Class 4 

Welcome to Hawkings Class!

Teacher: Mrs Singh

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bunting and Mrs Dunmall  

A glimpse of how Capel staff are staying active and keeping fit! Keep moving and enjoy your half-term break :)

A big hello to all of you! - From Year 4 team

Messages from your friends :)

Enjoy the Poetry Performances!

Term 6

Fabulous finish to the term!

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 Interview_Toju.docxDownload
 Luke 1.pdfDownload
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Week beginning Monday,20th July 2020

Hello Year4!

 

It is our last week of the term, I can’t believe how quick this year has gone by! We have had some great memories from this year but some challenging times too. I just wanted you to know, I really enjoyed teaching you this year and I’m so proud of you all ! I have missed you over the last couple of months,  but it was lovely to see you on Friday for our class picnic :) Have a lovely summer!

Thank you parents for your continued support this year. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to support our children the way we did! Together, we made it happen! Thank you so much for everything!

See you all in September, have a lovely summer!

Mrs Singh :)

 

Suggested tasks for two days:

Maths- Mystery of melted ice cream and escape room activities for fun!

English-Spelling games http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy.html#7

Science-https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/science

I have uploaded lots of summer themed fun activity booklets, mindfulness colouring, crack the code and emoji fun! Have a browse through the resource folder and choose what you would like to do :)

Resources W/C 20th July 2020

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 Crack the code fun.pdfDownload
 Emoji code breaking.pdfDownload
 end-of-year-challenge-activity-pack-english.zipDownload
 maths-escape-the-beach-hut-game-_ver_3.zipDownload
 Mystery of melting icecream.pdfDownload
 summer-holiday-mindfulness-colouring-bumper-resource-pack.zipDownload
 year-4-summer-english-activity-booklet_ver_2.zipDownload
 year-4-summer-themed-maths-home-learning-activity-booklet_ver_5.zipDownload
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Week beginning Monday,13th July 2020

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a good week :) Please remember our class picnic is on Friday, 17th of July from 3 pm to 5 pm on the school fields. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there :)

Suggested tasks for this week are:

English- I have uploaded a pdf that has an adventure story-Mission Possible! It includes a variety of activities- grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and writing challenges. You are going to spend the whole week on this unit so go at your own pace and choose the tasks.

If you can’t access the booklet for any reason, you can read “The Magic box”- Poem by Kit Wright

Monday- Follow the link and listen to Kit Wright video of him reading the poem. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/kit-wright-the-magic-box-poem-only/8837.html

Why did he choose those things for his magic box? What do you particularly like about this poem? 

Tuesday- Are there any words or phrases that stand out to you?

 Have a closer look at the poem and identify adjectives, adverbs, similes and alliteration. 

Wednesday- What kinds of things would you put in your own magic box? Use your senses to describe your things and come up with a word bank

Thursday- Using your word bank, can you write sentences about the things you want to put in your box using adjectives, similes and alliteration?

Friday- I would like you to create your version of “The Magic Box”

Go through the PowerPoint and the other resources uploaded here on our class page to get you started. Once you have your ideas ready, then write your own one and you can have a go at performing it for your family.

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 11 (w/c 6th July) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos using the link and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below on our class page.

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- Football themed multiplication mosaic

Science-  You can choose tasks from Starters for STEM sheet. Alternatively, you can also try some fun science experiments that I have uploaded in resource folder. There are worksheets on States of matter as well in resource folder, in case you wish to recap as it has been a long time since we last discussed it.

DT/Drama- Create your own decorated magic box with props inside and then you can use them while performing your poem. If you do perform then don’t forget to send me your pictures or videos! I would love to see them :)

Have a good week everyone! :)

Science Resources W/C 13th July 2020

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 changes-of-state-worksheet.pdfDownload
 changing-states-of-matter-worksheet.pdfDownload
 fireworks-in-a-glass.jpgDownload
 ice-and-salt-rainbow.jpgDownload
 melting-points-task.pdfDownload
 upside-down-glass-of-water-trick.jpgDownload
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English Resources W/C 13th July 2020

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 magic box planning sheet.docDownload
 magic box poem template.docxDownload
 magic_box_writing_frame (1).docDownload
 THE MAGIC BOX.docxDownload
 The Magic Box.pptxDownload
 Y4-wc_13th .pdfDownload
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Maths Resources W/C 13th July 2020

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 football themed multiplication tables.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 - Identify angles.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Identify angles.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Compare and order angles.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Compare and order angles.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Triangles.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Triangles.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Quadrilaterals.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Quadrilaterals.pdfDownload
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Fun and Creative Time! 

A glimpse of what we have been up to this week!

Week beginning Monday,6th July 2020

Hello everyone, hope you are all well! We have successfully completed another week of home learning. Thank you for sending in all the lovely work you have been doing, I really enjoyed looking at them :)

Suggested tasks for this week are:

English- The Impossibly Possible Bookshop.

This book is all about a boy called Sammy visiting the special Tree Goblin world. It includes a variety of activities- grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing challenges. It also has some creative things that you can try making! You are going to spend the whole week on this unit, so go at your own pace and choose the tasks that interests you.

If you can't access the booklet for any reason, you can have a go at writing poetry! I have uploaded documents to explain different types of poems and their features. Have a look at the posters and the PowerPoint before you get started. I will let you choose- the type of poem you want to write and what is it going to be about. There is a poetry challenge PowerPoint in the resource folder in case you are stuck for ideas.

 

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 10 (w/c 29th June) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos using the link and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below on our class page.

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- Lesson 5

 

Science-Follow the link and you can see a series of spectacular clips exploring British plants, animals and landscapes throughout the four seasons of the year.  Choose the season you would like to know more information about and then present the information either as a poster, leaflet or information report.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-the-great-british-year/zmcqf4j

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/british-wildlife.html

You can also look at the PowerPoint on Food Chain and recap the learning on this topic. I have uploaded worksheet where you can create food chain and see how it is impacted.

 

Get Exploring!

The Natural History Museum (UK) https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html

National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC)  https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Earth and Space https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/parents-and-educators/

 

Once you have explored and viewed the virtual tours, you can:

  • Write about what you have learned
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part
  • Create a version with legos, blocks or play dough
  • Have fun! 

Have a good week :)

Maths Resources W/C 6th July 2020

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 Lesson 1 - Interpret charts 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Interpret charts.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Comparison sum and difference.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Comparison sum and difference.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Introducing line graphs.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Introducing line graphs.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Line graphs.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Line graphs.pdfDownload
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English Resources W/C 6th July 2020

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 Concrete Poem.pdfDownload
 Haiku Rules Poster - Copy.pdfDownload
 Kennings Poster A4.pdfDownload
 Poetry Challenge PowerPoint - Copy.pptxDownload
 Rhyming Couplets.pdfDownload
 Riddle.pdfDownload
 Simile.pdfDownload
 Types of Poems Display Poster.pdfDownload
 Y4-wc_6th July.pdfDownload
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Science Resources W/C 6th July 2020

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 Blank Chain Game Template.pdfDownload
 food chain sorting game.pdfDownload
 Food Chain Sorting Pictures.pdfDownload
 food chain worksheet.pdfDownload
 food chain.pdfDownload
 Food chain.pptDownload
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Week beginning Monday,29th June 2020

Hello everyone! Hope you are well and enjoying the warm weather. It was lovely to talk to you all and hear about all the amazing things you have been up to :)

Suggested tasks for this week are:

Reading: Carry on reading /listening to James and the Giant Peach

English- Non-fiction unit on Amazing Aliens!  from talk4writing  https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/

It includes a variety of activities- grammar, reading comprehension and various writing challenges (newspaper headlines, paragraphs, persuasive adverts etc) You are going to spend the whole week on this unit so go at your own pace and choose the tasks you would like to do. There are model text as well to support you. Scroll down and you can find the booklet in English resource section.

If you find it tricky, you can try:

Monday- Create your own alien. How many eyes will it have? How many legs? What colour will its skin be? What special powers will it have? Label your alien to show what it can do e.g. laser eyes for fighting enemies. 

Tuesday/Wednesday- Write an information text about the alien that you have designed following the structure of the text.

Thursday- Write a set of instructions showing how to catch an alien.

Friday- You can plan and write a short story with an alien as the main character.

 

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 8 (w/c 15th June) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos using the link and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below on our class page. It's more practise on decimals. If you are confident with this, try Summer Term-Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)  Recap on Money available in extra maths resources.

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- Lesson 5

 

Science-Those of you who are busy with your LEGO- here is a challenge for you! Use the link below  and see if you can make any of the STEM projects mentioned here. https://frugalfun4boys.com/lego-stem-projects-instructionsRest of you can try Starter for Stem activities uploaded below on our class page.

DT- Create an alien/robot using metallic parts like: nails, screws, paper clips, nuts/bolts, old keys, saucepans, hooks picture frames etc. in the style of Shaun Tan (Remember we had read his book called "The Lost Thing") I have uploaded some example pictures below, have fun and don’t forget to send me the picture of your creation! :) 

Please continue to make use of resources in SPAG folder and PSHE/Wellbeing folder from previous weeks, if you would like to do so! :)

Have a good week!

Maths Resources W/C 29th June 2020

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 Lesson 1 - Write decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Write decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Compare decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Compare decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Order decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Order decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Round decimals 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Round decimals 2020.pdfDownload
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Extra Maths Resources W/C 29th June 2020

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 Lesson 1 - Pounds and pence.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Pounds and pence.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Ordering money.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Ordering money.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Estimating money.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Estimating money.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Four operations.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Four operations.pdfDownload
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English Resource W/C 29th June 2020

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 Y4-wc_29th June.pdfDownload
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Science Resource W/C 29th June 2020

Another set of outstanding work- Well done Year 4! :)

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and you managed to enjoy the sunshine. Here are some suggested tasks for this week, please feel free to email me or message me via dojo in case you have any questions.

It is Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 27th June. The celebrations begin on Monday, 22nd June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved. You can do some research and find more information on this :) https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/about/

Suggested activities for this week are:

Reading: Carry on reading James and the Giant Peach from last week or use the links if you prefer listening!

SPAG -I have uploaded SPAG tasks should you need some extra activities to work on! You don't have to rush and finish , choose what you would like to do and complete over the coming weeks.

English- Wishing tale- The king of The Fishes from talk4writing.

https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/

Scroll down to English resources for the booklet. It includes grammar, spelling, reading comprehension and by the end of the unit you will be innovating and writing your own version of the story by carefully planning it. You are going to spend the whole week on this unit so go at your own pace and choose the tasks. I would recommend-

Monday- Page 1-9 (Read the story)

Tuesday- Page 10-13 (Comprehension, spelling, grammar)

Wednesday- Box up plan of the story and think of innovation ideas!

Thursday- Plan your story

Friday-Write your story, edit and illustrate once you finish.

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 7 ( w/c 8th June) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos using the link and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below here on our class page.

It is more practise on  decimals again, hence I would recommend you to do some extra maths focussing on geometry- Position and direction

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- Lesson 5

Extra Maths: We are going to focus on Geometry- Position and Direction

Describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant

Describe movements between positions as translations.

Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon

I have uploaded the worksheets and the answers for you to give it a try, only if you wish to!

 

ICT - Coding fun with Botley! Discover these free printable coding challenges from BotleyTM the Coding Robot!  You have mazes to solve , answers are there too.You may choose to create your own maze!

 

Science- Carrying on from last week, there are activities on Digestive system if you would like to do or you have stem activities that you can try for fun!

Maths resources-W/C 22nd June 2020

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 Lesson 1 - Tenths as decimals 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Tenths as decimals 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Dividing 2 digits by 10 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Dividing 2 digits by 10 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Hundredths as decimals 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Hundredths as decimals 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019.pdfDownload
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Extra Maths resources-W/C 22nd June 2020

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 Y4 Summer Block 6 ANS1 Describe position 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 ANS2 Draw on a grid 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 ANS3 Move on a grid 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 ANS4 Describe movement on a grid 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 WO1 Describe position 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 WO2 Draw on a grid 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 WO3 Move on a grid 2020.pdfDownload
 Y4 Summer Block 6 WO4 Describe movement on a grid 2020.pdfDownload
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English resources-W/C 22nd June 2020

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 Y4-wc_22 June.pdfDownload
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SPAG resources

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 correct-the-spelling-mistakes-y3-and-4.pdfDownload
 grammar set 1.pdfDownload
 Y3-4 Statutory Spelling and English challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Year 4 summer term 2 Mat 1.pdfDownload
 Year 4 summer term 2 Mat 2.pdfDownload
 Year 4 summer term 2 Mat 3.pdfDownload
 Year 4 summer term 2 Mat 4.pdfDownload
 Year 4 summer term 2 Mat 5.pdfDownload
 Year 4 summer term 2 Mat 6.pdfDownload
 year-3-4-statutory-spelling-wordsearches.pdfDownload
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ICT-W/C 22nd June 2020

Science resources-W/C 22nd June 2020

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 Digestive system.pdfDownload
 starters-for-stem-1.pdfDownload
 Where does the food go.pdfDownload
 Who did this poo.pdfDownload
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Another fabulous week of home learning! Keep it up Year 4 :)

Week beginning Monday, 15th June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a fun and relaxing weekend. Here are this week's suggested activities. As always, it's there as a guide so do what you can!  Remember to email me or send a dojo message if you have any questions or you would like to share what you have been up to.  Have a good week :)

Suggested tasks for this week are :

English -This is our final week on Shakespeare's play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 6- Resolutions and Farewells and try the daily suggested activities for the week. https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Those of you who have finished the Shakespeare’s task already, please scroll down and find extra resources for English. You will be looking at James and the Giant Peach- Roald Dahl. If you haven’t got the book, don’t worry I have uploaded the book as a pdf. Alternatively, you can listen to some of the chapters being read by clicking the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKOK7ibWAJc  Chapters 1-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo0QATMBxIc  Chapters 7-10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_uGygLck9I    Chapters 11-16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZFaBfUs5BQ  Chapters 17-22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kELX7lXwRbE   Chapters 27-34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mug81GOga6A  Chapters 35-39

Monday:Using the PDF that I have uploaded, read chapters 1 and 2 of James and the Giant Peach and finish the comprehension questions for Monday task.

Tuesday:Start off by reading chapters 3 and 4.

Writing Task: Write a diary entry from James’ point of view discussing the events that has happened in the chapters you have just read. Use the Tuesday document in the English resources folder to help you.

Wednesday:Read chapters 5 and 6 of James and The Giant Peach and answer the comprehension questions.

Writing Task: Using the text as a guidance, draw a picture of the garden where the peach starts to grow. Make sure to include the characters James, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. Think about how and where the characters are standing as well as their facial expressions.

Thursday: Read chapters 7 and 8 of James and the Giant Peach.

Writing Task: Write a newspaper report about the Peach, in role as one of the newspaper reporters mentioned in chapter 8. Use the documents uploaded in the resources folder to help you. There is an example report, word mat and checklist to help you with the features of a newspaper report and style.

Friday: Revise and edit your newspaper report. You may want to look at a real newspaper that you might have in the house and create a realistic front cover, creating other headlines and drawing pictures that match.

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 6 ( w/c 1st June) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos using the link and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below here on our class page.

It is more practise on  Fractions again, hence I would recommend you to do some extra maths focussing on geometry- Shape and Symmetry

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- Consolidate or TT rockstar

 

Extra Maths: We are going to focus on- Geometry- Shape and Symmetry

Identify Line of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations

Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry

 

Geography

This week we are going to be learning about Iceland and its geographical features. First though, we must learn where Iceland is in relation to the rest of Europe. Firstly, I would like you to look at the map of Europe that has been uploaded here on our class page or you can use an atlas, globe to help you too.

Are there any countries that you haven’t heard of?

Are you surprised by some of the countries that border each other?

Try to learn where most of the main countries are.

Task 1: Complete the blank map of Europe sheet locating countries of Europe, filling in the correct numbers by looking at the key. You can use the filled in map to help you.

Task 2: Look at map of England and locate major cities.

Task 3Create a tourist brochure/leaflet, persuading people to visit Iceland- “The Land of Fire and Ice”. Include some key facts about Iceland-  at least 3 of its physical features. Use the template provided to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own design. Use the links below and documents in resource folder to gather information.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/iceland/

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/iceland-facts.html

PSHE Resources: See the resource folder for mindfulness coloring and other activities for your wellbeing.

 Maths resources-W/C 15th June 2020

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 Lesson 1 - Add 2 or more fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Add 2 or more fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Subtract 2 fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Subtract 2 fractions 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Fractions of a quantity 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Fractions of a quantity 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Calculate quantities 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Calculate quantities 2019.pdfDownload
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Extra Maths resources- W/C 15th June 2020

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 Friday complete symmetrical pattern.pdfDownload
 Friday Symmetry quiz.pptDownload
 Monday explore symmetry.pptxDownload
 Monday Square dot paper.pdfDownload
 Thursday reflection symmetry.pdfDownload
 Tuesday worksheet.pdfDownload
 Tuesday-investigate symmetry.pptxDownload
 Wednesday investigate 2.pptxDownload
 Wednesday worksheet 2.pdfDownload
 Wednesday worksheet.pdfDownload
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English resources- W/C 15th June 2020

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 Example-newspaper-report.pdfDownload
 James-and-the-Giant-Peach.pdfDownload
 Monday_comprehension_chapter1-2.pdfDownload
 Newspaper report-word-mat-cursive.pdfDownload
 Newspaper-checklist.pdfDownload
 Tuesday-Diary entry.docxDownload
 Wednesday_comprehension.docxDownload
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Geography resources- W/C 15th June 2020

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 All about Iceland.pptDownload
 Features-of-Iceland.pptxDownload
 geography-Iceland-fact-file.pdfDownload
 geography-locating-countries-of-europe-map-activity-sheet.pdfDownload
 geography-locating-english-cities-on-a-map-differentiated-activity-sheet.pdfDownload
 Iceland-info.docxDownload
 leaflet-template.docxDownload
 map-of-europe.pdfDownload
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PSHE and Wellbeing resources

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 20-screen-free-activities-for-home-learning-ks2.pdfDownload
 choose-objects-to-put-in-a-time-capsule-activity.pdfDownload
 coronasaurus-rex.pdfDownload
 create-your-own-wordsearch.pdfDownload
 hug_HR.pdfDownload
 Mindfulness colouring.pdfDownload
 mindfulness-colouring-sheets-bumper-pack.pdfDownload
 monster-roll-and-draw.jpgDownload
 My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19.pdfDownload
 PSHE-talk-about-coronavirus-family-discussion-and-activity-cards.pdfDownload
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A peek at our week! :)

 ARTMANIA- By Helaina :)

Monday,week beginning 8th June 2020

Hello everyone! Hope you are well and exploring different ideas to keep you engaged. Once again you have amazed me with all the work you have done this week, keep it up! Remember these are recommendations, so please choose what you would like to do :)

Suggested tasks for this week are:

English- Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 5- Weddings and Washing Lines and try the daily suggested activities for the week. https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 5 ( w/c 18th May)- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos using the link and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below here on our class page. The activities include more practise on Fractions, hence I would recommend you to do some extra maths focussing on geometry-angles.

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- Consolidate or TT rockstars

Extra Maths: We are going to focus on Geometry- Angles

How to use a protractor

Identify and name the angles- acute obtuse and right angle

Compare and classify geometric shapes- based on their properties and sizes.

Different types of triangles and their properties- isosceles, scalene, equilateral

Different types of quadrilaterals and their properties- rectangle, rhombus, trapezium, parallelogram

Geography- This week we are going to be learning about rivers and its features.

Firstly, I would like you to look at these link and gather information on rivers. http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8

  • What is a river?
  • Where does a river begin?
  • Why are rivers important?
  • What are the stages of a river?
  • What are the features of a river?
  • Rivers of the UK
  • Interesting facts

Task 1: Look at the bullet points and choose one or two  sub- headings to learn everyday  and complete it over the week at your own pace.

Task 2: Write down a non-chronological report on River including all the facts that you have learnt over the week.

Task 3: Think about Anglo-Saxon settlements . Did  rivers have any role to play where people decided to settle? What about role of rivers in modern context?

 

Art: River art- be creative! I don’t mind what material you use to create your piece of art.- Fabric/ oil paint/ water colour etc.

PECan you improve your catch and clap score over the week ? Can  you represent that  data in a graph/ table ? (you may wish to use- days of the week on

X- axis and score on the Y-axis)

Maths resources- W/C 8th June 2020

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 Lesson 1 - Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 1 Answers - Recognise tenths and hundredths 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Equivalent fractions (1) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Answers - Equivalent fractions (1) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Equivalent fractions (2) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Answers - Equivalent fractions (2) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Fractions greater than 1 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Answers - Fractions greater than 1 2019.pdfDownload
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Extra Maths resources- W/C 8th June 2020

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 Friday.pdfDownload
 How-To-Use-A-Protractor-Display-Powerpoint_ver_7.pptDownload
 Monday (2).pdfDownload
 Monday.pdfDownload
 Monday_typesofangles.pdfDownload
 Thursday.pptxDownload
 Tuesday.pdfDownload
 Tuesday_quadrilaterals poster.pdfDownload
 Wednesday.pptxDownload
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Geography resources- W/C 8th June 2020

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 Rivers-reading comprehension.pdfDownload
 UK-seas and rivers.pdfDownload
 World rivers.pptDownload
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Year 4's are back in action! :)

Monday,week beginning 1st June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful half term holiday. We are in the final term of this year, you all have been amazing so far and I can't explain how proud I am of each one of you! I miss you all so much. 

Term 6- Let's go for it :)

I have given you work for the whole week, just so you can plan your week better and choose to work at your own pace. I will suggest you to try and follow the day's plan to keep you going. Remember these are just few recommendations, feel free to choose and do what you can! You can always send me a dojo message or an email like before, I will be in school but I  will try my best to respond asap.

English-Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 4- Plots and Magic and try the daily suggested activities for the week. https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and try Summer Term-Week 4 ( w/c 11th May)- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Watch the videos here and then solve the activity sheet uploaded below.

Monday- Lesson 1

Tuesday- Lesson 2

Wednesday- Lesson 3

Thursday- Lesson 4

Friday- TT Rockstar or times tables football game

Extra Maths: We will focus on converting between different units of measures.

https://garyhall.org.uk/maths-objectives/131/convert-between-different-units-of-measure-for-example-kilometre-to-metre-hour-to-minute

There are worksheets below that you can solve.

Science-Burps,Bottom and Bile!

Open wide-let's take a look inside! This week we're on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body! You can make a model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. You can label the organs of the digestive system, answer the questions (reading comprehension) or you can write your own story- Journey of a cheeseburger! (Including all the technical details )

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

Topic -My home my Museum -Imagine creating your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you! What would you like people to know about you? What are the important things in your home that are close to your heart? Who might you paint a picture of? Toys, special outfits, holiday souvenirs and much-loved teddy bears are some of the many things you might wish to include as objects for your artworks. https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/my-home-my-museum

PE - Log your physical activity on Tokyo 2020 challenge!

Have a good week, remember to stay active and enjoy the sunshine! 

Maths Resources w/c 1.06.20

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Extra Maths Resources w/c 01.06.20

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Science Resources w/c 01.06.20

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Term 5-Fabulous Finish!

Friday,22nd May 2020

Hello everyone! We have successfully completed a whole term of home learning- well done for your perseverance and hard work! Have a lovely half term and enjoy your well deserved break :)

Suggested tasks for today, to finish this week off:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 3- Exploring the Island and try the activities suggested for Day 4 and 5 https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 3- Lesson 5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Comparing Fractions including those greater than 1 (21st May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Science- Research about endangered animals. You have worksheets below where you can write all your facts.

Creative time- I have uploaded below a document with some extra activities and ideas, in case you have a 'not sure what to do moment' over the half term :)

Thursday,21st May 2020

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Thank you for sending in all your work that you have been doing, I will upload them tomorrow on our class page along with more messages from your friends!

Suggested tasks for today:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 3- Exploring the Island and try the activities suggested for Day 3 https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 3- Lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Equivalent Fractions (20th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Science- Learn to Love Nature! Today we are going to focus on Frozen World, there are lots of videos for you to watch-use the link given below.

I have uploaded a document below, should you wish to do any written work based on the videos.

https://www.ourplanet.com/en/explorable-globe/landing

https://www.ourplanet.com/en/explore/frozen-worlds 

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature

PSHE- It's all about ME! Try to think and answer these questions about yourself :) 

Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Hello everyone! It’s Wellbeing Wednesday,we are going to think about our role models and how they inspire us! For me, my mum has always been my role model who never stops inspiring me. She is my Superwoman! :) Who is your role model?

Suggested tasks for today:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 3- Exploring the Island and try the activities suggested for Day 2 ttps://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 3- Lesson 3 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Simplifying fractions (19th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Science- Learn to Love Nature! Follow the link and explore some very interesting and engaging activities. https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature

Today we are going to focus on Forests, I have uploaded a document below, should you wish to do any written work based on the videos. https://www.ourplanet.com/en/explorable-globe/landing

Tuesday,19th May 2020

Hello everyone! As always thank you for sending your messages and all the pictures about how you are getting on! It's always a pleasure to hear from you :)

Suggested tasks for today:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for Week 3- The Storm and try the activities suggested for Day

 https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 3- Lesson https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Learn how to compare tenths and hundredths (18th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Science- We will continue learning about animal classification and animal habitats this week. Today I want you to research each animal given below, and then cut and paste the animals on your classification chart based on which group they belong to.

Creative Time- Collect some natural objects- twigs, cones, leaves, flowers, rocks etc. On a table, driveway, or other clear space, you can experiment with arranging the objects into words or pictures. With a camera you can take a picture of your creation and share with me. You could also leave the picture or word outside for walkers to enjoy looking at.

Monday,18th May 2020

Suggested tasks for today:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for Week 2- The Storm and try the activities suggested for Day 5 https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 3- Lesson https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Weekly Maths challenges(Lesson 15th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Science- Learn to Love Nature! Follow the link and explore some very interesting and engaging activities. https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature

Continue learning about animal classification- You can find some more clips here -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4

A glimpse of what we have been up to this week!

Year 4 - Budding Authors!

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Friday,15th May 2020

Morning everyone! It's Friday and we have successfully completed another week of home learning! Thank you for sending your messages for your friends, please keep them coming and I will compile them over the weekend :)

Some suggested tasks for today:

I'm so pleased to know that you are enjoying Shakespeare's tasks! Continue exploring -I would like you to watch the clip for Week 2- The Storm and try the activities suggested for Day 4

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 2- Lesson 5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Multiplication and division problem solving (Lesson 11th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Topic -This is a project from Liverpool Museum, if you wish to get involved then parents please watch the clip for online safety! But if you don't want to make a video, you can just use the idea and draw on a piece of paper and write the description or you can create your gallery in a PowerPoint. 

Imagine creating your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you! What would you like people to know about you? What are the important things in your home that are close to your heart? Who might you paint a picture of? Toys, special outfits, holiday souvenirs and much-loved teddy bears are some of the many things you might wish to include as objects for your artworks. https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/my-home-my-museum

Science- Animals can be classified into various groups. Learn about vertebrates and invertebrates. (Lesson 13th May)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Thursday,14th May 2020

Morning everyone!  It was lovely talking to most of you yesterday and getting to know what you all have been up to :) One common thing that I found out was you all are missing your friends, so here is an idea! How about you all choose and write a little note to your friend/friends and send me via dojo. I will put them together and upload it here on our class page!

Below is an activity where you can have a little think about qualities of a good friend and how you can be one!

Some suggested tasks for today:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’ I would like you to watch the clip for-

Week 2- The Storm and try the activities suggested for Day 3 https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 2- Lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Learn to divide a four-digit number by one-digit number (Lesson 7th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

ICT- 7th May- How do we get computers to do what we want? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Geography- We were talking about Longitude and Latitude at school , here is the link where you can recap -

12th May- Longitude and Latitudehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

You can also look at lesson from 28th April about Time zones!

Topic- Continue exploring some fun activities from here : https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2020/05/make-may-marvellous-with-these-10-museum-activities/

Remember to drink water, stay active and log your physical activity on Tokyo 2020 challenge!

Wednesday,13th May 2020

Morning everybody!  Hope you are all okay and enjoyed finding information about Florence Nightingale yesterday. We did a  quiz and made some lanterns!

Today it’s “Wellbeing Wednesday” and I was wondering how many of you like listening to music, as it’s one of the things that definitely helps me feel better! Have a think :)

Some suggested tasks for today:

Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for Week 2- The Storm and try the activities suggested for Day 2

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term-Week 2- Lesson 3 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

I would also like you to try some division!

Learn to divide a two-digit number by one-digit number (Lesson 6th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

SPAG- Coordinating conjunctions and how to use them when writing.(Lesson 6th May) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Topic- Some fun activities here that you can try: https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2020/05/make-may-marvellous-with-these-10-museum-activities/

PE- Juggling is a tough skill! You can learn to juggle -use the link https://thelowryblog.com/2020/04/08/learn-to-juggle-with-mimbre/

I'm trying too! :) Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Morning all! Thank you for all your hard work and continued support! It has been lovely to see you all are enjoying Tokyo 2020 challenge, continue logging in your physical activity.

Here are some suggested tasks for today:

Topic- Today is International Nurses Day, which is celebrated around the world on 12th May to mark the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale-The Lady with the Lamp! I would like you to research and find out more about her life and why she was given that title? To help you get started, here is the link for a clip that you can watch first. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt 

After the clip, you can do some activities for example- acrostic poem, quiz and word search from the booklet below!

English-Continue exploring Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for Week 2 and try the activities suggested for Day 1

https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer Term -Week 2- Lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

SPAG - Watch the clip to recap how to use inverted commas to show speech 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-english-inverted-commas-with-mr-smith/z62rhbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons (Activity from 30th April)

 PE-You can try this, it's all about TEAMWORK!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-pshe-teamwork-with-the-super-movers-crew/zkpdvk7

Monday, 11th May 2020

Good morning everyone! We were lucky to have warm and sunny days over this long weekend, I did gardening and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you did something that made you smile too :)

Some suggested task for today:

We are going to continue with Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest,’ it was lovely to hear all your feedback about how much you are enjoying it! So continue exploring it further- Watch the clip for Week 1 and try the activities suggested for Day 5

https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Extra Tasks:

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer-Week 2- Lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

DT-  Origami British museum https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq4R6piMoBTu_3aQRFJcsSQnUDbVMWlTx

SPAG- 29th April- using apostrophes to show possession https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Continue practising Statutory word list for year 3 and 4.

Happy and Engaged!

Thursday, 7th May 2020

Morning all! We have completed another week of home learning and I'm very proud of the work you have all been doing! It's a special weekend, enjoy your well deserved break :) 

Some suggested tasks for today:

We are continuing with Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for Week 1 and try the activities suggested for Day 4

https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

Extra activities:

Reading- Travel Far Away!

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer-Week 1- Lesson 5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

ICT- Dance Mat Typing, a fun way to learn touch typing.

https://www.kidztype.com/tags/bbc-typing/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

History- If you would like to know more about VE Day- What it was about, what people's experiences of it were and why it is important we commemorate the event, there is a PowerPoint I have uploaded that you may wish to look at with your parents and discuss!

Wednesday, 6th May 2020

Morning everyone! 

The Tokyo 2020 Games may not be happening this year but you can still get active, stay connected and win prizes with Travel to Tokyo, Team GB and Paralympics GB’s official, free programme for children aged 5-11 and their families. Let’s get active and log our activity together! Help your team on their journey to Tokyo! 

Your school team is waiting for you to join in the fun. Get active and beat your goals together. Here’s how to log your physical activity:

 

  1. Visit https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo
  2. Click on families
  3. Click on Find School > Enter our School Post code and Capel Primary will appear on a dropdown menu > Click Submit
  4. Scroll down slightly and click on Log Activity
  5. Select your Class Team from the drop down and input your daily activity below using the questions in the green boxes. Remember Teams that get active will be entered into weekly prize draws.
  6. Click on Submit at the bottom of the page to submit your daily activity! It’s that simple!

 N.B: There is an opportunity to sign up for the weekly newsletter at the bottom of the page. You do not need to input this information.

 Let me know if you have any questions about this challenge! Come and join millions of children and their families getting active together. Try new things, get active and have fun!  

Suggested tasks for today :

We are going to continue with Shakespeare's play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for Week 1-(Prospero’s Library )-and try the activities suggested for Day 3.

https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online 

For those who would still prefer a daily set task – here are some more suggestions!

Wellbeing Wednesday!

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer-Week 1- Lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

SPAG- 27 April- identifying and using preposition https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Try and complete the worksheet below, you may wish to write sentences for your examples.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020

Morning all! Thank you for sending those lovely pictures of children doing all sorts of activities :) It clearly shows how happy and engaged they are! Well done, you are doing a great job!

We are going to continue with our learning journey for this week- Shakespeare's play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for  Week 1- (Prospero’s Library ) - try the activities suggested for Day 2 and then follow the daily plan of the activities for the rest of the week. Please note some activities are differentiated so please choose the activities for Year 3 and 4.

https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

 

For those who would still prefer a daily set task – here are some more suggestions!

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try- Summer-Week 1- Lesson 3 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

SPAG- 23 April- adverbs  and adverbials to add description https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

DT-  Stem challenge! OR you can carry on with some Origami fun from yesterday.

Week beginning on-Monday,4th May 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have given you something different to work on this week, and I hope children are going to enjoy it! I would love to hear your thoughts on this, you can message me via Dojo :)

Our learning journey for this week is going to be Shakespeare's  play ‘The Tempest.’

I would like you to watch the clip for  Week 1- (Prospero’s Library ) - try the activities suggested for Day 1 and then follow the daily plan of the activities for the rest of the week. Please note some activities are differentiated so please choose the activities for Year 3 and 4.

https://www.primaryshakespearecompany.org/tempest-2020-online

As you would notice, this pack has different subject areas  interlinked with the same journey which makes it more engaging! I’m more than happy for you to just do this if you wish, and do not worry about the rest of the activities.

For those who would still prefer a daily set task – here are some more suggestions!

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer-Week 1- Lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

SPAG- 21 April- writing expanded noun phrases. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

DT- Origami fun! Learn to make flowers and animals- National Trust Origami https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq4R6piMoBTvgiu7qOOXz8zoDrzaJRfBq

 Another week of home learning- Fabulous Finish!

Friday, 1st May 2020

Morning all! It is Friday and we have successfully completed another week of home learning, well done to each one of you for the effort you are putting in all your tasks! Keep up the good work :)

Some suggested tasks for today are:

English-SPAG lesson- Identifying when to use pronouns (20th April) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

Try and the do the activities given below, I'm keen to know which famous personality would you choose to learn about?

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Summer-Week 1- Lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Creative time- Pet factor- Bring X Factor into your home and put on a show for your family! 

                         Animal Olympics- Try and do this activity to feel the Olympic spirit!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Thursday, 30th April 2020

Hello everyone! Thank you for sharing all your work, I will be putting it all up on Friday as a fabulous finish to the week :) keep them coming!

Some suggested tasks for today are :

Reading-Films are sometimes based on books!

English- Find a poem about an animal, read it out loud. There are lots of animal poems on internet which you can read! You can also use this link to see some examples from children  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjftsbk

I would like you to read the poem called 'The Tyger' by the English poet William Blake and see if you can perform it for your family! 

Can you try writing your own poem including ideas of how they move, sound like, look like? Remember the poems can rhyme but they don’t have to! You can choose to do an acrostic poem or you can write a descriptive poem, or you can use the structure below to create one. Choose what you like!

Number, adjective, body part

Number, adjective, body part

Number, adjective, body part

Three verbs

Two adjectives

Simile

statement

 

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week 2-lesson 5 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Creative time- Create an animal superhero!

Music- Remember you can enjoy a  good sing along, the ‘Sing Up’ website is now sharing free resources that you can access at home - happy singing! 

Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Morning all! I hope you are all well and keeping safe! I really enjoyed looking at some of your art work-paintings/sketches of flowers so well done for giving it a go :) Some suggested activities for today are :

Wellbeing Wednesday!

English/Science- Pick an animal of your choice and create a fact file . Research about their habitat, What they eat? Who eats them? How they are suited to the place they live? Remember to use headings and sub-headings, captions, pictures!

Use the link to find more about habitats- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zytxpv4

Extra activities :  https://kent.wildwoodtrust.org/education/home-education-resources/

 

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week 2-lesson 4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Art/DT Animal Architect!

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Morning everyone! It was great to see that most of you could solve  Emoji Fun!

Another important thing, we need names for our school's newborn guinea pigs, they are both girls! If you can please remember to send your suggestions to Mrs Farr that would be lovely!

Below are some suggested activities for you to give it a go today.

SPAG-Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the ‘oi ‘ phoneme in all those words and look carefully for different grapheme to spell. Try and sort the words into right columns and check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

English- Can you choose your favourite fairy tale and try writing an alternate ending (from a different perspective) for that story?

For example: If we think from Wolf's perspective- The wolf from 'The Three Little Pigs' was not actually a big, bad wolf who huffed and puffed their houses instead he knocked their doors  only to ask for something or he just wanted to be friends and have a picnic together.

I'm looking forward to read another version of your story written from a different perspective!

Maths-Play the game uploaded below- it is perfect for practising rounding tenths to the nearest whole.

Included are 3 sets of number cards: 0-10, 0-100 and 100-1000 (all with 1 decimal place). The aim of the game is to collect the most wagons of gold by rounding the decimal numbers up or down correctly.Place the number wagon on the hill on the gold rush mat.

0.4 and below, let it go.

0.5 and above, give it a shove!

HOWEVER - only the wagons that are rounded up are allowed to be kept. The wagons that have to be rounded down, go back into the river. You may wish to use number line to help you!

Challenge: Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week 2-lesson 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Science-Can you identify the flowers in your garden? Research their names and also find the names of British plants(flowers) that you see in spring time.

Art- Sketch or paint a flower of your choice. You may want to have top tips from this famous artist! 

Try and research about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh and his famous Sunflower paintings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8fgkqt

Stay active and enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, 27th April 2020

Morning all! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here are some suggested activities that you may wish to try.

SPAG-Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the ‘er‘ phoneme in all those words and look carefully for different grapheme to spell. Try and sort the words into right columns and check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

English- Emoji fun!  Name the traditional tales, I will send you the answers later in the day to check!

Can you write a paragraph about your favourite traditional tale and why you like it?

Maths- Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week2- lesson2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Science- we are going to explore the topic- ‘Living things and their habitats’ for this week.To set us off, can you go for a minibeast hunt in your garden? Can you create a tally of the living things that you spotted? Was there anything that you found that you were unable to identify?  Did you take a photo? Were you surprised by anything that you found?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkkc87h

Don't forget to stay active and enjoy the sunshine!

Fabulous Fact Files- Geography Task!

Year 4's are smashing home learning!

Friday, 24th April 2020

Morning all! It's Friday already, we have successfully managed to finish our first week back! Well done!!

With all the online/home learning it is essential that we understand online safety well. I came across this page created to support parents with online safety. Please follow the link.

Online Safety – Click on the link to explore this page created to support parents during Covid-19. There are simple 15 minutes home activity packs you can do with your child to support their online safety at home. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

 

Think Outside the Box!

Complete these pictures, I'm looking forward to see your imagination! 

Some tasks that you may wish to try today:

Spag- Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the ‘oo‘ phoneme in all those words and look carefully for different grapheme to spell. Try and sort the words into right columns and check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

English- Have a go at writing your story including a clear beginning, middle and end. Follow your plan and include interesting opening, build up, a problem/magic and a solution leading up to ending. Things to focus on-

Adjectives

Powerful verbs

Fronted adverbials

Varied sentence openers

Maths- Play the game that I have uploaded below.

Rule: You choose any two numbers on the board, then add, subtract, multiply or divide them to find the answer. For example- 10+2=12 (all the numbers are on the board) See how many number sentences you can find!

Challenge: You may wish to practise telling the time/elapsed time questions using online games.

https://www.splashlearn.com/time-games

Have a lovely weekend! Stay active!

Congratulations on your first anniversary as our Headteacher Mrs Farr!

Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Morning everyone! Thank you for all the lovely creations you have sent :)

Some suggested activities for today are:

SPAG- Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the oaphoneme in all those words and look carefully for different grapheme to spell. Try and sort the words into right columns and check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

English- Today you are going to plan your story. Use the story mountain or boxing up to create your planning. Write down key adjectives and phrases, sentence openers that will help you when writing the story.

Maths- Try and answer these questions, you may want to think about which unit of length is bigger.

Extra challenge:  Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week 2-lesson 1 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Geography-Pick any country of your choice from a different continent (NOT from Europe) and research. You may want to find out about: population, weather, time zone, currency, food, festivals and famous tourist attractions.

Challenge: Did you notice any similarity or differences between Britain and country of your Choice?

Don’t forget to take regular breaks and keep yourself active! How about doing spell your name fitness today, if you have forgotten-scroll down and you will see! 

Year 4 continue to amaze me with their home learning!

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Morning everyone! It is lovely to see all the amazing work and home learning fun that you all have been sharing. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at every single piece of work, keep them coming! For those of you that like a good sing along, the ‘Sing Up’ website is now sharing free resources that you can access at home - happy singing! 

 
Suggested activities for today are:

 

SPAG- Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the ighphoneme in all those words and look carefully for different grapheme to spell. Try and sort them into right columns and check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

English- Today you are going to write your setting description. The setting of a story is where and when it takes place. You need to include details using adjectives and similes, try to include words and phrases describing time of the day, weather and how the setting makes you feel. You can think about using your senses to add details in- see, hear, touch, smell, feel.

Maths- Work out the price for the following bus journeys, remember to work it out. (You can use column methods , numberline, list or you can draw pictures to help you)

Extra challenge:  Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week1-lesson5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Geography-Can you research famous landmarks, food specialties and festivals celebrated across UK? You can put your findings into a report form including headings and sub-headings.

Art/DT- Have a go at creating one of the landmarks. You can draw, paint, use your LEGO or cardboard etc to create the model.

Wow home learning!

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Morning all! BBC Bitesize and the Oak National Academy have just launched their fantastic free online content for home learning, you may wish to explore in case you need more activities for children to do.

SPAG- Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the ‘ee ‘ sound in all those words and which letters might be making the ee ‘ sound.

Try to spell those words and sort them into right columns. Check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

Can you find words for these rare ways of making ‘ee’ sound? (ei ’ and ‘e-e’)

English- You are going to write a story set in a real place or set in an imaginary place ! Create two characters for your story- one who is likeable and one who is unpleasant. Use the column below to jot down your ideas first.

Maths- Try and solve the word problems, remember to work it out. (You can use column methods , numberline, list or you can draw pictures to help you)

Extra challenge:  Please follow the link and you can try Spring-Week1-lesson4 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Geography-Find a map of the UK, try and locate the places where you and your families live. Can you name all the countries in the UK and their capital cities?Extra challenge: You can try and find rivers and mountains in the UK! You can record your findings as a fact file.

Monday, 20th April 2020

Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

We now have access to real PE at home – an online learning resource.

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and thousands of hours of fun and activity. For children in Key Stage 2 there are carefully selected personal best challenges, skills and games designed for the home and garden. Daily and weekly guidance is provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities. I have sent you the login details via Class dojo.

 

Please see the suggested activities for today :

SPAG- Read the words from the list or have someone say the words to you, then have a think about the ‘ai ‘ sound in all those words and which letter might be making the ‘ai ‘ sound.

Try to spell those words and sort them into right columns. Check at the end.

Did you notice any best bets or rules that you can come up with?

Can you think of more words to add in the columns, other than what I have given you?

Can you find more ways of writing ‘ai’ sound? (I have given you 6 ways- there are 3 more!)

English- Write a character description of your favourite Roald Dahl character. You can use picture of the BFG to write a character description too.

Art -Can you find a Quentin Blake illustration of your character from Roald Dahl ? Have a go at sketching it.

Geography-Look at the world map ( you can use atlas/globe or an online world map in google) and locate major countries. Try to find which continent they are in and their capital cities? (If you wish you can make a list/column of countries you found, name of the continent and their capital city)

Maths- Try and solve the word problems, remember to work it out. (You can use column methods , numberline, list or you can draw pictures to help you)

Extra challenge: Use the link and just try Spring-Week1-Lesson 3https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Friday, 17th April 2020

Hello! It was lovely to speak to you all yesterday and hear about all the amazing things you have been doing. A massive well done to all the kids and a big thank you to all the parents for their continued support.

SPAG- Look at the homophone pairs , find out the meanings for the words you are not sure of. Then you can play a game using dice: roll a number, pick any pair from that column and try spelling that word. You can challenge yourself to come up with a sentence including those words too!

English- Research  about a famous author you really like and enjoy reading their books.  Some suggestions are- Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen and Michael Morpurgo. Create a quiz with multiple choice questions about their life and books.

Maths-

Task 1- Solve the question below on venn diagram. Once you have finished that, can you create your own question with a different criteria.

Task 2- Find the area and perimeter.

Remember  (Area = Length x Width) or you can count the squares. Perimeter is the sum of all the sides.

Art- Try and make bark and leaf rubbings. Grab some colourful crayons and plain paper then head out into your garden. To make rubbings, simply place the paper on top of a natural object and rub a crayon over it sideways to create a fantastic print. Tree bark is ideal-the more knobbly the better.

Creative time- Spell your name and do the respective activities! 

                         Follow the instructions for each day and have fun with your LEGO!

Term 5

 

Thursday, 16th April 2020

Good morning year 4! I hope you had a great Easter break and you enjoyed spending time with your families. I have been busy gardening and cooking some new recipes! I also enjoyed talking to my family over video calls. We are missing you lots but very proud of the effort  you have been putting  into your home learning. Keep it up! I have mentioned it before, but parents please can I remind you again that these suggested tasks are only to provide you with some additional activities. So please continue with all the amazing activities that you are already doing with your children. 

 

List of useful links- in addition to the ones provided earlier to help us with home learning.

  • Free information book explaining Coronavirus to children.

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

 

 

 

 

  • Gareth Metcalfe is running daily maths lessons for KS2, with separate lessons for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6.
    From 9.00am I See Maths are adding live/recorded Maths lessons on their YouTube Channel.
    http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

  • Follow Jane Considine's YouTube channel, The Training Space, where she is streaming live English lessons for children of all ages. 9.45am Writing Super Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuaq74gHBALPcb1nbJ1EF2Q

 

  • At 11am every morning use the link to go to the David Walliams website, scroll down to Elevenses and click to listen to a World's Worst Children story every day. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

 

 

  • From 11.30am Dance lessons for kids with Oti Mabuse , of Strictly Come Dancing fame,  on her YouTube channel.

Some suggested tasks for today are:

SPAG- Possum Prefixes This possum has been eating root words! Match the prefixes dis, mis and in to the correct root words and write them in the table below.

Extra challenge- Find meanings of the words you are not sure of and then use them in a sentence.

English- Book Scavenger Hunt- Carry on Reading. You can do this over couple of weeks. Keep ticking off when you read a book that follows any criteria :)

Maths- Thinking caps on !

Don't forget to keep yourself active- P.E with Joe, Jumpstart Johnny or Cosmic yoga. Have a lovely day! 

Another set of amazing work done by you all. Keep it up!

Tuesday,31st March 2020

Hello, it's the last day of the term today! There are some suggested activities that you can do today or over the Easter holidays. I will speak to you all again in the next term till then stay safe, stay fit and smile often :) Have a lovely Easter break!

SPAG- Recap prefixes ( un, re, dis, mis, pre, sub ) and suffixes (ful, less, ness, ment) Make a poster including root word/prefix/suffix to help someone learn these.

Try to include as many examples as possible.

 

English/RE- Finish your instruction writing from yesterday.

If you have already done that, you may wish to write an informative paragraph or create an informative PowerPoint slides to explain Easter story. You may include: What is Easter? Why is it celebrated? How is it important to Christians? More ideas to discuss can be Holy week, Palm Sunday and importance of Lent.

You may wish to write a shape poem on Easter egg, or how about trying an acrostic poem on EASTER?

 Maths- Use the link and try Week 1- Lesson 2. You have the activity sheet and the answers to check your work. Also don't forget to practise your times tables, you can also play maths games and quizzes using the links provided earlier. 

Science/ DT- Can you make a pop-up Easter card for a friend? There are lots of ideas on the internet but you may wish to use this link and give it a go! See if you can explain the mechanism how it works?

https://iheartcraftythings.com/how-to-make-a-pop-up-easter-card.html 

PE-Don't forget to exercise and keep fit with Joe! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Fun activities -You may wish to do these interesting activities too! https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

There are lots of Easter activities available online, explore and have fun!

Monday, 30th March 2020

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a relaxing weekend and feeling positive for this week ahead. Please see below for some suggested activities for today, choose what you would like to do and don't forget to share them. Let's hope we get some sunshine to enjoy :)

 Elevenses every day at 11am https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/

English-Instruction writing (You can make your craft or your recipe today and do the writing tomorrow)

Science- Following on from our discussion on Electricity, You may wish to explore what circuits are and how they work? You may draw circuits using symbols and show whether they will work or not and why? Look at the learner guide and the class clips.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f

Maths- Learn some times tables that you find challenging, You can also do TT Rockstars.

Use the link and just try Week1-Lesson 1- Recognise tenths and hundredths. Watch the clip first and then do the activity. You have answers there to check your work too. Parents, Whiterose maths is used in our classroom often as it is a great resource.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Some outstanding work that you all have done in the first week!

Friday, 27th March 2020

Morning everyone, we have made it! First week of home learning accomplished-Well done and keep up the great work!

English/Geography- Use your research and planning from yesterday and write your report today. Focus on layout, features and punctuations. You may want to include pictures and captions!

Science- Look at the image below and think how the levels of water are going to impact the pitch of the sound? Make a prediction, do your test and then write your conclusion. Do you think you can create a musical tune ? Don't forget to send me your video if you do make one!

Maths- Another set of revision questions for you to solve.

Thursday, 26th March 2020

For those of you that are interested 'Young Voices' are doing a live singing session on Facebook today at 11am.  If you would like to join in the link is: https://facebook.com/events/s/elevenses-with-craig/2652570251691191/?ti=as 

Some suggested activities for today are listed below. Please feel to free carry on from previous day, if you would like to finish off any tasks.

English/Geography- Which place would you like to visit and why? Can you research more about the place you choose? You may want to research-

Where in the world map it is? Which continent? Is it close to Equator or far away?

How is the weather?

Which tourist attractions are famous for this place?

Food speciality, any other interesting facts?

Research and plan for a fact file (report) today and you can write it tomorrow. Remember the layout, you need title, introduction, sub headings and conclusion. 

Science-I hope you enjoyed seeing the animals in 3D, meeting a life-sized one close up! :) You may want to explore this live streaming from certain zoos

https://www.holidaypirates.com/travel-magazine/13-zoos-that-offer-live-streams-see-giraffes-koalas-pandas-tigers-penguins-more_35765 

Maths- Parents please note Carol Vorderman has made her website free for parents to use for home learning. https://www.themathsfactor.com/ 

You may want to use the links provided earlier or this one to do more activities should you need additional challenge.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Good morning! Hope you all are getting on okay with the home learning. Please see below for some suggested activities that you can try today. I really enjoyed looking at some fabulous pictures of what you have all been up to! Keep up the great work :)

These are some additional tasks but please feel free to use the links provided earlier if you want to explore further.

 English- Write an informal letter to your friend telling him/her about your ONE wish that you would want to come true and why?

SPAG - Look at the rules for singular/plural and think of more examples for each rule. (Remember singular means one and plural means more than one)

Maths- Learn your 7 times tables today. Then, read the questions below carefully and solve them. 

Science- How about creating your own water cycle drawing and labelling the processes to see how much you remember from the last time we discussed it.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020

Following are some suggested activities, please feel free to pick and choose.

English-

Writing Prompt: Creative Story

Once upon a time far, far away there was a tiny kingdom that floated high above the clouds. Create a fairy tale that is set in this city. What would be the advantages of riding the winds, what would be the problems, who would live here, what problems would they have?

Remember to add in lots of details (adjectives, SHAMPOO- figurative language that we have learnt) Try to use fronted adverbials to sequence your story and you may challenge yourself by using contractions from your spelling work. Make sure you check your punctuation after you finish writing.       

Spelling- Make a list of contractions and use them in your sentences.

(Remember contractions need apostrophe!) For example- do not=don’t

Maths

Practise your 6 times tables.

Try this cool Maths trick-

Step 1-Think of any number

Step2- Double it

Step3- Add 10

Step4- Halve it

Step 5- Take away the original number you thought in step 1 from the answer you have got.

Your final answer is 5! Did it work? 

Science-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zcwnv9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

Can you write 5 things and then think whether it will be a conductor or insulator?                                                      

Monday, 23rd March 2020

Dear parents,

Just a suggested timetable for anyone who is struggling to think, how are they going to utilise the day. Please feel free to amend this and do the way it works for you. Also, if you have any queries please message me on Dojo and I will support you. If you are keen to share some work that children have done, you can take a picture, video and send it over on class dojo/portfolios and I will share them on class stories. Thank you!

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all keeping safe! This is the letter that was sent out on Friday regarding home learning, please watch out this space for more updates.

See you all soon, stay safe!

Term 4

We hope that you all had a restful half-term break! This is the overview of our learning journey for this term

English- We will be looking at Shaun Tan's book called "The Lost Thing" which tells the story of a boy who discovers a bizarre lost creature at the beach and sets out to find somewhere it can belong. It's not only heartfelt, whimsical but comical too! It has been made into an award-winning animation that draws on Tan’s unique creative vision. Children will be designing their own beautiful Lost Thing by creating a collage or drawing them in pencil and adding colour to bring them to life! Shaun Tan designs his wonderful creations - a mixture of machinery, everyday items and animal parts - by cutting up pictures and reassembling them. Once designed, children will then describe it systematically using powerful adjectives and similes. For an interesting drama activity, children will role play Shaun discovering the Lost Thing on the beach interpreting and tracking different emotions the characters go through in the story. For writing skills, we will focus on conversation/dialogue writing and features of a newspaper article. Children will also be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes as their class book and in guided reading sessions to sharpen their comprehension skills.

Maths- We will be focussing on Decimals and Money. The key concepts are:

  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
  • Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2, 3/4.
  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.
  • Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places

 

Science- We will be learning about electricity and circuits. Children will look at how circuits work, the differences between mains and battery-powered electricity, how to make a switch, which materials are conductors and which are insulators, with plenty of opportunities for investigations and experiments along the way. Children will be developing their skills of asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them. They will also set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests. The key objectives we will cover in this topic are:

  • Identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors

Topic- Children will be focusing on geography to extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday, the same as in the previous term. Children will continue to have swimming on a Monday morning from 9.45-10.45 am and we will return to school in good time for lunch.

Homework will be sent once a week on Wednesday, it will include spelling, a reading task, English worksheet and Maths activities.The children should bring the completed homework the following Monday. We will always be available to support them should they need any help.

We will continue to use the Home School Contact Book as a main method of communication. We very much have an ‘open door’ policy in our class room, so please do not hesitate to come in if there is anything you would like to discuss.

We will upload selection of pictures from Sayers Croft on our class page but we have lots more! So, if you would like to have them then please send in a flash drive and we will copy them for you.

Times tables rockstars has received a fabulous response from our children. We will inform you about the parent workshop we will be conducting in order to keep us all on the same page.

Thank you for your continued support with everything as it makes a massive difference in your child’s learning, we greatly appreciate that.

 

British Science week-Kick off!

We had a wonderful time understanding the science behind different types of rocks and minerals. Thanks to our STEM ambassador Mr Chris Johns!

Pupils' reflection on the trip to Sayers Croft!

Upcoming Residential Trip! 

Term 3

 

We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break! It has been brilliant to hear the stories from the children about their holidays. Below is an overview of our learning journey for this term.

In Maths, we will be focussing on Fractions and Time. Children will be learning about proper fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. They will explore equivalent fractions and will learn strategies to find fractions of shapes, amounts and set of objects. They will also add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. They will have opportunities to sharpen their reasoning skills by solving problems involving fractions. They will read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. They will also solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes to seconds and from years to months to days.

In our English learning journey, we will be looking at Anthony Browne's book called "Zoo" as a discussion text and children will develop skills in writing a balanced argument and using language for a diary entry. We will also be reading book called "The Firework Maker's Daughter" by Phillip Pullman to understand stories from different cultures. Children will investigate how fireworks have been represented by well-known artists, e.g. Nocturne in Black and Gold and Nocturne in Blue and Gold by James McNeill Whistler and will create their own versions of the art.

In Science, our focus for this term is Sound. Children will be taught to work scientifically and identify how sounds are made. They will recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear and sound gets fainter as the distance from the sound source increases. They will also find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. It will also include finding patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

In Topic, we will be developing children’s knowledge of Britain’s early invaders and settlers with our focus in history of Viking culture, chronology and key events. Within this topic we will go back in history to understand Viking life, their beliefs and weaponry.

Music/Art and DTwill be linked to Topic and science. Children will explore music across a range of historical periods and cultures. They will listen to various instruments, decide which ones they prefer and understand how music is created, produced and communicated. The children will be using a range of materials creatively to design and make a Viking boat

 

Key information/dates

PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday. For this term, children will have swimming on a Monday morning from 9.45-10.45 am and we will return to school in good time for lunch. They will need a waterproof bag for their swimming kit with named trunks/swimsuits, towels, hairbrush, hair bands for long hair, a swimming hat and goggles. If they have a verruca, they will need verruca socks. Please note earrings need to be removed before school on that day and no jewellery is allowed.

 

Homework will be sent once a week on Wednesday, it will include spelling, reading task, English worksheet and Maths activities. The children should bring the completed homework the following Monday. In addition, Topic homework will last over the term in the form of a project. At the end of each term we will have a ‘Topic Gallery’ where children will have the opportunity to share their hard work and be praised for their efforts! Your support is greatly appreciated with all of these homework activities. We will always be available to support them should they need any help.

We will continue to use the Home School Contact Book as a main method of communication. We very much have an ‘open door’ policy in our class room, so please do not hesitate to come in if there is anything you would like to discuss.

In addition, we will have our open day on 7th February 2020, when you will have an opportunity to see your child's work and celebrate their efforts and achievements!

Term 2

We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our body. This half term, we’ll find out about different dental procedures and learn new scientific vocabulary and use this information to write toothy fact files. There will be lots of investigating as we learn about our different teeth, how to brush them and how sugary drinks affect them. We’ll examine the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth. In science, we’ll learn about the organs involved in digestion, using our own wearable digestive systems.

As part of our learning journey this term, Year 4 has been very busy cooking healthy recipes. The topic for this term is Anglo-Saxons, hence children are also going to explore how food and diet differed in Anglo-Saxon times. They are thoroughly enjoying cooking lessons and have extended their learning by trying the recipes at home.

Young Chefs at work!

Scrumptious Stir Fry!

Year 4 cooked Chinese stir fry with chicken and vegetables, which was the most favourite dish so far! Everyone relished the noodles and chicken coated with soya sauce. It was the perfect way to warm us up on a cold Wednesday morning.

Term 1

Welcome back to an exciting new year! We hope that you all had a wonderful summer break! 

This term , we will focus on ‘Number’ with learning challenges surrounding ‘place value’ and ‘addition and subtraction’ in Maths. The children will be encouraged to use mathematical manipulative such as 100 squares and number lines in class to support their calculations so please feel free to reinforce this at home. There will be a big focus this year on development of reasoning skills in Mathematics.

In our English learning, we are going to work on handwriting and grammar in this first term. We will be looking at adventure stories in our writing lessons to develop a ‘flair’ for writing creatively in this genre. We will also look at various strategies to learn spellings and run focussed guided reading sessions to develop comprehension skills. The children will be writing and performing poetry in class to broaden their learning experience.

We will have a topic theme for each new term and this term our topic is ‘The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain!’. Within this topic we will go back in history to understand the changes The Roman’s brought to Britain. We will deep dive into the life of a Roman soldier and also explore the Celtic warrior queen ‘Boudicca’. The children will be learning the Roman numerals in Maths. We will become archaeologists examining and sorting artefacts. Art will be linked to our topic, as we will be creating mosaic art work in which the children will be making shields. In Science we will understand different state of matter and learn to differentiate based on the properties. The children will investigate different materials and perform experiments to see how materials change their state when heated or cooled. We will also learn the water cycle and its importance.

Homework will be sent out on Wednesday and is expected back in school by following Monday.

PE is on a Monday and Tuesday so please make sure children have their PE kits on these days

Wonderful Topic homework by children!