Sundridge Primary School

Sundridge Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9NY

0121 464 7720

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In the event of a Year 4 Bubble closure - Please visit our Home Learning page

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Year 4

5th January 2021

Hello Class 4,

Once again we find ourselves in a different situation.  We will miss you all again as the new term begins.  I will be adding home learning tasks to the Home Learning page of the website.  If you have any questions about the tasks you can message me using the J2Message app on your BGfL account. 

I will be teaching some lessons via Teams which you can access on your BGfL account.  You will receive an invite the day before on your school email address (BGfL) with all the information you need.  You are welcome to join the lesson if you have not already completed it, or if you are a bit stuck on something.

Best wishes

Miss Reeves and Miss Conroy.

Educational Home Learning Websites (click here) For specific Y4 Links see below

  

Maths

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

Times Table Rock stars: https://ttrockstars.com/

Numbots: https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Fractions: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fractions-intro/latest/fractions-intro_en.html

Equal Fractions: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fractions-equality/latest/fractions-equality_en.html

Daily Math Challenge: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Problem Solving: https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Bobbie-Bear/

White Rose Maths home learning:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

More Maths home learning:  https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

 

English

Crystal Explorers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw

Verbs and Adverbs: http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6187/index.html

Adjective detective: https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

Improving sentences: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar03

Spy watch stories: http://s.mound.free.fr/skyblues67/fun/spywatch/lar/index.htm

Riddles: http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L2850/L2850/index.html

Story time: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

English home learning pack: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

English learning journeys: https://www.theschoolrun.com/year-4-english-learning-journey

Spelling:  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/?s=spelling&fwp_post_types=activities&fwp_paged=2

Ebooks: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=# 

 

 

Science

Habitats: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bqkmn/articles/zj7s6v4

Food Chains: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/z93vdxs

Food Chains: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zsphrwx

Teeth and eating: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/teetheating.html

Plants and animals: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantanimaldif.html

Animals including humanshttps://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/collection/12365/year-4-animals-including-humans

Living things and their habitats: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/collection/12774/year-4-living-things-and-their-habitats

Tim Peake and life as an astronauthttps://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/launching-our-free-home-learning-support-children-aged-4-19-video-tim-peake

 

Other Curriculum areas

PE with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Computing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Scratch online: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

Isle of tune: http://isleoftune.com/

Vikings: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

Mayans: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw

Volcanoes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zd9cxyc

Earthquakes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zj89t39

Spanish games: https://rockalingua.com/games

Live Zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/ 

Art: https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/series/how-to-draw

Geography lessons (volcanoes):  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-61-extreme-earth-earthquakes-and-volcanoes-home-learning-tasks

Geography lessons (volcanoes sorting activity): https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-he-706-volcanoes-true-or-false-sorting-activity-sheet

Cosmic Yoga:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Bear Grylls Scouting activities: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

Useful apps to download (get your parents’ permission first)

Adventure Academy

Sumdog

Epic! –Kid’s books and videos

Spelling Stage

PlayKids Stories

Dr. Seuss Treasury Kids Books

Twinkl Little Red Coding Club

Lego Life

King of Maths

CodeSpark Academy 

MarcoPolo World School

MathsTango

Marvel Hero Tales

Quick Maths

Sound Rebound

 

Brainteasers:

  1. You can see me in water but I never get wet, what am I?
  2. What has 4 legs but cannot walk?
  3. What has a spine but no bones?
  4. What is heavier, one pound of feathers or one pound of rocks? EXTRA CHALLENGE - tell me why? 

Problem solving: 

Symmetry challenge - 

Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading whole squares of the grid below.

You could use this sheet of blank grids to record your results, or simply squared paper.



Square grid formed from 9 smaller squares
How many can you find?

 

Four triangles puzzle - 

If you cut a square diagonally from corner to corner you get four right-angled isosceles triangles.

How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?


You may only fit long sides to long sides and short sides to short sides.

The whole length of the side must be joined.

 

You might like to record what you do.

 Representing numbers - 

 


Find as many ways of representing the number of dots shown above.
Try to find at least five ways.

Now find ways of representing ten times as many dots. Can you still find at least five different ways?
Challenges: 
 
1. You have just found an old suitcase in your attic. Describe what you found inside.

 Think about:

  • How old are the objects?
  • Who might this suitcase have belonged to?
  • Describe what the objects look like.

Check:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Check your spelling in a dictionary
  • Include some interesting adjectives?

 

2. Write a list of 10 exciting words beginning with t. Choose some of these words and put them in a sentence.

 

Think about:

  • What do the words mean?
  • How could you use the word in a sentence?
  • Choosing some long words and some short

Check:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Check your spelling in a dictionary
  • Include some interesting adjectives?

 

3. Write a letter to yourself in the future about what you hope you will be doing in 10 years time.

Think about:

  • What job would you have?
  • Where would you be living?
  • Who would be your friends?

 Check:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Does your sentence make sense?
  • Have you put who the letter is to and from?

 

Challenges

Four digit challenge:  

You have two sets of the digits from  0 to  9.

0-9


The idea is to arrange these digits in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target number as possible.
You may use each digit once only.

   
Venn Diagrams - 

Can you place the numbers from 1 to 40 into this Venn diagram?
How do you know where to put each number?

venn diagram from two overlapping circles, one set is even numbers, the other is multiples of 5



Here is another one for you to try:

venn diagram from two overlapping circles, one set is odd numbers, the other is numbers less than 20

 

Shapes on the playground - 

 

Sally and Ben went outside the school to draw some very large shapes on the tarmac. None of the shapes they drew shared any sides with any other shape - they were all drawn separately although some small shapes were inside larger shapes. The children each had a box of ten sticks of chalk. Each stick drew  10  metres before it was quite worn away. They both drew shapes with all sides one metre long.

Shapes.

Sally drew squares and octagons, sixteen shapes altogether, and used up all her chalk.

How many of each shape did she draw?

Ben drew triangles, hexagons and squares. He drew  20  shapes and still had two sticks of chalk left. How many of each shape did he draw?

 

Writing challenges - 

 

Outdoor learning challenges - 

 

 

PE for this half-term is on Wednesday.  Please ensure you have your P.E. Kit in school.

 

Hello, my name is Miss Reeves and I will be your child's teacher in Year 4 and Miss Conroy will be your child's teaching assistant.

Year 4 is a very important and busy year for your child as they prepare to move to upper key stage 2. My aim as class teacher is to create a nurturing, supportive environment and encourage children's independence and confidence as they prepare to move on in their learning. Our classroom is a stimulating environment which motivates children to work hard and make progress whilst having fun.

It is important that all children have their reading books in school every day and that weekly spellings are learnt at home. Furthermore, children will have 'project homework' where they will have to choose one section to complete each week into their homework journal.  If children have lost their homework there will always be spares, so feel free to ask. There will be weekly spelling and times tables tests held on Friday as well. 

We encourage the children to complete their homework as it consolidates the work we have been doing in class and their spellings for their test are part of the homework, which is to be given out on Friday. 

 This year, children in Year 4 will take part in the multiplication tables check.  It is designed to help ensure children in primary school know their times tables up to 12 off by heart. As well as being critical for everyday life, knowledge of multiplication tables helps children to solve problems quickly and flexibly, and allows them to tackle more complex mathematics later on in school.

Welcome to Class 4

Curriculum Overview for the Autumn Term

  

Curriculum Overview for the Spring Term

Curriculum Overview for the Summer Term

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