Year 4 - Home Learning Spring Term

English & Computing

  • Write a poem about your body.
  • Research information about your body (digestion, teeth, hearing etc) and how it works. Create a PowerPoint to teach the class about what you have found out.

Music

Find out about some musicians who come from America – what style of music do they do?

Find out about the “Home of country Music” – Nashville, Tennessee! Home | Nashville, Tennessee | Country Music Hall of Fame

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

ART & DT

Native American culture believes that both good and bad dreams fill the air at night. The dreamcatcher has become widely adopted by Native Americans because they believe it is a way to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams.

Have a look at different designs of dreamcatchers – then see if you can design and make your own.

Science

  • Investigate how different materials act as conductors for sound. What materials can you hear through the best? What ones the worst? If you were to choose a material to create your own ear muffs, what material would you chose and why?

  • Look at the teeth of animals that are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. What do you notice?

Geography

Choose a state from the USA to research. You could find out about:

  • Geographical features (mountains, lakes, rivers etc)
  • Major cities
  • Landmarks / tourist attractions / things you could do in that state
  • Population
  • Land area of the state
  • When did it join the USA? (Hawaii and Alaska joined quite late!)
  • What does the state flag look like?
  • Is there a state animal/bird? (North Carolina has a cardinal!)
  • What sports teams are supported in the state?

We are sure you can think of many more things to find out. As an extra challenge you could compare this state to another state, or even compare this state to somewhere you know well in the UK.

Maths

Practice multiplying and dividing numbers by 10 and 100. As you multiply and divide, look for and see if you can spot what happens to the decimal point and place value of each digit.

Think about…

What do you have to do to make tenths?

What do you have to do to make hundredths?

Find and make a list or fractions around your home. Remember fractions need to be an equal part of a whole – do you have a window that represents ½ or floor tiles that show a fraction. Go on a fraction hunt!

History

Where did the Pilgrims go? Why did they go there? Find out all about the Mayflower voyage and what happened when the Pilgrims set off for the new land. You could write a story, draw pictures, or create a play about this important piece in American history.

What else can you find out about the history of the United States of America?

Suggested Reading

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