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Year 4

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.

 

Experimenting with music - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise/z4sq92p

 

Andy’s animal raps! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/andys-raps-index/z6tjcqt

 

Music Video – I am a Robot - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/everybody-robot-dance/z4ckwty/

 

Musical activities you can try at home (check with a parent/carer first though! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/half-term-music-activities/zmmpxyc/

 

 

 

French

 

Bonjour! Madame Hughes has set some more French work for you today –

 

There are 2 worksheets for you use this week. This first one is a picture of a house to label and the second one is a speaking exercise where you can use the prompts to describe your own house in French. You can also try to say how many of certain rooms you have in your own house e.g. bedrooms - Il y a trois chambres (There are 3 bedrooms)

 

You can also re-watch the pronunciation video from last week to help;

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3AGIKdQUvg     

 

And here is the song from last week too, if you want a bit more practice!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEffr6uKx-8&t=115s 

 

Tuesday 12th January

 

Hi Year 4!

 

We hope you enjoyed your lessons yesterday, we have heard some fab things about the science lesson!

 

Thank you for any pictures or messages you have sent, don’ forget to keep in touch.

 

Remember, there are no live sessions planned for today, we will see you tomorrow instead.

 

Have a lovely day!

 

Maths

 

Today’s maths is all about measuring and calculating area.

 

10 minute warm up

To begin our maths lesson today, we would like you to play a game on Topmarks. It is an ordering game. You will need to choose ‘Length’ and ‘Up to 1m’ ‘100cm’ to start the game.

 

Click on the picture to begin

 

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

 

Main activity

Today we will be looking at the area of a shape. Yesterday, we recapped the perimeter of a shape, which was the measurement of the outline or boundary of a shape. Now, we are moving on to area, which is the measurement of the space inside the shape.

Click on the powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work. Have a go at the examples in the powerpoint and then use the worksheet attached to complete the activity. You do not need to print the sheet of, but you will need a ruler to draw some shapes in your book or on the worksheet.

 

*You do need a ruler 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

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 identifying the themes in books and stories, what that means and how to spot them. This is important because when you can identify the theme of a book, it usually becomes a little easier to read and understand what is happening.

 

Here is the link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgprvwx

 

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 playing the role of a journalist, gathering information and evidence about an incident to use in your own newspaper report.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-gather-information-and-evidence-for-a-newspaper-report-75h6ad  

 

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

 

RE

 

We are continuing with our new topic, all about Journeys. We hope you enjoyed completing your life journey last week and have some ideas of the goals you wish to achieve.

 

 

This week we will be looking at the Christian journey and how it begins.

 

There is a powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work, all about Baptism.

 

We would like you to work through the powerpoint, stopping at times to answer the questions. You can make a note of your answers in your workbook, or talk to someone in your house.

 

There are a couple of worksheets for you to complete, one of which will need to be printed off. If you cannot print it off, have a go at drawing the picture instead before you label it.

 

Once you have finished the worksheets, we would like you to write a few sentences about the importance of a Baptism to Christians, what it symbolises and why you think people continue this tradition.

 

 

Computing

 

For Computing, we will be continuing our coding lessons on Discovery Espresso.

 

Log in using the details below, follow the instructional videos and complete the tasks in each section. There are 7 sections in this lesson, including debugging (solving) and coding. You can revisit each step as many times as you like, do not continue onto the next lesson though.

 

 

Username: Student22316

Password: abc123

 

 

 

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/pop-game/5e5d0d04570d8d36569ddfd7/5e5d0d05570d8d36569ddfe0/5e5d0d06570d8d36569de00b/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

Monday 11th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We hope you had a lovely weekend. 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 week and have had some great examples of work being done at home! Thank you to those people who have been in touch, it is lovely to hear from you. Remember we are available on Purple Mash if you need us. We will respond to any queries or questions as soon as we can.

 

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 10.15am 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 10.15am 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 Maths, this week, we will be looking at measuring perimeter and area.

 

10 minute warm up

To begin our maths lesson today, we would like you to play a game on Topmarks. It is a measuring game. You need to accurately measure the objects on the screen.

 

Click on the picture to begin

 

 

 

Main activity

Today we will be looking at perimeter as a lead in to the rest of the week. We have done perimeter before, so hopefully you will be able to remember how to do it.

There is a powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work if you need a refresher, or you can go straight on to the activity. You can print the worksheet off if you like or just write your answers in your workbook.

*You do not need a ruler today, but you will do for the rest of the week.

 

 

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

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 reading and understanding texts, in other words, Reading Comprehension. 

 

Here is the link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs7tjsg

 

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 we are continuing to build towards writing a fantastic newspaper report! Today’s lesson is focused on understanding words associated with feeling surprised and this vocabulary will be very useful for our newspaper report. You will also be applying your new knowledge by creating your own sentences using the words.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-feeling-surprised-c5j3jt  

 

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 Sound. It is called:

 

 

 

 We will begin by looking at what sound is. There is a mind map at the bottom of today’s work for you to complete, or copy into your workbook. We would like you to complete this task before looking at any of the other resources.

 

If you need some inspiration for different sound words, you can watch the BBC clip below.

 

Sounds made from different types of musical instruments - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

 

 

 

Once you have completed your mind map, you will need to open up the Powerpoint beneath today’s lesson. It will outline what we are learning and let you when to complete the next part of the task.

 

Next, you will be looking at vibration and how it creates the sound. You may wish to watch the video again when you reach this part of the presentation. You may not have the drum and tuning fork to use at home, but you can look at the explanations and descriptions for this part of the lesson. 

 

For the Survey, we would normally have conducted this in school. School is usually a very noisy place, however, at the moment we would struggle to hear much. We have adapted the lesson so that you can use the rooms in your house, or part of your street if you are able.

Complete the survey of the noises in your house and think carefully about what is actually vibrating to cause the sound.

 

You will need to draw a simple map of your house to use alongside the sound survey.

 

Let us know which room in your house is the noisiest!

 

Friday 8th January

 

Hello Y4!

We have made it to Friday! Well done for completing your first (nearly) full week! Thank you so much for all the work that has been sent in. We love seeing how you are getting on. We are enjoying reading your messages and comments too. Please keep in touch!

If you haven't sent a message yet, make sure you do by the end of today, so we can make sure everybody is ok and coping with the work.

 

As you may or may not know, we are not planning a live session today for either classes. We will let you know next week when we are able to ‘see’ each other again.

If you have any urgent questions, please send these through Purple Mash and we will answer them as soon as possible.

 

Enjoy your day today and we will be back on Monday morning!

 

Maths

 

10 min warm up - For today’s warm up we would like you to play a game on top marks. It is called ‘Demolition Division’. You need to fire the right answers at the right questions before the tanks destroy your wall.

 

Click on the picture to begin.

 

 

 

Main activity

This week we have recapped the 4 operations that we use in maths. You have done Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication so far. Today is the last one, Division.

The activity we have chosen for you is Divide by 100. It is fairly simple but you will be shown different ways to work this out in the lesson.

The video/powerpoint/sheet all ask for you to use base 10 at one point, obviously you won’t have this at home, so you can draw the base 10, or work those sums out a different way if you prefer.

If you would like to draw them, you will need 1000 cubes, 100 squares and maybe some 10 sticks.

 

Watch the video or use the powerpoint (at the bottom of today’s work) and complete the answers, on the worksheet or in your workbook.

 

https://vimeo.com/475385464

 

 

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’s authors are the brothers Grimm from Germany, who collected folk stories from the rich and the poor and created their own book of fairy tales in the 19th Century.

 

Again, you have free choice over which of his stories you choose to listen to/read but try to make a few notes as you listen/read the story – your favourite part or favourite character perhaps? Did the story go as you expected it to? What did you learn from it?

 

Here is the link - https://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/brothers-grimm/

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A simple game to remind yourself what a verb is! Who knew doing grammar could be as fun as whacking robots on the head?!

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Every Friday, we are going to do a reading comprehension, just as we would do if we were in school. 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. I hope you enjoy learning about a new topic each Friday. Enjoy!

 

Reading Comprehension document - at the bottom of today's work

 

Answers (to check at the end!) - at the bottom of today's work.

 

10 mins spelling practice: 

You have spellings to practise for Thursday (which is tomorrow)! Please just spend 10 minutes practising them once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday – which we will still be doing! -  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

PE is so important, even more so during lockdown. Your physical fitness has a direct link with how good you feel. The more you exercise, the better you feel (not at the time though!). So try to make sure you do something each day, whether it is going for a short walk, a run around the garden, doing some keepie-ups with the football or even a home workout!

 

For PE this week, we wanted to do something a little different. Something that would get our hearts pumping but also lift our spirits and cheer us up! So the links below will take you to some ‘Just dance’ videos! So get moving, try your best to keep up and most importantly, enjoy it!

 

Cha Cha Slide – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1gMUbEAUFw

 

Blue (Da Ba Dee) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFIqSaZM2D0

 

Old Town Road – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9bNipC2oQw

 

High Hopes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkL9cnTpajA

 

ART

Today in Art, you are going to learn how to draw a cute puppy. All we want you to do is get yourself a blank piece of paper (A4 would be perfect) and a pen/pencil and have a go! The video below takes you step by step through the process and it is simple yet effective. Enjoy!

 

Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re4aKD1mHAg

 

NOTE: If you have enjoyed doing this, perhaps check out the channel of this youtuber as he has done a LOT of really cool and easy to follow ‘How to draw’ videos on all sorts of things.

 

Have a lovely weekend!! laugh

Thursday 7th January

 

Hello Y4! By now, we hope you getting into a good routine with your home learning. Taking breaks is important, but don’t leave it too long to get back to work, otherwise you will run out of time!

 

Thank you to those who have been in touch on Purple Mash today. It makes us smile when we hear from you! Please send us a message or a picture of your work today so we can make sure you are keeping up J

 

We have another planned live session today, for both classes:

 

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 10am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

(Hopefully, we will see more of Y4H today! If you have any issues logging in, please refer to the guidance sent out yesterday.)

 

 

Maths

 

10 minute warm up

To start off today, we would like you to play a few games of ‘Hit the Button’. Makes sure you choose times tables and the game that is appropriate for you! Let us know what your best score was!

Click on the picture to begin

 

 

Main activity

Today we will be recapping subtraction. We will be looking at multiplication and the written method.

You will need to watch the video below, or download the powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work. There is a worksheet to use alongside the video (or powerpoint) you can print this off or write the answers in your workbook.

 

https://vimeo.com/491687378

 

 

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

Today’s author is Aesop, a wise man from Ancient Greece who told fables – these are stories which are usually short and end with a moral – something we can learn from the story. The plot of his stories often involves a silly mistake or a clever trick. He was around in the 6th Century BC which was over 2,500 years ago!

 

Again, you have free choice over which of his stories you choose to listen to/read but try to make a few notes as you listen/read the story – your favourite part or favourite character perhaps? Did the story go as you expected it to? What did you learn from it?

 

Here is the link - https://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/aesop/

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun game which

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

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

Today’s lesson is a recap of the features of a newspaper report – see, didn’t I tell you this would be an important lesson! So important we are going to look at it twice! You will recap the purpose, audience, language and layout of newspaper reports and then you will read an example and try and identify some of the key features.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-a-newspaper-report-6dh3cr 

 

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

serious

car

obvious

park

curious

garden

hideous

dark

spontaneous

army

courteous

jar

furious

arm

various

hard

victorious

stars

gaseous

yard

 

 

 

Afternoon

Hi everyone,

Every Thursday afternoon during lockdown, we are going to do Geography. We have found a great set of lessons on the Oak National Academy website all about South America! This is an amazing place which is very different from the UK so it will be interesting to learn about it and compare it to where we live.

 

In the first 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 then look at some of the physical geographical features we can find on the continent. We can then compare these to the area of the UK where we live!

 

The link is below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-countries-are-in-south-america-what-physical-features-can-we-find-in-south-america-crw3gr

 

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

  

Wednesday 6th January

 

Good Morning Y4!

 

We hope you enjoyed your first day of online learning! It was lovely to hear from some of you on Purple Mash yesterday. Don’t forget to send us a message or a picture of your work today so we can see how you are getting on.

 

We have planned a live session today, for both classes:

 

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 10am for a meeting with Mrs Holt.

 

We can’t wait to see you all! Hopefully everybody will be able to get on. If you are unable to make it today, don’t worry, we will have another one soon!

 

In the meantime, we have another full day of learning for you, so enjoy!

 

 

 

Maths

 

10 minute warm up

To begin our maths lesson today, we would like you to play a game on Top Marks. It is a subtraction game. You will need to select Level 4, Subtraction, 4 Digit numbers. Then choose your own timer and off you go!

 

Click on the picture to begin

 

 

 

 

Main activity

Today we will be recapping subtraction. We will be looking at subtracting two 4-digit numbers with one exchange/borrowing. Don’t forget to knock on next door if you haven’t got enough!

You will need to watch the video below, or download the powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work. There is a worksheet to use alongside the video (or powerpoint) you can print this off or write the answers in your workbook.

 

https://vimeo.com/463378320

 

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

Today’s author is Charles Perrault, a famous French children’s author from the 18th Century. He was one of the first and greatest fairy tale authors, writing some of the most well-known stories including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. Disney clearly liked his stories!

 

Again, you have free choice over which of his stories you choose to listen to/read but try to make a few notes as you listen/read the story – your favourite part or favourite character perhaps? Did the story go as you expected it to? What did you learn from it?

 

Here is the link - https://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/perrault/

 

English

 

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

Today’s lesson is more of a grammar lesson, recapping how to use inverted commas for speech. This is something that not many of us have mastered yet and so it is a very important lesson. Please try your best to concentrate, listen and have a go at all of the activities as every good newspaper report will include some speech from eye witnesses who were there at the scene or who were involved in the story in some way.

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-speech-punctuation-cngp8t  

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

You have spellings to practise for Thursday (which is tomorrow)! Please just spend 10 minutes practising them once or twice, getting ready for the test on Thursday – which we will still be doing! -  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

Lunchtime!!

 

Afternoon

 

This afternoon we normally do Music and so we will post a music activity for you to have a go at each Wednesday afternoon.

 

MUSIC

 

For our first lockdown music activity we want you to have a go at making up your own song! The link below will take you to a free website where you can play around with different notes, rhythms, melodies and instruments. We had a great time making some funky songs ourselves! Our best advice – it looks complicated but just play around with it and you will start to work out how to use it. If you click on the boxes that will make the sound. You can change the instrument and then all you need to do is click the ‘play’ button to hear what you have made!

 

 

Here’s the link: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker

 

 

 

French

 

Mrs Hughes has set you some French work to do!

We are moving on to naming rooms in the house.

Here is a video which introduces the words for the different rooms in the house in French.

You will need to listen and repeat the new words.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3AGIKdQUvg

 

After you have watched the video, you can listen to the song below.

See if you can pick out any of the new words you have learnt today. Make a list of any that you hear.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEffr6uKx-8&t=115s

 

Amuse-toi bien !

 

Good Morning Y4H and Y4s!

 

Happy New Year!

This is not the ideal way to start a new year! We were looking forward to greeting you in person, finding out about your Christmas holidays and getting stuck into some learning together.

Unfortunately, we cannot be in school together at the moment, but we can still continue our learning in a different way.

Each day, we will post work for you to complete. There will be a Maths lesson, an English lesson and a different subject for each of the 5 afternoons. We will be having Google Meets daily, starting from tomorrow (Wednesday 6th January). We will send out further information regarding the timings for these meetings. Please do not worry if you cannot access the meetings, we understand that the time or availability of technology may not work for everybody.

Please check your Purple Mash emails daily, as we may need to send you information or work through emails. We (Mr Stanfield, Mrs Holt, Miss Vaudrey and Mrs Hughes) will be available on Purple Mash throughout the day, if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to share work with us. As always, we would love to see it! And of course, don’t forget to keep practising your times tables, spellings and reading as much as you can!

 

Week 1 – Tuesday 5th January

 

 

Maths

 

10 minute warm up

We would like you to begin your maths lessons by playing a few games on “Timestable Rockstars”, or writing out some of your times tables. Try to challenge yourself with the ones you find tricky. Ask someone to test you when you have finished.

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

We will be using the White Rose materials to help us through this half term.

This week we will be recapping addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Today, we would like you to recap addition of two 4-digit numbers with one exchange/carry over. There is a link to the video below, or a powerpoint at the bottom of today’s work if you cannot access the video. We have also attached a worksheet for you to use. You can print this out, or use your yellow workbook to complete the answers.

 

Today’s Maths Lesson - Add two 4-digit numbers - one exchange on Vimeo

 

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

Instead of our Vipers lesson, you are going to have some free choice this week. However, we are focusing on traditional tales as this links well with the work we will be doing in English over the next few weeks. There will be a new link each day that will direct you to a choice of traditional tales by a specific author. There will be a different author each day too. I want you to choose one of the tales and either read or listen to it. Maybe you could make a few notes as you listen/read the story – your favourite part or favourite character perhaps? Did the story go as you expected it to? What did you learn from it?

 

Today’s author is Hans Christen Anderson, a famous Danish children’s author. He grew up in a little Danish village and then he moved to the big city. His graceful and artistic fairy tales poke fun at vanity (being selfish and thinking about yourself and your looks!).

 

Here is the link - https://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/hans-christian-andersen/

 

English

 

10 minute warm up

A fun spelling game to get you warmed up for today’s English lesson. Make sure you choose Year 3 & 4! Then choose a numbered book between 1 and 12 to see which spellings you will be practising. - http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

Main activity 40/45 mins

As we have already mentioned, over the next few weeks we will be working towards a piece of writing based on traditional tales. We will in fact be writing a newspaper report and using traditional tales as our inspiration! Again, as before, we will be using the fantastic lessons that are available on the Oak National Academy website and so you just need to click the link, get your jotter and pen/pencil ready and watch the video, listening to the teacher’s instructions and pausing the video to complete any activities they set you. Good luck and have fun! The first lesson is on the features of a newspaper report. A particularly important one to do if we are going to eventually write a newspaper report ourselves!

 

Link to today's English lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-a-newspaper-report-6rv30r

 

10 mins spelling practise: 

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

 

 

Lunch time

It’s time for you take another break and get yourself something to eat. Make sure you relax during your lunch and get some fresh air, if possible. Recharge your batteries ready for the afternoon!

 

Afternoon

 

We have different subjects planned for each afternoon, just as it would be if we were in school.

 

Every Tuesday afternoon, we will be doing RE and Computing.

 

RE

 

This half term we will be looking at journeys. We will be talking about journeys in life and journeys that some religions hold sacred.

 

This week we will begin by looking at ‘Life as a Journey’. What do you think we mean by this? What journey do we take through life? What are the stages of that journey? If you are able to talk to someone about these questions, please do. If not, you can try to answer them in your workbook.

 

We are all on a journey throughout our lives. We reach certain milestones that are significant to us e.g. going to school, becoming an adult, starting work, buying a house.

 

I would like you to think about your future life. What would you like your journey to look like? What do you want to be? What would you like to achieve?

 

Below is worksheet with a timeline on it. If you are able to print it off, you can fill in the various stages. If you cannot print it off, you can create a simple version in your book.

 

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers for this task, it is entirely up to you what you would like for your future self.

 

 

Computing

 

During our home learning, we will be completing a mixture of coding and programming on Discovery Education Espresso, as well as tasks set on Purple Mash.

Today’s lesson will be based on Discovery Espresso Coding.

You will need to click the link below and complete the activities on Block Coding.

 

Discovery Education - Discovery Education - Coding - Block coding - Learn

 

Login details – student22316

                        abc123

 

Complete lesson 1-3 as a refresher for our coding curriculum.

 

Home time 😊

 

We hope you have enjoyed your first day of home learning. Don’t forget to contact us on Purple Mash if you need help, or want to share the work you have done today.

Enjoy your evening and well done!

MAPAS Concert 9th December

 

We have added a video of each class performing one of the tracks from the performance.

They were all amazing on the day and enjoyed every minute of it.

 

Enjoy!

Piece 1 Performed by Y4S

Piece 2 Performed by Y4H

 

 

'The Home of Y4H and Y4S'

Welcome to a brand new year at James Brindley Community Primary School!

 

Please check here for regular updates throughout the year for information related to our class curriculum, along with news, key information and dates, important updates and photographs of the exciting things and work that we have been getting up to. 

 

**Please note that in the event of a class based isolation and the need for home learning to recommence, all work will be accessed from this class page and Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication between myself and the children. 

 

A warm welcome to everyone and what an exciting start it has been! We have been so impressed with how the boys and girls in the new Year 4 classes have returned to school. They have come back full of enthusiasm for their learning and with an added level of maturity both in their manner and the quality of their work. Well done!


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

 

Swimming is an important part of the curriculum and here at James Brindley we focus on swimming in Year 4. Therefore, the children will be attending swimming lessons every Thursday with Mrs Devney and Mrs Seddon. This will finish in February.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, Mrs Seddon or Mrs Devney.

 

 

Important information:

  • Year 4H P.E lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Thursday will be swimming until February).
  • Year 4S P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Thursdays (Thursday will be swimming until February). We will be doing our very best to be outside for PE lessons this year therefore, we would like children to have both an indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions (indoor kit pumps/outdoor kit trainers).  All PE kits will go home on a Friday to be washed over the weekend ready for the following week.  Could we also give a gentle reminder that earrings and other jewellery must be removed on these days (if your child can not remove their own earrings please make sure they are removed before school and not worn on PE days).
  • Homework has changed slightly for this year.  Your homework is going to be topic based through a series of 'pick and mix' activities (you may recall that we used the 'pick and mix' activities during your home learning).  A selection of activities will be given and you need to pick one to complete each week.  You can complete the activities in any order you like. We have sent homework books home for you to use when recording. We do not expect these to be handed in weekly, however, we will be asking that you send pictures of the work you have completed towards the end of each half term (We will give you more information about this nearer the time).  We will also be keeping a weekly record in school of the activity/activities that you have completed each week.
  • Spellings will go home on a Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday.  Spellings can be accessed using SpellingShed  (https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb).  Please encourage your child to be using SpellingShed as part of their homework routine. 
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.

 

We look forward to a successful and happy year with your children!

 

Mrs Holt smiley and Mr Stanfield laugh


 

 

 

September:

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mr Stanfield

 

Dates for your diary:

Class Assemblies: 29/11/19

Bridgewater Hall: 2.7.17

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MAPAS Music Evening at The Lowry 26.6.17

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MAPAS Music evening 26.6.17

MAPAS performance

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MAPAS Performance 07.12.16

Anti-Bullying Work

Rabbi Coleman visits Year 4

Our busy last week of Autumn 1

Sports for Schools - Olympic Visit

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Let's Dance

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Canal Trip Part 3

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Canal Trip Part 2

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Canal Trip Part 1

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Alphabet Bridge

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Photos

Previous cohorts: photos and videos

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Year 4 Samba Drumming
Many thanks and a huge well done to all of our year 4 children who recently performed at the Lowry and Walkden de Janeiro. Here is a short clip of our samba band performing on the bandstand at Walkden de Janeiro on Sunday
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