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WELCOME TO YEAR 4

SUMMER TERM 2020

Home Learning

General documents

Monday 13th July 

Maths

This week's maths is focused upon Symmetry. The worksheets can be found in this weeks document section. Please also continue to use apps or websites such as Hit the Button and Daily 10 to practise your times tables and division facts as well as mental addition and subtraction.

English/PSE

As this would have been your last week in Year 4, I would like you to reflect back on your year and complete your 'Personal Report' which we usually complete in school as part of your end of year school report. I would like you complete the personal report sheet which asks you to think about something you have enjoyed during Year 4, something you have done well in Year 4 and something you would like to improve next year. This will form the main part of our Zoom calls this week as we reflect back on Year 4.  

Science 

We have now completed all of the science topics for the school year. Well done for working so hard in science I hope you have enjoyed all of the topics that we have covered. Below is a website with lots of exciting science experiments and challenges for you to complete this week and during the summer holidays. Enjoysmiley

https://www.science-sparks.com/summer-science-challenges/

We have also set you some 2Dos on Purplemash and attached a Summer holiday challenge in the documents section. smiley

 

                               Document list Week Beginning 13th July

Week Beginning Monday 6th July

Maths

Maths this week is focused upon shapes and angles. The White Rose video links can be found in the document list below with the worksheets and answer sheets. 

English

For this week's English, I would like you to produce a piece of writing of your choice. It could be anything! A poem, a story, a newspaper report, a set of instructions, a match report, a letter or a report about a favourite subject, interest or hobbie or a diary. Absolutley anything. It can be fiction or non fiction it is completely up to you. All I ask is that it is your very best writing and shows off your writing as the best it can be. I will ask you about your writing on this week's Zoom call where you maybe able to read an extract out.  

Topic

This week’s topic work is focused upon explorers from History. Each of the suggested explorers below have made important discoveries of new places around the world many years ago. There are a range of activities about these explorers on Purple Mash, but of course please feel free to learn about these explorers in the way which best suits you. I would like you to be able to explain at least one of these explorers most famous discoveries, journeys or achievements.

Christopher Columbus – Navigator and Explorer

Sir Francis Drake – English Naval Officer – A possible question to answer – Was Sir Francis Drake a hero or a villain?

Vasco De Gama – Portuguese Explorer

Bartolomeu Dias – Portuguese Explorer

Marco Polo – Italian merchant, explorer and writer

I hope you enjoy this week’s learning about explorers from history.

Science 

You have been employed by someone who is struggling to achieve a healthy lifestyle. You must help them come up with a plan to change their ways and become healthier. Currently, they eat lots of fast food, only drink sugary, fizzy drinks and do not do any exercise at all. After school, they play on their XBox and eat sweets in their bedroom and only stop when it is time for their take away tea, which is usually pizza , fish and chips or McDonalds. They don't eat fruit or vegetables and only get about 5 hours of sleep a night as they are too busy on their XBox. They feel tired and sluggish all of the time so they don't feel like getting a shower or doing any exercise. They have been falling asleep in school and finding it hard to concentrate in lessons. Their parents and teachers are really worried about them. What advice would you give to them ? Can you create a letter or leaflet explaining what a healthy lifestyle is and how they can become a healthier person? 

PSHE

Our new value for July is Pride. Over the next week I would like you to think about all of your achievements which have made you proud. I‘m sure you will have a wide range of different achievements which have made you proud and we will discuss some of these on our Zoom call this week.

 

Documents list 6th July

Week Beginning Monday 29th June

Maths

This week's Maths focus is statistics and using graphs. The White Rose lessons and videos can be found in the documents section below.  A range of interactive Data Handling activities can be found at the following link - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=28 - which you can use to help you improve your understanding of using graphs, statistics and data. 

English

English this week is focused upon writing and adventure story. The first two lessons focus on reading adventure stories while the third lesson is based upon key features of adventure stories before writing your own composition in lesson 5. The lessons can be found below.

Lesson 1 -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-b205d1

Lesson 2 -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-781966

Lesson 3 -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition

Spelling

There aren't any new class spellings being set this week as I would like you to work on the Year 3/4 National Curriculum spellings which can be found in the in the general documents towards the top of this page. See how many you know and make a note of the ones you need to keep practising. 

Topic

Funzing Kids | Become a Space Explorer For The Day - Funzing

Following on from our work on polar explorers last week, this week's focus is upon space explorers! You can decide the space explorers that you want to research but here are some suggestions.

Neil Armstrong -  The first man to walk on the moon. You could research all about his life as an astronaut and the space mission which saw the first men walk on the moon. I have set a number of activities all about Neil Armstrong on Purple Mash if you choose to learn about Neil Armstrong. 

Valentina Tereshkova - The first woman in space.

Mae Jemison - The first black women to go into space. 

Yuri Gagarin - The first man in space.

Tim Peake - The first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.

I look forward to hearing all about your learning on next week's Zoom calls. 

Science  

Keeping your body clean and tidy is another important part of a healthy lifestyle. Look at the powerpoint below about personal hygiene and discuss it with a grown up, then complete the sheet all about hygiene. 

RE 

This week you will be exploring how people navigate around a bible. You will need an actual bible, but don't worry if you don't have one as you access one online too. www.biblehub.com 

Follow the powerpoint below and then complete one of the activity sheets. 

 

PSE 

This is the final week that we are looking at the value 'Independence'. Have you become more independent during the month of June? What can you now do for yourself that you could not do last month? Maybe you could share this with Mr Roberts during your zoom call this week. 

We have put some more 2Do's on purplemash too. Have a great week smiley

Documents list for Week beginning 29th June

Week Beginning Monday 22nd June

Maths

This week's Maths is focused upon Money. This is the part of Year 4 Maths Curriculum which you will use the most throughout the rest of your life. Understanding prices, money, offers, discounts, budgets and much more will be an integral part of your life as you grow up. 

There are lots of practical activities you can do to learn about money.

Birthday Party - For this activity, you have to purchase the items you want for your birthday party with a budget of £25. You need to take into account any deals you may get as you can buy items from two differnt shops so you will need to compare prices. Good Luck!

Shop - You can create a shop at home, creating a list of prices and offers of your products. You can then ask people what they want to purchase and create bills for them. Your shop can have any theme or product like. 

Fantasy Football  - In the documents list is an Excel Spreadsheet with lists of Premier League players and their prices. There are separate tabs for each position. You have a budget of £80 to pick your team of 11 players. You need to have 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 4 midfields and 2 attackers. You can have a maximum of 3 players from 1 team. I will look forward to to hearing about your teams on our next Zoom call. 

The usual White Rose worksheets and video links can be found in the document list below, which is also based upon money.

English

This week's English is based upon writing a setting description. The lessons from the Oak National Academy can be found below. 

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-781966

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition

Topic

You are going to begin your 'Explorers Topic' by researching Polar Explorers. These are people who have explored the Arctic and Antarctic. Can you find out who the first people were to reach the North and South Poles? What challenges did they face? You are then going to choose the famous Polar Explorer that you are most interested in and choose your own way of presenting what you have learnt about them. You may choose to write a non-chronological report, make a Powerpoint presentation or come up with your own way to present what you have learnt about this person or their journey to your family. When researching the person or their journey, record your findings in note form. Then write it in your own words, making it as exciting to the reader as you can. 

I have set a number of activities on Purplemash about Polar Explorers that you may wish to complete. 

 

Science 

This week we are looking at the importance of sleep. Sleep is really important in keeping us physically and mentally healthy. When we sleep, our bodies and minds have the time to rest, recover and process all the things which have happened to us during the day. When we’re young, our bodies are growing and changing quickly, so we need even more sleep than adults to be able to cope with everything that’s happening. Watch the following videos about sleep and then come up with 10 top tips to help someone who is struggling to sleep.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-sleep

 

RE

This week we look at how stories are used in the bible to teach lessons.  Watch the following video of one of Jesus' parables.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGZZypZ2VZ4

What lesson is this parable teaching us?

 

Computing 

I would like you to investigate the different ways in which you can communicate online by exploring the website below. Then think about the online safety rules about communicating online. Make a poster all about communicating online safely. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f

We have also set some 2Do's on purplemash for you complete if you wish. Take care and have a good weeksmiley

Documents List Week beginning Monday 22nd June

 

Week Beginning 15th June

Maths

Decimals - This week's work is focused upon writing, comparing, ordering and rounding decimals. The video links and worksheets can be found in this week's document list and or alternatively the webpage can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Mental Maths - This week I would also like you to practise your mental maths using any method which you enjoy. This could be using a computer or tablet on websites such as Hit the Button or Daily 10 or it can be done by answering quickfire questions asked by another person. You can practice mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the aim of being able to complete simpler sums efficiently in your head. 

English

This week's English lessons are focused upon Instructions. There are five lessons for which the links can be found below. Instructions requires a very specific style of writing which is quite different to some of the writing we've done over recent weeks. 

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval

Lesson 2 -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-language

Lesson 3 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-features-of-a-text-0a55e8

Lesson 4 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-adverbials

Lesson 5 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/write-a-set-of-instructions

 

Spelling

As well as your class spellings which can be found with last week's work, there is a selection of activities for you to complete around homophones (words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings) in the documents list below. You can also access a selection of online games here - https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/homophones-games.html

NOTE: 'Homephones Sheet 2' has 55 pages and we are not suggesting that they should all be completed. They are simply there for ideas and to be used as and when required, and to provide a wide range of examples of different homophones.  

 

Topic

To finish off our topic on the Egyptians, this week will be focused upon what remains of the Ancient Egyptians.

What remains of the Ancient Egyptians?

I would like to you to begin by watching the following video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zr7qy9q/ - and then answer the following questions by researching using the internet or books or encyclopaedias. 

How do we know so much about the Ancient Egyptians?

What is there around the world that still exists from Ancient Egypt? Where can these things be found?

How much of an impact do you think Ancient Egypt had on our modern way of life? 

Resources which may help you can be found here:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools/ages-7-11/ancient-egypt

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/games/discover-ancient-egypt/

 

Science 

This week we are looking at the importance of exercise. Look at the exercise powerpoint below and discuss it with a grown up. Then make a poster about exercise. Think about the following questions when making your poster. 

Why is exercise so important? How often should you exercise? Can everyone exercise? What happens to your body when you exercise? 

 

RE 

This week we are looking at how Christians use the Bible. Look at the powerpoint below (named lesson presentation)  and then plan a bible study survival pack using the template in the documents section. 

 

PSE - Independence 

How many of you do chores around the house to help your parents? Doing jobs or chores around the house will help you become more independent. Look at the age appropriate chores document below and see if you are already doing any of the chores. If not could you start doing some of them? 

Computing 

This week we are looking at Animation. Watch the video on purplemash 2Animate to recap on the programme and then make a short animation on a subject of your choosing. I have set it as a 2Do for you. 

We have also set some 2Do's on purple mash for you to complete too. Have a great week smiley 

Document List Week Beginning 15th June


Week Beginning 8th June

Maths

Maths this week is focused on decimals and dividing them by 10 and 100. The video links and worksheets for the lessons can be found in this week's documents section below. Alternativley, the links to videos can be found here - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/.  

I will also be setting a multiplication challenge on Purple Mash so I can see how you are progressing with your times tables. This will be a random selection of all times tables upto 12 x 12. 

English

This week's English is all based around persuasion and how you can use different styles of writing and speaking to persuade others. 

I would like you to:

  • Create a persuasive advert poster. This could be to advertise anything you wanted. It could be your favourite film, your favourite food, your favourite game, your favourite holiday or any other ideas you may have or something you have invented yourself. A succesful advert will clearly explain how what you are advertising will make the readers life better.  
  • Create a TV/Radio Advert. When you have created your poster, you can try to create an advert for TV or Radio. This will mean creating and learning a script full of persuasive language and then performing it. You could record with a device which can record video or sound and then rewatch it yourself and perfect it until it is the very best you can do. However, remember that the key objective is to advertise your product succesfully and effectively. You can watch a range of television adverts to give you ideas before you start. 

Also included in the documents section is a Talk for Writing booklet for you to work through called 'Impossibly Possible.' It can be worked through at your own pace. 

Spelling

New spellings can be found in this week's document section. Also use the Year 3 and 4 Spelling list found near the top of this page to test all the National Curriculum spellings learnt over the last two years.

Topic 

Useful link with learning videos on about Ancient Egypt: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Egyptian Gods

Egyptian Gods

 

You can learn all about the Gods on the bbc website -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/z4m8pg8 and you can read about the Egyptian Gods, create your own and complete the colouring sheets. 

SCIENCE 

Following on from the work you did last week on the main food groups and needing a varied and balanced diet to have a healthy lifestyle. Analyse the menu choices in this weeks documents, and decide whether each menu is a balanced diet or not? Which one do you think is the most/least healthy ? Why do you think this?  Don't forget to refer to the eatwell plate below. 

PSE -Independence

Our new value for June is Independence. Independence can be defined as 'The state of wanting or being able to do things for
yourself and make your own decisions, without help or influence from other people.' 
 Ever since we haven't been in school together, you will have shown a huge amount of independence when learning at home. I would like you this week to consider how independent you are and what could you do to make yourself even more independent at home. Which tasks around the home are you able to complete independently? Which tasks could you do at home independently? How organised are you without the help of adults?

I would like you to come up with a couple of ideas of how you could become more independent. 

PE

I'm sure that over the recent weeks and months you have been able to get lots of exercise as the weather has been so fantastic, however its vitally important to keep active even if we aren't able to spend as much time outside. You could spend time creating a dance routine or a home workout in order to keep fit. You could pretend you are leading your own class or workout. 

RE  

This week we are looking at how the bible is organised and who wrote it? 

The Bible is not just one book, but an entire library, with stories, songs, poetry, letters and history. Can you find out how many main sections it has? Can you name any of the authors? When were the 2 main sections written? Do you know any stories from the bible?

Computing 

This week we are looking at The World Wide Web'. Many people think that the internet and the world wide web are the same thing. While they are closely linked, they are very different systems. You learnt last week that the internet is a huge network of computers all connected together. The world wide web (‘www’ or ‘web’ for short) is a collection of webpages found on this network of computers. Your web browser uses the internet to access the web. Watch the video below and read the information to find out more. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/z2nbgk7

We have also added some more Logo challenges on Purplemash too. 

 

Documents for Week Beginning 8th June

Week Beginning 1st June

Maths

Maths this week is focused upon fractions, including adding. subtracting and finding quantities of fractions. The White Rose video links and worksheets can be found in this weeks documents sections or the videos can be found here - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/.  For adding and subtracting fractions, remember that the denominators MUST be the same and and you only add or subtract the numerators and not the denominators. When finding quantities of fractions, remember the rhyme 'Divide by the bottom, Times by the top'

English

Character Description  - Please complete the Character Description lessons from the Oak National Academy. They can be found at the following link - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/english#subjects - by scrolling down to the section entitled Character Description. Alternativley, the links to the individual lessons can be found below.

Lesson 1 - Reading Comprehension (Fact Retrieval) -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-reading-comprehenison-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk6-1

Lesson 2 -  Reading Comprehension (Inference) - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-reading-comprehenison-inference-year-4-wk6-2

Lesson 3 - Identifying Features of a Text - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk6-3

Lesson 4 -  SPAG - Subordinating Clauses - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-spag-focus-subordinate-clauses-year-4-wk6-4

Lesson 5 - Writing a Character Description - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-write-a-character-description-year-4-wk6-5

Reading - This week there is a Guided Reading comprehension sheet to complete based upon a fictional Champions League Final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich. There are comprehension and find and retrieve questions for you to complete. Please read the whole report before starting the questions. Ideally, it would be great if you can read the sheet aloud with an adult (taking turns if required) before attempting to answer the questions. 

Spelling - During this week, you should test yourself on the most recent spellings set for you during the Week Beginning 11th May. Please test yourself on at least 10 of the spellings. I would also like you to create an acrostic poem for some of your spellings to help you remember them. For example, for the word 'because' you could use: 

Big

Elephants 

Can

Always

Understand

Small 

Elephants

Please try to ensure that they make sense as this is crucial to you remembering them!

Topic

The River Nile

The River Nile is famous for being the world's longest river, but it played a vitally important part in the success of the Ancient Egyptian empire. There is a PowerPoint for you to read as well as a list of websites below to help you learn about the River Nile. There is a mindmap worksheet for you to complete to share what you have found. 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/nile-river-facts/

https://www.historyforkids.net/river-nile.html

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/geography_nile_river.php

Science 

We are looking at 'health and nutrition'this half term. The human body needs food for energy, to keep warm, and for growth and repair. We need many nutrients on a daily basis in order to stay healthy. The three main nutrient groups in food are carbohydrates, protein and fats. We also need minerals and vitamins. Look at the eatwell food plate below, watch the following video clip and then create a poster all about the main food groups.   

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztr3cdm#:~:text=The%20human%20body%20needs%20food,also%20need%20minerals%20and%20vitamins.

 

RE  

This half term we are looking at stories about journeys from the bible . But what is the bible? Watch this clip to find out.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z24wmp3

 

 PSE -  This week I would like you to think about the things that make you happy.smiley We are all very different and what makes one peron happy, could make another person sad, so this is completely personal to you. Your 'happy things' could be a person, place, film, book, song, memory, something that has been said to you, an activity or anything else you can think of. Write down all of these things on small pieces of paper, and then put them in a jar or box,  you could decorate the jar/box too. When you are feeling sad you can go to your jar and cheer yourself up by reading your notes. We can make one in school when we all come back together aswell. 

Computing  

This half term we are looking at computer networks. The global computer network called the internet is part of our everyday lives at home and at school. It is made up of millions of computers all over the world that are digitally connected to each other by cable, fibre or wireless links. You can use the internet to browse websites, communicate with people, download pictures and videos, listen to music or do lots of other amazing things.

But have you ever wondered how the internet works? Watch the video clip below to  find out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/z3tbgk7

If you have not yet finished the activities on logo on purplemash you can continue with those too. 

 

Document list Week Beginning 1st june

Week Beginning 25th May 

We hope you all continue to stay safe and well at home and that you and your families had a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you would like some activities to keep you busy during half term,  please take a look below.

English  - Alphabet challenge

Can you think of a noun, verb, adjective and adverb for every letter in the alphabet? You could record your answers on a sheet like the one below.  You could then write some sentences . 

For example The angry ant ambled anxiously around the arena. The bashful bear bounced bravely across the beam. 

Maths - Can you complete these maths challenges? 

 

 

Topic - Pyramids -We would like you to learn all about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt!

Please find at the top of the page a saved document with information about the pyramids. You could use books/internet to help you with your learning too. 

Can you research...

  • Why they were made? 
  • Where they were made?
  • How they were made? 

Activities

  • First watch the 5 clips about the making of the pyrmaids- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z849wmn. Then write a letter (pretending that you're Nacht) back to your family about your first days working on the construction in Giza.
  • Make you own pyramid- there is a template at the top of the page that you may want to use. 

 

PE  

Try this fitness challenge. Can you do 3- 5 each day? 

Art

Can you create a piece of art using natural materials? See what you can find outside or around your home.

 

Computing- Work through the Logo activities on purplemash. 

 

Week Beginning Monday 18th May

Maths

This week's maths is based around recognising tenths and hundreths and equivalent fractions. The videos for the week can be found here - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  -  and the corresponding worksheets and answer sheets can be found in this weeks documents section below. 

Please also continue practising your times tables and divides up to 12 x 12 as well as other mental maths activities that you can find on Daily 10 such as Digit Values, Partitioning and Doubles and Halves and Fractions. The link to the Daily 10 can be found here - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Maths/PE  - Recap on fractions and decimals by singing and dancing along to the following video.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-decimals-fractions-with-naomi-wilkinson/zf2gt39

 

English 

This week's English is based upon persuasive writing which will culminate in you writing a persuasive rap. The lessons can be found on this page - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/english#subjects - when you click on the link please scroll down to the section titled ' Genre Focus - Persuasive Writing'. Please complete the lessons in order. 

Alternatively, the individual lessons can be accessed at the links below. 

Lesson 1 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk4-1

Lesson 2 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-summary-year-4-wk4-2

Lesson 3 -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk4-3

Lesson 4 -  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-spag-focus-imperative-and-modal-verbs-year-4-wk4-4

Lesson 5 - https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-write-a-persuasive-rap-year-4-wk4-5

Topic

How to Make a Mummy! | National Geographic KidsMummification and the Afterlife

This week's topic work is based upon mummification and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt. The below links are videos which will tell you more about each of these things. 

Ideas

  • Create a poster/factfile/powerpoint all about mummifcation and or the afterlife.
  • Write a set of instructions on how to mummify a body (you could you even try to write them using hieroglyphics for an extra challenge!) Then you could use these to create an instructional video.
  • Dress up as a mummy! (please ensure you do this safely and with the permission of an adult)
  • You can create a quiz to test out your family on their knowledge of muummification and the afterlife!

Mummification links

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egyptian_mummies.php

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-mummification-in-ancient-egypt/zdcrkmn

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/how-to-make-a-mummy/

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egyptian-mummies.html

Afterlife links

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egyptian-afterlife.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-the-afterlife-in-ancient-egypt/zvphf4j

 

Science 

This week I would like you to think about teeth. Your teeth are a very important part of the digestive system because you use them to bite and chew your food. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, and it can cause lots of problems for your teeth. I would like you to investigate which liquids cause the most tooth decay. Click on the video link below to watch the experiment and then access the sheet below to plan and carry out your experiment. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYQ7ZIG7wQk

PSE

As you know May's value is 'Self -Belief'. Have you done anything you are proud of lately? You may have learnt a new skill. You may have achieved something really difficult. You may have been brave. On purplemash in the sharing section at the top of the page, click on shared blogs, then on the self-belief blog and share your proud moment with your class friends. Lots of children have already commented. 

Music 

This week we would like you to complete lessons 1 and 2 of the Oak acadamy music lessons on 'Pulse and Creating rhythmic patterns'. Click on the link below to get started. They are really good fun!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/pulse-year-4-wk1-5

Computing 

 We are looking at programming in computing sessions. We are using the program Logo on purplemash. I have set you some 2Do's to work through.  

Purplemash- We have also set lots of 2Dos on Purple mash for you to complete. Have a good week :)

Documents for Week Beginning Monday 18th May

 

 

Week Beginning Monday 11th May

Maths

This week's maths work is with White Rose, however there is a different way to access it this week. The video links to the work are found in the documents section for this week, where you will also find the worksheets for each lesson and the corresponding answer sheets should they be required. 

English

This week, please follow the Oak National Academy lessons which focus upon News Reports. We haven't  looked at News Reports together in class this year however all the reading of First News we've done in class should help you to be familiar with the style of News Reports. The link to the lessons can be found here - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/english#subjects.  

Spelling

New spelling sheets are also available in the documents section below, which can be tested on Friday 5th June.  If you haven't already done so, please test yourself on a random selection of 10 of your previous spellings and continue to learn and practise any of the tougher spellings from the previous set.  

Topic

PharaohsTutankhamun—facts and information

We would like you to learn all about the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, particularly focusing on Tutankhamun.

Questions for you to research and investigate:

- What is a Pharaoh? What did they do? Where did they live? What powers did that have? 

- Famous Pharaohs? 

- Who was Tutankhamun?

- Who was Howard Carter and how is he linked to Tutankhamun.

You could write a diary entry from the perspective from Howard Carter? Or create a news report or TV report all about Howard Carter's discovery? 

Science 

This week I would like you to look at food chains. Food chains show how plants and animals get their energy/food. This simple food chain below shows a leaf is eaten by a worm, which is then eaten by a bird. (The arrow means is eaten by)  Watch the video to find out about food chains https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zhjxt39 

Then complete the quiz at the bottom and finally have a go at drawing some of your own food chains. 

 

RE- Buddhism

I would like you to research the Buddhism religion. Below is a link to get you started. When you have completed your research you could display your knowledge on a poster. Here are some questions to think about:

When did the Buddhism religion begin?

Where did it start?

What are the main beliefs? 

What is the holy book called?

Where do Buddhists worship? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv

 

We have also set you some 2Dos on Purple Mash to keep you busy too. 

Have a good week! 

Document List for Week Beginning 11th May

Week Beginning Monday 4th May

Maths

This week, the White Rose maths for this week is based upon Multiplication and Division. During the year we have spent a lot of time on written multiplication especially so some elements of these lessons will revise what we have done already this year. Multiplication and Division are a very important aspect of the Year 4 maths curriculum and mastering these written methods is important. 

The link to this work can be found here -  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

A worksheet including Multiplication and Division problems can be found in this weeks documents section below. This can be used to create and inspire some of your own questions and problems to solve.

Please remember to keep practising your times tables and division facts as regularly as you can.

English

Story writing - This week's English is focused upon writing a story. Your story can be based on anything which interests you. Activities to help you plan your story are provided in this week's document list below and are ordered for you to work through. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn - This link has a selection videos to help you to plan and write your story which focus on important aspects of story writing such as how to structure a story, what is a setting and how to invent a character. These videos, along with the Story Mountain and Storyboard will help you to plan your story before you write it.  We have used the Story Mountain planning sheet and the Storyboard sheet in class this year and these will help to structure your story before you write it. 

 

Topic

Discover Ancient Egypt

Our new topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. New tasks, activities and research topics based upon the Ancient Egyptian civilisation will be put on the website each week for you to work through. 

This weeks activities are:

1. Where is Egypt? 

Please research where Egypt is in the world and locate it on a map of the world. Please find out about the climate, the size of the country and any other geographical facts which interest you. 

2. Hieroglyphics

Please create a poster or factfile explaining what Hieroglyhpics are and why there we so important in Ancient Egypt.

Science

This week we are looking at the three parts to digestion in humans;

  1. Breaking food down into smaller and smaller pieces
  2. Absorbing the things our bodies need
  3. Getting rid of the waste our bodies can’t use

Watch the following video, then read the information on the screen and complete the quiz at the end of the page. After this, watch the second video clip and complete the 2Do on purple mash. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv9qhyc/articles/z74rqp3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX34MoaLmzE

 

RE/PSE

On Friday 8th May, the 75th anniversary of VE day will take place, but what is VE day and why is it celebrated? Read the information sheet about VE Day and answer the comprehension questions. There are 3 different levels in the document. The first one (*) is the easiest with the final one (***) being the most difficult. Choose the one you feel most comfortable with, the answers are included so you can check your work afterwards. I have also included some VE day resources you may want to use.  

PURPLE MASH 

We have set lots of 2Dos to keep you busy too, but don't worry if you don't get to complete them all.

 

Documents for Week beginning 4th May

Week Beginning Monday 27th April

Maths

This week, our Maths focus is decimals. Please follow the lessons and worksheets from White Rose - Year 4 Summer Week 2. This is focused upon the different aspects of Maths around using decimals. 

This work can be found at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ under Summer Week 2 (w/b 27th April)

A 2do has also been set on Purple Mash for the Multiplication assessment for you to complete. It can be completed as many times as you like until Friday. Try to get the best score you can!

English and SPAG

For this week's English work, I would like you to work through the poetry lessons from the Oak National Academy. These lessons include reading comprehensions, grammar lessons and poetry writing and there are videos which help you through these lessons and quizzes to assess prior knowledge. 

The lessons for this can be found at this link - https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/english/#subjects

Also, please continue to use the Literacy Company writing sheet from last week to continue your own independent writing.

Topic

This week's topic is a revision of what we learnt during our Map Skills topic around our visit to Tattenhall. Please can you work through the Mapzone section of the Ordnance Survey website (found here: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

 

Science/values

Your curiosity questions this week are linked to our science topic on the digestive system.

1. Why do we go to the toilet?

2. What are the main parts of the digestive sytstem?

3. Why does my tummy rumble?  

You could make a poster or a powerpoint to present your findings. 

 

Art and Design

This week's challenge is to create a self-portrait of yourself. There is a BBC Teach video which can help you. You can use any resources which you have at home and be as imaginative as you can! We can't wait to see them!

The video can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-draw-a-portrait/zk28qp3

Computing

Recap on your programming skills by working through the activities on 2Code on purplemash. Can you do any of the Gibbon tasks? 

 

Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Maths

There are two focuses in Maths this week. Sequences and Negative numbers

Sequences - Please describe and extend a range of sequences where you count both forwards and backwards. The sequences can include whole numbers, fraction and decimals and can include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division steps. Example worksheets have been included in the documents section below.  A good practical example where you can recognise sequences is using non-digital kitchen scales to measure different objects or items where identifying the value of each mark on the scales requires the ability to recognise and identify the sequence used. 

Negative Numbers - I would like you to revise finding the difference using negative numbers and order negative numbers using a number line. Example worksheets are provided in the documents section below including real life problems using negative numbers.

English

As part of English this week, I would like you to complete activities from the document below provided by the Literacy Company. There are a range of different writing activities for you to complete (not all this week!) They provide a creative stimulus and questions to help you with ideas.  The document can be found in the documents section below entitled 'Literacy Company - Year 4 Writing'

Grammar and Punctuation

Fronted Adverbials - Fronted adverbials have been a huge part of our writing and grammar and punctuation during Year 4.  They help to describe when, where or how something is happening. It it important that you continue to revise using them to begin sentences and paragraphs and use different types of fronted adverbial including one word fronted adverbials as well as longer fronted adverbials. Please ensure that you practise using these within your writing or in seperate sentence related activites. Worksheets have been included in the document section below. 

Spelling

In the document list below, I have added new sets of spellings for each group. As we learn our spellings over a three week period, I have put a suggested 'test' date of Thursday 7th May. 

Topic

As we come to the conclusion of our France topic, could you please continue to learn some basic French phrases and revise those which you have learnt in school. We are still searching for a suitable online resource to assist, however the free app called 'Duolingo' is a useful resource for learning a language. 

Science

Our new topic in science is humans. This week I would like you to investigate teeth. I have attached a powerpoint and a recording sheet to use or you can research yourself using the Internet. Think about, how many sets of teeth humans have in their lifetime? How many types of teeth do humans have? What are the different teeth used for? 

RE/PSHE

Your curiosity questions for this week....

1. Why is the sky blue?

2. Why do we hiccup?

3. Why do leaves change colour?

Week Beginning Monday 20th April Documents

Science lesson documents -Endangered animals

Easter week 2 - Week beginning 13th April

We hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend with your families. We miss you all very much and can't wait to see you again when we are all back in school together. Keep working hard and enjoy the lovely sunshine too! smiley 

Maths

This week's focus is decimals. Please access the web page below, select Week 1 and do one lesson per day (the first one is 'recognising tenths and hundreths) . For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carryng out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done.

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

 

English- Performance poetry

This week we would like you to read a range of poems in books you may have at home or search for them online. Then choose one of your favourite poems and learn it off by heart.  Next, practice performing it and then perform it to your family. You could then write it out in your beautiful joined up handwriting and decorate it. You could even get someone to video it for you and watch it back. 

 

Science 

This week we are looking at changes in the environemt that affect living things, in particular animals. Look at the powerpoint above with an adult and then research one endangered animal by looking in books or on the Internet. ( Chester zoo have some great resources on their website in the learning section)  Draw a picture of the animal, describe the animal’s habitat and explain what changes to the environment have made the animal an endangered species. Finally, suggest what can be done to save the animal from extinction. I have attached a sheet to record on, but feel free to do your own if you prefer. 

 

PSHE-Values 

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Over the next few weeks we will post some questions for you to research the answer to. Choose one from the list below or if you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may do so!

Question 1: Why do my eyes close when I sneeze? 

Question 2:  What makes a rainbow? 

Question 3: Why can I sometimes see the moon in the day? 

 

DT/Art

I have attached some art and DT activities to do over the coming weeks. How many can you do? 

 

 

Easter week 1-Week Beginning April 6th

Maths

This week's maths focus (as well as of course the daily essentials of times tables) is rounding numbers. We covered this at the very start of the year and always return to it as it can be a challenging topic to master. Please focus especially on rounding any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.  To support this learning,  please spend some time counting (or chanting or whispering or singing or jumping or however you want to) up and down in multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 from different starting point. For Example, count down in 10's from 340, count up in 100 from 1,200) 

Below is a Power Point presentation to remind you of how we have rounded numbers in school this year. This is included on the document list for Week Beginning 6th April below. 

English

This week I would like you to keep a diary of your days and what you have done. Your first entry can include what you have done this weekend and then you can add to it each day. Remember that a diary is a much less formal writing style than the report you wrote last week and you can try to add humour. If you are doing this by hand, please ensure that you write as neatly as you can. If you are predominantly working using computers or tablets, please do take some time to practise your handwriting. 

In the documents list below, there is a Diary writing sheet to help you. 

Grammar and Punctuation

This helpful video can help with you understanding of using possessive apostrophes. Mr Thorne has a wide range of videos which could help with your home learning. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qmy42V1ujo

PE

Please try to keep as active as you can whilst also ensuring that you stay safe. This week, can try to create your own game where you decide how you score points or goals. It could be a team game, an individual challenge against the clock or a mix of the two. You could challenge your family to a competition. Please use any sports or exercise equipment you have at home to help you, but most importantly make sure you are staying safe while creating and playing your game.  

 Art

Our Art and Design topic this half term is 'Claude Monet.' Can you please research to learn about who he is, his artistic style and his famous work. Please look for themes in his art which he likes to use repeatedly. Then, you can create your own Monet style artwork using paints, colouring pencils or any resources you have at home or online. Below is Mr Roberts' favourite Monet painting, and arguably Monet's most famous.  

Claude Monet | The Water-Lily Pond | NG4240 | National Gallery, LondonRE

What can you find out about the celebration of Easter and Easter traditions? I have set a '2do' for you on Purplemash to record your findings. Also can you retell the Easter story in a creative way to your parents or siblings. Maybe using lego, craft materials, things found in the garden.... 

 

Easter Activities

In the documents list below are some suggested Easter Activities. There is an Easter Story reading comprehension, Easter Maths challenges and other Spring challenges you can do at home. We have also set a few fun Easter '2dos' on purplemash.

Hope you are all well and staying safe. 

Mr Roberts, Mrs Sillitoe and Mrs Venables. 

Document List - Week Beginning 6th April

Week Beginning March 30th

Maths

This week's maths is split into two main topics.

Addition and Subtraction of numbers upto 4 digits and including decimals 

Can you please revise and practise using written methods for addition and subtraction and apply this to solving mathematical problems. This can include word problems with a real life context or missing number problems.

Example questions for each of these can be found in the documents section below.

Graphs and Statistics

This week I would like you to collect some statistics and then use these statistics to create a bar chart. You could ask friends and family to answer a questions with a set number of possible answers. Eg. What is your favourite fruit? What is your favourite type of exercise? What is your favourite animal? As you do this please consider how best to record the information you are collecting? Could you use a table or chart to help you?

 Included in the document section below is a Bar Chart information sheet to support you. 

 

English

For this week's English, I would like you to write a Non-Chronological report about an Animal of your choice (though please don't choose one of the Big 5 Animals we wrote about in our South Africa topic.) Chester Zoo have been doing virtual tours over the last week. You could watch these for inspiration if you are short of ideas. The Virtual Tours can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Glw5Nzro&list=PLezrh9gR8RL3kkND8Pz2zOHHZPRk-a2VC

 This is a formal piece of writing which will require you to use formal language, and I want you to include fronted adverbials to add variety to your sentence openings and conjuntions to extend or join together shorter sentences. When your report is complete, please re-read it to ensure it makes sense and check your spelling and punctuation as we have been focusing on in class. 

Included in the documents section is a planning template to assist you in planning your report and a report writing checklist to remind you what to include. Here is a link explaining what a Non-chronological report is : https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-non-chronological-report

Grammar and Punctuation

Apostrophes: Contractions And Possession - Lessons - Tes Teach

Could you please create a poster explaining how apostrophes should be used for plurals and possesion. This of course can be done on paper or using a computer, laptop or tablet. 

I would also like you to complete the Jane's monster actvity set on Purple Mash about apostrophes.          

Spelling

This Friday would have been our spelling test. I have included the Spelling sheets in the documents section for each spelling group. Please complete your own spelling test at home on a random 10 spellings.

Topic

Please can you research the food that would be typically found and eaten in France? Create a menu for a French restaurant! I have set this as a '2Do' for you on PurpleMash but you can do it on paper if you want to.

You can also take yourself on an online tour of the Louvre in Paris followng this link. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

 

Science  -Invertebrate Hunt

Recap on what an inverterbrate is by watching the video below. Then, go through the powerpoint with an adult and discsuss. Next, go for a Invertebrate hunt in your garden or during your daily exercise. Draw and label all of the invertebrates that you find on the attached sheet or make your own. You can use the classification key below to help you identify the creatures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmj8q6f

 

PE

This week, you could create your own workout video or fitness routine using exercises you have seen on Joe Wicks videos or the exercises we have completed in circuit classes in school. Be imaginative with what you use to help. 

RE

We continue to look at the Easter story during RE . Below is a link to the Easter story for you to watch and discuss.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI     

Now create a comic strip to retell the Easter story. You can make your own or there are some writing frames below with the other documents. I have also added some Easter mindfulness colouring for you to do too.

PSHE- Recap on all of our values so far. You can view them in the values based curriculum section of our school website. Try to think of something to be happy about each day, you could email your ideas to me.  Also, take some time each day to do some mindfulness using the link below.

 https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/flow

 

Computing

We have been looking at spreadsheets using 2calculate on Purple Mash . You can continue to work through the lower key stage 2 lessons on 2Calculate. Watch the video first to help you and then click on the activity to complete it. Don't forget to save your work so I can see what you have done.

 

 

Document List for week beginning 30th March

Invertebrate lesson documents

RE Easter documents

Week Beginning March 23rd

Maths

As well as times tables, please can you revise the properties of 2-d shapes and parallel and perpendicular lines. 

Please also practise mental arithmetic around addition and subtraction of increasingly larger numbers. 

English

Grammar and Punctuation - Please can you revise using apostrophes for plurals and possessions -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Writing - Can you please write a story based upon the picture below. There are some ideas below to give you an idea of where you could start if required. 

- Where has the girl been? Where might she be going? Is she alone? Could something be following her? What is the building in the distance?

Image result for creative writing pictures ks2

Topic

Please can you create a poster about a popular holiday or tourist destination in France. This can be done on paper, using a computer or tablet, or using the template in the 2Do tab on Purple Mash.

 

Science  

Create a factfile about a minibeast of your choice. This can be created on paper or on Purple Mash. 

 

Staying Active

As part of our PE lessons, we have been enjoying keep fit videos which can easily be done at home. If you are unable to exercise outside, then a wide range of workout videos can be found online which are suitable for children, including Joe Wicks videos we have used in class. 

RE

We are looking at the Easter story during RE . Below is a link to the Easter story for you to watch and discuss.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI     

 

Computing

We have been looking at spreadsheets using 2calculate on Purple Mash . You can continue to work through the lower key stage 2 lessons on 2Calculate. Watch the video first to help you and then click on the activity to complete it. Don't forget to save your work so I can see what you have done.

World book day 2020

Rainforests

The children had such fun making their own rainforests at home. They then used them in school during our English lessons to do some wonderful descriptive writing. We displayed them in the school hall for the rest of the school to see and even made animations with them too.  Thank you for working so hard on them.

Tattenhall 2020

Greenacres Christmas Visit

World Mental Health day- October 10th 2019.

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Roman Trip to Chester

On Tuesday 24th September, Year 4 visitied the Grosvenor Museum in Chester to learn all about the Romans.  We marched round Chester as Roman soldiers, learnt battle formations and chants and took part in a Roman workshop all about life as a Roman. We also enjoyed looking at all the Roman exhibits within the museum. 

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