Week 4 Home Learning 25.01.21

by 19 Jan 2021Year 4

Hello Year 4!

Here are your home learning resources for Week 4 : 25th January 2021.

Thank you for all the great examples of work that you have been sending in – we have been very impressed with the quality and effort you have been putting in 🙂 (You and your parents/ grandparents of course!)

For Maths, again we will follow the White Rose video, presentation and worksheet. Remember, the first two pages of your worksheet are fluency (practising number facts) and the last two pages are problem solving or reasoning questions. Please WRITE the answers to the questions in your books  with your working out. We will also look at bus-stop division in our Teams sessions so don’t panic if you find this a bit tricky at first.

Additional Maths support this week:

Divide 2 digit by 1

Divide 3 digit by 1

Video model with remainders

Please remember to send me just TWO pieces of work this week so that we can give you some feedback.

  • Your edit and improve paragraph from Monday.
  • Your happiness list poem.

This week Miss Jarvie will be in the classroom and Mrs Mitchell will teaching on Teams and your contact for remote learning queries amitchell@ashgreenprimary.co.uk

Please see your Teams session times on the Weekly timetable.

Timetable VIDEO


Spelling Shed Practise

Y4 Spelling for the week – see spelling shed for target group spellings and phonics.

Reading – Chapter 4 History Hackers

Writing starter task- Watch the videos and play the game on BBC BITESIZE which links to editing and checking your work

Writing edit and improve lesson video – Have a look at the video where Miss Jarvie explains how you can improve your writing by checking and adding to your sentences. Then have a go at improving the example paragraphs on the video that Miss Jarvie wrote! (Very poor paragraphs indeed!)

Maths – Recap: Divide 2 digits by 1



Talking points to discuss.

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll is a nonsense poem from his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Write a short description, in normal words, of what you think a borogove is. Draw a picture too. Then, look up borogove in Wikipedia and see if you agree with what it says.

PE-  Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube


ReadingAnswer the questions in the Chapter 4 questions document – remember, write in full sentences!

Writing Starter game: Find the SYNONYMS in this game – remember synonyms mean almost the same. Word Frog – Arcademics

Starter 2- Possessive apostrophes video:

Writing Main task – VIDEO We are re-capping some of your Y3 learning by re-visiting apostrophes for possession! Have a look at the examples demonstrated on the video and then re-write the given sentences with the apostrophes in the correct place (and improve the sentences too!)

Maths– more division!  video

Science:Exploring the properties of liquids. Follow the instructions on the PowerPoint and watch video links. Activity: to compare the thickness of different liquids. See extension activities.


Reading: Read the beginning of chapter 5 – just the first part – and draw what Charlie and Tilda were wearing  to travel back in time – and label it!

Writing: Starter: Have a quick go on this game where you have to choose whether the word in bold is just a plural (more than one like dolls) or a possessive noun (doll’s house). IXL – Identify plurals, singular possessives and plural possessives (Year 4 English practice)

Starter 2 – spot the apostrophes!

Writing Main task- VideoPossessive Plural Apostrophes sheets!- What a mouth-full! – Now on to some new, Y4 learning – how to use apostrophes when the item, place or person is ‘owned’ by more than one person. Don’t worry if you are confused – watch the video and hopefully you won’t be 🙂 (GIVE THE SHEETS TIME TO LOAD THEY ARE A BIT SLOW SUE TO THE PICTURES).

Maths – Divide 2 digits by 1 with remainders.


PSHE- Share the selection of positive words on the PowerPoint. Use at least one or more of the words to compose a positive statement about anything you like. Write these down. It could be about something or someone at home or at school, an activity you enjoy or a particular interest you have.

History – Complete an application to become a Roman soldier. Learn and recite the oath. Review again the Roman army organization, battle formations and look at videos in action. Practice these with your family using your shield. Alternative application form.

Video links for Roman Military Tactics

Video link for the Testudo formation


Reading:- Research what Roman people wore using the web links on the word document. Record your research in your books.

Finish by taking the 10 question quiz!!


Starter: Watch this video on story structure: How is a story structured? – BBC Bitesize

Then watch the class video about Slaves in Rome (only up to 3.10 mins) – watch Slavery in roman empire – YouTube

  • Watch a couple of times- discuss what you see – the market and the slaves.
  • Watch the class video on planning our own story opening and start to plan your own version.

Planning Sheet Guide


Maths: – video

Divide 2 digits by 1 with remainders (3)

PSHE:- Using the PowerPoint, read the definition of a positive attitude. Discuss this so that the children understand what it means. Next, show and read out the quotes about attitude. Discuss the quotes and choose the one they like best. Once you have chosen one, think about the questions on the next slide.

  1. -Why did you choose the one you chose?
  2. -What dodo you think it means?
  3. -Why do you think quotes like these are important?

Music– Watch the two videos of Mr Bennett explaining the task, then head to https://learningmusic.ableton.com/index.html to try yourself. The sound in video 2 might be difficult to hear – either turn up the speakers or copy the patterns on the screen to hear the beats yourself.

Music Lesson 1 – Beats – YouTube

Music Beats lesson2 


Reading VIDEO – Chapter 2 from Thieves of Ostia

Writing: Today we are going to try to add to our plan – remember the more detail we include today, the easier it will be to write next week!

  • First we can re-watch the video to focus on setting – describing the market and the city.
  • Second – we are going to look at The Slave Princess and decide what vocabulary we want to MAGPIE!
  • Use WORD HIPPO to find synonyms for key words you wish to change: Thesaurus and Word Tools | WordHippo

Maths: Divide 3 digits by 1 including remainders


PSHE:-Science of happiness: explain that one study into happiness suggested that only 17% of people in the world are said to be truly happy. Why do you think this might be? Our amazing brains release chemicals that make us feel good and help us have a happy mind, which is good for our mental health and there are things we can do to help our brains release these chemicals.

Look at the ideas for ways to increase levels of happiness. Think of the things that make you feel happy.

Create a list poem using the guide here. You can add illustrations around your poem.