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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week beginning 18.5.2020

Y4 week 7 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 the daily arithmetic questions and maths lesson. These can also be found by clicking on the ‘Maths’ tab. 



  • There is a spelling booklet for you to download this week. It can be found under the ‘English’ tab.
  • There are ten spelling activities. Pick one each day, and save the other five for the first week after the half-term break. If you don’t know where to start, begin at the beginning with the day one activity!    


Weekly Reading Tasks      (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks    (Complete 1 per day)

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


  • 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.
  • If you have read a non-fiction text, create a glossary of technical terms. 
  • 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.  
  • Choose a poetry book, learn some rhymes so that you can amaze your family. 
  • Watch a film showing whales swimming in the ocean. Then lay back somewhere comfortable and listen to whale song. There are some helpful links on the next page. Compile a mind-map about the movements of whales. Draw a whale at the centre of the mind-map and add as many verbs (floating, gliding) and adjectives (colossal) as you can.
  • Read the information about Humpback whales. Then answer the comprehension questions. Pick the 1*or 2* questions.
  • Read a range of information sources about whales. There is a link on the next page. Make some notes about their diet, behaviour, habits and the threat from whale hunters. Find some pictures to use in fact file tomorrow.
  • Compile a fact file about whales by using the notes you have made. What heading will you use? Can you include a fact box?
  • Read about Keiko the whale. See the photo showing a timeline of his life. Keiko was the Killer whale in the film Free Willy. There is a link to the film trailer. Write a three or four paragraph summary of Keiko’s life using your research. You don’t have to write about all the events in the timeline. Just pick out the ones that you think are most important.  




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:

You and your family can still access a range of free online library resources using your library card number and PIN including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and emusic. You can also get free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior to help with your home schooling projects. Visit and choose from the online resources menu on the right of the page.  

If you are not already a member of the library you can join online at and get a temporary membership number and PIN that will give you access to all their fabulous resources.


English/science Here are the links you need:

Swimming with whales:

Humpback whale sounds:

Facts about whales:

Trailer for the film Free Willy:

Read the information and try an activity from the British Council about plastic pollution:



Try some of the music activities on the Lincolnshire Music Service website: 



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:


 Or design an obstacle course. Watch this video from Discovery Sport:


There is also a cricket competition for you to enter too. The information you need can be found under the ‘Topic’ tab. Have a go and let me know how you got on by e-mailing me at I’ll be awarding house points for anyone who gives it a try.



Our new topic is called Building Bridges. A bridge needs to be built from both sides.  A bridge must be strong enough for people to walk on.  Bridges span or stretch across things, and a bridge needs to be cared for and looked after otherwise it will just fall down. Friendships are a little like bridges.   

When we don’t care for our friends and give them our attention, friendships can get broken.

  Try one of these two activities:

  1. Make a list of friends you have had for a long time. For each one, record:

  • How did you meet your friend?
  • What made you become friends?
  • What do you do together?
  • What do you like about your friend? 

  2. Build a bridge of words or pictures about what makes friendship strong. Start at opposite sides and meet in the middle. See the photo of Mr. Cooper’s example under the ‘RE learning’ tab.