Tuesday 19th January 2021 – Year 4 Home Learning Ideas

Good morning year 4. We hope that you had a great start to the week.

I have had a few questions about fractions. We will come back to the topic very soon but we wanted to have a little rest from it as some find the topic rather intense. Measurement will challenge the brain in different ways this week and we will come back to fractions soon – keep practising your times tables to help you.

The aim is to provide learning that does not require a printer so you can use the screen and write your answers on a piece of paper or show your workings out in another way. Alternatively, you can explore other questions and ideas to suit the needs of your family.

Here are your learning ideas for the day:

Lockdown idea: Pretty Pebbles

Solving life’s problems: calculating perimeter

English: using brackets

Topic: parts of a volcano

Here is some more information for you:

Lockdown Idea: Pretty Pebbles

You can use your imagination to create different designs. Pebble art has been quite a thing over recent years, with people decorating rocks and leaving them in parks and other places for people to find. Given the current climate, people aren’t sharing them at the moment, but that isn’t stopping families having lots of fun decorating them. Something as simple as felt tips does the trick on lighter rocks, with children decorating them however they want – some making funny faces out of them. If you want them to last longer outside, then you’d be better using acrylic paint coated with varnish to give an extra layer of protection.

English: using brackets to add information

Learning videos:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zg6xb82

TASK: Create a piece of learning that includes brackets. Choose a topic of interest. Could you teach us something about your favourite thing or game? You could write some stand alone sentences, a paragraph or create a poster or fact sheet. Here’s my example sentence:

Alfie (who has brown fur) is my handsome Labrador.

If you are stuck for ideas, you could watch this video and write about it:

For example: Kilauea (which is in Hawaii) is the most active volcano.

Solving Life’s Problems: Perimeter

Learning Video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h

Challenge 1:

Challenge 2:

Challenge 3:

Extension Task:

Game: you could try perimeter explorer –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=perimeter

Super challenge!

https://nrich.maths.org/9691

Answers:

Super challenge:

https://nrich.maths.org/9691/solution

Topic: Parts of a volcano

Could you make a model or a drawing of the parts of a volcano? Can you label each part too and create a glossary or key? I wonder how resourceful you can be here! Maybe Lego could work…

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/what-is-a-volcano

Have a great day everyone!