Tuesday’s learning 19/5/2020

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

ANSWERS!

English – Spellings:

This week, we are learning about the sc spelling that is pronounced s.

Complete some look, say, cover, write check work with these words:

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 some flashcards that you can use to help you: 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/flash-cards-13480.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:

Watch this video about the Normans: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-the-normans-animation/z4xjmfr

You are going to compare the Normans to another time period. You can choose from any that we have looked at this year. This includes the Romans, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. What similarities and differences can you find between the Normans and one other time period?

You can use these other videos to help you: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-boudica-and-the-roman-invasion/zmyhf4j or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-vikings-animation/zhrygwx or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-anglo-saxon-britain/zdh2t39.

Use this table to help you:

We can’t wait to see all of your learning on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Home learning pack 18/5/2020-22/5/2020

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 18/5/2020-22/5/2020

Hello Year 4!

We hope you have had a relaxing weekend with your families and have been staying safe at home.

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:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MorningP.E
Maths
English (Spelling – s spelt sc & Reading)
P.E
Maths
English (Spelling & Reading)
P.E
Maths
English (Reading Comp)
P.E
Maths
English (Creative Writing)
P.E
Maths
English (Grammar – determiners)
AfternoonGermanHistory (Comparing the Normans to another time period)History and cooking.Computing – creating a presentation (PowerPoint and Keynote)PSHE (Picture news)

We have also subscribed to the White Rose Premium so the worksheets that you were used to using a couple of weeks ago are back and link exactly to the daily videos. The relevant worksheets will be available to download with every daily blog post.

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

Monday’s learning 18/5/2020

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 for week 5 – Recognising tenths and hundredths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. Then complete the work 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 – Spellings:

This week, why not have a go at learning all about the spelling sc, that is pronounced s?

Watch this video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/zt932nb

Have a go at the activity below the video.

Then play these games: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-333.htm and https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-13480.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 liebe Kinder! Another week has gone by and I hope you and your families are all well. This week all year groups are going to be focusing on Numbers in German. Viel Spaß! Bis bald! Frau Lees 

Here is a list of numbers that will help you today. Cedar has learnt up to 100 so can choose to do Activities Section A or B. Chestnut has learnt up to 20 so can just do Activities Section A.

Activities Section A (1-20)

  1. Practise saying the numbers in German up to 20. This video shows you how to say them if you need a reminder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjRIv6Slnb4
  2. Go around your house and count (in German) all the rot (red) things you can see, all the blau (blue) things and all the gelb (yellow) things. 
  3. On a piece of paper, draw and colour the red/blue/yellow things you counted around the house and then write in German the number of items you have for each colour. 
  4. This is a good activity to try if you have a willing sibling or adult to play with. Go to this link to find a 5-in-a-row game. The instructions are on the second page. https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/PrimaryGerman/ge-5inanrow-nosto15.pdf
  5. Go to this link and print out the sheet if possible. Try all the activities.https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/PrimaryGerman/numbers-to-20-practice-ge.pdf

Activities Section B (1-100)

  1. Practise saying the numbers from the sheet. (If you have a printer to it out then that would be useful.)
  2. Using the numbers sheet above go around your house and count things in German such as: dried pasta shapes; biscuits in a packet; grains of rice in a spoonful; a pot of lego bricks; potatoes in a bag….. See how high you can count! Keep a note as you go round. 
  3. On a piece of A4 paper, draw and colour the things you counted and in German write the number of each group of items. 
  4. Try counting up to 100 in 5s in German. Challenge: say other times tables in German, eg, vier, acht, zwölf, sechzehn, zwanzig etc. 
  5. This is a good activity to try if you have a willing sibling or adult to play with. Go to this link to find a 5-in-a-row game. The instructions are on the second page. https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources/PrimaryGerman/ge-5inanrow-nosto64.pdf

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

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Seesaw comments 15/5/2020

Stephanie – Well done for completing your creative writing work yesterday.

Baran – Wow! What a lot of work you have done at home with your mum! Well done for continuing to work at home every single day. Great job completing your creative writing, science and maths work yesterday.

Kara – Great job with your maths work on area and for completing question time for creative writing. Well done for completing your science work on food webs too.

Jake – Wow, your tower is huge! Mr Pearson will be impressed.

Phoebe – Well done for completing your sentences on homophones and your grammar work. Well done for having a go at some of the maths challenges too. Your star vanilla biscuits look yummy!

Kiara – Well done for completing the grammar work on pronouns.

Olivia – I love the space art you made on your tablet, it has a wonderful effect and well done for being inspired by the Picture News topic. Well done for completing your grammar work as well as the Friday maths challenges.

Charlie – Great work on pronouns – well done!

Ellie S – I love that you have been inspired by your reading book to complete some writing. Well done for correctly punctuation your speech!

Jay – Well done for completing your grammar work on pronouns and for persevering to complete the Friday maths challenges! Your space artwork is great – I hope you enjoyed creating it.

Liam A – Great work on pronouns and for having a go at the Friday maths challenges. Well done for completing your reading comprehension about castles as well as some additional practice.

Sophie – Well done for completing the Friday maths challenge and the grammar work too. I love how you have incorporated music into this week’s Picture News topic. I have passed on your message too.

Luiza – Well done for completing your grammar work and the maths work on area too. Great work on your PSHE using the Picture News resources.

Lily I – I love your obstacle course! Remember, it is having fun and the taking part that counts.

Have a fun and relaxing weekend everyone and see you on Monday!

The Big Picture News Quiz!

Next Friday (22nd May) at 1pm, Picture News are hosting a quiz that you can take part in at home, either as a family or on your own.

The questions will look at the Picture News stories from the past few weeks. Each member of the winning team will receive their very own Peter Picture News bear!

You have to reserve a place to take part, so click on the link below to make sure you don’t miss out.

Friday’s learning 15/5/2020

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

Maths – Today, why not have a go at one of these maths challenges:

We will be using this most weeks so if you don’t complete one of the challenges today, then you can have a go at it next week.

Or, if you prefer, click on the following link and have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 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. Complete these questions about pronouns. Remember, pronouns replace nouns in a sentence.

Challenge:

Here is a word mat of a few pronouns if you need it!

PSHE – Picture News

This week’s story: A new set of satellites will provide all corners of the world with internet access!

Question: Who does outer space belong to?

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 great weekend. Remember to post all of your learning on Seesaw!

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

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.