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Year 4 Home Learning

Week 7 Learning

As well as the tasks set for this week, please check on Purple Mash to see if you have any outstanding ‘To dos’ or feedback on the ones that you have completed.

Please make use of the display boards on Purple Mash to share the home learning that you are carrying out, even if it’s different from the set tasks. (Found under ‘Sharing’)


Continue to read at home and complete your reading journal.

William Shakespeare reading comprehension – there are three difficulty levels for you to choose from.

 - it would also be fab for you to do some extra reading around ‘Shakespeare’  - books or internet

Additional Tasks

Create your own archaeological dig

 - either bury something in sand or in plaster of paris

 - then use delicate tools to either brush or chip away to find the ‘artefact’

 - if people ‘dug up’ your artefacts in 1000 years’ time, what do you think they would learn about you? Perhaps draw a picture of the archaeological dig that would tell the world about you!

Tasks in Shakespeare Fact pack 2014 – competition is no longer open!

Fronted Adverbials

Adverbials tell us :

Remind yourself by creating a table like this and adding some examples to each column

 - you could research to find more

 - this might give you more ideas in a fun way!


Write sentences about Shakespeare and his life that begin with some of the adverbials you found in the last task (ie, making them fronted adverbials!)

- best handwriting!

- it would be fab to carefully spell words from the Year 3 4 word list

- Join carefully and make sure not to curl your descenders

Maths - mass and weight

Daily arithmetic practise (15 – 20 mins practise)

 - you could use a website like this

-or make up some of your own – you could use a dice to randomly create some calculations.


  • Work through WeightL1 powerpoint
  • try this game 
  • Complete - weightL1 worksheet
  • Try - weightL2-worksheet
  • Practise reading scales on different instruments – choose one of the Reading Interpreting Scales sheets- v3 being the most challenging

There are lots more resources online to practise these skills, but it would also be fab for you to do some cooking and baking which uses your weighing skills in real life

 - use the Purple Mash 2Publish to take a picture of your creations, and tell us how and what you weighed to make it


You will need to have completed your reading task, and then carry out some additional research to find out about William Shakespeare


Look at Shakespeare artefacts

- complete the Historical Artefact Investigation for one or more

- [Parents this website tells you what they are]

Key Question

When we studied the Ancient Egyptians, we found that the reason that we know so much about them now, over 3000 years later, is through the artefacts found in tombs. Is this the same for how we know so much about William Shakespeare?

- what are the best sources that historians used to find out about William Shakespeare?

Challenge – why are the historical sources that we use to find out about Shakespeare better than those used to find out about the Ancient Egyptians?

- present your response to these questions in a form of your choice

 - it could be written, typed, video, picture…


KQ Do people need to go to church to show they are a Christian?


Look at the Key Question above.

What do you think? Do people need to go to church if they are a Christian?

Can you find out What are Christians are doing now that the churches are closed because of the corona virus?

Perhaps email one of the churches in Thatcham to find out? Can you write a tweet or paragraph for a magazine on how Christians are worshiping during the corona virus? 

Maths resources

Week 6 Learning


Rivers activity.

Continue to read at home and complete your reading journal.

Spelling 'ly'

  • actually
  • happily
  • frantically
  • gently
  • probably
  • grumpily
  • dramatically
  • simply

Learn 8 words from the spelling list. Select 5 to write into sentences. Remember to write in your neatest handwriting. Or Challenge : Can you include all these words in a paragraph to describe a character?


Look at the power point on capacity too as this will let you see how millilitres and litres compare in capacity.

There are 3 work sheets for you to complete.

Grammar and Punctuation


Use the expanded noun phrase mat and create some wonderful phrases. Use the poster to help you if you find it tricky.


Write expanded noun phrases into full sentences. Can you start a sentence with a fronted adverbial followed by a comma.

Here’s some examples fronted adverbials ( you should know how to use these!):

  1. Slowly,
  2. Cautiously,
  3. Carefully but slowly,
  4. Quickly,
  5. Loudly,
  6. Softly,


The Amazon River and create a fact file or your own book. Remember to use subheadings for a fact file or a contents page for a mini book.

Use the information given to help research this magnificent river.

Challenge :

  • Why do  people live near  River Amazon?
  • What do their houses look like?
  • Why is the river so important to the local population?
  • Think about food and transport…


Write a story or a description. You can either watch the fun video clip linked to water.        Or, you can produce a piece of written work based on the picture of a girl in a bath tub below . Remember you can change the main character in your story. Try to think about all the questions asked on the worksheet as it will improve your piece of written work.

Number Work

2 multiplication activities ( Please note that the word grey is spelt incorrectly (gray X )

Purple Mash “To Do”…

  1. Multiplication assessment Monster multiplication

Number Challenge

Thursday 26th March video

Boys, girls and children

Please watch the video and complete the task below.


Look at the satellite and aerial pictures of rivers, oceans and seas and create your own image. You can use a mixture of media (pencils, coloured pens, tissue paper, paints etc…)to create the image. You may even wish to create a 3D image!

Week 6 Resources

VE week


Complete the reading comprehension below. Continue to read at home and complete your reading journal.


Select one of the pictures in the reading comprehension  to write about. 

Remember to include  expanded noun phrases, apostrophes for contraction and include adverbs and adverbial phrases. Your challenge, is to include fronted adverbials as your sentence starters .


From your reading comprehension use a dictionary to help you and write a sentence or each word or phrase.

  • allies
  • enemy
  • surrender
  • defeat
  • leader
  • rations
  • black out
  • evacuees

What does VE Day mean? Why is it an important dates?

What does VJ Day mean? Why is it an important date?

VE day

Your task is to  produce a fact file celebrating VE Day. This can be hand written or you may present your work on power point or create a fact file using text boxes as a Word document.

Share what you have done through Purple Mash. This could be a simple 2Publish with a photograph or a description of what you have done.

Expanded noun phrases


  • Converts units of measure quiz
  • Convert units of measure 2
  • Area of shape
  • Perimeter
  • Monster tables
  • Multiplication assessment

All set as 2do's on Purple Mash.



KQ What is a Church?

What do you think a church is?  How many churches do we have in Thatcham?  Can you find out how many different churches we have and what they are called?  Maybe go for a walk and see how many you can find?

Week 4

Maths Data Handling

Set tasks on Purple Mash:

Solving questions using charts

Venn diagrams

Interpreting block graphs

Interpreting pictograms

Keep learning your tables

Year 4 mental maths test

Task 1. 

3 Consecutive numbers challenge ( dated 23/03/20)



Revise prefixes and suffixes

Investigate 6 words that end in “ …ation”  and look up the definitions of the words. Learn these spellings. Can you create a poster or write the words in different ways using your art skills?

Punctuation :

How to use an apostrophe for contraction

Complete the tasks and then write sentences using the contractions.


Watch the clips about adding description using adverbs and adverbial phrases. Complete the tasks.


Purple Mash

Click on the topic Animals for adaptation

Tasks to do:

Read and learn about adaptation for these environments:

  • Deserts
  • Mountains
  • Oceans
  • Woodlands
  • Tundra
  • Desert Climate
  • Polar Climate
  • Tropical Climate

Read about endangered animals and create a facts file on:

  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Jaguar

Complete the quizzes:

  •  Herbivores and omnivores
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Carnivores
  • Mammals or reptiles.


Please Mrs Butler

Complete 3 activities on the website.

Remember to read daily and record in journals. You will need to write a book review when you have completed a reading a book.

Writing Challenge

Here is a short video from the Literacy Shed to ignite your imagination:


Write a short story using  apostrophes for contraction and include adverbs and adverbial phrases. Your challenge, is to include fronted adverbials as your sentence starters


Virtual Science Week

Take some time this week to catch up on anything that has been set that you haven't had chance to do and look at our resources for science week. Decide with your family what you would like to do.

Maths: Time

- read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks

- solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.


- design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical system

Google ‘scratch’


 - click ‘create; at top of screen

- follow tutorials to program the sprite

Reading Comprehension

Retrieval and inferences – texts and questions

Go on to Purple Mash

 - click on ‘Serial Mash’ , then ‘Emeralds’

[really confident readers might want to look on ‘Sapphires’]

- choose a book, read it chapter by chapter, answering questions after each chapter


- understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America

Choose a country or region from the following:

- the UK

 - another European country

 - somewhere in either North or South America

Like we did in school, find out information about the 3 different places, and compare them.

You could answer questions like these:

- Where would you rather live? Why?

- Which place is the most populated?

- Which is the most different to Thatcham? Explain why.

Present this in a form of your choosing

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