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Week 7 - Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Year 4 Home Learning - Week 7 (18th May - 22nd May 2020)

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. Have fun!


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






Day 1

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

Exploring Recounts



What is a recount?

Can you think of examples of a recount text e.g. Diary entry, newpaper article?


What is a Fraction?


You can find the worksheet called 'What is a Fraction?' in the printed resources section at the bottom of the page below.


Work through the questions and then go around your house and find different objects you can create fractions with.


Can you compare how different the same fractions can be different sizes?

Day 2

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


Challenge: Choose a few words from your book that can be improved e.g. scared  = terrified.

Similes and Metaphors



What are similes?

What words need to be used for similes?

What are metaphors?

Can you write examples of both?

What effect do they have on the reader?

Lesson 2:

Equivalent Fractions


Please click on the link to summer week 5 (w/c 18.5.20) and follow along with the worksheet provided in the 'Printable Resources' section below.



Draw two or more rectangles and see how many equivalent fractions you can find.


Day 3

Complete the reading activity.



Writing a Recount



What is a diary entry? What is a recount text? What features must a diary have? Have a go at writing a diary entry about your day using the features you have identified!

Lesson 3:

Equivalent Fractions 2


Please click on the link to summer week 5 (w/c 18.5.20) and follow along with the worksheet provided in the 'Printable Resources' section below.



Match these equivalent fractions.

Can you create your own pairs of equivalent fractions with a matching diagram?



Day 4

Try a Countdown spelling game! Choose vowels and consonants and see how many words you can make!





Today, think about aditing and improving your diary entries. Can you include sililes and metaphors for effect? Have you used fronted adverbials to show time and place? Have you checked your spellings and punctuation?


Week 2 - Lesson 4:

Ordering Money


Please click on the link to summer week 5 (w/c 18.5.20) and follow along with the worksheet provided in the 'Printable Resources' section below.



How many stem sentences can you create for fractions greater than 1?

e.g. There are 12 eighths altogether:

12 eighths = 1 whole and 4 eighths.

Can you show them as a part whole model?

Day 5

Read your book for 20 minutes. Write a short prediction using evidence from the text about what you think will happen next.

News Report



Have a go at writing your own news article! Remember to include a catchy headline, quotes and 5 W's. E-mail your article to for your teachers to see!


Features checklist to help!


Friday Challenge!


Can you find the perimeter of a rectilinear shape?



Can you find any rectilinear shaped object around your home to find the perimeter of?


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



Can you make your own musical instrument? Using what you have learnt about sound, can you make an instrument so that it changes pitch and volume (loud and quiet)?


Looking at the guitar below, if I wanted each elastic band to make a different pitch, what could I do to the elastic bands? Think about thickness and tautness.

Why does the cardboard box have a hole in it? What will the hole allow inside the box? Think about how sound travels and vibrations.

If I wanted to make the sound louder, would I need to pluck the elastic band harder or softer? What is happening here? How does the elastic band make the sound?


Once you have made your musical instrument, write about how your instrument works. How did you plan it? What materials did you need? Does it change pitch? If so, how? If not, why is this? Can you make it louder or quieter? If so, how? If not, why is this?





Last week we learnt about time zones, so we know the Earth is HUGE!

This week, we are going to look at how Geographers created a map of Earth.

Complete the lesson and quiz your knowledge at the end.


Fitness & Wellbeing

Please see the PDF document attached below this table.


It's Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May) and this year's theme is kindness.

We discuss kindness a lot at school and how important it is that you treat others the same way you would like to be treated yourself.

Your task this week is to show kindness. This may be through 'random acts of kindness' such as: writing a lovely note for your family member to find, surprising an adult at home by washing/drying up, cleaning your bedroom without being asked to, making someone a refreshing cold drink as a surprise on a hot day.




Lets continue with last week's History of Art!

Artists featured include: L. S. Lowry, Antoni Gaud, Pablo Picasse and Vincent Van Gogh.

Have a go at doing another art piece using one of the videos or artists as inspiration.



Hi Year 4!

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

Can you remember the name of the place where Sikhs go to worship?

Watch the BBC video clip and find out if you were correct.

For Sikhs serving other (kindness) is a part of their worship to God.

Challenge: Fold a piece of paper into 4 or 6. In each square, write down an act of kindness that you could show to others in your household this week.


Mrs Westall​



Please see the PDF document attached below this table.


Hi Year 4, 

Did you know that computers work using coded language that tells them what to do? This week, I've got a task for you which involves cracking a code. Each emoji is a number, so you've got to work out what the numbers are and solve the calculations. If you finish, you could have a go at creating one of your own for someone at home to solve.

Good luck and have fun!

Mrs Fraser


Have a go at performing some rhythms at home using "FOUND SOUNDS". Watch this video for the full explanation:


From Mr Owen




Hi Year 4! It is competition time! First, we would like you to click on the YouTube link ( explaining the competition. Once you have watched the YouTube video, download the document with all of the competition information on it. You can choose any way to present your entry – make it creative! You need to create your artwork or writing and email it (or a photo of it) to with your full name and class as the email title. It must be no bigger than 50MB. Your class teacher will then submit your entry. 

Remember, the deadline for submission to school: Friday 22nd May 2020.