Year 4

Friday 24th April – Day 15

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.
Please chant your 11x tables and go onto https://www.timestables.co.uk to practise.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on?

Task 2: Using the link, have a go at an overall multiplication check practising all of your times tables and let me know how you got on. https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

Task 3: Today we will be challenging ourselves with a problem looking at comparing and ordering times on a clock. Can you put the times on these clocks in order? These can be printed and then cut into separate cards or simply numbered directly onto the sheet using Showbie.

TIP: Write the times that each clock shows before putting them into order.

Task 4: Once you have completed ordering the clocks, write a comment or create a voice note explaining how you solved this problem, going through all the steps you did. Use the questions to help you with your comment.

  • What did each hand tell you?
  • Which of the clocks showed the earliest time?
  • How do you know?

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Today you’re going to be focusing on fronted adverbials. In Year 4 we have done a lot of work on fronted adverbials but here is a reminder of what they are.

An adverbial is a word or phrase that tells you how, when or where a verb occurred. (An easy way to remember what an adverb is: it adds to the verb.)

‘Fronted’ adverbials are ‘fronted’ because they have been moved to the beginning of the sentence, before the verb. Fronted adverbials are always followed by a comma.

Task 1: Your task is to add fronted adverbials to the sentences from the story of Romulus and Remus. You can write this directly onto the sheet using the Showbie annotation tool or you can write on a piece of paper and upload a photo. Try and create a range of interesting fronted adverbials by using different types. A fronted adverbial word mat has been provided to help you but we’d love to see your own ones too!

Here are two examples:

While the wolves slept, Faustulus took the brothers.

Lovingly, the she-wolf raised the children like her own.

Task 2: Write 4 more sentences continuing the story of Romulus and Remus using fronted adverbials.

You can use the link from earlier this week to remind you of the story.

Extension: Use this link to quiz yourself on the story of Romulus and Remus. https://wordwall.net/resource/47943/history/romulus-remus

SCIENCE

This half term in Science, we are looking at different types of teeth. Use the link below to watch a video about the different types of teeth.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/zsp76yc

Task 1: Once you have watched the video, your task now is to eat! Slowly eat 4 different pieces of food and think about the questions below as you do.

  • Which teeth are you using the most to eat?
  • Do you use different teeth for different foods?
  • What role is each teeth type playing in helping you eat the food?

If you can, upload a video or photo of you eating your food!

Then answer the questions directly onto the worksheet using the Showbie annotation tool or write it onto a piece of paper to upload.

You can use the teeth diagram to help you remember the names of the teeth.

Thursday 23rd April – Day 14

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Please chant your 11x tables and go onto https://www.timestables.co.uk to practise.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on?

Task 2: Using the link, have a go at the 11x tables speed test and let me know how you got on. https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

Task 3: We will be summing up our understanding of Roman numerals today by revising how to read the time using a Roman clock. You will need to write the times shown underneath each clock and then draw the hands on the clock to show the correct time. Use this labelled clock to help. You can use Showbie’s annotation tools to help draw on the hands (remember to zoom in to help draw your hands neatly)

TIP: Remember that the hour hand is smaller than the minute hand.

At the end of the learning, reflect on your Roman numeral learning by explaining what you found easy over this week and what you found challenging. Try your best to explain why. You can do this by writing in the comments section on Showbie.

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Task: Yesterday you wrote a poem about the she-wolf that cared for Romulus and Remus. Today you’re going to use that poem to help you write a short but detailed description of the she-wolf. If you can, write directly on the page uploaded to Showbie or you can write on a piece of paper.

You need to use inference from the story to describe her personality. Based on how she helped the brothers, would you describe her as selfish, unkind and unfriendly or caring, compassionate, supportive and motherly etc? Why?

Success Criteria:

  • Similes (The she-wolf has a heart as pure as an angel)
  • Interesting adjectives (compassionate, kind-hearted)
  • Openers (in addition, also, furthermore)
  • Expanded noun phrases which are made using a determiner, adjective and noun (e.g. – the loving she-wolf)
  • Causal connectives (so, because, which, as)

History and art

On Tuesday you learnt about a Roman soldier’s uniform and did your own research finding ten interesting facts about the Roman army. You will now know that shields (scutum) were an important part of a Roman soldier’s uniform.

Task: Your task today is to design your own Roman shield. Your imagination is your limit. You could simply draw one on paper or using the template provided, or go as far as creating one using cardboard and paint!

Use the ‘How to make a Roman shield’ instructions if you are not sure about how to do this.

The link below can be used to help you think of some Roman shield designs.
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/shield.html

Wednesday 22nd April – Day 13

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

This week we have been learning about the story of Romulus and Remus. You have discovered that Romulus and Remus were nursed and sheltered by a she-wolf after they had been abandoned in the wild by order of the King. She fed and cared for them as if they were her own babies.

Task 1: Your task today is to write a poem that describes the she-wolf that looked after Romulus and Remus. A list of key vocabulary has been included on your task sheet. You are free to create your poem in any style that you wish. A free verse poem, rhyming, acrostic or any other style that you can think of! The poem can be written onto a piece of paper that you have at home or typed onto the document provided.

Task 2: If you are able to, perform it to a family member. You could even get them to record you so that you can upload it to Showbie and I can enjoy it too!

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Please chant your 11x tables and go onto timestables.co.uk to practise.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on?

Task 2: Using the link below, choose the Division Facts option to practise your ÷11 facts. topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Task 3: We will be continuing to learn about Roman numerals this week. Use your knowledge of Roman numerals to fill in the empty clock face before writing the numerals that the hour hand is pointing to. Complete Page 1 and 2 by using the Showbie annotation tool or you can write the answers on a piece of paper. TIP: look at Nero’s cheat sheet from Monday to help you work out the numerals.

Extension: Draw and design your own Roman numeral clock. If you can, take a picture and upload it to Showbie for me to see!

MUSIC

Today we are going to be focusing on a fantastic piece of music by a composer called Gustav Holst. Holst wrote music to describe different planets.

He called the music that you will be listening to today ‘Mars’ based on the Roman god of war.

Task: Listen to the orchestral performance. Answer the questions on the ‘Listening to Music for Detail’ sheet.

  1. What instruments can you hear?
  2. What is the tempo? How fast or slow is the music? Describe any changes during the piece.
  3. Dynamics: Are there quiet and loud parts? If so, where?
  4. What does the music make you think of?
  5. How does it make you feel?
  6. Did you like the piece? Explain why or why not.

Tuesday 21st April – Day 12

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can. Please chant your 11x tables and go onto timestables.co.uk to practise.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on?

Task 2: Using the link below, choose the Time Tables option to practise your 11x tables. topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Task 3: We will be continuing to learn about Roman numerals this week. Use your knowledge of Roman numerals (tip: look at Nero’s cheat sheet from yesterday to help you work out the numerals) to colour in each square with the matching colour. You can either use the colours on Showbie (remember to zoom in and use the highlighting tool) or print off the activity sheet and use colours at home (you don’t have to use exactly the colours they have).

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Use the link below to watch an lego version of the story of Romulus and Remus:

youtube.com/watch?v=R6RqbVARj-I

Task: Using the template on Showbie, or paper at home, draw a sketch of Romulus. Underneath this, in your own words, write a short description of his life. You need to describe how his life started, how he and his brother built Rome, him and his brother fighting and then how Romulus went on to become king.

Success Criteria:

  • Adverbial Openers of Time (Afterwards, Next…)
  • Facts (Romulus had a brother called Remus/ they built Rome)
  • Expanded noun phrases which is made using a determiner, adjective and noun (e.g. – the loving she-wolf)

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

History-focus:

Task 1: Read the information about Roman soldiers. Then draw, colour and label a Roman soldier using the information you have learned. You can either draw your own on a piece of paper then upload it to Showbie or colour the one provided. If you want to draw your own you can use this video guide to help you:

youtube.com/watch?v=8uEkOhWJWb0

Task 2: Do your own research about the Roman army and write down ten facts. You can do this straight onto the sheet provided or you can write this onto a piece of paper and upload it if you are able to.

Some links have been provided to help you with your research.

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8/articles/zqbnfg8

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zn2mhyc

primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/soldiers.html

Monday 20th April – Day 11

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can. Please chant your 11x tables and go onto https://www.timestables.co.uk to practise.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at the learning set on the Friday before Easter and check on how you did. Remember that you need to compare your answers with mine. Give 1 point to whoever was closer to the target. Let me know who won!

Task 2: Let’s start with practising our fluency in Maths with these activities. Use a piece of paper or Showbie to use the formal methods where appropriate.

Task 3: Nero is a mathematician from Ancient Rome. He has written some numbers below, but they are written in Roman numerals. Roman numerals use a series of letters which represent numbers and rely on additions and subtractions to create other numbers, where we rely on the place value of our 0-9 digits. Use Nero’s advice to change the Roman numerals below to numbers before solving his secret code.

If you are able to, use the Showbie annotation tool to answer the questions. Or you can write the answers on a piece of paper.

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Today you will be completing a reading comprehension sheet about Romulus and Remus.

Your task is to retrieve and record information from the text.

Look at the text. Read through the text twice to make yourself comfortable with the language and your understanding. Answer the questions on the comprehension page.

You can always use the Showbie annotation tool to answer them (use the typing tool!). Remember to answer in full sentences.

Success Criteria:

  • Identify key words in the question
  • Use organisational features of the text to find the relevant section (e.g. subheadings)
  • Skim and scan the text for keywords from the question or synonyms
  • Identify the information needed

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

PE focus: Click on the link to find out about what Romans liked to do in their free time and what their top athletes did for sport and staying active.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_roman_arena_entertainment.php

Task: Imagine you are the owner of a gladiator’s arena and have been asked to create an obstacle course for the gladiators in your home (you and your family) to take part in and seek victory and glory in the name of the Roman Empire. Can you find different equipment around your house to create an obstacle course? This could be anything from cushions to spoons! Then, set up a small obstacle course to be completed by your family members. How could this course be made trickier?

If possible you can get a family member to video you completing this obstacle course and upload it to Showbie or draw a picture of what your obstacle course looked like!

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