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Year 4

Spring Term Homework Pick and Mix

Friday 5th March

 

Good Morning Y4 and Happy Friday!

 

Well done for making it through another week of working from home. This is our final day of home learning and hopefully it will be the last one! We have been working hard on shape and symmetry in Maths and we are going to have a final lesson on that today. We are carrying on with this fascinating explanation text on the making of chocolate and of course we have our usual fun Friday afternoon lessons of Art and PE. Remember, we are also going to do a quiz this afternoon at 2:30pm on zoom (details will be sent out via purplemash).

 

We just have one live session planned for Y4S this afternoon as Mrs Holt will be speaking to parents using Google Meet;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Don’t forget: The link will only appear 5 minutes before your meeting.

 

***Remember, we are going to use 'Kahoot' for the quiz later this afternoon. There will be a code to join in with the quiz and this will be sent out via purplemash at around 1pm (along with the zoom meeting details!) so please check your emails. We will also put the code on the chat during the zoom meeting so if you haven't been able to get onto purplemash then don't worry. You can find it there. ***

The 'Kahoot' links are below:

If you want to just use the website - https://kahoot.it/

If you want to download the app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.mobitroll.kahoot.android&hl=en_GB&gl=US

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity-

We would like you to play a different symmetry game today. You need to sort the shapes into symmetrical and non symmetrical. When you click the link, you will need to choose the shape section to continue.

 

Symmetry Sorting Game - Sort symmetrical and non-symmetrical images - 6 to 8 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Main Activity

Today’s lesson is all about symmetric figures. You will need to draw and shade parts of a shape or pattern in order to complete the symmetry. The dotted line in each picture represents the ‘mirror line’ this is where the shape or pattern becomes a reflection. If you have a mirror available, you can use this to see the pattern or what the shape needs to look like.

There is a powerpoint below to help with the pattern work and the first couple of questions. Where it asks you to complete the shapes on a grid, you may need to use squared paper. If you don’t have any, you can predict the answers and have a look at the next slide for confirmation.

 

10 min Timetable practice:

Log in to Timestable Rockstars and complete a few games. Or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

 

Guided Reading - Chapter 4 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself or scroll down to the bottom of today's lessons to hear Mr Stanfield (and Mrs Stanfield!) reading the fourth chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mr Stanfield.

 

We have re-attached the comprehension questions for you to answer, or go through, ready for our comprehension sessions on Google Meet this afternoon. If you are in Y4H, please make sure you write down your answers and have a go!

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

Today’s warm up game is about verbs. Enjoy!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/verbs/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Well done for working so hard on your English lessons this week. In today’s lesson you will be writing your sections on harvesting and roasting. Remember to use your plan!

 

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-explanation-text-part-1-6mwk8d

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test next Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

PE

Again for PE, we thought we could have another fun dance session! We enjoyed it so much last week that we wanted to do it again! We hope you enjoy them!

 

This first video is a great warm up for dancing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYDDtTJ6TtQ

 

‘Timber ft Ke$ha' by Pitbull - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66wCy2KwlCk

 

'Happy' by Pharrell Williams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YteMhrQvfCo

 

And we had to finish with this again! Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlJYTWxSVM4

 

ART

Today in Art, we are going to have another fun 'learning to draw....' session. Again, all you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper - better if it is clear but lined paper will still do the job. As before, there are a few videos below that we have chosen and you can have a go at listening, watching and drawing the examples (pausing when you need to) or you can click onto the channel and choose a different one. One of the most important things when doing art is feeling passionate about what you are doing!

 

This picture is all about going back to school - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdS8CoXXVAg

 

This video is about how to draw a panda - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs9YUUhBQGg

 

This one is about how to draw a monster surprise picture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhqZF9C-UOY

 

Well done on getting through this difficult period of learning from home. We hope that you can look back at all of the work you have completed and all of the different things you have learned and take a lot of pride from what you have achieved! We hope you have a relaxing weekend and that you feel excited and ready to come back to school! We cannot wait to have you back with us! smiley

 

 

Matilda Chapter 4 - The Ghost

 

 

Thursday 4th March

 

Good Morning Y4!

  

Thank you to those people who have sent work or messages through Purple Mash, we really love looking at your work and hearing about how you are doing. We only have a few more days to go of home learning! Well done for working so hard and for achieving so much at home!

 

Don’t forget to send us a message if you haven’t done so already this week.

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity-

We would like you to play a symmetry game. You need to match up the sides of the shape to make sure that each side of the line of symmetry looks the same. When you click the link, you will need to choose the shape section to continue.

 

Symmetry Matching - Reflective symmetry game for 4 to 8 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Main Activity

Today’s lesson is all about symmetry. You will need to draw lines of symmetry on the different shapes and correctly identify lines of symmetry that have already been drawn. If you cannot print the worksheet, you will need to draw the shapes accurately before added the lines of symmetry to them.

There is a powerpoint below if you need a recap.

 

10 min Timetable practice:

Log in to Timestable Rockstars and complete a few games. Or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

 

Guided Reading - Chapter 4 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or scroll down to listen to the audio recording of Mr Stanfield reading Chapter 4. Once you have read, or listened to, the chapter again, you can answer the questions on the worksheet at the bottom of today’s work. You can write the answers down, or answer them verbally. However, these are the questions we will be asking during our live sessions on Friday, so, if you have notes that will probably help you.

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This warm up focuses on ‘adjectives’. If you feel confident, you can jump straight to the quiz and the game. If you need a reminder about what adjectives are, you can click on the different options for more information before you test yourself.

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, we will create a plan for our sections on harvesting and roasting. We will also use our plans to orally practise these sections.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-an-explanation-text-part-1-68vkge  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Today is your spelling test. Have a quick practise if you need to before asking someone to test you! If no one is available to test you, please have a go yourself without looking at them and then check how you did afterwards. Be honest! You will find your spellings below.

 

 

Group 1

Group 2

here

book

hear

foot

heel

good

heal

brook

whose

cook

who’s

took

affect

wood

effect

shook

scene

stood

seen

wool

 

History

 

We are carrying on with our History lessons on the Romans. We hope you enjoyed learning all about them last week and hopefully you feel like that was a good overview of who the Romans were and why it is important to learn about them.

 

In this lesson we we will learn about what life was like before the Romans arrived in Britain. We will also learn about how historians have been able to learn about this period of history.

 

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-was-britain-like-before-the-romans-crvkgt

 

Well done to those boys and girls who had a deeper look into the Romans using the websites we shared last week. I am sure some of you are experts already!

 

And well done on completing another day of home learning! Just one more to go! We hope you have a lovely evening. smiley

 

Good Morning Y4,

 

We are counting down the days now until we are all back together again. We hope that as you look forward to this, it motivates you to work really hard this week and to put in your best effort. You have done so well over the past few months, so please keep doing your best and try to have a go at all of the lessons today.  Don't forget that we are available on Purple Mash throughout the day and will respond to any queries as soon as we can.

 

Reminder:

We have a live session planned for each class today;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Remember that the meet links will appear 5 minutes before a meeting.

 

***A short message in preparation for Friday: This Friday, we are going to have another special ZOOM session together in the afternoon with both classes. We will do this at 2:30pm again, however, this time we are going to have a fun quiz! In order to facilitate this we are going to use a website/app called 'Kahoot'. You may have heard of it before. You can either use the website to join the quiz or download the app. The app is free and it is a lot of fun as you can test yourself on all sorts of different topics if you want!***

Here is the link to the website - https://kahoot.it/

Here is the link to the app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.mobitroll.kahoot.android&hl=en_GB&gl=US

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up –

Today we would like you to play a shape game. You need to fill in the carroll diagram with shapes that fit the correct criteria, e.g. number of sides, angles, shape names. Drag and drop the shapes into the right section of the diagram.

When you click the link, you will need to select Level 4.

 

2D Shapes Sorting using Carroll Diagrams (topmarks.co.uk)

 

Main Activity

Today’s lesson is about horizontal and vertical lines. You will be identifying and drawing lines that are vertical and horizontal

You will also need to draw in some lines of symmetry during the activity. It specifies horizontal lines of symmetry and vertical lines of symmetry, so be careful. Don’t forget that a line of symmetry means that the shape on each side of the line looks the same. We will do some more work on symmetry tomorrow and Friday.

There is a powerpoint below to explain horizontal and vertical lines in more detail. Follow along and complete the worksheet.

 

10 min Timetable practice:

Log in to Timestable Rockstars and complete a few games. Or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

 

Guided Reading – Chapter 4 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or click the audio link at the bottom of today's lessons to hear Mr (and Mrs!) Stanfield reading Chapter 4. We had a technical problem with recording it as a video so we have had to do an audio recording! We hope you can still listen and enjoy if you want to. As usual, there are some fun voices in this one!

 

Once you have read or listened to the chapter, we would like you to have a go at writing a short recount of the chapter from the perspective of the parrot. We want you to focus mainly on the parrot’s time up the chimney. Try to find some evidence from the text about how the parrot might have been feeling when Matilda put him up the chimney. Please write it in 1st person, pretending that you are the Chopper the parrot.

 

Here are some questions that may help to guide your thinking and give you some idea as to what you could write.

 

  • What was in the parrot’s mind when he was in the chimney?
  • As he was stuck in the chimney, he couldn’t see anything. But what could he hear, smell, taste, touch?
  • Can he say more than “Hullo, hullo, hullo” and “Rattle my bones”? If so, why didn’t he say other things?
  • How did he feel when Matilda finally took him out of the chimney?
  • What does he think of Fred, Matilda, Matilda’s family?

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A game which reminds you about nouns and the different uses and types. You can find out more about the different types (especially the ones you aren’t sure about) and then you can have a go at the quiz or the noun monster game!

Naming nouns - The Children's University of Manchester  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson you have probably guessed it, you will be using your plan to write your introduction and the opening paragraph for our explanation text on chocolate.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-of-an-explanation-text-6hk30c  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

Afternoon

 

Music

 

Good afternoon,

 

We have another brilliant music lesson from Mr Hodson and Mr Gore. The last one before we see them both in school next week! Mr Hodson has told us that there are some audio issues (not with Mr Gore this time!) and so you may need to turn the volume up or down a little at different points. However, these are limited and it certainly shouldn't spoil the fun! Enjoy!

 

Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooKvEoDHhII

 

French

 

This week we are continuing with items in the bedroom. There are 3 activities for you to complete:

 

1. Play the pelmanism game on French games to revise bedroom items. Match the correct bedroom item picture and word pairs.

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/pelmanism?topic=Home%20-%20my%20room&level=primary

 

2. Play the four in a row game on French games to revise bedroom items:

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Home%20-%20my%20room&level=primary

 

3. Using the attached plan or you can draw one of your own, design your bedroom or dream bedroom. Remember to label all of the items in French. As a challenge see if you can add colours in french too. Un bureau blanc, une armoire marron, des posters multicolores.

Matilda Chapter 4 - The Ghost

Tuesday 2nd March

 

Good Morning Year 4!

 

We hope you enjoyed your learning yesterday and are getting back into a good routine with your work.

 

We hope you have a great day today.

 

Remember to keep in touch through Purple Mash.

 

Maths

 

10 mins warm up

To begin today’s lesson, you can play a game of Hit the Button, or any other multiplication games on Topmarks.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Main activity

Yesterday we looked at the properties of different triangles. You will find the answers to yesterday's worksheet below. Today, we are going to look at quadrilaterals in a little bit more detail. We looked at them a couple of times last week with our angles work. So, today you will be able to use your knowledge of angles to help you work out the properties of the quadrilaterals.

 

We have attached a powerpoint about quadrilaterals, as a recap if you need it.

 

Have a go at the worksheet and we will post the answers later today.

 

10 mins Times tables practice

Log in to TT Rockstars, or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

 

Guided Reading- Day two of this week’s guided reading sessions. Re-read the fourth chapter to begin with. Use your definitions from yesterday to help you understand the story (if you didn’t know yesterday). Then have a go at answering these questions:

 

  1. What does it mean to lose your taste for something?
  2. According to Roald Dahl, what should you do when an irritable man returns home from work?
  3. Why did Mr Wormwood get angry at Matilda? Explain your answer.
  4. Why was Matilda upset when Mr Wormwood started to rip out the pages of the book?
  5. How do you think someone feels if their face ‘turns grey’?
  6. In your opinion, who had the best weapon to chase off a potential burglar? Give reasons for your answer?

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

You can choose which word type you work on - nouns, adjectives or verbs - or you can do them all if you want! smiley Make sure you choose Y4 or you may find it too easy.  - http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/nouns/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, you are going to create a plan for your introduction and opening paragraph.

 

Link to today's English lesson -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-opening-of-an-explanation-text-6cv32r

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

RE

 

Our Learning Objective this week is: To understand the importance of Diwali to Hindus.

 

We looked at Diwali last half term, as part of our lessons on the Hindu religion. We would like you to look at it in more detail this afternoon. We have added a powerpoint at the bottom of today’s page. It will tell you about the reason for Diwali and also what Hindus do to celebrate. Read through it and then complete the quiz.

Afterwards, you can re-read the story of Rama and Sita as this story is at the heart of the Hindu festival. Once you have finished the story, we would like you to complete the character profiles below.

 

Computing

 

This half term we are going to be looking at Online Safety.

 

Last week, we focussed on cyberbullying and people generally being unkind online. We learnt that we need to be careful what we type online as we may mean to be nice or funny, but it may not be read the same way. We also looked at what we need to do if we received something unkind or inappropriate online. If you have not managed to look at last week’s lesson, we suggest you go back at some point as it is all useful information for you.

 

This week we are going to look at search engines, i.e. safari, google, bing, etc. We are going to conduct our own searches and analyse what we get back from our search engine.

 

There is a powerpoint below that we would like you to read through. Then complete the activity.

 

Below, there is a sheet with a number of different search questions. We would like you to choose two or three of these searches, then use the ‘Search Engine Hunter’ worksheet to perform the searches and analyse your results.

 

Maths

 

Monday 1st March

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We hope you had a wonderful weekend in the glorious sunshine! It is so exciting to only have one more week of home learning and I am sure you can't wait to get back to school, see your friends and learn and work in the way that comes most naturally to you. 

 

We would like you to use this week as an opportunity to get into the best routine possible before your return to school. So if you have been doing your Maths/English lessons in the afternoon then try to do them in the morning and in the right order, Maths first followed by English. If you have been doing all of your lessons the night before or rushing to finish them all before lunchtime then try not to do this as it isn't the way we would do it in school. Try to work when you would be working in school and take breaks when you would be taking breaks in school if it is possible. We understand how hard it is to work from home but please try your best this week.

 

We have a few planned a live sessions this week, for both classes:

 

NOTE: Due to meeting parents using Google Meet, Y4S will NOT have their usual Monday morning live session and Y4H will NOT have their usual Friday afternoon live session. 

 

Monday-

 

Y4H will need to log in to Google Meets at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Wednesday-

 

Y4S will need to log in to Google Meets at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in to Google Meets at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Friday-

 

Y4S will need to log in to Google Meets at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

We will remind you again on the days we have a meeting, so that you don’t forget J

 

We can’t wait to see you all again!

 

Maths

 

10 minute warm up

To begin our maths lesson today, we would like you to play a maths skills game. It is a shape game. You need to use the clues to guess the correct shape.

 

Click on the link to begin

 

https://eng.mathgames.com/skill/4.88-which-shape-is-described

 

Main activity

Today we will be looking at triangles. We did a little bit of work on this last week when we learnt about angles, but today we will go into a little bit more detail. We will be focussing on naming and describing the different types of triangles. We have added a powerpoint below to help you with your work today. Once you have been through it, you can complete your worksheet – on the paper or in your workbook. We will post the answers later on today.

 

10 mins Times tables practice

Log in to TT Rockstars, or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break about this time. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

We hope you are enjoying reading Matilda. We are ready to move onto Chapter 4 this week.

Please read through the chapter below to begin with.

Once you have read the chapter, use a dictionary or the internet to define the following words:

comparative

chasten/chastened

temporarily

irritable

devise/devising

quake/quaking

 

Write the definition and then a sentence containing the word.

There is a sheet at the bottom of today's work, if you would like a format to use.

Don’t forget that you can look up any other words you don’t understand too.

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This is a fun game which shows how you can improve your writing by choosing the right verbs. Just pick the story you like and have a go!

https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/games/MagicVerbs/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our Oak Academy lessons and this week, we are going to begin writing our explanation text! I hope you enjoyed learning about how chocolate is made last week. We also did a lot of very important groundwork to prepare us for the lessons this week. We looked at the features we need to include, how to use pronouns to make our writing less repetitive, excellent vocabulary we can use and how to write interesting complex sentences.

 

In today’s lesson we are going to carry on with our preparation by focusing on how to use formal conjunctions. A valuable skill when it comes to writing any formal piece of writing.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-using-formal-conjunctions-ccr38t  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

Science

 

We are continuing with our new topic in Science, all about Electricity.

 

Last week we looked at essential electricity and where it comes from. We looked at renewable and non-renewable sources of electricity. Then we presented our facts to an audience to summarise our learning for the lesson.

 

Today, we are going to look at which appliances need to be plugged into the mains (alternating current – ac), which ones run on batteries (direct current – dc) and which appliances don’t need electricity.

 

The first activity for you to complete is a venn diagram with the appliances. There are spaces for mains, battery, and both. Some of the appliances might work when they are plugged in and run on a battery. The appliances that do not fit into the diagram can be written around the edges. Place all of the appliances on the appliance cards (below) in the correct place on the venn diagram.

 

The second activity is all about using electricity safely. Look at the sheet to see all of the safety hazards in the room. Next to each number, write a reason that is unsafe.

 

Work your way through the powerpoint and complete the activities when you are asked to.

 

If you cannot print the sheets out, you can copy the layout into your workbook.

 

Well done on completing all of your work for today! We hope that you have been able to get into a good routine that is similar to the one we have in school. smiley

 

 

 

Friday 26th February

 

Good Morning Y4 and Happy Friday!

 

Well done for making it through another week of home learning. We are very proud of your efforts so far and have been extremely impressed by the work we have seen too. Remember if you would like to send us some work on Purple Mash today, you can do.

 

Only 1 more week to go!!

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this afternoon;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: The link will only appear 5 minutes before your meeting.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your column method for Subtraction. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Subtraction and 4 digit numbers.

 

 

Main activity

Yesterday, you were asked to identify angles, using the words acute, obtuse, right angle, greater than and less than. Today, you will be using the same techniques as yesterday to order and compare angles. You will need to identify the angles first and then put them in size order. Acute angles will be first, then right angles, then obtuse angles. You will need to look carefully at the size of the angles to help you decide. Remember that acute angles are less than 90 ͦ, right angles are exactly 90 ͦ, and obtuse angles are greater than 90 ͦ but less than 180 ͦ.

We have re-attached yesterday’s powerpoint for a recap if you need it, if not, you can just complete the worksheet.

We will post the answers later today.

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Guided Reading 25 mins

Chapter 3 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mrs Holt reading the third chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mrs Holt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj_WNRGxD_k&t=4s

 

We have re-attached the comprehension questions for you to answer, or go through, ready for our comprehension sessions on Google Meet this afternoon.

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

Today’s warm up game is about verbs. Enjoy!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/verbs/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Well done for working so hard on your English lessons this week. Today’s lesson is focused on complex sentences. We have looked at these before and we have written them before, so this lesson is mostly a recap. It is a really good reminder of the difference between main and subordinate clauses which we always need!

 

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-complex-sentences-70r3jc

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test next Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

PE

The main aim for PE this week is to get your body moving, get your heart pumping and most of all, to have some fun. Therefore, we are going to go back to dancing! We have put up a selection of different dance videos from DJ Raphi for you to try and dance along too. Although these videos will definitely help to keep you fit, they will also be great for your mental health too! We hope you enjoy them!

 

This first video is a great warm up for dancing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYDDtTJ6TtQ

 

‘Can’t stop the feeling’ by Justin Timberlake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpOMTJO0pQs

 

Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlJYTWxSVM4

 

Part Rock Anthem by LMFAO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXO6UPOhwC0

 

 

ART

Today in Art, you are going to learn about drawing perspective. You will need some paper, a pencil and a ruler for today’s Art lesson.

 

First, we want you to watch a short video from bbc bitesize all about how to draw things using perspective. This links really well with our Maths lessons as perspective is all about angles! You will probably recognise some of our angles as you draw. Kirsten O’Brien demonstrates how to draw a street scene using perspective to add depth, rather than creating a ‘flat’, 2D picture.

 

Here is the link to the video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvq6sbk

 

After you watch this, you could have a go at drawing a view from a window in your house, or the view down your street. Take a picture using a tablet or device that you can then look at and study (just like Kirsten) and use that as your inspiration. If that isn’t possible, you can always use one of the examples in the ‘Perspective pictures’ document below. Remember, just like Kirsten’s picture, it doesn’t need to be perfect or look exactly like the photograph, you can be a little messy with some of the details (trees, bushes etc), however, try to get your lines straight and use a ruler carefully!

 

Or if you want to try something different and you want a little bit more help and support, then I would like you to watch this other video, where a different artist draws and explains how to make your own landscape perspective picture. She draws a really cool scene with a road vanishing into the distance, with mountains, trees, a pond and a cloudy sky.

 

Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFNRxfaCKLw

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend! Well done on completing another week of home learning! Only one more to go!

Thursday 25th February

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

 

Thank you to those people who have sent work or messages through Purple Mash, we really love looking at your work and hearing about how you are doing.

 

Don’t forget to send us a message if you haven’t done so already this week.

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

We would like you to go on Super Maths Bowling to get your times tables practice in!

Choose as many times tables as you like, but remember to challenge yourself!

 

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

 

Main activity

This week we have been looking at angles in shape. Today, you are going to use the knowledge you have built up so far to identify the different angles. Remember that a right angle is 90 ͦ . Anything less than 90 ͦ  is an acute angle, anything more than 90 ͦ, but less than 180 ͦ  is an obtuse angle.

Have a look through the powerpoint as a reminder if you need to and have a go at the worksheet. We will post the answer later on today.

 

 

10 mins cooldown-

Write your times tables as a divide e.g. 4 ÷ 2 = 2     6 ÷ 2 = 3     8 ÷ 2 = 4      10 ÷ 2 = 5

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Guided Reading - Chapter 3 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mrs Holt reading the second chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mrs Holt.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1afLoCm89fijLgC9krIxQ

Once you have read, or listened to, the chapter again, you can answer the questions on the worksheet at the bottom of today’s work. You can write the answers down, or answer them verbally. However, these are the questions we will be asking during our live sessions on Friday, so, if you have notes that will probably help you.

 

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This warm up focuses on ‘adjectives’. If you feel confident, you can jump straight to the quiz and the game. If you need a reminder about what adjectives are, you can click on the different options for more information before you test yourself.

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

 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply these new words in sentences.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-delicious-food-part-1-6wv66d 

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Today is your spelling test. Have a quick practise if you need to before asking someone to test you! If no one is available to test you, please have a go yourself without looking at them and then check how you did afterwards. Be honest! You will find your spellings below.

  

 

Group 1

Group 2

group

food

height

moon

particular

soon

potatoes

booth

separate

afternoon

surprise

pool

through

zoo

various

tool

though

spoon

woman

boom

 

 

 

 Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

History

 

Good afternoon, everyone. We are moving onto our first History topic of the year – The Romans in Britain. History is a very interesting subject and so we hope that you will enjoy these lessons over the next few weeks.

For the first few lessons, we have found some great Oak Academy lessons which cover what we would be learning in school. The lessons are very visual and the short pieces of work in between the teaching and talking part are not too difficult.

Today, we are focusing on the question, ‘How did the Roman Empire become so powerful?’ We will begin by looking at what an empire is and then look at how the Roman Empire first began. Finally, we will learn about how it became the most powerful empire in the western world.

Here is the link to today’s lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-the-roman-empire-become-so-powerful-74u62t

 

Websites for more information on the Romans.

This link will take you to the BBC Bitesize website where you will find 5 different learner guides which you can explore. Or if you just want to watch some videos on different topics to do with the Romans, then there are 30 different clips which you will find at the bottom of the page if you scroll down.  - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

Lots of useful information, interesting facts and pictures and maps too.

A great chronological account of the Romans in Britain from start to finish. Lots of reading if you enjoy reading about history. - https://www.historyforkids.net/the-romans-in-britain.html

Another website full of information. If you don’t fancy reading it all yourself, there is an audio recording of someone reading it for you at the bottom.

Wednesday 24th February

 

Good Morning Y4, we hope you are all ok and coping well with the work at home. It has been lovely to see most of you on our meetings and to receive messages and work throughout the week. Please remember that we are available on Purple Mash throughout the day and will respond to any queries as soon as we can.

 

The end is in sight! All being well, we will see you in a week and a half J

 

Reminder:

We have a live session planned for each class today;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Remember that the meet links will appear 5 minutes before a meeting.

 

 

Maths

 

 

10 minute warm up

To being your maths lesson today, we would like you to practise your times tables. Write out all tables from 2x to 12x. This will warm you up nicely and really help you with today’s session!

 

 

Main activity

Today, we would like you to look at acute and obtuse angles. So, an acute angle is an angle that is less than a right angle and an obtuse angle is greater than a right angle. The powerpoint below should help you to understand how to identify the different angles. Have a go at the worksheet afterwards. We will post the answers later for you to check your work.

 

 

10 mins cooldown-

You can play a game of Hit the Button, or any other multiplication games on Topmarks.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Guided Reading – Chapter 3 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mrs Holt reading the third chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mrs Holt.

 

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

 

Once you have read or listened to the chapter, we would like you to have a go at writing a short diary entry, either from the perspective of Matilda or Mr Wormwood. Imagine you are writing it at the end of the day after you have either pranked your father (if you are writing as Matilda) or you have had your hat glued to your head all day (if you are writing as Mr Wormwood). Think about how they would be feeling.

 

A few things to remember when writing a diary entry:

  • Write in the first person as if you are that person and as if you were there.
  • Write in the past tense because you are writing about the events of that day and they have already happened.
  • Try to include some emotions (good and/or bad).
  • It can be informal.
  • Start with ‘Dear Diary’ and end with a sign off such as, ‘see you tomorrow’ or ‘regards’.

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This is a spelling game to help you practise your Y4 spellings. Make sure you choose Year 3&4 and then choose one of the tricky words lists for today.

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

 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson you will be learning about how chocolate is made. You will focus on four main stages and you will write a summarising sentence for each stage.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-an-understanding-of-the-chocolate-making-process-cgtp6r 

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime!

 

Afternoon

 

Music

 

Mr Hodson and Mr Gore are back again with another brilliant Music lesson! You may need some type of percussion instrument at some point so make sure you choose wisely and ask for permission from an adult at home before you start using anything. Listen carefully and try to join in when Mr Hodson or Mr Gore ask you to. Enjoy!

 

Here is the link to the lesson -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoA4fRFiFmw

 

 

French

 

We would like you to continue with items in the bedroom.

There are 3 activities for you to complete:

 

1. Listen to Alain le Lait's song again about items in the bedroom. How many do you remember from before the half-term holiday?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUAsT_mI5TY

 

2. Watch the video on YouTube revising some of the bedroom items that we have previously covered and introducing some new ones. Listen and repeat. See if you can unjumble the mixed up words for the bedroom items.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRzEkf2DMUk&feature=youtu.be

 

3. Describe your own bedroom. Dans ma chambre, il y a ... - In my bedroom, there is/are ...

This can be completed as a spoken or written activity. Can you add colours to decribe the items? Un lit bleu, une lampe rose, des rideaux jaunes.

Tuesday 23rd February

 

Good Morning Year 4!

 

We hope you enjoyed your learning yesterday and are getting back into a good routine with your work.

 

We hope you have a great day today.

 

Remember to keep in touch through Purple Mash.

 

 

Maths

 

10 mins warm up

To begin today’s lesson, you can play a game of Hit the Button, or any other multiplication games on Topmarks.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Main activity

Yesterday we looked at angles and turns as a recap from Year 3. Today we will look specifically at right angles. Again, you will have looked at this in Year 3, so hopefully you will be able to complete the activity with ease.

We have attached a powerpoint about right angles, which explains what a right angle is and how to identify them. Look through the slides and answer the questions. Then complete the worksheet below.

 

Extension:

 

 

 

 

10 mins Times tables practice

Log in to TT Rockstars, or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Guided Reading- Day two of this week’s guided reading sessions. Re-read the third chapter to begin with. Use your definitions from yesterday to help you understand the story (if you didn’t know yesterday). Then have a go at answering these questions:

 

  1. Why did Mr Wormwood wear this hat?
  2. Did Matilda time her prank well? How do you know?
  3. How do you think Matilda was feeling when Mrs Wormwood was trying to yank off her husband’s hat and he was screaming in pain?
  4. What does Mrs Wormwood suggest we do with all children to stop them picking their noses?
  5. What did Mr Wormwood look like after Mrs Wormwood tried to get off the hat the next day?

 

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun and simple spelling game https://www.arcademics.com/games/coconuts  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, you will be exploring pronouns and possessive pronouns and you will have a go at using them in sentences.

 

Link to today's English lesson -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-pronouns-cmvkjr

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

RE

 

For RE this half term, we are focussing on celebrations. We will look into a couple of festivals from the religions we learnt about last half term and decide why celebrating is important.

 

For this week, we would like you to think about celebrating in general, not necessarily to do with religious reasons.

 

We all have things we like to celebrate, either yearly, monthly, one offs, ever few years, every 10 years, etc.

 

 

Our question this week is:

 

What is worth celebrating?

 

 

We would like you to make a list of all of the things you celebrate. As we said before, they do not have to be religious but they might be, such as Weddings, Baptisms, Diwali, etc.

 

Write a list of the things you celebrate, all the things that are important to you and your family. Next to each reason, can you write what you would do to celebrate each one, e.g. food, party, presents, or traditions?

 

 

Computing

 

This half term we are going to be looking at Online Safety.

 

We know that a lot of our communicating is done via text messages, photos and other forms of digital media, especially at the moment where face to face meetings are limited. We have begun to rely on technology to keep in touch, and it can be great! However, not everybody has the same experiences. Sometimes, the non-stop connections can be harmful for people. Not being able to put down technology and not being able to shut the door on the world isn’t always a positive. We are going to explore this over the next few weeks so that we can use technology appropriately and effectively. We can get the best out of the technology we have, without the negative effects it can have.

 

We will start with our first lesson, all about cyberbullying.

 

We have attached a powerpoint below about the types of things people receive online from friends and people they think are friends. We would like you to work through the powerpoint and complete the activity sheet at the end. If you need to discuss any of the questions or issues you come across in the powerpoint, I am sure an adult in your house could help, or you can write them down and send them to a teacher.

 

Talking about cyberbullying allows people to think about their actions and anything they may have done or said, or anything they may have received. We are here to talk if you need us J

Monday 22nd February

 

Good Morning Y4 and welcome back!

 

We hope you had a great half term.

There isn’t much to do at the moment but we hope you managed to have a break from the house at some point.

 

We were very impressed with your attitude to learning last half term and have seen some amazing work so far.

Hopefully, we won’t need this platform much longer and we can all be back in school.

Until then, keep doing what you are doing and keep in touch

 

We have a few planned a live sessions this week, for both classes:

 

Monday-

 

Y4S will need to log in to Google Meets at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in to Google Meets at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Wednesday-

 

Y4S will need to log in to Google Meets at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in to Google Meets at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Friday-

 

Y4S will need to log in to Google Meets at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in to Google Meets at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

We will remind you again on the days we have a meeting, so that you don’t forget J

 

 

We can’t wait to see you all again!

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

For the next two weeks, we are going to be focussing on shape. We will begin this week by recapping angles and turns.

 

10 minute warm up

To begin our maths lesson today, we would like you to play a maths skills game. It is a shape game.

You need to use the clues to guess the correct shape.

 

Click on the picture or link to begin

 

 

 

https://eng.mathgames.com/skill/4.88-which-shape-is-described

 

 

Main activity

Today we will be recapping angles and turns. This is something you will have started in Year 3, so hopefully you will remember and it will just be a recap. We have added a powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work. Have a look through it to refresh your memory. Then have a go at the worksheet below.

 

 

10 mins Times tables practice

Log in to TT Rockstars, or write out your times tables to finish the maths lesson. See if anyone will test you on the trickiest ones.

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

 

Guided Reading 25 mins

We hope you are enjoying reading Matilda. We are ready to move onto Chapter 3 this week.

Please read through the chapter below to begin with.

Once you have read the chapter, use a dictionary or the internet to define the following words:

Rakish

Nestle/Nestling

Suspicious/Suspicion

Habit

Skulk/Skulking

Satisfactory

 

 

Write the definition and then a sentence containing the word.

There is a sheet at the bottom of today's work, if you would like a format to use.

Don’t forget that you can look up any other words you don’t understand too.

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This is a spelling game to help you practise your Y4 spellings. Make sure you choose Year 3&4 and then choose one of the tricky words lists for today.

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are carrying on with our Oak Academy lessons and over the next few weeks we are going to be writing an explanation text on…Chocolate Making! Today’s lesson is an introduction to explanation texts and so we are going to focus on the features of an explanation text and specifically we will be looking at the layout and the language features. If the link below does not work for you, please let your teacher know on purplemash.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-an-explanation-text-6cwk4d 

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

Science

 

We are starting a new topic in Science, all about Electricity.

 

 

 

We will begin this week by looking things that use electricity and what we already know about it. Electricity is everywhere and we use it every day. Some is essential and some is non-essential. This means that we use electricity in most of our daily tasks, but only some of them are necessary. For example, the washing machine uses electricity and so does the TV. The washing machine would be classed as an essential use as we need clean clothes but he TV would be non-essential because it is not necessary to keep us clean or healthy.

 

We have a few activities for you to complete today. To begin with, we would like you to complete the ‘Essential and Non-Essential’ sheet below.

 

Next, we would like you to look at the powerpoint below. It is all about the use of electricity and where it comes from. Answer the questions and activities in the powerpoint.

Then, complete the tasks when it suggests, you will find the sheets below too.

If you cannot print the sheets out, you can copy the layout into your workbook.

Friday 12th February

 

Good Morning Y4 and Happy Friday!

 

Well done for making it through 6 weeks of home learning! You have worked so hard and all of the teaching staff have been so impressed with everything you have managed to achieve at home! I hope you have enjoyed this week’s learning and I am sure you are looking forward to a well-earned break over half term!

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this afternoon;

 

NOTE: Y4H have a slightly earlier time today due to our special ZOOM PE session.

 

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.00pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start.

 

*** TASK – we are going to do a reading comprehension with you again on our live session so you must make sure you have read (or listened to) Chapter 2 of Matilda and had a look at the questions we set yesterday. Maybe you have even written down some answers! If so, please bring them with you and you can just read them out! ***

 

We are also going to have a special ZOOM PE session this afternoon! You have been sent the invite details so that you can join us later if you are able. You will find more details below under the PE section.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today I want you to practise your times tables before today’s lessons because the lesson involves a lot of multiplication and division! Please choose Level 4, Unit fractions of amounts and choose the fractions that you want to practise. I would advise you to choose ‘manual’ for the timing unless you are feeling particularly confident! Remember, to find a fraction of an amount, you divide by the bottom.

 

Main activity

Please carry on with your fractions test today if you haven’t finished it yet. If you have finished it and you struggled on some of the questions, maybe you could go back over them and have another try. If you are feeling confident and you have already marked it then please still take some time to practise your times tables!

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

BREAKTIME

 

Guided Reading – Chapter 2 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mr Stanfield reading the first chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mr Stanfield.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1afLoCm89fijLgC9krIxQ

 

We have re-attached the comprehension questions for you to answer, or go through, ready for our comprehension sessions on Google Meet this afternoon.

 

English

10 minute warm up

A game which helps to remind you about nouns and what they are.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/nouns/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

As we have finished our Narrative lessons, we are going to do a Reading Comprehension for our last English lesson today. You will find the text and the questions attached below. The answers are also attached, for you to check through afterwards.

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

ART

 

Today in art we are going to do some origami. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Folding paper in a particular way to create something. Therefore, you will need a few A4 pieces of paper. Just plain white paper is fine but anything will do (lined paper or scrap paper). You will also need some scissors because you need a square piece of paper and A4 size is not square. The first video will explain how to create a square piece of paper from an A4 piece. Origami can be fun and relaxing but you need to take your time and be very precise and deliberate with every fold. It can also become quite stressful if you struggle to have patience with things that aren’t easy! It is a really good test of your resilience. Can you try to complete it or will you give up?

 

We have picked out a few simple ones for us to try but you can have a look for more complex ones online if you want to challenge yourself or try and make something in particular. Just check out the YouTube channels of the YouTubers whose videos we are watching and you will find more.

  

Here is the link to the first video on making an origami fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipsFC_GM9oc  

 

Here is the second link if you fancy creating another one! This one is a butterfly and it is a little bit harder so take your time!

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZdO2e8K29o

 

I have also included a link to a fun video about how to make a paper airplane. You may recognise the person explaining it to you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmlu8bES9zo

 

PE

 

Today in PE we are going to have a live workout session with Mr Stanfield using ZOOM! You have already been sent out the invite to the live ZOOM session, all you need to do is join before 2:30pm and you can join in!

 

We are going to do it in the style of Joe Wicks with Mr Stanfield talking you through the moves, giving shout outs to the children working hard and trying to do all of the moves himself too! We will be taking some ideas throughout the session so if you have a particular exercise that you like to do (like squats or burpees) then be ready to shout it out!

 

See you all later!

 

NOTE: If you can’t join us for whatever reason then please have a look for a Joe Wicks workout on YouTube and have a go at that one instead. Make sure you are doing some form of exercise each day if you can!

 

Here is a link to one he did recently - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8uBfGUEk5c

 

We hope you have a lovely half term break! Well done on completing an entire six weeks of home learning!

Thursday 11th February

 

Good Morning Y4!

We have another fun day planned for you today. We have a fractions assessment to have a go at in Maths (can you apply all that you have been learning?), we are answering some questions about the second chapter of Matilda, we are finishing our English story and we have a fun and creative final Geography lesson for you to try! Enjoy and take your time! 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we are practising our rounding skills. Please click the link below, then choose level 4, Rounding and depending on how confident you feel, you choose which numbers to work with. If you aren’t confident, try to round to the nearest 10 with numbers up to 99. If you are, try to round to the nearest 10 with numbers up to 9,999!

Remember the rule – always look at the column to the right (if rounding to the nearest 10, look at the ones column) and if the number is 5 and above then you round up, 4 and below you round down (or stay the same).

 

Main activity

Over the next few days, you have a short assessment to test out your fraction skills. Some of the questions are harder than others but you should be able to do most of them. Most of the questions require a little problem solving so please don’t be disheartened if you don’t understand what to do straight away. You need to take your time with each question and apply all of the things you have been learning over the past few weeks.

 

You will find the answers at the back so just like our daily worksheets, please check them at the end and mark them yourself – or if you are really struggling, you could have a quick peek and try to work out how they got that answer.

 

NOTE: You have today and tomorrow to complete this assessment. This means you can choose to do it all today and then have a break tomorrow, or you can do half of the questions today and the other half tomorrow. There are 20 altogether so 10 today and 10 tomorrow.

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

BREAKTIME

 

Guided Reading - Chapter 2 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mr Stanfield reading the second chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mr Stanfield.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1afLoCm89fijLgC9krIxQ

Once you have read, or listened to, the chapter again, you can answer the questions on the worksheet at the bottom of today’s work. You can write the answers down, or answer them verbally. However, these are the questions we will be asking during our live sessions on Friday, so, if you have notes that will probably help you.

 

English

 

10 min activity

For your warm up today, we have attached a link to the Verbs in Space game, because we really enjoyed it last time!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/verbs/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Today, is the final day of our narrative lessons. We are writing the ending to our story. Hopefully, you worked hard yesterday, creating your plans. Have a look over them before you begin the lesson to make today’s work easier. The mood changes throughout this film clip and the light, happy ending should be obvious, compared with the heavy, dangerous storm. Remember to use appropriate adjectives to reflect the mood.

Well done for making it to the end of the sessions! You should be very proud of yourselves.

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-ending-60w62c

 

Spelling Test: 

Please ask somebody to test you on your spellings. They are listed below, for you to have one last look at. Let us know your scores J

 

Group 1

Group 2

musician

better

magician

summer

electrician

under

politician

winter

mathematician

sister

technician

over

optician

never

beautician

brother

physician

ever

dietician

river

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

Geography

 

For Geography this week we thought we could end our topic with something really fun. Today, you are going to complete a fact-file or an informative poster (you choose) about a city that you have created. The only requirement we have for you is that it must be beside a river or must have a river running through it. And it should be quite large, it is a city after all!

 

Since the start of the year, we have been studying rivers, settlements and maps. We have looked at how settlements have changed over time, the human features and the physical features of different places. Recently, we studied South America and we focused on Chile. We have tried to compare different places with the UK too.

 

We have included a template that you can use which will give you some guidance as to the things you could write about or include. Please use this if you are struggling to think of how to set out your work. If you want to do a poster or you already have lots of ideas about how you want to set it out then please go for it!

 

Here are a few things that you may want to include in your fact file or poster:

 

  • Draw a map of your city – maybe try to find a map of a city you know and use that as inspiration. You could use Google Maps for this or Google Earth. Type these into your browser.
  • Include some of the physical features of your city – it should have a river running near or through it – what is it called? It may be near to a mountain range or hills? Maybe it is near some woods or a forest? Is it by the coast, does it have a beach?
  • Include some of the human features of your city – what is the population? What type of buildings does it have? Does it have any famous landmarks? Remember, all cities have roads houses, schools, shops etc.
  • Has your city changed a lot over time? What was it like 50 years ago? 100 years ago? Could you draw a map of what it used to look like? Maybe you could write a few sentences to explain the changes?
  • Maybe you could write about how you could improve the city you have created? Is there anything it really needs?
  • Some general background information about your city would be great too. Where in the world can you find this city? Which country is it in? Which continent? What is special about this city?

 

Be creative and express yourself! You can use your imagination but also use your common sense and of course, all of the knowledge and understanding that you have gained from all of your Geography lessons this year. Enjoy!

 

TIP: Base your own fictional city on a real one! Take lots of ideas from it but just change all of the details slightly! If you are really struggling to come up with your own city, feel free to make a fact file on one that already exists. 

 

NOTE: There are a few websites below that you can use for inspiration and ideas. Feel free to copy ideas but remember to change them slightly to make them your own. 

 

Search for pictures for inspiration for your city - https://artsandculture.google.com/category/place?hl=en&tab=pop

 

Search for information on cities that you want to take inspiration from - https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/

 

Search for information on different things that you may want to mention about your city 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/geography/

 

These maps might give you some inspiration for drawing your own map for your city. You can also print them off and colour them in if you want to!

 

A fun website full of games, quizzes and interesting information for you to explore whenever you want - you may find some useful information that may help you with today's task but this link is mostly just for fun and to use in your own free time if you want to. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

 

Another fun activity to try in your free time if you like colouring - https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/articles/let-your-mind-roam-free-with-our-travel-inspired-colouring-pages/

Wednesday 10th February

 

Good Morning Y4!

We hope you have been enjoying your last week so far. We only have three more days to go! We have a few more lessons until we have finished our story about the brave little Robin, we have a few tricky Maths lessons to challenge your knowledge and understanding of fractions and today, we have something very special planned for you this afternoon for your Music lesson! 

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this morning;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. It is very important that you click on the Meet Link no more than 10 minutes before your meeting time.

 

*** TASK - we would love to have another discussion during our live session this morning and the focus of this discussion is going to be your RE work from yesterday - so bring it along with you if you can. If you haven't had a chance to do it yet then please have a look at the two big questions from yesterday's lesson and have a think (maybe make some notes) so that you have something to contribute. See you soon! ***

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Just to keep you on your toes, today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your Partitioning skills. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Partitioning and then up to 9,999.

 

Main activity

Today you will be completing some problem solving based on calculating fractions of a quantity. Just remember that to find a fraction of something, you must divide by the denominator (the bottom number) and multiply by the numerator (the top number). Also remember that if they give you a missing number question then you will need to do the inverse – divide by the numerator and multiply by the denominator. Just to confuse you! We never said it would be easy – nothing worth doing ever is!

 

We have made a video explaining how to work out a few missing number questions, doing the inverse, just like we said, with a few extra examples that will be similar to the questions you have to do today. You may find it very helpful if you are struggling.

 

There are lots of tricky questions on today’s worksheet so please take your time and have a go! There is also a powerpoint to help you see the questions more easily if you want to do it that way and the answer sheet is there for you to check your answers.

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

BREAKTIME

 

Guided Reading – Chapter 2 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mr Stanfield reading the second chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mr Stanfield.

https://youtu.be/S8-dZgZkCbo

Once you have read or listened to the chapter. We would like you to have a go at a fun activity; we have attached a template to an acrostic poem – this is where the first letter of each line spells a word. In this case, it spells Matilda. We would like you to think of a phrase or sentence describing Matilda to go on each line, beginning with the correct letter.

 

10 minute warm up

A fun game which tests your knowledge of antonyms, synonyms and homophones. You get to choose which one you work on. There is a short explanation of each below.

Synonyms are words which have a similar meaning. Eg. Large is a synonym for big.

Antonyms are words which mean the opposite. Eg. Good is an antonym for bad.

Homophones are words which sound similar but have a different spelling.

Eg. Sea and see are homophones.

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We are almost at the end of our story. So far, we have planned and written the opening, build-up and climax. Today, we will be writing our plan for the ending. We will be watching the clip of the ending and generating adjectives, expanded noun phrases and new vocabulary to use in our final piece tomorrow! Don’t be afraid to write down Ms Webster’s ideas too as you may want to use them alongside yours.

The more work you do today, the easier tomorrow will be J

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-ending-6wvkct

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test tomorrow!! – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

MUSIC

This week we have something very special for you!

 

Mr Hodson and Mr Gore are back! They have created a pre-recorded music lesson for you to enjoy and have a go at. It may almost feel like you are back at school! For most of these lessons, you won’t need any equipment but you may need something to use as a percussion instrument (you just need a paper or plastic cup for today) for some of the more practical elements of the lesson. If you are struggling, remember you can always use body percussion!

 

In this lesson, Mr Hodson explains how music is written and how it is read by musicians using "hand clap" graphics and animal names whose number of syllables match the number of "claps" etc (as you may have seen them do before). He then shows you how it looks in proper written music format and applies that reading/playing to a well-known song (We Will Rock You). Mr. Gore has put together a segment using rhythm and home percussion (paper cup) to make a really cool routine which is a lot of fun to play and we think you'll love!

 

Here is the link to the lesson - https://youtu.be/gbqS7qY88bI

 

French

 

If we were all together in school this week then we would be looking at French culture and finding out about Mardi Gras.

We have attached a power point about the annual Mardi Gras Carnival in Nice and a template for a Mardi Gras mask.

There are 3 activities for you to complete:

 

1. Read through the power point to find out about Mardi Gras.

 

2. Watch the YouTube video with highlights of the Mardi Gras Carnival 2018.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBB73HyWFw&feature=youtu.be

 

3. Design your own Mardi Gras mask or a poster to advertise the next Nice Carnival - 'Roi des Animaux'. If you would like to complete both then please do.

How to calculate quantities

Still image for this video

Tuesday 9th February

 

Good Morning Y4!

We hope that you enjoyed expressing yourself last week and we wanted to encourage you not to stop! It is so important for your mental health that you carry on finding time to express yourself each week, if not every single day! Whilst you are at home, you can maybe explore trying out different outfits or hairstyles (be careful if you have a Google Meet session though because you should be dressed appropriately for this!).

You could also try to find time each day to have a go at one of the writing activities from last week, or maybe one of the art/music/dance activities. Having a dance or a sing along each day can do wonders for your mental health! 

With that in mind, we hope you enjoy your lessons today but don’t forget to take some time to express yourself too.  J

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your column method for Subtraction. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Subtraction and 4 digit numbers.

 

Main activity

Today, you are recapping how to find equivalent fractions. We always find that this is a particularly hard objective to feel confident and secure with so any extra practise is a good thing! Remember that ‘equivalent’ means ‘the same as’ and so you are trying to find fractions that are worth the same, they are the same value.

 

TIP: When trying to work out equivalent fractions remember that whatever you do to the numerator (the top number), you have to do the same thing to the denominator (the bottom number).

 

For example, if you are finding an equivalent fraction for 1/4, if you multiply the top number (1) by 3, so 1 X 3, you get 3. This means you must do the same to the bottom number (4), so 4 X 3, which is 12. Therefore 1/4 = 3/12.

The video will probably be more helpful than this.

 

As mentioned, there is a video below to support your learning and help you if you are finding it difficult. There is a worksheet for you to complete, as well as a powerpoint if you want to look at the questions one by one in an easier, step-by-step way and of course, the answer sheet, so you can check your answers at the end.

 

For the video, please click the link - https://vimeo.com/504801539  

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Guided Reading- Day two of this week’s guided reading sessions. Re-read the second chapter to begin with. Use your definitions from yesterday to help you understand the story (if you didn’t know yesterday). Then have a go at answering these questions:

  1. What is Matilda’s dad using the sawdust for?
  2. Is Mr Wormwood an honest man? Explain.
  3. Why do you think Mrs Wormwood lets Mr Wormwood treat his customers like this?
  4. Do you think that Michael will be a good car salesman? Explain.
  5. How does Mr Wormwood turn the mileage back? And Why?

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This is a spelling game to help you practise your Y4 spellings. Make sure you choose Year 3&4 and then choose one of the tricky words lists for today.

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

 

40/45 min Main Activity –

So far, we have written the opening, the build-up and the climax for our story. Before we continue with the ending, we are going to spend a lesson on editing. This way, we can make sure what we have written so far is perfect before we finish our story off. Follow along with the video and make notes when it asks. Get used to reading your work aloud as it highlights any errors in the sentences.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-editing-skills-ccv64r

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

RE

For RE this week we have some pretty big questions to answer. The idea this week is for you to write down your opinions and answers to the questions, then we will have a follow up discussion about it in our live sessions tomorrow.

We have attached a link for a website below; on here you will find a summary of the religions we have looked at, and a couple of others too. This may give you some more information in order to help you with the questions. Watch as many videos as you like, as long as you start with the “What is…?” ones first.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

 

Questions:

1. Are the journeys in each religion similar? If so, in what way?

2. Is the journey of life different without religion? If so, why?

 

Computing

 

For Computing, we are continuing to work with variables. Today, you will be able to use multiple variables using one click to add to the depth of the game. You will be programming objects and using numbers for your variables.

Click the link to begin:

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/tablet-till/5e5d0d05570d8d36569ddff1/5e5d0d05570d8d36569ddff8/5e5d0d06570d8d36569de00b/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

Username: student 22316      Password: abc123

 

Monday 8th February

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We hope you enjoyed your weekend and that you were able to do some activities to relax and have fun. This is our last week of this half term believe it or not! The final push before we all get a short break. This week we will be rounding off our work on fractions with a little revision and some tricky problem-solving questions. In English, we will be finishing our story and putting it all together. We will also be finishing off our topics in Science and Geography.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our planned live sessions are back to normal this week:

 

Monday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Wednesday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Friday –

Y4S will need to log in at 1:30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are about to join and you see that your teacher has not joined yet, then please wait until they have joined before joining yourself. Look at who is in the call. If it says, ‘no one is on this call’ then please do not join. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

  

If you are still unable to access these meetings, please phone the office and we will do our best to assist you.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your Addition. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Addition and 4 digit numbers.

 

 

Main activity

We are carrying on with our work on Fractions this week. Today, you will be looking at the difference between unit fractions and non-unit fractions. This lesson may feel like a bit of a recap as we have already introduced these terms. Remember, a unit fraction is a fraction with 1 as its numerator (the number on the top), for example – 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 and a non-unit fraction has more than 1 as its numerator, for example – 2/3, 4/7, 3/5, 8/9

 

There is a video below which you can watch if you want a recap and need some help. There is also a powerpoint presentation below which will help guide you through today’s work question at a time. And finally, there is of course a worksheet for you to complete to show your understanding! You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Finally, there is an answer sheet as well so that you can check your work and mark it yourself – you can also have a sneaky peek if you are really struggling with a question – however, don’t just copy in the answer, think about why that is the correct answer – can you work out how we got there?

 

For the video, please click the link -  https://vimeo.com/502315136

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Guided Reading 25 minutes

Today, we are moving onto Chapter 2. We were very impressed with your knowledge and understanding of Chapter 1 and hope you are ready to keep going. This chapter is all about Mr Wormwood and his car dealership. We would like you to read the chapter first, then use a dictionary to define the following words:

 

Ignorant

Dishonest

Tamper

Inherit

Preach

Resent

 

Write the definition of each word and then think of a sentence you could use it in. There is a template below, or you can write it in your workbook.

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun and simple spelling game - https://www.arcademics.com/games/coconuts  

 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Last week, we generated vocabulary and planned the climax section of the story. Today, we are going to write the climax. Remember this is the most exciting part of the journey, it is dramatic and scary at times. Your writing needs to reflect this. Choose appropriate adjectives for the events and characters. Use plenty of ‘show not tell’ sentences to create the feeling for the reader, without having to say it. Highlight the change in mood from the beginning of this section to the end. Don’t forget to read your sentences back to yourself to check for mistakes, or to add different words.

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-climax-6gr3ac?activity=video&step=1

 

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime!

 

Afternoon

 

Science

Good Afternoon, today is our last Sound lesson. We have saved this one until the end as we wanted to show you an experiment. You can repeat the experiment at home if you have the resources too. You will need: a cardboard box, a small speaker/music device, different materials to put over the device, and a way to measure volume (e.g. a decibel app).

The aim of today’s lesson is to work out what type of material is better for soundproofing.

So, a band have written to us to ask for some help. They would like to practise their songs, but have had some noise complaints. They need to soundproof their room in order to continue. We have conducted an experiment to test a variety of materials. We have included the table of results too. Your job is to write a letter to the band explaining which material they should use and why.

Have a look through the powerpoint to begin with, then watch the experiment, read the results and then use the sheet below to help you write a letter to the band.

 

Link to the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nq3EzO-ri4

 

If you want to watch another sound experiment, about the need for air, click the link below.

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z29c87h - “Why can’t we hear it?”

 

Friday 5th February

 

Good Morning Y4 and Happy Friday!

 

Well done for making it through 5 weeks of home learning. We hope you have enjoyed this special Children’s Mental Health Week and all of the extra activities we planned for you. Just remember, you can always go back and have a go at other activities you didn’t have time for or feel free to do the same activity again if you really liked it.

 

We have a live session planned for both classes today and the times have changed slightly from what was set on Monday;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 10:30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.15pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

*** TASK – we are going to do a reading comprehension with you on our live session so you must make sure you have read (or listened to) Chapter 1 of Matilda and had a look at the questions we set yesterday. Maybe you have even written down some answers! If so, please bring them with you and you can just read them out! ***

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today I want you to practise your times tables before today’s lessons because the lesson involves a lot of multiplication and division! Please choose Level 4, Multiplication and choose the times tables that you have been working on. If you are confident with them all, then choose the mixed times tables up to 12.

 

Main activity

Today, you are moving onto some even trickier questions related to finding fractions of an amount. The good thing, is that it is similar to what you have been doing over the past few days and the method is the same.

 

There is a lot of dividing and multiplying in today’s lesson, so if you are struggling with your times tables then it will be a good reminder to keep practising them! If you are feeling confident with your times tables then you will hopefully enjoy this lesson today!

 

Remember to use the previous videos to help you if you are struggling. And remember how to work them out – Divide by the bottom, times by the top!

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Breaktime

 

Reading – Chapter 1 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mrs Holt reading the first chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mrs Holt.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1afLoCm89fijLgC9krIxQ

 

We have re-attached the comprehension questions for you to answer, or go through, ready for our comprehension sessions on Google Meet this afternoon.

 

English

10 minute warm up

This warm up focuses on ‘adjectives’. If you feel confident, you can jump straight to the quiz and the game. If you need a reminder about what adjectives are, you can click on the different options for more information before you test yourself.

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Yesterday, you looked at different vocabulary to describe events and characters in the climax part of the story. The vocabulary will be useful in today’s lesson, as we are planning the climax of the story. We will be breaking the clip into sections, where we describe the setting and the characters’ feelings. This is an important process as it will help you when you come to write this part of the story, on Monday.

Remember to read your sentences, phrases or clauses aloud to make sure they make sense.

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-climax-6gtk4r

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

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

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

PE

 

For PE this week, we are finishing our Gymnastics routine off. We have been building up the routine each week and now it is time to put it all together!

 

I want you to imagine that today is the grand final of the Gymnastics competition! You have been preparing for weeks and now it your turn to perform! Take at least 20 minutes to warm up and practise your routine multiple times before the ‘final’ performance.

If you aren’t happy with it or you forgot a section then have another go and try to remember everything. You may want to do it again because you feel you can do a better job.

 

NOTE: Mrs Sharrock has asked for as many videos as possible of your different routines! We would love to see them and share them in class and with Mrs Sharrock and so if it is possible, please record your final performance and send it to us either on purple mash or you could try to save it on the OneDrive through Microsoft Office on RM Unify.

 

ART

 

For Art this week, we would like you to complete your own piece of art to finish off our Mental Health Week in style! We would love you to create a piece of art that reflects you in some way. Express yourself with your choice of colours and with the media* you choose. We would like you to share your likes, dislikes, hobbies and/or feelings through your piece of art. It can really be anything you want it to be.

 

For example, if you love football you could create a collage of different pictures from a goalpost or football pitch to the shirt of your favourite team, to a football itself and you could colour it in lots of bright colours to show that you love it.

 

Or alternatively, you could use dark colours or different shades of blue to colour and draw something that makes you sad or unhappy. Sometimes doing something like this is a great way to express your feelings too.

 

Believe it or not, it is as important to express your dislikes and the things that frustrate you and anger you as much as to express the things that you love and the things that make you happy!

 

Media – the materials and tools that you create your picture/piece of art with. For example, a pen and paper, a paintbrush and paint etc.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend! Well done on completing another week of home learning!

Thursday 4th February

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We hope you have been enjoying yourself this week and that you feel like you had already had many opportunities to express yourself. You are now half way through your English story about the brave little Robin, you are carrying on with finding fractions of amounts in Maths and this afternoon we have a few special Mental Health activities for you to have a go at. Enjoy!

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we are practising our rounding skills. Please click the link below, then choose level 4, Rounding and depending on how confident you feel, you choose which numbers to work with. If you aren’t confident, try to round to the nearest 10 with numbers up to 99. If you are, try to round to the nearest 10 with numbers up to 9,999!

Remember the rule – always look at the column to the right (if rounding to the nearest 10, look at the ones column) and if the number is 5 and above then you round up, 4 and below you round down (or stay the same).

 

Main activity

Today you will be focusing again on how to find a fraction of a set amount. However, it is harder today as you will have an extra step to do. Remember that to find a fraction of something, you must divide by the denominator (the bottom number) first. If your numerator is 1 (like the questions we had yesterday) then you are finished after this step. However, if your numerator is bigger than 1, then you need to multiply your initial answer by the numerator to get a final answer.

 

For example, to find ¾ of 16 you just need to do 16 ÷ 4 which is 4.

Then you must multiply your answer (4) by the numerator which is 3. And 4 X 3 = 12. Therefore, your final answer is 12.

 

There is a better explanation in the video below!

 

As usual, there are some tricky questions on today’s worksheet so please take your time and have a go! There is also a powerpoint to help you, a few short videos to support you with some of the trickier questions and of course, the answer sheet is there for you to check your answers.

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Breaktime

 

Reading - Chapter 1 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mrs Holt reading the first chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mrs Holt.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1afLoCm89fijLgC9krIxQ

Once you have read, or listened to, the chapter again, you can answer the questions on the worksheet at the bottom of today’s work. You can write the answers down, or answer them verbally. However, these are the questions we will be asking during our live sessions on Friday, so, if you have notes that will probably help you.

 

English

 

10 min activity

For your warm up today, we have attached a link to the Verbs in Space game, because we really enjoyed it last time!

 

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/verbs/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Yesterday, you wrote the build-up to the story, where the robin sheltered from the rain and had a run in with some weasels, followed by a narrow miss with the hawk. The detailed sentences were great and were helped by the planning the day before. Today, you are going to generate some vocabulary to further support your writing. The lesson is based on the climax of the story, in preparation for tomorrow’s lesson, where we will plan for this section.

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-for-the-climax-68vkge

 

Spelling Test: 

Please ask somebody to test you on your spellings. They are listed below, for you to have one last look at. Let us know your scores J

 

Group 1

Group 2

expression

her

discussion

herb

confession

perch

permission

person

admission

stern

impression

verse

obsession

verb

procession

term

omission

germ

concussion

yesterday

 

 

Mindfulness Afternoon

 

We have a few activities for you to do this afternoon. We would like you to choose a few of the following activities, and then complete the writing activity too.

 

The activities are different mindfulness challenges. There are lots of different ideas for you to try. You may find some relaxing and begin to include them in your daily routine. Try as many as you like, they don’t take very long and some are fun to do.

Have a look at the attached documents to find the mindfulness challenge cards, and have fun!

 

Writing Activity

 

For this mindfulness afternoon, we would like you to complete on of the writing activities from the list below. You can do more if you'd like and please feel free to make it a weekly or monthly activity if you feel it would improve your mental health. :)

 

  • Write About Your Day. What Was Good? What Was Bad?
  • Write a List of Things You're Thankful For.
  • Write About How Different You Were 5 Years Ago.
  • List and Describe Your Emotions.
  • Write About How You'd Describe Yourself to a Stranger.

 

Well done on completing yet another day of home learning! We hope that these fun mental health activities are helping you to feel better and better each day and more confident in who you are as an individual.

Well done and we will see you tomorrow! 

 

 

Finding a non-unit fraction of an amount

Still image for this video

Wednesday 3rd February

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

Well we hoped you have been enjoying your week of learning so far, we are almost half way through already! we are further on with our story in English, we are becoming more and more confident and able with our work on fractions and hopefully you had a wonderful afternoon yesterday expressing yourself and a fun Science lesson too! We have a fun live session planned for you this morning and an amazing Music lesson focused again on improving your mental health. Enjoy!

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this morning;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

***TASK - Today we are going to have a circle time during our live session. This means there will be an opportunity for everyone to speak and share (if they want to).

The first thing we will talk about is how you got on yesterday with your afternoon of expressing yourself! This will be followed by a fun sharing activity. For this, we want you to imagine being stuck on a desert island for a day (you will be rescued at the end of the day). But this is a magical desert island where anything is possible! Have a look at some of the questions below to help you imagine what it might be like for you. We will be asking you the following questions tomorrow and it would be great to hear everyone sharing something.***

 

 -  What food would you like to find on the island?

 - How would you spend the day? What would you do?
 - If you had art materials with you,
what would they be and what would you make?

- What music would you like to hear playing?

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you shortly J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Just to keep you on your toes, today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your Digit Values. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Digit Values and then up to 9,999.

 

Main activity

Today you will be focusing on how to find a fraction of a set amount. Just remember that to find a fraction of something, you must divide by the denominator (the bottom number).

 

For example, to find ¼ of 16 you just need to do 16 ÷ 4 which is 4. The answer is 4.

 

Again, there is a video below explaining how to find a fraction of a set amount in more detail with a few extra examples that will be similar to the questions you have to do today. You may find it very helpful if you are struggling.

 

As usual, there are some tricky questions on today’s worksheet so please take your time and have a go! There is also a powerpoint to help you, a few short videos to support you with some of the trickier questions and of course, the answer sheet is there for you to check your answers.

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Breaktime

 

Reading – Chapter 1 of Matilda – Re-read the chapter to yourself, or follow the link below to our new YouTube channel, to hear Mrs Holt reading the first chapter. You can just listen or read along with Mrs Holt.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk1afLoCm89fijLgC9krIxQ

 

Once you have read or listened to the chapter. We would like you to have a go at a fun activity; imagine you love books like Matilda and want to read as much as she does. Write a list of books you would like to read before your 10th birthday. You can include some of the books Matilda reads in this chapter, or any other books you know of. If you don’t know which books you want to read, take a look at the website below, listing the top 100 children’s books. Try to have at least 10 books on your list.

https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/the-100-best-childrens-books

 

English

10 minute warm up

Another spelling game for you today. For this game you need to click on Year 3 & 4 and then choose a word list to practise.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Yesterday, we planned the build-up to the story, where the robin sheltered from the rain and had a run in with some weasels, followed by a narrow miss with the hawk. The vocabulary you generated and ideas you create will help you in today’s session, where we will be writing the build-up. Remember to include the ‘show not tell’ elements spoken about in yesterday’s lesson – this is where you describe a characters body language, in order to show the reader how they are feeling, without having to write the feeling too. E.g.

The tiny robin shivered, as it clung tightly to the bare branch.

 

This shows the reader that the robin is cold, scared and alone.

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-build-up-of-the-story-6mukae

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

MUSIC

Carrying on our theme this week, which is to Express Yourself, we would like you to try and express yourself through music and dance for today’s music lesson.

 

You can start by watching this short video by Classical MPR and think about the different ways in which music can change how we feel and express ourselves. - https://bit.ly/2GjLRMW

Research shows that people feel more positive after singing to music, than they do just listening to music. If you are able to, try this activity: choose a song from the list below (or own of your own!), learn the words (you can look up the lyrics on google or look for a lyric video of your chosen song on YouTube) and sing it - maybe even with someone else at home if they are available and are happy to join in.

You may just want to join in by clapping, clicking your fingers, using percussion instruments, miming or dancing. You might even want to sign some of the words or make up your own dance moves to the meaning of the words or song.

Have a go at using the following songs:

 - ‘If you want to sing out, sing out’ by Cat Stevens - https://bit.ly/3iesKBg

 - ‘Express yourself’ by Labrinth - https://bit.ly/3kSm8tS3

 

After you have tried this you could also have a go at playing some of the other games on the music lab website - this is the website that includes 'Song Maker' that we all know and love! Perhaps you could create another song to express yourself and express your feelings?

 

Here is the link to the music lab website - https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

 

French

 

Mrs Hughes is so happy with the work she has seen so far. She has been impressed with your knowledge of the different rooms in the house and feels you are all ready to move onto naming the items in the bedroom.

 

Here are your activities for today:

 

1. Watch the video of the French boy naming the bedroom items in French as he fills the room:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtKHu-0RcnA&feature=youtu.be

 

2. Watch and sing along to Alain le Lait's song about the bedroom. See how many bedroom items you can remember in French. Watch the video several times and make a list of the new vocabulary:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUAsT_mI5TY

 

 

Finding a unit fraction of an amount

Still image for this video

Tuesday 2nd February

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's lessons and the amazing assembly from Place2Be, BAFTA and Oak Academy. I hope that both our lessons and the assembly have stimulated your thinking, encouraged you in some way and challenged you too!

We have more of the same today! More Maths to challenge your thinking, in English we are going to move on to the next part of our story and in the afternoon we want you to complete a few different activities to do with Expressing yourself for Children’s Mental Health Week.

 

Enjoy today’s learning! J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your column method for Subtraction. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Subtraction and 4 digit numbers.

 

Main activity

Today, you are learning how to count in fractions. Last week, we had a recap lesson where you had to count in tenths. This will be similar to that lesson, however, you will have to think about more than just tenths! You will also have to apply your knowledge from yesterday’s lesson on fractions greater than 1 to count past 1 whole. I say this because you are also going to be asked to count up in improper fractions (fractions where the numerator is larger than the denominator – for eg. 9/4) and mixed numbers (where you have a whole number and a fraction together – for eg. 2 ¼).

 

TIP: When counting up in a sequence, remember to look for patterns – is it going up in 1s – 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 5/5 or maybe it is going up in 2s – 3/8, 5/8, 7/8, 1 1/8 etc.

 

There is a video below to support your learning and help you if you are finding it difficult. There is a worksheet for you to complete, as well as a powerpoint if you want to look at the questions one by one in an easier, step-by-step way and of course the answer sheet so you can check your answers at the end.

 

For the video, please click the link -  https://vimeo.com/506082065

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Guided Reading- Day two of our new guided reading sessions. Re-read the first chapter to begin with. Use your definitions from yesterday to help you understand the story (if you didn’t know yesterday). Then have a go at answering these questions:

  1. How is Matilda feeling in this chapter?
  2. How would you feel if you had to walk to the library every day on your own?
  3. How do you think the parents should be acting?
  4. What do you think Mr and Mrs Wormwood would say if they found the library books in Matilda’s room?

 

10 min warm up

To begin today’s lesson, we would like you to have a go at a noun activity. Click on all of the different types of nouns to learn about their definitions, then play the quiz at the bottom to test your knowledge. Good luck! Here is the link you will need:

Naming nouns - The Children's University of Manchester

 

40/45 min Main Activity –

Yesterday, you were able to write the opening to the story, using your plans from last week. Today, we are going to start planning the build-up. So this is the bit in between the robin setting off from the shed in the woods and crossing the stormy sea. He stops for a rest and meets the hawk in this section and crosses different types of land below. It is starting to get a little bit more exciting. You have already collected adjectives for the hawk, so have a look back at last week’s work.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-build-up-of-the-story-c8vkge

 

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

Express Yourself Afternoon

 

This afternoon, we would like you to choose an activity to do, to help with your mental health. We have put together a few activities for you to do. You can do them all if you like, or just choose one!

 

Poetry – Express yourself through a poem.

You can write a poem about how you feel. We have attached some examples below if you would like to use these as a template.

Have a look at this video for some inspiration too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-understanding-poetry/zf8m382

 

Self-Awareness Drawing – Draw a picture of yourself on a piece of paper. Then label it with words, pictures or colours to show how you are feeling at this particular time. Sometimes it is hard to describe in words, so a shape or colour may work better for you.

 

Dancing- For those who wish to express themselves in a physical way, you can make up your own dance. Choose a piece of music to listen to, then start to move. Fit the moves into the song to match your emotions.

 

If you have any other activities that you feel you would like to do, you can do them this afternoon. Have a go at some yoga or meditation on youtube if you like!

 

You will be able to share all of the things you have done this afternoon, on Wednesday morning’s live sessions. Obviously, you don’t have to share if you don’t want to, but if you did something that helped you, it may be nice to let others know.

Monday 1st February

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and so we will be focusing on Mental Health in our live sessions and we have also planned a few fun afternoon activities based on Mental Health and this year's theme, which is Express Yourself. Place2be, the charity who are organising the event, have explained what this means. 

 

'Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.'

 

Taken from the Place2Be's website https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

 

 We want to encourage you to express yourselves this week and have fun!

 

Therefore, this week's live sessions will be structured a little differently and the times will be different too. In addition, we want to encourage you to tune in to the Mental Health Assembly this morning which will be streamed live at 9am! 

 

Click the link to watch - https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021

We will be discussing the assembly in our live session this morning so please try to join in and watch it with us! 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our planned live sessions are slightly different this week:

 

Monday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.45am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.30am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Wednesday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Friday –

Y4S will need to log in at 11.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.15pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are about to join and you see that your teacher has not joined yet, then please wait until they have joined before joining yourself. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Parents: As most children are now able to mute and unmute independently, once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to take part in the session on their own.

 

If you are still unable to access these meetings, please phone the office and we will do our best to assist you.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your . Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Addition and 4 digit numbers.

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

 

 

Main activity

We are carrying on with our work on Fractions this week. Today, you will be focusing in on fractions greater than 1. What happens when fractions become greater than 1 whole? I am sure most of you will realise that we have already completed lots of questions where we have looked at fractions greater than 1 whole, especially with our adding and taking away of fractions a few weeks ago.

 

There is a video below which you can watch if you want a recap and need some help. There is also a powerpoint presentation below which will help guide you through today’s work question at a time. And finally, there is of course a worksheet for you to complete to show your understanding! You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Finally, there is an answer sheet as well so that you can check your work and mark it yourself – you can also have a sneaky peek if you are really struggling with a question – however, don’t just copy in the answer, think about why that is the correct answer – can you work out how we got there?

 

For the video, please click the link -  https://vimeo.com/505143644

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 minutes

Today, we are beginning our guided reading and our VIPERS lessons. We are starting the story ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl. You will find a pdf of the first chapter below. We will be uploading a video this week of one of us reading the chapter too. We will be setting work each day, as we would during our normal guided reading sessions. You will need to re-read or listen to the chapter again each day and complete the activities set.

 

Today, you will need to read the first chapter to begin with. Once you finished the chapter, we would like you to look at some of the vocabulary we have highlighted.

Look up the definition of each word, using a dictionary or the internet, then write a sentence containing that word. You can use the format at the bottom of today’s work, or simply write the definitions and sentences in your book.

 

Adoration

Revolting

Offspring

Glacial

Extraordinary

Gormless

Formidable

Fascination

Concerned

Interfere

Formidable

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun contractions memory game to get you warmed up and ready to learn –

 

https://www.quia.com/cc/86241.html

 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Last week was the first part of our narrative lessons. We have got as far as planning the opening to the story. You will need the work you have done so far, to help with today’s lesson. Today, we are going to write the opening of the story. The plan you made on Friday will be helpful and the three new vocabulary words may come in handy for this lesson. Follow the video and make sure you pause at the relevant parts to complete your work.

 

Link to today's English lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-of-the-story-c4v34e

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime!

 

Afternoon

 

Science

Good afternoon, we are coming to the end of our science topic next week. It has been tricky and very scientific! Hopefully, you have been able to follow the explanations so far and are able to explain how sound is made and how we hear it.

This week we are getting a little bit creative. We would like you to design and make your own musical instruments. You can use household objects, items from the recycling etc. to make your instrument. Follow the powerpoint and use the design sheet to help you. Think about how you want to create sound, e.g. banging, scraping, plucking and what material you think would help create the sound you need.

We can’t wait to see your creations! If you want to plan it today and make it another day, that is fine! We understand that you may not have the resources you need. If you are unable to actually make the instrument, please make sure you still design it as e would love to see your ideas.

 

Once you have made your instrument, you can complete the ‘test and evaluate’ sheet to finish the task.

 

Have fun J

Friday 29th January

 

Good Morning Y4 and Happy Friday!

 

Well done for making it through 4 weeks of home learning. I hope you have enjoyed this week’s learning and, although you are looking forward to a nice rest over the weekend, you are also excited to crack on with you lessons next week!

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this afternoon;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Remember, if you are having difficulty accessing these meetings, please phone the office or send us an email on purplemash and we will do our best to assist you.

 

***TASK: For today’s live session, we would like you to reflect on the week of learning that you have just had. Can you decide on which lesson was your most favourite and which lesson was your least favourite? We will be asking you to speak in the meeting, so be prepared…J ***

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we are moving on to the final operation that we haven’t looked at yet - Division. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Division and then you can choose which number to work on. If you know your times tables well, then perhaps choose a mixed one!

 

Main activity

Today, you are carrying on with equivalent fractions except now you are working at a Year 4 level. So it will be a little trickier today and a little different so you must make sure that you watch the video below if you need some help. The powerpoint is also there if you want to look at the questions that way. Remember, you can always message Mrs Holt or Mr Stanfield to ask for help on purplemash too. As usual, there is a worksheet for you to complete. You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Again, you have an answer sheet so that you can check your answers and make sure you got it right. If you make a mistake or you have left out a question, try to work it out using the answer to help you. Think about how they got that answer.

 

For the video, please click the link -  https://vimeo.com/504472462

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

BREAKTIME

 

Reading - Today we are going to have a closer look at the language that the author has chosen to use in this story. We will be analysing the vocabulary and looking at the impact it has on the story.

Here is the link to today’s lesson - To analyse the author's use of language (thenational.academy)

 

10 min warm up activity –

Today, we have added a link to a game on the BBC Bitesize website. It is split into levels, and saves your progress when you have finished. Have a go at a couple of levels and see how you do! Choose story mode or challenge mode, pick a character, then pick an area to answer questions on – spelling, punctuation or grammar. Then move around the levels and answer the questions when they appear!

Click the link to begin - Crystal Explorers (bbc.co.uk)

 

40/45 min Main Activity –

Today is the day that we start to plan. We will be planning the opening of our story. We will be using the vocabulary we have built up so far, plus the use of complex sentences to make our writing more interesting. On Tuesday’s lesson, we were asked if complex sentences were the best sentences. We answered no, because different types of sentences are used for different things. Concentrate on including complex and short sentences in your writing to create variety.

Link to today's English lesson - To plan the opening of the story (thenational.academy)

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime

 

 

Afternoon

 

PE

 

For PE this week, we are carrying on with our Gymnastics routine. Today we want you to use the documents as a guide to help you practise the final three steps.

 

Step 7 – Any one foot balance

Step 8 – Travelling jump

Step 9 – Present to finish

 

Last week we worked on steps 4-6 first and then we tried to put it all together from steps 1-6. You could try to do the same. Remember to try out as many moves as you can and then after that you can choose one from each for your routine. Try to choose the most challenging ones that you can do well. In other words, don’t just choose the hardest ones unless you can do them properly with the correct form.

 

ART

Today in Art, you are going to learn about the famous Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. You will learn about what inspired him and how his style of drawing and painting changed over time. Picasso also mentions that he choose his colours based on how the people felt at the time. For example, if he was drawing someone who was sad, he used the colour blue. If they were happy, he used brighter and more varied colours. This reminds us of our music lesson earlier in the week! Art and Music can make us feel different emotions!

 

Then we would like you to have a go at doing the activity that Pablo Picasso himself sets the children in the video. If you don’t have any old magazines lying around the house then you could watch the extra video below, which explains how you could draw a picture of someone in the style of Pablo Picasso. My advice is to just watch the video for ideas and then have a go for yourself. If you are struggling though, you could always pause the video step by step and then have a go at copying in one of the faces.

  

Here is the link to the first video about Pablo Picasso - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zq34wmn  

 

Here is the extra video, which explains how to draw some simple faces in the style of Pablo Picasso. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7-1VpfomWE

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend! Well done on completing another week of home learning!

Thursday 28th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We hope you are having a great week so far!

We have heard from a few people this week and seen some fantastic work. Keep it up!

 

There are no planned class sessions for today. 

Feel free to send us a message on Purple Mash and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Have a lovely day! smiley

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we are moving on to the column method for Multiplication for our warm up. Please click the link below, then choose level 4, Multiplication

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

 

Main activity

Today, you will be recapping equivalent fractions and this one is a very important recap as equivalent fractions can be tricky and so going over them again before we dive straight into the Year 4 equivalent fractions is very helpful. Remember, an equivalent fraction is when you have two fractions with different numbers but they have the same value. So for example 1/2 is the same as 2/4. Or 1/3 is the same as 2/6. When you see the fractions on a fraction wall or in a bar in front of you, this will make more sense. Seeing is believing as they say!

 

There is a video below which you can watch if you want a recap and need some help.  As usual, there is a powerpoint presentation below which will help guide you through the today’s work. There is also a worksheet for you to complete. You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Again, you have an answer sheet so that you can check your answers and make sure you got it right. If you make a mistake or you have left out a question, try to work it out using the answer to help you. Think about how they got that answer.

 

For the video, please click the link - https://vimeo.com/504289061  

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Breaktime

 

Reading- Continuing with our story this week, we would like you to watch the video and answer the next set of questions about the text. Think carefully about your answers, some of them will be in the story, some will be opinion, and some will be inference – where you use what you have read to piece together an answer.

Here is the link for today -  To answer questions on the text (Part 2) (thenational.academy)

 

English

 

10 min warm up activity-

Today’s warm up is a game of ‘hangmouse’. You can choose the type of words you would like as a category. It gives you the definition of the word at the bottom as a clue! Guess the word, give the mouse some cheese before the cat wakes up!

Click the link to begin - Play HangMouse Game (spellingcity.com)

 

 

40/45 min Main activity –

Today we are going to look a little more closely at the language in the story and develop our understanding of the vocabulary linked to the countryside. The better we know the words the more effectively we will use them. We can then use this information in our story to create a deep setting for our writing. All of this will help with our story, which we will being planning tomorrow.

Link to today's English lesson - To develop a rich understanding of words associated with the countryside (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

 

Spelling Test –

Today is your spelling test. Have a quick practise if you need to before asking someone to test you! If no one is available to test you, please have a go yourself without looking at them and then check how you did afterwards. Be honest! You will find your spellings below;

 

Group 1

Group 2

invention

wealth

injection

head

action

spread

hesitation

bread

completion

threat

stagnation

deaf

nomination

dead

migration

instead

conservation

sweat

selection

meant

 

Lunchtime

 

 

Afternoon

 

Geography

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you have been enjoying your lessons on South America. I am sure by now you have become an expert on the seven continents, the countries in South America and Chile in particular!

 

This will be the last lesson in this series and you will begin by recapping your knowledge. Then we will zoom into the continents of South America and Europe. We will then compare Chile and the UK and explore the similarities and differences in their human and physical geography, as well as their natural resources.

 

The link is below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-are-chile-and-the-uk-similar-and-different-cnj36r

 

NOTE: Again, there is also a final quiz at the end so make sure you have a go and don’t miss it out!

Wednesday 27th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We are so proud of everything that you have achieved during this lockdown. It has been amazing to see examples of your work (in every subject!) and some of you have even been doing extra work on top of the lessons that we have set. Please keep sending in your work each Friday and sharing everything and anything that you have been up to at home, whether it is to do with our lessons or something extra!

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this morning;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Today we are moving on to the column method for Subtraction. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Subtraction and 4 digit numbers.

 

Main activity

Today, you will be recapping counting in tenths. Hopefully, after yesterday’s lesson you are feeling more confident and comfortable with tenths so today’s lesson will be straightforward enough. However, even if you are finding it ‘easy’, remember that recapping our learning is really important and it helps us to gain confidence in what we are doing. As usual, there is a video below which you can watch if you want a recap and need some help. There is also a powerpoint presentation below which will help guide you through the today’s work. And of course there is a worksheet for you to complete. You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Again, you have an answer sheet so that you can check your answers and make sure you got it right. If you make a mistake or you have left out a question, try to work it out using the answer to help you. Think about how they got that answer.

 

For the video, please click the link -  https://vimeo.com/502686139

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Reading- So far you have read the text and answered some comprehension questions. For today’s lesson, based on ‘I was a rat’ by Philip Pullman, you will need to analyse the characters in the story. Click on the link to begin-  To analyse characters (thenational.academy)

 

English

10 min warm up

To begin today’s lesson, we would like you to have a go at a noun activity. Click on all of the different types of nouns to learn about their definitions, then play the quiz at the bottom to test your knowledge. Good luck! Here is the link you will need:

Naming nouns - The Children's University of Manchester

 

40/45 min Main Activity –

This week we have been looking at a narrative called The Robin. It is a narrative based on a film. So far you have watched clips of the film, discussed the order of the story and worked on creating complex sentences, to support narrative writing. Today’s lesson is a focus on generating vocabulary. The story is set in the countryside, so we need plenty of words to use, in order to make our writing more interesting.

Link to today's English lesson - To generate vocabulary (thenational.academy)

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – 

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

 

                                                                                   MUSIC

We hope you enjoyed the cup song from last week. We thought it was going to be impossible to do the first time we watched it but with practise (and watching the video a few times!) we got there in the end and had an amazing sense of achievement. Feel free to scroll down and go back to the website to explore further whenever you want. There are lots of other cup songs for you to try!

 

This week we have an interesting idea for you to try out. This lesson is in two parts. The first part is taken from bbc bitesize and it is a short lesson on exploring how music makes you feel. Once you have watched the video and read through the short piece of text, you will move onto part 2.

 

Here is the link to the bbc bitesize lesson  - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/zc7m7p3

 

 

In part 2, we would like you to use our favourite Music Maker website to create your own piece of music, however, your music must have a ‘mood’ and it must make you feel a certain way. For example you might make it slow with a calming melody to make people feel relaxed. Or you might try and make it fast with lots of beats to make people feel happy and energetic (and maybe even want to dance!).

 

Here is the link to the music maker website - https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker

 

NOTE: If you have enjoyed this activity, maybe you could try to make a completely different song which makes someone feel very different? You could also test it on a friend or someone at home to see if it makes them feel the same way as you?

 

French

 

Here are a couple of links for games, for you to practise the rooms in your house:

 

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Home%20-%20rooms%20in%20the%20house&level=primary

 

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/sow-grow?topic=Home%20-%20rooms%20in%20the%20house&level=primary

 

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/spelling-game?topic=Home%20-%20rooms%20in%20the%20house&level=primary

 

Once you have played the games, we would like you to draw, and label a plan of the house where you live now (Ma maison) or your ideal house (Ma maison idéale). We have attached some examples to help you.

 

Tuesday 26th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's lessons. Maths was a very useful lesson, reminding us about what a fraction actually is - don't forget this knowledge when you move onto harder work! In English, we saw the incredibly dramatic journey of a sweet little robin who barely made it home in one piece! In Science, you were tasked with trying to investigate how sound travels and we would love to see your string telephones if you had the materials to make them! Please send us a picture if you are able to. 

 

Enjoy today’s learning! J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

Just to keep you on your toes, today we want you to use the Daily 10 game to practise your column method for Addition. Please click the link below, then choose Level 4, Addition and 4 digit numbers.

 

Main activity

Today, you will be recapping tenths. When a whole is split into 10 parts we get tenths. 1/10 is one part out of ten parts. Again, there is a video below which you can watch if you want a recap and need some help. Also, there is a powerpoint presentation below which will help guide you through the today’s work. There is also a worksheet for you to complete. You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Again, you have an answer sheet so that you can check your answers and make sure you got it right. If you make a mistake or you have left out a question, try to work it out using the answer to help you. Think about how they got that answer.

 

For the video, please click the link - https://vimeo.com/502315833  

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 minutes

We are continuing with 'I was a Rat' by Philip Pullman. Yesterday, you were able to get to know the story. Today, you will be answering some questions based on the text. Make sure you have watched yesterday’s video before starting today’s.

Here is the link for today's lesson:  To answer questions on the text (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun contractions memory game to get you warmed up and ready to learn

https://www.quia.com/cc/86241.html

 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Today we will be continuing with our narrative lessons. Yesterday, you watched clips of the film and created notes on the order of the story. Focus carefully on the video today. You will be looking at complex sentences and their impact in a narrative. Remember to pause the video where necessary and make as many notes as you can to help with future lessons.

 

Link to today's English lesson –

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-68wp8c

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. – https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

LUNCHTIME! 

 

Afternoon

RE

Good afternoon. We hope you have been enjoying the different ‘journeys’ we have looked at so far. It has been interesting to the see the different ceremonies that each religion has to help mark and celebrate their journey through life.

This week we will be focussing on Hindu festivals.

Below, is a powerpoint explaining three of the most important festivals celebrated in Hinduism. Each one is a large part of the journey of the Hindu religion. Alongside the powerpoint, there are two stories for you to read, about Vishnu (one of the Hindu Gods). There is an activity for you to complete afterwards, with a keyword sheet for support.

Further learning - We have also added further links to videos created by the BBC to outline other ceremonies, traditions and festivals in the Hindu religion, if you would like to learn more.

 

Computing – For Computing, we will be continuing with our coding lessons and the introduction of variables. This week will be focussed on the use of negative numbers in code to allow for point scoring and losing in your game.

 

Here is the link:  Discovery Education - Coding - Block coding - Introduction to variables - Healthy eating - i

 

Log in details- Username: student22316  Password: abc123

 

Further information about Hinduism

Pilgrimage -https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-pilgrimage-hinduism/z4ghf4j

 

Life Cycle - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-cycle-of-birth-and-rebirth/zn68qp3

 

Diwali - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-diwali-festival-of-light/z668qp3

 

Holi - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-holi-spring-festival/zkkygwx

 

Raksha Bandan - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-celebrating-raksha-bandan/zjkygwx

 

Wedding - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-nikki-hemal-marriage-hindu-wedding-ceremony/zmqrkmn

 

 

Monday 25th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

I hope you have had a fun and relaxing weekend and that you are ready to go again for another week of fun and learning. Today, we are carrying on with Fractions for Maths, in English we are moving onto something new and exciting and in Science we are carrying on with out investigations into Sound!

 

Our planned live sessions are the same as last week:

 

Monday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Wednesday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Friday –

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are about to join and you see that your teacher has not joined yet, then please wait until they have joined before joining yourself. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Parents: As most children are now able to mute and unmute independently, once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to take part in the session on their own.

 

If you are still unable to access these meetings, please phone the office and we will do our best to assist you.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

A fun fractions game where you have to choose a level (I recommend level 3!) and then build the fraction which are given to you using the shapes. Drag them across when you are ready.

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

 

Main activity

We are carrying on with our work on Fractions. We thought it might be a good idea to go back and recap some of the work you did on fractions in Year 3. So for the first few lessons this week you will be recapping your understanding of Fractions and Tenths.

 

Today, you will be recapping Fractions in general and you have a variety of different questions to answer all based on fractions – funnily enough! There is a video below which you can watch if you want a recap and need some help. There is also a powerpoint presentation below which will help guide you through today’s work. And finally, there is of course a worksheet for you to complete and I am sure you are becoming very familiar with the format of these worksheets by now. You can complete it on the sheet or in your book. Finally, we have also added an answer sheet as well so that you can check your work and mark it yourself – you can also have a sneaky peek if you are really struggling with a question – however, don’t just copy in the answer, think about why that is the correct answer – can you work out how we got there?

 

For the video, please click the link - https://vimeo.com/502527306

 

10 minute activity

Practise your times tables using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or another times tables game online.

 - https://ttrockstars.com/

 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 minutes

This week we will be looking at a new book, called “I Was a Rat!” by Phillip Pullman. You will begin by exploring the text today. Listen and follow along carefully. Click on the link to begin.

Here is the link - To engage with the text (thenational.academy)

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun adjective game to get you warmed up and ready to learn - https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

As we have finished our lessons on the newspaper report, we will be starting something new.

The new section is a narrative, based on an adventure story. It is called ‘The Robin’. You will be watching film clips and seeing sections of the story to help you to create your own.

 

In today’s lesson you will be analysing a film clip and story. Remember to pause the video when it asks. If you have no one to discuss your ideas with, you can say them out loud to yourself, or write them down for later.

 

Link to today's English lesson - To analyse a film clip and order the story (thenational.academy)

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

LUNCHTIME!

 

Afternoon

 

Science

Last week we looked at vibrations and how they travelled through the air and what happened as it reaches your ear. Today we are going to be looking at how sound travels through other things and over a long distance.

You will need 2 paper cups, a long piece of string and something to make a hole in the cups. (Don’t worry if you cannot do this today, you can predict what might happen when you make the telephone and how it might work.)

There is a powerpoint to follow, that will tell you all about the Science of Sound and moving over a long distance. There are 2 activity sheets to complete; the powerpoint will let you know when to complete these tasks. The first task requires cutting and sticking, but if you cannot print the sheet out, you can draw the pictures and write underneath them. The second will ask you to make a string telephone and answer some questions. If you are unable to make the telephone, you can have a go at the questions from a prediction point of view.

Have fun!

 

Well done for finishing another day of home learning! If you fancy an extra challenge (or maybe you are just feeling a bit bored now that you have finished everything!) then please head over to purplemash and try some of the fun 2do activities which have been set for you. We would love to see what you can accomplish! 

Friday 22nd January

 

Happy Friday Y4!

 

Well done for completing another week of home learning! You are all doing an amazing job and we love seeing all of the work you have completed.

 

We hope you manage to relax and have a break this weekend, and perhaps the weather will improve so we can all have some much needed fresh air!

 

Our planned live sessions today are:

 

Friday –

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Parents: As most children are now able to mute and unmute independently, once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to take part in the session on their own.

 

If you are still unable to access these meetings, please phone the office and we will do our best to assist you.

 

***TASK: For our meetings today, we would like you to think about the week of learning you have completed. Decide on 1 thing that you enjoyed and 1 thing you found tricky. We will be asking you to speak in the meeting, so be prepared J***

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

To start our maths lesson today, we would like you to have a go at ‘Higher or Lower’. Choose the Fractions option in the top right corner. Order the fractions from smallest to largest, use the fraction bars to help you decide. Remember that 7/10 is smaller than 7/5!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=HigherAndLower

 

 

Main activity

Today is our last lesson on Adding and Subtracting Fractions. You will be continuing with fractions next week, but doing something slightly different.

Today’s lesson is about subtracting fractions from a whole number. You will need to convert the whole number into a fraction to begin with, on some questions e.g. 2 into quarters = 8/4 or 3 into halves = 6/2. Please watch the video below to help if you are still unsure.

If you cannot print the worksheet, you can write the answers in your book.

 

10 minute activity

To finish our maths today, you can have a go at Fraction Matcher.

You can choose either Fractions or Mixed Numbers (obviously the mixed numbers will be more difficult!)

 

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

 

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

Today’s game is a grammar game about nouns. Another chance to practise and secure your knowledge on this type of word!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/nouns/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We know that we have been working on our reading comprehensions each Friday but we really wanted to let you finish your Newspaper Report today as we only have the closing paragraph to write.

 

So in today’s lesson you will be writing your closing paragraph focusing on the different tenses – past, present and future. Please also take some time to read your Newspaper Report from start to finish and edit and improve it where necessary.

 

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-closing-paragraph-of-a-newspaper-report-c5hpcr

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test next Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

 

Lunchtime

 

Afternoon

 

Every Friday afternoon we are going to have a PE lesson, followed by an Art lesson. These lessons will be short and sweet!

 

PE

For PE this week, we are carrying on with our Gymnastics routine. Today we want you to use the documents as a guide to help you practise the next three steps.

 

Step 4 – 3 point balance

Step 5 – 2 metre travel

Step 6 – Jump

 

Remember, you are training for a big competition so work hard and try your best!

 

 

ART

Today in Art, you are going to draw your very own Sound creature.

 

‘What is a sound creature?’            

I hear you ask!

 

We are going to listen to a sound and use it to inspire a drawing. We have five different sounds to choose from. Your challenge is to draw a creature inspired by the sound you hear. What does it look like? Does it sound like a big or small creature? Is it real, imaginary, or a bit of both? Where does it live? Does it have a superpower?

The link to the full lesson is below:

 

Here is the link - https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/art-technology/draw-sound-creature

 

NOTE: The website we are using today is the Tate website. The Tate is a collection of 4 art galleries around England. On ‘Tate kids’, there are lots of fun and interesting activities, quizzes and games to play so feel free to explore it further whenever you want to!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend! Well done on completing another week of home learning!

How to convert a whole number into an improper fraction

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How to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction

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How to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number

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Thursday 21st January

 

Good morning Y4!

 

We hope you are all ok. It was lovely to see some of you on the meetings yesterday.

 

Thank you, again, to those who are sending work through. If you cannot attach pictures of work, you can just send us a message to let us know how you are getting on.

We love hearing from you J

There are no planned sessions for either class today, but you may hear a familiar voice on the teaching videos for Maths! J

Maths

10 min activity

Log in to TT Rockstars and practise your times tables, or ask someone at home to time you while you write out as many as you can. Challenge yourself and beat your own record!

 

Main Activity

Today, we are subtracting fractions again. Remember that the same rule applies with addition and subtraction with fractions, the denominator (bottom number) does not change.

There are some tricky questions in today’s work, including simplifying fractions and working out the missing numerators (top numbers).

We have added two teaching videos to help with both of these questions, so hopefully you will be able to work out the answers.

The worksheet, at the bottom of today’s work, does not need to be printed out, you can write your answers in your workbook.

 

10 min activity

Here is a game for you to play. You need to compare the fractions and choose where they are equal, greater than or less than each other.

https://uk.splashlearn.com/maths-skills/year-4/fractions/compare-fractions-with-same-denominators

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 minutes

Today we want you to carry on studying the book, ‘Hidden Depths: Exploring the Deep’ by Chloe Rodes. In today’s lesson, you will read a few pages of the book and answer questions on what you have read.

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-read-and-answer-questions-on-a-text-part-3-65hk6c

 

 

English

 

10 min activity

For your warm up today, we have attached a link to the Verbs in Space game, because we really enjoyed it last time!

 

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/verbs/

 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson you will be writing the quotes paragraph, focusing on using direct and indirect speech.

 

Remember, with direct speech you need the correct punctuation for speech. For example, One onlooker reported, “I saw him with my own eyes. He was a large hairy wolf and I watched him enter into old Mrs Puckett’s house without even knocking!”

 

And indirect speech is reported speech. For example, One onlooker reported that he had seen a giant hairy wolf entering into Mrs Puckett’s residence.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-quotes-paragraph-of-a-newspaper-report-6dgkcc  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Today is your spelling test. Have a quick practise if you need to before asking someone to test you! If no one is available to test you, please have a go yourself without looking at them and then check how you did afterwards. Be honest! You will find your spellings below.

  

Group 1

Group 2

naughty

each

caught

reach

fraught

lead

automatic

leave

astronaut

squeak

cause

peach

author

teach

applause

leaf

taught

beak

audience

real

 

 

 

Lunchtime

 

 

Afternoon

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed learning all about the human geography of South America last week, we certainly did in school and we loved looking at the images of the different cities, trying to guess what the populations might be and deciding where we would like to go for a holiday!

 

In this lesson we will start by recapping our knowledge. Then we will focus in on the country of Chile. We will explore the physical and human geographical features and then look at the natural resources found there.

 

The link is below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-geography-of-chile-6rwp4d

 

NOTE: Again, there is also a final quiz at the end so make sure you have a go and don’t miss it out!

Maths Teaching Video

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How to simplify a fraction.

Maths Teaching Videos

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How to answer the missing numerator questions.

Wednesday 20th January

 

Hi Y4! We are half way through the week, or ½ way through, to tie in with our Fractions work J

Thank you to those people who have sent work through, we love looking at what you have achieved at home! Well Done!

 

We have got a planned live session for both classes today –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

 

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Parents: As most children are now able to mute and unmute independently, once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to take part in the session on their own.

 

If you are still unable to access these meetings, please phone the office and we will do our best to assist you.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you J

 

Maths

 

10 Min activity

We enjoyed the fruit splat so much, we thought you might want another go!

 

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/fractions/addition-game/

 

If you only used Level 1a, challenge yourself with Level 2a!

 

Main Activity

So far this week, we have looked at adding fractions and changing improper fractions into mixed numbers e.g.  9/8 = 1 1/8

Today, and for the rest of the week, we are going to be focussing on subtracting fractions. The same rule applies with the denominator – it stays the same

 

5/8 – 3/8 = 2/8

 

Have a go at the worksheet below, you can write the answers in your workbook, and any working out you need to do.

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

Today we want you to carry on studying the book, ‘Hidden Depths: Exploring the Deep’ by Chloe Rodes. In today’s lesson, you will be reviewing the text type and its features and you will then read a little and answer questions on what you have read.

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-read-and-answer-questions-on-a-text-part-2-6wv68c 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A game which helps improve your skills when using conjunctions. Can you choose the best one?

 https://wordwall.net/resource/44156/english/conjunctions-match-up-game 

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson we will plan for our quotes paragraph of a newspaper reports. We will think about what witnesses and people involved in the incident would say. Remember to use previous lessons to help you – especially the lesson on how to punctuate speech!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-quotes-paragraph-of-a-newspaper-report-64u3cd 

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

Lunch

 

Afternoon

 

 

MUSIC

We hope you enjoyed checking out all of the wonderful activities, articles and videos on the BBC Bring the Noise website last week. Feel free to scroll down and go back to the website to explore further whenever you want.

 

This week we have a new website for you to try out. This one is from the National Youth Choir of Scotland and it has lots of great activities and instructional videos for you to try out. I would like you to scroll down to Day 69 – Weevily Wheat. You will need two plastic or paper cups for this activity.

 

NOTE: If you have enjoyed this activity, please feel free to scroll down further and explore the other activities available. Try to pick ones that are easy enough to do with few resources required. Enjoy!

 

Here’s the link: https://www.nycos.co.uk/daily-activities

 

 

French

 

This week’s French lesson is - To practise our rooms in the house.

 

There are two activities for you to complete today;

 

1. Underneath today’s work, there is a sound file with a song describing a house which you will need to listen to and write down a list of the rooms that you hear. If you listen to it several times without the transcript and then you can listen with the transcript (below) if you need to.

 

2. There is a short powerpoint of “Ou est Charlie?” the French equivalent of “Where's Wally?”

 

You will need to look at each picture of the house and say where Charlie is in French e.g. “Il est dans le garage.” – “He is in the garage.” You can choose to do this as a spoken or written activity.

My House Song (French)

Tuesday 19th January

 

Good Morning everyone!

 

We hope you are all ok. We enjoyed seeing some of you yesterday and hearing all about your presentations too!

There are no planned live sessions today for either class, we will see you tomorrow.

Maths

 

10 min activity

We will start off today’s lesson with a fractions game. You need to add the fractions together. Click the picture or the link to begin.

 

 

https://uk.splashlearn.com/fraction-games

 

 

 

Main Activity –

Yesterday, we recapped adding two fractions with the same denominator (bottom number). Today we will be adding 2 or more fractions with the same denominator. Show your working out as much as possible as you can see where you went wrong, if you did.

There is a powerpoint to follow and a worksheet to use below. You don’t need to print the worksheet out, you can answer in your workbooks.

 

10 min activity – To finish today’s lesson, we would like you to log into TT Rockstars and play a few games. Or ask someone to test you on your times tables.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 minutes

Today we want you to carry on studying the book, ‘Hidden Depths: Exploring the Deep’ by Chloe Rodes. In today’s lesson, you will be reviewing the text type and its features and you will then read a little and answer questions on what you have read.

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-read-and-answer-questions-on-a-text-part-1-6mvkjd

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun grammar game where you have to choose the correct punctuation. https://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html   

 

NOTE: It uses flash so you may need to enable Adobe Flash Player to play. If it doesn’t work for you or you don’t know how to do this then move straight onto today’s English lesson.

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, you will be again using your planning to write the chronological recount paragraph. Remember, this is the main part of the story and you must write about everything that happened – in the right order! Using timings will help you with this (and the flow chart you created last week).

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-chronological-recount-paragraph-of-a-newspaper-report-69gp2t  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

Lunchtime!

 

Afternoon

 

RE –

We are continuing with our topic of Journeys in RE. Last week we looked at the beginning of the Christians’ journey – Baptism. This week we are looking at an important part of the Jewish Journey - Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs

There is a short powerpoint to explain what a Bar Mitzvah is, then we would like you to read the information sheet for more detail.

Once you have looked through the powerpoint and read the information sheet, you will be able to answer the questions below. Your answers should be in full sentences and include the correct names/spellings of anything related to Judaism. All of your answers are in the text and powerpoint. You do not need to print the questions off, just answer in full in your workbook.

 

Computing

Today, we are building on our knowledge of variables in our Block Coding lessons. Click the link to begin.

 

 

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/catch-the-coconuts/5e5d0d05570d8d36569ddfe1/5e5d0d05570d8d36569ddfe8/5e5d0d06570d8d36569de00b/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

 

Username: Student22316

Password: abc123

 

If you would like to do more coding, please choose lessons from the previous levels (1-3), do not continue on our path of lessons (level 4) until instructed to do so.

There are also various coding and computing tasks on Purple Mash, if you wish to practise the skills.

Monday 18th January

 

Welcome back Y4!

 

We hope you had a lovely weekend, and managed to have a rest from work.

We are raring to go with another week of home learning, we hope you are too!

 

Our planned live sessions are the same as last week:

 

Monday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Wednesday –

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Friday –

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

 

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Parents: As most children are now able to mute and unmute independently, once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to take part in the session on their own.

 

If you are still unable to access these meetings, please phone the office and we will do our best to assist you.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

We would like you to play a mental maths game. You can choose the multiplication section and decide which times tables you need to practise, or choose mixed if you are passed 12x.

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

 

 

Main activity

For the next few weeks we will be looking at fractions. We are going to start with adding fractions today. There is a powerpoint below to talk you through the method, and a worksheet to complete. Remember that you only add the top number when adding fractions e.g. 5/10 + 2/10 = 7/10

The bottom number (the denominator) stays the same. In this method you will be using fraction bars to help. Here is an example:

 

1/3 + 1/3 =2/3

 

1/3

1/3

 

 

If you cannot print the worksheet, you can draw your own fraction bars to help.

 

10 minute activity

To finish our maths today, you can have a go at a Fractions game. Choose level 1a or 2a to play. Keep practising!

 

 

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/fractions/addition-game/

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

 

Reading 25 minutes

This week we would like you to access the Oak academy lessons to help you develop your reading comprehension skills. This week, you will be studying a book by Chloe Rodes called ‘Hidden Depths: Exploring the Deep’. In today’s lesson, you will be exploring the features of a non-fiction text and then you will begin to read the book and you will be asked some questions on the text – so make sure you are paying attention.

Here is the link - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-69k3ad

 

 

English

10 minute warm up

Another spelling game for you today. For this game you need to click on Year 3 & 4 and then choose a word list to practise.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

This week we are finally getting to write our newspaper reports! Woohoo! You have done an amazing job so far preparing for this report. You have done a lot of planning and you have discovered new and more appropriate vocabulary to use in your newspaper report.

 

Today, you are going to write the opening of your newspaper report. You did the planning for this part of the report last Thursday, so make sure you use all of your notes and everything that you have practised and learned so far today! Good luck and take pride in what you are writing. Let’s make this an amazing piece of writing!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-of-a-newspaper-report-cnhp2e  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Afternoon 

 

Science

Last week we were introduced to our sound topic and found out that vibration was the key to making a noise. We discovered that if the vibration stopped the sound did too. This week we are going to explore this a little further and how vibration travels to allow us to hear the sound.

Follow along on the powerpoint below to learn more about the ‘Science of Sound’ it is in 2 parts at the bottom of today's work. I have pasted the link to the clip you will be watching, just in case it doesn’t work from the powerpoint.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9h6n39

 

The task today is to write a presentation speech to inform others of how sound is created and how we are able to hear it. There is a sheet below to help you organise your ideas and to help you with some of the vocabulary.

You could practise your speech on someone in your family and teach them everything you know about sound.

If you would like to film your presentation then we would love to see it! If not, we would love to see your presentation ideas instead!

 

Have fun learning and teaching someone else J

Friday 15th January

 

Good Morning Y4 and Happy Friday!

 

Well done for making it through 2 weeks of home learning. We are very proud of your efforts so far and have been extremely impressed by the work we have seen too. Remember if you would like to send us some work on Purple Mash today, you can do.

 

We have a live session planned for both classes this afternoon;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 1.30pm for a meeting with Mr Stanfield

 

Y4H will need to log in at 2.30pm for a meeting with Mrs Holt

 

Don’t forget: Only log in a couple of minutes before your meeting is due to start. If you are on before your teacher, leave the meeting and try again nearer to the time.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and we will see you later J

 

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

We would like you to go on to an area and perimeter activity. On the activity, you need to drag the corners of the shape to create new rectangles or squares with different perimeter and area measurements. We would like you to make shapes with:

 

Area:

4

Perimeter:

8

Area:

16

Perimeter:

16

Area:

5

Perimeter:

12

Area:

18

Perimeter:

18

Area:

36

Perimeter:

30

Area:

66

Perimeter:

34

 

Once you have finished with our shapes you can make a few of your own. Try to find shapes where the measurements are equal, double/half of each other, or any other patterns you might see.

 

https://www.geogebra.org/m/ZgwaBzBN

 

 

Main activity

Today is our last day on area. We enjoyed creating our own shapes suing a specific area yesterday and had a good go at making unusual rectilinear shapes rather than all rectangles or squares. Today’s task is about comparison. You will be deciding which shapes have the biggest/smallest area, working out the difference between two shapes and adding to shapes to make the correct area.

You will need a ruler again for this activity, you can complete it on the sheet or in your book (or squared paper if available).

 

 

10 minute activity

To finish our topic on perimeter and area, we would like you to have a go at our quiz!

Think carefully about the answers before you click, and if you get it wrong have a look at the explanation to help you for next time.

 

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/perimeter-and-area-year-4/

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

As we are doing another reading comprehension today, we thought it would be a nice warm up for you to just do some reading/listening of a story from storynory. This time we have chosen the myths and world stories section. Please choose a story to read or listen to from this huge selection.

 

Here is the link - https://www.storynory.com/archives/myths-world-stories/

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

Today’s game is all about paragraphs and will hopefully help you with your newspaper report next week.

NOTE: It uses flash so you may need to enable Adobe Flash Player to play. If you can’t do this, try one of the other games from earlier in the week that you enjoyed.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar04   

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

It is Friday so you have another reading comprehension today. Last week’s comprehension was based on volcanoes – a topic you were familiar with as you studied them last year. This week it is based on a topic we are going to do in Year 4 (hopefully when we return from lockdown) and that is – the Romans! Make sure your read the text carefully and answer all of the questions as fully as you can – with full sentences using capital letters and full stops of course. Enjoy!

 

Reading Comprehension document – scroll down to the 'Friday's Documents' section.

 

Answers (to check at the end!) - scroll down to the 'Friday's Documents' section.

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test next Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

Afternoon

 

Every Friday afternoon we are going to have a PE lesson, followed by an Art lesson. These lessons will be short and sweet!

 

PE

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be working on our Gymnastics skills. Each week, you are going to practise a couple of different moves, culminating in a full routine! There are going to be 9 steps in total and so we are going to do 3 each week for the next 3 weeks. So today I want you to work on the first 3 steps of the routine.

Step 1 – Present

Step 2 – Shape

Step 3 – Roll

 

Gymnastics is a very competitive sport and just as in any competition there are winners (who usually receive medals) and losers. With our lessons over the coming weeks I want you to imagine that you are getting ready for a big competition. Each time you do PE you are training for this prestigious event! This will help keep you focused each week. In the final week, it would be great to see pictures or even better, videos, of you having a go at doing some or all of the different moves. Remember, you can send these to Mrs Holt, Mr Stanfield and/or Miss Vaudrey on purplemash and there is a document that explains how to attach pictures/videos on the class page (just scroll down and you will find it under ‘Homework Documents’).

 

You will find two documents below which are important because you will use them each week to work on your routine.

 

The first document will show you how the routine works, how points are given (remember we said it was a competition!) and it will also show you the different optional moves you can do for each section. This means you can choose how hard you make your routine. However, remember that you also want to try and get the most points and the harder moves are the ones that will get you the most!

 

The second document will show you the correct posture and form for each move – a little instruction guide to help you.

 

 

ART

Today in Art, you are going to learn about drawing landscapes.

 

First, we want you to watch a short video from BBC bitesize all about Australian artist Ken Done and how he uses a simplistic and colourful style to quickly capture different landscapes. Some children have a go at doing the same picture as him too!

 

Here is the link to the video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdsb9j6

 

After you watch this, you can either have a go at drawing your own landscape using inspiration from the video (search for famous London landmarks maybe or just Tower Bridge from the video) or you could just use your own imagination.

 

Or if you want to try something different and you want a little bit more guidance and direction, then I would like you to watch this other video, where a different artist draws and explains how to make your own landscape picture. He draws a really cool scene with dinosaurs and a volcano!

 

Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9md-kUPv-Y

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend! Well done on completing another week of home learning!

 

Thursday 14th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

It was lovely to see some of you yesterday on our Google Meets. We don’t have a session planned for today, but don’t forget that tomorrow’s sessions are planned for the afternoon.

 

Thank you, again, to those people who have sent work or messages through Purple Mash, we really love looking at your work and hearing about how you are doing.

 

Don’t forget to send us a message if you haven’t done so already this week.

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up activity

We would like you to go on Super Maths Bowling to get your times tables practice in!

Choose as many times tables as you like, but remember to challenge yourself!

 

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

 

Main activity

This week we have been looking at perimeter and area. So far we have calculated perimeter, area using squares and area using arrays and multiplication. Today you will be drawing your own shapes. You will be given an area, and then you will need to draw a shape to match. You can use your knowledge of area so far to help you work out how big or small your shape will need to be.

There is a powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work for you to follow along with the worksheet. You can record on the sheet or in your book, although it may be easier if you have squared paper. Make sure you use a ruler to draw the shapes too.

 

 

10 mins cooldown-

Write your times tables as a divide e.g. 4 ÷ 2 = 2     6 ÷ 2 = 3     8 ÷ 2 = 4      10 ÷ 2 = 5

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

Reading 25 mins

This week for reading, you will be using some bbc bitesize lessons to support your learning. The lessons tend to have a short video and explanation about what you are learning that day followed by a few activities which you can complete in your books.

 

Today’s lesson is all about the job of an author. What do they actually do? There is a short quiz at the end too! After you have completed this, we would just like you to write a few sentences about the types of stories that you might write if you decided to become an author. Would you write fantasy stories with knights and dragons? Would you write a funny story about an alien who comes to Earth and has to go to school? Would you write a fact book all about cars? Or perhaps a cookbook full of delicious recipes?

 

 

Here is the link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs44jxs/articles/zg4g7p3

 

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

This warm up focuses on ‘adjectives’. If you feel confident, you can jump straight to the quiz and the game. If you need a reminder about what adjectives are, you can click on the different options for more information before you test yourself.

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson, we will recap the opening and chronological recount paragraphs and then we will plan what we will write for these paragraphs by making some notes. We all know how important the planning stage is. The more you do today, the less you have to do when you come to write the actual report!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-opening-and-chronological-recount-paragraph-of-a-newspaper-report-60r38d  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Today is your spelling test. Have a quick practise if you need to before asking someone to test you! If no one is available to test you, please have a go yourself without looking at them and then check how you did afterwards. Be honest! You will find your spellings below.

  

 

Group 1

Group 2

breath

feel

business

tree

caught

green

different

meet

exercise

week

extreme

see

medicine

sheet

possession

free

although

feet

thought

seek

 

 

 Lunchtime!

 

Afternoon

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed learning all about South America last week, we certainly did in school and we found some of the information fascinating! The Andes Mountain Range was particularly impressive!

 

In today’s lesson we will recap our knowledge of the seven continents of the world, then we will zoom into the continent of South America. We will name and locate the countries of South America and their capital cities. We will then look at some of the human features and economic activities on the continent.

 

The link is below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-some-of-south-americas-most-important-human-features-64rkje

 

NOTE: Again, there is also a final quiz at the end so make sure you have a go and don’t miss it out!

Wednesday 13th January

 

Good Morning Y4, we hope you are all ok and coping well with the work at home. It has been lovely to see most of you on our meetings and to receive messages and work throughout the week. Please remember that we are available on Purple Mash throughout the day and will respond to any queries as soon as we can.

 

Reminder:

We have a live session planned for each class today;

 

Y4S will need to log in at 9.30am for a meeting with Mr Stanfield.

 

Y4H will need to log in at 10.15am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

Please can you make sure you only log in a few minutes before your scheduled meeting? If you are on before the teacher, you may be asked to leave and join the meeting again.

 

 

Maths

 

 

10 minute warm up

To begin your maths lesson today, we would like you to practise your times tables. Write out all tables from 2x to 12x. This will warm you up nicely and really help you with today’s session!

 

 

Main activity

Yesterday, you were calculating area by counting the squares inside the rectilinear shapes.

Today, we will be looking at using arrays and multiplication to work out the area of some different rectilinear shapes. You have used arrays in multiplication before, so you should be able to use them effectively to answer the questions.

The powerpoint below will talk you through the use of arrays and multiplication to work out the area of rectangles, squares and irregular rectilinear shapes (shapes with right angles that are not rectangular or square). Once you have looked through the powerpoint you can answer the questions on the worksheet below. You can record on the sheet or in your book.

 

 

10 mins cooldown-

You can play a game of Hit the Button, or any other multiplication games on Topmarks.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

Break time 15 mins

We normally have break round about now. If you can play outside, then why not?! It will be great for you to get some fresh air and exercise.  If you can’t play outside, have some chill time and go and do something that you like to do. But try to stick to 15 minutes!

 

 

Reading 25 mins

This week for reading, you will be using some bbc bitesize lessons to support your learning. The lessons tend to have a short video and explanation about what you are learning that day followed by a few activities which you can complete in your books.

 

Today’s lesson is all about inference and it is just a short video explaining what this is. There is also a short explanation below the video for you to read. After watching and reading, can you please read a few pages or a chapter from a book of your choice (a fiction book will be easier!) and think about trying to use your inference skills to work out what is really happening in the story…

 

Here is the link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs44jxs/articles/zqmyw6f

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A game which helps to remind you about nouns and what they are.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/games/nouns/  

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

In today’s lesson you will be generating formal, journalistic language which you can use in your newspaper report. You will be looking at synonyms you can use that will be better and more appropriate for a newspaper report. For example, ‘reported’ instead of ‘said’.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-formal-journalistic-vocabulary-6tj64r 

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

Please spend 10 minutes practising your spellings once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday. -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

Lunchtime!

 

Afternoon

 

 

MUSIC

 

Well we know that most of you really enjoyed last week’s music activity – We certainly did! We think we made at least 5 different songs, it was so much fun! We even tried to recreate simple songs that we already knew, like ‘Row row row your boat’ and ‘Baby Shark’!

 

For today’s music lesson, we have something different for you. We want you to spend some time exploring the BBC website, ‘Bring the Noise’. You can watch some videos, read some articles or play some games, it is completely up to you.

 

Here’s the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

 

If you want some help though, we have put a few links to some of the things that we found interesting.