Friday’s learning 19/6/2020

Happy Friday!

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!

  • fruit
  • grammar
  • group

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 – 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:

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:

We are going to be looking at expanded noun phrases.

  1. Complete the online lesson for expanded noun phrases: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znpbgwx
  2. Have a go at this online lesson about expanded noun phrases: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znpbgwx
  3. Complete these activities:

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: One parent’s solution to helping her children manage money during the lockdown period was to buy a vending machine for the family!

Question: How should we learn to manage our money?

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 fun and relaxing weekend! Don’t forget to post your learning from this week on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Thursday’s learning 18/6/2020

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.

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!

  • favourite
  • February
  • forwards

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 8 – round decimals https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

Some of you may have already completed this lesson. If so, have a go at this lesson and sheet instead:

English – Creative Writing:

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

Question time!

Who is the boy and why do you think he is bored?

What do you think he has with him in the boat?

What do you think his family are like?

Where do you think their home is?

Who do you think lives in the city under the ground?

Why do you think the boy has never seen the people who live there before?

Why do they live underground?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?

The boy rowed the boat. Underneath him was a big fish. It swam around, waiting.

Perfect picture!

Think about where there might be a hidden city in your school or home. A place where no-one would bother the inhabitants! It might be under the stairs or inside a bookshelf or even under the floorboards! Can you draw what you have imagined?

Story starter!

On the surface, everything looked ordinary.

The boy in the boat was bored. He had lived beside this boring river with his boring family for his whole boring life. Nothing unexpected ever seemed to happen to him. He often went to bed at night and wished for something exciting in his life.

Little did he know, underneath the ground he walked on and the river he rowed his boat on, a marvellous, mysterious, magical menagerie of life stirred.

His life was about to become a lot more interesting…

Sentence challenge!

Can you include some speech in your writing, using inverted commas?

E.g. “Have you found it yet?” asked the visitor.

“What?” replied the boy.

Remember to start a new line for a new speaker.

Science – heating and cooling:

  1. Watch this video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z9ck9qt
  2. Have a go at this matching worksheet:

Here are the answers:

3. If you can, have a go at this practical activity:

4. Complete the activity

Well done for working hard today. We are looking forward to seeing all of your work on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Wednesday’s learning 17/6/2020

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!

  • experiment
  • extreme
  • famous

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 8 – Order decimals https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

Some of you may have already completed this lesson. If so, have a go at this lesson and sheet instead:

English – Reading:

Have a go at the reading comprehension about Pompeii! 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.

CHALLENGE: Can you predict what you think will happen next and explain why?

DT – designing:

As we have been studying electrical circuits, we are going use our knowledge of them to create something! For your DT project, you have a choice of whether to design a light box or a torch. If you want to design a light box, follow the instructions under the heading ‘light boxes’. If you want to design a torch, follow the instructions under the heading ‘torches’:

Light boxes:

A light box can look like this:

  1. Have a look at the following information in this presentation and have a go at any of the activities:

2. What do you want to go on the front of your light box? Have a look on google images. Maybe a mountain scene based on our topic? Or a city skyline? How about some meaningful words or a phrase?

3. Have a go at this design sheet to plan how you will make your light box.

To help you, look at the diagram below to tell you how I made my light box.

Torches:

Some of you may wish to make a torch instead.

  1. Have a look at the following information in this presentation and have a go at any of the activities:

2. What items will you need to build the circuit for your torch? Where will the bulb go? Where will the switch go? What materials are your going to use to build the casing for your torch?

3. Have a go at this design sheet to plan how you will make your torch:

Make sure you upload your work from today on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Tuesday’s learning 16/6/2020

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!

  • enough
  • exercise
  • experience

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 2 for week 8 – Compare decimals https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

Some of you may have completed this lesson. If so, complete this sheet and watch this video below:

English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at spelling – g spelt gue and k spelt que?

Have a go at this wordsearch: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-44602.htm

If you want, why not have a go at some of these games/activities which recap the suffixes -tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian that we have looked at over the last two weeks?

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-6291.htm

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-6291.htm

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/

Geography – mountains around the world:

  1. Watch the video to learn more about mountains around the world: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1244523/grade2/module1217765/index.html

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO LOG IN!

Login: student11711 Password: lawford

2. Read this fact-file about mountains in each continent: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/factfile_index/item1217765/grade2/index.html (You will need the login information above).

3. Have a go at one or more of these activities about the mountains around the world:

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

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Weekly timetable 15/6/2020-19/6/2020

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 & 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 – mountains around the worldDT (designing)Science – heating and coolingPSHE (Picture News)

Home learning pack 15/6/2020-19/6/2020

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.

Monday’s learning 15/6/2020

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!

  • earth
  • eight
  • eighth

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 8 – Writing decimals https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

Some of you may have already completed this lesson. If so, have a go at this lesson and sheet instead:

English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at spelling – g spelt gue and k spelt que?

Have a go at the activities below:

If you want, why not have a go at some of these games/activities which recap the suffixes -tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian that we have looked at over the last two weeks?

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-6291.htm

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-6291.htm

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! Wie geht’s? Es geht mir sehr gut!

Today you will be making a pairs game to learn some new vocabulary

You will need: 

  • a piece of A4 card
  • a pencil
  • scissors
  • coloured pens or pencils
  • a piece of A4 paper (for optional challenge only)

Here is the list of words you are going to learn. They are all to do with being on holiday/on the beach:

der Strandthe beach
der Eimerthe bucket
der Spatenthe spade
die Sandburgthe sandcastle
die Sonnenbrillethe sunglasses
das Meerthe sea
der Sonnenschirmthe sun umbrella
das Eisthe ice cream

Method:

  1. Using a pencil and ruler, divide your A4 card into 16 equally sized parts, either by measuring or folding. You may need an adult to help you with this. 
  2. Cut out the 16 rectangles so you have 16 cards, all the same size.
  3. Taking 2 cards at a time, on one write the German word (make sure you copy it carefully) and on the other card either draw a picture of what the German word means, or write it in English – the meanings are in the list above.
  4. Continue until you have made 8 sets of pairs. Try to learn them as you go. 
  5. With a family member play the game – put all the cards face down (mixed up) and take it in turns to pick up 2 cards. If they match, you keep them and have another go. If they don’t match, put the cards back and the other person has a go. The person with the most pairs wins.
  6. Optional Challenge: create a calligram using a word in the list. To do this, choose a word from the list. Draw a picture of it nice and large on your paper. Instead of colouring in the picture, fill it with the word in German that is the name of that item, eg, die Sonnenbrille.  Some example are below. You can write the word for each item to fill the shape either once, large or several times, very small, using your coloured pens or pencils. You could do more than one, or even do a whole beach scene if you like! Here are some examples (from a different topic) to help you:

Well done for completing today’s learning – remember to post it on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

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

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

Wednesday’s learning 20/5/2020

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 of week 5 – Equivalent fractions: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Have a go at the worksheet below:

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 – 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.

History and cooking:

We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger