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YEAR 4 HOME LEARNING

Year 4

Monday 24th January

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Some useful resources to support your math’s work this week:

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

 Divide 3 digits by 1 digit

https://vimeo.com/497992648

 

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2020/06/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO10-Divide-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf

Tuesday

 Correspondence

https://vimeo.com/498265698

 

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO11-Correspondence-problems-2019.pdf

Wednesday

 Assessment

 wrm-y4-spring-b1-multiplication-division-assessment-a.pdf

Thursday

 Assessment

wrm-y4-spring-b1-multiplication-division-assessment-b.pdf

Friday

Times tables

Please log on to TTRS

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English  

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to write a suspense story including fronted adverbials, similes, and metaphors.

 

 

 

Today we will be finishing writing the first draft of our story. Remember to include what we have learned this week this week.

 

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Show don’t tell technique

 

Capital letters and full stops are non-negotiable.

 

Today you should be completing your problem and resolution paragraphs.

 

Tuesday

LO: to write a final draft of a suspense story including similies and metaphors.

By now, you should have your wonderful dragon story. Today, is your chance to focus on where you can make improvements:

  • Use a dictionary (book or online) to check any spellings you are unsure of.
  • Use a thesaurus (book or online) to improve you word choices.
  • Carefully read your sentences, do they make sense?
  • Have you used capital letters everywhere you need them?
  • Have you used the correct punctuation to finish you sentences?

 

Once you have made improvements, you’ll be ready to write it up in your BEST handwriting or type it up on the computer. If you type it, this is a good time to try and practise the lessons from Typing Club.

 

Wednesday

 

 

LO: to write a persuasive advertisement

 

 

 Write a job advert for a dragon slayer.

 

Think back to our learning about Beowulf, how did we describe him? You could use simile, metaphor and personification to make your description extra interesting!

 

You may also include a drawing of the type of slayer you would like to recruit, but remember this is an English activity so the drawing only needs to be small.

Online Books - https://library.thenational.academy/

Monday:

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

French Learning the French names of some foods

Learning the French names of some foods (thenational.academy)

We're going to learn how to say the names of some foods in French, and look at the ideas of masculine or feminine, and singular and plural.

Tuesday:

RE:

The parish community supports it members at the Sunday Eucharist as well as at various stages of their lives.  They celebrate the birth of a new baby and follow their faith journey as they are Baptised, Confirmed and receive their First Holy Communion.  They continue to celebrate with them through other special times in their lives such as marriage.  When a member of the parish community dies, they also gather together to celebrate that person’s life and to thank God for it.

Read: A funeral Mass for Margaret Brown

There are lots of the symbols used in the funeral Mass.

They are: holy water – for blessing the coffin, also a symbol of Baptism.  The Easter candle which may be placed near the coffin as a reminder of the person’s Baptism and of Jesus’ new life.

Christian symbols – a book of the Gospels, a Bible, a Cross or other symbol of Christian life may be placed on the coffin.  Incense is used during the song of farewell, at the end of Mass.  The priest honours the body of the person who has died with fragrant incense.  The smoke from the incense symbolises prayer rising to God.

The community pray this prayer together for people who have died:

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace.

Amen.

  1. Why does the church community come together to celebrate a person’s life?
  2. What does the family and parish community do to prepare for this celebration?
  3. Why are the symbols used important?
  4. How do you think the community will support the Brown family?

Task

Using the words of the prayer, ‘Eternal Rest’ and relevant symbols, make prayer cards to be given to those members of the parish community who have recently been bereaved.  Give reasons for the symbols you have chosen.

Wednesday:

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. Tuesday afternoons are our Outdoor Learning time, the Language through Landscapes website has some brilliant ideas you may like to try as a family.

Thursday

Re

During the celebration of the Eucharist the community gathers together, listens to the Word of God, gives thanks to God for all his gifts and takes what they have heard and received back into the community.  Everybody has a special role to play and every role is important e.g. priest, readers, greeters, collectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, etc.

Read St Paul’s letter to the Romans 12: 8-11 God’s Story 3 page 141 Be real about loving – Have a think about how Saint Paul invites us to be ‘whole-hearted and enthusiastic’ members of the community.  

  1. When can the parish community gather together to celebrate?
  2. Why do the parish community come together?
  3. How can members of the parish community ‘be real in their love for one another’?
  4. What suggestions does Paul make about how to ‘be real about loving.’
  5. Do you have any more?

Task

Choose a sentence from Romans 12: 8-11.  Explain how you would live this out in action in your daily life and give some reasons how this would help your community.

Music – Have a go at Lesson 1 ‘Exploring Percussion’ from Oak National Academy.

ICT –  Visit Typing Club. (Ask a grown-up to set up an account for you, this is free of charge). Try to complete at least five lessons this week – they are all very short so could be done one per day, or in a bigger chunk. It is up to you!

Multi faith week- Judaism

This week is multi faith week. We will be learning all about Judaism. There will be one lesson each day it will be up to you to chose when to do each lesson.

Lesson 1:

 LO: to explore the origins of Judaism, making links to other faiths.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zh77vk7 Follow this link to learn about the jewish faith.

We have previously learnt about Gods promise to Abraham. Watch the link to remind yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdqrwGJYePQ

Task: Imagine you are interviewing Sarah. What questions would you want to ask? What might she say? Complete the attached sheet to record your interview.

Lesson 2:

LO:  To explain and the story of Moses and the ten commandments

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/history/moses_1.shtml

Click on the link to learn about the story of Moses and the ten commandments.

List the commandments in order of importance. Which do you think are the most important and why?

Design your own ten commandments plaque. These will be going into our floor books!

Lesson 3:

Lo: to identify and explain the objects and places which are important to Jewish people.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zh77vk7

Follow the link to learn about the different objects and places that are important to Jewish people

Complete the task labelling the different objects.

Can you create a document which explains all the important objects? These should be explained with labels. You can do it either by hand or using a computer.

Lesson 4:  

LO: to recognise the important Jewish festivals and give reasons for why they are important.

Please follow the links to learn about the different Jewish festivals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-celebrating-rosh-hashanah/zdqc8xs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zn22382

Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew) is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish year. It is a Spring festival that begins on the 15th day of Nisan, the first month of the Jewish calendar. The celebrations last for seven or eight days, depending on where you live. In 2022 Passover begins on the evening of Friday 15 April.

On the evening before Passover starts, Jews have a special service called a Seder (Order). This takes place over a meal with family and friends at home.

Task:

Design your own Sedar plate- you should give reasons for why you have chosen the items 

 

 

Homework - 21st January 2022

Creative Writing Worksheet

Please continue to read and learning spellings and times tables.

Have a good weekend.

Year 4

Monday 17th January

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Some useful resources to support your math’s work this week:

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

https://vimeo.com/492456871

Multiply 3 digits by 1 digit

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Multipl-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf

Tuesday

https://vimeo.com/492601303

Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

Wednesday

 Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

https://vimeo.com/497573248

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO8-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf

Thursday

 Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

https://vimeo.com/497601665

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-3-2019.pdf

 

Friday

Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

https://vimeo.com/497936690

 

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO9-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English  

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Similes and metaphors

 

Useful link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfkk7ty/articles/z9tkxfr

 

What is a metaphor?

A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else:

  • For example, "A wave of terror washed over him."
  • The terror isn't actually a wave, but a wave is a good way of describing the feeling.
  • "Jess is dynamite."
  • She's not made of dynamite, but it's a way to explain how exciting she is.

 

What is a simile?

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using like or as:

  • The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.
  • It was as slippery as an eel.
  • Jess is as graceful as a gazelle

Starter

 

Arrange the following into Similes and metaphors:

  1. The boss’s words were crystal clear.
  2. She was as white as a ghost.
  3. He was a man mountain.
  4. The baby was an octopus grabbing everything.
  5. The bar of soap was like a slippery eel.
  6. He was as busy as a beaver.
  7. She was brave like a lion.
  8. The screaming noise was a knife in my ears.
  9. The thunder beat across the sky like a drum.
  10. The rain was ice trickling down my face.

 

Task:

 1) As you watch the clip note down any interesting things that you see.
2) Come up with 5 Similes and 5 metaphors based on the things you saw in the Frozen Planet clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwdWMmFeXIo

 

Over the next week we will be writing stories about our dragons, you will need to include similes and metaphors.

- Can you write a descriptive piece of writing to set the scene?

 

For example:

Around me statuesque trees growled at each other, their branches shaking as they wrestled for space in the crowded canopy.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

LO: to use the “show don’t tell” technique in descriptive writing to set the scene and convey emotion.

 

Useful link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bssl6/bitesize-daily-1112-year-olds-teacher-talks-show-not-tell

 

showing techniques:

  • using action verbs
  • describing (using vivid, image-evoking detail) the character’s actions rather than just stating one of their qualities or emotions
    • adjectives, adverbs, strong & precise words
  • using similes and metaphors
  • using dialogue
  • appealing to some of the five senses to paint a picture of what is happening
  • evoking the emotion from the reader

 

 

Starter:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

Task

 

Please see attached the help sheet.

 

Use the “show don’t tell” technique to write a short descriptive passage.

  1. You can hear the footsteps of a dragon coming towards you.
  2. Describe the weather.

Challenge: include a simile or a metaphor.

 

 

Example:

  • The puppy was cute.

 

Or

 

Eyes wide, tail wagging rapidly, the 3-month old beagle puppy tumbled over his siblings as he raced to greet me first. His black-and-white body slammed against the cage right before he stuck his little pink tongue through to say “hello” to my fingers.

 

Wednesday

 

 

LO: to plan a suspense story including fronted adverbials, similes and metaphors.

 

Useful links

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx339j6/articles/zy3sk2p

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp84xs

 

 Starter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

Task

Please complete the attached sheet to plan the different paragraphs of your story. You need to write in the first person and you must meet a scary dragon! Last week you designed your own dragon, it would be great to use this dragon in the story. Don’t forget the amazing adjectives and adverbs that you used in your descriptive writing,

 

 ntroduction

 

Build up 1

 

Build up 2

 

Build up 3

 

Problem

 

Resolution

 

Remember, after completing each section to go back and edit/ up- level your work.

Thursday/

Friday

LO: to plan a suspense story including fronted adverbials, similes, and metaphors.

 

Useful links

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx339j6/articles/zy3sk2p

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp84xs

 

sentence starters: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvp6dp3

 Today we will be writing the first draft of our story. Remember to include what we have learned this week this week.

 

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Show don’t tell technique

 

Capital letters and full stops are non-negotiable.

 

Online Books - https://library.thenational.academy/

Monday:

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

French Learning the French names of some foods

Learning the French names of some foods (thenational.academy)

We're going to learn how to say the names of some foods in French, and look at the ideas of masculine or feminine, and singular and plural.

Tuesday:

RE:

What do you know about our local church in Hythe. Have a look at their website and see if you  can answer the following questions https://www.virginmotherofgoodcounsel.com/

  1. What is the name of the local parish?
  2. Where is the parish church?
  3. What is the name of the parish priest?
  4. What does the local parish do to spread the Good News?

(What activities are happening in the church?)

  1. How does the school and parish link up?
  2. Why is the local parish community important?

Research the parish patron saint.  Using the information, you have found, design a prayer card dedicated to them asking for their support and guidance for the parish community.  You could focus on a particular intention/need within the parish.

Wednesday:

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. Tuesday afternoons are our Outdoor Learning time, the Language through Landscapes website has some brilliant ideas you may like to try as a family.

Thursday

Re

Christians today are called, as they were in the time of Jesus, to be with him and to share in his mission.  The Church has teachers and guides who, like ‘the Twelve’ in the time of Jesus, are called to be close to him, to help the whole Christian family to carry on the work of Jesus.  They are called to proclaim the Good News of God’s love by what they say and what they do.

A priest guides the Christian community in a parish through leading the celebration of the Sacraments and serving the parish family – the people, families, the school, care homes and often the local hospital.  Find out some of the things a parish priest does and how he serves the community.  Some parishes have a deacon who is ordained to care for and serve the people of the parish community.  Lay people (laity) also work with the priest.  They, too, serve the parish.

  1. What do you think service means?
  2. How do lay people serve the parish community?
  3. How do the ordained ministers serve the parish community?

 

 

How do the priest, deacon and people share the Good News within the parish community?  Is it similar to how the apostles did in the early church?  Create a collage including text and pictures etc. to show your findings.

 

Music – Have a go at Lesson 1 ‘Exploring Percussion’ from Oak National Academy.

ICT –  Visit Typing Club. (Ask a grown-up to set up an account for you, this is free of charge). Try to complete at least five lessons this week – they are all very short so could be done one per day, or in a bigger chunk. It is up to you!

Friday

Design your own dragon eye- we will be making these out of clay next week. You should draw they eye and plan what colours you will choose to paint it. Have a look at the pictures below for inspiration.

 

HOMEWORK - 14TH JANUARY 2022

Multiplication Worksheet - please click for details

Please continue to read, learn spellings and practice times tables.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

Year 4

Monday 10th January

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Some useful resources to support your math’s work this week:

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Times table practice

Please log onto times table rock stars.

Tuesday

https://vimeo.com/491687378

Written methods of multiplication

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Written-methods-2019.pdf

Wednesday

https://vimeo.com/492101238

RECAP multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf

Thursday

https://vimeo.com/492456871

Multiply 3 digits by 1 digit

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Multipl-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf

Friday

https://vimeo.com/492601303

Divide 2 digit by 1 digit

 

 

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y3-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English  

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday /Tuesday

Over the next few days, you will be using the plan you created last week to write your first draft of a non-chronological report.

 

Useful websites:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-non-chronological-report/zvbtscw

 

Starter:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

You will need to name your species of dragon and think of a title for your report.

 

Use the Information you wrote into your plan to write your report. The information about your species of dragon should be separated under the following headings:

 

Introduction

Appearance

Habitat

Diet

Behaviour

Interesting facts

 

Remember: capital letters and full stops are non-negotiables.

 

Wednesday

 

 

 Useful websites:

 

 

Online thesaurus:

https://www.thesaurus.com/

Online dictionary:

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/

 

 

Up-levelling tips:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp84xs

 

 

 Editing and up-levelling:

 

Look back over your work. What improvements can you make?

You can use this online thesaurus/ dictionary to up level your vocabulary.

 

Thursday

 

 

 Writing up the final draft

 

Please write up your final draft of your report. This can be handwritten over a double page spread or using Microsoft word or publisher. Be as creative as you like but be sure to make it eye catching!

 

Friday

LO: to write a persuasive advertisement

 Write a job advert for a dragon slayer.

 

Think back to our learning about Beowulf, how did we describe him? You could use simile, metaphor and personification to make your description extra interesting!

 

You may also include a drawing of the type of slayer you would like to recruit, but remember this is an English activity so the drawing only needs to be small.

 

Online Books - https://library.thenational.academy/

Monday:

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

French Learning the French names of some foods

Learning the French names of some foods (thenational.academy)

We're going to learn how to say the names of some foods in French, and look at the ideas of masculine or feminine, and singular and plural.

Tuesday:

RE:

Each one of us belongs to several different communities, e.g. our family community, the school community, the area where we live etc.  Think about the classroom community. What makes it function well?  What are the ways in which individuals help make the class community a happy one?  Create a mind map to show your thoughts.

Read the story below:

The Castleford estate where Jack and Holly lived had a good community.  Sister Christine who lived there was always thinking of good ideas to bring people together and help them take responsibility.  There were after school clubs to help children with homework, a rota for visiting the housebound people, a football club, a pre-school group where parents and carers could meet and talk.  Sometimes, there were outings.  Sister Christine organised a residents’ committee which had responsibility for running the various activities and everyone who wanted to, had a part to play.  The estate was a happy place to live.

One day a new family came to live on the estate. They had a little boy called Alfie who was deaf.  Alfie went to a different school from the other children on the estate, so he did not know anyone.  Jack saw him coming home from school and told Holly about him.  They had not seen him at any of the activities.  So, they decided to go and visit him…

  1. What do you think happened next in the story?
  2. Why was the Castleford estate a happy place to live?
  3. Why do you think Sister Christine helped the Castleford community?
  4. What do you think is meant by the word community?
  5. What are the advantages of being part of a community?
  6. What are the demands of being part of a community?
  7. What do you think could cause the breakdown of a community?
  8. What helps to build up community?

Look up the words, community and responsibility.  Find out what they mean in everyday life.  Use this information to describe what happens in one of the communities you belong to. 

Wednesday:

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar. Tuesday afternoons are our Outdoor Learning time, the Language through Landscapes website has some brilliant ideas you may like to try as a family.

Geography

Use the internet or books to research human and physical landmarks.

Write a definition for each and give an example.

Task (attached)

  1. Cut out the pictures and the labels
  2. Match them up carefully
  3. Stick the map on a new page
  4. Use the atlas to find the places on the map.

Arrange the pictures and labels together around your map.

Extension

 Using the atlas answer the following questions-

  1. Is a city a human or physical feature? Where do you find most of the cities in the UK?
  2. Is a mountain a human or physical feature? Where do you find the mountains in the UK?

Thursday

Music – Have a go at Lesson 1 ‘Exploring Percussion’ from Oak National Academy.

ICT –  Visit Typing Club. (Ask a grown-up to set up an account for you, this is free of charge). Try to complete at least five lessons this week – they are all very short so could be done one per day, or in a bigger chunk. It is up to you!

Friday

Art: 

Today we will be looking at Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his stained-glass windows- can you use the internet to research some of his work? We are going to be designing our own dragon inspired stained glass windows. These are going to be designed in our art books- you can use any media you like to create a collage.  Have a look at the example below to give you some inspiration.

 

Name                                                                                           Literacy Homework            

Crazy Frogs!

There are many crazy facts about frogs. They are very interesting creatures.  Frogs are amphibians, this means they can live on land or water.  There are almost 3500 different species of frogs around the world.

Features

Frogs have big back legs for jumping to catch their prey.  Frogs have tiny teeth and cannot bite properly, so their mouths must be big enough to gulp down prey whole.  Frogs also have big eyes on the very top of their heads and they can see by day and night. 

Frog Spawn

Frogs lay jelly covered eggs called spawn. They hatch into tadpoles which have tails and gills for breathing underwater.  Tadpoles grow and transform into adult frogs.

Little and Large

The goliath frog is the biggest frog, over 34cm.  The tiny arrow poison frog is only 1cm long.

 

Can you read the non-chronological report and use the text to answer the questions?

  1. What does amphibian mean?                                                                        
  2. How do frogs eat their prey?                                                                                                    
  3. How do tadpoles breathe underwater?                                                          
  4. What is the biggest species of frog called?                                                  
  5. How small is the arrow poison frog?                                                                                                                                 

Challenge: Can you research the different types of frogs? What is your favourite fact?

 

 

 

Year 4

Tuesday 4th January 2022

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Some useful resources to support your math’s work this week:

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Tuesday

11- and 12-times table

https://vimeo.com/490692507

 

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO1-11-and-12-times-table-2019.pdf

Wednesday

 Multiply by three numbers

 

https://vimeo.com/491109801

 

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/11/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO2-Multiply-3-numbers-2019.pdf

Thursday

Factor pairs

 

https://vimeo.com/491282075

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO3-Factor-pairs-2019.pdf

Friday

 Efficient multiplication

 

https://vimeo.com/492101020

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO4-Efficient-multiplication-2019.pdf

 

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English  

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Tuesday

Introduction to “Dragons, fact or Fiction”

 

Starter:

Create a mind map of everything you already know about dragons. Include a separate section for any questions you would like to know the answer to, we will research these later!

 

Over the next weeks we will be learning about dragons! Eventually will be writing a Non chronological report on a dragon that we design ourselves.

 

 

Please follow the link to learn about some of the features of a non-chronological report.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-non-chronological-report/zvbtscw

 

Please see the attached report about Knucker dragons.

 

Can you spot any features of the Non-chronological report?

 

Task: create your own tool kit for a non-chronological report. Which features are the most important?

You will be using this tool kit when we write our own reports.

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

LO: to use a thesaurus to create an adjective and adverb word bank.

 

If you look up a word in a thesaurus it will show you a list of synonyms. These are other words that mean the same thing or something similar to the word you have looked for.

One of these synonyms might be a better way of saying what you want, and you could use it instead.

For example: ‘Starving’ describes how the man in the video is feeling better than ‘hungry’.

Examples of synonyms for labelling your Dragon.

 

tough – leathery, impenetrable, robust, resilient

shiny – glistening, gleaming, sparkly, glossy

wet – damp, clammy, moist, slimy

twisted – wrinkled, gnarled, coiled

 

Example label: Impenetrable gleaming scales.

 

Starter: follow the link to find out how to use a thesaurus.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf96ncw

 

Task:

 

Draw your own dragon, it can be any colour/shape or size- be as creative as you like!

 

 

You should use a thesaurus to label the different features of your dragon.  Please follow this link if you do not have access to a thesaurus at home.

 

https://www.thesaurus.com/

 

Useful link for dragon ideas https://www.sociomix.com/diaries/entertainment/how-many-types-of-dragons-are-there-and-what-can-they-do/1633636953

 

Thursday

LO: to organise information into paragraphs

 

2 horns

4 legs

5 toes on each foot

Also known as Imperial Lung Dragon

Black, blue, green or red

Claws

Eats birds, especially swan

Eats fish

Feelers on head

Found in East China and South East Asia

Height – 12 to 15 feet

Hoards jade, pearls and opals in lair

Lair in underwater cave or grotto

Length – 40 feet

Live for 1000 years

Live in rivers, streams and lakes

Long body

Mane turns white when it ages

No wings

Scaly

Scientific name “Draco Orientalis Magnus”

Some have control over water, rainfall, typhoons and floods

Tail – feathery for female, scaly for males

Take their egg with them wherever they go

Type of Asian Lung Dragon

Use control over water to help people or destroy things

Use fiery breath to roast swan

Uses feelers to hunt fish

When egg hatches – baby is aquatic until adulthood

Yellow mane

 

 

 

Activity:

 

You will see some information to the left about the “Chinese Lung dragon”

 

Today you will need to separate these into different paragraphs.

 

Each paragraph should have a heading.

 

  • General introduction
  • Appearance
  • Habitat
  • Diet
  • Behaviour
  • Interesting facts

 

You should write the information under the correct heading so that it is sequenced in the  correct paragraphs

 

 

 

 

Friday

LO: to plan a non-chronological report for a dragon using paragraphs to organise information. 

 

 

If you are stuck for ideas, please use the link below to learn about some different species of dragons, you may want to magpie some of their features!

 

https://www.sociomix.com/diaries/entertainment/how-many-types-of-dragons-are-there-and-what-can-they-do/1633636953

Today we are going to be planning our non-chronological report on our own dragons.

 

Please use the attached sheet to help sequence the information in paragraphs. You can use the wagoll you created yesterday, and your labelled diagram from Wednesday to help you. 

 

Useful link for writing an animal non chronological report:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zyb8r2p

Online Books - https://library.thenational.academy/

Tuesday:

Geography

LO: to locate cities from the UK and place them on a map.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvwytrd

Follow the link and complete the activities. See the attached map of the UK, can you use the internet or an Atlas to help you plot any of the cities from the UK. You should colour the map to show England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

Wednesday:

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

French Learning the French names of some foods

Learning the French names of some foods (thenational.academy)

We're going to learn how to say the names of some foods in French, and look at the ideas of masculine or feminine, and singular and plural.

Thursday

RE – LO: to explore the story of the Three Kings.

Watch the clip below which tells the story of the epiphany and answer the following questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VySzDA07N-c

  1. What prompted the Wise Men to go such a journey?
  2. What kind of difficulties did they have?
  3. What were they looking for?
  4. Do you think they could have imagined what they would find?
  5. What was the symbolism of their gifts?
  6. Why is God’s gift of Jesus’ coming to earth like a light in the darkness?

Task: Use the attached sheet to help you write an interview with one of the wise men, feel free to add your own questions.

Friday Afternoon

Art: 

Today we will be looking at Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his stained-glass windows- can you use the internet to research some of his work? We are going to be designing our own dragon inspired stained glass windows. These are going to be designed in our art books- you can use any media you like to create a collage.  Have a look at the example below to give you some inspiration.

A picture containing vegetable

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Dear Year 4 Parents, 

Welcome back to Term 2. 

Every week we will put a piece of optional homework on the website that you and your child can access. Only do it if you feel that your child would benefit from it and you have the time to do it with them. Homework should not cause stress in your household. 

Homework will be sent on a Friday every week. If it needs to be returned, please return before the following Friday. 

The children are already immersed in our new topic “Where the dark ages really that dark? " on the Anglo-Saxon/ Viking conflict.

I would encourage your child to research at home, get books from the library, watch TV programmes, look (safely) online, and become super independent learners. I am always happy to see any work the children produce at home and always give them house points for additional work. These pieces should be based on whatever excites them in their learning, whether it be fact files, posters, pictures, sewing, dances, raps, or poems! Feel free to enjoy the learning with your child and find out what we have been doing in class with them. We don't expect your child to do all these things. Just what interests them. Maybe one or two over the period of the topic?

HOMEWORK - 10TH DECEMBER 2021

For your homework this week please continue to read as often as possible and practise your times tables.

Please also complete the attached worksheet.

Have a good weekend and take care

WORKSHEET

 

Home Learning - 6th December 2021

 

Year 4

Monday 6th December

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Some useful resources to support your math’s work this week:

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

 Multiply by 100 https://vimeo.com/474994600

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uplo

Tuesday

Divide by 10

https://vimeo.com/475113712

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y4-Autumn-Block-4-WO3-Divide-by-10-2019.pdf

Wednesday

 Divide by 100

https://vimeo.com/475385464

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y4-Autumn-Block-4-WO4-Divide-by-100-2019.pdf

Thursday

Multiply by 1 and 0

 

https://vimeo.com/475452114

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y4-Autumn-Block-4-WO5-Multiply-by-1-and-0-2019.pdf

Friday

 Times tables practice

Log on to TTRS

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English  

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO: to explore the features of letter writing

Starter:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6hvgwx

 

Please watch the video and take part in some of the online activities

 

Look at the attached sheets:

 

Create a key with all the different features of letter writing and highlight the features that are included. If any are missing add in your own.

Tuesday

 

 

Re- read the letter Year 4 received from Wallace the other week.

Later in the week we are going to be writing a response to Wallace. It will be a formal letter, but you will need to include some additional information you know about Wallace and Gromit. You will be sending details of your invention and your instructions as well.

Activity: Research Wallace and Gromit.

  • What inventions did they have?
  • What is their favourite food?
  • What struggles have they had before this event?
  • These are all elements you could include in your letter.
  • You should write your research in the form of a mind map.

 

Using the research, you need to generate some questions to include in your letter.

Wednesday

 

 

Lo: to write a draft letter to Wallace including questions.

 

Useful link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmvtrd

 

Me

L.O. To write a formal letter

 

Checklist :

 

 

Address of sender on right

 

Date on right

 

Dear…

 

 

Introductory paragraph (I am writing to…)

 

 

Formal language/tone

 

Use the passive voice

 

Formal connectives

 

 

Concluding paragraph

 

 

Yours faithfully (Dear Sir/Madam)

 

OR Yours sincerely (Dear Mr/Mrs…)

 

 

Starter: Please take part in some of the SPAG starters.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb

 

Today you are going to be writing your draft letter responding to Wallace. You should remember to include all the features that you have looked at earlier in the week (please see attached check list)

 

  • Don’t forget:
  • Wallace is very upset about the robbery, and you will need to reassure him.
  • Capital letters and full stops.
  • Formal tone.
  • A solution to the problem.

Thursday Friday

Lo: to write a final draft of a letter

 

Useful links (a link for great editing tips) 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp84xs

 

 

 

Starter:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp84xs

Editing starter activities

 

Activities

To edit your draft letter. After you have finished editing you should write a final draft. Please write your final draft either by hand or on a computer.

       

 

Online Books - https://library.thenational.academy/

Monday Afternoon

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

Tuesday Afternoon

French Learning the French names of some foods

Learning the French names of some foods (thenational.academy)

We're going to learn how to say the names of some foods in French, and look at the ideas of masculine or feminine, and singular and plural.

Wednesday Afternoon

RE

 LO: Lo: to explore how Jesus living among us was a gift

This reading is from one of the letters of John. It was probably written when he was an old man and had spent years thinking about God’s love for us and our love for one another. It helps to explain more about Jesus coming to earth as God’s gift to everyone.

 

God’s love for us was shown in this way. God sent Jesus into the world.

God’s only Son was given to us so that we could have life through him. This is what love is: not our love for God but God’s love for us, when God sent Jesus to take away our sins. My dear people, since God loves us so  much we ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another God will live in us

and the love which God gives will be made perfect in us.

Based on the First Letter of John 1: 4, 9-12

  1. What does John say love is?
  2. What does he say about where the gift of love come from?
  3. What does he say is the best way God shows love for us?
  4. What does God’s gift of love mean for us and how does it affect the way we live our lives?
  5. Why do you think Jesus came to earth?
  • Write a ‘thank you’ letter to God for sending us the gift of Jesus.  Say why you are glad that Jesus lived among us.  Give reasons why this helps you to be a better person.

Thursday Afternoon (science)

Please see attached booklet

Friday Afternoon

Art- Follow the instructions on the video to create a 3d Christmas card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC8SoBSMvS4

Letter - Formal Complaint of Complaint

Letter - Formal Letter of Protest

Electricity 

 

Home Learning - 3rd December 2021

 

The ‘Teacher-Pleaser’ Machine

 Do you suffer from a grumpy teacher? If so, then use the ‘Teacher Pleaser’ machine and soon your teacher will become the jolliest person in school.

How does the machine work?

To start the machine running, you have to wind up the clockwork handle. This provides enough energy to turn the large wheel which causes the apple dispenser to work. As the wheel spins, this also causes the tea mug to heat up so that a fresh, warm cup of tea can be served. When your teacher receives a lovely cup of tea and an apple, she will feel in a good mood instantly.

 If the wheel begins to slow down, you must turn the handle again. As a result, the clockwork machinery will speed up the wheel. This means that you can turn on one of the best features of the ‘Teacher-Pleaser’. Press the red button on the top of the machine. This will result in starting up the pencil-sharpener. Therefore in 30 seconds you can sharpen every pencil!

Furthermore, if you press the green button then a spinning brush appears which will sweep up and recycle any pieces of paper so that your class can be clean and tidy. The ‘Teacher-Pleaser’ also writes notes saying, “You are the best teacher in the world”.

Finally, there is an in-built calendar which alerts you to your teacher’s birthday so that you can remember to buy a present. Use one of these amazing machines because it will keep your teacher happy. Therefore, your school life will be a breeze.

 

Task: create a key for each of the key features of an explanation text.

  • Written in the present tense, in formal language
  • Text arranged into numbered points
  • Sub-headings to separate sections of text
  • Time connectives, such as: first, then, next, later, finally.
  • Technical vocabulary (sometimes in bold), for example: if the text is about how a car is made, it may include words such as 'ignition', 'engine' and 'bonnet'
  • Glossary to explain technical vocabulary
  • Diagrams with labels
  • Pictures with a caption

For any features that I have forgotten you should create your own to add!

 

HOME LEARNING - 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

Home Learning Sheet

Electricity

Length & Perimeter

Until I met Dudley

Mini Assessment Block

 

 

HOMEWORK - 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

Homework Sheet - please click for details

 

HOMEWORK - 19TH NOVEMBER 2021

Please complete the attached document for this week's homework on newspaper reporting

Newspaper Report - please click for details

Maths for this week 5/11/21 (Subtraction)

ThIs week in class we have been looking at different methods of subtraction including: the column method, counting on and adding or subtracting one. Please see attached additional column subtraction method questions. There are three sets of questions which become harder as they progress. Please pick the sheet that your child feels comfortable being challenged by. If any children want to further extend their learning, I welcome children writing their own word problems on the topic to share with the rest of the class.

All children in Year 4 have their Times Tables Rock Stars details in their green reading record book. I would encourage children to play as often as they can, there is also a prize drawer every week for those children who have participated on the app 4 times or more in a week!

Many thanks in advance with your support with the children with this. The best model for our fabulous St. Augustine's children is for us all to work together in partnership to support their learning. 

Kind regards,

Miss Johnson

HOMEWORK - 12TH NOVEMBER 2021 - PLEASE CLICK FOR DETAILS

HOMEWORK - 5TH NOVEMBER 2021 - CLICK FOR DETAILS

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