Year 4 Home Learning- W.B 18.5.2020

Hello Year 4, How has was your week last week? We all enjoy seeing your Roman topic work coming in on Seesaw. It is clear that you are all working very hard at home to continue your learning and we are so very proud of you all. We know it is different working at home to being at school, but we think you are doing a super job at staying focused.

What new skill, other than something through home learning, have you learnt since school closed? We would love to know.

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 – editing work – grammatical consistency and proof reading

White Rose Maths topic– Fractions

  • Lesson 1 – Tenths and hundredths
  • Lesson 2 – Equivalent fractions (1)
  • Lesson 3 – Equivalent fractions (2)
  • Lesson 4 – Fractions greater than 1

English and History – What was Roman Britain like?

Roman Baths – producing a non-chronological report (Brochure)

What can you research about Roman baths in Britain?

The clip above explains what Roman baths were like and how the Roman used them.  View the clip and then, because we have seen that you all love to use Lego at home to build, use Lego to build a model of a Roman bath house. You can use the information from the clip and other research you find on the internet or from books to help you. If you don’t want to use Lego then you could use recycling to build the model or draw it. Then, can you label the caldarium, tepidarium and frigidarium (hot, warm and cold baths). Also, can you add in a hypocaust, remembering that the hotter the bath, the larger the hot-air cavity beneath its floor.

The webpage above is bursting with information on Roman Baths, what will you discover?

Once you have built or drawn your Roman Bath and found out lots of interesting details about them, we would like you produce a tourist information guide for a Roman bath in Britain. (We know people visited the Aquae Sulis in Bath, because it’s mentioned in a Roman travel book!)

Imagine you have gone back in time and it is your job to entice the Roman public into the Aquae Sulis. Think about:

  • How you will present your brochure; will it be folded or on one piece?
  • What will your main title be and how will it look?
  • What sub headings will you need to use to contain all the information needed about a Roman bath?
  • How will you interest the reader; think about use of pictures and colour or could you add a map to show where it is?
  • The language that you will use. Look at the Creswell Crags brochure below to give you some ideas of the vocabulary and phrases. You could also look up museum webpages and look at the language they use to advertise to tourists. Make a list of any words, sentences and slogans that you like and could twist and adapt to suit your brochure.

Below is a copy of a tourist brochure for you to use as an example to help. Have a look around your house, you may have some brochures already that you could use.

Geography and Reading – Hadrian’s wall

Hadrian’s wall is a good example of Roman Britain. Work through the activities below. At the end, can you describe to a person in your household who Emperor Hadrian was, say when, how and why he built a wall and explain the features of the wall?

Hadrian’s wall comprehension

Geography – Mapping Hadrian’s wall

Hadrian’s wall facts, drawings and letter home to Rome

Religious Education

We are continuing with our topic of significant events in the journey of life and this week we are looking at the sacred thread ceremony in Hinduism. Read through the Power point and have a go at answering the questions on the work sheet.

Science Task – Teeth

Modelling – The stomach

For this task you will need a plastic zip loc bag or a clear bag such as a freezer bag. You will also need either: a couple of crackers, a piece of bread or a digestive biscuit and a liquid such as orange juice or coca cola. Break the “food” into pieces and put into the bag

The bag is like the stomach – a muscle that squeezes the food. First, pour a little orange juice or coke into the bag to act as the “digestive juices.”

Observe what begins to happen to the bread. Then squeeze the bag for two minutes.

Write down and observe the changes in the bread/ crackers/ biscuit. – (it turns to liquid and is ready to be absorbed into the small intestine and into the blood stream.)

Recording: Draw and explain what happened in model, and then use this to explain what happens in the stomach.

French – Half past and quarter past

Listen to how to sat these times on the PowerPoint. Write the different times shown on the sheets. Two differentiated sheets available.


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.