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Year 4

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4W Challenges - Mrs Meek



Dear Year 4,

I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and are all keeping safe and well. 😊

Each day I am going to set you a few challenges which I will give the answers to on the following day.

Please don’t worry if you don’t get them right the first time it’s all about trying your best  - even adults don’t get everything right all the time!

Also I am going to make a recording of myself reading a book it’s called ‘The Magician’s Nephew’

I hope that you enjoy it and look forward to seeing you again very soon.



Week beginning MONDAY October 5th 2020



I know some of you like  riddles so I am going to give you a riddle – a – day !


What has a forest – but no trees?

Cities – but no people?

Rivers – but no water?


Answer to be revealed tomorrow 😊


Interesting fact:

On this day in 1984 Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in outer space – he was aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.


Today is ‘National do something nice day’ – can you challenge yourself and do something nice for someone or something?


Number challenge


Using five number 2’s and three +’s can you write a number sentence which =28?


Answer tomorrow 😊




I shall let you know the correct ‘Nessie’ tomorrow 😊


Do you like word-searches? I do! Can you do this one?


Solution to follow tomorrow 😊



Finally I love poems and wonder if you like them to – if you do it would be great if you tried to write one of your own.

Here’s a Limerick – these are usually funny verses  with five lines – with syllable pattern of 8,8,6,6,8 and rhyme  with lines ending (A) the same sound (A) another (B) the same sound (B) the same sound (A) and often begin with ‘There was a ...’



There was a volcano called Dot –                     (A)

Once on maps just a miniscule spot.                (A)

But, ‘I’m hungry!’ dot grumbled                        (B)

As her insides rumbled.                                       (B)

‘And what’s more, I’m feeling quite hot!’        (A)


I hope you enjoy my challenges and see you soon

Mrs Meek 😊


4W Challenges - Mrs Angelone


Monday - Scavenger Hunt - Find items to spell out your name and then take a photo or draw what you’ve found. Then, I have to guess whose name it’s spelling!


Tuesday - Write short poem (that we'll look back at in a few weeks time), thinking about what has been challenging about going into isolation/how had it made you feel/ what things have you been doing to keep busy.


Wednesday - Complete the emoji code breaking worksheet below.


Thursday - Create/design your own bookmark to replace the one in class - it must have your name on. Then we can laminate them when we get back and we'll have the owl ones as spare bookmarks.


Friday - Make a Halloween drawing or card.

Home learning 

Week 1 - Monday



LO: To identify pictorial representations of multiplication and division calculations

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In today's lesson we will be looking at showing division and multiplication equations using pictorial representations. We will explore how multiplication is commutative and how multiplication is the inverse to division.

Challenge: Can you create your own pictorial representation?



Lo: To create a fact file.

Is it an Abominable Snowman? Is it a Yeti? Is it a Big Foot? Watch Bigfoot of the Himalayas: (up to 2:26 mins) Now read Yeti Facts for Kids here:  Make sure you click on the blue words to find out more about what they mean. Once you have read this, click on the words, ‘Big Foot’ under Related Pages. This will take you to a page all about Big Foots. Read the information. From all that you have seen and read today, create a fact page/poster all about Yetis and Big Foots to inform children in primary school. Include:
 -a heading
-a labelled drawing of both a Yeti and a Big Foot
-similarities and differences
 -fact boxes (quick facts)
-important dates -locations for each
 -any other information that you find interesting.
Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation.




MLO: To create an image for a piece of music

Listen to any piece of music at home (on a computer/phone, the radio, etc) and draw a picture about what you hear. The music could be a song with lyrics or just an instrumental piece of music. You could draw lines, symbols, people, shapes, etc. It is what you imagine when you listen to the music. Perhaps you can identify an instrument being played, draw the outline then fill it with pictures, patterns or shapes to match the mood e.g zig-zag lines for fast tempo, curved lines for smooth, calm sounds.



Week 1 - Tuesday



LO: To multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers


Please visit the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In today's lesson, we will be using short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. We will learn to regroup in the ones and tens column.

Challenge: Can you create your own x word problem?



LO: To gather information and answer questions.

The Loch Ness Monster Watch Nessie – the Loch Ness Monster:
Note down any facts about the monster that you didn’t already know! Watch Radzi in Search of the Loch Ness Monster:  Now see if you can answer these questions:
1-What country is Loch Ness in?
2-How big is Loch Ness?
3-How much water is in Loch Ness?
Read Loch Ness Monster Facts for Kids:  Explore the vocabulary: l loch, cryptology, theory, hoax, evidence, disturbances, interpret, opposed. Find definitions of any of these words that are unfamiliar. Can you find the answers to the following questions?
1 – What was the Loch Ness Monster also referred to as?
2 – Some believers think that the Loch Ness Monster could actually be a what?
3 – What did the hoax photograph turn out to be?
4 – Find two reasons why the photograph was proved to be a fake.
Have a look at Loch Ness monster 'might be real' after scientists make 'surprising' discovery here:  before you answer question 5. 5 – Do you think Nessie is real? Why or why not? Give evidence to support your answer.






LO: To complete a range of physical challenges


Look at the challenges above. How many can you complete today and the rest of the week? By the way….Joe Wick’s videos are still available!

Week 1 - Wednesday


LO: To solve three 1 digit multiplication equations

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In today's lesson, we will be multiplying three 1-digit numbers by each other by exploring the associative law

Challenge: What is the biggest number can you create with the number cards?



LO: To read and retrieve information.

Fantastic Beasts Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Pets Scene:  (ADULT NOTICE: This film has a 12A certificate. However, the visual content of this clip just shows animals and is age appropriate. It does, however, contain a mild swear word, so if you choose, you may wish to watch without sound). Read the fact files below from National Geographic for Kids about some real beasts!
Ten Facts About Great White Sharks:
Ten Black Bear Facts:
Ten Leopard Facts: 
Whilst reading, click on the words in bold to find out their meanings. Vocabulary Use a dictionary to find the meanings of these words: Various, territory, communicate, scent, sheltered, streamlined, equipped, unsuspecting. Choose one of the animals above and write down in your own words some of the facts that you have found out. Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation




LO:  To create a fact file on a particular landmark Read some facts on this website and create a list of 10 facts about the Loch Ness. Share this with someone at home.


Week 1 - Thursday



LO: To use a short division method

Please visit the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In today's lesson, we will be exploring how to use the short division algorithm with regrouping in one place value column.

Challenge: Can you create a word problem?



LO: To illustrate and annotate a magical beast.

Fantastic Beasts Watch again: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Pets Scene: (ADULT NOTICE: This film has a 12A certificate. However, the visual content of this clip just shows animals and is age appropriate. It does, however, contain a mild swear word, so if you choose, you may wish to watch without sound). Take note of all the different creatures in the clip. Pause the clip on each beast, noting down their features, e.g. size, shape, colour, eyes, unusual features etc. From what you have seen this week, create your own fantastic beast! You could use some features from different fantastic beasts that you have explored this week. Draw your beast carefully and label it. Use precise nouns and expanded noun phrases when you label your beast, e.g. It has a black and white curved horn with yellow spots protruding out of its head.






SLO:  To identify a range of sounds.

Write the letters of the alphabet. You can do this on paper or on a laptop, iPad, etc. Can you think of any items/objects/things that make a sound? For example, you could write ‘A for Ambulance’.


Week 1 - Friday



LO: To solve problems using the correct operations

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In today's lesson, we are going to explore a multi-step problem and decide which operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division will solve each step.

Challenge: Tell someone at home what you have learnt during this week’s Maths lessons.



LO: To create a fact file for your imaginary creature.

Fantastic Beasts Write a report on your fantastic beast. Write in the style of the National Geographic for Kids fact files from Wednesday, e.g.
Ten Facts About Great White Sharks:
 Write ten facts that include:
-your creature’s name
 -where you might find it
-natural habitat
-any special features it has, e.g. sharp teeth to catch its prey.
Try and include some of the vocabulary that you explored on Wednesday and think about your Year 4 sentence types that you have learnt at school Remember to read back through your work.





ALO: To produce a detailed drawing of a mythical beast


Follow the instructions from the video. You can use this as inspiration and create your own version of the Loch Ness Monster. Please send photos of your drawing.



Week 2 - Monday



LO: To recognise parts that are equal and parts that are unequal

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In this lesson, you will build upon our understanding of the whole and parts of a whole. We will explore the ideas around equal and unequal parts, using drawings and practical resources to help and support us.

Challenge: Can you create your own representation of a fraction? You could maybe take picture and send it to the class email



LO: To collect information and create a chart.

Bodies of Water
Watch and enjoy The Water Bodies explaining different bodies of water on the earth.
 Now watch again and make a note of all the different bodies of water that you have heard about. You can do this in a chart, like the one below this table, to show different bodies of water and their features. Add in any other interesting facts that you hear too. Use the following website to find out more information about each body of water and add this into your table. You may find other bodies of water to add in too. Bodies of Water Facts (Scroll down to the section ‘Key Facts and Information’) Make a crossword or a word search using the names of the bodies of water that you have explored today. Can your family or household complete your crossword or word-search?


Body of water

Facts and features










LO: To talk about the consequences of unsociable behaviour. 

Have a discussion with someone at home about these questions

 How might it feel to be a witness or be a target of bullying?
 Why might a witness sometimes join in or not tell?
 How could we make someone targeted feel better?

Do we have a responsibility to tell, if we witness anti-social or aggressive behaviour, or bullying?

Write a small paragraph surrounding your views about anti-social behaviour


Week 2 - Tuesday



LO: To recognise, identify and describe unit fractions


Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In this lesson, you will build on equal parts by looking at sharing amounts equally. You will name the fractions, and using your understanding of numerator, vinculum and denominator, you will write the fraction.

Challenge: Can you create your own fraction representation?



LO: To create a persuasive poster.

Take a look at The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes:  (Note: adult support is recommended to read this webpage and avoid all the adverts!) There are also many beautiful lakes in the U.K. One area with beautiful lakes is the Lake District in the North West of England. Some of you may have even been to the Lake District for a day trip or a holiday! Your task today is to write/design a persuasive poster for the Lake District. With an adult, spend some time exploring the Lake District National Park website:  Click on some of the links that show you things to do, places to go, etc. Now watch the clip on this webpage Reflecting on the Lakes:
 Using all the information that you have found, design a persuasive poster for the Lake District. You could do this on paper or by using a computer to present your poster. Think about where there is to go and what there is to see and do. Can you include some images? Try to use some of the following persuasive features:
-Use the pronoun you to address the reader.
-Focus on the positive things about the Lake District.
-Use a mix of facts and persuasive and exaggerated language.
-Use superlative adjectives, e.g. the best, the most amazing, the highest, the largest. When you have finished, remember to check through your work carefully.





LO: To find the Lake District on a map.

Today, I would like you to log on to a website called digimaps. To do this, search for 'digimaps for schools' and use the below details to log in.

Username: BB112PH

Password: feaped3299

You have been learning about Lakes, this morning. I would like you to use Digimaps and locate the Lake District. Can you locate the biggest lake?

Can you locate the smallest lake?
Send screen shots to your teachers.



Week 2 - Wednesday


LO: To find unit fractions of a given quantity

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

During this lesson, we will continue to focus on unit fractions by finding fractions in different contexts. We will use pictorial representations alongside multiplication and division facts to solve a range of problems.

Challenge: Test someone at home and create a similar question to ones you have completed.



LO: To collect information to create a quiz.

Read the webpage 3D Geography Rivers below, which includes lots of facts about rivers:  Now explore BBC Bitesize Rivers below. Watch the clips and read the information:  At the bottom of the webpage is a short quiz for you to have a go at. Think carefully about the technical words that you have read, e.g. tributary, source, arid, meander. Do you understand their meanings? Use a dictionary to help if you are unsure. Take a look at this map Longest Rivers in the World so that you can see where they are.  Using all the information you have found, write your own quiz to test someone in your house! Think about the style of questions that you use. You could use a variety, e.g.
- Multiple choice (where you provide a few different answers to choose from)
 - True or false questions
- Question and answer When you have finished, test your quiz out on someone in your family.



LO:  To create a Quiz for a family games night.

Go to the following website
You will need to create a login (this website is completely free). Have a look through the website at the different quizzes people have created already. Can you create your own to complete with your family?


Week 2 - Thursday



LO: To Identify and describe non-unit fractions

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In this lesson, we will use our knowledge of fractions to understand what the term 'non-unit fraction' means. We will explore various shapes and begin to identify the non-unit fraction that is represented.

Challenge: Explain to someone at home what a non-unit fraction is.



LO: To check the meaning of unfamiliar words.


 Marvel at Ten Spectacular Waterfalls from Around the World here:  There are also beautiful waterfalls in the U.K. Click through Britain’s Fifteen Most Beautiful Waterfalls at the top of this webpage:  
Now watch Niagara Falls (up to 1:10 mins):
Have you ever wondered how a waterfall is formed? Read the information 3D Geography River Waterfalls to find out about different types of waterfalls and how a waterfall is formed: Look out for these words and see if you can work out their meaning: vertical, descends, maintains, glides, partial, distinctly, erodes. Use a dictionary to help you. Make a list of the words and their definitions. Investigate any other unfamiliar words. Write your own sentence for each new word to show that you understand the meaning.




SLO:  To create your own eco-system.

Follow the link to the website provided, where it will show you how to create your own Eco-system. Observe your eco system daily and record the changes.


Week 2 - Friday



LO: To recognise equivalent fractions

Please visit Follow the instructions/videos and complete the independent work.

In this lesson, we will continue to explore fractions with different denominators and numerators that are equal to each other, focusing on thirds and sixths.

Challenge: Tell someone at home what you have learnt from this week’s maths lessons.



LO: To write a poem.

Water Poetry

 Today you are going to write a poem using all that you have learnt this week so far about water. Here are some examples of water poems for you to read first.
The River by CA Bowles
The Singing River by Ernestine Northover (scroll down the page to find the poem)
The Cataract at Lodore by Robert Southey
A Dazzling Waterfall by Maryam Nasir Aliyu
You can write your poem in any way that you like. Try to include some of the new words that you have explored this week. You might want to write a descriptive poem, describing a waterfall or the journey of a river. You could include similes, e.g. as powerful as a bull, metaphors e.g. the waterfall is a wall of diamonds crashing to the ground, personification, e.g. the river grabbed and tossed the rocks down her path. Present your poem neatly and illustrate it.

Please send your poems to your teacher. A video of you preforming your poem would be fantastic.




SLO: To identify features of a species.


Two 30cm x 20cm pieces of foil


Can you use one piece of foil to create a bird? Think about the main features of your bird and how they move. If you need to take a minute to look carefully out of your window. There are plenty of birds around at the moment (we regularly have 2 pigeons fighting in our back garden!)

With your second piece of foil can you create a mammal? Can you remember what features mammals have? Which mammal will you choose? Is it a carnivore? Omnivore? Or herbivore? How is it similar and/or different to your bird? Can you think about how it has adapted to its environment?