A great list of children's books...
As most of you will be aware, today marks the 3 year anniversary of the devastating Manchester Arena Bombing.
I know that, in our own way, we all will be taking moments throughout our day to remember those affected by the attack.
As a school, we have decided that we will use the following template to record down a message relating to the bombing and will hang them up around school. The message may; relate to what happened on that day; relate to how you were feeling; explain how your school came together to remember; be messages to those affected; be an uplifting message to the people of Manchester etc.
If you would like to take part, simply print off the bee template, write your message and either send the finished bee to me to print off in school or hang it up somewhere at home.
Stay safe and see you soon R'Kid.
R.A. Powell's Creative Writing Online Course for Children
Over this isolation period, R.A. Powell has posted 6 videos which take children through an online writing course. The children are guided through the thinking process of creating a story and taught how to collate their imaginative ideas on paper.
The videos look at 6 main features of a story:
4) Dialogue (speech)
6) Visual discriptions
The idea is that the children have small writing tasks during the videos and tasks to complete before watching the next. At the end, the children could submit their copy to the author and he chose a winner.
As we have missed the deadline for the competition, I thought it might be a good idea to hold this competition as a class. Children can take the course, submit their entries to me via email and I will decide on a winner by 17th July 2020. And yes...there will be a prize for the winner!
Children can complete the course at their own pace and can ask for any support on our class dojo.
All videos can be found on youtube or the author's Facebook page which I have posted below. I have also posted the first video from the course.
Let the writing commence!
* A special thank you to Maddison and her Mummy for the recommendation *
Maths - Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Week Beginning Monday 20th April 2020
Please begin by watching the youtube videos below - watch the 'adding' video up until 1 minute 11 second. Then, complete some of the work on the worksheets with adding and subtracting fractions (answers on the sheets that follow the worksheets). If you would like do a little more work, go through the powerpoints and complete the colourful worksheets provided. Please contact me on classdojos if there are any issues. Miss Brien :)
Daily Reading Activities - How to Skin a Bear
A fantastic Key Stage 2 story all about the Stone Age. Follow a girl called Bee and her tribe as they trek to their summer camp, and learn all about hand axes, cave paintings and the very first settlements.
The daily activities has an author that reads each chapter to your child. You might choose to get your child to read the chapter themselves before watching the video or do a mixture of both. Each activity has answers in the teacher/adult guidance and the tasks on the worksheets progress to greater depth questions. You may just choose to complete the first tasks. You might even choose to read the text one day and then complete the tasks another day.
Maths - Fractions Greater Than 1
To complete work above, go through the powerpoint above getting your child to attempt questions on a white board or pad. The powerpoint will then reveal the answers. The worksheets fo from basic to greater depth work, so get your child to attempt the first page, then continue working through if you feel they can. I will be posting maths sessions in similar formats.
After working through the powerpoint and work above, see if your child can solve the following problem solving and reasoning tasks. Example answers are in red.
English - Marshmallows
Week Beginning Monday 6th April 2020
Watch the clip 'Marshmallow' by following the link below. Describing the setting in the video, get your child to rewrite the sentences below, making them more interesting. They can do this by: saying where things in the sentences are, use adjectives before the nouns, use adjectives after a noun, add extra detail (you might have to use conjunctions), use similes. I have also posted some links and documents to support learning. You could push your child even further by getting them to put their sentences into paragraphs. Remember, your child can also post their work on our Class Dojos.
Maths - Equivalent Fractions
Week Beginning: Monday 30th March 2020
We recently introduced the unit of equivalent fractions. We looked at using shapes to work out equivalent. Children should now progress to using multiplication to work out equivalent fractions. If your child is struggling with using multiplication, stick to using bars or shapes like in the example I have put together below. I also thought it might be nice for your children to have a look at something I have been doing at my own house.
The bottom number is the denominator and the top is the numerator. Attention should be drawn to multiplying the numerators and denominators by the same number to ensure the fractions are equivalent.
Have a go...
Games for Equivalent Fractions
Welcome to Year 4!