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 4 – on here it is labelled as starting from 11th May. The worksheets for these activities can now only be accessed if you have a subscription. If you do not have a subscription, you can use this link to the daily lessons on BBC Bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 There you will find daily lessons with online activities to complete.

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:

4 + ___ = 10

20 = 13 + ___

14, 17, 20, ___, ___, ___, 32, ___

38, 34, ___, ___, 22, 18, ___, ___

142 + 9 = (think about the easiest strategy to use for this question)

75 – 19 =

20781 – 1000 =

784 + 100 =

3400 = 34 x ___

100 = 45 + ___

Round 4619 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Double 17

Half of 50

2981 + 2413 =

5608 – 3221 =

27 x 3 =

896 ÷ 3 =

English

This week, we would like you to bring together everything you have learned about the Romans in the form of an information text.

Day 1: Have a look at the example information text below. Read through and check that it has these features: title, subheadings, paragraphs, pictures, fronted adverbials and rhetorical questions.

Day 2: We would like you to begin planning your information text about the Romans. We are providing you with an example structure for your information text along with examples (written in italics) for each section. Remember, when you plan, to write in bullet points; begin every point with either a capital letter or a lower case letter one, and start each one on a new line.

Title: The Amazing Romans

Introduction

The Romans were … and they cam from … and their empire began around … and ended around …

Paragraph 1: Why did the Romans come to Britain? (you can choose a different subheading)

  • Britain had helped the Gauls (French) in a battle against Julius Caesar
  • the Romans came looking for riches
  • they wanted the land

Day 3: We would like you to finish planning your information text about the Romans. We are providing you with an example structure for your information text along with examples (written in italics) for each section. Remember, when you plan, to write in bullet points; begin every point with either a capital letter or a lower case letter one, and start each one on a new line.

Paragraph 2: How did the Romans change Britain? (you can choose a different subheading)

  • our language was developed by the Romans
  • our calendar was developed by the Romans
  • they gave us straight roads, aqueducts and concrete

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Romans had an important role in shaping the Briatin we know today.

Day 4: Today, you can use your plan to start your information text about the Romans. Don’t forget to include some pictures (these can include captions with them).

Day 5: Today, you can use your plan to finish your information text about the Romans. Don’t forget to include some pictures (these can include captions with them).

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 retrieval questions (where the answer can be found directly in the text), inference questions (using what is said in the text and own knowledge) and making predictions about a text. This week, we would like you to answer a mix of these types of questions about the following extract from ‘The Suitcase Kid’ by Jacqueline Wilson.

My name is Andrea West but I mostly get called Andy. My sly little stepsister Katie calls me Andy Pandy. Everyone just thinks she’s being cute. We are exactly the same age – in actual fact she’s five days older than me – and yet she barely comes up to my waist. I happen to be big. Katie is extremely small. people don’t twig she’s ten. They think she’s only about seven or eight, and she plays up to this for all she’s worth. She blinks her blue beady eyes and wrinkles her small pink nose and puts on this squeaky little sugar-mouse voice. Katie is not a sugar-mouse. Katie is a King-Size Rat.

She’s very spoilt. She’s got her very own television set and video in her bedroom. When it’s my week to sleep at my mum’s place I have to share with Katie. She always insists that she gets to choose what’s on television, and she always gets first pick of the videos. She’s got heaps. She’s got the usual Walt Disney stuff and then she’s got this Watch with Mother video. Have you seen it? It’s a bit silly really, with little kids programmes that my mum and dad used to watch on telly donkey’s years ago. Including a little clown puppet called Andy Pandy. We watched it together, and that’s when Katie started calling me Andy Pandy. I couldn’t stick it and told her to be quiet but she wouldn’t.

  1. What is Andy’s age?
  2. How do we know that Katie is making Andy feel unwelcome when she visits?
  3. Find and copy 2 words that Andy uses to describe Katie.
  4. ‘She’s very spoilt.’ What does this tell us about Katie?
  5. What do you think might happen between Andy and Katie after this extract?

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.

Here is also a link to a Just Dance video on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eughyYPoExk

Have a go at dancing along. If that’s not enough, have a look for some more with your favourite songs!

RE

This Saturday, May 23rd, is the Islamic celebration of Eid Ul Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. Here are some links with some information about this celebration.
https://kids.kiddle.co/Eid_ul-Fitr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYYHvvST248

Task : We would like you to put six facts that you have learned about Sarah and Eid in a bubble diagram that looks like this:

You could then make a similar one for yourself, to help describe your own identity and community life in relation to the Muslim identity shown in the clip. Ideas could include pets, sports, family, home, school and beliefs.

Here is a link to help you with your task. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-ramadan-and-eid-ul-fitr/zdv7pg8

Geography

We have previously looked at maps and the eight points of a compass. Here are the eight points of the compass and a map of the Roman Empire in the year 117AD.

We would like you to use the eight points of the compass to describe the locations of the different places. Example: Italia is west of Macedonia.

  1. Lusitania is _____ of Baetica.
  2. Aquitania is ____ of Lugdunensis.
  3. ________ is north-west of Macedonia.
  4. Palestina is south-east of _____.

You can also write some of your own locations using the compass.

Art

Using the Roman image you sketched last week, we would like you to try to turn this into a mosaic, like you have done previously.

Have another 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 continue 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, A L’École. 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!

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.

We will not be posting work over the half term so we hope you will spend the week relaxing and doing lots of fun activities, both inside and outside!

Keep well and stay safe.