Year 4 - This Week's Core Tasks

Key Learning for 13.7.20 

1. Reading and Writing - Oak National Academy 
2. Maths- tenths and hundredths
3. Spellings- Homophones they’re, their and there
4. Science- The digestive system and teeth

 

1. Reading and Writing 
For reading and writing activities this week we will be using lessons from Oak National Academy, click on the lessons listed below for this week’s learning. Use the guidance document at the bottom of the page to show you how to find the lessons below.

Lesson 1: Oak Academy Character Description: Reading Comprehension - Fact Retrieval 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-read...
Lesson 2: Oak Academy Character description reading comprehension – Inference
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-read...
Lesson 3: Oak Academy Character description identifying the features of a text
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-iden...
Lesson 4: Oak Academy SPAG focus – subordinate clauses 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-spag...
Lesson 5: Oak Academy – write a character description
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-writ...

Printables
If you are unable to access the online lessons above or would like to have a go at some of these tasks on paper. You can print off activities for each objective at the bottom of the page. These documents are all in colour but you do not need to print them in colour to be able to complete the task.

 

2. Maths 
Lesson 1: 7 times tables
Watch the Supermovers video to help you remember your 7 times tables. 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with...
Here is a video showing you a handy trick to help you write out your seven times tables.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GqWD6i3whc  
Have a go at writing out your sevens using this method to help you remember. 
Complete the 7 x table sheet at the bottom of this page. 
Lesson 2: Tenths as decimals 
https://vimeo.com/425565433
Lesson 3: Divide 1 digit by 10 
https://vimeo.com/425565628
Lesson 4: Hundredths as decimals 
https://vimeo.com/425565862
Lesson 5: Divide 1 or 2 digits by 100 
https://vimeo.com/425565990
 

Printables
If you are unable to access the online lessons above or would like to have a go at some of these tasks on paper. You can print off activities for each objective at the bottom of the page. These documents are all in colour but you do not need to print them in colour to be able to complete the task.

 

3. Spellings – Homophones 
Lesson 1: Recap

Homophones are words which sound the same but have a different meaning. 
Lots of students are confused by they’re, their and there. 
They’re means they are.
Their indicates that something belongs to a group of individuals.
There indicates a place or direction. 
They’re looking at their new house, over there. 
Task 1: Can you think of another sentence with they’re, their and there? 
Task 2: Can you think of a sentence with you’re and your?

Lesson 2: Spellings practice: Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check
Here are your spellings for the week you will also find these are your words on Spelling Shed. Can you spot the homophones hidden amongst them?
 
separate   possible 
straight   disappear 
experience   guide 
experiment    women 
actually    circle 
build   early 
guard   certain 
favourite   earth 
suppose   answer 
various   history 
Download the Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check sheet from the bottom of this page to practice your spellings.

Lesson 3: Handwriting spelling 
Download the handwriting spelling sheet from the bottom of this page. 

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 – The Digestive System
The food we eat has to be broken down into other substances that our bodies can use. This is called digestion.
Without digestion, we could not absorb food into our bodies and use it.
Digestion happens in the digestive system. This is a series of organs that break the food down so it can be absorbed into our bloodstream.

Watch this video and see if you can answer any of these questions:

  • What happens to the food as you chew? How does it change? What kinds of foods need most chewing? 
  • Which teeth do you use for certain foods? Which teeth do you use for biting and for chewing? 
  • What does your tongue do when you are chewing?   

Use the information from the videos to label the sheet at the bottom of this page below.
Then conduct a short observation experiment:
Choose three different types of food eg. An apple, a piece of bread and a marshmallow
As you eat each one, make observations about how you are eating it and which teeth you are using. 
Do some items take more chewing than others?