Monday’s learning 1/6/2020

*NEW* DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE

Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you!

  • accident
  • accidentally
  • actual

This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

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

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 1 for week 6 –Add 2 or more fractions: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS:

English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at revising the -sion suffix?

What is a suffix? Tell your parents, brother, sister or grandparents over video chat? If you can’t remember, this video clip should remind you:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx

Look at these rules:

For example: extend would become extension
invade would become invasion

Have a go at these activities:

English – Reading:

Find your reading book, picture book or magazine and spend some time enjoying reading, either to yourself or to a parent. If you finish your book, why not write a book review: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/book-reviews/

German:

Hallo liebe Kinder!

I hope you enjoyed seeing Felix and Franzi in assembly recently! I also hope you and your families are well and have enjoyed half term. Firstly, a few shout-outs from me for the work you did before the holiday. Well done to Asher in Year 3 for your work on days of the week. Also, well done to these children in Year 4 -to Jay P for a lovely creation of a face which was labelled in German; also to Olivia, Harley, Bethany, Liam A and Sophie. Keep up your brilliant efforts!

Viel Spaß! Have fun!

Frau Lees

Here are your German activities for this week. 

You will be practising numbers, colours and the question “Magst du ….?” (Do you like ….?) with foods and will have chance to practise your speaking skills. You will need: a piece of A4 paper, coloured pens and scissors.

  1. Watch this video on how to make a “chatterbox”. Follow the instructions on how to make it. You will be writing slightly different things inside it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpsmrQdN0Do
  2. Colour in the four squares each with a different colour (like on the video) and also write in German the colour (eg, rot, blau, gelb, grün, weiß, braun, schwarz, lila, rosa).
  3. On the small triangles inside (like on the video) write the numbers 1-8 and then write the German words for those numbers as well (eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht). To make it harder you could use higher numbers if you know them.
  4. Underneath the triangles, when you lift them up you are going to write some questions (not like on the video this time). Questions must all start with “Magst du…?” which as you know, means, “Do you like…?”. Here are some example questions to help get you started but you can use any food / drink words you have learnt in German: 

Magst du Orangen? (Do you like oranges?)

Magst du Vanilleeis? (Do you like vanilla ice cream?)

Magst du Erdbeere? (Do you like strawberries?)

Magst du Zitronen? (Do you like lemons?)

Magst du Ananas? (Do you like pineapple?)

5. How to play:

Ask a sibling or adult to choose a colour – say it in German. Spell out the colour whilst opening the chatterbox to the top and side.

Now ask your partner to choose a number (in German). Open out the chatterbox to the top and side and count up to the number they have chosen. 

When you finish counting, your partner has to choose another number in German. Open the flap under that number and read out the question underneath. Your partner can answer Ja (yes) or Nein (no) or they could say Ja das ist lecker (Yes that is delicious) or Nein das ist nicht so gut (No that is not good) – or other opinions you have learnt in German.

Finally: Here is a short clip of the panda cubs that were born in September at Berlin Zoo. This shows the first time they venture out. 

https://www.zoo-berlin.de/de/aktuelles/panda-blog/video/kleine-grosse-pandas-auf-erkundungstour

If you enjoyed this, take a virtual tour of Berlin Zoo here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvxDJx8ku3k and write down all the animals you see. How many of the animals can you say in German? Use an online dictionary or google translate to find out any you don’t know.

Berlin Zoo as seen by a Tourist (2015) I visited the world famous Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Berlin) in June 2015 and compiled this short video afterwards. I hope it gives you an idea how the Zoo looks like from the perspective of a visitor. The video was shot with Huawei P8. The first song playing in the background is Lee Rosevere’s “Biking in the Park” and the second song is … www.youtube.com

Remember to post all of your learning on Seesaw from today!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Home learning pack 1/6/2020-5/6/2020

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this 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.

Weekly timetable 1/6/2020-5/6/2020

Hello Year 4!

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

Similarly to last half term, 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:

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MorningP.E. Maths English (Spelling & Reading)P.E. Maths English (Spelling & Reading)P.E. Maths English (Reading Comprehension)P.E. Maths English (Creative Writing)P.E. Maths English (Grammar – apostrophes & Reading)
AfternoonGermanGeography – how are mountains formed?  DT – electrical systems Science (what are solids, liquids and gases?)PSHE (Picture News)

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Happy half term!

Well done for all your hard work this half term Year 4! We have enjoyed seeing all the work you have been sharing with us on Seesaw.

Also, thank you to you – parents – for your engagement, guidance and support regarding your children’s home learning.

As we always say, take this time to read (see previous posts regarding free reading resources online) and learn a new skill to share with us after half term on the blogs/Seesaw.

We hope you have a fun and relaxing half term.

Stay safe and enjoy the nice weather!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 22/5/2020

It was lovely to see so many of you this morning on the Zoom call. We hope to have another one after half term. Now for today’s shout outs…

Harley – Well done for completing your grammar work.

Harry O – Well done for completing your grammar and PSHE work today.

Phoebe – Well done for completing your maths challenges, grammar work and PSHE, as well as a Y6 Arithmetic and SPaG paper too. I hope the ants don’t reappear!

Luiza – Well done for completing maths and PSHE work today. Well done for completing the science and maths in the home learning pack too.

Olivia – Well done for completing your grammar work and a mathletics sheet. I love the beach house you made on Minecraft.

Sophie – Well done for completing the Friday maths challenges, your grammar and PSHE work.

Baran – Well done for completing your maths, English and PSHE work today.

Stephanie – Great grammar and maths work today. Well done for designing your dream house too.

Liam A – Well done for completing your maths and grammar work, as well as having a go at the science in the home learning pack.

Jay – Great grammar and maths work today. I love your house design!

Have a lovely half term and we will be posting work again on Monday 1st June. You can still post on Seesaw to let us know what you have been up to, if you’d like.

Friday’s learning 22/5/2020

First of all, don’t forget we have arranged a Zoom meeting at 11 a.m and we really hope to see as many of you as possible!

To use zoom online, click here to join the meeting.

If you have the app, click ‘Join a meeting’ and enter the Meeting ID and password when prompted.

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

Maths – Today, why not have a go at one or more of the maths challenges:

If you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ or click on the following link and have a go at this sheet: 

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:

Complete these questions about determiners:

PSHE – Picture News

Friday 22nd May 1-1.30pm – Big Picture News Quiz (posted about earlier in the week).

This week’s story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.

Question: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

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!

Remember to Seesaw your learning from this week! Have a great weekend and a relaxing half term – stay safe!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 21/5/2020

Stephanie – Well done for making yourself a Norman trencher yesterday. Your PowerPoint presentation is very detailed and has a clear layout. Well done for completing your maths work too.

Ami-Mae – Well done for writing a fact sheet all about cats.

Phoebe – Great maths and English work today. Well done for remembering new line, new speaker when using inverted commas. I love your PowerPoint presentation all about the Normans, particularly the quiz at the end!

Luiza – Well done for completing your maths and question time for English today.

Olivia – Well done for completing your creative writing and maths today. I love your PowerPoint, very informative!

Jay – Well done for completing some research so your story was factually accurate. Well done for completing your maths and computing too – I love the transitions in your presentation.

Harley – Great maths and English work today.

Joel – Look like you’ve had a lot of fun outside enjoying the weather.

Sophie – Well done for completing your maths and English work – very creative!

Harry O – Great maths and English work today.

Liam A – Well done for completing your maths and English today. I am proud of you for finding some more interesting vocabulary. You PowerPoint is clear and detailed too.

Baran – Well done for completing your maths, creative writing and spellings today. I love your PowerPoint presentation – lots of interesting facts!

Year 4 Zoom meeting! Friday 22nd May

We have arranged a Zoom call so we can all see each other and we really hope to see as many of you as possible!

Your parents should have received an email with the Meeting ID and password.

The meeting at 11 a.m on Friday 22nd May.

To use Zoom online, click here to join the meeting.

If you have the app, click ‘Join a meeting’ and then type in the Meeting ID and password when prompted.

Before the meeting, please either think about one thing you have enjoyed or learnt during the school closure OR one piece of work or something you have created you would like to share with everyone.

We hope to see you tomorrow!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Thursday’s learning 21/5/2020

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 and week 5– Fractions greater than one: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

ANSWERS!

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:

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

Question time!

What do you think has happened to their nest?

What is the mother possum thinking?

Which of the baby possums has the best seat and why?

Possums have incredible senses. Which of our senses do you think we use the most?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adjective or an adverb or improve the verbs used?

The possum had eyes and fur. She went up the branch carrying her young.

Perfect picture!

Think about where the perfect place for a possum to build a nest might be, then draw or describe it.

Story starter!

She gritted her teeth and began the climb. With her vulnerable young perched precariously on her back as she ascended the branch, the extra weight caused her paws to tremble, and her sensitive whiskers to twitch at the strain. Now that their nest had gone, and storm clouds gathering overhead, she was desperate to find a new location to begin building again. It was their only chance…

Can you continue the story of the possums as they strive to find a new home?

Alternatively, you could do further research on possums and produce a non-chronological report about them?

Computing – creating a presentation:

We are going to have a go at creating a presentation about the digestive system. Have a look at this information about what you need to remember:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

Using Microsoft PowerPoint or Keynote, create a presentation about the digestive system and share with members of your household. If you do not have access to PowerPoint or Keynote, there are other apps that are similar or you could use the template below and hand-write each slide instead:

Make sure you post your learning from today on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 20/5/2020

Stephanie – Well done for completing your maths and spelling work yesterday. Great reading comprehension and maths work today too.

Kara – I’m glad you had a lovely day in your garden, playing games and caring for your animals.

Harley – Well done for completing your maths work yesterday and your grammar work today.

Baran – Well done for completing your spellings, maths and history work yesterday. Well done for completing your maths and English work today, as well as practising some extra spellings too.

Harry O – Well done for completing your maths and reading comprehension.

Phoebe – Great reading comprehension and maths work. Well done for cooking a trencher for lunch too!

Ami-Mae – Well done for researching facts about butterflies and drawing your own butterfly too. I love that you are keeping a diary/journal so you can remember this time in years to come. Your cake looks delicious.

Sophie – Well done for completing your maths and English work today.

Luiza – Well done for completing your spelling wordsearch and reading comprehension work. Well done for correctly remembering how to label a human tooth too.

Olivia – Well done for cooking a trencher for lunch! Great reading comprehension and maths work too.

Bethany- Well done for making a Norman trencher for lunch!

Jay – Great maths work and reading comprehension today. Well done for making a Norman trencher and for helping with the washing too.

Liam A – Well done for completing your grammar work, as well as the reading comprehension and White Rose maths.

Joel – I am glad you are enjoying your comic. Well done for completing your maths work.

Lily P – Well done for completing your White Rose maths and science work. I love your illustration too.