Year 4 - Coral Class
Hello Year 4,
Welcome to a new week and the final month of this academic year! By now you should all be experts at staying safe and we’re sure you’re all trying really hard to follow the rules. We know it’s hard, but it’s really important to carry on with social distancing and hand washing!
Try your best to do a reading and a Maths activity every day. Choose activities that you think you’ll enjoy and now start to challenge yourself with one or two activities that might stretch your brain a little. Don’t forget your parents/carers can help you with any of your school tasks. With some children back at school it is more important for those of you who aren’t back yet to do more at home, focusing on reading, writing and Maths.
This week the topic plan is all about transition or moving on. It is called: “Comings and Goings”. It is planned to prepare you for moving from your old class to a new one. We are encouraging you to look back over the past year (which has indeed been a strange one) and forward to the next one. Choose a range of different activities and remember to record what you do in your home learning books.
Keep working hard and don't forget to keep in contact via Purple Mash and remember to stay safe online. You have had lots of lessons about this and need to remember everything you have learnt. Don't forget to report anything that doesn't seem right. There are phone numbers and links available when you click on "School Closure Information."
WEEK BEGINNING 06.07.2020
Every day, you can:
- Read something for pleasure.
- Write something interesting.
- Do some exercise.
- Have a conversation with someone.
- Practise your times tables in different ways, including using TT Rockstars.
- Use Spellingframe to practise some of your spellings and play spelling games.
Your tasks for this week are:
- Complete the Oak National Academy daily reading lessons starting with this one.
- Read this non-chronological report (written by a Year 4 pupil) and then have a go at the activities related to it.
- Reading Comprehension Activity – Word Meaning
- Find and copy a word that is an antonym of fragile.
- Look at the habitat section. Which word could the writer have used to replace moist?
dry warm soaking damp
- Which of these words means only eats plants?
exoskeleton arachnid omnivore predator
- Vocabulary activity
Match each word on the left with its synonym on the right.
- GPS activity
Look again at the non-chronological report above.
- Find as many different conjunctions as you can.Highlight or underline them so they’re easy to see.
- Sort these conjunctions into two groups; co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions. (Use BOA to remember what the co-ordinating conjunctions are: but, or, and). Subordinating conjunctions are all the other words which link two clauses together such as while, because, so, as, although, if etc.
- Writing activity
Plan, draft and write your own non-chronological report (make sure you include lots of interesting conjunctions). It might be about a real creature or an imaginary one. It could be about you, a sport you know a lot about or anything else you know lots about. Here’s a handy checklist of things to include:
- Does it have a title to tell you what the writing is about? (Is it a question?)
- Is there a general opening statement?
- Are there separate paragraphs about different parts of the report?
- Is there technical vocabulary or words specific to the subject of the report?
- Is it in the same tense all the way through? (past, present or future)
- Is it in an impersonal style?
- Is there a concluding statement?
- Are there diagrams or illustrations or pictures to help with the report? (Optional)
- Spelling Frame Rule 8 – https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/13/8-The-suffix-ly
- Play the free games and then challenge yourself to the spelling test.
- Spellings for this week are words with the –ly suffix
sadly, gently, finally, simply, usually, happily, angrily
Write each word into a sentence with a conjunction in it. Try to include co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Remember to practise your handwriting at the same time!
e.g. The children sadly walked home because they had lost their football.
- Be on the look-out (or ‘listen-out’ really) for other words with this ending this week. Note them down in your home learning book and then look up their definitions in a dictionary.
- Complete the daily maths lessons on BBC Bitesize (Daily Lessons. Year 4), starting with the lesson from 6th
- First sort these angles. Once they’re sorted, explain how you knew where to put
- Then try to redraw them. You could use thin paper and trace them carefully to ensure they’re the same size as the ones in the picture. Place them in order from smallest to largest. Are there any that are the same size?
- Look at this suspects list:
These are all the different types of triangles. Can you create a ‘Murder Mystery’ style game using these descriptions as part of your clues? You could give your clues to a friend or family member and see if they can solve the mystery.
- Have a go at drawing one of each of these types of triangles. You will need to use a ruler. Drawing on squared paper will help you to be accurate. When you have finished drawing them all, use an angle measurer (protractor) to check the size of each angle and label them. You can print this one and cut it out if you don’t have one. Were you accurate?
- Ask your parent/carer to look through the BBC Bitesize lessons to see if there are any lessons that would help you:
- Ask your parent/carer to help you log on to: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Try working through the daily maths challenges.
- Information may be found at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9447h
- Look at the Comings and Goings topic plan and work through some of the tasks. REMEMBER- you do not have to complete them all! Just choose the ones that you are most interested in.
- If you have time, you could also try some of the history, geography and science tasks on:
Have a great week Year 4!