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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

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Week beginning 4.5.2020

Y4 week 5 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 the links on the next 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 following are all prefixes. This means you can add them at the start of a word to make a different word: inter-, anti-, super- and sub-. Add one of these prefixes to the following: national, marine, relate, freeze, way, market, net, galactic, lock and active. Think carefully before you make your choice so that the new words make sense. Use a dictionary to check the meaning of any that you are unsure about.  
  • Watch a film and write a review. A review sheet is provided in the English resources.
  • Complete the activity called ‘A wizard in my potting sheet’. Write some sentences to describe the setting, the wizard and create an opening sentence for a story. See the instructions under the English tab.
  • Complete the SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) proofreading activity about the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Complete some research about the Great Barrier Reef. There are some links to use on the next page. Record the facts you discover in the form of bullet points or as a mind-map.
  • Find out about threats to the Great Barrier Reef, including the ‘Crown of thorns’ starfish, pollution and too many tourists. Why are they a threat? There is a lot of information on the internet. Decide how you would like to present the information you have found out. Are you going to write a fact file or make a power point presentation? This activity is quite long so why not do some research one day and record your ideas. Then, on the next day present the information.   



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 are some helpful links to use to find out about the Great Barrier Reef:

About the crown-of-thorns starfish:



Complete the Great Barrier Reef cloze activity. The sheet you need can be found under the Topic Learning tab.



Look at the photos of seascapes by different artists. They can be found under the ‘Topic learning’ tab. How do you think the artist has created the picture? What art equipment has been used? Paints, pastels, pencils? Do you think the artist created his artwork from a picture or did he sit on the seashore and paint what he saw?

Now create your own seascape. Will you include rocks, boats, a lighthouse or gulls whirling and twisting in the sky? Sketch your ideas with a pencil and then add colour with paints, pastels, crayons or felt tips.  



Complete your activity diary. What have you been doing to stay fit and healthy? This week add at least five    entries in the diary. 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? You can now do PE and cheerleading with Boston United. Here are the links:

Boston United Community Foundation: 

Boston United Community Foundation YouTube:

United Cheer Team:

Or develop your own target game. Watch this video from Discovery Sport:

From 27th April to 8th May why not try the Virtual School Games and compete against other pupils from across Lincolnshire. Download the information and links, it can be found under the ‘Topic learning’ tab.



Read about beaches and answer the questions. If you do Read Write Inc. at school, try the 1* sheets in the   pack entitled ‘Beach habitats’. Otherwise, try the 1* sheets in the ‘all about beaches’ pack. Both sets of sheets are 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!



Remember that the story of Pentecost can be found in a Bible by reading Acts chapter 2.

There is a video version too:

Complete the reading comprehension about Pentecost, pick the 1* or 2* sheets. There are also some Pentecost pictures to colour. All of these resources can be found under the ‘Topic learning’ tab.   


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