## Year 4

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and are ready to finish off the measures that we started last week, and also write your newspaper report about the aliens.

English

So, this week will culminate in the writing of your newspaper report. Last week, you made up some ‘alien’ words, found adjectives to describe aliens and prepared and answered interview questions as if you were the experts.

Today you will work from pages 10 and 11 of the booklet, predicting what an alien might do if they landed on Earth and then writing some headlines that match the pictures on the sheet.

Maths

Continuing with our measures, this is the next in the series of lessons from the Oak Academy. Today’s lesson is about working with money. You have already done some of this in class, but it is an important objective for Year 4, so it will be good to revisit it again.

An important skill for working with money, is being able to round up and adjust. So, for example, if something costs £3.98, you would round up to £4 to calculate in your head (mentally) and adjust the 2p difference at the end. This is something we have practised in arithmetic.

Here are some extra challenge cards.

Spelling

We have now worked through the whole of the key words for Year 4, which have included homophones and words that have either a suffix or prefix added. In addition to knowing how to spell the words, it is important that you can use them in context in your sentences.

For the remainder of the term I want you to work on the Year 3-4 or 5-6 spelling cards, which I posted a few weeks ago. If you are still working on the first of the Year 3-4 cards, then you need to ‘get a wriggle on’ because a new set awaits you in Year 5!

Remember to look for patterns, words within words, break words down to help you remember how to spell them.

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Year 4. Well, here we are again on the last Monday of June 2020, and July will soon be upon us! I hope you’ve had a great weekend and managed to dodge the showers.

English

As mentioned last week, as the newspaper report comprises quite a few paragraphs, I have given you until Wednesday to complete your report. You have a WAGOLL to help you and also my outline planning for you to adapt. Remember, if you would like me to review your planning, please forward it to my e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Maths

In your maths lesson today, you will be buying fruit and calculating with money. The worksheets remind you about adding, subtracting and multiplying before keeping a running total. The lesson can be found here:

Spelling

I hope you have been working on your spelling card. Remember there are 6 cards to complete of Year 3-4 words and you will have 6 more cards of Year 5-6 words when you get back in September, so please make sure that you are getting yourselves in a good position ready for the start of Year 5.

Tomorrow, I will be giving you an art challenge.

Friday 19th June 2020

English

Today you are carrying on with the Alien work. You are going to learn to ‘talk like an expert’. Basically, you have to imagine you are being interviewed about aliens, as you are the expert. The instructions tell you to answer the interview questions with most, some, many, a few as this sounds as though you know what you are talking about!

This is similar to the quotes you used in your Red Riding Hood newspaper report.

If you can, ask a parent or brother, sister to ask you the questions to make it feel more like an actual interview. Enjoy!

Once you have answered the questions, you have to re-write your sentences and make up some of your own questions. The challenge then asks you to create your own alien. This activity runs on pages 8 and 9 of the booklet.

Maths

If we had been in school, Year 4 would have taken their times table test, which is set by the government. The reason that this test has been introduced is that times tables and multiplication form the basis of many other maths calculations, so it is really important that you know them. Just because we are not actually in school, it does not mean that you shouldn’t practise your times table knowledge. I know that Mrs Romain has been pleased to see an increase in the number of year 4 children on the leader boards, so well done.

I have checked the Year 4 statistics today and notice that a few of you have not logged into the site since April. So, today your maths work is to log in to TT Rockstars (your log in and user names are in your planner) and complete a sound check. Your challenge is to score more than 15. Next week, I will check your scores.

If you have forgotten your user name/password, then please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send you the details.

French

Mme Elena has prepared another lesson for you this week which can be found here:

There is a worksheet also.

To finish off our Road Safety week there is a maze game you can play.

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you managed to dodge the showers yesterday!

English

Today you will continue with the Alien tasks, specifically finding adjectives you could use if you ever saw one! This is page 7 of the booklet.

Maths

Today’s lesson is about working with units of time. We have done some work on telling the time, using 12 and 24 hour clocks and converting units of time, however, this can be a subject that people find tricky, so it won’t hurt to revisit. The lesson can be found here:

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Good morning Year 4.

Just in case you haven’t already seen it, Miss Webster made a video assembly for Monday which you can find here:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY126eCuBq

English

Our English today is working again from the Aliens story. The link is below:

Today, you have a comprehension activity which is page 6.

Maths

I hope you all found the mass and capacity lesson OK from yesterday. Today’s work is solving measures problems, and can be found here:

If you want to stretch yourself further, there are some mastery questions attached.

Science

This week’s science lesson is all about the functions of the skeleton.

If you follow the link below, there is a powerpoint that explains it and there are 3 worksheets to choose form.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1DYdCAAK

You may also like to watch the following film clip:

https://youtu.be/QPCg4WJbX5I