This is not goodbye, just see you later!

Hello Year 4,

We hope you have an amazing summer, use this time to enjoy yourselves and prepare for September! We are so proud of you all this year and especially how hard you have all worked through this last term either in school or at home!

A special shout out to all the parents for stepping up and meeting the home learning challenge head on. Your efforts have been the foundation our success is built upon. Also, thank you for any gifts that were left in the front office – they are greatly appreciated!

If you would like to keep going with some home learning in preparation for
September, we recommend the following:

  • Read lots! Independently and to each other. Try the
    Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Spelling practice. You could use Spelling Shed and you
    can find the appropriate spelling lists here. Nothing
    beats writing the words down. Use your best
    handwriting!
  • Times table practice. You can use Times Tables
    Rockstars or Hit the Button. Our youngest pupils can
    work on their Number Bonds!
  • You can research new Autumn 1 topics with the
    Knowledge Organisers and Home Learning Ideas that
    can be already be found here.
  • Grammar Hammer and Mathletics worksheets are still
    available here. Stage number = Year group.

We wish you all the best, have a lovely break!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Friday’s learning 17/7/2020

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!

  • thought
  • through
  • various

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/year4/2020/07/13/sports-challenge-13-7-2020-17-7-2020/

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 have a go at this challenge below:

Add Up To 20

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/identify-subordinating-conjunctions
  2. Pronouns can be personal or possessive. Have a read of this PowerPoint and have a go at the activities:

3. Have a go at these activities:

Great Grammar: Possessive Pronouns | Worksheet | Education.com

PSHE:

Have a go at these activities to get ready for next year and to make sure your next teacher learns a little bit more about you!

Don’t forget to Seesaw your work from this week.

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Thursday’s learning 16/7/2020

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!

  • therefore
  • though
  • although

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/year4/2020/07/13/sports-challenge-13-7-2020-17-7-2020/

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 4 for week 12 – draw on a grid: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Creative Writing:

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

Question time!

A ‘moot’ is a special kind of meeting, usually to make important decisions. What do you think the moot was about in Sun City?

Who do you think was attending the moot?

What do you think this miraculous thing might be that was happening?

Why do you think the animals are gathering as well?

How do the animals know that something strange is going on?

When and where do you think this story is set?

Perfect picture!

Can you design your own futuristic city? Think carefully about what a city might look like in the year 3000…

Story starter!

Can you continue the story?

The eagle perched. The jaguar stalked. The travellers trudged. The vultures soared.

Something miraculous was happening at Sun City, and all creatures great and small were gathering, waiting to see what the outcome of the moot would be…

Sentence challenge!

Can you use adverbs in your writing to describe how something is done?

Can you use adverbs before nouns?

Can you use adverbs after nouns?

e.g. Apprehensively, the traveller approached the city.

The eagle boldly soared above the city.

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Sick sentences!

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

The sun was in the sky. There was a jaguar sitting on a rock. In the middle of the desert was a big city.

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PSHE:

Have a go at these activities to reflect on your year in Year 4:

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today.

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 14/7/2020 and 15/7/2020

I forgot to post yesterday! So here are double shout-outs for today and yesterday:

Sophie – Well done for completing your English, maths and geography on Tuesday. I hope your enjoyed your piano and Cubs meeting. As well, great maths, reading comprehension and PSHE work today. The combine harvester must be very busy at the moment.

Alex B – Well done for completing your reading comprehension, spellings, grammar, creative writing, maths and science work last week! Also, well done for completing your grammar, reading comprehension, spelling, maths and PSHE for this week too! You have been working hard.

Stephanie – Well done for practising your spellings and for completing your maths and geography work yesterday too. Also, well done for completing your spellings, reading maths and PSHE today.

Joel – Well done for completing your maths and spelling work on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s learning 15/7/2020

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!

  • strength
  • suppose
  • surprise

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 12 – Describe position https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Reading:

Have a go at the reading comprehension. 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.

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: A new traffic light safety system, awarding different colours to countries depending on the number of coronavirus cases there has been announced by the UK government.

Question: Are holidays important?

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!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 13/7/2020

Liam A – Well done for completing your work your grammar, maths and science work last week. I hope you had a lovely time with your cousins!

Phoebe – Well done for continuing with your gardening – looks like you’ve been successful!

Kiara – Well done for completing your maths work on symmetry today.

Stephanie – Well done for completing your spellings, maths and German work and for continuing to read too.

Sophie – Great maths and English work today. Well done for completing your German work and for completing an hour of code too!

Jay – Well done for completing your German work at home!

Tuesday’s learning 14/7/2020

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!

  • special
  • straight
  • strange

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/year4/2020/07/13/sports-challenge-13-7-2020-17-7-2020/

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 2 for week 12 – Complete a symmetric figure https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Spellings:

This week, we are learning about apostrophes for plural possession.

  1. Practise these words using look, say, cover, write and check: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/look-say-cover-write-check-102806.htm
  2. Have a go at this word search: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-102806.htm
  3. Have a go at this word search:

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 – Contour lines

  1. Watch this video to find out what contour lines are: http://www.viewpure.com/4i_6eToM3X8?start=0&end=0
  2. Can you fill in the gaps to explain what contour lines are?

3. Here is a map of Lawford Mead and the surrounding area of Chelmsford:

Here is a map of Ben Nevis in Scotland:

Which area is steeper? Which area is shallower? How can you tell from the maps?

4. Follow this online lesson and have a go at the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjdm6v4

Make sure you show us all what you have been up to on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Monday’s learning 13/7/2020

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!

  • remember
  • sentence
  • separate

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 12 – Lines of symmetry: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at revising using apostrophes for possession?

  1. What does possession mean? What is an apostrophe? Watch this video to remind yourself: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs
  2. Have a look at these 4 rules for adding apostrophes for possession:

3. Have a go at these activities in this PowerPoint:

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:

Hallo Liebe Kinder!

⭐I must say how proud I am of you and of how well you have done with the various home learning tasks for German. ⭐

Today you are going to be using the internet or any books you might have at home and finding out some facts relating to Germany. You may need some adult help with this. I look forward to seeing your work. 

TaskOptional challenge
1Write down the names of 5 well-known sports players who are from Germany.What sport is each of them famous for?
2Write down the names of 5 towns or cities in Germany that start with the letter ‘H’. Choose one of them and find out 5 facts about it.
3Write down the names of 5 scientists from German-speaking countries.What are they each famous for discovering or inventing?
4List 5 authors, poets or musical composers from German-speaking countries.Choose one and name 3 books, poems or pieces of music they wrote. 

Bis bald! See you soon! 🙂

Frau Lees

Remember to post your work on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Home learning pack 13/7/2020-17/7/2020

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.