Welcome To Year Four
Here you can find a collection of useful websites for our Year Four children. We will also be posting the Learning Log Projects for you to complete.
Year 4 Learning Log projects
Complete two tasks each week, from after Easter up until the May half term (4 weeks total).
You decide how to present it in your Learning Log, and remember you can use more than 1 page for each project.
If you’d like to complete more tasks in this time, you absolutely can!
Sentence Building Blocks
Week Beginning 1st June
Keeping Healthy Project
What can you do to keep healthy?
Are we healthy if we eat lots of sugar, but also do lots of exercise?
Are we healthy if we only eat healthy food, but don’t do any exercise?
Is being healthy, just about the food you eat and the exercise you do?
What can you do to be healthier?
How can you encourage others to be healthy?
Why is it so important to keep healthy?
You might want to:
create a poster with lots of interesting information
keep a diary for a week to show how you have stayed healthy
write a non-chronological report about the importance of staying healthy.
Garden and park Wildlife Week
What animals, insects and plants can you find in your gardens and parks near to where you live?
Create a fact file to show all the information you can find about the wildlife local to you.
You might want to:
Draw or take pictures of the animals and plants
Press some wild flowers and stick them in your learning log
Carry out some research about the food chain of the insects you discover.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful work soon!
Week Beginning 8th June
The 9th June is Empathy Day.
Empathy is ‘the ability to understand and share the feelings of others’.
We talk and learn a lot about empathy in school. We try to understand how our friends might be feeling, and we often think about the thoughts and feelings of the people in the bible stories we read.
We’ve been at home for 7 weeks now, why do you think Empathy is so important? Especially now?
What could you do to show empathy? How can you use empathy at home with your family?
Your challenge is to write a story. It can be about anything you like. Remember to use your building block sheets.
There are only two rules.
Your story MUST be between 200 and 300 words.
You MUST include all of these words:
Week Beginning 15th June
What is your favourite thing to eat? Your challenge this week is to find a recipe, and have a go at making it yourself! (You will need an adult to help you if you need to use sharp knives or use anything hot! Don’t try and do this task all by yourself!)
When you’ve finished, tell me all about it.
What are the ingredients? What was your method?
What went well? What went badly?
What would you do differently if you were to do it again?
What did it taste like?
Perhaps you could draw a picture or take a photograph to include. Did your look like it was supposed to?
Ok you artists! I want you to create a collage (drawing, cutting, sticking) in your learning log to show me what lockdown has meant to you. You can draw pictures, stick things in, cut bits out, write a poem or a diary entry, anything you like. What have you done during lockdown to keep busy and active? I can’t wait to see your wonderfully creative and colourful pages!!
Week Beginning 22nd June
Are schools important?
Now that children all have access to the internet, do we need schools? Do we need teachers?
Write a letter to explain what you think. Remember to use your building blocks and use lots of persuasive writing techniques.
Rule of 3
I am hoping, that over the last few weeks you will have been reading lots!
Choose one of the books you have read (or series of books you have read) and write a book review for friend, family member, or teacher.
What was it about?
Why did you like it?
What did you think would happen? Why?
Did it end the way you thought it would? Why/Why not?
Would you read more books by this author?
Who would you recommend it to? Why?
Design a new front cover and a blurb for your book and explain why you chose this design.
Week Beginning 27th April
Science – Digestive System
What happens to the food in your mouth?
What are the types of teeth? Why are they important?
Mouth chewing saliva swallow oesophagus stomach
Incisors Canines Molars
Explain the importance of the mouth and the teeth in the digestive system. You could use pictures and diagrams to support your writing. Use the key words above.
This website will help you BBC Bitesize
This website is great for science Stem Learning
Can you find the odd one out? Could you add extra information from the Did You Know video? What was true? What was false?
History – How did the Roman’s Conquer Britain?
Around 2,000 years ago, Britain was ruled by tribes of people called the Celts. But this was about to change. For around a century, the Roman army had been building an Empire across Europe. Now it was coming for Britain!
In AD43, the full might of the Roman army landed on the beaches in Kent. Over the next year it battled inland, storming through hillforts and chopping down anyone who stood in their way.
Create an information text using questions and answers, pictures and facts. Could you draw a timeline of events?
Use these websites to help:
Week Beginning 4th May
History – How did the Roman’s Change Britain?
In AD410, the Roman Emperor Honorius sent a goodbye letter to the people of Britain. He wrote, “fight bravely and defend your lives…you are on your own now”. The city of Rome was under attack and the empire was falling apart, so the Romans had to leave to take care of matters back home.
Think back to our learning on 1066 and the changes throughout Britain. How did the Roman’s change Britain? Use the headings below to explain the changes then comment the impact they still have today. You can display the information however you wish. Be creative.
RE: May is the Month of Mary
In his most recent letter, Pope Francis has asked people to pray the Rosary.
Below are a list of ideas that you can complete.
- Pray the Rosary and create your own prayer area.
- Who is the Rosary dedicated to?
- What is the history of the Rosary?
- What are the mysteries?
- What other names are given to Mary?
- Make your own Rosary
- Write a quiz about the Rosary
- Create a word search
Week Beginning 11th May
Science – Animals including humans
What happens to the food once you swallow it?
Oesophagus, stomach, liver, duodenum, gall bladder, pancreas, small intestine, colon, rectum.
This website is great to show how your digestive system works.
Imagine you are a piece of food and you have been eaten. Write a diary to explain your journey through the body.
Where do you go? What happens in each place? How does each part of the body behave, what does it do?
Remember to use your building blocks and remember your punctuation situations!!
Art – Research your favourite artist?
Last half term you started to learn about the Artist Christa Rijneveld and copied her style of drawing mountains.
Who is your favourite artist? Perhaps it is Christa Rijneveld? Can you find out some information about an artist of your choice and create a fact file about them?
You should include information about where they come from, the type of art they create and the strategies they use. Perhaps you could have a go at doing your own piece of art work in their style.
Here are some Artists you might want to look at:
Christa Rijneveld, William Morris, David Hockney, Georgia O Keefe.
Week Beginning 18th May
Science – Plastic. Yes or no?
All the plastic, that has ever been made, is still here. We are being encouraged to use less plastic every day. Why? Is plastic a good thing or a bad thing? Can it be both?
Write me a letter to tell me what you think about plastic.
Use these questions to help you:
Is plastic good, bad or both?
Do we need to use less plastic. Why?
What does plastic do to the environment?
How can we use less plastic?
Topic – The Vikings
Our next topic will be ‘The Vikings’. What do you know about the Vikings already? Can you surprise me and fill your learning log with facts and information to ‘show off’ with your knowledge and your research?
Where do they come from?
When did they invade Britain?
Who were their Gods?
What did the Vikings do for Britain.
This is a useful website to help you out.