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Week 8 - Week Beginning 1st June 2020

Year 4 Home Learning - Week 8 (1st - 5th June 2020)

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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

As you are reading, find 10 words and see if you can think of two words that rhyme with each of them.

Fact and Opinion




What are facts?

What are opinions?

Can you write an example of each?

Why is it important to know the difference?

Can you give an example of when facts or opinions may be used?


Lesson 1:

Add 2 or more fractions



Please click the link to summer week 6 (w/c 1st June) and follow along with the worksheet in the printed resources section.


How many of your own addition calculations can you create? Can you represent them as bar models or part whole models?


If Miss Harragan walked 3/8 KM, Miss Imane walked 7/8 KM and Mr Wallace walked 6/8 KM, how far did they walk altogether?

Day 2

Whilst you are reading, use your knowledge from your ‘simile and metaphors’ lesson to see if you can find any examples in your book!


Challenge: Can you improve them?

Formal and Informal Language



What is formal and informal language?


Can you give examples?


When do we use formal and informal language?


Think back to some of our non-fiction units this year E.g. debate and explanations. 

Lesson 2:

Subtracting Fractions


Please click the link to summer week 6 (w/c 1st June) and follow along with the worksheet in the printed resources section.




How many of your own subtraction calculations can you create? Can you represent them as a bar model or part whole model?


Mrs Woolley has to walk7/8 of a mile to school and Mrs Pendrey-Smith has to walk 3/8 of a mile to school. How much further does Mrs Woolley have to walk?


Day 3

Reading Eggspress activity. Can you complete a whole level?


Subordinating Conjunctions



What are subordinating conjunctions? How are they different from coordinating conjunctions? Can you give examples and include them in a sentence?


E.g. Miss Imane felt extremely proud of year 4 because they were all working exceptionally hard on their home learning.

Lesson 3:

Fractions of Quantities


Please click the link to summer week 6 (w/c 1st June) and follow along with the worksheet in the printed resources section.






Find and represent the fractions of quantities of below:

¼ of 20 =             ½ of 50 =    1/3 of 36 =          1/5 of 55 = 1/8 of 64 =      1/10 of 120 =


If this chocolate bar weighs a total of 132 grams, how much does each equal square weigh?


Don’t forget your times tables facts can help you!    


Day 4

Complete the reading activity:



Can you improve your vocabulary?

Writing a Formal Report



Can you write a formal report all about badgers after watching the exciting documentary in the link? Remember to use formal language, exciting vocabulary and facts!


Lesson 4:

Calculate Quantities


Please click the link to summer week 6 (w/c 1st June) and follow along with the worksheet in the printed resources section below.



Can you answer and create bar models to represent these calculations:

When one fifth is 3, the whole is ___

When one fifth is 10, the whole is ___

When one fifth is 32, the whole is ___

When 1/6 is 12, the whole is ____

When 1/8 is 9 the whole is ____

When 1/12 is 11, the whole is ____


Day 5

You should have read a good amount of your book this week.


Write a summary of the book so far. Can you draw colourful pictures to match?

Expanded Noun Phrases



Complete the quiz and following activities on expanded noun phrases. Once you have finished, read through your report from yesterday. Can you add any expanded noun phrases to your writing? Remember to include a determiner, two adjectives (with a comma between them), a noun and a prepositional phrase!

The mischievous, brave badgers in burrows often hide until they need to find food.


Friday Challenge!


Put your problem solving skills to the test!



Can you create your own word problems?

E.g., If Miss Harragan is reading a book that has 612 pages and she reads 18 pages every day, how long would it take her to read the whole book?


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



This half term we will be looking at different types of trees. The scientific skills we will be working on are, identifying and categorising. Firstly, think about what these two words mean. Research or find their meaning and think about how you may do this when looking at trees. Then begin exploring!


1. Choose 5 different tree leaves including the stems. With an adults help, carefully take a picture of the stem/branch with the leaf attached. Make sure this is done without damaging the tree (if you don’t have access to a camera maybe make notes to help you classify the leaf).


2. On a separate piece of paper, draw the leaf and stem then identify and include any characteristics using Science sheet 1 (printable resources) to help you (stalk/no stalk, simple/compound, entire/wavy/toothed/lobed, opposite/alternate/whorled). We will be using these characteristics to categorise trees later in the unit.


3. Can you use the tree identification sheets (printable resources) to help you work out the name of the trees you selected your leaves from?


4. Write 10 questions about your leaf drawings that a member of your family can answer using sheet 1 to help them. For example: Do the leaves have stalks? Does the tree have simple or compound leaves?


Remember to wash your hands before and after touching any leaves!



Let’s discover one of England’s most popular national parks, The Lake District. You are going to pretend you are the head of marketing for the Lake District! Using the information on the link below, make a poster to persuade someone to visit the Lake District once it is safe to do so. Make sure you include; facts, drawings and quotes from people that have visited already.

Challenge, can you include a rhetorical question as a title? What persuasive language have you used?


Fitness & Wellbeing

Design and make a thank you card for someone in your family. What have they done to support you during the time you’ve spent at home? Then design and make one for yourself. How have you been kind to yourself recently? Have you worked hard on your home learning? Have you been thinking positively? Have you done well with completing chores at home and supporting your adults?




Let’s see what you remember about the Bronze Age from Year 3. Have you found any other facts you didn’t already know?



Hi Year 4!

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

This week we are looking at Hinduism. Hindu worship, or puja, involves images (murtis), prayers (mantras) and diagrams of the universe (yantras). Watch the BBC video and make some notes.

Why do Hindus have sacred spaces at home as well as in the Mandir? Have a chat to someone at home about this.

Enjoy your learning!

Mrs Westall​



Hi Year 4, 

Watch the video and hear some facts about how much the internet has affected our lives and how many messages are sent each minute online. Have a think about how your life would be different if we didn't have the internet at all! You can either write your thoughts down, or have a discussion with your family about it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts when we are back in school.


Mrs Fraser


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


From Mr Owen