Monday 15th January 2021 – Home Learning Ideas

Good morning year 4. We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mr Collingwood is in school this week so I look forward to responding to all of your great learning emails with Miss Albone.

Here are your learning ideas for today:

Lockdown idea: Making Monsters!

English: using apostrophes

Solving life’s problems: measurement

Topic: introducing volcanoes

Here is some more information for you:

Lockdown idea: Making monsters – you will need to be resourceful with this one too. You might not have the bottle caps shown in the video but you might have plastic ones in the recycling! Perhaps play your ‘monster-nets’ away from the adults! We don’t want to give them a headache!

English: apostrophes.

There are two reasons to use apostrophes – belonging (or possession) and contractions.

Here are some learning videos to explain:

You will need to take some notes and watch them a couple of times.

TASK: Can you create your own poster to show your understanding?

Here is an example:

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Solving life’s problems: measurement

This week, we are going to learn about perimeter and area. First, we are going to recap some measuring skills.



Task: use a ruler or a tape measure to measure some things around the house. Could you show the results in a table?

An estimate is like a sensible guess. Can you estimate first?

Here are some practical activities you might like to try:

Could you make your own rain gauge to show your measuring skills? There are lots of other ideas online.

Please be very careful using scissors with plastic!

Topic – volcanoes! I am really excited about this theme. We will learn about volcanoes for the rest of the week. Today, is an introduction:

Here is a reading comprehension to introduce you to volcanoes:

Here is some information about Mount Fuji:

Create a piece of learning about Mount Fuji. Here are some ideas: a video, a poster, a fact sheet, ‘the day in the life of Mount Fuji’ diary entry…you will have some more ideas!

Wishing you all a lovely day!