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Welcome to Year 4 2021 - 2022.

Please find an amended timetable for Autumn 1 here.

Homework: week beginning Monday 18th October.

Please complete this homework during the week (answers are included for parents). Then, post both the Maths and the Reading Comprehension on your child's own portfolio on Class Dojo by Tuesday 2nd November (after 1/2 term). Uploading work into their portfolio means that all the homework (and feedback given) can be stored in one place for the year.

Maths (Arithmetic):

Timestables:

Practise the x9 and x11 times tables. 

Then, re-cap the following: x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x10 - including division facts.

English (Reading Comprehension).

Spellings:

Challenge words. These spellings are from the Y3/Y4 statutory spelling list.

Homework: week beginning Monday 11th October.

Please complete this homework during the week (answers are included for parents). Then, post both the Maths and the Reading Comprehension on your child's own portfolio on Class Dojo by Monday 18th October. Uploading work into their portfolio means that all the homework (and feedback given) can be stored in one place for the year.

Maths (Arithmetic):

Timestables:

Practise the x7 times tables. 

Then, re-cap the following: x3, x6, x4, x8, including division facts.

English (Reading Comprehension).

Spellings:

The prefix 'inter-' means between, amongst or during.

Homework: week beginning Monday 4th October.

Please complete this homework during the week (answers are included for parents). Then, post both the Maths and the Reading Comprehension on your child's own portfolio on Class Dojo by Monday 11th October. Uploading work into their portfolio means that all the homework (and feedback given) can be stored in one place for the year.

Maths (Arithmetic).

Times tables:

Practise x6 and re-cap x3.

English (Reading Comprehension).

Spellings.

The prefix -sub, which means under or below.

 

Homework: week beginning Monday 27th September.

Please complete this homework during the week (answers are included for parents). Then, post both the Maths and the Reading Comprehension on your child's own portfolio on Class Dojo by Monday 4th October. Uploading work into their portfolio means that all the homework (and feedback given) can be stored in one place for the year.

Maths (Arithmetic):

Times tables:

Practise x8 and re-cap x4.

 

English (Reading Comprehension).

 

Spellings:

Remember the following rules for this week's spellings:

If the root word starts with 'l' then the prefix is 'il'.

If the root word starts with 'r' the the prefix is 'ir'.

If the root word starts with a 'p' OR an 'm' then the prefix is 'im'.

Homework: Week beginning Monday 20th September.

 

Just like last week, please find below: 

Maths (Arithmetic)

Times Tables

English (Reading Comprehension)

Spellings

 

Please complete this homework during the week (answers are included for parents). Then, post both the Maths and the Reading Comprehension to your child's portfolio (Class Dojo) by Monday 27th September

I can check it from there and provide some feedback in the days to follow.

Maths (Arithmetic):

Times Tables:

English (Reading Comprehension).

Spellings.

Learn this list of spellings for a spelling test next Friday.

Also - Choose some words from the Y3/Y4 spelling list to revise each day.

Homework: Week beginning Monday 13th September.

 

Please find below: 

Maths (Arithmetic)

Times Tables

English (Reading Comprehension)

Spellings

 

Please complete this homework during the week (answers are included for parents). Then, post both the Maths and the Reading Comprehension to your child's portfolio (Class Dojo) by Monday 20th September. I can check it from there and provide some feedback in the days to follow.

Maths (Arithmetic):

 

 

Times Tables:

English (Reading Comprehension).

Spellings:

Positive Case of Covid-19 in Year 4 - 08.07.21

Timetable for Summer 1, 2021:

Home Learning for children who need to isolate:

Day 1

Maths:

Lesson 1: Pounds and Pence.

10 Minute Maths:

Reading:

Lesson 1: Engaging with the text.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

Science Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)

Some activities to try in the afternoon...

Day 2

Maths: 

Lesson 2 - Ordering Money.

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Lesson 2: To analyse a character (Bradley) 

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

STEM

DAY 3

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise any 8 words and test yourself!

Maths:

Lesson 3: Estimating Money.

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Lesson 3: To analyse a character (Jeff)

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

PE with Joe Wicks

Day 4

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths: 

Lesson 4: Convert Pounds and Pence (Recap).

10 Minute Maths.

Reading:

Lesson 4: To explore Bradley further.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

RE

Day 5

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths:

Lesson 5: Add Money (Recap).

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Lesson 5: To explore a theme.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

Design a Roman mosaic on-line...

Have fun!

Day 6

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths, lesson 6: Subtract Money (Recap).

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Day 6. New book; Hansel & Gretel by Anthony Browne.

Lesson 1: To engage with a text.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

STEM

Day 7

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths, Lesson 7: Give Change (Recap).

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Day 7. New book; Hansel & Gretel by Anthony Browne.

Lesson 2: To answer questions on the text.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

STEM

Day 8

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths, Lesson 8: Four Operations.

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Day 8. New book; Hansel & Gretel by Anthony Browne.

Lesson 3: To answer questions on the text (2).

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

PE with Joe Wicks

Day 9

 

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths:

Geometry; Position and Direction.

Lesson 1 - Describe Position.

 

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Day 9. New book; Hansel & Gretel by Anthony Browne.

Lesson 4: To analyse a character.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

Learn about BEES 

An introduction to bumblebees...

Day 10

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

 

Maths:

Geometry; Position and Direction.

Lesson 2 - Draw on a Grid.

10 Minute Maths

Reading:

Day 10. New book; Hansel & Gretel by Anthony Browne.

Lesson 5: To explore genre.

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

Bumblebees need wild flowers...

Day 11

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths:

Geometry; Position and Direction.

Lesson 3 - Move on a Grid.

10 Minute Maths

Reading Comprehension.

Marcus Rashford.

Choose your level of challenge... 

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

Where do bees live? 

Day 12

Spellings: Y3 / Y4 compulsory spelling list.

Revise another 8 words and test yourself!

Maths:

Geometry; Position and Direction.

Lesson 4 - Describe movement on a Grid.

10 minute maths

Reading Comprehension.

Joe Biden.

Choose your level of challenge... 

English:

Explanation writing  - chocolate making.

Honey bees and Bumble bees 🐝 

What's the difference?

Homework for week beginning Monday 5th JulyYear 4, Here is your homework for this week. Please complete it by Monday 12th of July and then share it with me on Class Dojo - thank you! You have a few extra days for your project, see below...

Project:

History/English

We are coming to the end of our project on the Romans!

There are a few parts to this week’s task, but it will be the very last one.

This week, you can

 CHOOSE

what you would like to research and add to your project.

Here are some examples:

  • Children and school
  • Entertainment (e.g. gladiator fights; chariot races; bath houses)
  • Slaves
  •  
  • Or something else about the Romans… your choice!

 

THEN

  1. Make sure you stick all of your work into your project book.
  2. Leave the first page blank, this will be your contents page.
  3. Number all of the pages that you have used.
  4. Then, complete your contents page, just like you see at the start of most non-fiction books. List the tasks you completed in order, with the page number next to it. For example:
  5. The founding of Rome (Romulus and Remus) Page 1
  6. A Roman Shield                                  Page 3
  7. An application to be a Roman Soldier.        Page 4   etc.

 

Extra challenge…

As you read through your project, highlight any technical words (relating to the Romans) that you think a younger child might struggle with. Then, after the last piece of work in your project book, list those tricky words in alphabetical order with a short explanation for each word.

This will be your glossary!

(Don’t forget to add the title ‘GLOSSARY’ at the top).

 

I am going to give you an extra few days to complete this task.

Please bring your whole completed project to school on Wednesday 14th July for our Project Carousel, so that we can share and celebrate all of your hard work together.

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings, some examples and a spelling activity:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group; here is your homework on rounding decimals. In these questions, skills in varied fluency; reasoning; and problem solving are needed. Good luck!

Choose your level of challenge...

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your  homework on fractions:

Homework for week beginning Monday 28th June.

 

Year 4, Here is your homework for this week. Please complete it by Monday 5th of July and then share it with me on Class Dojo - thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 8th activity in our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

 

This week, I’d like you to do some research of your own.

Find out what you can about the food that the ancient Romans ate.

Your detailed task and everything you need can be found below...

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings, some examples and a spelling activity:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group; here is your homework on ordering decimals. In these questions, skills in varied fluency; reasoning; and problem solving are needed. Good luck!

Choose your level of challenge...

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your  homework on fractions:

Homework for week beginning Monday 21st June.

 

Year 4, here is your homework for this week. Please complete it by Monday 28th of June and then share it with me on Class Dojo - thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 7th activity in our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

In class, we learned all about the famous leader of the Celtic Iceni tribe; Queen Boudicca. We learned how she fought back against the Roman army and despite putting up a heroic fight, she was defeated in the end. Before she was defeated however, she killed many Romans and caused a lot of damage and destruction .

 

This week, I would like you to imagine that you are a centurion in the army. You want to STOP Boudicca, and so create a WANTED! poster with a reward for anyone who captures her.

 

Below, please find your task sheet; a template of a WANTED! poster (in case you would like to use it); and a reminder of the story of Boudicca.   

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group; here is your homework on Hundredths (decimals). In these questions, skills in varied fluency; reasoning; and problem solving are needed. Good luck!

Choose your level of challenge...

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your  homework on fractions:

Homework for week beginning Monday 14th June.

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed that fabulous sunshine.

Here is your homework for this week. Please complete it by Monday 21st of June and then share it with me on Class Dojo - thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 6th activity in our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

 

Before the holidays, we learned that it took more than one attempt before the Romans were successful in their invasion of Britain. We then had a class discussion/debate about the pros and cons faced by the Celts if they decided to fight back.  You came up with some compelling arguments, I was impressed!

This week, I would like you to imagine that you are the leader of a Celtic tribe. Write a letter to the members of your tribe, persuading them  EITHER for  or against fighting back against the Romans. You choose which side you're on!

 

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group; here is your homework on decimals. You need to divide the following 2-digit numbers by 10.

Choose your level of challenge...

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your  homework on adding money:

Homework for week beginning Monday 24th May:

 

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Monday 14th of June (after the Whit holidays) and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 5th activity in our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

 

This week, I would like you to imagine that you are a Roman SPY in the year 50 BC…

The Romans are interested in invading Britain, but first they want to see what it is like there. YOU have been chosen to go on a special mission to find out!

Think of what you learned in class this week; do some extra research; find out what you can and report back to your commanders!

Below, you will find a template of a SPY book to use if you wish, with instructions on how to assemble it.

Click on the link for some information on Britain before the Romans invaded, including a short video clip to help you.

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your  homework on recognising money.

 

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group; here is your homework on decimals. You need to partition the following fractions into TENTHS and HUNDREDTHS.

Choose your level of challenge...

Homework for week beginning Monday 17th May:

 

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Monday 24th of May and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 4th activity in our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

 

This week, I would like you to read about what life was like in Britain before the Romans invaded.

 

Complete the reading comprehension below and stick it into your project book.

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your timetables homework.

Have fun!

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group; here are some PROBLEM SOLVING and REASONING questions on equivalent fractions.

Choose your level of challenge...

Homework for week beginning Tuesday 10th May:

 

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Monday 17th May and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 3rd activity for our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

 

Below, you will find: 

A copy of this week's task (you were given a paper copy on Thursday).

A template of an application form/letter, follow the structure on the template to guide you. 

You will also find a powerpoint on the Roman army to remind you of the life of a Legionnaire. 

Finally, you will find some aged paper to write your application form on.

Don't forget the qualities and skills required to become a soldier and sell yourself! I hope you are successful and get selected to join!

 

Take a photo of your work and send it to me on Class Dojo. 

Remember, don't bring your project book back to school until I tell you to.

Have fun!

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in one of Miss Owens' small Maths groups, this is your homework.

Good luck!

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, here is a maths game for homework on re-visiting equivalent fractions.

Homework for week beginning Tuesday 4th May:

 

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Monday 10th May and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

Time for the 2nd activity for our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. 

 

Below, you will find:

A copy of this week's task (you were given a paper copy on Thursday).

A template of a Roman Shield, should you wish to use it for designing your own shield (scutum).

You will also find a powerpoint on Roman shields to help inspire you when creating your own design. 

Finally, check out the video link below, it shows you how the Roman army used 'fighting formations' when in battle. Their shields were vital in these formations (e.g. the 'Tortoise'), for both invasion and defence.

Take a photo of your work and send it to me on Class Dojo. 

Remember, don't bring your project book back to school until I tell you to.

Have fun!

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in Miss Owens' small Maths group, this is your homework.

Good luck!

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, here is your homework on finding fractions of amounts.

Homework for week beginning Monday 26th April:

 

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Tuesday 4th May and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Project:-

ENGLISH / HISTORY:

This week we start our project on the Ancient Romans and the Roman Empire. You have all been given a PROJECT BOOK; COVER PAGE and detailed TASK for this week.

Below you will kind a copy of this week's task and a writing template, should you wish to use it for your story (myth) writing. On Class Story/Dojo, I will  send you you a powerpoint of the myth (in images) to help remind you (the file is too big to upload here).

Take a photo of your work and send it to me on Class Dojo.

Remember, don't bring your project book back to school until I tell you to.

Have fun!

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in Miss Owens' small Maths group, this is your homework on times tables. 

Good luck!

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, here are some fraction games for you to play. There are lots of levels within each game. 

How far can you get? Be sure to challenge yourself!

Homework for week beginning Tuesday 19th April:

 

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Monday 26th April and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Reading Comprehension:

Please find 2 levels of reading comprehension below, choose your level of challenge ... 

*    One star -  Year 3 Skills

**   Two stars - Year 4 skills

 

If you found the ** easy, try the *** challenge below.

(You MUST have completed the ** Reading Comprehension first thoughπŸ‘πŸΎ).

 

***  Three stars - Challenge!

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in Miss Owens' small Maths group, this is your homework on Roman numerals. Don't forget to use the guide to help you.

Good luck!

 

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, this is the homework you need to do. Choose your level of challenge: *, **, or *** ...

 

Challenge yourself further ...

Homework for week beginning Tuesday 13th April:

Welcome back!

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Monday 19th April and share your work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Reading Comprehension:

Please find 2 levels of reading comprehension below, choose your level of challenge ... 

*    One star -  Year 3 Skills

**   Two stars - Year 4 skills

 

If you found the ** easy, try the *** challenge below.

(You MUST have completed the ** Reading Comprehension first thoughπŸ‘πŸΎ).

 

***  Three stars - Challenge!

Spellings:

 

Here are this week's spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you were in Mrs Dagens' Maths group before Easter, this is your homework. 

Good luck!

If you are in Miss Owens' Maths group before Easter, this is the homework you need to do. Choose your level of challenge: *, **, or ***.

Have fun!

Timetable for Spring 2, 2021:
Homework for week beginning Monday 29th March:

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please complete it by Tuesday 13th April and share your completed work with me on Class Dojo, thank you!

Have a wonderful Easter holiday and I will see you back in the classroom on Tuesday 13th April (I'm so excited)!

Reading Comprehension:

Please find 2 levels of reading comprehension below, choose your level of challenge ... 

*    One star -  Year 3 Skills

**   Two stars - Year 4 skills

 

If you found the ** easy, try the *** challenge below.

(You MUST have completed the ** Reading Comprehension first thoughπŸ‘πŸΎ).

 

***  Three stars - Challenge!

Spellings:

 

This includes your list of spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, this is your homework.

Check the example question first of all, it will help to remind you of what you need to do. Good luck!

If you are in Miss Owens' Maths group, this is the homework you need to do. Choose your level of challenge: *, **, or *** ...
Monday 22nd March - homework for this week.

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please try to complete it before next Monday (29th), and share your completed work with me on Class Dojo, thank you and good luck!

Reading Comprehension:

Please find 2 levels of reading comprehension below, choose your level of challenge ... 

*    One star -  Year 3 Skills

**   Two stars - Year 4 skills

 

If you found the ** easy, try the *** challenge below.

(You MUST have completed the ** Reading Comprehension first thoughπŸ‘πŸΎ).

 

***  Three stars - Challenge!

Spellings:

 

This includes your list of spellings and a spelling activity:

Maths:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, this is your homework:

If you are in Miss Owens' Maths group, this is the homework you need to do. Choose your level of challenge: *, **, or *** ...

Monday 15th March - Homework for this week:

Here is your homework for this week, Year 4.

Please try to complete it before next Monday (22nd), and share your completed work with me on Class Dojo, thank you and good luck!

Reading Comprehension:

Please find 2 levels of reading comprehension below, choose your level of challenge ... 

*    One star -  Year 3 Skills

**   Two stars - Year 4 skills

 

If you found the ** easy, try the *** challenge below.

(You MUST have completed the ** Reading Comprehension first thoughπŸ‘πŸΎ).

 

***  Three stars - Challenge!

Spellings:

This includes the spelling list AND a missing words activity.

Maths:

If you are in Mrs Dagens' Maths group, this is your homework:

If you are in Miss Owen's Maths group, this is the homework you need to do:

TIMETABLE for HOME LEARNING

Here is a timetable for home learning.

It shows the subjects we will be focusing on this half-term.

It gives a rough guide as to which subjects will be covered on the different days of the week and the times for scheduled Zoom sessions etc.

 

Read, Read, Read...

The MORE

that you READ,

the MORE things

you will know.

The MORE that you

LEARN,

the MORE places you'll go.

Dr Seuss

 

 Books aren't just made of words...

 They're also filled with places to visit and people to meet. 

 

Enjoyed a good book recently? Why not recommend it to one of your classmates in a book review? Click on the links below, either to print or for some ideas on how to lay out your own book review. Remember who your audience is... your friends! Persuade them to read the book that you have just read and loved. Post your review on Class Story so that your friends can get ideas for their next book.

(You could also try BOOK BINGO for an extra challenge, see below).

 

Stuck for something to read? Go to Class Story for some ideas from your friends' book reviews ...

 

 

Want to challenge yourself to read more? Try BOOK BINGO!

In turn, match each suggestion on the bingo card to a book of your choice; make a note of each book as you go; read as many books as you can; cross each category off your bingo card as you complete it; write a book review for your friends after each book.

Finally, share your completed BINGO card with me (including book titles) for Dojos and prizes... 

A whole school photographic competition...

EXTREME READING!

We are looking for photographs of you, while you are reading, but in an unusual place or doing an unusual activity!

The only rules are that you must be safe at all times (and in line with lockdown restrictions), you must be reading and have an adult with you (if only to take the photograph).

 

If you're looking for some ideas, Google Images has lots of examples. 

 

Thursday 4th March 2021

 

Good morning lovely Year 4, it's WORLD BOOK DAY!

All of our activities will be based on books; reading; writing;

book characters; settings; book reviews; authors and illustrators today.

 

Like me, you might have dressed up this morning for our 

World Book Day 

at home. 

Or, maybe you have chosen to stay snuggly in your own favourite clothes. Clothes that you can curl up in comfortably, to read a good book.

Either way, we are sure to have a good day!

 

Say good morning to me on Class Story/Dojo now and then let's get started!

To start with, go and find a book that you love or maybe the book that you are reading at the moment. Choose your favourite character in the book.

Next, get an empty toilet roll (out of the recycling) or the inside of a kitchen roll and collect your colouring pencils and pens.

Get creative and make your own toilet roll character, here are some examples to get you going... 

I can't wait to see your toilet roll character creations!

Please send me some photos if you can πŸ‘

Next, we will find some words within words...

Time for a maths quiz now...
Be sure to have a break at some point this morning, before starting this morning's live writing workshop. Come away from the screen for a while, have some water and maybe a piece of fruit. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air, if you can.  Or, step away from the world and read the next chapter of the book you are reading at the moment. Maybe some extreme reading??  
Maybe you would prefer to listen to a free audiobook, there are plenty to choose from on this link:
Don't forget to visit the VIRTUAL LIBRARY, lots more authors and their books are available here:

Scholastic LIVE WORLD BOOK DAY EVENT WEEK!

 

Just like you did yesterday, open the link in your confirmation email for today's workshop and ENJOY!

 

11am:

A writing workshop on HOW TO MAKE EVERYONE LAUGH with Helen Rutter.

Time for lunch now. 

Have a lovely break and whilst you're eating, you could tune in for the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant 🐘 '. You'll find me, as usual, on Class Story/Dojo. See you there!

Read a good book recently?

Why not tell us about it? Write a BOOK REVIEW!

1pm Zoom!

I am really looking forward to seeing you all this afternoon.

We can admire any costume wearers. 😁

If you aren't wearing a costume, do not worry, there is an important job for you to do...

you will be a GUESSER and can figure out who is which character πŸ‘

 

Then, we will spend a bit of time with our sarcophagi; 

you will need a black pen (marker) or black paint and a thin paint brush and some scrap paper to practise on.

 

[I'll be asking you to bring your sarcophagi into school next week, so that we can finish them. But, don't bring them in until I tell you the right day]. 

Test your book knowledge... can you figure out who the masked readers are? Look out for this on Class Story after Zoom.

Why not meet an author and an illustrator at a MASTERCLASS now.

 

DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!

Join Humza Arshad and Henry White, the co-authors of the Little Bad Man series! Here they share the importance of not making judgements before you embark on a new adventure, and find out just how you can be inspired by a radioactive samosa…

You could select, colour and decorate a bookmark now (below), 

as you join me on CLASS STORY/Dojo to hear the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant 🐘 '.

 

I hope you have all had a great day, I know I have πŸ‘

Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Good morning Year 4, welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!

 

Say good morning to me as you always do, on Class Dojo, and then have a think about any books you have read recently... would you recommend any of them to a friend? If you would, then please complete a book review telling us all about them.

 

Have you done any EXTREME READING this week? Send your photos to me, I have sent you mine this morning!

9am: English:

World Book Day theme...

Yesterday, many of us joined the author Kimberlie Paulie for her workshop on WRITING LIKE A WIZARD.

She gave us lots of writing tips, especially about characters and characters' names. Even if you weren't involved in the live workshop, you can still join in with this activity today. Below is an activity pack, full of writing tips from Kimberlie Paulie and some activities to complete. You can choose which activity you'd like to do this morning ... a character or a setting? 

Follow the author's advice, have fun and please don't forget to share your creations with me! 

10am: Maths

World Book Theme...

Today you will be solving a maths game called

 THE MYSTERY OF THE WINNING WORLD BOOK DAY COSTUME COMPETITION!

Good luck πŸ‘

Be sure to have a break at some point this morning, before starting this morning's live writing workshop. Come away from the screen for a while, have some water and maybe a piece of fruit. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air, if you can.   

Scholastic LIVE WORLD BOOK DAY EVENT WEEK!

 

Just like you did yesterday, open the link in your confirmation email for today's workshop and ENJOY!

 

11am: A writing workshop on Riddles and Mysteries with Lisa Thompson.

 

Time for lunch now. 

Have a lovely break and whilst you're eating, you could tune in for the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant 🐘 '. You'll find me, as usual, on Class Story/Dojo. See you there!

PE:

I wonder if it was World Book Day when Joe Wicks recorded this PE session? πŸΈ 

History:

Ancient Egyptians and HIEROGLYPHICS:

Today you will learn about hieroglyphics. You will learn what they were, what kind of messages were in hieroglyphics and what the symbols meant.

Read through the slide show (on CLASS STORY/Dojo) to discover everything you need in order to complete today's tasks.

Task 1: (Slide 4) Look at the images in activity (a). There are 4 images here, can you identify any of the commonly used hieroglyphics shown on slide 4, in the pictures?

Task 2: (Slide 8) Choose a picture and write the word in hieroglyphics.

Task 3: (Slide 9) Make your own Cartouche - activity (b).

Task 4: (Slide 10) Look at the cartouche I have made... who does it belong to? See activity (c). 

The SCARAB BEETLE and the Ancient Egyptians:

 

Yesterday, during our Zoom session, I told you about an exciting art lesson on the SCARAB BEETLE. This insect was extremely popular in ancient Egyptian times because it was a symbol of the sun god Khepri (also known as Re or Ra). 

In the fact sheet, you will also learn about the colours that were used back then. This information will help you with your choice of colours for decorating the sarcophagus you are making.

I have included the information sheet here for you to read now and the video lesson for you to do another time. The art lesson (on the video) is great and I'm sure you will enjoy it. So many of you said that you enjoyed the DRAWALONG workshops, well this is even better because you can pause the video whenever and as many times as you want, in order to draw at your own pace.

Our main lesson today is on HIEROGLYPHICS though, so be sure to do that first (above).

Once again, let's end the day with a visit to Serendib (Sri Lanka), where we can find out what's happening next for Chaya and her friends... πŸ˜ 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 

Good morning Year 4, I hope you are all well rested and ready for an exciting day ahead!

 

Once you have said good morning to me on Class Story/Dojo, we can get started 😁

English:

9am: Lesson 20:

This is the final lesson in our Non-Chronological Report on Angler Fish.

Date: Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

WALT: Write the closing paragraph.

Your task today is to write the final paragraph of your information text (non-chronological report) on angler fish. 

Listen carefully to the video lesson and pause it if you need to.

Once you have finished and when you have some time, why not practise your typing skills over the next few days?

You could type the whole report, starting with the opening paragraph that you wrote first, followed by your paragraphs on APPEARANCE, DIET and HABITAT (in any order you choose) and finish with the closing paragraph written today. Be sure to leave gaps for any labelled drawings or diagrams, you could either stick your drawings in or re-draw them.

Scholastic LIVE WORLD BOOK DAY EVENT WEEK!

 

Just like you did yesterday, open the link in your confirmation emails for each one of today's workshops and ENJOY!

Fingers crossed for no delays today!🀞🏽

 

10am: Draw-along

Live history drawing with Thiago de Moraes.

 

Have a break between the two sessions.

Move away from your screen and stretch your legs, outside in the sunshine & fresh air if you can.

 

11am: Writing Workshop.

 

Write like a WIZARD with Kimberley Pauley.

 

HAVE FUN!

Time for lunch now.

Have a lovely break and whilst you're eating, you could tune in for the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant 🐘 '.

Maths:

Here is another World Book Day themed activity for today. 

Your task, this afternoon, is to solve Maths and Grammar codes in order to escape from the library...

2pm Zoom.

Don't forget to have your sarcophagus with you, ready to cover completely  in gold paper.

Today, you will need the base and lid of your sarcophagus; gold tissue paper; glue and a paintbrush.

Let's end the day with a visit to Serendib (Sri Lanka), where we can find out what's happening next for Chaya and her friends...

Monday 1st March 2021

Good morning Year 4!

Welcome to the beginning of a very exciting week.

Firstly, it's the beginning of a brand new month and a brand new season... yes, Spring has sprung!

It's the last week of learning at home AND it's World Book Week.

So much to celebrate!

 

Now, say good morning to me on Class Dojo and let's start our day.

 

 

9am: ENGLISH.

 

Date: Monday 1st March 2021

WALT: describe the habitat of the Angler Fish.

 

Today, you will be using all of the research, knowledge and vocabulary that you have learned in previous lessons, to write the paragraph on HABITAT for your information text (non-chronological report).

Scholastic LIVE WORLD BOOK DAY EVENT WEEK!

 

Your parents will have registered for these events already*, so open the link in the confirmation emails for each one and enjoy the workshops.

They will be live and you can ask any questions you may have in the chatbox.

Have fun!

*Parents, see my message on Class Dojo dated February 24th for details and links to register. 

 

10am: 'Drawalong' Workshop.

 

DOODLE ALONG Tom Gates style, with the author and illustrator, Liz Pichon.

 

 

11am: Writing Workshop.

 

A workshop on WRITING COMEDY with the author, Simon James Green.

 

 

 

 

Time for some lunch now! I hope you enjoyed those workshops this morning, feel free to share any doodling or comedy writing ideas with me.

 

As you have your lunch, head to Class Story/Dojo where you can listen to the next instalment of our story, 'The Girl who Stole an Elephant'

🐘 

 

 

Maths:

All of our Maths activities this week will have a World Book Day theme. Today, you have some addition and subtraction word problems with some characters from a number of Roald Dahl's books... 

2pm Zoom.

Don't forget to have your sarcophagus with you, ready to decorate!

Today, you will need the base and lid that you have constructed; sellotape; white tissue paper; gold tissue paper; glue and a paintbrush.

To finish our day together, come and join me as I read some more of  

'The Girl who Stole an Elephant' by Nizrana Farook.

 

See you on Class Story/Dojo ... πŸ˜  

Friday 26th February 2021

Everything you need today will be on Class Dojo/Class Story.

Have a great day and work hard for Miss Owens.

 

Don't forget to register for our exciting 'drawalong' and writing workshops before next week! The information you need for this is on Class Dojo.

See you all on Monday!

Thursday 25th February 2021

 

Good morning Year 4 😁

 

As we start our day, let's think about our Class Mission for lent.

When we say our Lenten Prayer every day, we pray that all children in the world can share love and friendship.

This is our mission for today, from our lenten calendar...  

I hope you have already said good morning to me on Class Dojo/Story and

are ready to start the day...

English:

Date: Thursday 25th February.

WALT: learn about the angler fish's HABITAT.

 

This is lesson 18 and today you will learn all about the HABITAT of the angler fish. What you learn today and what you learned on Monday will help towards writing the paragraph on HABITAT in your report.   

Here is an additional task in case you would like to do some extra English work. Yesterday you did activity 3, here is activity 4. 
Time for a break now. Be sure to walk away from your screen! 

Maths:

Date: 25/02/21

WALT: Add fractions.

Today you will be adding fractions. This is a re-cap lesson.

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. Go on... you can do it! 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Handwriting:

I would like you to get the spellings I gave you on Monday.

Get a fresh piece of paper and make sure your pencil is nice and sharp.

 

As neatly as you can and in your best joined writing, start writing your spellings (a row or line of each word, just like we do in class).

Pay close attention to your joins and check that you have clear ascenders (b,d,h,k,l,t) and descenders (g,j,p,q,y). Remember that an f is both an ascender and a descender.

Don't forget to show me your beautiful handwriting.

Well done for working so hard this morning. Please send me your work whenever you get the chance. I always love to see how you are getting on and don't forget, I am here to help if you get stuck on anything 😁

It's time for lunch now so enjoy it, you've earned it πŸ‘

1pm Zoom!

Don't forget to have your sarcophagus equipment with you!

Today, you will need the flat base and the edge of the base (with the tabs cut) and lots of little pieces of sellotape ready to attach. Also, have the flat lid with you and we will try to complete the edging for the lid too today. By the end of this session, we should have a 3D sarcophagus ready to decorate next week 🀞🏽

Science:

Before the holidays, we finished our Science topic on Sound.

Today we will start a new topic about famous scientists and inventors.

Date: 25/02/21

WALT: discover who Katherine Johnson is.

In today's lesson, you will be learning who Katherine Johnson is and what makes her a notable scientist. You will be doing an experiment on trajectory and so will need some extra paper that you can scrunch up and throw and another item that you can throw safely, such as a soft toy.

Have fun! 

 

That was another very busy day!

Great work everyone πŸ‘

 

Now, come and join me as we head back to Sri Lanka, we'll tune in to the adventures of Chaya, Neel and Nour in the jungle...

Wednesday 24th February 2021

 

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all ready for another day of learning ahead!

Once you have said good morning to me on Class Dojo/Story, start your day with English... 

English:

Lesson 17

Non-Chronological Report on Angler Fish.

 

Date: Wednesday 24th February 2021

WALT: Practise and apply knowledge of suffixes.

Today you will be practising and applying your knowledge of some more suffixes, past and present tense. There will also be a spelling test at the end, have a go and good luck!

Here is an additional task in case you would like to do some extra English work. Yesterday you did activity 2, here is activity 3. 
Time for a well-earned break now. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air perhaps and a piece of fruit if you can.

Maths:

Date: 24/02/21

WALT: Count in fractions.

 

Today, you will be learning how to count in fractions. You will be using your knowledge on fractions that are greater than 1 (from yesterday's lesson) to count along number lines and to complete number sequences. 

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. Go on... you can do it! 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Now, before you finish for lunch, spend some time on your choice of the websites that you have log-ins for:

TT rockstars; MangaHigh; EdShed or ReadTheory.

Time for lunch now! Don't forget to send the work that you did this morning. I have been so impressed with you all and have many Dojos to give out!

History:

 

The Ancient Egyptians

Date: 24/02/21

WALT: Explore the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt.

Today we explore and learn about the PYRAMIDS of Ancient Egypt.

Having learned about pharaohs, we know a little bit already. This is our chance to explore them a little further.

There is a powerpoint lesson on Class Story, it will explain everything you need to know about the pyramids. Read the slides and follow the instructions as you always do so brilliantly.

 

Then you will see activity 1 (draw the different types of pyramid) and activity 2 (create a 3D pyramid fact file) below.

 

The final activity you will see on the very last slide, asks you to imagine that you are an Ancient Egyptian. The pharaoh has put you in charge of security at the pyramids to stop tomb raiders stealing the valuable treasures. How would you stop them?

 

I am really looking forward to seeing the learning today, don't forget to send me pictures of all your hard work.

 

Well done everyone! Another great day's learning today!

Don't forget to have your flat sarcophagus base; the edge of your base with the tabs cut, and some small pieces of sellotape ready to finish the 3D base of your sarcophagus tomorrow on Zoom.

Also, have your lid and some more card to make the edge of the lid ready, in case we get time to do both 🀞🏽.

Now, come and join me for the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant', to finish off our day together.

 

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

 

Good morning Year 4,

I hope you all slept well and are ready to learn!

 

During Lent, how many of you are going to make an extra special effort to show the love and appreciation you have for your parents and carers?

You can do this easily by helping around the house.

So, have a think... have you made your own bed? Tidied your room? Tidied away after your breakfast? Asked how you can help?

ALL of you have, I'm sure... πŸ˜πŸ‘

 

OK great.

Don't forget to say hi to me on Class Dojo before you get started this morning.

 

Ready to learn? let's start...  

English: 

Lesson 16.

A non-Chronological report on Angler Fish.

Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2021

WALT: write a paragraph on diet.

 

During lesson 14, before the holidays, you learned all about the diet of an angler fish. Today, you will using that knowledge and vocabulary to write the DIET paragraph of your report.

 

 

Here is an additional activity in case you would like to do some extra English work. Yesterday you did activity 1, here is activity 2. 
Time for a well-earned break now. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air perhaps and a piece of fruit if you can.

Maths:

Date: 23/02/21

WALT: Understand fractions greater than 1.

Today you will be learning about fractions that are greater than one.

A little tip, if the numerator (top number) of a fraction, is greater than the denominator (number underneath), then that fraction is greater than one.

 

 

Here are all the resources you need for the lesson and tasks today:

 

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. Go on... you can do it! 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Times tables:

 

Here is the webpage full of links to times tables games.

Practise, practise, practise and have fun!

Well done for a super effort this morning.

Don't forget to share your work with me, I cant wait to see it and give out loads of Dojo points!

Time for your lunch now and this afternoon you have PE with Joe Wicks. 

PE:

P.E with Joe | Monday 23rd March 2020

One of my 9am daily workouts

2pm ZOOM

Today we will start making our very own sarcophagus. Make sure you have everything you need, ready to go. If you don't have the items from the list I gave you before the holidays, do not worry! You can watch the rest of us on Zoom and make it some other time (you have the powerpoint which will help you).

 

Hopefully there will be no power cuts today!

Whoosh! That was a busy day!

Well done everyone!

Now, as you curl up on the sofa at the end of the day, come and join me on Class Story for the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant'. 

 

See you all tomorrow.

Monday 22nd February 2021

 

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a wonderful screen-free, fun-filled holiday and are ready to start learning again. I have missed you all and am really looking forward to seeing you all later on Zoom!

 

Check...

Have you remembered to say good morning to me on Class Dojo?

Have you got all your equipment ready for the day ahead?

 

Brilliant - let's begin...

 

 

English:

 

We are continuing with our non-chronological report on the Angler Fish.

Today is lesson 15.

Date: Monday 22nd February 2021.

WALT: Develop our vocabulary.

Today you will be developing a rich understanding of words associated with being wet. The vocabulary you learn today will be very useful when you begin writing the next paragraph in your report - HABITAT.

In case you finish early or would like an extra activity to do, here is a story called 'The Impossibly Possible Bookshop'.

Each day, I will give you a task based on this story and the theme of GOBLINS.

This is an optional activity, that I think you will enjoy if you choose to do it...

Have fun! 

 

Time for a break now before you start your Maths.

Maths:

Date: 22/02/21

WALT: Explore Equivalent Fractions (2)

We are going to carry on from where we finished before the holidays.

Last lesson, we did the first of two lessons on Equivalent Fractions (Year 4 skills).

Today, you'll be doing the second of these lessons on Equivalent Fractions and everything you need is below: 

 

 

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Spellings:

 

This week, you will be looking at the ‘au’ digraph and 10 words with the /aw/ sound.

Well done for a super morning's work!

Time for lunch now. Enjoy, and I'll see you soon on Zoom. 

RE:

 

EUCHARIST.

Date: Monday 22nd February 2021.

WALT: Explore the Penitential Act.

 

We will carry on with our topic EUCHARIST today, this is lesson 2.

You have two short activities this afternoon.

On the first page (activity a), read the text and look at the picture carefully. Then, think about what happens when you go to Mass with your family or when you have been to Mass with school. Focus on the very beginning, just before Mass starts, what have you noticed? See if you can answer the questions underneath the picture.

On the second page (activity b), read the prayer called the Penitential Act. This is one of the first prayers we say during Mass, it helps us to feel part of the parish community as it reminds us that everyone needs mercy and forgiveness. Read the Penitential Act (I confess...) and answer the questions beneath. 

 

 

Zoom 2pm

Come and join me as we talk a little about Lent, which began during our half-term break.

 

After that, let's see how Chaya, Nour, Neel and Ananda are doing in the jungle. It's been a while since we have been able to visit 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant'... will they reach Galle safely and get word to their families?? Join me on Class Story (Dojo), as we try to find out.  

Optional activities for half term...

Here are some Maths, English, RE and Geography activities for anyone who would like to keep busy over the holidays. 

Most importantly though; don't forget to have lots of fun, fresh air, some rest and screen-free time 

English:
Maths:
RE (Lent):
Geography - 'Around The World in a Week' activity... 

Friday 12th February 2021

Go to Class Story for your work today with Miss Owens, have fun!

Thursday 11th February 2021

Good morning Year 4 πŸ‘‹ 

I hope you are all well rested again today and ready to learn.

 

Don't forget to say good morning to me on Class Dojo 😁

When you have done that and once you have gathered all your equipment together, you can make a start.

English:

Lesson 14: Non-chronological report on the Angler Fish.

Date: Thursday 11th February 2021

WALT: Explore the Angler Fish's diet.

So far, you have written the opening paragraph of your non-chronological report. You have also learned about the angler fish's appearance, then you have written and edited a paragraph about it.

 

This morning, you will be researching the angler fish's diet. You will need the information you gather today, in order to write  the next paragraph of your report later on. So keep it safe!

Time for a break now.

Stretch your legs and have a drink of water before you start your maths.

Maths:

 

Date: 11/02/21

WALT: Explore Equivalent Fractions (1).

 

The last two lesson were re-capping Y3 skills. This is the first of two lessons covering Y4 skills.

 

The teacher in today's lesson talks about a fraction wall, don't forget to use the one I gave you earlier this week if you need it.

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Handwriting:

I would like you to get the spellings I gave you on Monday.

Get a fresh piece of paper and make sure your pencil is nice and sharp.

 

As neatly as you can and in your best joined writing, start writing your spellings (a row or line of each word, just like we do in class).

Pay close attention to your joins and check that you have clear ascenders (b,d,h,k,l,t) and descenders (g,j,p,q,y). Remember that an f is both an ascender and a descender.

Don't forget to show me your beautiful handwriting.

Enjoy a rest and some lunch now.

 

1pm Zoom.

Show & Tell this afternoon. Check Class Story for names.

We will check the Dojo points and award bonus points too.

 

Science:

 

Today is the final lesson in our topic on SOUND.

Date: 11/02/21

WALT: Make a string telephone.

Start by doing the quiz to check what you can remember from last week on ACOUSTICS.

Today, you will be doing an experiment on sound vibrations travelling through string which is pulled taut (by making a string telephone).

 

As I told you yesterday, you will need:

STRING

Paper or plastic CUPS

SCISSORS.

 

If you don't have these items, do not worry, follow the lesson today and then complete the experiment another time. 
 

We have come to the end of another day and you have done brilliantly again. 

To finish our day together, come and join me on Class Story as I read the next chapter of 'The Girl who Stole an Elephant' to you all. πŸ˜ 

 

Have a wonderful 1/2 term break and I will see you all on Monday the 22nd February.

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Good morning Y4 😁

 

Stop and think ... Have you said good morning on Class Dojo?

Are you ready to get started, having done your morning jobs and collected the equipment you will need?

 

Great, let's get going ... 

English:

 

Date: Wednesday 10th February 2021.

WALT: revise simple and compound sentences.

Lesson 13 - working towards writing a non-chronological report on the Angler Fish.

 

There are a few key things that you will be looking at today:

 1. A simple sentence has one main clause.

 2. A clause is a group of words containing a verb.

 3. A main clause makes sense by itself.

 4. A compound sentence has two main clauses joined by a conjunction.

All of this will be explained in the lesson.

You will be using both simple and compound sentences in your NC report.

Well done, have a break now.

Maths:

Date: 10/02/21

WALT: Understand equivalent fractions (2).

This is lesson 2 in our recap lessons on equivalent fractions.

Don't forget to use the fraction wall from yesterday, it will help you.

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Now, before you finish for lunch, spend some time on your choice of the websites that you have log-ins for:

TT rockstars; MangaHigh; EdShed or ReadTheory.

Time for some lunch now.

Well done on a great morning's work. 

Don't forget to send it to me so I can see how you are getting on 😁

Remember,  eat before playing today so that you are ready for PE.

PE:

This afternoon you can do a workout session with Joe Wicks.

You could play a game called 'Colour Combination' and/or another game called 'Inside Out'.

Click on the links below:

2pm Zoom.

Come and join me for the 2nd round of  our Times Tables Knockout game.

Today, please can you have sheets of paper and a marker ready so that we can try giving our answers in different ways? Thank you! 😁 

We have come to the end of another day and you have done brilliantly again. 

To finish our day together, come and join me on Class Story as I read the next chapter of 'The Girl who Stole an Elephant' to you all. πŸ˜ 

Tuesday 9th February 2021.

 

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all well rested and ready for the day's learning ahead πŸ‘

 

Check that you have done all of your morning jobs before you start.

English:

Lesson 12.

Date: Tuesday 9th February 2021

WALT: investigate the suffix -ing.

 

Today, you will be recapping on the rules for adding the -ing suffix (present tense).

Once again this week, have a go at the spellings at the end of the lesson. These are words that you will know from previous learning and it will be good practise. 

 

Time for a break before you start your maths.

Have a drink and/or a snack - fruit is best, if you have some.

Stretch your muscles and get some fresh air if you can.

Maths:

 

Today's lesson is the first of two recap lessons on Equivalent Fractions (Y3 skills).

Date: 9/02/21

WALT: Explore Equivalent Fractions (1)

Remember that the word 'equivalent' simply means;

'...of equal value, amount or meaning'. 

Here is a fraction wall to help you visually identify equivalent fractions:

Here is the rest of your work for today, remember to pause the video lesson any time you need to.

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Times Tables:

This is a webpage full of links to times tables games.

Practise, practise, practise and have fun!

It is time for some lunch now. I hope you enjoy your break.

History:

 

The Ancient Egyptians.

 

A few weeks ago you read some information about the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. Today, you will be reading and learning facts about some of the most famous pharaohs.

You will also be exploring the meaning of some ancient Egyptian symbols associated with them.

Did you know there are thought to have been around 170 Egyptian pharaohs?

Now, read through the slides as you normally do.

On slide 3, you are asked to read some pharaoh cards (below) and then find 8 pharaohs in particular ('Find the Pharaoh', below). 

When you have found all 8 of the pharaohs, write a key fact about each one (you will find what you need on the pharaoh cards).

On the next slides, you will read about some of the symbols of the pharaohs and some more information on the death of pharaohs.

You will see your next task on slide 7:

1. Choose a pharaoh from your 'Find that Pharaoh' sheet.

2. Design a sarcophagus for his/her burial.

3. What symbols  will you include in your design?

Take your time with this. Consider the colours and designs of the time.

To design the best sarcophagus that you can, you will need to take your time with this. So don't rush, spend some time on it over the next few days or into half-term if you'd like to.

For some inspiration, click on the link below to see pictures of some real sarcophagi (plural):

 

Next, test yourself with the 'Spot Check' on slide 8... what can you remember? Go back and find the answers if you are not sure.

 

Your final task (on the last slide) is to imagine that YOU are a pharaoh. make a list of what you would want to take with you to the after life.

 

Everything you need for the lesson is here:

Well done! you have worked really hard today πŸ‘

 

Don't forget to check the virtual library, another book and author has been added this week. Let's see if we can listen to the books and write reviews on them. So far we have:

'The Story of Tracy Beaker' by Jacqueline Wilson

'Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon' by Sally Gardner

New for this week:

'Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy' by Konnie Huq.

(Click on the link below)

 

Not to forget our own class novel, 'The Girl who Stole an Elephant' by Nizrana Farook. Come and join me as I read the next instalment on Class Story/Dojo.

Monday 8th February 2021

 

Good morning Year 4, it's another marvellous Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend and had lots of fun and rest πŸ‘

 

Before you start your learning activities for today, check that you have said good morning to me on Class Dojo; you have made your bed and tidied up after your breakfast; you have gathered all the equipment you need and are ready to learn.

 

Ready?

​​​​​​​Great!

 

English:

Lesson 11: Working towards writing a Non-Chronological Report on Angler Fish.

Date: Monday 8th February 2021.

WALT: Edit our writing.

Today we will be editing the paragraph on Appearance that we wrote on Thursday, last week. Make sure you have that paragraph with you today for this lesson.

You will be reflecting on your own writing and improving it.

These are the success criteria you focused on when you wrote your paragraph:

Success Criteria:
Include an opening sentence.
Include brackets for extra information.
Include a formal conjunction.
Include subject specific vocabulary 

 

Here is the video lesson for today, it will guide you through your editing task:

Great job with your English this morning! Don't forget to post it to your portfolio on Class Dojo, I am looking forward to seeing your editing skills.

Time for a break now.

Maths:

 

Date: 8/02/21

WALT: Count in tenths.

 

This is a recap lesson, looking back at skills you learned in Year 3. You will re-visit the use of 10 frames; bar models; part whole models and number-lines to count in tenths today.

Extra maths practise and challenges, in case you would like more practise or would like to challenge yourself. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

 *  Easy (Developing),

 ** Trickier (Expected), 

 *** Trickiest (Greater Depth).

Spellings:

Week 18. Challenge words.

These words are from the Y3/Y4 statutory spelling list.

Practise learning your spellings, write them out once and then use the PYRAMID WORD game (from last week) to help you learn and remember them.

That was a great morning's work - well done everyone!

Time for lunch now. 

RE:

Start by listening to this week's Gospel and Children's Liturgy, below:

Today, we are starting a new unit in RE called EUCHARIST.

 

We will be thinking about GIVING and RECEIVING in today's session.

Read the story 'What a Day!' (lesson 1 below), then answer the key questions underneath. After that, think about what you give and receive as part of your home/family life and also during normal school life.

Write your answers fully and neatly, in your best handwriting.

2pm Zoom. 

 

Now, let's end the day with the next instalment of our class novel. 

Come and join me on Class Story/Dojo to see how Chaya, Neel, Nour and Ananda, the elephant, get on with their escape from the king's guards. πŸ˜

Friday 5th February 2021

Join Miss Owens on Class Story for your work today.

Thursday 4th February 2021

Good morning Year 4. 

I hope you all had a good sleep last night and are well rested.

 

Check...

Have you said good morning to me on Class Dojo?

Do you have all the equipment you need for today?

 

Brilliant, let's get started.

 

English:

 

Lesson 10.

Date: Thursday 4th February 2021

WALT: Describe the appearance of the Angler Fish.

In this lesson, you will be re-visiting the features of a non-chronological report and the appearance of the Angler Fish.

You will be writing the next paragraph of your report and for this you will need the work you did and the notes you took during lesson 6, describing the Angler Fish. 

Time for a break now. Have a drink and/or a snack and stretch your legs for a few minutes. 

 

Maths:

Date: 4/02/21

WALT: Explore tenths.

This is a recap lesson from Year 3.

 

Extra maths and challenge maths, just in case you would like more practise or found it a little easy. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

* easy

** medium

*** more challenging

Handwriting:

I would like you to get the spellings I gave you on Monday.

Get a fresh piece of paper and make sure your pencil is nice and sharp.

 

As neatly as you can and in your best joined writing, start writing your spellings (a row or line of each word, just like we do in class).

Pay close attention to your joins and check that you have clear ascenders (b,d,h,k,l,t) and descenders (g,j,p,q,y). Remember that an f is both an ascender and a descender.

Don't forget to show me your beautiful handwriting.

Time for lunch now!

Well done for a super morning's work. I can't wait to see how you got on, so don't forget to share your work with me!

 

​​​​​​​1pm Zoom.  

Science:

 

Date: 4/02/21

WALT: Explore acoustics.

 

First, start with the short quiz on Amplitude and Decibels to check what you can remember from last week's lesson.

Then, start today's lesson on the science of acoustics.

You will learn some new key words today and designing a classroom with the very best acoustics.

​​​​​​​Have fun!

Well done on a great day's work today. I can't wait to see your classroom designs with the very best acoustics you can think of.

Now, let's end our day with the next instalment of our class story. 

​​​​​​​Come and join me on Class Story 😁 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

 

Good morning Year 4, welcome to a wonderful Wednesday!

 

Have you done all of your morning jobs?

Great, let's get started...

 

English:

Today is lesson 9.

You will be writing the opening paragraph of your NC report today.

Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021

WALT: Write an opening paragraph.

For this session, you will need the notes you took in earlier lessons. Remember, all the lessons you do in this unit build up towards writing your final report. Keep everything you do each day, it will help you later.

Time for a break now!

Maths:

 

Date: 3/02/21

WALT: understand what a fraction is.

Extra maths and challenge maths, just in case you would like more practise or found it a little easy. 

Choose the level of challenge for yourself:

* easy

** medium

*** more challenging

Now, before you finish for lunch, spend some time on your choice of the websites that you have log-ins for:

TT rockstars; MangaHigh; EdShed or ReadTheory.

Well done for working so hard this morning! Don't forget to share your work with me whenever you can, I love to see it and I have LOADS of Dojos to give out.

Time for lunch now and then it will be time for PE, so eat nice and early 😁

PE:

 

Tim to stretch your muscles and get the heart pumping a little.

You can use this time to go for your daily walk (or run) or you could do a dance class and/or a PE session with Joe Wicks.

2pm Zoom.

Come and join me on Zoom, I have sent the link on Class Dojo so see you there!

 

Once our Zoom session has ended, check today's maths (I have sent the answers to your parents).

 

After that, check out the virtual library below. There's a new author to meet and a new book to explore...

And that's it for today, well done everyone you are all superstars!!

Curl up on the sofa now and we'll end our day together with the next chapter of our class novel; 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant'.

See you on Class Story(Dojo) ...

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Good morning Year 4. I hope you have all had a good night's sleep and are ready for a great day of learning ahead.

 

If you have done your jobs around the house; gathered all of the equipment you need and said hello to me on Class Dojo, then you are ready to start.

 

Yesterday, during our Zoom session, we talked about Children's Mental Health Week and our invisible strings made of love.

 

Here is a video prayer that you can watch, from Place2Be, for Children's Mental Health week. Join in and enjoy it before you start your work today.

English:

 

Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021

WALT: Practise using Formal Conjunctions.

Today, you will be doing lesson 8, working towards your non-chronological report on angler fish.

Your task today is to learn how and when to use formal conjunctions.

They are always found at the beginning of a sentence (followed by a comma); they link sentences together and have a formal tone.

There are 3 types of formal conjunctions:

* 'AND' conjunctions:

i.e. in addition; furthermore; moreover; also...

* 'BUT' conjunctions:

i.e. however; nevertheless; despite this ...

* 'CAUSAL' conjunctions: as a result; consequently; therefore ...

You will use these formal conjunctions the you write your NC report later. 

Time for a short break now...

 

Maths:

Date: 2/02/21

WALT: Understand unit and non-unit fractions.

This is a re-cap lesson from Year 3.

We need to remember that fractions have a numerator and a denominator:

Have a look at the fraction below (1/4 - apologies for the gaps):

 

     1  (this is the numerator - above the line) 

      -  

     4 (this is the denominator - below the line)

When the numerator is 1, then it's a unit fraction.

When the numerator is greater than 1, then its a non-unit fraction.

Off you go...

Times Tables:

This is a webpage full of links to times tables games.

Practise, practise, practise and have fun!

Well done!  Super work!

Time for lunch now. Share your work with me later if you can 😁

History:

The Ancient Egyptians.

Today, we will be looking at the River Nile again in more detail.

Think back to when we made our clay models of the journey of a river. The River Nile is the longest river in the world and will have most of the features we made out of clay.

The Nile brought many gifts to the Ancient Egyptians, such as fertile land for farming and transport.

Look through the powerpoint slides to read and learn about many more gifts.

When you get to the 2nd slide, go to activity 1 (below) and play the Map Detectives game. If you can't find a dice (in any of your board games at home), don't worry, just answer the questions in any order you like.

Then, return to the slides.

When you get to slide 10, go to activity 2 (below) which is a River Nile poster. You could print it or draw your own version. Then, add information to each section of your poster using a mix of words and drawings.

Look back over the slides to help remind you, if you need to, as you do this task.

Test yourself on the 'SPOT CHECK' slide, what can you remember?

Watch the video clip on farming like an Egyptian and, to finish, complete the short writing task on the last slide.

Brilliant work today!

Don't forget to share it with me on Dojo.

Now, to end the day, head over to Class Story to hear the next instalment of 'The Girl who Stole an Elephant'. See you there!

Monday 1st February 2021

Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new month!

I hope you all had a fun weekend and are ready for a brand new week of learning.

 

Check that you have...

 * done your jobs around the house,

 * said good morning to me on Class Dojo,

 * gathered all the equipment you need for today's learning. 

 

Let's start...

 

English:

(Writing a non-chronological report on the Angler Fish).

Today, in lesson 7, you will be focusing on some spellings.

These spellings are ones you will remember from Y2 and Y3, which involve the past tense suffix -ed.

You will be taught a handy new way of learning and remembering spellings, called PYRAMID WORDS. You might like to use it to learn any spellings you are given in the future.

There will be a spelling test at the end of the lesson, I'd like you to have a go because they are spellings that you will already know anyway and it's good practise. 

Have a short break now. Stretch your muscles and have some water to drink. Maybe, have a quick look out of the window, how many birds can you see? Can you identify any of them?

Maths:

Lesson 4 - Area.

Date: 1/02/21

WALT: Compare area.

Spellings:

Week 17.

The suffix -ous.

If there is an /ee/ sound before 'ous', then the sound is usually spelled with an 'i' (last week's spellings). However, it is sometimes spelled with an 'e'.

These are tricky words that you just need to learn.

There is an activity to complete also. See both below:

Well done, you have worked hard this morning! Don't forget to send me photos of your work whenever you can. I would love to see it and have lots of Dojos to give out...

Lunch time now.

 

RE:

Start today, by listening to yesterday's gospel and the children's liturgy below. Then, return to today's activity on Community (lesson 3) 

 

COMMUNITY

This week we are looking at the PARISH COMMUNITY.

Jesus' 12 special friends (the apostles), chose people to help serve in their community so that the apostles themselves could spread the good news.

 

At school, our parish is St John's. Our parish church is St John's Church in Chorlton. We go there to attend Mass and for other special sacraments such as Reconciliation and to make our first Holy Communion.

There are people who serve in the parish community. You will find some of them presented in a table on your activity sheet (click link below).

Think of what each person does and describe their role.

2pm Zoom! 

Come and join me.

 

After our Zoom session, compare your maths work to the answers I have sent. How did you do? Did you make any mistakes? If you did, do you understand where you went wrong? If there is anything you are not sure about, just ask me, I am here to help!

 

Now, head over to Class Story for the next part of our class story.

Well done for all your hard work today!

Friday 29th January 2021

Join Miss Owens on Class Story for your work today.

 

Thursday 28th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 4, I hope you have all slept well and are ready for the day ahead.

There is lots to celebrate and learn about today, so let's get started...

 

We are going to begin with Maths for a change because there is an exciting lesson happening at 11 O'Clock for children all over the country.

So we'll do things a little differently today...

 

 

 

 

 

Maths: 

Measuring Area.

Date: 28/01/21

WALT: Make shapes.

Handwriting:

I would like you to get the spellings I gave you on Monday.

Get a fresh piece of paper and make sure your pencil is nice and sharp.

 

As neatly as you can and in your best joined writing, start writing your spellings (a row or line of each word, just like we do in class).

Pay close attention to your joins and check that you have clear ascenders (b,d,h,k,l,t) and descenders (g,j,p,q,y). Remember that an f is both an ascender and a descender.

Don't forget to show me your beautiful handwriting.

Enjoy a break now, and then before the live Winterwatch lesson, starts have a look at the resources to go with it.

11am BBC Live Lesson: Winterwatch and RSPB

Gather up, Winterwatchers! 

Learn some key skills to help you get outdoors and find out more about the birds in your environment with a very special Live Lesson at 11am.

Click on the links below for activity sheets, guidance for parents and carers and of course the all important link to the live show.

Now that you have watched the live lesson, why not sign up for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2021, to help the RSPB? It doesn't cost anything and they give you everything you need to identify and record the birds that you see.

 

It starts tomorrow and, with the help of your parents, you can register on the RSPB website below:

(I have just signed up!)

Time for lunch now, get some fresh air if you can.

Have a good stretch and maybe a run around your garden, if you have one.

What birds can you see?

 

1pm Zoom! 

Come and join me, I sent the link on Class Dojo this morning.

STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Brand new STEM activities...

Here are some more short, fun activities that you can do throughout the next week. Try to do a couple a day, choose 1 or 2 to try out now...

Science:

 

Today is your 4th lesson on SOUND.

Date: 28/01/21

WALT: Understand AMPLITUDE of sound.

 

Today you will be learning about the following key words...

AMPLITUDE, decibels, force, loud(est) and quiet(est).

 

Start with a quiz at the beginning, move on to the main video lesson and  then finish with a final quiz.

(When the teacher mentions a worksheet, she means that final quiz). 

Have fun!

What a busy day you have had! Come and join author of the week NIZRANA FAROOK and I as I read the next instalment of

'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant'.

Chaya has big plans! I wonder if she will manage to help Neel escape?!

Wednesday 27th January 2021

 

Good morning and welcome to your work on this wonderful Wednesday 😁

 

I hope you have remembered to say good morning to me; you have said our St. Teresa's prayer; you have all your equipment ready and you are ready for the day ahead.

All set?

 

Let's start, as we always do, with English.

 

English:

 

Date: Wednesday 27th January 2021.

WALT: describe the appearance of the Angler Fish.

 

Lesson 6

When writing a non-chronological report (information text), it's important to include ACCURATE information to INFORM your readers.

You can get this information from many sources including texts, videos and websites.

Today, you will be exploring general information (an introduction to the Angler Fish) and specific information (the appearance of the Angler Fish).

Listen to the video lesson carefully; follow the instructions given and pause whenever you need to. 

Break time!

Maths:

Lesson 2 on Area.

Date: 27/01/21

WALT: Count squares.

Now, before you finish for lunch, spend some time on your choice of the websites that you have log-ins for:

TT rockstars; MangaHigh; EdShed or ReadTheory.

Well done, you have tried your best this morning and that's fantastic.

It's time for lunch now so if you eat straight away and then have a rest after eating, you will be ready for some PE...

 

PE:

You can choose between PE with Marcus Rashford or with Joe Wicks (or do both if you're feeling energetic and brave!)

Zoom at 2pm!

I have sent the link to your parents on Class Dojo, see you there!

After our session on Zoom, and before you join me for the next instalment of our class story, check out the free virtual library again.

Last week I told you that more and more e-books and authors will be added over time. 

Well, you simply will not believe who the featured author is this week... Quick! Go and look, it's so exciting!!

Tuesday 26th January 2021 

Good morning Year 4! 😁

Have you made your bed, tidied your room and tidied up after breakfast?

Excellent if you have.

 

Check that you have said hello to me on Class Story (Dojo) and double-check that you have all the equipment that you need for today's activities.

 

Right, let's start...

 

English:

 

Today we are moving on to lesson 5.

Date: Tuesday 26th January 2021.

WALT: understand words associated with water.

 

Today, you will be building up some more subject specific vocabulary, this time in relation to where the angler fish lives: in water!

Time for a short break now before starting your maths.

Maths:

 

Date: 26/01/21

WALT: Understand what AREA is.

 

Today, we are going to do the first of four lessons on measuring AREA. 

As usual, begin with the 'True or false?' question and then carry on as you always do, pausing the video whenever you need to.

 

Practise your times tables with the following games: 

Well done, you have worked extremely hard this morning. Superstars!

Time for some lunch now and some fresh air, if you can.

History:

The Ancient Egyptians.

There are 2 tasks to complete in today's lesson with two different WALTs.

1. WALT: Find out when and where the Ancient Egyptians lived.

2. WALT: Use a time line to explore key events from Egyptian times.

 

Start by reading through the slides, read carefully and take some notes or re-visit the slides to help you to remember facts.

After you have read the 2nd slide, go to activity 1a (below) and see if you can find different items in the picture. Note down any clues that might tell you about life in Ancient Egyptian times.

 

Go back to the slides and stop once you have read slide 7. At this point, go to activity 1b (below) to complete the timeline.

 

Read the rest of the slides. Your final task is to explain the meaning of the vocabulary on slide 9. Look at the words, explain what they mean in your own words. Don't forget to share your work with me!  

Did you know that last Friday was virtual visit day to Chester Zoo?

Why not explore the zoo for a while before you join me for the next chapter of 'The Girl Who Stole An Elephant'. 

Click the link below:

πŸŽ₯🐼 LIVE VIRTUAL ZOO DAY: Breakfast with Koda the red panda! 😍

πŸ‘Š As you can't come to the zoo right now, we're bringing the zoo to you! 🏑 Experience amazing animal antics LIVE from your living room!😍 Featuring LOADS o...

πŸŽ₯ 🌴 LIVE VIRTUAL ZOO DAY: Step inside the UK's biggest zoological building... Monsoon Forest!

πŸ‘Š As you can't come to the zoo right now, we're bringing the zoo to you! 🏑 Experience amazing animal antics LIVE from your living room!😍 Featuring LOADS o...

Monday 25th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 4!

It is the last week in January and time for some more interesting work and fun activities.

 

Before you go any further, have you said good morning to me on Class Story (Dojo)? Be sure to do that now if you haven't done so already.

 

Have you got all the equipment you need for your lessons today?

 

Let's begin...

 

 

English:

Date: Monday 25th January 2021

WALT: use subject specific vocabulary.

Non-chronological report (information text) on angler fish.

Today, you will be doing the fourth lesson in this unit which is all about SUBJECT SPECIFIC VOCABULARY. This means learning and using words and phrases linked to a specific subject. These are words/phrases that you may not come across unless you are reading or writing about that subject. For us, the subject is the ANGLER FISH.

As always, remember to listen carefully to the teacher and pause the video when ever you need to.

 

 

Time for a break...

 

Maths:

Date: 25.01.21

WALT: Solve correspondence problems.

Today you will be looking at different combinations of objects and writing the multiplication sentence (calculation) that corresponds with it.

This is very clear in the video lesson and I think you will enjoy it. Don't forget to pause the lesson any time you need to.

First start with a 'True or False' warm-up and then move onto the main lesson.

Everything you need is below:

Spellings:

Week 16.

Your spellings this week are words that have the 'ee' sound, spelt with an 'i'.

Can you think of any words with an 'ee' sound?

How about the word 'happy'... 

If I change the word happy to happiness, the 'ee' sound is spelt with an 'i' instead of a y.

 

Practise writing out your spellings a few times, learning them as you go and then complete the 'missing letters' activity below.

 

 

 

 

Time for lunch now!

Well done, you have worked super-hard this morning. Enjoy your break and try to get some fresh air if you can.

 

RE:

 

Start by listening to yesterday's liturgy. 

Continuing with lesson 2 on 'Local Church' and 'Community',  I'd like you to focus on Jesus and the special friends he chose from his community to help him with his work. 

Read the text called 'I have chosen you' and answer the three questions underneath.

Then have a look at the special friends chosen by Jesus, the twelve apostles, see if you can learn their names and a little bit about each one.

2pm: Come and join me on Zoom!

You will need some sheets of paper, a thin hard-backed book to lean on and a marker.

After our session on Zoom, and before you join me for the next instalment of our class story, mark your maths work (I sent the answers to your parents).

 

You have worked really hard, well done!

Don't forget to send me your work so that I can see how you are getting on and, of course, award loads of DOJOs !!

 

Now, come and join me on Class Story (Dojo) to see how Chaya is getting on...

 

Home Learning Notice - Tuesday 19th January 2021

For the next few days, Year Four home learning will be posted on Class Dojo. 

Monday 18th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 4!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that everyone is safe and well.

Don't forget to say good morning to me on Class Story (Dojo) before you start your work for today.

 

Have you got all the equipment you need?

 

Brilliant!

Let's start...

 

ENGLISH:  

Date: Monday 18th January 2021

WALT: Write an advertisement for a healthy snack.

Today is the last lesson for this unit on persuasive writing. 

Your job is to produce an advertisement that will persuade people to buy/eat your healthy snack. 

All the skills and vocabulary you have learnt up to now will be helpful for today's task.

As well as the descriptive and scientific vocabulary necessary to create the BEST advert you possibly can, you will also need to focus on layout. Make it colourful and eye-catching and then send it to me... I'm very excited about reading them!

Here is the lesson:

 

Time for a short break now. Spend a couple of minutes checking if there is anything you could do to help your parents out around the house. Don't forget to have a drink and a snack before settling down to your maths.

Maths:

Date: 18.01.21

WALT: Divide 2 digits by 1 digit.

 

This is the 2nd of four lessons on dividing 2 digits by 1 digit.

In this session today, you will be visiting new Year 4 skills.

Here is everything you need:

Before you have your lunch...

Spellings - week 15:

Today you will looking again at the ‘ous’ suffix.

The new rule here, for some words on the list,  is that if the ‘g’ (sounded as a /j/) is to be kept then the ‘e’ remains on the end.

Here are some examples: courageous; advantageous.

 

Practise writing out your spellings a few times, learning them as you go and then complete the 'missing words' activity.

 

Well done you have worked hard this morning!

Don't forget to send your work to me on Dojo, whenever you get the chance.

Time for a well-earned lunch break now.

RE:

Start by listening to yesterday's liturgy about peace in our world.

 

 

For the next few weeks, we will be learning about 'Our Church' and the communities we live in.

Here is some information for your parents:

Today, you'll read a story about Jack and Holly and their community called Castleford Estate. Read the story (a couple of times if you need to) and then think about your own community and the smaller communities within it. What communities do you belong to? 

When you are ready, answer the questions below.

2pm: Come and join me on Zoom!

You will need some sheets of paper, a thin hard-backed book to lean on and a marker.

After our session on Zoom, and before you join me for the next instalment of our class story, check out the free virtual library below.

More and more e-books and authors will be added over time. 

For now, why not spend time with Tracy Beaker and Jacqueline Wilson...

Well done, you have worked really hard today!

Now, let's see how Chaya is getting on. Where and who on earth did that

S-C-R-E-A-M come from? Will Chaya get caught??

Join me for

'The Girl who Stole an Elephant' 

on Class Story.

Friday 15th January 2021

The work for today is all on Class Story (Dojo).

Have a great day!

Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning Year 4, I hope you are all ready for a day of learning ahead...

Check...

1. Have you done your morning jobs to help around the house?

2. Have you watched the morning video and said your prayers with me?

3. Did you say, or emoji, a good morning to me on Class Story (Dojo)?

4. Have you got your paper/notebook; pen/pencil and ruler ready?

 

Great, let's get started...

 

 

English:

Date Thursday 14th January 2021.

WALT: write complex sentences.

Today, you will be exploring complex sentences and conjunctions. You'll look at some examples and then write some complex sentences of your own. They will include superlatives and the scientific knowledge that you now have from earlier lessons. 

I can't wait to read them!

Time for a break now. Go and get some fresh air if you can and stretch your legs.

 

Maths:

Well done on multiplying 2 and 3 digits by 1 digit over the last few lessons.

Today we will be dividing...

Date 14.01.21

WALT: Divide 2 digits by 1 digit.

You will already have seen this in year 3 so this is a re-cap of those skills.

Everything you need is here:

Handwriting:

I would like you to get the spellings I gave you on Monday.

Get a fresh piece of paper and make sure your pencil is nice and sharp.

 

As neatly as you can and in your best joined writing, start writing your spellings (a row or line of each word, just like we do in class).

Pay close attention to your joins and check that you have clear ascenders (b,d,h,k,l,t) and descenders (g,j,p,q,y). Remember that an f is both an ascender and a descender.

Don't forget to show me your beautiful handwriting.

Brilliant, you have worked really hard this morning! 

Don't forget to share your English, Maths and Handwriting with me on Dojo.

Now, its time for a well-earned lunch break.

Zoom at 1pm

(check Class Dojo messages for the link, sent this morning).

STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Here are some short, fun activities that you can do throughout the next week. Try to do a couple a day, choose 1 or 2 to try out now...

Science - Sound.

 

Lesson 2. 

In this lesson you will learn how different sounds are made.

If you have the following items in your house, you can have a go at making your own guitar:

* Scissors

Cardboard box 

* Elastic bands

* Sellotape

* Cardboard tube

* Lollipop sticks x4

If you don't, do not worry, watch the lesson and see how the teacher makes one. You can make it yourself another time.

You will see there is a quiz to do along with this lesson - do it at the end to see what you can remember.

Don't forget to share pictures of your guitar with me, whether you make it today or at another time.

Have fun!

 

 

Another wonderful day of learning done!

You have worked hard, very well done πŸ‘πŸΎ

 

Now, to finish off our day, head over to 'Class Story' (Dojo) to hear the next instalment of our book.

I wonder how Chaya will get the box back?

Will she be caught in Nour's house...? 

 

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning everyone, it's Wonderful Wednesday already!

 

I hope you have done your jobs around the house before we start?

 

Have you sent me a quick hello on Class Story (Dojo)? If not, do that now so that I can say good morning to you too.

 

Check! Do you have all the equipment you need to do your best work? Don't forget a ruler also, to underline the date and WALT in your notebook. 

 

Brilliant, let's start...

 

 

English:

Lesson 8 of the unit on persuasion (healthy eating).

 

Date:

Wednesday 13th January 2021.

WALT: build persuasive vocabulary.

 

Today, you will be building up some persuasive vocabulary in order to create your advertisement. This will include learning about slogans with puns, alliteration and rhyme so that they are catchy and easy to remember.

Have fun!

 

Time for a break now, go stretch your legs and have some water to hydrate yourself.

Maths:

Date: 13.01.21

WALT: Multiply 3 digits by 1 digit.

 

So far this week you have multiplied 2 digits by 1 digit numbers.

Today, you will be multiplying 3 digits by 1 digit.

Listen carefully and pause the lesson anytime.

 

Everything you need is here:

Now, before you finish for lunch, spend some time on your choice of the websites that you have log-ins for:

TT rockstars; MangaHigh; EdShed or ReadTheory.

Well done!

You have worked really hard this morning and deserve some lunch (don't forget to help tidy up afterwards πŸ‘).

Have a rest after you have eaten because you'll be doing PE for your next lesson...

PE:

Here is the link for a PE lesson with Joe Wicks.

You can choose this session or any other from this week.

Don't forget our Zoom session at 2pm! See you there for 'Show and Tell"!

 

After Zoom, you can check your maths answers from this morning and then come back to Class Story on Dojo for the next instalment of our class story: The Girl Who Stole An Elephant.

I wonder what Chaya will do about Nour and that box ... hmmm.

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good morning Year 4!

 

I hope you had a lovely evening yesterday and slept well last night.

Are you ready for the day? Brilliant!

Let me know by saying hello on Class Dojo (fingers crossed it's working again!)

 

Have you got everything you need for today? Have you made your bed, tidied away your things and helped clear up after breakfast?

 

Great! Let's start...

 

English:

Date: Tuesday 12th January 2021

WALT: practise and apply the suffixes -er and -est.

Last Tuesday, in lesson 2, you investigated the suffixes -er and -est. Today you are going to apply them to your writing.

Now, don't worry when the teacher mentions a spelling test, because I have already given you your spellings this week. Just have a go at writing the words that she taught you last week.

 

The words in today's lesson (especially those with the suffix -est) will help you to describe your healthy snack in the next few lessons.

Listen carefully, as you always do, and pause the video whenever you need to. 

 

Enjoy a break now, get some fresh air if you can.

Maths:

Date: 12.01.21

WALT: multiply 2 digits by 1 digit.

 

Today you will be doing some further work on multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit numbers.

You will find everything you need below:

 

Timestables:

Practise your timetables with the following games:

Time for lunch now. Enjoy some healthy food and a break from all the hard work you have completed so well this morning. 

Don't forget to share it with me!

History - Ancient Egyptians.

 

The learning you're going to do today is both fascinating and a little bit gruesome! I think you'll like it!

 

Log onto Espresso, just like you did last week.

Select 'KS2', 'History' and then 'Ancient Egyptians'.

 

You will see the page of options that you explored last week.

This week, I'd like you to click on 'LIFE'.

You will learn some new key words here, for example: 

1. Mummification

2. Canopic jars

3. Sarcophagus

When you have finished the activities today, send me the meaning of those three words.

 

Watch the video and then click on 'investigating video' to answer the questions (either on screen or paper).

Then answer the question underneath that says:

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe about life after death?

 

 

 

Well done for all your hard work today, head over to Class Dojo now for the next instalment of our class story. Enjoy!

See you tomorrow everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘‹πŸΎ 

 

Monday 11th January 2021

Good morning everybody 😁

I hope you have all had a super weekend with lots of rest, some fresh air and exercise. Ocourse, I know you will have been a huge help around the house. If your parents/carers tell me how super you've been, you'll get Dojo points! 

 

Before we start, have you sent me a πŸ‘, πŸ‘‹πŸΎ, 😁 or a hello on Dojo? If not, do that now so I can say good morning back to you.

 

Final check, do you have everything you need?

* Paper or notebook

* Pencil or pen

* Ruler.

 

Great! let's begin...

 

 

English:

Lesson 6.

Use your ruler to underline the long date and the WALT:

Monday 11th January 2021. 

WALT: Design a healthy snack.

Today, you will be designing your own healthy snack.

For this lesson you will need the work you did last Thursday, when you built up some scientific vocabulary, as it might help you.

You will be using this vocabulary and some adjectives to describe your snack. You will also use some superlatives to persuade people to choose/buy it, for example: the best; the healthiestthe tastiest etc.

Remember to listen carefully to the teacher and pause the video any time you need to:

 

Spellings: Week 14 

This week, we will be adding the suffix –'ous.’

Adding the suffix -‘ous’ turns a noun into an adjective.

These rules generally apply:

  • Words ending with 'e': drop ‘e’ and add ‘ous’ (adventure/adventurous)

  • Words ending in 'y’: replace the 'y' with ‘i’ plus ‘ous’ (fury/furious)

  • Words that ends with 'our’: change to 'or', then add ‘ous’

    (humour/humorous).

Write out your spellings once, then cover them and try to spell them without looking more than once.

After that, fill in the missing letters to make each word: 

It's time for a break now. Move away from your desk and have a

s-t-r-e-t-c-h! Time for a breath of fresh air and a healthy snack if you can.

Maths:

Don't forget your date (short date) and WALT and underline them.

11.01.21

​​​​​​​WALT: Multiply 2 digits by 1 digit.

Today's lesson is a re-cap from Year 3.

Multiplying 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.

 

Let's start with a True or False:

 

 

Now, start the video lesson but remember to pause to give yourself time to answer the first set of questions.

Listen carefully and follow the instructions.

Your video lesson and questions are here:

Well done everybody, you have worked hard this morning!

Don't forget to send me some photos of your work.

It's time now for a well-earned break and some lunch.

 

Try to start your next lesson at 1pm so that you are ready for our Zoom session at 2pm.

1pm - RE:

This weekend was the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Here is a powerpoint of an assembly for you to read and enjoy.

Say the prayers on the slides and join in with the links to the songs.

I'd like you to imagine, as you sing these songs, that you are in the hall at school with all of your friends (and the teachers 😁) and that we are all singing the songs together!

 

 

 

Here I am to Worship - Chris Tomlin with lyrics

2pm Join me on Zoom!

 

After Zoom, check the answers to today's maths (I have sent them to your parents) and then have a break.

 

At 3pm head over to Class Story on Dojo, where I will read the next instalment of our class story to you.

 

Well done for a super day's work!

I will see you all back here tomorrow πŸ‘‹πŸΎ.

Friday 8th January 2021

Home learning.

Good morning Year 4, I hope you have all had a good night's sleep and are ready for the day ahead.

Have you helped with some housework already this morning? Maybe you have made your bed or tidied your toys away in your room ... remember, whatever you do will be a huge help to your parents and if they tell me about it on Monday, you can earn Dojo points.

 

Next question, do you have some paper, a pencil and anything else you need ready?

 

Just before you start, say our school prayer quietly to yourself, it's always a good way to start the day.

 

 

 

English:

Lesson 5.

Before you write an advert for healthy food, it's important to build up some vocabulary that you could use.

Today you will develop a rich understanding of words to do with meals.

Watch the video for lesson 5 below, listen carefully and follow the instructions.

 

Well done, time for a little break now. I wonder if there's enough snow for a snowman? (it's snowing outside my window right now!)

Have a piece of fruit maybe and some water.

Maths:

Today you will be doing a lesson called 'Written Methods'.

This just means that when we can't calculate or multiply in our heads, we need to write our calculations down. You will use methods that you already know, such as partitioning to help you.

Start, as you always do, with a True or False question.

Then, when you start the video, pause it when the first set of questions appear so that you can answer them.

Follow the instructions and answer the questions. 

See all the resources you need below:

Spend some time on one of the websites that you have personal log-ins for or read your book until it's lunch time. 

 

Don't forget to head to CLASS STORY after lunch for music and PE/dance lessons. Have fun! 

Thursday 7th January.

Home learning:

Good morning lovely Year 4!

Have you done your jobs around the house this morning?

If parents tell me you have helped out ... Dojos can be won!!

 

Now,  have you got everything you need for your learning today?

 

Have you said or waved hello to me on Dojo?

πŸ‘

Let's start...

English:

 

This is lesson 4 in our unit on persuasion.

Today, you will be scientists and will learn some scientific vocabulary so that you can describe healthy snacks.

 

As you always do, listen carefully to the teacher's instructions and pause the video anytime you need to.

Handwriting:

 

I would like you to get the spellings I gave you on Monday.

Get a fresh piece of paper and make sure your pencil is nice and sharp.

 

As neatly as you can and in your best joined writing, start writing your spellings (a row or line of each word, just like we do in class).

Pay close attention to your joins and check that you have clear ascenders (b,d,h,k,l,t) and descenders (g,j,p,q,y). Remember that an f is both an ascender and a descender.

Don't forget to show me your beautiful handwriting.

 

Well done, time for a sort break.

Get some fresh air if you can and maybe have some fruit.

Maths:

Today we will be looking at 'efficient multiplication'.

This simply means that you will learn ways to calculate and multiply numbers easily.

You will get to use all the skills and knowledge that you have of times tables, factor pairs, doubling/halving and rounding.

 

Start with a True or False Warm-up.

​​​​​​​Then, follow the instructions on the video and answer the questions.

​​​​​​​All 3 resources are below:

 

Brilliant - well done everyone! It's time for lunch.

 

See you all on Zoom at 1pm.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜

Science:

We are starting a unit on SOUND.

Your first lesson today is 'What is Sound?'

 

There is a short experiment in this lesson, so you will need:

1. A large, heavy, hardback book.

2. A strong elastic band.

3. 2 pens (or 2 pencils, or one of each).

 

​​​​​​​Have fun!

Wow!

That was a busy day! Very well done everyone πŸ‘

Don't forget to share your work with me, I gave out a record number of Dojos yesterday, so keep it up!

 

 Head over to Class Story now, to relax and catch up with Chaya in

 'The girl who stole an elephant'.

 

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Home learning.

Good morning Year 4, 

Today is Wednesday and the Feast of the Epiphany. It's the last day of Christmas time and the day the three wise men arrived to see the new-born baby Jesus.

It was lovely that we could remember this very special time in our prayer together this morning. 

 

Very well done for remembering to say hello to me this morning on Class Dojo πŸ‘ . If you have forgotten, don't worry, just send me a little πŸ‘‹πŸΎ now.

 

Have you tidied your room, made your bed, tidied away after your breakfast and given your parents a hug?

Wonderful, last check to see if you've got everything you need...

Let's start.

English.

Lesson 3

Maths:

 

Factor Pairs.

To warm-up, start with a... True or false?

Now, just like you have done over the last few days, listen carefully, pause the video when you need to and answer the questions below. 

Good luck!

Reading:

I would like you to log into the Read Theory website now (readtheory.org) for some reading before lunch.

You have your log-in details already but let me know if you can't find them.  

 

Time for a well-earned lunch break now! Well done Year 4! 

Don't forget to send your work to me on Dojo if you can πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜

Earlier this morning, I mentioned the Epiphany. Here is some information on The Epiphany, including powerpoints and a reading comprehension  for you to work through...

When you have finished, can you think of a short prayer you might write to celebrate this special feast day of celebration?

Share it with me on Dojo, I'd love to read it.

 

Well done !

Great work again today!

Head over to 'Class Story' on Dojo now for the next instalment of our class novel 'The Girl Who Stole An Elephant'.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Home learning.

Good morning Year Four!

Have you remembered to send a HELLO or a πŸ‘  on Class Story  (Dojo)?

 

Before you start, think! Have you made your bed, tidied your room and helped clean up after breakfast to help your parents/carers out? 

Brilliant, now you're ready to get started!

 

You will need...

A place to work

Pencil or pen

Some paper

 

If you have any questions or issues during the day, don't hesitate to contact me on Dojo, I'm ready to help.

 

English:

Today is lesson 2 of our persuasive unit on HEALTHY EATING.

You will be investigating the suffixes -er and -est in this session.

Follow the lesson and the instructions given. Remember, you can pause the video at any time.

Click on the link below: 

 

 

 

Be sure to have a break now and get some fresh air if you can.

Times tables re-cap:

Yesterday in your Maths lesson, you focused on the x11 and x12 times tables.

Have a go at these two games now, just to re-cap:

Maths:

Today's lesson involves multiplying 3 numbers.

(This is why it's so important to know your times tables really well).

 

To warm-up, start with this True or False activity:

 

 

Now, start the video lesson below.

Just like you did yesterday, quickly pause the video after the teacher says: 

"Let's get ready for today's learning by answering these questions".

 

Have a go at answering the questions on the screen and then re-start the lesson. Remember to listen carefully and pause the video anytime you need to:

Just as you did yesterday, follow the teacher's instructions and answer the questions when asked to:
I will send the answers to your parents later this afternoon!

Well done, you have worked hard this morning! 

Don't forget to post photos of your work on Dojo if you can, 

you all have your own Dojo Portfolio and so can send it there.

 

Now, check if your parents need any help before you have some lunch.

Head to 'Class Story' now on Dojo for a PE/dance session with Miss Owens.

Click on the link and have fun!

 

I hope you enjoyed your PE lesson. Time for a break and a drink of water!

Once you've done all of your work (and recovered from PE), finish your day on your choice of:

Manga high; TT Rockstars; ReadTheory or EDShed.

You have your own personal log-ins for each of them.

Super work today everyone, see you all tomorrow!

 

Home learning for Monday 4th January 2021

 

Good Morning! 

Don't forget to send me a hello or a thumbs up on Dojo this morning between 9am - 9.30am, just so that I can say good morning back to you!

 

Before you start today's activities... check!  Have you got what you need?

1. A place to work.

2. A pencil or pen

3. Some paper to write on.

 

Now, let's start our morning with an English lesson:

This week, at St. Teresa's, it is Healthy Lifestyle week. So, we are going to start a unit of work on HEALTHY FOOD.  This unit is all about persuasive writing, which I know you are very good at from previous learning.

 

Today I would like you to have a look at the following video lesson, which will help you to understand the features of an advertisement.

Listen carefully to the teacher and pause the video any time.

 

 

 

Have a little break now and remember, for our healthy lifestyle, we might choose to have a drink of water and some fruit if you have some.

Maths:

Once again, have you got a pen or pencil and some paper?

 

We are going to carry on with multiplication and division, before Christmas we focused on times tables up to x9.

This morning we will focus on the  x11 and x12 times tables.

 

As a warm up, have a go at 'True or False' below. 

(Do your working out before scrolling down to check your answer!)

Next, take a look at the video lesson below. When you see the part that says 'GET READY', listen carefully and when you hear the teacher say 

"let's get ready for today's learning by answering these questions", quickly pause the video.

On your piece of paper, have a go at answering the questions before pressing the play button on the video again.

Listen carefully to the teaching on the rest of the video and pause it any time you need to:

Now, try out what you have learned by completing Qs 1-4 on the worksheet below. Don't worry, you don't need to print any thing out you can just write down the answers.

 

When you have finished Qs 1 - 4, go back to the video and follow the instructions until the end. Don't forget, you can pause the video any time you need to!

(I will send the answers to your parents on Dojo later so you can check with them how you got on). 

Well done , you have worked really hard!

Try to get some fresh air for a while now.

Wrap up and go for a little walk in your garden, if you have one,

or sit by a window for some fresh air.

 

Spellings:

When a root word ends in d, de or se, then the suffix '-ion' needs to be

'-sion'.

 

Practise writing the spellings out a couple of times. Cover them, try to write without looking, could you remember many of them?

Keep practising ...

Well done everyone !

You have worked really hard, time for some lunch.

After lunch:

Time for some History now. 

Before Christmas, I promised you all that we would start learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.

This afternoon I would like you to go on Espresso. You will have the log-in details on the log-in sheet I sent home in December. If you need it, let me know and I will send it on Dojo.

You will see a number of links on the Egyptians page.

This afternoon, I would like you to explore the River Nile.

 

Watch the short video clip on the River Nile (as many times as you need or would like to), and then answer the questions by clicking on 'more resources/investigating video', which you will find to the right of the video screen.

Click on maps to see where Egypt is located and have a look at a map of the River Nile itself.

Write down any interesting facts that you have learned about the River Nile and send them to me. Have fun!

 

Want to learn more? Click on 'PEOPLE'...

What did you find out? Tell me!

Well done Year 4, you have worked really hard today!

Don't forget to send a picture of any work that you would like to show me. I'm excited to see and hear how how have been getting on today!

 

 

Covid 19 - Year 4 06.11.20

Homework for week beginning Monday 14th December

 

Maths:

 

Some fun Christmas-themed mosaic puzzles, choose your favourite one...

 

 

English:

Reading Comprehension; choose between 2 Christmas themed texts.

Spellings:
Homework for the week beginning Monday 7th December 2020
Maths:
Spellings:

English; Reading Comprehension.

Instructions on how to make a pinwheel:

Homework for the week beginning Monday 30th November.
Spellings:
English: Reading Comprehension.
Homework for week beginning Monday 23rd November
Maths:
Spellings:
English (Reading Comprehension):
Garden visitors
Homework for week beginning Monday 16th November.
Maths:
Spellings:
English; Reading Comprehension:
FOR SALE!
Homework for week beginning 9th November.
Spellings
English, Reading Comprehension
Homework for week beginning 2nd November.
Maths
Spellings
English, Reading Comprehension
Additional activities for children who are at home:
Animals and their habitats:

Tools for learning at home

 

We work hard to support children’s learning outside the classroom and recognise that technology provides an incredible opportunity to support work in class and enable children to develop very important independent skills and habits. 

We have invested in a number of subscription-based online tools that will enable your child to continue learning at home with the aid of a computer, tablet or smartphone. Below are some of the best of these tools. 

 

NOTE: Usernames and passwords were sent home just before October half-term.

Please get in touch if you need these again, I can share them on Class Dojo.

 

English 

Read Theory is a wonderful tool to help children develop their reading skills, with short comprehension based activities and a wealth of topics to learn about. After an initial assessment, your child will be given texts to read appropriate to their reading level. 

Website: www.readtheory.org 

Spelling Shed forms the backbone of our spelling curriculum. There are weekly spelling lists that group spellings so that we can teach the rules that apply to them. Spellings are grouped together and after logging in, a child can play games to practise spelling words at their stage. Simply click on the button in the top right and click ‘Web Game’. Website: www.spellingshed.com

 

Mathematics 

Manga High is a wonderful tool for learning mathematics, fully paid for by FROSTYs. After logging in, children can click the ‘wand’ tool and be given challenges and games that suit their needs. Going for ‘gold medals’ is the highest you can achieve (although be warned: this takes perseverance and effort!) You can also search for areas that you need to improve on and play brilliant games that support your learning! (NOTE: our school code is 68218) 

Website: www.mangahigh.com 

 

Times Tables Rock Stars is all the rage at St. Teresa’s at the moment. Choosing your ‘rock’ avatar and then playing a series of games to practise times tables against the clock and other opponents really sharpens your skills. Don’t worry about having them written in front of you while you work. This will only help embed them. We want children to know times tables by memory, without having to work them out. This game really works! Website: www.ttrockstars.com


 

General curriculum resources 

Espresso really is one of the best digital resources we have in school. It has a wealth of videos, quizzes, activities, worksheets etc. on it and can be accessed at home. Start a module about the solar system! Or find out about the Tudor times! You have access to an amazing number of subjects and activities at the click of a button. 

Website: online.espresso.co.uk 

 

Sacramental Programme - Year 4

September 2020

 

Welcome to the Year 4 webpage!

Please see the letter below, it gives some details on what we have enjoyed in class over the the last week and curriculum coverage for the rest of the half-term. 

I look forward to speaking to you all on the phone over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo.

 

Kind regards, 

​​​​​​​Mrs Dagens

 

 

Curriculum letter September 2020

Times Tables - practise, practise, practise...

English/Science homework: week beginning 19th October 2020

Reading comprehension

Statutory spelling list for Y3/Y4

Week beginning 19th October, please learn the first column this week and over half term.

Project Homework

Week beginning Monday 12th October

Spellings Homework

Week beginning Monday 12th October

Project homework

Week beginning Monday 5th October

Spellings homework

Week beginning Monday 5th October 2020

Project Homework

Week beginning Monday 28th September 2020

Spellings homework

Week beginning 28th September 2020

Spellings homework.

Week beginning 21st September.

Project homework

Week beginning 21st September.

Maths Homework (ongoing: until Autumn half-term).

Start working through the Y3 booklet for revision, just a page or so each week. There is an answer booklet included so that the children can check and mark their answers after each page. Please share the work with me on Class Dojo. I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Once the Y3 revision task is complete the children can begin working on the Y4 booklet afterwards.

SPELLINGS

Please see the list of spellings that begin with the suffix -in.

These are the spellings for this week. You will also see an activity to complete, where some of the letters are omitted. This lesson will be completed in class early this week so the children will become familiar with the words.

Project

The Year 4 children have been discussing our planet, including how we should look after our environment, and all creatures that live on it. 

This project, which will last all half-term, invites the children to choose a wild animal of their choice to research. Every Monday there will be a new task to complete. See Week One below:

Work for week beginning 13th July

White Rose Videos

English

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Work for week beginning 6th July

White Rose Maths Videos

In English, we will be completing our diary writing

These are some additional curriculum activities, but PLEASE do not feel under pressure to complete them. Focus on Maths and English, and do WHAT you can WHEN you can. 

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Work for week beginning 29th June

White Rose Maths Videos (Please watch before attempting worksheets)

In English, we are starting a 2 week unit on diary writing

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Work for week beginning 22nd June

White Rose Maths Videos (please watch before trying worksheets)

In English, we are in our second week of poetry

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Work for week beginning 15th June

In Maths, we are following the White Rose Scheme. Please watch the video before attempting the worksheets.

White Rose Daily Video Links

 

In English, we are starting a 2 week unit on poetry. This week, the focus is on reading skills, and identifying the features of a poem.

CBBC Newsround is a great tool to use in informing your child of what is happening in our world. They explain the news in a child-friendly way and have many videos related to BLM. Why not write up a report on a news announcement.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround 
Hi All,

I hope you have all managed to take a rest over what would have been our usual 2 weeks holidays from school.

As the world stands up and speaks out for social justice through the movement of Black Lives Matter, I know that a lot of us have been educating ourselves on what the movement represents and have been searching for the best ways to educate the minds of the little ones we influence.

Some people may have; actively taken part in the movement; listened to related podcasts; read up on the news; spoke to family and friends about their experiences related; watched programmes/documentaries etc.

There is always more you can be learning and more you can be understanding about the events/feelings/history of racism.

I have been researching some relevant activities/reading resources related to racism and Black Lives Matter in the hope that, as a class, we can do our bit and stand for what is right.

I will be posting these activities on class Dojo and our school website. Please feel free to share any useful resources you may have come across and I will share.

We are all in this together!

Miss Brien

Hi all,

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.

 

 

Manchester Be Template

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: 

1) Characterisation 

2) Setting 

3) Plot/narrative 

4) Dialogue (speech)

5) Theme 

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 *

 

 

 

Children's Creative Writing Course #1/6 - Characterisation

By R.A. Powell - Children's Author https://www.robertpowell-author.com Online Children's Creative Writing Course during Covid-19 (25/03/20 -29/4/20) STREAMED...

Week Beg Monday 11th May 2020 

Just a reminder of the letter sent home at the beginning of lockdown. Please get in contact via Dojo if you would like a reminder of any details on the letter as it contained a variety of websites and logins to support home learning. 

 

VE Day Comprehension 7/05/20

Year 4 Summer English Booklet - Week Beginning Monday 4th May 2020

English Week Beg Monday 27th April 2020 - A lovely time capsule idea for your future self :)

A meaningful piece of writing ... Write a letter to an elderly person in our community.

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 :) 

FUN GAME ALERT!!! Loop cards :) I know we haven't got a full class at home, but print these cards out and see if you can make a long trail by ordering them. Why not try and make your own!

Subtracting Fractions

Introducing fraction subtraction using models. Then... same problem done using standard mathematics, proving we ONLY do subtraction on the NUMERATORS. 0:52 e...

Adding Fractions (common denominator) Watch up to 1 minute 11 seconds

NEW: After watching the film, try this Kahoot! https://create.kahoot.it/share/adding-fractions-with-common-denominators/a43ee0b7-557c-44a6-93e2-e525dcec42af ...

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.

 

Egg Experiments :)

Year 4 French Links

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 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=equivalent%20fractions

Year 4 Trip to Chester

SWIMMING LESSONS 11.11.19

SWIMMING LESSONS - HELPERS

Yr4 Chester Trip 09.05.19

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Achievements

 

Thanks to all who attended the welcome meeting. Here is the Powerpoint with all relevant information.

SWIMMING LESSONS SEPT 2018

 

 

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