Year 4 - Home Learning Summer Term

Literacy

  • Read examples of Viking myths. Have a go at designing your own Viking hero or villain based on the qualities these characters should have. Write a character description for them.

Maths

  • Practise fractions!

Find fractions of numbers and lengths – e.g. ¼, ¾, 2/3, 3/5, 5/6 etc. Make up your own fractions but remember, a fraction must be an EQUAL part of a whole so the bottom number has to divide equally into your chosen number.

  • Solve these fraction problems:

Mr Daniel ate two quarters of his sandwich. Miss Hancocks ate 4 eighths of hers. Who ate the most? Use reasoning to explain your answer.

On Tuesday, David ran ½ a kilometre. On Wednesday, he ran ¾ and on Thursday he ran a whole kilometre and 3/5. How many km did David run in total? If he wanted to run a total of 2km, how many more metres should he run? Show how you calculated your answer.

 

More Maths websites

You can also find lots of other fun maths games to play on:

www.mymaths.co.uk   (your teacher can give you your login)

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.mathplayground.com

www.sumdog.com

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

Geography

Research where the Vikings and Saxons came from. Find out about this country today. What is it like? Create a country fact-file.

Art

Draw or paint the Viking hero or villain you designed in your literacy home-learning!

 

Science

Conduct your own water cycle experiment in a bowl! Follow the instructions on this website: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/weather-for-kids/experiments/water-cycle

History

Where are the Vikings and Saxons from? Why did they invade? What transport did they use? What did they eat? What was life like? Make a list of questions you would like to research and then find out the answers.

Suggested Reading

Click on the link and download a check list.

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