Year 4

 

Welcome to the year 4 home-learning page. 

 

We hope you are well and taking care of yourself. We miss you and look forward to seeing you back at school. 

If the text is blue, it is a link to a resource or activity.

You can use the email address below to send use pictures of your child's work.

 

Please use the email address to send the chosen pieces of work for English, Maths and Topic. 

 

year4@gwps.org.uk

 

Look for the following sentence to know what we would like to see:

 

 *** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

 

Note for parents/carers:

At the end of each year, we normally have our open afternoon where you can look at your child's work and talk to their teacher. We also ask for your feedback about your child's year at George Washington. We still want to hear your comments so we would appreciate it if you could spend a couple of minutes writing your comments in the survey below.

Parental Survey George Washington - Year 4

Week beginning 13th July

13th July

A message from Mr Perry & Mr Robb

English

 

Monday: 

 

This week we are going to write a story based on Ratburger by David Walliams.  To get started we want you to listen to one of the chapters from the story.  There are some questions to answer after you have heard the chapter.  


Ratburger

Now that you have heard the chapter, we would like you to try and tell someone else what happened and then answer the questions. 

 

  1. How did Zoe feel when she smuggled Armitage into school? 
  2. How did Zoe feel when Armitage was sitting on her head? 
  3. What did Miss Midge do when she saw Armitage? 
  4. How did Miss Midge feel when she saw Armitage? 
  5. What did the other children do when they saw Armitage? 
  6. How did the other children feel when they saw Armitage? 

Tuesday:

 

Yesterday, we listened to a chapter from Ratburger about Zoe smuggling Armitage into school.  Today we would like you to re write the chapter as if you were Zoe writing in her diary about what happened.  Remember it is important to say what you were thinking and feeling. 

 

Can you remember how to write a recount? Have a look at the poster to remind you. 

 

Use the writing checklist to help:  

Wednesday:

 

“Zoe?” sneered Miss Midge… 

“Yes, Miss?” asked Zoe, perfectly innocently. 

“You have a rat on your head…” 

 

We think that this must have been just about the most embarrassing that ever happened to Zoe at school.  Today we want you think about a different animal that could be smuggled into school in the story that you are going to write later in the week.   

 

‘It isn’t easy to smuggle a rat into school. 

The hardest animal to sneak into school is of course the blue whale. 

Just too big and wet.’ 

 

To help you there are some questions to answer. 

 

  1. Which animal is your character going to smuggle into school?
  2. Why are they going to smuggle it into school? H
  3. How are they going to smuggle it into school? 

Thursday: 

 

Yesterday, you decided which animal is going to be smuggled into school, how it will be done and why.  Today we want you to plan the rest of your story.

 

To help plan your story, we have created a sheet for you to use. 

 

 

Friday

 

Today we would like to write your own story based on the plan that you made yesterday. 

 

When you write your story, use these writing checklists to help.

SPaG 

This week we would like you to use what you have learned in Year 4 to improve some sentences. 

 

Sentences for improvement activity.

Spellings - tricky words 

 

We have selected some words that are often spelled incorrectly for you to learn this week.  To help learn them, you should use any of the strategies that you liked from the previous weeks. 

 

there 

shouldn't 

know 

different 

they're 

couldn't 

really 

they 

with 

suddenly 

Maths - revision activities

 

We have put together revision packs that recap all of this year's mathematical topics:      

 

Use the videos on BBC Bitesize to help with the various topics taught this year.

Name
 Maths recap - pink 1.pdfDownload
 Maths recap - pink 2.pdfDownload
 Maths recap - pink 3.pdfDownload
 Maths recap - pink 4.pdfDownload
 Maths recap 1 - yellow & green.pdfDownload
 Maths recap 2 - yellow & green.pdfDownload
 Maths recap 3 - yellow & green.pdfDownload
 Maths recap 4 - yellow & green.pdfDownload
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Back by popular demand - Kahoots. There are 3 Kahoots for this week:

 

Arithmetic and Mental Maths Quiz 

 

Year 4 Maths Quiz 1 

 

Year 4 Maths Quiz 2 

Topic - Volcanoes

 

Activity 1 

 

Have you ever wondered how a volcano erupts?  We want you to find out by watching these two short films.  After you have watched them, we want you to tell someone else how a volcano erupts. 

 

Try and use the words in the poster when you are explaining how a volcano erupts. 

Activity 2 

 

Did you know that people live near volcanoes?  Can you think of any reasons why people might want to live near a volcano?  Have a look at these cards.  Can you sort them into reasons why it is good to live near a volcano and reasons why it is not good to live near a volcano? 

 

Use this document to complete this activity.

 

Once you have sorted the cards, we have some questions for you to answer. 

 

  1. Which is the most important reason against? 
  2. Which is the most important reason for? 
  3. Do the risks seem worth taking? 
  4. Would you want to live near to a volcano? 

Physical Education - Challenges

Dance – Move to the Beat 

 

On the spot can you start by clapping in time to the music? 

Keep clapping but can you now move your feet in time to the music by marching on the spot? 

Now can you start to walk around the space by clapping and walking in time to the music?  

Challenge yourself to add new movements like heel flicks, side steps, knees up, spins, turns.  

Can you do these in time to the music? 

 

 

Games – Right Way, Wrong Way 

 

Layout objects; teddy bears, cones or toys across the space making sure they are all upside down.  

On ‘go’ how long does it take to turn all the objects the right way up? 

What could you do to get quicker and beat your time? 

Play against an opponent. Who can turn all the objects around the quickest? 

 

 

Gymnastics – Sequence Champions 

 

Use a dice to create a movement sequence. 

You are going to add 3 movements together. 

Roll the dice 3 times to see which 3 movements you will need to perform: 

  1. A star jump  
  2. A roll  
  3. A turn  
  4. A twist 
  5. A tuck jump 
  6. A balance  

Think of creative ways to link the movements. 

Practice your sequence and then perform! 

 

 

Relax - remember to use Cosmic Yoga on Youtube to help with relaxation.

Previous Closure Learning Information

Week beginning 6th July

6th July Introduction

English

Monday

This week we are going to have a look at writing a recount.  Can you remember what a recount is?  Before we start looking at recounts, we want you to watch the video below. While you are watching it, think about how the two main characters are feeling.

Have a look at the images from the film.  We want you to put them in the correct order and then to say how the cat and the fish feel at each part.

Tuesday

Can you remember everything that happened in the film?  If not, you could always watch it again and look at the images from the film that you put in the correct order yesterday.

To help you to remember what happened we want you to tell the story to another person.  If you are feeling brave, you could even video yourself doing it!

Wednesday

Today we are going to start thinking about writing recounts.  Can you remember the features of a recount?  Have a look at the poster to remind you. 

We want you to pretend that you are the fish in the bowl and that you are telling someone about what a normal day is like.  Have a look at the start of the film again to remind you.  Don’t forget to say how you feel.   Here are some things to try and include in your paragraph.

Thursday

Today we want you to plan a recount of what happened in the film written from the cat’s viewpoint. To help you get started we have made a planning sheet for you with pictures of the events on.  Can you add some writing to say what is happening at each part and what you (the cat) are thinking and feeling?

Friday

As you might have guessed, today we want you to write your recount using the plan that you made yesterday.  Don’t forget to check that you have included all of the features of a recount. 

 

Watch this video as a reminder about the use of noun phrases, expanded noun phrases and prepositions to add greater detail to your writing.

 

Look at the list of writing tools that we would like you to include in your writing.

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

SPaG

 

Spelling - Tricky Words

 

We have selected some words that are often spelled incorrectly for you to learn this week.  To help learn them, you should use any of the strategies that you liked from the previous weeks.

 

together

everywhere

their

always

our

already

said

didn't

wondered

coming

  

Punctuation - Apostrophes for possession

Have a look at the poster before completing the task.

Maths - Fractions and Decimals

 

Monday

 

Watch this BBC Bitesize video to remind yourself about decimals.

 

Today's task: Decimals on a numberline and ordering decimals. 

 

Tuesday

 

Warm-up reasoning task:

Fred said: "The number 3.05 is more than 3.5." Is he correct? Explain your answer.

 

Watch this video to recap the relationship between fractions and decimals.

 

Today's task: Complete the worksheet to match fractions to their decimal equivalent. Then you will compare and order fractions and decimals.

 

Wednesday

 

Adding and subtracting fractions and decimals. Remember to convert the fraction into a decimal equivalent before using columns to complete the calculation.

 

Watch the video below then complete the worksheet.

 

Today's task: Addition and subtraction with fractions and decimals worksheet. 

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Thursday

 

You are going to solve word-problems that include fractions and decimals. Remember to RUCSAC the word problems.

 

Today's task: Word-problems with fractions and decimals worksheet.

 

Friday

 

Today's task: You will need to solve some reasoning problems and challenges involving fractions and decimals.

 

Science 

 

We are going to complete the last two year 4 topics: Our Teeth and The Water Cycle. 

 

Activity 1 - teeth

 

This week we are going to start by finding out all about teeth.  To get started, watch the video. 

We now want you to look at your own teeth using a mirror.  Use the diagram below to show what teeth you have. Cross out any missing teeth. 

If you recognise any milk (baby) teeth, write ‘M’ on them. If you recognise any adult teeth, write ‘A’ on them. Then, label incisors, canines, pre-molars, and molars. 

Choose an adult who lives with you and do the same.  What are the differences and similarities between your teeth and theirs?

Activity 2 - teeth

 

Can you remember what the functions are of the different kinds of teeth?  You could always watch the film again if you are not sure.  Can you match up the kinds of teeth with their function? 

Activity 3 - teeth

 

For a bit of fun, and to see what you can remember, we have a crossword about teeth for you to try. 

Activity 4 - the water cycle

 

To finish off our science we are going to have a look at something totally different.  We are going to learn about the Water Cycle.  Watch the video to get started the have a look at the poster to remind you about what happens. 

 

We would like you to draw your own poster of the water cycle and to write sentences to say what happens at each stage. 

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Religious Education - Christianity

 

People have lots of different ideas about God.  Today we would like you to think about what God is like.  The artist Michelangelo painted a famous picture of God reaching out.  Here is part of the painting. 

We would like you to draw around your own hand and on each of the fingers (on your drawing) write down a word that you think helps to describe God.  You could decorate your picture when you have finished. 

Physical Education Challenges

 

Joe Wicks is still doing a Monday and Wednesday session or there is the 10 minute children's HIIT video.

 

Dance – Space Adventure 

 

Select some music that makes you think of space, astronauts, and aliens. 

Create an action that represents the following movements: 

  1. Taking off in a spaceship. 
  1. Landing a spaceship on a planet. 
  1. Exploring your new plant. 
  1. Making an exciting discovery. 

Add your 4 movements to create a sequence.  

Perform your sequence to someone else. What do they think? 

 

 

Games – Space Monsters 

 

Choose a start point and place another marker at the opposite end of the space. 

Layout objects; teddy bears, cones across the playing area. These are known as the space monsters (defenders). 

Can you dribble using your hands, from the starting point, around the marker and back avoiding the space monsters? 

If you dribble around the marker and back you score 1 point. 

If you hit a space monster they score 1 point. 

The first to score 5 points is the winner. 

 

 

Gymnastics – Ship Shape 

 

Can you create the following balanced shapes? 

  1. A ‘wide’ shape. Are you high or low, what body parts are you using?  
  1. A ‘curled’ shape. Are you high or low, what body parts are you using? 
  1. A ‘narrow’ shape. Are you high or low, what body parts are you using? 

Can you teach someone else your different balanced shapes? 

Can you create a sequence of all 3 balanced shapes together? 

Well-being and Mindfulness

 

Complete some Cosmic Yoga activities.

Art

 

Have a go at drawing some simple cartoon-style artwork. The video-link below is to draw a cartoon pizza but you can pick whichever one you want.

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Week beginning 29th June


Week beginning 29th June

Week beginning 29th June

English

 

Monday

 

This week we are going to look at adventure stories.  To get started we want you to watch the video below.  

Can you remember what happened at the start of the film?  Have a look at this image to help you. 

We want you to imagine that you are the little boy in the film.  We want you to write a paragraph that describes what has happened to you up to this point and describes how you feel. Watch this video to get some ideas about how to start your writing. 

The poster beneath the video will help you to remember what to include in your recount.  There are also some other things that we would like you to try and include.

Tuesday

 

Can you remember what happened to the little boy in his adventures?  We’ve got some images from the film to help you.  What we would like you to do is to put the images in the right order and use them to tell someone else what happened.

Wednesday

 

Have a look at this image from the end of the film.

 

We want you to write about what happens when the little boy gets to the moon.  Think about what it would be like when they get there and what they might see.  You can include anything you want in your story so if you want them to meet aliens that is fine.  Use the writing techniques in your writing.

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Thursday

 

Today we want you to think about another adventure that the boy could have and create a plan for your own story.  What else could his little wagon turn into?  We were thinking of it turning into a submarine and them having an adventure underwater.  To help get started, we have thought of an outline for a story, but you do not have to use it. 

Friday

 

Today we would like to write your own story based on the plan that you made yesterday.  When you write your story, there are some things that we would like you to try and include.

SPaG and Spelling

 

SPaG - Prepositional Phrases. The first three images will help with this week's work.

 

Spelling - see the 4th image and continue looking at the year 3 & 4 list.

Maths - Fractions

 

BBC Bitesize - this short video has some questions to remind you how how to do some fractions work.

 

Click on the image below to complete a Kahoot Quiz to revise some Fractions basics

Monday

 

Today you will be comparing and ordering fractions. You will need to use < > and = today.

 

Watch the BBC Bitesize video to remind you of strategies for comparing and ordering.

 

Complete the comparing and ordering worksheet. 

Tuesday

 

Today you will be finding equivalent fractions. You will need to know your times-tables.

 

Complete the equivalent fractions worksheet.

 

 

Wednesday 

 

Today's work is finding fractions of amounts. Use the strategy modelled in the video. 

 

Once you've watched the video, complete the worksheet.

Thursday

 

Adding and subtracting fractions today. 

 

Watch this BBC Bitesize video to remember the rules for adding and subtracting fractions.

 

Complete the adding and subtracting of fractions worksheet.

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

 

 

Friday

 

You will be solving word problems that involve fractions. Remember to use the RUCSAC strategies to get the key information and decide what calculations you need to do.

 

Complete the fractions word problem sheet.

Geography

 

Activity 1:

 

This week we are going to start an exciting new topic and find out all about volcanoes.  To get started we are going to find out what our planet is made of.  Watch the video below.

 

Can you remember what the different parts of the planet are called?  Try filling in the answers on the diagram below the video.

 

Could you try writing some sentences to describe each layer of the Earth?  You could watch the video again to help you.

Activity 2:

 

Have you ever wondered how a volcano is formed?  Here is a video to show you what happens.  There is also some information for you to read.  After you have watched the video and read the information, we would like you to draw a diagram of a volcano. 

Can you label the different parts and write a sentence to describe them?

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Activity 3:

You can find volcanoes in lots of different places.  The ‘Ring of Fire’ is the name given to a part of the world where there are loads of volcanoes.  Have a look at this map to see where it is.

 

We would like you to find out which countries are in the ring of fire.  To do this you will need to find a map of the world to help you.  You can find a map of the world below.

Challenge:

Here are ten famous volcanoes, can you find the countries they are in on the world map?

  • Mount Fuji, Japan
  • Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
  • Mauna Loa and Kilauea, Hawaii
  • Mount Etna, Italy
  • Pico de Fogo, Cape Verde
  • Pacaya, Guatemala
  • Mount Vesuvius, Italy
  • Villarica, Chile
  • Shishaldin, Alaska
  • Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Religious Education (RE)

 

Activity 1:

 

We are going to find out what Christians think God is like.  Read these extracts from the Bible and answer the questions. 

 

 

John 13:34 – “I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you.  All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.”

 

What does Jesus command people to do?

 

 

1 John 4:7 –   Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. The person who loves has become God’s child and knows God.

 

Who does love come from?

 

 

 1 John 4:9 – This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his only Son into the world to give us life through him.

 

How did God show his love for people?

 

 

1 John 4:11 – That is how much God loved us, dear friends! So, we also must love each other.

 

Why should people love one another?

 

 

Activity 2:

 

Christians believe that God loves all people.  We want you to think about how you can show love.  Showing love is more than just saying “I love you” or giving a gift to someone.

 

Write some sentences to say how you could show love in each of these situations.

 

  1. You are working puzzles with your little sister. She takes longer to finish than you do.
  2. Your friend gets a new popular video game for his birthday.
  3. Your mother asks you to put away your toys and help her set the table.
  4. Your brother asks to play with your action figure.

Computing

 

Following on from the previous work on identifying reliable and trustworthy sources of information, you now need to complete the Kahoot quiz for Internet Safety.

Physical Education (PE) Challenges:

 

Dance

 

Choose some music that reminds you of animal. Become an animal character. Can

someone watching guess which animal you are? Can you create movements where you pretend you are moving over things or under things in your animal’s habitat?

 

 

Games

 

Choose a start point and place another marker at the opposite end of the space. Layout objects; teddy bears, cones across the playing area. These are known

as the defenders. Can you dribble using your feet, from the starting point, around the marker and back avoiding the defenders? If you dribble around the markers and back, you score 1 point. If you hit a defender, they score 1 point. The first to score 5 points are the winners.

 

 

Gymnastics

 

How many different body parts can you balance on? Can you balance on your back and tummy? What do you do with your arms and legs? Can you balance on your hands and feet? Can you lift one hand or leg off the floor? Choose your favourite 3 balances. Can you add them together to make a sequence? Perform your sequence to someone else. What do they think?

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

 

Joe Wicks is continuing to do his Monday and Wednesday sessions.

 

You could try the 10 minute HiiT workout as well.

 

Complete the Balanced Diet Kahoot Quiz - click on the food image below.

Week beginning 22nd June

English

 

Monday:

 

We want you to make a virtual visit to a zoo today.  Watch the video of a virtual tour of a zoo. 

While you are watching the video, we want you to think about these questions:

 

  • Which animals did you see?
  • What did you think of the zoo and the enclosures?
  • Which animal did they like the most?
  • How did the animals seem?

 

We are going to think about whether zoos are good for animals or not.  Have a look at these statements about zoos. 

 

We want you to sort them into reasons why zoos are good and reasons why zoos are bad.  Do you think zoos are good places or not?

Tuesday

 

Now that you have had a chance to find out about zoos and decide if they are good places or not, we want you to start thinking about how you could persuade people that your opinion is correct.  Today we are going to look at some persuasive techniques.  Watch this video to find out about them.

Now we would like you to try and write a short persuasive paragraph that uses each of the persuasive techniques in the same paragraph.


Persuasive techniques

Wednesday

 

We are going to try and improve a paragraph today by using the persuasive techniques we looked at yesterday.  Have a look at this boring paragraph that we have written. 

 

Most zoos are good zoos and do a lot of good things. The animals have a nice cage to live in.  They have things to play with.  The animals are looked after so they are happy. Zoos are good.

 

Can you make it better by re-writing it and making it more persuasive?  Don’t forget to try and use at least one persuasive technique.  There are also some other things that we would like you to try and include.

Thursday

 

Today we want you to plan your piece of persuasive writing.  Your plan needs to have an introduction, some paragraphs with facts and persuasive techniques to support your opinion and a conclusion.  Have a look at this plan to get you started.  You cold plan your writing in the same way if you want.

 

Each paragraph is about a different fact and uses a persuasive technique.  You could use more than one persuasive technique in each paragraph but try and use them all at least once in your writing.  Remember to sum up your opinion in the conclusion.  You could even end by using a persuasive technique like we have.

Friday

 

We are sure that you already know what we are asking you to do today.  That’s right, it’s time to write your own.  Remember to look at your plan and don’t forget to include at least one persuasive technique in each paragraph. 

 

We have tried using part of our plan to write a paragraph.  Have a look at it to help you write your own.

 

There are also some other things we would like you to try and include.

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Spelling and SPaG:

 

Keep practising the spellings from previous weeks and on the spelling list for year 3 and 4.

 

Write your own expanded noun phrases using the examples for support.

Maths 

 

Monday

 

Solve addition and subtraction calculations using mental and written strategies before solving the reasoning problems.

 

Worksheet 1 - addition and subtraction. 

Tuesday

 

1 - Watch this BBC Bitesize video and complete the activity for mental multiplication. 

 

Solve multiplication and division calculations using mental and written strategies before solving reasoning problems.

 

2 - Worksheet 2 - multiplication and division 

 

These videos may help with the written methods:

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

Solve calculations using all 4 operations, including the use of inverse calculations.

 

Worksheet 3 - 4 operations calculations including missing digits and inverse

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

 

Thursday

 

Solve calculations using all 4 operations, including decimals for measurements and money. 

 

Worksheet 4 - 4 operations including decimals (money)  

Friday

 

Today you will apply the calculation strategies and your problem solving skills to solving investigations and puzzles.  

 

Worksheet 5 - investigations. 

Science

 

Activity 1

 

This week we are going to find out about what happens when you eat some food.  This process is called digestion.  Watch this video to find out more.

 

 We have put an information sheet here so that you can find out more about what happens inside you when you have something to eat. 

 

Can you remember what all the parts of the digestive system are called?  Try labelling the different parts of the digestive system.  To make it a bit trickier we have included some extra bits that you didn’t see on the video.

Activity 2

 

Can you remember what all the different parts of the digestive system do?  You could always watch the video again.  There are some dominoes here for you to look at.  Can you match up the name of the part with what it does?

 

 

 

If you were wondering about your intestines, this video has some great information.  It is also really funny and a little bit disgusting. 

Now that you know how our digestive system works, we would like you to write a description of what happens and the order that it happens in.

 

*** Please email this work to year4@gwps.org.uk ***

Activity 3

 

We now have a little experiment for you to try that will show you what happens in your stomach.  Watch this video to see what to do.

 

Can you remember how to record an investigation?  We would like you to record what happened.  Don’t forget to include a labelled diagram.


Digestion Experiment

Religious Education

 

Christianity

 

The Creation Story of Christianity.

 

Activity 1

 

Today we are going to be finding out about what Christians believe about God.  To get started, we want you to watch this video.  Then answer the question below.

Now that you have watched the video, we would like you to answer this question.

What does this video tell us about God?

Can you remember what happened on each day?  We would like you to retell the story of creation.  You could choose to do it in writing or pictures or a mixture of both.  There is a sheet to download if you want.

 

Activity 2

Now you know that Christians believe that God made the world.  We want you to think about the things that you think are good in this world.  You could either write about them or create a picture. 

Computing - Evaluating Digital Content

 

Use this BBC Bitesize resource to help you understand the problem of Fake News and false information on the Internet. Watch the short video and read the information before discussing the importance of everyone staying safe and well-informed online. 

 

Should I trust everything I read on the Web?

Don't forget to do some yoga to help you relax.

 

Do the Disco, Dance Party or Harry Potter session.

Week beginning 15th June


15th June

English

 

Monday

 

This week we are going to look at some traditional tales.  After our work last week about spiders, we thought we would look at a story about Ananse.  Sometimes you see it with the spelling Anansi. To get started, we would like you to read one of the stories about Ananse.  It is called Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom.

 

Here are some things to think about after you have read the story.

  1. How would you describe the character of Ananse?
  2. Can you make up three sentences to describe him?
  3. Do you think what happened to him was fair? Why?

 

We would now like you to make a summary of the story.  You could use words or pictures or both.  Can you use your summary to tell somebody the story?

 

Read the text before watching the other stories on Youtube. 

Tuesday

 

Today we want to start thinking about writing a story called Ananse and the Birds.  We have tried to write the opening of the story.  Read this opening passage:

 

Ananse decided he would fly with the birds. He was nice to the sparrows and the crows. He was even nice to the chickens and ducks. He would give them some food and talk to them. He never asked for anything except a feather. Then he stuck the feathers together to make some wings.

 

Can you improve our opening?  Try changing our opening to make it better.  Here are some things that you could try to include.

Wednesday

 

It is now time to start to think about your own Ananse and the Birds story.  To get started, have a close look at the picture below. Make notes about what you notice. Can you spot 10 different things?

We want you to use this picture to help make up a story about Ananse and the Birds.  You could plan it using the template. 

It might help to start with the second box and then think about how the story could start and how it could end.  You should use your notes from the Bird Illustration to help you with the third box.

Thursday

 

We want you to include some speech in your story.  Choose two birds from the picture and write a conversation between them in which they talk about Ananse.  Don’t just include speech.  We would like you to include some description and to have the birds doing something so that it reads like a part of a story.  Have a look at this poster to help remind you about how to punctuate speech.

Friday

 

Guess what!  Today we would like you to write your Ananse story.  Remember to start with a great opening.  You could get some ideas from the one you wrote earlier in the week.  Make sure your story includes speech, action, and description.  There are some more things we would like you to try and include as well.

Spelling and SPaG

 

Spelling - use the range of spelling activities to help to practise - the first image.

 

SPaG - writing direct speech- the second and third images. 

 

Maths

 

We are learning about statistics using tables, pictograms, bar charts and line graphs. Watch this introductory video.

Monday

 

1 - Watch the Youtube video than complete the worksheet.

 

2 - Pictogram Worksheet

 

Pictograms are a visual way of representing data. Always check the Key because one image could be worth 2, 5, 10 or something else. 

Tuesday

 

1 - Watch the video below about how bar charts are made.

 

2 - Bar charts worksheet

 

Bar charts are very similar to pictograms as a visual method of representing data. 

Wednesday

 

1 - Watch the youtube video about line graphs.

 

2- Line graphs worksheet

 

Line graphs are used to show trends over time.

Thursday

You will now answer questions about statistics. You will need to read the different data representations and compare the information by adding or subtracting the information.

Interpreting tables, charts and graphs worksheet.

 

 

Friday

 

Interpreting tables, charts and graphs 2 worksheet

Science

 

Activity 1:

This week it is Science Week and we are going to be finding out about endangered animals.  

Do you know how many endangered animals there are in the world?  There are more than 31,000 species of creature at risk of becoming extinct in the world.  

To get started, watch the short film.

To find out more about some of the different creatures on this list you can download and play Top Trumps with the animal cards.

Activity 2:

 

Here is some information about what causes animals to become endangered.

We would now like you to think about how we could help to protect endangered animals. 

You could either write a letter to try and persuade people to look after the animals.  

Have a look at the poster to remind you about persuasive language.

If you want, you could make a poster.

Activity 3:

 

The problem of plastic has been in the news a lot recently.  Plastic is causing a lot of problems for creatures that live in the sea.  Have a look at the film to find out how plastic gets into our oceans.

We want you to design and make a sculpture of a creature that is endangered using materials that you would normally just throw away.   It could be a sea creature or any of the ones you have already found out about.   Try to use some plastic when you make this creature so that everyone who sees it thinks about the harm that plastic is causing. 


Art and Science Sculpture

Computing

 

1 - Use the WWF website to research endangered animals around the world. Pick one and gather facts for your presentation (video).

 

2 - Make a presentation to share the information you have gathered - you could make a video or a poster.

Religious Education and PSHE

 

Christianity:

 

     We've been learning about Christianity. Watch this short BBC Bitesize video and complete the online activities.

 

     Answer these questions

 

     1 - According to Christians, where and when was Jesus born?

 

     2 - What are the three forms of the Christian's God?

 

     3 - Name two types of service held in a church.

 

 

Racism - this BBC video may help children to understand what racism is and how it is damaging to our society.

 

There is more information on the BBC Newsround website.

 

 


8th June introduction

English

Monday

This week we are going to find out all about some special creatures.  There are two short films to watch.  While you are watching them make notes of any important facts that you see or hear.

Can you find out any more information about spiders?  We would like you to have a look at these statements and decide if they are true or false.

  1. Spiders are long-sighted, which means they are good at seeing things that are far away.
  2. Spider blood is light blue.
  3. Spiders can only eat food in liquid form.
  4. Most male spiders are bigger than female spiders.
  5. Fear of spiders is called arachnophobia.
  6. When a spider moves, it always has four legs on the ground and four legs off the ground.
  7. All spiders spin webs.
  8. Spiders are found in every continent except Antarctica.
  9. Spiders have antennae.

Tuesday

Today, we want you to start to think about how you can present the information that you have found.  Can you remember what sort of writing this would be?  Have a look at this list of the features of a non-chronological report to help, it will remind you of what your writing should include.

We want you to make a plan for a non-chronological report about spiders.  Have a look at this template for planning a report.  You could set your plan out in the same way.

Wednesday

Can you remember all the features of a non-chronological report?  You can always look back at the poster if you need to.  We have written the opening of our own report, but we do not think it is good at all.  We want you to have a look at it and see if it includes any of the features and then we would like you to rewrite it so that it is a great opening.  There may even be some spelling and punctuation mistakes to correct. 

Before you start to write, have a look at this video to see how you could write an introduction for a non-chronological report.


Non-chron' intro'

Thursday

Now that you have had a go at improving our opening paragraph, we would like you to write your own about spiders.  To make sure you include some great information you could plan your opening using the table below.

 

Here are things to remember when writing your opening:

  • Explain what your report is about.
  • Briefly mention the main points from your plan, but do not go into any detail e.g. This report gives information about…
  • Think about how will you join your ideas together?

Friday

Today we would like you to finish writing your report about spiders.  There are some things that we would like you to include in your writing.

Maths - Geometry

Monday

 

Types of Angles.

You will identify angles as an Acute, an Obtuse or a Right-angle. The 4th type of angle is called a Reflex.

Then you will order angles.

Finally, there are reasoning problems about angles.

 

1 - Watch this clip on the BBC Bitesize page and complete the interactive activities.

 

2 - Complete the worksheet to identify different types of angles.

 

Tuesday

 

Polygons and Symmetry

The first video is about regular and irregular polygons.

The second video is about symmetry in 2D shapes.

 

1 - Watch this video on the BBC about polygons and do the interactive activities

 

2 - Watch this video on the BBC about symmetry and complete the task.

 

3 - Complete this worksheet to identify regular and irregular polygons and their symmetry.

 

Dad Joke:

 "Did you hear what the Mathematician said about his lost budgie called Polly?"

"No."

"Polly gone."

"Terrible."

 

 

Wednesday

 

Identifying the Properties of Different Quadrilaterals and Triangles.

Identifying other 2D shapes and their properties.

 

1 - Watch this BBC video about types of triangles and complete the interactive activities.

 

2 - Watch the first part of this video about the quadrilaterals.

 

3 - Complete this worksheet about 2D shapes and their properties.

 

Thursday

 

Coordinates

You will give the horizontal and vertical grid reference for each shape on the first quadrant.

Remember the saying: 'Along the corridor and up the stairs.'

 

1 - Watch the BBC bitesize video and complete the interactive activities.

 

2 - Complete this worksheet about coordinates.

 

 

 

Friday

 

Translation of shapes

You will move the shape along the horizontal and vertical axis.

 

1 - Watch the Youtube video below up to 6 minutes and 20 seconds, the last part isn't needed for this just now.

 

2 - Complete this worksheet.

History - The Roman Army

 

Activity 1

Here is some information for you to read about the Roman army.  Maybe you could do some research to find out more

 

We want you to think about what you have found out and create an advert to get people to join the Roman Army.

 

What should you say? You will need to say what legionaries must be like, what they will be expected to do and what they would gain by joining.

Activity 2

 

Can you label this image of a Roman soldier? Draw a copy in your book and label his equipment.

The Woodland Junior Website will help with this. (This online activity uses Flash. It might not work on Apple devices and may need allowing on other platforms.)

 

 

 

Activity 3

 

Once you've completed the labels, write a diary entry as a Roman soldier who used to live in Spain. You have marched 50 miles to Hadrian's wall to defend against the attacking Picts. You've marched since the sun rose and its is now setting. You've had to carry all the equipment through the driving rain and cold wind. How would you be feeling, what would you really want to be doing and where would you really want to be? How do you feel about fighting the Picts for the first time, you've heard that they are fierce barbarians.

Activity 4

 

Now we would like you to design your own Roman shield.  Have a look at the information below to help you find out more about them.

 

When you design your shield make sure that your decorative design shows off your strength. Designs often included wings, eagles, and lightning bolts as symbols of Roman and their gods. The lightning bolts represented the King of the Roman gods - Jupiter.

Research some powerful Roman gods to help you with your design? 

What would your Latin motto be? Latin was the language of Ancient Rome.

What would be the number of your unit (cohort)? Use Roman numerals.

You could use the template below to help you.

Extra Activity

 

Can you make your own Roman shield? I've made them in the past using cardboard boxes, a yogurt pot for the bosse and string for the handles. 

Wellbeing - mindfulness and physical activity. 


1st June introduction

English

Monday

Watch the video first.  When you watch we want you to think about what the characters are like and how they could be described in a story.

 

Can you answer these questions about the story?

 

  1. Why do you think The Twits played pranks on each other?
  2. Which Twit is doing the prank and why?
  3. What do they need to do to prepare for the prank?
  4. What happened?
  5. How did they both react?

Tuesday

Today we want you to pretend that you are Mr or Mrs Twit and write a recount of what happened to go into your diary.  Can you remember how to write a recount?  Have a look at this poster to help you.  Do not forget to say how you felt and what you were thinking.

Wednesday

What we would like you to do now is to think a new member of the Twit family.  It could be a brother or a sister or a cousin, it is up to you. Imagine that your character comes to visit the Twits.  Write a new scene for the story describing what happens.  Do not forget to include descriptions of the characters and the setting.  It might help you to think of some good adjectives to describe your new character before you start to write.

Thursday

 

Today we would like you to plan you own story.  Can you remember the new member of the Twit family that you wrote about on Tuesday?  We want you to think of a story that includes that character.  To help get started, we have thought of an outline for a story, but you do not have to use it.

Friday

 

Today we would like to write your own story based on the plan that you made yesterday.  When you write your story, there are some things that we would like you to try and include.

SPaG - Subordinating Conjunctions

Focus week: Geography - Canada

Activity 1

This week we are going to find out about Canada.  Start by watching the short film.  It has a lot of information for you.

 

While you are watching the film, we want you to compare Canada to the United Kingdom.  What can you see that is the same?  What is different?  You could use the film to answer these questions as well:

  1. What is the capital city on Canada?
  2. How is the land in Canada different to that of the UK?
  3. What languages are spoken in Canada?

Activity 2

Do you know where Canada is?  We want you to find Canada on this map of the world.  Can you work out which continent Canada is in?  Can you find where we live?  What do you notice about the size of the two countries?

Did you know that Canada is so big it has different time zones?  In our country it is the same time all over the country.  Can you find out how many time zones are there in Canada?

Activity 3

 

Can you remember the cities that you say in the film?  Can you find out where they are?  Try to find them and put them on this map of Canada.

Activity 4

Canada has loads of different animals.  Can you try and sort these animals into groups depending on if they eat meat, plants or meat and plants?  Can you remember the correct scientific words for each group?

Activity 5

To finish off our work on Canada, we want you to imagine that you have been to visit.  Think about what you now know about the country, what it is like and what you might have seen there.  We would like you to write a postcard about your visit.  You could use the template below.

Just for Fun

Totem poles are spiritually significant to First Nations people in Canada, as they serve as signboards, genealogical records, and memorials.  Can you design your own totem pole to represent your family?  Think about which animals you would include and why.

Computing - Multimedia presentation.

 

Make a video to share your facts about Canada - can you tell us something that wasn't part of planned activities? 

Joy of Moving Festival

 

On Monday, we are taking part in the Joy of Moving Festival.  You can look at the document below to find out all about how to get involved.

English

 

Monday

Today we are going to listen to a story about the rain-forest.  While you are listening to the story you could make some notes about what the animals tell the man.  The notes might help you with some ideas for the work you will be doing later.

We want you to now think about what some different animals might say to him. It would be great if you could include some description and action as well.  Have a look at this page from the story for some ideas.

 

Write what these animals might say to the man as he slept.  Don’t forget to punctuate the speech correctly.  Green challenge: Could you try writing some interrupted speech?

Tuesday

 

Today we are going to think about the setting of the story.  Have a look at the picture.   What can you notice in the picture? Try to make a note about ten things that you can see and what else might be there. There are some words to help you.

 

 We want you to write a new part for the story that describes the man walking onto the jungle.  Try to use all five senses to describe what is there.  Don’t forget to include action as well; it is meant to be part of a story.

Wednesday

 

Today we want you to think about the man in the story.  Imagine that the man is writing to his family to explain why he has left his job. What will he say to them?  Write a Postcard from the man to his family.  Have a look at this holiday postcard to find out how to set it out.

Thursday

Today we would like you to think of a story that you could write about somebody going into a new place.  It could be a jungle, but it doesn’t have to be.  Have a look at the pictures for some ideas.  Think about why your character is going there.  Just like in The Great Kapok Tree, something should happen to make them do something different.

 

You can plan your story in any way you want.  If you want, you could plan it like the example.

Friday

 

Guess what? Today we want you to write the story that you planned yesterday.
When writing your story try to include:

Art Week

 

Watch Mr Perry's video and look at the weekly plan for the art activities.

PSHE

Draw 3 concentric circles like the image.

  1. Write me (or do a picture) in the centre circle.
  2. In the ring around that, write words to describe you and your talents.
  3. Now ask a parent to do the same in the outer ring. 

Kahoot Quizzes:

 

These Maths Quizzes focus on last week's work. Remember to use your proper name so that Mr Perry and Mr Robb can see how you are doing.

Green Maths Quiz 1 (PIN: 06482049)

Yellow Maths Quiz 1 (PIN:  0138727)

Pink Maths Quiz 1 (PIN: 01772569)

 

Just for fun:

 

Flags of the World. (PIN: 01910933)

 

Computing

 

The Chase (inspired by the English work from a few weeks ago).

Can you use scratch to program a cat to chase a mouse around the screen, corner to corner? 

Physical Activity and Well-being.

1. Miss Garthwaite's challenge - can you beat your scores. 

 

2. HIIT workout (20 minutes)

Summer term week 4 (w/c 11th May)

English is linked to VE Day - writing a newspaper report.

 

Maths is multiplication and division. 

 

Topic has a Science focus for living-things.

 

Back by popular demand - Kahoots. 

English

Monday

 

This week we are asking you to think about what we all celebrated last Friday.  Can you remember what we were celebrating?  Watch this short film to help you remember. 

 

For today’s work we would like you to make some notes about VE day.  Use these questions to help you:

 

When was VE day?

What was being celebrated?

How did the people celebrate?

Why were people celebrating?

How do you think they felt?

 

Green and Yellow: Can you try and do some more research to find out some more information about VE Day?

Tuesday

We want you to have a look at this picture from VE day.  What do you think the people in the picture would have said if you asked them about it?

Can you write some speech for each person that tells us what they thought about VE day?  Have a look at this poster to remind you how to punctuate speech.

 

 

Green challenge: Could you try writing some interrupted speech?

 

“It’s a great day,” stated Maggie Smith. “I’m just so happy it’s over.”

Wednesday 

 

For the rest of the week we want you to work on planning and writing a newspaper report about VE day.  Can you remember the features of a newspaper report?

Today we would like you to plan what you are going to include in your newspaper report.  You could plan it out like this (but choose how you want to):

 

 

Can you make up good headlines for you newspaper report?

Some newspapers use word-play (puns) or alliteration to make the headline catchy.

Thursday

 

Today we want you to think about the orientation paragraph.  Can you remember which one that is?  Here is an example from a well known story to help you remember.

Yestarday, a family of pigs, from 

Farmsfield, struggled to survive

after their house was nearly blown

down by a very hungry wolf.

 

We want you to write three different orientation paragraphs for your VE Day newspaper report.  Remember to include all 5ws.  Keep your paragraphs short and do not include any details.  Choose your favourite, you will need it tomorrow.

Friday

Guess what!  Today we want you to write your VE day news report.  Don’t forget your headlines.  You could set it out in columns if you want to make it look like a real newspaper report.  You have already written an orientation paragraph so don’t forget to use it and remember to include some eyewitness quotes that you wrote on Tuesday.

 

See Writing checklist

Science

Lesson 1

For science today, we would like you to do a survey and record all of the different creatures that you can see.  Maybe you could look out of your window.  Don’t forget to look for birds and insects and remember that people are creatures too.  You could record your findings in a graph.  If you really can’t see loads you could keep a record of any creatures you see while watching TV.

 

Lesson 2

Can you remember all of the creatures that you saw?  We would like you today to think of what they need to live.  When you have thought of them, can you describe the habitat that best suits their needs and explain why. 

 

Challenge – can you think of anything that you could do to help the creatures that you found?  To help you get started you could think about what they need.

 

Lesson 3

Look at the different creatures that you found earlier in the week.  Can you remember how to create a key to sort them?  Today we want you to make a key to sort the different creatures.  Have a look at this one to help you remember what to do.

Challenge – can you draw a food chain for each of the creatures?

Well-being for mind and body - Yoga

Computing

Can you debug this game of Ping Pong? You need to get into the coding and tinker with it. Just tap on the image below.

Summer term week 3:

This week's topic work has a History focus about World War Two, learning about VE Day and Anne Frank. 

English Work:

Monday 

Watch the video of the story of The Lambton Worm.  When you have watched it, try answering these questions. 

 

  1. What was the son called? 
  2. What did he like to do? 
  3. What did he find and what did he do with it? 
  4. What happened next? 
  5. How did he defeat the worm? 
  6. What did the witch tell him to do after defeating the worm? 
  7. What happened at the end of the story? 

Tuesday

Can you remember what happened in the story of The Lambton Worm.  You could always watch the film again to remind you!  For today’s work we want you to pretend that you are John Lambton and we want you to write a diary about what happened.  Have a look at this poster to remind you what you should include.

 

Pink - Some good adjectives to describe the worm 

YellowFronted adverbials and commas - Slowly, the worm crawled across the field.

Green - Noun phrases with adjectives and prepositions - The long green worm with the slimy skin. 

Wednesday 

Today we want you to try and remember how to write speech in a story.  You’ll need to use some in the story you are going to write on Thursday.  Can you write some speech for the part of The Lambton Worm when Lord Lambton sends John out to fight?  Don’t forget the punctuation that goes before the closing speech marks! 

Thursday 

Today we want you to think of your own story based on The Lambton Worm.  You’ll need to think of a main character and a strange creature that he finds.  What happens to the creature?  You could plan your story like this. 

Friday 

Guess what!  Today we want you to write your own story based on The Lambton Worm.  Don’t forget to look at the plan that you made yesterday.  

When writing your story try to include:

 

Pink

 

Yellow 

 

Green 

 

Capital letters and full stops  

Fronted adverbials and commas. 

Slowly, the worm crawled across the field

Different subordinating conjunctions. 

Adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. 

 

Speech marks to show what is being said. 

Noun phrases with adjectives and prepositions. 

The long green worm with the slimy skin. 

The long green worm crawled slowly across the field 

The conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’. 

 

Paragraphs that start in different ways. 

Speech that is punctuated correctly. 

Tuesday 

Using the formal written method for Addition - columns.

Worksheet - have a look at the sheet and challenge yourself with Pink, Yellow or Green.

Wednesday 

Using the formal written method for Addition - columns.

Worksheet - have a look at the sheet and challenge yourself with Pink, Yellow or Green.

Thursday

Using the formal written method for Addition and subtraction.

Worksheet - have a look at the sheet and challenge yourself with Pink, Yellow or Green.

 

 

Friday

Applying the addition and subtraction methods to word-problems.

 

Pink word-problems

 

Yellow Word-problems Green Word-problems

History: World War Two, VE Day and Anne Frank

 

Lesson 1 - VE Day

Fact-file 1 

Fact-file 2 and questions 

Lesson 2 - Anne Frank

Who was she?

Where did she live?

Why was she important?

How was her life different to yours?

Are there any similarities between her life and yours?

Computing

 

Pick an activity on the Hour of Code website.

Ensure you use block coding activities and use a Repeat function in your sequence.

Summer term week 2:

There are a few Kahoot Quizzes as part of this week's learning pack. Ensure you use your proper name so Mr Perry and Mr Robb can see how well you are going.

 

Remember: You can do them more than once to debug those tricky questions. 

 

Well done to those of you who have been taking part. 

Maths

White Rose Hub Home Learning 

 

Keep using the Mathsframe activites and TTRockstars.

English  

 

Lesson 1 - Tell your story from the point of view of the prey

 

Find your story plan about your Narrow Escape story from last week. Imagine that you are the prey in the story. Answer the questions about your story:

o Where were you at the start? What were you doing?

o What did you see and feel when the predator attacked?

o How did you escape?

o How did you feel afterwards?

 

Lesson 2 - Write your story from the point of view of the prey

 

Now write your story. You can use your story plan to remind you what to write about but do remember to write from the point of view of the prey. Look at the Personal Recount Features below to help you.

 

Lesson 3 - Illustrate your story

 

Can you make an illustration of your story? Show the way the predator and prey move during the escape?

 

Lesson 4 - Reading Comprehension 1

 

Kahoot quiz - retrieval skills focus. Find the answer in the text.

 

Lesson 5 - Reading Comprehension 2

 

Kahoot quiz - inference skills. What evidence is there to support your answer? 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

 

Have a quick recap on nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs before taking the quiz.

 

Basic grammar quiz 

Science

 

Food Chains

Look at the pictures. Can you draw a food chain to show which creature eats what? Use arrows to show ‘is eaten by’.

Try drawing some different food chains of your own. What is the longest that you can draw?

 

Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores

 

Can you find out what these words mean?

Herbivore          Carnivore          Omnivore

Write a definition of each word and find out some animals for each one.

If you are feeling very clever, can you find out what is different about their teeth?

Computing

 

Pick an activity on the Hour of Code website. Ensure you use block coding activities. 

Music - composition

       
Use Google’s Chrome Music Lab to compose music to go with the narrow escape that you wrote last week. 

Think about the sound, pitch and pace of your music. Just experiment and enjoy.

Summer Week 2 Kahoot Quizzes:

Reading Comprehension 1 - retrieval - Game PIN: 03761791

Reading Comprehension 2 - inference - Game PIN: 015917

SPaG - word class and sentence basics - Game PIN: 06729848

 

Just for fun:

Countries and their capitals - Joe Wicks inspired quizGame PIN: 08177855

Physical Activities and Well Being

Summer term week 1:

 We hope that you find it helpful keeping to the History Topic this week (see the original pack from week one for additional activities for the Romans - Art, DT & Music). 

 


Summer Week 1 time-table

Support Materials for Summer Week 1 (tap on the text or image to open documents/images)

 

Monday - YouTube video below. 

 

English (Tuesday) Narrow Escape

 

Maths (daily) White Rose Hub with videos and activities.

History - Roman Britain

Activity one - research Roman food and create your own three course meal or diet for a day.

Activity two - research Roman settlements and find 10 modern cities that still have a link to their Roman past  (towns and cities with -chester or -caster).

Activity 3 - research Roman Life by reading each section and picking 3 facts from each section. After that, pick your top 3.

Week 2 - Additional Resources/Activities:

 

Maths:     'White Rose Hub' weekly activities - video tutorials and activities.

 

Fractions work 

 

English - Myths and Legends

 

Reading task 1: Maud and the Dragon.                 

 

Reading task 2 - The Lambton Worm (some web browsers have an issue with flash when using this website.)            

 Writing task: Describing a Dragon.

The Lambton Worm story needs flash to work.

If a website isn’t working, you might need to change your settings to allow Flash.

  1. To the left of the web address, click Lock  or Info .
  2. At the bottom, click Site Settings.
  3. In the new tab, to the right of 'Flash', click the Down arrow   Allow.
  4. Go back to the site and reload the page.

Closure Learning Packs:

 

Closure Pack 1 Overview (Week 1 and 2):

Resources for Closure Pack 1:

English Work:

Hero Application                    Improving Sentences                   Newspaper text and questions                 

Spellings

 

Maths Work:

 

Maths Tasks                           Nets for Cubes

 

 

Science Work:

 

Habitats                                Living-things in their environment  

        

History - Roman Britain

Watch these BBC Teach videos about Roman Britain to help with your History tasks.

Some useful links for Well-being: