Hello Year 4,
We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Here are a few more activity ideas to keep you busy this week.
This week Year 4 will learn how to estimate and measure mass and volume. You will learn how to convert units of measure using grams and kilograms (g/kg) and millilitres and litres (ml/l).
We measure mass using grams and kilograms. There are 1000 grams in 1 kilogram.
We measure volume using millilitres (ml) and litres (l). There are 1000 millilitres in 1 litre.Year 4 Maths Help and Problem solving 180520
We are sure some of you have been baking over the past few weeks but if you haven’t and have some ingredients why not have a go. This will help you to learn to measure mass and volume. It’s fun and you get to enjoy some tasty treats at the end. The BBC have some delicious recipes if you click on the following link.
You can also watch the following video from the Chuckle Brothers as they show how to measure using grams and kilograms. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbvgkqt
Click on the links below to explore reading scales.
Drag the parcels onto the scales and read the measurement.
Read the scales accurately to allow the rocket to take off.
Have a go at worksheets 1-6 on pages 65 – 76 in your Maths No Problem 4B. Remember to Look carefully at the scales, what does each mark mean? Ask an adult to help if you are unsure what the question is asking you to do.
Remember to keep logging onto TT Rockstars each day to help improve your times-tables. You are all doing really well. Keep it up!
This week Year 4 will be revisiting words that have the prefixes ir, in, auto and anti. Remember that a prefix goes at the start of a word to change the meaning.
ir means not. For example, irregular means not regular.
in means not. For example, incorrect means not correct.
auto means self/own. For example, autograph is your own signature.
anti means against. For example, anticlockwise is the opposite to clockwise.
Visit the following link and work on spelling rule 5.
You can also use a pen and paper to learn the words. Remember the methods we have been using in class.
- Create a word pyramid
- Look, cover, write and check
- Create a story or poem using the letters of the word
- Create your own sentences using the spelling words
irresponsible irrelevant interact interrelated international intercity autobiography autograph anticlockwise antiseptic
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Take a look at the extract from the book ‘Fortunately the Milk …’ by Neil Gainman. Read it carefully and identify any words you don’t know the meaning of. See if you can work out the meaning of the word by looking for clues in the sentence. You can then check by using a dictionary or asking an adult. Have a go at answering the following questions. We have looked at similar questions in class.
- Create a who, what, where, when and why diagram about the extract.
- Find and copy a phrase or sentence that suggest the girl doesn’t like the sound of a violin.
- The dad gave ownership of the planet. True False
- Mr Ronson was buying paper in the shop. True False
- How did the dad feel when he was sucked up into the spaceship? Find evidence to explain your ideas.
- Were the aliens friendly? Explain why.
- Look at p28. What does the word demand mean?
- Summarise the key events that happened in the extract. (explain the key events)
- What do you predict happened to dad once he was pulled onto the ship?
- What questions would you like to ask dad to find out more about his day?
Click on the link below to watch a short film called ‘Catch It’ about a group of meerkats who look after a special fruit in the savannah. One day a vulture arrives and is determined to steal the precious fruit. As you are watching the film, think about how the meerkats are feeling, what they do and how they react.
Select one or more of the following follow up activities to complete.
- Re-write the story in your own words.
- Write a diary entry for one of the meerkats or the vulture. Remember to write in the past tense and in first person.
- Describe the beautiful African plains using exciting vocabulary.
- Create a running commentary of the rugby style at the end of the video.
- Explain why you think the fruit is so precious to the meerkats.
Write in full sentences using capital letters and full stops.
Use fronted adverbials as sentence starters. E.g. A short while later, ______ Behind the rock, ____
Use inverted commas when using speech. “What is he doing?” Asked Benny.
Use adjectives to create expanded noun phrases. The meerkats gazed at the beautiful, soft fruit.
Science – Living Things and Their Habitat
This week Year 4 will be learning about Habitats. We looked at the habitat of water vowels and otters when we were learning about rivers and understand that a habitat is where something lives. Click on this link to see a video showing lots of different animals in their habitats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSWYE37MJs
A living thing has 7 characteristics and we can remember them by remembering MRS GREN.
M – Movement
R – Respiration, which means they need oxygen
S – Sensitivity, which means they feel things and notice change in their environment
G – Growth
R – Reproduction, they have offspring like babies
E – Excretion, they have to get rid of their waste like going to the toilet
N – Nutrition, they need food
If you go on a daily walk or have a garden it would be a great idea to go on a habitat hunt, but you can still do this activity from the comfort of your own home too – see below!
Take a piece of paper or a camera and try and find as many habitats as you can. What living things can you find in these habitats? Why do the living things choose this habitat? Remember that plants are also a living thing so don’t just look out for animals.
Create a poster displaying what you have found and include any questions you may have about the different habitats.
At home – If you are unable to leave the house, select an animal that you would like to research. Find as many facts as you can about their habitat and create a poster.
Below are some posters you might want to look at before starting your habitat hunt.
Leaf identification poster – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/48345/leaf-id-sheet.pdf
Fruit and Nut identification poster – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/48348/fruits-and-seeds-id-sheet.pdf
Blossom identification poster – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/48350/blossom-and-catkin-id-sheet.pdf
Twig identification poster – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/media/48347/twig-id-sheet.pdf
Visit P.E with Joe on YouTube each morning at 9 am to receive a free daily P.E lesson.
Click on the link below to explore some of the ‘Let’s Get Active’ sessions. The activities are all designed to be complete at home from dancing to athletics. Have fun with them!
Click on the link to follow a music lesson about pulse and rhythm. There is a couple of short videos and some activities to have a go at. You don’t need any instruments to take part. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh7hnrd
BBC Bitesize has created some fantastic daily lessons for lots of different subjects. Click on the link below to see what is new each day.
Have a lovely week,
Mr Morland and Miss Holloway