Week commencing 13th July 2020
Well...your last week in Class 4! What a strange, whirlwind of a year but nonetheless a FANTASTIC one! There is a video message from Mrs. Coldwell, Miss. Parkin and I below. We all wish you and your family a super summer holiday!
Please use the Spelling Frame link https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4 and, like last week, use the random generator of 12 words that you should now be more confident with.
Please complete the comprehension attached.
As it's the last week, please use the KS2 Espresso maths links to look at different areas covered in Year 4. If you feel there are areas in which you are less confident then try tackling them rather than playing it safe and going to areas that you are super confident with.
Also, keep logging on to TT Rockstars… I have been raving to your Class 5 teacher about how fab you all are with times table so it's really important that you keep up the practise.
Use this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons and look at the music lessons. There are lots of other lessons about history, art or DT so please take a look and complete the activities that interest you.
Week commencing 6th July 2020
Hi Class 4. So, we are in to the final two weeks of our year together. It certainly has been a strange one! Below is the work I would like you to have a go at this week.
Use the link https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_love_reading/index.html?source=subject-English-KS2-English-Resource%20types and choose a book that takes your fancy! Complete the activities to go with it.
We are recapping shape this week, including angles and the different types of triangles. Remind yourself using Espresso then complete the task below.
We have pretty much covered everything that I wanted to this year in our Year 4 curriculum so I have been thinking of the topics I have particularly enjoyed. I really enjoyed learning about our class identity of Nepal; their cultures, lifestyles and famous landmarks. Right at the beginning of the year, we learned about Mount Everest and you all produced some fantastic before and after sketches.
This link has a great set of activities all about mountains - have a look!
Week commencing 29th June 2020
Hi Class 4! Thank you and well done to all of you who completed the special TT Rockstars soundcheck; your scores were fab!
This week in literacy please work through the five lessons on Oak Academy all about a setting description. There are reading and writing lessons for you to complete.. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4/subjects/english
Watch my video to see which rules I would like you to focus on this week.
This week I'd like us to revisit measures. I have attached a couple of task sheets for you to have a go at. Use the espresso link to recap the different measures, converting them and calculating with them.
The focus in enquiry this week is RE, in particular the value of humility. Watch my video for what I would like you to do.
Week commencing 22nd June 2020
Hi everyone, hope you got on ok with your learning last week and I hope there's lots of you as excited as me....THE FOOTY IS BACK!!
Below I have attached an arithmetic check for you to have a go at and there's a short video of what I'd like you to do on TT Rockstars this week.
This week's focus is prefixes. Watch my short video below to see what I'd like you to do!
For the next couple of weeks, I'd like you to revisit a skill that we looked at and developed at the beginning of the year - sketching. If you remember, we did a before and after of Mount Everest when we were learning about Nepal. Here is a YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deRPjVSpwXI which has a great example of how to sketch a landscape. There are loads of tutorials on YouTube so work with a grown up to help you find one that you are interested in and then get creative! Remember, it's all about shade and shapes so take your time, be patient and enjoy!
Please complete the comprehension below.
Week commencing 15th June 2020
Hi Class 4 - I hope you're doing better than the current weather!
I'd like us to look at homophones again please and I have attached the same link to Spelling Frame as there are lots of words to keep you occupied and for you to practise . https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4
Also, I have attached another passage of text with missing words.
Reading - Please read and complete the comprehension below.
Writing - Hopefully, you all enjoyed creating the digestive system last week! This week, I'd like you to write "The Journey of My Food". An informative piece of writing detailing what happens to your piece of food from start to finish. I have attached a writing frame to help you structure the journey. How you present it is completely up to you! A leaflet, a fact page, a power point or even turn it in to a book with illustrations.
Please use the link and follow the online lessons provided by Oak Academy online all about measures and problems.
It would be great if you could complete a lesson a day.
Firstly, there is a quick, interactive Who Wants To Be A Millionaire quiz about the digestive system then we're going to have a computing focus. There is a link to Espresso activities on computer programming for you to work your way through.
Week commencing 8th June 2020
Hi Class 4. I think I may need to apologise to your grown ups now as this week's enquiry learning may create a little (or a lot!) of mess!
This week we are looking at homophones. These are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.
Firstly, how many homophones can you list? Set yourself a timer against someone else in your house and try to get as many as you can. If you get one that they don't then give yourself a bonus point.
Attached there is a text with missing words - you need to select the correct homophone and here is a link to Spelling frame. Go to activities 21-24. Use these words as your focus words for the week, playing different games with them. Play hangman, anagrams and put them in to your own sentences.
Below is a comprehension for you to have a go at. I'd also like you to read for up to 30 minutes each day and then use the Audible link to continue reading books that you're interested in.
Let's focus again on times tables and TT Rockstars! I am in school all week and there are also some Class 4 children attending in the Key Worker groups so let's try and do battle in Mrs. Brooks band each day between 10am-12. Just log on at some point.
Also, I have attached a maths mat, which has 3 different levels, for you to have a go at. Remember, these mats use lots of areas of maths.
I don't think my videos will need much explaining - let's make poo!
Week beginning 01.06.20
Hi Class 4, hope you're all still smiling and having fun!
This week is all about coordinates. Watch the video links I have left you and then try some of the online activities.
Here is a link to Audible. You can choose your own book to listen to so pick one you like the look of then sit back and relax!
This week's rule is the 'ay' sound but using either the ei/eigh/ey pattern.
Week beginning 25.05.20
Hi again Class 4! So technically this is your half term week but below I've left you some activities to have a go at. I hope the rounding you did in maths hasn't left you with a headache?!
Below I have attached an arithmetic for you to complete and my video shows how to approach some of the trickier ones. Remember, it's all about trying to improve your scores so if you usually scored around the 11 mark in class, then aim for 12 or 13. If you were a top scorer then see if you can achieve this again.
Reading - This week, I have attached a comprehension all about the human digestive system. There are three different levels so discuss with your adult which one will be best for you. Use all of your reading skills (highlighting key words etc) to find the answers whilst absorbing the scientific information.
We have focussed on words from different origins over the past couple of weeks and this week it's no different. Latin is the focus this week and when words use 'sc' to get the 's' sound.
Use this link to see the word list and 'play tiles' - https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/21/18-Words-with-the-sound-spelt-sc-(Latin-in-origin)
We are now starting to look at the journey your food takes through your body...the digestive system! First, I'd like you to watch the video on the Espresso link, make your own notes and create a list of key vocabulary that you can use over the next couple of weeks. I've then attached a quick task for you to fill in the blanks to show your understanding. You could also ask an adult or a brother/sister if you could draw around them and create your life size version of the digestive system.
Week beginning 18.05.20
Hi Class 4, hope you're all well.
This week we are revisiting one of those tricky areas of maths...rounding! I can hear the groans already. Remember, rounding doesn't need to be tricky, it's all about following a process. Watch my video for a helping hand then have a go at the tasks I have left you. There are videos and activities on Espresso to help too.
Reading - Please use the link to follow the lessons and activities for The Worst Witch.
Spelling - Please reinforce the following spellings. Then let an adult read through the passage 'A quest for antiques' whilst you fill in the blank spaces...no peeping at the answer page first!
Writing - One of the things I have missed the most is reading and marking your fantastic writing - it always left me smiling. So it's really important we continue to practise the skills we have learned so far this year.
Use the following videos, activities and lessons from BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7v4kmn to recap fronted adverbials. You could then practise writing sentences using a range of your own or examples of theirs. Think about using them in a diary form of your day, create your own short story or even use them in a letter - why not use the school address to write to a teacher?? :-)
Enquiry - Hopefully, you are all now dentistry experts and have enjoyed learning about teeth. Before we move on the digestive system, we're going to have a look at animals and what makes them either a vertebrate or invertebrate. Use the following links to explore.
Week beginning 11.05.20
Hi everyone! So how did your egg-periment go?! Watch my quick video to see my results. We are going to use all of the information we have learned about teeth through our literacy this week.
Now you are masters of place value, we are going to transfer this to money and decimal places! I have attached some of the problem solving and reasoning questions that we would be starting to look at. There is a range of levels included so let the adults have a look and select ones that are best for you but try and challenge yourself. You may need trial and error for some of them so be patient to get the answer! I've also attached the price list for Brooky's Bargain Bonanza! From this price list, you can set yourself unlimited calculations; working out change, comparing the price of items and lots more!
I've also attached another weekly speed check for you to try!
Building on from last week's rule, please follow this link to reinforce the -gue ending and also look at the -que ending.
There are lots of other spelling rules that we have covered for you to practise too.
Please have a go at the reading comprehension attached. Remember to highlight/underline the key vocab that will get you that answer. I will attach the answers next week.
Literacy and Enquiry
Now you are an expert in teeth, I want you to share your expertise and knowledge by producing a non-fiction page, leaflet or a PowerPoint. Your work has to teach children of your age and younger all about teeth. Watch my video to understand what paragraphs you might want to include and the literacy skills needed.
Below is also a link to a YouTube video which I would like you to watch and take notes from. Watch it a couple of times and keep pausing it so that you can correctly jot down the technical vocabulary you will need. Normally, we would have been making these leaflets in class and circulating them to the local dentist surgeries in the area. I'd still like to be able to do this on our return so please keep copies or photographs of what you manage to produce.
YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZXSMU2lAk
Week beginning 04.05.20
Hi Class 4, hope you're all well. Below are the links and activities to support this week's learning...
I'd like you to continue embedding your place value knowledge please. I have attached a task sheet for you to have a go at. Then have a look at the link below to use your place value knowledge to find 1000 more and less than given numbers.
I've also attached a speed test which you could complete each day to try and beat your score. It is testing your quick calculations and it is only giving 60 seconds to try and complete all 42. Try and increase your score each day and if you manage the full 42 then reduce the time it takes you. Good luck!
Spelling - This week's spelling rule is the -gue ending. Just like last week, these words usually originate from France. I have attached a Power Point with the words of the week and your challenge is to practise them but also create the silliest sentences you can with the words. Try and make someone in your house laugh out loud! You could have a competition for the silliest sentence; just like we would do in class.
I have included a link to the Oxford Owl website where you can choose an online book to read. A grown up will need to sign up for free by providing an email account but then search for books suitable for your reading stage.
We are continuing our science topic this week and learning even more about teeth. Below, my kitchen has become my science laboratory for the week and I'm hoping you'll be able to join me. We are going to carry out an observational investigation - investigating tooth decay and the impact liquids that we drink have on the enamel of our teeth. There is also a short video to show how you could record your results. I look forward to sharing my findings with you next week!
Week beginning 27.04.20
Hi Class 4! This week I have left two videos to support the activities for maths and enquiry as well as website links to useful activities.
After watching the video, have a go at the link below for videos and activities. Also, don't forget the usual TT Rockstars practise.
Literacy - Spelling
This week's words are ones that use a 'ch' spelling but are pronounced 'sh'. These words usually originate from France. Use the link below to see a list of these words and play some of the games.
https://spellingframe.co.uk/ Select Year 3/4 Words and it is spelling rule 16.
After watching the video, use this link to Espresso and investigate all about teeth.
Week beginning 20.04.20
Hi Class 4, I hope you had a lovely Easter with your family. Anyone save me a chocolate egg?! Ha ha!
We would normally be launching our new topic now so I'm still very excited to do so. The topic this term is "Inside Out" as we will be learning what different parts of our bodies do from our teeth to our digestive system! It's a very exciting topic. I will be sharing our learning map with you next week but this week I would like you to draw or write down as many parts of the body you know and if you're able to say their function (job), even better! Save this and you can look back on it when you've learned lots of new information!
This week, I would like you to get your arithmetic brains back on! It seems a while since we have done it. Have a go at as many of the questions below as you can...
I'm sure you will have all seen Captain Tom, a 99 year old war veteran, on the news this week and I think it'd be great to let him know what an inspiration he is! At the end of this month, he will turn a fantastic 100 years old so why not write him a letter or make him a birthday card to show your appreciation. If you write a letter then you could tell him how proud you are of him, linking knowledge of our learning of WWII to the bravery he must have shown, just like he is doing now. You could tell him a little bit about yourself and what you have been getting up to during this strange time. I'm sure he'd love to hear from as many people as possible.
His contact details are below:
Captain Tom Moore
C/O Post Office Limited
67 Bedford Road
Week beginning 13.04.20
Hi everyone! I hope the Easter bunny was kind to you...I have been very lucky! As you can probably imagine, the chocolate won't last very long!
The activities that I would like you to have a go at this week are all set out below. Keep smiling and taking care!
As well as TT Rockstars, I'd like you to have a look at 3d shapes. Use the link
to watch some videos and complete activities then, if you're able to, have a go at making your own 3d shapes or making nets for them. This could be using straws, twigs or even papier mache around a balloon for the tricky sphere.
To make the papier mache glue:
Mix one part flour with one part of water (eg, 1 cup flour and 1 cup water, or 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water) until you get a thick glue-like consistency. Add a bit more water if it's too thick. Mix well with a spoon to get rid of all the lumps.
This week I'd like you to have a go at writing a diary of your week or recounting the past 3 weeks. This is something that you can then look back on in years to come when you're an old adult like myself! Include the activities you get up to, your feelings and thoughts. I'd love to read them when we're back so try and add some humour to make me giggle. You could type it up if you have a computer, hand write it or even keep a voice diary, recording in to devices you have at home.
Bonjour. Apprenons un peu plus le français! Ha ha! All that means is, "Let's learn some French!"
Using the link https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t2_allez/index.html?source=subject-Languages-KS2-Languages-Resource%20types listen and learn how to say days of the week, the alphabet and more!
Week beginning 06.04.20
Continue improving your scores on TT Rockstars and I hope to see you battling against me on some days between 1pm - 2pm. Introduce adults in your house to the 3 second challenge...giving each other a times table fact to answer within 3 seconds, then 2 seconds and finally 1 second. Who will win?
The spelling this week is all about words which are unfamiliar to you. So what I'd like you to do is to choose up to ten words that are in your reading book, magazines or other reading material you may be looking which you either don't know the meaning of or think the spelling is quite tricky. Practise these words in sentences, make anagrams of them or missing letters etc to reinforce the spelling and meaning.
Week beginning: 30.3.20
Hi Class 4, hope you are all well and have had a good week. Below are some more ideas for you to be having a go at whilst we’re learning from home.
Continue playing on TT Rockstars as much as you can. If your parents are in touch with each other, then why not set a day and time to play against each other in Mrs. Brook’s band? I will be playing on Monday 30th and Wednesday 1st April between 1pm-2pm so watch out for Mia-Belle Bond rocking the charts in Wembley arena!
Spelling rule for the week: The same spelling week as last week is being applied. There are many words in the English language that contain vowels that are not clearly pronounced.
Use the vowel chart below to work through the words and match them to the correct unstressed vowel. E.g Different would go with ‘e’ as when we pronounce it, the first ‘e’ sound is missed.
Reading: Read the extract taken from “The Butterfly Lion” and then try answering the comprehension questions.
As the celebration of Easter is coming up, read this online book of the Easter Story
Then create either your own storyboard of the Easter Story, a poem to suit the celebration, a poster all about Easter or if you can remember how to create a WordArt creation using https://wordart.com/ then do so focussing on the key words of why Easter is important.
Week beginning: 16.3.20
Children to practise their times tables via TT Rockstars on the activities then complete 3 ‘Soundchecks’, trying to improve their score.
Spelling rule for the week: There are many words in the English language that contain vowels that are not clearly pronounced. For example, in library the middle vowel ‘a’ is usually not pronounced, meaning that the word sounds like ‘libry’. This results in some children misspelling words that contain unstressed vowels.
Spellings: business / company / different / easily / factory / family / miserably / interestingly / favourite / separate
Writing: Children to write descriptive sentences about the first battle sequence King Kong will face in their story.
Watch some of these videos and complete activities all about Mountains!