Seesaw comments 14/5/2020

For some reason, I missed some of your uploads yesterday – sorry! So I will start with those first!

Liam A – I can see maths and reading work uploaded for yesterday and you doing the washing! I must have missed them somehow – sorry! I am pleased you are completing the life skills challenge and I’m sure mum is even more pleased than me!

Olivia – Well done for completing your maths and English work yesterday and for challenging yourself to completing a Year 6 spellings paper too – 17/20 is an amazing score. Great job with your computing work too.

Phoebe – Well done for completing your reading comprehension about castles and your maths work about perimeter.

And now, for today’s shout-outs!

Kara – Well done for completing your maths and English work on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as your history work.

Harry M – Well done for continuing to practise your spelling on Spelling Shed and for continuing your piano lessons too! Great job continuing P.E. with Joe and for practising your homophones. Your T.V. programme about the ocean sounds very interesting – I bet you have learnt lots about marine animals.

Bethany – I love how you have found the area of different objects around your home.

Phoebe – Well done for completing all of the maths questions about area. I loved your story based on this week’s Pobble image – well done for remembering your paragraphs and accurate punctuation. Great job with your science work on food webs too.

Miah – Your story is wonderful – I love how you have used paragraphs and inverted commas too, it is great to see how your writing has continued to improved since Year 3! Well done for completing your maths work about perimeter and multiplication, the reading comprehension about castles and your spelling work too.

Olivia – Well done for completing your creative writing and your maths work today. Well done for challenging yourself and completing a Year 6 Arithmetic paper too. Great science work on food webs!

Luiza – Well done for completing the questions about this week’s Pobble image.

Sophie – Well done for completing the questions about this week’s Pobble image, the maths work on area and the science work about food webs. You definitely deserve a treat, can’t wait to see the cakes. I baked a lemon, blueberry and yoghurt cake as a treat on Tuesday.

Harry O – Well done for completing your science work about food webs and the questions based on the Pobble image. Great job on your maths work too – were you learning about area? If so, what needs to go after the cm?

Jay – Well done for completing the questions on perimeter. I am so proud of you for writing another story and for using your notes to help you. Great job with your science work on food webs too.

Stephanie – Well done for completing your maths work on area, as well as practising your times tables on Daily 10, Hit the Button and Times Table Rockstars. Well done for filling in your reading record too.

Joel – Well done for completing your maths and science work today. Your arts afternoon sounds like fun and I hope the picture brighten up your home.

Liam A – Well done for completing your science work about food webs and for completing the question time and sick sentences creative writing activities. Great job finding the area of rectilinear shapes too.

Charlie – Well done for completing your division questions and your work on homophones. I am pleased you have been inspired by Harry Potter to write your own piece – reading is a great source of inspiration for authors.

Thursday’s learning 14/5/2020

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 – Area counting shapes: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

White Rose Maths have stopped giving away worksheets for free so please use the BBC Bitesize link for additional questions and worksheets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Or, have a go at these sheets:

Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares

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!

Why are the crows gathering?

Who is the girl in the picture?

What is she carrying?

Where has it come from?

Why has she taken it?

What does it contain?

Who does it belong to?

How to the crows and the little girl feel?

Where is she going?

Who are the Watchers?

Was it fortune or ill-fate that brought the girl to the egg?

Are the Watchers good or evil?

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 ran. She carried the egg. The crows chased her. She felt scared.

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Sentence challenge!

Can you include a complex sentence containing a main clause and a subordinate clause?

Can you separate the clauses using a comma?

Can you use one of the following conjunctions to link your clauses: but, or, yet, so?

e.g. Martha was determined to outrun the Watchers, but their terrifying feathers gave them phenomenal speed.

Subordinating conjunctions sentence examples | Teaching Resources
Subordinating Conjunctions Examples, List, Definition, Videos

Story starter!

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

Story starter!

The crows were gathering. The hunt was on…

Can you continue the tale?

Science – Food webs:

When we join more than one food chain together, we get a food web!

Food Chains and Food Webs | Food chain activities, Food chains ks2 ...
  1. Watch this video all about food chains and food webs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2–ks3-food-chains-and-food-webs-in-animals/zn7g92p

2. Have a go at this quiz: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/science/food-webs/

3. Have a go at filling in the gaps in these food webs:

4. Have a look at this food web. Can you answer the questions below?

Make sure you post your learning from today on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 13/5/2020

Stephanie – Great job with your history work yesterday. Also, great maths work today – I love your detailed answer to the odd one out question. Well done for continuing to fill in your reading record too.

Harry M – Well done for learning about reliable websites for research and for continuing to work hard on your maths. You will have to tell me what you have learnt from watching the Ocean Week programme!

Harley – Well done for completing your maths and spelling work today. I think you have found the area of the shapes, rather than the perimeter – double check when you complete the maths work tomorrow.

Harry O – Great job with your maths work and reading comprehension.

Lily P – I love the story you have written – very imaginative. Well done for remembering paragraphs and for editing in green pen. Remember to use your joined up handwriting!

Ami-Mae – Well done for being resilient and for mastering turning a corner on your scooter.

Charlie – Well done for completing your reading comprehension as well as your maths and science from the home learning pack – very well remembered.

Joel – Well done for completing your maths work, as well as your reading and spellings too.

Jay – Great job completing both your maths work and reading comprehension today. Your poster is really neat and well-designed – well done!

Sophie – Well done for completing your maths and reading comprehension. I think your work on reliable websites would be great advice for younger children. I will keep shouting out as long as you keep working hard at home!

Luiza – Well done for completing the maths work on perimeter and your reading comprehension too.

Wednesday’s learning 13/5/2020

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

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

White Rose Maths have stopped giving away worksheets for free so please use the BBC Bitesize link for additional questions and worksheets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Or, have a go at the sheets below:

When we completed this in class, a lot of us found it tricky, so don’t worry if you find this sheet difficult!

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 castles! 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.

Computing – Reliable websites:

Are all the websites on the World Wide web useful and reliable? Do they all tell us correct and accurate information?

  1. Watch this video all about which websites are reliable or not: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zw8mtfr

2. Have a read of the information on this webpage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd92fg8/articles/zt9thyc

3. Can you name 3 reliable websites you could use to find out information about the Normans and why they are reliable? Use the information you read and the videos to help you!

4. Can you create a poster or a piece of writing telling someone younger than you all about how to check and identify a reliable website? What advice would you give them?

Well done for all your hard work and remember to post on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 12/5/2020

Kara – Well done for completing your multiplication and division problems as well as your spellings and German work yesterday.

Harry M – Great job completing your P.E. and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Well done for taking an active interest in the programmes about VE Day – it is very important we understand our history. Also, well done for persevering and building your Lego helicopter. I am so pleased to see your sunflowers and pea plants are growing!

Miah – I loved seeing your work today! Well done for completing multiplying and dividing problems as well as your spellings. Your work is so beautifully presented.

Phoebe – Well done for completing your work on perimeter and your spellings. Great job answering all the questions for history – there were a lot of them! Your table is very clear and you make well justified arguments. Wow – 17/20 on a Year 6 spelling paper, impressive!

Jake – Well done for completing your practise exercise and for getting 100%.

Harry O – Well done for completing your perimeter maths work and your spellings.

Olivia – Well done for completing your spelling work and for impressing your mum with your knowledge of the impact the Normans had on Britain. Wow – 23/25 on your Mathletics and 25/25 on your Grammar Hammer!

Jay – Great work on perimeter and homophones today. Well done for answering the questions all about the Normans.

Harley – Well done for completing your grammar, reading comprehension and maths work today. You have remembered how to label a human tooth – great work.

Charlie – Great job completing your homophones and history work today, you have worked hard!

Luiza – Well done for completing the grammar and maths work in the home learning pack.

Liam A – Well done for completing some work on multiplication and capacity for maths today. Great job with your spellings and for answering the questions for history. I am glad you are still enjoying reading your books.

Joel – Well done for practising your Year 3/4 spellings and for completing your maths work on perimeter. You’ll have to keep count of the number of books you finish reading during this time! I am pleased you are continuing to help your little brother with his learning too.

Stephanie – Well done for completing your maths work on perimeter as well as your spelling work on homophones.

Sophie – Well done for completing your history work and considering the impact the Normans had on England. Great job with your maths and English too. Your meat sauce looks delicious – I am having Spaghetti Bolognese for my dinner tonight which I’m guessing will be similar!

Some shout-outs from Mrs Lees about yesterday’s German work:

Jay P: I love your design of a face which you labelled in German.  What a creative way of doing it!

Beth:  Well done Beth for all those capital letters for nouns when you wrote the body parts. I am missing you all too and can’t wait to be back together learning German again. 

Seesaw comments 11/5/2020

It was lovely to see some of your VE Day celebrations on Seesaw over the Bank Holiday weekend! You inspired me to bake some scones and a Victoria Sponge for afternoon tea!

Harley – I love your red, white and blue icing theme for your VE Day cakes. I hope they were yummy.

Phoebe – Well done for laying your VE Day table for afternoon tea. I hope you enjoyed your scones.

Alex B – What a lovely day it was for a picnic, I hope you enjoyed it. Your cakes looked delicious – I bet they didn’t last long!

Kara – I hope you enjoyed your VE Day celebrations. I had very similar food for my afternoon tea!

Ami-Mae – Beautiful colouring in of your VE Day picture!

Now, shout-outs for today’s work!

Stephanie – Well done for completing your Norman Castle over the weekend. Your Bayeux Tapestry work is great. Great work on your multiplication, division, spellings, grammar and science work in the home learning pack.

Alex D – Lovely to see you still working hard. Well done for completing today’s work from the blog!

Kiara – Well done for completing your spelling work and for reading. Also, well done for having a go at some wordsearches.

Phoebe – Great work completing your White Rose and BBC Bitesize maths as well as your spelling work. I love the pictures you created for German.

Olivia – Well done for completing your spelling work and for finding the new maths worksheets on BBC Bitesize to complete. I love your labelled diagram of the human body in German.

Harley – Well done for completing your times tables and spellings. I love your labelled picture for your German work too.

Harry O – Well done for completing your homophones work.

Jay – Well done for completing your homophones work and maths from the home learning pack. Great job completing some additional maths problems as well. What a creative way of completing your German work! Mrs Lees will be very proud!

Lily I – Well done for completing your reading comprehension all about VE Day and having a go at some multiplication work too. I bet you loved getting messy when having a go at marbling!

Bethany – Well done for completing your German and maths work. I am pleased to hear you have been playing on Spelling Shed and some BBC Bitesize English games too.

Ami-Mae – Well done for writing a sentence for all the letters in the alphabet.

Hollie – Great job completing some maths and English work at home.

Liam A – Well done for completing the science and maths work in the home learning pack and your German work too. Great job completing some number puzzles and measurement work too. I am pleased you have been practising your spellings and White Rose maths as well.

Charlie – Well done for practising your homophones.

Sophie – Well done for finding the new worksheets for maths and having a go! Great job with your spelling work and your creative labelling of a face in German!

Luiza – Well done for completing the spelling and grammar work in the home learning pack.

Joel – Well done for practising your homophones and for writing your own sentences using them. A new book – how exciting! I am proud of you for helping your little brother with his learning too.

What a great start to the week Year 4!

Miss Jennings

Tuesday’s learning 12/5/2020

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

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 2 – Perimeter of rectangles: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

White Rose Maths have stopped giving away worksheets for free so please use the BBC Bitesize link for additional questions and worksheets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Or, have a go at the sheets below:

Perimeter of squares and rectangles sheet | Teaching Resources

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 about homophones.

  1. Have a go at filling in the correct homophone in the sentences below:

2. Have a go at the wordsearch:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-8251.htm

3. Have a go at these fun games:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-8251.htm

4. 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-8251.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/

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/

History – The Impact of William the Conqueror and the Norman Invasion:

  1. Watch the following video about the Norman invasion: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-the-normans-animation/z4xjmfr

Can you answer these questions about the video? You could write the answers down or talk about them with a parent or order sibling.

  • What year did William, Duke of Normandy sail to England?
  • Who did he fight? What was the name of the king?
  • Where did they battle?
  • Whose army was larger? The Normans or the Anglo-Saxons?
  • What was the Anglo-Saxon army made up of?
  • What was the Norman army made up of?
  • Who won the battle?
  • What did William, Duke of Normandy become known as? Why?
  • When was he crowned?
  • Why did the Norman guards misunderstand the Anglo-Saxons? What happened because they misunderstood them?
  • What did William the Conqueror do to the Anglo-Saxons that rebelled (went against him)?
  • Who owned the land after the Anglo-Saxons? Why?
  • What did the Normans force the Anglo-Saxons to build?
  • What are the different names of the people who work for the king? HINT: there are 3!
  • What did the boy, Henry, have to do at the age of 7?
  • What age did the daughter have to marry? Who arranged the marriages? Why (HINT: there are 3 reasons)?
  • Why could poor people marry who they want?
  • What did training to become a knight entail? Why?

2. Feudal System & The Domesday Book:

As well as forcing the Anglo-Saxons off of their land and training knights, William the Conqueror also introduced the Feudal System and the Domesday Book. Watch this video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zdvdmp3/video

Can you answer these questions about the video? You could write the answers down or talk about them with a parent or order sibling.

  • What year did William I start the survey?
  • Why did he conduct the survey? (HINT: There are 2 reasons why)
  • Where did the results end up?
  • What did the results show?
  • What was the Feudal System?
  • Who was at the top of the Feudal System? Why was he at the top?
  • Who was next down? What did the king give them and why?
  • Who was next down? What did the barons give them and why?
  • Who was next down? What did the knights give them and why?
  • Did they peasants have a good life? Why?
  • How is this system different today?

3. As well as the above, William the Conqueror spent most of his time in Normandy in France, rather than England, even though he was the king. Also, William and his noblemen only spoke French, very little English.

Was it good or bad that William the Conqueror spent most of his time in France or that he couldn’t speak much English? Why?

4. What impact did William the Conqueror have on life in England? Can you name 3 things, tell us if they were good or bad and why? Use all the information from the videos and questions you have answered to help you. You could do this as a poster, a PowerPoint presentation, a video recording or use the grid below:

Make sure you post your work on Seesaw from today!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Monday’s learning 11/5/2020

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

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 1 – Multiplying and dividing problem solving: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

White Rose Maths have stopped giving away worksheets for free so please use the BBC Bitesize link for additional questions and worksheets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

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, why not have a go at learning all about homophones?

  1. What are homophones? 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/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-homophones/z732t39
  2. Which word would fit in each gap in the sentences? Which is the correct spelling?

a) My shoelaces were tied in a double _________. (not or knot)

b) All classes went swimming ________ year 1. (accept or except)

c) The bad _______ means that we may have to cancel sports day. (whether or weather)

d) The _______ swooped down low over the airport during the air show. (plain or plane)

e) Each child ate a _______ of fruit at break time. (piece or peace)

3. Can you look, say, cover, write and check using these words?

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 Kinder!

I hope you and your families are well. I also hope you enjoyed last week’s German activities! It has been wonderful to hear again this week how well you are doing with your German work! Here are a few shout-outs from me: to Harry in Year 6 for a great piece of work on comparisons between English and German schools; to Nic, Anna, Heather and Erin in Year 5 (I will send in the answers to the questions); to Luiza, Charlie, Phoebe, Olivia, Liam and Bethany in Year 4 and to Isaac, Igor and David in Year 3. Especially well done Igor, for your video of you speaking German! Keep up the wonderful work everyone and have a good week!

Bis bald! (See you soon!)

Frau Lees

Year 4

This week you will be revising  parts of the body vocabulary that you learnt this year. Don’t worry if you can’t remember all the words, you can always look them up on google translate. 

  1. Watch the video clip https://www.wdrmaus.de/elefantenseite/#s_472_kunst_mit_natur to watch face pictures being made from twigs, leaves etc that you might find in your garden. If you prefer you could use dried food such as pasta shapes, rice, or other household objects. (Do ask your adults first.)
  2. Create a face using your chosen objects and say/name the body parts in German. Experiment until you find a face you are really pleased with.
  3. Stick down onto the paper and write on the body parts in German. Remember capital letters at the start of nouns! 
  4. Why not send a picture in of your finished work?

Remember to show us any work you have completed by posting it on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Home learning pack 11/5/2020-15/5/2020

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week, like the ones we’ve posted the last couple of weeks.

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 11/5/2020-15/5/2020

Hello Year 4!

We hope you have had a relaxing weekend with your families and enjoyed VE Day too.

Similarly to the last few weeks, 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:

eek 4MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MorningP.E. Maths English (Spelling homophones & Reading)P.E. Maths English (Spelling & Reading)P.E. Maths English (Reading Comprehension)P.E. Maths English (Creative Writing)P.E. Maths English (Grammar – pronouns & Reading)
AfternoonGermanHistory (Impact of William the Conqueror)Computing – reliable websitesScience (food webs)PSHE (Picture News)

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!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger