Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

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Year 4 Home Learning

Term 6

Week 1

Year 4 Week Beginning: 1st June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 

Genre Focus: Poetry – The Magic Box 


Lesson 1 – Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Word Meaning 

Have a copy of the Poem ‘The magic box’ by Kit Wright open on your computer to refer back to. Use your exercise books. Write down the word of the day in your book to refer back to. Read the questions twice just like she says in the video. It may help to write down the instructions before she moves on so you can refer back to them. There isn’t a worksheet that is when it wants you to do it in your exercise books. 


Lesson 2 – Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Language 

Watch the video carefully. We’ve learnt these features before so look carefully for them. Do all the work in your exercise book. 


Lesson 3 – Features of Poetry 

For this lesson, do the independent task in your exercise book. Your answers might be different in task 2 but it doesn’t mean you’re wrong. 


Lesson 4 – SPAG focus: Expanded noun phrases 

For this lesson, you may want to write down some ideas and pause the video whilst she goes through it. Write down the noun phrases in your exercise book. Remember the noun phrase includes the noun itself as well. 


Lesson 5 – Poetry: Write a repetitive poem 

Do the spelling test in your exercise book. You may want to have the copy of the poem open on your computer to refer back to. Write your plan out in your book to help you write it later. Use the WAGOLL to help you. Do not upload your work onto social media but please sent them through to the year group email. We would love to read them! 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings Spellings Year 4 Week 1 Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary L6 Angry Words Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 

Each day’s learning can be found here: 



Monday – adding 2 or more fractions 

For question 5 on the worksheet, it would be a good idea to draw as well as write your solution.

Lesson 1 Add 2 or more fractions 2019

Lesson 1 Answers Add 2 or more fractions


Tuesday –subtract fractions 

Drawing out fraction bars can help with some of the questions on the worksheet, particularly those that deal with fractions greater than one whole.

Lesson 2 Subtract 2 fractions

Lesson 2 Answers Subtract 2 fractions


Wednesday – fractions of quantities 

Fluency in times tables will really help today! The last part of lesson video includes finding fractions that are greater than one. Don’t worry if you find this too challenging – it isn’t on the Y4 curriculum! You may also want to leave out the last question of 3d) on the worksheet.

Lesson 3 Fractions of a quantity

Lesson 3 Answers Fractions of a quantity


Thursday – calculate quantities 

As with Wednesday’s lesson, the video moves onto some fractions that are greater than one whole. It is explained really clearly but don’t worry if it is a step too far for you at the moment as it’s not Y4 learning. You may then want to miss out question 4h) on the worksheet.

Lesson 4 Calculate quantities

Lesson 4 Answers Calculate quantities


Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page. The most suitable questions for Year 4 are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 but why not try the others with someone at home! 


Challenge of the week: Nrich challenge Bryonys Triangle

We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June  This block of learning focuses upon fractions. 


You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 


If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!


















 If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths! 

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 

Key question: What conditions could we change to investigate the growth of a plant? 

In this lesson you will be recapping on what you already know about plants and considering what plants need to grow well. 

Before you start the lesson talk about:  What plants you can see growing near where you live?  Places in the world plants can or can’t grow?  Have you ever grown a plant before and what did need to grow well? 


Click here to start your lesson: 

Plants knowledge organiser

Plants Lesson 1 worksheet

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get something wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz.  Did you do better this time? Well done 
  • Optional extension task – Setup your own experiment to obverse during the week.  Like Miss Roberts, you could use a small herb as your plant.  Remember to return to the experiment each day to water it and note down any observations about the health of your plant.  You could make simple drawings of each plant or take a photograph to record the changes. 
  • Want to find out more? Watch this short clip outlining what plants need to survive. 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.


Lesson 1: The Norman Conquest 

In this lesson you will start to learn about the Norman conquest and how William the Conquer became King of England.  


You will start  lesson with a quiz. Once you have completed this click to start the lesson which is being taught by Mrs Gamon.

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to completed this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 


There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Examples by Andy Goldsworthy 

Examples suitable for children of any age 

Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by and using things you find. Go on a walk or look in your garden or other outdoor space. Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles. (Don’t break bits off of trees or plants please!) Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share. 

Wider Curriculum

Superhero Activity Worksheet

Super Hero Power 


Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity!

Term 5


We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band or reading age. They have books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. You should have received their username and password through an announcement on Class Charts (the school code is popr). If you have not received this, or have trouble accessing the site, please email your child's year group address.

We recommend reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more. The first reading should focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.

Home learning packs are also available from the Hamilton Trust https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Each pack contains 5 days of mixed reading, grammar, spelling and writing opportunities, planned around a weekly theme. Some days contain a lot of activities so please don't feel pressured to complete everything. Notes for parents and carers are included, as well as sheets which can be printed for children to work on. However, this is not essential and written responses could be recorded on paper, in a notebook, or typed.

Bug Club User Guide


Daily Maths lessons are provided through White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ which is a high-quality resource we use in school. For Years 1-6, each lesson video starts with a 'Flashback' to review prior learning, then a short tutorial video with example questions which are fully explained.

Follow-up worksheets can be downloaded below, although again, if you don't have access to a printer, these can be completed on paper. Answers are also provided so you can talk through your child's work and help them if they get stuck. For Early Years, each week is based around a story book but you don't need to have the book to do the activity.

Please also remind your child to practice their times tables recall frequently using Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done messages and house points are sent to the top 3 children in each Key Stage every Friday and many teachers set their own challenges and rewards for effort. If your child doesn't have their log-in details, please email their year group address for help.

Resources for Week 5 - 18th May









The wider Curriculum

Year 4 Term 5 Home Learning (Science and Topic)


Year 3/4 Statutory Words

Please also see the activities and resources for all year groups page for further more ideas.

Term 4