Year 4 Home Working Resources

Dear Year 4 parents and carers,

 

We have compiled some resources and ideas for you to use with your children while the school is closed. These are hopefully all things you can access easily at home and we have tried to ensure they are as fun and interactive as possible! Thank you for your ongoing support in this uncertain time.

 

Maths

Topics already covered this year

  • Place value to 10,000
    • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000
    • Negative numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
    • Column method
  • Multiplication and Division
    • Times tables up to 12 x 12
    • X 10 x 100
    • ÷ 10 ÷ 100
    • Factors
    • Grid method – recap from Year 3

We have uploaded a document from First for Maths, who work closely with the school in all of our maths teaching, which contains 20 different activities covering a range of maths topics. Most of these are practical and fun activities and you could do one a day for four weeks.

 

http://www.first4maths.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Year-4-Creative-At-Home-Resources-from-First4Maths.pdf

 

We have not yet taught Fractions and Decimals in Year 4 but the children have completed these topics in previous years. You could begin to teach your child these topics at home, giving them a head start for the summer term! You will find teaching material and activities for this on MyMaths.

The following link also has some activities to download and complete linked to decimals and fractions. 

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

Below you will also find 3 maths games linked to different maths topics. 

We have also set some revision tests on MyMaths.com. Children should complete one per week. 

 

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS!

Continue to practise your times tables online as well as completing the paper document which has been uploaded to this web page.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Writing

Objectives already covered this year

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Complex, compound and simple sentences
  • Past and present progressive tense
  • Present perfect tense
  • Direct speech punctuated correctly (speech sandwich)

We have uploaded a document from the Literacy Company with activities for the children to do to develop their reading and writing.

 

SPAG.com

We have set some revision tests on SPAG.com. Children should complete one per week. 

Reading

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible. This does not have to be only your child reading; you can also read stories to them and talk about them. When the children are reading, remember to focus on their expression and ask questions to check their understanding. We have uploaded some example questions to ask.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

On Roald Dahl's website, there are lots of fun 'things to do indoors' and some of his books read aloud. 

https://www.roalddahl.com/things-to-do-indoors

Spelling

In your child’s reading record, there is a list of Year3/4 words that the children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 4. They can practise spelling them and putting them into sentences. The children often play Hangman with new words in class. We have also uploaded a document from the Literacy Company with activities linked to these focus words.

Science

Topics already covered this year

  • Electricity
  • States of Matter – Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Sound

Next term the focus is Animals, including Humans and Animals and their Habitats.

Children will be taught to:

  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

Activities to do:

Topic (History and Geography)

In Topic, we have been learning about Greece (Then and Today). We have used an engaging website called Oddizzi for Geography objectives which has lots of facts, videos and quizzes. There is free access for children/parents at this time if you wish to explore our current topic and Summer Term topic (Forests and Rainforests).

https://www.oddizzi.com/schools/login/

Username: Hartford Four

Password: 4fd4mh

Activities:

  • leaflet/poster persuade holidaymakers to go to Greece (link to recent writing objective)
  • What is the difference between a forest and rainforest?
  • What animals can be found in rainforests? (science link)

Useful websites for History facts:

https://www.historyforkids.net

https://www.ducksters.com

  • Compare the Romans to Ancient Greece. What is the same? What is different?

Computing

We use Espresso coding in school. The following details will enable children to access this at home.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-coding?utm_source=espressocoding.co.uk&utm_medium=301&source=espressocoding.co.uk

Username
student6721
Password
hartford

MFL

Keep speaking Spanish! Each child has their own Duolingo log in. Download the app or go to the website:

https://www.duolingo.com

RE

We were planning to learn about the Easter story before the holidays. We have attached some information linked to this story and some possible activities.

 

Other

Twinkl have released a Year 4 home learning pack which you can download for free if this is of interest to you. It includes maths, English and science activity booklets. The link is below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549913

 

You could also use this time to teach your children practical skills such as cooking, baking, cleaning, telling the time, folding laundry…the list goes on! Remember to have fun – play in the garden, play a board game and do some crafts. Thank you again for all your support. Have fun, stay healthy and we’ll see you all soon,

 

Miss Dryhurst and Mr Harris

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