Year 4 - Home Learning Spring Term
Literacy and 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.
- 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.
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!
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)
Practise your times tables up to 12x12. You need to be fluent and quick by the end of the year!
Click the links to play some great multiplication games!
- https://ttrockstars.com/login (your teacher can give you your login)
- https://www.coloringsquared.com/video-games-coloring/angry-birds/angry-birds-multiplication-and-division/ (you can print these ‘colouring squared’ maths grids to practice your tables and have fun colouring too! On the website you can find other ‘colouring squared’ grids as well as times tables)
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
- 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.
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.
- 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