Year 4 – Home Learning 20/05/2020

Good morning everyone,

We hope you are doing well and looking after yourselves.

Please remember to keep in touch with us using our emails, we will be checking them on a regular basis and are here to help if you need us:

Bethany.daglish@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Cora.banton@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Look after yourself and have a lovely day!

 

See below for the tasks we would like your child to complete today:

 

Home Learning for Wednesday 20th May 2020:

Maths:

Watch the short video Equivalent Fractions (2)https://vimeo.com/418154572

Complete the attached task below (the answers will also be attached so you can assess your child’s learning).

Equivalent Fractions (2) Task

Equivalent Fractions (2) Answers

Please email the completed work to your child’s teacher.

 

Have a go at these fraction games:

https://www.education.com/game/pancake-fractions/

https://www.education.com/game/geometry-picnic/

https://www.education.com/game/worm-sandwich-fractions/

 

Practice your times-tables speed with the 2do set on Purple Mash.

 

English:

Complete Formal and Informal Language on Bitesize by following this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnvgwx

You will find that everything you need to complete the lesson is on this webpage. There will be one video to watch, information to read and four interactive activities. The tasks are also on this webpage, but they will also be linked and explained below:

 

Task One – Complete the activity by selecting whether each sentence is formal or informal (this can be found in the above webpage).

 

Task Two – Write one paragraph (at least six sentences) about something you are interested in. It could be anything: a book, a film, a TV show, a superhero.

Write it informally, as if you are writing to your best friend. Think carefully about how to make it informal. You might use nick names, funny words or even include jokes.

For example: Gardening is great! I really want to grow my own yummy veggies this year!

 

Task Three – Now, write one paragraph (at least six sentences) about the same topic.

This time write formally, as if you are writing to your head teacher. Again, think carefully about how you would write this. You’ll need to make sure your writing is grammatically correct and use some impressive vocabulary.

For example: I’m interested in gardening and want to grow my own delicious vegetables this year.

 

Task Four – Read both your paragraphs out loud and think about how you read them differently.

  • What do you notice about your body language when you read each one? Are you slouched or stood up straight?
  • What do you notice about your facial expressions when you read each one?
  • What do you notice about how they sound? Do you say them differently?
  • Why do you think you change these things?

If you can, get someone to pretend to be your best friend and then your head teacher. Ask them how they feel about your writing. Can they tell which one is formal and which is informal?

 

Reading:

Reread Chapter 7 of Animal Boy which is available to read on Purple Mash.

Complete the SPAG activity that is attached below.

Animal Boy SPAG Activity

 

Remember to read your own book everyday (reading helps us develop fantastic language for our own writing!)

 

Spelling:

These are going to be your spelling words to learn this week:

autograph, autopilot, autobiography, autopsy, automatic, automobile, autofocus, autonomy, autocorrect, autocue

NB: On Friday, test your child on how they have done with learning to spell these words.

 

Task One – complete the handwriting task that is attached below (it is important that we are still working on our handwriting and using joined writing in our work).

Spelling Handwriting Practice

NB: if you can’t print the work out then complete your handwriting practice in a book of your choice.

Task Two – use your spelling words in sentences (there are 10 words so you will need to write 10 sentences).

 

Afternoon Learning Activities:

These tasks are a mix of History, Art, PE, PSHE and RE. Choose at least TWO tasks to complete from the list below:

  1. Famous Fact Find:

Find out about one or more​ ​Famous British People here​.

Decide how you would like to present the information you have discovered. This could be a slide show, a poster or an information report about them. Can you create a true or false quiz about your chosen person and test it out on your family during a game’s night?

 

  1. Healthcare Heroes:

As the NHS plays such a significant role in our lives, can you represent our amazing NHS staff with their own piece of artwork. This could be a painting, collage or even a ​collectable stamp​ of a famous medic e.g ​Florence Nightingale​, Mary Seacole​ or ​Aneurin Bevan​.

 

  1. Sport Superstar:

Watch​ an interview with Rod Ellingworth, a famous, British cyclist. Go for your own bike ride as part of your daily exercise. Don’t forget to wear your helmet. No bike? Then take a walk and look out for any cyclists you see.

 

  1. Family Matters:

As a family, discuss the famous people that may have had an impact on your lives and the choices you have made about the jobs you have chosen. Talk about who has inspired you and why.

Create a family tree that illustrates inspirations and choices.

 

  1. Religious Role Models:

Find out about significant religious people, like Jesus, Moses, Muhammed, Guru Nanak or someone else who is important to your family.

    • What do you notice about these people?
    • What is similar about them?
    • What is different?

Use this link to help you if you need it. Record the similarities and differences in a table format or make a Religious Role Model mini book.

 

Miss Daglish and Mrs Banton