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 5 – on here it is labelled as starting from 18th 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.

Please also find an attached video link which explains equivalent fractions. Also look at the PowerPoint link which is referred to in the video.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dCHoequ4SS87Zo_lpQJ4QFBfrotFfx89/view?usp=drivesdk

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:

2 + ___ = 10

40 = 23 + ___

11, 16, ___, ___, ___, 36, ___

48, 42, ___, ___, 24, 18, ___, ___

152 + 19 = (think about the easiest strategy to use for this question)

75 – 39 =

30351 – 1000 =

273 + 100 =

2500 = 25 x ___

101 = 34 + ___

Round 3504 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Double 19

Half of 70

5931 + 1273 =

7638 – 2851 =

17 x 4 =

596 ÷ 3 = (Be aware- there may be some remainders!)

English

This week you will be creating your very own setting description.

What is a setting?

Google defines a setting as ‘the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place’.

Can you think of an any examples of settings?

You could be thinking of any place- maybe a beach, or a park or a cliff side. Anywhere at all!

Day One:

Watch the Ridge from the Sports Shed , see the link below, and then use your 5 senses to describe what you see. See examples underneath the video link.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-sports-shed.html

What are the five senses and how can we use them in our writing?

So for Day One you need to watch the video. Then make notes of descriptive language for each of the five senses. Use similes and expanded noun phrases to add detail. (Pretend you are the man in the video exploring the ridge- what do you see, hear, smell, touch and taste?)

Some examples about the video:

Sight – Mountains as dry as my cracked, ruby red lips.

Sound- Gushing of the divine, stunning waterfall.

Smell- Stench of my dirty, disgusting shoes.

Touch- Tough, rubbery cross bar of my sturdy, strong bike.

Taste- Salty water as the boat gently bounces across the gentle, calming waves

Day Two

Use your similes and expanded noun phrases to describe descriptive sentences of the setting.

Here are some examples:

As quick as a flash, I felt the salty yet fresh water splash my soft, silky skin.

Pedalling through the beautiful, aesthetic landscape, the stench of my dirty, disgusting shoes overwhelmed my senses and I came to a sudden halt.

Without warning, I was stunned to come across a beautiful, divine waterfall. It transfixed me with its gushing; gentle and ever so magnificent.

Now it’s your turn to write yours. Please use fronted adverbials and incorporate (and uplevel if you can) your notes from yesterday.

Day Three

Now you are going to put these sentences together to write your own setting description. Remember you are not telling a story. Focus intently on the setting (not the man) and make your reader fall in love with the setting.

Here’s an example:

As I rowed the ancient, delicate boat closer to the ridge, I was completely overwhelmed. All around me, water flowed as elegantly as a ballerina dancing. I was transfixed by the sight of the momentous, immense mountains that lay before me. Even though they were as dry as my cracked, sore lips, they were beautiful and charming nonetheless. As I pedalled closer to the waterfall, I could hear it gushing softly.

If you look at the above setting description, what senses were used to help the description? What senses still need to be added? Feel free to magpie some ideas but write your own setting description with lots of (but not too much) interesting detail.

Day 4 and 5

Edit and improve your setting description. This is also the perfect time to finish it if you haven’t already. Did you include all the five senses? Have you up-levelled some of your language used? Did you use some similes and expanded noun phrases? Have you used the correct spellings and punctuation.

Science

Identify common appliances in your household that need electricity to run. Then make a poster to show this.

So what is electricity and how do we use it every day?

Your poster might look a bit like this!

Geography

We are looking at the European Union and the countries that it is made up of. So what exactly is the European Union or the EU?

Please note one of these countries is no longer in the EU as of the 31st January 2020. Which country am I talking about?

Please watch the above video and make a little note of what the EU is and what countries are in it today.

We are also going to be looking at the cities in the UK. Which cities make up the UK? Do a poster to show these, use the website link below.

https://www.mapsofworld.com/united-kingdom/cities-map.html

If you follow the above link, you will see that all of the UK’s major cities are identified with a red dot.

Use the link below to practise reading grid references. Remember we go along the corridor and then up the stairs. So read the first two numbers on the line (the x axis) going to the right and then the next two numbers you read up (the y axis). Have a play with it and see if you can see what we mean.

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/grid_refs/eng/Activity/default.htm

So here Hadley Lake is at : 0209. Where is Hadley? Where is the North Woods? Go along –> and then up ^ . Write these grid references down.

Art

Today we are going to look at public art and sculpture in its different forms: ephemeral and long life. So what does this mean?

The Tate say that ephemeral art is art that only lasts for a short amount of time. Here is an example:

preserve ‘beauty’ 1991-2003 Anya Gallaccio born 1963 Presented by an anonymous donor 2004 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T11829

There are many forms of ephemeral art, from sculpture to performance, but the term is usually used to describe a work of art that only occurs once, like a happening, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object to be shown in a museum or gallery.

Ephemeral art first came to prominence in the 1960s with the Fluxus group, when artists like Joseph Beuys were interested in creating works of art that existed outside the gallery and museum structure and had no financial worth. Happenings, performances and sound sculptures were all part of ephemeral art, as were flyers and cheap mass-produced items that carried subversive messages out into the world.

Here are some more examples of epheremeal art:

How are these pieces of ephemeral art similar and different to one another?

Contrastingly, another form of art is known as long life art.

Long life art lasts for a long time. Take for example the art shown in museums. Explore the website below to look at different examples of long life art.

https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

Music

This week we are giving you a different task. Listen to a song. Except this time we would like you to listen not to the words, but to the instruments only. Listen for the rhythm and the beat of the song. As a new verse starts, what happens to the rhythm? Does it speed up? Slow down? Is an instrument added or taken away? Listening to music in this way can really help you to appreciate the beauty that music can offer us. Enjoy!

PSHE

As things start to slowly go back to normal, we would like you to consider and make a poster about all the positives in your life right now. It might be that you have been able to get out and go to the park more often than normal. Maybe you have found more time to be with your family or to focus on your times tables! It could even be little things like noticing that the flowers are starting to blossom at this time of year. What other ideas can you think of? Have you taken up a new hobby? Have you read a new book or listened to your teachers’ reading?

Remember you only need to spend half an hour on each subject. Keep yourselves safe. Do things you enjoy and spend time with your family. Have a nice week everyone!

Parents and children alike- you are all amazing so keep up the good work!
Start every day with a smile and you can achieve whatever you set out to do!