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Tuesday 5th January 2021

Good morning 4A,


I am incredibly sad that I will not get to see you all over the next few weeks as we move onto home learning. I hope you managed to have an enjoyable time over the Christmas holidays. All teachers will be working super hard to make sure your learning at home is just as good as your learning in the classroom! 
Please do your very best to keep up with the work that we set. If you're lucky enough to have a printer, there are some sheets that can be printed out. If not, just look at the sheets on the screen and write your answers down on any paper at home. Where possible, I will upload answer sheets so you can self-mark your work. 

Your grown-ups can email me and I will respond as soon as possible - 


Best wishes,

Miss Anwar x

Here is your work for today:



Start by completing a recap activity for previous topics we have already done. I will upload the answers for this tomorrow. 



We are starting our Year 4 Multiplication topic. Today's lesson will be based on multiplying by 10. You may have learnt your 10 times tables in KS1, so we are not re-teaching this to you - the purpose of learning about multiplying by 10 in Year 4 is to understand what happens to the place value of a number when you multiply it by 10. Lots of people just simply say that all that happens is you add a zero to the end of the number e.g. 43 x 10 = 430. In Year 4, we go into a bit more detail as to what actually happens to the place value of a number when multiplying it by 10 - this is especially important as we begin to multiply 3-digit, 4-digit and even 5-digit numbers, so please don't think that just because you know your 10 times tables, you can skip this lesson. 


Start by watching the video tutorial first:



Now complete the first set of worksheets. The first page of the worksheets just checks for your basic understanding e.g. can you multiply by 10? This first page should not take you long at all. The second page is in line with Year 4 age-related expectations - if you find this page tricky, please remember that you can pause the video at any time and go over the questions again. 


Once you have answered all of the questions, self-mark your work - try to use a different coloured pencil/pen (whatever you have at home) so that you are not tempted to change your answers. If you didn't get a question right, re-watch the video and have another go. 

Many of us in 4A are very strong in Maths and in order to maintain this, I am attaching further worksheets for you to do - I urge you to have a go at these. These questions are a mix of problem solving, investigations, mixed representations and reasoning questions.  I have attached the answers so you can mark your work. 



Our new text for guided reading is called "I was there 1066" by Jim Eldridge. 



Today, we are going to make a predictionWhat does the word prediction mean?


Have a look at the front cover of the book. As you are looking at it, think about the following statements:



Now have a go at answering the following questions (I have attached it as a word document, pdf and as a picture):




If the writing in the picture is unclear, I have added the questions below:

1. Predict what you think will happen in the story. Use clues and evidence to support your answer.



 2. Based on your prediction, do you think the story will have a happy or sad ending?

         Explain your answer.




3. What questions would you like to ask about this book? What would you like to know?



Our topic for this half term is to learn all about what happened in 1066! 


When Edward the Confessor died without leaving an heir in 1066, it set in motion events which would lead to the end of the Anglo-Saxon era in England. 
What is an heir? Click the link below to find out more:





Here is a slideshow of the main events that happened in 1066
Here is a fact file about the important events that happened during 1066. 

Using both the fact file and picture slideshow I have given you, I want you to create a timeline of the important events that happened during 1066. Use the information you have been given but write it in your own words. Timelines are in chronological order - what does this phrase mean? Have a think and discuss your answer with your grown ups. 


Here are two templates you can use for your timeline. You don't have to print them out, you can make your own version if you like. Please remember to include lots of pictures. I would love to see photos of your finished work.