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Year 4 Home Learning


Easter Project! 

Easter Holidays Home Learning Project   - Minibeast 3D Model

Next term, our new topic is Minibeasts. We would love you to make your own 3D minibeast – it could even have moving parts! There are lots of pictures, videos and instructions online to help you decide what materials to use and how to make your model. We have also included ideas below. You don’t need to go and buy anything to make your creature, you could use materials from your recycling bin or even your garden. Remember to take a photograph of your completed model so that we can share them with each other soon. You may also want to research your chosen minibeast and create a simple fact sheet.


natural materials (leaves, petals, sticks and seeds)


  a peg and pipe cleaners                                   wool pom-poms and pipe                                                                                   cleaners


modelling clay and pipe cleaners       


    fabric, wool and beads                        plastic bags, card and elastic bands


paint and card 


Bottles, lids and paper clips

Have Fun! We can't wait to see them!! 


Week 2: Week Beginning 30th March 2020


The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should still be recorded in your reading record. We look forward to seeing what books you have read and the words that you have magpied.  


Here are a list of activities you could complete to support your understanding of your text: 

  • Write an alternative ending for the story. 
  • Write a blurb for the story, including a hook for the reader and a quote. 
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the book and write about what happened/why it is your favourite part. 
  • Compare two characters in the book. How are they similar? Different? 

For all spellings, please see the half termly overview send out at the beginning of term, or find attached HERE. This week, we are week 6 so please focus on these words with your child.  


Once you are on the webpage, scroll down for activities.  

Firstly, please work through the following sections: 

  • Question time! 
  • Perfect Picture! 
  • Sentence Challenge! 
  • Sick sentences! 

 Please see the example text for ideas on content. 

These sections can be completed verbally with an adult or they can be written in the homelearning book.  

Once you have completed these sections, we would like you to read the Story

Starter and write an advert persuading people to visit the Air Hotel 3000. Your writing could be a presented as leafet or a poster!


Please click HERE to see a PowerPoint on the key features of advertisements and HERE for an example text. 

We would like the children to try to include the following in their advertisement: 


  • Exaggerated and persuasive language, 
  • Imperative (bossy) verbs, 
  • Catchy slogans and alliteration, 
  • Rhetorical questions, 
  • Descriptive lists and sentences of 3. 


  • Sub-headings, 
  • Pictures with labels, 
  • Bullet points. 


Why not include quotes from hotel visitors, written as direct speech using inverted commas. 

Optional extension 

Write a newspaper article reporting on the Air Hotel 3000’s first outing, perhaps you could include an interview withsome of the passengers on board.  

Once the writing is complete, it would be great if you could read I through with them for one final edit! I’m sure the children would love a positive comment written in pink at the end after all their hard work!  


This week, we are continuing to revise place value.  

Please click on the link HERE for a powerpoint of lessons.  

Please click on the link HERE for the worksheets in word document format.  

Please click HERE for planning to help make sense of the powerpoint. If you do not have access to a printer, please copy questions into your homelearning book where possible.  


There are slides and worksheets for you to complete. You can either print these or write the questions and answers in your book. 

Timestable practice is so so valuable!  

Here are some links to good timestable websites:  


You can also try the MathsFactor website and search for timestable check. 


We would also like you to log on to Mathletics and complete the tasks which have been set for you this week. Feel free to play around on the other activities that you want to work on, too.


If you didn’t manage to complete last week’s Science on Solids, Liquids and Gases. 

Here is your chance to take another look. 

From your online learning, we would like you to: 

  • Write notes on the topics you have researched 
  • Create a Factfile for each area  
  • Make quizzes for class mates to answer 

Please find below a link to Twinkl which has lots of examples of fact files which you could print or use as inspiration: 

If you were able to this then for this week’s Science we would like you to have a go (with an adult!!) at exploring how heat can change the state of food. Here are some examples: 

  • Water 
  • Eggs 
  • Chocolate 
  • Butter 
  • Popcorn 

Does a cold temperature change the state too? Try putting them in the freezer! 


Key Stage 2 –Europe Project Part 2. Please click on this link HERE


This project continues on from last week. Please click on the link for the next few activities. 


There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below: 

Has anyone been joining in with Joe Wicks’ PE sessions at 9am each day? 


Please find a day by day list of wellbeing activities HERE! Let's all keep positive! 

 Please Find Week One Planning HERE and the links you may need below:

Maths Slides

Maths Worksheets

Maths Planning

Spelling words

Europe Project PART 1

Conjunctions sheet