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Year 4 Week 1


Our focus for maths this week is fractions. We would like you to spend no more than 30 minutes on each activity. Please complete work in the book provided by school. Worksheets are attached underneath. To support your child’s maths, we have also attached ongoing activities that you can use as and when you see fit.


Day 1:

Adding fractions eg. 2/5 + 1/5 = 3/5.  If you would like a challenge, convert the fractions to a mixed number.


Day 2:

Subtracting fractions. The rule is the same as adding,  eg. 5/10 – 3/10 = 2/10. For a challenge, write the answer as an improper and a mixed number fraction.


Day 3:

Equivalent fractions are fractions that look different but have the same value, for example; ½ and 2/4. We can find equivalent fractions using our timestables. 


Day 4:

Decimal tenths- Fractions can also be written as decimals. There are 10/10 in 1 whole. Therefore 1/10 is the same as 0.1 and 5/10 is the same as 0.5. 


Day 5:

Counting in fractions- When counting in fractions, we keep the denominator the same, for example; 1/3, 2/3, 3/3 (1 whole), 1 1/3, 1 2/3, 2. 


Please continue with reading 5 times a week for ten minutes. You can use the following link to access extra reading materials

In addition, we would like you to complete these daily reading activities.


Day 1:

Complete the 'Hindu God's' comprehension answering the questions in full sentences. There are different levels to choose from.


Day 2:

Write a book review about a book of your choice that you have read recently, giving details about the plot, characters and your opinion. You can use the template below or create your own.


Day 3:

During our class story time, we choose a few sentences from the text and analyse them together. We picke out information that we ‘know’ from the sentence, and information we can ‘infer’ (guess) from the sentence. We also talk about if there are any writing techniques in the sentence such as similes, and we look at any punctuation and why this has been used. Look at the sentences in the worksheet below called ‘story time sentence analysis’, Write down or discuss anything you notice about these sentences. They are taken from the ‘The World’s Worst Teachers’ by David Walliams.


Day 4:

Read the extract below from Roald Dahl's Matilda. Write a summary of the text; giving details about the main points. Your summary can be no more than 10 lines. For a challenge, can you rewrite your summary using no more than 20 words!


Day 5:

Read the text below about earthquakes.  Create five questions you would give to a friend about the text. Try to vary the types of questions you ask; deduction, inference, true/ false, synonyms, multiple choice etc.

Writing/ SPAG

We would like you to complete the following writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar activities. Please complete these activities in the book provided. We expect you to spend about 30 minutes on each activity.


Day 1:

Remind yourself of the story book ‘Flotsam’ using this link. Write a description of the photograph using the success criteria attached below called ‘Descriptive writing- Flotsam’. 


Day 2:

Sentences can be made up of main and subordinate clauses, eg. The boy put up his umbrella when it began to rain. Use the worksheet below to identify subordinate clauses and create your own complex sentences.


Day 3: 

Practise your 10 spellings from last week. Use the strategies we have been working on at school. Ask your Parents/Carers to test you on your spellings at the end of the week. New spellings will be set for you next Monday which can be tested on a Friday. 


Day 4:

Make a colourful poster of grammar terms, giving a definition and example of each. The terms to include in your poster are; pronoun, determiner, main clause, subordinate clause, fronted adverbial, expanded noun phrase, adverb, word family, exclamation sentence, command, question, statements, inverted commas and apostrophes.


Day 5:

Write a letter to an elderly relative who you have not seen for a while. Tell them about what you have been doing and what you are looking forward to. Maybe draw them a nice picture to go with it and decorate your letter to make it nice and colourful. Post the letter to them to make them smile.

Other subjects 

We would like you to complete one activity a day from the list below. You can choose which activity you do for each day. The subjects could include: Science, History/Geography, ICT, PE, Spanish, PSHE, Music, RE and Art. Enjoy learning about the world around us.


Activity 1: Science

Draw and colour a diagram of the water cycle, labelling each stage. Then write a simple explanation for each stage; precipitation, evaporation, condensation and infiltration.


Activity 2: RE

Read/ watch the story of Rama and Sita (link and attachment below). Divide your page in to six boxes and create a story board to show you understand the key events in the story. Each box must contain a picture of the main event and a sentence to explain what is happening.


Activity 3: PE

Have a go at this Joe Wicks HIIT workout for children on youtube. Maybe ask your parents to do it too!


Activity 4: ICT

Create a PowerPoint presentation about sea life creatures, linked to our English book ‘Flotsam’.


Activity 5: Topic

The richter scale is used to measure how powerful an earthquake is on a scale of 1-10 (1 being minor, 10 being very destructive). For more information, have a look at this website

Research 3 earthquakes that have happened in the world with a magnitude over 6. Then answer these questions, presenting the information in any way you choose:

  1. Where did the earthquake happen?
  2. What was the magnitude?
  3. How many fatalities (deaths) were there?
  4. What damage was there to the area?

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