Y4 Home Learning Wednesday 20th May

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 5:51pm

Mrs Waggott and Mrs Lowe sending a big “Hello” to all Y4!

We hope you have been managing the home learning still and have enjoyed making your bug hotels.  Have you had any visitors yet?

Here is the home learning for today. It consists of maths, English, design and technology and P.E.


L.O. To solve comparison, sum and difference problems

Today we are continuing with the topic on ‘statistics’.  We are going to be looking at comparison, sum and difference problems.

Comparison – when a question asks you how many more, or how many less, compared to a different day/colour/food etc.

Sum – the total of two or more pieces of data.

Difference – when a question asks you the difference between two pieces of data, e.g. what is the difference between the numbers of visitors on a Monday than a Tuesday?


There are THREE levels of differentiation in this task. If you are feeling confident, start on task 2 and move to task 3. If you are not so sure, then just do task 1 (you can always try the other tasks once you’ve got the hang of it). For each task, you can either print the sheets off, or write your answers on a piece of paper.

  1. If you are not feeling very confident about this, then try the support task. The answers have been provided too.
  2. If you are feeling confident then start on the core task, which is a series of comparison, sum and difference problems.  The answers have been provided too.
  3. If you want an extra challenge, once you’ve completed task 2, try this challenge task. You’ll need some squared paper which is attached to this blog post. The answers have been provided too.



L.O. To read a text and answer questions about it

Core Task - Today’s reading task is taken from First News. There are three articles for you to read and answer the questions. You can choose to do one, two or all three of the articles. The answers are attached. You can either print them out, or read them on the screen and write your answers on a piece of paper.

Challenge task - If you would like an extra challenge, there’s a trickier article to read with more detailed answers required. Again, the answers are attached for you.



This week’s PE is athletics.  See the attached sheet for how to do the suggested exercises. 


You could try keeping score by making a chart like this (this is just an example, you could change the headings):


How many times I hit my target with a ball

Furthest distance I could throw a ball over my head

Fastest time I could run around my garden

Fastest time we can pass the baton in stages around the garden as a family

(Relay Race)

















Then you can track your progress and see if you are improving.  You could even make a bar chart using the skills you have learnt in maths!

D & T

This is your last lesson on Bug Hotels.  You will be moving on to a Science topic next, all about habitats.

LO: To evaluate your product against your design criteria

Have a think about these questions:

  • What was good about your bug hotel?
  • What went well?
  • What could you improve on next time?


Look at the design criteria you made in lesson 2.


  1. What has your product achieved from your design criteria?
  2. What have you learnt from making this product?
  3. What would you do differently next time?

Fill out the Evaluation Sheet.


Take a photo of your bug hotel to put on your sheet and email it to your teacher if you can.


See the WAGOLL for ideas on what to write.

Files to Download