In Year Four our aim is to ensure that all children become happy, successful and independent learners. These activities will help ensure your children can continue to make the excellent progress they have been making in school at home. Children should aim to complete at least four sessions of work per day; ideally, each session should be from a different subject area. Please send pictures or screenshots of any complete work to your teacher via Dojo so we can continue to support your learning.
The children need to be secure in their knowledge of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division); they should be able to answer arithmetic style questions both rapidly and accurately and then apply this knowledge to solve reasoning problems. This week, they need to focus on a different number operation each day. All of the activities suggested below will help support with this. In school, we normally do maths from 11:10 – 12:15, then arithmetic from 12:15-12:45
This week will be a recap and consolidation of the four basic operations. You need to complete one session per day, it is best to try and complete them in order as the skills are progressive. Good luck, remember this is not new learning but to help you remember the key skills we have learnt so far. If you get stuck, look at the teaching on the page or send us a message on Dojo, we will be there and glad to help you.
Session 1 Maths lesson: Addition of four digit numbers using column addition.
Now try to apply this to some word problems…
Session 2 Maths lesson: Subtraction:
Subtraction word problems to have a go at:
Session 3 Maths lesson: Multiplication:
Can you apply these to word problems?
Session 4 : Maths Division
Session 5 – Maths Fractions
BONUS ROUND – any evidence of your amazing extra work on time will earn you 10 effort marks (if you complete the daily tasks too)
- Six pencils cost £1:92. Three pencils and one rubber cost £1:21.
What is the cost of one rubber
- A stack of 40 identical toy boxes is 1000cm tall. Markus takes three boxes off the top of the pile.
How tall is the stack now?
- Miss Light is making jam to sell at the school fair. Blackberries cost £5:50 per kg sugar costs 65p per kg . 15 jars costs £5:65. She uses 16kg of blackberries and10kg of sugar to make 15 jars of jam.
Calculate the total cost to make 15 jars of jam.
- A school orders 12 boxes of dice. Each box contains six bags of dice. Each bag contains 35 dice.
How many dice do the school order in total?
- Michelle thinks of a number. He multiples the umber by 10, divides it by eight then adds 6.50. the answer is 1206.5.
What his starting number?
- Eight small bricks have the same mass as three large bricks. The mass of one small brick is 1.5kg.
What is the mass of one large brick?
- A bag of bananas costs £1. A bag of four grapefruit costs £2:40.
How much does one grapefruit cost than one banana?
- Erica chooses a number, she divides it by four then subtracts 11. She then divides the result by two. Her answer is 2.5.
What was the number she started with?
Children need to be able to solve these calculations accurately and quickly. In class I would set a 6 minute timer for the children to complete this in their book, we would then go through them together.
27x5 443 x 8 4/7 of 56 956 = _____ - 322 6547 = _____ - 294
5433 = _____ + 905 ____ = 6677 + 3346 4 x 5 x 3 6 x 6 x 3
50 x 3 = 600 x 4 = 810÷9 = 4356 + 6567 = 7272 -6565 =
346 x 3 = 76 ÷ 8 = 2 x 6 x 7 = 4/6 of 180 =
140÷7 = 320÷8 = 450÷5= 60 x 3 = 400 x 2 =
59 ÷ 3 = 87 ÷ 4 = 557÷3= 296 ÷ 7 = 3/8 of 48 =
370 ÷ 10 = 670 x 10= 540 ÷10= 6500÷100= 74 x 100 =
9876 + 1234 = 8754 – 6905 = 546 = _____ + 320
7854 = _____ - 321 7/12 of 48= 64 x 3
660 ÷ 10 = 52 x 10= 7800 ÷10= 650÷10= 38 x 100 =
7654+ 3567 = 8704 - 3375 = 43 x 8 = 94 x 5 =
8/9 of 63 = 2/7 of 140 =
In order to be successful Year Four readers, children must be able to read texts accurately and fluently, making sense of what they have read and using all of this to answer comprehension questions. The main way this can be achieved at home is through regular reading. Try and choose books that interest your child and encourage them to think about the meaning of what they have read. We have also put together a comprehension for each day which is linked below. Allow your children approximately 5 minutes to read the text and the 15 minutes to answer the questions. When they have finished, discuss their answers with them. In school, we do reading from 10:20-10:50
Sit down, with a good book for 30 minutes and enjoy reading it J
In writing, the children need to be able to write for a range of purposes. When doing this, they should use a range of grammar and punctuation accurately and for effect. So far, we have learned how to:
- Use and punctuate direct speech (BBC Bitesize Music Video)
- Use subordinate conjunctions to write complex sentences (Music Video BBC Bitesize Twinkl )
Children also need to ensure that their writing is interesting and detailed. To support this, children have so far learned to:
- Use a range of interesting fronted adverbials followed by a comma (Twinkl)
- Use personification (Music Video)
- Use metaphors and similes (BBC Bitesize)
- Use adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
- Use paragraphs (Bitesize)
This week, we would like children to write an ocean themed story. They need to plan this into 5 parts; beginning, build up, problem, solution and ending, so they can write a section of this every day.
They need to include at least 3 of the above features into each part of their story (of course they can include more!).
In school, we do writing each day from 9:20-10:20. Don’t worry if they have forgotten how to use a skill as the links suggested will explain what to do. When your child has written their paragraph for the day, send it over to their teacher so they can give feedback if required. Don’t forget to tell us which skills you have tried to include so we can check they are in there.
Please complete a handwriting activity every day for 20 minutes. In school we would do handwriting after lunch from 1:40-2:00.
Please check that the letters are all sat on the line and are all the correct size. If your child joins their handwriting, please make sure that the joins are correct and the word can easily be read. Please don’t let them move on to the next word until they can do the one they are on.
Choose 10 words from either of these sheets every day and write them out 10 times each.
You may want to choose words that you find hard to spell and use this as a spelling activity.
Curriculum and PSHE and in the afternoons:
Look on the Year 3 and 4 Learning projects page. There will be a different focus for activities each week. This week’s focus is ‘My family’.
If you have more than one sibling off school, then you can chose a project or a topic that interests them – I will be more than happy to suggest activities to do on a topic to interest your children.