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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.

 

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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