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Mon 11th May - Fri 15th May

 

Monday 11th May 

 

Maths activity: 'Monday Madness' 

 

Have a go at this odds and evens challenge - it says you can use counters or coins but you can use any objects you have around the house if you can't get your hands on those - good luck and have fun! Lots of trial and error in this problem. 

 

 

 

Literacy Activity

This week we will be creating and visiting and alien world and as a space explorer, we will be writing our very own Space Log. (resources taken from talkforwriting.org) 

 

I know the text is slightly blurry so if you need to, you can access the resources online at https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y4-Maria-Aliens.pdf 

 

You only need page 14-17 BUT if you want to try any of the other activities as extra - feel free. Remember it doesn't matter if you do not have a printer - you can use your workbook to write down your ideas. 

 

 

  • Task 1 - Complete the creative challenge on Page 14 
  • Task 2 - Now you have your own alien world, use the planning sheet to help you think about so ideas for your own blog. 

 

 

Non-Core Activity

Science - States of Matter (Solid, Liquids and Gases) 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow this link and complete the activities at the bottom of the page - make sure you get permission from an adult for activity two. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxthbk

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th May 

 

Maths activity 

Today we will be continuing with our White Rose learning.

We will be looking at Summer Term Week 3, Lesson 1.

The lesson is called Multiply 2-digit number by 1 digit number.

Use the video from the link as well as the resources at the bottom of the page for the lesson. Remember if you've not got a printer you can just write your questions and answers into your workbook.

Don’t worry if you find bits tricky, try your best.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

There are copies of the worksheets and answers at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Literacy Activity

Continuing on from your literacy work from yesterday, today we will be looking at adding detail, signposts and some explanations to your log. Have a go at completing the three activities below. When it says ' use your ideas from above - it means the log plan you did yesterday) 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Core Activity: RE - What is Ramadan? 

 

Last week we thought about 'good deeds' and 'bad deeds' that some Muslim people might think about at Ramadan. Today I would like you to visit the link below and make some notes/a poster or a fact file all about the theme 'What is Ramadan?' 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/articles/zjc2bdm

 

 

 

Wednesday 13th May

 

Mathematics

Today we will be continuing with our White Rose learning.

We will be looking at Summer Term Week 3, Lesson 2

The lesson is called Multiply 3-digit number by 1 digit number.

Use the video from the link as well as the resources at the bottom of the page for the lesson. Remember if you've not got a printer you can just write your questions and answers into your workbook.

Don’t worry if you find bits tricky, try your best.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

There are copies of the worksheets and answers at the bottom of the page.

 

Literacy Activity

 

Today it is time to use all of your hard work so far this week and write your very space explorer log. It would be a great idea to read the example from Monday and read over your plans and ideas that you have worked so hard on so far this week. Don't forget to e-mail your final piece to us - we'd love to see it :) 

 

 

 

 

Non-core activity

 

Spanish

 

Today is a good day to brush up on our Spanish! Follow the link below and complete the lesson on the Spanish alphabet, numbers as well as a bit of geography!

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-4-wk1-2

 

 

Thursday 14th May

 

Mathematics

 

Today we will be continuing with our White Rose learning.

We will be looking at Summer Term Week 3, Lesson 3.

The lesson is called Divide 2 digit by 1 digit number

Use the video from the link as well as the resources at the bottom of the page for the lesson. Remember if you've not got a printer you can just write your questions and answers into your workbook.

Don’t worry if you find bits tricky, try your best.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

There are copies of the worksheets and answers at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

 

Literacy

 

Spelling day

https://www.spellingshed.com/

You have been assigned a new set of spellings on spelling shed. Please log on and practise them this week. Usernames and passwords should be found in reading diaries but if you cannot find them please email the year 4 account and we will send them to you.

 

The rule is:

Words with a ‘soft c’ spelt ‘ci’

 

Circle

Decide

Medicine

Exercise

Special

Cinema

Decimal

Accident

City

Citizen

 

Non-core activity

 

Music

 

‘Where words fail, music speaks’

Hans Christian Andersen

 

Follow the link below to have a go at the music lesson on pulse.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/pulse-year-4-wk1-5#slide-1

Friday 15th May

Maths - Figure it out Friday!

 

Palindromes

Follow the instructions below to have some fun with numbers!

 

Think of as three-digit number. Reverse the digits to generate a second number. Subtract the smaller from the larger. Reverse the digits again. Add the two new numbers.

 

e.g.                   341

                      -  143              Remember to reverse the digits

 

                       = 198

                       +  891            Remember to reverse the digits

 

                        =1089

 

Do you always get 1089? If so, why?

 

 CHALLENGE -Try with 2, 4, 5 digit palindromes.

 

 

 

Literacy - Comprehension from a picture

 

Cat School

 ( Credit -Goro Fujita)

 

 

  • Where do you think this is? How do you know?
  • How many cats are in this class?
  • What time of day is it? Why do you think that?
  • Why is the white cat putting its paw up?
  • What are the other cats doing/thinking?
  • How is the black cat feeling? Why?
  • Which cat is the cleverest? Which cat is the best behaved?
  • Draw/describe what you think their teacher looks like.
  • What do you think the other classes in the school are like?
  • What lessons are taught in cat school

 

 

Non Core Subject lesson - Science - Building bridges

 

There are so many different ways to build a bridge. Let’s take a few minutes and look at three types of bridge design and how well each type of paper bridge holds pennies.

( You don't need to use coins , you can find other things you might have around the house such as lego ,pasta etc) 

 

 

1) The first bridge you might create is a single strip bridge. It is made of a singe piece of paper placed on top of two cups. You will want just a centimetres between the cups.

 

Once the strip is in place, starting adding one penny at a time. This bridge only held one penny. When a second penny was added to the bridge it totally collapsed. This type of bridge just wasn’t very stable.

 

2) Make an oval by taping to paper strips together at their ends. The ends were slightly pinched to give the oval a little more stability.

 

This bridge bowed in the centre the same way that the single strip bridge did.  It was able to hold a few more pennies. The pennies needed to be placed down the centre of the bridge. When they were spread out the bridge, the bridge fell into the space between the cups.

 

3) Create a folded bridge by folding a strip of paper  horizontally as you would fold a fan. The folds that were created were very narrow.

 

 

Attempts were made to lay the pennies on top of the folds, but they kept slipping into the folds on the folded bridge. This style of bridge was able to hold all the pennies gathered for this activity. It would have probably held a lot more. The bridge didn’t even have a slight bow in it.

After all the bridges had been created, we talked about why one bridge design worked and others didn’t. We have our thoughts about why some were successful and others were not.

Why do you think some worked and others didn’t?

 

CHALLENGE _ Can you design and make your own bridge? Remember to send photos into the email address so that your teachers can see your creations!

Mathematics resources

 

Below are the White Rose maths worksheets and answers for this week.

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