Wednesday’s learning 1/7/2020

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!

  • notice
  • occasion
  • occasionally

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 3 for week 10 – Introducing line graphs https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Reading:

Have a go at the reading comprehension about Wimbledon! 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.

DT – Making your light box or torch!

  1. Find your design plan from two weeks ago!
  2. Now is the time to build your light box or torch. Depending on your design plan or materials will depend on how you build either product, but remember to refer to your plan at all times! Some of you may have written instructions to build your light box or torch, if so, follow those!

Light box:

  • Equipment: cardboard box, coloured paper/colouring pencils/paints, grease-proof paper/tissue paper/crepe paper, scissors, tape/glue
  • Step 1: Cut out one side or a small part of your cardboard that you are going to replace with tissue paper or grease-proof paper.
  • Step 2: Build circuit and put inside your light box (most of you won’t have the equipment at home, so leave this step out if needed and see note below).
  • Step 3: Cut out a piece of tissue paper or grease-proof paper big enough to go in the hole in your box. Stick or glue it into place.
  • Step 4: Use coloured paper, pens or paints to complete your design.

Torch:

  • Equipment: thin card/kitchen roll tube, coloured paper/colouring pencils/paints, grease-proof paper/tissue paper/crepe paper, scissors, tape/glue.
  • Step 1: Cover one end of your kitchen roll with tissue or grease-proof paper. (If you don’t have a kitchen roll, roll a piece of card into a cylindrical shape).
  • Step 2: Build circuit and put inside your kitchen roll (most of you won’t have the equipment at home, so leave this step out if needed and see note below).
  • Step 3: Cover the other end of your torch with paper or card to stop the circuit escaping!
  • Step 4: Use coloured paper, pens or paints to complete your design.

NOTE: If we were in school, we would build our own circuits to go inside the light box or torch. At home, you may not have the wires, bulbs or batteries to do this. Instead, can you draw the circuit you would need to go inside your final design?

3. Evaluation – complete this form to tell us about your finished product!

Make sure you post all of your learning on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 30/6/2020

Alex B – Well done for successfully growing your green beans! I hope you enjoyed them and I hope you enjoyed your swing too!

Kiara – Well done for practising your spellings and times tables and for continuing to read. Great maths work and well done for completing some extra German on Duolingo too.

Harley – Well done for completing your maths work on graphs and practising your spellings.

Phoebe – Great spelling, book review and maths work. Well done for completing your presentation on mountains – you gave some very good reasons for why they are important.

Olivia – Great maths and spelling work today. Well done for completing your geography and independently finding out the answers when the links didn’t work.

Liam A – Well done for completing your maths, spellings and geography work today.

Joel – Well done for completing your maths and spelling work. I hope you enjoyed your treat, they looked delicious!

Charlie – Great maths and spelling work. Well done for creating an informative presentation for geography as well.

Lily P – Well done for completing your grammar, spelling and maths work.

Sophie – Great spelling and maths work. I enjoyed the presentation you researched for geography too.

Jay – Well done for completing your spelling, maths and geography work. Your poster is clearly laid out and easy to understand.

Some shout-outs from Mrs Lees:

Hello Year 4!

Once again I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the German work you did this week. Well done to everyone who sent in what they had done!

Baran and Phoebe – Well done for writing out the poem so accurately and spotting the ei/ie sounds.

Charlie – You were good at spotting the ei/ie words in the poem and I love your illustrations, especially the Papagei!

Jay – You always put so much effort in to your work! Well done on your pronunciation on your poem, it was great to hear you read it out. You also did a good job with finding the ei/ie words in the poem!

Olivia – Thank you for your video of you reading the poem out. I enjoyed listening to it. Well done on spotting the ei/ie sounds in the text too! Lovely illustrations. 

From Mrs Lees

Year 4 Zoom call – Thursday 2nd July

We have arranged our next Zoom call!

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

The meeting is at 11 a.m on Thursday 2nd July.

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.

Please bring a pen and paper with you to the meeting!

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Geography lesson 30/6/2020 UPDATED

It seems that the login information for the websites I uploaded yesterday is no longer working. Instead, have a go at the same activity but using the following websites:

Geography – Why do mountains matter? Why are they important?

  1. Read the information on this website about mountain tourism: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/tourism.htm
  2. Read the information on this website about the uses of mountains and people that live on them: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/uses.html
  3. Can you create a poster, presentation or piece of writing titled ‘Why are mountains important?’ using the information your have found out?

Tuesday’s learning 30/6/2020

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!

  • minute
  • natural
  • naughty

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. – Why not have a go at some of these challenges? https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/06/29/sports-challenges-29-6-2020-3-7-2020/

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 2 for week 10 – Comparison, sum and difference https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

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 this ‘spot the mistakes’ activity to see if you have been learning your Y3/4 tricky words!

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/

If you haven’t yet, why not sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge? https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/06/05/summer-reading-challenge/

Geography – Why do mountains matter? Why are they important?

  1. Watch the video to learn more about why mountains matter: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1244526/grade2/module1217765/index.html

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO LOG IN!

Login: student11711 Password: lawford

2. Read this fact-file about mountains and the environment: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/factfile/item1244089/grade2/module1217765/index.html (You will need the login information above).

3. Can you create a poster, presentation or piece of writing titled ‘Why are mountains important?’ using the information your have found out?

Make sure you upload all of your learning from today on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 29/6/2020

Alex B – Well done for completing your grammar, science, maths and creative writing last week. Well done for including paragraphs and speech in your story.

Kiara – Well done for practising your spellings and completing your maths work, as well as practising your times tables.

Harley – Great spelling work on homophones and maths work on factors.

Phoebe – Well done for practising your spellings and completing your maths and German work too. I have played the board game Articulate before, I hope you’ve enjoyed playing it! You have baked a delicious-looking cake too!

Olivia – Great spelling, grammar, maths and German work today. Well done!

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

Jay – Great maths and spelling work today. Well done for completing your German too.

Liam A – Great maths and spelling work today.

Charlie – Well done for completing your maths and practising your spellings. Well done for completing your German work too!

Stephanie – Great spelling work today.

Joel – Well done for completing your maths and practising your spellings. I hope you enjoyed playing with your Lego.

Baran – Great maths and spelling work today! Well done for completing your German too!

Kara – Well done for completing your maths and spelling work. Great German work too!

Monday’s learning 29/6/2020

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!

  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

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 10 – Interpret charts: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at practising some 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?
  • It was so noisy, the boy struggled to ________ what his mum said. (here or hear)
  • The teacher has lost the whiteboard rubber, she asked if anyone had _______ it. (seen or scene)
  • ________ are these trainers? (whose or who’s)
  • At last her broken arm had begun to ________! (heel or heal)
  • The _________ of plastic on the environment is devastating. (effect or affect)

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/

If you haven’t yet, why not sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge? https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/06/05/summer-reading-challenge/

German

Hello Everyone,

I was so impressed by your German work last week. Well done! 

This week we are learning about how to pronounce “ei” and “ie”in German. 

Here is a counting rhyme to practise this and the meaning in English. (It doesn’t rhyme in English) You will already know a lot of the words.

Eins, zwei, Papagei

Drei, vier, Faultier

Fünf, sechs, Eidechs’

Sieben, acht, Gute Nacht

Neun, zehn, Auf Wiedersehen. 

Meaning in English

One, two, parrot

Three, four, sloth

Five, six, lizard

Seven, eight, good night

Nine, ten, goodbye.

  1. Watch my video here https://photos.app.goo.gl/8sWuKCaaFbHQRZLY8 to hear the rhyme and see how the rule for “ei” and “ie” works: When the i and the e go walking, the second one does talking

2. Practise saying the rhyme out loud along with the video.

3. If you can, record yourself saying the rhyme and send in your video on Seesaw.

4. Next, carefully copy out the poem in German, taking care over the capital letters and umlauts.

5. Underline in one colour all the words with “ei”.

6. Use another colour to underline all the words with “ie”. 

7. Illustrate the poem to show what it means. I look forward to seeing your finished work on Seesaw.

Viel Spaß! Have fun!

Frau Lees

Well done for all your hard work today – remember to post your learning on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Weekly timetable 29/6/2020-3/7/2020

Hello Year 4!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

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 – 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 – paragraphs & Reading)
AfternoonGermanGeography – why do mountains matter?DT – making light box/lightScience – the water cyclePSHE (Picture News)

This week, you will need an old cardboard box (about the size of a shoe box) or tissue paper if you are going to create a light box. If you are going to create a torch, you will need card or a tube from the inside of a kitchen roll.

Also, you may have heard that Joe Wicks is cutting down his daily P.E. lessons to just 3 times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. However, we have started posting weekly sporting challenges from the Chelmsford Sports Partnership every week that you could do instead!

Home learning pack 29/6/2020-3/7/2020

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.