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Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 4, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Working from home Year 4S       24.11.20

Send all your finished work to me at sarah.suri@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk and I will read it, mark it via feedback email and add dojo points!

Remember, we return to school tomorrow Wednesday 25th November!

Writing

We are finally back to school tomorrow! Next week, we will be looking at persuasive texts

Maths

Ultimate Times Table Challenge!

Phonics

Recap your sound knowledge by reading and using the words below.

Train

Coat

Better

Spear

Fire

Claw

Share

Stay

Girl

Green

Reading

Working from home Year 4S       23.11.20

Send all your finished work to me at sarah.suri@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk and I will read it, mark it via feedback email and add dojo points!

Remember, we return to school on Wednesday 25th November!

Writing

Maths

Phonics

Reading

RE

Spellings – Try and test yourself on them today

Working from home Year 4S       20.11.20

Send all your finished work to me at sarah.suri@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk and I will read it, mark it via feedback email and add dojo points!

I will be giving everyone a catch up call today.

Writing

Maths

Use your knowledge of your times tables to complete the inverse operations below. Remember, inverse means opposite/reverse.

Phonics

New sound

Reading

Can you write your own spooky poem? Use Monday’s poem as example to help you and copy the rhyme scheme.

Spellings – Try and test yourself on them today

Working from home Year 4S       19.11.20

Send all your finished work to me at sarah.suri@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk and I will read it, mark it via feedback email and add dojo points!

Writing

We have reached the end of our story! Now that your detective has met the suspicious character and found 2 clues, he/she is absolutely sure it is the suspicious character to blame. This paragraph will include:

  • The detective accusing the suspicious character
  • A 3rd clue that shows it is not the suspicious character
  • The real culprit is discovered

The objectives I want you to show off are in red below!

I have done an example.

What does the detective say to accuse? Inverted commas and other words for said What is the 3rd clue? Adjectives to describe Who is the real culprit? Adverbials to build up the reveal
“It must have been Rob Banks! He’s the only one who was near the hotel that night!” accused the detective.        A plane ticket Crumpled, folded, and departed from UK?Someone visiting the city thought the hotel was still open. The 2am could be explained because they are on a different time in the UK (the hotel is in America!) Suddenly, quickly, from nowhere, surprisingly                    

Miss Suri’s example in writing:

The detective returned to Rob Banks’ house the next morning, with his handcuffs at the ready. The people of the city followed close behind. “It must have been Rob Banks! He’s the only one who was near the hotel that night!” accused the detective. Mr Banks stood looking bewildered in his pyjamas. The detective started to doubt himself. Someone screamed in the crowd, “Look!” In the woman’s hand was a crumpled plan ticketthat had been folded many times. Snatching it under his magnifying glass, the detective inspected it closely. Departed from UK? Suddenly, from nowhere, a thin man stepped forward…”I’m afraid that ticket is mine,” he whispered shyly.

It turned out the man had called the hotel thinking it was still open as he was travelling from the UK for a holiday! The time he called could be explained by the time difference. The detective shook his head and handed the ticket back. The crowd dispersed. As detective G. Host headed back to his rusty old Mini Cooper, he turned to see Rob Banks grinning as he closed the door…

Maths

The week we return to school, it is all about time tables. We have a test in year 4 at the end of the year for all of our times tables up to 12! Use the links below to practice your tables.

  • Chant them
  • Sing them
  • Write them down
  • Test yourself out loud out of order
  • Trick questions

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.mathsisfun.com/quiz/mixtimes.html

Sing along with Percy Parker

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/sing-your-times-tables-with-percy-parker/201640562

Phonics

New sound for today

Reading

Geography

It’s time to write a newspaper report about pollution. Using the internet/books/the news see if you can answer the questions below in the plan. Using your plan, create a newspaper report on the incident of pollution

Time table links

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Spellings this week

Working from home Year 4S       18.11.20

Send all your finished work to me at sarah.suri@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk and I will read it, mark it via feedback email and add dojo points!

Writing

Before we write our final paragraph to end our story with a twist we need some handwriting practice. Remember, ascending letters should touch the top line, lower case letters should be roughly half way between the lines and capital letters should touch the top line also.

Maths

Please follow the link below to play some games involving 12 and 24 hour digital times as well as analogue times.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2445

http://www.skoool.com.eg/english/skoool_bundle/content/primary/maths/24_hour_time/index.html

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/time/clock-splat-game/

Now try these assessment questions

1. How many days are there in a week?

2. How many months are there in a year?

3. Circle the month that comes after February.

May               August           March                       October

4. How many days are in a fortnight?

5. How many years are there in a:

a) decade?

b) century?

6. Circle the correct answer:

100 seconds = 1 minute    60 seconds = 1 minute      10 seconds = 1 minute

7. Circle the correct answer:

10 minutes = 1 hour          100 minutes = 1 hour        60 minutes = 1 hour

8. I get up at 6 o’clock in the morning, is that?

am      or        pm     

9. I go to bed at half past 8 at night, is that?

am      or        pm

9. I go to bed at half past 8 at night, is that?

am      or        pm

10. How many minutes are in?

  1. quarter of an hour
  2. half an hour
  3. three quarters of an hour

Phonics

Reading

Can you make up your own questions for the Smallpox text?

You will need a vocabuary question, an inference question, a prediction question, an explain question, a retrieval question and a summary question.

Vocabulary- this question will be about the words/phrases used in the text

Inference- this question will mean reading between the lines and making decisions about what you have read

Predcition- this question will be aksin for a sensible guess at what could happen next or why something may have happened

Explain- this question will ask you to explain something from the text

Retrieval- this question is where you and find the answer exactly as it is wrtten in the text

Summary- this question willl ask you to make a conclusion about what you havwe read

I look forward to reading your questions!

Art

You will need to plan your own ‘under the sea’ piece of art by sketching out 3 possible ideas. These ideas will be brought back to school so we can form a  paint palette and then print them.

Idea 1:

Idea2:

Idea 3:

Time table links

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Spellings this week

Maths

Hopefully we are confident with telling the time on an analogue clock. Let’s see if we can match to digital times. We should all be more familiar and comfortable with digital clocks as these are the clocks we see on our mobile phones and tablets. 

Please follow the links below before you try these questions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkfycdm/articles/zcrmqty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z3rk7ty/revision/2

Reading:

Time table links

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Spellings this week

Send all your finished work to me at sarah.suri@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

and I will read it, mark it via feedback email and add dojo points!

I will be contacting you all today again next Friday.

Writing

In the second last part of our story, the detective will be interviewing the suspect. This will mean we have to include direct speech within our writing. Before we go ahead and write it, we will spend today using inverted commas correctly and exploring other verbs for said.

For the group of boys who normally work together, this will help you write your paragraph tomorrow as well so definitely give it a go this time!

To start, use the BBC bitesize link to take a look at inverted commas:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Time table links

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Again, here are those all important times tables links below:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Art – Printing

We are looking at printing in Art this term. We have already looked at the amazing ‘ The Great Wave ‘ by Katsushika Hokusai. Now we are going to have a look at the famous Andy Warhol who also used printing techniques to transfer images onto canvas/paper. He would press his design onto the page and repeat it in bright and luminous colours. Here are some examples which you may recognise.

Again, here are those all important times tables links below:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Work for Wednesday 11th November

Writing

We can still learn how to tell the time and we can still learn all about the wider curriculum as well from home! I’ll be sending you things to do every day, just like in school, so we don’t fall behind.

So, for today, we are going to be meeting our detective character. Think of 6 things your detective does and add them to the box.

Detective Verbs
Stands tall Squints his eyes          

Now think of some adjectives to describe different parts of your character.

FaceClothesHairWhat is in their pocket?
serious        smartcombedA tatty note book

Now- on paper or typed up have a go at writing your character description. Remember, your detective has been called to investigate the strange event that has happened. I have written one below.

Miss Suri’s example:

People in the city heard the phone ringing that night and felt very worried. Who could be calling? What could they want? They decided to call Detective G. Host to investigate. The detective arrived on a clear morning wearing an extremely smart suit. He was carrying a tatty notebook which was popping out of his back pocket. The thick black hair on his head had been combed back tightly behind his ears. When he arrived, his eyes squinted as he inspected the area. He looked very serious.

Maths

Telling the time. Use this image to help you remember the conversions. I have also included a ppt to use to help you tell the time on the hour, half past the hour and quarter past.

Reading

Science

In Science, we have sorted objects into solids, liquids and gases. Now we need to look under the microscope and see why they have the qualities they do.

https://clounaghscience.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/solids-liquids-and-gases.jpgThink about how we might change solids to liquids, or liquids to gases. What would we do to change the state? Can you draw a diagram to show this change?

Draw the particles in the circles to how they change.

Finally, here are some important links to websites which will help your times table retention!

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

4S Blog 9.11.20

It’s time to start planning our mystery story. Each part of the story will have a different focus so see if you can plan in some of your vocabulary ideas for what you will use.

Can you identify these quadrilaterals? A quadrilateral means any shape with 4 straight sides.

In Geography, we are looking at rivers and how they are formed. Label the diagram below using the labels provided.

Can you read this spooky story and put the paragraphs in the correct stage?
Introduction

The music box revealed a woman and a man dancing within a clear ball of glass. Victoria slipped her finger to the winder and wound it thrice in hand. The guests dug their nails into their seats, mouths open and unable to move. Their eyes were fixed on the music box without blinking. Victoria let the music play and watched as she sipped her jammy wine her guests’ slowly be drawn into the music box as if their bodies were made of sand. They were being sucked into the music box!
Build up

Once the last guest’s soul had been pulled into the box, Victoria closed the lid and locked it as quick as she could. She gazed around the empty room and giggled. From behind a curtain, a man much like the one in the music box took her hand and the two danced to a song only they could hear. “We can cater for double the guests next time my love.” Victoria smiled.

Problem

Victoria lived alone at the head of a rose bordered lane. She had lived there all her life and was used to the walls moaning in the wind, the floor stretching beneath her court shoes and the blanket of dust that clung to the curtains. Overall, Victoria was happy there until the night of the dinner party.

Resolution/Ending

Through the webbed windows, Victoria could see her guests arriving. She had laid the table using all of her mother’s finest china. Candles danced through the cold air and reflected the newly polished silverware. Abruptly, the doorbell chimed. Victoria glided towards the gnarled door and greeted her guests with a thin smile. “Please, come in,” she beamed at them with unblinking eyes. The guests were seated and their coats hung patiently in the porch cabinet. Victoria served a rich and fruity wine, a joint of rosemary lamb and some buttered potatoes. “This is truly delicious Vic, how do you do it all on your own?” Mrs Cranberry licked her knife in delight.
“Oh I didn’t do it alone…I had all the help I could ask for…” Victoria’s eyes darted towards a music box floating above the marble fireplace. It was gilded with fine gold and appeared to have a lock at the front. The guests looked around and shuffled in their seats. Suddenly, Victoria stood up and walked briskly towards the music box. From around her neck, she unhooked a tiny key and placed it firmly in the lock. She turned it. “Don’t!” someone screamed, but it was too late.

Can you summarise what happened in each paragraph?

Number and label the type of triangle below:

Label the water cycle below:

Can you think how a river might be made based on this diagram?

Solid, gas or liquid?

Literacy
Powerful verbs – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv6crmbi_U

Maths – Subtraction written method

No exchange.

Exchange
Watch Video https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-3-digit-numbers-regrouping-tens-to-ones-cgwk8t?step=2&activity=video

Use written method work out the following subtraction.

  1. 519 – 450 =
  2. 353 – 236 =
  3. 637 – 218 =
  4. 951 – 632 =
  5. 622 – 319 =

True and False. Prove it by using written method.

  1. 843 – 418 =
  2. 762 – 347 =
  3. 473 – 235 =

Use written method work out the following subtraction.

  1. Three hundred and fifty six subtract two hundred and thirty nine.
  2. Five hundred and sixty one minus thirty eight.
  3. Nine hundred and seventy three takeaway 4 hundred and twenty two.

Reading

  1. What does the word ‘jagged’ mean?
  2. Look at the section headed ‘Going Back in time…’
    Find and copy a phrase that proves that sharks are older than dinosaurs.
  3. Why do you think the sawshark has its name?
  4. How does having many rows of teeth help a shark to survive?
  5. What do you think people do with the sharks teeth?
  6. Why do you think baby sharks are born with teeth?
  7. Explain why you think sharks are seen as terrifying. Explain fully, use refer from the txt.
  8. Identify the importance of cartilage.
  9. How many varieties of shark are there?

Science
Using the picture and the information. Can you explain how fossils are formed.

Describe the house of Hansel and Gretel using the images. Can you introduce your story and set the scene?

Hansel and Gretel’s houseThe forestThe cottage
                                               

Complete the sequences