Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 17th January 2022.


Spelling and grammar





If you are isolating at home this week, here are some activities you can have a go at. These will cover the same objectives as those children who are still in school. 


Lesson 1: This week, we are continuing to write our diary from the perspective of Howard Carter. We have started this in class and have completed the first two diary entries, where he loses his job at the Antiquities department in Egypt and where he is hired by Lord Carnarvon to search for Tutankhamun. Use this website the refresh your memory of the story if you have forgotten some of the key details: Writing a diary entry - Year 3 - P4 - English - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize 

Today, we are going to write the third diary extract from the story. Read through the PowerPoint again to recall the key facts and think about the emotions he would have been feeling during this time. When you are ready, begin your third diary entry. In this entry, Howard Carter's funding is cut and he no longer has access to any resources. He believed he was desperately close to discovering the ancient tomb, so try to imagine how he would be feeling. Remember to include those key diary features in your writing.

Lesson 2: Today, we are going to complete our diary entry. This is the most exciting day of all, the day the tomb is opened! Picture yourself in Howard Carter's shoes as he leads Lord Carnarvon down the mysterious, dark steps to the entrance. You should try and build up the excitement using some 'show, not tell' strategies that we have practised in class. End the diary entry with the infamous reply from Howard Carter, when asked could he see anything; 'Yes, wonderful things!'

To help you structure your writing, consider how he would have felt during these moments:

When Hussain originally found the steps.

When Carter read the name, 'Tutankhamun' on the tomb.

When he was waiting for Lord Carnarvon.

When he first peered into the tomb.


Lesson 3: Today, we are going to 'purple polish' our writing. Look back at the work you have completed at home this week and read through it carefully. After you have spotted some general errors or corrections, have a look for any of these mistakes in your work and try to correct them:

Have you written the diary in the past tense?

Have you written it from the perspective of Howard Carter, in the first person?

Have you used exclamation marks accurately?

Extension: Look out for any areas where you could have used 'show, not tell' to improve your writing.

Lesson 4: Reading comprehension. Read the text on Ancient Egypt and then answer the questions attached.

Lesson 5: Conjunctions. We are looking at conjunctions in our grammar lessons this week. Work through the PowerPoint and then answer the questions on the sheet about coordinating conjunctions.


Spelling and grammar

Each week, we will be looking at a different spelling pattern to support you in becoming more proficient spellings. This week we are recapping some of the spelling patterns we learnt in September. 

Lesson 1: We are going to be using the suffix -sure in our writing. Look at the words below and identify the suffix. After you have learnt these words, think about what word class they belong to.







Lesson 2: Look at the list of words above. How many syllables can you identify in each word? Which word has the most syllables and which has the least? Think about how this will help you to learn each word. Remember, each syllable must have a vowel sound in it. 

Lesson 3: I would like you to write the words in a colourful rainbow. You need to write one of the words in a shape of a rainbow. Then use a different colour and repeat the same just below the previous word. Continue to repeat the same process to make a colourful rainbow.

Alternatively, create some word spelling pyramids to practise your words. This website should help you with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7VbmmmhFE 

Lesson 4: Create your own word search using the key words you have been learning this week. Watch the video of Miss Perrett who will show you how to do this. There is a blank word search box attached for you to use. www.wintonprimary.uk/articles/keeping-winton-busy-23

Lesson 5:

Use Lego blocks or other items in your house to write our some of the words, especially those you are still struggling with. Alternatively, can could play a word hunt game; try to find these words written in magazines or newspapers. 

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This week, we are looking at 'correspondence problems' and 'area' in maths.  

Lesson 1: Correspondence problems: Watch the video and then attempt the worksheets on 'correspondence problems'. Spr4.3.4 - Correspondence problems on Vimeo 

Lesson 2: Area: Watch the video and then attempt the worksheet. Spr4.4.1 - What is area? on Vimeo 

Lesson 3: Calculating area: Watch the video and then attempt the worksheet. Spr4.4.2 - Counting squares on Vimeo

Lesson 4: Making shapes through area: Spr4.4.3 - Making shapes on Vimeo Watch the video and then attempt the sheet.

Lesson 5: Comparing area: For our final lesson, look at video which compares different areas in shapes and then answer the problems. Spr4.4.4 - Comparing area on Vimeo 


This week in science, we are looking at the different types of rocks on Earth. Watch the PowerPoint, which talks through the different rock types, and then complete the worksheet attached. 



This week we will be continuing to look at King Tutankhamun and his significance during the Ancient Egyptian period. Think back to the Howard Carter PowerPoint we studied in class on how Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered. 

We started creating a double page spread on King Tutankhamun last week, looking at his tomb, his legacy and the story behind his reign. Whilst you can't continue with the double page spread as it is in school, you can create an additional page at home with the information you have yet to include. Remember to include some interesting images in your work!