Home Learning

Home Learning for Year 4 – Week 2

Year 4 Home Learning Tasks – Week 2:

English:

1.      This week, write a letter to your Head teacher and try to persuade them to make a change to the school in some way. This might be about being able to ‘have no more homework given by teachers OR more homework,’ ‘wear your own clothes to school OR wear school uniform,’ ‘Be allowed to bring mobile phones to school OR why mobile phones should be banned.’

2.      Think about ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ From the point of view of one of the four children (Edmund, Lucy, Peter or Susan),

·        Retell the story up until the point that we read to in class.

·        You could even write your own ending If you haven’t seen the film.

·        Alternatively, you can write to their parents to inform them of what has happened to the children after they were evacuated to the old man’s mansion.

3.      Why do you think that the author of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ made Aslan a Lion, rather than a human or another animal?

Using the websites below, do some research on lions and write your own report on lions.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/lion.html

Lion

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/african-lion/

You could use the following sub headings in your report:

·        What Lions eat

·        Lion habitats (where they live and who they live with)

·        Interesting facts about Lions

4.      Writing with Jane Considine

Watch this video to see how super sentence stacker sentences will work.

You can even send your work to Jane. Twitter @ JaneConsidine, Facebook –The Training Space

Or  Email jancce@thetrainingspace.co.uk

 

Reading:

1.      Read a book for 30 minutes a day, writing a brief summary of the events of each daily read.

After finishing the book, you could write a blurb, a book review, a character description, a sequel or prequel, an alternative (different) ending or even retell the story from a different point of view.

2.      Online, famous children’s writer David Wailliams is doing daily Story Time.

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Dr Chip has different activities for each day of the week. If you think you would be interested look ahead – to see what resources you will need.

3.      There are also hundreds of fantastic audio books that you can listen to at the website below.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

4.      More audio books found here at Audio Books https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html

 

 

Maths:

1.      https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/?fbclid=IwAR0m7OuMSbiP3oKaLZbMtHnY8PLzYheucfsjH7_hqIhzEdck9rHK2u8h2h8 – This has video clips online of a teacher teaching. This is an excellent website to help your students at home.

2.      There is also challenge questions found here – https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/

3.      Spend 15 minutes a day on Timestables Rockstars, or practising your timetables in your own way.

4.      https://www.scholastic.co.uk/timestables-test-mode – This website also gives you online timestable tests.

5.      Spend 15 minutess a day on the following website where there are a range of Maths games you can play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers.

6.      Make up your own daily morning countdown where there are 6 numbers that together can be used to make a target number. (To make it more challenging try to use 6 numbers that can be used in a different way to make the same target number.)

 

 

Geography:

This week, I want you to use Google to find maps of North and South America. I then want you to try and recreate the maps of the two continents as accurately as possible, filling in all the countries. We will be learning about North and South America next term, so this will be good preparation.

If you enjoy this activity, you could try it for the other continents. Which continent do you think is the hardest to draw?

Then answer these questions using your map, or Google maps:

1.      What is the biggest country in South America / North America?

2.      On which continent, would you find the Amazon rainforest?

3.      Which countries contain a part of the Amazon Rainforest?

4.      How many states are there in America? What are states similar to? Can you list them? (Most Americans supposedly find this very difficult?

 

PSHE:

This week, try and remember five techniques to improve your mental well-being. Then try out some of the techniques you can remember. If you are able to, you might even share some of the techniques with a family member.

25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens

 

RE:

1.      Re-Read the story of the Pentecost from the Bible. Draw and colour the scene when the Holy Spirit visits.

2.      Then, write a description of your image explaining it to somebody who is unfamiliar with the story. You can use this website to help you – http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/pentecost.htm

 

Science:

1.      In science, I want you to look up facts about your favourite animal. I then want you to write a report containing three paragraphs with the following sub-headings. (Your favourite animal doesn’t have to be a monkey.)

·        What monkeys eat

·        Monkey habitats (where they live and who they live with)

·        Interesting facts about Monkeys

 

Here are some websites to help research your favourite animal.

Animal Facts

https://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html

 

2.      Online there is also Dr Chip’s daily dose of Science, Engineering and Computing

https://drchips.weebly.com/

If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel

 

3.      There is also, Let’s Go Live Science with Maddie Moate and Greg Foot

Talking about Science and Nature with a theme each week. If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.

 

 

Music:

Online, there is also Body Beats body percussion online lesson

 

or try

Music – with no instruments!

If you miss this you can watch the videos later on the YouTube channel.

 

Art:

Online, there is also Art Ninja for you to practise your Art skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/art-ninja

Expert art animator who can get you creating.