Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 19th July 2021.

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. 


1. English
2. Maths
3. Spellings
4. Science

5. Topic



1. English

Lesson 1:Reading comprehension

Read the text, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and answer the questions that follow. Keep referring back to the text to help you answer the questions if you need to.


Lesson 2: Presenting your news article

Using your news article from previous sessions, pretend that you are the news reporter on location and read it aloud. Make sure you rehearse plenty of times as the more you know off by heart, the more natural your report will seem.  

Here are some video examples and some expert tips to get you started:

An example report about The Titanic: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zc78q6f

Children's news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvpLCQxSPQA

Tips from an expert: report/presentingmasterclassfinal_fido.mp4


Lesson 3: Presenting your news article

If you are able to and if you have a suitable device, record your report form yesterday using props and backgrounds. If not, perhaps you could perform it to a family member.


Lesson 4: Creating a survival guide

This lesson is all about creating a survival guide for Year 4.

What tips would you give to the new Year 4 children who are starting in Septemeber to ensure they have a fun and successful experience? Create a booklet by folding an A4 piece of paper in half and filling it with important information and pictures to help them through the year. You could include; classroom rules, home learning and times tables expectations. 

Remember to use sub-headings, bullet points and present your information in an interesting way.  

We would love to see your work when you have finished it!


Lesson 5: Finishing your survival guide

Use the last lesson of the week to finish your survival guide, checking the presentation and content are accurate. 


2. Maths - Decimals

Lesson 1: Pounds and pence

Watch the video and answer the questions as you go.

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Lesson 2: Ordering money

Watch the video and answer the questions as you go.



Lesson 3: Estimating money

Watch the video and answer the questions as you go.



Lesson 4: Working with money

Watch the video and answer the questions as you go.



Lesson 5: Four operations

Watch the video and answer the questions as you go.



3. Spellings 

Lesson 1:  Key spellings
Look at the list of difficult words below. Try your best to remember how to spell them.










Lesson 2: Spellings practice: Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check
Look at the words from Lesson 1. 

Download the Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check sheet from the bottom of this page to practice your spellings.

Try and learn as many of them as you can. Remember the different spelling techniques we have taught you in school, including the spelling scribble. 

Lesson 3: Handwriting spelling practise
Practice the spellings from yesterday’s lesson using your best handwriting.

Extension: Download the 'Write it in a different way' sheet and then complete this carefully.
Lesson 4: Find the definition
Use a dictionary or the Oxford English dictionary online to find out the definition of each of your spellings. Can you think of an antonym and synonym for each of these words?
Lesson 5: Write it in a sentence
Have a go at putting each of your spellings into a sentence. As an extra challenge can you create a paragraph which includes all of your spellings and which also makes sense?

Extension: Download the 'write it in a different way' sheet and complete this carefully. 

4. Science – Wild Flower Meadow Art 

Recently in science, we have been learning about the different parts and types of plants there are. Watch these bitesize videos to remind you.  

Life cycle of a plant: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgqyrdm

Why do plants have leaves? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2k4d2p

Why do plants need roots? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6w8q6f


Next, watch this video to find out about an art activity that relates to plants.


Finally, watch the videos below to find out how to paint or create a collage of your wild flower meadow. Each one will give instructions on how to create a collage or paint using water colours. 





5. Topic - PSHE

Think back to your time in Year 4. What was your favourite moment? What was your funniest moment or your proudest achievement? What are your memories of lockdown and home learning?  

How do the pieces of this year slot together? 

Make a jigsaw of your memories, experiences, challenges, best moments, funniest things, quotes and achievements of this year. You can use drawings and text - make sure it is really colourful! The template for this activity is attached as 'PSHE'.