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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week beginning 8.6.2020

Y4 week 9 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 arithmetic questions and maths lesson. These can also be found by clicking on the ‘Maths’ tab. 


  • This week use the week 9 spelling booklet to learn add words that begin with a prefix.  It can be found under the ‘English’ tab.



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 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?   
  • Look at the powerpoint and find out about e-mails. Then, if you are allowed, and you must check with your parents to see if you can use their e-mail address, you could send me an e-mail. The address is Tell me about some of the things you have been doing during lockdown. Finally, write a list of the ways in which e-mail could help you to prepare for a road trip.
  • Find somewhere to stay on your road trip. See the powerpoint called ‘Booking a motel’. Think about the questions you would need to ask, and use a search engine to find a suitable hotel. Don’t send an actual e-mail, write your e-mail on paper to make your booking. There is a template for you to use.
  • Pick a state to explore. Choose Tennessee, Florida, New York State, Colorado, or Texas. Find out about some of the locations you might like to visit in your chosen state using the internet. You can find photos of suggested itineraries by clicking on the English tab. You will want to find out about the opening times and admission prices for each location. Record the information you find as notes.
  • Read the powerpoint called ‘A favourite attraction’. Make a list of the information you will need to include and questions you might need to ask when you send an e-mail requesting tickets.
  • Finally, write your e-mail. There is a short powerpoint called ‘booking tickets’ which asks you to think about the things you must include to write a successful e-mail. Remember, don’t actually send an e-mail, write on paper. There is a template to use.



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.

We have been sent an e-book called ‘The Insideouters – Fluff Has a Birthday Party’. It can be downloaded from the English tab.


Find out about one or more of the most famous physical features of the USA. There are some photos of fact sheets about the Mississippi river, the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley on the topic learning page. There is also lots of information on-line including amazing aerial views. Use this link to fly over the grand canyon: Write a leaflet for tourists about one of the features. Include a heading, pictures or photos, facts and practical information such as how to get there. You might want to write a persuasive slogan too.  



Print one or more of the state flags. Then do some research to find out the colours you should use.  


D & T

Why not try a traditional American dish. Here is a handy link:  There is also a photo of the recipe for Minnesota hot dish on the topic learning page.



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 try out some problem solving. Watch this video from Discovery Sport:



Read Mark 12, verses 30 to 31. A powerpoint version can be found by clicking on the RE tab. 


Christians try to build bridges towards one another every day. They ‘examine their consciences’ to see how they have kept the two commandments in the reading. Our conscience is like a voice or feeling inside us.  This is the Holy Spirit helping us to respond to God.  If we pay attention to the Holy Spirit, it will help us to know if something is good or bad.


Using the title ‘Building Bridges’ explore how Christians can build ‘bridges’ of friendship and goodness through their thoughts and actions. Give examples and make links to relevant Scripture. You can record your ideas however you want to. This could be as a story, a poem, by painting a picture, completing a comic strip or in some other way. Mr. Cooper decided to use symbols, labels and captions. You can see a picture of his work by clicking on the RE tab.