WELCOME TO YEAR 4

CLASS TEACHERS: MR SVERHA & MRS PARRY

Teaching assistant: Mrs Bacon

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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When using GOOGLE CLASSROOM, remember to check if your work has been returned after being handed in as some of you might need to look at your work again. Thank you!

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Term 6 - Week 7 - Tuesday 14/7/2020

ENGLISH: Jokes (I'm not joking!)

  • Yes, as you can read above, today's lesson should be a laughing matter.
    1. Read a collection of jokes.
    2. Try making up your own jokes.
    3. Make a joke book.
    All the necessary instructions are in slide 2.
    Enjoy!

Reading, Telling and Writing Jokes

Joke Book Instructions

 

MATHS: Lines Of Symmetry

  • Watch the video lesson.
  • Go through the tasks in the slides.
  • Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

Lines Of Symmetry - tasks

Term 6 - Week 7 - Monday 13/7/2020

MATHS: Problem-solving Challenges (week 7)

  • We have some more challenges for you today to test your problem-solving skills (Maths challenges).
  • Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!
  • You don’t need to do all of them but see how far you can get.
  • Please do show your working out as well as your answers – there will be stars on offer for those who do! In slide 2,I have included below some great examples of working out that Henry, Troy and Ailsa handed in last week.
  • Please read the questions carefully - you will need to persevere with some of these challenges – you won’t always get the answer straight away – Good Luck!

Maths Challenges week 7

 

RE: Hindu Wedding Ceremony

  • Today we are going to find out about a tradition that is important to a Hindu wedding ceremony.
  • Firstly – Read the information on the slides about henna tattoos.
  • Next – Now complete your own henna tattoo in ‘Busy things’.
  • Please make your tattoo as detailed as possible. Use all the tools provided – you can reduce the size of the ink so your tattoo can be really intricate. There are also stamps and pattern you can use, rotate, enlarge ….. Each hand can be different too. Have a good look at the examples on the slides before you start.

Henna slides

Term 6 - Week 6 - Friday 10/7/2020

MATHS: Quadrilaterals

  • Watch the video lesson.
  • Go through the tasks in the slides.
  • Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!

Quadrilaterals - tasks

 

SPELLING

  • I have set some spelling practice for you using J2E - Spell Blast.
  • To find out how to access the set spelling lists, follow the instructions in this document.
  • You don't have to submit anything as I will be able to see who has done what spelling.
  • Enjoy!

 

ART: Shapes In Art

  • Today's task is related to this week's maths - shapes.
  • I would like you to create a 'shape art' based on some inspirational artists (Robert and Sonia Delaunay and Wassily Kandinsky).
  • Go through the slideshow below to see the famous shape art pieces. Feel free to research the artists in more detail and create your own presentation.
    Your main task is to create your own shape art using any media you want (colour pencil, paints, crayons, pastels or even google drawings).
    As always, I'd like you to present your art work on our year 4 padlet.
    Have fun!

SHAPES IN ART - slideshow

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Term 6 - Week 6 - Thursday 9/7/2020

ENGLISH: Reading and Writing Diaries

Today's task are:

  • Story time: Re-read the story of Icarus, either the text version or the story book, whichever you preferred (see Tuesday's resources).
  • Watch the animated version of the story (see the video below).
  • Comparing three versions of the same story (see the slideshow Icarus - Reading and Writing Diaries)
  • Reading and writing diaries (see the slideshow Icarus - Reading and Writing Diaries )

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: Little Inventors

  • This week we have learned about the famous Greek inventor Daedalus.
  • Today I'd like you to become little inventors who will come up with some kind of invention being inspired by the ideas provided in the slideshow below. You can pick any challenge from the 16 cards and upload your ideas and sketches in the 'Ideas and Sketches' slides included in Google Classroom.
  • To get some inspiration, use this link https://www.littleinventors.org/ideas/
    it would also be great to see each others inventions as images and videos by uploading them to the padlet below.
  • The best inventions with a lot of detail included as well as an explanation how it works will get 3 stars!!!

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Term 6 - Week 6 - Tuesday 7/7/2020

ENGLISH: Reading Comprehension - Icarus

  1. Read and enjoy Hamilton Story Icarus, by R. Merttens and A. Holm Petersen. (GR Icarus)
  2. Responding to a story
  3. Read and think carefully about the discussion points on Exploring Icarus.
  4. Reading a text version of the story
    Read Icarus – text version. Think about how it is different to the story-book version you finished earlier.

Hamilton Story Icarus

Icarus Text version

ICARUS - tasks

 

MATHS: Comparing and Ordering Angles

  • Watch the video lesson.
  • Go through the tasks in the slides.
  • Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

Comparing and Ordering Angles - tasks

Term 6 - Week 6 - Monday 6/7/2020

MATHS: Problem-solving Challenges

  • We have some more challenges for you today to test your problem-solving skills (Maths challenges).
  • Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!
  • You don’t need to do all of them but see how far you can get.
  • Please do show your working out as well as your answers – there will be stars on offer for those who do! In slide 2, I have included some great examples of working out that Lucy-Rose, Dexter, Zachary and Beatrice handed in last week.
  • Please read the questions carefully - you will need to persevere with some of these challenges – you won’t always get the answer straight away – Good Luck!

Maths Challenges Week 6

RE: Hindu Wedding Ceremony

 

  • Today we are going to find out about the traditions and promises in a Hindu wedding ceremony.
  • Firstly – click on this link and watch the clip about Hindu weddings.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religion-hinduism-nikki-hemal-marriage-hindu-wedding-ceremony/zmqrkmn

  • Next – Using the clip and your own research add a description for each of the images associated with a Hindu wedding on the following slides – please try to add as much detail as possible and maybe some more images too.
  • We look forward to seeing your amazing home learning Year 4. Have a lovely day.

A Hindu wedding.pptx

 

Term 6 - Week 5 - Friday 3/7/2020

MATHS:  Introducing Line Graphs

  • Watch the video lesson.
  • Go through the tasks in the slides.
  • Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

Introducing Line Graphs - tasks

My Favourite Board Game

  • TASK 1:
    This task is related to our future year 5 wet lunch times (hopefully there won't be many).
    We would like you to research different games that the year 5 teachers could buy for you as the end of year present. To take part in the 'Wet Lunch Games' survey, click on the link below. Everything is explained in the survey. To make sure people do not enter this survey multiple times, you will need to log in with your @pilg.uk account!!!

  • TASK 2:
    The second part of today's homework is to write about your favourite board game. For this activity, use the slides below. Feel free to attach any images or videos of you playing the game of your choice. Give as much detail as possible about how to play the game, why people would like it etc.

    The most detailed description of your favourite game will get whooping 5 STARS!!!

Wet Lunch Games Survey

My Favourite Board Game

 

Term 6 - Week 5 - Thursday 2/7/2020

ENGLISH:  The Night Shimmy

  1. Make predictions.
  • Look at the Front Cover. What do you think this story could be about? What could the Night Shimmy be? What might they do?
  • Read the First Page. Write down four things that you know about Eric? What can you guess about him? Does he remind you of anyone? What might he do with the Night Shimmy?

    2. Listen to the story.

  • Listen to the Night Shimmy by Gwen Strauss being read by Ruth Merttens: https://youtu.be/h7ypmw-0JU0
  • What do you like about the story? Is there anything that you dislike about it? What did it remind you of? Anything that you have read or seen or anyone that you know? What questions would you like to ask the author?

    3. Investigate artwork.

  • Look closely at Images 1-4.
  • Read the Artwork Questions. Think about your answers and then write them in clear sentences.

The Night Shimmy - Tasks

 

GEOGRAPHY: Grid References

Term 6 - Week 5 - Wednesday 1/7/2020

MATHS: Comparison, Sum and Difference

  • Watch the video lesson.
  • Go through the tasks in the slides.
  • Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

Comparison, Sum and Difference - tasks

COMPUTING: Internet Research

  • Today's task is all about using the internet for a research.
    You will learn:
    ​1. How to find specific information from the Internet.
    2. How to reference information.
    ​3. How to check the accuracy of websites and evaluate them.
  • Watch this  video before you start the tasks.
  • Complete the tasks in the slides.

Internet Research - tasks

Term 6 - Week 5 - Tuesday 30/6/2020

ENGLISH: Using Suffixes

  • Click on BBC Bitesize for the videos and the quiz.
  • Watch the first video about adding -ed and -ing suffixes.
  • Watch this next clip to learn about the spelling rules to follow when using the suffixes -er, -ing, -est, -ed and –y.
  • Practice adding suffixes.
    • Activity 1 - The suffixes Quiz 
    • Activity 2 (slide 3): Fill in the table adding correct suffixes. 
    • Activity 3 (slide 4): Fill in the table adding correct suffixes.
    • Activity 4 (slide 5): Add suffixes to the red words in sentences.
    • Challenge (slide 6): Write a paragraph using words with suffixes from today’s lesson.

Adding suffixes - tasks

 

MATHS: Interpret Charts

  1. Watch the video lesson.
  2. Go through the tasks in the slides.
  3. Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

Interpret Charts - tasks

Term 6 - Week 5 - Monday 29/6/2020

MATHS: Problem-solving Challenges

  • We have some more challenges for you today to test your problem-solving skills (Maths challenges).
  • Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!
  • You don’t need to do all of them but see how far you can get.
  • Please do show your working out as well as your answers – there will be stars on offer for those who do! I have included below some great examples of working out that Coralie, Amber, Harvey and Orla handed in last week.
  • Please read the questions carefully - you will need to persevere with some of these challenges – you won’t always get the answer straight away – Good Luck!

Maths Challenges Week 5

 

RE: Raksha Bandhan Festival

  • Family is really important to Hindu people. The festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love between brothers and sisters (Raksha means protection and Bandhan means tie). Sisters give a rakhi to their brother. Traditional rakhis were made from thin cotton but today they can be much more elaborate. A brother wears the rakhi all year until the next festival. The story that is remembered is that the god Vishnu had gone to live with King Bali and Vishnu’s wife Lakshmi was sad because of this. Lakshmi visited King Bali and tied a rakhi to him – when the king asked what she would like in return, she said that she wanted her husband to come home. The festival aims to show the whole world how to be generous. Sisters and brothers are generous to each other during this festival.

  • Firstly – click on this link which takes you to a webpage about Raksha Bandhan:

    https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zsmfbk7   

  • Next – watch the second clip which explains why Hindu children celebrate Raksha Bandhan. (see the clip below)

  •  Next – Read the information on the slides in the PowerPoint.

  •  Finally – Complete the slide– ‘Who would you give a rakhi bracelet to and why?’  Please think really carefully and give a detailed answer.  Stars will be awarded ….

Rakhi Presentation + Task

Term 6 - Week 4 - Friday 26/6/2020

ENGLISH: Creating Characters

  • Today we will explore how characters are created and write a character description.

  • This lesson includes:
    - one video about creating characters
    - one video of ex-England player Eniola Aluko reading an extract from Matilda by Roald Dahl

  • Activities:
    1. Watch video 1 and think about the questions (slide 2).
    2. Watch video 2 and complete the activities (slides 3 and 4).
    3. Complete the character profile (slide 5).
    4. Write your own character description (slides 6 and 7).

BBC Bitesize Videos

Creating Characters - tasks

 

MATHS: TT Rockstars -  Battle Of The Bands

  • Today's battle is going to be between pupils in our class. Just like the 2 weeks ago, the class is split into two bands: Y4A and Y4B (the bands remain the same). You will find out which band you're in once you start playing and see your names under either of the bands.
  • The battle will start today at 10am and finish at 3pm. The winning team gets 2 stars and the other one gets 1 star.
    Although you can log in to TT Rockstars before 10am and have a practice, your scores won't be counted.
  • Just a reminder - the last battle was won by the Y4B band and it was very tight all the way until the last hour!
  • Good luck to both teams!

    Term 6 - Week 4 - Thursday 25/6/2020

    MATHS: Problem-solving involving money

    • Today is our last work on money in year 4!
    1. Watch the video lesson.
    2. Go through the tasks in the slides.
    3. Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

    Problem-solving (money) - tasks

     

    GEOGRAPHY: Latitude and Longitude

    •  In today's Geography lesson we will learn about latitude and longitude including the equator, hemispheres, prime meridian and Greenwich meridian.
    • This lesson includes:
      - one animation explaining latitude and longitude
      - one animation describing how the pilot Amelia Earhart used latitude and longitude
      - two activities to build knowledge
      - Latitude and Longitude tasks in slides.

    BBC Bitesize - Latitude and Longitude

    Latitude and Longitude - tasks

    Term 6 - Week 4 - Wednesday 24/6/2020

    ENGLISH: Slime by David Walliams

    • Today you will be using the book Slime to learn how to explain how the writer creates humour and write creatively.
      This lesson includes:
      - two videos of David Walliams reading extracts from his book Slime
      - three activities
    1. Read the instructions on the BBC Bitesize website.
    2. Use the document below to record your work.

    Slime - tasks

     

    MATHS: Estimating Money

    1. Watch the video lesson.
    2. Go through the tasks in the slides.
    3. Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

    Estimating Money - tasks

    Term 6 - Week 4 - Tuesday 23/6/2020

    ENGLISH: Descriptive Writing

    • Look at the image in slide 2 and read the short introduction that goes with it.
    • Answer the questions related to the image (slide 3).
    • Describe the setting using descriptive language and exciting vocabulary.

    Descriptive Writing - tasks

     

    MATHS: Ordering Money

    1. Watch the video lesson.
    2. Go through the tasks in the slides.
    3. Try your best with as many tasks as you can. All slides answered correctly get 3 stars!!!

    Ordering Money - tasks

    Term 6 - Week 4 - Monday 22/6/2020

    MATHS: Problem-solving Challenges

    • We have some more challenges for you today to test your problem-solving skills.
    • Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! You don’t need to do all of them but see how far you can get.
    • Please do show your working out as well as your answers – there will be stars on offer for those who do!
    • I have included below some great examples of working out that Chelsea, Dexter, Jude and Beatrice handed in last week. (see slide 2)
    • Please read the questions carefully - you will need to persevere with some of these challenges – you won’t always get the answer straight away – Good Luck!

    Maths Challenges Week 4

     

    RE: Holi Cards

    • Today we are going to find out about ‘Holi’. This is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life.
    • Some families hold religious ceremonies, but for many Holi is more a time for fun. It's a colourful festival, with dancing, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water.
    • Holi is also known as the "festival of colours".
    • Firstly – click on this link which takes you to a webpage about Diwali:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/z4qqy9q#:~:text=Holi%20is%20a%20Hindu%20festival,the%20%22festival%20of%20colours%22.

    • Watch the clip and read the information.
    • Next – watch this clip which explains why Hindu children throw paint and have bonfires at Holi:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n5j6z

    • Finally – can you create your own Happy Holi card (below are some images you could use to help your design) and take a picture of it and share it with the class on the padlet below. Make sure your card is really colourful!!

      

     

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    The Most Active Google Classroom Learners

    Harvey, Jude, Lacie, Troy, Zac

       

      

    The Most Helpful Members of Year 4

    Patrick

    The Most Online Reading Logs

    Grace

    Friday's best pieces of writing ....

    Dexter

    While in the kitchen, Carl heard on the news “Stores across the nation are selling out of light activated chomping black Racoons known as Plushtrap Chasers!” The news distracted Carl from the strange noises coming from the cupboard, Carl thought to himself I heard that those chaser thingys have human eyes and teeth, ewww. Carl then decided to get himself some cereal for breakfast…

    Carl fell to the floor covered in Plushtrap Chasers scratching and gnawing at him, suddenly the cereal box tumbled onto his lap. He grabbed a handful of the cereal and held it in the air, the Chasers lunged off of him, sat like a dog waiting for a treat they glared wide eyed at the handful of cereal. Carl opened the backdoor and THREW the cereal outside luring the Chasers with it. They ran outside and Carl quickly SLAMMED the door behind them.

    Beatrice

    30 seconds before:

    It was a bright, beautiful day. The sun was shining, and the early morning breeze gently brushed against green luscious leaves. An old man was on his way to get his breakfast as usual. A few seconds later, a sound was coming from the cupboard, as if all of the contents were being shaken around. You could hear the rustling of packets and the sloshing of liquids all being moved around, what could be going on? The old man was hungry, and even hungrier for answers. So he opened the cupboard with a creak. Nothing. There was nothing in there but all the food and water he put in there. It was almost like it was untouched.

    30 seconds after:
    But then, the contents of the cupboard began to shake once more, and it was shaking more violently than ever. Then, four legged furry creatures flew out of the cupboard. Raccoons! They were devouring all of the man’s food, almost everything was gone apart from a few crumbs. But the raccoons were not finished there. They leaped onto the man, leaving him in shock. He was dancing around the room, left to right, right to left, the raccoons were pushing him around. It was only then when they made their great escape. THe old man was left with nothing. No food, no water, NOTHING. The raccoons never returned. He assumes they won’t come back. For now...

    Zac

    It's my Dad. How did you get this picture? This is the photo I took a few weeks ago. It was the start of the lock down and I had heard that a zoo was struggling to keep its animals. It was very sad that they were going to put them down unless they could get money to fund them. I tried to use my pocket money but it was not enough. Fearing they were going to be put to sleep. My brother and I rescued some of the animals in the cold night from the zoo. We sneaked out like a cat in the night. We used our pillow cases to bundle what animals we could see. It was the racoon pen. We grabbed as many as we could. They were wriggling everywhere. “Ouch they bite”,said Isaac. Oh no the owner had heard us. We ran back home as fast as we could. We sneaked back into our house in the early morning. Dad was coming down the stairs! We panicked and shoved them in the cupboard. 

    Jude

    One morning Johnny got up from his dozy, cozy bed. Before he did exercise and brushed his teeth he had his breakfast. Slowly he put on the kettle in the kitchen while rubbing his violet eyes. While deciding what he was having for breakfast he opened the brown, wooden cupboard door gently with care. As soon as he opened the cupboard door racoons shot out rapidly like a bullet... 

    One jumped on his head, he called his wife, she got a navy brush “How did these Racoons get in?” Johnny screamed. “What are we going to do with these?” the wife cried while the cereal dropped from the top shelf to the floor creating a flood of cereal.The racoons were swinging on the lights and leaping around. They smelt like garbage and sounded  like mice. The racoons scattered around the house and created lids of cans empty and creating damage. 

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