Y4 Learning This Week – LS TEST

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 4th 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. 


You are now at the inventing stage of the Talk for Writing process. You will need to use the knowledge that you have gained over the last couple of weeks about explanation texts to help you create your own version. 

Lesson 1: This week, we are writing our own maths app for an iPad. Can you create and imagine a maths app similar to Times Table Rock Stars or Hit the Button? What do these games focus on? Why are they so much fun to use? You should now create your own maths app. Using the plan and model provided, draw a picture of the icon of your app and then answer the questions about the different features it will include.

Lesson 2: Can you remember all the tools you need to successfully write an explanation text?

These are all of the features you must include: title, introduction, chronological order, time connectives, stages and conclusions.

Using the talking story to guide you through each paragraph, write your own title, introduction and the first stage of your invented maths app. Remember to include enough detail, using exciting adjectives and adverbs when explaining how each part works.

Lesson 3: You are now going to write the second and third stage of your explanation text. After you have done this and finished the conclusion, read through your work or read it to an adult to make sure it makes sense. Are the different stages in your explanation text clear? Review this and include any additional changes you feel are needed.  

Lesson 4: Complete the reading comprehension exercise on Amelia Earhart. 

Lesson 5: We are going to be looking at grammar today. In particular, we are going to look at recognising prepositions and determiners. Watch this video on determiners and the BBC clip on determiners and take the quiz at the end of the BBC page.

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 the prefix inter- and the impact it has on the root word.

Lesson 1: The prefix inter- means ‘among’ or ‘between’. We can just add it to the front of the root word without changing the spelling of the root word. Make a list of words that start with ‘inter-‘. How many can you think of?

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 prefix in each word.

Lesson 3: Look at the video which explores the prefix ‘inter’ and provides more examples. Try and learn the spelling pattern for as many of these words as possible.

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 looking at adding two numbers using formal written methods. 

Lesson 1: We are going to be looking at adding numbers using a formal written method. This will involve no exchanging. Watch the video and then attempt the work sheet below. 

Lesson 2: Today, we are going to be adding numbers using a formal written method, with some exchanging involved. Watch the video and then attempt the work sheet below. 

Lesson 3: Today, we are continuing to add numbers using a formal written method, with some exchanging involved. Watch the video and then attempt the work sheet below. 

Lesson 4: Think of a times table you are not fully secure with, for example, the 6 times table. Cut out 12 pieces of paper the same size and write 6 x 1 = on one of the pieces of paper, 6 x 2 = on the other etc. After you have done this, write the answers on the back of each piece of paper. You have now created a set of flip cards and you can use this to learn this times table!

Lesson 5: Revisit the videos from this week. Afterwards, attempt the ‘Chocolate Challenge’ maths sheet and see how much you can complete using this new written method.



This week, we are continuing our work on electricity and circuits by looking at insulators and conductors. Watch this video to learn the difference between insulators and conductors and then attempt the activity. Decide which of the classroom items are made of materials that would conduct electricity and which ones would insulate. 


This week, we are looking at how flight has changed from World War 2 to when Yuri Gagarin was flown into space. Watch these videos first.

WWII Dog Fights: Breathtaking Battles in the Sky | War Archives – YouTube

Fascinating 1950s Video Shows Early Days Of Commercial Aviation – YouTube

What are the differences and similarities between the planes of the past and those of today?

Research the life of Yuri Gagarin before attempting to complete the topic sheet below.