Year 4 School Closure Work
Try to have lots of fun at home, see what you can build, make and create. If you can play and investigate out in the garden, then please explore! There's lots of ideas and work below for you. These are very strange times so please look after yourselves and loved ones around you.
Below are some useful links for resources or information.
For a variety of activities for your child, try -
For foundation subjects -
For writing activities use Pobble365 -
If you are struggling with a routine for you child there are many timetables online which you may be suitable for your household. I saw this one and thought I'd share it with you as a basic idea of what you could do each day. Try to read and do some Maths and English each day - even if it's just for 10 - 30 minutes of each. Rotate your foundation subjects to one a day, so each day is different and exciting.
- Children to research and retell the Easter Story.
- The children can research some of the miracles Jesus performed and think about how we can be disciples of Jesus today in our everyday lives.
- Pupils can make a cross and decorate it. Try to explain why Jesus died for us and what the cross represented for the followers 2000 years ago and for us today.
- Create a miniature Lenten Garden for your home, this can be a place you go to pray during our last remaining days of Lent. Pray for your families during this time.
- Please use bug club to read with your children, 10 minutes a day is fantastic! School code: tcgc
- The children’s passwords are inside their school homework books.
- Read and explore different narratives.
- The children can write a poem about the start of Spring and new life. Try to include rhyming words, onomatopoeia, and alliteration.
- Write a letter to a loved one, such as granny or granddad, and send it to them in the post or by email. The children can think about all the letter writing skills we have learned this term.
- Can the children create an advert on a phone or tablet? The adverts we created in school were about selling products for Christmas - can the children advertise supplies for the elderly or fun games for children to play? They could write a short description about their film.
- Create a time capsule with your family and open it in the future! In the link below are some activities you can do to put into your time capsule!
What to expect from your child's writing
If you are unsure what to expect from your child's writing then please use the document below to help you. When deciding what to write, work on what interests your child as they will be much more focused on the writing and therefore enjoy the task more.
During this unusual time, as long as the children are enjoying themselves and practicing their spelling- they will be doing a fantastic amount of learning!
- Time tables can be practiced on TT Rockstars, and also by singing along to songs on youtube - Jack Hartmann ones are popular in our classroom. Hit the button is also a good website for increasing the speed of their times tables.
- The children can practice their arithmetic skills by using these worksheets.
- To follow on from fractions, this week focus on decimals; how we write them on a place value grid, looking at tenths and hundredths as decimals and how to divide one and two digit numbers by 10 and 100. you can use the following documents to help you:
These documents are also useful for practicing basic maths skills like addition and subtraction:
Using the documents below you can practice your spellings for the Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words. There is a document with a list of the words and a 'correct the spelling mistake' activity to test your child's knowledge of the words.
- As part of our Water Cycle topic, the children can explore how water gets treated so it is safe for us to drink. In this link, there is an experiment the children can do at home showing how water gets naturally filtered on its way down from the hills. Discuss what happens during the process - the children can write it down step by step along with their observations of their own experiment. Remember to take lots of pictures!
- Here is an example of a water filter in action.
- Following on from our science, the children can explore how rivers are used differently around the world - what would happen if the rivers became so dirty people couldn't use them for drinking water? Which rivers are the most polluted any why? which rivers are the safest to drink from and why? Using a tablet or device for research, create a poster informing people how they can keep our rivers clean and how important they are to many different people/ cultures around the world.
- As a link to our other topics, the children could create a boat! Select and look at pictures of boats. Search the internet together; look at different designs for various purposes. Encourage your child to look at the materials that are used for building boats, any pulley systems and sails. Ask them to design a boat for a specific purpose (travelling, fishing or exploring rivers), thinking carefully about the materials they would use, the way the boat would travel and how many people would be able to travel in it.
- Draw what you can see from your back garden, be as creative as you can - use water colours, pencil crayons, wax crayons, anything! Think about the angle of the sun and the shadows across the garden, just like our pyramid paintings!
- Shadow drawing is a fun way to use our sunny days - put objects on pieces of paper facing the sun and trace around its shadow - parents could guess what object your child has used.