Year 4 work from home
Hello Year 4!
On this page you will find work to keep you busy, handy information and useful websites to visit.
As this is something different for us all and we all work in different ways, planning how you work in this time is up to you. I am not going to give you a set timetable to follow, however I will be keeping the work updated so there is enough to be keeping you all busy! I would recommend 1 English/Reading activity and 1 Maths activity each day (this might just be 1 or 2 pages from one of the work booklets). When it comes to Topic and Science, a small amount of one of these each day would be suggested. Some of the activities listed may take a number of days to complete, but a little work each day will be a manageable way of completing this work!
This is to be topped up with spelling activities using the common exception words for Year 4 and Times tables.
All work is to be completed in the yellow/pink 'morning task' books that you have taken home with you.
I would like to stress that you are to be filling your day with a combination of school work and 'down time'.
First and foremost, stay safe!
Any questions or queries, please contact me directly on email@example.com
Also, anything you are proud of, have completed or would like to share with us - email me (Miss Grimsey) on the email address above, or Miss Fogg on firstname.lastname@example.org
I will try my best to check these at least once a day where possible.
Over the next 3 weeks in year 4, we have a few birthdays! If you are celebrating turning 9 on the 28th March, 31st March, 2nd April, 9th April, 18th April, 27th April or the 29th April (you know who you are), Miss Fogg and Miss Grimsey would like to wish you the HAPPIEST of Birthdays!
Feeling arty? Feeling crafty?
Here is a document I have created for you with lots of different ideas and activities. Some involve paint, others salt or rice and some just involve you watching YouTube with a pen and paper!
The choice is yours! Get creative!
English - Writing activities:
- - Character description writing
- - The one hundred word challenge - Aim to get your writing as close to 100 words as possible!
- - Story opening - Re-write the story opening and carry the story on. What happens next?
- - Creative writing - Children are asked to complete different creative writing tasks for each image or event.
- - Spellings - Write sentences for at least 15 of these words.
- Use the look, cover, write, check method to learn the spellings along with the other methods we have used in class.
- Pyramid writing, bubble writing, mnemonics and pictures - whatever helps you remember them!
- - The one hundred word challenge version 2 - A second set of scenarios and challenges to get as close to 100 words as possible.
- What can you see and hear? - Use the photos to write down what you might be able to see and hear if you were there.
- Fronted adverbials - A fun worksheet to cut up, match the pieces and see if you can make the sentences make sense!
- Miserable magic show - Read about Tom's magic show experience and help him write a letter of complaint.
- - Gary's big adventure reading and questions
- - The Ultimate jungle survival guide reading and questions
- - Poetry questions
- - Fiction questions
- - One tiny mistake reading and questions
- - April Fools Day comprehension tasks
Toto the Ninja Cat!
As promised, our new class book is Toto the Ninja Cat!
Due to the current circumstances, we are unable to read the book together - so I will be reading the book to you over video, ready for you to do some VIPERS work on each chapter.
The questions can be accessed here or in the folder with the video. To access the video, you will need to click here and follow the link to the Google Drive account. There are two formats of video to suit all computers and phones (hopefully)! You will need to double click on the video and wait for it to fully load before watching it. Each video will be uploaded here for you to watch in your own time.
Maths/Times tables activities:
As many of you are aware, we are focusing on Times Tables in year 4.
Our aim is to learn all of them from 1 x 1 up to 12 x 12!
- - Year 4 Spring Themed Maths Booklet - this is a booklet full of activities linked
- to our learning in Maths. This may need to be printed off to complete in places where possible.
- - Year 4 Place value Booklet - A booklet full of place value based questions to re-cap on our learning from the start of the year ready to use in the next maths topic.
- - Year 4 Revision Activity Booklet - A booklet full of activities linked to all maths covered in year 4.
- - Fraction word problems - a series of word problem questions using your fractions knowledge from our recent topic
- - Addition and subtraction - a few pages of addition and subtraction calculations to solve.
- - Equivalent fractions - Work through the PowerPoint and complete the tasks/questions to help the children.
- Multiplication grid - Use this at least once every 2 days! The more you do them, the easier they will be to remember! How quickly can you fill this grid in? Can you beat your time?
- Times table games - Lots of lovely games to play! Who can you play against? Who knows their times tables better?
- SUPERHEROES! Work through beating each of these Superheroes one at a time. Beat BATMAN on your 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Then move on to beat HAWK-GIRL on your 3x and 4x tables. After beating these two, do you have what it takes using your 6x, 7x and 8x tables to beat THOR? Finally, can you beat them all? Use your knowledge of 9x, 11x and 12x tables to defeat BLACK WIDOW!
Useful websites to use
On top of the work I have put on this page, it is crucial that your children continue to practice their Times Tables and Read every day.
Here are a list of useful websites for your children to use to continue to learn in a fun and familiar way. All children should be familiar with most, if not all, of these websites:
Times table quizzes - A fun and fast way to practice a mix of times tables. Choose 10, 15 or 25 questions on a mix of three different times tables and see how quickly you can answer and submit the questions. How quickly can you do it? Have you managed to beat your time?
Hit the button - Use your knowledge on times tables to recall the answers to the questions as quickly as you can.
Multiplication grid - An online way to complete a 12 x 12 multiplication table with 5 lives and a time limit. Can you complete it?
Prodigy - An online game to practice a range of mathematical skills using a wide scope of the children's knowledge. Challenge your friends and battle against them answering mathematical questions to gain more points and rewards. ALL children in Year 4 have usernames and passwords for this game.
Short stories - A wide range of a variety of short stories from 0-5 minutes long to 20+ minutes.
SPaG and English games - A website full of fun games to play using your knowledge of English and SPaG.
Punctuation games - Correcting punctuation, adding it in where it is missing and much more can be completed on this website.
Some handy hints and tips for a happy time working at home!
- Structure and routine in times of uncertainty create a sense of security.
- "Family time" is just as important as "work time"!
- Establish physical boundaries when you are working, and make sure you are in a separate space from each other.
- Ensure you have scheduled breaks and take the opportunity to eat meals all together.
- Allow for your own self-care and ensure you and the children are getting physical exercise and are engaging in other activities as a family, such as playing board games or watching some quality TV together.
- If you are feeling overwhelmed, allow yourself some time and space.
MISS GRIMSEY'S 10 DAY CHALLENGE!
Are you brave enough to take on Miss Grimsey's 10 day challenge?
A challenge a day for 10 days!
(Both documents give you the same information, so the choice is yours!)
ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO TAKE ON THE CODE BREAKER CHALLENGE?
Miss Grimsey has a padlock - it is locked and she can't remember the four digit code to open it! Can you help?
If you feel brave enough to try and crack the code, access the document here.
CODE BREAKER NUMBER 2 HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED!
Can you crack the next code?
Get the document here to give it a go! GOOD LUCK!
Year 4 authors to be proud of!
In year 4, we are proud to say that we have wonderful members of our class who all go above and beyond in many different ways!
During the time of being away from school, 14 of our fantastic children have become authors and created an incredible story all by themselves. They have each written part of the story to carry on from the person before them.
The end result can be accessed here as a document.
You will also see below this text that I have recorded the story being read aloud to showcase the hard work of all of the children. Well done team year 4 - what a brilliantly gripping and thrilling story you have created!
Topic and Science activities:
Our current focus in Science is Electricity.
Our current Topic is the Romans.
The document below outlines a number of different activities focusing on our learning. A small amount of Science and/or Topic is recommended each day.
As a lot of the listed suggestions are quite large research or design based activities, I would like at least 2 from the Science list and 2 from the Topic list to be completed during your time working at home.
A bit of fun!
A mix of Art, DT, Music and PE
If you are wanting to do something arty or crafty during your time off, I have attached a few activities below.
Don't feel you have to do any of these activities, but they are here if you would like to do something a little different!
Maybe you would like to keep your body moving and stay active by using some of the following links:
PE - Every morning at 9am, Joe Wicks is holding an online PE session for all children to join in with! Click here to find the Youtube channel he will be broadcasting on.
Fascinating facts - Watch one of the live videos of animals from different zoos around the country. What can you see? What can you learn about the animals? Where are they? What are they eating? Create a fact file about any of the animals from the videos.
Music - Listen to a range of music and think about the following questions:
- - Do you like or dislike it?
- - How does it make you feel?
- - What do you think about it?
- - What musical language can you use to describe the music? E.g. the volume, the tempo, the pitch etc.
You don't need to make a special effort to find music, listen to the radio, the music behind adverts on TV, film music - wherever you hear it, see if you can answer some of these questions!
GOOD VIBRATIONS MUSIC AND SCIENCE GAME - Click the link, download the game and see who knows the most about how sound travels.