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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

 

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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 8 - week beginning Mon 15th 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. 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. 

Overview of lesson week 3 (15/6/20)

This week is about ‘absorbing sound’.  Complete the sounds quiz then click on the PDF document and wither print it off or write the answers down on paper.

The following website may help:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z29c87h

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task and Tuesday's resource 

Maths - Tuesday's task

Geography - Year 4 

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’.

Complete the task that says, ‘2 Writing Activity’.  Use this template for ideas when creating your own diagrams.  You do not need to print this page to complete the activity.

  1. Read Virtual Book.  Think about:  How and why earthquakes occur.  The damage they do.
  2. Draw a simple diagram, including words and arrows, showing how earthquakes occur.
  3. Draw and label a simple picture illustrating the different things that can be damaged by earthquakes and the types of damage that occur.

Enjoy creating fantastic diagrams about earthquakes!

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task 

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Lesson 3: Looking Closely, Close Up

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil

To Begin

To warm up, gather a few small objects no larger than a 10p piece, such as a coin, sharpener or pasta.  Place each object on your paper and draw it the same size. Look closely at the shape and detail.

If you would like some ideas or support, here is a video of others completing the activity.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/drawingsmall/

Main Activity

You have looked closely at small things, next you are going to look at enlarging parts of objects.

First, look around your home at fixtures and fittings, such as a light switch, tap, door handle, radiator valve, window handle and closely examine them.

Next divide your page into four sections, you can fold your paper to do this.

Then choose one of the fixtures or fittings that you found interesting.  ‘Zoom in’ on part of it and draw this magnified onto one of the sections of your paper.

Now choose a different fixture or fitting and do the same in another section of your paper.  Repeat this until you have filled all four sections.

To End

Finally, can others in your house guess what you have drawn?

Thursday

English Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 4

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Ada Lovelace Day.

This activity celebrates the achievements of Ada Lovelace who is known as the first computer programmer.  It also recognises the contribution that other women have made to the sciences in all fields including design and technology.  Complete this quiz to find out more about how she contributed to the world.

Friday

English Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Computing - Year 4

Click here for today's Computing activity.

Week 9 - week beginning Mon 22nd 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.  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 an enjoyable weekend.

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. 

Overview of lesson week 9 (22/6/20)

Complete the sound postcard.  You can create it by using the photos on purplemash and writing about the orchestra or you can create your own on paper.

The following website has some good ideas.

https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php

Tuesday

English Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

RE - Year 4 – Task 3 - Islam Places of Worship

There are over 2.5 million Muslims in the UK and over 1,500 mosques.  The mosque is a place to gather for prayers, to study and to celebrate festivals such as Ramadan.  It can also be used to house schools and community centres.

The Arabic word for mosque, “masjid”, means “place of prostration”.  The first mosque was the Prophet Muhammad's home in Medina, Saudi Arabia, a 7th-Century house with a large courtyard surrounded by long rooms.

The simplest mosque would be a prayer room with a wall marked with a “mihrab” – a niche indicating the direction of Mecca, which Muslims should face when praying.  A typical mosque also includes a minaret, a dome and a place to wash before prayers.  Each feature has its own significance.

Task:  To research mosques & the services they offer.

https://harrowmosque.org.uk/

Prompts to consider

What do they do for:

  • the elderly
  • children
  • the local community
  • only Muslims
  • other communities
  • collaborative
  • tourist attraction.

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 4 - Lesson 4: Tate Poster

Resources

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Colouring pencils, pens or crayons

This year is the 20th anniversary of the London art gallery Tate Modern.  Over the remainder of our lessons we will look at some of the modern artists that are on exhibit in the gallery and use their work as inspiration for our own.  Today though, you are going to design a poster to celebrate Tate Modern turning 20.

Read the information sheet included here to learn about the gallery and include some of this on your poster.

Posters need to catch people’s eye so make your design bold and bright.

To end

Visit the Tate Kids website and take a quiz, watch a video or read about an artist.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Thursday

English Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 4

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Smoothie Recipe.

Can you write instructions to make a smoothie?

Launch Honey Cake Recipe.

Create a recipe for a Jewish honey cake.

Friday

English Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 4 Music (Communication)

Lesson 3:  Broadcasting your news

Watch BBC newsreader Huw Edwards top tips for broadcasting news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/27699461

Be Clear, Be Concise and Be Correct!

Time to broadcast!

  1.  Get your introduction and headline music.
  2.  Have your bullets ready.
  3.  Clap or count in your head a beat you would like to read out to.
  4.  Get reading.
  5.  Don’t forget to sign off.
  6.  Perform to someone in your house or you could record it.

Week 10 - week beginning Mon 29th 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.  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 an enjoyable 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. 

Overview of lesson week 10 (29/6/20)

Which materials have the best sound insulation?  Select items from the ClipArt and use the words and phrases to help you explain.  Yo may prefer to do this on paper. 

Use this website to help you:

http://www.schoolsworld.tv/node/2958

Tuesday

English Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

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

Romulus and Remus

A famous story from the Roman times, and supposedly the story which explains who founded the city of Rome is the story about Romulus and Remus.

Read this interesting story about these two mythological twins.

Do you now have a better understanding of how Rome was created?

You have been given six summary images from the story; can you order the images chronologically and detail what is happening in each image in relation to the story?

Wednesday

English Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 4 - Lesson 5: Op Art and Bridget Riley

Please supervise children when using the internet.

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil (and/or black pen)
  • Ruler or something that will help you draw a straight line

To Begin

The first artist we will look at that is exhibited at Tate Modern is Bridget Riley.

She was part of an art movement called Op Art, short for 'optical art'. The word optical is used to describe things that relate to how we see.  Artists use shapes, colours and patterns in special ways to create images that look as if they are moving or blurring.  Op Art started in the 1960s.  The painting above is by Bridget Riley who is one of the most famous artists who created artwork in this way.

You can read more about Op Art here:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/op-art

Main Activity

You are going to create your own Op Art piece.  Watch the link and follow the step-by-instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuOQoxr2PyQ

To End

Find our more about Bridget Riley.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-bridget-riley

Thursday

English Thursday's task and Thursday's resource

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 4

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Robot.

Design and paint a robot, what is it made of?

Friday

English Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 4 - French: Describing Clothes

Visit http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html to revise your knowledge on colours. 

Use a French dictionary or Google Translate to help you complete the worksheet, you need to match the clothes with the correct description.

Challenge:  Play clothing battleships, or design an outfit for someone and describe the outfit using colours and adjectives.  Why not have a fashion show at home and describe the items of clothing people are wearing in French!

Week 11 - week beginning Mon 6th July

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.  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 an enjoyable weekend.

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. 

Overview of lesson week 11 (6/7/20)

Create your own exercise poster.  Use the pictures and words to help you.  Choose a slogan, use captions, use appropriate vocabulary.  You can create your poster on purplemash or on paper or card.  Stick up in your home to encourage your family to keep active!

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/keeping+active

Tuesday

English Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

Geography - Year 4 

  • Login into PurpleMash using your username and password.
  • When you are on the home page click on Topics.
  • Next click on Geography.
  • Then click on Volcanoes.
  • Under the heading ‘Writing Projects’, click on Volcano Description.
  • Click Launch App.
  • Choose a volcano picture and then complete the writing activity describing it.

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task 

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 4 - Lesson 6:  Patrick Caulfield - A Harrow Artist

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil and/or black pen
  • Colouring tools

This painting is by Patrick Caulfield, our second artist on display at Tate Modern (here it is enlarged).  He studied at Harrow Art College, now part of Westminster University, and then at the Chelsea School of Art in the early 1960s.  He met other artists there who were also interested in painting ordinary things.  They were part of an art movement called Pop Art which celebrated ordinary life, such as television, pop music, advertisements.  His work uses flat simple colour and thick black outlines but, in this artwork, he has included a very detailed landscape picture.  Today you will recreate your own artwork in this style. 

Activity

  1. First, draw part of the room you are in and include a rectangle on the wall where you will later draw your landscape picture.  Only use outlines to draw what you can see in front of you.
  2. Next, draw a landscape scene inside your rectangle/picture frame.  You could use a photo of a place you have visited, find a picture online or in a book or even draw the view from your window.  Copy it with as much detail as your can.
  3. Finally, colour the rest of the room using only one colour.

Caulfield’s outlines are bold and stand out.  If you have a black pen you might like to go over your pencil outlines with a pen to achieve this look.

To End

If you like this style, draw some everyday objects in this way.

Thursday

English Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 4

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch 2Design and Make.

Design your own colourful and realistic vehicle, building or mask.

Then, if possible, print the next and construct your design.

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Computing

Click here for this week's Computing lesson.

Week 12 - week beginning Mon 13th July

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. 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 an enjoyable weekend.

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. 

Overview of lesson week 12 (13/7/20)

Create a healthy eating plan.  Think of ways to improve your diet and those of your family.  Could you create some meals  they might like to try?  Use the website below to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j

Tuesday

English Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

RE - Year 4 – Task 4 - RE Unit:  Islam Places of Worship

You have been learning about how holy buildings are special and sacred. Sacred means something that is special and is associated with God.

All holy buildings are important to their followers as they believe that they should perform acts of prayer and religious study.

Today we are going to understand that faiths have other sacred places where they worship.  We will be learning about places which have a special significance for Muslims with a focus on pilgrimage.

What does the word pilgrimage mean?

Have a look at the images on the powerpoint from the Muslim’s pilgrimage to Mecca.

The PowerPoint explores Hajj - the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and helps you understand what Hajj is, the history of Hajj, who a Hajji is, what they wear, and more.

You can also have a look at this video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-muslim-pilgrimage-hajj/zndfcqt

Task :

Imagine you have just visited Mecca.  Write a postcard to your family and friends describing your experience.

Questions to consider:

  • Where is the pilgrimage site located?
  • What is at this site?
  • Why do people visit?
  • Are there special rules that apply in these places?
  • How often might someone visit these places?

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 4 - Lesson 7:  Surrealism

Please supervise your children when using the internet

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Colouring tools
  • Your Imagination!

To Begin

In Tate Modern you can view some artists that were part of a group known as the Surrealists.  You can find out about Surrealism here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YE_Zas-A5A

This painting is called ‘The False Mirror’ by Magritte and we will use it to inspire our work today.

Activity

First, draw an eye but leave the iris blank.  You could look at your own eye in a mirror, look at someone else’s or look at a picture in a book or online.

Now, fill the iris with drawings.  Magritte has only drawn clouds but you can make yours much more imaginative, interesting and surreal.  Maybe draw some of your favourite things, patterns, animals, people or ask some members of your family (or teacher) to say the first word that enters their head and draw what they said.  You might repeat some of the images or rotate them.  If you are a bit stuck, use the ‘surrealist generator’ here to help you.  Finally, if you want, colour your artwork.

To End

The other style of surrealism was called automatism - drawing without thinking.  Have go.  Close your eyes and relax for a minute then open your eyes and draw whatever enters your mind or wherever you feel like moving your pencil for about two minutes.

Or, if you are at home, play The Exquisite Corpse game - I’m sure you’ll know this game but never knew the surrealist artists played it.  Here’s Emily from The Primary Art Class explaining how to play it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUt9auuM7B0&list=PLKmoVoqeac41ufCyNUTpVQ35cNXaJrg8B&index=3

Thursday

English - Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 4

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Fair Trade Farmer.

Put yourself into the role of a fair trade farmer.  Show their thoughts and character in the speech bubble.  Why is fair trade important?

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 4 - Music Lesson 4:  Time

Listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnLY44wNHm8

Write a reflection on this song:

  • Did you like it? 
  • How did it make you feel? 
  • What instruments were used throughout the song? 
  • What was the mood of the song? 
  • Did the mood change throughout?

Challenge:

Think of the title of the song “about time” - why do you think it is called this?  Link your answer to time.