Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 24th January 2022.


Spelling and grammar





If you are isolating at home this week, here are some activities you can have a go at. These will cover the same objectives as those children who are still in school. 


Lesson 1: This week, we will be looking at the story of, 'Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx' as part of our Ancient Egypt topic. We will link this with some descriptive writing as we prepare to write a longer narrative in the weeks to come.

To start, watch the story of Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx. You can also read the story on the attached PDF. Then have a go at the attached comprehension to check your understanding of the story. This is really important as it will form the basis of our work this week. Remember, you can watch the video or read the PDF as many times as you like. 

Lesson 2: Today, we are going to combine grammar with the story we studied yesterday. To begin with, watch this video about prepositional phrases. You will have heard about these in Year 3 so hopefully this session will be a refresher for you.

Once you have watched the video and understood what prepositional phrases are, practise them by describing the location of different objects in your house. After this, use Tuesday’s sheet to write a description of Ra’s ship.

Lesson 3: Look through the PDF for lesson 3. This looks at creating 'action sentences', which will be essential for your upcoming narrative. Once you have understood what 'action sentences' are, write five sentences about the three pictures on the last page of the document. 

Extension: You could search for a similar image online or in a reading book and try to create 'action sentences' for this as well.

Lesson 4: Using what you have learnt this week, write an action sequence about Marcy’s journey into the belly of the Sphinx. Try to use show not tell techniques. 

If you need to remind yourself of the story, then look back at the PDF and video link in lesson 1.

Lesson 5: Watch this video and then complete the Friday Comprehension sheet.


Spelling and grammar

Each week, we will be looking at a different spelling pattern to support you in becoming more proficient spellings. This week we are recapping some of the spelling patterns we learnt in September. 

Lesson 1: Usually, no change is made to the root word when we add the suffix -er or -est. If, however, the word ends in an 'e' then we must drop the 'e' before adding -er or -est. With this in mind, complete the spelling activity for lesson 1.  

Lesson 2: We are going to refresh our memories on 'dots and dashes', a useful strategy when learning how to spell unfamiliar words. 

Watch the videos to help you find out more about dots and dashes (sound buttons). When you have completed this, complete the activity sheet for lesson 2. 



Lesson 3: Watch the video below on suffixes and then complete the activity sheet for lesson 3. 


Lesson 4: Create your own word search using the key words you have been learning this week. Watch the video of Miss Perrett who will show you how to do this. There is a blank word search box attached for you to use. www.wintonprimary.uk/articles/keeping-winton-busy-23

Lesson 5: Look at the high frequency words below:

found, fox, gave, green, laughed, please, write, school, stop, stopped

You can practise learning your spellings in different ways.

- Write them in sprinkled flour.

- Use chalk and write them on a path.

- Use finger paints.

- Make the letters out of playdough or pasta.

If you are confident with these words, then look through your diary and find any other words you are not confident with and practise those instead. You can even cross them off your planner to help you track your progress.


This week, we are looking at fractions.

Lesson 1: Today, we will be recapping what a fraction is, reminding ourselves what is meant by the terms numerator, denominator, mixed fractions, unit and non-unit fraction. Watch this video first to get started and then take the quiz at the bottom of the page to test your knowledge. Then watch this video and have a go at the worksheet for today.

Lesson 2: Today, remind yourself of what a fraction is by watching this video. Have a go at finding fractions of a set of objects and complete the sheet for today.

Lesson 3: Recognising and counting in tenths. Watch this video first, then this video and then have a go at the challenges on today’s worksheet. 

Lesson 4: Equivalent fractions. Watch this video and then attempt today’s worksheet.

Lesson 5: Complete the arithmetic paper. Once you have finished, look through your paper and purple polish any of your answers you got wrong. If you are still confused, ask an adult or your teacher when you come back into school.


This week in science, we are looking at which materials are magnetic and which materials are not magnetic, exploring the reasons why. Watch this Video and make a comparison chart listing the different materials that you find in your house. Are there more magnetic or non-magnetic materials in your home?

After you have watched the video, try and complete the worksheet on magnets. 



This week in topic, we are looking at the Ancient Egyptian gods. Watch this video: What did the ancient Egyptians believe in? - BBC Bitesize then complete your own research online into some of these gods. Your task is to make top trump cards on the Egyptian gods. Think about the different criteria you want on your trump cards. Here are some examples of top trump cards:


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