Monthly Archives: May 2020

Home Learning 1 June

Good morning Year 4,

I hope that you and your families are all well and that you managed to have some quality time together in the lovely weather we have had this last week.

Here is the work for this week.  As ever, your writing task will be posted on Wednesday.

Maths

I have continued with the new form of daily maths questions and you can find those questions here:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

I will post the answers at the end of the week.

White Rose Maths

If you have kept up to date with the White Rose Maths lessons, you should be up to Summer Term – Week 6.  They are still posting videos for the lessons but they have stopped providing the question and answer sheets for free.  Fortunately, we have a subscription which allows us to post the sheets on our blog (please find sheets below).

The videos can be found by following this link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

You can find the question sheets here:

Lesson 1 – Add 2 or more fractions 2019 Lesson 2 – Subtract 2 fractions 2019 Lesson 3 – Fractions of a quantity 2019 Lesson 4 – Calculate quantities 2019

The answers are here:

Lesson 1 Answers – Add 2 or more fractions 2019 Lesson 2 Answers – Subtract 2 fractions 2019 Lesson 3 Answers – Fractions of a quantity 2019 Lesson 4 Answers – Calculate quantities 2019

If you are still working your way through previous lessons, please continue to do so – don’t just skip ahead to this week’s work.  Question and answers sheets are still available on the link below for previous weeks’ lessons.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

Formal and informal language

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnvgwx

Using subordinating conjunctions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6kj2sg

Suffixes: -ous and –sion.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8kwty

Reading – Identifying the features of a text

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk3-3#slide-3

 

Spellings

Building on the suffixes English lesson, this week I want you to build up a bank of words that can end with the suffixes –ous and –sion.  Practise how to spell these words and their root words eg root word – tense, add suffix of –sion becomes tension.

Half term

Hi,

Thank you to all of those who have sent me your pieces of writing – it is fantastic to read them and brilliant when you send back your responses to my feedback.  I promise they will all appear on the blog soon.

We will be giving you a rest from school work this week as it is half term.  Please do carry on reading though and it is an excellent chance to do some different thing – try helping out cooking dinner, baking biscuits or doing some artwork.  Hopefully, Amelia’s lovely paintings might help provide some inspiration and we can create our own lock-down art gallery.

SunsetAmelia SeasonsAmelia

I hope you all manage to have some lovely times through the week and enjoy the sunshine.  Please do remember to follow the social distancing guidelines.

Take care Robins.

 

 

Maths 5 a day answers

 

Hi,

I hope you enjoyed a little more variety in the quick daily practice questions.   Here are the answers.

Monday

606 + 2525 = 3131

2/7 + 3/7 = 5/7

3,541 to nearest 100 = 3,500

3,541 to nearest 1000 = 4,000

330 students

50 children.

 

Tuesday

435 – 170 = 657

8 x 44 = 352

15,200   15,123    15,103    15,032

D = (1,4)

Shape B

 

Wednesday

3.4 + 5.8 = 9.2

16 x 100 = 1,600

Dylan has £25

L11 – 52

58, 73, 88, 103, 118

 

Thursday

3,200 = 2,300 + 900

9 x 62 = 558

217 seconds

7 degrees warmer

-3

 

Friday

230 ÷ 5 = 46

4,059 – 200 = 3,859

Perimeter = 52cm

£56 + £44 + £112 = £212

Doughnuts = 8 x 21 = 168

Cupcakes = 4 x 14 = 56

56 x 3 = 168.

Ruby isn’t correct, as she has 3 times more doughnuts than cupcakes, not 3 times as many cupcakes than doughnuts.

Writing Task

I don’t know about you but, since lock-down,  I’ve become a little bored of doing the same things every day and would like to do something different.

Please could you write me some instructions teaching me how to do something that I might not have done before?  It could be: an exciting recipe, how to play Fortnite or how to build an incredible den.  The choice is completely yours and you get to decide how you want to present your instructions.

I look forward to learning how to do something new very soon.

 

 

 

Home learning 18 May

Hello Year 4,

Welcome to our final week of learning for this half term.  Thank you for all the writing you have submitted – it has been fantastic to read and, now that I have a variety of pieces collected, I will post them on the class blog (I will do this on Tuesday for anyone who still wants to get their work to me).

Maths

I have taken a different approach to the daily maths practice this week so that you can still have some quick daily maths questions (in addition to the White Rose lessons) but now they cover some different aspects of maths.

The question sheets are below and I will post the answers at the end of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

White Rose Maths

If you have kept up to date with the White Rose Maths lessons, you should be up to Summer Term – Week 5.  As with last week, they are still posting videos for the lessons but they have stopped providing the question and answer sheets for free.  Fortunately, we have a subscription which allows us to post the sheets on our blog (please find sheets below).

If you are still working your way through previous lessons, please continue to do so – don’t just skip ahead to this week’s work.  Question and answers sheets are still available on the link below for previous weeks’ lessons.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Questions sheets: Lesson 1 – Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019 Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions (1) 2019 Lesson 3 – Equivalent fractions (2) 2019 Lesson 4 – Fractions greater than 1 2019

Answer sheets: Lesson 1 Answers – Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019 Lesson 2 Answers – Equivalent fractions (1) 2019 Lesson 3 Answers – Equivalent fractions (2) 2019 Lesson 4 Answers – Fractions greater than 1 2019

English

Using proofreading skills

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcsy9q

ProofReading

Fact or Opinion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvg47h

Factopinion

The following lessons are through the National Oak academy and have a video of a teacher leading the lesson.  Feedback is given within the lesson.  Make sure you have a paper and pencil before starting the lessons.

Reading – Fact Retrieval

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk3-1#slide-3

Reading – Inference

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-inference-year-4-wk3-2

Inverted commas

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-spag-focus-inverted-commas-year-4-wk3-4

Spellings

Main                                         Extra

peculiar                                   sugar

occasion                                 could

occasionally                          eye

probably                                 half

knowledge                             many

experiment                            money

experience                             water

question                                 old

disappear                              only

important                              poor

Christmas

sure

Writing Task

This week’s writing task is based in the reading lesson posted in this week’s English work.

If you haven’t accessed it yet, you can find it here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62fvk7

Read both extracts again and imagine that you are writing a diary entry as one of the children.

You have two decisions to make.

Whose diary do you want to write? Do you feel more in tune with Dindy or Pog?

Which event would you like to recount – the snake or the elephants?

Once you have made your decisions, you can start writing your short diary entry. Aim to write three paragraphs.

Here are some tips to help when writing a diary entry:

  • greeting (Dear Diary/Hi Diary) Your greeting should reflect your character
  • write in the first person – you are Dindy or Pog so use ‘I’/’me’/’my’
  • recount the event in the past tense (it has already happened)
  • engage with your diary

For example:

  • ‘You won’t believe what happened next…’

Remember to end your diary entry appropriately.

For example:

  • ‘Got to go, dinner is ready.’

Home Learning 11/05/20

Good morning Year 4,

Welcome to another week of home learning.  I hope you are all doing well.

Maths

White Rose Maths

If you have kept up to date with the White Rose Maths lessons, you should be up to Summer Term – Week 4.  They are still posting videos for the lessons but they have stopped providing the question and answer sheets for free.  Fortunately, we have a subscription which allows us to post the sheets on our blog (please find sheets below).

If you are still working your way through previous lessons, please continue to do so – don’t just skip ahead to this week’s work.  Question and answers sheets are still available on the link below for previous weeks’ lessons.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

AreaCountingSquaresAnswers AreaCountingSquaress MultiplyingandDividingProblemSolving MultiplyingandDividingProblemSolvingAnswers PerimeterofaRectangle PerimeterofaRectangleAnswers PerimeterRectilinearShape PerimeterRectilinearShapeAnswers

English

Fronted adverbials

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7v4kmn

Coordinating conjunctions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z48xt39

Reading lesson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62fvk7

At the end of this reading lesson, it suggests that you write a diary based on one of the two extracts (Task 3).  This diary entry is going to be the writing task for this week (which will be posted on Wednesday).  Doing this reading lesson will give you a head start on the writing task.

 

Spellings

Main                                         Extra

different                                 grass

exercise                                  great

regular                                    hour

complete                               improve

remember                            last

sentence                               move

separate                                pass

special                                   past

thought                                 path

weight                                   plant

prove

steak

Writing Task

Thank you so much to those of you who have sent me your writing task from last week – it is always fantastic to read them!

If you’d like to read other children’s writing, you can see Ryan’s below or click on the links for the other pieces.

Amelia                  KeXin                 Nyeema            Oliver            Shona

New Writing Task

https://www.literacyshed.com/dragonslayer.html

For the last two weeks, the writing tasks have given you chance to use your imagination to create your own worlds and ideas.  For this week’s task, I would like you to retell Dragon Slayer, the story shown in the video. 

It still gives plenty of opportunity for you to demonstrate your imagination through how you tell the story and engage the reader.  I hope this also gives some support to those who have found it challenging to create your own worlds, without the chance to share ideas with others as we usually do in class.   There is no need to retell the whole story, one fantastic paragraph would be brilliant. 

Please send your writing to me via email so that I can see how you are getting on, give you some feedback and share it on the class blog. 

homework@bellsfrm.bham.sch.uk