Welcome to our Year 4 page! Here you will be able to find out important dates of key events throughout the year and see what we have been learning each term.

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Welcome to Year 4

Please find below a letter with a number of activities to be completed if children are isolated due to Coronavirus.

Home educating letter – YEAR 4

We would love to see any pictures of our children completing some of the suggested activities – tweet any photos tagging @ololprimary for us to see!

Well done on completing another week of home learning. As we would normally be breaking up for the Easter holidays, we will not be posting any daily activities again until Monday 20th April. Please feel free to use your packs and the list of useful websites if you wish but you are not expected to. Enjoy the Easter holidays with your families – we wish you a happy and holy Easter from the Year 4 Team x


EASTER RESOURCES:

Read through the Easter Story with your family and discuss the key events – Holy Week PPT

Take some quiet time to reflect. Talk about things we are thankful for in our lives. Say a prayer together to give thanks to God and Jesus. Why not complete one of the stained glass window colouring sheets with a family member? You could display it in your window – I’m sure the bright colours would make people smile! Easter Stained Glass Colouring

 

Friday 3rd April Home School Tasks

English – Read the Easter Story PPT. Then try to write a description of what is happening in the pictures attached, showing the key events of the Easter story (Jesus riding into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, carrying the cross, being laid to rest in the tomb and the resurrection) If you can, print the sheets – if not, have a go at drawing the pictures and writing your description.

Easter Story PPT 

Easter Story Writing Sheets

Maths – Miss Ross and Miss Byrne/Mrs Cox’s groups, complete Week 1, Lesson 5 on dividing 1 digit by 10. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Mr Ball’s group, complete Week 1, Lesson 5 on fractions – tenths as decimals. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Art/DT – Design your own Easter egg, using the sheet attached. Try to be as creative as possible and use a range of materials you can find in the house e.g. string, tin foil, sequins, glitter. We can’t wait to see your designs! Easter Egg design sheet

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Thursday 2nd April Home School Tasks

English – Read through the comprehension about Holy Week and answer the questions, using the information from the text. Then, write your own acrostic poem, using the letters HOLY WEEK, including the facts you have learnt. Easter Comprehension

Maths – Miss Ross and Miss Byrne/Mrs Cox’s groups, complete Week 1, Lesson 4 on tenths on a number line. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Mr Ball’s group, complete Week 1, Lesson 4 on fractions – count in tenths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

PE – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ – Have a go at today’s workout from Joe Wicks, The Body Coach.

DT – Food Technology – Plan a healthy meal for you and your family. Try to include fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins and some dairy choices. Use the sheet provided to record your meal and then think about how to be hygienic when preparing your food! Enjoy your meal! Healthy Eating Meal   Food Groups

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Wednesday 1st April Home School Tasks

English – Complete the sheet on fronted adverbials. An adverbial is a word or phrase that has been used like an adverb to add detail or further information to a verb. ‘Fronted’ adverbials are ‘fronted’ because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb. In other words, fronted adverbials are words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence, used to describe the action that follows. Fronted Adverbials

Maths – Miss Ross and Miss Byrne/Mrs Cox’s groups, complete Week 1, Lesson 3 on tenths on a place value grid. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Mr Ball’s group, complete Week 1, Lesson 3 on fractions – tenths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

PE – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ – Have a go at today’s workout from Joe Wicks, The Body Coach.

Art – Design your own Easter card for someone in your family – try to include some religious symbols, such as a cross on the hill, crown of thorns, palm leaves, bread and wine, lamb. Easter Cards Examples

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Tuesday 31st March Home School Tasks

English – Choose a book you have read with a wide range of characters e.g. Harry Potter (Miss Ross’ favourite!) Make your own set of Top Trumps cards about the characters and choose your own categories. Miss Ross has made one as an example! On the back of each card, try to write a short description about the character e.g. Harry Potter is 11 years old when he discovers that he is a wizard and has magical powers. He goes to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he has all sorts of adventures! Top Trumps example

Maths – Miss Ross and Miss Byrne/Mrs Cox’s groups, complete Week 1, Lesson 2 on tenths as decimals. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Mr Ball’s group, complete Week 1, Lesson 2 on fractions – making the whole. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Art/DT – Have a go at making your own Easter basket, using the templates provided. Colour in the basket and handle, cut out and fold along the dotted lines. Glue the sides together and staple on the handle, then fill your basket with Easter goodies! Easter Basket Craft Template

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Monday 30th March Home School Tasks

English – How many different words can you make from the letters in the sentence below?

Learning at home is fun!  E.g. l e g,  m a t,  r a t.

Ask an adult to write another sentence and then do the activity again. Can you beat your score from the first sentence?

Maths – Miss Ross and Miss Byrne/Mrs Cox’s groups, complete Week 1, Lesson 1 on recognising tenths and hundredths, continuing our work on fractions. Watch the video clip, then complete the activity. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Mr Ball’s group, complete Week 1, Lesson 1 on unit and non-unit fractions. Watch the video clip, then complete the activity. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Science – Watch BBC Bitesize clip about electricity in the home https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqb7tyc Make a list of all of the electrical items in your home. Can you come up with any ways to use less electricity? Design a poster to show ways of doing this e.g. turn the lights off when leaving the room.

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Friday 27th March Home School Tasks

English – Write a book review about your favourite book, using the template attached. Draw an illustration of the characters in your book. Book review template

Keep practising your spellings, using the Spelling Shed app. Try to make as many words as you can when you play the Hive games. You can even practise using your spelling words in sentences of your own.

Maths – An angle of exactly 90° is a right-angle. It looks like a capital L. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JSk0DC5q4g for more information. Then, explore the house and find different right angles. You can record their findings by taking photographs or writing a list.

DT – Design your own robot, using a range of different shaped items, e.g. rectangular cereal boxes, plastic bottle arms. Try to see if your robot can include any moveable parts, using mechanisms you have learnt in school – think about our Roman forts when we added the drawbridge! Draw a design for your robot, annotate it and colour it in! If you have the materials in your house, why don’t you then try to build your robot?

Have a good weekend and take care,

The Year 4 Team.

Thursday 26th March Home School Tasks

English – When we looked at poetry, we learnt about rhyming couplets – a rhyming couplet is two lines of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought. There is no limit to the length of the lines. Rhyming words are words that sound the same when spoken, they don’t necessarily have to be spelt the same. E.g.

There once was a large brown cat, who people said was really rather fat!

Make a list of some rhyming couplets and then have a go at writing a short poem, using the rhyming words.

Maths – Miss Ross and Miss Byrne/Mrs Cox’s group – complete the questions on the Maths Mat attached. Mr Ball’s group – complete the questions about writing multiplication and division statements attached. If you are unable to print the sheet, then just write the answers on a piece of paper. 

Thursday Maths Miss Ross Miss Byrne Mrs Cox

Thursday Maths Mr Ball

Science – Carrying on with our work on States of Matter, research on the internet to try and answer the following questions:

How can we measure temperature? What units of measurement can we use?  What is it called when liquid water is turned into a solid? What temperature does this happens at? Then, choose some different materials that you can find at home e.g. wood, glass, water and research about whether these materials are able to change state. Share your findings with a family member.

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Wednesday 25th March Home School Tasks

English – Attached is a sheet of sentences that contain Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling words, but they are written incorrectly – can you use a dictionary to write the words correctly? Once you’ve done that, write the words in sentences of your own. Wednesday English spellings

Maths – Create a timetable of what you are doing in your day and write the times of each activity. Work out how long you will be spending on each activity and record it in hours and then minutes. Decorate your daily timetable.

Join together to pray with Pope Francis:

Pope Francis has called on the world’s Christians and people of goodwill to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday 25th March at 11am UK time (midday in Rome).

Science – Watch the clip about States of Matter https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gez2rmeCpfE and then create a poster about the different states of matter – solids, liquids and gases.

PE – Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has set up daily workouts for children on his You Tube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  – choose a couple and have a go!

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Tuesday 24th March Home School Tasks

English – In the story ‘Into the Forest’, the boy meets a variety of fairy-tale characters as he goes to his Grandma’s house. Using the rules of speech, write some short conversations between the boy and the other characters e.g.

The boy saw a pale figure ahead of him, standing next to a large cow. As he approached him, the figure called out, “Well good day, fancy meeting someone out here in the forest!”

The boy replied, “Who are you?” with a puzzled look on his face.

“My name is Jack Climber, pleasure to meet you!” he grinned.

Remember – new speaker, new line! Also, the inverted commas only go around the words being spoken.

Maths – Practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars, or play Hit The Button times tables games.

Choose 2 more activities from the list of Art and Design Skills (uploaded last Friday) that the children can be practising.

Today is St Oscar Romero’s Day – research about Oscar Romero at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/St-Romero and then design your own El Salvador Cross.

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Monday 23rd March Home School Tasks

English – Grammar focus on pronouns. Go through the attached PPT on Pronouns and identify the pronouns in the sentences. Then, try and write some sentences based on the story ‘Into the Forest’ and underline any pronouns you have used e.g. The boy was walking down the path, when he bumped into Jack. They had a long conversation, where he tried to sell him a pet cow!

Maths – Design a menu for a café and give your items different prices, then ask the people who you live with to choose their order! Work out how much they would spend and then work out how much change you would give them if they paid with £10/£20 etc.

PE – Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has set up daily workouts for children on his You Tube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ – choose a couple and have a go!

Art/DT – After drawing the sculptures from the PPT last week, have a go now at designing your own sculpture that you would like to have built at our school. Colour in your design and annotate it with the materials you would use to build it.

Have a good day,

The Year 4 Team.

Monday Pronouns

 

Trip to Chester

At the start of the year, the children in Year 4 went to Chester for our WOW event to start our ‘Romans in Chester’ topic. We marched through the streets, even though it was pouring with rain and visited the amphitheatre! It was fantastic learning all about the armour worn by the soldiers; we had a great time!

Anglo-Saxon Brooches!

As part of our Anglo-Saxon topic, we designed and created some fantastic brooches! We used felt, clay and cardboard to produce our brooches and then evaluated our products. We think they look fantastic!

Chinese New Year!

We had a brilliant time celebrating Chinese New Year! All of the classes took part in a dance workshop and learned some traditional movements. We then were lucky enough to act as the dragon, wearing the detailed, intricate mask. It was amazing! Back in class, we made our own Chinese dragons and then designed and created delicious sticky rice cakes!

Computing in Year 4

We visited Liverpool Hope University and did some sessions with students there, using Crumbles and Spheros to design, create and code Roman chariots and gladiators! We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed using our knowledge of algorithms and debugging that we had learnt in our Mosaic Madness Computing topic.

After our trip to Liverpool Hope University, where we had designed and created our gladiators, we used the iPads and Spheros to hold battles in our classrooms. Some of the children from the Year 6 Code Club came to help us and we had a fantastic time trying to move our competitors out of the battle arena!