Maths

Use this link to access the Whiterose maths home learning website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

This week, we would like you to complete the five lessons in Summer term Week 2 – on here it is labelled as starting from 27th April. You can use the tutorial videos to help you. We recommend that you complete one lesson a day.

Your ten Mathletics activities are reset each day so make sure you complete them. You should aim to spend no more than 20 minutes on Mathletics a day.

Use this link below to find some fun, interactive games to help you with your times tables. You should practise your times tables once a day.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Here are some arithmetic questions to complete:

9 + ___ = 20

59, 54, 49, ____, 39, ____, 29, ____, _____, ____

153 – 19 = (think about the easiest strategy to use for this question)

19241 + 1000 =

18,000 = ___ x 100

100 = 37 + ___

Round 2781 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Double 23

3817 + 2718 =

4091 – 367 =

36 x 4 =

1356 ÷ 5 =

English

Day 1 – Take a look at the text map you created for the story ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and refamiliarise yourself with it. This week, we will be looking at the end of the story.

But when the bear reached the familiar clearing, it was empty. No piano, no bears, no nothing. The bear started to worry that his friends had forgotten him, or that they were angry that he had left them behind.

Day 2 – Here is the next part of the story. Create your own text map and actions for it.

Then a friend stepped into the clearing. “Hello!” cried the bear. “I’m back. I’ve missed you so much!” Without saying a word, the grey bear ran back into the forest. “Wait!” called the bear. “I’m sorry I left. Please stop!” But his friend just kept running. The bear stumbled after him, moving deeper and deeper into the forest.

Day 3 – Here is the next part of the story. Create your own text map and actions for it.

For the bear had not been forgotten. His friends weren’t angry, but proud. The bear realised that no matter where he went, or what he did, they would always be there, watching from afar. They had even kept the piano safe in the shade, ready for his return.

Day 4 – Here is the final part of the story. Create your own text map and actions for it.

So after the bear had told his friends about his life in the city, and the many concerts he had played, he sat down to play once more. This time, for the most important audience of all.

Day 5 – Now you have read and text mapped the end of the story, you will be re-writing the end to make it your own version. Today, we would like you to write some notes detailing any changes you would make to the ending. As you will be writing in notes, remember to use bullet points. Each bullet point starts on a new line and all must start with either a capital letter or a lower case letter. Example:

  • The bear arrives in the clearing and two friends are waiting for him
  • They take him to where the rest of his family is

Reading

Please continue to read your chapter book for at least 20 minutes each day (or start a new one if you have finished!). Previously, we have looked at making some retrieval questions, where the answer can be found directly in the text. This week, we would like you to think about writing some inference questions. This is where the reader must use what is said in the text and their own knowledge of the world in order to answer the question.

Below is an extract from ‘The Suitcase Kid’ by Jacqueline Wilson with an example of an inference question and an appropriate answer.

When my parents split up they didn’t know what to do with me. My mum wanted me to go and live with her. My dad wanted me to go and live with him. I didn’t want to go and live at my mum’s new place or my dad’s new place. I wanted to stay living in our old place, Mulberry Cottage, the three of us together. – Andrea

Inference question: What can we tell about how Andrea feels about her parents’ split?

Answer: We can tell that Andrea doesn’t want her parents to split up because she says she wants them all to still live together.

You can use this example to help you write your own inference questions about your own chapter book.

Recommend Reading

Here is a link to a list of appropriate book titles recommended for children in Year 4.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/

PE

We hope you are keeping as active as possible during isolation. Remember that Joe Wicks is raising money for the NHS and live streams his exercise videos every morning at 9am on youtube live, so join in the fun as much as you can. If you are unable to follow his videos, there are other forms of exercise you can take, such as a walk with the family or 5 minutes of star jumps.

RE

This week, we would like you to look at the Ten Commandments. These are a list of rules that God gave to Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Here are some links to give you some more information about the Ten Commandments.

http://www.dltk-bible.com/exodus/moses_and_the_10_commands-cv.htm

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=teaching+children+about+the+ten+commandments&&view=detail&mid=AF86718B92354DDC0C4DAF86718B92354DDC0C4D&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dteaching%2Bchildren%2Babout%2Bthe%2Bten%2Bcommandments%26%26FORM%3DVDVVXX

Your task is to write your own set of rules that you think would make the world a better place. You may add illustrations to demonstrate the rules, or just draw and label your rules.

Geography

This week we are looking at human and physical features. We have looked at these in our previous Geography lessons. Human features are features on Earth that have been created by human forces while physical features have been created by natural forces. You can play the game below to sort the different features into human or physical.

During their empire, the Romans built many houses, roads and fortresses across Europe, leaving lots of ruins for archaeologists to study. Have a look at the two Roman ruin sites below.

For each picture, write down the human and physical features that you see.

Art

Using the Roman image you sketched last week, we would like you to try to turn this into a mosaic. Watch this video to remind you what mosaics are.

Now have a look at this tutorial video to see how to make a mosaic from the Roman inspired sketch you made last week. You can use magazines to find and take the colour paper you want to use in your mosaic.

If you don’t have access to all of the equipment you need, you can colour in your picture leaving various gaps to give the effect of a mosaic.

Computing

Follow this link https://code.org/student/elementary

Select the Express Course and you can start to make your way through the levels. You will need to complete the coding so it is correct and finished in order to move on the next level.

French

Follow this link https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ go to log in and use the pupil games login.

Username: KPAfrench Password: Speakfrench

Select how you will be using the games (on a computer or tablet) and choose your language (French). Now you can select the topic you will be completing, As-tu un animal?. Work your way through the category games and picture games. If you would like to have a go at the other games, feel free to do so!

We will be updating the blog with your work for the next week every Friday. Please try to stick to the amount that has been set and complete the activities. You should spend no more than 30 minutes on each subject.

You can access the main school blog here https://kingsley.education/ where you will also find a suggested timetable you could use to organise your learning throughout the day.

Keep well and stay safe.