Hello Year 4,

This week’s project is about famous people. Would you want to be a famous person when you grow up? There will be many positives about being famous because famous people might be able to go to places that other people can not or they might get to meet other famous people. However, I imagine there will be many negatives because some people might not like you and might be rude to you because they could be jealous of your achievements.

If you were a famous person, what would you be famous for? What would you want people to remember you for? Is there a famous person who you see as a role model as to how you would like to be when you are older?

If I were to be a famous person, I think I would want to be a famous footballer who everybody would want to have in their team. Someone who is respected as a top player and a hard worker who never gives up.

Whatever you decide to do try to tweet school @eastbierleyPS because we would all love to see what you have been up to. You can also email school at year4@eastbierleyprimary.com.

Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you. We are missing you lots and look forward to seeing you back at school soon!

Mr Booth, Mrs Blakeley and Mrs Dent

Any learning that you do at home, please take a picture and email it to us at year4@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us @eastbierleyPS

Weekly Maths Tasks

Watch this addition video and this subtraction video, which revise the column method. Generate calculations to practise at home. 
Challenge your child to use the Subtraction Grids to see how many calculations they can solve correctly in 2 minutes. Or try this calculation game. 
Ask your child to think about these questions: What calculations can you create using the numbers 127, 111, 200, 28 and 65? Will you use subtraction, addition or both? Can you find the inverse to the calculations you write?  
Are these number sentences true or false? 597 + 7 = 614, 804 – 70 = 744, 768 + 140 = 908, 907- 669= 238, 872- 109= 108= Give reasons.  
Get your child to revise using all four operations by playing this game. They make a target number using the different operations.  

Kahoot! Game Pins 

07675199 Year 4 Mental Maths

07112330 Year 4 Multiplication 

09147962 Year 4 Fractions


Weekly Reading Tasks

Challenge your child with reading something that they wouldn’t usually choose. Could this be a newspaper article? Try First News or perhaps it could be a recipe book, a different type of story book or it may even be listening to an audio book. Let us know how they get on. Did they enjoy reading out of their comfort zone?
Visit Ducksters and encourage your child to choose a person to read about. Ask them to create a fact file on their chosen person using facts learnt. It may presented in ways such as an information text, using ICT or as a poster.  
Ask your child to read a magazine or newspaper article about a famous person of their choice. Or research using books or the internet. Ask them to write a diary entry from the viewpoint of that person What would a day in their life be like?
With your child, take a look at this information all about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Complete the quiz and test your knowledge! 
Kahoot! Game pins 

04767278 – Year 4 Guided Reading 1

06002397 – Year 4 Guided Reading 2

06105638 – Year 4 Guided Reading 3


Weekly Spelling Tasks

Your child can choose a person that is significant to them and mindmap all of the words that they associate with this individual e.g. inspirational, heroic, intelligent, courageousCan you guess the famous person I chose by the words I have written?

Practise spelling these words: information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration. Your child can list other words ending in ‘tion’.

Your child can practise their year group spelling on Spelling Frame. Can they write mnemonics for 5 words e.g Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move.

Puzzle fun. Choose 5 Common Exception words and create a word search containing these spelling words. Who can find the words?

A-Z fun. Ask your child to list a famous or significant person that begins with each letter of the alphabet.

Kahoot! Game pins

05382907 – Year 4 Spag 1

0604168 – Year 4 Spag 2

03818880 – Year 4 Prefixes

Weekly Writing Tasks

Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Clocktower.
Tell your child to imagine that they are famous. What would they be famous for? Can they write a diary entry recounting the day’s events in role?
Ask your child to find out when the NHS began. Can they find out who the founder was? Encourage them to compare the NHS then and now. Can they present their information on a timeline, poster, an information booklet or in any creative way they wish. We would love to see these!
All famous people should earn £1,000,000 per year. Does your child agree/disagree? Ask them to have a discussion on this statement and write about it 
Ask your child to use the words FAMOUS PEOPLE to write an acrostic poem about significant people in history.

Kahoot! Game Pins 

09214255 – Word Classes

04377250 - Apostrophes



Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.

Famous Fact Find - Find out about one or more Famous British People here. Ask your child to decide how they would like to present the information they have discovered. This could be a slide show, a poster or an information report about them. Can your child create a true or false quiz about their chosen person and test it out on the family during a games night?

Healthcare Heroes - As the NHS plays such a significant role in our lives, ask your child to represent our amazing NHS staff with their own piece of artwork. This could be a painting, collage or even a collectable stamp of a famous medic e.g Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole or Aneurin Bevan.

Remember to tweet a photo of their artwork #TheLearningProjects.

Sport Superstar - Watch an interview with Rod Ellingworth, a famous, British cyclist. Then go for your own bike ride as part of your daily exercise. Don’t forget to wear your helmet. No bike? Then take a walk and look out for any cyclists you see. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

Family Matters - As a family, discuss the famous people that may have had an impact on their lives and the choices they have made about the jobs they have chosen. Talk about who has inspired them and why. Your child can create a family tree that illustrates inspirations and choices.

Religious Role Models - Ask your child to find out about significant religious people, like Jesus, Moses, Muhammed (pbuh), Guru Nanak or someone else who is important to your family. What do they notice about these people? What is similar about them? What is different? Help! Record the similarities and differences in a table format or make a Religious Role Model mini-book.

● Kahoot! Game Pins

● 057877 – 1980s Britain – What can you remember from our topic?

● 04714485 – Anglo Saxons

● 05366989 – The Water Cycle

● 05366989 – The Holy Trinity

● 04302887 – Y4 RE Islam

STEM Learning Opportunities

Sophia Barnacle 

  • Sophia was a British inventor who, in 1907, invented the Helter-skelter. Try using junk box material to make your own helter-skelter or marble run.  
  • To find out more about building your own marble run click here. 

Additional Learning Resources

BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.

Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. Your child can access both of these programmes with their school logins. On Times Table Rockstars, children should aim to play Soundcheck for 20 minutes daily.

IXL online. Click here for Year 4. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons

Y4 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills