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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

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Week beginning 29.6.2020

Y4 week 12 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 explore what happens when the suffix -ous is added at the end of a word. The activities are dated. For the first one, read the powerpoint and the poster. 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: Read the e-mail called ‘Trip of a lifetime’. A photo of the e-mail is on the English page. You have already found out a lot about the USA over the previous three weeks but there are some powerpoint presentations to look at that will remind  you about the geography and culture of the USA. Here are some handy links too:




Plan an itinerary for Mr. B. Smith and his family. Pick five different places that the family could visit in the USA and decide how you will present the information. You could make a power point, add a key to a map of the USA, labelling the places that the family could visit (a blank map is available for you to download), or you could write down the itinerary as a list

Day 2: Use your plan to help you complete and present your itinerary.

Days 3, 4 and 5: Use the booklet about fronted adverbials. On day 3 complete the ‘Where is it?’ and ‘When did it happen?’ activities. Day 4 try ‘How did it happen?’ and ‘Missing Commas’. Finally, on day 5 complete ‘Adding adverbials’. 



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:


 The traditional dreamcatcher was made to protect people from negative dreams. Positive dreams were said to pass through the hole in the centre of the dreamcatcher and slide down the feathers to the sleeping person. Negative dreams get caught up in the web and disappear when hit by the first rays of sunlight. Design and make a personal dream catcher using materials that include string, wool, feathers and beads. Use soft sculpting wire and masking tape to form the basic shape, or you could use a paper plate. See the downloadable instructions on the topic learning page. There is also some information about dreamcatchers too.

 Native American Reservations

 Native Americans are the indigenous (original) peoples of the United States. There are more than 570 tribes within the US. Many tribes live in Indian reservations. An Indian reservation is an area of land where an Indian tribe live and which they manage. Find out some facts about Native American Reservations. Use these links and then you could present the information in the powerpoint template provided:

 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 geography activities on pages 4 to 10, and the music activities on pages 34 to 38.

The link on page 10 about rivers didn’t work for me, so you could try this one instead:

There are photos of the pages mentioned above on the topic learning page, and there is a template to download so that you can make a poster about water safety.

Next week, we will be finding out about chickens and eggs.  



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:


  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 refugees. There are a range of resources to download, including a wordsearch, a prayer, and some possible research projects.