9th September - All About Me
Produce a poster about yourself. The poster needs to inform people about your interests, hobbies, family, achievements, favourite game/film/ football team etc. Make sure that the poster is colourful and finished to a high standard. Use the hexagon shape provided. If you would like, you can produce a poster with a star inside but keep within the border of the same sized hexagon.
Week beginning 16th September
Make, draw and/or paint a setting for the story 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. If possible, use an old box (such as a show box) to create a wardrobe and show the land of Narnia inside the wardrobe. Use the following website address for examples. http://login.rbwm.org.uk/stfranciswebsite/sf_modules/2010narnia/narnia_boxes.htm
This is a two week project.
Week beginning 30th September
Maths - Rounding Numbers
You will need a shopping receipt. Highlight eight prices that end in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, for example 39p. Round each highlighted price to the nearest 10p. Work out the difference between each rounded price and the actual price. Complete the table in your home-learning books. Work out the total of all the actual prices and the total of all the rounded prices (you may use a calculator). Work out the difference between the two amounts.
D.T. and Topic – Make a Viking shield. You could make it from cardboard, use a yoghurt pot to make the raised centre and attach a handle on the back. To decorate the shield try using duck-tape and shading in sections of the shield.
Viking Longhouses and modern houses
Use a table to compare Viking and modern houses. Choose at least five different subjects to compare e.g. heating, building materials, windows, lighting, bedrooms, bathrooms, animals or entertainment. Remember to add detail to your explanations and if you would like to use drawings you may.
English – Fronted Adverbials
Draw a line to match the fronted adverbial to the sentence it best matches.
Next think of fronted adverbials that could go at the beginning of a sentence.
Times Tables (including Fortune Tellers)
Complete the times tables activity and follow the instructions to make a times table fortune teller. From next week there will be a times tables test based on the tables you have been learning. In English we are writing instructions so think about the features used in the Fortune Teller instructions.
How do you use electricity?
Record all the different ways that you have used electricity in one day. Then decide whether it is an essential use (e.g. cooking) or non-essential use (e.g. watching the television).
Expanded Noun Phrases
First, list some nouns (names) of things that could be part of the spooky house. Next, write a description of the house using the nouns but add adjectives to create expanded noun phrases.
Science - Sound
Make a duck call using a straw and investigate how to change the pitch of the call.
Use the QuAD grid to collect information on the instrument you would like to research. Website links are on the Year 4 blog, Science page.
DT/Science - Make an InstrumentAs part of the sound topic your task is to make an instrument that can play different pitched sounds/notes. Use ordinary household objects such as elastic bands, string, a cardboard box or a plastic bottle.
Job ProfileComplete a job profile for either of the following: a member of your family or a ‘known’ person (not a pop star, film star or youtuber). Include information on what they do for their job, what they like about their job and skills and qualifications people need for their job.
Water Use Diary
Record your water use at home over two days to bring to a science lesson next week. List visits to the toilet, showers, baths, washing at sink, clothes washed, washing up or dishwasher, drinks containing water, water given to pets, watering the garden, cleaning, etc. Can you think of any other uses of water? (Cleaning the car, water put out for birds, garden pond, etc.)
Book Character Wanted Poster
Create a wanted poster for a book character that includes a description of their appearance, what they are wanted for (good or bad) and the reward. Include an illustration too!
Use your knowledge of pronouns (words that replace nouns) to improve the sentences. Remember to underline the overused noun or noun phrase first.
Draw a design of the initial letter of your first and family names on a 100 square grid. Next work out the total number of squares used and convert this to the decimal shaded.
Draw a map showing the route from either your house to school or your house to the nearest shop. Show clearly the roads and footpaths that you travel on, and the buildings and other landmarks that you pass.
Make a key to explain what the different features of your map are.
Art - Renoir
Next week is arts week and we will be looking at work by famous French artists including Renoir. Please research the artist and produce a fact file about him. Also, bring an umbrella to school next Monday so that we can recreate his painting Les Parapluies (The Umbrellas).
Complete each sentence by making the singular noun into a plural noun and by using the apostrophe of possession correctly.
Europe’s Top Ten
Carry out some research to create different European ‘top tens’. To begin with, find out the top ten countries in terms of population and in terms of size. Then choose your own criteria, for example, ten longest European rivers.
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