Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 1st March 2021.


1. English – Fairy Tales
2. Maths - Fractions
3. Spellings -  c sound spelt que, g sound -gue
4. Science – Life Cycles

5. Topic - Rivers 



1. English

 This week we are looking at a range of fairy tales, learning their features and doing some short fun activities each day.  

Lesson 1: Reading Comprehension

Watch the video Robin Hood Reading Comprehension. 

The focus is on answering inference questions. Read the text and complete the questions using the instruction in the video. 

Lesson 2: Creating your own book character. Watch this video by Tom Fletcher and then the video by Mrs Bright by clicking here. Complete Tuesday’s task on the sheet provided.  

Lesson 3: You can watch the live book talk here at 10:30 - Books that make you LOL. Then watch this video and write your own funny story about a minor fairy tale character. 

Lesson 4: Watch this video about changing the ending to a fairy tale.  Today you are boxing up a fairytale of your choice and then writing a plan for your change. Here is the first link that appears in the video, scroll down the page to find examples of twisted fairy tales. Here is the second link for another example and here is the link for the Little Red Riding hood story if you are unsure of it. Fill in your plan for your change of ending using the sheet labelled Thursday.  

Lesson 5: Watch this video first and here is the link to The Pea and the Princess that provides an example of how we might change a fairy tale. Pick your challenge from the sheets provided.  



2. Maths 

Lesson 1 - Arithmetic challenge
Have a go at the arithmetic questions sheet below. The websites below will remind you of our methods for completing the different types of calculations:
Column subtraction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd
Multiplication: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4gcqt
Multiplying 3 numbers together: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr9xqfr

Lesson 2 - Equivalent fractions 
Watch this video by Mrs Gregory and then complete the sheet attached.
Lesson 3  - Equivalent fractions
Watch this video by Mrs Gregory and then complete the attached sheet.
This website will help you with finding equivalent fractions so use it if you get stuck.
Lesson 4 - Fractions
Watch this video and use your playing cards to play some fraction games. You can also download the game instructions and the fraction wall.
Lesson 5 - Fractions
As we have been learning a lot about fractions, let’s put this knowledge to good use and solve some fraction problems. Watch this video then choose your challenge.


3. Spellings – c sound spelt que, g sound -gue

Lesson 1: 'gue' and 'que' words 

Complete this lesson Year 3 Spelling: 'gue' and 'que' words  

Lesson 2: Spellings practice: Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check

Here are your spellings for the week: 









Download the Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check sheet from the bottom of this page to practice your spellings.

Lesson 3: Handwriting spelling practice

Download the handwriting spelling sheet from the bottom of this page and practise your spellings.

Lesson 4: Find the definition
Use a dictionary or the Oxford English dictionary online to find out the definition of each of your spellings. Can you think of an antonym and synonym?

Lesson 5: Write it in a sentence
Have a go at putting each of your spellings into a sentence. As an extra challenge can you create a paragraph which includes all of your spellings but also makes sense?



4. Science – Life Cycles

Watch this BBC video about Life cycles. Then watch Mrs Gregory’s video which explains the task. 

Research your animal from the River Stour’s lifecycle and then draw a labelled diagram. Remember you should be doing one of these animals: 



Grey heron 

Little Egret 

Grass snake 

White-legged Damselfly 

White-letter hairstreak (butterfly) 




5. Topic - Rivers 

In today’s lesson you will be creating either a 2D or a 3D representation of a river. You will need to make sure you label your work with all the vocabulary you learned when making your river vocabulary mini book. Watch Mrs Gregory’s video lesson.  

To remind you of the features if you have forgotten:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1--ks2-rivers/... BBC teach video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsXKv1yfNFk river journey song 


Draw with Rob 

Watch this video here about what your task is today. Then follow this link to Rob’s page and select a video you’d like to follow and have a go at drawing yourself. Have fun! Use a plain piece of paper and pencil, colour it in afterwards if you are able to.