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Year 4 (Mr McKnight)

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Learning Together, Rooted in God.

Welcome to Year 4

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Piron and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Hindle. Mrs Piron is rather poorly at the moment so Mr McKnight is teaching us. 

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

If you have any questions or queries, please contact me on: t.mcknight@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk 

Some of the websites will require you to sign up using an email address but they should be free during this period. If some of the links are directly to websites or worksheets, please don't feel obliged to print everything out. The worksheets can be left on the screen whilst the children write down the questions or the answers to make it easier. 

Week commencing 06.07.20

This year Lancashire's Libraries will be inviting children to get silly for the Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge will give you the chance to sign up and take part online, with the special www.sillysquad.org.uk website! The Challenge website will be free to access and a place for you to rate and review books and work towards your reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities to complete at home. The Library service will also be providing loads of fun free things to do including book quizzes, a reading group, and an online Lego club! The theme of the Challenge for this year is Silly Squad, and we want to celebrate funny and silly stories all summer long! From David Walliams to Roald Dahl, and Jacqueline Wilson to Jeff Kinney, there are thousands of hilarious books for you to read, and we can't wait to hear about them!

Please access reading plus daily as this is very important!
Please complete at least one comprehension lesson on reading plus each day. Reading plus should now have been updated for our class to now allow: 5 reading lessons, 5 vocabulary lessons and 5 visual skills. So please have a go at these daily to keep up your reading skills and the fantastic work you've already done. Regards reading plus, you need to complete the vocabulary lessons to ensure that you unlock more reading lessons for the day/week. Re-reads can also be used 5 times per lesson so don't just use the re-read if you don't need to or if it gives you part of the text on the screen.

Good morning, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was great to see the work from last week and everyone getting creative making poems and videos about lockdown. I will upload some of these for you to look at so you can see how creative people have been. Here are some of the poems from last week:

Make sure you're accessing reading plus at least once a day (if not more if you can) as it's super important to keep up with your reading. 

Friday 10th July 2020

English. L.O – To plan and write your own chapter of the story.

Plan and write your own chapter of what you think will happen next. What will happen to Lucy? Where will she end up? Will anybody (humans) see her? What will Agatha and the family do when they wake up? Will they go after her? Are they all in danger?

Plan your chapter using a method that you have used at school before, e.g. a story mountain, a storyboard etc. Make sure you put key words or vocabulary you want to use in here. Remember the more detail you have the easier it will be to write you chapter. When you write your chapter, think about all the writing techniques that you have been taught and see how many you can use in your chapter. Think about complex sentences, fronted adverbials, inverted commas, adjectives and lots of detail. Can you include any of the new words that you have explored this week?

Extra English: If you’re feeling super adventurous today, have a go at this reading task related to Sir Chris Hoy and how he became an Olympic champion. Read some extracts of his book and answer the questions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn4sm39

10.07.20 Maths. L.O – to complete the reasoning test and the daily challenges.

I know we’ve been doing quite a few tests recently but it’s good to keep ticking over and keep up the consistency.  Everybody’s scores have been improving too which is great to see and that the tests are doing a good job. Keep up the hard work and let’s see some fantastic scores today to put a big smile on your faces for the weekend. There's also some tasks on My Mats to have a try at. 

Reasoning test

Test answers

BBC bitesize weekly challenges: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrjxwnb

Thursday 9th July 2020

English. L.O – To write a diary entry as Agatha

Today, imagine that you are Agatha. Write a diary entry from the day when she tells the Yetis that they must stay safely hidden. Think about: What happened that day? How did Lady Agatha feel and why did she feel like that? What was Lady Agatha concerned about? Tips for writing a diary entry: Write in first person (you are Agatha). Write events that have happened that day in chronological (time) order. Include how you (Agatha) are feeling about the things that have happened and about what you (Agatha) think might happen if the yetis don’t stay hidden. Try to include some of the new words that you have explored this week.

Reading comprehension test - I’ve been super impressed with the commitment and the perseverance of everyone still completing the work and in particular the tests. There have also been some incredible scores. I know we’ve done a lot of Reading Plus but today I thought it would be great to do a reading comprehension test. Read the texts first of all and then have a go at the answers.

Reading paper

Test questions

Test answers

09.07.20 Maths

L.O – To use the inverse operation to check strategies.

Being able to use the correct strategy is very important but making sure you’ve got the correct answer is even more important. Today’s task will require you to work out the answer but to also check your answers using the inverse. Remember that the numbers you’re using will have to be moved around so they are in the correct place. There is no video with this again today but I’m sure that we’ve done enough of these types of questions this year for you to have a good understanding.

Maths worksheet

Maths answers

Wednesday 8th July 2020

English. L.O – to draw, describe and label all the Yeti’s.

Once you’ve finished reading chapter 2, I would like you to think about any vocabulary that you may be unsure of or never heard of before and find out what they mean before you continue.After that, draw a picture of all of the Yetis and name them. What do you think they all might look like? Think about size and any characteristics that you can gather from the text, e.g. Yetis have snubnoses. Annotate your picture using words from the text to i) describe their appearance and ii) describe their personalities.

Also have a go today at the grammar test as there have been some fantastic scores recently. However, I've increased the amount of questions and this test will be slightly harder than the one I've put on recently so give it your best shot. We're coming towards the end so this is one final push.

Grammar test Answers

08.07.20 Maths - L.O - To use estimation to work out quesitons and answers

Today's Maths task is all about using your estimation and using your understanding of number. A lot of people struggle with estimation as I know you want to work the answer out straight away. Read the questions carefully and think about what it is you need to do. Use the numbers to estimate your answer and think about whether you need to round the numbers first to make it a whole number. There is no lesson video to go with this today so give it your best shot.



Tuesday 7th July 2020

English. L.O – To write a newspaper report about the disappearance of Lady Agatha.

Today’s task it to plan out and write a newspaper report from the day that Agatha disappeared. Think about the following: Who is your report about? Who was there at the time of the disappearance? What has happened? Where did it happen? When did it happen? Set your newspaper out properly. Include the following: a headline (Is it catchy? You could use alliteration)

-a picture

-an introductoryparagraph that briefly includes the 5 Ws (who,what, why, where, when)

- Use the past tense and third person (he, she, it or they)

- Put the information in chronological (time) order

- A quote from an eyewitness (maybe Agatha’s father)

- write in columns

Either design a template to use yourself or have a look online to see if there are any templates to use. If you would like extra help on how newspapers work and their features then have a look at today's task on BBC bitesize which is all about newspaper reports. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zym8bqt

07.07.20 Maths

L.O - to solve problems using money

Watch the video to begin with as the lesson input. Today's lesson is all about solving problems and understanding what we've learnt so far about money. Today's lesson will require you to read the question very carefully and think about what it is you need to do. There is a possibility that all 4 operations could be used at some point during the lesson. I've also uploaded some extra tasks on My Maths for you to have a go at for today too.https://vimeo.com/430337938



07.07.20 Music. 

For a bit of fun today the task on BBC bitesize is how to make sound using equipment and items around the house. (Don't annoy everyone at home too much making a racket). https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhbtjsg 

Monday 6th July 2020

English. L.O – To read a new chapter and create a word search using new vocabulary.

This week we’re going to be looking at The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson which is about a woman who was snatched from her tent whilst camping in the Himalayas. The extract is used again through love reading 4 kids which we signed up to a few weeks ago. The lesson today is about the first chapter. Once you’ve read the extract from the text, have a look at the vocabulary on the link for this week’s English. I would like you to find the definitions of the words. Once you’ve found the meanings, can you find alternative synonyms linked to the original word? To finish with, can you create a word search using the new words you’ve just found? 

I'd also like you to have a go at the BBC bitesize task on conjunctions. This is such a big part of the year 4 curriculum and this is just a recap as we haven't been over this for quite a number of weeks. 


06.07.20 Maths

L.O - To estimate money in different ways

Today's task is to use your estimation skills to estimate how much money you may need to spend or recieve change from. Watch the video for the lesson input and then have a go at the worksheet. I've also set an arithmetic test for you to have a go at. 


Friday 3rd July 2020

English. L.O – To read, learn and perform your poem.

Today is the day to get in character and get the props that you may need for your poem or rap you’ve created. The best way to learn your poem is to do it in sections and break it down. Remember that you can still change parts of it if you need to or if it doesn’t sound like it flows properly. Use plenty of expression and try to incorporate some actions to go with certain parts to make it a proper performance. The ones that I were sent yesterday were fantastic and it was great to see people putting in such much thought and effort so well done. 

03.07.20 Maths

L.O – to complete the weekly challenges and a Maths reasoning test.

Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! Have a go and see what you can do. Challenge yourself and don't just give up at the first hurdle. 


Tests below:

Reasoning test 3


Friday 3rd July 2020

L.O - to learn the basics of design skills. 

Learn the basics of design skills. This is a great opportunity to see what you can design and what ideas you can come up with to be creative. 

This lesson includes: two video clips demonstrating how to find inspiration for designs and how to make a model of a design and an activity to try at home


Thursday 2nd July 2020

English L.O – To create your own funny poem/rap about your time in lockdown.

The rap yesterday was brilliant and used some great vocabulary, rhyming words and also words that use alliteration. Today I want you to create your own poem thinking about your experiences in lockdown. What have you been doing? How have you kept busy? What new skills have you learnt? Remember to use the reduplicative phrases that were used from yesterday to make it more interesting. Don’t forget to add some humour and see if you can make it rhyme but not all of it has to. I would select rhyming pairs before you start writing the poem. Once you’ve completed the poem, read through it and think about whether you can make any changes.

02.07.20 Maths

L.O – To find the area counting squares

The last 2 days have been about finding the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes. Today is where the confusion often comes in to place with mixing area with perimeter. Remember that the area is the amount of space inside a shape where the perimeter is the distance around the outside of the shape. Watch the video clip to go with the lesson to remind you of how to solve the area of shapes. 

Thursday 2nd July 2020
L.O - to learn about rocks, fossils and soils

In this lesson learn about what fossils are and what they can teach us, what soil is and the different types of rocks.

This lesson includes: Four videos  and two activities to help with learning.


Wednesday 1st July 2020
English - L.O -  to replace some of the reduplicative phrases in the poem with some of your own.

Gran can rap but can you rap just as well? Have a read of the poem from today and give it your best shot. I want to see some attitude and some actions to turn this in to a proper rap. Think about the rhythm of the poem and how you can read it quite fast. Go through the poem a couple of times to start to understand the vocabulary and the reduplicative phrases. Once you've read it a couple of times I want you to use the extra phrases from the bottom of the sheet and try to add some of your own to make it more personal and add your own twist.  If you can video it and get dressed up please do so as it will be great to see. 

As it's Wednesday I thought we'd do a grammar test as well as everyone has been doing so well. 

1.07.20 Maths
L.O - To find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. 

Yesterday we looked at the perimeter and recapped on previous things we have done and this will help prevent misconceptions. Today's lesson is a requires a lot more thinking and a lot of irregular shapes and missing sides. Think carefully about what is missing and what you have to figure out but more importantly remember that you're finding the perimeter and not the area. 

Wednesday 1st July 2020 - Geography
L.O - to learn about the world's oceans

Learn about the five oceans of the world, ocean currents, and pollution.

This lesson includes: one animation about the five oceans of the world, one short film showing ocean life, one short film investigating the impact of pollution in the deep sea and three activities to build on your knowledge.


Tuesday 30th June 2020
English. L.O - To learn new vocabulary and replciate a poem using expression

Michael Rosen is renwoned for performing and writing poems adding both expression and humour. Today is an opportunity for you to replicate his perfromance and add in some of your own actions. Throughout this poem you will come across some vocabulary you may never have heard of so make sure you find out what the words mean. I would also like you to write the words in your own sentences. 

I would also like you to have a go at the extra task today on BBC bitesize which is looking at suffixes. This is something we've done a lot of but it's always good to go over it again to remember the spelling rules.

30.06.20 Maths
L.O - to find the perimeter of rectangles

This is something that we have looked at recently but I feel that this covers it in much more detail and the worksheet requires a bit more thinking. It's always good to recap on perimeter as it always causes confusion with area and it will always be a question that will come up on a test. Watch the video as the lesson input and have a go at the worksheet. 

Monday 29th June 2020
English L.O - To learn, recite and create your own poem

This week will be all about poems and today in particular the task is to learn the poem 'Hot Food' by Michael Rosen. Learning poetry is all about being creative and using actions and expression to remember parts but also to emphasise what the author is trying to say. Once you have learnt the poem, it's then your turn to create your own poem about hot food. It could be your favourite food or your favourite takeaway. Use the link above to help you and give you and tips. 

29.06.20 - Maths
L.O -  to solve multiplicaiton and division problems. 

The lesson today is all about reading and understanding problems related to multiplicaiton and division. Watch the video to gain an understanding of the task and then have a go at the worksheet. I will also upload an arithmetic test for you to have a go at today.

Monday 29th June 2020 
French - L.O - learn to talk about your hobbies and family

Learn the basics of talking about your family and hobbies in French.

This lesson includes: a short film demonstrating how to talk about your hobbies and two activities to try at home


Friday 26th June 2020
English L.O - to design your own chocolate bar and wrapper.

All this chocolate talk is making me very hungry and I am looking forward to some super creative ideas today. Don't make this simple or the same as what you would find in the shop. Be creative, be inventve and think about what it is you would like in a chocolate bar. Design both the bar and the wrapper but remember the wrapper is just as important because if it isn't eye catching then you wouldn't be able to sell it. Mine would have to be a white chocolate bar combined with Ferrero Rocher, cookie dough and hazelnuts. I think I would squeeze some Haribo tangfastics in there as well just for a bit of extra sweetness.
If you are able to either today or over the weekend, then have a go at making your chocolate bar and wrap it in your wrapper. Let's see how creative we can be. 

Maths. L.O - To complete the Maths test. 

I know we've done quite a few tests recently but it's good to practise and think about a variety of things rather than just one topic. There have also been some fantastic scores that people have sent in so keep up the hard work and it is certainly paying off. I will attatch the worksheet below and the answers to go with it. 

Friday 26th June 2020 
Design and Technology. L.O - to Learn the basics of anthropometrics and ergonomics.

This lesson includes: two video clips demonstrating ergonomic design and calculating averages and two activities to try at home


Thursday 25th June 2020
English. L.O - To create your own information page about chocolate for a children's magazine

Today you are going to create an information page all about chocolate using a lot of information you gathered yesterday and the information you've gathered throughout the week. Things you could include: A heading, An introduction for your page, Subheadings, Images, Captions, A diagram withlabels, Bullet points, Fun facts, Your own chocolaterecipe!
-Some of the newwords you learnedyesterday and What is your favourite chocolate. 
You may also want to research so extra information to include but you will already have quite a lot to use. make the information page fun and exciting and think about people wantint to read it. 

SPAG test for Thursday 25th June 2020

25.06.20 Maths
L.O - To subtract 2 or more fractions 

Today we are going to look at subtraction fractions and potentially subtracting more than one fraction at a time. Thnk about how many are needed to make a whole and how you may have to count backwards in fractions. We looked at the addition on Monday so use that to help you but don't make the mistake of adding when you should be subtracting. 

Wednesday 24th June 2020
English L.O - To create a report about chocolate

Start by watching all the videos and reading the information regarding chocolate. Write down some notes and key vocabulary that you think may help you write a report. Think about some of the key vocabulary you would use and if you're not sure of some key words then please find the meaning of the word before you continue. Use the notes you've recorded to make a report using the key subheadings: Information about where chocolate come from, Information about the beans, Information about shipping, Any important dates
From bean to chocolate (the process) and Types of chocolate. Add pictures and make it look really fun and interesting. The last bit says if you're able to then have a go at making cookies. 

Also today on BBC biteseize there is a national writing day challenge. This requires you to write a story with only 24 words so you will have to be creative so have a go and see what you can do. 

Maths. L.O - To calculate quantities of fractions. 

This follows on from yesterday's lesson and really gets you to think today about the proccess of solving fractions of quantities and amounts. You should be confident enough to do this but today's lesson looks more at missing numbers and potentially working backwards to find out what the original number would be. https://vimeo.com/420690130


Thursday 25th June 2020
L.O - to learn how we hear sound

Learn the basics of how we hear sounds. This lesson includes: three videos explaining what is sound and how we hear sound and three activities to test your understanding.


Geography. L.O - To learn about rivers and how they are formed. 

Take a look at today's Geography lesson on BBC bitesize to learn all about rivers and in particular how they are formed. 
The lesson contains 2 short videos to learn more information and 2 tasks to be completed. 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020
English L.O - to wirte a descriptive paragraph of the chocolate room

Today's lesson concentrates on the chocolate room from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory clip. There is a reading part and a visual part as sometimes they can provide slightly different descriptions. As you're watching/reading the part of the book and film, make notes using your senses and record key words down that would help write a descriptive paragraph. Think about what you could smell, feel, taste, see and hear. the senses will really help you to write a fantastic desctiption. Think about what it would actually be like to be there and how excited you would be because who doesn't love chocolate? Use the link above for the clips.

23.06.20 Maths
L.O - to find fractions of a quantities or amounts.

We have done a lot of work on fractions and this is a huge part of the year 4 curriculum but this is about making sure you're accurate with your working out and with your answers. Remember to divide by the denominator and multiply by the numerator. Again watch the clip for the lesson input and the worksheet and answers link are below. 

If you feel like you've got the hang of the lesson above then have a go at this worksheet below too which is a bit more challenging and will require a lot more thinking.

23.06.20 Topic - History
L.O - to learn about the Mayans and their civilisation

Learn about the ancient Maya civilisation.

This lesson includes: one video introducing the ancient Maya civilisation, one video exploring what life was like for the ancient Mayas and two videos to build knowledge and understanding.


Monday 22nd June 2020
English L.O - To recite and learn a poem using expression

This first lesson is all about watching a poem by Michael Rosen and learning to recite the poem in your own way. Think about your expression and how you will perform the poem. Remember to be exciting but also use the punctuation to help you perform as well as adding your own actions and noises to it. If you're not sure about some of the vocabulary then make sure you find out what the words mean before you fully complete the poem to save any confusion. Send me across any videos to show me your performances. Remember to use the link above to find the poem link.

Maths. L.O - To add 2 or more fractions 
Last week was slightly more difficult as White Rose Maths have gone to a premium service and the videos weren't available but I have managed to acquire them as part of the lesson input. This first lesson is all about adding 2 or more fractions which means that it may go over a whole. This means that it can be written as a fraction but also written a a whole and a fraction. Watch the video for the lesson input and then have a go at the worksheet. I've also put the answers as a link so you can mark it too.

Also today have a go at the reasoning test. There were some fantastic scores last week and it's good to keep doing these to keep your minds working and making sure you're thinking about a variety of things. Reasoning test

22.06.20 Computing
L.O - To understand about viruses and malware

Learn the basics of computer viruses and malware and practise your typing skills.

This lesson includes: one video about how malware and virus can affect your device and four activities to try at home


Friday 19th June 2020. English – L.O – to review the books read and write a chapter of your own.

The start of Today’s lesson is about writing a review about one of the books we’ve read this week. Give a detailed review of why you like the book and what it is in particular that you like. 

Even though it doesn’t say it on the plan, I’d also like you today to create a really interesting chapter using the characters you designed on Tuesday. Think of a really good title for the chapter and try to include as many grammar features as possible. For example: adverbial openers, inverted commas, paragraphs, descriptive language, expanded noun phrases and a variety of punctuation. Be creative with you chapter and try and add it a bit of humour as David Walliams would. Please send me across your chapters.  

19.06.20 Maths
L.O - to complete the mental arithmetic maths test. 

Have a go at the weekly arithmetic test and see how you get on today. The scores that have been coming in have been brilliant so well done. 

Also today have a go at the Maths challenges on BBC Bitesize to get you thinking outside of the box.

Friday 19th June 2020 - design and technology
L.O - To learn to make structures 

If you're feeling creative today then certainly give this a go. Learn the basics of structures and have a go at making your own. Please send me across your creations. 

This lesson includes: two video clips demonstrating how to make a structure stronger and the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and two activities to try at home

Thursday 17th June 2020
English – L.O – to write about the midnight gang scene in your own words.

First of all watch/listen to the clip about the midnight gang up until the time says on the link. Then answer the questions about how the books differ and how they are similar. You also need to think about the way David Walliams presents the language and the way that he uses it in a particular way. What affect does this have on the reader? Then you are going to watch the clip on the bbc website. Click the link and watch up until 6 mins 20. You are then going to write the scene that you have watched in your own words. Think about the events that have happened since Tom entered the children’s ward. Use the steps to success underneath the clip to ensure that your writing is at a year 4 standard.

18.06.20 Maths. L.O – to understand the properties of quadrilaterals.

This lesson today is about quadrilaterals and their properties. The worksheet today is presented in many different ways to show how they can be represented. This lesson today will also start to look at parallel and perpendicular lines and the chart on the second page will require you to think carefully about what each shape consists of. Worksheet link

Topic (Geography) - Thursday 18th June 2020
L.O - To learn about volcanoes and how they erupt.

Learn about volcanoes, including what they are and what makes them erupt.

This lesson includes: two short films on volcanoes and two activities to build your knowledge

Wednesday 17th June 2020

English - L.O – to find the definitions of key words and use evidence to support answers

Today’s lesson requires you to read a chapter from the book Mr Stink. From this you need to use the table at the bottom of the link to predict what you think the words will mean. After that you should use the word hippo to find the exact definitions. Once you’ve found the words, you will then complete the questions but really think about the evidence to your questions. Use the text to support your evidence and really give some detailed answers. First of all state your point, then give your evidence from the text and finally explain what you mean.

17.06.20 Maths. L.O – To identify different types of triangles.

This lesson today is starting to identify the different to types of triangles that we may come across. The most common triangle is the equilateral triangle where all the sides and the angles are the same.  Other triangles have different properties, different length of sides and different angles. Have a go at this worksheet today to understand in more detail what different triangles there could be.     Triangles worksheet

Reasoning test -Also today, I would like you to have a go at a Maths reasoning test. There were some fantastic scores last week but I thought I would put the tests throughout the week rather than all on one day. Reasoning test link

Wednesday 17th June 2020
Sceince L.O - to learn about the difestive system and teeth

This is a topic we've covered in school this year, so this will be a great opportunity to recap on your knowledge and remind you of some of the things we'vealready learnt. This lesson contains 6 videos and 2 tasks.

Tuesday 16th June 2020
English - L.O - to create two new characters and describe them in detail.

Yesterday I asked you to read a few chapters from different David Walliams books to gain an idea of the characters in particular how they act and what they look like. Your task today (using the link above) is to create two characters of your own. Once you've drawn and labelled you characters, you should then write a paragraph about each of them to explain exactly what they are like and how they behave. Use the words you have used in your picture to write the sentences and try to use really detailed vocabulary. Use the examples from the link and also use the books from yesterday. Also discuss how are the characters are related and do they like each other?

16.06.20 Maths
L.O - To order and compare angles

Yesterday's lesson was a recap on angles and making sure you remembered the different types and the degrees of the angles. Today is looking more at ordering angles regarding their size and you will have to put them in order. You will also be asked to find angles which are greater than, less than and equal to. 

Extra Maths
If you're feeling super brainy today then have a go at the BBC bitesize maths task as well of writing decimals.

16.06.20 Topic
L.O - Did the Romans conquer Scotland?

Find out how and why the Romans came to Scotland.

This lesson includes: three videos about the Romans in Scotland and two activities to build knowledge and understanding

Monday 15th June 2020
English L.O - To create a table about the characters from the books. 

Using the link above, it will take you to the week ahead relating to English. Today's lesson will require some understaning of chracters from 4 different books that David Walliams has written. To access these books this week you will have to sign up to LoveReading4Kids to view the extracts but the Membership is free. Regards the table you will complete today, it can be found at the bottom of the document. The more information you provide about each character the easier it will make it for the rest of the week. You could either draw your own table or create the table on a word document.

I am also going to set a SPAG test for you to have a go at for this week as I didn't set one on Friday. This is just to make sure we are still going over a number of different areas within spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

15.06.20 Maths
L.O - to identify different types of angles

This is something that we have covered a lot in class this year and everyone has a really good understanding of the 3 main types of angles we have looked at. This first lesson will be a bit of a recap just to refresh your memories and see if you can remember the names of the angles and more importantly the degrees that each of these angles represent. When you complete this today, it might be a great opportunity to see what angles you can find around the house and use a set square to measure them as we would in class. 

Also on Friday on BBC bitesize, there was a data lesson about handling data in football. Take a look at it and have a go. I know a lot of you really enjoy your football so have a go at this task following in from last week. 

Monday 15th June 2020
Art - L.o - To learn the basics of exciting paintings. 

Learn the basics of exciting paintings. There are some really exiting things to learn here and some excellent artists and plenty to take in. Have a go and let me see some of your masterpieces. 

This lesson includes: three video clips demonstrating different famous artists and their exciting paintings and three activities to try at home.


Friday 12th June 2020
L.O - To write your own report about your fantastic beast. 

Write a report on your fantastic beast. If you want to then write it in the style of the National Geographic for Kids fact files from Wednesday, e.g. Ten Facts About Great White Sharks: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/sea-life/great-white-sharks/

If you want to or you're doing this on the computer then you may want to design this slightly differently using text boxes to make the report more personalised. Make sure you write in full sentences and use paragraphs for your information.  
Try to use subheadings if you feel that they are needed. 

Write ten facts that include:
-your creature’s name
-where you might find it
-natural habitat
-any special features it has, e.g. sharp teeth to catch its prey.

Try and include some of the vocabulary that you explored on Wednesday and think about your Year 4 sentence types that you have learnt at school.  

12.06.20 Maths - I have also set a mental maths test today so please have a go. (the link will be below)
L.O - to read, interpret and plot line graphs. 

Yesterday we started to look at line graphs which I mentioned that we haven't covered much of so far this year as it is a summer term objective. Yesterday was more of an introduction and was enabling you to be able to read the line graph but also starting to plot the information. Again you don't need to print the sheets off and you could draw the graph as this is great practise. Please read the questions carefully and ensure you interpret what is being said

Friday 12th June 2020 - Spanish
L.O -  Learn to talk about your family in Spanish

This isn't something that we have done in school as we cover French but this was uploaded on the BBC bitesize website yesterday and I thought it would be a bit of fun for a Friday. The lesson includes 3 videos and 4 tasks and you will learn to talk about your pets and your family. 

Thursday 11th June 2020
English - L.O - to create your own fantastic beast using adjectives and key vocabulary

Over the past few days we have done research about common animals and found out new information and discovered alternative vocabulary. Today you are going to take what you have done and combine this together to create your own fantastic beast. You could use some features from different fantastic beasts that you have explored this week.
Draw your beast carefully and label it. Use precise nouns and expanded noun phrases when you label your beast, e.g. It has a black and white curved horn with yellow spots protruding out of its head. Make sure that you have a clear desccription and make the beast interesting and make it unique. The powerpoint below might give you some ideas of creatures you could use and maybe combine more than one animal together. 

11.06.20 Maths
L.O - an introduction to line graphs and data. 

Today's lesson is looking at data and in particular line graphs. This is not something that we have covered and is usually covered in the summer term. It does follow on from reading data lie we've done this week but today will require more plotting information on a chart. If you are able to print the sheets then that's great but if not, then drawing the charts and graphs is great practise. Read the labels and the data very carefully and make sure you take in the detail before jumping straight to the question or the answer. 

Science 11.06.20
L.O - To learn about renewable and non renewable energy.

In this lesson, learn about renewable and non-renewable energy.

This guide contains:

  • two videos
  • three activities to reinforce learning.

Wednesday 10th June 2020 
English: L.O - To find the meanings of key words and record facts about a chosen animal.

Read the fact files below from National Geographic for Kids about some real beasts!
Ten Facts About Great White Sharks:
Ten Black Bear Facts:
Ten Leopard facts
Whilst reading, click on the words in bold to find out their meanings. Use a dictionary to find the meanings of these words: https://www.wordhippo.com/
Various, territory, communicate, scent, sheltered, streamlined, equipped, unsuspecting.

Main task
Choose one of the animals above and write down in your own words some of the facts that you have found out.Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation. Try to write it as a paragraph and try and include more than one sub-heading if you have recorded enough facts. 

Maths 10.06.20
L.O - To compare, add and find the difference between a variety of charts.

Yesterday was looking maily at reading the data and understanding how to read pictograms, bar charts and other types of charts. Today is using similar infomration but comparing the difference and the sums of what the chart is showing. The key to this is reading the chart first and ensure that you understand the information and what the chart is explaining. Look at the labels, the numbers, the X and Y axis and read what the chart is going up in. If it makes it easier then record the total of each bar on a chart so you can then solve the problems related to this. 

Maths task 2   (this will be slightly harder if you're feeling super brainy)

Geography 10.06.20
L.O - To earn about different types of biomes including rainforest, desert, savannah, woodland, grassland and tundra.

This lesson includes: one animated introduction to different types of biomes, one short film exploring the rainforest biome, three activities to build knowledge.

What are biomes? 

Biomes are areas of our planet with similar climateslandscapesanimals and plants. What lives in each biome depends on: how warm or cold it is, how dry or wet it is and how fertile the soil is

Tuesday 9th June 2020
L.O - To explore about the Loch Ness Monster

This is the guide that was followed from yesterday and I'm going to upload the full document as it's easier to read and follow instead directly from there. It's broken down in to the 5 days for the week with each day concentraing on a different task and a different beast. The videos will work by clicking on the hyperlink but if they don't then please ask and I will sen them across via email.
The Yeti and Big foot work from yesterday were fantastic so well done for the hard work. 

Maths 09.06.20
L.O - to read and interpret charts.

For the rest of this week we're going to do a lot of work on charts and looking at different types of charts and how to read them and identify the information on them. The first link will be recapping things we've done quite a lot of in class but the second link will require a bit more thinking as the numbers on the chart are slightly higher. 

Topic History 09.06.20
L.O - To know how and why the Romans invaded Britain. 

The Romans are always interesting to learn about as they were such clever individuals who always did things that we didn't even realise. They were creative, inventive and very good at fighting for what they believed in and wanted. Follow these 3 videos and 2 tasks today to find out more information about the Romas. 

Monday 8th June 2020
L.O - to create a factfile/poster about the information provided

Is it an Abominable Snowman? Is it a Yeti? Is it a Big Foot?
Watch Bigfoot of the Himalayas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7teeATb0b9E (up to 2:26 mins)
Now read Yeti Facts for Kids here: https://kids.kiddle.co/Yeti
Make sure you click on the blue words to find out more about what they mean. Once you have read this, click on the words, ‘Big Foot’ under Related Pages. This will take you to a page all about Big Foots. Read the information. From all that you have seen and read today, create a fact page/poster all about Yetis and Big Foots to inform children in primary school.
-a heading
-a labelled drawing of both a Yeti and a Big Foot
-similarities and differences
-fact boxes (quick facts)
-important dates
-locations for each
-any other information that you find interesting.
Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation.

08.06.20 Maths
L.O - To find about tenths and the ways they can be represented. 

I know we have done quite a bit of work on deciamals and fractions already but this is one of the largest parts of the year 4 curriculum and it does come up regularly. Have a look at the lesson today on BBC Bitesize and how tenths can be represented in different ways. Sometimes using a more visual approach makes it easier to understand and you can see how the numbers need to make a whole. This lesson also shows how the fractions relate to deciamals which can sometimes cause confusion but using a number line really helps to break this down. 
There are 2 videos to watch and 2 tasks to complete about tenths. 

Friday 5th June 2020
English - L.O - To use reading to be an inference detective

Inference is such an important part of reading and understanding what it is and how it works will make understanding questions and different texts will make reading a lot easier. This lesson today will bread down what inference is and allow you to think deeper about the questions that have been asked. The thing with inference is that it doesn't always provide you with the answer right in front of you and you need to think closely about what you've read. There are 2 videos and 3 activities to go with this link today.

I'm going to start using tests on a Friday to check your understanding and it gives you an opportunity to check what you know but also things you may need to work on a little bit extra. Just click on the links and it will take you to the test. You can just write the answers down on a piece of paper or another word document or you can print it off if you have access to a printer. All the test have the answers with them so don't cheat and mark it at the end. Please let me know how you get on.

 I'm going to be slightly mean (as we've had 2 weeks off) and upload a grammar test to complete to test your understanding of a lot of the things that we have covered over the last few weeks.

Maths 05.06.20
As we would normally do a Maths test on a Friday as well I'm going to upload an arithmetic test and a reasoning test for you to have a go at. 

05.06.20 Design & Technology
L.O - To learn the basics of mechanical systems

If you're feeling creative today then please give this a go and see what you can learn but also what you can create. There are 2 videos to show you how some mechanical systems work and 2 tasks for you to try yourself. 

Thursday 4th June 2020
English - L.O - to use apostrophes for possession. 

This is one of those grammar elements that always throws up confusion of whether it requires an apostrophe or not. Apostrophes can be used in a variety of different ways and it's about making sure you understand when to use them and what is the purpose of using them. The lesson today contains 2 videos and 4 tasks related to apostrophes. Remember that an apostrophe is shows that something belongs to or is connected to something else. The lesson also provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the position of apostrophes and how different letters can affect where this goes.

Maths - L.O - To solve problems using fractions

Quite a tricky start to the first lesson back which is solving problems using fractions. This will require some deeper thinking and ensure that you have to think about the steps to take to solve the problem. There will be some addition, subtraction and finding fractions. There is a lesson input and 3 interactive lessons related to today's task with the last one being a fun game.

This is also a link to the lancashire website to complete the weekly task using one number to work out a variety of questions. Take a look at the link and have a go at the task as it covers a lot of areas on one page.

04.06.20 French

L.O - to learn how to talk about the clothes you wear and the food you eat.

This is a great lesson to look at today and learn some French related to the clothes we wear and the food we eat. There are videos available to help with the speech and ensuring that you say the words correctly and then tasks and worksheets related to the information you have just watched. There are 2 videos to watch and 3 activities to complete about the lesson. 

1) Please access your first lesson on Reading Plus (see letter sent home for details) This should be a daily activity as there are 5 tasks set each week. I will be keeping track of this to ensure that people are using it daily as it is a fantastic resource to use. 

2) L.O. To summarise events from more than 1 paragraph
Choose a book to read from the Oxford Owl website. You can find an book appropriate to the level of your child by using the 'filter by book band' button.
Summarize the book using a story map. Draw pictures to describe the key events and write a sentence to match.

Spelling and handwriting
 Access the Year 3/4 spellings below and choose 5 words each day to find both the definition of and write the word in a sentence so that should be 10 sentences. 
Children can also practice writing the 5 words in their neatest handwriting using the cursive technique. 


Please sign up to TES which is a free teaching resource it just requires an email address and download the link below. These can be completed daily as there is a number of tasks to be completed. 


1) Learn the times table that you are currently working on. There are plenty of resources available on the following websites to help:

2) L.O. To tell the time to the nearest minute and in 12 and 24 hours.

Access the worksheet below and have a go at completing the questions.

Also try these worksheets that are a little more difficult 


L.O - To convert time between 24hour and 12 hour clocks. 

Here are some word problems that can also be completed after the first task:

Below is also a great board game that could be played for telling the time. 

Things will also be added daily on My Maths so please log in to check what I have set for you.


Tasks will also be set on education city on a weekly basis. Passwords and logins can be found in the homework folder. 

Year 3/4 spellings

Online access to reading scheme books

Free access to Twinkl reading resources and comprehension tasks.

Take part in a writing masterclass

SPaG activities (passwords on the front of your homework folder)

Free English units, including plans and resources to work through

Free Grammar resources on Twinkl based around year 4 grammar expectations.


Practice your times tables through the test or other games as we would in class.

Practise number bonds and times tables

Tell the time

Lots of maths resources from the Lancashire Maths team

Free online tutorials and activities (you will need to use your password on the front of your homework folder to access this site)

Free resources based around place value that has been similar to what we have been doing in class. 

Home Learning Pack

This resource pack includes plenty of resources for home learning

A fantastic website that lists ideas for family learning. Includes mathematics, spelling, and ideas for other subjects

A fantastic home learning pack that includes Maths, GPS, reading and other practical ideas

Online tutorials, activities, learn screens. Inlcudes Maths, English, spelling and other subjects


Free Geography information and lessons based around our Geography topic

Free Geography plans, resources and teaching packs

Computing - coding

Year 4 Multiplication Check 
From 2020, every Year 4 pupil must take a statutory multiplication tables check. The Department for Education has produced an information leaflet for parents. This has been sent home with pupils and an e-copy is available on the following link: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to practice as many times tables as possible and also complete the multiplication check on https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/
This can also be an opportunity to consolidate learning in as many times tables as possible and children can create their own spreadsheet on Microsoft Excel (if possible) to keep tabs on their daily score.