Hello Year 4, another glorious week of sunshine! We hope you are continuing to enjoy your home learning and it is fantastic to see all of your videos and photos on Seesaw showing us all that you have all been up to. We really do miss you all.
We hope you are enjoying learning all about the houses that the Romans lived in. If you get chance, you could research more about Romans. We wonder what you will discover about them?
This week, alongside weekly spelling practice, reading and timetables practice on TTRockstars, you will find a SPAG activity and five White Rose Maths lessons.
Please note, the English is continued from last week and is still explained below.
SPAG activity – direct speech punctuation
White Rose Maths topic– decimals continued
Click on the link to take you to the page for the Maths.
Under the sub heading of: Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April), there will be five lessons available. Each one has a video explaining the lesson, an activity sheet and the answers.
- Lesson 1 – Round decimals
- Lesson 2 – Halves and quarters
- Lesson 3 – Pounds and pence
- Lesson 4 – Order money
- Lesson 5 – Friday challenge!
This half term’s science topic is Animals including humans- Teeth and Digestion.
This is a really fun topic to do and very practical. So here is this week’s activity for you to have a go at.
Make a model of your mouth using whatever objects you can find in your house.
Use a mirror to have a look at your own mouth.
Label the different types of teeth and write down what jobs they do.
How many do you have of each type?
Compare your mouth to someone else in your house. Do you have the same number of teeth?
If you want to you could share photographs of your models on Seesaw.
This week’s activity is linked to our DT topic of moving parts.
Can you build a moving vehicle out of Lego or something similar.
Why not take a photo of your vehicle and tell us about your vehicle on Seesaw. For example, how long did it take to build? What does it do? What special features does it have? What terrain is it designed for? How could you improve it if you made it again?
Here is some RE Work for this week.
French – Telling the time
You are to become an archaeologist and your job is to work out what this artefact is and what it was used for.
Year 3 and Year 4 English
Roman Villa Task
A Roman villa was a large and luxurious estate for rich Romans in the countryside. They were much grander and more comfortable than a domus (a house in the city for a rich Roman) and had even more rooms, including servant quarters and exercise rooms. Some villas even had underfloor heating! A hypocaust was a system which pumped hot air from a fire around a system of tunnels underneath the villa’s main floor.
Your task is split into two parts.
Part A: You are going to be Roman architect – someone who designs and builds houses
To do this job, you will need to research all about Roman houses, focusing on Villas in particular, and find out what rooms they had, what their gardens looked like and what special features they included to make them extravagant buildings.
To set out your task as an architect, you could draw the floor plan of your villa and add labels to describe different parts. As you are designing the most fantastic Roman Villa that you can, why not paint or draw your luxurious Villa to show off just how impressive and grand the building is!
Part B: You are then taking a job as a Roman estate agent – someone who sells houses
For this job, you will need to research the descriptive and formal language that estate agents use when selling houses. You could look up house brochures online or use a thesaurus to help select more ambitious and interesting vocabulary to help with the description of your grand villa.
To set out your task as an estate agent, you could produce a booklet to describe the features of your Roman Villa, in the hope that it sells for a large sum of money. After all, you have meticulously designed every detail of a truly magnificent Roman villa. I am sure lots of wealthy Romans will be looking to purchase it!