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Week beginning 11.5.2020

Y4 week 6 Remote Learning

‘Blue Abyss’ – Underwater World

The expectation is that KS2 pupils complete 5 hours of learning daily.

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks  (Complete 1 per day)

Essential – Please complete these everyday: 

Complete one of activities from the Maths on the Move home challenge. Find this by clicking on the ‘Maths’ tab. If you decide to do the burpee activity here is a helpful video:

  • Complete the daily maths lesson too. These can also be found by clicking on the ‘Maths’ tab. 


Spend about 15 minutes reading. You could read a chapter or more of your school book or a book from the shelf at home. There are lots of free e-books to read by using the links on the page below this one:

  • Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. You could bullet point what happened or create a comic strip.
  • Write down any unfamiliar words from your reading. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary.
  • Read something around the house that isn’t a book - a comic, a magazine, a list - then write a note about it in your reading diary.
  • Write a book review about a book you have read.
  • Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.
  • Design a new front cover for a book.

Weekly Spelling Tasks              (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks          (Complete 1 per day)

  • Pick 10 of the ‘Year 3/4 statutory spellings’. A list is located under the ‘English’ tab. Ask someone to read out the words and see how many you know already. Practise any that you don’t know how to spell. Then later, ask a member of your family to test you.
  • Create a vocabulary bank about ‘Oceans’. Pick 5 of the words in the list and research the meaning of each one. Use a dictionary or go on-line. Record the word, its meaning and a picture in your remote learning book.
  • Proofread your writing from the day. Use a dictionary to check the spelling of any challenging word, and that meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
  • Choose 5 of the ‘Year 3/4  statutory spellings’. Create an acronym for each of these words, here is an example: Circle – Can Ian really crack lovely eggs?
  • The sound ‘ay’ can also be written as ‘eigh’, ‘ei’ or ‘ey’. Read these words. The correct set of letters has been used in some of the words but not in others. Here is an example: eyteen. This is  not correct. The spelling is eighteen. Can you write out the correct spelling for all the words: weyt, obeigh, reign, prei, grey, neybour, slei, freit, theigh and veins.   
  • Watch a film and write a review. A review sheet is provided in the English resources.
  • Complete the Grammar activity about complex sentences. See the instructions under the English tab.
  • Complete some research about pollution in the oceans. There is a powerpoint presentation to read, a video to watch (the link is on the next page) and some photos to view too. One is a fact sheet about environmental issues, another is a newspaper report and the third is a blog. Record the facts you have discovered. You could create a mind-map. This activity might take two days to complete.
  • Create an informative poster about the problems of plastic in the ocean. Use the list of features under the English tab to help with this. How are you going to persuade others to take action? What slogan could you use? ‘It’s time to save the oceans’, ‘Recycle plastic now’, ‘Beware, the oceans are in danger -  it’s time to act!’
  • Create a factsheet about pollution using your research. This activity might take two days. Can you include a heading, a fact box, pictures and captions? Remember to write in paragraphs and proof-read your work before publishing the final version.


Learning Project - To be completed throughout the week


Here is an overview of tasks I’d like the Year 4 children to be completing at home over the next week.

Reading links:

Here is link to a video about plastic in the oceans:  


Part 1: See the photo of the Eco blog by Eco girl. What are you and your family doing already to recycle, re-use and reduce your use of plastic and other materials? Can you take some photos or draw a picture of the ways in which you are being environmentally-friendly? Do you put your vegetable peelings on a compost heap, wash-up and recycle plastic pots and bottles and put them in the blue bin, or find an alternative use for them  like growing plants in old yoghurt pots? Do you re-cycle paper and draw or write on the back? Do you feed the birds? You might have other ideas.

Part 2: Now write your own Eco report on the ways in which you and your family are caring for the environment. You can do a mind-map, poster, or blog like Eco girl. Add one or more of your pictures or photos. Please also include any ideas that you have for other things that you could do in the future.


Design & Technology

Can you make and design a sea creature by recycling some containers, packets and household items? Don’t use the containers until they are empty and ask your mum or dad first! Can you make a model of a fish and add scales and a dorsal fin, or perhaps you could make an octopus and use string or wool for the tentacles? Draw a picture or take a photo of your creation.



Remember to stay active and get outside when it’s not raining.

 PE and cheerleading with Boston United. Here are the links:

 Boston United Community Foundation: 

 Boston United Community Foundation YouTube:

 United Cheer Team:



There is some science reading comprehension for you to complete. If you normally do Read Write Inc., read about fish and answer the questions. The sheet you need is under the ‘Topic learning’ tab. Otherwise, try the plastic pollution reading comprehension, either the 1* or 2* questions.



Try the Pentecost unscramble activity.  

Use this word bank to help:  Pentecost, disciples, Jerusalem, heaven, Holy Spirit, disciples, Israelites, Peter, wind, flames, languages, brave, amazed, courage, good news, Jesus, tongues.  

Read God’s Story 3 page 144 about St. Paul’s happiness based on 2 Corinthians 6: 3-10 in the Bible.  How do you think Paul felt and what kept him going?  Paul is a very important person in the early Church.  He wrote many letters to encourage and advise others. Corinth was a city in Greece. In his letters to the Corinthians, Paul is stern in dealing with problems and encouraging too. The letters show how the Good News is given throughout the early Church.

How do you think we might live if we allow the Holy Spirit to help and guide us?

Write down your ideas. You could use a mind-map. Look at the photo showing an example completed by Mr. Cooper. Can you make links to the things St. Paul said and did?   

All of the resources can be found under the ‘Topic learning’ tab.