Year 4 Home Learning- W.B 11.5.2020

Hello Year 4, The sun seems to have made an appearance again, let’s hope it continues to shine brightly.

This week, alongside weekly spelling practice, reading and timetables practice on TTRockstars, you will find a SPAG activity and four White Rose Maths lessons. At the bottom of the page, you will also find a range of activities and tasks from the non-core subjects. Alongside this, BBC bitesize are putting up daily lessons from every subject. Just click on the link below, find your year group and choose what subject you want to learn about! The Maths videos will now appear in this website link as White Rose Maths have teamed up with BBC Bitesize.

A message to Parents/Guardians: Whilst there is a range of activities from across the curriculum on the school website for your child/children, please note that there is no expectation for them all to be completed. We encourage the children to do as much as they can but we also understand, and from all the wonderful photos and videos on Seesaw, that children are following their own interests during this time and working hard on different projects at home alongside their home learning. Which is great to see!

Year 4

SPAG activity – Spellings – Homophones

Below is a SPAG challenge!

White Rose Maths topic– Area and perimeter

  • Lesson 1 – Multiplying and dividing problem solving
  • Lesson 2 – Perimeter of a rectangle
  • Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shape
  • Lesson 4 – Area – counting squares

Year 3 and Year 4 English and History

Roman Food

What did the Romans eat?

Before you start, write down a daily food diary of your own. What do you eat in a typical day?

Next, we would like you to research all that you can about what the Romans used to eat. Use the internet or books to help you. It is not the typical pizza and pasta that we associate with Italian cuisine now. In fact, it is rather interesting, as you will find out!

Once you have gathered a list of all the weird and wonderful foods that they ate, can you come up with a food diary for a rich Roman, like an Emperor, and a food diary for a poor Roman, such as a market stall worker or a servant.

Compare your food diary and the other two. Which is healthier? Which would you rather eat?

Roman recipes!

As you will have found out, some rich Romans used to eat stuffed dormice dipped in honey and rolled in poppy seeds. We thought you might like to give this a try! (No mice will be harmed or eaten in this recipe though!)

Below is a recipe for ‘Stuffed Dormice’ – it is really just folded up jam tarts to look like mice, but they taste delicious!

Can you find any other Roman Recipes which you think you might like to try out at home? If you make any of them, then do send pictures or videos through on Seesaw, we would love to see what you create, along with your review of them.

Emperor Augustus

He was the first Roman Emperor and he established the Roman Empire. What else can you find out about him?

  • When did he reign?
  • Where did he live?
  • What buildings did he design?
  • What good things did he do as the leader of the Roman Empire?

There is much more that you could find out, but the points above will help you to start. Can you create a Fact file on him?

Champion Challenge!  Are you up for an extra challenge? If so, then you could even write a dairy about his daily life using all the diary knowledge you learnt last week. We would love to read those on Seesaw.

Build a Banquet

Roman Emperor Augustus has sent you a request. He wants you to create a menu for his next banquet, a big extravagant banquet. For twenty of the most important Romans. Take a look back at all the research from the first task and see what menu you can come up with.

He has also asked that you create an invitation that he can send out to his fellow Romans, inviting them to the most lavish gathering of the year! You will need to include on the invitation:

  • His address – You could draw a map on the back of the invitation to Palatine Hill so guests know where to go.
  • The date and time – You could research Roman numerals and write the date and time in that form. For the actual date and time, use your knowledge from your research on Emperor Augustus and chose a date when he was in power.
  • And a full menu, complete with exquisite drawings of the items being served.

Religious Education

Judaism – Bat Mitzvah

Science Task – Teeth

Think about what actually happens to food when we put it into our mouths. This is where the digestion process begins.

Put a piece of bread into your mouth. Think about what the bread feels like when it first goes into your mouth. Chew the bread for a minute. How has the bread changed? Where has the liquid come from? Next try to hold the bread in your mouth for 3 minutes. What do you notice about the taste of the bread now? Swallow the chewed food and then try another bit of bread. Write down and/or draw what has happened to the bread and write down anything that you notice.


What’s on television?

Use the attached sheets to answer questions about what is on television at different times. Three differentiated sheets available. Instructions on how to use these included on PowerPoint.


Video of the lesson is on Seesaw and will be available from Monday 11th May

This week we have set you an art activity to try out if you get chance. Please find a video demonstration attached on Seesaw. You will need watercolour paints, a paintbrush, a pencil, a ruler, paper, water and a black fine liner or handwriting pen. Don’t worry if you don’t have any watercolours. You could easily use pastels or coloured pencils instead.

Complete your background and then add on your design with fine black pen. We have suggested a few ideas but some of you will be able to think of your own designs e.g. a building, figure or animal. Once you have added your design in black, cut out your picture leaving a white border around the edge. This should be thicker along the bottom edge to replicate a polaroid photograph.  We did several of these at home and hung them on a string washing line, with mini pegs, like in a dark room. This is where photographers process their prints. How could you display yours?


On Seesaw this week you will also find the following activities:

Go Noodle – To get you up and active. Can you get other people to join in with you?

Yoga – A mindful moment, as it is important to take time to unwind and focus on yourself.