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Week 5 - Week Beginning 4th May 2020

Year 4 Home Learning - Week 5 (4th May - 8th May 2020)

On Friday 8th May it is VE Day which is celebrating the 75th anniversary for the end of World War II in Europe. Here are some suggested activities you can do at home to learn more about this significant event.

Click the links for the English and Maths tasks each day. Watch the videos, make notes if you would like to and complete the activities underneath the videos. You can print out the activity sheets or write down your answers on paper or in your home learning journal.


Don't forget, children can still use Mathletics, Reading Eggspress and Times Table Rockstars freely.





Day 1

Read your book for 20 minutes. Write a short summary of what you have read.

Can you use fronted adverbials to link your ideas altogether?

Identifying Prepositions



If you are unable to access this lesson, recap prepositions (under, on top, next to) and create exciting sentences using them.


' The huge, colourful hot air balloon flew over the peaceful town'.

Lesson 1:

Make a whole



If you are unable to access the lessons, using a part whole model, how many different ways can you think of to create one whole.

Using the examples you created, how many number sentences can you create?


 0.1 + 0.9 = 1 whole

Day 2

Read out loud to yourself or someone at home for 20 minutes.


Challenge: What question would you ask a character from the book?

Apostrophes for Contractions



If you are unable to access the lesson, create as many contractions as possible using an apostrophe. What are the rules for contractions?


E.g. could not = can't

Lesson 2:

Write Decimals



If you are unable to access the lesson, create a place value grid for ones, tenths and hundredths. How many different decimals can you represent with stem sentences:


e.g. The decimal represented is 1.25. There is 1 whole. There are 2 tenths. There are 5 hundredths.

What is the biggest decimal you can create?

What is the smallest decimal number you can make?

Day 3

Complete the reading activity on the poem 'Excuses'.



Apostrophes for Possession



If you are unable to access this link, choose a singular noun (one person) and show possession using an apostrophe.


E.g. Miss Imane's fluffy pink pen.


Then have a go at using apostrophes for plural possession (more than one person owns it).


E.g. the ducks' pond was glistening.


Can you think of any exceptions?

Lesson 3:

Compare Decimals homelearning/year-4/


If you are unable to access this link,create some decimal numbers with ones, tenths, and hundredths (e.g. 4.57).

Use ineuality symbols (<, >, =) to compare the decimals.


4.75 < 6.83

1.36 > 0.24

Day 4

Read something new, something online or a newspaper.


 Challenge: Write down any words you don't know and look up their meanings.

Inverted Commas for Speech



If you are unable to access the lesson, get a book of your choice and find speech punctuation. How are inverted commas used?


Have a go at writing your own speech punctuation! Can you vary the layout of the reporting clause?


"I'm hungry," complained Goldilocks. 

Goldilocks complained, "I'm hungry!"


Lesson 4:

Order Decimals homelearning/year-4/


If you are unable to access the lesson, create 10 three-digit decimal numbers. Draw a line and then place them in ascending order on the number line.


Put these numbers in descending order. Create your own decimal numbers to add to the order.

Can you identify any patterns?

Day 5

Complete an activity on Reading Express. How many eggs can you earn?

Friday Challenge!


Using the picture in the link, create a short story or description using everything you have recapped this week. Remember commas go at the bottom of the line and apostrophes above your letters!


Lesson 5:

Friday Challenge!

Problem Solving


Using all the skills you have practised this week, how many problems can you solve?


Can you create any word problems of your own using decimals?


Throughout the week, once you have completed the Reading, English and Maths tasks, choose activities from the second grid below.​


Louder & Quieter Clapping Investigation


You will need a chair and a partner.


  1. Sit on a chair with your eyes closed tight
  2. Your partner must choose to stand somewhere in the room
  3. Your partner should clap
  4. You must point to where you think the noise is coming from. How do you know this?
  5. How can your partner make the sound louder or quieter? How do you think they’re doing this?


Go back to last week’s lesson and see if any of the videos help you. Write a short explanation about how vibrations create sounds and how they travel from sound source to your ear.



Hi Year 4,

This term in RE we are looking at Places of Worship.

How many different places of worship can you name? Make a list.

If you are able, choose one place of worship (maybe it’s somewhere that you go with your family) and do a bit of research to find out about it. You could record your findings as a small poster.

Happy researching!

Mrs Westall​


Hi Year 4,

This week for Music, I would like you to experiment in the Google Rhythm Lab and have a go at creating your own drum patterns!

Make sure to try all of the different drum kits by scrolling along to the right.

Can you see how many beats are in each bar?

Mr Owen


Hi Year 4, 

This week, we are going to use digimaps again to have a look at somewhere you would like to go. Think of somewhere you would like to go when we are allowed to go places again. It could be really far away, or even really close to you, for example, your friend's house (for somewhere close) or Mallorca (for a far off holiday). Find that place using digimaps. Once you have found that place on the map, have a look at what you can see there. Find at least 5 things you can tell from looking at the map. For example: is it near the coast? Is there a post office (PO)? Are there lots of buildings or is it a fairly open place? Make a list. How is it similar or different to where you live? If the map allows, see if you can tell how much it has changed from the past up until now.

Have fun!

Mrs Fraser

Spanish Home Learning

Year 4 - Free Time Activities

What do you like to do in your free time? Do you know how to say these activities in Spanish?