Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 19th October 2020.


1. English – Formal Letter of Complaint Writing and Reading Comprehension
2. Maths - Additon and Subtraction
3. Spellings - Adding the suffix -ly  
4. Science – Magnets and Forces
5. Topic – RE To compare the Bible to the Qu'ran 



1. English

1. English
Lesson 1: To plan a complaint letter.

Click on this link to remind yourself of the layout and language used in a formal complaint letter. Then, make up a holiday you could have gone on that you want to complain about. In class, we have chosen an extreme destination to complain about that links with our topic e.g. Sahara desert, Arctic. Have another look at the model text to remind yourself of the language used in a complaint letter. Choose carefully and plan in some appropriate fronted adverbials, rhetorical questions and use complaining vocabulary too to make the point of how angry and frustrated you are at the situation. 

Lesson 2 and 3: Writing a complaint letter.
Use your planning sheet to write out your letter of complaint. Remember to follow the layout carefully. Start with the sender’s address at the top of the page and work your way down. Write an introduction to inform the reader what you are writing about. Then use a paragraph for each complaint. Finally, end with a conclusion to your letter- what would you like to happen as a result of your letter? Check that you have included fronted adverbials, rhetorical questions and complaining vocabulary.

Lesson 4: Grammar Lesson
Using apostrophes for contractions.
Look through your reading book and see if you can spot any contractions and figure out the two words they’ve contracted to form one. 

Lesson 5: Reading Comprehension
Welcome to Our Frozen Planet.
Have a go at the reading comprehension with Sir David Attenborough. Download the text and answer the questions using your skimming and scanning skills. You will need to use the key vocabulary in the question to figure out which sub-heading the answer can be found.


2. Maths 

Lesson 1:  Numberlines up to 10,000

Watch the video below and then have a go at the lesson worksheet which you can download from the bottom of the page. 

Lesson 2: Recap place value, addition and subtraction.
Use what we have learned about column addition and subtraction as well as your knowledge about place value to complete the sheets below. Review these videos if you have forgotten anything
addition: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx#:~:text=W...
subtraction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd
partitioning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z69k7ty/articles/zyk8pbk

Lesson 3:  Addition and subtraction word problems
Use your knowledge of column addition and subtraction to solve word problems. Read the ‘Word Problem Fact Sheet’ then choose your challenge. Jelly – addition only problems, Chocolate – 1 step addition and subtraction problems, Toffee – 2 step addition and subtraction problems

Lesson 4: Addition and subtraction word problems
As it’s the last day of term play the Minecraft game to practice your column addition and subtraction. Then use the template to design your own game. (NOTE – There are 2 questions that contain decimals so just cross the decimals out and work with the whole numbers.


3. Spellings – Adding the suffix -ly

Lesson 1: Adding the suffix –ly

Visit the BBC website below to learn about adding the suffix –ly. Take the quiz at the end to test your knowledge.

Lesson 2: Spellings practice: Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check

Here are your spellings for the week:

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

Lesson 3: Handwriting spelling practice

Download the handwriting spelling sheet from the bottom of this page and practise your spellings.

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?

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 but also makes sense?


4. Science – Magnets and Forces

Find a magnet in your home. They are often found in places you wouldn’t think of. First, check the fridge but also lots of phone cases have magnets as well as do cases for Ipads etc. 
Then watch these two BBC Bitesize videos to help you remember how magnets work.

Video 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zpvcrdm

Video 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/articles/zw889qt

Now, complete the experiment and sheet below. 


5. Topic – RE To compare the Bible to the Qu'ran

This week we will be looking at different religions and comparing them.

Watch this video about the Bible and use it to help you complete the left hand side of the task sheet below.

Watch this video about the Koran and use it to help you complete the right hand side of the task sheet below .