Home Learning 27.4.20

Hello to all our Year 4 children, parents and carers!

We are missing everyone and hope you are all well and staying safe. We have updated the home learning for Year 4 ready to start next week.

As we are missing everyone, we thought that it would be a lovely idea to share any completed work or activities that you have done during the week. This could be any set task, daily exercise, baking, cooking, gardening, art and craft projects or books you are reading and would recommend to others. The list is endless! If you could take a picture and attach it to an email to the school office or via the e-schools website, we will share them on our website. We may also add in some pictures of our own!

If you would like to ask us a question or chat about any tasks that have been set, please message us via the e-schools website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. The children also have their own account on this and are welcome to ask questions or simply let us know what they are up to and how they are getting on.

Below, we have outlined the tasks we have set for this week. More detailed information can be found further down this page. It is important to note that in addition to these tasks, we do expect that all children read every day, practice TT Rockstars as often as possible and most importantly, have some fun! We recognise that most of these tasks involve the use of technology. This is because in regards to Purple Mash and TT Rockstars, we can track the work that children have completed. In addition to this, we have tried to set children exciting tasks such as El Dorado and to cover a range of curriculum areas.  If this is causing an issue, please get in touch and we will try our best to put alternative provision in place.

Take care everyone. Don’t forget to send us your photos!

Miss Philip and Mr Hodges.

Work specifically for WC 27.4.20

Maths

In school, we follow the White Rose Maths Small Steps. See below for this week's maths. 

English / Reading

This week we are looking at chapter 2 of The Shifter. 

Monday - read the chapter and identify any unfamiliar words. Can you work out what they mean using the sentence? Can you change some of the words for other synonyms?

Tuesday - read again and complete the quiz either online or in your workbooks.

Wednesday - Use the text to answer the open ended questions and sequence task.

Thursday - complete the SPaG task for chapter 2 

Friday - writing piece. This can be done online or in their books. 

There are also 3 grammar and 2 spelling tasks which can be completed online throughout the week at any point. 

For further English work, they can choose a new text on Serial Mash and complete a chapter and the tasks a day or have a go at the El Dorado lessons. 

Computingthis week we have set on Purple Mash the task to make a poster to explain to younger children why it is important to have a strong password. Again, this can be online or on paper. I would love to share finished pieces on the website !

Maths

Week beginning 27.4.20

Please complete the Year 4, Week 2 learning resources on the White Rose Maths website. This week you will continue to learn about decimals

The link is: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 You will be learning about:

  • Divide 2 digits by 10
  • Hundredths
  • Hundredths as decimals
  • Hundredths on a place value grid
  • Divide 1 or 2 digits by 100

The lessons in blue are linked to your Stage 4 KIRFs.

Once you have watched the video, complete the questions in your workbooks. After that, you can check your answers with a grown up.

If you are finding the links tricky, please follow the step by step guide in the PDF below. 

Spelling 
We would like you to choose another spelling rule from the list and practice this week. 
 
The list of spelling rules is attached as a PDF below. 
 
There are lots of different ways you can practice your spellings. 
For example: Rainbow words, fancy writing, pyramid words, writing words out three times, air writing, bubble writing, silly sentences and many more!
These are the statutory spellings which children should be able to spell by the end of Year 4. working out which ones they need to practise and doing so would be very beneficial along with the above spelling patterns. 
Here are the Year 4 word mountains for the whole year. You can practise tricky ones as well as the ones we did not manage to do. 
Optional tasks 
In addition to TT Rockstars, children can follow the links below to play on other maths games to practice their wider arithmetic skills. 
Science 
Follow the link below for daily, hands on science activities. 
 

Optional 

English/Media 

El Dorado 

This is an exciting unit of English work based on the story El Dorado that will run over the next seven weeks.

To see the launch video, follow this link: https://youtu.be/pggXbM67M-o

There will be a daily lesson released on YouTube at 10:30am each day. However, each session can be accessed online after 10:30 so it can be completed at a time which is suitable for you.

The overview of learning activities and the El Dorado text are attached as a PDF below. 

To start the learning adventure, follow the link https://litfilmfest.com/home-learning/ and subscribe to the channel at https://www.youtube.com/litfilmfest

If you would like to share your work with us, take a picture and attach it to an email to the school office or via e-schools and we'll share it on our class pages. 

We're looking forward to seeing your characters!

PE 
It's important to make sure that you keep active whilst at home. Follow the links below for PE lessons with Joe Wicks and dance lessons with Oti Mabuse.
Optional 
History - Romans
Did you know that the Romans were experts at building roads?
Your task this week is to research why and how the Romans made roads and then create your own Roman road using materials you can find in your house. You can even make an edible Roman road!
There are some fantastic ideas on the internet. 
We'd really like to see them when you have made them, so take a picture and attach it in an email to the school office or via e-schools and we'll put them onto our class pages. 
Optional 
Computing 
 
To access daily computing tasks, follow link to the Innovation Centre's YouTube channel. There are video clips to support children in completing computing tasks.