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w/c Monday 13th July

Here is this week’s Year 4 schedule for BBC Bitesize:

Check out the lessons for this week (week 12 – 13th July) on Oak National Academy.

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This week’s English lessons are all about play scripts. You will explore their features and use this learning to create your own. In maths, it’s shapes, shapes and more shapes! You will be applying your knowledge to solve problems involving 2-D and 3-D shapes. In science, you can discover how organisms have adapted to live underwater. Learn how to write about yourself and your family in Spanish and finally, create another optical illusion: wiggly columns!


Remember that the websites we have signposted you to previously will be continuing to add more learning opportunities. Choose the websites that work best for you!

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Click on the Logo below to be taken to this week’s maths lessons - week 12. The worksheets you will need are attached at the bottom of this page. The answers are there too so that you can mark your learning each day and see how well you’ve done. If you get a question wrong, please don’t worry. Look at the answer sheet and see if you can work out your mistake. Remember that making mistakes is part of learning!

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Children’s Art Week

As you already know, it’s Children’s Art Week and this is the final week. The theme for week 3 is: literacy and creative writing.

It’s up to you how you choose to respond to this theme. Remember that Pobble365 has a different daily image which you could use for inspiration – click on the link below.

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Have a look at some of the activities suggested by Tower Bridge for this week:

Tower Bridge | Time Credits

Jenny Wright is an artist who offers a contemporary reflection of how images can be used as language. She uses an emoji to express ideas without the use of words. Check out Picture, Letter to see how popular images can say things, just by the looks on their faces. Learn more about Jenny Wright and her art here:

Z is for Zzz by Jenny Wright

Jenny’s Drawing Challenge

Bike It Jenny is a Sustrans Schools’ Bike It Officer for Southampton. She has often visited our school to give assemblies on active travel and run training sessions for us, including the scooter skills sessions that you may have taken part in during Year 3. She has a drawing challenge for you. She would like you to draw an object (or part of an object) used when cycling, scooting or walking but there is a twist. Please read the information in the leaflet at the bottom of the page to find out more and see some examples. There’s also a video tutorial for the task with Jenny herself. Click on the link below!  


What does the RNLI stand for? It stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI is a charity that was founded in 1824, meaning it has been running for nearly 200 years. The RNLI is a charity that was set up to save lives at sea. It has many volunteers and supporters who are tasked with lifesaving work by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service. Volunteers make up 95% of the organisation and they support expert staff who work together to help communities at home and abroad to save lives.

Since 1824, RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives! The RNLI is more than a rescue service. Find out more about what the RNLI does:

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Wikipedia

Did you know that there are over 400 lifeboats in the RNLI fleet? They are based at lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland and together they cover 19,000 miles of coastland as well as some inland stretches of water. RNLI lifeboats are divided into two categories: All-weather lifeboats and inshore lifeboats. Different boats are used to reach people in different situations. All-weather lifeboats can travel at high speed in all weather conditions and inshore lifeboats are usually used closer to shore, in shallower water, near cliffs, rocks and even in caves. Have you ever wondered what it’s life on a lifeboat? Watch this clip from Hero Squad Special Ops – RNLI Lifeboat to find out:

Part of the RNLI’s mission is to teach young people how to be safe near water and what to do if anything ever goes wrong. They have put together a variety of important – and potentially lifesaving – learning opportunities for you. You can collect stamps in a virtual passport as you learn. Click on the link below to start your learning:

What have you learned about water safety? Create a mind map of all of the key information. There are some posters attached at the bottom of this page to help you.

We would like you to use all that you have learned to create an information booklet or poster to help people to stay safe near water. You could compose a catchy song to help people remember the key messages. You could perform it to people at home!

If you head to a beach this summer, remember the key messages and ensure that you stay safe.

Maths - Times Tables 

This week, we would really like you to work hard to ensure that you learn your times table facts as well as the related division facts. Remember what you learned about the facts in school: you don’t have 144 facts to learn. The Commutative Law means that if you know the product of 2 x 4, you also know the product of 4 x 2. If the factors are switched around in the calculation, the product remains the same.

Definition of Commutative Law

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So, there are not so many facts to remember if you apply the Commutative Law. It’s important to practise regularly so that you remember the facts. You could ask an adult at home to quiz you. How quickly can you recall them? Sing and dance along with Supermovers Times Table videos featuring popular football mascots:

Premier League Primary Stars | Introducing Super Movers!

Do you know any helpful strategies for learning your times tables? Discover useful tips for each of the times tables by exploring BBC Skillswise:

Skillswise - BBC Teach

You could create a poster or booklet to remind you of the facts and tips for learning and remembering them. Focus on the times tables that you find trickier.

Attached at the bottom of this page are a selection of different worksheets and booklets to help you to recall these facts. Try playing some of these online games too:

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Please find a new Home Learning Pack (Week 8) for this week. Remember to be the teacher and mark your work from last week to see how successful you have been – the answers are attached below.