Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 18th October 2021.


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. 


This week, we will be recapping some of the grammar concepts we have recently taught. We will also be creating a piece of learning that reflects the topic we have studied, focusing on the Wright brothers. Some of the work we produce will be displayed at the Bournemouth Aviation museum.

Lesson 1: Today, we are going to work on our fronted adverbials. The first task we would like you to do is a fronted adverbial hunt. You need to read through the paragraph (English lesson 1) and underline any fronted adverbials that you find.

The second activity is rearranging and rewriting the sentences so that they have fronted adverbials. For example, consider the sentence:

The children went to the park at the end of the day.

This could be turned into:

At the end of the day, the children went to the park.

The third and final activity is creating 5 sentences of your choice using the given picture.

Lesson 2: Create a biography on the Wright brothers. Use the worksheet (English lesson 2) as a template and fill it in with the facts you have remembered this term. Use the internet to research and fill in any gaps you have.

Lesson 3 & 4: Create a timeline of the significant events that led up to the 'Wright Flyer' invention. This includes the brothers’ previous achievements such as owning a bicycle shop and trying to invent their own chewing gum! You may not be able to include all of the significant events on your timeline, so you will have to choose the events which you deem to be the most important. 

You may wish to produce a draft version in lesson 3 before moving onto your final version in lesson 4.

Lesson 5: Grammar- determiners. Watch this video to remind yourselves of what they are and complete the worksheet.

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 looking at words ending in -ous. 

Lesson 1: Make a list with all the words you can think of which end in the suffix -ous. Check with an adult to see if you have spelt these correctly or use a dictionary to check your spellings.

Lesson 2: Look at the list of words below. How many syllables can you identify in each word? Which word has the most syllables and which has the least? Think about how this will help you to learn each word. Remember, each syllable must have a vowel sound in it. 









Write these down and underline the key sound in each word.

Lesson 3: I would like you to write the words in a colourful rainbow. You need to write one of the words in a shape of a rainbow. Then use a different colour and repeat the same just below the previous word. Continue to repeat the same process to make a colourful rainbow. 

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: See if you can write down the words from memory. How many can you now spell? For those you can not spell yet, look at them carefully and see if there is any common pattern or theme to your mistakes.

Try learning them in different ways. Here are some creative ways you can try and learn these words:

- Write them in sprinkled flour.

- Use chalk or finger paints to spell the words.

- Make the letters out of playdough or pasta.

- Write the word in large letters. Cut each letter out and mix them up. Now rearrange the letters to spell the word. 


This week, we are recapping addition and subtraction before doing an end of half term assessment. We will also be revisiting rounding.

Lesson 1: Today, we are recapping addition with and without exchange. Watch this video Aut4.6.1 - Add two 4-digit numbers (more than one exchange) on Vimeo  and then complete our Monday Chocolate Challenge.

Lesson 2: Today, we are recapping Subtraction with and without exchange. Watch this video Aut4.7.1 - Subtract two 4-digit numbers (more than one exchange) on Vimeo and then complete our Tuesday Chocolate Challenge.

Lesson 3: Today, we are rounding to the nearest 1000. Watch the video and then attempt the challenge sheet at the end. https://vimeo.com/458106101 

Lesson 4: Half-term mini-assessment. This will include questions from the different topics we have covered this half-term. Work your way through the questions. Once you have finished,  use the answers to give yourself a final mark. Can you identify where you went wrong in any of the questions? Was there a pattern to some of your mistakes that you could work on?


This week, we are going to be comparing The Bible and The Quran. To begin with, watch the two video clips on The Bible and The Quran and then answer the questions on the attached sheet.

Find out more about The Bible by watching this video. https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/z24wmp3

Find out more about The Quran by watching this video. https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/z4fgkqt



Consider the question, What makes a good friend?

Watch this video to remind yourself.

Create a poster on what makes a good friend. You can bring it into school after half term to show your teacher and the class if you wish.