19.05.2020 Year 4 Learning Tasks

Good morning Year 4 ! Here are your tasks for the week.

If you are stuck or want to share your learning, parents can email us on the Year 4 email address. Remember when commenting on posts the teachers need to approve them so they might not show up straight away.

Make sure to look at the ‘Healthy Lives’ blog for more fun exercises to keep you active!


Today we are going to be recognising tenths and hundredths.

Click the video to get the lesson started!
Lesson 1: Recognising tenths and hundredths

Here is a link to an interactive hundred square so you can explore hundredths and tenths before starting the independent activity.
Click the 1-100 chart for a hundred square.

Can you colour in:
10 hundredths?
15 hundredths?
3 tenths?

I shaded 20 out of 100.
This is the same as 2 tenths.

Independent activity:


Questions to help you with the challenge:
How many squares has Dexter shaded?
What would 2 tenths look like on the hundred square?

I’ll be posting the answers to the Maths activity on Friday morning in the replies to this blog post, so you can self-mark!


There are many fictional characters who live in unusual houses, such as the old woman who lived in a shoe. What kind of unusual house would you like to live in?

Write about what it would be like to wake up in an unusual house. Here are some images to get you inspired:

Use the following sentence starters to help you get started! Or, come up with your own!

CRASH! I woke up with my legs over my shoulders and my shoulders crammed into the tiny space between my cupboard and my bedside table. What on earth was going on?

Outside, the birds started chirping their merry tune. My eyes fluttered open as the sun shone through my pale blue curtains.

A cold breeze seeped through the wooden floorboards. Shivering, I gathered my blanket towards my chest and sunk deeper into my bed.

How many of these descriptive writing techniques can you use?


Look at the image and answer the following questions:

Where did the UFO come from?

Who or what is controlling it?

Why are they taking the tricycle?

Who does the tricycle belong to?

Why was the child here all alone?

How is the child feeling?

What will happen next?


This weeks’ spellings looks at common misconception words! Therse are words where the usual spelling rule doesn’t apply.

Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check strategy to help you learn each spelling. Ask an adult to test you once you’re super confident!

  1. Interest
  2. Island
  3. Knowledge
  4. Learn
  5. Length
  6. Library
  7. Material
  8. Medicine
  9. Mention
  10. Minute


Todays Science task is all about SOUND!

Before you watch this video on sound, you will need:

  • 2 empty bottles that are a different size
  • An empty plastic container with a lid, such as a sweet tub or biscuit tin
  • A pencil

Don’t worry if you don’t have all these things – you don’t need to do the activities, it’s just more fun if you do!

Here is the link to the interactive game that allows you to explore different volumes and pitch: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Harmonics/

London History Task

London History Day is celebrated on 31st May every year. The date marks the anniversary of the day Big Ben first started keeping time in 1859.

We were going to celebrate this day on 22nd May in school but as we can’t do that, here is an activity you can do to mark the day!

Time capsule diaries

Your task:
Capture your experiences of lockdown by keeping a diary about your life for 7 days to help people in the future to understand what life has been like. You can do this however you’d like to – a written or video diary, artwork, photos, a cartoon strip.

Questions to think about while writing your diary:
What have the challenges been?
What have the positives of lockdown been?
Do you have any stories of kindness?
Have you learnt any new skills?

You decide what to include, you can use this structure to help you:

You can send in your diary entries to year4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk if you would like to share them with us.

Article of the week

Article 28- Every child has the right to an education.

We would like you to think about how your right to an education. This is important so you:

  • have skills to improve things and help people
  • form opinions and views about things
  • know how to stay safe and healthy
  • learn how to respect other people’s ideas and get on with other people
  • get a job you enjoy and earn money
  • make informed choices
  • have more opportunities in life
  • learn about things that are important for the world
  • grow up to be responsible adults

Try these activities to help you to think about Article 28:

‘Education is every child’s right’ video

‘The Book of Hopes’

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