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Year 4 Home Learning

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Year 4's Home Learning page, whereby we shall be posting new learning content each week, so keep your eyes peeled. You will also find the answers attached for the Maths and English work that is set!

If you have work which you would like to share with your class teacher, this can be emailed directly to; 

  • Miss Wells               4A@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
  • Miss Tawakley       4B@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
  • Miss Paris                4C@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk

Support and Advice for children

If you have a worry or need some support and a trusted adult cannot help, you can contact the following organisations for help.

  • Childline (0800 1111, www.childline.org.uk) – This is a confidential service for children and young people. No problem is too big or too small and they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.
  • NSPCC (0808 800 5000, www.nspcc.org.uk)
  • Harrow Children Services - 020 8901 2690
  • Harrow Children Services – Emergency out of hours 020 8424 0999
  • Police – in case of an emergency - 999

Week 4 - week beginning Mon 11th May

Friday at last! Time to put your pens and pencils down and reflect on the excellent work produced by you this week.

We hope you are all well, safe and have enjoyed another week of home learning – we have enjoyed looking at all the fantastic work you have emailed us. We thought your DT work was superb. You came up with some excellent plans for your kites; you are all a very creative bunch. We loved seeing the pictures of some of you testing out your kites; it looked like great fun!

Please keep emailing us your work next week as we really look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Stay safe and have an enjoyable weekend.

Miss Wells, Miss Tawakley and Miss Paris

Monday

English - Monday's task and Monday's resource

Maths  - Monday's task

Science - Y4 Science covering – Solids Gases & Liquids

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task and Tuesday's resource

Maths - Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE - History

Topic: ‘Is it better to be a child now than in the past?’

What is it like to be a child today?

Think about your lives today. From the research you did in the last activity, it is obviously completely different to the life of a child from the past.

In the last 100 years, lots of laws were created to safeguard the rights of children. Can you list some of these laws and their purposes?

Now think about what a child today does for:

  • Education
  • Leisure
  • Family/home life

Any other areas of life which are comparable.

Write an explanation text explaining what it is like to be a child today.

Remember to write in paragraphs; you can use the bullet points above to guide your explanation text. Can you include any of the laws in your writing? Try to include subordinating conjunctions and fronted adverbials.

Resources you can use:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/may/18/childrensservices2

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Yr 4 Formal Elements: Architecture

Lesson 4: Monument

  • Link to open Lesson 4 (when you open this it will say Lesson 5, this is because we omitted a lesson from this website)

https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-design/upper-key-stage-2/year-5/formal-elements-architecture/lesson-5-monument/

Resources you will need

  • Drawing pencil and colouring pencils, pens or crayons
  • Paper

Introduction

What is a monument? Why are monuments made? (To remember people or events from the past). Can you think of any, for example Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square, London.

Main Activity

You are going to design a monument. Watch the video in the lesson link above to find out about monuments and how you will design yours.

So, to recap chose one of the following to design:

  • A monument to yourself – What would you like to be remembered for? How would this structure tell people in the future about who you were? Represent aspects of your personality, like favourite things; eg: a pizza-shaped monument, images based on football, places, dancing or music and family.

OR

  • A monument to a famous person or event in history – What do you know about this person or event? Why should it/they be commemorated? What could future generations learn from them/it?

TIPS TO GET STARTED: Note down a few key things about who or what you have chosen. Think of images, symbols and shapes that could represent these key things and include them in your design. Also, think about the shape and size of your monument, will it be tall, wide, round, simple or have many parts.

To end

Open the link below to The imperial War Museum website. It’s all about The Cenotaph memorial that was constructed after World War One and includes information about the architect and his design.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-is-the-cenotaph

NOTE: If the weblink does not work, search Kapow Primary (kapowprimary.com) and follow the route; Subjects- Art & Design- School Closures: click for free KS2 topic- Lesson 5: Monument view lesson

Thursday

English - Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology

Task: Develop your own design criteria for a kite ‘frame’ then a separate list of criteria for the kite ‘body’.

An example of a good design criteria is:

  • Be strong
  • Be rigid
  • Be functional

Extension: Why is it important to use recyclable materials in a variety of products?

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - French

Revision – My home – revise your knowledge of rooms and items in the home using the worksheets provided. 

Challenge – Draw a floor plan of your home including items in each room and label these in French.  Try to add colours and adjectives to describe each item.

Year 4 Home Learning Worksheet

Week 5 - week beginning Mon 18th May

Hello Year 4 Superstars,

Finally, Friday at last and even better, the arrival of the half term break.

We hope you had another great week of home learning.

We are thrilled by the work that you have produced this week and we are so impressed with your hard-working ethic.  We were also impressed with the kites that you produced and, even better, the number of you that used recyclable materials to create them.  We really hope you have had a great time flying them.

Make sure you’re staying safe, staying active and looking after yourselves and your families.  Enjoy the week off from home learning and relax!

We’re looking forward to seeing your work after the break.

Miss Wells, Miss Tawakley and Miss Paris

Monday

English - Monday's task

Maths - Monday's task

Science - Y4 – Science covering – Solids Gases & Liquids

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task and Tuesday's resource

Maths - Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE - Year 4 – Geography

This week please visit the Literacy Key website.

https://www.key-resources.co.uk/

Once you are on the website, you will see a box in the bottom left hand corner, which says ‘Home Web’ and a box that says ‘KS2’.

Click on the box that says ‘KS2’ and this will take you to the login page where you need to login with your username and password.

Username: ha14el

Password: writing

Scroll down to the geography section and select the box that says ‘Earthquakes’.

There are a number of activities that will load on the screen but please only complete the task that says, ‘1 Comprehension Activity’. The remaining tasks will be set for you to complete in the coming weeks.

There are two parts in this task: The ‘Virtual Book’ and the ‘Comprehension’ activity. You will need to read the book and then answer the comprehension questions. You can choose whether to complete the comprehension on screen or to print and complete it on paper.

To complete the activity select a colour square to decide your level of challenge:

Red square: Group 1

Blue square: Group 2

Green square: Group 3 (most challenging)

Remember to choose the same colour for both sections.

Enjoy learning interesting facts about earthquakes!

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 4 - Formal Elements: Architecture - Lesson 5 - Interior: Inspired by Bed

Please supervise children when using the web links

Resources you will need

  • Paper
  • Art materials-choose what you want to use after you have watched todays lesson, maybe colour pens, pencils, pastels, paints, collage materials or a mixture

Introduction

We have thought about different buildings and structures outside so today you will use the inside of your home as inspiration instead, like many artists do.

Main Activity

First click on the link above to watch the lesson.

Now it is your turn to create a piece of artwork of your bedroom, bed or parts of your room. Think about where you might sit to sketch or maybe you will take a photo that you can look at to draw from. Decide what materials you will use; will you use materials you feel confident with or will you try something new? If you took a photo, you might want to use the creative tools on your device to create some digital artwork.

However you choose to complete your art today, please make sure you work in an area that will not get messy or damaged and if you are using a device, ensure you have permission to use it.

To end

Complete this quiz to find out which artist would design your bedroom.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/quiz-which-artist-should-design-your-bedroom

Well done, you have learnt about a variety of different aspects of architecture over these past five weeks, share your creations with us!

Finally, watch the BBC Clip ‘Proud to be and Architect’ to hear more about the profession.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks1-ks2-proud-to-be-an-architect/zbf76v4

NOTE:  If the weblink does not work, search The Primary Art Class, Home Art 2 Inspired by Bed on You Tube

Thursday

English - Thursday's task​​​​​​​

Maths  - Thursday's task​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Design & Technology - Year 4

Task:  Design and sketch a strong and stiff frame structure to support your kite- label with the material you would like to use - e.g. art straws, plastic straws, bamboo skewers, cardboard or any other materials you think would be appropriate

Extension:  Which of the materials mentioned above are recyclable?

Friday

English - Friday's task​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Maths - Friday's task​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Other Curriculum Areas - Y4 - Coding: Genie

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’

There a several challenges within ‘Genie’. Using the command buttons displayed on the screen, you need to create an instruction (algorithm) to complete the challenges.  In these challenges, children are developing their understanding of variables, which means an action only happens if something else happens first.  It reintroduces the principles of fixing (debugging) code when it does not work by having a challenge dedicated to fixing the broken genie.  The challenges get progressively harder as you go along and builds on the skills the children have been practicing.  There are video instructions to help you when you enter each task. 

Week 6 - week beginning Mon 1st June

Well done Year 4 on another brilliant week of learning!

We have really enjoyed looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work you have completed on Purple Mash.  We especially enjoyed some of the lovely artwork you have been producing.  Keep sending in the photos of your work as they really make us smile.

Keep up the hard work and remember to do your daily exercise in order to keep active.

Have a good weekend!

Miss Wells, Miss Tawakley and Miss Paris

Monday

English - Monday's task

Maths -​​​​​​​ Monday's task

Science - Year 4 – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some task may require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.

Overview of lesson week 1 (1/6/20)

As part of science it is always good to learn about individual scientists and inventors.  Today we want you to find out about Alexander Graham Bell.  Think about; why he was famous, when he was famous and what he invented.  How did it change the world?  Do some research first before you complete the activity. 

Remember you can present your work on paper and perhaps create a leaflet or booklet.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task​​​​​​​

History/Geography/RE - ​​​​​​​RE Unit- Islam Places of Worship

Today we will be looking at sacred places within faiths.

Each faith has a sacred place where people worship their chosen God. For example temples, churches, cathedrals, mosques, shrines etc

We will be focussing on Islam today. Worship in Islam can be undertaken at a mosque or at home.

Please have a look through the accompanying Mosque power point and also have a read of the Mosque information sheet. These provide information about Mosques and will also help you to complete the tasks below.

Task:

Label the key features of the Mosque using the ‘Labelling Mosque worksheet’.

Now describe each key part within the mosque by completing the ‘Explanations for parts of the Mosque’ worksheet.

Extension:

Why do you think Muslims believe it is important to attend mosque?

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task​​​​​​​

Art - Lesson 1:  Looking Closely

Over the next few weeks, you will complete some activities that will help you to look closely at the things you are drawing.

Resources you will need:

  • Pencil or black pen-no colours
  • paper
  • an object to draw (maybe a plant, flower, trainer or shoe, pencil sharpener, mug, anything!)

Warm Up

Once you have your chosen object, take a little time to look at it - notice the shapes you can see and the different textures.

Draw your object only by looking at it and not the paper and pencil.  Keep your eyes on the object the whole time.  As your eyes move around the object try to move your pencil in the same directions.

Main Activity

You are going to make another picture of this object that will help you improve your hand eye coordination, so this time you must look back and forth between the object and your paper.

You are going to complete a continuous line drawing.  This means when you draw, your pen or pencil will stay touching the paper until you have finished your drawing.  Try to represent the textures of your object, think about the marks you might use for this but remember, don’t take your pencil off the page - It’s trickier than it sounds!

Watch the Access Art video that explains the technique.  This includes 5 minutes of music for you to time yourself as you draw.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/continuous-line-drawing-exercise/

To end

If you want to practice your hand eye coordination why not try using a continuous line to draw the room you are sat in now, or someone in your home.

[NOTE: If the weblink does not work, go to www.accessart.org and in the search bar type ‘continuous line drawing exercise’.  Click ion the first activity where you will see the video for today]

Thursday

English - Thursday's task and Thursday's resource

Maths - Thursday's task​​​​​​​

Design & Technology - Year 4

Task:  Repeating pattern task - design and sketch your kite body - this must include a repeating pattern design, so you may need to research ideas before drawing your design.  You can design your pattern on the computer using digital images, or draw your own on paper. 

Extension:  Design and sketch another kite body - this time include a theme of your choice - e.g., animals, cars, games.

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task​​​​​​​

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 4 music (Communication)

Start writing your event of what happened ready to perform.

  • Think about what happened.
  • Who was there?
  • Why was this so exciting?

Watch BBC newsreader Huw Edwards top tips for reading out news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/27699415

Don’t worry about publishing for now!

Once you have written your events have a go at putting it into key bullet points ready to be read.

Week 7 - week beginning Mon 8th June

Hello Year 4 superstars!

We hope you had a relaxing weekend after all that fun of learning last week.

This week you have a range of interesting activities to do; one of them is learning about the Roman Army and what made them so powerful and successful.  You will be looking at the Roman soldier specifically and their uniform and equipment.  In Maths, you’ll be practicing how to multiply multiples of 10 and 100.  Remember to set your work out carefully so that you can follow what you have done.  

Thank you again to those who shared their outstanding work last week.  It is amazing to see how hard working and focused you have been at home.  Remember to keep sending us emails of any work that you are particularly proud of during the week. Please include your name (first name only) and your year group on your pieces of work and send a photo of the work only.

Make sure, as well as doing your work, you are looking after yourselves, keeping active and having some fun!  Look at the learning resources page for some more inspiration for all subjects.

Have a great week and take care.

Miss Wells, Miss Tawakley and Miss Paris  

Monday

English -Monday's task and Monday's resource

Maths -​​​​​​​Monday's task

Science - Year 4 – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some task may require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.

Overview of lesson week 2 (8/6/20)

This week we want you to think about other inventions that have shaped our world.  Do some research first and choose 3 items that have made a significant difference to our world today.  Consider who invented them and when they were invented.  Remember you can present your work on paper if you prefer or as a project with photographs, labelled drawings and key facts.  Here are a few ideas to get you thinking, mobile phone, vacuum cleaners, medicines.

Tuesday

English Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task​​​​​​​

History - Year 4 - Topic: What happened when the Romans came?

The Roman Army

The Romans came to Britain over 2,000 years ago and changed our country. Even today, evidence of the Romans being here can be seen in the ruins of Roman buildings, forts, roads even Roman Baths can be found all over Britain.

One of the most remarkable things about the Romans was their army.  The soldiers were always well equipped and trained.

Read the information about Roman soldiers and then colour and label the image of the solider using the information that you have learned. Next, use the information sheet about the Roman army and write down as a paragraph why you think the Roman army was so successful in all their endeavours.

Wednesday

Thursday

English Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task​​​​​​​

Design & Technology -Year 4

Look back at your work from last week to complete this week’s task:

Task:  Evaluate your design in relation to the questions below.  Think about the body and the frame of your kite design.  Now challenge yourself to write your own evaluation questions about your kite body, linked to appearance and recyclability?

  1. Is your design aesthetically pleasing? (look good)
  2. Does it have a unique pattern?
  3. Would it be made from recyclable material?
  4. Would the frame be sturdy and strong?
  5. Would the whole product be easy to make?
  6. What makes your design special?
  7. Who do you think you would make this product for?
  8. Using the materials you have suggested do you think your kite would function - eg., be able to fly?

Why not extend yourself to have a go at making your design if you have any of these materials at home?

Friday

English Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task​​​​​​​

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 4 - Week 2 – Describing People

This week we are looking at describing people – hair and eyes. 

Use the vocabulary sheet provided to help you describe the physical appearance of people. 

Challenge – Draw your family and label with their names, ages and describe their hair and eyes. 

Week 8 - week beginning Mon 15th June

Content coming soon.

Monday

English -

Maths -​​​​​​​

Science - 

Tuesday

English 

Maths - 

History/Geography/RE - 

Wednesday

English 

Maths - 

Art -

Thursday

English 

Maths - 

Design & Technology -

Friday

English 

Maths - 

Other Curriculum Areas - ​​​​​​​