 23rd June 2020 at 10:41 am
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        Hi again Miss Moloney

        Just so you know I did work through it systematically and here are the different types of food I put on my menu.

        Starters: Garlic Bread, Dough Balls, Chicken Strips, Potato Wedges and Garlic Mushrooms

        Main Meals: Pizza, Bolognese, Chicken Pasta, Squid, and Steak

        Deserts: Cheesecake, Icecream (you can choose any flavour), Chocolate Cake, Banana Split, and Toasted Marshmallows!

        I hope you like my menu

        Pheebster 😁😁🥳🥳🦄🦄

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        • 23rd June 2020 at 11:36 am
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          Brilliant Phoebe. Right that has made me hungry – I’m off for some lunch!

          Well done for working systematically and managing to find all combinations.

          Good work!

          Miss Moloney

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:19 pm
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    Hi Miss Tew

    I’ve done math tasks 5,4,3. On 5 I found all the angles on the poster and searched all round my house for angles. I did 3 and 4 at the same time. Hope you had a lovely Fathers Day Year 4 😉 . We also have caterpillars that we are raising and they are going to turn into painted lady butterflies.

    Ellis

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 1:25 pm
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      Hello Ellis 🙂

      You have been very busy again. Which angle did you find the most of in your house?
      I love the sound of the caterpillars. How long will it be before they are butterflies?

      Miss Tew

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:37 pm
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    Hi Miss Moloney.
    These are my math answers for task 1.
    Each starter has 25 options in total but only has 5 options for a main meal. Each main meal has 5 options for dessert and there are 5 main meals, then we multiply 5 x 5 which equals 25. There are 5 sets so we multiply 25 x 5 which equals 125. That means there are 125 combinations.
    Is this correct?

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:10 am
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      Yes great Dexter, well done. It looks like you worked through the challenge systematically to find your answer.

      Good job!

      Miss Moloney

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 1:33 pm
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    Hello Miss Moloney,
    thi is about my dragon

    His head is as hard as a rock
    His eyes shine like sapphires in the sun
    His scales are as rough as bark
    His claws as as red as rubys
    His tail can slice down a tree in one go

    from Dexter

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:12 am
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      Wow Dexter, your dragon must have an incredibly sharp tail. Thanks so much for sending me your wonderful dragon picture, fact file, trump card and description.
      It is wonderful to see that you are working hard at home.
      Keep it up!

      Miss Moloney

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    • 25th June 2020 at 2:04 pm
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      Hi Dexter,

      I just wanted to let you know that I received your homework today. Well done for using the alphabet to find words in the different word classes. You could hold onto it and add to it as you think of any others to fill in the gaps.

      Keep working hard!
      Miss Moloney

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 4:07 pm
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    Hi there

    I made Dragon alphabet poem

    Accurately knocking of cities
    Blowing Dragon breath on bees
    Carefully catching people in claws
    Deliberately smashing brown doors

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:13 am
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      Thank you for this Shaymaa. I love the way that you have used alliteration and adverbs to help you describe the actions of your dragon.

      Great work!

      Miss Moloney

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 9:12 am
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    They will take a few weeks and they are really FAT. 🙂

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 10:46 am
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    Hi Miss Moloney,

    I wrote a poem about my dragon yesterday and I would like to share it with you so here it is

    This is a Frost Dragon,
    He has blue eyes as blue as the sky,
    And his wings are as big as a house,
    His scales are bumpy and rough,
    And his body is super tough!!

    Pheebster🦄🦄🥳🥳😁😁

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 11:35 am
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      Wow Phebes, I love this. Have you drawn your dragon?

      Lovely to hear from you today. Keep up the good work!

      Miss Moloney

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  • 25th June 2020 at 2:20 pm
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    Hi miss moloney

    On Scholastic Reading forgot my username and password

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    • 26th June 2020 at 11:39 am
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      Hi Shaymaa, it is your TT Rockstars login and the the password is password1

      Hope you can get on ok.

      Miss Moloney

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  • 25th June 2020 at 4:04 pm
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    Hi Miss Tew , have done task 3.

    Angrily swooping over glorious cities
    Bravely bellowing at trespassers
    Crying unhappily in his claws
    Dancing in the skies above
    Energetic and lively dashing like a cheetah
    Ferociously flying around people’s faces
    Glimmering in the sun while spying people doing their laces
    Happily tickling his friend’s body
    Illusions he makes are imaginary
    Joking with his friends about a monster
    Kindly king but also a killer
    Laughing at his own legs
    Mischievous dragon carrying his eggs
    Number one is our hero
    Olympic but not a zero
    Pouncing proudly
    Quickly not loudly
    Real rides are taken
    Sometimes he will be awakened

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    • 26th June 2020 at 7:57 am
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      Wow Maria! This is fantastic 😀
      Well done for following the alphabet pattern of the poem. I like the use of a simile within your poem and you have included some rhyme.
      Keep up the hard work.
      Miss Tew 🙂

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  • 25th June 2020 at 4:30 pm
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    Task 3

    Vowels
    26

    Constants
    10

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    • 26th June 2020 at 7:58 am
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      Were you surprised that there were more vowels than consonants?
      Miss Tew 🙂

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      • 26th June 2020 at 1:46 pm
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        Actually I wanted to say :

        Constants
        26

        Vowels
        10

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        • 26th June 2020 at 8:18 pm
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          I am very impressed that you have checked your work and edited your answer 🙂
          Miss Tew

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  • 26th June 2020 at 9:42 am
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    Hi Miss Tew,
    I have completed all the tasks this week and we will send over some pictures. Here are my 2 poems:

    Dragon Alphabet:
    Swiftly Soaring on damaged towns
    Tugging roughly on princesses gowns
    Unpleasantly ruining food with jagged claws
    Very frightened people breaking the laws
    Whatever it takes they will do, to save their homes and families too.

    Dragon Poem:
    A head as big as a door
    His eyes shoot like a lightening bolt
    Scales as hard as unbreakable obsidian stone
    Claws sharper than a thousand swords
    A tail like a battering ram.

    And good news. We got our first caterpillar cocoon 🙂

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    • 26th June 2020 at 8:15 pm
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      Hello Ellis 😀
      I loved looking through the pictures of all your work. You really have been very busy. I liked the system you used on the menu task with the letter codes for each menu item.
      Great work writing your dragon poem and decorating it with illustrations. I loved the ideas you collected for the dragon alphabet before you completed the poem. I particularly liked the words wearily and motionless. Your poem contains some fantastic rhymes and follows the style of the first 4 lines.
      I am amazed by how big your caterpillars have grown in a week. I look forward to updates next week.
      Enjoy your weekend
      Miss Tew 🙂

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  • 26th June 2020 at 1:44 pm
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    Hello Miss Tew I have been doing silly sentences

    Anxiously , the three little pigs started building a house last Christmas. Around the corner as quietly as possible a ferocious dragon started hiccuping. On the seashore the adventurous children smiled to themselves delightedly. This morning , a pirate crew started searching for treasure whilst sobbing out loud. At the shops , without a backward glance the grumpy witch set out with her cauldron. As night fell the tooth fairy appeared in a puff of smoke.

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    • 26th June 2020 at 8:17 pm
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      Those sentences made me smile 🙂 fantastic work! Have a look through carefully and see if you can spot where you have missed some commas.
      Miss Tew

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