Friday’s learning 1/5/2020

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Today, why not have a go at one of these maths challenges:

We will be using this again most weeks so if you don’t complete one of the challenges today, then you can have a go at it next week.

Or, if you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables! https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

English – Grammar:

  1. Have a go at the following game online: https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-4/use-the-correct-article-a-an-or-the
  2. Complete these questions about fronted adverbials. Remember, a fronted adverbial needs a comma after it!

Here is a word mat of fronted adverbials if you need it!

PSHE – Picture News

This week’s story: The sale of video games has increased by 44% in the UK during the lockdown period.

Question: Are video games the next best thing to our real lives?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Have a great weekend! Make sure you post your learning from this week on Seesaw!

Miss Mullinger and Miss Jennings

Seesaw comments 30/4/2020

Phoebe – Your marbling art work from yesterday looks really effective, well done. I love how you created a mini book for your creative writing work today. Great job making all the different food chains and having a go at the missing word activity as well. Well done for completing the White Rose maths and for carrying on practising your times tables everyday too.

Sophie – Well done for completing your maths work and question time too. I am glad your are enjoying your science work – you know I am biased! I love the fact you have made a game for the people on their daily walk. Your bread pudding and pizzas look amazing!

Kara – Well done for completing your maths and reading comprehension work yesterday. You looked like you had fun marbling too.

Stephanie – Well done for completing the maths, reading comprehension, question time and science work in the home learning pack. I love how your marbling artwork is inspired by the NHS – very creative. I also love to see that you are still reading and using your reading record too. The story you have written is amazing – well done for using paragraphs inverted commas correctly too.

Ami-Mae – Well done for using this time for learning a new skill. Knitting is really useful and I would love to see whatever you make when we get back to school. I also love the penguin you made, very crafty.

Luiza – Well done for completing sick sentences and question time for creative writing today. Good job with your maths too and for giving marbling a go – I hope you enjoyed it!

Jake – Well done for completing your creative writing today, I love how it is written in full sentences and how you have used inverted commas too.

Jay – Good job on your maths work today, as well as your creative writing work – don’t worry if you find something hard one day, maybe it will be easier another day, and just remember to stay calm. I am happy you had a go at one of the activities anyway. Well done for completing the food chains work for science.

Kiara – Well done for completing your creative writing activities today. I really like how you challenged yourself to look in your garden to create your very own food chains.

Liam A – Great job completing your science, creative writing and maths work today. I love how you remembered to use paragraphs in your story.

Olivia – Well done completing your maths and creative writing work today. Well done for re-reading and editing your story as well. I love how you used the nature in your garden to find out more about birds and have a go at a scientific investigation. I like the drawings in your food chains too!

Charlie – Well done for completing your maths work and creative writing. I like how you remembered to use commas after fronted adverbials and brackets too.

Thursday’s learning 30/4/2020

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 4 – Order decimals: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables! https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

English – Creative Writing:

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Have a go at one or more of the following activities:

Question time!

Who is the girl in the picture?

Where has she come from?

What stories have been told in her village for centuries?

What do you think she hopes will be inside the house?

What will she actually find inside?

Why is she all alone?

What are the golden specks of light that appear at the front of the picture?

How has the girl found this place?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help by improving them? How about adding in some adjectives or adverbs? Or improving the verbs that have been used?

The girl walked towards the house. She felt scared. She opened she door.

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Sentence challenge!

Imagine you are standing on the edge of the clearing about to cross the field.

How do you feel?

How might you move towards the door?

Can you think of better verbs than walked?

I walked across the field towards to door.

Can you improve this sentence by adding a more powerful verb? Can you improve it in any other ways? Use the word banks above to help you!

Story starter!

Get a piece of paper or a computer and continue the story! Remember to use correct spelling, neat handwriting and accurate punctuation!

Timidly, she pushed back the branches and peered into the clearing. Sunshine drenched the ground as it poured through the canopy above.

She had been following the trail of clues for days, and she had finally reached her destination. Were the stories true? Was this really the place people in her village had talked about for centuries?

She hoped her own story would have a fairytale ending, but in the back of her mind a sickening thought arose – what if something more sinister waited ahead?

Science – Food chains:

  1. Re-watch this video about food chains and scroll down and have a go at the quiz:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zwbtxsg

What is a food chain? Can you write down an answer or tell someone in your house?

2. Have a go at these food chain challenges:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/z93vdxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zcgbjty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zsphrwx

3. Play this food chain game:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm

4. Have a go at these activities:

CHALLENGE: Can you spot any food chains from the living things you can see in your garden or outside your window?

Remember to upload your learning to Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 29/4/2020

Lots more great work being submitted today! Keep it up!

Kara – Great work from yesterday. Well done for completing your maths, spelling and history work.

Charlie – I love your castle you made out of Lego – great idea. Well done for completing your maths work on money, your reading comprehension and having a go at marbling too.

Stephanie – Well done for posting your first lot of work on Seesaw for us to see. Great job completing your spellings and history work.

Bethany – Well done for completing the reading comprehension and maths today. Well done for completing some extra spellings work too. Looks like your marbling is going to be colourful!

Phoebe – Great job on your maths and reading comprehension. I love your marbling art work!

Olivia – Well done for completing your maths and reading comprehension today. I love how you experimented with different liquids when marbling and compared their effectiveness.

Jay – Great job with your reading and maths. Well done for having a go at the shaving foam marbling – I hope it didn’t get too messy!

Liam A – Well done for completing your reading comprehension and maths work today. Your marbling also looks really effective too.

Luiza – Well done for having a go at the writing in the home learning pack.

Joel – I love your neat and clear diagram of a Norman castle. Well done for completing your maths work and having a go at some marbling artwork. I’m glad you are still enjoying reading and the 1000-piece puzzle sounds like a lot of fun!

Kiara – Wow, those marbling pictures are great!

Sophie – Well done for completing the reading comprehension and maths work – I glad you were resilient and didn’t give up. Mr Pearson will be pleased you managed to complete his challenge. Fantastic marbling art too. I hope the banana bread was yummy (it’s my favourite!)

Someone in Cedar has completed a great piece of marbling art work with the colours red, blue and yellow. Well done for being creative.

Wednesday’s learning 29/4/2020

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 3 – Pounds and pence: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables! https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

English – Reading:

Have a go at the reading comprehension all about Sutton Hoo! Read the text first (if you don’t understand any of the words, look them up in a dictionary), then answer the questions underneath in a notepad.

Sutton Hoo: An Anglo Saxon Mystery?

Just outside the town of Woodbridge in Suffolk (in the East of England), there was a field with many grassy mounds. This site is called Sutton Hoo. No-one knew how old the mounds were and people wondered what might be buried inside them.

The Discovery

In 1939, a group of archaeologists began to excavate (dig up) the largest mound and were amazed at what they found. They discovered the remains of a Saxon boat which was around 27 metres long. As the ship had been made out of wood, it had rotted away but the archaeologists could still see the outline where the wood had made the soil darker.

The Artefacts

Inside the ship, many rare and valuable artefacts were found including a bronze helmet, a sword and a shield. Other things found were:

  • cups
  • buckles
  • coins
  • jewellery

What’s the mystery?

Only very important Saxons would have been buried in ships with so many valuable treasures but archaeologists can’t be sure who was buried at Sutton Hoo. Some people believe it was King Raedwald who was a leader of a tribe in the area.

Now, answer these questions! Remember to use full sentences!

  1. What can be found at Sutton Hoo?
  2. Where is Sutton Hoo?
  3. Do you think the boat was large or small? Why do you think that?
  4. How do you think the archaeologists felt after discovering Sutton Hoo? Explain why.
  5. Why do you think the author has used bullet points to list some of the artefacts found?
  6. Look at where it says “began to excavate (dig up)” in the 2nd paragraph. Why do you think the author put words in brackets?
  7. Explain why the author might have chosen the title “Sutton Hoo: An Anglo Saxon Mystery”?

Art – Marbling:

Have a look at the following images:

How to do Paper Marbling | Fatema's Art Show - YouTube
KS2 Artistic Techniques | What Different Effects are Created
EASY DIY PAPER MARBLING AT HOME - Hello Wonderful

What do you like about these pieces? What colours can you see? What patterns/shapes can you see? How do you think the patterns were created?

This technique is called marbling! Watch the following video to see how this technique works!

http://www.viewpure.com/iz1qkpomIeE?start=0&end=0

Time to get messy! If you are able, have a go at one of the following marbling ideas!

http://www.show.me.uk/editorial/1190-how-to-make-marbled-paper

If you don’t have food colouring, why not give liquid paint a go and see what happens?

If you don’t have access to the resources above, then why not have a go at sketching and colouring in your favourite marbling example above?

Looking foreard to seeing all of your learning on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 28/4/2020

Kiara – Great spelling work today. I loved your story too – very imaginative. I went on the link to the maths game you sent me and started to play – it is great for practising your maths whilst playing a fun game. I will share it with the rest of the children!

Phoebe – Great maths work, spellings and information all about Norman castles.

Jake – Well done for completing the spelling wordsearch!

Sophie – Well done for continuing with your resilience when completing your maths work and for completing your spelling work too. Great work identifying the parts of a Norman castle as well.

Liam A – Great job completing your maths work as well as your spelling work too. Well done for identifying the different parts of a Norman castle.

Olivia – Good work completing your maths and spelling work again today. Also, well done for completing your work on Norman castles – I remember looking at your work from the Easter holidays too! I love your Horrible Histories dance as well – brilliant!

Jay – Well done for completing your spelling work today, as well as an extra spelling test. Great maths work. I love your diagram of a Norman castle and well done for completing the other activities too.

Charlie – Great job completing your maths work on halves and quarters, your spellings and history work on Norman castles too.

Joel – Well done for completing your halves and quarters work, as well as learning about decimals using percentages – this will be useful in Year 5! Good job finding the root words of our spellings.

Luiza – Great job finding the root words of our spellings as well as completing the wordsearch. Well done for completing your reading comprehension work early too. Your maths works and work all about Norman castles is great also.

Bethany – Well done for completing your spellings, maths and history work today. Also, well done for completing your German work from yesterday too.

Tuesday’s learning 28/4/2020

P.E. – Daily workout with Joe Wicks! https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 2 – Halves and quarters: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Also, remember to have a go at practising your times tables! https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

English – Spellings:

This week, we are learning all about the suffix -ation.

  1. Have a go at these activities:

2. Have a go at the wordsearch:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-13196.htm

Can you get a parent, brother, sister or grandparent over video chat to test you on the following words? Mark them together and then keep practising using the games above if you need to! This website has even more words you could learn: 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/word-list-13196.pdf

Remember to keep practising the Year 3/4 words too! You can find them here along with some fun ideas for practising spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

History – Norman Castles:

As part of this topic, we were supposed to be visiting Hedingham Castle (a Norman Castle)! Have a look at their website:

Have a read all about Norman Castles (Motte and Bailey Castles):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/normans/includes/activities/pdfs/a_castle_eye_spy.pdf

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/normancastles.htm

Now, have a go at one or more of these activities:

  • Create your own poster all about Norman Castles, including a labelled diagram.
  • Build your own Norman Castle and label the features!
  • Match the definitions to the key words:
  • Have a go at labelling the following diagram:

We can’t wait to see all of your learning on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 27/4/2020

Another week and already some great work has been produced!

Ami-Mae – It was great to see your cooking over the weekend! I had never heard of it before so you have taught me something new – I hope it was yummy! Great work creating your paper butterfly too.

Bethany – Well done for remembering to pose your PSHE from Friday and spending some time reflecting. Good work on your maths and spellings.

Phoebe – Super spelling work and well done for researching the rules and patterns. Good job practising your times tables, completing your White Rose maths and comparing schools in England and Germany too.

Jay – Well done for practising your spellings and researching German schools. Good work rounding decimals and for completing a book review too.

Sophie – Well done for completing your maths and for revisiting questions you may not have fully understood the first time round. Good work learning about the -ation suffix. I loved your poster about Lawford Mead and schools in Germany – I passed it onto Mrs Lees so she can see it too.

Liam A – Good job rounding decimals and practising your spellings. Well done for comparing English and German schools as well.

Kiara – Super spelling work today!

Olivia – Well done for completing your spelling, maths and German work again today.

Theo – Your Mum’s Disco looks a lot of fun! I hope you and your brother had fun!

Charlie – Great job comparing English and German schools and rounding decimals.

Luiza – Well done for completing your spelling and maths work today. Your pizza you cooked looks delicious! As well, well done for having a go at the science work in the home learning pack.

Kara – Great job practising your spellings and getting 5/5 on the suffix quiz. Well done for rounding decimals and comparing English and German schools too. I hope you are enjoying Lemony Snicket!

Joel – It’s great to hear everything you have been up to! Well done for completing your own spelling and maths work but a big well done for helping your brother with his reading! I hope you are having fun as a family painting the shed!

Someone has also done a fantastic poster comparing German and English schools using their computer or tablet but forgotten to put their name on it. Well done for being creative!

Keep up the hard work Year 4!

Weekly timetable 27/4/2020-1/5/2020

Hello Year 4!

We hope you have had a relaxing weekend with your families and have been staying safe at home.

Similarly to last week, we will be uploading daily lessons for you to complete and share with us. Please share your work on the Seesaw page – along with your name so we know who the work belongs to.

This is how your learning will look for this week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning P.E. Maths English (Spelling –ation & Reading) P.E. Maths English (Spelling & Reading) P.E. Maths English (Reading) P.E. Maths English (Creative Writing) P.E. Maths English (Grammar – fronted adverbials & Reading)
Afternoon German History (Norman Castles) Art (Marbling) Science (Food chains) PSHE (Picture News)

We hope this helps with your home learning.

Keep posting your learning on Seesaw and commenting on the blog posts – we love to see and hear about everything you have been getting up to!

NOTE TO PARENTS: The following resources will come in handy if you have them on Wednesday! White paper, tray or baking sheet, food colouring, skewer or chopstick, newspaper/bin bag to keep clean and tidy!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Home Learning Pack 27/4/2020-1/5/2020

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week, like the one we posted last week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.