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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.

 

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                        4 Coral                       

4 Opal

 

MIss Hosein, Mrs Brooks-Smith and Mrs Cole
Mrs Field, Miss Friend and Mrs Jenkins

 

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

Current Homework Expectations for Year 4

Maths
You will complete 20 minutes each week on Times Table Rock Stars. 

Your session will start Friday and will need to be completed by Wednesday. This will be checked by your teacher. 
https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

Spellings

Your spelling words will be updated onto the website each week. 
You will need to complete a spelling 2do on PurpleMash. 
This will go live Friday and needs to be completed by Wednesday. This will be checked by your teacher. 

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home

 

Reading 

You will need to read at home at least three times a week.

Your child will have a reading book that they keep in school and a reading book they can take home and read at home.

Please do not bring your home reading book into school unless it needs to be changed.

Write in your orange reading record when you have read. 

 

If you don't have access to online learning materials please let your teacher know. 

Spelling Homework

You spelling homework will be set on PurpleMash each week as a 2do.
If you don't have access to PurpleMash please let your teacher know. 

 

Homework needs to be completed on PurpleMash by Wednesday in preparation for a spelling test on Thursday

* Year 3/4 words (taken straight from the National Curriculum.) will additionally be covered within Morning Tasks.

Children are expected to know how to spell these by the end of year 4.

 

Spelling Homework 18/09/20

Words ending in 'ly'

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

happy
happily
angry
angrily
gentle
gently
simple
simply
second
secondly

If you need to speak to your class teacher or TA during the closure we are attaching the new email accounts. You can contact Miss Hosein or Mrs Field at Opal@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk if you need to speak to Mr Kain or Miss Axtell you can email Coral@galleyhill.herts.sch.uk We can't wait to hear from you!

 

As there are more children going into school Mr Kain will now be in school with a pod from Tuesday to Friday which means he will not be able to access the email account as often as before. So to make sure you all still receive replies, Miss Hosein will be responding to both the Opal and Coral accounts.  

HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER YEAR 4!!! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER :) Star-Lord & The Sloth :)

Hi everyone!

 

There will be no set week next week instead you will be completing activities from the mindfulness and well being sub-section on the class pages. I have however uploaded some additional work booklets should you wish to use them over the next few weeks.

You don't have to do any of these - just wanted to provide them as an option for anyone who would like them. 

 

Obviously, many of you will be in on Monday to see your Year 5 teachers Mr Kain and Miss Featherstone. Miss Hosein is going to try and come and see you during the picnic as she wants to see you all in person too! 

 

We've missed you all and we look forward to seeing you Monday! For any that we don't get to see Monday please know that whilst we are so disappointed we didn't get a full Year 4 with you we loved teaching you all! 

 

Have a great weekend!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain  

Activities for Friday 10th July

English
This week for English we will be focusing on SPAG which stands for spelling, punctuation and grammar. In order for you to do this I have found 5 SPAG mysteries for you to solve and you will do one a day. A lot of the grammar you will know already and will be able to do without help. For others you may need to do a little work I suggest using the bitesize videos as they really help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

The answers will be available each day for you to check your detective work – so good luck!

 

Maths
Today in Maths you are going to have a go at some problem solving! You will have four activities to work through which are all wildly different. You will need to study the problems and try to look for sequences or patterns! Use your logical brains :D

 

Reading
Today your reading task is to have a go at calculating your read speed! https://www.myreadspeed.com/calculate/ This website allows you to look at a short piece of text from some classic literature and tells you how many words you can read a minute! I did Pride and Prejudice and managed 408 words a minute! I then had another go and got to 527 – though Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourites one of my cats Darcy is even named after one of the characters.

(I wouldn't suggest using the Sherlock Holmes or Hucklebury Finn extracts as they both mention smoking)

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to try and make a structure where you are entirely hidden from view! You need to fit completely inside and no part of you is allowed to be seen by anyone outside the structure.

Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels –
https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games J

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
For music today I would like you to try and learn a new song off by heart. This should be a song where you don’t know any of the lyrics except maybe the chorus! Alternatively have a watch of a Myleene Klass music lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUZXA-QxPw0  

 

Hope you’ve all had a good week and we can’t wait to have our zoom meeting this afternoon!!!

Have a brilliant day and a great transition on Monday :) also have a fantastic weekend - I shall be as it is my birthday on Sunday!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 9th July
English

This week for English we will be focusing on SPAG which stands for spelling, punctuation and grammar. In order for you to do this I have found 5 SPAG mysteries for you to solve and you will do one a day. A lot of the grammar you will know already and will be able to do without help. For others you may need to do a little work I suggest using the bitesize videos as they really help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

The answers will be available each day for you to check your detective work – so good luck!

 

Maths
Today you are continuing your work on word problems with fractions and finding a fraction of an amount. Remember like the past few days you divide by the bottom and multiply by the top. Like yesterday today will include some word problems so remember to read the questions carefully to check you are answering the question correctly.

I would always suggest drawing pictures it can really help to visualise what is actually being asked of you. Little doodles can really help focus your mind – I use them all the time!

 

There as usual are different challenge levels and an extension.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

History
For History today I thought it might be nice for you to start indulging your curiosity about next year’s Topic I believe you will be looking at the Vikings! Super exciting and I’m very jealous. For history start with writing down some questions you would like to know the answer to about the Vikings. Might be things like why was Thor important? Did Viking helmets really have horns? Why do Vikings always seem very angry? I then want you to do some research and answer some of these questions!

You may want to make a fact file or non-chronological report to show what you’ve learnt and you can always impress your year 5 teachers with what you know on Monday!

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to look at some simple coding on 2logo! 
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You are going to complete lesson 3 today and you may want to move onto 4 if you master that.
There is a worksheet at the bottom of the page and I have set 2logo as a 2do on PurpleMash follow the instructions carefully and have a go!

 

Keep doing a great job and we hope to see you all on zoom on Friday!!!
Have an amazing day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 8th July

English

This week for English we will be focusing on SPAG which stands for spelling, punctuation and grammar. In order for you to do this I have found 5 SPAG mysteries for you to solve and you will do one a day. A lot of the grammar you will know already and will be able to do without help. For others you may need to do a little work I suggest using the bitesize videos as they really help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

The answers will be available each day for you to check your detective work – so good luck!

 

Maths
Today you are continuing your work with fractions and finding a fraction of an amount. Remember like yesterday you divide by the bottom and multiply by the top. Today will include some word problems so remember to read the questions carefully to check you are answering the question correctly.

 

Remember if you’re looking for a starter you can always do some times table practise on TTRS.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and today they’re all persuasive texts! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home. You could also use some of the activity cards I uploaded either last week or the week before that.  

 

PSHE
To start exploring the mindfulness and wellbeing that you will be focusing on next week please choose an activity from the tab to complete. https://www.galleyhill.herts.sch.uk/well-being/

 

Have a fun-filled educational day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 7th July

English

This week for English we will be focusing on SPAG which stands for spelling, punctuation and grammar. In order for you to do this I have found 5 SPAG mysteries for you to solve and you will do one a day. A lot of the grammar you will know already and will be able to do without help. For others you may need to do a little work I suggest using the bitesize videos as they really help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

The answers will be available each day for you to check your detective work – so good luck!

 

Maths

Today in Maths you are finding a fraction of an amount to do that simply you divide the amount you have by the denominator (the bottom of the fraction) and if they numerator is something other than one you multiply the answer by the numerator.

For instance ¾ of 16. You do 16 divided by 4 which is 4. You then multiply 4 by 3 which is 12.

There is a bitesize lesson which goes through this in greater detail. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h

 

There are a number of activities you can have a go at today with different levels or you may just want to do the bitesize activities. There is also an extension if you wish to have a go at that too.

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

You could also complete an activity from the previous week’s booklet if you prefer.

 

Reading
Today you will be completing some comprehension that’s all about William Wallace the man who Braveheart was based on! There are three challenges for you to choose from: one star is your accessible option, two stars is tricky and three stars can be very challenging.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try and write a short paragraph which uses all of the words.   

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw 

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Have a brilliant sun-filled day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 6th July

English

This week for English we will be focusing on SPAG which stands for spelling, punctuation and grammar. In order for you to do this I have found 5 SPAG mysteries for you to solve and you will do one a day. A lot of the grammar you will know already and will be able to do without help. For others you may need to do a little work I suggest using the bitesize videos as they really help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

The answers will be available each day for you to check your detective work – so good luck!

 

Maths

In Maths today we are doing some work on fractions particularly adding and subtracting fractions. There is a bitesize video that should go through the teaching with you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/z9n4k7h the bitesize video does go into a little more depth than you need at the moment but just remember as long as the denominators are the same you focus on just adding or subtracting the numerators (the numbers on top) for example ¼ + ¼ = 2/4

 

There is as usual a set activity with three challenges for you to choose between and an extension if you would like a challenge.

Don’t forget your TTRS if you’d like to practise your times table as a starter.

 

Reading

Today in reading, I would like you to create a map for a magical world. There are some examples of these kind of literary maps here https://entropymag.org/20-literary-maps/ Think about what you would want to see in a magical world, would you want warring clans next to each other or across the sea? Does your world have magical creatures? Are there lots of different species? Are there some areas it’s not safe to go?   

 

Art
For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Akira Yoshizawa and origami I would like you to read through https://www.slideshare.net/drlauramartin/origami-16717376 to learn about where origami came from. I would then like you to have a go at creating some origami yourself I have included some instructions you can follow.     

 

Science

Today we are going to attempt to turn a Doctor Who Episode Into A Learning Experience!
Do you know what was happening in the early 1900's in New York? Well, the New York City Subway was about to open, Teddy Roosevelt was president of the United States and, perhaps most importantly, the Doctor was rescuing Nikola Tesla from being kidnapped by aliens. (Not really!)

You can watch this episode of Doctor Who which is all about Nikola Tesla a big name in the Science of electricity! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dlc3/doctor-who-series-12-4-nikola-teslas-night-of-terror

In this episode of Doctor Who, something is wrong at Nikola Tesla’s generator plant. Luckily, the Doctor and her companions: Yaz, Ryan and Graham are there to make things right.

Together they join forces with one of history’s greatest minds, Nikola Tesla, to save both him and (of course) life as we know it.

After watching the Doctor Who episode 'Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror', work through some of the educational activities in the PowerPoint. It looks at important figures and breakthroughs in history, which are presented in a fun and informative way.

I have also attached this week’s science for one for you to have an explore.

 

Happy home learning and happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

We have a message from Coach Emma with a very fun surprise!

Hi everyone ,

As we can’t take part in sports day as expected I have organised our very own Galley Hill virtual sports day main piece of equipment pair of socks !

You will work individually and all results will be put towards your house points so try you best and that 1 point could take your house too be the winners. You will notice this year we have a new house the parents team so get the family involved and most importantly have fun !

Please wear your house colours if you can.

If you can take photos / videos - slow motion , fast speed be inventive and give consent for these too be uploaded too the website and end of term video then please email these and your results by 3pm Monday 6th July results emailed after this date will not be counted. 

Any questions please email me.

Looking forward too seeing all your hard work.

Coach Emma 

Activities for Friday 3rd July

English

To write a scene from a play

You are going to be writing your own short play. It needs to be based on either an original idea you have or you can think about a story or fairy-tale you like which you could turn into a play. While you’re doing your planning think carefully about the features of a play.

 

It is up to you how detailed you would like to go with your play. You could just write a scene like today’s reading task or you could write a short play like Little Red Riding Hood.

 

I have included a template to help and a checklist to see that you have included the features.

First you might want to complete the plan that you will use to write your play.

 

Then you are going to either write a scene from a story or a short play.

 

If you’re looking for an extension you may want to find a way to act it out with puppets or acting.

 

 

 

Maths
Today in Maths you will be looking at area and perimeter together. Remember area is the amount of space a shape covers. You find it out by either counting the squares or by multiplying the length and the width. The perimeter is the total around the edge of a shape. You can always look over the bitesize videos if you need a reminder.

Instead of an extension today there are three challenges you can work your way through them.

 

Reading
Today your reading task is to complete a comprehension that is based on a play script which should help you with the structure in your English. There are three levels for you to choose from.  

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to design and make a desktop organiser a way of keeping your working area tidy though you also want it to look good!
Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games J

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
For music today I would like to continue with your work from last week on 20th century music artists and create a PowerPoint on your favourite musician. Teach me all about them – maybe you can even convince me to give them a listen.  


Have a brilliant day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 2nd July
English

To write characters with different levels of formality

What does it mean to be formal? This is proper way of speaking and is usually how you would speak to someone who is a stranger or not a close friend. What about being informal? Informal is much more casual, usually you would speak this way if they were a friend.

 

Informal uses slang, contractions and refers to people in a casual way. Formal is distant and uses higher level vocabulary. 

Write a short scene between two characters.

One who is very formal the other who is very informal.

 

For instance you could do a conversation between Hagrid and Snape.

 

Hagrid: (going to hug Snape) alright there professor Snape! How you doin'?

 

Snape: (freezing in Hagrid's arms before trying to escape) I am doing perfectly well Hagrid though I would request that you release me immediately else I shall have to curse you. 

 

Hagrid: (chuckling) ah Snape you do say the weirdest things 

 

Maths
In maths we will be moving on to perimeter. This is the distance around the edge of a shape. You can use the bitesize link to learn all about this https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h there is also a word document you can use.

There is an activity sheet for you to complete and a PurpleMash activity if you would like an extra challenge.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

History
Today I would like you to create a timeline! Looking at the chronology of time and when periods of history is very important to our understanding of the world and our place in it. I have included some examples and some blank copies you can use though if you’d like to be create and do your own thing go for it!

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to look at some simple coding on 2logo! 
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You are going to start today on lesson 2.
Like last week I have set a 2do.

 

Keep doing a great job and remember if we haven’t heard from you in a while please send us an email even if it’s just to say hi :)
Have an amazing day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 1st July

English

To create atmosphere and tension

What is an atmosphere? What is tension? Where do you usually notice tension in a story? How does an author create tension?

 

Tension can be created with short sentences, fronted adverbials, scary sounds, adjective phrases, things that are hidden. You can also create drama from character response confusion, fear, things that happen to the body. These are all things that make a story exciting.

Complete the tension based activity inspired by James and the Giant Peach.

 

Maths
Today you are continuing your work with area but moving on to problem solving and word problems. The area is the amount of space a shape covers. Remember to find the area you either need to count the squares of multiply the length by the width. You will also need to make sure you take the time to carefully read the questions and if in doubt do a little picture - they can really help :)
 

Remember if you’re looking for a starter you can always do some times table practise on TTRS.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and today they’re all Sci-fi stories! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home. You could also use some of the activity cards I uploaded previously.   

 

PSHE
Today I thought it would be nice to get started on some transition activities that will help you get ready for meeting your new teacher for Year 5.

So I have found an ‘All About Me’ booklet which you can complete. You can take these in when you get to meet your year 5 teacher so make sure you think about your presentation – you want to start off by impressing them J

Mr Kain and I have loved teaching you this year – even if we didn’t get a full year with you L so we want to make sure you have a great start for next year :D

 

Have a fun-filled educational day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 30th June

English 

To look how characters act

Think about characters. How do you know if they are good characters? How do you know if they’re villains? How do you know a character is brave? How do you know if they are a coward? How can you tell a character is angry or in love?

 

We know these things because of what the characters say, how they say it and what they do. We use adverbs and verbs to help with that.

 

In a play we often call these stage directions they go inside brackets.

Have a go at the ‘Say it Another Way’ cards. Think about how the story changes when you say it in a different way.

 

Write ten examples of character dialogue including stage directions. Use some of your favourite characters.

 

E.G.

Hermione: (pompously) Now, if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed or worse… expelled!

 

Maths

Today you are continuing your work on area. Where yesterday you will have just counted shapes today you will be finding the area by multiplying the length by the width. Again you can use the bitesize link from yesterday or the word document to help you if you feel stuck.

 

There is also a PurpleMash activity should you wish to have a go.

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

You could also complete an activity from the previous week’s booklet if you prefer.

 

Reading
Today you will be completing some comprehension that’s all about Apollo 13. There are three challenges for you to choose from: one star is your accessible option, two stars is tricky and three stars can be very challenging.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try and write the alphabet on slips of paper and arrange them so you can spell your words.  

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw 

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Have a brilliant sun-filled day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 29th June

English

To explore performance

What makes a good performance? Think about the fact that performance is so important to the audience. They have to be engaged, interested, emotionally involved.

 

If a performance doesn’t affect an audience in some way it needs to be improved.

 You have two drama based activities to have a go at today.

 

  1. Complete 5-10 of the mime cards – can people guess? Ask them what about your performance allowed them to guess.
  2. Create between one and three improvs based on the scenario cards.

 

Maths

In Maths today we are going over area. You do this to start with by simply counting the squares. You may also know some other tricks which you could use if they work for you. There is a word document that will help with teaching and a bitesize website if you’d prefer a video. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjbg87h/articles/zwqt6fr

 

There is as usual a set activity and an extension if you would like a challenge.

Don’t forget your TTRS if you’d like to practise your times table as a starter.

 

Reading

Today in reading, we are going to continue to focus on inference. That means you will be a detective and try to work out: how people are feeling or why something happened or why someone is acting in a specific way.

 

Art
For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Antony Gormley I would like you to read through the PowerPoint to learn about his life and work. I would then like you to have a go at creating a piece of art in his style. The final art should be some kind of sculpture you may want to use salt dough, tin foil, lego, paper mache – be creative!    

 

Science

To complete your Science today you will need to go onto: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p
This will teach you all about conductors and insulators. It has a video for you to watch and a game for you to complete.


There is also a worksheet for you to complete. Now the sheet does say for you to complete your own tests but obviously that is very difficult without the equipment we have at school so search for videos on YouTube where they have conducted the experiments for you.

 

I have also attached this week’s science for one for you to have an explore.

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first zoom calls – we absolutely loved seeing you all!

Happy home learning and happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Friday 26th June

English

To vocally retell a story

Think back to the story you watched at the beginning of the week.

You are going to be retelling the story to someone in an interesting way.

Prepare beforehand think about different voices for different characters, a chronological retelling, make sure you don’t forget any parts.

 

Retell the story to someone. Ask them to evaluate your retelling.  

 

Maths
Today in Maths you are reviewing division using the bus stop method. Here is a short video from bitesize should you need the reminder. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/zgxdfcw

You will have an activity sheet to complete and there are extension word problems.

 

Reading
Today your reading task is to write a blub for a scary story! A blub should grab the reader’s interest, tell you a little about the story and make you want to read on. I have set a 2do on PurpleMash to give you some inspiration.

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to try and make the tallest tower you can but it has to be free standing and not attached to anything. It must stand for at least one minute to count!
Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games J

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
For music today I would like you to complete this poster on your favourite musical artists from the 20th century. There is a PowerPoint to help you with the different musical styles and try to include at least one artist from each style. You can use the poster below or create your own.

 

Hope you’ve all had a good week and we can’t wait to have our zoom meeting this afternoon!!!
Have a brilliant day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 25th June
English

To identify the features of a play

Look again at the ‘Features of a Play’ PowerPoint.

Use the checklist to identify the features of a play.

 

Maths
Today you are focusing on the formal method for multiplication. This is something we have previously covered so think back on what you remember. Remember to work from right to left and put your numbers on the doorstep.

If you need a challenge there are two extensions today for you to have a go at.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

History
For History today we are going to focus on the climbing of Mount Everest and some of the famous mountaineers who have accomplished this mind blowing goal over the years.
To help you to explore this there are some resources from the Royal Geographical Society. This includes a PowerPoint that has some incredible images and a fact sheet which goes into details about the mountain itself, the people who have climbed it and their experiences. You may like to do some additional research to learn more about that first climb.
https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/mount-everest-and-its-ascent/

I would like you to either write a diary as if you were a mountaineer climbing Everest or write an interview between yourself and someone who has just finished their climb.
Make sure you include facts and feelings.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to look at some simple coding on 2logo! 
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You are going to start today on lesson 1.
There is a worksheet at the bottom of the page and I have set 2logo as a 2do on PurpleMash follow the instructions carefully and have a go!

 

Keep doing a great job and we can't wait to see you tomorrow on Zoom!
Have an amazing day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 24th June

English

To understand a story type

Go through the PowerPoint ‘Features of a Play’

 

Think about what makes a play interesting you can think of a film as a form of a play it’s just a recorded version they both use a script.

Read through Little Red Riding Hood using different voices for the different characters.

 

If you want you could use simple puppets to act it out.

 

Maths
Today you are going to be continuing your multiplication work in greater depth looking at related facts. For instance if you know that 6 x 12 = 72 then you also know that 60 x 12 = 720 or that 60 x 120 = 7200. There is a PowerPoint to support this followed by an activity and a challenging extension if you would like you have a go.

 

Remember if you’re looking for a starter you can always do some times table practise on TTRS.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and today they’re all adventure stories! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home. You could also use some of the activity cards I uploaded either last week or the week before that.  

 

PSHE
Start off today by thinking what does kindness mean? Discuss what the word kindness means. Draw a mind map and write down some words related to kindness. How does kindness make you feel? Write or draw what kindness means.

You will then need to think of five kind acts you can do over the next few weeks. Perhaps you will be more helpful at home, be kind to a sibling or pet, or you could support a good cause.

Use the record card decide on five kind acts that you’ll do during the month. You can keep this and use this to look back on all you have achieved. You can also use the calendar to keep track of every time you manage to complete one of your acts. This will help you to persevere with your goal and acknowledge all the good you are doing for yourself and others.  

 

Have a fun-filled educational day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 23rd June

English 

To explore characters

Looking at your character list from yesterday. How would you tell someone who had never seen the film about that character? Would you tell them about their appearance? Their personality? What they did?

Think about what you use to describe. Most often we use adjectives which are describing words and  adverbs which describe verbs.

 

Today we’re focusing on summarising which means summing something up in a short clear way and description.

Using your cast list from yesterday write a short summary (one or two sentences about each character) then 3 adjectives you would use to describe them and 3 adverbs.

 

E.G. Harry Potter: a young boy who discovers he is a wizard. He cannot resist an adventure. Brave, impulsive, loyal. Abruptly, courageously, stubbornly. 

 

Maths

Today you are reviewing what to do when you are multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Remember this is all about your place value. The number of zeroes tells you how many jumps to make. If you are multiplying your number will get bigger so the place value will move to the left, if you are dividing your number is getting smaller so it will move to the right.

 

There is an activity for you to do and an extension booklet should you want some more practise.

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

You could also complete an activity from last week’s booklet if you prefer.

 

Reading
Today you will be completing some comprehension that’s from under the sea - all about Mrs Field’s favourite animal the dolphin! There are three challenges for you to choose from. One star is your accessible option, two stars is tricky and three stars can be very challenging.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try and practise writing the words with your finger on someone’s back – can they guess the word you’re writing?

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email :D)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw 

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Have a brilliant sun-filled day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 22nd June

English

To identify the characters and settings in a story

What are the important things in a story? For a lot of people the most important parts of a story are the characters. Think of your favourite character in a film or a book or television show. Why are they your favourite? Think of villains. Why are they interesting villains? In a play we call the characters the cast.

 

Think about where some of your favourite stories are set. Does where the story is set add to why you like it? Could it be set somewhere else and still work? In a play these often appear at the beginning of a scene which is a little like a chapter in a book.

You will need to watch a film of your choice (I would suggest one that is favourite of yours that you have seen before).

 

While watching you need to make notes.

  1. Every time there is a new character write their name
  2. Every time there is a new setting

 

You will have just collected the cast and the settings of your film.

 

 

Maths

Today in Maths we are reviewing our times table knowledge. By the end of Year 4 you should know all your times tables up to 12x12. So you have a number of times tables based activities to have a go at today.

 

You can also go on TTRS or there are a number of times table based activities on PurpleMash. https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths
As you’re practising see if you can notice any patterns.

 

Reading

Today in reading, we are going to continue to focus on inference. That means you will be a detective and try to work out: how people are feeling or why something happened or why someone is acting in a specific way.

 

Art
For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Frida Kahlo I would like you to read through the PowerPoint to learn about her life and work. I would then like you to have a go at creating a piece of art in her style. The final art should be a self-portrait on one side it should show what you look like on the outside on the other should be how you view yourself on the inside – your interests and personality.   

 

Science

What do we know about circuits so far? How do you think a switch can change a circuit?

Look at the statement:

A switch can turn a bulb on or off.

A switch will not change the brightness of the bulb.

Today we are going to prove this theory wrong.

You need to make 3 circuit diagrams each with a switch. One should have 2 batteries and one bulb, one should have 1 battery and 1 bulb, one should have 1 battery and 2 bulbs. Use the website from last week. https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/circuit-construction-kit-dc/latest/circuit-construction-kit-dc_en.html

 

As you look at each circuit you should see that when the switch is turned on, the bulb is a different brightness.

Why has this happened? Have we really proven the statement wrong?

We have to know that this is not a fair test – the circuits are all different so we cannot test how a switch is affecting them.

 

Your task today is to explain what a fair test is and why it is important. You can present this information in any way you choose could be a poster, an annotated picture or maybe just a paragraph.

 

I have also attached this week’s science for one for you to have an explore.

 

Happy home learning and happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Friday 19th June

English

To edit

You will need to finish your writing by reading through your work and editing.

 

  • First read it aloud does it makes sense? Have you missed any words?
  • Second check for your punctuation especially capital letters and full stops
  • Check your formality - have you been formal in your writing?
  • Then use the checklist – have you included all of the features from a discussion?

 

Maths
Today in Maths you are continuing your work on translation of shapes. You can review the link if you need reminding from yesterday but remember to reflect means to flip the shape so it’s a mirror image, to rotate the shape means to turn it and finally to translate the shape means to slide it and move it to a different place. Remember to start from one point and once you have transformed the shape redraw it from the same point.

You have an activity sheet to complete, there is an activity to do on PurpleMash if you’d like to do that and I have uploaded a mystery maths activity if you would like an extension :)

 

Reading
Year 4 I need your help! I’m running out of books to read and I need some suggestions! Can you recommend a book for me? You can either complete the book recommendation document below or I’ve set it as a 2do on PurpleMash. Help me Year 4 you’re my only hope!

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to try and make a device to let you know if an intruder (like a sneaky sibling!) has tried to enter your room!
Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games J

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
Similar to last week for music we would like you to explore some of your favourite songs in greater detail. I have uploaded a document called ‘listening and appreciating music’ It’s 11 pages but I would like you to focus today on page 9-11 titled ‘Reacting to Music’. There are three levels so I would suggest you choose three different kinds of songs and complete the three different challenges developing your skills as you listen.

 

Hope you’ve all had a good week and we can’t wait to have our zoom meeting soon!!!
Have a brilliant day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 18th June
English

LO To write a conclusion

You need to finish by writing your conclusion this shows what you think. All of the rest of the discussion should be in third person this paragraph is in first person and uses ‘I’ as it is your view

 

Use the example discussion ‘Should children have homework?’ to help

 

Maths
Today in Maths we are starting an introduction to shape transformation. That means when a shape can be rotated which means to turn it, reflection which means to flip a shape and translation which means to move a shape. To start with today read through this information, watch the video and complete the clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3pfb9q/articles/zqrkpbk

 

Your task today is to create a poster which explains the different shape transformations I have included a basic example for you to see but I’m sure you can do better :D 
There is an extension activity if you would like to test your new skills. You might also enjoy this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKtJd1hkI9k

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

History
We are going to be continuing our history projects that you started last week.

Mountaineers: Edmund Hilary, Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner, Apa Sherpa, Edurne Pasaban, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Junko Tabei and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner.

You are going to be finishing what you started last week this could be a mini book, a poster or PowerPoint about the mountaineers, their lives and achievements.

Last week I suggested you focus on the writing so this session you may need to move onto the images, drawing pictures, adding decoration. Alternatively, you may have your final four mountaineers to cover.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to be the final session on effective internet searching. 
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You are going to finish today with lesson 3.
This lesson involves a lot of discussion about how to work out whether or not a website is fake look at the two sites provided you can then complete a searching activity. Why not have a go at the Easter Egg options!

 

Keep doing a great job and we hope to see you all very soon!
Have an amazing day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 17th June

English

LO To write an argument against

You will now need to write your third paragraph against meaning why you think schools should remain closed a little longer. Like before you need to use interesting words and phrases and evidence.

 

Use the example discussion ‘Should children have homework?’ to help

 

Maths
Today is your final day on coordinates so you will be applying your learning in some different contexts. I’m attaching the bitesize link if you need to review https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgthvcw

You have two choices of activity or you might even want to do both! One is based around pirates and treasure maps the other the zoo! 

 

Remember if you’re looking for a starter you can always do some times table practise on TTRS.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and today they’re all based on the Romans! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home. I have also uploaded a few activity cards in case you want to use them to uplevel your skills.

 

PSHE
Today in PSHE we are looking at perseverance and to do that we’re going to have a go at an art project. To start with have a watch of Austin’s Butterfly: https://vimeo.com/38247060.

As you can see from the video this exercise is all about having a growth mind set. This is what allows us to evaluate; look at what we’ve done well and look at what we need to do to improve. Choose an image and have a go at drawing it. Then evaluate it yourself and ask others for specific feedback. Like Austin try it between 4-6 times then compare your original to your final design.


Have a spectacular day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 9th June

English 

LO To write an argument for

You will need to write your next paragraph which looks at for so this is the three reasons you have found why schools should reopen now.

You should use your interesting words and phrases to start your sentences and need to have evidence to back up what you think.

 

Use the example discussion ‘Should children have homework?’ to help

 

Maths

We are continuing our work on coordinates today. Focusing on missing coordinates to make a polygon. This would mean for example you have three coordinates and you need to find the missing fourth coordinates that would make a square. There is a PowerPoint to go through then some challenge cards to have a go at.

 

If you need a little more practise I have also added an activity you can complete on PurpleMash for an extension.

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

I have also attached a times table activity booklet if you would like to have a go at something from there instead.

 

Reading
Today you will be completing some comprehension on that’s out of this world – it’s all about Mars! There are three challenges for you to choose from. One star is your accessible option, two stars is tricky and three stars can be very challenging.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try and write a rap using all ten of the words.

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw 

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Have a lovely day and remember if you haven't been in touch in a while please send us a message!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 15th June

English

LO To write an introduction

You will need to write your introduction.

This needs to say what you’re going to be discussing in your writing and introduces both sides of the argument in a basic way that is easy to understand but grabs the reader’s attention.

 

A discussion should also be written in a formal style. This is because a lot of the time with discussions you do not know the person directly and you want to convey a point. Here are some clips that should help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvgg4qt/articles/zp42rwx

Remember no contractions (can’t won’t I’ll), no slang or abbreviations (lol) and write as if you were talking to the queen!

 

Use the example discussion ‘Should children have homework?’ to help

 

Maths

This week we are continuing our work with geometry focusing on position and direction with a strong focus on coordinates today. To start off with today there is a PowerPoint with some activities to work through. If you finish there is an extension with emojis which made me smile hehe.  

 

Reading

Today in reading, I would like you to focus once more on inference. That means you will be a detective and try to work out: how people are feeling or why something happened or why someone is acting in a specific way.

 

Art
For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Georges Seurat and Pointillism I would like you to read through the PowerPoint to learn about his life and work. I would then like you to have a go at creating a piece of art in his style.  

 

Science

To start with think about what did we learn about circuits last week? What is important in making a working circuit?

I have reattached the document from last week showing the conventional symbols for electrical components, i.e. wire, battery, bulb and switches. Using the site from last week make a circuit diagram where the bulb will light. How did you know the bulb would light? https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/circuit-construction-kit-dc/latest/circuit-construction-kit-dc_en.html

 

You have an activity sheet to work through with three different challenge levels to choose from. Predict whether or not you think the circuit will work then test it by making the circuit using the link above.

 

I have also attached the activities for week 2 of Science for One.

 

We miss you all so much!

Happy home learning and happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Friday 12th June

English

To plan for writing

Before writing you always need to make a plan so you have a rough guideline of where your writing is going to go.

Today you need to think about what you want to put in your introduction, what are the arguments for, what are the arguments against and what do you think for the conclusion.

Use the planner to plan for your discussion.

 

You need three reasons for and three reasons against.

 

Maths
The final part of geometry this week is reflection. As we are focusing geometry, I have found a home learning booklet we can work through this week and I will be uploading additional extensions each day if people would like to have a go. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Home learning booklet
Triangles

Home learning booklet
Quadrilaterals

Home learning
booklet
Ordering angles acute and obtuse

Home learning booklet
Planet symmetry

Home learning booklet
Simple reflection

 

For reflection there is a PowerPoint for you to explore and some extension activities for you to have a go at after your challenge.

 

Reading
For your reading today I have found a word search filled with famous characters from British Literature. You’re goal today is to complete the word search and then look up which books the characters are from.  

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

I would like you to create a pair of glasses. These need to be both appealing and need to stay on your face after doing at least 20 star jumps.  
Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games 

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
For music we would like you to explore some of your favourite songs in greater detail. I have uploaded a document called ‘listening and appreciating music’ It’s 11 pages but I would like you to focus today on page 6-8 titled ‘Listening to Music for Detail’. There are three levels so I would suggest you choose three different kinds of songs and complete the three different challenges developing your skills as you listen.  

 

Have a lovely weekend and an awesome day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 11th June
English

LO To gather information

Our topic for discussion is ‘Should schools reopen at this time?’ This lesson you will spend gathering information, as you need evidence to back up an argument in a discussion. Think about what you’ve seen on TV, what you may have read, what you think yourself.

 

You might want to come up with a few questions you want to ask them specifically or you could just ask what are their general thoughts and make notes.

 

Interview as many people as you can to find out their views on whether or not children should be going back to school.

 

You could do this in person with people at home, over the phone by email or you could speak to others from your class using PurpleMash and 2email.

 

For an extension I would also suggest you find 5-10 facts and figures you can use to support both your arguments next week. These could be statistics or official quotes from doctors or the government.

 

Maths
This week we are moving onto to geometry and today the focus is symmetry. As we are focusing geometry, I have found a home learning booklet we can work through this week and I will be uploading additional extensions each day if people would like to have a go. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Home learning booklet
Triangles

Home learning booklet
Quadrilaterals

Home learning
booklet
Ordering angles acute and obtuse

Home learning booklet
Planet symmetry

Home learning booklet
Simple reflection

 

For symmetry you can start by looking at this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrhp34j/articles/z8t72p3 which looks and there is also a PowerPoint for you to explore and an extension for you to have a go at after your challenge – one of which involves drawing.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!
Books have been keeping Miss Hosein very busy – her reading area (LIBRARY) is slightly out of control! (You might also spot a sloth or two!) Where do you keep your books? We’d love to see your reading areas too!

 

 

History
We are going to be continuing our history projects that you started last week. Last week you began by researching these mountaineers and made careful notes.

Mountaineers: Edmund Hilary, Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner, Apa Sherpa, Edurne Pasaban, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Junko Tabei and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner.

 

You are going to be spending the next two sessions creating a mini book, a poster or PowerPoint about these mountaineers their lives and achievements. I would suggest you focus on the writing this session then move onto the images, drawing pictures, adding decoration next week. Alternatively, you could do four mountaineers this week and then move onto the other four next week.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to focus on effective internet searching. 
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You are going to start today with lesson 2 at the end it suggests you write 5 questions for a classmate. Why not send them to someone on 2email?

 

Keep doing a great job and we hope to see you all very soon!
Have an exquisite day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 10th June

English

LO To use impactful phrases

What does it mean to make an impact? It needs to grab the reader’s attention and make them want to listen to you. What phrases do you think would grab someone’s attention? Remember this writing needs to be formal.

Write at least ten sentences that use the useful words and phrases.

 

They could be about whether or not you think schools should reopen to help with writing your final discussion.

 

Maths
This week we are moving onto to geometry and focusing today on angles. As we are focusing geometry, I have found a home learning booklet we can work through this week and I will be uploading additional extensions each day if people would like to have a go. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Home learning booklet
Triangles

Home learning booklet
Quadrilaterals

Home learning
booklet
Ordering angles acute and obtuse

Home learning booklet
Planet symmetry

Home learning booklet
Simple reflection

 

As we are moving onto angles you can start by looking at this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zg68k7h which looks and there is also a PowerPoint for you to explore and an extension for you to have a go at after your challenge.

Don’t forget your times tables if you’re looking for a starter to get your brain going.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and today they’re all based on Anglo-Saxons as Thor is one of my favourite Avengers haha! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home. I have also uploaded a few activity cards in case you want to use them to uplevel your skills.

 

PSHE
Today in PSHE we are going to be looking at wellbeing and some things we can do if we’re having a tough days. Some days can be a little harder than others and that’s ok but it’s always good to have a few tools that remind us to be kind to ourselves and try to look on the bright side of life (da do, da do, da do, da do, da do)

 

I am also including this week’s Random Acts of Wildness if you want a go!


Have a fun-filled educational day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 9th June

English 

LO To identify the features of a discussion

What were the features of a discussion? Review from yesterday remember it has an introduction and conclusion, paragraphs that show both sides of the arguments, formal language, uses evidence, is written in the third person and uses interesting language to engage an audience.

Go through the ‘Should homework be banned’ discussion and highlight the features of a discussion that have been used.

 

Use the checklist to help.

 

Maths

This week we are moving onto to geometry and shape progressing today onto quadrilaterals. As we are focusing geometry, I have found a home learning booklet we can work through this week and I will be uploading additional extensions each day if people would like to have a go. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Home learning booklet
Triangles

Home learning booklet
Quadrilaterals

Home learning
booklet
Ordering angles acute and obtuse

Home learning booklet
Planet symmetry

Home learning booklet
Simple reflection

 

As I said today is triangles so you may want to start by looking at this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/z98n4qt which looks at quadrilaterals and some other polygons and there is a PowerPoint for you to explore and an extension for you to have a go at after your challenge.

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

Here are some other times table activities you may want to have a go at: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/stapletonv1007/times-tables-games/

 

Reading

Today you will be completing some comprehension on deep sea divers a nice compliment to your work on mountaineers. There are three challenges for you to choose from. One star is your accessible option, two stars is tricky and three stars can be very challenging.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try and make a mnemonic to remember it. For instance science silly cats ingest elastic next comes excitement.  

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw  

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Have a stupendous day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 8th June

English

LO To learn about the features of a discussion

What is a discussion? balanced argument is a discussion where you consider both sides of an issue. For example: If the issue is: Sweets should be banned for children. You need to explore both sides and then you can show your decision at the end.

What are the features? Go through the PowerPoint and checklist

 

We are going to be writing a discussion based around ‘Should schools reopen at this time?’

Create a poster showing the features of a discussion

Use the checklist to help.

 

Maths

This week we are moving onto to geometry and shape starting with triangles. As we are focusing geometry, I have found a home learning booklet we can work through this week and I will be uploading additional extensions each day if people would like to have a go.  

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Home learning booklet
Triangles

Home learning booklet
Quadrilaterals

Home learning
booklet
Ordering angles acute and obtuse

Home learning booklet
Planet symmetry

Home learning booklet
Simple reflection

 

As I said today is triangles so you may want to start by looking at this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zggsfrd and there is a PowerPoint for you to explore and an extension for you to have a go at after your challenge.

 

Reading

Today in reading, I would like you to focus on inference. That means you will be a detective and try to work out: how people are feeling or why something happened or why someone is acting in a specific way. There are two activity sheets for you to work through. 

 

Art
For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Keith Haring I would like you to read through the PowerPoint to learn about his life and work. I would then like you to have a go at creating a piece of art in his style.  

 

Science

What is a circuit? How do you think a circuit would work and why?

Usually we would use a range of electrical components however unfortunately we don’t have access to this at this time so I have found a site that allows you to explore electrical circuits in a safe way. https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/circuit-construction-kit-dc/latest/circuit-construction-kit-dc_en.html

Your challenge to start with is to make a simple working circuit. Think carefully about what you need to make the lightbulb turn on.

 

You need to draw and label your circuit using scientific symbols which I have included below and then write a short explanation about how it works.

 

Finally, I am including a new task called Science for One which you may like to have a go at. 

 

Happy home learning and happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Superstars this week! With a special mention for Li-Shan who was included on the newsletter for his nonsense poem! Go Li-Shan!

Activities for Friday 5th June

English

To present a poem

Firstly, you need to read through your poem and edit it.

 

Check…

  • Have you used capital letters and full stops in the right place?
  • Have you checked your spellings (unless they're made up words)?
  • Have you made sure that the last word in each of your stanzas rhymes?
  • Have you tried to use examples of onomatopoeia, alliteration and similes?

 

You are going to find a way to present your poem you can do this in one of two ways…

 

You can either write your poem out in best (either using your best handwriting or on a computer) and illustrate it.

 

Or you can try to perform your poem using the tone of your voice, hand gestures, facial expression – be creative!

 

Maths
You are completing your final day about negative numbers today and it will be using negative numbers and problem solving. I have set a 2do on PurpleMash if you would like to review this before you get started. You then have a challenge to complete.

Your extension today if you finish is to solve a mystery! Why not have a go at the mystery of the spoiled party bag.

 

Reading
For your reading today we would like you to create a character that you would love to read about in a story. You need to think about their physical appearance and the way they would act and respond to things.

If you want an extra challenge why not write a short scene with your new character inserted in your favourite book series. 

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to make something that you can wear on your head and will stop your hair from getting wet.
Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games :)

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
For music we would like you to be a bit thrifty and attempt to make an instrument from things you have at home. Can you try and play a simple theme song on it? I had a go at playing the Pink Panther on my washing up earlier - thanks for the challenge Jacob!

 

Hope you’ve had a good first week since half term and have a lovely weekend :)
Have a tantalising day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 4th June
English

To write a nonsense poem

What is a nonsense poem and what would you expect to see in that poem?

 

Remember it has to rhyme and should be funny or silly.

 

You are going to write your own poem remember to use the poems from Monday to help you. It can be pure nonsense like On the Ning Nang Nong, it could be about an adventure like Oh the Places You’ll Go or the Owl and the Pussy-cat or it could be about a creature like The Jabberwocky.

 

 

Today you are going to be trying to write your own nonsense poem.

 

You make want to try...

 

1) Make up a few words 

 

2) Make it weird and wonderful

 

3) Use rhymes you know 

like moon and soon or hat and cat

 

 

 

Maths
With the maths today you’re continuing your work with negative numbers. These questions today will be primarily focused on temperature but if you need to review watch the bitesize clip from yesterday.

If you finish there is an extension activity to help improve your confidence with negative numbers and a 2do plus you can always practise your times tables on TTRS.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

History
We are going to be doing a project for the next three weeks during Thursday’s history lessons. We are going to find out about famous mountaineers.

What is a mountaineer? Why do you think some of them have become famous?

How do we effectively carry out research? What is a primary source? What is a secondary source? Our computing unit should help with this.

 

Begin researching these mountaineers make sure to take careful notes.

Mountaineers

Edmund Hilary

Tenzing Norgay

Reinhold Messner

Apa Sherpa

Edurne Pasaban

Wanda Rutkiewicz

Junko Tabei

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

I have also included some factfiles and biographies on the website to help with your research.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to focus on effective internet searching. 
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You are going to start today with lesson 1 and I’ve set up the 2do to help you complete the task.

 

Keep doing a great job and we hope to see you all very soon!
Have an amazing day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 3rd June

English

To explore onomatopoeia, alliteration and similes

We’re going to look at three important aspects of poetry today…

 

Onomatopoeia – this is a word that sounds like the word itself.

E.G. BOOM, CRASH, BANG, SIZZLE, CRACK, HISS

 

Alliteration – this is a phrases where the words begin with the same sound.

E.G. She sells seashells by the sea shore

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

 

Similes – this is where you use like or as to compare something

E.G. As cold as ice or sweet like chocolate

You have three tasks today to use these new techniques

 

  1. Go on a sound hunt around the home find ten sounds that sound like the of the sound
    (Bang – as a book falls to the floor)

     
  2. Write out the alphabet and try to write an alliterative phrase of three words for each letter in the alphabet
    (an annoying ancient apple)

 

  1. Write out your name and then write out an animal for each letter in your name then write a simile about each of those letters
    (E – as big as an ELEPHANT, M – fluffy like a MONKEY, M – as quiet as a MOUSE, A – odd like an armadillo)

 

Maths
Today we’re moving onto negative numbers to start with I would follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwj6sg/articles/zxthnbk
You can then go through the PowerPoint to explore some other examples.

There is an activity for you to work through then an extension with three levels should you want to get some more practise. Remember with negative numbers the further away from zero the less it is worth.

Don’t forget your times tables if you’re looking for a starter to get your brain going.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and today they’re all based on Ancient Egypt – I particularly like the sound of the ‘Friendly Feline’ one. We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home.

 

PSHE
Who are the people that keep you safe and healthy? Children to then watch the ‘People Who Help Us’ video on the different people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uTOOQDEMLI
Why is it important to have these people? When would you need these people? How would you contact the police? Or an ambulance? What can you do to help these people do their job? Talk about these questions with someone at home.

 

Write a short play including someone that keeps you safe. You may even want to make some simple puppets and act it out!


Have an illuminating day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 2nd June

English 

LO To experiment with poetry

What nursery rhymes do you know? Nursery rhymes like nonsense poems are intended to be funny and entertaining.

 

Think of rhymes like Hickory Dickory, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincey Spider and Pussycat Pussycat.

 

Go through the PowerPoint and explore a fractured nursery rhyme

Choose a familiar nursery rhyme and try to make it your own.

 

You could replace words or add a new stanza yourself.

 

 

Maths

You’re continuing your work on Roman Numerals today using what you covered yesterday and completing some problem solving. I have included a chart to help you in case you feel yourself getting a little stuck.

For your extension you have a detective activity and a colouring based activity to choose from or go really crazy and do both!

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

If you’re looking for a different way to practise why not have a go at a new game on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Reading
Today you will be completing a reading comprehension all about Tom Moore! You have three challenge levels to choose from remember to read the information carefully and look at what the question is actually asking you.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try to spell the words using sign language!

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

 

In the month of June the Wildlife Trust is doing 30 Days of Wild below are the activities for the first seven days – why not have a go!

Have a lovely day :)

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 1st June

English

LO To identify conventions of poetry

What is a nonsense poem?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics
/z4mmn39/articles/zgbyw6f

 

Read through the four different nonsense poems. What do you notice about them? Does it rhyme? Does it make sense? Does it have a set amount of lines in each stanza? How does it make you feel?

Choose your favourite of the four nonsense poems.

 

Annotate the poem – highlight words you like, rhymes you enjoy, draw a emojis showing how you feel, write some synonyms, look up any words you don’t know the meaning of.

 

Then you have one of two tasks to choose from…

  1. Draw some pictures showing what the poem made you imagine
  2. Try and memorise the poem and perform it off by heart

 

Maths

Today we are going to spend some time exploring Roman Numerals up to 100.

To start with think about where in your everyday life you see them. Can you make a list? Go through the PowerPoint.

You can then complete the challenges.

If you finish why not try to write your birthday in Roman Numerals? You could even make a scroll!

If you’d like some more practise I have set a task on PurpleMash for you to have a go.

 

Reading

Today in reading I would like you to focus on interpretation and adaptation. So I would like you to choose your favourite scene from your favourite book and adapt it into a comic strip.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stormbreaker-Graphic-Novel-Alex-Rider/dp/1406366323/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=alex+rider+comic&qid=1590935905&sr=8-8 If you go on amazon you can choose the look inside option to see how it might look.

 

Art
For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Van Gogh I would like you to read through the PowerPoint to learn about his life and work. I would then like you to either complete one of the Van Gogh inspired colouring pages (use whatever you have at home to complete these pencils, paint, chalk etc) or challenge yourself and have a go at copying one of his pieces yourself.

 

Science

What is electricity? What do we use it for? Have we always had electricity? What did people do before?

Where can you get electrical energy?

The two main sources of electricity that we have are from batteries and mains sockets.

On a piece of paper write mains on one side and batteries on the other.

Try to come up with as many examples as you can think of for each side.

How do we know if something is using electricity? Notice that it usually produces light, sound or movement. Can we have any of these without electricity? Think of other ways such as a fire or our own voices.

 

Today you are going to be electrical detectives.

Go round your home and try to find as many DIFFERENT examples of electricity as you can.

What electrical appliances can you find around the house?

What electricity do they use?

Are they safe?

 

REMEMBER TO BE SAFE AROUND ELECTRICY – DON’T TOUCH THE SOCKETS AND DON’T GO NEAR ANYTHING ELECTRIC WITH WATER.

 

As you may be aware, we are beginning to have more children going back to school which means there will be some small changes with the setting of work and the responding to emails.

Mr Kain will now be in school with a pod from Tuesday to Friday each week so he will not be able to access the emails as often as before. So whilst he is in school, Miss Hosein will be responding to both the Opal and Coral accounts and setting the work online. Please don’t worry though Mr Kain will still be keeping an eye on things and Miss Hosein will make sure to pass along any messages.

We hope you had a great half term and we really hope we’ll all be back together soon!

Happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Hi everyone,

 

Unfortunately, something has come up and we’ve had to postpone the quiz for the time being we’ll let you know if we’re able to reschedule and if we’re not able to sort this we’ll upload a paper copy of the quiz if you’d like to have a go.

 

Hopefully we’ll see you soon and we’re sorry we weren’t able to make this happen at the moment.

Year 4 Quiz

Monday 1st June - 2:00pm

 

We miss all of your lovely faces! So lets have a quiz smiley

 

It'll be on numerous things that we have covered across the year 

You will need Pen and Paper

 

Please pass this round to other year 4 children - the more we get the better laugh

 

It’s the Opal, Coral, Year 4, Picture Show!

Activities for Friday 22nd May

English
You will be continuing to write your explanations in English today. When writing you need to be thinking about these things:

  • Have I included enough details?
  • Have I fully explained how each part of the technology works like buttons, noises, safety?
  • Have I used fronted adverbials? Try for at least 3
  • Have I used expanded noun phrases? Try for at least 2
  • Have I used conjunctions? Try for at least 5 not including ‘and’
  • Have I read my work aloud to make sure it makes sense?

It may help to highlight if you have used these things as editing is a really important part of the process.


Maths
You have a few options available for you in maths today depending on what you think you need.

 

Option 1: Will be focusing on drawing graphs. There is a bar graph activity (where you use votes that have been collected – this is called discrete data), a line graph activity where you will have to collect information (the activity suggests shadow length but you can do it on anything that changes like time or distance – this is called continuous data). There is also a way to do this online using PurpleMash it has been set as a 2do

 

Option 2: If you think you have completed enough work on graphs and you can already confidently draw them then there is a reasoning paper for you to have a go at. This covers many areas that we have learnt about this year.

 

Reading
After all the quizzes we received this week we decided to set one for you – can you complete the Opal and Coral reading quiz?!

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to try and get something from your bedroom to the living room without touching it at any point with any part of your body.
Or you could attempt a fort Ikea has some great ideas
https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/ikea-forts-dens-designs-lockdown-entertainment-a4444781.html
You may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

French
You can log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then play a couple of the games :D

Alternatively, you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Music
For music today you need to go onto Youtube and watch a video to then give it a try

Go to ‘Youtube’

Search ‘Mylene Music Klass, Klasses play Glasses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnahwSOFi34

 

Why not challenge your memory too – have a go at trying to learn the lyrics to your favourite song. Songs and the sun where can you go wrong?

 

This will be our last message until Monday 1st June. As it is half term the email accounts will not be checked as frequently but you can always send us a message and we will get back to you! We hope you have a lovely break with lots of fun and we really hope to see you soon!
Have a resplendent day and a great week!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 21st May
English

LO: To write and edit an explanation text.

 

Play ‘Call my Bluff Game’
You choose a word and give someone three definitions they need to guess the accurate one – you can always play this with someone else in Year 4 using 2email on PurpleMash

 

Over the next 2 days you will get the opportunity to write your explanation text about either:

  • Escalator
  • Lift/elevator
  • Ski lift
  • Conveyor belt

 

Remember to use your plan from yesterday and follow it!

We want these to be really creative but also follow the process of how it actually works.

 

When you have finished, please make sure you EDIT your work.

Read through all of your work to see if your sentences make sense and that they are punctuated correctly

Make sure you have, fronted adverbials, prepositions, expanded noun phrases, conjunctions etc…

 

Extension activity.

Create a Glossary of technical vocabulary used.

 

Make sure you send your work to us please, it would be nice to upload all of your work onto the website under its own little bit. A digital ‘Until I Met Team Four Four’

 

 

Maths
With the maths today you’re continuing your work on line graphs but you’re looking at graphs that have a consistent relationship which means there will often be a diagonal line. You need to look carefully at the x and y axis and see where the two meet.

The graph has also been made a little more tricky as there is more than one line so you need to look at the colours carefully.

If you finish there is an extension activity to help improve your confidence with line graphs and you can always practise your times tables on TTRS.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

Geography

To start with talk about what you have learnt recently about mountains.

Think about what is it like in the mountains?

Look at pictures of the Alps and the Great Dividing Range – compare the climates

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zf7hyrd

https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zgrvr82

You should notice that the temperature gets colder the higher the altitude gets.

Mountains receive more rainfall and some mountains have a snow line and have snow on the top of them all year round.

 

Today you are going to be completing a fact file on mountains and the weather and climate on mountains. If you would like an extra challenge, challenge two also includes nature on the mountains.
Here are some links that will give you information…
http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/climate.htm

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/nature.htm

 

Computing
For computing this week we would like you to take part in PurpleMash’s Games Design Competition 2020.
Here is a link for the full information:
https://static.purplemash.com/mashcontent/applications/lessonplans/info/Games_Design_Comp_Pack/Games%20Comp%20Pack%20-%20school%20closure.pdf

You are going to design a computer game using 2DIY 3D a program we have used at school. I have included it as a 2do for the next week if you would like to spend some time on it.
There are several themes for you to choose from including: Twisted Fairy-tale, Magic and Wizardry, Ancient Greeks, ROMAN RAMPAGE, Night at the movies, Hidden Treasures, Animal Rescue, Superheroes, Tudor Stories, Myths and Legends, Retro Gaming or Ancient Egyptians. If you have a different theme you’d prefer then go for it! Be creative!

 

Keep up the great work and we hope to see you all very soon!
Also Episode 3 is now available of James and the Giant Peach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVO7sLEqvBU Miss Hosein has been forcing Mr Kain to watch and now she's telling you to as well! It's delightful :D
Have a wonderful day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 20th May

English

LO: to plan an explanation text

What features are in an explanation text?

 

Today you are going to get the opportunity to plan/order how your choice of object works

 

SC

Chronological order

Time adverbials

Technical vocabulary

Task 1

Order how a dishwasher works

 

Task 2

Using the ‘Planning’

Choose a differentiated planner to plan how your ____ works

 

Check ‘Example plan’ for guidance

 

Maths
In maths we are continuing our work on graphs and charts moving onto more focused work on line graphs. To start with I would go through the Introducing Line Graphs PowerPoint then move onto the second PowerPoint if you’d like to explore more examples.

Today the graphs will mostly be based around time and distance though there are some other challenges in the extension.

Don’t forget your times tables if you’re looking for a starter to get your brain going.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and we decided what with this lovely weather we would go with the opposite and learn about EXTREME WEATHER! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home.

 

PSHE
Today in PSHE we would like you to think continue to think about community. The people who are around you or are important to you. We’ve looked at friendship as a community, your school as a community and now we would like you to think of your family as a community. Who do you consider your family? Is your family all at home with you? What about your extended family? Do you consider pets as part of your family?
To explore and celebrate your family today we would like you to do either a family portrait or a family tree and be creative! If you have different family groups why not draw mini portraits or different colours on the tree. It’s good to celebrate everyone you consider family :)

 

If you do feel yourself getting overwhelmed, as we all do sometimes, make sure you take some time to think about mindfulness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldFD-L-Csz0 Your brain is a muscle just like anything else and sometimes it needs a little training and its exercise you don’t have to leave the sofa for!


Have a brilliant day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

James and the Giant Peach reading!

Activities for Tuesday 19th May

English 

LO: to use expanded noun phrases to help visualise

 

By the end of this week, you are going to be writing your own explanation text in the style of Until I Met Dudley

You can pick one of the following to focus your work on

  • Escalator
  • Lift/elevator
  • Ski lift
  • Conveyor belt

 

What are expanded noun phrases? Why do we use them? Why are they good for explanation texts?

An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective. If one or more adjectives are listed to describe the noun, a comma should be added to separate the sentence.

 

https://themumeducates.com/what-is-expanded-noun-phrase/

 

Success Criteria

Identify parts of your chosen thing

Use nouns

Appropriate adjectives, commas

 

Your Task

Use expanded noun phrases to describe the features of what you have chosen.

 

Either write these out in individual sentences

Or

Challenge yourself and write them out in paragraphs. Remember to use all other English skills we have learnt this year.

 

 

Maths

You’re continuing your work on graphs today. You’ll be looking at graphs and using the information to answer questions that involving adding sections together or finding the difference between two sections.

There is a PowerPoint to go through, challenges and an extension. There is also a PurpleMash activity if you’d like to complete it online.

 

Remember read the graphs carefully – along the x axis up the y, labels, take your time and interpret the questions – think about what you are being asked to do, find the sum (add them together), find the difference (take one away from the other)

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars and complete your 20 minutes.

Or here are some other times table activities you may want to have a go at: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/stapletonv1007/times-tables-games/

 

Reading
Today we would like you to create a reading quiz. We would like you to write between 10 and 20 questions based around books, authors and genres that someone could answer.
Questions like who was the author of Fantastic Mr Fox? How many books are there about Alex Rider? Who is the daughter of Athena in Percy Jackson? What is the name of the 6th Harry Potter book?

 

If you finish why not send it to your friends or teacher on 2email – can anyone get full marks?

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not do some rainbow writing the bright colours can help you remember them.

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email :D)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw  

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Monday 18th May

English

For the next couple of weeks, we are going to be looking at Explanation Texts, based around the book ‘Until I Met Dudley’

What is an explanation text? Non-Fiction - Tells your audience how something works or why something happens. Explanations detail and logically describe the stages in a process, such as the water cycle, or how a steam engine works. Other examples could be how a law is made, or why we blink when we sneeze.

LO To use prepositions to give specific details

We are going to recapping Prepositions

 

What are prepositions?

preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else.

 

Remember prePOSITION

 

Watch the video =] https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-prepositions

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

 

Success Criteria

Identify the noun

Logical/appropriate preposition word

Noun follows a preposition

Your Task

Use prepositions to explain how clocks work

 

Either write these out in individual sentences

Or

Challenge yourself and write them out in paragraphs. Remember to use all other English skills we have learnt this year.

 

 

Maths

In maths we are moving on to looking at data, tables and graphs. To start with today I suggest you spend some time exploring this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7rcwmn/articles/z8dp8mn

After that you have two graphs today and some questions to answer using that data.

 

If you finish there is an extension on PurpleMash based around different charts and when you would expect to use them.

 

Reading

‘too many ands’

There are 4 different sheets with this challenge. Your choice whether you do 1 or more… more would be best J

It may be worth googling, examples of conjunctions, if you need inspiration.

 

Art
Today we’re looking at artistic styles that involve portraits and we’re going to focus on Picasso and cubism. To start with it might be nice to go through the Picasso PowerPoint and learn about this inspiring artist. Afterwards why not have a look at the Picasso and Cubism PowerPoint and have a go at making your own self-portrait in the cubist style. There’s even a game to make it even more interesting if you choose.  

 

Today is also International Museum Day! Why not spend some time taking a virtual tour around a museum online – you don’t have to stick to the UK there are some amazing options on this link: https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours Be creative!

 

Science

You are going to be looking at changes in the environment.

What effect do humans have on the environment?

Watch the Video

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2md82p

 

Challenge 1

Match the definitions up to each of the environmental changes

Or

Challenge 2 (recommended)

Research into each of the environmental changes and write your own definitions for them.

  • Deforestation
  • Urbanisation
  • Intensive farming
  • Pollution
  • Nature reserves

 

Extension

Create a strategy to make each or some of the environmental changes better.

 

Hopefully we’ll see each other soon and remember if you haven’t been in touch for a while send us a quick message. You can always use 2email on PurpleMash https://www.purplemash.com/app/links/2email#/inbox

Happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Blue Peter Style...

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Good job =]

Activities for Friday 15th May

English

LO: To verbally explain.

 

Today, similar to Monday.

 

Verbally explain how things work from around the house. If you feel like being really creative why not try to present how it works like you’re on a TV show.

 

You could do this about anything, as we want you to use your imagination.

 

I wonder how a Smart Phone works…or even a Games Console…


Maths
In Maths you are continuing your work on time and converting time. To start with spend some time going over how many days there are in each of the months, if you’re not sure do the knuckle trick! You can also think about how many days there are in a week, a fortnight, a month, a year and other things like that.

You have a set of challenges to work through and some extension word problems if you want to stretch yourself.

 

Reading
Read the ‘Descriptive Drawing’ passage and draw it beneath.

 

Thankful Friday
Take 15-30 minutes to stop.

What can you hear? What can you see? What can you smell? What can you feel?

Here is Mr. Kain's daughter Primrose giving it a go…

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

Make a utensil to eat your food. The type of food you’re eating is totally your choice. Be creative and try not to make a mess!
You may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!

 

Music
For music today you need to go onto Youtube and watch a video to then give it a try

Go to ‘Youtube’

Search ‘Mylene Music Klass, What is syncopation?’ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

Not going to lie, when Mylene’s daughter started using the cup, it blew my mind! Head hurts! If you enjoy it why not try another video :)

 

We miss you all and hope you have a lovely weekend.

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 14th May
English

LO: To use conjunctions to add extra information

 

Today, you are going to be focusing on Fronted adverbials and Conjunctions

What are they? Why do we use them? Why are they ideal for explanation texts?

 

 

Success Criteria

Open the sentence with an adverb

Use a comma after the adverbial phrase

Complete the sentence

Write an imaginative description of how bubbles get into fizzy drinks

 

For Example how a TV work

First, when you want to watch TV you need to press the ‘on’ button on the control until it glows red. Immediately, this then sends a magical message to the TV where a team of TV sprites spring into action while you select a channel. Then, they suck images from around the world into a powerful tube where they then work their way through a compressor. At this point, the compressor makes all the images smaller so that they can be projected on to the screen.

 

And so on =] ,

 

Maths
You’re continuing your work on time this time looking at conversions of time like seconds to minutes, minutes to hours, days to week and others like that. There is a PowerPoint that should give you some help I would also suggest you use mathisfun again if you want to review. https://www.mathsisfun.com/time-clocks-analog-digital.html there are several links you can look through.

There are some challenges for you to work through and there is a challenge should you need it. There are also a number of games on PurpleMash if you would like to do a little more on time. https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths/measures/time_topic

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

Geography

To start with today can you recap the features of a mountain? How many do you remember?

The earth is made up of an inner core, outer core, mantle and crust.  

Tectonic plates move very slowly and can cause changes in the land. The plates can move away from each other, towards each other or rubbing together

Volcanoes are one way mountains are formed and they erupt when magma escapes through the gaps.

Are all mountains the same?

What types of mountains are there?

They can include: Fold mountains, fault block mountains, dome mountains, volcanic mountains, plateau mountains

There are PowerPoints that will go over all this in greater detail


You have three choices of challenge
Challenge 1: Matching the mountain picture to the correct name and definition.

Challenge 2: Write a definition for each mountain type.

Challenge 3: Draw and write a definition for each mountain type.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to continue to work on animation.
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
We covered lesson 2 last week so we are going to have a go at lesson 3 this week.

 

Keep up the great work and we hope to see you all very soon!
Have a b-e-a-uuuuuuuiful day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 13th May

English

LO: Summarise and order events

 

Watch the link for ‘Until I Met Dudley’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e76CgNKYb28

What are your views of the book? What do you like/dislike? Why? What appeals to reader?

 

Order an explanation of one of the processes.

Cut and stick/write them out/number order – up to you

 

Once you have completed this – read through it to ensure it flows.

 

Maths

In maths we are continuing our work using time. You are looking at time problems that again look at how much time has passed. I would suggest you use jumps to the nearest hour and remember your key facts especially that there are 60 minutes in an hour, 30 minutes in half an hour and 15 minutes in a quarter of an hour.

When working think carefully about:
If you need to go back or forward in time.
Are you making logical time jumps, think about the nearest hour if in doubt.
Make sure you add intervals together.

If you need a starter use yesterday’s game to review time telling – why not try it timed! There are also a number of games on PurpleMash if you’d like an extension https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths/measures/time_topic

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available all based around sports! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home.

 

PSHE
Today in PSHE we would like you to think about community. What is a community? What does it mean to be part of a community? We at Galley Hill are a community and we also have our own class communities. Together we are team Year 4, team Opal and team Coral. What we would like you to do today is go through your class community and think about each and every person in that community what makes them special? Why are you glad they’re part of your community? We would like you to go through the class and give each of them a Mister Men character or Little Miss. https://www.mrmen.com/characters/ Here is the website if you need inspiration.

 

We discussed it and thought Miss Hosein should be Little Miss Giggles (there wasn’t a Miss Lazy) and Mr Kain should be Mister Mischief (or Mister Small)

 

We hope you’re all doing well and remember if you haven’t been in touch in a while please send us a message to say hi – we miss you!
Have a splendid day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 12th May

English 

LO: to explore the key features of an explanation text

 

Recap the features of explanation texts. Why do we have these type of texts? Are they important?

 

Next think about the key features of explanation texts

What are the features?

 

Title, Opening Paragraph, Technical Vocabulary, Chronological order, Conjunctions, Process in stages, Present Tense, Conclusion

 

 

Success Criteria

Identify/recognise features

Label/highlight features

Recognise adverbs

 

Using the Features of Explanation Texts

Colour code the examples

  1. Growing Frogs
  2. How Volcanoes Erupt

 

 

Maths

To start with today spend some time recapping how to tell time choose your challenge on https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

 

Today we’re looking at durations of time to help with this spend some time on https://www.mathsisfun.com/time-add-subtract.html

You have three challenges to work through and if you finish there is a bingo game for you to play – can you match the digital to the analogue?

 

Times Tables
Log on to Times Table Rockstars.

Spend some time on it as we’d usually expect at least 20 minutes per week!

Well done to the people who have been on it over the past few weeks.

 

Reading
Think about your favourite book. Why is it? What grabbed your attention?

The front cover!

Front covers are what readers look at first.

If it is not interesting or relatable to the story, you probably will not end up reading it.

Your task for today is to design a new front cover for your favourite book.

If you do not have one, think about the books we have studied this year

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Percy Jackson, Boy in the Dress, Guardians of Childhood, Mamo on the Mountain.

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not make some calligrams where the words look like what they mean.

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw  

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

 

ENJOY =] 

Have a positive day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Monday 11th May

English

For the next couple of weeks, we are going to be looking at Explanation Texts, based around the book ‘Until I Met Dudley’

What is an explanation text? Non-Fiction - Tells your audience how something works or why something happens. Explanations detail and logically describe the stages in a process, such as the water cycle, or how a steam engine works. Other examples could be how a law is made, or why we blink when we sneeze.

LO To explain a process

Read through the Word Document ‘Y4 Example Text Example and Features’ and the PowerPoint ‘Tips for Writing Exp Text’

 

Once you have done this Watch ‘Wallace and Gromit Contraption’ Youtube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6g8WGpMstI

 

Success Criteria

Chronological order

Processes

Fronted Adverbials

Clear voice

 

Your Task

Pick 3 of your favourite Wallace and Gromit contraptions

Verbally or write down brief notes to explain how they work.

 

Snoozatron

Press button, makes an alarm ring.

Next a couple of cogs start spinning to send robotic arms to plump the mattress and pillows.

Whilst this is happening, a separate part of the machine starts pouring boiling water into a water bottle. These cogs then activate a claw hook to place on the bed, with another one come from the side to drop a teddy.

Next, from the wall, a stereo on a conveyor belt slowly enters the room and starts playing music

Finally, a hatch in the floor opens up, where a contracted spring below releases to fire ‘sheep’ into the room – this goes on for a present amount of times (500 in this case)

 

 

 

Maths

This week we are moving onto measurements specifically time! To start with think about what measurements of time you know and how many units of time there are. How many days in a month? How many seconds in an hour? How many years in a decade. We are going to be starting with 24 hour time. Just remember for PM you take what’s on the clock and add 12 hours to go from 24 hours to 12 you take 12 away. For more information you can look here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkfycdm/articles/zcrmqty

 

There are a number of tasks for you to work through and an extension.

 

If you would like to take part in the final push of the rock battle with Little Gaddeston go on TTRS.   

  

Reading

Guided Reading Skills Task Cards Sequencing

 

Art
Today we’re looking at artistic styles that involve portraits and we’re going to focus on Pop Art a bright and colourful artistic movement. To start with we would like you to read up on either Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein two key artists in the movement.

We would then like you to experiment with the style to start with have a go at the sunglasses activity and if you complete that why not take some pictures and try and colour them in a Pop Art style.

 

Science

You are going to be using/creating Classification Keys

Use the PowerPoint for guidance

Classification keys

What is a key? A series of questions, each with 2 possible answers – the answer leads you to the next question or will identify the unknown creature.

  • Branched keys – where you follow the line to the next question or answer.

Why do we use classification keys?

Discuss importance of yes/no questions, so characteristics must be factual and not based on opinion (e.g. cuteness)

 

Task

Challenge 1 – animals are in place, you need to come up with appropriate questions

Challenge 2 – animals are provided, you are to sort them with your own questions

Challenge 3 – nothing provided, create your own =]

 

Happy Monday =]

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 7th May
English

In English today you should be finishing your story so you need to think about your resolution and your ending. Once you’ve finished read it aloud – have you missed any words? Are your tenses correct?

 

Maths
In Maths you are going to be doing some problem solving using decimals. You will need to think about how you problem solve. Read through the two circle problems carefully, trial and error will be very important and having a go.

If you would like an extension there is an additional money problem for you to work through.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

Geography
We’re continuing our work on mountains and geography so we would like you to think about… What features of mountains do you know? Are all mountains the same shape?

Go through the PowerPoint and explore some of the features.

Summit – top of a mountain

Foot – bottom of a mountain

Valley – area of low land between mountains

Outcrop – rock formation visible from the surface

Ridge – a long narrow high section of land

Slope – an area of ground increasing in height

Snow line – above this line snow and ice cover it all year

Plateau – area of flat high ground

Tree line – the highest point that forests are found

Face – side of a mountain

Do all mountains have all these features?

 

Your task is to draw and label a mountain – there are three levels for you to choose between.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is going to continue to work on animation.
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
We covered lesson 1 last week so we are going to have a go at lesson 2 this week. By the end you should have created a slightly more complex animation which uses movement, background and sounds. This has been set as a 2do :)

 

If you haven’t had a look yet why not watch the Galley Hill video see if you can spot us!
Have a great day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

D&T Challenge

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The song says it all

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Activities for Wednesday 6th May

English
We have loved seeing your stories progress today you will be moving onto the dilemma! Make sure before you start you need to read through the work you’ve already done and if possible read it aloud – you’ll be surprised what you notice.

 

Maths
Today in maths we will be continuing to look at money calculations though we are moving onto word problems. When it comes to word problems read the questions very carefully, I always like to draw the problem so I can really visualise it and work out if I’m being asked to add or subtract. When working out remember to line up your decimals and the answers are there for you to check.

Once you have completed your task there is an extension for you to have a go at. It is a problem for you to solve you can find the problem below and the answer at: https://nrich.maths.org/5949

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available all based around the Romans! One of my favourite periods in history! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home.

 

PSHE
Today in PSHE we would like you to think about positivity and gratitude. What does it mean to be positive? Do you have to be positive all the time? What does it mean to show gratitude? What can you do to show gratitude?

We have got two activities for you to have a go at today. Firstly there is a mindfulness colouring sheet take some time to breathe and think. As you colour the design think about the good things you have in your life and all the things you are grateful for.

 

Secondly, we would like you to create some positivity and this should be something we all strive to do not just once but whenever we can – something that makes us happy. So we would like you to make some kind of container we have included a net but you can make it in any way you like as long as you can put things in there. Call it what you like, a box of joy, a containment of positivity, a collection of sunshine! Decorate your container.

Then for the next month try to put a least one thing in there that brings you joy. A joke, a cartoon, a song lyric, a picture of someone, a word, anything. Then if you’re ever feeling a little down you can look through this collection and remember all the positivity you have in your life J

 

Remember to keep in touch you can email us or your friends at either of the email accounts or PurpleMash. Also! The battle is on! We’re in the lead but only just!
Have an excellent day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

If you’re looking for an audiobook you can’t resist a classic like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Why not take a look at the link below!

Activities for Tuesday 5th May

English 

Today in English you are continuing your work on your story. You will be focusing on the build up. Remember to keep an eye on your punctuation.

 

Maths

Today in Maths we are continuing to work on decimals and subtraction but now we are focusing on taking away money. Like yesterday think about how you can use money in different ways like how many ways can you make 50p or £2? How many pence are there in £30.

Once you finish there is some subtraction problems to work through.

 

There’s an extension as usual if you finish. If you want to practise your times tables why not have a go at of one of these games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 

Reading
Complete the Neil Armstrong reading comprehension activity. There are three levels for you to choose from you decide which one gives you the correct level of challenge. 1 star is accessible for everyone, 2 stars is a little tricky and 3 stars is challenging. 

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not make some calligrams where the words look like what they mean.

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

You could look at gymnastics with Max Whitlock our local champion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw  

And finally gets kids moving - short workouts by batman , Spider-Man , Harry Potter and many more great fun https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

 

Times Tables
For something a little different with your times tables why not grab a pack of cards and a partner. Both of you lay cards at the same time and you multiple the two cards – whoever answers quickest wins for example you lay a 6, your partner lays a 3, 6x3=18. You win the game when you have all the cards. A=1, J=11, Q=12 and K=either 0 or 13. If you would prefer a classic though you can always complete your session on TTRS.

 

Year 4 Galley Hill has been challenged! On TTRS Little Gaddesden want to see just how good we are at our times tables we are! The competition starts tomorrow - let's show them how we do!

Have a delightful day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain  

 

Activities for May the 4th be with you

English

English

04/05/20

28/05/20

LO: To use noun and preposition phrases in writing

Success Criteria

Pairs of adjectives Commas Prepositions

Setting description

This week you are going to writing your own story based on MAMO ON THE MOUNTAIN.

 

You need to be focusing on creating and effective setting. Everything that you have been practicing over the last 2 weeks, it’s your time to show it off =]

 

Some questions to think about:

Where is it set? What is it like there? How are we going to let the reader know this? What expanded noun phrases can we use? Where do commas go? What prepositions can we use? Can we use them as openers? How do we punctuate them?

 

There is an example of the story in the Document section named

Kate in the Forest

Monday

Opening

 

Tuesday

Build up

Wednesday

Dilemma

Thursday

Resolution

Ending

 

Above is a suggested timeframe to complete your story. You do not need to follow this if you do not want to.

 

Please email your story by Thursday =]

 

You are all doing fantastic! Keep it up guys! We (Mr Kain & Miss Hosein) speak to one another every day and we share just how amazing you are all doing! J TEAM FOUR FOUR J

         

 

Maths

Today in Maths we are continuing to work on decimals and addition but now we are focusing on adding money. To start off with spend some time going through what money we use in the United Kingdom. Think about how you can use money in different ways like how many ways can you make 20p or £1? How many pence are there in £10.

Once you finish there is some addition problems involving the beach for you to work through – holiday maths!

 

There’s an extension as usual if you finish. If you want to practise your times tables why not have a go at TTRS or one of these games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 

Reading

‘Consolidating Reading Skills’ comprehension activity

 

Art
With Art we are continuing to work on our sketching skills. Last week we looked at how to draw a portrait of ourselves this week we’re going to look at how to draw ourselves as a cartoon. Here is an interesting tutorial that you can follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxcfvU4Vfok If you finish, why not have a look yourself on YouTube – there are so many different styles which ones do you like best?

 

Science

You are going to classifying invertebrates.

What are the two main types of animals?

What are the 5 vertebrate groups?

What is a warm-blooded animal?

What is a cold-blooded animal?

What is an invertebrate? An animal without a backbone - some fly, some crawl, some swim, some wiggle. Explain that some have soft bodies (worms, slugs, jellyfish) whereas others (spiders, insects) have an exoskeleton (a hard outer casing) to protect the body.

 

What types of invertebrates are there?

Use the PowerPoint ‘Mon Invertebrates PowerPoint’ and the Bitesize link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z8mbqhv

Your task today – Mini Beast Hunt =] or ‘Mon Classification Invertebrates’

 

May the fourth be with you!

Hope you have a day that is out of this world!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Elton John looks a little different...

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Reptile rock

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Two puppets and a special canine guest

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Activities for Friday 1st May

English

LO: To discuss and record ideas

 

 

You are writing our stories we are going to focus on the setting. Think about the structure of Mamo on the Mountain story and how we can plan our own.

 

 

Success Criteria

Discuss ideas with a partner

Write down story ideas

Use story structure

Think about the settings

Plan story on differentiated planner.


Maths
For today you will be continuing your work with calculations involving decimals. We will be finishing with subtraction using decimal numbers – like yesterday this may appear hard at first but just treat it as normal column subtraction and just remember to line up the decimal points! There is a PowerPoint that you used yesterday but today we are focusing on SUBTRACTION.
You may also want to review https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd for hints on the column method.

When completing your work there are 3 levels D which is the simplest, E which is a little more challenging and F which is hard. Ignore A, B and C as you did that yesterday.
If you finish all those and want a challenge there is an extension.

 

Reading
Your Friday reading task is a bit different. We have included a PowerPoint we would like you to look through and see the different types of genre a book can be. We have also included a poster which is reading signposts, where you have signposts showing different genres – have a go at creating your own signpost. Make sure each genre is clear by using things you’d expect to see in that genre for example aliens for Science Fiction, a dragon for Fantasy, a person laughing for Comedy.

 

French
Please log onto Language Angels – https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then ‘Les Animaux’ Play a couple of the games J

Alternatively you can continue learning your new language on Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/
Miss Hosein is still learning and can now say, ‘hon alskar läser böcker och pratar med hennes katter’

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

Problem 1 – We would like you to find a way to cover both of your feet but you are not allowed to use socks or shoes and the foot cover cannot be traditional – you need to be able to walk at least ten steps!

Problem 2 – Make a garden accessory using things you can find at home. Check the document below for more details.

 

Music
In music today we would like you to have a go at creating your own music video you can do this anyway you like. You could sing along with a song, create a puppet and lip sync, lip sync yourself, create an animation – be creative and we have one here to inspire you! Send them in we can’t wait so see them!

 

Unfortunately, due to lockdown we were unable to send Greg and Mike, from Hemel Storm, their thank you cards from you guys.
So, over the weekend, please could you create a thank you message or card for all of their help with basketball. You can then either email the document to us or take a picture and email that - thanks!

 

We miss you all and hope you have a lovely weekend.
In the meantime, have a stupendous day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Music video inspiration - Miss Hosein had waaaaay too much fun!

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Activities for Thursday 30th April
English

LO: To use fronted adverbials with commas.

 

Where does the adverb need to go in a fronted adverbial sentence? What do we need to remember to include?

Challenge 2 Example

Early in the morning, Mamo grabbed his belonging and set off on his long journey to find his sister.

Later that day, Mamo came across the gigantic mountain range. He knew he knew the journey was about to become a lot hard.

Wearily, he found an overhanging rock to rest beneath.

As the sun set, Mamo could see the long shadows of the Rich Man’s estate.

 

Success Criteria

Open the sentence with an adverb

Use a comma after the adverbial phrase

Complete the sentence

Choose one challenge

 

Challenge 1
Re-order sentences so they have fronted adverbials.

 

Challenge 2

Write fronted adverbial sentences with commas.

 

Maths
In Maths today you will be continuing your work with calculations involving decimals. We will be starting with addition using decimal numbers – this may appear hard at first but just treat it as normal column addition and just remember to line up the decimal points! There is a PowerPoint you will be using for today and tomorrow today we are focusing on ADDITION.
You may also want to review https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx for hints on the column method.

When completing your work there are 3 levels A which is the simplest, B which is a little more challenging and C which is hard. D, E and F are subtraction and to be used tomorrow – don’t complete this today!
If you finish all those and want a challenge there is an extension.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

Geography
To start with go back over what we started last week think about what a mountain range is and what a summit is. Do you remember? What are the seven summits?

Click on the ground height map https://en-gb.topographic-map.com/maps/b9/England/ where are the highest areas of ground in the UK? Use the key to help.

Where do you think the highest peak in the UK might be located? Why?

Look at:  https://www.themountainguide.co.uk/highest/

Which are the highest mountains? Where are they?

Use google earth to locate these ranges: Mourne Mountains, Snowdonia, Grampian Mountains, Lake District, Pennines, Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell Pike

https://earth.google.com/web/@54.15301421,-2.99247557,138.90697181a,935283.23276058d,35y,-0h,0t,0r

What are the UK’s highest mountain? How is land height shown on maps?

Contour lines show us how high the land is. On most maps they are marked at 5m or 10m intervals. The closer together the lines are, they steeper the slope will be.

 

Your task is to label the map – there are two levels for you to choose between.

 

Computing
Today’s computing is based around animation. Have a talk about some of your favourite animated films and cartoons. Why do you enjoy them?
Animation can be something very simple and can start with simply animating a face so the character appears to smile when the animation is run.

Try working out: If you need 24 pictures per second, how many pictures will you need for: • …a five-second animation? • …a 25-second animation? • …a 60-second animation? That’s quite a lot of images!
Our brain holds onto an image for a fraction of a second after the image has passed. When our eyes see a series of images very quickly one after the other, because our eyes cannot cope with fast-moving images, they are tricked into thinking that the images are moving. If the images you are seeing change in some way, you see this as animation.

You have a todo in PurpleMash called 2animate – have a go at making a simple animation using a face which changes expression. There’s a how to video if you need it.

If you want to know more about animation spend some time looking up early animation – there are some interesting videos on YouTube especially if you look up Disney.

 

Don’t let the rain get you down!
Have a delightful day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 28th April

English

LO: To understand fronted adverbials with commas

 

What are adverbs? Can anyone remember the different types of adverbs? Which ones are commonly used to open sentences? What punctuation do we need to use?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/
topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3

 

Success Criteria

Recognise adverbs

Understand where commas are placed

Choose one of the challenges to complete

 

Challenge 1

Underline the adverb and place the comma in the correct place.

 

Challenge 2

Fill in an adverb/adverbial phrase and place the comma in the correct place.

 

Challenge 3

In a longer piece of text, edit some of the sentences to have fronted adverbials with commas.

 

Maths
Today in maths we will be beginning to look at calculations involving decimals. This will start today using simple numbers such as 4.2 + 0.2
If your brain likes column addition best make sure you line up your columns and you can do this as a simple calculation…

4.2                3.6              2.3
0.2 +              1.3 +            1.64 +
4.2                4.9               3.94

Alternatively your brain might prefer bridging or counting on…
4.2 + 0.2 is the same as 4.2 add 0.1 add 0.1 which makes 4.4
Remember to think about place value.

You have two tasks you have splodge to complete and a todo on PurpleMash.

 

Reading
It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available all based around the earth and the animals on it – this should help with your science learning too! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm
Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com
If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home.

 

PSHE
Today in PSHE we would like you to listen to the story Something Else by Kathryn Cave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7YVQmXFiL4 Talk with someone at home – what do you think the story is about? How do you think Something Else felt? How do you think Something felt? How did they both feel at the end?

You’re then going to think of your best friend, can you then draw yourself as Something Else and them as Something. They don’t have to look the same as the story – be creative! Can you then write all the things that make you special around Something Else and all the things that make them special around Something. It’s nice to take the time to celebrate yourself and the people that matter to you :)

 

If you feel like you’re missing your friends – why not send them an email?
On PurpleMash you can use: https://www.purplemash.com/app/links/2email#/inbox to send messages to anyone in Year 4.
Have an awesome day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 27th April

English 

LO: To use accurate speech punctuation

Recap on the rules of speech that we looked at yesterday. How do we punctuate speech? Where does the punctuation go? What do we need to put at the end?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Challenge 1 Example

“Phew, I think that’s the last of the first editions,” Belle says as she grabs the last book.

Lumiere cries out, “Zis one is slipping, allow me…”

“NO!” Belle shouts. “For the sake of the books, maybe you could give us some light to work by?”

“Ah, oui. I always have been one to light up a room”

And so on =]

Success Criteria

Identify where speech is used

Understand where speech marks are placed

Understand what other speech punctuation is needed.

Choose one of the challenges to complete.

 

Challenge 1
Turn the speech bubbles into punctuated speech

 

Challenge 2
Write a conversation between Mamo and his sister.

 

Challenge 3
Write a conversation between the rich man and his friends.

 

Maths

For Maths you are working on dividing and multiplying by 0, 10, 100 and 1000. This is something we have done previously in class but we’re now moving onto doing this with decimals! This bitesize page will go through the teaching with you and there’s a quiz if you want to give it a go: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/z2fkwxs

 

If you are looking for an extension here is a game you can play on PurpleMash with a partner. https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/maths_activities_Y5_multiplying_dividing_powers_10

 

Reading
Complete the Alice in Wonderland reading comprehension activity. There are three levels for you to choose from you decide which one gives you the correct level of challenge. 1 star is accessible for everyone, 2 stars is a little tricky and 3 stars is challenging. 

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge why not try and make a rhyming poem that uses all ten words.

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

Finally you might like just to complete a 3k walk in the glorious sunshine J

 

Times Tables
For something a little different with your times tables why not grab a pack of cards and a partner. Both of you lay cards at the same time and you multiple the two cards – whoever answers quickest wins for example you lay a 6, your partner lays a 3, 6x3=18. You win the game when you have all the cards. A=1, J=11, Q=12 and K=either 0 or 13. If you would prefer a classic though you can always complete your session on TTRS.

 

Have a great day and remember stay in touch! 
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain 

 

Activities for Monday 27th April

English

LO: To recognise speech punctuation.

Today you will be looking at speech punctuation.

 

Please use the PowerPoints to remind yourselves of the rules…

 

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

Success Criteria

Identify where speech is used

Understand where speech marks are placed

Understand what other speech punctuation is needed.

 

Create a list/spider diagram of synonyms for ‘said’

 

 

Maths

For Maths today you will be rounding decimals. To help learn how to do this please watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh8dmp3/articles/zsvt97h there is also an activity on the page you can complete. You will then be rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number.

If you finish all that and are still eager for more there are extensions for you to have a go at.

 

If you want to practise your times tables why not have a go at TTRS or one of these games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 

Reading

‘Extending Reading Skills’ comprehension activity

 

Art
With Art today we are going to continue to work on our core sketching skills to help improve our drawing abilities. So we are going to focus on how to draw a face you can start by following the Twinkl PDF. You might decide to do a self-portrait, or perhaps someone you know or you might want to do a character from a book – how you picture them in your head.

If you finish and want to refine your sketching technique why not follow this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMEBSQJYaAY

 

Science

You are going to classifying vertebrates.

Think about last week’s work, what criteria is used to classify animals?

There are 2 main animal groups – vertebrates and invertebrates

 Use the PowerPoint ‘Classifying Vertebrates’ and the Bitesize link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3
Challenge 1: match the animal to the vertebrate group

Challenge 2: write the criteria for each vertebrate group and then match the animals to the correct group

 

We hope you all had a lovely weekend and remember if you haven't for a while - please get in touch even if it's just to tell Miss Hosein how adorable her cats are!

Have a lovely day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Friday 24th April

English

To understand preposition phrases

What is a preposition? What does it tell us about in a sentence?
You can find out more about it here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

 

‘he walked by waterfalls and watched baboons leap in the trees. He played his flute and dreamed his dream. An ibis turned its black, black head to listen as Mamo passed.’

 

‘all that day the whispers ran like water through the rich man’s house. As for Mamo and his sister, they stayed in the room with their heads close together, talking.’

Using the pictures

Write your own prepositional phrases. If you want a challenge, you can write these in paragraphs.


Maths
Today your maths is looking at converting decimals to fractions, this may seem challenging at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s oh so simple! Follow the teaching document carefully and then there are three challenge tasks for you to choose from.

As usual, there is an extension if you’re looking for an extra challenge.

There is also a todo on PurpleMash to review what we covered yesterday on ordering and comparing fractions – you can do this as a starter.

 

Reading
Your reading task is a little different today – we would like you to have a go at the bitesize lesson with Oti Mabuse. You’ll be reading the poem: Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr93bdm

 

French
Please log onto Language Angels –
https://www.languageangels.com/schools/
Click on – ‘Pupil Games Area’
Username: 4coral or 4opal           
Password: 4coral or 4opal

Go to ‘Less Challenge’ and then ‘Les Animaux’ Play a couple of the games J

Alternatively why not use this time to try and learn a new language! You can try Duolingo – it’s completely free https://www.duolingo.com/
Miss Hosein is currently using it to try and learn Swedish so she says hej!

 

D&T
This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

Problem 1 – Write the message ‘Thank you NHS’ on a piece of paper without using any ‘normal’ writing utensil. So no pens, pencils, paint, crayons, chalk…etc you get the idea

Good luck

 

Music
In music today you have two choices…

Your first option is to follow the daily bitesize music lesson on using your voice to make music
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xsf4j

 

Alternatively if you want to do something a little different we would like you to make a playlist of 15 songs which make you happy. The kind of songs that you listen to and they put a smile on your face. We would like a list of the songs and then you to give a reason why you chose them J

 

We miss you all and please keep in touch :D
Have a fantastic day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Thursday 23rd April

English

To understand noun phrases

What is a noun? What is an adjective? What is an expanded noun phrase?

 

We have covered these in class but if in doubt you can use this link to help. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f
or we have included some documents below.

 

Look at some sentences from the story which contain expanded noun phrases. Where is the noun phrase? How do you know? What effect does it have?

 

Choose one of the three challenges…

 

Challenge 1

Take some sentences from the story with an expanded noun phrase and improve to include 2 adjectives with a comma.

 

Challenge 2
Use a picture of the story setting to write expanded noun phrases.

 

Challenge 3

Write a paragraph about the setting picture including expanded noun phrases.

 

Maths
Today we’re continuing our work on decimals moving onto to comparing and ordering decimal numbers.
There is a PowerPoint for you to go through which should help with your learning and if you need a song to brighten up your maths enjoy the crocodile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Efzu2slaI

There are three levels of challenge for you to choose between in maths today challenge 1 you should all be able to have a go at, challenge 2 is a little more challenging and challenge 3 is tricky.
If you finish all that and want more?! There is an alien extension for you to have a go at.

 

Reading
It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read! You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!

 

Geography
We are moving onto our new topic for Summer term focusing on Mountains! To get started I’d like you to have a think about what is a mountain? Do you know the names of any mountains, and where they are? Are there mountains all over the world? Are there any in the UK? Have any of you been to mountains?

Go through the PowerPoint called Mountains this should introduce you to the topic and introduce you to the Seven Summits! You can watch this video too https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z27tfg8

When you’ve finished your main activity today is to label the map with the summits and mountain ranges. If you’re not sure use the internet and the PowerPoint to help you.

If you finish and would like to do some more complete some research about the mountains we've learnt about and create a fact file or poster about what you’ve learnt.

 

Computing
Today’s computing will focus on internet safety. With a lot of you spending a lot more time online at the moment we thought it was important to spend a little time today going over why it was so important to keep ourselves safe online.

You have a PowerPoint to start with and you can watch this video too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxySrSbSY7o

Once you finish that there are three activities for you to choose from (you may want to do more than one) either a word search, a crossword or a poster. Once you’ve completed your task why not have a go at the quiz and see what you’ve learnt.

I’m also including a link to the computing section on PurpleMash if you would like to spend a little more time looking at esafety https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/computing

 

I hope you're all doing well and if you need a smile today why not have a watch of this... Instantly makes me happy - hope it does for you too :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9_zKm2Ewaw 

Have a joyful day!

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

Activities for Wednesday 22nd April

 

English

To discuss effective words and phrases

Read through the story looking at specific sentences that describe the setting

For example, In the high and beautiful mountains of Ethiopia there once lives a dream named Mamo

Analyse each sentence in more detail.

What does this sentence tell us about the setting? Which exact words are telling us this? What would happen if we changed this word? Which words would actually change our image of the setting if we changed them?

Think about what this means for the writer – how can you make your own setting descriptions effective?

 

Task 1

 

Look at descriptive sentences from the story and change one or more words to change the setting.

Task 2

Extra challenge

 

Look at descriptive sentences from the story.

 

Make one change to a word but keeping the setting the same (e.g. ‘beautiful’ to ‘lovely’)

 

Make a different change to change the setting.

 

Maths
Today in maths you will be continuing with your work on decimals. There are 3 challenges today and the work is focused on decimals on a number line and estimation.

 

I would suggest you all start with challenge 1 this will help you cement what we covered yesterday and remember use the gaps to help you work out the missing numbers.

You can then choose either challenge 2 or 3. In these, you will be given less information which means you need to be a little more of a detective and make a sensible guess at times.

If you finish there is an extension game to challenge you further!

 

Reading
Today we are giving you a challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available all based around magic! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.

 

PE
Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email) https://www.fitterfuture.com

If you have any other ideas that would get you moving have a go at that. Create an assault course, create your own exercise routine or create your own game using a ball that you can play with someone at home.

 

PSHE
Click on the link below and complete one of the different tasks… or more if you would like, its totally up to you J

https://www.cosmickids.com/mindfulness-activities-kids/

 

If you feel like you’re missing your friends – why not send them an email?
On PurpleMash you can use: https://www.purplemash.com/app/links/2email#/inbox to send messages to anyone in Year 4.
Have a terrific day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

Activities for Tuesday 21st April

English 

To discuss effective words and phrases

Recap and retell the story together. What happened first? What next? Etc.

How did the author use words to create a setting? Which words do you think are most effective and why?

Make a list of effective words and phrases that the author has used to create the story settings. Think about how these words tell us what the place is like.

Draw some of the settings from the story thinking about the descriptions in the book

 

Then re-read the story with pictures (PowerPoint Document)

 

Maths

For Maths today you are focusing on gaining confidence with decimals. To start let’s review what you did yesterday there is a target for you to use throw a number of beads on the target where they land write the number. For example 4 sweets land on the ones, 6 sweet land on the tenths – your number would be 4.6 you can do this a few times and then eat the sweets (thanks for the tip Lucy!)

 

Following that you have a purple mash to-do which involves placing decimal numbers on a number line. Remember to use the amount of gaps to help you.

 

Finally, you have a task which involves making decimal numbers using three numbers. For instance you have 3, 6 and 9 and you have to make a decimal number between 2 and 5 your answer could be 3.96 or 3.69

 

Reading

Complete the David Walliams reading comprehension activity. There are three levels for you to choose from you decide which one gives you the correct level of challenge. 1 star is accessible for everyone, 2 stars is a little tricky and 3 stars is challenging. 

 

Spelling
Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you would like a challenge follow the link below and you can create a crossword which you can then complete! You can then get someone else at home to try and complete it too

https://www.abcya.com/games/crossword_puzzle_maker

 

PE

Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAPUEAObdbMbg4KAvYea2zhuHtI61CmLm 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an emailJ)

https://www.fitterfuture.com

Finally you might like just to complete a 3k walk in the glorious sunshine :D

 

Times Tables
For something a little different with your times tables today why not have a go at some multiplication based colouring. If you would prefer a classic though you can always complete your session on TTRS.

 

It was so good to hear from you all again today! Remember if you haven't been in touch yet please send us a quick email - we miss you all!

Have a brilliant day

Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

 

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE! WE HOPE YOU HAD A LOVELY EASTER AND ENJOYED ALL OF THE GLORIOUS SUNSHINE - MORE OF THAT THIS WEEK smiley

 

Activities for Monday 20th April

English

To increase familiarity with a range of stories

Read the story ‘Mamo on the Mountain’ (without pictures)

 

Where is this story set? How do you know? What is it like there? How can you tell?

 

 

Discuss the book

 

Can you retell it?

What did you like/dislike

Share your opinions – express your reasons for them

 

Use the Story board Template to draw out the major scenes of the story

 

Maths

In Maths, you will be looking at place value and what a digit is worth in a number. We will be mainly focusing on thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths. You can work out what a digit is worth by looking at what column it is in for instance 1023 the 2 is in the tens column so it is worth 20 or 85.4 the 4 is in the tenths column so it is worth 4 tenths or 4/10.

 

Go through the PowerPoint for some more information and some other examples. You then have a set of tasks to do and there are some challenges and games labelled EXTENSION if you’re looking for extra.

 

If you want to practise your times tables why not have a go at TTRS or one of these games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 

Reading

Fact or Opinion Task Cards

 

Art
With Art today we are going to begin with looking at some core sketching skills to help improve our drawing abilities. There is a PowerPoint for you to work through which breaks down how to develop your skills including: shading, perspective and people. There are a number of activity sheets you can use or just use your own plain paper you have at home.

If you finish and want to have a go at what you’ve learnt why not use one of these Art tutorials.
https://m.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub/playlists
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLflf8xbnbx65Z2oa2F9uqKZxJJn-4Nynr

 

Science

Go through the life processes of both plants and animals (MRS GREN)

How can we categorise living things?

(features, similarities/differences) – legs, colour, habitat etc…

 

Task 1

What are the 7 life processes?

M

R

S

G

R

E

N

 

Task 2

Choose a diagram of categorising animals and using the animal picture sheet, Categorise animals.

 

laughKEEP IT GOING laugh

Have a great day!
Miss Hosein and Mr Kain

D rop E verything A nd R ead

Elevenses with David Walliams the link is below :)

Team Four Spring Timetables

Spelling Homework

Please write each spelling into your 'Spelling Homework book'  2 times as well as writing 1 sentence for each word!

 

For example

Beautiful  -  Beautiful 

In the morning, the blue, beautiful flowers swayed majestically in the wind while the sun shone down on them.

 

When writing your sentences, please remember your punctuation along with using descriptive language, fronted adverbials, prepositions and conjunctions - where possible.

 

Homework needs to be handed in on Wednesdays in preparation for a spelling test on Friday

* Year 3/4 words (taken straight from the National Curriculum.) will additionally be covered within Morning Tasks.

Children are expected to know how to spell these by the end of year 4.

 

Spelling Homework 13/03/20

Words ending in 'er'

earlier
believer
breather 
consider 
experimenter 
naughtier
remember 
stranger
teacher
swimmer

Rock away Teddy, Frankie, Tyler and Ben!

For one week only! A five man band - Tyler B, Isabella, Frankie, Ibrahim and Maycee

Year 4 Speed Stacking

World Book Day!

Some Opal Greeks are waiting to 'surprise' some Opal Trojans

On the stage tonight! Maryo, Joe, Theo and Ibrahim!

An Opal production of Theseus and the Minotaur

For one week only! Jessica, Joe, Ibrahim and Beeeeeeeeeeen!

Coral sticking their teeth into something! 😁

Coral's Greek Army in process

Opal show me your teeth 😬

Entering the rock hall of fame this week Tyler, Teddy, Ibrahim and Maryo!

Say cheeeeeeeeeese

It's fashion - Ancient Greek fashion

The first rockers of the new year! Logan, Ibrahim, Teddy and Theo!

Ancient Greek Outfits

Art in Coral