Year 4 Home Learning- W.B 4.5.2020

Hello Year 4, How was your week last week? We hope you have all been able to get out and have some fresh air and daily exercise. Speaking of exercise, your English task this week is all about Roman soldiers and their daily life, including their gruelling daily work outs! Look below for your English activity. This is just a one-week task this week.

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 – Possessive apostrophes (also known as apostrophes to show possession)

Please note: These are a tricky concept to learn and so we have included an adult’s guide to apostrophes to help if needed. You will find this on the first few pages of the booklet.

White Rose Maths topic– Multiply and divide  

  • Lesson 1 – Multiply 2-digit number by 1 digit number
  • Lesson 2 – Multiply 3-digit number by 1 digit number
  • Lesson 3 – Divide 2 digit by 1-digit number
  • Lesson 4 – Divide 3 digit by 1-digit number

Year 3 and Year 4 English

Roman Soldier Task

This week we are asking you to write a diary from the perspective of a Roman Soldier. We have broken the task down in to small activities that you could complete daily or in one go. The choice is yours!

Daily life of a Roman Solider – research

First, research about a Roman Soldier and their daily life. We have added a link below to a great video showing you what it is like to be a Roman Soldier. You can also research more by using the internet, looking in books or asking an adult.  Write down all that you have found out. You could present this in a fact file or a poster.

Create a Roman Solider – art

Second, make sketches of a Roman Soldier and their outfits. You could use paint, pencils, chalk or any other art materials you decide. You could even collage a Roman Soldier out of old magazines! Next, label the different parts of the outfit. Finally, think about the question below and either write underneath or discuss with your household: How many different people do you think would have been involved in making a Roman soldier’s clothes and kit? The children might list, for example: leather workers, weavers, dyers, armourers and weapon makers.

Diary examples

For the third part, have a look at some diary entries that we have put up below and using a highlighter, pick out the key words and phrases like we do in class, that show that it is a diary. What vocabulary can you use in your diary? Take a look at the connectives and conjunctions word mat to help you with vocabulary gathering.

Dairy plan

Next, roughly plan out your diary. What part of your day as a Roman Soldier are you going to start with? What are the main points of your daily routine that are key to mention? What will you end with? You can use the’ diary writing – helpful hints’ sheet to prompt you and all your research from the first part.

Write your diary

Finally, write your diary!

Religious Education

Science Task – Teeth

Eat a variety of different foods, for example, a cracker, some French bread, a carrot, a chewy sweet, an apple, some jelly.

What do you notice? Do you use different teeth to eat different foods? Are there any foods that you don’t need to chew at all? What happens to those foods? Make a written note of what you notice.


Ma Journée – My Day

Telling the time continued


You have been set a task by Alistair Brownlee, an Olympic gold medal winning British triathlete. He has created a competition called – ‘Paint Al’s Wall’.

The idea originated when Alistair Brownlee moved his endless pool into his garage and only had the bare walls in his garage to look at whilst he was training. So, he would like children across Yorkshire to create an interesting and inspiring picture that could be painted on Alistair’s wall.

All entries to be emailed to: [email protected] before 31st May 2020.


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.

Song of Hope (From Mrs Jones) – This is a song that has been written by a family in the village where I live, in York. I thought it would be really nice if we could all learn it and then we can sing it together when we are back at school.