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Year 4

WB: 23.3.20

 

Please find below daily activities for your child to complete while not able to attend school. These activities are centred on activities your child would participate in at school. There are also some general whole school activities too.

Daily activities

Reading

At least 15 minutes per day (Your school book or books you have at home)

Spellings

Practice your year groups spellings and any other words you find tricky.

Suggestions for fun ways to practise your spellings can be found below.

BIG maths –

Times tables

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check

Doodle a Day for wellbeing

Doodling is relaxing and allows for creative expression. Take a piece of paper and each day add your own new doodle to it.

You could visit the following website:

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/doodle-a-day/

PE

Spend at least 30 minutes a day doing physical exercise.

If you can, try and get outside! Play in your garden or go for a walk (following government guidelines) with other people from your household.

If this is not possible, try:

Music (optional)

Singing with RJ Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts

https://www.facebook.com/rjacademyofsinginganddramaticarts/

(Daily 11-11.30) 

PLEASE NOTE: This can only be accessed via Facebook and so a parental log in will be needed. 

 

Tasks

English (Reading):

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ks2-rainforest-story-ebook-t2-or-556 (UKTWINKLHELPS)

  • Open the book and look at the image of the rainforest (screenshot available on school website).

Set a timer for 60 seconds. Write down as many animals as you can see in that time. Record your score.

  • Read pages 2-3 (screenshot available on school website) then scan the text to find the answers to the following retrieval questions (Reading Domain B):
  1. Who is Mrs Curtis?
  2. Why would Grandma Wilkins be ‘the first on the plane to Brazil?’
  3. Who is the author’s best friend?
  4. Who did Mrs Curtis pick first?
  5. Why didn’t they want to do it?
  • Read pages 4 -5  (screenshot available on school website)

Summarise (Reading Domain C) what you have read by creating a poster advertising all the different products that are provided by the rainforest.

  • Read pages 6 -7 (screenshot available on school website) then use the clues to answer the following inference questions (Domain D):
  1. What does the author think about Jack Walter’s Howler Monkey fact? Why?
  2. Is the author good at spelling? How do you know?
  3. Why does the author want to present her rainforest talk in assembly?
  4. Which layer of the rainforest is the author most looking forward to visiting? Why?
  5. What is the purpose of the author’s journal?

 

English (Writing):  For the next couple of weeks we will be looking at recipes:

  • Look at some existing examples of recipes. Identify the key features and use these to create a success criteria for what should be included in a recipe.

Challenge yourself: Explain how recipes differ for different audiences.

https://www.gruffalo.com/activities/activities?options=23

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/make/revolting-recipes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/10_easy_recipes_for_kids

  • Follow a recipe to create your own dish. There are some really simple ideas on the school website (which can be adapted to suit whatever you have available) or you could create your own:
  • Instructions contain imperative verbs. Watch the BBC clip and complete the activity to discover what imperative verbs are:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z8strwx

  • Play imperative verb charades – using the imperative verb list on the school website, act out one of the actions. See if someone else in your house can guess what action it is. Put some effort in and it can count towards your daily exercise target!
  • Watch the video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/adverbs/zhfrpg8 to remind yourself what adverbs are.

Create sentences for the picture prompts (on the school website) that include imperative verbs and adverbs.

Challenge yourself: Can you create a fronted adverbial by using the adverb to begin your sentence? Don’t forget the comma!

 

Maths Decimals   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Watch the tutorial videos then complete the task-

  • Lesson 1: Recognise tenths and hundredths.
  • Lesson 2: Tenths as decimals
  • Lesson 3: Tenths on a place value grid
  • Lesson 4: Tenths on a number line
  • Lesson 5: Divide 1 digit by 10

For extra challenge play the spiralling decimals game on the NRich website:

https://nrich.maths.org/10326

Or revise fractions using the NCETM materials on the school website.

 

Computing: - Programming

Go to ‘Create' then 'Tutorials' then 'Getting Started'

Follow the tutorial to move your sprite (the cat) 10 spaces then get him to say hello.

Play around with the other controls in the side panel to see what you can get your sprite to do.

 

Science – States of Matter

  • Watch the BBC video about the Water Cycle.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39

Either, draw and label a diagram of the water cycle, create a poster or make a model showing – evaporation, condensation, precipitation and run off.

Challenge: Can you label the different states of water. Where is it a liquid, where is it a gas? Where might you find water as a solid in nature?

 

History

  • Complete the Weekly Meal Plan to show what you have eaten over the last week.

Read the rationing information sheet. Use this circle any foods that would’ve been limited during rationing.  

PSHE link – discuss: What products are currently in short supply? Should the government reintroduce rationing? Why?

RE

  • Jesus was a teacher – Create a spider diagram to show what makes a good teacher.
  • One of the things Jesus taught about was sharing God’s Kingdom.

Read about the Kingdom of God (http://request.org.uk/jesus/parables/the-kingdom-of-god/#and the parables of the ‘Pearl of Great Price’ and ‘Treasure in the Field’ (on school website).

Imagine you are the teacher and you need to teach your family about the Kingdom of God. Think about what you would say and maybe create some resources to help you.  

 

 Art

 

Useful Websites:

Top marks (Maths games)

https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Classroom Secrets

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Twinkl (Code:

UKTWINKLHELPS)

www.twinkl.co.uk

 

Timetable:

 

This is the timetable that we will be using in school during the coming weeks.

 You are free to structure your child's learning to suit your needs, however, if you are looking for structure, then hopefully you may find this useful. 

 

Further information for each of the set activities can be found below.

 

 

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Week beginning 16.3.2020

 

In Year 4 our topic is World Kitchen – the focus of this so far has been Food and Farming around the World with a particular focus on Fairtrade Chocolate.

Please can you:

- Research of different ingredients around the world (particularly in South America).

- Take a deeper look at the Fair-Trade Foundation website (https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/) to see the work that they do – Write 3 facts about what you have learned.

- Design a Fair-Trade Easter Egg that uses ingredients from around the world.

 

It is also Shakespeare Week this week and we have been learning about his sonnets.

Please can you:

  • Read 3 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and find out the meaning of some of the unknown words.
  • Research the structure of a sonnet and use this to write your own.
  • Research the life and works of William Shakespeare and create a poster, fact file or biography about what you have discovered.
  • Watch some of his plays performed by the Cbeebies cast (they’re actually really good at explaining what is happening!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b078jltg/cbeebies-presents-a-midsummer-nights-dream

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09xjby9/cbeebies-presents-cbeebies-the-tempest

 

In Maths, we have been learning about decimals and this week we are learning about tenths:

Please can you:

  • Watch the video and complete the tutorials about decimals on the BBC bitesize website

(https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjqtfr/articles/zsbd7p3)

  • Practice ordering decimals – Level 4, ordering, tens and ones.

(https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10)

  • It’s always a good idea to practise your times tables on Times Table Rock Stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

We are also in the Season of Lent which is a time for prayer, reflection, almsgiving and fasting.

Please can you:

  • Read the stories of the Call of the Disciples

http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/twelve_disciples.htm

  • Write a prayer of reflection about your actions and behaviours. Ask for forgiveness for sins and support to help others.
  • Hold a collective worship where you can read and share scripture and prayers.  
  • Read about what it means to be a true follower of Christ (Below)
  • Write a letter to yourself giving advice about how to be a true Christian.

 

Should you wish to have any other activities then Twinkl have a home learning pack suitable for Year 4. This can be downloaded free-of-charge using the code: UKTWINKLHELPS

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549913

 

Welcome to Year Four!

 

A reminder that PE is on Wednesday and Thursday

Sound investigations

 

As scientists, we have been learning about the parts of the ear. We had great fun creating vibrations and listening to sounds.

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Roman Army

 

Today we put our historical knowledge to the test as we recreated some key Roman Army tactical manoeuvres: The Tortoise, The Wedge, The Repel-Cavalry and The Orb. 

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Remembrance Poetry

 

In honour of the fallen soldiers, we explored remembrance poetry. We then used this inspiration to create our own poems. 

Maps

 

As part of our 'Britain from the Air' topic, we have been learning how to use OS maps. We identified the different symbols and were able to use these to explain what we could find in our local area.

We even managed to find St Anne's School and Church!

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In Year 4 we recycle!

 

We are very excited about the new recycling bins dropped off to us by the school councillors today. We can't wait to start using them!

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Oh No We Didn't!

 

We loved celebrating our fantastic attendance in Year 4 with a trip to the panto. Watching 'Beauty and the Beast' at Bedworth Civic Hall was a great reward - even if we did get soaking wet!

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Christmas Disco

 

The Year 4 children were really getting in the Christmas spirit at the school disco this week. Great moves!

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Merry Christmas!

 

A fantastic end to a wonderful first term. Enjoy your break, Year 4 and we'll see you in the new year!

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Shakespeare Birth Place Trust

 

I couldn't be more proud of Year 4 today after a fantastic visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon. Everyone, from the other teaching staff, to the staff from the Birthplace Trust and even members of the public, commented on the enthusiasm, professionalism and manners of the children as they lead tours around the town. We all had a fantastic day! 

We are geographers!

 

Today we created some fortune tellers which helped us to learn the European capital cities. They were very tricky to learn (just ask our parents!) but we did a good job. 

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