Seesaw comments 6/7/2020

Phoebe – Well done for making pancakes, practising your spellings and completing your maths and German work. Your Swiss roll looks delicious!

Olivia – Great maths, spellings and German work today.

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

Liam A – Great spellings and maths work. Well done for completing your German too.

Baran – Well done for practising your spellings and for completing your maths and German work, as well as continuing to read.

Jay – Great maths and spelling work and well done for completing your German too. I hope you enjoyed your pancakes!

Stephanie – Well done for practising your spellings and completing your maths work.

Charlie – Great maths and spelling work today!

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

Tuesday’s learning 7/7/2020

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!

  • possession
  • possible
  • potatoes

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?

Maths – Click on the following link and have a go at Lesson 2 for week 11 – Compare and order angles 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. Have a go at writing 6 sentences using the spelling words.

2. Can you spot the mistakes? Make sure you hide the spelling list to really challenge yourself!

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/

Art – painting

Follow this online lesson and have a go at some painting activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxr3trd

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

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Monday’s learning 6/7/2020

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!

  • popular
  • position
  • possess

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 11 – Identify angles: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work below:

ANSWERS!

English – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at practising 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. Can you correctly complete these sentences using the 4 rules above?

ANSWERS!

4. Practise 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:

Today you will see some German children making pancakes (Pfannkuchen). You will meet some words with umlauts and will learn how to say them and experiment with compound nouns. 

  1. Watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrwrkqt 

2. In a table write down any similarities and differences with when / how you have pancakes…

SimilaritiesDifferences



3. Watch the film again and write down any of the words that are shown in the film that have an umlaut (two dots above certain letters, such as ü, ä, ö). Can you work out what they all mean?

You can check here:

die Schürzen = the aprons

die Kochmütze = the chef’s hat

die Hände = the hands

die Äpfel = the apples

der Käse = the cheese

schälen = to peel

4. Watch my video to hear how to pronounce these words https://photos.app.goo.gl/acNfe7jKkQpaq6tq7. Try to say them yourself. 

5. Challenge: Compound Nouns. You have met 3 compound nouns in the video. German has a lot of compound nouns formed by sticking words together, a bit like lego bricks! You learnt how to do this in Year 4 with our cafe topic.

Pfann+Kuchen (pan + cake) = Pfannkuchen (pancake)

Erdbeer + Marmelade (strawberry + jam)= Erdbeermarmelade (strawberry jam)

Koch + Mütze (chef/cook + hat) = Kochmütze (chef’s hat)

  • What happens to to the capital letter of the second word when you join them up?
  • Write down more compound nouns you already know or find out any other compound nouns in German. What is the longest one you can find?
  • What compound nouns can you make by joining these words up? You can use each one more than once. Try some silly ones too!
Kinder (children)
Blumen (flowers)
Kranken (ill)
Tier (animal)
Apfel (apple)
Schokoladen (chocolate)
Straßen (streets)
Oktober (October)

Garten (garden)
Laden (shop)
Haus (house)
Fest (festival)
Saft (juice)
Kuchen (cake)

6. Optional Activity 1: Find out about “pancake traditions in other countries” and write a fact file of what you find out. 

7. Optional activity 2: 

With an adult’s help you could try making pancakes (Pfannkuchen) and how about trying one of the fillings the children in the video had? Take photos and send them into Seesaw – how did your Pfannkuchen taste? Lecker (delicious), wunderbar (wonderful), nicht so gut (not so good)? 

Here is a recipe but you can use any pancake recipe you normally use. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-pancakes

The children did not cook their Apfelmus, but here is a recipe which involves cooking the apples. You will need an adult to help you with this. https://www.kitchenproject.com/german/recipes/Sauces/Apfelmus/index.htm. Alternatively you could use apple sauce which you can buy from a supermarket ready made in a jar. 

Guten Appetit!

Bis bald, Frau Lees

Remember to post your work on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Home learning pack 6/7/2020-10/7/2020

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.

Weekly timetable 6/7/2020-10/7/2020

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 – possessive apostrophes & Reading)P.E. Maths English (Spelling & Reading)P.E. Maths English (Reading Comprehension)P.E. Maths English (Creative Writing)P.E. Maths English (Grammar – plural and possessive s & Reading)
AfternoonGermanArt – painting  Computing – coding  Science – rate of evaporation and temperaturePSHE (Picture News)

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!

Seesaw comments 3/7/2020

Sophie – Well done for completing your creative writing activities, maths and science work yesterday. Great English and maths work today. Well done for completing your PSHE work too.

Harley – Great maths work on line graphs, well done.

Phoebe – Well done for completing the maths challenges, your grammar work and for practising your maths online too. Great PSHE work about someone who you think deserves a statue – a worthwhile contender.

Stephanie – Well done for practising your spellings and completing your grammar and the maths challenge.

Olivia – Your sausage rolls look delicious! Well done for working hard on your Brownie challenge too – I hope you enjoy your ice cream later on.

Liam A – Well done for completing your maths and English work today. I hope you enjoyed your bike ride.

Charlie – Well done for completing your maths challenges and history work today.

Alex B – Well done for completing your PSHE, maths challenges and grammar work.

Joel – Well done for completing your maths and spellings today and for reading too.

Jay – Great maths and grammar work. Well done for completing your PSHE too.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Seesaw comments 2/7/2020

It was lovely to see some of you on the Zoom call this morning – hope you enjoyed it and sorry we got cut off at the end!

Now, for some shout-outs:

Stephanie – Well done for completing your reading comprehension yesterday. Well done for practising your spellings and for completing your maths, creative writing and science too.

Phoebe – Great maths and creative writing work today. Well done for completing your science work on the water cycle as well.

Olivia – Well done for completing your maths and science work. A great piece of creative writing too.

Liam A – Great maths and creative writing today. Well done for completing your science too.

Sophie – Your light box looks really effective with the different coloured tea light inside!

Charlie – Well done for completing your maths, creative writing and science work. I really like the picture you created inspired by the Pobble image.

Jay – Great maths, English and science work today. Well done on your score from the quiz! I hope your mum’s demonstration helped you understand precipitation even more!

Joel – Well done for completing your maths and spelling work. I’m glad you enjoyed the quiz too!

Alex B – Well done for completing your maths and English work this week. Also, well done for completing your German, science and history work.

Lily P – I enjoyed your story – well done for remembering your commas. Well done for completing your maths work too.

Well done to someone who made the water cycle in a bag! I hope it has helped you remember it!

Friday’s learning 3/7/20207

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!

  • particular
  • peculiar
  • perhaps

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 – 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:

  1. Have a go at the following game online: https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-4/identify-nouns
  2. Follow the online lesson about paragraphs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv4j7nb
  3. Work your way through this PowerPoint, completing the activities.

4. Complete these activities:

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: Many statues around the world have been questioned for their purpose and value in recent weeks.

Question: Why do we have statues?

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

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Thursday’s learning 2/7/2020

First of all, don’t forget we have arranged a Zoom meeting at 11am 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!

  • often
  • opposite
  • ordinary

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 4 for week 10 – Line graphs: 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!

Who is the diver? What is he doing?

What caused the water to rise?

Where have all the people gone?

What do you think the mermaid thinks about the recent events?

Do you think there might be a real city somewhere under the ocean, waiting to be discovered?

Perfect picture!

Imagine your school was underwater. Draw or describe what one of your lessons would look like.

Story starter!

Can you continue the story?

The water was rising. Soon, everything would be underwater.

The thousands of lights that sparkled against the dark backdrop of the colossal skyscrapers were being extinguished one by one, as the monstrous buildings were gradually disappearing under the dark tides; banished to a watery grave beneath the lonely depths.

Nobody knew what had caused the great flood. There had not been time to stop and think.

Sentence challenge!

Which two of these sentences are statements? Which are questions? Which are commands?

The turtle has a green shell.

Look at his beak!

Where has the water come from?

The city is disappearing beneath the water.

Watch out for the waves!

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 water rose. Buildings all over the city went under the sea. A turtle swam through the water.

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Science – The Water Cycle:

  1. Watch this video and read the information to find out all about the water cycle: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39
  2. Have a go at the activity at the bottom of the page too. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39
  3. Can you label the diagram of the water cycle?

4. Can you write an explanation of what each of the key words mean in the water cycle?

  • Precipitation
  • Runoff
  • Ground water
  • Evaporation
  • Condensation

Additional challenge: Water Cycle in a bag activity (normally we would do this if we were at school but you may be able to have a go at home instead!)

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

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger