Swalwell Primary School

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Year 4 Home Learning Friday 22nd May

Good morning year 4!


Here is your work for today:


English – Here are some simple sentences. I’d like you to improve them using the skills we have been looking at this week.


  1. The Happy Prince cried.
  2. The Swallow watched the people.
  3. Birds swooped in the sky.
  4. He could hear water trickling from the fountain.
  5. The sun rose.


Try using these skills:


  1. Fronted Adverbial – Beneath my feet, the tall, green grass swayed in the breeze.
  2. Adverb – The birds were singing sweetly in the tall, oak tree.
  3. Simile – The daisies danced like ballerinas in the field.
  4. Expanded noun phrase – High above the treetops, small birds with colourful feathers swooped around.
  5. Prepositional phrase – As the sun beamed in the sky, the children laughed and played.
  6. Conjunction – While the children played in the sunshine, the grown ups enjoyed their peace and quiet.


Maths – Have a go at these questions and explain to an adult or sibling how you did them.

You will need to use your times table knowledge for some of them and short multiplication or division for others.

e.g. to solve 600 x 3. I know that 6 x 3 = 18. I need to make my answer 100 times bigger so my answer must be 1800.


  1. 524 x 4 =
  2. 400 x 8 =
  3. 637 x 3 =
  4. 2100 ÷ 7 =
  5. 456 ÷ 4


Now try the challenge:


Always, sometimes, never – If I multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number the answer will always have 3 digits. 


Remember to provide at least 5 examples before you decide on an answer.


Art/DT – Last week I asked you to design your own Ancient Egyptian shaduf. This week, I would like you to try and build your shaduf and test it out to see if it works. There are some examples below. Don’t forget to ask an adult to post a photo of your completed shaduf on our school facebook page, or you can email me a photo on Purplemash. 

Lastly, I thought I would remind you of the song we were learning before school closed in case you would like to continue learning it  It is Miss Foster and I’s favourite!

Rend Co. Kids - My Lighthouse (Hand Motions) (Official Music Video)

Official Video for "My Lighthouse" by Rend Co. Kids.Listen to the SPARKLE. POP. RAMPAGE. Album here: Subscribe ...

Have a great day and a great half term!


Miss Grey