Year 4 Home Learning

Week beginning 08 March 2020

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021 by Mr Catherall

Hey everyone

We hope you’re ok and are staying happy, healthy and safe.

Don’t forget to email your class teacher if you need anything.

Here’s your home learning for this week…

Maths

Follow this sequence of maths learning which is linked to number and place value.

You don’t have to print the worksheet. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. If your child is in Y3, we’re concentrating on the 3 times table. If your child is in Y4, we’re concentrating on the 8 times table. Email the class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. They should choose some past spellings that they feel less confident with. Your child should complete one task each day.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting – our handwriting guide will help – and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

This is the text we’re using in class this week to build up fluency skills.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text and this ‘RIC’ text in class to practise comprehension skills. RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Follow these lessons from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these lessons from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about history.

Follow these lessons on pre-historic Britain from Oak National Academy. There are ten lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science   

Our focus this half-term is about plants.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link closely to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week. If you’ve previously completed on of these lessons, have a go at the ones you haven’t completed yet.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use look at these lessons all about practical Science.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two or three of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Try working through this series of 25 lessons from the Association for Physical Education – do two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 5 minutes daily, plus 30 minutes for the longer PE lessons)

Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Geography isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could brush up on your locational knowledge – something that was missed when schools closed earlier this year. You could explore some online maps and try to memorise some new countries, capitals, rivers and mountain ranges. These three lessons about Europe are worth checking out.

What about some Living and Learning? While you’re away from school, you could check out these lessons on money!

Week beginning 01 March 2021

Posted on Friday 26 February 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 01 March 2021

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Tuesday 02 March 2021

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Wednesday 03 March 2021

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Thursday 04 March 2021

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Friday 05 March 2021

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Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Week beginning 22 February 2021

Posted on Friday 12 February 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 22 February 2021

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Tuesday 23 February 2021

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Wednesday 24 February 2021

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Thursday 25 February2021

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Friday 26 February 2021

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Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Week beginning 08 February 2021

Posted on Friday 05 February 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 08 February 2021

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Tuesday 09 February 2021

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Wednesday 10 February 2021

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Thursday 11 February2021

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Friday 12 February 2021

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Week beginning 01 February 2021

Posted on Friday 29 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 01 February 2021

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Tuesday 02 February 2021

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Wednesday 03 February 2021

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Thursday 04 February2021

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Friday 05 February 2021

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Week beginning 25 January 2021

Posted on Friday 22 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 25 January 2021

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Tuesday 26 January 2021

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Wednesday 27 January 2021

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Thursday 28 January 2021

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Friday 29 January 2021

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Week Beginning 18 January 2021

Posted on Friday 15 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 18 January 2021

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 Tuesday 19 January 2021

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

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Thursday 21 January 2021

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Friday 22 January 2021

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Week beginning 11 January 2021

Posted on Sunday 10 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

Monday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video   reading text

Writing texts: video        quiz

Writing skills: video

Spelling: video                  word list

Science and topic: video                              maps

RE: Video

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Tuesday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video   reading text

Writing skills: video

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic: video

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

 Wednesday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video    resource   video2 (Me reading Ch1)

Writing skills: video         word mat

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic: video                              quiz

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Thursday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video    RIC and Text

Writing skills: video

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic:    Video                    Rock factfiles                    Classification key

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Friday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary:  video

Reading skills: video    resource

Writing skills: video   word mat 1     word mat 2

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic:  video              maps           quiz

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

08 January 2021

Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

Today, we’re starting a new way of supporting home learning. Below you’ll find seven lessons with videos to follow created by teachers in your school and in other schools in the federation. It should give you a taster of how we’re planning on delivering your lessons from now onwards. Next week, there will be a maths lesson from White Rose Maths Hub as well.

Don’t forget you can send some of your work to your teacher if you’d like to -we’d be particularly interested in any tasks that you found tricky, or ones that you feel particularly proud of. Email addresses can be found in Mr Roundtree’s recent communications.

Today’s lessons:

  • Reading (skills) : video   task
  • Reading (fluency and vocabulary) :  video
  • Writing (texts) :  video
  • Writing (skills): video
  • Spelling (Mrs Welsby):  video   *
  • Spelling (Mrs Valentine): video     *
  • Science and Topic : video       quiz

*From next week there will only be one spelling lesson a day. There’s an extra one today to introduce you to both teachers.

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

  • Times Tables Rock Stars (ask your teacher if you’ve forgotten your logins)
  • 5 minute moves
  • Spellings: Practise words that’ve you’ve been given to learn in previous weeks, using any of the spelling strategies we usually list.

Week beginning 05 January 2021

Posted on Sunday 03 January 2021 by Mrs Rowley

Maths

In school this week, we’re learning about multiplication and division.

 

Y3 children use these resources:

 

Y4 children use these resources:

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

 

Don’t forget to practise times tables on Times Table Rock Stars, too. We’re concentrating on the 9 times tables this week, but I’d like everyone to do at least one ‘sound check’ to see how you’re doing on everything. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rock Stars daily)

 

Reading fluency

This is the fluency text on what Earth is made of that we’ll read in class this week. It also contains our RIC questions. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

 

Reading comprehension

  • Day 1: Have a go at this RIC.
  • Day 2: Complete this video lesson from Oak National Academy based on our new class novel: The Firework Maker’s Daughter.
  • Day 3: Complete this video lesson from Oak National Academy based on our new class novel: The Firework Maker’s Daughter.
  • Day 4: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

 

Writing

Follow these lessons on persuasive writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

 

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning.)
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

 

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about geography – all about natural disasters (particularly earthquakes and volcanoes).

Follow these lessons on mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes from Oak National Academy. There are ten lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

 

Science

Our focus this half-term is rocks.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link closely to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use look at these lessons all about practical Science.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

 

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two or three of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Try working through this series of 25 lessons from the Association for Physical Education – do two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 5 minutes daily, plus 30 minutes for the longer PE lessons)

 

RE

This half term, our RE topic is “What do Christians believe about a good life?”

Have a look at this Oak Learning Academy lesson to learn about the life, teachings, and death of Jesus. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.