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Year 4

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st March 2021

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.

Suggested Afternoon Schedule

The children who are coming into school are following a timetable for their afternoon lessons. You may like to follow the same timetable, especially if your child is coming into school on some days and it will prevent them having already completed the learning the children in school will be doing that afternoon.  

Monday – Topic (History/Geography/Music/French)

Tuesday – Safer Internet Day activities

Wednesday – RE

Thursday – Outdoor Learning/PE

Friday – Art/Science

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

The worksheet gets increasingly challenging as it goes on so it may be that you only manage to complete the first sheet. You may find you need to go back to the teaching slides to help you understand the more challenging questions better. Please remember that the most important thing is to just try your best, don’t worry if you haven’t been able to get all the questions answered.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

(Recap) Fractions of a set a objects (1)

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Tuesday

(Recap) Fractions of a set of objects (2)

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Wednesday

Calculate fractions of a quantity

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Thursday

Maths Game

As you have a longer English session today, I would like you to refresh your maths knowledge playing some maths games, click on the links below:

 

Guardians of Mathmatica

Fractions Game (click Level 2a)

Pop and Drop (Times Tables)

 

Have a go at all of them, you could rank them for me and tell me on Seesaw which would you liked most.

Friday

Problem solving – Calculate quantities

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Fun Extension Activities:

Parents:

Please take a look at the White Rose Maths scheme of work as it gives some additional information about how our  lessons are delivered. I hope this helps when you are supporting them complete their work.

Some helpful websites to help you:

Fraction Wall – an interactive manipulative that children can use to help them when working through the worksheet.

Printable Fraction Wall

BBC Bitesize Fractions Videos – select the topic you are looking at that day

English

Miss Salter will be helping you over the next few weeks with your English learning. You will be using the book ‘The Borrowers’ to help you to write your own story.

Don’t forget!

 

Your paper/exercise book    -     a pencil or pen      -      and most importantly, your brain!

 

 

**Please note that these lessons will not always be sequential. Some lessons have been omitted as they are additional spelling lessons different to the rule we are looking at this week.**

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to plan the opening

LO: to write the opening

Today’s learning has two short Oak lessons attached to it, but you will be planning and writing your opening scene today. You will be using the opening scene from ‘The Borrowers’ and using your plans effectively to construct your sentences to it is important that you do both of the lessons.

 

You may want to split this into two activities over the day to limit your screen time or let give you time for your ideas to develop.

Tuesday

LO: to practise speech with punctuation

For this lesson you are going to be looking at speech and its correct punctuation. You will be creating your own speech sentences ready to add these accurately to your writing based on the ‘The Borrowers’.

Wednesday

LO: to generate vocabulary for the build up

Today you will be building up your vocabulary for your build-up and using ‘show not tell’ sentences to describe how the characters are feeling.

Thursday

LO: to plan the build-up

LO: to write the build-up

Just like Monday you will have two short Oak lessons to plan and write your build-up. Again, break these sessions up into two if you would like to. This will be the last piece of writing for ‘The Borrowers’.

Friday

LO: to analyse the climax and resolution

This is your last lesson on ‘The Borrowers’ and today you will be looking at the climax and resolution scene of the episode. You will be generating sentences to will describe what happens in these final scenes.

 

Science – Over the next few weeks we will be recapping our understanding of thinking scientifically. We will be using the Oak National Academy lessons that focus on certain important scientific skills and knowledge we need to have to carry out investigations and experiments successfully.

Lesson Video

This week’s lesson you will be looking at how to draw a scientific diagram. It is important in science that we draw accurate diagrams to help us show our understanding or to prove the results of our experiment.

Make sure you have a pencil, a ruler and a piece of paper.

As a challenge, you could try to use all the STAR words in a sentence today. Or explain to me what they all mean in a Seesaw video. Don’t forget your actions.

RE – This week’s RE learning is on the attached PowerPoint below.

History/Geography-

You are going to be looking at outlaws in medieval history, researching evidence to discover the types of crimes outlaws committed.

Reasons why a man might be outlawed by a medieval court were:

  • He had not turned up at court when summoned
  • He had not paid his fines to the court
  • He had committed murder
  • He had committed treason (plotting against the King or Queen)

Outlaws tended to live in forests where they could hide and look for food. It was not easy to stop being an outlaw but some received a royal pardon and were able to return to normal life. This week, you are going to be learning about a dangerous group of brothers called the ‘The Folville Gang’. Watch this video to find out about them. You may also want to use the internet to research more about this band of outlaws!

How did they commit these crimes?

When they committed these crimes?

Why did they commit these crimes?

Once you have gathered all your evidence, I want you to create a WANTED poster for the Folville gang. You need to outline their crimes and think of a reward you would give. Be as creative as you like with your posters, you can include pictures and even look at tea staining your paper to make it look like it has come straight from the medieval times!

ICT – Continue with your typing practice with Typing Club. Also, have a go at doing one of your pieces of learning this week typed on the computer. Can you open and save the document to the right place? You might like to also upload it for me to see on Seesaw.

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.

French (KS2 only) – A bit of fun for your French lesson this week. Can you learn the Rainbow Song in French. Alexa from Learn French with Alexa will be helping you in this video. How about you video yourself and pop it onto Seesaw for me to see?

Music – Lesson Two (Exploring 4 beats and 2 beats in a bar)

In this lesson you’ll find out about how music is organised and explore music with 4 beats and 2 beats in a bar with Mr Palekar. I’d love it if you could share a video of your singing Lil’ Liza Jane on Seesaw.

Design Technology/Art- Look at the Art PowerPoint – Creating evidence attached at the bottom of this planning. This week, you are going to be compiling your own evidence that those pesky outlaws you sketched last week!

Spellings – Words with a soft ‘c’ spelt with a ‘ce’.

centre

century

certain

recent

experience

sentence

notice

celebrate

ceremony

certificate

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps you can look up what each of these words mean. All of these words have the same word class, do you know which one it is?  

It is always good to practise words you have learnt previously to help you remember their correct spelling. Have a go at this game, picking some spelling lists from previous years.

RE - Penitential Rite

Art Powerpoint

 

Year 4

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 22nd February 2021

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.

Suggested Afternoon Schedule

The children who are coming into school are following a timetable for their afternoon lessons. You may like to follow the same timetable, especially if your child is coming into school on some days and it will prevent them having already completed the learning the children in school will be doing that afternoon.  

Monday – Topic (History/Geography/Music/French)

Tuesday – Safer Internet Day activities

Wednesday – RE

Thursday – Outdoor Learning/PE

Friday – Art/Science

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

The worksheet gets increasingly challenging as it goes on so it may be that you only manage to complete the first sheet. You may find you need to go back to the teaching slides to help you understand the more challenging questions better. Please remember that the most important thing is to just try your best, don’t worry if you haven’t been able to get all the questions answered.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Add Fractions

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Tuesday

Add 2 or more fractions

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Wednesday

Subtract fractions

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Thursday

Subtract 2 fractions

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Friday

Subtract from whole amounts

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answer Sheet

Fun Extension Activities:

Parents:

Please take a look at the White Rose Maths scheme of work as it gives some additional information about how our these lessons are delivered. I hope this helps when you are supporting them complete their work.

Some helpful websites to help you:

Fraction Wall – an interactive manipulative that children can use to help them when working through the worksheet.

Printable Fraction Wall

BBC Bitesize Fractions Videos – select the topic you are looking at that day

English

Miss Salter will be helping you over the next few weeks with your English learning. You will be using the book ‘The Borrowers’ to help you to write your own story.

Don’t forget!

 

Your paper/exercise book    -     a pencil or pen      -      and most importantly, your brain!

 

**Please note that these lessons will not always be sequential. Some lessons have been omitted as they are additional spelling lessons different to the rule we are looking at this week.**

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to develop an understanding of key characters from ‘The Borrowers’

In this lesson we will be focusing on the key characters from the book and visual narrative, 'The Borrowers'. We will be introduced to each of the key characters and we will gain an insight into their personalities.

Tuesday

LO: To revise our knowledge of word class

In this lesson, we will focus and revise our knowledge of word class and the definitions for each word class. We will construct sentences using various nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs that we can apply to our writing. F

Wednesday

LO: To generate vocabulary for a character description

In this lesson, we will be focusing on key vocabulary to describe each of the characters based on a short clip from an episode of 'The Borrowers'. We will generate vocabulary to develop character descriptions for each character and the different ways we can refer to them in our writing.

Thursday

LO: to develop a rich understanding of words associated with large objects

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

Friday

LO: to analyse and interpret a setting descriptions from an extract

In this lesson, we will be focusing on an extract from the book and listening to a setting description. We will then discuss key vocabulary related to the setting and how we can apply this to our writing.

 

Science –  Over the next few weeks we will be recapping our understanding of thinking scientifically. We will be using the Oak National Academy lessons that focus on certain important scientific skills and knowledge we need to have to carry out investigations and experiments successfully.

This week, have a go at Lesson One (What is a variable?)

RE –  Learning Focus: The Introductory Rite. Find out about the beginning of the Eucharist Mass and your activity with this week on the PDF attached at the bottom of this planning.

History/Geography-  

Horrible Histories video (via YouTube)

BBC Bitesize – Crime and Punishment in the Anglo-Saxon times

You are going to be learning about crime and punishment in the Anglo-Saxons times for today’s lesson. There wasn't a police force like we have today, keeping law and order was the responsibility of everyone in the village. I have attached two videos which give you some more information on what a court in Anglo-Saxon times were like.  Our two key words to remember for today are ordeal and weregild.

  1. Weregild, which means 'blood price', was a system of fines where, if you injured someone, the victim received money. The King set the fines and there was a system of payments.
  2. If a jury couldn't decide if a person was innocent or guilty then there was the option of 'trial by ordeal'. An example of an ordeal was:

Walking at least nine feet on hot coals. If your wounds healed cleanly after 3 days, then you were considered to be innocent in the eyes of God.

Have a go at researching some ordeals, using the information you have found try making a poster for a court in Anglo-Saxon times, you can be as creative as you like. As a bit of fun, you could even think of some of your own ordeals. :-)

ICT –  Continue with your typing practice with Typing Club. Also, have a go at doing one of your pieces of learning this week typed on the computer. Can you open and save the document to the right place? You might like to also upload it for me to see on Seesaw.

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.

French (KS2 only) –  Can you say where you come from in French? Have a good at this lesson to find out.

Music – Lesson one (Understanding pulse and rhythm)

Design Technology/Art-

You are going to be using your drawing skills for today’s art, all you will need are pencils and a piece of paper. Now it’s time for you to become sketchers for the police, there are two criminals on the loose but eye witnesses have gathered some information of their features to help us create an image of what they look like.

  1. Identified as a male, large green eyes, short dark hair, dark beard, round face
  2. Identified as a female, long blonde hair, oval face, thin lips, dimples, blue eyes

 

Have a go at sketching what these criminals may look like, if you want to you could even create your own description and draw a sketch to match this. Have fun with it!

Spellings –  Word with the /s/ sound spelt with ‘sc’

science

crescent

discipline

fascinate

scent

scissors

ascent

descent

scientist

scenery

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps you can look up what each of these words mean. All of these words have the same word class, do you know which one it is?  

It is always good to practise words you have learnt previously to help you remember their correct spelling. Have a go at this game, picking some spelling lists from previous years.

RE Lesson

 

 

 

Year 4

Home learning activities for week beginning:

Monday 8th February 2021

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.

Safer Internet Day 2021 – Tuesday 9th February

Every year, we celebrate Safer Internet Day 2021 in school. Usually, we would have a day of activities that encourage the children to think about how they can use the internet to its fullest in a safe and healthy way. We very much like to emphasise all the wonderful things the internet provides us with. We engage the children in discussion around what their healthy habits could be and what they can do to keep themselves safe, just as we do throughout the year when using the internet either individually or as a whole class.

This year’s theme is ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’. We have compiled a selection of resources and activities (please see link below) for your child to do independently or together as a family. We suggest that these activities are done on the actual day as two of them (BBC Live Lesson and LFC tour) will be broadcast live and may allow for an element of interactivity.

*In school, we would timetable these activities instead of usual afternoon lessons, please don’t feel that these are in addition to what would be on the timetable*

Suggested Afternoon Schedule

The children who are coming into school are following a timetable for their afternoon lessons. You may like to follow the same timetable, especially if your child is coming into school on some days and it will prevent them having already completed the learning the children in school will be doing that afternoon.  

Monday – Topic (History/Geography/Music/French)

Tuesday – Safer Internet Day activities

Wednesday – RE

Thursday – Outdoor Learning/PE

Friday – Art/Science

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

The worksheet gets increasingly challenging as it goes on so it may be that you only manage to complete the first sheet. You may find you need to go back to the teaching slides to help you understand the more challenging questions better. Please remember that the most important thing is to just try your best, don’t worry if you haven’t been able to get all the questions answered.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Recap Equivalent Fractions (2)

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday

Equivalent Fractions (1)

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday

Equivalent Fractions (2)

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Thursday

Fractions greater than 1

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Friday

Count in fractions

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

 

Fun Extension Activities:

Parents:

Please take a look at the White Rose Maths scheme of work as it gives some additional information about how our these lessons are delivered. I hope this helps when you are supporting them complete their work.

Some helpful websites to help you:

Fraction Wall – an interactive manipulative that children can use to help them when working through the worksheet.

Printable Fraction Wall

BBC Bitesize Fractions Videos – select the topic you are looking at that day

English

 Over the next few weeks, you are going to be looking at the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. We will be using lessons from Oak National Academy (and a teacher called Ms Webster) to help you write your own version of this poem. On some days, there may be an additional vocabulary lesson for you to complete as an extension activity. I will italicise these show which ones they are.

Don’t forget!

 

Your paper/exercise book    -     a pencil or pen      -      and most importantly, your brain!

 

 

**Please note that these lessons will not always be sequential. Some lessons have been omitted as they are additional spelling lessons different to the rule we are looking at this week.**

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

To write the resolution (climax)

You will be using your plans to help your write your resolution in small parts. You will get to read your resolution out loud and think about how it affects the reader.

 

You could share a video or audio of yourself reading your resolution on Seesaw for me to listen to. I’d love that hear it!

Tuesday

To generate vocabulary for the ending

You’ll be reading the next verse of the poem and completing some activities to help your come up with lots of exciting vocabulary for the ending of your story.

Wednesday

To plan the ending

It’s time for your story to start coming together with an ending.

 

Don’t forget to include all that wonderful vocabulary you have been gathering with week with Ms Webster.

Thursday

To write the ending

Now it’s time to write your ending. Ms Webster is going to help you bring it all to a close.

Friday

To publish the final version of a story

Today you are going to get all the sections of your story and write it up in your best handwriting (or type it up using your newly acquired typing skills). Here is a chance for you to edit and improve your writing.

 

Don’t forget the basics:

  • Capitals and punctuation
  • Writing in paragraphs
  • Your presentation

 

You could also get creative and make a front cover and back cover for your story too. What wonderful illustrations could you come up with for this story? Don’t forget, you’re the author and illustrator so put that on your front cover.

 

I can’t wait to see your final versions!

 

Reading Lesson Five

Here is lesson five for you to carry on finding out what happens in ‘I was a Rat’ by Phillip Pullman. We will be sharing ‘Land of Roar’ in our guided reading sessions however you can complete this lesson as an additional activity if you happen to finish your English learning quicker than expected.

Science – Have a go at Lesson Five  (What is acoustics?)

and Six (How can you make a string telephone?) from Oak National Academy. These lessons could be done over two afternoons as there isn’t a history/geography activity for this week.

RE – Learning Focus – The symbols of the Holy Eucharist.

Our topic over the next few weeks will be looking at the different parts of the Holy Eucharist and thinking about the importance of these rites to Catholics. For this week’s lesson I would like you to watch this video where you will be finding out from other children about what happens. After half term, we will be looking at the separate parts in more detail.

For your activity this week, please open the Eucharist link at the bottom.

History/Geography- None for this week – please do one of the science or music lessons instead.

ICT – Take part in the Safer Internet Day 2021 activities on the PDF linked below.

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.

French (KS2 only) – Have a go at learning this song. This uses many of the phrases we have been looking at this term. Can you learn it off by heart and send me a video of you singing it on Seesaw?

Music – This week is all about beatboxing! There are two lessons for you to do to finish off the unit – it’s been wonderful to see so many of you having fun with our music lessons this term!

Lesson Five (Beatboxing Basics)

Lesson Six (Developing Beatboxing)

Design Technology/Art- None for this week, please do one of the science of music lessons instead.

However - if you do fancy doing something creative still it would be lovely to see your creations on Seesaw. Maybe you’ll do some baking or cooking. Or try to learn a new skill. I’d love to see what you get up to!

Spellings – Words with /shun/ endings spelt with ‘sion’ (if root word ends in ‘se’, ‘de’ or ‘d’)

division

invasion

confusion

decision

collision

television

revision

erosion

inclusion

explosion

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps you can look up what each of these words mean. All these words belong to the same word class, do you know which one it is?  

It is always good to practise words you have learnt previously to help you remember their correct spelling. Have a go at this game, picking some spelling lists from previous years.

Golden Time

Well done for all your hard work this term! I think you all deserve some Golden Time on Friday afternoon – think about an activity you would really like to do at home. Whatever you decide on doing, I hope you enjoy yourself! I’m proud of you all; you really all deserve a lovely and restful break – parents included!

KS2 - Safer Internet Day

Eucharist Activity

 

 

Year 4

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st February 2021

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.

Suggested Afternoon Schedule

The children who are coming into school are following a timetable for their afternoon lessons. You may like to follow the same timetable, especially if your child is coming into school on some days and it will prevent them having already completed the learning the children in school will be doing that afternoon.  

Monday – Topic (History/Geography/Music/French)

Tuesday – Outdoor Learning

Wednesday – RE

Thursday – Outdoor Learning/PE

Friday – Art/Science

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

The worksheet gets increasingly challenging as it goes on so it may be that you only manage to complete the first sheet. You may find you need to go back to the teaching slides to help you understand the more challenging questions better. Please remember that the most important thing is to just try your best, don’t worry if you haven’t been able to get all the questions answered.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Recap Unit and non-unit fractions

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday

What is a fraction?

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday

Recap Tenths

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Thursday

Recap Count in Tenths

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Friday

Recap Equivalent Fractions (1)

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

 

Fun Extension Activities:

Parents:

Please take a look at the White Rose Maths scheme of work as it gives some additional information about how our these lessons are delivered. I hope this helps when you are supporting them complete their work.

Some helpful websites to help you:

Fraction Wall – an interactive manipulative that children can use to help them when working through the worksheet.

Printable Fraction Wall

BBC Bitesize Fractions Videos – select the topic you are looking at that day

English

 Over the next few weeks, you are going to be looking at the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. We will be using lessons from Oak National Academy (and a teacher called Ms Webster) to help you write your own version of this poem. On some days, there may be an additional vocabulary lesson for you to complete as an extension activity. I will italicise these show which ones they are.

Don’t forget!

 

Your paper/exercise book    -     a pencil or pen      -      and most importantly, your brain!

 

**Please note that these lessons will not always be sequential. Some lessons have been omitted as they are additional spelling lessons different to the rule we are looking at this week.**

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to plan the build up

Today, you will:

  • Read verse three of Jabberwocky
  • Plan your vocabulary for the build-up
  • Practise sentences orally

Tuesday

LO: to write the build up

 

LO: to generate vocabulary for the resolution

In Lesson 1 today, you will:

  • Use your plans to write your build-up in short bursts
  • Finish by reading your paragraph aloud

 

In Lesson 2 today, you will:

  • Read the fourth and fifth verses
  • Generate vocabulary to help you with your resolution planning

Wednesday

LO: to explore punctuating speech first

In this lesson we will explore punctuating speech first and speech second sentences, which we will use when we come to write the ending of the story.

Thursday

LO: to plan the resolution

Today’s lesson will see you using vocabulary from your previous lessons with Miss Butt to help you plan your resolution (the may call it the climax of the story, but we call is resolution in class).

Friday

LO: to develop a rich understanding of words associated with fighting or being in a battle

In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.

Reading Lesson Four

Here is Lesson four for you to carry on finding out what happens in ‘I was a Rat’ by Phillip Pullman. We will be sharing ‘Land of Roar’ in our guided reading sessions now, however you can complete this lesson as an additional activity if you happen to finish your English learning quicker than expected.

Science – Complete Lesson Four (What do we mean by amplitude of sound) of our unit on Sound.

RE – Learning Focus: Giving and receiving every day

*Read the story ‘What a Day!’ PDF attached at the bottom of this planning*

Have a go at answering some of these questions:

  1. What do you think of Clara’s behaviour at breakfast?
  2. What do you think made Clara realise that the way she had behaved at breakfast was silly?
  3. How did Clara feel?
  4. How did Clara show she wanted to give and not just receive?
  5. What do you think about giving and receiving?
  6. What has been your experience of giving and receiving?

Sharing is an important part of our day to day lives, we both give and receive in most of our interactions. This is especially true at home. Think about how you share with others and how people in your family share with you. When we are sharing, it is not always things we are sharing, but it could be love, time or thoughts. What does this look like in your family? Think of some questions that you would like to ask your family members about sharing and see if your idea of what sharing looks like in your house is different from theirs. Here are some example questions to start you off:

  • What does sharing mean to you?
  • How does sharing make you feel?
  • How might sharing be seen as fair or unfair in our house?
  • Do you think we all share in the same way?
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History/Geography- This week you are going to be route finders. First, have a look at what map symbols are. You will need to know there to be able to navigate the maps you are going to look. From here, there are some fun games you can play, have a go at some if you would like after you have done your route planning.

Using this online map (please don’t use Google Maps as the symbols don’t match), try to find your way home from one of these places (or you could do a tour of all of them on your route, if you’re feeling adventurous):

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh
  • Cornwall
  • Cardiff

When navigating the map, remember to look out for other features that you might see as you drive past. Will you go over a river? Are there hills? What major cities might you have to go through? You can draw your route on a map of the UK or give a list of instructions as if you were a SatNav giving directions.

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!

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.

French (KS2 only) –   Have a go at this lesson and see if you can tell me about who lives in your house with you.  Perhaps you would like to share it in a video on Seesaw.

Music – Have a go at Lesson Four (Body Percussion Part 2) from Oak National Academy.

Design Technology/Art- As we come to end of our Dragons: Fact or Fiction unit you have had a chance to make lots of dragon inspired artwork. You should be now have a stained glass window design, a dragon’s eye and various drawings of dragons. For this week, I would like you to research how dragons are depicted in China. Use the internet to find out what they look like and how artwork is created of these mythical creatures. You may like to make your own Chinese dragon, here are a few suggestions (or if you have another unique idea by all means, do that):

Don’t forget to share your awesome creations on Seesaw!

Spellings –  Adding the prefix il- (before a root word staring with ‘l’) and the prefix ir- (before a root word staring with ‘r’)

illegal

illegible

illogical

illiterate

illicit

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible

irrational

irresistible

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps you can look up what each of these words mean. All of these words have the same word class, do you know which one it is?  

It is always good to practise words you have learnt previously to help you remember their correct spelling. Have a go at this game, picking some spelling lists from previous years.

RE - What a Day

 

 


Year 4

Home learning activities for week beginning:

Monday 25th January 2021

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.

Suggested Afternoon Schedule

The children who are coming into school are following a timetable for their afternoon lessons. You may like to follow the same timetable, especially if your child is coming into school on some days and it will prevent them having already completed the learning the children in school will be doing that afternoon.  

Monday – Topic (History/Geography/Music/French)

Tuesday – Outdoor Learning

Wednesday – RE

Thursday – Outdoor Learning/PE

Friday – Art/Science

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

The worksheet gets increasingly challenging as it goes on so it may be that you only manage to complete the first sheet. You may find you need to go back to the teaching slides to help you understand the more challenging questions better. Please remember that the most important thing is to just try your best, don’t worry if you haven’t been able to get all the questions answered.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

What is area?

Teaching Video

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday

Counting Squares

Teaching Video

Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday

Making shapes

Teaching Video

Worksheet

Answers

Thursday

Comparing area

Teaching Video

Worksheet

Answers

Friday

Area Problem Solving

 

Take a look at this problem from the NRich website. To solve this problem, you are going to use all of the new knowledge you have gained this week plus some other extra special skills such as, thinking systematically and trial and improvement. You will also need to think back to your perimeter learning from before Christmas. We will be going through this together on our Zoom call for this day, so come prepared with paper and a pencil.

 

I can’t wait to see what solutions you come up with on Seesaw!

 

You might need some 1cm squared paper, so I have included a printable version for you at the bottom of this week’s learning grids.

Some fun extension activities:

  • Minecraft Area and Perimeter Challenge
  • If you have Lego at home, can you make your name out of it? What would be the area of each letter in your name? A 4-stud block counts as 1 square and an 8-stud block is two squares. You could try all the names in your family, whose name has the biggest area? If you do this one, take a picture of your name and share on Seesaw.
  • Play the Area Dice Game. You will need some squared paper, a dice (Google Dice Roller) and a different coloured pen for each player:
    • Roll your dice twice to get the length and width of your shape, for example, 3cm x 4cm.
    • Draw your shape on the squared paper in your colour pen.
    • In the middle of your shape, write your area measurement (don’t forget cm2).
    • Next person rolls the dice and then draws their shape.
    • Take it in turns until the entire page is as full as it can be – you may have to miss a go if there isn’t enough space for your shape.
    • Add up all your area measurements, the highest total wins!

English

 Over the next few weeks, you are going to be looking at the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. We will be using lessons from Oak National Academy (and a teacher called Ms Webster) to help you write your own version of this poem. On some days, there may be an additional vocabulary lesson for you to complete as an extension activity. I will italicise these show which ones they are.

 

Don’t forget!

 

Your paper/exercise book    -     a pencil or pen      -      and most importantly, your brain!

 

**Please note that these lessons will not always be sequential. Some lessons have been omitted as they are additional spelling lessons different to the rule we are looking at this week.**

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: To engage with the poem

Today, you will:

  • Learn a little bit about the poet, Lewis Carroll
  • Identify nonsense words
  • Play a true or false game and order key moments of the story

 

Tuesday

LO: To explore the function of apostrophes

In this lesson, you will:

  • Learn how to use apostrophes
  • Practise them in a sentence

 

Wednesday

LO: To generate vocabular to write the opening

 

LO: To develop a rich understanding of words associated with being confident

Today’s activities:

 

Lesson One:

  • Read verses 1 and 2
  • Use images to help you generate vocabulary

 

In Lesson Two, a new teacher called Ms Butt will be helping you to:

  • Introduce new vocabulary
  • Identify word pairs
  • Apply your new vocabulary in sentences

 

Thursday

LO: To plan the opening

Now you’re onto the exciting part, planning your writing. Today’s lesson, Ms Webster is going to help you to think about how you are going to write your opening.

 

Friday

LO: To write the opening

And now you write! It’s just the opening today and Ms Webster is going to help you to include all your wonderful vocabulary from this week to make your writing super-dooper! I can’t wait to see what you come up with – don’t forget to share it on Seesaw.

 

Reading Lesson Three

Our guided reading sessions started off discussing the first lesson, you may have been able to watch the 2nd one last week too. Here is Lesson three for you to carry on finding out what happens in ‘I was a Rat’ by Phillip Pullman. We will be sharing ‘Land of Roar’ in our guided reading sessions now; however you can complete this lesson as an additional activity if you happen to finish your English learning quicker than expected.

Science – Complete Lesson Three (What are Pitch and Frequency?) of our unit on Sound.

RE –   Learning Focus: Joining together as a loving community.

Every person in our community has a special part to play and they do it with a kind and giving heart. St. Paul’s letter to the Romans 12:8-11 tells us to be ‘whole-hearted and enthusiastic’ members of our community. You are all able to make a difference to your community and to be anything you want to be.

For this week’s RE lesson, I would like you to read his letter and think about the advice that it gives:

Dear friends,

We all have been given lovely gifts.

When you give, give with a loving heart.

If you have a job to do, do it really well.

If you are helping someone, do it happily.

Be real in your love for each other.

Do not just pretend to be good.

Love and care for each other as good brothers and sisters.

Be whole-hearted and enthusiastic in all you do.

Be joyful.

When things get hard, keep on going.

Pray regularly.

Share what you have with people in need.

Always make people feel welcome.

After reading, have a listen to this song by Fearless Soul. Have a go at learning the lyrics – I highly recommend turning it up a little louder and having a good dance around to it with your family.

History/Geography- Dragons symbolise either good or evil, depending on where they originate. They often appear on heraldic emblems, such as coats of arms or shields of powerful families like royalty. Countries have many national symbols such as flags, flowers, mottos or anthems. In the UK, our national flag in called the ‘Union Jack’ (some people call it the ‘Union Flag’). For this week’s history lesson, you can choose one of these activities:

  • Research the ‘Union Jack’. You may like to research a flag of another country where a family member may come from.
  • Research dragons as national symbols on flags. You may want to draw those flags or label them on a world map.
  • Find out what different national symbols we have in the UK. Remember, the United Kingdom is made up of four countries who all have their own national symbols and traditions.
  • Recreate a flag you have researched using a variety of media. You may want to draw and colour it in, paint it, recreate it on the in a drawing programme on your computer or use collage – it is entirely up to you how creative you wish to be!

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!

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 now live and 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.

French (KS2 only) Comment ça va? Have a look at this French lesson to find out what I am asking you. We have already looked at the different ways to say ‘hello’ in French from the Everton footballers – can you remember the different ways? Maybe you would like to have a little chat with me in French on Seesaw with what this lesson will teach you.

Music – Have a go at Lesson Three (Body Percussion) from Oak National Academy.

Design Technology/Art- You will need to have some air-dry clay for week two of these art lessons. Please let us know if you have any problems obtaining this.

As part of our Dragons unit, we are going to be making dragon eyes. Last week, I asked you to design your dragon eye. I wanted you to think about how you could add texture to your design. This week is your chance to bring your design to life! Once your design is dry, you may want to add colour to it with paint if you have it available to you. Good luck!

Spellings – Adding the prefix im- (before a root word starting with ‘m’ or ‘p’

immature

immeasurable

impossible

immortal

imperfect

impatient

immovable

impolite

important

improper

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps you can look up what each of these words mean. All these words have the same word class, do you know which one it is?  

Squared Paper

 

Year 4

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 18th January 2021

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.

Suggested Afternoon Schedule

The children who are coming into school are following a timetable for their afternoon lessons. You may like to follow the same timetable, especially if your child is coming into school on some days and it will prevent them having completed the learning already. 

Monday – Topic (History/Geography/Music/French) 

Tuesday – Outdoor Learning

Wednesday – RE

Thursday – Outdoor Learning/PE

Friday – Art/Science​

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

The worksheet gets increasingly challenging as it goes on so it may be that you only manage to complete the first sheet. You may find you need to go back to the teaching slides to help you understand the more challenging questions better. Please remember that the most important thing is to just try your best, don’t worry if you haven’t been able to get all the questions answered.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Divide 2-Digits by 1-Digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday

(Recap) Divide 2-Digits by 1 Digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday

Divide 2-Digits by 1-Digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Thursday

Divide 3-Digits by 1-digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Friday

Problem Solving

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

 

Extension Activities: Visit NRICH

English 

Newsflash!!! In school today I went for a walk around the school grounds. As I approached the top field I saw something strange glinting as the sun hit it. As I got closer I  also noticed footprints in the mud, it was very odd indeed! Once I finally got close enough to the mysterious glinting, I saw that it was in fact a huge egg. As I looked around the field to see where this egg could have come from, I then saw that the tree was completely burnt to a crisp!

So here are my clues:

  • Footprint
  • Egg
  • Burnt tree

What kind of creature could possibly have left this egg behind? Yes – you guessed it. It was a dragon!

This week’s activity is to write your own fantasy story, featuring the dragon and you as the main character. What happened to you and the dragon? How did the egg end up in the school field? You decide…

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to develop a character

Your first activity in creating your story is to develop your dragon character.

 

Last week – you had a chance to draw your own dragon from Art Hub (if you didn’t manage to do it, you can do it now). Once you have drawn your dragon – think about its qualities.

 

Does it have razor sharp claws? Tiny, glittering eyes? Label your drawing describing your dragon.

 

Extension: write a character description of your dragon, introducing it to everyone else.

Tuesday

LO: to plan a fantasy story

Create a story board of your story.

 

You can draw this as a 8 box grid.

 

Things to think about:

  • Story structure – beginning, build up, problem, resolution, ending.
  • Speech bubbles – will you be adding dialogue to your story?
  • As you are the main character in this story, you will be writing in the 1st person (I, we…), consider this as you create your story’s plan.

Wednesday

LO: to write my own fantasy story

You are now ready to write your story.

 

Wednesday: Write the beginning and build-up of your story. You should:

  • Introduce your characters
  • Describe your dragon
  • Describe your setting (use your senses: what does it look like, smell like, sound like).
  • Use expanded noun phrases

 

Thursday: Write the problem, resolution and ending. You should:

  • Create suspense in your problem section
  • Describe how you (the main character) is feeling.
  • Use show not tell phrases

Thursday

Friday

LO: to edit and publish my fantasy story

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.

 

Reading Lesson 2 - please click link below

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-1-cru68t

Our guided reading sessions started off discussing the first lesson from last week. Here is Lesson 2 for you to carry on finding out what happens in ‘I was a Rat’ by Phillip Pullman. We will be sharing ‘Land of Roar’ in our guided reading sessions now, however you can complete this lesson as an additional activity if you happen to finish your English learning quicker than expected.

Science – Complete Lesson 2 of the Oak National Academy unit on Sound.

RE –   The Parish Community – Our school community’s local church is Our Lady of Good Counsel and is lead by the pastor, Father Jim. Have a look at the parish website to see some more information about the church. Father Jim, and many other members of the parish community do lots of things to help those in the parish. Think about the things that Father Jim does when he comes into school? If you took your First Holy Communion, who in the church helped you to be ready for that? Many people may have helped you too.

Have a look at the God’s Story PDFs attached to the home learning. Your activity is to consider the people who help the parish community and write a thank you letter/card thanking them for everything they do. It would be a lovely idea to send this to Father Jim at Our Lady of Good Counsel, if you would like.

History/Geography- Are dragons real? This is your opportunity to find out if dragons really existed or not. Use the internet to research to find information that disproves or proves your opinion. You may present your findings in the form of a PowerPoint. You may even like to present it as a video on Seesaw to share with me on the day.

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!

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.

French (KS2 only) –  Click here to have a go at learning how to say some names of food in French. There is a quiz at the bottom of the page to have a go at. Will you manage to remember them all, I wonder? Bonne chance!

Music – Have a go at Lesson 2 ‘Home Percussion’ from Oak National Academy.

Design Technology/Art- You will need to have some air dry clay for week two of these art lessons. Please let us know if you have any problems obtaining this.

As part of our Dragon’s unit we are going to be making dragon eyes. This week’s lesson requires you to research dragon eyes and design what your own version will look like. Think back to our art lesson of dragon skin textures (see w/b 5th January planning for lesson instructions) and how you can recreate these in your design and clay modelling. Next week – you will be able to create your own dragon eye using air dry clay.

Spellings

inactive

incorrect

inaccurate

insecure

indefinite

incomplete

infinite

inedible

inability

indecisive

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps look up what each of these words mean? Do you know what their word class is?

God's Story 1

God's Story 2

 

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 11th January 2020

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 view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Once you have finished, you may look at the answer sheet to mark your own work or go through it with a grown up. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Written Methods

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday

(Recap) Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday

Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Thursday

Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Friday

(Recap) Divide 2-digits by 1-digit

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Answers

Extension Activities: Visit NRICH

English 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

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.

Tuesday

LO: to research legends

Use the internet to find out about these dragon legends:

  • The Bamburgh Laidly
  • The Dragon of Loschly Wood
  • Ble Ben and Kilve
  • Kingston St Mary Dragon
  • The Lambton Worm
  • The Mordiford Wyvern
  • SolwayFirth Worm
  •  

Present your research as a mind map.

Wednesday

LO: to understand the features of a newspaper report

Follow this BBC Bitesize Lesson looking at the features of a newspaper report. You are going to be writing your own one tomorrow and Friday.

Thursday

LO: to write a newspaper report.

Choose one of the stories you read about on Wednesday. Over the rest of the week you are going to write a newspaper report about story you have chosen.

 

Planning your report

  • What will your headline be?
  • Your report will include an eyewitness interview, plan what this person may have told you? Were they scared/excited/angry?
  • Think about the 5Ws from yesterday’s lessons, what will you include for each of these?

Writing your report, you will need to include:

  • An eye-catching headline
  • 5Ws
  • Direct speech from your eyewitness interview
  • Writing organised into paragraphs
  • A picture or photo

 

Friday

Reading

LO: To engage with text

 

Today you will be reading the opening chapter of ‘I was a Rat’ and engaging with the text.

 

Lesson 1

 

You will need to watch this lesson on Monday so you will be prepared for a virtual guided reading session later on in the week.

I was a Rat by Phillip Pullman

A small boy arrives on the doorstep of a childless couple, politely but insistently asserting that he used to be a rat.

The hapless Roger is first taken from his new home for a ‘philosophical investigation’, then exploited as a fairground exhibit and finally hunted as an alleged threat to society, until the remarkable truth finally emerges.

This is a magical, humorous and well-paced example of storytelling at its best.

Science – Complete Lesson 1 of the Oak National Academy unit on Sound.

RE –   Learning Focus: Jesus chooses people to work with him. Read the story ‘The 12 Apostles’ here. Think about all the qualities that Jesus loved in each of the Apostles. Imagine you are an employer wishing to employ someone who embodies all the qualities of all the Apostles put together – use the story to help you list all the qualities this person you are looking for has.

History/Geography- Can you find a good location for a dragon to have its lair in the UK? Use Google Maps and the internet to research the perfect area. Things to think about: are their mountains or hills nearby? Inland or by the coast? What is the vegetation like? If the dragon lived there what will it be able to eat? Once you have chosen an area, find out the country/county it is in. What cities are near it?

Print out or draw a map of the UK showing where you have chosen and explain why you have chosen that place.

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!

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.

French (KS2 only) There are some Everton players who would like to teach you some French greetings– have a go here.

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

Design Technology/Art- Research the stained glass work of Rossetti. Create your own stained glass window design.

Spellings – words with the /aw/ sound spelt ‘augh’ or ‘au’.

caught

naughty

taught

daughter

Autumn

clause

cause

astronaut

applaud

author

 

Can you use each of these words in a sentence? Perhaps look up what each of these words mean? Do you know what their word class is?

 

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 5th January 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please view the teaching slides first before attempting the worksheet. Please also log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and have a practice of your times tables.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

INSET DAY

 

Tuesday

11 and 12 times table

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Wednesday

Multiply 3 numbers

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Thursday

Factor Pairs

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Friday

Efficient x

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

INSET DAY

 

Tuesday

LO: to explore the idea of legends

Read the ‘King Arthur Story’ PDF.

 

Research the features of a legend (I have included a PDF with some features on to help you). What features can you find in this story that makes it a legend? What part of the story supports your ideas?

 

Make a mind map of legend features.

Wednesday

LO: to summarise a legend

Read the ‘George and the Dragon’ PDF.   

 

Summarise the story in a story board/comic strip. You will need to create 8 sections for your drawing with space underneath for you to explain what is happening in each part of the story. You may add speech bubbles for the characters if you wish.

Thursday

LO: to plan an alternative ending to a legend

You are going to be writing your own alternative version to the George and the Dragon story. You version will pick up where George finds the Princess waiting to be fed to the dragon.

 

Story map your ending. Does George vanquish the dragon? Does he rescue the princess? It’s all up to you! Don’t forget to think about the themes a legend has, your new version must remain a legend.

Friday

LO: to write an alternative ending to a legend

Using your story map from yesterday, write your alternative ending. This should be at least two paragraphs.

Science – None this week

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?  Read this story.

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…

Think about the communities you or someone in your family is a part of. This may be school based, or something after school. Talk to other family members about what communities they are involved in and what their role is as part of that community. Make a list of jobs a person may do to be part of a community. For example, a tennis coach will provide tuition to others and give groups for people somewhere to have fun and socialise.

On Wednesday of this week is Epiphany. Take a look at this Newsround article explaining what Epiphany means to Christians. Perhaps you could have a go at one of the following:

  • Research how Epiphany is celebrated in other countries, especially those mentioned in the article.
  • Discuss with a family member the significance of Epiphany to them.
  • Write a prayer or blessing for someone else you care about as they move into 2021.

History/Geography- From memory, draw a dragon and then label all the things your dragon can do, for example breathe fire. Write a paragraph describing your dragon. Make sure you name it and include all the features and talents your dragon has.

ICT –  None this week

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 afternoon’s are our Outdoor Learning time, the Language through Landscapes website has some brilliant ideas you may like to try as a family.

French (KS2 only) Recap the French names for the parts of the body by watching this video.

Design Technology- None this week

Art- Watch this video to try 4 different techniques of creating scales with a pencil (for a blender, lightly use a rubber or your finger). Then, watch this video and draw your own dragon. Afterwards, add texture to your dragon using one of the scale techniques you tried out earlier. You can add colour to your dragon, perhaps research what colours these are and how you can create them by mixing colours.

Spellings There are no spellings for this week, they will be given on Friday ready to learn for our test the following Friday (15th January)

ReadingTry to spend 20 minutes reading. This can be the chapter book you are currently reading, a comic or newspaper. You could even spend it listening to an audiobook, there are some great free ones on Oxford Owl website.

Tuesday - King Arthur

Tuesday - Myth & Legend

Wednesday - George & the Dragon

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 14th December 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

No teaching slides for this week as the lessons do not require them. Chn should be able to independently get on with all these activities using prior knowledge of lessons we have been doing over the past term.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Perimeter Recap

Work out the perimeter of the presents on the ‘Christmas Present Perimeter Activity’ PDF.

Tuesday

Practice column addition and subtraction

See ‘Addition and Subtraction’ PDF

Wednesday

Practise TRRS

 

Thursday

Make a times tables song/poem

Have a look at this video for inspiration.

 

Pick a times table you need to practice and compose your own song to whatever tune you like. Bonus points for doing it the tune of a Christmas song!

Friday

 

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to develop my understanding of subordination

Take a look at this lesson on BBC Bitesize and then have a go as making your own Christmas themed sentences with subordination in.

Tuesday

LO: to recall learnt spelling rules

Test yourself on the spellings from the last two terms. If there are any you are unsure of the definition of, look them up in a dictionary.

Wednesday

Christmas Joke Activity – SpaG Revision

See ‘Christmas Joke SPaG Activity’ PDF

Thursday

Make a times tables song/poem

Have a look at this video for inspiration.

 

Pick a times table you need to practice and compose your own song to whatever tune you like. Bonus points for doing it the tune of a Christmas song!

 

Practice writing this out in your best handwriting.

Friday

 

 

We will be doing a variety of Christmas related activities in school this week. Here are some ideas of what you could have a go at, at home:

  • Bake a Christmas themed treat. One of my favourites is shortbread, simple but tasty!
  • Have a go at making gift tags to put on some Christmas presents.
  • Make reindeer food (if you include glitter, make sure it is not toxic to animals)
  • Watch a Christmas movie with your family
  • Make your own Christmas crackers
  • And many more great ideas here

Addition & Subtraction

Christmas Joke

Christmas Present

 

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 7th December 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Unfortunately, teaching slides have not been made available for this week’s learning in class. There are powerpoints available however, these are too large to put on the school website. The powerpoints for the week can be emailed out to you. 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.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Multiply and divide by 9

Worksheet

Tuesday

9 Times Table and related division facts

Worksheet

Wednesday

TTRS Session

Can you improve your rock star status?

Thursday

Multiply and divide by 9

Worksheet

Friday

7 Times Table and related division facts

Worksheet

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Edit and improve

If you have your ‘Powerless’ story at home, edit and improve your writing. Use an online dictionary to help you correct your spelling, or a thesaurus to improve some of your word choices.

 

If you don’t have it – have a go at this activity.

Tuesday

Comprehension Activity

Watch this video.

 

Choose ones of these activities:

  • Imagine you are one of the boys in the video, write a letter to a friend telling them everything that happened.
  • Story board what happened in the video.
  • You are a reporter sent to find out what happened. Write up a newspaper report. Can you use dialogue of what the boys may have said to you?

Wednesday

Research the differences between electronic toys and traditional toys

Create a mind map of all your findings. What are the differences between the two types of toys? What could be the positives and negatives of each type of toy?

 

You may want to discuss this with an older family member, asking them about the toys they played with as a child to help you find out more about traditional toys.

Thursday

Developing a balanced argument:

 

Are electronic toys better than traditional (non-electronic) toys or not?

You will need to decide how you want to answer the question, yes or no?

 

Then organise your research into columns that support your answer (for) and those that don’t (against)

Friday

Write a balanced argument

Here is your chance to convince your grown-ups whether electronic toys are better than traditional toys, or vice versa.

 

Try to organise your points into paragraphs (for/against) and use words that connect your ideas such as, also (and related synonyms).

Snowman Activity

Science – None this week

RE –  In class, we are having an advent assembly where we are sharing a story from the bible along with considering how we can show kindness during this time. Download CAFOD’s Advent Calendar for Children and look at that relevant day’s slide for stories to share and activity ideas.

History/Geography- None this week

ICT –  Have a go at one of the tutorials on Scratch

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.

French (KS2 only) Continue to revise the names of zoo animals in French

Design Technology- If you made a gift box at home, have a go at evaluating your design. Does it work how you wanted it to? What improvements would you make? Would you change your method at all? If you have only started isolating this week: have a go at the Snowman PDF on the class page. If you are unable to print this out, you could try some Christmas origami crafts instead (Christmas Tree Christmas Star)

Art- None this week

Spellings Spellings for this week:

build

guide

guard

wheat

whale

honest

whirl

gnome

gnaw

surprise

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 30th November 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Where teaching slides have been provided, these are in the form of a narrated Power Point presentation. Please watch these first before attempting the activity. 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.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Multiply and Divide by 3

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Tuesday

The 3 Times Table

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Wednesday

Multiply and Divide by 6

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Thursday

6 times-table and division facts

Teaching Slides (TBC)

Worksheet

Friday

NRICH Problem Solving

Try some of these challenges:

Times Tables Shift

Always, Sometimes, Never

Square of Numbers

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Personification

BBC Bitesize Lesson

Tuesday

Paragraphs

BBC Bitesize Lesson

Wednesday

Story Writing

 

For the rest of the week we are going to be writing the opening to our suspense story based on the model text ‘Powerless’ (below). Your writing should end on a cliff hanger, just as your character sees what the problem is.

 

Use this time to write it out in draft and then make improvements. Remember to use a dictionary or a thesaurus (real or online) to check your spelling or improve your word choice. Read your writing out loud to check that it makes sense. You may want to write it up in neat using your very best handwriting, or have a go at typing it up on the computer. It’s up to you. I’d love to read your stories when you are back in school :D

 

Thursday

Friday

Science – Take a look at this lesson on BBC Bitesize to find out about conductors and insulators. Using what you now know, take a look around your house and make a list of items that you think would be conductors or insulators. If you have an electrical circuit kit at home, try out your items to see if your predictions were correct.

RE –  In class, we have all made a Christmas decoration depicting a story from the bible. We will be putting a decoration on our class tree for every day of Advent. Take a look at the picture below and choose one of the designs to recreate so that when you are back in school we can add it to our tree. You can choose to make it out of whatever you like. Read that story that your decoration relates to, either from your bible at home or visit Bible Hub if you do not have one.

History/Geography- None this week

ICT –  Have a go at one of the tutorials on Scratch

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.

French (KS2 only) Continue to revise the names of zoo animals in French

Design Technology- Can you create a gift box or gift bag for your decoration or gift you would like to give to go into? Here is a video for inspiration, however you can make any kind of gift box you would like. Can you decorate it to make it nice and festive looking?

Art- None this week

Spellings This week’s spellings are words including silent letters

island

answer

write

wrapper

knife

knock

thumb

doubt

half

calm

Powerless Model Text

It was the cold that woke Will that morning: it seemed to creep under his door, slide up to his bed and pinch him on his nose with its icy fingers. He tried to bury himself deeper under his duvet as he cursed the useless heating system in his new house, but it was no good, he was still freezing.

Gingerly, he exposed one arm as he groped around on his bedside table for his phone to check the time. Pulling it back under the duvet with him, he pressed the keys, but nothing happened. He tried again, more urgently this time but all he saw was his confused reflection in the blank screen. The charger was plugged in, there was no reason for it not to be fully charged.

It dawned on him that he was going to have to get up when he became aware of how eerily quiet everywhere was. Normally, mornings were filled with the sounds of his family getting ready for school and work; the serious voice of the newscaster on the radio in the kitchen; the electronic beeps from the playroom as his brother squeezed in a quick game on the Nintendo Switch before school. But this morning there was nothing, not even any traffic sounds on the road outside.

Perhaps he had just woken up too early, Will wondered. He swung his feet out over the side of the bed, cocooned himself in his duvet and shuffled to the window. Curiously, he poked his head between the curtains and peered through the grey gloom at the street below. What he saw told him instantly that this was going to be no ordinary Monday morning…

 
 
 

 

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 23rd  November 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Where teaching slides have been provided, these are in the form of a narrated Power Point presentation. Please watch these first before attempting the activity. 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.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Multiply by 100

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Tuesday

Divide by 10

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Wednesday

Divide by 100

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Thursday

Multiply by 1 and 0

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Friday

Divide by 1 and itself

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Using the model text below to help you, draw a story map of our text.

Draw a story map

Tuesday

Organise the features of a suspense story into a boxing template.

 

Taking each of the paragraphs – explain what happens in each section.

Box up the model text

Wednesday

Create a toolkit for the model text.

 

Look at the features that are included in each section. What kind of punctuation? Any words classes or writing devices (such as power of three/show not tell) that feature prominently?  

Create a toolkit

Thursday

Vocabulary Lesson

 

Verbs

 

Find 6 boring verbs – find three more interesting adverbs that are synonyms of the boring ones. Such as looked (peered, squinted, gazed). Use a thesaurus (hard copy or online) to help you expand you word choices.

 

Challenge - Can you try and use the interesting verbs you’ve found in sentences?

Create a synonym bank for verbs

Friday

Explore Fronted Adverbials for feelings/manner. (Revise them here)

 

Write ten sentences using a fronted adverbial for manner.

Fronted adverbials

 

Science – Research non-renewable and renewable sources of electricity. Write a factfile about the different types of energy we can generate. You may be interested in finding out about how Iceland create their energy as 85% of their energy is created from renewable energy sources.

RE –  Gifts of love and friendship. Draw the outline of a person on a piece of A4 paper. Fill the person up with all the gifts a good friend may offer – you can make this as colourful as you wish. On the outside of the person, write what commitments they might make as a good friend i.e. to be loyal; to be trustworthy; to be reliable.

History/Geography- Our current topic is science based so we have no history/geography this week.

ICT –  Practice typing one of the lessons from English above. You will need to change the font and size of your text. BBC Dance Mat is where you can practice learning where all the keys are.

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.

French (KS2 only) Continue to revise the names of zoo animals in French

Design Technology- Design a Christmas Decoration. Think about the materials you will need to use and what method you will follow to create your decoration.  

Art- None this week

Spellings Words ending with a /chuh/ sound spelt with ‘ture’

Creature

Picture

Nature

Furniture

Capture

Culture

Moisture

Future

Gesture

Structure

 

Powerless Model Text

It was the cold that woke Will that morning: it seemed to creep under his door, slide up to his bed and pinch him on his nose with its icy fingers. He tried to bury himself deeper under his duvet as he cursed the useless heating system in his new house, but it was no good, he was still freezing.

Gingerly, he exposed one arm as he groped around on his bedside table for his phone to check the time. Pulling it back under the duvet with him, he pressed the keys, but nothing happened. He tried again, more urgently this time but all he saw was his confused reflection in the blank screen. The charger was plugged in, there was no reason for it not to be fully charged.

It dawned on him that he was going to have to get up when he became aware of how eerily quiet everywhere was. Normally, mornings were filled with the sounds of his family getting ready for school and work; the serious voice of the newscaster on the radio in the kitchen; the electronic beeps from the playroom as his brother squeezed in a quick game on the Nintendo Switch before school. But this morning there was nothing, not even any traffic sounds on the road outside.

Perhaps he had just woken up too early, Will wondered. He swung his feet out over the side of the bed, cocooned himself in his duvet and shuffled to the window. Curiously, he poked his head between the curtains and peered through the grey gloom at the street below. What he saw told him instantly that this was going to be no ordinary Monday morning…

 

 

 

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 16th November 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Where teaching slides have been provided, these are in the form of a narrated Power Point presentation. Please watch these first before attempting the activity. 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.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Revise some steps from our Place Value learning

See Scheme of Work for small steps and guidance

Tuesday

Revise some steps from our  Addition and Subtraction learning

See Scheme of Work for small steps and guidance

Wednesday

Revise some steps from our Length and Perimeter learning

See Scheme of Work for small steps and guidance

Thursday

Multiply by 10

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Friday

Multiply by 100

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

You have woken up to a world that has lost its power. All the things we rely on aren’t working. Tell the story of what happens as you try to carry out your morning routine.  

Write a narrative (story)

 

Tuesday

Look at the model text below. Come up with your own actions to try and help you recall this story. You could record yourself doing it to make sure you’ve remembered all the key parts.

Create drama

Wednesday

With the same model text, you’re going to go on a word class hunt. Get different colours pencils or pens, highlight or underline these different word classes:

  • Adverbs
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Fronted Adverbials
  • Conjunctions

 

If you are unable to print out the text – create a table of different word classes in your writing book.

To identity different word classes.

 

Thursday

Revises Expanded Noun Phrases https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfgcqt

 

Don’t forget about the punctuation you need when writing an expanded noun phrase.

Write ten sentences that include an expanded noun phrase.

Friday

Have a go at this Reading for Pleasure activity

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfjxdp3

 

 

Science – We are learning all about electricity this topic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

RE – What do you think ‘living in the light of Jesus’ means? Create a mind map of your ideas.

History/Geography- Our current topic is science based so we have no history/geography this week.

ICT –  Log onto DB Primary. Complete the two tasks you will have on your dash board for this week based on Online Safety

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.

French (KS2 only) Revise the names of zoo animals in French

Design Technology- Research different types of Christmas decorations. What types of materials are used and why?

Art- None this week

Spellings Words ending with the /zhuh/ ending spelt ‘sure’:

Treasure

Measure

Pleasure

Enclosure

Closure

Leisure

Exposure

Pressure

Composure

Fissure

 

Powerless Model Text

 

It was the cold that woke Will that morning: it seemed to creep under his door, slide up to his bed and pinch him on his nose with its icy fingers. He tried to bury himself deeper under his duvet as he cursed the useless heating system in his new house, but it was no good, he was still freezing.

Gingerly, he exposed one arm as he groped around on his bedside table for his phone to check the time. Pulling it back under the duvet with him, he pressed the keys, but nothing happened. He tried again, more urgently this time but all he saw was his confused reflection in the blank screen. The charger was plugged in, there was no reason for it not to be fully charged.

It dawned on him that he was going to have to get up when he became aware of how eerily quiet everywhere was. Normally, mornings were filled with the sounds of his family getting ready for school and work; the serious voice of the newscaster on the radio in the kitchen; the electronic beeps from the playroom as his brother squeezed in a quick game on the Nintendo Switch before school. But this morning there was nothing, not even any traffic sounds on the road outside.

Perhaps he had just woken up too early, Will wondered. He swung his feet out over the side of the bed, cocooned himself in his duvet and shuffled to the window. Curiously, he poked his head between the curtains and peered through the grey gloom at the street below. What he saw told him instantly that this was going to be no ordinary Monday morning…

 

 

Home Learning - Week Beginning Monday, 16th November 2020

Lesson Plan

Year 4

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 16th November 2020

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.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Where teaching slides have been provided, these are in the form of a narrated Power Point presentation. Please watch these first before attempting the activity. 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.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Revise some steps from our Place Value learning

See Scheme of Work for small steps and guidance

Tuesday

Revise some steps from our  Addition and Subtraction learning

See Scheme of Work for small steps and guidance

Wednesday

Revise some steps from our Length and Perimeter learning

See Scheme of Work for small steps and guidance

Thursday

Multiply by 10

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

Friday

Multiply by 100

Teaching Slides

Worksheet

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

You have woken up to a world that has lost its power. All the things we rely on aren’t working. Tell the story of what happens as you try to carry out your morning routine.  

Write a narrative (story)

 

Tuesday

Look at the model text below. Come up with your own actions to try and help you recall this story. You could record yourself doing it to make sure you’ve remembered all the key parts.

Create drama

Wednesday

With the same model text, you’re going to go on a word class hunt. Get different colours pencils or pens, highlight or underline these different word classes:

  • Adverbs
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Fronted Adverbials
  • Conjunctions

 

If you are unable to print out the text – create a table of different word classes in your writing book.

To identity different word classes.

 

Thursday

Revises Expanded Noun Phrases https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfgcqt

 

Don’t forget about the punctuation you need when writing an expanded noun phrase.

Write ten sentences that include an expanded noun phrase.

Friday

Have a go at this Reading for Pleasure activity

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfjxdp3

 

 

Science – We are learning all about electricity this topic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

RE – What do you think ‘living in the light of Jesus’ means? Create a mind map of your ideas.

History/Geography- Our current topic is science based so we have no history/geography this week.

ICT –  Log onto DB Primary. Complete the two tasks you will have on your dash board for this week based on Online Safety

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.

French (KS2 only) Revise the names of zoo animals in French

Design Technology- Research different types of Christmas decorations. What types of materials are used and why?

Art- None this week

Spellings Words ending with the /zhuh/ ending spelt ‘sure’:

Treasure

Measure

Pleasure

Enclosure

Closure

Leisure

Exposure

Pressure

Composure

Fissure

Powerless Model Text

It was the cold that woke Will that morning: it seemed to creep under his door, slide up to his bed and pinch him on his nose with its icy fingers. He tried to bury himself deeper under his duvet as he cursed the useless heating system in his new house, but it was no good, he was still freezing.

Gingerly, he exposed one arm as he groped around on his bedside table for his phone to check the time. Pulling it back under the duvet with him, he pressed the keys, but nothing happened. He tried again, more urgently this time but all he saw was his confused reflection in the blank screen. The charger was plugged in, there was no reason for it not to be fully charged.

It dawned on him that he was going to have to get up when he became aware of how eerily quiet everywhere was. Normally, mornings were filled with the sounds of his family getting ready for school and work; the serious voice of the newscaster on the radio in the kitchen; the electronic beeps from the playroom as his brother squeezed in a quick game on the Nintendo Switch before school. But this morning there was nothing, not even any traffic sounds on the road outside.

Perhaps he had just woken up too early, Will wondered. He swung his feet out over the side of the bed, cocooned himself in his duvet and shuffled to the window. Curiously, he poked his head between the curtains and peered through the grey gloom at the street below. What he saw told him instantly that this was going to be no ordinary Monday morning…

 

 

 

Dear Parents /Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 7 - 13th-17th July 2020

Well done on getting to our last full week left of the school term! I am still so impressed with how you and the children are persisting with the school work, there is not much longer to go now.

By this point in the term we would have done many wonderful things to prepare the children for moving onto their new year group. With that in mind, I have suggested some activities for your child to do to reflect on the past year and look towards what their hopes are for Year 5.

For the Art activity, it would be wonderful if as many children did this as possible and I could create a whole class piece with their self-portraits. These will be wonderful mementos for them to look back on as they grow up.

Have a wonderful week, keep safe and well.

Best wishes, Amy Neale

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

This term we would have gone on a school trip. Unfortunately, our plans had to change but this week you are going to get the chance to take a virtual school trip to Longleat Safari Park. Watch the video here.

 

The activities that follow can be completed after watching the video. Pick one a day. Please note the last two activities should be done in order.

C : Maths based activities

 


All of your maths learning this week will be tasks in MyMaths. Log into there each day to see that day’s learning.

For lots of fun maths games you can do after you have completed your lesson, take a look at www.mathsisfun.com. There are so many activities and games to have fun with there!

As ever, keep practising your times tables with a focus on getting your speed down as much as possible. Times Tables Rock Stars, Hit the Button and Daily10 are all great places to get your practise in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

PE Challenge

 

Take a look at this challenge and see if you can hit the target 15 times in a row. How could you make it more challenging?

 

Target Practice

 

 

 

 

 

Write a recount of what you day would have been like.

 

What animals did you see? What were their habitats like?

 

Don’t forget, we have certain words we must use when writing a recount. I’ll give you a clue… (first…)

 

If you’re feeling creative you could design your recount as a postcard.  

Create a poster advertising the park for potential visitors.

 

You can visit the Longleat website to find out information you will need to include, such as:

 

  • Price of entry
  • Opening times
  • Address
  • Attractions at the park

Longleat Safari Park was the first drive-through safari outside of Africa when it opened.

 

Imagine you are a reporter who visits the safari park to write an article about how amazing the park is.

 

You can visit this Wiki to help you find some information about the park that you could include.

 

Turn your article into the front page news!

Take a look at the reading comprehension activities on the below PDF.

 

There are two pictures for you to choose from, you can done one or the other (or both if you would like).

 

Complete these in your English books in your best handwriting. Write out the question and your answer underneath it before moving onto the next one.

1)Take a look at the Fronted Adverbial Powerpoint to remind yourself what they are and how we use them in a sentence.

 

Then complete the Fronted Adverbial Activity. You can print this out, or write the sentences into your English book before underlining the correct parts of the sentence.

 

2) Write a recount of what you day would have been like.

 

What animals did you see? What were their habitats like?

 

You will need to think about how you are starting your sentences – look at the fronted adverbial table on the Powerpoint from yesterday.

         

Year 4 Home Learning (13.7.2020-17.7.2020)

WEEK 7 - Topic Activities

WEEK 7 - Fronted Adverbials

WEEK 7 - Fronted Adverbials Activity

WEEK 7 - Reading Comprehension

WEEK 7 - Crossword Activity

 

 

 

Dear Parents /Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6th - 10th July 2020

I hope you are all keeping well as we go into week 6 of the term. Summer is almost upon us and it has been great to see all the children still motivated to complete their MyMaths. Well done to the children (and you parents!)

Maths this week is a mixture of things, some revision of times tables and symmetry with some challenges to complete at the end. As ever, if you want to do something different, I welcome that.

This week I have found some great resources from The Book Trust that you may be interested in. I am not able to set them as learning tasks as they require using social media, but they look too good not to share with you in case you wanted something different to do. Their resources page is here and their quiz page is here.

I hope you are managing to enjoy the lovely summer weather and getting out and about. Keep safe and well.

Best wishes, Amy Neale

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

 

C : Maths based activities

 

 

All of your maths learning this week will be tasks in MyMaths. Log into there each day to see that day’s learning.

For lots of fun maths games you can do after you have completed your lesson, take a look at www.mathsisfun.com. There are so many activities and games to have fun with there!

As ever, keep practising your times tables with a focus on getting your speed down as much as possible. Times tables rock stars, hit the button and daily10 are all great places to get your practise in!

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Cressida Cowell read her story ‘How to speak Dragonese’. You can choose to watch more than one chapter if you would like.

 

After you have watched the video/videos, write or story board to predict what you think will happen next.

 

If you have already read the book, you can storyboard to summarise what has happened so far.

Visit BBC Bitesize and complete the learning on synonyms and antonyms.

 

Afterwards create a mind map with synonyms in one colour and antonyms in another.

 

Have go with these words: happy, big, walk, pretty and sad.

Practice the spellings from the year 3 and year 4 spelling list.

 

If you know these very well already, pick ten and think about what their definition is. If you are unsure, have a look in a dictionary or check on the internet.

Now that you have found out about different habitats and other animals, you are going take on the role of an intrepid nature explorer like Bear Grylls, discovering a new land for the first time! You will be writing a story.

 

  1. Use the internet to carry on any further research you feel that you need. Gather together some pictures that you could include with you story.
  2. Story board or story map your adventure. Remember, you are the main character in this, so you can say ‘I can see’ or ‘I felt…’ – this is called writing in the first person.
  3. Write your beginning and build-up of your story
  4. Write the problem section of your story. With all the animals you will encounter, this should be the biggest section of your story.
  5. Write the resolution and ending of your story.
         

Year 4 Home Learning (6.7.2020-10.7.2020)

WEEK 6 - Bee Information

WEEK 6 - Topic Activities

 

Dear Parents /Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 5 - 29th June - 3rd July 2020

Children, this week you will become budding conservationists. You will be discovering more about the wildlife around you and what we can be doing to make a difference. I’m so excited to see what you all get up with this project – please share on 2 Build a Profile.

For the English tasks there is an author study. Onjali Q. Rauf is familiar to the children as we loved reading her first book ‘The Boy at the Back of the Classroom’ in school earlier on in the year. I highly recommend it!

I have planned away from MyMaths this week for a bit of variety. There are games on MyMaths the children can play if you would still like to keep to the routine, but I thought it might be time for a little bit of a shake-up. The children have done fantastically so far, I am so impressed with their perseverance.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, keep safe, healthy and happy.

Best wishes, Amy Neale

 

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Visit the National Literacy Trust where they have done an author study on Onjali Q. Rauf who wrote ‘The Boy at the Back of the Classroom’.

 

Choose one of the activities below based on her books.

C : Maths based activities

 

I have put the link and directions for these activities onto MyMaths, but should it not appear on the dashboard, I have detailed them here also.

 

Monday

This activity will see you investigating several different flags and the shapes within them. There are some flags on the page for you to start off with, but you may like to find your own choice of flag to investigate.

 

 

Tuesday

Lots of fun playing with triangles today.

Look at this activity.

 

Wednesday

Have a go at playing Nim with a sibling or parent at home. This is a great game as once you figure out the winning strategy you can baffle your friends and family members that don't know you will always win - it's like a maths magic trick! And in case you are wondering, I know how to always win so you can't try and trick me! 😊

 

Thursday

You will need to open the Minecraft PDF (below), this can be printed if you are able to, but it can also be completed easily on the screen with you answers jotted on a piece of paper.

 

You can use this same activity on your Lego creations too. Look carefully at the shapes you have used, how many faces/vertices or edges do they have?

 

 

Friday

Have a go at playing a game of chess.

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmed in ‘The Boy at the Back of the Classroom’ is given a pomegranate to remind him of home.

 

What reminds you of your home? Write a description of it and why you chose it.

 

Draw a beautiful picture to go with it.

Before you read the first chapter of ‘The Star Outside my Window’, make a prediction about what you think the story will be about.

 

Once you have done that, read the first chapter.

You all listened to ‘The Boy at the Back of the Classroom’ in school.

 

Write the blurb that could go on the back of the book.

 

Remember the point of the blurb is to make whoever picks up the book want to read it – use persuasive language to convince them.

Complete the activity for ‘The Star Outside my Window’.

 

You will need to use the internet to research some constellations and write a description of them. Can you accurately sketch them?

Read an extract from ‘The Boy at the Back of Classroom’ here.

 

Answer these questions:

 

  • Why do you think Brendan-the-Bully behaves the way he does?
  • How does he make the narrator feel?
  • How does he make you feel?
  • Have you seen this sort of behaviour before?

Home is important to us, especially now when we have spent so much time there.

 

Explain what ‘Home’ means to you.

 

Does it mean family? Safety? Where fun happens? What makes your home special to you?

 

Ahmed had to make a new home for himself in another country, is home to him just a house? Or more than that? Consider this when writing about your own idea of ‘Home’.

Year 4 Home Learning (29.6.2020-3.7.2020)

WEEK 5 - Topic Activities

WEEK 5 - Thursday Minecraft

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 4 - 22nd-26th June 2020

Hello again and here we are going into week 4 of term 6. The summer holidays are in sniffing distance and promise everyone a well-earned rest from all your hard work teaching your children at home. I hope everyone is still getting on okay and you are managing to maintain momentum with all your other commitments. With the risk of sounding like a broken record, please only do what you can, there is no expectation that all of the activities I set are completed and I welcome any alternatives that you would prefer to do that would suit your family better. One little wish is that your child is reading regularly as it really is the life blood of writing and will help them hugely when they come back to school.

This week we have another week where I am available to speak with parents (or the children, if they would like to). Thank you to all of you who have booked a slot for a telephone call, it’s been lovely to hear how the children have been getting on after a little break from calling.

This week’s activities are centred around our new topic of Habitats (the unit is actually called A Place for Everything). The children will be exploring the different habitats of the world and making their own fact file based on what they discover. There have been some lovely programmes on lately that will suit this learning, Springwatch is on the BBC iPlayer and if you have access to Netflix there are tonnes of nature documentaries that can form part of their research.

If your child is particularly keen on using the computer, we have been having fun in school learning touch typing and seeing how fast we can get. Here are some useful links if your child (or you) would like to give it a go:

I’m wishing you a peaceful week and hope that you will be able to enjoy the nice weather together with family and friends (see Mr McConnell’s Pings for useful update on the guidance).

Best wishes, Amy Neale

 

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Don’t forget, there are lots of ways you can be practicing your writing, you might be writing a story or letters and postcards to family members. The activities below aren’t the only way you can putting pencil to paper (or typing on the computer).

 

C : Maths based activities

 

Please continue to visit your MyMaths account to see your maths learning for the day.

 

There are some activities on MyMaths that should appear on your dashboard. Some of them will be using the PDFs below. Take a look at these instructions should they no appear on the MyMaths dashboard.

 

Monday

Have a look at the 3D shapes that are around your home (or classroom if you are in school today). Can you name them? You may need to research 3D shapes on the internet if you are unsure what the shape is.

 

Then watch this video.

 

Your challenge today is to look carefully at the items you have found and draw the net of the shape.

 

Tuesday

Watch this video

 

Find the TUESDAY Lines of Symmetry PDF below. Can you accurately draw all the lines of symmetry for these shapes? You will need to label them as well. If you do not have access to a printer you have an extra challenge of drawing the shapes out too - remember to use a ruler :D

 

Wednesday

Have a watch of the symmetry video again

 

Your challenge is to sort the shapes from the WEDNESDAY Shapes for Sorting PDF below. You will need to sort the out into how many lines of symmetry do they have. You can print this out or you can copy them out from the screen - I'd like you to challenge yourself by accurately drawing the shapes and labelling them when you sort them.

 

You can sort them however you like, into groups or in a table - the choice is yours!

 

 

 

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

PE Challenge

 

Take a look at the Just Dance YouTube channel. Can you challenge someone in your house to a dance off?

 

 

 

 

This week’s writing task is something you can work on over the course of the week. You are going to be creating your own non-fiction book based on animal habitats.

 

If you have some non-fiction books at home, take a look through them to remind yourself what a non-fiction book looks like. If you don’t have any at home, take a look here at some online ones (you will have to ask a grown up to sign up to it for free).

 

  1. Research the different habitats that animals might live in throughout the world. Create a concept map (please see PDF for examples) detailing the different habitats but also what animals live there, what makes that habitat unique and why is it a good habitat for those animals. You will need to include at least 3 different habitats.

 

  1. (To be completed over 3 days) For each of the habitats you are going to write a draft fact file for each habitat you have research. If you have researched more than three habitats then you may do more than this, but the aim at the end of the week is to have at least three habitats in your ‘book’.

 

  1. The final part of your writing task for the week is to publish you work in best. You can design yourself an eye catching front cover. Think about what else non-fiction books have, here are a few ideas to help you:

 

  • Contents and Index
  • Glossary
  • Key words in bold for the glossary
  • Section headings

 

Year 4 Home Learning (22.6.2020-26.6.2020)

WEEK 4 - Tuesday - Investigating Lines of Symmetry

WEEK 4 - Wednesday - Shapes for Sorting

WEEK 4 - Habitat Map

WEEK 4 - Topic Activities

 

Dear Parents /Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 3 - 15th-19th June 2020

I hope you are still well and keeping happy and healthy. I can tell how hard everyone has been working on their MyMaths, I’m so proud of all the children’s efforts. Thank you all for your fantastic support in your children’s home learning, I know that it’s not always easy. As ever, please just do what you can and if you come up with something off the wall to do, well done!

The home learning this week continues with a bit of a local history theme. There is no better way of exploring our local history than getting out and about in it, so I urge you to visit some of the amazing things we have on our doorstep. I’d love to see pictures of your visits shared on 2Build a Profile.

Please keep safe and well. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Best wishes, Amy Neale

 

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Don’t forget, there are lots of ways you can be practicing your writing, you might be writing a story or letters and postcards to family members. The activities below aren’t the only way you can putting pencil to paper (or typing on the computer).

 

C : Maths based activities

 

Please continue to visit your MyMaths account to see your maths learning for the day.

 

This time is a great opportunity to be embedding the ‘real life maths’ that we looked at over the past few weeks. Here are some ideas of what you could get up to:

 

Challenge yourself to tell the time and not ask a parent. Remember to try and use past and to when saying the time.

 

If you have a penny jar in your house, count how much is in there. Put the same coins into piles to help you.

 

Add up shopping lists and try and find the difference between food shops from previous weeks. Has the food shopping bill increased, if so, by how much? Look at the savings that were made on the receipt, how much would it have cost if your parents had to pay full price.

 

How much have you grown since you were last measured, can you work it out in millimetres, centimetres and metres. You will have to write some measurements as a decimal.

 

Weigh how much cardboard you recycle in grams and kilograms; can you beat it the next week?

 

 

 

 

 

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

PE Challenge

 

Take on the Power Jump Challenge

 

 

Spelling Challenge

 

Alphabet Spell

Can you write a collection of sentences that have a word from every letter of the alphabet from the year 3 and 4 spelling list?

 

Here is a link to the list to help you? Write the words from the list in a different colour. Ask someone else in your house to test you on the, afterwards!

Reading

 

Summarise the storyline of a recent book you have read.

 

You could do this in the form of a story board or write out the synopsis (a fancy word for what happens in the story) in your writing book.

Punctuation

 

Define what each of these punctuations are and what their job is in a piece of writing.

 

.  ,  :  ?  !   ()  “

 

Create a poster for them with a drawing of the punctuation and your definition. You could even make them into funny characters.

Big Write

(This can be completely over several days)

 

Research some recent news articles that you may have heard about. Visit First News Happy News page to have a read of some if you aren’t aware of any.

 

Now is your chance to become your own newspaper editors and create your own newspaper. You will need a front page with an exciting story to hook your reader in. Inside your newspaper you might want to add news from your family, or things that have happened in your local community.

 

The First News newspapers we have in school also have fun puzzles and games to play so you could create your own versions of those too. A newspaper crossword puzzle is always fun to have a go at!

         

Year 4 Home Learning (15.6.2020-19.6.2020)

WEEK 3 - Topic Activities

 

 

Dear Parents /Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 2 - 8th-12th June 2020

If we were at school, we would have been researching our local area. Our history learning would be been creating a research project on an aspect of our local history of your child’s choosing. We would have been going on walks investigating what historical evidence we can find in the area surrounding school, if you can, when you are out on walks talk about what you find.

For maths this week, we will be revisiting one of the four operations to make sure our mental maths skills are maintained. Doing these activities and tasks on MyMaths along with practising on Times Table Rock Stars or playing games like Hit the Button on Topmarks will help with quick recall. Putting calculations into word problems will help provide challenge in having to retrieve the right information to solve their calculation.

As ever, there is no pressure to complete all the learning every day, I know you will all have commitments you are continuing to juggle. There has been brilliant engagement on MyMaths, it is nice to be able to give feedback on this and for your child to know that I see how well they are doing – the children have been doing fantastically! Remember, any learning can be shared with me on 2BuildAProfile but it is better if this isn’t extended pieces of writing as I only get a thumb nail sized picture and cannot read it unfortunately, photos of you creative activities or science experiments are brilliant to see!

Please keep safe and well. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Best wishes, Amy Neale

 

Week 2 - Topic Activities

Week 2 - Inference Skill Questions

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Don’t forget, there are lot of ways you can be practicing your writing, you might be writing a story or letters and postcards to family members. The activities below aren’t the only way you can putting pencil to paper (or typing on the computer).

 

C : Maths based activities

 

Please continue to visit your MyMaths account to see your maths learning for the day.

 

This time is a great opportunity to be embedding the ‘real life maths’ that we looked at over the past few weeks. Here are some ideas of what you could get up to:

 

Challenge yourself to tell the time and not ask a parent. Remember to try and use past and to when saying the time.

 

If you have a penny jar in your house, count how much is in there. Put the same coins into piles to help you.

 

Add up shopping lists and try and find the difference between food shops from previous weeks. Has the food shopping bill increased, if so, by how much? Look at the savings that were made on the receipt, how much would it have cost if your parents had to pay full price.

 

How much have you grown since you were last measured, can you work it out in millimetres, centimetres and metres. You will have to write some measurements as a decimal.

 

Weigh how much cardboard you recycle in grams and kilograms; can you beat it the next week?

 

 

 

 

 

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

PE Challenge

 

Try the ‘Teapot Challenge’. Search the internet for a video on how to do it.

 

Can you do 100 or even 1000 of a movement. For example, if you have a trampoline, challenge yourself to so 1000 bounces in one day or 100 skips with a skipping rope.

 

Spelling Activity

 

Get a big sheet of paper and draw a big scribble tangle like we did at school. Pick one of the words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and fill each section with that word over and over again.

 

This is one for the felt tips or colouring pencils, make it as colourful as you can!

Inference activity

 

Visit BBC Bitesize to watch this video to understand what inference is.

 

Spend 20 minutes reading your book and then answer the questions on the PDF below in your exercise book. You can either print it out or write the questions with your answers. You may want to talk this through with a grown up.

Book Review

 

Pick your favourite book of all time. This could be something you read when you were little, or one that was more recent.

 

Imagine you are a book publisher and you need to convince everyone to read this book. Write a review that will persuade me to buy it and read it.

 

 

 *** Activity to be completed over several days. ***

 

You are going to write a portal story. Where your character will be transported from one world into another – a bit like Harry Potter when it goes through the wall at platform 9 3/4!

 

  1. I want you to spend some time thinking about your character and the world they currently live in. It could even be you and your home if you would like. Draw what the character and what the world looks like. You can colour or paint this scene. Up to you.  
  2. Watch the video by Abi Elphinstone here. She will be challenging you to focus on the moment your character goes through the portal. I would be expecting lots of descriptive writing here.
  3. Storyboard and write what then what happens to your character in this new world you have created.

Dear Parents /Carers

TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

I hope you have had a restful half term break and managed to enjoy some of the extra time outside that we are now able to have.

You will notice that the grid has changed slightly and instead of the project that the children have been working on during term 5 I have included a menu of activities that would ordinarily be taught in the afternoon at school – it will be on the PDF underneath the grid. These won’t always be the same subject each week but aim to provide a balance of the curriculum for your child. Additionally, they are not compulsory, there are still many fantastic resources available that you may prefer to use and that is fine.

As a school we have worked hard over the last few weeks to on  planning, so whilst I may be in school teaching children from those year groups that have been able to return, the remote learning will continue to be provided to you every Friday. Anything that is shared with me on 2BuildAProfile or via email I will endeavour to reply to as soon as I am able.

As ever, the wellbeing of your child and your family is the most important thing and I do not expect the completion of the home learning to cause any stress, frustration or upset. You and your child can only do your best. Thank you again for your unwavering support.

Best wishes, Amy Neale

 

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Don’t forget, there are lot of ways you can be practicing your writing, you might be writing a story or letters and postcards to family members. The activities below aren’t the only way you can putting pencil to paper (or typing on the computer).

 

C : Maths based activities

 

Please continue to visit your MyMaths account to see your maths learning for the day.

 

This time is a great opportunity to be embedding the ‘real life maths’ that we looked at over the past few weeks. Here are some ideas of what you could get up to:

 

Challenge yourself to tell the time and not ask a parent. Remember to try and use past and to when saying the time.

 

If you have a penny jar in your house, count how much is in there. Put the same coins into piles to help you.

 

Add up shopping lists and try and find the difference between food shops from previous weeks. Has the food shopping bill increased, if so, by how much. Look at the savings that were made on the receipt, how much would it have cost if your parents had to pay full price.

 

How much have you grown since you were last measured, can you work it out in millimetres, centimetres and metres. You will have to write some measurements as a decimal.

 

Weigh how much cardboard you recycle in grams and kilograms; can you beat it the next week?

 

 

 

 

 

D : Topic Learning

 

Please see the below PDF that will give you a pick ‘n’ mix selection of activities that you can complete in place of what would have been your project time.

 

Useful Subject Links:

 

Dance

 

French

 

Music

 

PE Challenge

 

Find a football or tennis ball (or a balled-up pair of socks).

 

How long can you keep your ball in the air without it falling on the floor? How can you improve your technique to keep it up even longer?

 

If you have a sibling at home you can challenge them to a rally, is it easier or harder to try and keep the ball in the air?  

 

Pentecost

 

It was the feast of Pentecost at the weekend where God sent the Holy Spirit to Earth to guide the Disciples. If you have a bible at home you can read about it there, or research it on the internet.

 

Imagine you were at the feast, write your diary entry on what happened that day. How did you feel? What did you see?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete the Reading Lesson on Dindy and the Elephant on BBC Bitesize.

Visit Spelling Frame.

 

Select the Years 3 and 4 statutory lists (you may try year 5&6 if you want a challenge).

 

Choose a spelling rule to play.

 

Select ‘Spelling Tiles’ where you will have a choice of activities to play for that spelling rule.

As we are focussing on our local area now, I would like you to spend a few days researching, planning and writing a historical report something in our local history.

 

A few places to help you start your research: the sound mirrors on The Roughs in Hythe, the Martello towers that are spread across the coast line here or Walmer/Deal/Dover castle. Kent’s history is very rich and I’m sure you will find something fascinating to write your report on.

 

To help with the writing of your report watch this short video. When writing remember to:

  • Use the 3rd person. You can’t use ‘I think…’, for example.
  • Only write facts.
  • Use technical language, not descriptive language.
  • Write in paragraphs.

And just like Ben asked, “And do we want to know your opinion?”. No, we do not.

         

Term 6

Week 1 - Topic Activities

 

 

Dear Year 4 children, parents and carers,

Week 5 - 18th - 22nd May 2020

We have made it to the last week of term! I am in work this week with the children of key workers so I may not be available to call you during the usual session times, however if there is anything urgent you wish to discuss with me you can contact Mrs Knight on the usual school number and I will be able to call you back.

I have been hearing wonderful feedback about all the Amazon activities the children have been doing. I couldn’t wait to teach this topic in class as I knew it would be so interesting for us all so I’m glad the children have been enjoying it at home.

I’ve found something this week that may interest all the football lovers (of which I know there are many in year 4!): The Premier League have a brilliant home learning section with lots of great activities, you can visit it here. They are running an amazing poetry competition encouraging children to write a poem about ambition. They have an example poem written by Karl Nova, here are some of the lines in his poem that really stood out to me:

 

I saw many possibilities

I planned, thinking

I thought so big

I saw the future winking

Showing me what is possible

 

I’m sure the children have lots of dreams and hopes for post lock down, even if it is just a kick-about at play time their mates, that they could put into poem form.  If they do enter the competition, can you please email me their entry as I would love to read them too?

To stick with the message from all my other weekly updates – YOU ARE ALL DOING A GREAT JOB (children and adults). I can’t thank you enough for all your support in delivering the learning I have planned and if you have gone off piste and done your own thing, I salute that too! I have been hearing wonderful things about the skills children have had a chance to learn that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible in the rigours of ‘normal’ everyday life. As we go into the half term break, please enjoy the time away from the learning routine and I wish you a lovely and peaceful break.

Wishing you peace and good health.

Take care, Amy Neale

 

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Don’t forget, there are lot of ways you can be practicing your writing, you might be writing a story or letters and postcards to family members. The activities below aren’t the only way you can putting pencil to paper (or typing on the computer).

 

C : Maths based activities

 

Please continue to visit your MyMaths account to see your maths learning for the day.

 

There is one ‘activity’ that I have set away from MyMaths this week that should appear on your dashboard, but if you log on and there isn’t anything there, please follow these instructions:

 

Monday’s Activity

 

Create a survey to ask your family and friends (the more people you ask the better so don't forget to ask people that call/video call during the week). Your survey can be about anything: what is their favourite animal or flavour of ice cream; how they travel to work or what they think is the best pizza topping. Be careful what you ask so you don't end up with too many options.

 

Once you have all your answers - visit https://www.j2e.com/jit5#chart where you can make a bar chart on the computer, or you can make you own on paper.

 

What information can you find out from the bar chart? What is the most popular, what is the least popular? Are there any results that you weren't expecting?

 

 

D : Home Learning Project

 

Keep going with your projects – I’m hearing of so many great things that are being researched.

 

As you continue researching don’t forget about our internet safety rules. You must always make sure an adult knows you are going online and talk to them if you see or read anything you are unsure about.

 

Also remember that not everything you read on the internet will be a fact. It’s always good to make sure what you’re writing is a fact, ask an adult to help you check if you don’t know for sure.

 

I can’t wait to see what you have all been up to – they all sound wonderful so far!

Go on a virtual school trip to the Amazon Rainforest.

 

As you are taken on your trip you will be told about the four layers of the rainforest.

 

Once you have finished watching the video, draw the four layers of the amazon rainforest and then clearly label them. How many facts can you add about each section?

 

Diagram of the rainforest layers

 

Choose 15 spellings from the year 3 and year 4 spelling list.

 

Test yourself on them by doing Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.

 

How many did you get right? Practice any you didn’t get right like you would in your spelling journal and then test yourself again.  

Become a mini author.

 

Click here to find out about miniature books. One of the most famous authors in the world made a miniature book as her first one (can you find out who that is on the link?)!

 

Today’s activity is to have a go at making your own.

 

Follow the instructions on the website to make the book. What will yours be about? Will it be fiction or non-fiction?

If you’re a Strictly fan, you’ll definitely recognise the person helping you with this lesson.

 

Click here to listen to some poems by Allan Ahlberg and follow the activities on the page.

 

It would be lovely to see your final verses shared on 2BuildaProfile (a good close up).

Simon Mole, a modern poet who writes for children, can teach you in this video to write a poem in under 10 minutes. I love the one that he came up with!

 

What would your word be to begin with? I found it easier to use a noun for my word.

 

For an extra challenge, can you turn your poem into a rap? Simon will show you how, here.

 

 

 

 

 

Play Crystal Explorers on the BBC Bitesize website.

 

 

Week 4 - 12th-15th May 2020

As I write it is currently pouring with rain. I’m hoping that the sunshine makes a swift return as, I don’t know about you, it certainly helped me keep my spirits high.

As we are now on the other side of the May Bank Holiday and our VE Day celebrations, it’s been wonderful seeing the ways in which you have been able to mark this event whilst still staying home. Seeing what you are all up to really helps to foster the strong community that I love about St. Augustine’s – it is a wonderful place to be even when we are apart.

By now you should know that we have set up 2Simple accounts for each child so that you can share achievements from across the week with me. Mr McConnell has sent out via Ping how this system will work and what you can expect from me and any other class teachers that you’re connected with – please read that if you haven’t done so already.  Whilst there is no minimum expectation of what you must do, it will be lovely to celebrate the children and for them to get some positive feedback from me on all their hard work. I just need to figure out how to give out my WOWs!

As you will have seen in the newsletter that went out on Ping on Friday 1st May we have an extended bank holiday weekend for VE Day, so you can have a ‘day off’ on Monday. A lovely chance to have an extended break from the routine if you need to. However, if you find keeping to your routine because of other commitments beneficial, I have included the usual amount of activities so there is learning to access should you wish on Monday – remember though, there is no expectation that you do.

Please remember, my biggest wish for the children is that they keep smiling. When I call and I hear about the wonderful things they are doing and how they are getting on just shows how resilient and determined they all are. They are such superstars!! Thank-you parents for taking the time to chat to me about what you are up to – I want to reassure you all that you’re going a brilliant job and your support is so appreciated. I’d also like to extend a hand to those that are struggling with this situation, if you need any support please do get in touch. 

Wishing you peace and good health.

Take care, Amy Neale

A : Home Reading each day

 

Please do some form of reading for 20 minutes per day.

Other ways to ‘read’:

B : English based activities

 

Pick one of these activities each day to complete for your English learning.

 

Don’t forget, there are lot of ways you can be practicing your writing, you might be writing a story or letters and postcards to family members. The activities below aren’t the only way you can putting pencil to paper (or typing on the computer).

 

C : Maths based activities

 

Please continue to visit your MyMaths account to see your maths learning for the day.

 

There is one ‘activity’ that I have set away from MyMaths this week that should appear on your dashboard, but if you log on and there isn’t anything there, please follow these instructions:

 

MATHS ACTIVITY

 

Create a table with the headings, 1 hour, 1 minute and 1 second at the top.

 

What type of activities will you be able to do in each of these times? Think of ten activities to go in each one. Will running a marathon go in the 1 second column? Does it take 1 hour to blink?

 

Once you have finished, look at the 1-minute activities you have written down. You will need to prove these can be done in one minute. Will you have to cross some off because they take a lot less or a lot more?

 

You will need a stop watch or a timer to help you know when 1 minute is up!

 

HAVE FUN!

D : Home Learning Project

 

By now, you may have found that you’ve run out of things to do for your chosen project. It is okay for you to start a new one.

 

You may have found out something in researching for your first one that you want to explore further.

 

You could also use this project time to learn how to do something, or practice at getting better at something. Perhaps you learn an instrument and want to be able to play a certain song. Or maybe you are working on a craft project like a cross stitch or a painting that is taking you a long time.

 

It would be wonderful to see these things displayed when we are back together and to be able to talk about all the things you have learnt and discovered. Funny face with no fill

Watch this read-aloud of The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.

 

In this story we find out about many of the creatures that live in the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Write a book review about this book, explaining why The Great Kapok Tree is a good book to learn about the Amazon Rainforest.

 

How many stars would you give it I wonder?

Have a look at the deforestation factsheet below and watch the deforestation time lapse.

 

Can you write a convincing letter to the loggers to get them to stop their work?

 

You may want to carry out your own research into deforestation to help your letter as persuasive as possible.

 

 

You’re on a walk at the beach and you find a bottle with a message in it.

 

You read the letter and find that it’s from a child who lives in the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Recreate the letter you have discovered.

 

Where might they come from? Why have they written the letter?

 

There are lots of words with silent letters in them, such as knife or island.

 

Make a list of as many silent letter words you can think of.

 

Can you make some silly sentences using them? How many silent letter words can you get into one sentence I wonder?

Pick 10 of the year 3 and 4 spellings and make your own word search for them.

 

Can you make your word search a different shape to a normal square? I’ve even seen ones in the shape of a fish!

 

 

Create a SPaG quiz for your parents or someone you could video call.

 

Here are a couple of starter questions:

 

When should you use there, their and they’re?

 

What is the name of the punctuation that is used to create suspense in a story?

 

Here are some photos of the effects of deforestation:

Week 4   - Deforestation

 

Monday 4thMay 2020

Dear Year 4 children, parents and carers, 

It’s been so lovely speaking to so many of you and hearing about how the children are getting on. So many wonderful ideas for projects, from planets to worms – I can really see all the personalities coming out in what has been chosen! 

How are you all getting on with your reading? I have just started reading Onjali Q Rauf’s (author of Boy at the Back of the Classroom) next book, The Star Outside my Window. If you’re after a new book to read it would be a great one to read next and we can compare what we think of it when we are all back together again. Other books you might like are: Rumble StarThe Alex Rider Seriesor the classic The Secret Garden(which has a film coming out soon). 

If we were in school we would be learning about the Amazon Rainforest at the moment, so some of the English activities have been based around that. I have tried to make these less reliant on a computer, but children could watch Deadly 60: The Amazon Rainforeston BBC iPlayer to gather some facts to help them with their writing. It might buy you 30 minutes peace and quiet. 

It is the 75thAnniversary of VE Day on Friday 8thMay 2020. Had we been at school I’m sure we would have had a fantastic celebration to mark the day. Just because we are still in a lockdown and social distancing from those around us doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it in our own way. 

Here are some ideas of what you could get up to with your family: 

  • Prepare yourself a yummy picnic with some wartime favourites. Enjoy it either inside or out depending on what space you have available to you. Pop on some War Time Music to create a 1940s atmosphere.
  • Research what happened on VE Day and create your own newspaper front cover or a poster commemorating what happened. 
  • Learn how to Jive. There are lots of lessons here.
  • If you’re allowed to stay up until 9pm the Royal British Legion is organising a national rendition of ‘We’ll meet again’. Visit herefor more details. The BBC will be airing this live from around the country. 

I’m sure as we get nearer to the day there will be more things advertised on social media. In whatever way you choose, I hope you are able to remember those that gave so much for us in the World War Two. 

As always, I am here should you need any support with your child’s learning.

I am missing you all very much and hoping we will all be together again soon. 

Wishing you peace and good health. 

Take care, Amy Neale 

 

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