Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4

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Week beginning  6th July

Hello Year 4!

Hello to our wonderful children and families of year 4. We miss you all lots and can’t wait to see you all again very soon! We hope you are being as helpful and hardworking as you all are at school.

Class Dojos

Remember that you can now use the Class Dojo account to connect with us and to send us your work and we are so glad that many of you have already connected because we miss you so much!

English

Task 1 – Wing It

When we read the book ‘FaRther’ we also watched this clip called ‘Wing It’

  • What do you think Sherman is thinking?

Use this sheet to fill in his thought bubbles.

shermans_thoughts

  • Write a diary of Sherman’s trials and tribulations as he tries to build his flying machine.

or

  • Write the dialogue between the aliens, using inverted commas.

Task 2 – Grammar Check

Can you remember your nouns and verbs?

Try this grammar check to see how much you can remember.

GrammarProgressCheck4.3

Maths – What is an Angle?

An angle is a measure of a turn, between two lines that meet each other, The angle, or opening, is measured in degrees or °. There are 360° in a full turn. You can find out the size of an angle using a protractor.

  • An angle less than 90° is acute.
  • An angle between 90° and 180° is obtuse.
  • An angle greater than 180° is reflex.
  • An angle of exactly 90° is a right-angle.
  • The point at which 2 lines meet is called the vertex

Task 1 – Types of Angles

Watch this video, then complete the task.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zg68k7h

Task 2 – Pencil Turn Angles Worksheet

Use this sheet to make each turn on the dial using a short stick or pencil. Write whether the turn is an acute, right, obtuse, straight or reflex angle.

pencil turn angle types

Task 3 – Types of Angles Worksheet

Look at the angles on this sheet and label whether they are acute or obtuse.

Types of Angles Worksheet

Computing – Espresso Coding Repetition and Loops

Login to Espresso coding from a computer https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn#refresher-level-14-5aaa5ae3a2c6cd27f779f414

Login: student20259; Password: 123456

Read through the pupil guides and, if you need to, and watch the videos, to help you to explore ‘Bugs in the garden’, ‘Driving me loopy’, ‘Astronaut Orbit’ and the ‘Hot Air Balloon show’.

repetition and loops

Marv The Metal Detective | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Previous Activities

Week beginning 29th June 2020 part  2

English – Spelling and Grammar

Task 1– Which words use ‘ough’

The letters ‘ough’ can be said in many different ways. Say these words out loud to hear the different sounds.

plough

ought

cough

rough

thorough

Watch the following video and then highlight the ‘ough’ sound that rhymes with rough.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/z9f2b82

Learn these spellings and practice your cursive handwriting.

Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheet

Find the ‘ough’ words, hidden in the wordsearch.

Word Search

Apply what you’ve learnt to solve the crossword.

Spelling Crossword Activity Sheet

Task 2 – For the Birds

This film tells the story of someone new and different joining a group. Can you think of a situation where someone new and different might join a group?

Reflect and Respond

Think about how the little birds behave when they are on the wire at the start.

  • what do they actually do?
  • what does that tell you about how they are feeling?
  • Why do you think the birds in the middle peck at the big birds’ feet?
  • What do they hope to achieve?
  • Was it a good idea?

Infer What’s Not There

The whole film is without words. What do you think the birds might be saying in the film? Use the sheet to fill in the speech bubbles.

for-the-birds-speech

Maths – charts and graphs

Task 1 – Presenting Information in a Bar Chart

The information below shows some of the pupils in Year 4’s favourite ice creams. Try to present this information in a bar chart.

Have a look at more data and complete the bar charts in the following worksheets.

tp2-m-5850-planit-maths-y4-statistics-presenting-data-home-learning-tasks-english_ver_1

Task 2 – Housepoints Challenge Questions

Work out how much each Team has first by looking at thewhat each shape represents

Science – Activity: Investigating tooth decay

This week we have been looking at tooth decay and keeping our teeth healthy.

With your families, you have been conducting an investigation into the effects of different drinks on teeth. Now you need to record your observations.

Use the observation sheet, below, to record what you see. Try to use scientific language.

Dojo Big Challenges

Mojo’s feeling overwhelmed and it’s keeping him from having fun with his friends. These 3 episodes will show you how you can take small steps to take on big challenges.

 

Previous Activities week beginning  29th June Part 1

English

Task 1 Reading comprehension – The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy

Read the comprehension and then log into Espresso to take the quiz.

book_happy_endings

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_comprehension_lks2/books/book_happy_endings.html#tab1

Task 2 – The Girl and the Robot

Look at this image.

What do you think this film is going to be about? Are there any clues in the picture?

Now watch the film and answer these questions:

Why is she building it? Where are her parents? Why isn’t she in school?

Design and Technology and Information Writing

Design your own robot and then create a set of instructions for someone else to follow, in order to build your robot. Use the checklist, to help you to remember how to write your instructions.

Instruction Features Checklists

If you would like to make the robot in the picture, print out the attached sheet and follow the instructions.

3D-Iron-Man-Paper-Model-Activity 3D-Iron-Man-Paper-Model-Activity-Instructions

Maths – Charts and Graphs

This week we are looking at reading and interpreting information or data in charts and graphs.

Task 1 – Reading and Interpreting Data Powerpoint

Recap on the different types of graphs and charts and then answer the questions in the powerpoint.

Interpreting-Data Powerpoint

Task 2 – Complete the Table

Science – Activity: Investigating tooth decay

This week we are looking at tooth decay and keeping our teeth healthy.

Why do we go to the dentist? Dentists try to prevent decay and damage to our teeth. We have allocated you the video ‘Keeping teeth healthy’.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412330

Whilst watching it, think about the effects of different foods and drink on your teeth. What can you do to avoid tooth decay and gum disease?

With your families, you are going to conduct an investigation into the effects of different drinks on teeth. Of course it would be difficult to use real teeth, but we will use something that is similar to teeth- eggshells! Eggshells are a close substitute for human teeth, because both are composed of the same sort of material, although the eggshell is much thinner.

Watch this video to help you:

Equipment and Materials you will need:

  • Dry eggshells (boiled to eliminate any residual dirt or bacteria);
  • clear cups;
  • variety of liquids including water, fizzy sugary drink, lemon juice or vinegar, milk, pure fruit juice, etc.;

To ensure that you conduct a ‘fair’ test, keep the time that you keep the eggshells immersed (a week), and the volume of liquid, the same.

Observations

How might you measure or observe the ʻdecayʼ? Look for changes in appearance of the egg shell, reduction in area/weight of egg shell, etc. Please take pictures of your scientific observations and send them to us via your dojo portfolios.

Cosmic Kids Zen Den

 

 Previous Activities Week beginning 22nd June Part 2

English

Task 1 – Watch the Muppet version of Jabberwocky

Task 2 – Tarragon the Dragonslayer

In a time when dragons threatened mankind, there was only one man who fought against them all.  His name is Tarragon and riding on his brave battle horse Black Bull, he is on his way to work. But things don’t always turn out as they should…

https://www.literacyshed.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/dragon_slater_638.mp4

Watch this animated film about Tarragon the dragonslayer, then answer the questions, below. Use images from the film to help you to answer the questions and to write your story.

the_dragon_slayer_stills

  1. Describe Tarragon
  2. Describe the Dragon
  3. Pretend that you are Tarragon, describe how you defeated the dragon. Write in the 1st person ie. Use ‘I’ or ‘my’ etc
  4. Write the ending for the story.  Did Tarragon go on adventures with the baby dragon? Did he change?  How did he change?
Maths

Task 1 –  Play Time Bandit and 24 hour Time

  • A day has 24 hours. A clock has 12 hours. This means each time will happen twice every day. We have to use a way to write these times differently. One way is to use a.m. and p.m.
  • a.m. which is Latin for ante meridiem before noon.
  • p.m. which is Latin for post meridiem after noon.

Log in to Education City and play Time Bandit https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/34926/6/2/1

 

 

 

Now try the worksheet:

Time Bandit worksheet

Science – Human Nutrition

Types of Teeth and Their Function

Do you know why we have different types of teeth? Do you know what the names are and what they do? Complete these tasks and you can challenge your family to test you on what you have learnt.

Task 1 –  A Toothy Problem

 

 

 

Log in to Active Learn. You have been allocated a game to help you to name and identify the different types of teeth. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412326

Task 2 – Look through this powerpoint

Lesson Presentation Types and Functions of Teeth

Task 3 – Label and Describe Each Tooth

Now use the sheet below to label the teeth and to describe their function.

Types and function of teeth

Task 4 – Baby Teeth?

 

 

 

Scroll through the images on the activelearn activity, https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412327  to see how teeth grow and develop in humans.

Class Dojo Time!

We can’t wait for you to connect with us in the dojo classroom. So once your parents receive the email, you can log in and send your work directly to your teachers! To remind you about the dojo stories, please watch this episode about the power of positive thinking. You can watch it here or via the dojo app.

Episode 1: Fact or Fiction

 

 In Episode 1, “Fact or Fiction,” Mojo has an embarrassing slip up and is devastated by what his classmates must think of him. But is the story in his head fact or just his imagination?

  1. What happened that made Mojo so embarrassed? What are the facts?
  2. What are some feelings words to describe how Mojo felt?
  3. Mojo tells himself a story, imagining what his friends think of him. What is the difference between the story he tells himself and the facts of what actually happened?
  4. Why might the made-up stories we tell ourselves make us sad?
  5. Share, with your families, about a time that you made up a story in your mind like Mojo.

Previous Activities

Black Lives Matter

We are so proud to see the work that Scarlett (4B) created that celebrates diversity and the achievements of some of the world’s most influential Black people, living today and in our history. Ms. Bennett really enjoyed reading your information about a trail blazing young gymnast, who became known as ‘Awesome Dawesome’ (Dominique Dawes). It was great to see you choose a woman who was the first African American to win an individual medal on the world stage! Well done Scarlett!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us?

Well, Isobelle N (4B) can answer that question! Isobelle has made a phenomenal project with her mum, which left Ms. Bennett lost for words after she received the photos from her Roman book club. Isobelle made 26 packs which included: a roman coin, a mosaic, a basket, a catapult or sundial. She also included instructions on how to make yourself into a Roman, plus a quiz, word search and a booklet about Roman Mosaics! If you didn’t know, Isobelle has been running a book club at Sefton Park library for over 3 years. We have been truly inspired by your work and would love a pack to use next year in Year 4!

English – Jabberwocky

For yet another week, we have been amazed by your creativity and imagination, when providing your own interpretations of Jabberwocky. Here is Amber’s beautiful drawing of her version of the monster capturing some very frightened people, who were not armed with ‘vorpal’ swords to defend themselves! .

Once again Jessica (4B) has been a very busy bee and also designed an outstanding Jabberwocky. We love the shading. Did you use our number trick to help you?

Task 1 – Draw and annotate your own Jabberwocky

Draw your version of Jabberwocky and add lines from the poem to annotate its body.

Task 2 – Pronouns revision

Have a look at the powerpoint on pronouns and then try to complete the question sheet.

Year 4 Using Pronouns and Other Nouns Activity Sheet Spot the Pronouns and Nouns

Maths – 24 hour Time

Task 1 – Learn about 24 hour time

  • A day has 24 hours. A clock has 12 hours. This means each time will happen twice every day. We have to use a way to write these times differently. One way is to use a.m. and p.m.
  • a.m. which is Latin for ante meridiem before noon.
  • p.m. which is Latin for post meridiem after noon.

This powerpoint will explain this in more detail.

24-hour-time-powerpoint

Task 2 – Convert 12 hour and 24 hour Times

Once you have looked through the powerpoint, try converting-12hour-and-24hour-times using the different worksheets. They also have the answers, so that you can check how your did.

converting-12hour-and-24hour-times-differentiated-activity-sheets

Science – Human Nutrition

Thankyou Paddy (4A) and Jess H. (4B) for your excellent diagrams of the digestive system. We heard that Paddy was a little ‘grossed out’ by having to annotate the body map, but you and Jess, both did a great job completing your diagrams!

Task 1: Practical Experiment – Digesting a banana sandwich

In this lesson, we would like you to play a ʻReady, Steady, Digest!ʼ game to demonstrate how a banana sandwich passes through the digestive system. You will get to learn, first hand, what happens as it goes from your mouths to your stomachs and then into the intestine. Then you can create a flow chart to record the sequence of digestion.

  1. Log in to Active Learn. You have been allocated the Human organs activity https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412325. Please complete this. to help you to recap on the journey of food through the digestive system and revisit new vocabulary.

 

 

 

 

  • Follow the instructions for conducting the ‘Banana Sandwich’ investigation. You can use a banana sandwich or something else suitably soft and gooey, so that you can ‘observe digestionʼ. Please take pictures so that we can see how you got on.

Banana sandwich

  • How does this explain the digestive system? Describe the process of digestion to your family.
  • Recap on each stage by using the powerpoint below:

T2-S-341-The-Digestive-System-in-Humans-Powerpoint-and-Activity-Pack

  • Now add notes to the flow chart to record the sequence of digestion you have just demonstrated.

digestion flow chart

Rights and Respect – Are All Rights Equal?
  1. Please think of three words that come to mind when thinking about human rights. For example, one word maybe freedom.
  2. Now, watch the following video on human rights.

  1. Discuss with your family and share your thoughts about whether some human rights are more important than others or are all rights equally important?
  2. You can use the cards below, to explore the different human rights and to help you to organise them in order of importance.

PSHE and Citizenship Y4 Respecting Rights – Human Rights Cards

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Jess H (4B) and her dog have been very active practicing their yoga! We’re so glad that you’re enjoying it Jess! Here’s another Cosmic Kids yoga adventure for Minecraft fans.!

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Week beginning 15th June part 2

English

Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky is an ‘overcoming the monster’ story. A hero leaves home and goes out into the world in order to face down an evil monster. After encountering difficulties and tests of his bravery, he is triumphant and vanquishes his foe; and then he comes home again after his adventure. Myles has created a wonderful drawing of his interpretation of Jabberwocky.

Here is a beautiful reciting of the poem, by Scarlett (4B).

Video jabberwocky

Task 1 – Romulus and Remus Reading Activity

Myles has really embraced, learning about the Romans and cuts quite the dash, as a Roman Emperor! As many of you have told us how much you love this topic, we’ve included the story of Romulus and Remus, to our class page.

This pack contains the ebook and several reading comprehension activities about Romulus and Remus. Please choose some and complete them in your own time.

Romulus and Remus eBook 

Activity Cards 4

Romulus and Remus Relationship Chart Activity Sheet

Tense Activity Sheet

Task 2 – Spelling Revision

As you read through the sentences in the powerpoint, tell your parents which words Mr. Whoops needs to practise.

mr whoopsy powerpoint

Now complete the following activity sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory Spelling Activity Sheets

Maths

Task 1 – Time ‘ Minutes past’ and ‘Minutes to’ the Hour

Please have a look at this powerpoint and youtube videos, which will help you recap converting telling the time ‘reading minutes past and minutes to’ the hour:

3. PP Analogue to digital – 12 hour

Then complete the accompanying worksheets.

3. WS Analogue to digital – 12 hour

PSHEE – Rights and Respect

Please use the following lesson pack, to explore human rights and to find out how to respect the rights of others. Following this activity you will be able to:

  • Identify some of the rights that all people share.
  • Know that children have their own special rights.
  • Explain how and why rights help people.
  • Show empathy for people whose rights are not met.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/pshe-and-citizenship-y4-respecting-rights-lesson-1-rights-lesson-pac

If you wish, write out what you think rights and respect should be, on this sheet, or on a piece of paper.

PSHE and Citizenship Y4 Respecting Rights – Rights Activity Sheet

Have a discussion of the following images, focussing on what each card tells you about rights and respect.

PSHE and Citizenship Y4 Respecting Rights – Celebrating Human Rights Images Cards Super Eco

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Trolls

Don’t forget to have regular breaks between activities, to do things that help you to relax. Here’s another session of cosmic yoga, we hope you like the adventure!

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Hello to all our wonderful children and families of year 4! We are still, really missing you, but are so proud of all the things you’ve been busy doing with your friends and families.

Black Lives Matter

We are so proud to see the work that you have created that celebrates diversity and the achievements of some of the world’s most influential Black people, living today and in our history. We open this week’s page with Aimee’s poster, inspired by the great Robert Nestor Marley. She researched his life, and included so much information about his family background, his love of Jamaica and gave us a great reminder of the words from Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ song, telling us all not to worry! Mrs. Agis, loved it!

James R. (4A) researched and learnt about lots of different figures from UK history but wanted to do his report about Martin Luther King as he remembered learning about his  ‘I have a dream’ speech. Here’s a copy of his report. Such in depth research and beautiful handwriting James. Bravo!

What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

Ms. Bennett and Mrs. Agis have, yet again, been delighted to see, even more fabulous reports about the Romans! James K(4A) wrote a great report about the Colosseum.

Jessica C (4A) has been working really hard, by using her measuring skills to weigh out ingredients for a special cake for a special person, for next week….

She also completed her science task of  drawing, labelling and describing the functions of the ear. Well done Jess!

English – Jabberwocky Words

Task 1 – Jabberwocky Wordsearch

Task 2 – Portmanteau

Maths – Telling the Time

Task 1 – Read, Write and Convert Time Between an Analogue and Digital Clock

Work your way through this presentation, to help you convert times:

T-N-4577-Read-Write-and-Convert-Time-Between-Analogue-and-Digital-12-Hour-Clocks-Presentation

Task 2 – Complete the questions on the time conversion sheet

time conversion sheet

Task 4 – Bubble Burst Game

Log in to Activelearn. We have allocated this game to your folders. Draw a line, using your mouse or finger, to match the time on the clock with the written time:

Science – Human Digestion

Task 1 – Use Body Map To Show What happens When We Eat Food

What happens when you eat food? Does your food look the same when it goes in as when it comes out? We need food to give us energy to live but something must happen inside our bodies to process it. What do you think happens?  use the Body Map to draw what you think happens to your food when you eat and digest it. Add labels to describe and explain the process.

Body map

Task 2 – Watch the Human Digestion Video

Login to Activelearn and watch this video. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412324

 

 

Mindfulness and the Taste Test Zen Den

We want you all to remember that it’s really important for you to finds ways to relax and refresh your minds. This video will help you to take time to appreciate the great smells, tastes of a nice piece of food, to help us to stay healthy and chillax. So please take a ‘mindful moment’ and listen to this video. You will need some some pieces of fruit eg a blueberry or strawberry to focus on.

 

Previous Activities Week beginning 8th June part 2

Hello again to all our wonderful children and families of year 4!

We wanted to feature all of the fabulous projects and activities that you’ve been been working on. So we’re delighted to open our page with the wonderfully, welcoming window, thanking the workers of the NHS, created by Jacob (4A) and his brother Luke (6B). We love your clouds, with their uplifting rainbow chain raindrops!

What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

Ms. Bennett and Mrs. Agis have been delighted to see, that so many of you have been inspired by our topic about the Romans and have created so many wonderful detailed reports!

Edward produced a comprehensive report about Roman Baths, that was so good that it looked good enough to publish and be sold in Waterstones! Ms. Bennett was lucky enough to go to Pompeii last year and she visited the Roman baths and saw the mosaics and heating system too. She is so happy to see your lovely writing. Well done!

Sofia’s report was nearly 20 pages long and had information about the geography of Rome, it’s gods, family life and the story of Romulus and Remus. Mrs. Agis, was shocked to read about the Romans hygiene and couldn’t believe it when she read that Romans often brushed their teeth using their wee! Can you believe it? They thought that it made their teeth whiter! Thank goodness we use a mintier flavour these days! Click here to read Sofia’s report in full. TheRomansReport_Sofia

Yet another great report from Jessica (4B). We were really impressed by your facts and your fabulous presentation, Jess using different fonts and colours for your headings and sub-headings too! Well done!

Paddy really enjoyed the Roman report task and created a five page report about Roman ideas and gods. He applied great handwriting, drawing and word processing skills. Well done Paddy!

Harry (4B) also produced a fantastic report on what it was like to live in Ancient Rome. He researched their language, gods, temples, roads, buildings and Roman Numerals.  You can click below to read his report in full. Ms. Bennett hopes that you enjoy reading it as much as she did. Harry roman report

English 

Poetry recitals

Bravo to Myles (4A) and Jess (4B) for their dramatic and eerie recitals of the opening verses of the Jabberwocky. Bravo! Click on the links below to listen.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ha9av0lrzzvcqf/2160p-1.mov?dl=0

Task 1 – Jabberwocky Imagery

This week, use the imagery of the poem to draw and label your own version of the Jabberwocky. Use the verses from the poem to label your picture. Please send them to us, so that we can post them on the class page.

Try to use your own ideas, but if you like, use the numbers 732 to help you to draw the Jabberwocky!

Task 2 – Watch the Animation

This is a animated version of the poem, which shows you how the Jabberwocky story could be interpreted. It may help you to think of your own nouns, verbs and adjectives for Task 3.

Task 3 – Create your own Version 

Now you get a chance to change the underlined words in the poem and substitute them for your own, nouns, adjectives and verbs, to create your own version of the first verse. For example, Brillig has been changed to twilight.

verse-one-jabberwocky-noun verb adjective activity-sheets

Maths

Task 1 – Refresher Sessions – Telling the Time Using an Analogue clock

Log in to Education City and remind yourself of how to use an analogue clock to set the time. If you need a reminder play the activity ‘Clocking In’ game and activity sheet. Clocking In activity sheet

Play Wakey Wakey and complete the analogue clock sheet.Wakey Wakey – quarter past haf past analogue refresher

Task 2 – Refresher Sessions – Telling the Time Using an Analogue clock, 12 hour and 24 hour clock

Log in to Education City and remind yourself of how to tell the time using an analogue clock, a 12 hour and a 24 hour clock.

Science

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about what happens to our food after we’ve eaten it and it enters the digestive system. By watching ‘The Dr. Binocs Show’, you will learn how to describe the simple functions of, and the
basic parts of the digestive system in humans. In this lesson you will be able to identify the parts of the digestive system and name them.  Watch this:

Presentation Digestive System Parts

Label the digestive system using this diagram: Activity Sheet Naming Parts of the Digestive System

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Ms. Bennett and Mrs. Agis are so proud of Jess (4A) and Jacob (4A), for keeping their minds and bodies healthy by taking part in mindfulness and yoga sessions. Jess has been practicing her different poses, like the ‘tree’  and warrior poses. She had picked the ones from the mindfulness page and repeated to herself, “I am brave and I am kind!” She then told her mum that she was ‘a brave and kind mummy’! We are so happy that you’re using the yoga to keep your minds healthy and strong!

Jacob and his mum have been doing daily morning yoga sessions and reminded Mrs. Agis of how good Year 4 are at Cosmic Kids Yoga. We, also, know how much some of you like the Harry Potter stories and so, this yoga adventure is based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone! So, please relax and enjoy!

#Black Lives Matter

Jess (4A) has worked so hard this week, but made Mrs. Agis, especially proud when she created a poster of a Black person that she is inspired by! She spent time researching, one of Mrs. Agis’s heroes, Usain Bolt! She even made sure her poster matched the colours of the Jamaican flag! Well done Jess!

Previous Activities

Week beginning 8th June part 1

Lilliput Mind Map

James R (4A) created a great poster about visiting Lilliput, by making a mind map of his ideas, which made his family, Mrs. Agis and Ms. Bennett laugh. James hopes it makes you smile too! Well done James, 20 House points!

English – Jabberwocky Poetry Recitals!

Task 1 – Listen to the Poem

Close your eyes….put your head down…sit comfortably and listen to the Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Task 2 – Read and Perform the Jabberwocky

Now, try to learn the first two verses off by heart. If you’d like, please either film yourself or record your voice reciting the poem and send it to us, so that we can share it with your classmates.

Task 3 – Reading Comprehension

What are your feelings about the poem? Can you work out what is happening? Try the reading Comprehension to test how much you understand.

Jabberwocky reading comprehension

Maths

Task 1 – Days, Weeks, Months, Years, Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Log into Discovery Espresso and watch the videos about time.

Then complete the activities. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item849349/grade1/index.html

Task 2 – Time Challenges

Science

Task 1 – Learn About the Structure of the Ear

Now you are going to learn how the ear works. Watch this video to help you.

Task 2 – Label the parts of the Ear and Order the Statements

The following statements, about how we hear,are jumbled up:

  1. The vibrations pass along the auditory nerve to your brain.
  2. The ear-drum vibrates when a sound hits it.
  3. Your brain sorts the message and you hear the sound.
  4. Your outer ear channels the sound waves into your ear.
  5. The vibrating ear-drum makes the little bones in your ear vibrate.
  6. The sound waves travel along the auditory canal.

You need to write them in the correct order on the attached sheet.

Label the Parts of the Ear

 

Black History

Black History Month has been celebrated for more than 30 years in the UK. It is promoted as an opportune time to highlight individuals, whose stories have often been ignored because of racial prejudice, or to discuss important events in black history. However, we want you to learn about the history of Black people throughout the year, not just in one designated month.

Task 1 – Explore the Videos and Fact Files

In the past and in present times, unfortunately, black people have suffered discrimination; that means that they have not always been given the same opportunities as white people, and that in spite of this, many courageous individuals fought injustice to try to help shape the world into a better place for everyone no matter the colour of their skin, religion or their race. Therefore, we would love you to explore and reflect on these videos with your families. They will help you to become familiar with the historical struggles of black people in places such as America and South Africa, as well as the UK. You will learn about the individuals that brought about change through politics, peaceful protest and acts of courage. You will also be introduced to stories of the first black people in Britain and learn about the migration of black people to the UK.

Task 2 – Write a Biography About An Inspiration Person

If you’d like you can use the fact files, to help you to write a biography about a Black person who inspires you. Make sure to include information about their lives, what they are famous for and why they inspire you. We are so proud of Aimee (4A) for, not only building a beautiful bird house, but for creating a beautiful poster, that she made in response to the recent events that have been in the news promoting the lives of Black people. Her poster sends a great message! Well done Aimee!

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Hello to all our wonderful children and families of year 4! We miss you and are so proud of you and all the things that you’ve been doing to be kind to yourself, your loved ones and to us, your teachers! Keep the photos, videos and drawings coming, so that we can post them on the class webpage. Email photos and creations to: assessment@smhsch.co.uk.

Week beginning 1st June part 2

Wild Nature Challenge

We are so proud of Amber who rose to the ‘Wild Challenge call’ to get up, get outside and get wild. Amber not only went on a nature hunt, but she also used the wood, leaves and natural materials that she found to build a bug hotel!  20 House points Amber!

A Right Roman Report

Scarlett from 4B has really embraced our Roman topic. She has produced a fantastic report about Roman Britain. She collected her information from a text book (old school technique). Well done.

As we have come to expect from Scarlett she has also made a Celtic Mirror and a Roman Pendant which will soon be available to order from her Romdonovan.com website.

20 house points awarded.

English – What A Lot of Nonesense!

Task 1 – Notes and Facts about Lewis Carroll

Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to the nonsense world of the Jabberwocky, a poem written, by the author Lewis Carroll and published in a novel called ‘Through The Looking-Glass’ in 1871.

Use the attached Tweetsheet, or a piece of paper to take short notes about the life of Lewis Carroll. You can only use ten words for every note, so you need to keep them short and to the point!

Lewis Carroll – Tweetsheet

Task 2 – Guess the Nonsense Word

These words all come from a nonsense poem called ‘Jabberwocky’, because many of the words used are completely made up! Carroll, used Portmanteau words i.e. A word made up by combining two other words.e.g. slithy (lithe+slimy)

Maths

Task 1 – ’30 Days Has September’ Rhyme

Learn this rhyme off by heart, to help you remember how many days in each month.

Task 2 – Time Challenges

Look at this calendar. Use it to help you answer the questions on the worksheet.

2. WS Years, months, weeks and days

Science

Task 1 – Learn About How Sound Travels

This week you be finding out about how sounds change as they travel and how they travel. Sounds get quieter as the distance between the sound source and your ear increases. Sounds travel as vibrations. As the sound waves travel, the particles of whatever they are travelling through vibrate, or move quickly on the spot. The further the vibrations travel, the more they spread out. As they spread out through more and more particles, the vibrations become smaller and smaller. This causes the sound to get quieter and quieter.

Think of dropping a leaf into a pond. The very first ripples directly around the leaf will be very large, but as the ripples spread out across the pond, they will get smaller and smaller until eventually they disappear. This is why sounds get quieter and quieter as you move further away from the source, until you eventually can’t hear the sound at all.

Sounds also get quieter over distance because some of the vibrations are absorbed by obstacles they meet. If the ripples in the pond below hit an obstacle such as a stick or rock, they would not travel as far. This can help you understand why sounds get quieter as you move further away.

 Task 2 – Investigate Sound

Task 3 – Build and Test Your Own String Telephone 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqB2KFwJCo

Task 4 – Explain How It Works

Activity Sheet String Telephone

Recovery and Relaxation

Try these yoga poses with your family and think and say the words on the poster. How do they make you feel?

You can use these sounds and images from this powerpoint to help you to relax too.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-6803-ambient-background-sounds-and-pictures-for-relaxing

Week beginning 1st June

Mosaics

We wanted to open this week’s page with Mosaic pictures inspired by our topic about the Romans. Thank you for your fabulous mosaic letter ‘A’ Aimee! James’s spectacular ship and Scarlett’s symmetrical pattern, are amazing!

Monster Maths Motivation!

Even though, it’s sometimes really hard for all of us to keep motivated and do school work at home, we’re really proud of Jessica from 4A, and her family who are helping her to do a little bit of work every day! Jess completed her word problems and created a travel leaflet about Blefuscu! Great work Jessica! You should be very proud of yourself.

20 house points awarded to Aimee, James, Jessica and Scarlett!

English – BIG Write!

Task 1 – Learn How to Write an Information Report

We would like you to take a few days to research, plan and then write a report about the Romans. Reports are informative pieces of writing that give information to the reader about a certain topic. For example, they could be about space, a football club, Jamaica, flags of the world or anything else you’re interested in.

Watch this short clip to learn about what makes a clear and informative report. Then take the quiz to check what you know. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgcwmn/articles/zffy92p

Report rules

  • All the information must be about the same topic.
  • You should provide the audience with lots of facts and evidence rather than personal opinions.
  • Reports must be set out clearly with a title, introduction, paragraphs, subheadingsand images. (Subheadings are little titles for each paragraph, or group of paragraphs, to explain what they are about.)
  • They should be written in a formal tone(like how you would speak to your head teacher).
  • They should be written in the present tense(as if the actions are happening now).Task 2 – Researching the Roman EmpireRead this information book about the Romans. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4502-the-roman-empire-ebook . Each page is its own report about aspects of the Roman Empire.Pick a topic in the book and answer these questions:
    1. What does each report have at the very beginning?
    2. What does each paragraph have?
    3. Is the font the same size or style for each heading or sub-heading?
    4. Is it written in the present or past tense? If it’s an historical report it may be written in the past tense.
    5. Is it written with a formal tone? Mrs. Agis calls this, using her ‘posh voice’.
    6. Does it use facts or opinion? Find a few facts and share them with your family.

     

    Task 3 – Plan Your Report

    • Watch these clips about the Romans https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwjhfrd;
    • Use the research from the eBook;
    • In each box write notes about what you will write in each paragraph. Notes do not have to be full sentences.

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    Task 4 – Write a report – ‘What Did the Romans Do for Us?’

    Now you’re ready to write your report. Use pages 6-7 of the eBook – and any other sources that you’ve been given to write a report about all of the things that have been changed in Britain by the Romans. Don’t forget to use drawings to make it really interesting.

    Top Tips

    • Remember to use your plan as this shows you everything you want to include.
    • Refer back to Task 1, the report rules cartoon. If you include all of these your writing will be very impressive!
    • Make sure you write in full sentences and in paragraphs. Aim for each paragraph to be between three to four sentences long.
    • Use conjunctions to make sure that your sentences flow nicely together. E.g. and, but and so can help you join two sentences together; conjunctions like which, because and when can help you add extra detail to a sentence. MathsConverting Fractions to Decimals and Decimal to FractionsFollowing on from what we learnt about tenths and hundredths and how to write and compare them as fractions. We will now learn how to convert fractions to decimals. Watch how tenths convert to decimals: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zr6pvcwNow try the ‘Match it’ worksheet. You have to match the fractions to their equivalent decimal number, by drawing a line to connect them or copy them down on to a piece of paper. E.g. 0.2 =2/10.  0.02 = 2/100

Match it

Try the games and activities on espresso: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item495659/grade2/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=decimals

Computing

Task 1 – Block Coding Refresher

Login to Espresso coding and watch the video about ‘block coding’. We are now using Coding 2.0. https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ Please complete refresher levels 1-3

Task 2 – Variables

Read through the information sheet (below) about variables and then try build a balloon popping game! Discovery Education – Coding – Block coding – Introduction to variables – Pop game – i.html

Mindfulness and Me

Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or doing lots of things at once. When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time. You’re focusing in a relaxed, easy way. Sometimes we all feel a little worried about the things going on around us that we can’t control. It’s ok to have those feelings. So, to help us to stay calm and reduce those anxious feelings, it’s good to be mindful and focus on things that we can control or thinking happy thoughts. Focusing on your breathing and meditation, may help us to feel better and less anxious.

Let’s try a 10 minute meditation session

Happy Half Term!

‘Wild Challenge’ Nature Project

What is the Wild Challenge?

Wild Challenge is a call – to get up, get outside and get wild! Right now, it may feel like it’s a challenge for you to connect with the natural world in brave new ways – to reach out and touch it and meet it head-on, up-close and personal. So, with your families, you can go as quickly or slowly as you like and we will share a wide range of activities, created by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), to help you and which will suit your needs and location. Whether it be creating a home for nature in your backyard or garden, or visiting your local park, this half term holiday we want you to go wild and explore the nature that is all around you! What makes up your Wild Challenge is up to you.

Why are we doing it?

We’re crazy about wildlife and the amazing places wildlife calls home, but it’s in trouble and needs our help. Wild Challenge is about forging a lasting friendship with the natural world around us and helping it to thrive and survive – it’s a fun first step towards a wild life!

  1. Find a suitable areas that you want to explore.
  2. Use all of your detecting skills to hunt for signs that wildlife has been there e.g. spiders, webs, footprints, feathers.
  3. Draw or photograph what you find.
  4. Try not to touch or disturb what you find. If you do, don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.
  5. Don’t forget to tell us when you have completed the activity!Send your photos, drawing, painting or a piece of writing talking about your experience.

What do I need?

  • You might want equipment like a magnifying glass to help you see
  • Paper or camera to record what you find
  • You could use the Spot It sheet to help you identify tracks and sign.

Minibeast Safari

You can use our sheets to help you tick off what you’ve seen.

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Weather Wizards – Become a human weather gauge!

It’s time to use yourself as a piece of weather equipment. Go outside to see and feel different weather conditions and write about how it makes you feel.

We’d love to see what you’ve been up to, so please share and pictures of videos with us at assessment@smhsch.co.uk!

Week beginning 18th May part 2

Hello to all our wonderful children and families of year 4! We miss you so much, but have really enjoyed talking to you and your families over the past few weeks! We’re so proud of you and all the things that you’ve been doing to be kind to yourself and your loved ones! Keep the photos, videos and drawings coming, so that we can post them on the class webpage. Email photos and creations to: assessment@smhsch.co.uk.

We wanted to open this week’s page with Amber’s beautiful rainbow, which she created by blending and experimenting with different colours. Fabulous artwork Amber!

Make It Challenge

Rising to the challenge, Jessica from 4B has built a bird box. Great work Jessica! You should be very proud of your finished creation. We can’t wait for you to start taking orders for your bird boxes. Mrs. Bennett would like to order two, in red!

If you would like to build your own bird box or complete other wildlife challenges follow the instruction on https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/build-a-birdbox/  Adults should be in charge for all the steps involving sharp tools or nails!

Move It Challenge!

Adrian has been keeping fit by practising his ‘Keepy uppies’, with a football and a loo roll. He’s managed to do 80 to 100! Can you beat him?

Rotten Romans

All hail to James! What a fantastic design on your Roman Shield. We’re sure that the Emperor would be impressed!

Gulliver’s Travels

Amber made Gulliver out of playdough and roped a few miniature toys in to help recreate the scene of him tied to the beach.

James R (4A) created some beautiful pieces of writing (in joined up too) listing the advantages and disadvantages of being Gulliver’s size in Lilliput and he made a very persuasive case for why he should be freed. Mrs. Agis and Ms. Bennett like the idea of being carried around from place to place in a single stride! Well done James!

20 house points awarded to Amber, Adrian, Jessica, James and James R., for all that they have submitted. From next week, we will, also, be awarding house points to those of you who complete online activities set on Active learn and Education city.

English

Task 1 – Spelling Mistakes

Look at the attached list of sentences. Mrs. Agis and Ms. Bennett have made some terrible spelling mistakes. Can you correct them?

Task 2 – Reading Comprehension

Log in to Espresso and read the entire extract from the BFG. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_comprehension_lks2/books/book_bfg.html#tab1. Answer the questions by answering the online quiz. If you want to answer even more questions, you can read on!

Maths

Tenths and hundredths

You are going to recap on what we have learnt about tenths and hundredths and how to write and compare them as fractions.

One tenth is one part of ten and is written as a fraction like this ¹/₁₀. The denominator is 10.

One hundredth is one part of 100 and is written as a fraction like this ¹/₁₀₀. The denominator is 100.

41 hundredths is four tenths and one hundredth and is written as a fraction like this ⁴¹/₁₀₀.

This whole-part model shows how 41 hundredths can be partitioned.

Have a look at the slideshow on this page and work through the slides. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb98wty.  Write your answers to the questions on a piece of paper. The answers will be on the next slide.

Now try the tenths and hundredths worksheet: tenths hundredths sheet

Science

Task 1 – Learn about ‘Good Vibrations’

Sounds can be made by twanging a string or an elastic band, blowing down a pipe, banging something together, and scraping or shaking something. There are three families of musical instruments – string, wind and percussion. When a string is plucked on an instrument such as a guitar, the vibration is passed into the air and you hear a sound. Blowing into panpipes or a horn makes the air inside the pipes vibrate. Drums and other percussion instruments produce vibrations when you bang them.

Watch the clips on sound to learn more about different sounds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqtxpv4.

Task 2 – Teach, Test Trade ‘Good Vibrations’Good Vibrations Sound Game

Task 3 – Experiment! Make a Musical Straw

Watch this video and make your own musical straw. Please send us your videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xY0Pd9Hys&feature=youtu.be

Computing

Login to Espresso coding and watch the video about ‘block coding’.

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Then go to the page where you pick Level 4 (see the screen shot below). Start at the Refresher level and complete the ‘Burst the bubbles’ activity, watch the ‘help’ videos first. https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/burst-the-bubbles/5b3cb0b2f84aff7afb916566/5a65cbeedca03601cb2a2d5f/5aaa5adda2c6cd27f779f413/5a4f8e445ff3c40814c5a629

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Week beginning Monday 18th May

Hello and happy Monday to all our wonderful children and families of year 4! We hope you’re all doing well! This week, as well as keeping you busy with our home learning activities Ms. Bennett and Mrs. Agis have been taking a trip down memory lane and have put together a few pictures that we wanted to share with you and your families that made us laugh and cry at the same time! We hope that the pictures of your adventures, so far, in the juniors will make you smile too! But first take a look at our English, Maths and Science Challenges!

English

Lilliput vs Blefuscu Egg Leaflet

What do we know about Lilliput and Blefescu? Using the information below, from Gulliver’s point of view, can you create a persuasive travel leaflet about one or both countries, persuading people about the benefits as a tourist destination. Try to use  varying sentence types. Eg. ‘Come and visit…..! You will be amazed at the delights that are on offer at …….? Here’s some information about both places, choose a few statements to put in your Egg leaflet.

Maths

Task 1 – Quiz with Wise Owl

Have a go at the quiz on multiplication and division from Whizz Education. Can you get all 10 questions right? https://lesson-player.whizz.com/MA_GBR_0925NAx0100?locale=en-gb&debug&all

Task 2 – Doctor Doppleganger’s Cloning potion!

Doctor Doppelganger has finished making his cloning liquid! He’s going to use it to make a slime monster which will be able to make copies of itself! He wants to use his army of slime monsters to take over the world! Answer the cloning questions, to work out how many monsters there will be.

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Science

Task 1 –Sound

Login to Espresso, click on this link to discover the science of sound. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/s2_sound/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=sound

Task 2

Log in to https://www.educationcity.com/ and go to the homework page. This activity will help you to learn the key words used when describing sound.

Our journey so far in pictures:

St Michael in the Hamlet KS2 Journey So Far

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Hello to all our wonderful children and families of year 4! We hope you’re all doing well!

Thank you for sharing, all of the great things that you and your families have been doing! Keep the photos and drawings coming, so that we can post them on Year 4’s web page. Email photos and creations, for the attention of Mrs. Agis and Ms Bennett to:  assessment@smhsch.co.uk.

Well done to all of you who have been sending us pictures of completed work, that was inspired by our topic about the Roman invasion and our ‘class read’ – ‘Gulliver’s Travels.

VE Day Celebrations

We are all just wild about Harry’s Victory in Europe (VE) Day inspired Mosaic.

Harry, this brought a tear to Mrs. Bennett’s eye. She loved seeing the Union Flag at such an historic time and hoped that you waved it with vigour on Friday 8th May! How creative using the mosaic style too! Harry’s Union Flag was inspired by the Roman’s and their mosaics. So well done combining what you have learnt about the Romans with a great milestone in British History.

Harry has been missing everyone at school. Yes that even includes Miss Bennett and Mrs Agis, and he can’t wait to be back in school with his friends.

What a monumental effort Harry, Well Done! 10 house points!

Gulliver’s Travels Persuasive Posters

Jessica (4B) has created a super circus poster. Only £20 a ticket great value for money. To see a, ‘HUGE HAIRY HUMAN!’ Mrs. Bennett is booking her ticket online as we speak. Great alliteration Jessica! Well Done! 10 house points!

Scarlett, you look like you have grown as big as Gulliver! Fantastic effort, Mrs. Bennett was really impressed by your hard work and has awarded you 10 house points (She hopes that you are in Sefton)! Keep it up, well done!

Mosaic Magic!

Myles, our resident class artist, has also created a wonderful poster, persuading Lilliputians to take a picture from a unique viewpoint, then dive from the giant’s head! Sporting a very fancy new hair ‘doo’, Myles’s creativity, knows no bounds, as he also used his talents to create a mosaic showing a fantastic Roman soldier’s helmet! Well done Myles! 20 house points for this week’s creations!

Build it! Maths Challenge

James R created a bridge that was modelled on a suspension bridge using only string and Lego!  Bravo James! 10 house points!

Maths

Watch this video from BBC Bitesize on solving maths problems:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z69k7ty/articles/zpwwy4j

Task 1 – Division problem solving

Try the worksheet on division, from Teachit. Print it out or write your answers on a separate piece of paper. Scroll down, when you have finished, the answers are at the bottom of the sheet.division maths problems

Task 2 – Multiplication and division challenge worksheets

Try the activities on the HeadStart Primary, worksheets. You need to solve problems involving both multiplication and division.headstart primary multiplication and division challenges

English

Task 1 – Synonyms and Antonyms

Watch this video. It helps to explain the meaning of synonyms and antonyms: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item367749/grade2/module305320/collection366620/section368023/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=synonyms. Then complete the quizzes and activity. Write a definition for synonym on a piece of paper or challenge an adult to tell you what their definition is! If you’re still not sure, use a dictionary to help you.

Task 2 – Angry

Write as many synonyms you can think of for the word ‘angry’ in the first chocolate bar and then antonyms in the second chocolate bar.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Science

Task 1 –What is Sound?

Log in to Activelearn and then watch ‘What is sound?’ https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412317

Task 2 – Sound Bingo – Play with your family!

  • Get a family member to be the ‘sound master’. They play the Sound bingo video. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/412318.
  • Match the sounds you hear on the video, with the pictures on your card. The winner is the person who completes their card first.
  • After the game, work through the screens on Sound bingo again, this time showing pictures of what made each sound. How would you describe each sound?
  • How could we classify the sounds we have heard? E.g. man-made, natural, loud, quiet, high, low, sounds we like or don’t like.

Previous Activities

Thank you for sharing, with us, all the great things that you and your families have been doing! Keep the photos and drawings coming, so that we can post them on the class page. Email photos and creations to:  assessment@smhsch.co.uk.

Each week, the entire school will be set a reading challenge. Each challenge can be entered with a photo which can be uploaded to #SMHifyoureadiread. Week 1’s challenge, was to post a picture of yourself, reading in an unusual place. Here’s a great picture of 4A’s Myles on a beautiful spiral staircase. Well done Myles, getting points for your class. Be on the lookout for next week’s challenge!

English

Task 1 – Topic Reading Challenge – Roman Rescue

Start your challenge by reading the ebook, ‘Roman Rescue’  here’s the link:

History Hackers – Roman Rescue

Task 2 -Gulliver’s Travels – ‘Gulliver’s pleas for freedom’

Gulliver had been captured and held prisoner by the little people of Lilliput. What can he say or do to persuade them to release him? Think about how his size could be of help to them.

Use these sentence starters to help you:

I should be freed because…;                                If you do not free me… then…;

When I am free, I will….                                          If you were me, then…

Task 3 – Advantages and Disadvantages of being Gulliver’s size?

Look at this picture and make a list of the advantages and disadvantages, to the people of Lilliput of being his size.

Maths

Task 1 – Education City Times Table Games

Log in to https://www.educationcity.com/ and go to the homework page. You can complete these in any order.

Task 2 – Lesson 2 – Multiply 3-digit number by 1 digit number

Answer questions 1-8 on the activity sheet. Use the answer sheet to check your calculations. If you or your parents need a refresher, watch the video here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

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Science

Task 1 – Education Electricity

Log in to https://www.educationcity.com/ and go to the homework page.

Task 2 – Music and Science

Work with your parents/carers to make these musical instruments.

PSHEE

Activities of kindness and resilience

Kindness Calendar

Resilience means having the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and learning how to cope with uncertainty, by making the most of the resources that you have around you and adapting to changing situations. Kindness is a big part of helping you to build your resilience. Building resilience is also about being kind to yourself, so that challenges become easier in the future. By creating a power of kindness calendar, you can make a list of ‘kind things’ that you want to do each day, for others or for yourself, then you can think about your kinds acts for this week; pick out one thing you want to celebrate, and one kind act someone did for you that made you feel happy. Celebrating and sharing positives is important.

Circles of Control 
Part of being kind is being kind to yourself. It can be difficult knowing what you should and shouldn’t expect of yourself when things are so uncertain. This card gives instructions for this activity.

These resources were written by the British Red Cross and published in April 2020.
Image Credit: © Mada/British Red Cross

Here’s a blank kindness calendar for you to print out – power-of-kindness-calendar-blank

If you haven’t got a printer you could copy the calendar onto a piece of paper.

Previous Activities 

Hello to all our wonderful children and families of Year 4.We miss you all lots but before you know it, we’ll be back together, again! We’ve heard lots of stories of how you’re keeping yourself busy and helping your families around the house. Many of you have been busy baking or brightening your homes with beautiful creative pieces of work. Whilst you’re learning and having fun at home, please keep checking out our new school website, for ideas and exciting activities for you to take part in that you can do at home. We’ll be updating this page with activities for you to do twice a week, so watch this space! Please share with us the great things that you and your family have been doing! Email photos and creations to:  assessment@smhsch.co.uk.

 

Quillan and his brother Finley, have created their own art gallery in the hallway of their beautiful new home! Can you design new characters or draw pictures of your family to produce something just as breathtaking?

Paddy created a roller coaster and has named it ‘King Kooper’s Castle’. He thinks that it could be one of the fastest ‘launch’ roller coasters in the world!

English

Gulliver’s Travels

Doctor Lemuel Gulliver, trained as a surgeon and made several voyages as ship’s doctor. On May 4th 1699, he sailed from Bristol on the ship the Antelope, bound for the South Seas. In early November, a violent storm blew the ship off course and he became shipwrecked somewhere north-west of Tasmania. He found himself washed up on a hot, beach, lying on his back, tied to the ground by hundreds of pieces of string!

Task 1 – Listen to what happened to Gulliver as he arrived on the island of Lilliput.

Make a list of noun phrases to describe him and his surroundings. For example:

A huge giant with wild eyes! A miniature city with exotic buildings!

Task 2 – Design a Persuasive Poster

Now you’ve heard about Gulliver’s arrival, look at the toolkit, which is showing you what features you should include in your writing, to persuade you to visit the circus. Try to use the things that are listed, to help you to draw and create your own advertising poster,that encourages the people of Lilliput to come and see the giant! Use the picture of Gulliver to help you.

  • Use noun phrases to describe him.
  • Use alliteration eg ‘Gulliver the great, gargantuan giant!’
  • Use similes. The giant is as tall as…’
  • Use rhetorical questions Can you risk missing this spectacle?
  • colourful and eye-catching titles / CapitalsAn example of a colourful poster:Email your completed posters to: assessment@smhsch.co.uk  so that Mrs. Agis and Ms. Bennett can see just how persuasive you can be. Make your creations convincing, bold and bright!

    Maths

    Long multiplication recap using place value counters. If you or your parents need a refresher, watch the video here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

    Then try to answer question 1-6 on the activity sheet.

     

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Geography Task – Keep Exploring Our World!

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/make-your-world-bigger

Login to espresso.

Username: student20259

Password: 123456

There are 30 short clips from Espresso’s Video Zone. Each video has a challenging question.

Either print off the quiz sheet or record your answers on a piece of paper.

Watch the daily video and answer the related question.

Can you visit another 5 places this week? Discover locations 6 – 10. Don’t forget that you can use the read along button next to the video for clues and spelling.

History Week 3 – The Romans

Task 1 – Continue to use Discovery Espresso, to find out more about the Romans in Britain. Log in to espresso, click on this link and read through the fact files. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t2_researching_past/find_out_more/factfile_romans_1.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=romans

Task 1 – Roman Soldier

Read through the information sheet about a Roman soldier and label his uniform.

Roman-Soldiers-Worksheet 

Task 2 – Design your own Roman shield.

Previous Activities

Hello Year 4!

We are missing you so much! It was so wonderful to surprise you and your families with phone calls over the last few weeks and we hope that it was as much fun for us as we hoped that it was for you. Thank you for sharing the news of how you’ve been keeping busy and how you’ve been talking to each other using apps to play games and to share your dance moves.

Remember to keep to the online safety rules!

Molly, from 4A has been brightening her family’s day and has created her own fabulous dance moves to James Brown’s ‘I feel Good’. Can you create some moves too?

I know that James R has, also, been busy making a marshmallow tower of DOOM and amazingly, he only ate 5 marshmallows whilst making it! Can you build an even higher tower?

Jacob and his brother Luke, have been inspired by the history of the Roman invasion, and made beautiful mosaics!

Maths

Task 1- Make It! Bake it!

Task 2 – Maths Challenges

Click the link to have a go at these challenges!

Maths challenges

English

Task 1 – Being Upfront

Look at this picture of Gulliver pinned down on the beach. You are going to be reporters and compile a list of questions to ask how/when and where this all happened. For example:

Where?On the shore of the beach,

How?

When?

For even more inspiration, watch this clip from the film of Gulliver’s Travels, from the modern day version of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBqmniLGEh8

Task 1 – Being Upfront

Use your list of ‘fronted adverbials’ to help you to write your own paragraph about what happened to Gulliver and how he felt.

Science – Electricity

We will be learning about electricity and how it is produced and the things that it can power. Log in to Education City and complete all the Science games then answer the activity sheet that goes with the game.

History – The Romans week 2

Design your own mosaic picture using a grid. And then make it using coloured paper squares. Or, like Jacob, you can create your own mosaic ‘freestyle’, without a grid.

make a mosaic

Previous Activities

English

Task 1 Brain Teaser – How many words can you make from this board in 15 minutes?

Task 2 – Character Description

That is an extract from the book Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift, retold, by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Riddell. The main character, ‘Lemuel Gulliver’, is writing, about himself. After you have read the extract, describe what you think of his character

Task 3 – SPAG – Co-coordinating Conjunctions

Conjunctions are joining words that link together parts of a sentence. The three main coordinating conjunctions are ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’.

Use the coordinating conjunctions, but, so, and to help you to complete these sentences:

  • Gulliver likes to talk to his horses ___ not his _______.
  • Gulliver is good at writing __ he decided to _______________________.
  • Gulliver let his wife sit down to eat dinner ___ she had to_____________.
  • Gulliver has very skinny frame ___ he is also________________________.
  • Gulliver might bear a visit from his neighbour ___ he is not______________.
  • Gulliver is very rude to his wife __ she would not__________________________.

Now make up your own sentences using some of the other conjunctions: for, nor, or, yet.

Maths

Geography

Task – Explore Your World!

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/make-your-world-bigger

Your journey starts here…

Login to espresso.

Username: student20259

Password: 123456

There are 30 short clips from Espresso’s Video Zone. Each video has a challenging question.

Either print off the quiz sheet or record your answers on a piece of paper.

Start on day 1, watch the daily video & answer the related question.

Can you visit 5 places this week?

You can use the read along button next to the video for clues and spelling.

History

Introduction to Romans

Let’s learn about the Roman Empire and how life in Britain changed under Roman rule.

Task 1 – Picture Clues

  • What do you think the picture, in the background image, shows?
  • Where do you think it is?
  • Have you ever seen any walls like this before and if so, where were they?
  • Why might they have been built?
  • Look at the smaller images on the front screen. What do they show?
  • What clues might they give us about the Romans and life in Roman Britain?

Task 2 – Fact File Investigation

To find out more about the Romans in Britain, log in to espresso, click on this link and read through the fact files. Then answer the ‘Roman Times’ questions. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t2_researching_past/find_out_more/factfile_romans_1.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=romans

fact file questions

 

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Year 4 Curriculum Guide

Year 4 National Expectations

Year 4 Photos

Mounted Police visit Year 4

Dr. Jenkinson, Dermatologist, visits Year 4

Mysterious Discovery on school yard

Weblinks

The Hive

National Autism Society Website

Dynamo
Lots of fun activities to do at home