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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week beginning 27.4.2020

Y4 week 4 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. Find these by clicking on the ‘Maths’ tab.
  • 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 this link: home/    find-a-book/library-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.
  • 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 ending (suffix) -ly is added to an adjective to make an adverb instead. So quick becomes quickly. However, if a word ends with -y like happy, the -y changes to -i, making happily. Also, if the word ends with   –ic, add -ally. So frantic becomes frantically. Now turn all of these words into adverbs: slow, nice, sad, cosy, angry, sleepy, cheeky, final, dramatic and automatic.
  • Watch a film and write a review. A review sheet is provided in the English resources.
  • Look at the photos showing information about the explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Read them and then think of 10 questions you would like to ask about him. Think of questions that it will be possible to answer with research. Where was he born? Why is he famous? When did he learn to swim?
  • Using the links on the next page and the internet for facts, complete some research about Jacques Cousteau. Record the information as bullet points or a mind-map.   
  • Print or draw a picture of a scene in the ocean. You might want to use this link:  category/science/stunning-underwater-footage/ Stick it in the centre of a page and write words to describe what you can see: Huge shoals of colourful rainbow fish, ferocious and threatening sharks, the rotting wreck of an ancient sailing vessels, playful dolphins, etc.  
  • Complete the SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) activity. Use the pictures to help you to think of some noun phrases. Try to write two or three sentences to describe each one.  



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.

Here are some helpful links to use:

A six minute animation with Billy Blue-Hair about the layers in the ocean:

The next two are about the explorer Jacques Cousteau:



Click on the link at the top and let Billy Blue-Hair tell you about the layers in the ocean. Then complete the ‘creatures in the layers of the ocean’ sheet. It is under the ‘Topic learning’ tab. Just print and use the first three pages. Add some colour and some extra sea creatures if you want to. Make sure you put them in the correct  layer.



Watch some underwater footage. Here is a handy link:

Then pretend you are looking out from a submarine or peering through a diver’s mask. Draw the scene in front of your eyes. Draw all the creatures you can see, and then add colour.



Keep an activity diary. What have you been doing to stay fit and healthy? Over the next two weeks, try to write in your diary at least five times. You can write in it more frequently if you want to. Add some photos or pictures. Have you been watching and joining in with the exercises suggested by Joe Wicks? Have you bounced on the trampoline? Done some dancing in your bedroom? Been for a walk? Played ball with the dog? Beaten your dad at badminton on the back lawn?  

Here are some videos from Mr. Taylor at Discovery Sport showing you how to play Boccia:


Read about molluscs and answer the questions. See the sheet under the ‘Topic learning’ tab.



Why not try some practical science; ‘blow-up balloons’, ‘milk magic’ or something else? Look at the ideas by clicking on the ‘topic learning’ tab and finding the ‘kitchen science’ document. Make sure you talk to an adult before you start. There are instructions for each activity. Write about your experiment in your Remote Learning book. Add a diagram and write down your conclusions. This means try to explain what happens!


Design and technology

Why not make a bottle submarine. See the photograph of the instructions under the ‘Topic learning’ tab.



Read the story of Pentecost in a Bible. See Acts 2.

There is a video too: Look at the painting of Pentecost by the famous Italian artist Titian. It is under the ‘Topic learning’ tab. Print the picture or draw your own version. Then describe what is happening in the painting, the colour, the symbols etc. and how this links to what you have read in the Bible. Can you name any of the disciples? How did they know the Holy Spirit had come? How did they change?

Use this word bank to help:  Pentecost,  Jerusalem, Holy Spirit, disciples, Peter, rushing wind, flames, different languages, brave, courage, good news, Jesus.