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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week beginning 13.7.2020

Y4 week 14 Remote Learning

‘Road Trip USA!’

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

Weekly Maths Tasks

                    Weekly Spelling Tasks                     (Complete 1 per day)

  • Complete the daily mental maths  questions and maths lesson. These can  be found by clicking on the ‘Maths’ tab. 


This week’s spelling activities focus on more words with the suffix ‘-ous’. The activities are dated. For the first one, read the powerpoint. Then pick 4 of the words and write each one in a sentence that makes sense. Use the pictures to help with this and use a dictionary if you are unsure about the meaning of any of the words.   


Reading tasks

                     Weekly Writing Tasks                       (Complete 1 per day)

Spend about 15 minutes reading. There are lots of free e-books to read. Use the links on the next page. 

  • Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. You could bullet point what happened or create a comic strip.
  • If you have read a non-fiction text, create a glossary of technical terms. 
  • 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.  
  • Choose a poetry book, learn some rhymes so that you can amaze your family.
  • Write a recommendation for a friend. Who would enjoy the book? Someone older, someone younger or someone the same age. Why would they enjoy it? How many stars does it score out of five?   

Day 1 Find out about totem poles. The totem pole is a form of art for many Native American tribes in the north and northwest. There is a research sheet to complete. Here are some helpful links: native-americans/totem-poles/

There is also a factsheet to download too.  

Day 2: Sketch a range of symbols found on totem poles. Label each one and explain what they mean. If you are not sure, then explain what you think it might represent. Finally, can you combine the symbols to create a totem pole? There is a blank template, but you don’t have to use it. Think about the story you could write about the design tomorrow. Perhaps, it could be about your family. What characteristics and qualities represent each person in your family? What animal embodies each of those qualities? Don't forget to include pets!

Days 3: Complete the totem pole legend sheet. Draw the final version of your totem pole and add colour. Then write a legend about your design. See Mr. Cooper’s example by clicking on the English tab.

On days 4 & 5 find out about determiners. A determiner introduces a noun, examples include: a, an, each, the and these. There are some notes for parents and answers in  the booklet for you to download.  On day 4 try: ‘Determiners display’ and ‘quantifier quiz’. On day 5 try: ‘Interrogative and demonstrative’, and ‘determiner sentences’.  



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.

These links give you access to a range of reading resources:


 Reading comprehension

 Download and try the reading comprehension activity about former American president, Barack Obama. Pick the 1* or 2* information and questions, and only print the pages you need. 


 Totem poles

You can download a colouring sheet and also the template to help you make a 3-D paper totem pole model. The model will work even better if you can print it onto thin card, but use paper if not. Both of these resources can be found on the topic learning page.


 Our links with the USA

In the year 1620, one hundred religious people from England called Puritans boarded a boat called   the ‘Mayflower’ and set sail for the New World. These people were the Pilgrim Fathers and some of them came from Lincolnshire. They arrived in America and started a new life there. In 1630, they built a town and port and named it Boston after our own town. The following activities are about Lincolnshire. They can be found in a booklet called ‘Amazing Lincolnshire’. The booklet can be downloaded. It is quite long, 41 pages, and I would like you to look at the range of activities linked to food chains, trees and folklore. They can be found on pages 11 to 18, and 39 to 41. There are some pictures for you to cut out and use to make food chains. These can be found on page 13. On page 17 there are some instructions to help you improve your sketching skills. From page 39 onwards you can read about a boggart and giant that once lived in northern Lincolnshire. Or did they really?



Remember to stay active and get outside if it’s not raining. Here are the links from Boston United:

  Community Foundation: 

  Community Foundation YouTube:

  United Cheer Team:


 Some great ideas and suggestions for physical activity were launched during National Sports week. The categories of activities include athletics, aiming sports, team sports, adventure sports and artistic sports. Download the information on the topic learning page. 


  Why not try Strictly Home Dancing – Primary Dance Virtual Festival? This isn’t a competition, just a chance for children to create a routine based upon some starter moves (in the pack) from dances throughout the decades. Download the information from the topic page.



  This week we are finding out about water and hygiene. There are lots of resources from Cafod to download including project ideas, colouring, a word search, the story of a girl who lives in Zimbabwe, a quiz and a postcard template. These can all be found be clicking on the RE tab.