Well done to all of you for doing your best during this unusual time, we will continue to put daily activities for you on here. Remember to share your photos on the school Twitter page - we love to see what you have been up to!
Parents, please continue to encourage your child to complete the learning to the best of their ability and hopefully these daily activities will keep their brains working! Please remember, encouragement and support are what everyone needs right now and you can only do your best. If possible, spend time with your children, enjoy their company, do things together and try not to worry about home-schooling. Children will not learn if they are feeling stressed.
The Year 4 Team.
STOP PRESS - BBC Bitesize have just launched a daily lesson aimed at ages 9-11 follow the link to see what's on today.
ART - Here are some ART ideas from Mrs Barrett, linked to our science topic. Work through them in your own time and share your work with her if you can.
May Half Term Projects
During the half term break you can choose to complete one (or both) of the following projects:
Project one - The History of Gomersal
Use the internet and ask family members (verbally or by phone) about the history of Gomersal. Make sure that you take notes in your exercise book about what used to be in a particular part of Gomersal and what is there today. Once you have collated your research you can go on to complete tasks 1, 2 or 3. Feel free to complete more than one of the tasks if you wish.
Project two - Biography of your favourite book author.
Research your favourite author or even authors. You could include information such as when and where they were born, information about their family, favourite hobbies/interests, what inspired them to become a writer. You could also include relevant photographs, any popular or funny quotes from their books and any memorable illustrations. Don't forget to mention why this author is your favourite author!
Friday 22nd May
You are continuing to learn about different measures and today's focus is problem solving. You will be asked to use all your skills to solve problems about time, length and money. Click here for today's lesson.
Have you seen our Gomersal reading Twitter page? We would love you to share what you have enjoyed reading recently. Click here to take you straight there. Why not set yourself a reading challenge? Click here to check out the reading tube map - I wonder how many of these books you have read or would like to read?!
Today I would like you to practice some grammar skills - with a focus on using subordinating conjunctions. Click here to take you to the Bitesize lesson, watch the video and complete the activities.
Check out out Gomersal Sport Twitter page for some PE ideas. Click here for the link and have a go at the orienteering lesson in your garden. If you can't get outside, choose a different activity from the page that you could do inside.
Thursday 21st May
Spend 30 minutes reading your book this morning.
Today you are practising spellings. Click here and choose spelling list 30.
When you have finished playing the games, make a word search using the list of spellings and ask someone at home to find the words.
Today's learning is about measuring length. Please click here to take you to the lesson.
See Mrs Barrett's page for some creative ideas.
Today at 4pm, there is an online Guinness World Record attempt hosted by Rob Biddulph.
Here is the link to sign up to be part of the biggest online art lesson:
Wednesday 20th May.
Click on the activity about fact and opinion. Watch the videos and complete the activities.
Today you are consolidating your understanding of calculating money. Click here for the link to the lesson.
You are continuing your learning about States of Matter. Today I would like you to think scientifically and try to set up a melting investigation. I know that you might not have some of the equipment, for example, thermometer but try to estimate what you think the temperature of the water might be. Ask an adult to help you think of some alternative equipment if you don't have some of the other things.
Click here and follow the instructions on the sheet to set up your investigation. You can choose to use either the 1,2 or 3 starred sheets, the 1 star sheet gives you a bit more guidance on what to do. however, the 3 star sheet gives you the opportunity to think for yourself a bit more.
Please make sure that your water isn't too hot and ask an adult to help you set up the investigation.
Tuesday 19th May
Today you are going to be looking at how the structure of a piece of writing helps it achieve its purpose. Click here for lesson 2
How did you get on with the work on weight yesterday ?
Today you are going to learn about calculating amounts of money - here is the link to the lesson.
Here is a link to a French games website. There are lots to choose from but my favourite is 'Sow Grow' which helps you learn and practise the vocabulary for close relations, like mum, brother, grandad.
Monday 18th May
We're enjoying the maths from Oak Academy, so let's have a go at some of the English tasks on their website !
This week, the topic is Non-chronological reports and lesson 1 can be found here
The English lesson follow the same format as the Maths lessons you used last week. Record your answers in your exercise book and mark them along with the teacher.
Reading - hope you are enjoying lots of great books during this strange time !
Don't forget to let us know what you are reading at the moment - and what you think makes a good read - @GomersalPSchool
This week we are continuing with our work on measurement - this time weight.
The introductory quiz will help you check on what you've learned including times tables, and the lesson will give you practice in converting different weights using g and kg.
Follow this link
If you have access to the internet, have a go at this unit of work - all about using the internet to find and check information. Start with activity 1 and see how you get on
Friday 15th May
Remember to keep reading to the people at home. Answer any questions that you are asked about the book. This will ensure that you are understanding what you are reading.
Poetry - Perform the poem that you created and wrote yesterday. You should act out your poem as you read it out loud. Once practised and perfected then perform it in front of the people at home and/or whilst on video call to a friend or other family member(s). Ask the person/people watching to assess it in the form of two stars and a wish (they must state two things they liked about it and one way it could have been improved upon).
Today we are going to be learning about measures: money. Have a go at the introductory quiz and use your exercise book to show your working out if you need to. Watch the video and pause it when asked to do so. Complete your work and show your working out in your exercise book. You will complete an equivalent fractions task and you will be investigating money today. Mark your own work as Mr C. goes through the answers. Finally, have a go at the exit quiz. Click on the link below for your tasks today:
Remember to try and exercise regularly if you can. A warm up should always be carried out first and then a cool down activity after exercise. Complete some or all of the activities suggested below:
I am aware that you have not carried out a SPaG activity this week so why not use the link below to dance whilst having a SPaG lesson. There are lots to choose from. Try and have a go at them all over the next week.
Thursday 14th May
Reading - Remember to keep reading to the people at home. Do not forget to pause when you come across punctuation such as full stops, commas, questions marks and exclamation marks.
Poetry - Write a poem of your own including features found in the poem you looked at yesterday, e.g. repetition, questions and stanzas (groups of lines). You could include some extra features of your choice, e.g. similes, metaphors etc. The poem could be about classrooms, dinner halls, school fields etc.
Once you have written the poem then proof-read, edit and improve upon it.
Today we are going to be learning about measures: length. Complete the introductory quiz and use your exercise book to show your working out. Watch the video and pause it when asked to do so. Again, complete your work and show your working out in your exercise book. Complete the exit quiz at the end. Click on the link below for your tasks today:
See Mrs Barrett's Art updates and carry out one of her suggestions.
Wednesday 13th May
Reading - Remember to keep reading to the people at home. Do not forget to change your voice a little and use expression when a character speaks.
Poetry - Today we are going to be looking at a poem called 'Playgrounds' by Berlie Doherty. Click on the link below for some information on Berlie Doherty:
Now, click on the link below to listen to and read the poem called 'Playgrounds.'
In your exercise books make notes on any poetry features that you can find in this poem.
Now answer the following questions in your exercise books:
If you wish, you can now have a go at the tasks/questions that require more detailed answers:
Finally, try and write a verse that follows the same pattern that the author uses, starting with this line:
'And playgrounds are such busy places...'
Use the following link to practise your times tables:
Try 'Hit the Answer' and 'Hit the Question. If you select 'Mixed' you will get a mixture of the times tables to practise. You will be timed when using this resource. Can you beat your score each time?
If possible download and listen to the song 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers and answer the following questions:
Discuss your answers with somebody at home.
Learn to sing the song and move to the pulse. You could even create a musical instrument to play whilst singing the whole song or a short section of the song.
If you already play a musical instrument, e.g. a keyboard you could try playing that whilst singing along to the whole song or a short section of the song.
If it is not possible to download 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers then play your musical instrument whilst singing along to one of your favourite songs (the whole song or a short section of the song).
Tuesday 12th May
Today we are going to be learning about money. Click on the link below and complete all the activities.
Continue working on your report about the animal that you have researched.
Make sure you proofread and try to improve your work. Don't forget to include:
Learn how to debug a program in scratch, just click on the link below.
Monday 11th May
Continue working on your report about the animal that you have researched.
Don't forget to include:
Have a go at this maths activity 'Nice or Nasty for Two'
What do Muslims believe about God?
Can you explain what the word 'mono' means?
Do you remember what the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) wanted the people of Makkah to believe in?
Do you remember the first pillar of Islam?
This one sentence holds the key beliefs of Islam which the whole religion is centered around.
Listen to a nasheed (Islamic song) relating to the oneness of God and the Shahadah
Create your own ‘Shahadah’ (belief statement) about what is important to you in your lives. Limit the use of commas and this should be in one memorable sentence.
Now listen to the Spoken word video on the 99 Names of God:
Today is VE Day so you could decorate your home or garden with some bunting. Click here for some templates that you could use or you could design your own.
Enjoy the bank holiday!!
Hello everyone - Hope you have a wonderful VE bank holiday with your family. Over the next few weeks why not try make some creative medals with things found in your house. They could be inspired by researching different war medals. What could you award them for? Tidiest lockdown bedroom medal? Best baked cake medal? Don't forget to share your creativity on Twitter @GomersalArt or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun... Mrs Barrett
Here are some ideas for you:
Thursday 7th May, 2020
Please click here and complete lesson 3.
I would like you to research some facts about your favourite animal, you can use either the internet or some books(if possible).
When you have lots of information you can start to write a report about your animal.
Don't forget that you will need to include:
You can decide how you would like to present your report. You could use PowerPoint, a Word document or you could write the report in your book.
Click here for an example of a report and how you could set it out.
Don't worry if it isn't finished today as you can continue working on it next week.
Click on the Art link above or check out Mrs Barrett's Art page.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Maths Click here and follow lesson 2 - multiply 3 digit by 1 digit number. Check your answers at the end.
English Can you remember how important it is to use paragraphs in your writing? Click on the bitesize lesson here, watch the video and have a go at the activities.
Science Watch this bitesize video about the water cycle.
Now you are going to make your own water cycle!
Click here and follow the instructions on the sheet.
Don't forget to send some pictures on Twitter of your homemade water cycle!
Tuesday 5th May 2020
English Expanded noun phrases practice. We use expanded noun phrases to improve writing by adding description and information – like this:
The teacher turns into The strict maths teacher with curly hair. Have a go at the examples on this Vikings sheet
Set aside 30 minutes to sit down and READ !
Talk to someone at home about what you are reading - explain why you are enjoying the book (or not !)
What are people in your house reading at the moment ? We'd love to know !
You can share @GomersalPSchool
Apologies for any confusion about the Maths work today. Please click on the link here and complete lesson 1 - multiply 2 digit by 1 digit number.
French Let's practise some vocabulary - today our subject is CLOTHES - Les Vêtements
Then you can have a go at this worksheet - see how many you can get right !
Monday 4th May 2020
Think carefully about how your superpower will change your life and what you would do with it ! Check your punctuation and make sure your writing is REALLY interesting !
Reading The teachers are spending lots of their 'free' time reading (it helps keep them super-clever !)
Don't forget to share your recommendations with us: @GomersalPSchool
Maths Two tasks for you today !
Computing How often do you use technology ? Try keeping this diary for a week - and see if you are surprised by how often you are 'online' . If you can't print the page, copy it into your home learning book and complete it there.
Be sure to keep safe while online. Check here for advice from Childline.
Friday 1st May 2020
English Phone somebody in your family and share your story with them. Once they have listened to the whole story ask them to report the following:
Improve upon your story by working on the suggested area to develop.
Maths Have a go at one or both of the following activities:
Task 1 - Click on the link below and complete the 'Friday Maths Challenge.'
Task 2 - Draw your own picture using 2D and 3D shapes.
PE Below are a few physical activity suggestions:
Thursday 30th April 2020
English Read the story you wrote yesterday and in a different colour (pen or crayon) edit and improve upon it.
Maths Have a go at one or both of the following activities:
Task 1 - Click on the link below and complete lesson 4
Task 2 - Go on a shape hunt around your home. Name and draw the 2D and 3D shapes that you find.
Art See Mrs Barrett's Art updates and carry out one of her suggested activities.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
English Write a story about one of the following...
When writing your story remember to:
Maths Have a go at one or both of the following activities:
Task 1 - Click on the link below and complete lesson 3
Task 2 - Research the names of some 2D and 3D shapes.
Music Listen to, sing along to and move your body to find the pulse of 2 of your favourite songs. These songs can be the same songs you listened to on 1st April 2020, or they can be different ones. Research the term 'pulse' if you cannot remember its definition. Discuss with somebody at home how the 2 songs differ and how they are similar.
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Maths Click on the link below and complete lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
English Write a detailed review about your favourite book. Don't forget to include fronted adverbials, adjectives, paragraphs, speech and correct punctuation. You could also research write about the author of the book too.
RE If you remember, you were learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam and how these 5 Pillars guide Muslims. Your task is to list all the 5 Pillars of Islam, choose one of them and answer the following questions about them:
Find out key facts about your pillar.
What is your pillar? What does it mean?
Which of the five pillars is it?
What do Muslims have to do for this pillar of Islam?
Is there a particular time when this pillar is carried out by Muslims?
Do all Muslims have to carry this pillar out? How do Muslims carry out this pillar?
Why is this pillar important to Muslims?
Question for you all, Which pillar is being observed by the Muslims at the moment?
Finish off by watching this video clip:
Monday 27th April 2020
Maths Click on the link below and complete Lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
English As the weather is getting warmer, we should learn the importance of staying safe in the sun. So read the reading comprehension about Sun Safety and answer the questions. Choose either 1,2 or 3 stars. 1 is the easiest and 3 is more challenging.Sun Safety reading comprehension.pdf
Computing Click on the link below and complete the Scratch rock band activity: https://www.ilearn2.co.uk/6377.html
Friday 24th April 2020
Maths Click on this link and try the Friday Maths challenge.
English Read the following reading comprehension about the famous scientist, Marie Curie and answer the questions. Choose either 1,2 or 3 stars. 1 is the easiest and 3 is more challenging. Marie Curie reading comprehension.pdf
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Maths Try this problem solving activity from NRich - click here.
Art Look at the ideas above from Mrs Barrett, have a go and share some pictures with us of what you create!
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Maths Click on the link here and have a go at lesson 4 - Ordering Decimals. If you cannot print the worksheets, just write the answers in your home learning book.
English Click here to learn about expanded noun phrases, watch the videos and read the information. Complete these sheets - follow the link here. If you do not have a printer, write out the expanded noun phrases in your home learning book.
Spelling Follow the link to Spelling Frame and play games from list 28. Make a word search using these words.
Tuesday 21st April 2020
English Practise recognising and using fronted adverbials with these worksheets - you don't have to do them all !
Maths Click on this link and have a go at lesson 3
French Here is some revision and some new French vocabulary to learn
Monday 20th April 2020
English Think about all the things you have done during the holidays. Write a recount of your holiday, remembering to use some fronted adverbials, adjectives, paragraphs, speech and correct punctuation. Here is a link to some ideas to help make your writing really interesting. This link takes you to the Twinkl website - the instructions for accessing this are above.
Maths Click on the link below and then have a go at lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Computing Practice your Scratch skills with the link: https://www.ilearn2.co.uk/6111.html
Easter holidays activities 2020
The Year 4 team hope you are all well and are keeping safe at home. Thank you to everyone who has been working hard and trying their best at the activities that have been posted on to the school website. Well done all!
We have some more exciting activities for you all to complete during the Easter break.
Enjoy and have fun!
Best wishes from the Year 4 team x
Watch The Easter Story:
Possible activities could include:
re-writing the story in your own words in a story board form,
re-writing the story as a newspaper report, or as a diary extract,
you could design your own easter card,
organise an easter egg hunt in your garden for you and your family to enjoy.
Easter mystery maths game Click here
Guided reading activity Click here
Another Easter Holidays activity:
You are living through history right now. So why not make a time capsule?
Some more activities to keep you busy!
Remember to follow @GomersalSport on Twitter and complete the different physical activity suggestions.
Also check Mrs Barrett's art page for creative ideas throughout the holidays - follow this link.
Please enjoy the Easter break, have fun with your family and stay safe at home.
Friday 3rd April 2020
English Write a poem about today's weather. Can you include rhyme, alliteration and/or similes? Also, please ensure that you are using your best joined up handwriting.
Maths Here are three worksheets that require you to add and subtract fractions. To access them just click on the word 'Here.' Can you have a go at every sheet? The answers are available to look at so that you can check how you are getting on.
PE Complete an exercise class with Joe Wickes on You Tube. Alternatively, go into your garden and play a ball game of your choice. If possible, encourage the other people that you live with to get involved. You could create your own ball game, if you do decide to do this then what are the rules? How does the scoring system work? Please remember to warm up and cool down.
Thursday 2nd April 2020
English Think about your favourite book. It could be the one you read and asked questions about yesterday or it could be a different one. Firstly, summarise what has happened in the story and then write what you think might happen in a sequel to the story. Alternatively, write a different ending to the book. What else could have happened?
Maths Type 'BBC Bitesize KS2' into Google.
Click on the 'Maths' link.
Scroll down to 'Fractions, Percentages and Ratio.'
Click on 'Fractions.'
Click on the 'How to add and subtract fractions' link.
Watch the video, read the information and carry out the activities.
Use the following links for more information on adding and subtracting fractions:
Tomorrow, a worksheet will be set on 'adding and subtracting fractions' so happy revising today!
Art See Mrs Barrett's Art updates.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
English Choose a favourite book or a book that you can read well. Phone somebody in your family and read the story to them. Ask them questions about the book to make sure that they were listening! At the end, ask if they liked the story. If they did like the story ask them what they liked about it. Also, ask them about their favourite book when they were younger.
Maths Type the following into Google and press enter: themathsfactor.com
Scroll down to 'Free Times Tables Check' and click on 'Take the check now!'
Click on 'Start.'
Now click on 'Year 4 Check.'
Now choose a check to do. You can choose 1, 2 or all of them to do.
Music Listen to your favourite songs. Identify the instruments you can hear. Use effective adjectives to describe the sounds. Discuss pitch.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Maths Click on the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and complete Lesson 1
English SPaG activity
RE Find out what the word 'mono' means, find and write some examples. Do you remember what the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) wanted the people of Makkah to believe in?
Monday 30th March 2020
Maths Click on the following link:Lesson 4 - Tenths on a number line
English Choose either a 1,2 or 3 star sheet, read it and answer the questions. Parents - the answers are at the bottom! Pet Care of a Cat Reading Comprehension
Click here to open the Spelling Frame website. Play games on 'rule 28'.
Computing Apologies, there was a problem with the work that was set for this lesson. The link doesn’t work, an alternative will be posted another day. Thank you.
Friday 27th March 2020
French Follow this link to combine PE with some French speaking!
Music Click on this link which is an activity about pitch and volume.
Thursday 26th March 2020
Maths Try this NRich fraction activity. Write your answers and working out in your exercise book.
Art Go onto Mrs Barrett's link on the school website for some creative ideas.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Maths Lesson 2 - tenths as decimals. Watch the video for lesson one and complete the activity. If you don't have a printer just write the answers into your home-learning book. You can check your answers AFTER you have finished!!
English Roald Dahl Comprehension. Some of the texts are harder than other so choose either a 1,2 or 3 star text and answer the questions.
David Walliams has released some free audio books. Check out the link.
Finish the day with some Go Noodle!
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Maths Lesson 1. Watch the video for lesson one and complete the activity. If you don't have a printer just write the answers into your home-learning book. You can check your answers AFTER you have finished!!
English Spring activity booklet.Work through this booklet, you're not expected to complete all of this today. Have a go and do your best!
Other Spend half an hour reading (as we usually go to the library on a Tuesday afternoon). Play on TTRS and Spelling Frame Rule 27. Then set yourself a test of 20 times table questions. Ask someone if they could test you on your spellings also.
Monday 23rd March 2020
Maths Click on the link to find today's maths work.
English Click on the link to find today's English work
Computing Go on to the following website: ilearn2.co.uk and then type in the code 6111
Some resources that we put on the website will take you to the Twinkl website. You will need to sign up to the website using the following instructions:
Hopefully then you will be able to download the resources.