Year 4 Home Learning Activities

Half term week

Dear Families and Children,

Half Term has arrived, it’s time to relax, rejuvenate and de-stress!

Maybe you could spend the week focusing on helping someone at home. It could be helping with tidying up around the home, or help fold and put away a mountain of laundry, sharing a story with a younger sibling or making a card or a little gift to help brighten someone’s day. Be creative!

Home Learning will resume on 01.06.20 so remember to check the school website for your weekly timetable and daily lessons.

Thank you for all of your excellent learning efforts throughout Summer 1. It has been amazing to see and hear about all of the wonderful things you are doing at home – we are really proud of you all!

We know you have all been missing your friends since school closure so we have prepared a special 'Hello from Year 4’ video message where you can see some familiar faces! We hope you enjoy it.

Remember, you can also take a look at some of the amazing home learning sent in by classmates by visiting the ‘Home Learning Photo’ area of the school website and selecting Year 4. Also, do keep sending in your home learning to our class e-mails- we love seeing what you have been up too!

If you do have any questions or concerns please do contact us.

You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

Have a wonderful half term break.

Take care & best Wishes,

Zoe and Kul
We have prepared a special half term video for all pupils to enjoy.

We know that everyone is missing their friends. This video is a happy reminder that we will all be together again soon.

Stay safe 💙

Kul has very kindly recorded a half term message for all Year 4 pupils. It includes some great ideas about some of the activities you can enjoy at home during half term.

We are happy to share some learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

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Louise has made a ‘make-your-own-playscript’ pack - it’s pretty detailed so takes a bit of time to complete and can be downloaded over here.

We're celebrating our 21st birthday soon and have launched a poster competition for young people to design a poster that will be used across our week of celebrations.

The winner and runners up will also receive theatre tickets to Blue Elephant - once shows are back up and running! The deadline is May 28th and photos of hand-drawn entries can be emailed to us or shared to our social media.

We've also released a short drama and storytelling workshop, in English and in Spanish. They're fun activities around the story of Cinderella and they also focus on being very positive and reinforcing what's inappropriate behaviour.

There's some sign-posting in them to support services, like Childline and Solace. The workshops are probably best suited to ages 3 - 7:

English Workshop:



Spanish Workshop:

Tangled Feet Theatre has put together some great learning resources for pupils of all ages. We have worked with the theatre in the past. We are hopeful of carrying on this relationship in the future!

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Our show for 3-8 year olds ‘Butterflies’ is a story about three friends going on an adventure, which gently explores how we cope with cope with anxiety, It is a co-production with Half Moon theatre, is forty minutes long and is available free online below:



Here is our ten week Mindfulness At Home project, which brings together storytelling, mindfulness and yoga to help children develop emotional awareness and resilience, and which ties in to the show ‘Butterflies.'

The programme is designed and led by Emily, who is a qualified teacher and our Participation Director, and Rachel who is a qualified yoga teacher. Each session is 10-20 minutes long and encompasses a simple activity using things you’d find at home.

The show 'Need A Little Help', which came to Michael Faraday last year is available below.



The accompanying ‘young carers resource pack’, developed in collaboration with West Sussex Council, is available over here.
Our School Counsellor Dom has put together a great wellbeing guide for all pupils. There are many different ideas that you could try each day during the half term break.

You can read Dom's ideas over here.
The author J.K. Rowling has published a new book online - The Ickabog. This is available for free for children to read. A new chapter is released online each week.

You can start to read the book over here.

There is also an artwork competition! J.K. Rowling would like young people to help to illustrate the story. You can read more about this over here.

Week beginning 18th May

Dear Families and children,

We hope you are all staying safe and well.

Thank you for all of your excellent learning efforts last week. We can see that many children have attempted the times tables quiz and we loved reading your PurpleMash postcards. Some of you have even become electricity experts – we have received some amazing circuit diagram photos.

You can now take a look at some of the amazing home learning sent in by classmates by visiting the Home Learning Photos area of the school website over here.

We hope you enjoy this week’s home learning. We are continuing to use the BBC Bitesize platform (remember if the Year 4 content is not appropriate, you can always try a different year group) but have also added in some new features:

  • A health and well-being recipe challenge


  • A Kidz Bop dance routine activity


  • RE lesson and quiz


  • Remember to view the weekly timetable to support you in planning your learning this week. The timetable also contains hyperlinks (where appropriate) for each lesson so you can now simply click on the timetable to go directly to the website.

    Remember if you do have any questions or concerns please do contact us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Have a great week.

    Take care & best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday 18th May 2020

    To understand what a recount is.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos to help you understand how to recount events


  • three activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 19th May 2020

    To identify similes and metaphors and be able to use them in your writing.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos to help you understand similes and metaphors


  • four activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 20th May 2020

    To write a diary entry based on a person in history.

    This lesson includes:

  • one video telling the story of Grace Darling


  • one video to remind you how to plan your writing


  • four activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 21st May 2020

    To improve writing using proof reading skills.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos that explain the importance of checking your writing for mistakes


  • four activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link

    Friday 22nd May 2020

    Using the book Charlie Changes Into a Chicken you will learn how to explain how the writer’s choice of words creates humour and to write in the style of an author.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos of presenter and blogger Mehreen Baig reading extracts from the book


  • three activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Monday 18th May 2020

    This lesson contains some activities to practise problem solving with multiplication and division.

    This lesson includes:

  • one videos


  • three interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 19th May 2020

    In today's lesson you will find out how to work out the perimeter of a rectangle, even if you don't know the length of all four sides.

    This lesson includes:

  • one video


  • three interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 20th May 2020

    Learn how to find the perimeter of a rectilinear shape.

    This lesson includes:

  • one video


  • three interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 21st May 2020

    Learn how to find the area of a shape by counting the squares within it.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos


  • three interactive activities


  • To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 22nd May 2020

    Friday is challenge day! There are a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    It is really important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. An essential part of a healthy lifestyle is a nutritious, balanced diet. To help you to maintain a balanced, healthy diet we would like you to try to create some healthy recipes with your families.

    Choose a recipe to create with your family from together we cook – a fantastic healthy recipe book. You can choose from a wide selection of recipes including breakfasts, soups, salads, main meals, sides, sauces, snacks and desserts.

    We would love to see some of your completed recipes! You can either upload your photo below or e-mail it to us.

    Kul mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Zoe mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Recommended recipes:

  • Fruit salad with Greek yogurt pg.12


  • Tomato, pepper and pasta soup pg.16


  • Avocado salad pg. 22


  • Homemade pizza pg. 36


  • Orange and carrot cake pg. 58


  • Fruit slice pg. 60
  • Learn about latitude and longitude including the equator, hemispheres, prime meridian and Greenwich meridian.

    This lesson includes:

  • one animation explaining latitude and longitude


  • one animation describing how the pilot Amelia Earhart used latitude and longitude


  • two activities to build knowledge


  • To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    It is currently the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. In 2020 in the UK, Ramadan began on the evening of Thursday 23 April and will end on Saturday 23 May.

    Ramadan lasts for a month, but the Coronavirus pandemic has forced traditional mass gatherings, celebrations and pilgrimages to be altered or cancelled.

    What is Ramadan?

    It commemorates the Qur'an being first revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

    What is Eid?

    Eid al-Fitr, also known as just Eid, is a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. This year it will fall on May 23rd. Celebrations continue for one, two or three days, and people wish each other Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or Eid Said (Happy Eid). But for the first time for many, they will be forced to observe this period differently.

    Watch the video below and read the information on this website to learn all about Ramadan.



    Test your knowledge in the Ramadan quiz...

    Did you know that Kids Bop has a huge selection of dance routines to all of your favourite songs? This week we would like you to visit Kids Bop and choose a dance routine.

    Once you have chosen your routine, practise learning it until you are confident with the moves. Remember anyone can join in – you could teach the dance to your family too! Once you are confident you could perform the routine or even record your performance and e-mail it to us!

    To visit Kids Bop and select a dance routine visit this link.

    Finding it too hard? For simpler, beginners videos try:



    You can find some more beginners videos over here.

    If you have really enjoyed dancing this week Kids Bop also do a Daily Dance Break which you can access via their YouTube channel.
    As we come to the end of our Science topic on Electricity can you use this link to refresh your understanding of electricity.

    You may find it useful to read through each section and create your own mind map to consolidate your understanding.

  • What is electricity?


  • Electricity in the home


  • Conductors and insulators


  • Using electricity safely


  • Danger


  • Circuits


  • Electric journey


  • Once your are finished test your knowledge having a go at some of the activities and games provided.

    The power knowledge quiz

    Spot the hazard

    Building electrical circuits

    Exploring how electricity gets to your home
    In this lesson learn about how French painter Henri Rousseau used his imagination to paint places he had never visited, learn some basic artistic techniques and create your own artwork.

    This lesson includes:

  • one inspirational video about how imagination lets us paint places we have never been to


  • three practical videos about painting, collage, and printmaking


  • one activity to create your own artwork


  • To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    We have the latest copy of First News for you to read. The link to this week’s newspaper is available over here.
    Millwall Community Trust Joy of Moving Home School Festival

    On International Day of Families, Millwall Community Trust is partnering with EFL Trust and Ferrero to launch the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’, a full afternoon of home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun.

    The Joy of Moving programme consists of two elements; the Move & Learn programme and Joy of Moving Festivals. Over 310,000 children have been introduced to moving and learning new skills all while having fun and playing.

    The Joy of Moving Home School Festival will begin this week. Keep a look out for what is happening in Lewisham and Southwark via the hashtag #JOMHomeFestival or to find more fun games to play visit joyofmovingresourcehub.co.uk.

    You can download a copy of the Joy of Moving book over here.

    Week beginning 11th May

    Dear Families and children

    We hope you are all staying safe and your home learning is going well. Well done to those of you who created a message for the class, you can now view them on the website. A further congratulations to those children who completed the Leon and the Place Between quiz.

    We are really pleased that BBC Bitesize is still supporting you with your learning at home and we have also included some new content for this week to keep you engaged. This week you can upload your Science work, write a postcard to your teacher and take part in a virtual times table quiz.

    During these times we understand that you are spending a lot more time online, especially when completing home learning tasks but remember to always stay safe and be smart online. To help you to learn and explore ways to stay safe online during school closure visit this website.

    This week’s Birthday shout out is for Connor – Happy 9th Birthday!

    Remember, if you are finding anything difficult or you wish to share some of your learning you can always e-mail us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Have a great week and we will see you all soon!

    Take care & best Wishes

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday 11th May 2020

    To understand how to use paragraphs correctly in your writing.

    This lesson includes:

    · one video to help you to understand how to use paragraphs

    · three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 12th May 2020

    To understand what fronted adverbials are and how to punctuate them correctly.

    This lesson includes:

    · one video to help you understand fronted adverbials

    · four activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 13th May 2020

    To understand what coordinating conjunctions are and how to use them when writing.

    This lesson includes:

    · two videos to help you understand coordinating conjunctions

    · three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 14th May 2020

    Using the novel Dindy and the Elephant you will learn about explaining your opinion about a character, summarising information and writing in role as a character.

    This lesson includes:

    · two videos of actor and TV presenter Ed Petrie reading extracts from the book

    · three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 15th May 2020

    Using the novel The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy, you will explain the writer's choice of words and what they can tell us about the characters, as well as predict what might happen next.

    This lesson includes:

    · two videos of presenter and maths whizz Rachel Riley reading extracts from The Worst Witch

    · three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Monday 11th May 2020

    Learn how to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

    This includes:

    · two videos

    · one interactive activity

    · two worksheets

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 12th May 2020

    Learn how to multiply hundreds, tens and ones by ones.

    This includes:

    · one video

    · two activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 13th May 2020

    Learn and practise dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number using different methods. This includes:

    · one video

    · one interactive activity

    · two worksheets

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 14th May 2020

    Learn how to divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number.

    This includes:

    · one video

    · one slideshow

    · two activities

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 15th May 2020

    Maths Challenges!

    Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! They’ve partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills.

    Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    Test your times table knowledge by trying our times tables quiz!

    You will need:

    · A pencil

    · Paper

    Good luck!

    Let’s create some electrical circuits. Continue exploring this worksheet.

    Then have a go at completing the circuit activity over here.

    Can you draw your own circuit diagram? Once finished, maybe you could take a photo and upload it to the school website!

    Upload files
    Learn about time zones and why time is different in different parts of the world.

    This lesson includes:

    · one video explaining time zones and why time is different in different parts of the world

    · one video exploring the experiences of two children living on opposite sides of the world

    · two activities to build on the knowledge

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    Learn about how sequencing, programming and making computers work.

    This lesson includes:

    · two videos to help you understand programming computers

    · three activities to try out

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    It’s really important for us to dedicate time to focus on our health and wellbeing, especially during these challenging times. This week we would like you to have a go at creating our own quarantine time capsule. We are living through a very unique time in history!

    Imagine how interesting it would be for you to remember in the future all the things you did during this time. Get together with your family members to create your 2020 family time capsule or create one just for yourself!

    Watch the video below for instructions:


    Full instructions and printable resources to help you can be found over here.
    Can you use PurpleMash to write Zoe and Kul a postcard?

    · Login to purplemash

    · Enter the username and password (Year4)

    · Select 2Dos or visit this link

    · Complete your postcard

    · Save your work in the Year 4 folder so Zoe and Kul can take a look. Remember to include your name!

    · Have a look at our examples for some inspiration...



    Reading daily is essential! Either choose a book from your home to read for at least 30 minutes each day or visit the free eBook library at Oxford Owl.
    The link to this week’s First News newspaper over here.

    Please do have a read. It's important to stay in touch with current affairs right now.
    Many thanks for sending in the photos of your home learning to Zoe and Kul! We are very happy to share these with your friends on the school website.

    Please keep them coming. You can use the email details below.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Week beginning 4th May

    Dear Families,

    As another week of home learning begins, we do hope you are all staying safe and well. We are so impressed with the excellent learning that you have all been completing at home. We hope that you are enjoying the new content from the BBC bitesize website and are using our weekly timetable to guide your learning.

    If some activities are particularly challenging don’t worry, you could also look at some of the Year 3 or Year 2 areas to help you to build your skills.

    Also remember, if you are finding anything difficult or confusing please do e-mail us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    We thought we would also take this week as an opportunity to introduce a Birthday shout out to celebrate those that are having or have had birthdays during school closure!

    So far we need to say Happy Birthday to...

    Jemima, Angela, Keyondre, Samuel, Jake and Yaser.

    And this week’s Birthday shout out is for Guilhem – Happy 9th Birthday!

    It’s been wonderful to see photos of your home learning and we have been busy viewing your completed tasks on PurpleMash and seeing your progress on Mathletics. Feel free to send us updates about your learning, we would love to hear from you!

    Have a super week, don't forget this Friday is a bank holiday so have a lovely three day weekend and we will see you all soon!

    Take care & best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday 4th May 2020

    To identify and use prepositions in sentences.

    This lesson includes:

    Two videos to help you understand prepositions

    Three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 5th May 2020

    To understand how and when to use apostrophes to combine two words.

    This lesson includes:

    Two videos to help you understand how and when to use apostrophes to combine words

    Four activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 6th May 2020

    To understand how and when to use apostrophes to show possession.

    This lesson includes:

    Two videos to help you understand possessive apostrophes

    Three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 6th May 2020

    To understand how to use inverted commas to show when someone is speaking.

    This lesson includes:

    Two videos to show you how to use inverted commas to show speech

    Three activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 8th May 2020

    Bank Holiday!
    Monday 4th May 2020

    In this lesson, you will learn how to add a three or four-digit number to another three or four-digit number.

    This lesson includes:

    one video

    two slideshows

    two activity sheets

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 5th May 2020

    In this lesson, you will learn how to subtract 3 and 4-digit numbers.

    This lesson includes:

    one video

    two slideshows

    one activity sheet

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 6th May 2020

    In this lesson, you will learn efficient methods for adding and subtracting from 4-digit numbers.

    The lesson includes:

    two videos

    two activities

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 6th May 2020

    In this lesson, you will learn how to find ways to solve addition and subtraction problems.

    This lesson includes:

    two learning summary slideshows

    two activity sheets

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    Learn about pulse and rhythm by clapping and using your body.

    This lesson includes:

    two videos to help you understand pulse and rhythm

    three activities to try out

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Plus: we are all missing Joe's weekly ukulele sessions! You can still carry on with your learning. Joe has very kindly recorded some special videos for the Michael Faraday pupils.

    First up we have a song we all know: Billie Jean.

    You can watch Joe's video below, and then play along with the backing track that we have included underneath the video.





    Next we have Egyptian Reggae.

    You can watch Joe's video below, and then play along following the chords over here.



    Finally we have C Major Scale.

    C Major Scale

    Learn how to use contours, keys and symbols to improve map-reading skills.

    This lesson includes:

    one video demonstrating how to use contours, keys and symbols

    one video recap on maps and map reading

    two activities to build on the knowledge

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    This week we will finish with our work on electricity and learn about:

    Electricity and the Environment

    What uses the most electricity in your home?

    Socket calculator to see if there is a risk of overload

    Earn a certificate with your electricity knowledge

    You can find the activities over here.

    Have a go at building your own electrical circuit over here.
    Challenge your mind and your body by playing a game of ACTIVE CONNECT 4!

    This is a simple two player game. Take turns to choose an activity circle and use a pencil or pen to tick the activity once complete.

    Each player has to complete their activity before ticking. The first player to complete 4 activities in a row wins!

    You can find a copy of Active Connect 4 over here.

    Good luck!
    Reading daily is essential! Either choose a book from your home to read for at least thirty minutes each day, or visit the free eBook library at Oxford Owl.
    Can you create your own photo message for your class?

    It’s simple!

    Write, paint or colour your own message using a piece of A4 paper. Remember not to write your name on the poster – we need to stay safe online and protect our personal data.

    Take a photo of yourself holding your message. Upload it to the school website below. Jason will be able to share the posters later in the week.

    Upload files

    Try to make it as colourful and eye catching as you can. Have a look at Zoe’s for some inspiration.







    Listen to Zoe reading our current class text Leon and the Place Between which we never got to finish!



    Listen carefully and see how many points you can score in the Leon and the Place between quiz...

    Pupils can read the latest copy of First News over here.

    Week beginning 27th April

    Dear Families,

    Firstly, we hope you are continuing to keep yourselves safe and well during these challenging times. It has been wonderful to hear about all of the learning you have all been doing at home – please do keep up the good work!

    In response to feedback and as a result of our continued efforts to provide the most engaging, accessible, high quality learning possible, we have updated and improved some of our home learning resources. We hope you find this beneficial!

    A lot of our content for this week is from the BBC Bitesize platform. Last week the BBC launched a new learning platform to help students who are being kept home from school. They've been created with teachers and other educational experts and sometimes celebrities. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games, so kids won't get bored of the same style of learning. We hope you enjoy these new lessons – do let us know!

    Remember, try to do as much as you can each day – all learning will make a difference! We look forward to hearing all about your home learning and the creative ways you have been extending your knowledge and skills!

    We would love to see and hear about some of the learning you have been doing at home so do feel free to e-mail us to share your achievements. Also, if you have any questions or concerns do get in touch.

    Have a fantastic week,

    Take care & best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday 27th April 2020

    Learn to identify the different types of pronouns and when to use them instead of a noun.

    This lesson includes:

    - one video to help you revise nouns

    - one video to help you understand pronouns

    - three activities.

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 28th April 2020

    To understand what an expanded noun phrase is and be able to write your own.

    This lesson includes:

    - a video to help you understand expanded noun phrases

    - a video to help you revise adjectives

    - three activities.

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 29th April 2020

    To be able put verbs into families and write them in the past tense.

    This lesson includes:

    - a video to help you revise verbs

    - a video to help you understand past tense verbs

    - three activities.

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 30th April 2020

    To use adverbs and adverbial phrases to add description to verbs.

    This lesson contains:

    - two videos to help you understand adverbs and adverbial phrases

    - three activities.

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 1st May 2020

    Using the poems Please Mrs Butler and Excuses by Allan Ahlberg, you will practise summarising. You will also give your opinion, using the text as evidence to support you. Finally, you will get creative and try writing another verse for one of the poems.

    This lesson includes:

    - two videos of Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse reading poems by Allan Ahlberg- three activities.

    To complete this lesson please visit this link
    Monday 27th April 2020

    Learn to explain the value that each number represents within a four-digit number.

    This includes:

    - two videos to explain place value

    - four interactive practise activities

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 28th April 2020

    In this time, you will learn how to find 1000 more or less than a given number.

    This lesson includes:

    - one learning summary slideshow

    - two activity sheets

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 29th April 2020

    Learn about rounding numbers up or down to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

    This includes:

    - two videos

    - four interactive practise activities

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 30th April 2020

    Learn about negative numbers and how they can be identified.

    This includes:

    - two videos

    - two interactive practise activities

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 1st May 2020

    Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

    We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem solving skills. See how many you and your family can do together!

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    Help your child to develop their singing skills.

    This lesson includes:

    - a video about melody and pitch

    - three practice activities

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    In this lesson, learn some of the skills needed to study history.

    This lesson includes:

    - three videos

    - an activity to summarise the skills learnt

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    Learn how to read a map and use a compass.

    This lesson includes:

    - two videos demonstrating how to use a map

    - two activities to help develop map skills

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    Electrical Safety

    Go to the Switched on Kids website and click onto the Electrical Safety in Your House.

    Room by room, you should try to identify the possible electrical hazards in each room. Check your predictions by clicking on the different appliances to see what happens.

    Everyday Appliances That Use Electricity

    Look around your home, find and draw/write down objects that use electricity. Remember not all electrical appliances/equipment is plugged in, some might use batteries.

    You should now be aware of some of the hazards in your home. As a newly appointed Electrical Safety Officer, if you do assess/discover a possible risk somewhere in your home, then please let/inform your adult.
    PE 60 Minute Pick and Mix.

    Use the 60 minute pick and mix activity to plan your own 60 minutes of physical activity. You can choose from a selection of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minute challenges.

    Read the activity description to work out what you need to do for each task and then choose a selection of your favourite activities to total 60 minutes.
    Reading daily is essential! Either choose a book from your home to read for at least 30 minutes each day or visit the free eBook library at Oxford Owl.

    For the duration of UK school closures, Oxford Owl has made a collection of their eBooks free to read for children from 3 – 11. All of the eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or login to read the books.

    The eBooks are not suitable for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet. Once logged in, you then need to look for the Free eBook Library. You can select by age group or Oxford Book Level.
    Can you make a ‘things to look forward to jar’?

    You can follow this worksheet to help you.
    The link to this week’s newspaper over here.

    Please then complete the following activity sheets:

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Week beginning 20th April

    Dear Families

    As we begin the Summer Term we firstly hope you all are safe and well during this challenging time. We also hope that you were able to use the Easter break as a time to relax, rejuvenate and have some fun!

    Home Learning for this week will include:

    Daily English

    Daily Maths

    Science

    Reading/PSHE: Explaining Coronavirus to children

    Purple Mash 2Dos – History: Anglo-Saxon Slideshow and who were the Anglo-Saxons? (remember to save your work in the Year 4 2Do file so we can take a look!)

    Screen Free activities for Home Learning

    Boredom Busters

    As an ongoing task, remember that children should know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 so please practise as much as possible!

    We would love to see and hear about some of the learning you have been doing at home so do feel free to e-mail us to share your achievements. Also, if you have any questions or concerns do get in touch.

    Have a wonderful week,

    Take care & best Wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    Explaining coronavirus, lockdown and social-distancing to children can be hard. It’s difficult enough for adults to understand and deal with everything, never mind kids.

    Suddenly they aren’t going to school, trips outside are limited to once a day and it can be very scary. To help the Gruffalo author Juila Donaldson and illustrator Alex Scheffler have re-imagined some of their most famous characters with messages about what is currently going on.

    You can read the story over here.
    Where Does Electricity Come From?

    We begin by reminding ourselves about where electricity is generated, and what alternatives we have. The power stations energy source is referred to as non-renewable, which includes fossil fuels- oil, natural gas and coal. Another non-renewable energy source is nuclear power. Which power source do you think is best?

    You can use this link to explore this further.

    Ten top facts to know and remember about electricity

    1. Electricity can be generated using coal, gas, nuclear fuels, the wind or sunlight.

    2. Electricity is normally generated in big buildings called power stations.

    3. It’s important only to use electricity when we need to, and to save what we can. This is called energy efficiency.

    4. Electricity first came into widespread use in the Victorian era, when people started to use it to light streets, shops and homes.

    5. When electricity travels through you, it is called an electric shock. It can be very painful and can even kill people.

    6. A bolt of lightning is electricity travelling from the clouds to the ground, or from cloud to cloud.

    7. Some methods of generating electricity, like burning gas and coal, create greenhouse gases that cause climate change. People are trying to make more of our electricity in ways that are good for the environment, like using wind power or solar power.

    8 Wind power generates electricity by using the wind to turn the big arms on a wind turbine.

    9.Solar power generates electricity by absorbing the heat and light from the sun in special panels.

    10. With small solar panels and wind turbines, it’s even possible to generate some electricity at your home or school instead of at a power station.

    Fancy a challenge? Try the amazing electrical knowledge quiz!
    All pupils are encouraged to spend some time away from their computers and tablets. The worksheet below should help you.

    20 Home Learning Activities away from a Screen

    We also have some brilliant five minute boredom busters to keep you busy whilst at home.

    Five Minute Boredom Busters
    We have the latest edition of First News for you to read. It includes useful information about the Coronavirus story for the past week.

    Three activity sheets are also included for you to complete.

    First News

    Activity Sheet 1

    Activity Sheet 2

    Activity Sheet 3
    Hello Year 4, Happy Wednesday!

    Our bluebells continue to thrive! I have been watering them regularly and as it is now bluebell season they should soon start to flower.

    Maybe you could see if you can find any bluebells within your local area?

    Keep an eye on the website for regular updates!

    Zoe 😀



    Week beginning 6th April

    As well as being Spring, when we see the signs of new life after the darkness of winter, this time of the year sees important religious festivals. Christians celebrate Easter and Jews celebrate Passover

    You can find some activities for you to try over this special period over here.
    We have a selection of fun Easter activities that can be carried out around the home. These cover science learning, art and baking!

    Bake a Cake

    Create a Menu

    Design an Easter Egg Hunt

    Science Investigation

    Write a Letter
    thinkuknow is a great resource for online learning. We have a worksheet to share for Key Stage 2 children over here.
    Hello to all Year 4 Families!

    The Easter Holidays are here! We hope you are all staying safe and well during the school closure.

    It has been great to hear from some of you and we have enjoyed hearing about the amazing learning you have been completing at home.

    We know home schooling is different and sometimes difficult so well done!

    Remember, the Easter Holidays are an important time for you to relax, recuperate and spend time with your family after the Spring Term.

    With regards to learning activities, feel free to continue to achieve all you can but also make time for fun, mindfullness, well-being and relaxation!

    We have provided some fun, engaging Easter tasks for you to have a go at over the holidays. There is no pressure to complete them all - choose the ones you wish to complete and enjoy!

    We have also set some tasks on PurpleMash so feel free to log in and check your 2Dos for some Easter Fun.

    Speak soon and take care 😀

    Best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul

    Easter Egg Drop Science Experiment

    Easter Egg Symmetry

    Easter Maths Problem Solving

    Easter PE Skills

    Easter Recipes

    English Reading Comprehension
    We have another edition of the First News newspaper for you to read over here. It helps to explain what has happened with the Coronavirus situation in the past week.

    There are also some First News puzzles for you to attempt below.

    News Puzzle

    Easter Holiday Puzzle

    Easter Puzzle
    Purple Mash is a great website for online learning. We are happy to share the latest Purple Mash newsletter for parents and carers over here.

    Week beginning 30th March

    Hello Year 4, Happy Tuesday!

    Something exciting has finally started to happen... our bluebells have started to grow! Don't worry, I will be keeping an eye on them and they are being watered every day.

    Keep an eye on the website for regular updates!

    Zoe 😀







    If you feel inspired to create some artwork at home then why not design some posters showing that you support our wonderful NHS staff?

    Many children throughout the country are creating rainbow posters and placing them in their windows. The idea is help key workers be happy on their way to work each morning.

    Think about adding a rainbow to your design. This is a symbol that many children are using to show that they support the brave NHS staff who work in our hospitals.

    We would love to share any of your posters on the Michael Faraday School website! You can scan in your poster, or take a photo of it with a phone, and then upload using the box below.

    Upload files

    Week beginning 23rd March

    A Message for Year 4

    Hello to all Year 4 Families!

    Firstly, we hope you are keeping yourselves safe and well during these strange times. We also hope that you have been finding time to use your learning pack, online resources and daily timetable to support and guide your home learning.

    Remember, try to do as much as you can each day – all learning will make a difference! We look forward to hearing all about your home learning and the creative ways you have been extending your knowledge and skills!

    Speak soon ☺

    Best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul

    Remember to use our classes’ suggested timetable to follow while the school is closed. We recommend that you complete a variety of activities each day and take regular study breaks. Try and complete one activity per day for each learning area.

    Maths resources and games

    Maths Frame - use for practicing times tables facts

    Mathsletics - try to log in each day to complete games, challenges and teacher assigned activities.

    Interactive Resources - from top tabs select resources, then curriculum objectives, choose strand of your choice e.g. number and place value, select Year 4, choose an objective e.g. count backwards through zero to include negative numbers, select your activity.

    Username: faraday

    Password: faraday

    Handwriting

    Letter Join – use to practise cursive handwriting at home, has printable worksheets but can also be used on a tablet to practise letter formation. Try harder letters, harder words and ‘fun’

    Username: michaelfaraday_12

    Password: handwriting

    Computing:

    Scratch - an online computer programming platform, use Scratch Ideas to access tutorials, introduction videos to support with more complex coding. Children can use their own scratch accounts to create, share and save their projects.

    Science

    Bite Size – useful class clips to support learning about electricity.

    Education Quizes a fun quiz to test your knowledge on electricity

    Primary Homework Help - a really useful website with lots of games and lessons on electricity

    Physical activities

    Supermovers this website has many excellent songs and dances which support learning across the whole curriculum – try a song from KS2 once a day! Use the Body Coach each day at 9am to complete a live 30 minute PE lesson!

    History

    Bite Size useful class clips and activities to support your learning about Anglo-Saxons.

    Nat Geo Kids lots of excellent information about the Anglo-saxons

    dkfindout lots of excellent information about the Anglo-saxons

    Geography

    Bite Size use bbc bitesize to develop your geography skills

    Education Quizzes try some geography quizzes

    Sporkle more quizzes!

    Spanish

    Bite Size the bbc website has lots of excellent resources to help you practise your Spanish skills!

    All curriculum areas

    Search for your subject/topic and select Key Stage 2

    Discovery Education

    Username: student21455

    Password: faraday

    Choose a subject area, remember to always save your work in your classes folder ( Zoe Year 4, Kul Year 4) and don’t forget your name so that we can have a look at your work!

    Purple Mash

    Username: Year4

    Password: Year4
    It is important that we all try and keep to a routine whilst we are away from school. Zoe and Kul have put together a suggested daily timetable for the Year 4 pupils.

    You can view the activities over here.
    We are going to look at how we can recognise tenths and hundredths in this learning activity. First you can watch some of the short videos over here.

    Our first activity involves using a number grid to help with our learning. You can view the worksheet over here.

    The exercise over here will help you to convert tenths into decimals.

    Our work will now look at tenths on a place value grid. You can read the worksheet and answer the questions over here.

    Another way of helping to understand tenths is to look at their value on a number line. The worksheet is available over here.

    Finally we are going to try dividing one digit by ten. Sounds like a challenge? Find out over here.

    Good luck!
    Some of the Year 4 students have started to show an interest in journalism. Now is a great time to continue with this learning at home!

    Try writing a daily news bulletin from home. You can report on some of the news stories and events that we are all following right now.

    Think of a name for your newspaper. You will then need a short, powerful headline that describes your story.

    The main news story needs to tell the reader all the facts. The first two sentences should explain:

    Who is involved in the news story?

    What has happened?

    Where is the story happening?

    Why is it happening?

    When is it happening?

    An example might be:

    "Zoe's Year 4 Class at Michael Faraday School are working hard from home on their learning. This is because the school is currently closed because of the Coronavirus situation."

    You could then add some quotes to your news story. Stay indoors and interview family members. You could include some pictures and picture captions.

    We will be happy to publish any of your news reports on the Michael Faraday website once the school is open once again.