Year 4 Home Learning 8.6.20

Hello again to all our Year 4 children, parents and carers!

We hope you are taking care, keeping busy and enjoying home learning. 

From now on, to keep finding links simple, each week we will add a new page with the work focused for the week on whilst leaving the original home learning page still online for additional tasks to complete and keep busy with if you choose to. 

It has been great to see some of the things our Year 4 children have been up to whilst learning from home. The pictures we have received have been uploaded on the 4H and 4P class pages. Please do keep sending in what you are all up to as I am sure your friends are as interested as we are!

As always, if you would like to ask us a question or chat about any tasks that have been set, please message us via the e-schools website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. The children also have their own account on this and are welcome to ask questions or simply let us know what they are up to and how they are getting on.

Below, detailed information about this week's home learning tasks can be found. It is important to note that in addition to these tasks, we do expect that all children read every day, practice TT Rockstars as often as possible and most importantly, have some fun! We recognise that most of these tasks involve the use of technology. This is because in regards to Purple Mash and TT Rockstars, we can track the work that children have completed. In addition to this, we have tried to set children exciting tasks such as El Dorado and to cover a range of curriculum areas.  If this is causing an issue, please get in touch and we will try our best to source the relevant paper copies for you. 

Take care everyone. Don’t forget to send us your photos!

Miss Philip and Mr Hodges.

Week commencing 8.6.20
Today we would like you to look at the picture of the robot and answer the questions. You will need to infer ideas using clues from the picture. 

Who/what is Number 28?
What is his mission? Do you think he will be helpful?
Where has he come from?
Who is he speaking to?
Where in the world is this set? (Does it look similar to where we live?) 
Do robots have feelings?
Will there be robots around in the future?
If we all had a personal robot that belonged to us, would this be a good thing or a bad thing?
Does a robot need to eat food, or do they need fuel?
What is the difference between fuel and food?

Task 2 - draw a robot of your own and describe them using expanded noun phrases. 

e.g   The gigantic, metal robot with scratched paint

CQ - can you write some sentences using apostrophe for possession?
e.g   The robot's eyes glowed. 


Today we would like you to write a diary of the robot arriving at the town. Use the questions from Monday to help you. 

example.     Dear diary, 

Today I woke up at 05.00 hours and immediately got out of my large, metal robot bed. Instantly, I got a high pitched beep in my ear from the commander. "Report to duty," it said.

When writing your diary, try to use some adverbs like I have to add detail. The word mat will help. 


Story starter!

Thump…Thump…Thump…His footsteps thundered down the road, causing passers-by to stare in amazement, dogs to howl in back yards and alarmed old ladies to peer out of their bedroom windows wearing petrified looks on their faces.

His legs were as long as oak trees, his torso was as wide as a house and his fists were as heavy as tractors: this metallic monster meant business.

“Number 28 checking in. Over.” He spoke into the radio set, built in to his helmet.

His instructions crackled back through the earpiece. He knew what he had to do…


Using the robot you have drawn on Monday, I would like you to compare the robot in the picture with yours. 

Use these conjunctions to help you.      although        whereas       however    on the other hand 

e.g   The robot is the picture is red whereas mine is purple and not as tall. 



Today we would like you to use direct speech to have conversation between two characters. it could be two people discussing the robot they can see or even the robot talking to a person who lives there. 

task 1 - Punctuate these sentences with inverted commas, commas, full stops and capital letters at the start of the speech. (see below for support) 

1) The robot said I need to find the energy source

2) The child asked what is it mum

3) I don't know said his mum

4) Will it hurt me he asked

task 2 - write a conversation of your own using direct speech 

Today we would like you to continue the story using the story starter. 
Try use some direct speech and adverbs which we have practised this week. 
Week commencing 8.6.20
This week we are looking at chapter 7 of The Switcher (apologies for referring to it as the Shifter for so long and any confusion caused) and completing the accompanying tasks. 
Feel free to attempt them as you wish but we would recommend leaving the writing until last as the previous tasks will help you. 
To find the chapter.
1) Login to Purple Mash
2) Click on Serial Mash ( we will also, where possible, set the tasks as 2dos)
3) Click Emeralds
4) Click The Shifter
5) Scroll to chapter 7
Week commencing 8.6.20
This week we will be completing White Rose Maths, Summer Term, Week 5 w/c 18.5.20.
The sessions this week are as follows:
Monday - Recognising tenths and hundredths (Revisit) 
Tuesday - Equivalent fractions 1
Wednesday - Equivalent fractions 2
Thursday - Fractions greater than one 
Friday - Maths challenge
Below is a PDF with links to the daily videos. 
Below this PDF, are the daily worksheets to be completed alongside each video. 
The worksheets are no longer available on the White Rose Maths Home Learning page. As a school, we have purchased the Premium resources to continue to support our children's home learning which are attached below.
 If you are struggling to open these documents, follow this link for the videos:
 and email either Miss Philip or Mr Hodges and we shall email you a copy of the worksheets.
Maths Video Links 
Maths Worksheets and Answers
Additional Maths Tasks 
Follow the links below for online games to support the learning of maths facts. 
1) 5781 + 964
2) 8006 -6452
3) 78 x 6
4) 93 ÷ 3
5) 945 x 6
6) 175 ÷ 5
7) 59 x 10 
8) 19 x 100
9) 580 ÷ 10
10) 9800 ÷ 100
Round these numbers to the nearest 10
1) 86            2)43           3)722            4) 9876       5) 4571

Round these numbers to the nearest 100
6) 74           7)146          8)729            9) 987 1      10) 4631

Round these numbers to the nearest 1000
11) 6987              12) 4123        13) 6878          14) 1456       15) 5549
1) 4 x 5  x 6
2)  8 x 3 x 4
3) 879 x 6
4) 457 ÷ 3
5) Write the factor pairs for 36
6) Write the factor pairs for 72
7) Complete the sequence      25    50     75 _____    125 150 _____    ______
8) Complete the sequence       70     ____     110     130   ____   170
9) 987 x 10
10) 1780 ÷ 10
Challenge questions 
11) 786  ÷ 10
12) 987 ÷ 100
Thursday    (/ is to show a fraction) Draw bars and colour to help with working out.
1) 1/6     +    3/6
2) 8/20 + 4/20
3) 10/16 - 3/16
4) 1- 3/6
5) 2 2/3 - 4/3
6)  3/6 + 2/6  + 3/6
7) Find 1/3 of 27
8) Find 2/3 of 27
9) Find 4/5 of 45
10) Find 3/6 of 66
1) 6981 + 964
2) 8286 -2399
3) 423 x 7
4) 936 ÷ 3
5) 845 ÷ 3
6) Find 1/4 of 32
7) 6/17 + 13/17
8) 3 - 2/5 
9) 42/100 - 4/10
10) 3/10 + 12/100
We would also like you to choose another spelling rule from the list and practice this week. 
The list of spelling rules is attached as a PDF below. 
There are lots of different ways you can practice your spellings. 
For example: Rainbow words, fancy writing, pyramid words, writing words out three times, air writing, bubble writing, silly sentences and many more!
There is the option to go on Phonics Play by following the link below. There is a login on the website which allows free access to the resources. Your child may want to practice different sounds or simply have fun recapping earlier learning by playing the games. 
This week we would like you to recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Can you investigate this and see if it is true?
As it was the 76th Anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, we would like you to research what happened and who was involved. Remember to use keywords to help you search effectively online.  Once you have the information, you can present your work how you wish using a computer (PowerPoint/word) or paper.
We look forward to seeing the finished pieces. 
Links below may help your research. 
Optional English 
 Follow the time table and links below to continue the English/media unit El Dorado 
Your task this week is to research a key historical figure in Roman Britain. This figure is called Queen Boudicca. 
  • Who was she?
  • Where did she come from?
  • What made her so important during this time?
  • What did she achieve?
  • Was she always successful?
Compare Queen Boudicca with Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victorian and Queen Elizabeth II. What are the similarities and differences between these queens?
Remember to use a safe search when researching information.
Below is are some links for more information. 
It is important to stay active while you stay at home. 
If you have a small tennis ball, you can see how many times you can catch it off a wall (at a time that won't annoy others!) 
If you have a football can you do kick ups? How many?
If you have a bat or some sort, how many times can you hit the ball on it?
Have a go at these tasks a few times a week and see if you can improve your score. You could even produce a table of your results like in science or a graph or purple mash (that would be really cool to see!) 
You could make a dance routine off your own to your favourite song. 
For those with any interest in cricket, the ECB have a created a free app with skills and tasks children can have a go at with only limited equipment. It may be of interest. Link is below to the website explaining more. 
Follow the links below for workouts, dance and cricket.