Welcome to Year 4

Class teachers: Mr Sverha & Mrs PARRY

Teaching assistant: Mrs Bacon

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For all of your hard work at home, you will be rewarded with star points. They are similar to our Dojos. You will be able to track how many stars you get every day or week by signing to J2E and clicking on J2Stars.

 

HOME LEARNING

Dear Year 4,

As we are all aware, we might need to continue our learning from home until further notice. We will do our best to use our year 4 class page to update you with all the work we would like you to do during your time at home. We are hoping that the vast majority of you will be able to access all of our online services (G-Suite, TT Rockstars, J2E, Busy Things) from home without any problems. Every day, we will use the class page to post any new tasks for you to finish and share with us. 

Tasks to do daily:

  • 10 minuntes of TT Rockstars practice
  • 15 minutes of reading (Mr Sverha has used Google Classroom to share with you READING LOG where you can record your daily reading)
  • Fun time with your family

 

Spelling Practice - Year 4 spelling list

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Good morning Year 4,

Hopefully you all had a good night sleep and are all ready to do more home learning.
Yesterday was a great day with so many of you completing your work in Google Classroom and helping one another along the way. It was a joy to watch! Yet again you have proven that you are the best class and you teachers are very proud of you. We hope that today is going to be no different to yesterday.

Some things to considers:

  • Please use Google Classroom for your work and avoid spending too much time commenting or 'chatting' to each other. Do comment on anything to do with learning or if you have a technical issue. Comments like top tips and being helpful are always appreciated! 
  • If you your access to Google classroom is somehow limited, view the daily tasks on our school website and complete it in a book or a piece of paper. When finished, take a picture of your work, download it to your Google Drive and share with us.
  • If possible, keep using your YEAR 4 READING LOG in Google Classroom.
  • At the end of each week, we will pick three pupils from our class and reward them with a 'STARS OF THE WEEK' award. Your star avatar will be posted on the school website - year 4 class page.
  • Last but not least, don't spend too much time online and remember to have fun with your family!

Enjoy your day

Thursday 26/3/2020

 English: Creative Writing - Before and After

  • Use the picture below to write down about what happened 30 seconds before and 30 second after the picture was taken. Use your imagination to impress us. 

    Rules:

    1. Write in full sentences using the range of sentence starters (e.g. While, before, as soon as, slowly  etc.)
    2. Add as much detail as possible to describe the setting
    3. Use past tense. 

To view the task click on this document link or even better, use Google Classroom.

 

Maths - 

  • Today's Maths is about position and direction. To view the task, login to Google Classroom or click on this document and record your answers on a piece of paper. You can then take a picture of your work, upload it to your Google drive and share it with year 4 teachers.
  • Don't forget to play TT Rockstars for 10 minutes to improve your times tables - our target thiw week to go below 7 seconds as a class!!!

 

PE: Hopefully, you have had a chance to enjoy Mr Thacker's YOUTUBE Channel SSTV Sports. Please make sure that you do at least one exercise every day. Taking part in our PE teachers' work outs is not only good for your health,but funny too.

Wednesday 25/3/2020

 English: Reading Comprehension

  • Your Wednesday's task is to work on your reading and understanding a text skills. For all the instructions, click on this document  or even better, use Google Classroom.

 

Maths - Position and Direction - Coordinates.

  • Today's Maths is about position and direction. To view the task, login to Google Classroom or click on this document and record your answers on a piece of paper. You can then take a picture of your work, upload it to your Google drive and share it with year 4 teachers.
  • Don't forget to play TT Rockstars for 10 minutes to improve your times tables - our target thiw week to go below 7 seconds as a class!!!

 

PE: Hopefully, you have had a chance to enjoy Mr Thacker's YOUTUBE Channel SSTV Sports. Please make sure that you do at least one exercise every day. Taking part in our PE teachers' work outs is not only good for your health,but funny too.

Tuesday 24/3/2020

 English: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 

  • Your Tuesday's task is to work on your spelling, punctuation and grammar. For all the instructions, click on this document  or even better, use Google Classroom.

 

Maths - Puzzles

  • In Maths, I'd like you to have some fun with number puzzles. As usual, complete your work in Google Classroom or click on this document to view the task.
  • Don't forget to play TT Rockstars for 10 minutes to improve your times tables!

Monday 23/3/2020

 English: A short story - If possible, can you type the story in Google Classroom.

Your Monday’s English task is to write a short story (maximum 500 words) using the three images below.

Things to consider while writing:

  • Use past tense
  • Descriptive language
  • Some speech (not too much)
  • Different sentence starters 
  • Once finished, proof-read your work

Maths

  • Angles - label the angles depending on their size (right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles)
  • The task is set in Google Classroom or the worksheet can be viewed below.
  • Here is the YOUTUBE VIDEO to help you understand different angles. 
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Friday 20/3/2020

 English: 

  • Character description - Using Google Classroom, view the task about a character description. Can you try to describe your family member in as much detail as possible? Think about what they look like, how they behave, what clothes they wear etc.

Maths

  • To solve time problems in Google Classroom
  • Here are three differentiated problem solving worksheets (1 - easy, 3- hard)
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        Term 3 & 4 Topic        

The Romans

(History based topic)

Key vocabulary:

invasion, conquest, empire, Julius Caesar, Emperor Claudius, conquer, occupy, Roman road, camber, highway, Boudicca, rebellion, Hadrian, turret, mile-castle, fort, Picts, gods, goddesses, ritual, sacrifice, worship, festival, omen, superstition, prayer, Roman baths, tepidarium, frigidarium, caldarium, springs, strigal, aquaduct, hypocaust, great bath 

HISTORY

  • Can they plot history on a timelines using centuries? 
  • Can they place periods of history and times on a timeline? 
  • Can they use the words ‘ancient and century’ correctly? 
  • Can they order things on a timeline within a specific period? 
  • Can they explain what it was like for a child in Ancient Rome 
  • Can they explain the spread of the Roman Empire and recall key facts about the invasion of Britain. 
  • Can they understand why the Romans built new roads 
  • in Britain, know where some of the main roads ran from and to and know how the roads were made. 
  • Can they understand how the Roman Empire affected different people and how they felt and reacted to the changes that were being made? 
  • Can they describe who Emperor Hadrian was, say when, how and why he built a wall? 
  • Can they understand what the religious beliefs the Romans had and know about some of the gods and goddesses that they worshiped.

GEOGRAPHY

  • Can they explain how human features of a locality have changed over time? 
  • Can they name up to six cities in the UK and locate them on a map? 

SCIENCE - Electricity

Vocabulary: 

Electricity, current, appliances, mains, batteries, safety, danger, electrical current, battery, cell(s), battery holder, crocodile, clips,wires, bulb, bulb holder, test, visualise, complete, incomplete, circuit.

  • Can I explain ways that electricity is generated?
  • Can I identify electrical appliances and the types of electricity they use?
  • Can I identify complete and incomplete circuits?
  • Can I identify and sort materials into electrical conductors or insulators?
  • Can I explain how a switch works and why they are needed?
  • Can I record and report on an investigation?

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Our Trip To Kent Life - Romans

Key Information

Homework

Homework is set on a Thursday and is due the following Tuesday.

Reading

Children should be reading approximately 15 minutes a night. Please make sure to record reading in their reading record.

Children have easy access to our school library and below are links to the Lovereading4kids website where you can find a wealth of different books - the books you see on this website are available at a variety of retailers.

Books of the Month          Dyslexia Friendly          Books for Boys          Reluctant Readers          Children's Book Chart

 

PE/Forest School

P.E. is on Wednesday afternoon every week.

Forest School is every other Thursday

Swimming - starts on Thursdays after Easter 2020