Class 4 Home Learning – Summer Term 2
Welcome to the Summer Term, Class 4!
Commotion in the Ocean
- Reading (Bug-Club books are available online)
- Times tables
- 3 digit by 1 digit x
- Division using bus stop method
- Access Times-Tables Rock Stars (See additional sheet for log-in details)
Hi, Class 4!
Welcome to the second half of our Summer Term home learning activities, continuing the topic of Commotion in the Ocean!
Watch Blue Planet! – In my opinion, there is nobody better than David Attenborough to help me learn about and understand the world we live in. Blue Planet is an amazing documentary series that always leaves you asking more questions than answers and that’s why it is so brilliant. All you have to do for this task is to sit back and enjoy it. It’s even better with a bag of popcorn!
Biography of David Attenborough – One of my all-time favourite people, I could listen to him for days on end without getting bored but come to think of it, I know very little about him. A nice and simple task, can you write a short biography on him. It doesn’t have to be a full book on his life, I’d just like you to tell me a few things about him. You could include things such as where he was born, where he went to school, if he went to university, the most interesting details about the work he has been involved in, the countries he has visited, the TV programmes he has created and anything else you find during your research. There are lots of biography templates online if you would like a structure, however you don’t have to use these if you don’t wish.
Create a puffer fish – Plan, design and create your own pufferfish. You could follow one of two ideas – 1) A 2D puffer fish using a round piece of paper or a plate for the body and your imagination to fill in all the detail. If you are wanting to design a puffer fish with spikes, you could use materials such as straws, toothpicks, cocktail sticks or perhaps twigs and natural resources found on your travels – be creative! 2) A 3D puffer fish using a balloon, paper mache, clay or something similar. There are lots of funky design ideas online to help you out.
The Hydrologic (water) cycle – Although we seem to have been extremely lucky with the weather recently, typically we get a lot of rain in this country, but have you ever wondered how or why it rains? I’d like you to create a colourful and detailed poster to demonstrate the water cycle.
To do this, you need to research these 4 scientific words as they all play a vital part in the cycle. Once you understand the stages, and the order they happen, you can begin to create your poster.
Your poster should include everything needed to demonstrate the water cycle. A good starting point would be the sun, the sea, a river or lake, mountains for the water to run off, clouds etc. Your poster must also be labelled with the 4 stages and placed roughly where this stage happens. You could use arrows to show what is happening. If this sounds confusing, there are lots of good posters online to give you a starting point! I have included 2 videos for you to watch as these will give you lots of key information.
The Digestive System – Digestion is the process in which the body breaks down food so it can be used for energy. There are many different parts of the body that are involved in this process and they all have a particular job.
I’d like you to create an information poster explaining the process of digestion. From the moment it enters, to the moment it emerges! I will give you 6 body parts that make up the digestive system to help you in your research, but they may not all be in the correct order! I will also give you two extra organs, bonus points if you manage to include these in your poster too. If you scroll up our Padlet feed, Jacob. C drew round himself to create an outline of his body, this would be an amazing way to demonstrate this piece of work and you could perhaps even create the different organs and body parts, sticking them in the correct places!
· Small Intestine
· Large Intestine
· The Mouth
· Bonus organs – Liver/Pancreas
Teeth – Our teeth are extremely important and we use them every day. However, we have different types of teeth and they are all used in different ways. The four types of adult teeth are;
Using the image below, can you colour code and label the 4 types of teeth to show where they are in the mouth. After that, could you give a brief explanation as to the function of that particular tooth – just a sentence or two will do.