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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

As you know, from Friday 20th March school will be closed for a while and because of that we will be asking you to continue your learning at home. We understand that this must seem strange, but we have created a timetable to help you structure your day and help you to carry on making progress while you're at home.  It's really easy - just grab the work books that we sent home and make yourselves comfortable. Each day, we will upload a different Maths and English activity for you to complete.  There is also a ‘Pick and Mix’ document of activities based on our current topics for you to choose from in the afternoon sessions. Some of these tasks may take one afternoon, others may take longer.  We hope that you find them fun and enjoyable and we also hope to see you all again soon.

 

Mr Stanfield

Daily Activities

 

As mentioned, each day I will be posting a short Maths and English activity on this page. It will appear below and will be updated daily alongside the date, so please scroll down to find the work I would like you to do each day. I will also be updating Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars so feel free to login and play away! In addition to the daily activities, I have made a list of websites that are all free to use and lots of fun! There are plenty of games to keep you busy and support your learning!

 

UPDATE: I am now going to begin to upload all of the lessons for each week on a Monday. They will be structured and displayed in the same way but you will have to scroll down to find the correct date for each day to make sure you do the right lessons! Be careful and try to stick to the right lessons each day otherwise you may become confused. This will give you and your parents/carers the opportunity to plan ahead and see what lessons you will be doing and the learning journey that we will be going on that week. I hope this proves helpful! Thanks and carry on all of the great work Year 4! I am missing you all!

 

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 5/6/20

Hi Year 4, well done on getting to Friday! I hope you have once again enjoyed the lessons this week and I just wanted to thank you again for all of the hard work you are doing at home. I know it isn’t easy – especially with the weather being so good! But hopefully you have persevered and got through it, trying your best each day. Just a few more lessons to do before the weekend so get going and enjoy!

  

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

If you have been missing French with Madame Hughes then here is a link to a French lesson on bbc bitesize. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7vrqt

 

Here is a really cool art lesson all about using your pencil to make interesting textures. -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/drawing-skills-how-can-we-use-texture-to-make-our-drawings-more-interesting-year-4-wk5-5

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-22nd-may-all-wk5-5

 

I really want you to check out this section of the Oak National Academy this week. It is called the Oak Activity Club and there is so much to explore and learn! There really is something for everyone here! My advice would be to explore it in the afternoon each day and find something you would like to do. Once you finish your Maths and English, you can have a go at one of the sessions. Enjoy! -  https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

 

English

10 mins listening warm up: 

If you haven’t finished your book yet then please take time today to finish it. If you have more than 10-15 minutes then you might want to do it after your work is finished for today. If you have chosen a story that is many hours in length then perhaps you might spend a little time each day over the next few weeks listening to it and enjoying it. Or listen to it all in one go!    - https://stories.audible.com/discovery 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

You have been working towards it all week and you are finally ready to write! I hope you have a blast writing all about your own imaginary creature! I can’t wait to read them – please have a go at drawing pictures of them too!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-write-a-non-chronological-report-year-4-wk5-5

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

You have spellings to practise for next week but as usual, today’s practise is optional -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Another scales reading game for you to try! This time you are working in a post office! - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=2679

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

In the final lesson of the week, you will be putting together all of the skills from the past 4 sessions to help identify key facts within word problems. You will take these key pieces of information, identify the problem and work out ways to calculate the answer. You will be looking at money, time and length problems and skilfully solving them!

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-mixed-measure-problems-year-4-wk5-5 

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 4/6/20

Hi Year 4, please continue with all of the hard work you have been doing and carry on sending me your work via purple mash. As usual, I will endeavour to reply to you as soon as I am able! I hope you enjoy your lessons today - do your best!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is a Science lesson on Food Chains – can you remember everything we learned about them back in the Autumn term? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnny9q 

 

Here is another RE lesson on Islam. In this lesson about what Muslims believe. -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-do-muslims-believe-year-4-wk5-4

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-21st-may-all-wk5-4

 

I really want you to check out this section of the Oak National Academy this week. It is called the Oak Activity Club and there is so much to explore and learn! There really is something for everyone here! My advice would be to explore it in the afternoon each day and find something you would like to do. Once you finish your Maths and English, you can have a go at one of the sessions. Enjoy! -  https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

 

English

10 mins listening warm up: 

I want you to carry on listening to your book as a little warm up. Again, just listen for about 10 minutes and then stop, although you don’t have to be strict with this – a few extra minutes is okay! - https://stories.audible.com/discovery 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today's lesson, you will be looking at conjunctions within a non-chronological report and working on how you can make your writing flow better and become easier to read.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-spag-focus-year-4-wk5-4

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

It is test day today so please ask someone to test you on this week’s spellings! -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Being able to read scales is an important life skill that can help you with all sorts of everyday tasks. Many of you may have had the opportunity to bake something over the past few months and I am sure you will have had to measure out ingredients and read the scales carefully. This is a game which tests out your ability to read different scales. It starts easy on level 1 but goes right up to level 6! Can you reach the top? - https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Reading_Scales/Default.asp?Level=1

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, you will learn about problem solving when working with lengths. We will compare and match measurements and their equivalents, converting back and forth. You will be using formal and informal ways of recording mathematical thinking and use these ideas to help us solve mathematical length problems.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-length-flag-pole-year-4-wk5-4

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 3/6/20

Hi Year 4, please continue with all of the hard work you have been doing and carry on sending me your work via purple mash. As usual, I will endeavour to reply to you as soon as I am able! I hope you enjoy your lessons today - do your best!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is another Science lesson on light. In this lesson, you get a chance to create your own rainbow by refracting light! -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/where-do-different-colours-come-from-year-4-wk5-3

 

There is also a Geography lesson on weather and climate which I thought might interest some of you. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbwckmn

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-20th-may-all-wk5-3

 

I really want you to check out this section of the Oak National Academy this week. It is called the Oak Activity Club and there is so much to explore and learn! There really is something for everyone here! My advice would be to explore it in the afternoon each day and find something you would like to do. Once you finish your Maths and English, you can have a go at one of the sessions. Enjoy! -  https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

 

English

10 mins listening warm up: 

I want you to carry on listening to your book as a little warm up. Again, just listen for about 10 minutes and then stop, although you don’t have to be strict with this – a few extra minutes is okay! - https://stories.audible.com/discovery 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today's lesson, you are looking at the features of a non-chronological text. As we have done a few of these, I expect you all to know the features of this type of text really well. So, if you are feeling confident after doing the short quiz at the beginning, then just jump straight into the activities – you don’t need to watch the teaching video. Obviously if you aren’t feeling as confident then I would encourage you to watch the teaching video first.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk5-3

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

You have spellings to practise for Thursday! Please just spend 10 minutes practising them once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

A fun game to test your ability to tell the time. - https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game4.htm

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

In this lesson, you will continue to learn about calculating with money. You will be adding amounts of money and keeping a running total, whilst working within a given set of parameters. You will continue to tabulate your results and work out combinations of money that will meet specific targets. We will also deepen the pattern spotting within our findings. We will work systematically to keep an organised approach.

 

Here is the link to the lesson -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-souvenirs-year-4-wk5-3

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 2/6/20

Hi Year 4, please continue with all of the hard work you have been doing and carry on sending me your work via purple mash. As usual, I will endeavour to reply to you as soon as I am able! I hope you enjoy your lessons today - do your best!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is another Spanish lesson. In this lesson you will learn how to say how you feel in Spanish -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-year-4-wk5-2

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-19th-may-all-wk5-2

 

I really want you to check out this section of the Oak National Academy this week. It is called the Oak Activity Club and there is so much to explore and learn! There really is something for everyone here! My advice would be to explore it in the afternoon each day and find something you would like to do. Once you finish your Maths and English, you can have a go at one of the sessions. Enjoy! -  https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

 

English

10 mins listening warm up: 

The link will take you to the audible website where you can have a browse for a book to listen to. I want you to spend the time choosing your book and then having a short listen for no more than about 10 minutes. I want you to listen to a little bit each day this week for your warm up. - https://stories.audible.com/discovery 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today's lesson, you will be exploring the structure of a non-chronological report to prepare you for Friday's lesson.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-reading-comprehension-structure-year-4-wk5-2

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

You have spellings to practise for Thursday! Please just spend 10 minutes practising them once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Another set of games on time. I have to say I really enjoyed doing these and some of the characters you meet along the way are very funny! Can you complete all of the activities to unlock the treasure?  - http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3usa/flash/index.html?goLesson=13

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

You will be carrying on with your work on measure and there is quite a lot of variety this week - as you can measure a great many different things. In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating with money. You will be adding amounts of money and keeping a running total, whilst aiming for a target price. You will be learning to tabulate your results and work out combinations of money that will meet specific targets. You will also touch on ways of spotting patterns within your findings. You will work systematically to keep an organised approach.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-buying-fruit-year-4-wk5-2

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 1/6/20

Hi Year 4, welcome back to our final half term of the year! I am very sad that I am still not able to teach you all and it is very frustrating that you can't come back into school like normal. But you have done so well thus far so I am sure you can keep it up for a little while longer - especially when the weather is as good as it is! We are going to carry on with the Oak National Academy lessons, at least for a few weeks, as they still follow along with my own plans for you at this time in the year and they are just brilliantly planned and taught! As usual, I will try to post the links to a variety of extra lessons below so please feel free to have a go at one or all of them after your Maths and English.

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is a cool History lesson from BBC Bitesize all about what it was like to live in the Iron Age. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrv4dty

 

I also have a lesson about Islam and how it began, a mixture of history and RE. -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/how-did-the-religion-of-islam-begin-year-4-wk5-1

 

I want to continue to encourage you to exercise at your own pace each day and what better way to get that daily exercise than with PE with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-18th-may-all-wk5-1

 

I really want you to check out this section of the Oak National Academy this week. It is called the Oak Activity Club and there is so much to explore and learn! There really is something for everyone here! My advice would be to explore it in the afternoon each day and find something you would like to do. Once you finish your Maths and English, you can have a go at one of the sessions. Enjoy! -  https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

 

English

10 mins poetry warm up: 

The link will take you to a web page inviting you to read a poem by Lewis Carroll called 'The Mock Turtle's Song'. If you scroll down it has a short introduction - read this before you click the link which reads 'Read poem'. Read the poem, thinking about what you were asked to do in the introduction and just enjoy it!-  https://mailchi.mp/poetrybyheart/poem-of-the-week-the-mock-turtles-song-lewis-carroll

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week in English you are going to write a non-chronological report. Earlier in the year, we wrote a non-chronological report on an animal of your choosing. We had plenty of brilliant reports on all sorts of animals and I was really impressed with the detail you were able to include. This week you are going to write one about a mythical or fictional animal - one which you have personally created! I am really excited for you as this gives you the chance to have lots of fun with the vocabulary that you use - let your imagination run wild! We will need to build up to this lesson, however, and so today's lesson you will be exploring the meaning of words using a non-chronological report.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk5-1

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

You have spellings to practise for Thursday! Please just spend 10 minutes practising them once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Some fun games on time. Always a tricky subject to master!  - http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/13/m3_13_00_x.swf

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

You will be carrying on with your work on measure and there is quite a lot of variety this week - as you can measure a great many different things. In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating with weight. You will be adding amounts of weight, keeping a running total and trying to find combinations to fit a criteria. You will be learning to tabulate your results and work out multiple possibilities. We will be working with g and Kg.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-weight-two-point-seven-year-4-wk5-1

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table​​

 

Daily Learning Challenges 22/5/20

Hi Year 4, and welcome to Friday. It is a day like no other. A day to get excited about. The last day of work before the weekend where you can chill out and relax. And this Friday is particularly exciting because you have been building up to two brilliant lessons all week in your Maths and English. And today is the day you get to do them! Be prepared for a good balance of fun and challenge. Enjoy and have a lovely weekend.

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is another fun Art lesson. This one is on using different textures to create a piece of art. - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-4-wk4-5

 

If you have been missing Music, here is a lesson from bbc bitesize on Dynamics! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6bpf4j

 

I also have a lesson on Computing from bbc bitesize and this one is all about the internet and search engines. Very interesting stuff! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbk6pg8

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-15th-may-all-wk4-5

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

A little warm up on conjunctions. You have to choose the best conjunction to join the sentences together so that they make sense. It is more fun than it sounds trust me! There are bubbles!-  http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4047

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

The day is finally here! You have been working your socks off this week to get ready to do a persuasive piece of writing. And now the big reveal...you are going to write a persuasive RAP! I am very excited for you all. Enjoy! I would encourage you to perform it for others too - maybe even video call someone and brighten their day!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-write-a-persuasive-rap-year-4-wk4-5

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

You do have some new spellings so feel free to log in and practise but it is optional today. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Your game today is all about calendars - can you read them? - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/261

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

In today's lesson, you will be putting together all of the skills from the past 4 sessions to help identify key facts within word problems. You will take these key pieces of information, identify the problem and work out ways to calculate the answer. You will be looking at money, time and length problems and skilfully solving them! Oh I do love a good problem to solve!

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-mixed-measure-problems-year-4-wk4-5

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table​​

 

Daily Learning Challenges 21/5/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you enjoyed the fantastic weather we had yesterday. It was extremely warm and sunny and I certainly made sure that I had my factor 50 on! Whether you stayed in at home in the shade or whether you were outside running about (or chilling out) in the sunshine, I hope you were safe and that you had a lovely time. Read on for what I would like you to do for today's lessons.

 

NOTE: I have been made aware that some of the warm up games/activities aren't all tablet/iPad friendly. If you are using one of these and you can't access it, please don't worry. You can just move on to the main activity.

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is the third History lesson on the Spanish Armada. - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/the-spanish-armada-lesson-3-year-4-wk4-4

 

If you have been missing Science, here is a lesson from bbc bitesize on friction! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6xckmn

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-14th-may-all-wk4-4

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Have a go at practising some of the Year 3/4 common exception words. Make sure you choose 3 & 4 when you click on the link and you will then get the right spellings. -  http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week you will be building up to a very fun piece of persuasive writing. I won't tell you what it is yet but it will be really fun! Today's lesson will have a Grammar focus and you will be looking at identifying and using imperative and modal verbs. Don't worry if you feel unsure about what these are. You will have heard of them before and I am sure you will understand what they are quite quickly. Of course, you will be using modal and imperative verbs in your piece of writing tomorrow so this is again, an important part of the learning process as we build up to the final lesson tomorrow.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-spag-focus-imperative-and-modal-verbs-year-4-wk4-4

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

It is test day! So please make sure you ask someone to test you on your spellings. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. Apparently, this game is for ages 10 -11 and so I am assuming it is going to be very tricky. However, I know that my class like a challenge so have a go and see how you get on. If it is too hard, don't worry about it, just stop and move on to the main activity. - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4150

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week but this time you will be looking at areas within measure that we haven't looked at in school this year. However, you have studied them before in previous years so it won't be brand new. Make sure you pay close attention and I think you will really enjoy the lessons this week. Today, you will be learning about calculating using various amounts of money, using knowledge of money to tackle a problem and then using trial and error to collect ideas. You will be using addition and subtraction and also keeping a running total. You will be using a set of given criteria to work towards a solution to a problem.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-coin-purse-challenge-year-4-wk4-4

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table​​

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 20/5/20

Hi Year 4, 

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

 - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

Here is another Science lesson. This one is especially interesting - learn about how we see light! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/how-do-we-see-light-year-4-wk4-3

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-13th-may-all-wk4-3

 

English

10 mins listening activity: 

A selection of Aesop's famous Tales. The link will take you to a page full of stories. I just want you to choose one and listen to it. Afterwards, feel free to get on with your English lesson or pause and write a few notes about what you learned from the story. Or just have a chat about it. - http://read.gov/aesop/001.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week you will be building up to a very fun piece of persuasive writing. I won't tell you what it is yet but it will be really fun! Today's lesson focuses on the features of a persuasive text. I always talk about the importance of these lessons and this one will be no different. It is always useful to remind yourself of what features are needed in a particular piece of writing before you do it.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk4-3

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please log in to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week. This is your final chance before the test tomorrow. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. In this game, you need to park the car using the coordinates given. The grid has four quadrants though so you will need to take your time and really think about it. You may find it quite challenging but I know you are all brilliant with your coordinates!  - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4770 

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week but this time you will be looking at areas within measure that we haven't looked at in school this year. However, you have studied them before in previous years so it won't be brand new. Make sure you pay close attention and I think you will really enjoy the lessons this week. Today, you will learn about problem solving when working with lengths. We will compare and match measurements and their equivalents. You will be using formal and informal ways of recording mathematical thinking and use these ideas to help us solve mathematical length problems.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-length-ribbon-riddle-year-4-wk4-3

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 20/5/20

Hi Year 4, we have now been in lockdown for over 2 months! That is a long time to be learning and working from home. I don't know about you but I have had some days when I feel sad about everything that has happened and lockdown really gets to me. I want to go and do things! I want to go and see my family and my friends. I want to teach you all again just like it was before. This isn't easy and it is okay to have those feelings and have those days when you feel a bit rubbish. It is okay to have a day when you don't have much motivation to do anything.

 

However, I won't let this lockdown beat me. I won't allow it to steal away my time and my passion for learning new things and being productive. I know that you will be trying to do the same. We have to do our best to keep our minds and our bodies active, to keep working hard and really achieve something each week, whether that is baking a cake, writing a poem or beating a high score in a game. Most importantly, I want you to try your best to stay positive and keep going!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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Here is another Science lesson. This one is especially interesting - learn about how we see light! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/how-do-we-see-light-year-4-wk4-3

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-13th-may-all-wk4-3

 

English

10 mins listening activity: 

A selection of Aesop's famous Tales. The link will take you to a page full of stories. I just want you to choose one and listen to it. Afterwards, feel free to get on with your English lesson or pause and write a few notes about what you learned from the story. Or just have a chat about it. - http://read.gov/aesop/001.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week you will be building up to a very fun piece of persuasive writing. I won't tell you what it is yet but it will be really fun! Today's lesson focuses on the features of a persuasive text. I always talk about the importance of these lessons and this one will be no different. It is always useful to remind yourself of what features are needed in a particular piece of writing before you do it.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk4-3

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please log in to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week. This is your final chance before the test tomorrow. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. In this game, you need to park the car using the coordinates given. The grid has four quadrants though so you will need to take your time and really think about it. You may find it quite challenging but I know you are all brilliant with your coordinates!  - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4770 

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week but this time you will be looking at areas within measure that we haven't looked at in school this year. However, you have studied them before in previous years so it won't be brand new. Make sure you pay close attention and I think you will really enjoy the lessons this week. Today, you will learn about problem solving when working with lengths. We will compare and match measurements and their equivalents. You will be using formal and informal ways of recording mathematical thinking and use these ideas to help us solve mathematical length problems.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-length-ribbon-riddle-year-4-wk4-3

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 19/5/20

Hi Year 4, I have more exciting lessons for you today so get going as soon as you can! I see that some of you have also noticed that I have added in a few more 2do activities on purple mash. I tried to add in a mixture of different subjects too so there is an English one, a Maths one, a Geography one and they all involve a bit of art and design too! Remember, the most important thing for you to do each day is still the English and Maths that I am setting you on this class page and the activities on purple mash are an extra bit of fun!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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Here is another Spanish lesson. This time, you can learn how to say the date in Spanish! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/how-to-say-the-date-in-spanish-year-4-wk4-2

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-12th-may-all-wk4-2

 

English

10 mins poetry warm up: 

Another game to do with poetry but this one is essentially a game of riddles! You just have to work out what each poem is about. - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4027

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week you will be building up to a very fun piece of persuasive writing. I won't tell you what it is yet but it will be really fun! Today's lesson will be another reading comprehension and it will focus on your ability to summarise the information from a text.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-summary-year-4-wk4-2

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please log in to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. In this game, you are an archaeologist trying to use coordinates to choose the right places to dig for dinosaurs! - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3665

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week but this time you will be looking at areas within measure that we haven't looked at in school this year. However, you have studied them before in previous years so it won't be brand new. Make sure you pay close attention and I think you will really enjoy the lessons this week. Today, you will be learning about calculating using various amounts of money. You will be using addition and subtraction and also keeping a running total. You will learn to work methodically and logically. You will be calculating using pounds and pence and then using this knowledge to investigate mathematical problems.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-the-price-of-stamps-year-4-wk4-2

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 18/5/20

Hi Year 4, what a week of learning I have for you! There are so many fun, challenging and exciting lessons ahead and it is all to look forward to. Make sure you check the website every day so you don't miss out! Enjoy!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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Here is another art and design lesson. This one is about using your imagination to create art and it involves painting, collage and printmaking. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjgj7nb

 

Here is another History lesson on the Spanish Armada.

 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/the-spanish-armada-lesson-2-year-4-wk4-1

 

It is Monday and that means another assembly! This week, please click on Assembly Week 3 which is about Discovery. - https://www.thenational.academy/assembly

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/pe/pe-with-joe-monday-11th-may

 

English

10 mins poetry warm up: 

A little game to practise your poetry. Make a poem about a shark! - https://education.abc.net.au/res/i/g.php?url=collection/rhymes/?animal=shark

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week you will be building up to a very fun piece of persuasive writing. I won't tell you what it is yet but it will be really fun! Today's lesson will be a reading comprehension and it will focus on your ability to retrieve facts from a text. This lesson will still help you with your final piece on Friday though so it is an important one to start with.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk4-1

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please log in to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week. Even just one game is better than not practising at all! -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. This one involves helping out Plotter the Penguin. I assume because he likes to 'plot' coordinates...have fun! - https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Plotter-the-Penguin/

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week but this time you will be looking at areas within measure that we haven't looked at in school this year. However, you have studied them before in previous years so it won't be brand new. Make sure you pay close attention and I think you will really enjoy the lessons this week. Today, you will be learning about calculating with time. You will be adding amounts of time and keeping a running total. You will be learning to tabulate our results and work out missing values. You will be calculating using hours, minutes and seconds and then using this knowledge to investigate mathematical problems.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-time-marathon-training-year-4-wk4-1

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 15/5/20

Hi Year 4, it is Friday again! Well done on getting through another week of lockdown and another week of lessons at home. Every lesson you are able to do at home is a great achievement and getting through a whole week is amazing, never mind 2 months! So pat yourselves on the back, work hard today and enjoy the culmination of all your hard work this week as you get to put it together for your Maths and English. Then you can have a go at some History and maybe a few other lessons if you fancy it and relax for the weekend.

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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I have been asked by a few of you for some more art and design lessons so here is one from bbc bitesize all about designing 3D models and it includes a few activities you can maybe try at home. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bnf4j

 

If you would like another Music lesson, then here is one on how to sing a major scale. I know we have lots of fantastic singers in Year 4!

 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/sing-a-major-scale-year-4-wk3-5

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-8th-may-all-wk3-5

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Another game to test your reading and listening skills, again using Non-Fiction texts. - https://pbskids.org/molly/games/dogsled

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Well you have worked hard all week in the build up to writing a newspaper report and it has finally arrived! Time to put it all into practise and apply what you have been learning. 

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-write-a-news-report-year-4-wk3-5

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

I have added your new spellings for next week so feel free to log in and check them out. If you want a break from spellings today then that is also fine. You can pick it up next week. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. Here is a new one for you to try based on maps of the rainforest. - http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L350/index.html

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week with a little bit of revision based on a few areas we covered a few months ago. You will hopefully be very confident with this after this week! In this lesson, you will learn how to apply the skills you have developed so far. You will use these skills to identify key information in word problems and then calculate the correct answers for each. You will learn how to show the answers in more than one way, another skill that will test your mathematical ability.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-solving-measures-problems-year-4-wk3-5

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 14/5/20

Hi Year 4, please carry on with your lessons today and make sure you are also finding activities, games and jobs that excite you, interest you and relax you. My wife for example, gets excited when the house is clean, tidy and organised - it also helps her to relax. Me on the other hand, well I could quite happily sit and watch movies all day! What I am trying to say is that it is important to identify activities that you enjoy and then plan to do them as rewards for getting all of your work complete. Having something to look forward to each day helps during times such as these.

 

I also wanted to share a brilliant poem written by one of our own - Joseph Lloyd. He has given me his permission to share it with you all. His poem put things into perspective for me. Yes, nobody wants to be in lockdown, however, things could be a lot worse and most of us are very lucky with everything we have to keep us occupied, happy and safe, whether that is people to care for us, good meals each day or a TV, tablet or book to help us relax. I hope you will find it encouraging and that it will inspire you with your own work.

 

Lockdown, we're on lockdown,

Most days I'm on my bike.

Lockdown, we're on lockdown,

I've watched movies that I like.

 

Lockdown, we're on lockdown

We play football, Mum's the ref.

Lockdown, we're on lockdown

I've become a chef.

 

Lockdown, we're on lockdown,

You might think boredom is rife.

Lockdown, we're on lockdown,

But I've still got a lucky life.

 

By Joseph Lloyd

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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If you have missed doing Science, here is a lesson from bbc bitesize on vertebrates and invertebrates.- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr4kd6f

 

If you would like another history lesson, then here is a good one on the Spanish Armada.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/the-spanish-armada-lesson-1-year-4-wk3-4

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-7th-may-all-wk3-4

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

This game is based purely on Non-Fiction and you have to choose the right details for different types of text.  - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4026

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are going to carry on studying newspaper reports today. Today the lesson has a grammar focus. You will be looking at how to use inverted commas. This is an important lesson for this week as this type of punctuation is used in most newspaper reports as you often speak to a witness - someone who was there at the scene.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-spag-focus-inverted-commas-year-4-wk3-4

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Well, today is test day! I hope you have been practising. As usual, ask somebody to test you and if you can't do that, just play a game on the hard or extreme difficulty on spelling shed. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

I thought I would add in some games on coordinates and maps. The challenge in this one is to get 20 correct in a row! You can also make it harder by adding more quadrants to the grid. - http://www.teacherled.com/2015/05/05/show-the-coordinate/

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week with a little bit of revision based on a few areas we covered a few months ago. You will hopefully be very confident with this after this week! In this lesson, you will learn more about different units of measure for weight and capacity, something we looked at very briefly at school before lockdown began. Today, you will compare each type of unit of measure and consider which measurements are most suitable for measuring different things. You will convert between measures and apply your previous knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-capacity-and-mass-year-4-wk3-4

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 13/5/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you are having a good week so far. I am planning on adding a few more 2DO activities to purplemash this week so keep your eyes peeled and log in to check up on it. Obviously there are lots of different activities and games on purplemash that you can freely access without me setting them for you so if there are things you want to try out then please have a go!

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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If you have missed doing Geography, here is a lesson from bbc bitesize on latitude and longtitude. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkm2xyc

 

An interesting Science lesson on refraction. Have fun carrying out a simple investigation too!

 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-refraction-and-how-can-we-use-it-year-4-wk3-3

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-6th-may-all-wk3-3

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Another fun game on deduction. Can you use your skills of deduction to make journeys on a map?  - http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4025

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are going to carry on studying newspaper reports today. Today is our all important lesson on features. Hopefully most of you will remember most of the features to do with a newspaper report but if you don't this lesson will remind you.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk3-3

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Keep practising those spellings! The test is tomorrow! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Another interesting game on angles.  http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4772

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week with a little bit of revision based on a few areas we covered a few months ago. You will hopefully be very confident with this after this week! In this lesson, you will look more closely at the relationship between centimetres (cm), and metres (m) so slightly different than yesterday. You will develop strategies to convert from one measurement to the other and back again. You will also consider different ways of representing the same measurements.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-converting-between-cm-and-m-year-4-wk3-3

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 12/5/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you were able to have a go at yesterday's lessons. I just wanted to make my expectations clear again. Each day I expect you to have a go at all of the English and Maths activities that I set and I know that all of you are capable of at least having a go at it, if not completing everything to a high standard. I also expect you to choose one of the Pick and Mix activities for our current history topic which is now the Ancient Egyptians. I expect that some of these activities may take you a day or two to complete fully though. All of the extra lessons that I add (Science, Music, PE etc) are optional and it is your choice whether you try them out or not. However, I would encourage you to have a look at them as even watching a short video or having a go at one of the activities may provide you with some new knowledge or spark a new interest.

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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If you are enjoying the history pick and mix activities and want more, then here is ANOTHER interesting lesson on Stonehenge from bbc bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn2c92p

 

Another fun Spanish lesson. If you have had a go at the other lessons then this will help you make even more progress!

 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-year-4-wk3-2

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-5th-may-all-wk3-2

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

A spooky literacy game about finding information. A similar game to the one you did yesterday. You are the saboteur and you need to use all your information finding skills to escape from the tower undetected. Are you up to the challenge?  - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=reading03

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are going to carry on studying newspaper reports today. You will be focusing on another important reading skill - inference. This is the ability to use what you read to help you work things out. It is a bit like detective work.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-inference-year-4-wk3-2

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Keep practising those spellings!   https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Protect Earth from the aliens! A fun game using your knowledge of angles. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/470/Angle-Alien-Attack

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week with a little bit of revision based on a few areas we covered a few months ago. In this lesson, you will look more closely at the relationship between millimetres (mm), and centimetres (cm). You will develop strategies to convert from one measurement to the other and back again. You will also consider different ways of representing the same measurements.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-converting-between-mm-and-cm-year-4-wk3-2

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 11/5/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you had a great weekend and a lovely bank holiday. The sun was scorching! I had to be careful to not be outside too much or my Irish skin would have burnt to a crisp! This week it is supposed to be a little colder but hopefully still dry so you can get outside to exercise and go for a stroll!

 

We are going to be carrying on with the National Academy lessons for two reasons. Firstly, the feedback I have received from some of you has been good and you seem to be able to access and enjoy it. And secondly, the lessons fit nicely with what I had planned for this part of the term anyway so it works well. We are going to be doing a little revision this week, looking at measures in Maths and a news paper report in English. All this means is that if you have a great memory, then you can really push yourself to work to a high quality as you remember how to do it and you understand the content. If you have forgotten or were not 100% sure the first time I taught it, then it is a good opportunity to have another go at it.

 

As always, please feel free to send me any questions, comments or work that you have done via purple mash.

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If you are enjoying the history pick and mix activities and want more, then here is an interesting lesson on Stonehenge from bbc bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv67mfr

 

If you have been missing your weekly dose of Music, here is an exciting lesson on pulse and rhythm! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh7hnrd

 

It is Monday and that means another assembly! This week, please click on Assembly Week 2 which is about Wellbeing - https://www.thenational.academy/assembly

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-and-rosie-4th-may-all-wk3-1

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Play a deductive reasoning game and try to escape from the tower! You need to read the passage of the book and see what you can find out from it first.  - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=reading01

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week you are going to be studying news paper reports. Earlier in the year we wrote a news paper report about the Wolves in the Walls story but it is always good to revisit different types of texts and see if you can improve on your previous piece. My plan for the summer term was to do another news paper report anyway so it works out well! In your first lesson, you will be trying to retrieve facts from a text. This one will be testing your reading skills.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk3-1

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

If you log in to spelling shed today you will find some new spellings for you to practise. Try to practise once a day to get yourself ready for the test on Thursday.   https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Another fun symmetry game! Enjoy! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-sorting

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with measure this week with a little bit of revision based on a few areas we covered a few months ago. In this lesson, you will learn about different units of measure for weight, length and capacity. You will compare each type of unit of measure and consider which measurements are most suitable for measuring different things. You will discuss how different sized measures are needed for a wide variety of things and make comparisons.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-choosing-appropriate-measures-year-4-wk3-1

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 7/5/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you have been enjoying the lessons this week and you feel like you are improving and progressing with your learning despite not being at school. Tomorrow is a bank holiday. Usually we have one on a Monday this time of year but this year it has been moved to a Friday for a special reason. Tomorrow is a bank holiday because it commemorates (we officially remember and pay our respects to...) the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. It was on this day, May 8th 1945, 75 years ago that the war in Europe was officially over and the fighting stopped. 

 

VE simply stands for Victory in Europe and it was the day that Nazi Germany surrendered and gave up the fight. Back in Britain, over 50,000 people packed into Piccadilly Circus in London to wave flags, dance, sing and celebrate the victory. A national holiday was declared and at 3pm that day, the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill spoke to the country through a radio broadcast to tell them that the war was over. The Royal Family also made many appearances that day and King George VI made a radio broadcast to pay tribute to all of those who sacrificed themselves during the war. Yes, although this was a joyous occasion, it was also a bittersweet day as many people had lost loved ones. Today is a day to celebrate the victory and remember all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we could all have the freedom we enjoy today.

 

This link will take you to the bbc bitesize website and a host of great videos on the subject. I would encourage you to follow it and watch at least a few of the videos. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?filter=bitesize&scope=bitesize&q=VE+dAY

 

If you have been missing your weekly dose of Music, here is an exciting lesson on beatboxing! I know that some of you will really enjoy this one! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/to-beatbox-using-rhythmic-patterns-year-4-wk2-5

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-7th-may-all-wk3-4

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

You have been working hard with your warm ups all week and I have been encouraging you to practise improving your vocabulary and editing skills. One of the easiest ways to improve a story dramatically is by using effective and interesting adjectives. I wanted to give you one more chance to practise this with another game from the creators of the previous ones. Enjoy! - http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L8741/index.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week we have been focusing on stories rather than poems and today, all your hard work will hopefully pay off! As mentioned, I won't be setting any work for tomorrow as it is a bank holiday, so we are skipping Thursday's lesson and jumping straight into Friday's which is all about continuing on a story. It can be really tricky to create a full story from scratch and it is much easier to get a little help at the beginning and then let your own ideas flow!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-continue-a-story-year-4-wk2-5

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Today is test day so please ask someone to test you either verbally or you can write them down. If you don't have anyone available, just use spelling shed and go onto hard or extreme level and test yourself that way.  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

 A similar game to the one you played yesterday, except this one is focused on symmetry.

Enjoy! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity19

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with Shape and Measuring this week as there is still much to cover. Last week we focused on Perimeter and so this week we will be focusing on area. In this lesson, you will deepen your understanding of area and ways of calculating this. You will make estimations and justify your thinking. You will also begin to understand how you can work out the length of the side of a shape based on its area and other measurements. You will use multiplication facts to help you along the way. You will focus today on measurements in m² today as you looked at cm² yesterday. Make sure you have a sharp pencil and a ruler ready to complete any tasks you will be set.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-4-m2-year-4-wk2-4

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 Or just try some of the times tables games on topmarks instead - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 6/5/20

Hi Year 4, working from home is very difficult. There are so many distractions that you wouldn't normally have at school. You may be lucky enough to have someone who is available to help you as you work. Or you may have to try to get on with it on your own because your parents or carers are also working from home. Some of you may really struggle to motivate yourself to get down to work whereas some of you may enjoy it and find it pretty straightforward. This is a strange and difficult time and I think we all miss school. But it won't be forever. We will be back at some point and hopefully some time soon. In the meantime though, I am asking you to try your absolute best to have a go at as much of the work that I am setting as you can. If you can do it all (and extra) then that is amazing and you will come back to school feeling confident and sharp and ready for the first lesson back. Even if you do some of it, the most that you can achieve, then that will be something and will boost your confidence and enthusiasm for coming back to school when the lock down ends. 

 

Again, we are carrying on our lessons with the National Academy and I have added a few extra lessons for you below if you want to try them too. Work hard and and then you can play hard! Enjoy.

 

If you have been missing your weekly dose of Science, here is an interesting lesson on reflection!     

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-year-4-wk2-3

 

Another PE lesson with Joe! - https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-29th-april-all-wk2-3

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

As we will be writing a story at the end of this week, I thought we could practise a bit during the week with some fun activities where you edit and improve parts of the story to create your own one. This may give us some ideas and inspiration for Friday too. It takes a little time but it will be worth it! The activity today is improving and editing a comic and you even get to write the ending this time!  - http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L1275/index.html#

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week we are focusing on stories rather than poems. Today we have a straightforward lesson on the features of a story. This is a really important lesson as we will be writing part of a story tomorrow and it is always good to be reminded of what you need to include in a specific type of text before you write it as there is a lot to remember and it is easy to forget!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk2-3

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

This is your final day to practise your spellings before the test tomorrow!  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

A fun game to revise your knowledge of the facts of your 3D shapes today. Enjoy! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity20

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with Shape and Measuring this week as there is still much to cover. Last week we focused on Perimeter and so this week we will be focusing on area. In this lesson, you will continue to explore the area of rectangles. You will make estimations and justify your thinking. You will continue to use multiplication facts to help you along the way when using the formula ‘Length x Breadth = Area’. You will also learn that area is measured in squared units, e.g. cm². Make sure you have a sharp pencil and a ruler ready to complete any tasks you will be set.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-3-cm2-year-4-wk2-3

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 5/5/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you enjoyed star wars day yesterday and all of the extra fun activities I had for you. Some of the more observant among you may have noticed that yesterday I also added a new Pick and Mix Activity sheet. This new one is all about the Ancient Egyptians which is our new History topic for the Summer term. I have tried to create a mixture of different activities. Some are creative and involve drawing or writing and for some you need to do research.

 

Today, we will be carrying on with our National Academy lessons and I would like to encourage you to try to log in to purple mash if you haven't already and send me a message or some work that you have been doing. I have really enjoyed all of the messages I have had so far. 

 

If you would like to do some Spanish today here is a link to a fun lesson on how to introduce yourself! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-4-wk2-2

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

As we will be writing a story at the end of this week, I thought we could practise a bit during the week with some fun activities where you edit and improve parts of the story to create your own one. This may give us some ideas and inspiration for Friday too. It takes a little time but it will be worth it! Here is the link to the second one on Verbs and Adverbs  - http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6187/index.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week we are focusing on stories rather than poems. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's lesson on word meaning. Today we will be looking at another aspect of reading - retrieving information.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk2-2

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please carry on practising your spellings for the test on Thursday.  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

A fun game to revise your 2D shapes and work on your spatial awareness. Enjoy! https://pbskids.org/oddsquad/games/pienado/

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with Shape and Measuring this week as there is still much to cover. Last week we focused on Perimeter and so this week we will be focusing on area. In this lesson, you will continue to learn about what area means. You will use more formal methods to calculate areas of simple rectilinear shapes. Again, you will use multiplication facts to help you along the way. You will make clear links to arrays and the knowledge of times tables. Make sure you have a sharp pencil and a ruler ready to complete any tasks you will be set.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-2-calculating-year-4-wk2-2

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 4/5/20

Hi Year 4, May the 4th be with you! Yes, it is May 4th which is pretty much National Star Wars day! So I have listed below some resources and activities for you to do in honour of all things star wars! There is a lot so you might want to spread them out throughout the week or even into the weekend! If you haven't seen any of the films and you have no idea what I am talking about then perhaps you could do some research instead and see if you could find out what all the fuss is about. Maybe you could even watch one of the tv series or one of the films?

 

Activity Booklet - file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/Star_Wars_Activity_Book.pdf

Another Activity booklet! - file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/33648_arts_crafts_SW_UK.pdf

Fun Quiz -  file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/33709_starwars-trivia_UK-min.pdf

Star Wars Maths with BB8 - file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/StarWarsBB8MultiplicationTableBlankWorksheetandAnswerKey.pdf

More Star Wars Maths - file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/StarWars3CPOR2D2MysteryPicture4operationsFourleveldifficulty.pdf

Star Wars themed would you rather...fun for all the family! file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/StarWarsInspiredWouldYouRatherWhatCharacterAreYouFREEBIE.pdf

Star Wars Science! - file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/StarWarsForcesandFriction.pdf

A star wars webquest to find out about may the fourth  - good for those of you who don't know much about star wars! - file:///C:/Users/Jonny%20Stanfield/Downloads/StarWarsDayWebquest.pdf

 

A list of websites with further ideas if that wasn't enough! Ask your parents/carers first if you want to do any of these as most require specific materials and adult supervision.

https://fun-a-day.com/star-wars-activities-adventurous-kiddos/

https://www.5minutesformom.com/134310/12-star-wars-activities-kids/

https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/star-wars-stem-projects-for-kids/

https://jojoebi.com/101-free-educational-star-wars-activities/

 

On a different note, I have still posted the normal lessons and we are going to carry on using the National Academy lessons as they are really good and allow you to work towards something each week and make progress with your learning. Also, the National Academy have started to add in Assemblies for each week. I thought it would be a nice idea to post them on here every Monday and have a virtual 'assembly' like we would on a Monday in school. Here is the link - https://www.thenational.academy/assembly

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

As we will be writing a story at the end of this week, I thought we could practise a bit during the week with some fun activities where you edit and improve parts of the story to create your own one. This may give us some ideas and inspiration for Friday too. It takes a little time but it will be worth it! Here is the link to the first one using Nouns and Adjectives - http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6186/L6186/index.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Last week we began by looking at the meaning of words using a poem. This week we are starting off with a similar lesson on word meaning but this time we are using a story to help us.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk2-1

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please carry on practising your spellings for the test on Thursday.  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

A nice easy game for you today to make up for how tricky the last one was. There is something deeply satisfying when you get the pattern right and the train does its little whistle and carries on. Enjoy! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with Shape and Measuring this week as there is still much to cover. Last week we focused on Perimeter and so this week we will be focusing on area. In this lesson, you will learn about what area means. You will explore how it is different from perimeter and begin to develop strategies to help you calculate area. You will use multiplication facts to help you along the way. You will also learn that area is measured in squared units, e.g. cm squared. Make sure you have a sharp pencil and a ruler ready to complete any tasks you will be set.

 

Here is the link to the lessonhttps://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-1-estimating-year-4-wk2-1

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 1/5/20

Hi Year 4, it is Friday already! Yay! If you have been working hard all week on the lessons I have been setting then a huge well done from me! One more day to go and then it is the weekend. Unfortunately, the weather is due to take a turn for the worse but this does give us all the excuse to stay indoors, become nice and cosy and enjoy a good book or film. Stay safe and keeping working your socks off, you are doing a brilliant job!

 

If you have been missing your weekly dose of MUSIC, here is an interesting lesson on pulse! Let's get clapping!      - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/pulse-year-4-wk1-5

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

A fun game all about prefixes and suffixes. Can you make a real word by choosing the correct prefix or suffix?

 http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4762

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are back onto poetry and it is our final lesson on it this week which means we are going to have a go at writing one! So, in today's lesson you are going to plan and write a repetitive poem. Enjoy!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-write-a-repetitive-poem-year-4-wk1-5

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Today we are looking at some new spellings. Check out your new list here!  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

A very tricky game where you have to use your spatial awareness and problem solving skills to fit smaller shapes into larger ones. Have a go if you want a difficult challenge!    https://mathigon.org/tangram

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our series of lessons based on shape and measuring. In today's lesson, you will consolidate your skills on how to calculate the perimeter of composite shapes. You will continue to split those shapes into other smaller shapes to help this process. You will need a sharp pencil and a ruler to help.

 

Here is the link to the lessonhttps://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-5

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 30/4/20

Hi Year 4, I have really enjoyed responding to your emails and giving you feedback on all of the different activities and work you have been doing on Purple Mash. I have also enjoyed all of the attachments that I have been sent which have included many great pieces of work. I have been really impressed with the quality and how hard you are working at home. Keep it up! I will do my best to respond when I can to all of your emails and I will try to give feedback and comment on your different pieces of work too. I look forward to seeing more of your work and hearing from you all.

 

Today we are carrying on with our National Academy lessons and I hope you have enjoyed being taught by different teachers as you watch the videos. Enjoy!

 

If you have been missing your weekly dose of Science, here is an interesting lesson on reflection! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-year-4-wk2-3

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

I wanted to focus on Adjectives today. Similar to the game on Nouns earlier in the week, if you feel confident in your knowledge on Adjectives then skip straight to the quiz and game. If not, have a look at the explanations first to refresh your memory.

 https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are taking a break from Poetry today to look at some grammar. In this lesson you are going to create and understand expanded noun phrases. We have done lots of work on Nouns throughout the year and Noun phrases are just an expansion of that (as the name suggests!).

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/spag-focus-expanded-noun-phrases-year-4-wk1-4

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Today is test day so please ask someone to test you, ideally writing it into your exercise book or on some paper. If not, have a go at the game on Extreme difficulty and see how you do! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Have a go at this fun game where you have to guess the shapes! You can focus on 2D and then 3D.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/shiftingShapes/index.html

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our series of lessons based on shape and measuring. In this lesson, you will learn what composite shapes are. You will also explore how to calculate the perimeter of composite shapes. You will learn how shapes can be split into other smaller shapes to help this process. You will need a sharp pencil and a ruler to help as per usual!

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-4

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 29/4/20

Hi Year 4, I have to say, it has brought me great joy reading some of the reviews and emails that you have sent through on Purple Mash! I have really missed speaking to you all and seeing all of the great work that you do everyday so it has been a pleasure to experience it again, even if it is slightly different to normal! If you haven't had a chance to get onto Purple Mash yet, please have a go, send me an email with how you have been getting on with lockdown and the work I have been setting and you could even have a go at some of the activities on the website. 

 

I have posted the link to the website here and we have sent out your log in details via email - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

If you are having any problems accessing it, please ask your parent or carer to email the school office.

 

If you have been missing your weekly dose of Science, here is an interesting lesson on light! - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-light-and-where-does-it-come-from-year-4-wk1-3

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

I wanted to focus purely on Verbs and Adverbs today. I had far too much fun playing this game than I should have and it had me laughing out loud a lot! Have a go and see for yourself!      https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar02

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our focus on poetry and today's lesson is going to explore the features of poetry.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/features-of-poetry-year-4-wk1-3

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

I have added in a brand new set of spellings and I am sure many of you found this out on Friday. Please practise these this week and we will do our test on Thursday as usual! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Have a go at this fun game where you have to sort out 3D shapes.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/115/sorting_3d_shapes_on_a_venn_diagram#

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our series of lessons based on shape and measuring. In today's lesson, you will learn how to convert between two units of measure. You will explore how to convert from centimetres to metres and from metres to centimetres. You will also use this knowledge to help you solve problems where you need to convert one measurement. Again, you will need a sharp pencil and a ruler to help.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-3

 

10 mins times tables practise

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 28/4/20

Hi Year 4, I hope you enjoyed the lessons from the National Academy yesterday as we will be continuing them again today. I am sure many of you will have been tuning into PE with Joe on youtube or maybe you're like me and you did lots of exercise at the beginning but then your motivation wore off and you have been a bit lazy lately! I wanted to encourage you to get back into it and make sure you are doing at least 30 minutes of exercise (if not a little more!) each day! I am going to go and do a workout right now!

 

Here is a link to PE with Joe - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/pe-with-joe-28th-april

 

I also have a fun lesson on Spanish if you fancy something different - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-4-wk1-2

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

I wanted to focus purely on Nouns for the warm up today. If you are feeling confident that you know all there is to know about nouns and all of the different types then please feel free to go straight to the quiz and play the game. If you want to refresh your memory then you can click on each section for more information. https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/naming-nouns/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our focus on poetry and today's lesson is going to explore language using a poem.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-reading-comprehension-language-year-4-wk1-2

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

I have added in a brand new set of spellings and I am sure many of you found this out on Friday. Please practise these this week and we will do our test on Thursday as usual! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Have a go at this fun game where you have to sort out 2D shapes. We will look at the 3D shapes game tomorrow.

 https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/75/shapes_sort_carroll#

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our series of lessons based on shape and measuring. In today's lesson, you will learn how to draw squares and oblongs (rectangles) with a variety of perimeters. You will learn more about rectilinear shapes and explore how to draw different shapes with the same perimeter. You will need a sharp pencil and a ruler to help.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-2

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 27/4/20

Hello again everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and you were able to enjoy the sunshine! I have some exciting news for you...we have set everyone up on Purple Mash! This is a great website where I can set you lots of engaging activities, some for learning or developing your skills and knowledge and others just for fun! You can also send me email messages to let me know how you got on with each day's lessons and you can attach pictures of your work too for me to look at. I am really excited to be able to see the brilliant work you have been doing and give you all some encouraging feedback! In fact, I have already set you a '2do' activity that I have set on repeat which mean you can do one each week if you like. This activity is to review a recent book or film that you have seen. You can also review a game you've played or a video/show you have watched if you really want to. You can then submit it and I will be able to see what you have done. How cool is that?

 

Also, our daily lessons are going to be a little different over the next few weeks. There is a great website that is full of excellent lessons that will hopefully challenge and engage you and they are a series of lessons which means each day you will build upon what you did the previous day. That means you need to try your best to stay in routine and stay motivated to do that little bit of work each day. The lessons won't be longer than normal and are full of quizzes and fun activities. You will find the link to the website below but I will always post the direct link for each lesson under the title 'Main Activity'. Similarly to the bbc bitesize lessons, please feel free to go onto the website and check out some of the other lessons that I haven't set you. For example, there are some brilliant History lessons on there!

 

Link to the website - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

 

In addition to all of this, I have added in an extra Pick and Mix Music activity sheet for you to check out and a number of extra websites where you may enjoy improving your musical and artistic skills and knowledge.

 

Singing and Drama - https://mailchi.mp/ef361f5bc49c/free-home-learning-resources-for-singing-and-drama?e=fccca653c9

 

Creating your own songs - https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

 

More singing - https://www.singup.org/singupathome

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Play this quick game to refresh your memory about nouns, adjectives and verbs. http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/rocket.htm

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Last week, we looked at reading in a bit more depth and your lesson on Friday was focused on Poetry. This week I wanted to focus on Poetry completely, as it is a very interesting and challenging form of writing that I feel we could use a little more work on. For today's lesson, we are  going to explore word meanings using a poem. This is where your comprehension skills come into play. Enjoy!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk1-1

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

I have added in a brand new set of spellings and I am sure many of you found this out on Friday. Please practise these this week and we will do our test on Thursday as usual! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Have a go at this Perimeter builder and familiarise yourself with how perimeter works before today's lesson. 

http://toytheater.com/area-perimeter-explorer/

 

Main activity: 40/45 mins

We are going to be moving onto a series of lessons based on shape and measuring. We are starting with area and perimeter.

In this lesson, you will learn what perimeter means and how to work out the perimeter of a square or oblong. You will need a sharp pencil and a ruler to help. We will then move on to learn how the properties of a rectangle can help us use efficient methods to calculate perimeter.

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-1

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ -  I have set everyone to automatic training so you may want to log in, do the test and see what the computer gives you to challenge you!

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 24/4/20

 

Hello everyone, I can't believe it is Friday already! A week can go by quite quickly when you keep yourself busy and let me tell you, my young daughter certainly keeps me busy! I look forward to sharing her progress with you when we get back to school. She is doing very well and smiling at me a lot which really brightens my day, despite what is going on in the world at the moment. I want you to think a little bit about what has helped you to cope with this big change. What has helped with your wellbeing? Has it been the smiles, laughter or fun you have had with family and friends in your house or via technology like facetime? Has it helped to have some kind of routine where you have some work to do each day? Has it been nice to have more time to read, draw and play? 

 

It is hard to prepare for a situation like lockdown but there are many things that we have learned and done in school that have helped prepare you in different ways. Today, I wanted to remind you of our Learning Powers and how they might help you at home. 

 

  • Resilience - Often we talk in school about being resilient or having perseverance. This means not giving up just because things get hard and that is a very important one for us during this time.
  • Improving - Even though you haven't been in school, if you have been trying to do the work that I have set for you each day then you have definitely been improving your knowledge and understanding!
  • Concentration - It can be really difficult to work at home and there are many distractions so your ability to focus and concentrate to get your work done each day is really important. 
  • Curiosity - If you are curious about certain subjects, books or skills that you want to learn then having the opportunity to work at home and having access to so many great websites and free lessons is great!
  • Cooperation - One of the positives about lockdown is being able to have more time with family and having the chance to work with a sibling, parent or carer on a piece of work or a fun activity is really special.

 

Earlier, I asked you to think about what has helped with your wellbeing. Looking after yourself physically and mentally is very important during this time. Keeping fit and having good thoughts about yourself is a great way to support your own wellbeing.

 

I have added another link below to a fun lesson on the bbc bitesize website all about wellbeing and I would encourage you to try it out.​

 

Link to the lesson on wellbeing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbcthbk

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Play this spelling game about spelling with double vowels! I was able to get to the finish line in 44 seconds. Not good enough for the leaderboard though - maybe I need more practise! Can you beat me?     https://www.arcademics.com/games/turtle-dash

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

 

This week there has been more of a focus on reading - have you noticed? Reading is one of the most important life skills that we have. The ability to read is important but the ability to understand what we read is just as vital. Today's lesson focuses on reading poetry. I want you to practise summarising, showing your understanding by providing an opinion based on evidence from the poem and then you have the opportunity to write your own verse for one of the poems.


Your challenge for today, should you choose to accept it, is to write your own poem rather than just a single verse. You can use one of the poems you have studied today as inspiration.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr93bdm

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Well it should have been our test yesterday so if you haven't tested yourself on this week's spellings then please test yourself today! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Converting Fractions to Decimals - Remember, to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction you just divide the numerator (top number) by the bottom number (denominator). For example, 4/10 is 0.4 because 4 divided by 10 is 0.4. Going from tenths to decimal tenths is easy. For example, 1/10 = 0.1, 2/10 = 0.2 etc. Fifths is a little harder but a little tip is, you just double the numerator. So 1/5 is 0.2, 2/5 is 0.4, 3/5 is 0.6 and so on. The last ones that you may find tricky are 1/4 = 0.25, 1/2 = 0.5 and 3/4 = 0.75. Good luck!  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity08

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 24th April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

NOTE: If you consistently find the silver level too easy, try the Gold level! Alternatively, if you are finding it too difficult, try the Bronze level.

 

Additionally, here is the link to the bbc bitesize Maths lesson for today - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8v382

 

This lesson is full of problem solving challenges so if you want to do some more maths then challenge yourself with this lesson!

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 23/4/20

 

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed yesterday's lessons and you are getting back into the swing of working and learning from home. There are so many free resources and websites now that you can use to secure your learning in many different ways, whether it is listening to audiobooks, watching educational videos, playing interactive games or completing activities set for you. I have another great one below that I wanted to share with you. I may use lessons from bbc bitesize from time to time and so I would ask you not to complete the lessons for future dates. However, if we haven't completed them and you would like to do an extra lesson or more learning on a certain subject then please feel free to access the website and work away.

 

Link to bbc bitesize for Year 4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Play this fun game where you have to match the homophones! I was able to get 34 matches in the time. Not good enough for the leaderboard though! Can you beat me?   https://www.arcademics.com/games/octopus-feed

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

 

As mentioned in my introduction, I want to encourage you to check out the bbc bitesize lessons online. You may find a few that you are really interested in.

 

For today, we are going to look at today's lesson which is on adding descriptions using adverbs and adverbial phrases. Most of this will be familiar to you as soon as you start watching the videos and completing the activities. Have fun with it and try to come up with your own little narrative when you get the chance to create your own sentences.

 

As always, at the bottom of the lesson you will find further challenges and lessons that you can do if you want to carry on your learning.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv73bdm

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week! Tomorrow is our test, so please make sure you do some practising today! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Matching Fractions Game - Another chance to practise your fractions. This time you have to match the representations (pictures of fractions) with the written fractions. There are levels so you can make it as easy or as hard as you want.    https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 23rd April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.   https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

NOTE: If you consistently find the silver level too easy, try the Gold level! Alternatively, if you are finding it too difficult, try the Bronze level.

 

Additionally, here is the link to the bbc bitesize Maths lesson for today - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmv382

 

This lesson is about negative numbers which we haven't covered for a while. A little revision may be good!

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 22/4/20

 

Well I hope you enjoyed writing your biographies out properly yesterday and I am sure you have produced some fantastic writing that is well presented and very interesting to read. I also hope you have enjoyed learning lots of intriguing details about a hero of yours. Now I am sure that you have been doing a lot of reading (I know I have!) and if you haven't, maybe take a break from the xbox, playstation, iPad or phone for the day, get comfortable and get stuck into a good book. You may find it quite relaxing to switch off from technology for a day. Today I want you to get back into reading and working on your comprehension so we are going to be using the Oxford Owls free website. I have put the link in the activity description below. 

 

Today, I want to encourage you to try and again connect with family or friends, perhaps you could facetime, skype or video call someone today and read them one of the free short stories from the Oxford Owls website? If you scroll down on this page you will find the icon to take you to the website. If you haven't already, you may need to ask an adult to register or log you in for free. 

 

Enjoy and happy reading! 

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Play this fun reading game! I had a go and my best was 34 seconds. Not good enough for the leaderboard though! Can you beat me?

https://www.arcademics.com/games/kitten-hop

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

Today I would like you to complete a reading comprehension from the free Oxford Owl website. I have read it myself and it is quite an exciting read! 

 

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2019/07/30/08/32/31/36/Comprehension_7_years_Pugs_Questions.pdf

 

Please read the extract from the story and complete the questions. Ask an adult or an older sibling to have a look over your answers afterwards.

 

If you would like a challenge, at the bottom of the comprehension it provides you with a few extra activities that you could try.

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week!  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Recognising Fractions Game - You should find this game quite straightforward, it is good for recognising some equivalent fractions for example, 4/8 = 2/4 = 1/2. If you are finding it very easy, try to work on your speed. See if you can get onto the leaderboard!    https://www.arcademics.com/games/pizza-pandas  

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 22nd April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right. If you find yourself getting through these questions quickly, perhaps you could time yourself each day and see if you can do it faster. Remember though, even if you are working quickly, you still need to get them right! https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

NOTE: If you consistently find the silver level too easy, try the Gold level! Alternatively, if you are finding it too difficult, try the Bronze level.

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 21/4/20

 

Well I hope you enjoyed sharing your learning with others yesterday and hopefully the experience has increased your confidence as well as your knowledge of the person you have been studying. Today, I would like you to write out your biography into your exercise books. If you would rather use a laptop, ipad or desktop computer and one is available to you then for this piece of writing you can use this.

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Play this fun spelling game using vowels. You can make it harder by changing the difficulty setting and the speed.

https://www.arcademics.com/games/coconuts

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

Today, you are going to write out your biography. I want you to think about the biography we wrote about our partners a few months ago.

We had a title and we organised our work using paragraphs and different subheadings.

Here are a few things to remember when writing a biography:

 

  • Write in a formal tone, you aren't writing a diary entry and it isn't for a close friend. 'Hey guys, here is some info on...' isn't appropriate.
  • Most of your writing will be in the past tense as it has already happened but a few sections towards the end may be in present or future tense. Think carefully about it.
  • Write in third person. Even if you are writing about someone you know, you should not include terms like 'I', 'we' or 'you' unless you are quoting the person.
  • As I have said, organise it carefully and chronologically. The first section should be about their birth and early details about their life. 
  • As you already have the information, feel free to copy it in but perhaps try and change the wording to take more ownership of your work.

 

As a reminder, here are the different topics I asked you to research. Some or all of these could be your subheadings!

-          When and where they were born

-          Their early life – first steps, first words, what they were like as children

-          Their family – siblings, parents, grandparents etc – who do they live with?

-          The school (or schools) they went to, including university if they went there, what did they study?

-          Their hobbies and interests – what do they like to do with their free time?

-          Their claim to fame – why are they famous, have they done anything impressive?

-          Key events in their life – marriage, having children, moving country/house/school/job or anything that you think (or they think) is important

-          Their death (if appropriate)

 

My final tip is to use it as a handwriting and spelling exercise, especially as you will be copying in lots of information rather than making it up. 

Take your time and enjoy producing something that you can be proud of.

 

NOTE: If you have already done this, (maybe you did the research and already wrote your own biography during the Easter holidays) perhaps today you could try to add in a few new sections to it or maybe some pictures? Or as an alternative, you could potentially transfer it from paper to a document on your ipad or computer? That way you can save it and always have it to remind you of a piece of work you did in Year 4!

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week!  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Equivalent Fractions - A follow-on from yesterday's warm-up, use the Equality Lab to play around with the fractions before you play the game. You can choose your level and even use a timer to really test your knowledge!  https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fractions-equality/latest/fractions-equality_en.html

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 21st April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

NOTE: If you consistently find the silver level too easy, try the Gold level! Alternatively, if you are finding it too difficult, try the Bronze level.

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 20/4/20

 

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate! Welcome back to another term! This is the Summer term and I have lots of fun activities planned for you all to keep you busy and keep that mind active and learning. For the first order of business let me just say I am sure that you have all done a fantastic job on your Easter project. A few people have managed to send in pictures of their project to the school office and these have been passed on to me. They were brilliant! I loved the creativity and the obvious hard work that went into organising it all and presenting it. Well done. If you want to send me in a piece of work that you are particularly proud of, maybe it is something you worked especially hard on, showed great resilience with or something that you just think is brilliant, then please do and I will do my best to check them out. 

 

One of the hardest things about lockdown is not being able to be with people who we would normally see quite regularly, especially family and friends - don't get me wrong, facetime is amazing but it just isn't the same! I have particularly missed the great interactions we have at school and I have also missed seeing all of you progressing with your learning. Hopefully your parents are enjoying that privilege now! So this week I wanted to make the activities a little more interactive and encourage you to share your learning with others, whether that is with someone at home or a friend or wider family member living somewhere else. Keeping in touch is a lovely way to encourage and uplift one another's spirits.

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week. We will have another test on Thursday as usual.  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Main activity 30 - 45 mins

 

Like I said, I wanted to give you some more interactive activities this week. So before we get down to writing our biography out, your English activity for today is a speaking and listening one. I would like you to have a look over the biographical notes that you completed over the Easter holidays. I would like you to practise presenting them, maybe in front of the mirror or just out loud to a fake audience. You could even ask someone else at home to be your audience and give you some feedback afterwards for how to improve.

Here are a few things to think about:

Think about your tone of voice, expression and volume.

Think about your timing - there is no need to rush through it all and you also don't want it to drag on for too long.

Think about your organisation and speak about things in chronological order. You want to start with when and where they were born and their early life etc.

Finally, you don't need to memorise it all but if you can remember some of it off the top of your head then it does make presenting it a lot easier. You have less to think about!

 

Once you have had a practise and feel ready, I would love for you to facetime, skype or video call a friend or family member and share your biography with them. If you have pictures you can share these too but if not you can just tell them all about the person you have been studying. If you don't fancy presenting it 'live' then you could even just record a video of yourself and then send it to someone! Imagine you are creating a documentary about this person.

 

Make sure to get some feedback afterwards and note this down in your exercise book.

 

And feel free to present your biography to as many people as possible if you are very passionate about the person and you have lots of different people you wish to talk to!

 

CHALLENGE: As an extra challenge, you may want to come up with a list of questions to quiz your audience after you have presented. If you tell them that they are going to be tested at the end (before you start) then this will encourage them to listen carefully all the way through!

 

NOTE: If you haven't had a chance to complete a biography over the Easter holidays then please read over my instructions below and have a go at creating a biography about someone that you admire or are interested in.

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:


Building fractions game. Have some fun building fractions. This will remind you of equivalent fractions and the visuals are very helpful too. If you fancy an extra challenge, have a go at the mixed numbers or Lab sections.  

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/build-a-fraction/latest/build-a-fraction_en.html

 

Main activity: 30 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 20th April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

 

 

Easter Holidays Project

 

As part of your homework over the Easter holidays, I would like you to do some research for the biography we will be writing after the Easter holidays - the week beginning Monday 20th April. You can choose to write about someone famous: a popstar, actor, author or sportsman/woman or you can choose someone in your family (a grandparent would be interesting!). You must be able to get enough information about them so that you can write about 2 pages. I have written a list below of the types of details you might want to try and find out about. In addition, you can think about the recent biography you wrote about your table partner and the details you included in that.

Things to research:

-          When and where they were born

-          Their early life – first steps, first words, what they were like as children

-          Their family – siblings, parents, grandparents etc – who do they live with?

-          The school (or schools) they went to, including university if they went there, what did they study?

-          Their hobbies and interests – what do they like to do with their free time?

-          Their claim to fame – why are they famous, have they done anything impressive?

-          Key events in their life – marriage, having children, moving country/house/school/job or anything that you think (or they think) is important

-          Their death (if appropriate)

 

NOTE: Be sure to include dates and full names throughout. Details and facts are very important in a biography. 


As an extra note, feel free to carry on with the Pick and Mix activities for all subjects - especially the topic ones! All of the websites that have been used for games and for your learning can still be accessed too so I would encourage you to keep using them every now and again to keep your mind active!

 

Daily Learning Challenges 3/4/20

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Play this fun game about verbs, nouns and adjectives.

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/verbnounadjective.html

Clues:

Verb - a word used to describe an action.

Noun - a word used to identify a person, place or thing.

Adjective - a word used to describe a noun.

 

Main activity 55/60 mins

This week I wanted to look at the book, 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl.

Today I would like you to try Lesson 5.

You can ask an adult to help you read through the plan or just follow my instructions below if they are busy!  Here is the link - https://www.roalddahl.com/docs/TheTwitsLessonPlans_1522151225.pdf

Today, you are going to write a set of instructions for your revenge trick on the Twits. 

Remember all of the features of an instructional text:

 

 - Time connectives: First, then, after that, finally etc.

 - Imperative verbs (commands) - Press the button, flick the switch, fill your buckets etc.

 - Chronological order - think carefully about the order of your instructions, it has to make sense. 

 - Short sentences with simple instructions are the best.

 - Present tense.

 - A labelled diagram (picture) is always helpful too - especially for those more elaborate ideas!

 

Lesson 5

 

1. Start by reading extract 1 and 2.

2. Answer these questions in your book:

 - How do you think the monkeys feel after the way the Twits have treated them? 

 - What do children think the monkeys are going to do to the Twits’ house and why? 

3. Today, you are going to take the role of Muggle-Wump. Spend five minutes now thinking of different ways you would get your own back on the Twits. Write some of them down.

4.  Using RESOURCE 1: REMOTE REVENGE! highlight the features of the text as per the instructions. Again, if you can't print it off, try to use the online features to do this as best you can. 

5. Now choose a revenge idea from the starter activity and write your own instructions using RESOURCE 2: HOW TO GET YOUR REVENGE! as a template. Keep it simple, make sure you check your vocabulary.

 

If you want an extra challenge, use RESOURCE 3: A LETTER TO THE RSPCA to write a letter in role as a neighbour of the Twits who is concerned by their treatment of the monkeys and birds. 

 

NOTE: If you have access to a printer at home and if you ask nicely, you may be able to print out all of the resources required for this lesson!

 

As an extra bit of added fun, try the link below for a great interactive game!

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/play

 

Here are some excellent creative writing tips that may help you with today's lesson.

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/write/top-tips-from-creative-types/rebecca-patterson

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your Year 3/4 Words. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Fractions - I want you to practise your fractions today. For the options, choose Level 4, Fractions and then start with 'Unit fractions of amounts' and it is up to you how hard you make it. Remember, finding fractions of an amount is just like doing your times tables. Divide by the bottom and times by the top. If you are finding this too easy, go to the next one and then onto decimals for a real challenge! I would just choose 'Manual' for the time setting as it allows you to take your time and not make any silly errors. After you have had a practise, you may want to go back and challenge yourself with a time limit!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 3rd April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 2/4/20

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Play this fun game about 

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html

Clues:

Remember, you need punctuation at the end of a sentence and this could be a full stop, question mark or an exclamation mark. Commas can be used when making a list and also at the end of a subordinate clause such as a fronted adverbial. They are a slight pause to break up the sentence.

 

Main activity 55/60 mins

This week I wanted to look at the book, 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl.

I wanted to skip Lesson 3 as you really need at least 2 or more people to help you with it so please use the link below and have a go at Lesson 4. 

NOTE: If you really want to go back and do Lesson 3 at some point and you have a brother/sister or parent/carer that is willing to join in and do the lesson with you, then be my guest! I think it would be a really fun lesson to do.

You can ask an adult to help you read through the plan or just follow my instructions below if they are busy!  Here is the link - https://www.roalddahl.com/docs/TheTwitsLessonPlans_1522151225.pdf

In the story, Mr Twit tricks birds into landing on a tree to which they get stuck. Some monkeys caught in the Twits garden always try to warn the birds but they can't understand them. Luckily, the Roly-Poly Bird comes to the rescue and warns the birds through rhyming couplets! Apparently they only understand poetry!

Today, you are going to write something that the Roly-Poly Bird might say to the other birds.

 

Lesson 4

 

1. Start by reading extract 1.

2. Look at the features of the text; Roald Dahl has used repetition and rhyme. Now focus on the Roly-Poly Bird’s rhyme. I want you to think about the Roly-Poly Bird’s rhyme, identifying the rhyming words and their location - what rhyming words does he use and where are they? Remembering our recent lessons on poetry will help you!

3. Use RESOURCE 1: BRAINPOPPING IDEAS and in each bubble write an idea of something the Roly-Poly Bird might say to the other birds. 

Don’t worry if it doesn’t rhyme at this stage; just get as many ideas as you can!

4. Using RESOURCE 2: RHYME TREES, create rhyming strings for each word. Start with the word on the trunk and write words that rhyme with it on the tree branches.  You might even want to  make up some words in the style of Roald Dahl!

5. Like I said, you are going to create further verses to the Roly-Poly Bird’s rhyme. After all, he sang in the tree all day so must have had more verses to his rhyme! The basic structure which you should follow is below. Use this to help you.

 

Structure

Line one: explains that there’s glue/sticky stuff on the tree

Line two: warns birds not to land on the tree 

Line three: advises birds what to do 

Line four: outlines the consequences

 

Now, use all of your ideas from the previous activities to write your own Roly-Poly Bird rhyme using RESOURCE 3: MY ROLY-POLY RHYME as a template. Try to get a few verses if you can. 

 

When you finish, you may even want to create your own Roly-Poly Birds to display alongside your rhymes. Paper plates, construction paper and coloured tissue paper for feathers would be a great starting point but if you don't have those to hand, feel free to just sketch some pictures and add some colour if you have any pencils or pens.

 

NOTE: If you have access to a printer at home and if you ask nicely, you may be able to print out all of the resources required for this lesson!

 

As an extra bit of added fun, try the link below for a great interactive game!

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/play

 

Here are some excellent creative writing tips that may help you with today's lesson.

 https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/write/top-tips-from-creative-types/paul-lyalls

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week! It is test day so ask somebody to test you if possible! https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Doubling and Halving - I want you to practise your mental arithmetic. For the options, choose Level 4, Doubling/Halving and then start with 'up to 250 (multiples of 10)' for doubling and then halving. If you are finding this too easy, go to the next one - up to 500 and then onto decimals for a real challenge! I would just choose 'Manual' for the time setting as it allows you to take your time and not make any silly errors. After you have had a practise, you may want to go back and challenge yourself with a time limit!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 2nd April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 1/4/20

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Play this fun game about sentence structure and conjunctions.

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/conjunction.html

Clues:

Conjunction = a word that is used to link other words, phrases or clauses together to form a longer and often more interesting sentence.

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

This week I wanted to look at the book, 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl.

Use the link below and have a go at Lesson 2. You can ask an adult to help you read through the plan or just follow my instructions below if they are busy!  Here is the link - https://www.roalddahl.com/docs/TheTwitsLessonPlans_1522151225.pdf

Mr and Mrs Twit play many nasty tricks on each other throughout the book. You need to start by reading extracts one and two and think about the way Dahl has structured these chapters. Does the reader know what is going to happen? If so, how?

Today, you are going to write your own chapter and invent a new trick!

 

Lesson 2

 

1. Start by reading extract 1 and extract 2.

2.  Using RESOURCE 1: WRITE LIKE ROALD DAHL, highlight the chapter using the given headings. NOTE: You may not be able to follow the instructions exactly if you are highlighting it online using the pdf document but you can still highlight most of it using different colours and give it a go. You could even try editing the document if you are using an iPad and you should be able to draw and highlight quite easily. 

3.  Have a look around your house for some random objects. For example: a piece of old fruit, a toy mouse, hair gel, a beard comb, a mirror. Think about how the Twits might use these objects in a trick! It may get some ideas flowing!

4. Use RESOURCE 2: MAKING MISCHIEF as a template to set out your work. This will be your plan for writing your own chapter.

5. Write your chapter, trying to make it fun, entertaining and definitely devious!

Remember, if you are using speech, you must set it out correctly, otherwise your writing will not make much sense to someone else (or yourself for that matter!)

TOP TIP: Extract 1 and 2 are great examples to inspire your writing. Use them to help you! They also give you a rough idea of the length your chapter should be.

6. For a further challenge, you might want to create a storyboard/comic strip of your trick using RESOURCE 3: SQUIFFING STORYBOARD. This should include pictures and speech bubbles. 

 

NOTE: If you have access to a printer at home and if you ask nicely, you may be able to print out all of the resources required for this lesson!

 

As an extra bit of added fun, try the link below for a great interactive game!

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/play

 

Here are some excellent creative writing tips that may help you with today's lesson.

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/write/top-tips-from-creative-types/jamie-thomson

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week!  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Partitioning - I want you to practise your partitioning. For the options, choose Level 4, Partitioning and up to 9,999. I would just choose 'Manual' for the time setting as it allows you to take your time and not make any silly errors. After you have had a practise, you may want to go back and challenge yourself with a time limit!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 1st April! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 31/3/20

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Play this fun game about prefixes and suffixes.

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/prefixsuffix.html

Clues:

Prefix = a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word with a new meaning.

Suffix a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to make a new word with a new meaning.

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

This week I wanted to look at the book, 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl.

Use the link below and have a go at Lesson 1. You can ask an adult to help you read through the plan or just follow my instructions below if they are busy!  Here is the link - https://www.roalddahl.com/docs/TheTwitsLessonPlans_1522151225.pdf

 

Lesson 1

1. Start by reading extract 1 and extract 2.

2. Have a go at drawing Mr and Mrs Twit based on what you have read.

3. Show and explain your drawing to someone else at home if possible.

4. Use Resource 1 as a template to set out your work. How many describing words can you think of to describe Mr and Mrs Twit? 

5. Choose your best ones to go in the middle.

6. Using Resource 2 as another template to help you set out your work, complete a character profile of Mr or Mrs Twit using the adjectives and or similes from before. In your character description, try to consider both the physical traits of the Twits and their personalities and attitudes.

7. For a further challenge, use the discussion prompts from Resource 3 to have a discussion with another family member about the quote below. 

 

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

 

NOTE: If you have access to a printer at home and if you ask nicely, you may be able to print out the Resource 1 and 2 to help you!

 

As an extra bit of added fun, try the link below for a great interactive game!

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/play

 

Here are some excellent creative writing tips that may help you with today's lesson.

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/write/top-tips-from-creative-types/b-j-novak

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week!  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Subtraction - I want you to practise your column subtraction. For the options, choose Level 4, Subtraction and Four Digit Numbers. I would just choose 'Manual' for the time setting as it allows you to take your time and not make any silly errors. After you have had a practise, you may want to go back and challenge yourself with a time limit!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 31st March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

Daily Learning Challenges 30/3/20

 

Hi everyone, I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend and enjoyed a break from school work! Another week begins and I will be continuing to update the Year 4 class page in the same way as before. Remember, if you find the daily activity too easy or too hard, feel free to have a look at the Pick and Mix document that I have attached (scroll up!) and you can choose one of the activities on there to do instead - or as well as if you want to do a little extra! ;)

 

English

10 mins grammar warm up: 

Play this fun game about synonyms, antonyms and homonyms:

https://www.arcademics.com/games/frog

Clues:

Synonyms = words that mean the same e.g  big/huge

Antonyms = words with opposite meanings e.g. mum/dad

Homonyms = words that sound the same but have different meanings e.g. knight/night

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

Write a book review about a book of your choice.

Imagine you are writing it for someone who has not read it before and is thinking about reading it.

Include the following subheadings

Use a title e.g. A Book Review About…….

Subheading: Main characters (use a list with commas)

Subheading: My favourite character (remember to explain why.)

Subheading: My favourite parts (you might have more than one and that’s fine. Include as many as you like just remember to explain why you liked them).

Subheading: Would I recommend the book? (Remember to explain why/ why not)

 

Feel free to do it about a book you have recently read or are currently reading. If you are currently reading a book and want to do it about that then try to finish it today. Alternatively, use the following website and complete a book review about one of the stories on there:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - The bonus with these books is that they are read for you!

 

NOTE: Whether or not you use the Audible website for your book review story, I would encourage you to have a look on the website as there are lots of amazing stories on there read by some top actors!

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week! You will have new ones to learn and you can test yourselves on Thursday as usual. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Addition - I want you to practise your column addition. For the options, choose Level 4, Addition and Four Digit Numbers. I would just choose 'Manual' for the time setting as it allows you to take your time and not make any silly errors. After you have had a practise, you may want to go back and challenge yourself with a time limit!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Main activity: 30/40 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 30th March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-table

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 27/3/20

 

Yesterday, I mentioned trying to get some exercise done as it is really important for your physical and mental health. You just feel better after a bit of exercise! I wanted to encourage you to do something different today. I wanted to encourage you to relax. To take it easy. If you have been following the work I have set for you every day (and I hope you have and that it has been enjoyable!) then you have been working hard all week. So today I wanted to encourage you to do something that helps you to relax. Now for some of you, this may mean doing some writing and/or some maths! For others it may be playing some board games, creating something amazing out of lego or spending all day sketching and drawing pictures. Maybe you just want to read a story with someone else at home? Today it is completely up to you. You've earned it!

 

I will still post a few activities, so if you want to keep things the same and stick to your routine then feel free! But for today, don't feel like you have to do it.

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise some of the Year 3/4 spellings.  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Main activity 20 - 30 mins

Some Grammar games to keep your grammar knowledge sharp!

Nouns - http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/nouns.htm

Verbs - http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/verbs.htm

Adjectives - http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/adjectives.htm

Adverbs - http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammargames/adverbs.htm

 

If you want to do some writing, write about some of the things that make you happy, relaxed, excited etc. Maybe try to explain why they make you feel like that. Have a discussion with the other people in your home about what makes them happy. Do you have anything in common or are they all different things? For me it is FOOD , FAMILY and ADVENTURE!

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:


Symmetry Matching. Just a little revision on symmetry. Can you sort and match the symmetrical shapes? Make it harder by trying to match the patterns!   https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

Main activity: 30 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 27th March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 26/3/20

 

Before I set out your English and Maths work, I wanted to give you some great websites that I have been using to keep fit over the past few days. If you have been using the timetable, you will have been doing some exercise everyday which is really good for your mind as well as your body. The weather has been fantastic and so I would encourage you to use your garden for a great exercise space -  I know I have! If you don't have the space outside, try to find some indoors. You don't need much for some of these workouts - encourage the adults to join too!  

Here are a few ideas:

'PE with Joe' every morning at 9am - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvS52saluFhss4LKvJlTbuugqfXjvvxt-

Go Noodle - https://www.gonoodle.com/

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week one last time! We would normally do our test today so be sure to ask someone to test you!   https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Main activity 50 mins

I hope you had some fun researching poetry and that you were able to decide on a great poem as your inspiration. You may have even made a start in writing it and some of you may have even finished your poem too! If you are still going, please carry on and try and finish your poem today. Remember to read over it and check the rhymes, the syllables, the number of lines in each verse and that everything makes sense. After that, you can read it over, practise it and perform it to everyone at home! If you have already finished yours, maybe you could write another one either based on the same poem as before or based on an entirely new one! 

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

 

Number Fact Families. You are trying to find all of the number facts for a set of given numbers. It is a bit like, if _____ is the answer, what is the question? And there are certain numbers which you have to use. Again, you can make it harder or easier for yourself with bigger numbers and negative numbers.   https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

 

Main activity: 30 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 26th March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:  Perhaps do a few soundcheck tests today! Have you improved/are you still as sharp?      https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Daily Learning Challenges 25/3/20

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

 

Main activity 50 mins

As we have recently finished writing poetry, you know how hard it can be but also how rewarding! As it is fresh in your mind, I want you to do some research and find a poem that you really like. This can be short or long, funny or serious, a narrative poem that tells a story or a free verse poem about anything at all. Once you have found one, I want you to use it as inspiration to help you write your own. If the poem you have found has rhyming couplets then your poem should have rhyming couplets. If every line has six syllables, then yours should be the same. Your poem can have a similar theme or be about a similar idea or concept or it can be about something totally different. The possibilities are endless! I am going to set this over a few days so don't feel like you have to finish it in one go today!

 

Here is a link to a good website to get you started - https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/children/

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

 

Place Value Charts. The aim of the game is simple. Making numbers using your knowledge of place value. You can challenge yourself by using larger numbers or even decimals! If you are struggling, there is a teaching mode to help you. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

 

Main activity: 30 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 25th March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Daily Learning Challenges 24/3/20

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Login to Spelling Shed and practise your spellings for this week.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

 

Main activity 45 mins

Write a list of activities that you may want to do, things you want to achieve whilst you are away from school and at home. These could be outdoor activities but your list will mostly be made up of things you want to do indoors, in your house. For example, you may want to learn how to cook or become a better cook? Perhaps become better at drawing or learn to draw a person, a dog, a lion, a dragon etc. Try to list at least 5 different things you want to do/achieve/accomplish with the extra time you have.

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Rounding numbers game. A great game - you can challenge yourself by choosing to not use a number line but if you are struggling, this will help! Try using large numbers or even decimals to make it harder!  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

 

Main activity: 30 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please scroll down and complete the one for today - 24th March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

 

Daily Learning Challenges 23/3/20

 

English

10 mins spelling warm up: 

Play Spooky Spellings - just choose the Year 3/4 spelling list

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

Main activity 45/50 mins

Write a character review about a character from How To Train Your Dragon or a book that you know well. Include a paragraph about appearance and one on personality. Once you have finished, feel free to draw a picture of the character that you've chosen.

 

Maths

10 minute warm up:

Ordering numbers game. A great game - you can challenge yourself by choosing more complex sequences. Try going forwards from negative to positive numbers!  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

 

Main activity: 30 mins

Choose an activity from Corbett maths silver level and complete. Please complete the one for today - 23rd March! You will find the answers on there too so you can check to see if you got them right.

https://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/primary/

 

10 mins 

Times tables practise - Times Tables Rockstars or Times Tables games:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Websites

 

Spelling Shedhttps://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb - the password is in your reading planner

 

TT Rockstars and Numbotshttps://ttrockstars.com/ - the password is in your reading planner

 

Espressohttps://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/login/eha/?service=espresso - login details below

Username - student22316             Password: abc123

Espresso is also great if you want to do some coding and create your own computer games!

 

Topmarkshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=9&AgeGroup=3 - free to use, lots of games! 

 

Funbrainhttps://www.funbrain.com/ - free to use, lots of games! 

 

Oxford Owl Reading

 

 

Here is a link to a free online reading scheme with a variety of children's e-books.

(click on the picture to begin)


 

 

 

September:

 

Welcome to a brand new year at James Brindley Community Primary School! A warm welcome to everyone and what an exciting start it has been! I have been so impressed with how the boys and girls in the new Year 4 class have returned to school. They have come back full of enthusiasm for their learning and with an added level of maturity both in their manner and the quality of their work. Well done!


Term 1 is a Geography-based topic across the school and we are focusing on Cities and Rivers - if you would like to conduct any research at home, then please feel free! In Mathematics, we will be primarily focusing on Number which will range from understanding the value of numbers to using the four different operations in different contexts. In English we are looking at a book called 'The Butterfly Lion' by  Michael Morpurgo.

 

Swimming is an important part of the curriculum and here at James Brindley we focus on swimming in Year 4. Therefore, the children will be attending swimming lessons every Thursday with Mrs Devney and Mrs Seddon. This will finish in February. The children have already had a stellar start to their swimming lessons with every student impressing the new coaches! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact myself, Mrs Seddon or Mrs Devney.

 

This term, P.E. will take place on WednesdaysPlease make sure both PE kits are in school at all times (indoor and outdoor) and that all items have your child's name in them. This term, the children are going to focus on Gymnastics and the school will be providing a specialist coach to help them improve their gymnastic skills. Whilst on the topic of sport, it would be pertinent to mention that Cross Country will be beginning again in the second week of term (week beginning 9th September) and this year the training will be on Thursday lunchtimes instead of Wednesday lunchtimes. We also have two upcoming races at the end of September and early October. More information along with the dates will be sent out over the coming weeks. I would like to take this opportunity (as the teacher in charge of Cross Country!) to encourage every child in my class this year to have a go at running at least one race as it is great for building resilience, confidence and character.

 

Homework will be given out on a weekly basis. It will usually include spellings (which the children can now access using Spelling Shed), four complex sentences for writing and of course maths, which we will have worked on that week in school. If you could also practise the times tables as much as possible that would be fantastic as we will be starting to test the children daily and the children will be assessed in June. They must be able to answer each multiplication up to x12 within 6 seconds. Along with Spelling Shed, we also have Times Table Rockstars or 'tt rockstars' as the children call it. This is another brilliant way of engaging the children with their learning. A timetable and homework expectations can be found below, please familiarise yourself with this information in order for us to ensure the finest of work is received before the homework deadline - Tuesday each week.

 

Please try to read at least 4 times a week with your children as it makes a huge difference to their learning! If you are able to ask them questions as you read with them this will also support their comprehension massively. To clarify right from the beginning of the year, children are allowed to read their own book every now and again, however, please make the school book a priority as it gives children the opportunity to access a wider range of texts and vocabulary.

 

I look forward to teaching this wonderful class this year and I am sure it will be another very successful year for all. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me or make an appointment with Mrs Renshaw at Reception.

 

Thank you for your support and all of the effort you put in at home! 

 

Mr Stanfield

 

Dates for your diary:

Class Assemblies: 29/11/19

Bridgewater Hall: 2.7.17

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MAPAS Music Evening at The Lowry 26.6.17

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Picture 1 Year 4 boys before the cross country race
Picture 2 Britisih Values Week - Democracy
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Anti-Bullying Work

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Rabbi Coleman visits Year 4

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Sports for Schools - Olympic Visit

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Let's Dance

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Previous cohorts: photos and videos

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Year 4 Samba Drumming
Many thanks and a huge well done to all of our year 4 children who recently performed at the Lowry and Walkden de Janeiro. Here is a short clip of our samba band performing on the bandstand at Walkden de Janeiro on Sunday
Picture 1 Winning Model 4H - Alexandra Bridgford
Picture 2 Winning Model 4H - Cameron Hall
Picture 3 Winning Model 4H - Ella Tipping
Picture 4 Winning Model 4H - Fern Rothwell
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Picture 30 Winning Model 4S - Abbeygayle Luty
Picture 31 Winning Model 4S - Isabella Turley
Picture 32 Winning Model 4S - Joe Ford
Picture 33 Winning Model 4S - Joshua Harris
Picture 34 Winning Model 4S - Marissa Caldwell
Picture 35 Winning Model 4S - Matthew Greenwood
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