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13.07.2020

English

Spelling and Handwriting

Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

This week’s spelling and handwriting word list consists of words with the s sound spelt sc:

Causal Conjunctions and Adverbials

 

Work through the activities that encourage more creative use of conjunctions and adverbials (I have also uploaded a useful adult guide explaining the different types of conjunction):

Anglo Saxon King Comprehension

 

Refresh your knowledge and understanding of Anglo Saxon Kings by reading the information linked below and answering the questions: 

Maths

Week 12 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week focuses on symmetry and plotting and translating shapes on a grid.

 

Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

Meteor Multiplication

 

Use recall of multiplication facts to to progress through the levels of this fun, space based, multiplication game:

 

https://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor

Pirate Map Coordinates

 

Refresh your skills, finding coordinates on a grid, to complete the pirate mapping tasks.

There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select an appropriate level, or even try all three:

History

The Saxons and Vikings
Death and the Afterlife

 

Research Viking and Saxon beliefs about death and the afterlife before completing a Venn Diagram listing key features, including those that were held by both Vikings and Saxons alike:

The links below provide information relating to Viking beliefs about death and the afterlife, describing ways in which Vikings of different class and importance were buried, from magnificent Viking ship burials of the wealthy and important, to the underground chambers for poor peasants. There is also information about Valhalla, the Viking afterlife, where Odin welcomed dead heroes who died in battle as well as the dark and frozen world of Niflheim:

 

http://www.lore-and-saga.co.uk/html/viking_burials.html

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/8837138/Viking-buried-in-a-ship-found-in-Scottish-Highlands.html

 

http://www.legendsandchronicles.com/ancient-civilizations/the-vikings/viking-funerals-buriels-and-the-afterlife/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwv3cdm

 

You will have to find your own sources of information concerning Anglo Saxon beliefs and burials. Finding out more about the famous, nearby, burial site at Sutton Hoo might be a good place to start.

Art

Exploring Texture

Practice drawing texture using a pencil before exploring ways to draw texture in objects you find:

Computing

CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter

 

Use your coding skills (based on Pyhton) to fight ogres and gather gems as you make your way through the Kithgard Dungeon:

 

https://www.brainpop.com/games/codecombatogreencounter/?topic_id=

06.07.2020

English

Spelling and Handwriting

Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

This week’s spelling and handwriting word list consists of tricky words containing silent letters:

Uplevelling Sentences

 

Use adjectives and modifying nouns to improve sentences. There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select an appropriate level, or even try all three:

The answers are only guidance, I'm sure many will find even better ways to up level their sentences:

Bringing Viking Events to Life

 

Read and discuss the events outlined on these cards:

 

Pick one or two of your favourite scenarios and weave them into a story. Write your story making it as exciting and interesting for the reader as possible.

Maths

Week 11 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week focuses on identifying angles.

 

Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

Train Timetables

Use your knowledge and understanding of time to solve these problems based upon train timetables. There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select an appropriate level, or even try all three:

 

Addition and Subtraction Fact Families

 

For each set of numbers, write four different addition and subtraction facts. 

 

There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select an appropriate level, or even try all three:

Art

Anglo Saxon Brooch and Buckle Design

 

Use the design sheets to create your own Anglo Saxon brooches and buckles:

Science

Year 4 Revision Questions

 

Answer the questions based upon science topics we have covered in year 4, carrying out your own research to find the answers of any questions you are unsure of:

Music

Creative Composition

 

Have fun using your creativity to compose a 16 beat mix:

https://www.incredibox.com/demo/v3

(Just remember not to use your full name or other personal information if saving a link)

 

Here is an example I created earlier:

https://www.incredibox.com/mix/b3edf67abc041846fd46-v4

29.06.2020

English

Spelling and Handwriting

Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

This week’s spelling and handwriting word list consists of useful adverbials of frequency and possibility:

Causal Conjunctions and Adverbials

 

Work through the activities reinforcing the use of adverbs and conjunctions, that inform the reader with reasons why. There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select an appropriate level, or even try all three.

Comprehension and Extended Writing

 

Read the information about Viking Longships and then answer the comprehension questions.

Use your knowledge of Vikings and Saxons to bring an invasion to live through story writing. The link below may contain some useful additional information:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/z8q487h

Maths

Week 10 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week focuses on interpreting data.

 

Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

2D Shape Names

 

Research and record the names of 2D shapes. Create a poster that highlights unique properties for each shape and include any clever ways you can think of to help remember their names.

Multiplication and Division Treasure Hunt

Complete the calculations to find the hidden phrase. To make the task into more of a treasure hunt, cut the letters and corresponding answers into strips and ask someone to hide them around your house, so you have to hunt for the correct answer to find the letter that matches.

Art and Design

Viking Gods

 

Find out about the chief Viking gods, Odin, Thor and Frey, learning about their various godly qualities and finding pictures of them.

 

Draw pictures of your favourite deity, building up a collection of drawings in various styles and poses.

 

You may also want to sketch other gods such as Freyja (goddess of love), Heimdall (guardian of the rainbow bridge), Loki (half god, half giant and always getting into mischief) as well as other interesting characters, such as the Valkyries, warrior women who searched the battlefield for dead heroes.

 

The following links may help:

 

Fun Facts on Viking Gods – Kids Fun Facts

Major Norse Gods And Goddesses You Should Know About - Realm of History

Viking beliefs - BBC Bitesize

 Computing

Blockly Maze

 

Use your coding skills to complete the levels of Blockly Maze (things get tricky after level 6, but all levels can be done):

 

https://www.brainpop.com/games/blocklymaze/

PE

 

THE DAILY MILE CHALLENGE: 29th June - 5th July

 

Next week Keep Moving Suffolk are running The Daily Mile Challenge. Visit their website for more details:

 

http://www.keepmovingsuffolk.com/the-daily-mile/

 

Everyone who fills in the form to show how they have completed challenge should receive an e-certificate, with the possibility of receiving a medal for the first 300 entries.

 

22.06.2020

English

 

King Alfred The Great

 

King Alfred is the 32nd great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.

Read information from the links below to find out more about King Alfred. Gather notes and record findings in a simple list of bullet points. 

 

https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/alfred_the_great.php

https://www.royal.uk/alfred-great-r-871-899

 

Today, in Alfred The Great’s birthplace, Winchester, there is a statue of him that was erected 1000 years after his death. He was considered one of the greatest Englishmen of all time.

 

King Alfred is quoted as saying ‘I desired to live worthily as long as I lived, and to leave after my life, to the men who should come after me, the memory of me in good works’.

 

Write about what you think he was saying in this quote, and why you think King Alfred was the only king to have 'The Great' as part of his name.

Fronted Adverbials

 

Work through the activities reinforcing the use of adverbials (the answers also contain a useful parent guide):

Spelling and Handwriting

 

Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

Record the root word for each spelling before writing definitions and including them in a variety of interesting sentences. 

 

This week's spelling and handwriting word list:

Maths

Week 9 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week focuses on money.

 

Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

Hours, Minutes and Seconds

 

Work through the PowerPoint before completing the activity sheets (there are no stars on these sheets, however the depth of the submarine indicates how tricky the questions are). 

 

Remember there are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour:

Coordinates

 

Revise the use of coordinates with this simple game. Can you click on the correct coordinate 20 times without making a mistake?

 

Hint: 'Along the corridor and up the stairs' will help you remember which axis to use first:

 

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/coordinates/showthecoordinate/

History

The Venerable Saint Bede

 

St. Bede is regarded as the greatest Anglo-Saxon scholar, writing about 40 books. His most detailed account is from AD 730, 300 years after the Saxon invasions began. Many modern day schools and churches are named after him.

 

Historians have used the writing of St. Bede to find out about historical events that would have remained a mystery.

 

Read the information about St. Bede and carry out your own research, before completing a character profile of this important person in history.

 

 

Viking Runes

 

Watch this clip about the history of Viking runes, the ancient Norse language of symbols that make up an alphabet called the futhark.

 

Use the information below to create your own rune stones, maybe even create your own message that records historical events, happening at this moment in time.

 

 

PE

 

Grab a ball you can bounce and see how many skills you can master, after watching this clip:

How To Improve Your Ball Handling | DAILY 5 MINUTE Dribbling Routine!!

15.06.2020

English

A Monk's Account

 

During the Dark Ages, monks were some of the only people who wrote things down. Read and discuss a record written by a monk viewing the scene from a nearby monastery.

 

Read the information sheet uploaded below. Highlight important facts and information contained in the record and answer these questions:

 

- What was the monk witnessing?

- What do you think a 'scriptorium' might be?

- How many ships and men were heading towards the shore?

- Were all the ships the same?

- Why was the monk worried about the things he could see?

 

Use a range of historical sources to check the accuracy of his observations before writing the account in your own words.

Pronouns

Revise the use and types of pronouns used in sentences (the answers also contain a useful parent guide):

Spelling and Handwriting

Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

Write definitions for each word and include them in a variety of interesting sentences. 

 

This weeks spelling and handwriting word list:

Maths

Week 8 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week focuses on using decimals.

 

Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

Read, Write and Compare the Time.

 

Answer questions based upon time. There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select the level you feel best.

 

Find out about 24 hour time and watch the clip below before attempting the two and three star questions.

Why use a 24 hour clock?!

The Deadly Sea of Shapes

 

Play 'Guardians- Defenders of Mathematica' once again. This time select 'The Deadly Sea of Shapes' and research any answers that will help you score 100% against the enemy.

History

Viking Fact Files

Who were the Vikings?

Where did they come from?

 

Research information about the first Viking invasions of Britain and create a poster to show all the facts you have discovered.

 

Note: In around AD 789, low ships appeared on the horizon off the coast of Wessex. The Vikings had arrived to begin many more years of violent invasion in Britain.

 

These links may help you:

PE

Select activities to complete at home from the document below. Use ClassDojo to upload evidence of any of the activities you manage to complete.

French

Food Revision

 

Have a go at the interactive french lessons and revise the names of food, before trying some of the games. How well can you do when you test yourself at the end?

 

08.06.2020

English

The Legend of King Arthur

 

Retell the legend of King Arthur in your own words, presenting it as a comic strip. Plan what to include in each box and how many boxes to use. Use drawings, text, thought and speech bubbles to help retell the whole story. Discuss your plans or ideas with someone else.

 

Note: The legend of King Arthur, like most good stories, gets better in the telling over the years. The first written account of Arthur was around AD 830 by a writer known as Nennius.

 

Read the document below to become more familiar with the story:

 

Determiners

Revise the use and types of determiners used in sentences (the answers also contain a useful parent guide):

Spelling and Handwriting

Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

Write definitions for each word and include them in a variety of interesting sentences. 

 

This weeks spelling and handwriting word list:

 

Maths

Week 7 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week reinforces addition, subtraction and finding quantities of fractions. Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

 

Analogue and Digital Time

 

Watch this explanation before completing the activity sheets (there are no stars on these sheets, however the depth of the submarine indicates how tricky the questions are):

 

Numbers Operations

 

Refresh your knowledge and understanding of number operations with this fun game:

History and Geography

Anglo Saxon Place Names

Use Ordnance Survey maps of the south-west of England to locate the following sites, using the key to identify specific sites and features: Cadbury Castle, the Shropshire village of Wroxeter, Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle, Glastonbury Tor, Tintagel in Cornwall and Slaughterbridge.

 

Research the origins of some English place names and see if you can work out any Anglo Saxon place names in our local area.

Design and Technology

Anglo Saxon Houses

Make a model of an Anglo-Saxon home. Look carefully at this clip and research materials that might have been used.

 

You could possibly make more than one model house to create an Anglo-Saxon village or perhaps even make a thegn’s great hall.

 

Note: Anglo-Saxon houses were built with wood and had thatched roofs. At West Stow in Suffolk, archaeologists found the remains of an early Anglo-Saxon village and reconstructed it, using Anglo-Saxon methods. They found that the village was made up of small groups of houses built around a larger hall. Each family house had one room with a hearth and fire for cooking, heating and light. A metal cooking pot hung from a chain above the fire.

 

French

Animal Revision

 

Have a go at the interactive french lessons and revise the names of animals, before trying some of the games. How well can you do when you test yourself at the end?

 

31.5.2020

Topic Introduction

 

Our last Year 4 topic is titled 'Traders and Invaders' and was chosen as it links closely to our previous topic. The document below provides some background information for parents and carers:

 

English

Read Discuss and Speculate

Find out about Arthur, a great leader who fought against the Angles and Saxons. Discuss whether, he really existed and support opinions by giving reasons from texts read.

 

The links below provide a range of sources:

Character Profile

 

Discuss and build up a character profile about King Arthur. Use a range of source materials to gather evidence and make assumptions about the type of man he was. Discuss why historians are unable to prove or disprove his existence. Begin to organise short paragraphs that address different aspects of his character.

 

It might help to start by listing different characteristics, such as brave, happy, clever and stupid, before writing  sentences or short paragraphs to explain choices.

 

Handwriting and Spelling

Each week I will upload a new handwriting sheet based upon specific spelling patterns. Please use these sheets to practice neat joined handwriting whilst learning how to spell each word, using techniques such as look, cover, write check.

 

Write definitions for each word and include them in a variety of interesting sentences. 

 

This weeks spelling and handwriting word list:

 

Maths

Week 6 White Rose Maths

 

Continue with the White Rose programme of home learning. This week reinforces addition, subtraction and finding quantities of fractions. Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

Using Graphs to Find Information

Answer questions based upon the climate graphs. There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select the level you feel best.

 

Multiples and Factors

Refresh knowledge and understanding by playing this fun game all about multiples and factors:

History

Significant Events 410 -1066

Find out the dates of significant events in the period of history between AD 410 and 1066 and produce a timeline.

 

Your timeline could be presented in any way you chose ranging from a posters, Bayeux Tapestry style illustrations to powerpoint presentations or even animations. Important events to look out for include: Roman rule ending in Britain, Saxon raids worsening, Offa’s Dyke being built, King Raedwald's death, Viking raiders first attack of Britain and Alfred becoming king.

 

The following documents provide some useful information:

 

 

Geography

Mapping Saxon Shore Forts

 

Use maps, including those online, to locate Saxon shore forts, built by the Romans in the middle of the 3rd century to repel the seaborne Saxon raiders. Make a sketch map of Britain, showing the shore forts as well as identifying nearby towns, rivers, estuaries and other significant geographical features.

 

Note: Saxon shore forts were Roman coastal defensive forts, built in response to the appearance of seaborne Saxon raiders from the middle of the 3rd century. The forts were built along the coast, mostly on points that the Romans felt were vulnerable to invasion.

 

Click here for a link showing some locations of Saxon shore forts:

 

Use this blank map of Great Britain to record the forts and other geographical features:

Art

Anglo Saxon Design

Enjoy these decorative mindfulness colouring pages based on Anglo-Saxon carvings and metalwork:

19.05.2020

English

Castle Comprehension

There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select the level you feel best. It doesn't matter if you are unable to print off the sheets, as long as the questions that are being answered are clear to see. Ideally all answers should be written as full sentences where applicable.

 

Make sure you only look at the answer sheets once you have completed the tasks...

Creating Kennings

 

A kenning describes a noun without naming it. Anglo-Saxons often invented kennings to describe experiences and objects. Read the kenning uploaded below and complete these questions:

 

1) Highlight the nouns and verbs in the poem.

2) What do you think the poet wants you to think or feel when reading?

4) Why might a sword might be called a ‘Mercy killer’?

5) Do you think the author has been successful in creating strong visual images?

 

Now have a go at writing some of your own kennings.

Research

 

Use the links to find out about when and how William the Conqueror died and what happened in the years immediately following his death.

 

Write your own account of the events that followed William’s death.

 

http://www.timeref.com/people/hpr221.htm

Maths

This week’s White rose programme of home learning reinforces what we have learnt previously about fractions. Links to the introductory clips for each lesson can be found here:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the relevant worksheets are uploaded below:

Statistics- Presenting Data

 

Complete a graph from Ice Cream Statistics. There are three different levels, one star is the easiest and three stars are the hardest. Please select the level you feel best.

Times Table Revision

 

Use games found on Maths Frame to reinforce multiplication facts:

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

Topic

Putting History in Chronological Order

 

Match up the correct event to the correct segment of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Bayeux Tapestry

 

Now it’s time to create your own version of the Bayeux Tapestry.

 

You can either create your own version, recording your own memories of this unique time in history or recreate the version recording the Battle of Hastings.

 

 If you fancy making your own modern version click here  to get some ideas from the work Amber recently recorded.

 

This sheet will give you ideas about making an older looking version:

PE

See if you can use ClassDojo to keep a record of the different ways you have been keeping fit, whether through riding your bike, playing tennis or dancing along to one of these routines:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHhYIV1yAfA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U53wcbylLoo

11.05.2020

Maths

Continue with this weeks White Rose Maths lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

All the required worksheets (and answers) are here:

English

This week I would like you to use your skills and creativity to recreate scenes from the Battle of Hastings, based upon the work completed last week. This could be in the form of a comic strip, animation or even a mini movie, staring cuddly toys, action figures or even willing members of your family!

 

Success will be dependent on editing and improving your script to make sure the story is well told and interesting to those who get to see it...

Art

Look carefully at sections of the Bayeux Tapestry using printouts of different sections (linked below). Decide what a given section shows and discuss how you think it was made and why. Make detailed drawings, in a sketchbook, of isolated human figures from the tapestry paying attention to their shape, function and pose.

Note: The Bayeux Tapestry is not, in fact, a tapestry but an embroidered textile of 70 metres long. The tapestry has been divided into thirteen sections; within each section are a number of scenes exploring the story. There are various online sites which show the tapestry scene by scene, I have provided the link for one below:

04.05.2020

Maths

Please continue to follow the lessons set out by the White Rose scheme: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

This week we move away from decimals and reinforce learning from the beginning of the spring term, focusing on formal methods of multiplication and division. The four worksheets for this week are below:

English

Use your knowledge and understanding of 1066 to bring the Battle of Hastings to life by writing a play script. Make sure you include all the features, I have attached an activity that will help you spot everything you need to include:

 

I have also found some really useful information, that tells you all about each stage of the battle, and picture cards that explain the Bayeux Tapestry:
Remember to use imperative verbs (usually written in the present tense) to give stage direction, and use the check list to make sure you don't miss anything out:

Art and Design

Look at images or reconstructions of helmet designs from the Norman era, finding out what materials they were made from and why. Notice how the separate sections of a helmet are fitted together.

 

Create a design to make a Norman helmet with a nose guard before making you very own. Be creative with the materials you use, which could include cardboard boxes, Lego or even milk cartons... 

27.04.2020

English

Imagine you are taking on the role of the next potential king or queen. Complete a job application using the template linked below.

Use the correct tense throughout the form, from past tense experiences, to present and future tense in ‘other information’ sections. I have included some practice sheets focusing on past tense verb inflections and writing in first person.

Maths

Continue to follow the White Rose home learning scheme:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

These are this week's work sheets (although don't worry if you are still catching up):

Design and Technology

Watch the video footage of working drawbridges and discuss how the moving mechanisms work, before designing and constructing your own drawbridge with a working mechanism.

 

Use any appropriate materials for construction including: Lego, K'nex, cardboard boxes, balsa wood, elastic bands, cogs, wheels, lollypop sticks, sticky tack and syringes for hydraulics.

Tower of London unveils working drawbridge

After several years of planning and construction, the Tower of London now has a working drawbridge for the first time since the 1970s. The first drawbridge o...

20.4.2020

English

For the fist half of the summer term our main topic focus will be 1066. Take a look at this piece of home learning completed by Amber last term, it will give a few clues about our first activity...

You will be helping to chose the next king, even writing a job application for them soon.

 

Before that, you need to create a fact file about one of the potential kings, using information that has been sourced in any way possible, including reading a range of books and information on websites. Then summarise your fact files with a clear opinion on the strength of the individual’s claims. Remember to write in the past tense.


These sheets may help you:

Changing tense worksheets (Answers included)

History

 

Researching castles

 

The Normans needed to build castles for defence. Use a range of historical source materials to find out about Norman castles including both motte and bailey and stone built ones. Use your findings to create a ‘Norman castles’ fact file which includes both text and images and additional facts of interest. Add a glossary to the fact files including such words as keep, motte, moat, palisade, bailey, compound and siege. Think about how the physical geography of a particular place influenced the Normans when deciding where to build a castle.

 

To ease the building, Norman castles were often on the site of Saxon hill forts removed from the local Saxon nobility.

 

Consider questions such as ‘Why did the Normans build castles out of wood? How did the motte help defend the castle? Why did William build so many castles? What different designs were used? How did it change village life? Were castles comfortable to live in? How could a castle be attacked or defended?’

 

One of the reasons William built so many castles was to thank his knights and nobles for supporting him in the Battle of Hastings.

 

These links may help you:

https://www.exploring-castles.com/castle_designs/medieval_castle_layout/#.VLOc9iusXhQ

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/normans/includes/activities/pdfs/a_castle_eye_spy.pdf

http://great-castles.com/glossary.php

http://www.ecastles.co.uk/ukmap.html

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

Our maths learning will follow the Year 4 White Rose summer term home learning scheme. Activity worksheets for the first week can be downloaded below.

 

Please click on this link to find lesson clips for guidance, along with the answers to the activity sheets: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

30/03/2020

 

Science

 

Animals have adapted in many different ways to live in the ocean.

 

Research aquatic adaptions and complete the worksheet.

 

Create a new and original ‘monster of the deep’ based on what has been learned about deep sea adaptations. Consider the type of animal (it might be a fish, mammal, cnidarian, mollusc or echinoderm), its size, features, prey and how it protects itself from predators.

Children could sketch their ideas or use drawing software to create their animals. Ensure they use good scientific thinking and can justify their designs using the correct scientific terminology.

English 

 

 

 

Previously this term, children have been learning about how to write a diary entry. Discuss what features make a good diary entry before imagining what it would be like to discover a totally new deep sea species. Children should write diary entries for the days before, during and after their discovery.

Maths

 

Complete these White Rose lessons to consolidate learning that took place earlier this term

25.03.2020

 

Science

In Year 4 we have been learning all about the world's oceans. In order to understand how we are able to explore the deepest depths, we were going to make our own mini submarines, using a lemonade bottle, pen lid (without a whole in the top), Blue-tac and paper clip.

 

The following clip shows how to make the submarine work, but it doesn't explain the science that makes it happen... 

How to Make a Pen Cap Submarine - Easy and Simple - Simple Science Experiment

All you need is a pen top, blue tack or plasticine, a paper clip, an empty plastic drink bottle, and some water. There is a little bit of trapped air inside ...

If you have the resources to hand, have a go at making your own little submarine in a lemonade bottle (the experiment works better if you fill the bottle to the top). Children can then write about how they made the submarine and, after a little research, try to explain why the pen lid sinks when the bottle is squeezed.

Additional Maths Resources

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Handwriting based upon Year 4 spelling rules and patterns

(Try and master the spellings on each list.)