Y4 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 10th May 2021.

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. 


1. English
2. Maths
3. Spellings
4. Science

5. Topic



1. English - Reading Comprehension and Suspense Stories

This week, we are going to complete some reading activities and independently write a suspense story.

Lesson 1: Reading comprehension
Read the text about some of the Ancient Egyptian gods and then try to complete the comprehension questions. Remember to use your RIC skills when answering these questions, considering carefully whether you need retrieval or interpretation skills to answer the question.

Lesson 2: Video comprehesion 
The Egyptians believed in a journey to the afterlife after they had died. Watch this video about the journey and answer the following questions:

a) Who needed a Book of the Dead when they died?

b) What happens to the organs from the body?

c) What significance does the scarab beetle have?

d) How are the spells used to help the person into the afterlife?

e) Who weighs the person's heart against a feather?

f) What was the role of the gods in the journey to the afterlife? You could focus on Ammit, Ra, Osiris or Ma'at.

Lesson 3: Writing a suspense story

Today you will be writing the final section of your suspense story. The focus will be on using a simile to describe an approaching danger. For example, 'It sounded like a thousand flags flapping in a storm.' Remember to continue using the skills you have used throughout this piece of writing, including using extended reporting clauses to move the action along. Have a look at the example below to help guide you.

“I am not stopping here,” said Lara as she used her shoulder to barge through the stubborn door revealing a dark tunnel beyond.

Lesson 4: Purple polishing
Revisit your Tomb Raider story from last week. Try and upgrade your writing using some of the ideas from the slide show. If you do not have access to your writing at home, you should write your own sentences using the different features from the slide show. Use the sheet for lesson 4 to help you with some ideas.  

Lesson 5: Reading comprehension
Please complete the next reading comprehension from your CGP booklet. Remember to exercise your skim and scan skills to find the correct answers.


2. Maths - Fractions

Lesson 1: Arithmetic.

Have a look at the questions for lesson 1 and try to complete them. Think carefully about the different operations you may need to use. Which ones could you complete mentally?

Lesson 2: Factor pairs

Watch this video to remind yourself what factors are.

Find a set of playing cards or toy cubes if you have them at home. Take 14 cards or cubes and arrange them into a rectange. Count the number of cards down one side and then the other. This is a factor pair. Try again with different number of cards / cubes. There may be more than one factor pair for some numbers.

Lesson 3: Area and perimeter

We ae finding the area and perimeter of 2D shapes today. Watch this video to remind yourself what we mean by area and perimeter. Try the worksheet for lesson 3. Remember to sue the success criteria to help you. 

Lesson 4: Area and perimeter

Refresh your memory of area and perimeter by rewatching yesterday's video. Once you have done this, attempt the worksheet for lesson 4 at the bottom of the page. Remember to read the question carefully before answering each one. 

Lesson 5: Factor pairs

Watch this video to remind yourself about factor pairs. Then complete the attached worksheet, choosing which numbers to find factor pairs for. 



3. Spellings – Adding -ion

Lesson 1:  Key spellings
Look at the list of words below. What do you notice about them? Which sound can you hear in each one? Can you think of any similar examples with the same sound?


Lesson 2: Spellings practice: Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check
Look at the words from Lesson 1. 

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

Try and learn as many of them as you can. Remember the different spelling techniques we have taught you in school, including the spelling scribble. 

Lesson 3: Handwriting spelling practise
Practice the spellings from yesterday’s lesson using your best handwriting.
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 for each of these words?
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 and which also makes sense?


4. Science – Inheritance 

We are looking at inheritance in science this week. Read the attached notes carefully and then attempt the attached worksheets to improve your understanding of this tricky concept.


5. Topic - Egyptian gods 

This week we will be researching different Egyptian gods. Complete your research on one of the gods we have looked at so far this half term. You could always create a fact file about your chosen god. Then attempt the worksheet on King Tutankhamun which debates how the king died.