Year 4 2020-2021

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Please note, homework is added to the website or Teams (depending on the school policy) every Thursday evening. Look below for the correct date (eg homework set 8.10.20) and the links for the homework letter, which has notices and the week's spellings, and the Minute Maths sheet on it. These are uploaded as Word documents so can be opened by clicking the "here" link. If you have any problems finding or accessing the homework, I am always contactable on emma.oldfield@whitchurchprimary.co.uk and always try to reply quickly. Many thanks.

 

Want to know what we are learning in Term 1? Check out the document here to find out!

Year 4 half term notices and tasks, set on 23.10.20.

Happy half term! Please find the letter for this week below. It has some reminders for half term and beyond! Have a wonderful and well-deserved week! Mrs O :).

Link to the letter is here

Year 4 homework, set on 16.10.20.

Hello everyone! Homework for this week is found below: there are links for the homework letter and the Minute Maths sheet for this week. As before, I have also posted the homework letter below as an image. Remember that if you choose to view it this way, you may have to zoom in to view it. I hope that this is useful. 

Have a great weekend! Mrs O :)

Link to the homework letter is here.

Minute Maths sheet for this week is here. 

Year 4 homework, set on 8.10.20.

Hello everyone, below are the links for the homework letter and the Minute Maths sheet for this week. As some people requested an alternative format, I have also posted the homework letter below as an image - this has your notices and spellings for the week on. If you choose to view it this way, you may have to zoom in to view it. I hope that this is useful. 

Have a great weekend! Mrs O :)

Link to the homework letter is here.

Minute Maths sheet for this week is here. 

Year 4 homework, set on 1.10.2020.

Hi everyone! Homework is back on this website this week so you've come to the right place! 

Please find this week's homework letter here. It has notices and reminders as well as the actual homework tasks for this week.

Minute Maths sheet for this week is here.

Any questions, feel free to email me: my address is on the homework letter. Have a great weekend! :)

Year 4 news, week beginning 14th September, 2020.

Hello everyone, happy Friday! I hope that you have all had a great week! This week in Year 4, we have continued our work on the book, "Here we are" and particularly have discussed showing empathy for others, and appreciating the differences that there are between us. The children have come up with some really insightful ideas and have worked hard! In Maths, we worked on rounding and went on to looking at thousands, hundreds, tens and ones - we really explored the idea that ten hundreds make 1,000. We also learnt about why the Romans became so powerful and learnt about how sound is made. It has been a super week!

Notices:

- PE will continue to be on Mondays this term, so remember to wear your kit into school on that day. This includes appropriate outdoor footwear.

-  As in Year 2, the handout day for homework is normally a Friday but I will try to upload it normally on Thursday evening or Friday morning so that you have it there ready to use. 

- Remember to bring in a water bottle so that it is easy for you to get a drink in the classroom.

- Ask for a new Times Tables Rock Stars slip if you need one.

Homework.

This week, I would like you to continue reading at home, practise your spellings for next Friday, keep improving on Times Tables Rock Stars and have a go at your Minute Maths. How and when you do all of this is up to you! See below for guidance on each part of the homework.

Reading

You need to be aiming to read independently or to an adult at least 5 times a week. This week, it was lovely to send reading books home again! Remember that you have one school reading book, a reading diary for comments and a school library book. The library books are to be enjoyed during the week and then put in the "isolation" box on a Friday so that someone else can have it the week after. If you haven't brought your book back this week, try and remember to next week so that you can take a new one. Also - feel free to read anything that you enjoy in addition to the school books! Remember to write in your reading records and if you read with an adult, remember to get this signed. I am looking forward to giving out lots of reading certificates this year! :)

Spelling:

Our spelling test will be on Friday next week so make sure you practise the words for this week to gain merits and raffle tickets! The words are found below and this week, the words are made up of 10 words which use the "in" prefix. Note to parents: we have practised these this week already so hopefully they are familiar spellings for the children, but these ones we have found particularly tricky so we will also continue to practise them in class next week too to give some extra support.

The words are:

inactive

incorrect

invisible

insecure

inflexible

indefinite

inelegant

incurable

inability

inadequate

Maths:

a) Firstly, Times Tables Rockstars practice is so important in Year 4, so please practise regularly. See how quickly you can answer them! You need to stay on Garage for the set times tables that I have given you to practise. Remember there will be merits available for your practice and you can also win new items for your character!

b) Secondly, your Minute Maths sheet is below. Please can you practise the questions and see how quickly you can answer them? This week is multiplying by 3 as we have been revising this this week. Again, I do know that some of you are already fantastic at these times tables but what we need is speed and accuracy so see if you can keep getting faster. How fast can you complete it?

To access the Minute Maths sheet, click here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mrs O :)

Year 4 news, week beginning 7th September 2020.

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all well and have had a great first week back at Whitchurch Primary School! It has been an absolute pleasure to teach the children! It has been such an enjoyable week and behaviour has been excellent. Well done, Year 4!  Below you will find notices and details of all homework as we cannot give out the normal homework letters on a Friday at the moment, due to Covid restrictions. 

This week, we have been reading a book called "Here we are" by Oliver Jeffers and it has already made us think a lot about the world we live in and the beauty we see around us. In Maths, we have been working on place value and rounding to the nearest 10 and we have begun an exciting new topic about the Romans! We also started our own self-portraits and practised our bat and ball skills.

Notices:

·         PE will continue to be on Mondays this term, so remember to wear your kit into school on that day. This includes appropriate outdoor footwear.

-  As in Year 2, the handout day for homework is normally a Friday but I will try to upload it normally on  Thursday evening so that you have it there ready to use. 

·         Remember to bring in a water bottle so that it is easy for you to get a drink in the classroom.

·         I sent home Times Tables Rock Stars slips with your username and password this week but if you need a new one, please ask and I can give you one.    

Homework.

This week, I would like you to continue reading at home, practise your spellings for next Friday, keep improving on Times Tables Rock Stars and have a go at your Minute Maths. How and when you do all of this is up to you! See below for guidance on each part of the homework.

1)    Reading:

You need to be aiming to read independently or to an adult at least 5 times a week. As of next week, we are allowed to send reading books home again so there will be one school reading book, a reading diary for comments and a school library book. The library books can be enjoyed during the week and then put in the "isolation" box over the weekend so that someone else can have it the week after. Feel free to read anything that you enjoy in addition to the school books! Remember to write in your reading records and if you read with an adult, remember to get this signed. If you are reading this weekend, choose a book from home that you like :). 

2)  Spelling:

Our spelling test will be on Friday next week so make sure you practise the words for this week to gain merits and raffle tickets! The words are found below and the list is made up of 10 homophones so make sure you know when to use them. Note to parents: we have practised these all week already so hopefully they are familiar spellings for the children. 

3) Maths:

a) Firstly, Times Tables Rockstars practice is so important in Year 4, so please practise regularly. See how quickly you can answer them! You need to stay on Garage for the set times tables that I have given you to practise. Remember there will be merits available for your practice and you can also win new items for your character!

b) Secondly, your Minute Maths sheet is below. Please can you practise the questions and see how quickly you can answer them?I know that some of you are already fantastic at these times tables but what we need is speed and accuracy so see if you can keep getting faster. We will be moving on to other times tables soon but we need to make sure we are quick at the basics first!

 

To access the Minute Maths sheet, click here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mrs O :)

Notices, week beginning 3rd September 2020.

Hello everyone! I hope that you are really well and have had a good summer break. I know that these have been strange times but the children really did themselves proud today (Thursday) with their behaviour and how they settled back into school. I am so very proud of them. We talked a lot about lockdown and how it has been for everyone and hopefully gave the children lots of time to process the change that coming back to school is. They did extremely well.

Well done on some fabulous holiday projects on Bristol too: some extra merits will be awarded here! 

Just a few notices for you:

  • A reminder that our allocated play area at the moment is the field, which on damp days, can wreak havoc on smart new school shoes! Please bring in old trainers or wellies so that you can enjoy the field at playtimes - we try to pop outside even on drizzly days to give the children fresh air so this would be really helpful. :)
  • Our PE day will normally be a Monday so remember that you can wear your PE kit in on these days - this can include a jumper and joggers over the top to keep warm!
  • We do not have any water fountain facilities currently due to COVID so please bring in your own water bottle from home. They can be filled up at the sink if children drink it all.

Thank you for all of your support in such a successful start back! It has been lovely to see you all. If you have any questions, please come and see me after school at any time. 

Mrs Oldfield. 

Year 4 2019/2020

Friday 17th July:

Hi! So the cat's out of the bag, next year I'll be your teacher again. I am very happy and excited to have you all again! :) If you haven't seen the video yet, go over to the Year 5 page and click on the link! (There's a funny blooper video too where I was being silly...)
Here are some tasks for today...

  • English SPAG: If you haven’t already, complete a Year ¾ spelling test for all the words. Feel free to tell me your scores if you complete this!
  • Comprehension: Read our Purple Mash book and complete the first quiz.
  • English Writing: Complete the Purple Mash 2Do linked with your reading today.
  • Maths:Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Below is the maths problem for your Friday maths challenge. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • Golden time: You guys definitely deserve some golden time for all your hard work this term and through all of lockdown! Do something that makes you happy!

Thursday 16th July

Hello Year 4, here is your learning for today! Hope you're making the most of the last couple of days being a Year 4! Very exciting. Keep up your wonderful work. :)

  • English SPAG: If you haven’t already, complete a Year ¾ spelling test for all the words. Feel free to tell me your scores if you complete this!
  • Comprehension: Read our Purple Mash book and complete the first quiz.
  • English Writing: Please see whether you can log into Teams and access the lessons I am recording and posting on there. I give a few tasks as well as read a book to you. If you aren’t able to do this you can complete the Purple Mash 2Do linked with your reading today.
  • Maths:Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Attached in the files section on teams are the sheets and answers for you to complete. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • DT: Cooking time again! How about baking this time? Here is a link for some baking recipes that you could do: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

Wednesday 15th July

Hi Year 4! Hope you're all okay. Missing you lots! Well done for all your fabulous work, remember to keep trying your absolute best because you're about to have 6 weeks off from school altogether! 

Here is your learning for today... 

  • English SPAG: Please click on the spelling tasks below and refer to the answers after to mark your work. You need to correct the incorrect spellings and locate incorrect spellings too.
  • Comprehension: Read our new Purple Mash book and complete the first quiz.
  • English Writing: Please see whether you can log into Teams and access the lessons I am recording and posting on there. I give a few tasks as well as read a book to you. If you aren’t able to do this you can complete the Purple Mash 2Do linked with your reading today.
  • Maths:Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/The sheets and the answers are being uploaded to Teams today in the files section of Year 4, as the school website will not let me upload them. I think it's beginning to feel a bit overloaded with all the work we have set you! Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • RE: Consider all the religions we have studied and researched over the last few weeks. Then consider what you believe. It’s okay if you believe none of what you’ve read or watched, or if you believe in a mixture of the ideas from each religion. What’s important to know is that it’s okay for us to hear other people’s beliefs, respect them and then make our own decisions for what we believe. Discuss with an adult or write down your own answers.

Tuesday 14th July

Hello year 4, I'm sorry for the technical difficulties that some of us seem to be having. My teams lesson link and tasks are attached below as for some reason I am currently unable to post in the teams thread or reply to comments, some comments on there have said 'sending' for the last 24 hours now! But we can make it to the end of term, lets just hold on tight!! Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Please click on the spelling tasks below and refer to the answers after to mark your work. You need to correct the incorrect spellings and locate incorrect spellings too.
  • Comprehension: Complete a book review for Around the World in 80 minutes, on purple mash if you choose.
  • English Writing: Please see whether you can log into Teams and access the lessons I am recording, the link is attached below. I give a few tasks as well as read a book to you. Otherwise really ensure your book review is thorough and detailed with several paragraphs for your writing today.
  • Maths:Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • PSHE: I’d like you to consider all the lives of people we have watched and how they were similar in some ways to us, and different in other ways. I’d like you to create a poster or your own video of what makes you special. Think about things you’re proud of and maybe things that you’re worried about, but try and see how they can be positives in your lives too. This is time to recognise differences as things to be celebrated or at least something that can be used to teach us good things.

Teams lesson link:

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ac1ea5f6-bf74-4f52-8826-8fb91671d28c 

Teams lesson tasks:

1.Name two areas that the evacuees were sent.
2. Name one positive experience/thing that came out of one of these stories.
3. Write your own factual paragraph about how lockdown has impacted you - the good, the bad and the ugly! Use formal, factual language including names, places, dates etc. 

Monday 13th July

Hello Year 4! Hope you’re okay. It’s your last week as Year 4! How crazy is that. I hope you’re excited for your holidays soon and then to come back to school in September.

  • English SPAG: Please click on the spelling tasks below and refer to the answers after to mark your work. You need to correct the incorrect spellings and locate incorrect spellings too.
  • Comprehension: Read the last chapter of Around the world in 80 Minutes and complete the following quiz.
  • English Writing: Please see whether you can log into Teams and access the lessons I am recording and posting on there. I give a few tasks as well as read a book to you. If you aren’t able to do this you can complete the Purple Mash 2Do linked with your reading today.
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • Science: We would have watched some animal and habitat related shows like Blue Planet and other wildlife documentaries if we were in school, see whether you can access something like that, they’re wonderful to watch and teach you so much about living things! There are clips on the BBC website and on youtube too if you don't have access to anything with one of these documentaries. If you’re extremely lucky maybe you could see whether you could visit a farm or a zoo over the holidays too. I know how much you love living things as a class so make sure you keep learning about them in the fun ways that we can.

Please scroll down for Thursday's learning. :)

Friday 10th July

Hi guys, happy Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you. Keep up your work, next week is your last week as Year 4s!

Here is your learning for today…

  • English SPAG: Please complete the SPAG mat attached below; answers to mark are also attached. If you have forgotten any of the terms used or how to work out any of these tasks, make sure you Google them and revise them.
  • Comprehension: Read Chapter 7 of Around the World in 80 Minutes and complete the quiz on Purple Mash.
  • English Writing: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you to write a leaflet about New York. Use your research gathered on New York from yesterday. What are the key places to visit? What are the facts about the city that people should know? Consider images and display as well. There is also a daily lesson on Teams being uploaded for you to watch.
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below is the maths problem for your Friday maths challenge. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • Art: I found this video inspiring! https://vimeo.com/413069049 One of the skills we would have learnt and practised in art this year is drawing. This video’s focus is small detailed objects. The skill of copying a real life object into a drawing is that you need to spend just as long, if not longer looking at the object rather than drawing it! Pick some small objects and get a pencil or a black pen and really practise breaking down the objects into shapes and lines. Study the objects longer than it feels like you should and you’ll be able to try and put them down onto paper. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect, this is a skill that takes a long time to work on!

Thursday 9th July

Hello Year 4, happy Thursday! Hope you’re keeping as busy, active and happy as you can.

Here is your learning for today…

  • English SPAG: Please complete the SPAG mat attached below; answers to mark are also attached. If you have forgotten any of the terms used or how to work out any of these tasks, make sure you Google them and revise them.
  • Comprehension: Read Chapter 6 of Around the World in 80 Minutes and complete the quiz on Purple Mash.
  • English Writing: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you to write a post card about a trip to New York. Research New York to learn more about it. Is it an exciting visit? What do you do? Where do you go? Describe the beautiful sights. There is also a daily lesson on Teams being uploaded for you to watch.
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • DT: Let’s do some cooking! Feel free to help your adults at home to prepare or bake what suits the house, but if you’re looking for ideas, there are tons on this link: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/speedy-suppers I look forward to seeing pictures of all your delicious meals!

Wednesday 8th July

Hi Year 4. Well done for all your work that you’re handing in on Purple Mash as well as email, keep it up!

Here is your learning for today…

  • English SPAG: Please complete the SPAG mat attached below; answers to mark are also attached. If you have forgotten any of the terms used or how to work out any of these tasks, make sure you Google them and revise them.
  • Comprehension: Read Chapter 5 of Around the World in 80 Minutes and complete the quiz on Purple Mash.
  • English Writing: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you to write a post card as if you had moved to Hong Kong. Feel free to Google and Youtube Hong Kong for more information as to what it’s like. How is it different to home? What are you getting up to? Describe what you’ve seen and experienced. There is also a daily lesson on Teams being uploaded for you to watch/complete instead if you prefer.
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • RE: We have been learning about and comparing religions over the past few weeks and filling out a comparison form. Here are the links for the last two religions on our sheet; Christianity and Judaism. There are lots of links between these religions! You may be more familiar with some of the information in the videos.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zh77vk7

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/zvfnkmn

Tuesday 7th July

Hello Swallows! I hope you’re staying safe, remember while lockdown is lightening you need to continue to take precautions and protect one another. Hopefully it won’t be long until things are back to normal!

Here is your learning for today…

  • English SPAG: Please complete the SPAG mat attached below; answers to mark are also attached. If you have forgotten any of the terms used or how to work out any of these tasks, make sure you Google them and revise them.
  • Comprehension: Read Chapter 4 of Around the World in 80 Minutes and complete the quiz on Purple Mash.
  • English Writing: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you to write your own travel wish-list. Where would you love to explore and visit? Why? What would you explore or do there? There is also a daily lesson on Teams being uploaded for you to watch.
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • PSHE: Watch the following clips and see what you can learn from this Asian boy who talks openly about his experiences of racism and interviews his father too. What is similar and different about your life and this boy’s life? What could you do if you ever saw someone else experiencing something like this?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3krkqt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrw9wmn

Monday 6th July

Hi Year 4! :) Welcome to a new week, I hope you've had a lovely weekend! 

Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG: At the end of term we would have done one of those huge y3/4 word list tests! Remember is government guidelines that all of these words are learnt by year 5, as you get a new list then to learn! Each day until the end of term I'm going to give you some of the words from the list. Please learn and test yourselves on these words daily and see if you need to do some summer brush ups on spellings or not. I will attach the full list below so you can see all of the words. Today's words are:

accident(ally)
actual(ly)
address
answer
appear
arrive
believe
bicycle
breath
breathe

  • Comprehension: Read chapter 3 of our new story on Purple Mash and then complete the quiz questions following this.
  • Writing: Please complete the writing 2Do on Purple Mash and write a post card from the Taj Mahal! Use the little tabs on the side to help consider what you should write about. Remember the right hand side is for the address of who you're posting to, and the left hand side is for your writing. Here is a video that shares some more info about the Taj Mahal too :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6i8cLXPGQE
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Once I get access to them, I will post the question and answer sheet below for you. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • Science: Research a favourite (wild) living thing and consider it's habitat as well as how the environment has changed the habitat of this living thing in recent years. Is it being impacted? Create a poster telling people about this animal, where it lives, what it eats/needs to live, how the changing environment impacts it. Make it colourful and draw pictures of the animal and organise your information neatly and clearly. I can't wait to see your beautiful creations! 

Friday 3rd July

Hi Year 4! It's Friday. :) If you weren't already aware, I've filmed a video that will help inspire the English task I've given you today... and it's on our Teams chat! See if you can use your email and access the video. If you're having any problems, email the school! Thanks. :)

  • English SPAG:  Click on the following link and watch the video before completing the quiz/games following. Make sure you know what this suffix is and you recognise the role it plays in changing the word!   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zcsyjty
  • Comprehension: Read Chapter two of our new story on Purple Mash and complete the quiz questions! 
  • Writing: Following the DT junk modelling project, please write a set of instructions on how to make it. If you haven't made one yet, I really recommend it as it's very fun! Following this, watch the video I recorded on teams where I read a story and give you a load of powerful verbs to use in your writing! Jot them down and have a go at using them, Other instructions will be on there too...
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below is a problem for your Friday challenge. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • Art: Collages are a really fun way to create beautiful pieces of art! Have a look at the following video for inspiration. You can use old magazines or even colour paper in with different colours if you don't have coloured paper at home. Do an animal of your choice or try the fox! Have fun. :)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEK9_EzKlXQ

Thursday 2nd July

Hello Year 4, I'm missing you all lots, I hope you're doing okay! :)

Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG: Click on the following link and watch the video before completing the quiz/games following. Make sure you know what suffixes are and you recognise the roles they play in changing the word!   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zqcpv9q
  • Comprehension: Read the new book on Purple Mash "Around the world in 80 minutes" and complete the quiz following it. What do you think is going to happen in this story?
  • Writing: I have set a Purple Mash 2Do about inventions related to the comprehension above. What inventions have shaped the world? Create an information leaflet about some after researching and choosing the most interesting or monumental for you. Remember when writing non-fiction to include things like introductions, factual language, fronted adverbials, dates and facts, bullet points, subheadings, etc
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • DT: Review and evaluate your DT project. It is a skill to evaluate your own designs as it helps any future designs to be even better! What do you like about your design? What would you change for next time? Did you do anything and have to change the way you did it because the method wasn't working? Use the sheet below to record your evaluations. 

Wednesday 1st July

Hello Year 4, happy Wednesday - it's a new month! Hopefully we will see more sunshine with July. :)

Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG: Click on the following link and watch the video before completing the quiz/games following. :)   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zcb8k7h
  • Comprehension and writing: I really loved reading all of you fabulous alternative endings yesterday! I will respond to them on Friday as that's how I ensure I reply to one piece of every child who hands things in! I'm excited to see your writing today too - today you need to write a book review! Make it detailed and don't give away the ending to the story or you'll ruin it for people who want to read it. Tell them what you like, describe the characters, did you have any unanswered questions at the end of the story? Who would you recommend this book to? What's your favourite part of the book? Write full sentences and take your time on this. :)
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • RE: I hope you kept your comparison sheet from last week! Today let's look at Sikhism and fill out the comparison. If you find any of these religions interesting, there are more pages linked to each religion, just look up BBC Bitesize KS2 RE.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn

Tuesday 30th June

Hi Year 4, how are you doing? I'm still super impressed by all the work I'm seeing coming in. Keep it up! I look at all of it, even though I may not respond to all of it. You're working so hard - keep it up!

  • English SPAG: Complete the SPAG task below related to Animal Boy. The answers are also attached for you to check your work. :)
  • Comprehension: Read the final chapter of Animal Boy! Tomorrow you will complete a book review, so get thinking about what you made of the book, the characters, the plot, and the ending! For now, complete the Purple Mash quiz about Chapter 7.
  • English Writing: I want you to write an alternative ending to the book. How else could it end? Could there be a more boring or a more exciting ending? Could there be a plot twist? Write descriptively and use all your usual fantastic writing tools. Try to write a couple of paragraphs at minimum. :)
  • Maths:Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Below are the sheets and answers for you to complete attached. Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction on times table rockstars or hit the button. 
  • PSHE: Click on and watch the following clip; parents you may want to watch this before your children to make sure you're happy for them to watch it. You may just want to explain it's a sad story (that has a happy ending) but some children and adults have to deal with things that are sad, and it makes a difference that we know so we can be kind and support everyone around us. What is the same and different between your life and Naomi's? Can you relate to any of this story? Does anyone else in your life relate to part of this story? What makes Naomi brave? Why is it important that we care for people and are kind to people all the time? Differences can be sad but it's how we react to them that makes the difference. Have a chat to a grown up about the similarities and differences you see in your life with Naomi's. Then think of a positive action you can do to make sure you're being kind and caring to everyone.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxpdg82

Scroll down for Friday's work :)

Monday: Happy New Week! Hope you're well. :) 

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Click on the following link and watch the clip and complete the quiz, and then complete the SPAG questions linked to Animal Boy attached below. Answers are attached next to this.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zc773k7
  • Comprehension: Read chapter 6 of Animal Boy and then complete the quiz.  
  • English Writing: I have set a purple mash 2Do to complete the story. What happens next? Use your incredible writing skills with description and powerful verbs and adverbs. You can use your amazing speech punctuation too! Don't just write a couple of sentences either. Remember in school you'd be writing half a page at the very minimum! :)
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ I will attach the sheets for your completion when I have access to them! Don't forget to practise your fluency with times tables and adding/subtraction. 
  • Science: Last week we looked at classification, and today I'm giving you a task that you might not be able to do today but can do whenever suits you best. Can you go out on a leaf hunt? Bring home all your leaves (try and get ones that are on the ground) and complete the sheet attached! Have fun :)

It's Friday! Well done for making it through another week of home learning! It's only three weeks until the Summer Holidays - how crazy you'll be finishing Year 4 then! :)

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Click on the following link and play Crystal Explorers to practise your spelling, punctuation and grammar. :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw
  • English Writing: Describe Josh, the main character in Animal Boy! What is he like, describe how he looks, describe what his personality is like and use lots of adjectives. You can say how he does things too with verbs and adverbs. Do you think you could write a sentence using an expanded noun phrase? Have a go! the task is a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • Comprehension: Read Chapter 5 of Animal Boy and complete the quiz. 
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ for the Friday maths challenge. Below attached is a problem for you to have a go at. Or alternatively you can still have a go at making a 'shop' at home. If you don't have all the coins you can make some with paper and cut them out. 
  • Art: Have a go at drawing one of these fun things from art for kids hub. They set out step by step how to draw things so it's easy, you just need some paper, and some pens or pencils and you can do it!  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=art+for+kids+hub

Scroll down for Wednesday's work. :)

Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoyed the amazing weather, make sure to stay safe! 

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Click the following link, watch the video and play the quiz at the end to revise use of bullet points: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/z2yydxs
  • English Writing: Give some advice to Josh! There is a 2Do on Purple Mash to complete. Think about good verbs and adverbs for example: You could simply ignore them. Josh make sure you tell your teacher discretely. Etc.
  • Comprehension: Read chapter 4 of Animal Boy and complete the Purple Mash Quiz. :)
  • Maths: Use the link at the top of Tuesday's work below and revise coins. :) Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and below are the sheets and answers attached. Don't forget other fluency like times tables and number bonds. :)
  • DT: A couple of weeks ago you made your junk models! This week you are going to work out how to advertise and sell your product. You can either make a poster, a leaflet or even record a TV advert on camera! Think about who it's for (age, gender, fans of a particular thing like minecraft...), think about how you can make it seem great (use powerful words like: exciting, wonderful, incredible, brand-new), and how you will use images and other visuals to sell it (bubble writing, big letters, pictures, bright colours, quick movements, music etc). Have fun and send in anything you create! 

Happy Wednesday! Hope you guys are well. :)

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Complete the third spelling quiz on Purple Mash. Don't forget to practise the spellings on paper after if you got any wrong or didn't feel confident. :)
  • English Writing: In Chapter 3 of Animal Boy, a conversation with a cat almost happens! I've set a Purple Mash 2Do for you to write what Josh and the cat might say to each other. This is using speech punctuation; make sure you remember correct use of it! Here are some reminders... said is dead (RIP), New line = New speaker, use a comma, exclamation mark or question mark after speech, put speech marks around the part that is SAID, capital letters at the start of any speech. 
  • Comprehension: Read chapter 3 of Animal Boy and complete the Purple Mash quiz. :)
  • Maths: Use the link at the top of Tuesday's work below and revise coins. :) Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and below are the sheets and answers attached. Don't forget other fluency like times tables and number bonds. :)
  • RE: Below attached is a comparison sheet for the religions we have been investigating (go back and look at previous Wednesday afternoons, we have looked at Buddhism and Hinduism.) Start to fill in what you know about these two religions, and then click the following link and research Islam to add to our comparison. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/articles/zrxxgwx Which religion has been the most interesting for you so far? Keep your comparison sheet as we will continue to look at the other religions listed on here in the following weeks. Do you know anything about the Christian or Jewish faith already? You have been learning about those faiths in school so if you can remember anything about them feel free to fill in the sheet.

If you need extra practise with your coins for maths, have a look at this game:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Hi guys! It's Tuesday! Hope you guys are enjoying a bit more sunshine. Make sure you keep yourselves safe with sun cream and hats if you're out for long periods of time. But most of all, make the most of the wonderful weather! 

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Please complete the spelling quiz for today on Purple Mash. If you get any wrong, practise them on paper using your usual methods.
  • English Writing: Have a go at writing questions. I have set you a purple mash task connected to your comprehension and reading for today. Remember different ways you can start questions: who, what, why, when, where, how... and don't forget your punctuation! 
  • Comprehension: As implied above, please read Chapter 2 of Animal Boy and then complete the following quiz. Are you enjoying this book so far? What do you think might happen next? I'm hoping I will be able to record more Lion, Witch and Wardrobe this week for you to listen to. :)
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and below are the sheets and answers attached. When working with money, it's great to have real hands-on experience with using it. It may be safer not to do this at an actual shop at the moment, so maybe set up a shop at home and practise making prices for some items 'for sale' (with different penny amounts too!) and get someone in your household to come purchase your items. you need to give them the correct change back! Can you give them their change in different ways? Eg if you had to pay bacl £2.62, you could pay with a two pound coin, a 50p, a 10p and a 2p... but you could also pay with 2 one pound coins, three 20p coins and two 1p coins! 
  • PSHE: Carrying on thinking about our current topic, similarities and differences, take a look at the following video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxvnvcw This is a very different lifestyle to most people! Consider the following questions either by discussing with a grown-up, or by answering on paper. Can you list some things that are similar and some things that are different? Would you like to live your life like this? Why/why not? Do you think Millie is happy with her lifestyle? Remember we are having a look at different children's lives so that we can see it's okay for people to live differently if it makes them happy - we can be different and still be friends and respect each other's choices. :)

Hello Year 4, happy Monday! I hope you are all well. :)

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Your spellings for this week will be revision quizzes of some of the words and patterns you have been learning the past couple of weeks. You'll have three days of quizzes and the other two days you can revise and test yourselves in the usual way at home.
  • English Writing: To be completed alongside the comprehension today. We are going to read a new story on Purple Mash now called Animal Boy. It starts off with a bit of a bump! So there is a task to be completed where you write about an accident you have had - it might be one you had in lockdown or maybe it was from when you were tiny! Remember to write in first person, past tense and use excellent verbs and adverbs to describe what happened. 
  • Comprehension: As said above, you need to read the first chapter of the new book I've set you on Purple Mash, and then there is a quiz to test your reading afterwards. This book looks like it might be an interesting one!
  • Maths: As usual we are following the White Rose videos and sheets, however if at any point you'd like to use BBC Bitesize, then that's also fine. Don't forget to continue practising times tables as well as other fluency. Hit the Button has a good section for number bonds which is good to know and be quick at. If you find number bonds simple, try within 100 or with decimals too. Here is the link for White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and below are the sheets and answers attached. 
  • Science: Classification! What's that? Scientists who like to study living things use classification all the time to help determine what type of living thing it is. It helps groups things into similar groups. How do we classify living things? Have a look at the following videos and clips:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2--ks3-classification-of-organisms/zh7g92p 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

    and then complete the sheets below. 

Hello Year 4, I'm sorry I've been off unwell... (my horrible bad back left me lying on the floor for the last few days and I left my laptop in school!) I will get back to giving you work from Monday again. If you're looking for something to keep you busy in the meantime, have a look at the attached resources for ideas. :) Instead of a tray, you could use an old shoe box or toy storage box or baking tray you don't use anymore. :)

 

Here are some pics of our 'camp's we did from home! :) Well done Year 4, it looks like you've had fun! If anyone else has any pictures or just wants to let me know what they got up to, please send them in and I will share it here! 

Tuesday 16th June

Hello Year 4, it's Tuesday! I hope you've had a good start to the week :) 

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG and writing: Please scroll down to Monday and open the up-levelling sentences task again. There is another sheet at your level (yellow=1 star, green=2 stars, blue=3 stars) for you to complete. Try and make your sentences as brilliant as possible. :) This is a skill we use in our own writing all the time - upgrading our own work can sometimes be more tricky than another person's sentence so it's good to practise on these first.  
  • Comprehension: The last chapter of Alien Hotel! I hope it's a good ending... please complete the quiz questions after reading the text to yourselves. 
  • Maths: Click on the link for Week 8, Lesson 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below, as usual, are the sheets and answers to download or work from the screen. 
  • PSHE: Today we are continuing on our theme of thinking about similarities and differences; here is a link about a boy who is a young carer...https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztbfb9q What is similar about Tayeb's life and family and your life and family? Do you have siblings like Tayeb? Do you like going to the park and eating meals together? Do you like creative writing at school? Do you like playing games and sports? What is different about Tayeb's life and family and your life and family? You definitely live in a different area to him! You're also slightly younger. Do you have to help look after a little sibling as much as he does? Do you follow the Muslim faith? 

As we can see, people and families have all sorts of similarities and differences, and that's okay! What do you find interesting about Tayeb's life? Do you think you would be friends? Now have a think about what makes you and your life different from other people, and how that makes you interesting. :)

Monday 15th June

I've received a couple of photos of 'camp' that's happened at home, if anyone else has any photos please send them in so I can share them on the website! evie.money@whitchurchprimary.co.uk I hope you had fun. :)

Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG and writing: Have a go at the up-levelling sentences sheet attached below; there are different sheets you can choose from. Typically 1 star is a 'yellow' sheet, 2 stars is 'green' and 3 stars is 'blue'. There are suggested answers below each sheet. :)
  • Comprehension: Next chapter of your Purple Mash alien book! I hope you're enjoying it. :)
  • Maths: Do some times table rockstars. Remember, this term you should have had a Year 4 Times tables test. These require you to know all your times tables up to 12x12. You should also be able to recall a fact within 6 seconds. This is to help you with all of your day to day maths learning.
  • White Rose: Click on the link for Week 8, Lesson 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below are the sheets and answers to download or work from the screen. 
  • Science: Today we will consider how we as humans impact the environments that animals and plants live in. Unfortunately, we have had some serious negative influences on the environments around the world. Can you think of any of the impacts we have had, either locally or across the planet? Watch the following clips from Blue Planet and Youtube linked here, then have a go at the sheets attached below. :)  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05q49hq

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG4AYagBz9Q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05qc8ws

 

There is more here if you are interested: https://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/tag/microplastics

 

Friday 12th June (Miss Money is now SUPER old!)

Today's afternoon will be focused on getting ready for your 'camp' this evening... I am glad we didn't do it at school on the field now, as the rain has made it quite damp and muddy! 

Here is the rest of your work...

  • English SPAG: Here are the words I gave you to learn at the start of the week, please test yourself and see if you either improve on your score or if you get full marks?! Good luck!

address
believe
business
complete
different
eighth
experience
increase
island
medicine

  • English writing: Seeing as it's my birthday today, I'd love to hear all about your most exciting birthdays! describe to me the day and what you did. Did you have an extra special meal, or get to stay up late? Did you get a cake, and some presents you'd been wishing for? Write it like a diary entry and use adjectives to make everything sound amazing. :)
  • Comprehension: Again, I will set you chapter 5 of the alien book you are reading on Purple Mash so read this and complete the questions. 
  • Maths: It's Friday Challenge! I've attached a challenge below. Have a go at it. There isn't an answer sheet as it's down to you to work through it and have various answers. :)   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
  • CAMP PREP: Spend the afternoon setting up your 'camp'. This is Step 3: Environment! Put out the cushions, the pillows, the blankets and the fairy lights if you have them. Set up the snacks in some bowls and the TV and any cuddly toys, colouring or games you need to put out, and then take a picture so I can see! Last of all, have a wonderful evening and enjoy yourselves! If you've missed any of the ideas I've been giving for your camp, just scroll down and look for the black paragraphs with ideas. :D

(Your work for Thursday is below this.)

Okay, today you need to consider Step 2: Entertainment! 

What will you do at camp? If you had been here with us, we would have played lots of group games, put up our tents, had a BBQ and then later, watched a movie!

Games: Maybe see if there's any way you could play group games; I know some of you guys have clever ways of playing games online with your friends. Make sure they're safe and age appropriate and that your adults are aware of who you're playing with as well as the game you're playing. You could decide, though, that it's more fun to turn off the TV/computer tomorrow evening! I love playing board games or games that you can play with your family. What about charades or pictionary? You can do these with little to no resources too, and they're fun! 

Tents: if you are lucky enough to have a tent, you should challenge yourself and set a time tomorrow afternoon where you try and put it up yourself! If not, this time will be set aside for you to make a living room pillow fort, or to set up your cushions and duvet just right. :)

Movie: What will you watch? Your favourite movie of all time? Or a new exciting one? Make a decision between you and whoever is doing camp with you. If you have a netflix account you can google 'Netflix watch party' and choose a movie to watch with other year 4s, and you can message them at the same time! Make sure an adult is nearby to check you are safe if you do this.

Thursday 11th June

Hello again! :) Hope you're getting excited about your 'camp' on Friday evening. I wonder what food and snacks you've decided to prepare! I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures. I will make a picture gallery of any photos sent in to me on here if you want to see how the rest of Year 4 enjoyed their 'camps' too. :)

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG and writing: Click this link and watch the video and complete the activities. For activity 2, answers are below. If you are looking for more writing activities, look at Literacy Shed, they often have writing inspiration (images and videos), or youtube search writing inspiration for kids. :)  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk23c7h
  • Comprehension: I will set the next chapter on Purple Mash for your current reading. Well done, I can see all the children reading this and completing the quiz questions! :) 
  • Maths: Here is the link for White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Below is the sheet and answers. I am afraid I am going to have to attach it as an image due to issues with it loading on my page. Hopefully most of these lessons are a refresh of previous learning, so you can push yourselves and apply yourselves to the harder questions. :) I am aware this means you cant download or print it, but apparently you cant anyway with it never loading! Apologies for this. :)
  • DT: Building day! Last week you planned a junk model and designed it. Today it's building time! Please send in pictures of any of your creations, I am very excited to see them! Next week we will consider marketing and advertising as if you were going to sell this as a product! So make sure you get good images and make it look amazing. :)

Camp Planning Step 1: FOOD!

Think about the snacks and treats you will like for your 'camp'... If you had been in school you'd have had BBQ burgers and sausages! Could you have a burger at home even on the grill or in the oven? Have a think about what you'd like on your burger... lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, bacon? 

Then a favourite thing of mine to make is s'mores! Here's a link showing you an easy way to make these. https://tasty.co/recipe?0=%252Fbritish-smores&slug=british-smores&canonicalUrl=https%253A%252F%252Ftasty.co

Maybe you'd like some crisps or popcorn instead. You can have some healthy alternatives by looking at the following link:   https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-snacks-for-kids#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3

 

Wednesday 10th June

Hello wonderful Year 4. Thank you for continuing to send in your lovely work, I am enjoying reading them on my lunch break here at school! I hope you're doing okay at home still. :)

Here's your learning for today...

  • English SPAG and writing: Please click the following BBC Bitesize link and watch the videos and complete the activities. We use dictionaries a lot in school to help with our writing so it's good to remember the skills you need to use them. :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xb42p
  • Comprehension: I hope you're enjoying the book you're reading on Purple Mash! I have set you the next chapter and the quiz questions to complete again. I hope to have more Lion, Witch and Wardrobe up tomorrow, I hope you enjoyed it yesterday!
  • Maths: Keep doing times table rockstars! Here is your link for White Rose maths:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and below attached is the sheet plus answers so that you can mark. Hopefully most of these lessons are a refresh of previous learning, so you can push yourselves and apply yourselves to the harder questions. :)
  • RE: Click this link to find out a bit about Hinduism and complete the activities.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zmpp92p Next week we will look at a couple more religions and then we will consider the similarities and differences between them. It's good to discuss whether you agree with what these people believe or not, in a respectful way. :) We are allowed to have different views to people and we are allowed to consider different beliefs to see if we like aspects of any of them. It is sometimes very interesting to see how other people live their lives and see what they believe! :)

Hi Year 4! In addition to today's learning (below), I thought I'd pre-warn you for one of my recommended activities coming up this week in case you need to prepare!

This Thursday after school would have been our amazing Year 4 camp!!! I am so sad to have missed this (however, Friday is my birthday so some parents may appreciate I am grateful to not be waking up on the school field after limited hours of kip on my birthday!) so I'd love it if as many of you had an exciting evening on as if you were doing a 'camp' as possible. I think it may probably suit most parents to do this on Friday evening, so I'll set it on that day, and be aware it will not be necessary to do this outside, a sleepover in the lounge can be just as fun!! I will be putting up some different suggestions on how to have a fun evening this Friday and how you can prepare later on today or tomorrow. Hope you're just as excited as I am! :D Miss M.

Tuesday 9th June

Hey Swallows! Hope you're doing okay. :)

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG and writing: This link (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8kwty) will remind children of the suffixes -ous and -sion. Watch the videos and try the activities, including the writing as this will be your writing for today. 
  • Comprehension: I will set Chapter 2 of the book you've started yesterday, along with the quiz on Purple Mash. If my new internet works I will be uploading the next part of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for your enjoyment! :)
  • Maths: Do some times table rockstars! Well done to the few who are keeping up with this. Just five-ten minutes a day is enough to refresh the number facts that are crucial to your maths learning. :) Here is your link for White Rose maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and below attached is the sheet plus answers. I initially was not putting answers on this page to try to encourage you to send in your maths work, but I appreciate it's helpful to have the answers quickly to hand to make sure you're correct. Please do continue to send in your maths work if you can though! :) 
  • PSHE: Today we are going to continue to consider similarities and differences between people. With the current news it seems most appropriate to continue to focus this on racism, however, I will cover other areas that we experience similarities and differences in future weeks. Watch this video (Parents may want to watch this first as it is a bit shocking and sad to hear how these children have been treated by their peers and how they have felt due to it, however it's important to see how racism impacts people day to day). https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6fhfg8  Then I'd like you to write a leaflet/poster/response video on how schools can prevent racism. Use the video to help. (Tell teachers when we experience or see racism, never join in with unkind behaviour, treat everyone equally, support and care for peers who seem sad or worried or angry due to being treated badly...)

Hello Year 4! It's a new week! This week is when I begin to teach in class full time again, so I will be online less frequently and some lessons may have more links directing you to other sources for your learning. Hopefully you won't notice too much of a difference. I am now, as all staff are, being advised to respond to 1 piece of writing and 1 piece of maths work a week, so if I do not respond to everything you send me it is not because I am not reading your enjoying your work. Please do continue to send these in. Thank you so much, I miss you all so much and I really hope I get to see you all soon. you are all making me incredibly proud and it makes me so happy to see you getting on with things and making the most of this funny time. You are all SUPERSTARS. :)

Okay, that's enough of that. ;) Here is today's learning...

  • English SPAG: Here are your spellings; they are random words from the y3/4 spelling list... 

address
believe
business
complete
different
eighth
experience
increase
island
medicine

  • English writing: Please click this link, watch the videos and complete the writing activities and quizzes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbvd7sg
  • Comprehension: I have set you a chapter on Purple Mash to read, with a quiz and a funny task to complete afterwards. I hope you enjoy!
  • Maths: Here is the White Rose link for your learning today: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Click on Week 7 Lesson 1. The sheets are below to be downloaded and printed, or alternatively you can copy your answers onto the paper from the screen. 
  • Science: For this lesson in science, we would have done a scavenger hunt of some sorts out in the field, looking for different things we can find in our local environment. Living things are around us all the time. Some you can see as soon as you step out the door, some you need to do some digging around for and some come out at night; but what makes our environment suited to having this life? We will think about this more, but have a think back to what you learnt about habitats in year 2. Complete the sheet below by either going on a walk somewhere like a field or wooded area, or go into your back garden! If you can't do either of these perhaps see if you can work out your local environment by looking out the window, or consider someone else's environment by looking up videos of people's walks/watching a wildlife show on youtube/tv.

It's Friday! :) Next week I will be in school teaching full time everyday so I may be slower to respond to emails and purple mash, but I will respond! :)

Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG: Following yesterday, we are going to now look at apostrophes for possession, which may help a bit with your spellings this week! Try the activities after watching the videos. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znyf382
  • English Writing: Create a comic strip of your choice, use the attached layout if you need it. You can create characters and a story. Use speech bubbles and make it as fun as possible! 
  • Comprehension: Inference practise again; use the attached images and consider the answers. 
  • Maths: Here is the link to the White Rose learning video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Please click the video for Friday Maths challenge, and attached below is an NRich maths problem. 
  • DT: I bet its been a while since you've done some junk modelling! I'd like you to design a junk model (car, house, doll, robot, spaceship, dog?!) and consider all the pieces you'll need. draw a picture of the recycling that hopefully you'll family build up over the next week, and think if you'll need any colours (pencils, pens, paint, whatever you have at home!). Remember for a proper DT design it needs to be neat, clearly labelled and use a ruler if you have one. Next week you can begin building it, so you have a week to gather up your materials and resources. :) 

Happy Thursday Swallows! :) More lovely work, well done. Here's my email (evie.money@whitchurchprimary.co.uk) if you want to send work in to be marked/responded to. I will be responding to Maths and English work. I love seeing all of your work and what you get up to though! 

Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG: Click on the following link and revise apostrophes for contraction (different than the possession ones in our spellings! can you remember why?) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hxhbk
  • English Writing: Tell me about your favourite day of lockdown so far. You can do it form of a diary, a comic strip, a story in first person or third person, or a postcard/letter to me. Tell me what made it so fun and use descriptive words. :) 
  • Comprehension: More inference! It's the hardest comprehension skill to master, so if you're enjoying answering these questions and using the clues, well done! The images are attached below.
  • Maths: I have the sheets for White Rose! Hooray! Here is the link to the learning video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Please click the video for Lesson 4, and attached below are the sheets. I will send the answers to anyone who hands in their maths work to me (email above.)
  • RE: We are going to consider some different religions this term, and consider their similarities and differences. These are things that we can respect and find interesting about others, even if they are different to our own beliefs. Today let's find out about Buddhism; click the following link and watch the videos and read the information, then complete the quiz at the end. (What did you find most interesting about the Buddhist beliefs?):   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv

Year 4, some of your amazing picture books that were handed in have been shared on the KS1 Class Pages! Go over and have a look. If yours is not up there yet, either I've given you some improvements (KS1's big focus is writing sentences and capital letters with full stops so I want to make sure I give them books to read that has lots of correct use of these!) or you haven't sent it in via email/purple mash. :)

Happy Wednesday Year 4! Lovely learning and pictures I have seen today, thank you! Keep it up. 

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Have a play of this game again, and practise your punctuation and grammar skills. :)   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw 
  • English Writing: Watch this video, and use it to allow yourself to write a diary entry of your day as an astronaut who's discovered a new planet! Use the video's questions to prompt you and your description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udTylU1jYtc
  • Comprehension: More practice of inference today! Have a look at the images and questions attached below and discuss with an adult or write down your answers after considering the options.
  • Maths: If you like to follow along to the video learning on white rose, here's the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  Otherwise, today please complete these maths tasks on the link from BBC Bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h  Again, this should be revision for you guys as we have learnt this! Don't forget your times tables practise too!  
  • PSHE: Following the recent news in America, where George Floyd's life was taken, I'm sure many of you have been shocked or surprised. I thought today we could have a think about diversity and our world. Have a look at the attached images below about Disney and have a discussion with your adults or siblings about diversity in media and entertainment industries. Feel free to then create a diversity poster, promoting acceptance of all ethnicity and race.  

Welcome back, it's your final term?! How crazy! Hope you're okay and still making the most of this lockdown. :) Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Spellings with punctuation involved! Here are some words that are plural (more than one) that are using possessive apostrophes (showing ownership, something belongs to them). See if you can learn them and work out how they'd fit in a sentence: 

children’s
people’s
men’s
mice’s
women’s
geese’s
fishermen’s
oxen’s
teeth’s
police’s

  • English writing: I've just moved house! It's got everything I want (except a garden!) and it makes me happy. Today is your choice for tasks, I want your writing to be a descriptive piece. Either write about your own house and describe each of the features you love - and maybe parts you don't like too! Or write about the dream house you will have when you are a grown up, what do you want in it, who will live there, etc... Or you could even design someone else's  (Miss Money, favourite book character, your pet) dream home. Feel free to draw it first to help you picture it. You should be getting good at describing settings and homes by now as we have had lots of practice! Don't forget adjectives, powerful verbs, different nouns, adverbs, subordinate conjunctions etc...
  • Comprehension: Have a go at using your inference skills, read the attached images below to help you.
  • Maths: As has been, I don't think the school has access to white rose sheets yet. If you like to follow along to the video learning though, here's the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  Otherwise, today please complete these maths tasks on the link from BBC Bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdx3rj6 This should be revision for you guys as we have learnt this! 
  • Science: I saved this topic till the end as I so much wanted to teach you it in person! I hope you still manage to love and enjoy it as much as I expect though. We are learning about Living Things and The Environment this term! Have a look at the BIG question below: "How do you know if something is alive?" I want you to consider everything you think before you look at the attached scientific answers. When you have thought about it, look at MRS GREN and determine if you know what each aspect means/is. Then create a MRS GREN poster to show how we know something is alive!

Hi Year 4! Sorry there isn't any learning on here yet, I have just moved house (yesterday!) and internet etc is not yet very simple for me in my new place. Give me half an hour or so and hopefully your work will be here. For now, you can read a book, do times table rockstars or practise your handwriting! :)

HAPPY HALF TERM! :)

I hope you manage to enjoy it by using some of your exercise time - or if you're very lucky, a garden, to go out and enjoy the sunshine! 

This week there is not work set everyday but I'm leaving you with a project that could take up an hour or so a day if you should like it to (read below)! Besides that, don't forget to read as much as you can (to yourself and out loud), practise your tables (TTRockstars, Hit the Button, the times table game on Purple Mash) and you can look at your Y3/4 spelling list. Remember it's government guidelines that all the words on that list are known before going into Y5 - though this may not be possible for all of you, it's good to aim for! 

Your project, as implied by the last few days of English tasks, is to create your own picture book! I shall see if I can share some of them to younger classes or at least on the website to be read by other classes if they are extra special.

It is your choice whether you do this on purple mash (I will create a 2Do like the Geography task), or if you want to create it at home with paper and drawing with pen/pencils etc. See if you can complete a page or two in a day, and then you should have 8-10 pages by the end of half term! 

You need to use your character design, the setting plan, the story mountain, and copy in your descriptive sentences onto the right pages to make it - if you haven't completed some of these, just scroll down and look at the English tasks over the last week. I hope you enjoy it! I cannot wait to see them. :D

It's Friday! Last day before half term. I hope you are still managing to make the most of lockdown still. Your work is continuing to impress me, thank you for working so hard at home. :)

Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Complete a spelling test on the words you were given for this week. If you get full marks or a better score than Monday, you deserve a little treat! :D Extra mark if you can work out what the pattern was with the spelling words this week...

scheme
chorus
chemist
echo
character
ache
monarch
stomach
orchid
orchestra

  • English Writing: Okay! So this is the final step before your picture book project over half term... I'd like you to write out each sentence of your story in detail, using descriptive language, and all the tools you know already like: fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, adjectives, adverbs, powerful verbs etc. Really try to impress me! Think, if the story is going to be 8-10 pages long and will have 1-2 sentences on each, I'd expect children who feel 'Yellow' in writing to write 8 sentences at least, and 'Blue' to write 20 sentences, Green can be somewhere in between. just think about writing for today, all the drawing and design of the book can happen over half term. :) I'll set a 2Do on purple mash so you can show me your stories!
  • Comprehension: Watch the video linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t-4DBH6LIY&t=17s and answer the questions attached below.
  • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • Art: Usually it'd be Golden Time at the end of term on a Friday! But if you're looking for something to do, you could do some art, craft or something creative! If you are not sure what to do, try searching Art Kids Hub on Youtube and choosing one of their tutorials. :)

 

Happy Thursday Swallows! It's been so hot, I hope you've enjoyed the sunshine whilst staying safe. :)

Let's begin with our home learning...

  • English SPAG: Play the following grammar game and practise your SPAG while exploring and looking for crystals!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw
  • English Writing: Okay, so you've got your main character(s), you've got your setting(s), now you need to work out how your story is going to go! You need to create a story mountain or plan, to work out each step of your story. Think about what each page will have on it. When you're planning, try and aim for an idea that will cover 8-10 picture book pages (which you will make over half term!) with a sentence or two on each page. (Picture books don't have that much writing - but the writing they have is very descriptive and moves the story on each time!) Have a look at an example of a story mountain attached below (Miss Money's picture book plan) and make one of your own. 
  • Comprehension: Complete the ERIC questions below from the attached image. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe should be back tomorrow!
  • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • PE: It's sunny, so if you can, go out for a walk or a scooter ride for some exercise. If you need to isolate, try doing a dance or yoga activity on youtube, or see if you make an indoor obstacle course (safely!).
  • ICT: Please can you complete the coding task I set you on Purple Mash, have fun! :)

Happy Wednesday Year 4! Fab work you've been doing, really impressed. Keep it all going :D

Here's your work for today...

1) Write one paragraph (at least six sentences) about something you are interested in. It could be anything: a book, a film, a TV show, a superhero.

Write it informally, as if you are writing to your best friend.

Think carefully about how to make it informal. You might use nick names, funny words or even include jokes.

For example: Gardening is great! I really want to grow my own yummy veggies this year!

 

2) Now, write one paragraph (at least six sentences) about the same topic.

This time write formally, as if you are writing to your head teacher.

Again, think carefully about how you would write this. You’ll need to make sure your writing is grammatically correct and use some impressive vocabulary.

For example: I'm interested in gardening and want to grow my own delicious vegetables this year.

  • English writing: I have loved looking at your character ideas for your picture book, well done for so much creativity and great language choices! Today you need to think about your main setting(s). Where is this story going to happen? Is it somewhere normal and boring, but something exciting happens? or is it somewhere exciting where you'd expect something out of the ordinary to happen? Think about the details that you'll need to include in the pictures and description, for example in 'Where the Wild Things are', Max's bedroom had a bed and door posts that grew into tree trunks, and the window had the moon shining through it, before his whole ceiling was the night sky. If you have more than one setting, consider the similarities and differences. Think about the relevance of it to your story ideas and character, it's no good setting a story under the sea if your story is about winning a football match! Have fun drawing and designing the setting, and then write describing words and list the nouns you'll need to include in the setting. Also think if the setting is a happy one, a scary one, a exciting one etc... as that'll help you choose what you want to have in that setting. Have fun! :)
  • Comprehension: Complete the ERIC questions attached below.
  • Maths:  Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • Spanish: Watch the video in this link, what animal names do you learn in Spanish? Which pet do you have or would you like to have? Learn to say it in Spanish! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsk3cdm
  • Geography: Have a look below at some of the other children's Geography projects on rivers below, choose one to read and enjoy! What can you learn from your friend's research? Well done if you also completed one and sent it on email, I get so many photographs it's hard for me to locate on my drive, but they are all down below on last week shared images if you haven't seen them yet! :)

 

Happy Tuesday Swallows! :) Hope you're doing okay!

If you have been emailing me with your amazing work/photos directly to my work email address, it's changing so I won't receive them anymore. Please email to the school email address (office@whitchurchprimary.co.uk) and I will be forwarded your emails. I look forward to seeing more of your incredible work!

Here is your home learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Click this link that teaches you about subordinating conjunctions. We already know a lot about co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS that you revised last week) but subordinating conjunctions are different! There are so many of them that there isn't an alternative acronym for them! After you have had a go at this link, complete the attached sheet with aid of the subordinating conjunction word mat.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3
  • English Writing: Today you will consider your main character(s) for your story. Consider appearance; are they animal, object, toy, human, magical creature, so on... how would you describe their appearance? Tall, short, curly hair, spiky hair, bright, blue, bumpy, tiny, fluffy, round, stripey...Try and create your OWN character. Don't use a book character you already know or a video game character though you can be inspired by them and let them have similarities, but it's far more fun to create your own character than copy one completely. You could base it off a pet or a toy you have at home, or even yourself! What is your character like? Are they nervous? Naughty? Bubbly? Shy? Angry? Happy? Brave? Young? Old? What do they like to do? Jump, run, fly, draw, doodle, paint, read, shout, sing, dance, kick a football, climb trees... Draw a character poster and write their name and characteristics. Try and write as many descriptive words as you can. I will create a purple mash 2Do, but I figure it may be easier/more fun to design what your character looks like on paper. Remember picture books are great when the drawings are bright and exciting! :) 
  • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYtI9oDsSBU and complete the questions attached below.
  • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • Cooking: Yes! The best day of the week... when you get to make something yummy. :D What will you make today? I made a microwave mug cake earlier, it is surprisingly okay! Here are some ideas for you if you're unsure what to cook:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/microwave-mug-cake  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/simple-stir-fry

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-banana-pancakes  

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/veg-cheese-rolls

  • Music: Complete the 2Do I set you on Purple Mash. If you play an instrument, take time to practise this today. :) Have fun! 

Hello Year 4! :) Hope you've had a fun weekend! Here is your learning for today...

  • English SPAG: Here are your spelling words for this week. Have a go learning them, using the purple mash quiz or any of the attached sheets and don't forget all the normal ways we can practise our spellings, using colour or drawings etc. 

scheme
chorus
chemist
echo
character
ache
monarch
stomach
orchid
orchestra

  • English writing: This week we are going to complete an English project (After all of you loved your Geography project so much.) It's fun to work on something for a while and see the finished product. This week (and into half term) we are going to aim to create our own picture book. I'm sure you remember sitting on the carpet in younger years in front of a fun picture book. You still may have some in your house... if you do, get them and read them and look at them! If not, I've put a few links at the end of this with picture books being read aloud. Therefore, today's job is: To research picture books and think about what you'd like your picture book to be about. What makes these books fun and engaging? (Great pictures, bright colours, interesting characters, descriptive language, etc.) What will you write about? Make sure it's something that would hold the attention of Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 children and that it would interest both boys and girls... that's what makes a good book! I can imagine Ruhi's may be about Luna and her new pups, or Harry F will be writing about little fluffy Snowball! Today is research day, but if you're buzzing with ideas already, feel free to draw a mind map or a poster or note down your ideas for tomorrow. Tomorrow we will be thinking in detail about the main character/characters. :) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=489micE6eHU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5q2Z30Vi5U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by1syKR4KRk

  • Comprehension: Choose one of the picture books that you read (your own or youtube link from above) and write your own ERIC questions for each, write an answer sheet and then see if a grown up can do your questions and get them correct! Remember, E = Explain (word definitions using the text as clues) R = Retrieve (the answer is found in the text or in an image) I = Interpret (You answer why something is happening using clues from the text and your own thinking, or you work out what a character is feeling using clues from the text) C = Choice (Why has the author/illustrator chosen to do this?)
  • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • Science: We would usually be doing a hot task in Science this week, to test our knowledge of what we learnt. So, today's task is to watch any of the following clips that might help refresh your memory on what we learnt this 'term' and then create a poster showing what you learnt about 'Solids, Liquids and Gases' and 'The Water Cycle'.  PLEASE NOTE: for some reason the Purple Mash 2Do I set for the 'I have found out...' poster always seems to tell you to write about dinosaurs and even sometimes gives you a title of dinosaurs on it... I have no idea why and can't change it when I set it, but just ignore that and do it on States of Matter as I've said above, or alternatively complete it on paper.    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h

Wow! Just look at how many photos I've been sent in! I feel so lucky to have such an incredible class. You are really engaging with learning at home, whether it be your amazing writing, your delicious cooking, or any other amazing skills you're showing in these photos here. You should all be so proud of yourselves! Well done Swallow class, you really are the best! :D Please scroll down for the diplay board of Purple Mash work and then further down for Friday's work. Miss M :)

Friday 15th May:

Happy Friday Swallows! Here is your learning for today :)

  • English SPAG: Test yourself on the words I gave you on Monday. As usual, if you get full marks or get a better score than on Monday, you deserve a treat of some sort! :)  actual
    address
    calendar
    disappear
    experience
    particular
    thought
    separate
    difficult
    weight
  • English writing: Watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW1znHyY3Xo and design the ultimate lair. Make sure you use lots of brilliant describing words and try and write at least two paragraphs. Think of making it interesting with fronted adverbials, don't always start with 'It has' or 'It is' for example. :) 
  • Comprehension: Please watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S6QmqLTPPo      and complete the questions attached below.
  • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • Art: Read about cubism here: https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Cubism  Look at some cubism examples attached below. Then have a go using this video to help you here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQOp1fYdu0c

Thursday 14th May:

Hello Year 4, how are you? Time for some more home learning :)

  • English SPAG: Play this game on BBC Bitesize.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw                                                           If you know a target for you is Spelling or Punctuation, you can choose these to specifically work on. If not, go for free play! :)
  • English writing: Remind yourself of the video I have linked these past couple of days:  https://www.literacyshed.com/3littlepigs.html  Well done for your great stories yesterday. :) Today, I'd like you to create your own newspaper article about the story you wrote yesterday! Hopefully you wrote your own fairytale. Consider both sides of the story and maybe make it look like the 'goody' is really the 'baddy' and vice versa! Don't forget all the things a newspaper needs: Remember a headline is punchy and eye catching. You can use alliteration, a pun or rhyme to make it extra exciting. Then the first paragraph has the 5 Ws. When? What? Who? Where? Why? Then you can add quotes (using speech punctuation) and further detail in the other paragraphs. See if you can write a whole page's worth or four paragraphs. It's good to keep up our writing stamina! 
  • Comprehension: Please note: I am aware the videos I have been embedding have only been working on specific devices. I'm sorry I've been looking for a solution! I have now uploaded them to a youtube channel. The links will be the only way you can access the videos as they are unlisted. Watch the video I recorded here and complete the questions attached below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toBnvgiU8us&feature=youtu.be The last few videos have also been linked on previous days. :)
  • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access video learning. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
  • PE: Why not try PE with Joe Wicks today? It starts at 9. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edXEJ4RHx10
  • ICT: Please complete the coding 2Do I set on purple mash. :)

Wednesday 13th May: 

Happy Wednesday! Thank you for your lovely emails and photos, it's great to see that you're all still okay and making the most of lockdown. :) Here is your work for today...

  • English SPAG: Please click the following link and revise fronted adverbials and the punctuation you need to include. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7v4kmn Then complete Activity 2 and Activity 3, which have also been pasted below.
  • Activity 2

    Rewrite these sentences by moving the adverbial phrase to the front of the sentence.

    Remember: You must use a comma after your fronted adverbial.

     
        

      The lion leaped from the tall grass as quick as a flash.

      The howler monkeys wake up the whole jungle with their loud calls in the morning.

      The badgers' home was built under the woodland ground.

    1. Activity 3

      This time, add your own fronted adverbials to the sentences.

       
          

        The fox stared at the mouse.

         The giraffe reached for the leaf on top of the tree.

         The owl soared through the sky.

         

       

      • English Writing: Remind yourself of the video I have linked these past couple of days:  https://www.literacyshed.com/3littlepigs.html  I'd like you to consider and write your own fairytale. Aim for a page of writing or 4 paragraphs. It is important to know and use fairytales as they teach us the structure of a good story, how to use characters and problems to build suspense, and help us with our comprehension skills (eg we know that a fox is considered sly and crafty). Try and use traditional fairytale characters but write your own story with them. Here is a link to some fairytales if you are unfamiliar with them.  https://www.worldoftales.com/fairy_tales.html
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcq_W8kKROs&feature=youtu.be of the next part of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and then answer the questions attached. 
      • Maths: Currently access to the White Rose sheets are still not available, but on the same link you can access video learning. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ If you'd like some sheets/resources for your maths lessons, please refer to this BBC Bitesize link. The objectives don't seem to follow on from the White Rose learning but it will still be helpful to revise or visit different maths objectives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 Please also remember daily practise of maths fluency either on TTRockstars, the times table practise I set on Purple Mash, or on Hit the Button. 
      • Spanish: Did you know that animals make different noises in Spain? Watch and see if you can sing along to this Spanish rendition of an old classic 'Old MacDonald had a farm'.  See if you can draw the animals mentioned in this clip and write the name of them in Spanish.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zp4ygk7
      • Geography: Today, to complete your river project, I'd like you to research the impact that humans have had on your river. There are some ideas of the general impact that humans can have on rivers in this link: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers/pollution.html Look below for a powerpoint about general river pollution too. if you can complete your project by Friday, I will share all your amazing pieces of work on this page on a display board. You are allowed to add other information or pages if you want and feel free to make them as detailed/creative as you'd like. I am SO impressed by them so far. :D 

      Tuesday 12th May:

      Happy Tuesday Year 4! :) Hope you're okay! 

      • English SPAG: Watch the following clips to remind you about co-ordinating conjunctions. They can be remembered by 'FANBOYS': F  or,  A  nd,  N  or,  B  ut,  O  r,  Y  et,  S  o   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z48xt39 

      Then complete activity 2 which is pasted here:

      Copy and complete these sentences using a coordinating conjunction.

      Remember: The coordinating conjunctions are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

      1. I like playing football __ my favorite sport is basketball.

      2. Tom loves eating strawberries __ he doesn't like apples.

      3. We could go to the park __ we can visit the cinema.

      4. It is sunny outside __ lets get the paddling pool out.

      5. I was tired at the end of the day __ I had to ride my bike home from school.

      • English writing: Remind yourself of the video I linked yesterday about the three little pigs. ( https://www.literacyshed.com/3littlepigs.html ) Today I would like you to research another fairy tale and think about both sides of the story. I want you to write a version of the fairy tale that makes the 'baddy' actually sound like the 'goody' and vice versa! For example in Little Red Riding Hood you could write a version where the little girl actually steals the wolf's red cape and is wearing it everywhere and he is cross and upset, trying to get it back! 
      • Comprehension: Please look at the task attached below. The Lion and the Witch and the Wardrobe should be back tomorrow!
      • Maths: Apologies that the worksheets were not available yesterday for White Rose. They should be available soon and I shall make the link/sheets downloadable on here as soon as I have access to them. However, for the learning video it's the same link. Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 4, lesson 2. Don't forget to also complete the general maths problem below.  If you'd like some sheets/extra practise of maths in other areas there are sheets and resources available on BBC Bitesize, linked after the White Rose learning video.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbtpg8
      • Cooking: It's cooking time again! Continue with making your favourite yummy dishes if you have your own ideas. If you're not sure, how about one of these ideas: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cooking-kids-spaghetti-meatballs-hidden-veg-saucehttps://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lemon-yogurt-chicken-flatbreadshttps://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/broccoli-pasta-shells
      • Music: Have a go at the new Purple Mash music task. Hope you enjoy :)

      Monday 11th May:

      It's a new week Swallows! I hope you are well and you enjoyed your three day weekend. :)

      • English SPAG: Practise the following spelling words using your usual methods and resources attached below. There is also a Purple Mash 2Do to complete to help you practise these words. 

      actual
      address
      calendar
      disappear
      experience
      particular
      thought
      separate
      difficult
      weight

      • English Writing: Watch this video in the following link: https://www.literacyshed.com/3littlepigs.html        I would like you to write a newspaper report about the story. Are you going to make the pigs seem innocent or guilty? Remember a headline is punchy and eye catching. You can use alliteration, a pun or rhyme to make it extra exciting. Then the first paragraph has the 5 Ws. When? What? Who? Where? Why? Then you can add quotes (using speech punctuation) and further detail in the other paragraphs. 
      • Maths:  Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 4, lesson 1. Don't forget to also complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Science: If you didn't manage to complete a water cycle investigation, click this link and complete this one. https://www.mobileedproductions.com/blog/how-to-make-a-water-cycle-in-a-bag Following this, consider the terms mentioned last week: condensation, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration absorption and run off. It may be helpful to watch this video, but please do an experiment as well as it makes it exciting and easier to understand:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8NQUQDZ3N0         Then complete the purple mash task I set you describing the water cycle. Have fun! 

      Hello Year 4! It's Bank Holiday Friday, so this task is optional (though I think it's so fun you'd not want to say no!) :D

      Yesterday I asked you to plan/create your very own Lego Land! If you didn't get the chance to do this, feel free to do it today before the next task - Design your own Lego Land! - feel free to use Lego to build it, or make it on a game like Minecraft/Roblox. You can have a particular theme if you want. Consider what will make it fun for people to come visit. What different areas will you have? What will be your main attractions? If you don't have access to Lego or Minecraft etc, you can draw a map of your Lego Land and consider all the same questions by drawing each feature. Here is a 'tour' of Lego Land Windsor to help inspire you: 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymF-Upo0DHw

      Today I would like you to design an advert to make people want to come to your Lego Land. You can do this as a 'TV' ad (filmed with a phone camera) or a brochure (on Purple Mash or on paper) or a poster etc. You will need it to be eye catching, exciting and bright! You'll need to plan what you want customers to know. How will you make it sound exciting? What features of your land will you want people to see or know about? What are the main attractions? Is it for everyone or is it age restricted? If you're doing a TV ad; do you need to act out scenes of people having lots of fun? Do you have a jingle or song with a catchy phrase? If you're doing a poster or a brochure; do you need photos or drawings of the amazing rides? Have fun and I hope to see some of your projects on email!  office@whitchurchprimary.co.uk 

      Miss Money :)

      PS, if you're interested, here's a real Lego Land advert, don't worry I'm not expecting something like this! It's a great one to watch, though! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0abJ3IKSYU

      Here are your great book reviews you wrote! :D If you're looking for your work for Thursday 7th, scroll down below!

      Thursday 7th May:

      Hello Year 4, it's Thursday! Hope you're still doing okay at home. :)

      Just a note of reassurance to parents: The tasks I am putting up are so that you have things to be occupying your children with, based on the Year 4 National Curriculum. It is being provided so that you don't need to worry about what can be done at home with your children and their home learning. I am so happy to see them engaging in their learning and that so many of you as parents are supporting your children with it while also balancing your own work, other children of various ages and other commitments! Please do not feel that all of these tasks need to be completed everyday (or even at all on some days!) They are being provided with hope that it may help you, so if you feel a particular task or two would be a task too many, or something that would suit better on the weekend etc, don't worry at all! Use them in the way that fits you and your current situation best. I hope this reassures some of you. Thank you :) 

      Okay, here are today's tasks...

      • English Handwriting: After hearing that the Purple Mash handwriting task didn't really work last time, I'm afraid it's time to get some paper and pencils out! Please Print or copy the attached handwriting sheet below. Your aim is to join each letter and have consistent sizing of letters. 
      • English writing: This task will support you with your task tomorrow, and hopefully it'll be quite fun! If you haven't already watched it, here is the video we have been using to inspire our writing this week: https://www.literacyshed.com/legostory.html Today I'd like you to design your own Lego Land - feel free to use Lego to build it, or make it on a game like Minecraft/Roblox. You can have a particular theme if you want. Consider what will make it fun for people to come visit. What different areas will you have? What will be your main attractions? This may occupy most of your time so no need for writing today(!) If you don't have access to Lego or Minecraft etc, you can draw a map of your Lego Land and consider all the same questions by drawing each feature. Tomorrow you will be doing writing about your creation, so enjoy considering what will make it the best Lego Land there is! Here is a 'tour' of Lego Land Windsor to help inspire you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymF-Upo0DHw
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmJkgS0oAnE&feature=youtu.be and answer the questions attached.
      • MathsPlease click the link and complete Summer Term Week 3, lesson 4. Don't forget to also complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • PE: Go outside if you can and do something like play football, go for a walk or go on a scooter ride. If you're unable to go outside today, for whatever reason, either do a Youtube dance (link suggestions here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw or https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=just+dance ) or yoga (link suggestions here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8snGkhBF7nhEc52y4C1S9yqjBQSLCmT4 )
      • ICT: I have set another coding task on Purple Mash for you to complete. Have fun! :)

       

      Wednesday 6th May:

      Happy Wednesday, Swallows! I'm loving all the work you have been getting up to and your photos of getting creative or going on exciting adventures! Keep sending them to me :)

      Here's today's work...

      • English SPAG: Well done on your Standard English yesterday, lots of great scores! Today can you complete the Purple Mash 2Do I set. This was set previously but many of you found it tricky. Please watch the video below to help you remember how to identify a Noun, Pronoun, Adjective and Preposition... plus others! :)
      • English writing: Hopefully you've watched the video about Lego from the past couple of days, but if you haven't, watch it now: https://www.literacyshed.com/legostory.html Then I'd like you to compare Lego with other toys or modern games and argue which is better. Think about the comparison to Minecraft, how are they similar and different? Which is more engaging? Which is best for money? Which gives you most creativity and freedom? Which teaches you skills you'd use even as an adult? Remember to be persuasive you need to use bossy/emotive language, but also be polite and not put off your reader from reading! I've attached some persuasive writing word mats below for you to use. :)
      • Comprehension: Please write a book review on a book you read this lockdown. If you've already done one, rewrite it after editing it.
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 3, lesson 3. Don't forget to also complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Spanish: Watch this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6bpyrd These children went to the bakery to buy pastries but ended up baking some of their own! See if you can write an ingredients list for the bread in Spanish using the video to help you. Try to say the names of each item in Spanish out loud to practise your accent! Feel free to draw how you would shape your bread once you made it! Have fun. :)
      • Geography: Today we will be moving onto our second page of our River Project book. I am so excited to see how they progress today! I'd like you to research the river you have chosen and find out what living things live in or around this river. It may be very different to other rivers children have chosen in the class! Consider plants, mammals, amphibians, insects, fish and any others you find! Tell me how the river helps to sustain these living things; does it contain food for them? does it provide the perfect habitat for them? Feel free to use images from google or to draw your own too. Try to continue on the same piece of work you started before with the cover page. if this isn't possible for whatever reason, please don't worry, just create a new file or do it on paper and email me. :) 

      Tuesday 5th May:

      Hey guys, happy Tuesday! Hope you're well. :) Here is your learning for today. 

      • English SPAG: Complete the 'Standard English' task I set you on Purple Mash. It's important we know and understand Standard English as it means we communicate through speech and writing correctly. Standard English is necessary when talking to people we need to make a good impression on, for example employers, universities and other professional situations! However, it is very easy to fall into habits and say things that aren't 'Standard English'. for example "What was you doing yesterday?" instead of "What were you doing yesterday?"
      • English Writing: Following the video link from yesterday (https://www.literacyshed.com/legostory.html), I would like you to create Lego models of your own and write instructions. if you do not have Lego at home, you can look up inspiration on Youtube or Google images and just draw a picture of what your model would look like. If you do have Lego, feel free to either build it or draw it, or both! Then on purple mash include a drawing and write instructions for children on how to build this model. What pieces do they need? How much time will it take? How old do you need to be to make this model? Break it down step by step and use numbers or bullet points. Don't forget time connectives, powerful verbs and adverbials, for example: 1. First, you must delicately lay out 3 standard-sized yellow Lego bricks side by side. As usual, this can be completed on Purple Mash or on paper.
      • Comprehension: Watch this video I recorded: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e21mlzhncd4f623/VID_20200504_144500.mp4?raw=1 and complete the questions attached below. Sorry it was too large to be put onto the school website as normal but hopefully should open a new window when you click the link and you'll be able to play it!
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 3, lesson 2. Don't forget to complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Cooking: I hope you have been enjoying your weekly cooking; I have loved seeing what you have created! Today I am planning on baking some vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing (and some Maltesers on top!). I also made a chicken casserole yesterday, which is fun - you can throw in all sorts of vegetables or a different meat to make it completely unique. What could you make today? Here are some links if you don't have any ideas. :)    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cupcakes    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/recipes/a536379/chicken-casserole/        https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/3430396/recipe/best-ever-easy-flapjack
      • Music: I have noticed that you can record your own sounds and put them into your Purple Mash musical creations. Do you think you could make a sound (like tapping a glass jar gently or shaking a jar of sugar etc) and record it onto your music creations to add in a new sound? Charlie even recorded his own voice and added vocals! Have fun. :) Don't forget, if you already practise or learn an instrument, now is some extra time to practise it. 

      Monday 4th May:

      May the fourth be with you...! Happy Monday Year 4. Here is your learning for today. :)

      • English SPAG: Learn the following words (practising auto, sub and anti prefixes) and then have a go at the purple mash tasks (one set as 2do and others attached below) throughout the week to help you practise! 

      subdivide
      subheading
      submarine
      submerge
      antiseptic
      anticlockwise
      antisocial
      antibiotic
      autobiography
      autograph

      • English writing: Watch the following video link: https://www.literacyshed.com/legostory.html We are going to complete a variety of tasks throughout the week, but for today, I'd like you to create an advert for the early wooden toys described in the film. Make sure you are selling them better than Ole did! What makes them worth buying? Describe each feature using good adjectives. Consider a fair price. What age of children is the toy suited to? Draw a picture of the toy too. This can be completed on purple mash or paper. 
      • Comprehension: Watch the video link above and answer these questions...      1. What type of person was Ole Christiansen? How do you know?       2. Name two of the challenges Ole faced.       3. What made Lego bricks different and exciting compared to other toys?         4. What similarities and differences were there between Ole and his son Godtfred?  
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 3, Lesson 1 and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Science: In the States of Matter topic we also learn about the water cycle! We would have been doing lots of experiments in this, some of these ideas are attached below as images. You may want to consider doing at least one of them to show and explain the water cycle or a feature of it (ie evaporation). Feel free to send in photos of the experiments you complete! Please consider all the terms: condensation, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration absorption and run off. It may be helpful to watch this video, but please do an experiment as well as it really helps children to find it exciting and more understandable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8NQUQDZ3N0

      Please click this link: https://www.purplemash.com/app/videos/displayboardvideos and click on 'Adding Work to Display Board' to see how to save your work onto The Display Board shown below. I will have to approve it before it will become visible and this is done on Purple Mash. I have shared a few pieces of work already and will continue to share excellent pieces, but if you're proud of a piece of work feel free to share it.

      Well done, you should feel super proud of your work!  

      Here is a collection of photos of work and cooking etc that you have been doing too. Wonderful job guys!

      Friday 1st May:

      Hi Year 4! Today is Friday and the start of May! Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you. Here's today's work...

      • English SPAG: Test yourself on the spellings words I gave you on Monday, if you get full marks or an improved score from Monday, you deserve a treat!  

      basic
      basically
      frantic
      frantically
      dramatic
      dramatically
      historic
      historically
      optimistic
      optimistically

      • English writing: Today I'd like you to write your 'Rock, Paper, Scissor' story, with your new characters you considered yesterday! Here's the video link if you've forgotten or not had the chance yet this week: https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html Complete your own story on Purple Mash. Think about all the wonderful language you've been using this week and make it as descriptive and as exciting as possible! I will share a few examples of any excellent work on this page. :) I'll leave a purple mash 2Do to complete this on.
      • Comprehension: Please look at the poem below and complete the ERIC questions attached.
      • Maths:  Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 2, Friday Maths Challenge and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Art: Have a go at this! It's a step by step bird on a branch painting tutorial. If you don't have paint, I'm sure drawing it with pencils or felt tip pens would work well too :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBF6XNT1CkE

      Thursday 30th April:

      Hi Swallows! I am loving all of your work, photos and videos coming in. I miss you all so much so it is wonderful for me to see what you're getting up to! I hope the rain isn't dampening any of your moods and you're still getting up to some wonderful learning and fun things too. :)

      PLEASE NOTE I have set 'redo' on all Geography projects on Purple Mash because that's how we  will continue to edit them over the next few weeks... NOT because they're incorrect or need redoing right now! Come back to them when I next set work on them. I'm super impressed with how they have started! :D

      Another note of reassurance, please don't feel the need to print off resources if you can't! Working from the screen is absolutely fine and probably easiest for most of you. :)

      Here's today's work...

      • English SPAG: Complete the purple mash on Fronted Adverbials. I think most of us found it tricky last time, but this one is different. You need to work out where the comma goes. It helps to read it aloud and see where you naturally pause. :)
      • English Writing: Create your own 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' game. Think of other materials or items instead of rock, paper and scissors. Use the image attached below for ideas on how to structure the plan for your game. Think about describing them like a character. For example if you choose 'Ice' you'd maybe choose the character to be female and cold with a pale fact like The Queen in the Narnia book we are reading! Think carefully because tomorrow you will be writing your own story with your new characters. :) It may be easier to complete this on paper, but I will leave a 2Do for you to fill in your game on purple mash if you prefer it.
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded below and answer the questions attached above it.
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 4 and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • PE: It looks like it's going to be rainy! If you don't want to go outside for some exercise/PE, consider either yoga or dance, using Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames or https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=just+dance  or https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
      • ICT: I have set a coding task for you to complete on Purple Mash. Enjoy!

      PS, I loved some of your cooking/baking photos. Below are my carrot cupcakes... I had to make do without a piping nozzle so my icing is a bit messy... they still taste delicious though! :D

      Wednesday 29th April:

      Hello Year 4. Hope you are well. :) I was so impressed by some of your setting descriptions yesterday! I have saved as many pictures of them as possible to put into a collage. Don't forget to send pictures of things you have done like cooking or science, as well as your amazing written work! I can't wait to show off how incredible you all are! 

      Here is today's work...

      • English SPAG: Today complete the purple mash on speech punctuation. If you need a reminder of some of the rules, use this:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk
      • English Writing: Watch the video again from the last couple of days: https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html Rock’s last diary entry: Imagine that Rock recounted his last day just as he crumbled to pieces in the act of saving Paper. Write his diary entry considering his emotions and thoughts throughout the story. Look at the emotion graph attached below to help you consider how to structure your writing. I have attached some emotive language sheets below to help you too. Complete this on Purple Mash or on paper. :)
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded below (sorry my phone stopped recording randomly near the end! I will make sure to continue from where it cut off when I next read!) and answer the questions attached above it.
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 3 and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Spanish: Watch the following clip and consider the similarities and differences between a British birthday celebration and a Spanish birthday celebration. Then either: create a Spanish birthday card (using Spanish words!) or for a bigger challenge, create a Paella ingredients list with the Spanish name, English translation and a drawing for each item on the list.  I have made both types of task available to make on Purple Mash. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2y6n39
      • Geography: We started research on rivers last week, and for the next few weeks we are going to be completing our own projects on rivers! Today is the first day on our project. What I'd like you to do is research a river that you want to do your project on. Further below the the images and video under this text, is a Powerpoint with some to choose from, but if you'd rather do another river that you know of or have maybe even visited, go ahead! The first task after choosing your river is to complete a cover page for your project on purple mash! You need to include a picture of your river, the name of it, where it is and 2 more facts about it. Have fun, I can't wait to see how these come together over the next few weeks! :D

      Tuesday 28th April:

      Happy Tuesday, Swallows! Hope you're having a good start to the week. :) Thank you for the wonderful work I have seen on Purple Mash as well as on email. I'm planning on putting together a collage of some of your wonderful work to display on here, so if you have any work or pictures of you learning that you're proud of, make sure you share it with me!

      Here is your learning for today:

      • English SPAG: Please complete the fronted adverbials Purple Mash task I have set.  
      • English Writing: Watch the beginning of yesterday's "Broken: Rock, Paper, Scissors" clip again.    https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html Now describe the setting of the story. If you want a challenge, write from a perspective of one of the characters. Try to make it clear through your choice of vocabulary who the character is that you have chosen. It may help you to use a thesaurus for this activity. There is an example setting description attached below, written from Paper’s perspective to help you. I have also attached a few Twinkl word banks to help with your language choices. Complete this either on Purple Mash or on paper. 
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded below and answer the questions attached above it.  
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 2 and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Cooking: Feel free to cook or bake anything you would like or that your parents have ingredients for. For example, I am planning to make some carrot cake cupcakes, so I will share a picture of them sometime for you to see! If you're unsure what to make, how about making one of my favourite recipes, feel free to change any of the toppings suggested in this recipe... (I love onion, ham and mushroom!) : https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pitta-pizzas-0
      • Music: have a go at the Purple mash music task I set you! This time, see if you can make a song that you already know, for example Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or Happy Birthday. If you play an instrument already, see if you can give yourself some time to properly practise a song and perform it. If you want to, film it!

      Plus don't forget other resources for your learning, like BBC Bitesize, Reading Wise, TTRockstars etc. :)

      Monday 27th April:

      It's a new week Swallows! This week we go into the month of May! I hope you've had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the wonderful sunshine. I loved having more phone calls with the rest of you on Friday. There were a couple I couldn't get through to, so I'm sorry if we didn't get to chat. I hope you're well!

      If you haven't already seen it, go to our Facebook or the home page on this website and have a look at the toilet roll video Whitchurch Staff put together for you!

      Anyway, here is today's learning...

      • English SPAG: Learn the following words (practising -ly endings) and then have a go at the purple mash tasks (one set as 2do and others attached below) throughout the week to help you practise! 

      basic
      basically
      frantic
      frantically
      dramatic
      dramatically
      historic
      historically
      optimistic
      optimistically

      • English Writing: Watch the following clip (it's a bit sad!) and then complete a wanted poster for 'scissors'.  Imagine that scissors survived and continued to wreak havoc in the forest. Who might have created the poster? What could the reward for capture be? Remember to include a sketch and detailed description of him. (Use excellent adjectives and expanded noun phrases!) Explain why he is ‘WANTED’ (Use powerful verbs and adverbs!). You can do this on paper or on purple mash. :) https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html
      • Comprehension: Following watching the video link above, complete the retelling of the story using the perspective sheet attached below. 
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 1 and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Science: After learning about solids, liquids and gases, we are going to think about how matter can change states when heated or cooled. For example if water is cooled enough, it freezes and becomes ice! I have attached a few pages below with different fun practical experiments to complete at home to see how altering temperature can alter the state of something. (The making chocolate crispies option is my personal favourite...) Have fun! If you do any of these, please take photos and send them in!

      Plus don't forget other resources for your learning, like BBC Bitesize, Reading Wise, TTRockstars etc. :)

      Friday 24th April:

      Hooray! It's Friday! I hope you have something fun to look forward to this weekend? Either way I hope you are staying healthy and happy whatever you are getting up to. I've loved getting the chance to speak to most of you on the phone today, if I ddin't get round to you I will be trying again tomorrow! :)

      • English SPAG: Re-test yourself on the words you learnt on Monday, do you know how to spell them now? Do you know their definitions now? If you still don't know how to spell these or the definitions, spend some time practising them in the various methods I have taught you. Forgotten what these are? Have a look at picture below to get some ideas. If you get them all right or even if you improve on your score from Monday, you should get a reward! See if an adult in the house can give you an extra 5 minutes of free time, or maybe even a yummy treat?

        surprise
        therefore
        though
        although
        thought
        through
        various
        weight
        woman
        women

      • English Writing: I'd like to know about your favourite music, either genre (type of music like pop or rock), artist, album or song. Please put together (on purple mash) a drawing/image of the genre/artist/song, and then describe it. Why do you like it? Can you name songs, instruments or lyrics you especially like? I love music so I will give any recommendations a listen! See if you can use good adjectives and description to make your choice sound interesting and exciting. For example: I love pop-rock artists like PVRIS because they're upbeat, catchy and have a more edgy sound to them. I particularly like the female vocalist's strong voice as she adds a variety of emotion to each of her songs by altering her tone. 
      • Comprehension: Please look at the image below and complete the ERIC questions attached. 
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 4 and then complete the general maths problem below. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • Art: I thought I would give you a challenge! Earlier in the year we looked at optical illusions and how to create tricks on the eyes with our drawing skills. Have a look at this video and see if you can have a go at the drawing/or something similar, using the ideas and tips given. I am going to have a go at home myself! If you want to share any of your work you can email the school and I'll get to see it. You can use whatever you have at home so don't worry if you don't heave felt tips or pencils, you can do black and white with just pencil or pen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZD8BjTK8dE 

      Thursday 23rd April:

      Hello everyone! :) I have enjoyed hearing from you and seeing so much more of your work on Purple Mash as well as email, so thank you! Keep working hard and doing your best for your learning. You're making me very proud!

      • English SPAG: Please click on the following BBC learning link to refresh and revise expanded noun phrases. Make sure you know exactly what these are and what you can add to them, because I've set a task on Purple Mash for you to try afterwards! Complete as many of the tasks as your adult deems necessary for you to know you are confident. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znpbgwx
      • English writing: Look at the tiny dragon picture below and consider the questions next to it... can you write your own story about having a tiny dragon? You can do it from your perspective, the dragons perspective or from a third person's perspective. Use your grammar skills and make sure to use at least two expanded noun phrases! Again, you can do this on paper (and email photos if you want me to see your work) or you can complete this on purple mash. 
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded below and answer the questions I've attached above it.
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 3 and then complete the general maths problem below. Don't forget to complete your TTRockstars at least once a week to keep those tables fresh! I can still see who's completing those, so well done if you're one of those children! :) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
      • PE: What sports or activities do you like to do? If you have a go-to sport like dance or football that you can do somewhere safely, do that for your PE lesson! If you don't, why not try something like the game I have attached in the images below...
      • ICT: I have set a coding task on Purple Mash for you to complete. Enjoy!

      Again, any issues with Purple Mash, please contact the school by email. There's no guarantee that I will always get all notifications or contact from parents or children on Purple Mash, as already I am not getting notified of some hand ins/comments. But please don't worry, I'm not 'marking' as I would have been at school, so don't fret if your child's work doesn't receive any comments. I am aiming to write brief feedback on all work that is submitted purely because I love to have contact with the lovely Swallows and to give tips on how they can improve their learning! Thank you for understanding :)

      More from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe below!

      Wednesday 22nd April:

      Happy Wednesday, hope you're enjoying the sunshine despite the wind! Lovely to see some of your work on email and on Purple Mash. Thank you for sharing! Keep it up :)

      • English SPAG: I have set you a task on purple mash ( www.purplemash.com ) to recognise and use proper nouns and pronouns appropriately in a sentence. This should be revision so if anyone finds it tricky you may want to spend some more time focusing on this skill today! 
      • English writing: Watch the following video and write a diary entry about the arrival of a pet you've had or have currently. If you've never had a pet, either talk to a grown up or sibling who has, or imagine you are getting the pet of your dreams! You can do this either on paper as you have been, or if you prefer, on purple mash. See if you can write more than one paragraph, in school we'd be writing two or three paragraphs a day at least in English! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13Cj82rT7Y
      • Comprehension: Watch the video I recorded below with the rest of Chapter 2 and some of Chapter 3 and answer the questions above it.
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 2 and then complete the general maths problem below. Don't forget to complete your TTRockstars at least once a week to keep those tables fresh! I can still see who's completing those, so well done if you're one of those children! :) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
      • Spanish: Watch this clip as a reminder of the Spanish numbers up to ten. Can you remember numbers beyond ten? We are going to do some revision of Spanish we know this term :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ydJr1Is8xI Then watch this clip and see if you can play the game or similar: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztrs34j
      • Geography: We are going to learn about rivers! Watch the following videos on the link and read the facts. Check your learning by playing the game at the bottom of the page and then complete the Geography task I set you on purple mash. :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7w8pg8

      More from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe below!

      Tuesday 21st April:

      Hello Year 4! Day 2 of Term 5. This year is going so fast! Don't forget to email any work/tasks you have completed if you want me to see it.

      • English SPAG: Please complete the Grammar task I set you in Purple Mash and practise learning the difference between use of the plural s and the possessive s: www.purplemash.com 
      • English writing: Following the time capsule sheets I gave you previously, consider what else you'd want included in a time capsule for someone else to read in the future and watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgUs4UHVK8 Then complete the Purple Mash task I have set you and draw images and describe each object you have included in your time capsule. www.purplemash.com 
      • Comprehension: Watch the video below from Chapter 2 of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and answer the questions included below. 
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 1 and then complete the general maths problem below. Don't forget to complete your TTRockstars at least once a week to keep those tables fresh! I can still see who's completing those, so well done if you're one of those children! :) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
      • Cooking: Design a salad. This term we would have tasted different types of salads and rated them for taste and healthiness (variety in food groups), so if you have opportunity to do this, please do it! Then design a salad that has a variety of healthy food groups that you would find delicious, and make it! Remember to be very careful with sharp knives and if you're using heat (Like boiling pasta on the hob!). I'd love to see what you create! If you're stuck for ideas, why not try one of my favourites... 
      • Pasta salad: https://www.loveandlemons.com/pasta-salad/ 
      • Greek salad: https://www.loveandlemons.com/greek-salad/
      • Music: have a go at the Purple mash music task I set you! If you play an instrument already, see if you can give yourself some time to properly practise a song and perform it. If you want to, film it!

      Below is more from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Miss Money was a huge doughnut though! I pronounced a name wrong twice. Did you notice? 'Silenus' is pronounced sigh-lee-nus! :) 

      Hello Swallows :) boo! The holidays are over... At least you can still do your work in your PJs if you feel like it! Along with all the tasks I've put below, don't forget to keep up your reading of different books and practising things like times tables and handwriting too. :) Hope you're all well and keeping yourselves safe and happy. 

      Monday 20th April:

      • English SPAG: Test yourself on the following words, do you know how to spell them? Do you know their definition? If you don't know how to spell these or the definitions, spend some time practising them in the various methods I have taught you. Forgotten what these are? Have a look at picture below to get some ideas. 

      surprise
      therefore
      though
      although
      thought
      through
      various
      weight
      woman
      women

      • English Writing: Click on the following link and discuss your socially distant sport with an adult or sibling, and consider all the options the video mentions. Then write an instructions text that clearly explains your new sport. Make sure your writing is detailed and creative by using things like subheadings, bullet points, time conjunctions, powerful verbs and adverbs. For example, instead of saying: Kick the ball in the goal. Say: Finally, shoot the ball directly into the goal while avoiding the defence. Feel free to draw a diagram or image to show what the sport would look like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryl37A7RhKw
      • Comprehension: Please use the Reading Wise package the school has access to by using the following link and login information. Username: whitchurch Password: primaryschool Login here: https://app.readingwise.com/  
      • Maths: Please click the link and complete Week 2 lesson 5 and then complete the general maths problem below. Don't forget to complete your TTRockstars at least once a week to keep those tables fresh! I can still see who's completing those, so well done if you're one of those children! :) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
      • Science: This term we would have moved onto states of matter in science! Please click the following Twinkl link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-s-063-planit-science-year-4-states-of-matter-lesson-1-solid-liquid-or-gas-lesson-pack and then use the free Twinkl login granted to parents and schools during lockdown to download the Powerpoint and resources. Info on how to do this is included in the images below. Then complete the sheets and consider the different properties of solids, liquids and gases. 
      •  Hopefully you have been sent Purple Mash logins! I have set a few tasks on there. See if you can at least complete the Science 2Do that I set you! :)

      Hello everyone, just thought I'd stop by and drop this here in case you'd like to do it! It would be special to save these memories and look back on them one day! If you have any you would like to share, email it with 'FAO Miss Money' to whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk

      Easter Holiday Week 2:

       Hello again Year 4! How are you all doing? I hope you've had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the weather we have been having! I have had some BBQs and enjoyed going on my daily walks. I've seen many trees covered in blossom and loads of flowers everywhere which has made my walking extra beautiful! If you want to share any of the lovely things you have been doing please email whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk !

      Here are some other tasks that you can be getting up to this week:

      Remember the other links below for other activities you can do!

      Easter Holiday Week 1:

      Firstly, Happy Easter Holidays! You're not going to have work set daily in this time, but I thought I'd give you a fun practical bingo game to complete over the week... see how many of these you can tick off below!

      If you're looking for some sit down writing activities then you can access the White Rose page here for some Easter maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

      And here is a link to some Twinkl Easter activities too:  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-t-18001-ks2-top-10-easter-activities-resource-pack

      https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-11100-easter-activity-pack-ks2

      Below is a video with a challenge too, using your map and compass skills! :)

      Friday April 3rd:

      Wow! Some lovely photos and videos again Year 4! Lovely to see some scrummy banana bread too - well done! Hope they were delicious like mine :) Remember if you want to you can email any work/pictures/videos to the following email address with FAO Miss Money or Yr4 and I will get to see them! whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk 

      Hello again and happy Friday! :D

      • English: (Grammar) Please watch this video and talk about what determiners are (they should already know!) Then please complete the task below in 'the colour you feel'. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8MnOXgX0Kk
      • English: (Writing) Please watch the following video for some writing inspiration and choose your method of writing (some options: non-chronological report, newspaper report, diary entry, letter, first-person story, third-person story, post card and so on...) Feel free to draw a detailed and colourful picture of your city in the sky too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAY5c21EEBU
      • Maths: Please click the following link and complete Week 2, Lesson 4. After that, please complete the general maths problem below to practise your skills. Don't forget those cheeky times tables that need frequent practise! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
      • Geography: See if you can use the compass directions and number of squares to direct your favourite Harry Potter character to their lessons correctly! Look at these sheets below. If you want you could draw your own house map and see if you could direct someone in your house around for a scavenger/early Easter egg hunt!
      • Golden time: Seeing as I've received so many lovely pictures and videos of work and things you've been getting up to, i think you deserve a bit of golden time, so make sure you enjoy your afternoon and do something fun :)

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bananabread_85720 Mine is below with the other images attached. I left mine in the oven a little too long but it still tastes yummy! :)

      Thursday April 2nd:

      It makes me so happy to see even more of your faces and the different work that has been done in your homes, you're all making me very, very proud! Thank you for sharing and remember to thank your parents for helping you with your learning too - it's so good for you to keep practising your skills! :) Again, email any work/pictures/videos to the following email address with FAO Miss Money or Yr4 and I will get to see them! whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk 

      Here are your tasks for today :)

      • English: One of the year 4 skills we have been learning in English, which is a skill used by all the authors of books you would have read, is editing and redrafting. This is a skill that can be fun if you think creatively!  I'd like you to pick one of the written tasks you have completed recently - it can be one I didn't set! - and go through it editing and upgrading spellings, punctuation, adding more adjectives, powerful verbs and checking for sense. You can look up word mats (adjectives, powerful verbs etc) on Twinkl to help, or use a thesaurus like some of you are used to doing. Then take time to write out your even more fantastic writing in your absolute best handwriting! I'm guessing some of you are being allowed to use nice pens at home so make sure you show off your best joining with the pen of your choice! If you're lucky enough to have a laptop or computer and feel like using another method (especially if doing a newspaper for example) you could try and type it up on the computer!
      • Maths: Please click the following link and complete Week 2: Lesson 3. Then have a go at the general maths problem below. Remember to keep practising your times tables on TTRockstars! If you've lost a login you can email the school asking for my help and I can sort it out for you! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
      • RE: Here is a video that explains the Christian story of Jesus that leads to the Christian celebration of Easter. Adults please read the objectives attached below and see if you can discuss these things after watching the video. It's great to encourage different thinking and beliefs, whilst accepting others' beliefs too so remind the children that it's okay if we don't agree with the Christian perspective, and it's okay if we do too! 
      • PE: I've heard of all sorts of fun active things you've been getting up to, well done Year 4! See if you can use your daily exercise to go on a nice walk today or maybe take a scooter out. If you're stuck indoors maybe you could try one of the yoga clips from this Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

      Wednesday April 1st:

      I have loved seeing more of your work! :) Keep it up :) So extra lovely to see some of your faces in pictures and videos too! Thank you! Don't forget to mention that it's from Year 4 or for Miss Money to make sure I get them all passed on  - don't want to miss anything! whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk

      Hello Year 4! Today is a bit different I'm afraid. I am setting you 16 tests with 5 pages of writing in each with some practise of Year 9 maths at the end. You'll also be copying 50 words from the dictionary to practise as spellings. I'm sorry if this seems a little harsh but you should really be spending 10 hours a day at your desks without breaks if you want to keep your education alive. After this, I think it would only be fair to your poor parents that you'd do all the chores, clean the toilets, scrub the kitchen stove and fold all the laundry. If you have any free time after that, it's straight to bed to get ready for another day of extremely hard work...

      -----------APRIL FOOLS!!!------------

      Here are your tasks really... ;)

      • English: Watch the following clip and describe your dream treehouse. Remember to be using those Year 4 objectives such as fronted adverbials with commas, expanded noun phrases with prepositions, conjunctions and clauses, speech punctuation etc. It's these skills that will make your writing extra FANTASTIChttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfB26SYIdAE
      • Maths: Please click the following link and complete Week 2, Lesson 2. Then complete the general maths problem below to remind you of your other skills you've learnt so far in maths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
      • FRIENDS/PSHE: We started thinking about 5 step plans to resolve issues in our lives that were making us scared or upset. Think about the 5 step plan for Josh below who needs to read something out to the class. Another way we can resolve our issues would be to consider all the ways we could tackle them and then make the best decision after some careful thought. try and complete the other sheet below for a problem that either you are facing or might face one day. What are the different solutions to the problem? What are the benefits and drawbacks for each one? Which is the best solution?
      • Mindfulness: Consider 5 things that you're grateful for this week, if these are people make sure you tell them!

      Tuesday 31st March:

      Happy Tuesday guys! Hope you had some fun with the science task yesterday. :) Remember to send any work or photos to whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk and I'll make sure to look at them!

      • English: Do you remember how to write a persuasive letter? You need to use powerful verbs, emotive language, alliteration, lists of three and rhetorical questions. See if you could write a persuasive letter to Mr Hornsby after watching this video. I'm sure lots of you have done home school and had a treat or two to keep you going! Has that helped your work or the opposite? Make your opinions clear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2Cd8jKF54
      • Reading: I'm sure you have been already but make sure you're reading a book everyday and try to read aloud to an adult or even a pet to practise your fluency and expression. :)
      • Maths:Please click this link and complete Week 2, Lesson 1.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Then complete the general maths problem below. I'm still keeping an eye on those children logging into times table rockstars... Well done if you're using it to practise those tables!
      • DT: If we were in school we would have started to sew our bags that we were designing a print for! Unfortunately there's no way of me sending you your bag over the internet! However, you still need to practise some DT skills, so how about food tech?! Have a go at one of these recipes if you can get your hands on the ingredients. (You don't have to use the exact ingredients and it doesn't have to happen today!) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/6-savoury-recipes-make-kids/

      Monday 30th March:

      Hello again Year 4! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend. :) Thank you SO much for the lovely photos and pieces of work you have sent in; I hope you were proud to see them shared on Facebook! It made me smile so much to see and read what you had been doing. Remember if you want me to see any of the things you've been doing in your home learning time you just need to send it to whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk and I'll make sure to look at them!

        • English: Please complete the grammar task below to practise use of apostrophes (complete the 'colour you feel'). Then click on this video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46gdWq_2qyU Can you write a diary entry about what happens when you discover this box and where you go to? Please use a book story line over a movie story line! (It can be a story that has become a movie too...) Be as descriptive as you can! See if you can use a mixture of expanded noun phrases in your sentences (determiner, adjectives, noun, prepositional phrase eg: the bright, blue sky above us.
        • Maths: Please click on this link and click Week 1, Lesson 5  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Then complete the general maths problem below... it's really good for you to revisit these skills!
        • Science: Click the following two links from BBC bitesize. Today we would have considered how we hear sound and what pitch is. After doing so, if you have an instrument in your house, see if you can work out how to change the pitch. If you don't, see if you can raid the recycling for a glass jar or two, fill them with water and carefully with an adult tap the jar with a spoon to hear the sound it makes. Alternatively, if it's a glass bottle (make sure it's clean!) you could blow across the bottle top opening to hear the sound. Can you change the pitch of the sound?  Complete sheet below.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zx9hcj6         https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/z3j3jty  
        •   PE: If you fancy a dance, try this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMZAuhadz2Y 

      Friday 27th March:

      Hey Year 4! Hope you're all okay and enjoy the video above! If you want me to see any of the things you've been getting up to or any of the work you've done so far, take photos and email it to the school at: whitchurch_pri@bathnes.gov.uk and I'll make sure to look at it :)

      • English: Take a look at this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzhxq3nCQcU and write a newspaper report about 3 children (could be you and two friends) who touched a science experiment and shrunk. Remember the 5 Ws in your first paragraph... When did this happen? Where? What happened? Who was involved? What did they do when they became small? Why are you writing a report about it? Don't forget to: Use speech punctuation and write quotes, think of a catchy headline with rhyming, alliteration or puns and draw a picture with a photo caption. Feel free to think of other features a newspaper might have too and add them in. :)
      • Maths: Please complete lesson 4 on this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Then have a go at the general maths problem below. Remember those tables need practising too!
      • Geography: On the topic of 'We Are Explorers', we have been considering our local area and researching other areas with atlases. If we hadn't been on lock down, we would have gone on a class trip to St Nicholas' church on Monday. We would have considered the history of the local area by looking at the different architecture of the church building and the dates on the gravestones. You have two optional tasks for this (and you can do both if you feel like it!): 1. Go on a walk in your local area. (Make sure you follow government guidance and only leave if you're well for exercise, stay a good distance from others and wash your hands when you come back inside.) and draw a map showing your walk and the different buildings/points of interest that you saw. 2. If you can't leave your house at the moment due to isolation, draw a floorplan/map of the inside of your house (and garden if you have one!) and label each section. You can draw in key features like your bed and the fridge. See how well you can present the map, using a ruler if you have one and colouring each section in different colours to make it easy to find different areas. 

       

      Thursday 26th March:

      Hello again Year 4 :) hope you're enjoying the sunshine, even if it's only through your window!

      • English: Take a look at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKr9HGLCbUs then make the 'to do' list. Can you use powerful verbs and adverbs to describe how your villain does things? Extra challenge: extend your sentence using a  conjunction or prepositional phrase to add extra information. You can make it funny or unexpected like the video said too! For example: (Darth Vader) - Ballet dance gracefully in my blue tutu for exercise - Rage uncontrollably about the lockdown for 30 minutes - Splash playfully in the bath with my rubber duck...
      • Maths: Please complete lesson 3 on this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/Then have a go at the general maths problem below. Don't forget to reinforce your times table knowledge using TTRockstars or Hit the Button! 
      • RE: Ask your adult to look at the planning/objectives below. First make a poster of things that make you happy or comfort you in times of trouble. Then take a look at the Bible story in the Powerpoint below and discuss these questions: What does this story tell a Christian about Jesus? What lesson does this teach a Christian? Why might this story be a comforting story to listen to or read for a Christian in times of trouble? Do you have your own stories (historical, fictional or religious) that you like to listen to or read if you're feeling worried? 

      Wednesday 25th March:

      Hi guys! Here are your tasks for today :)

      • English: (Grammar) Year 4 have been learning about speech punctuation, but we have only just started it! I think it'd be good to have a bit of practise. :) Please complete the tasks in the 'colour you feel' below and feel free to push yourself to the next colour if you realise you're confident. If you need a little more support feel free to try the other speech task where you need to identify the part that is spoken and draw a speech bubble around it. They need to remember speech punctuation " " , ! ?, new line new speaker, capital letters, and that said is dead!
      • English: (Reading/Writing) Take a look at this link: https://youtu.be/RgZPvDY8MSs See if you can answer some of the questions, like what do your shoes like to do? Then have a go at writing a piece about your shoes coming to life from the shoes' perspective!
      • Maths: Please complete lesson two on this link (may be a reminder to children who have been in for lessons or new learning for those who have been off/isolating: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ Then have a go at the general maths problem below so you can practise and remember previous learning. :) Don't forget to reinforce your times table knowledge using TTRockstars or Hit the Button!
      • PSHE/FRIENDS: If you have the login handed out a few weeks ago, go onto the online workbook and complete one of the tasks or read one of the stories. If not, look at the image I've taken from the workbook below and try one or two of the ideas or adapt some of them to suit you! This task is to remind you to slow down and experience the world around you, using all of your senses to help yourself to calm down if you ever feel upset or angry. 
      • PE: Put this on and see if you can do all the moves! (It's my absolute favourite dance to do so I'll be doing this task too!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzgc_RelBA 

      Tuesday 24th March:

      Hello again Year 4! I hope you're all okay and not missing school too much! Below are some tasks and links for today. 

      • English: Answer the ERIC questions below about the picture below. Can you tell an adult what ERIC stands for and what you need to do for each? Then write a 'defeating the monster' tale using the picture to help you. I'd like you to practise using exciting fronted adverbials, powerful verbs and descriptive adjectives! Challenge: I wonder if you could use speech and remember all your speech punctuation? 
      • Maths: Refer to the general maths problem below. For learning related to what we have been doing in school, you can also click this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and try any of these lessons. Lesson 1-4 should be a recap (which may be very helpful!) and lesson 5 onward will be new learning. :) 
      • Art: Make a poster about William Morris and his artwork with a main focus on his print. Copy the style of one of the images I've attached below onto the poster. If you'd like to, you could create a design for a print at home like you did in school. :)

       

      Monday 23rd March:

      • English: Year 4 has been lucky enough to read and watch the BFG recently so children can use that for inspiration for their writing task. They could write a Book or Movie review, a diary entry as Sophie or the BFG, or even a story about what happens next!
      • Maths: Year 4 are familiar with using column multiplication in short or long method which can be seen in the videos recorded and linked to further down the page.
      • Science: Our topic in science has been sound! They can do a sound walk around the house - they have already done this at school! What can they hear? Feel free to get them to record the sounds themselves without the prompt sheet as this was for school use and you may have other things like a TV or pet making sounds too! You can ask them if they remember how sound travels too. Feel free to also do any other tasks or use the links I gave in the learning packs too. Have fun! :)

      The Year 4s have been super lovely this morning, writing letters and drawing pictures to send to local care homes and bring some joy :) 

      Dudley, the techno-wizard dog, came to visit Swallows today during their writing lesson. Just in time! Lots of the children were writing letters to him. Some thought that there were elephants or snakes in vacuum cleaners to make them work! Some even thought there were giraffes! Luckily Dudley was aroujnd to answer all our questions...

      Here are some of last year's Year 4 children demonstrating how to work out calculations using the four operations. Click on the links to see them in action!

       

      Year 4 division: https://youtu.be/iGe90KtiEu0

      Year 4 multiplication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePKKeSbm8RY&feature=youtu.be

      Year 4 subtraction: https://youtu.be/f14ZzdBXPP8

      Year 4 addition: https://youtu.be/G8yyM1ACUsM

      We made some teeth using clay! Ask any of us which our incisors, canines or molars are...

      Click the link to view our latest Talk for Writing performance. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/DSjJzeFyUAs 

      Have a look at some of the weaving we did using sticks on our Anglo Saxon day!

      Year 4 2018/2019

      We had lots of fun learning about our armed forces today!

      Elizabeth, Holly P and Callum enjoyed writing up all the class' exciting storm words for our writing today!

      Haven't you heard? Rats have been seen all over Year 4's classroom! Lucky these ones were very friendly! 

      Have a look below to see what we will be getting up to this term!

      Happy Mother's Day! We had a go at writing our cards in Spanish!

       

      We had a lot of fun making our own Roman Pots!

      Have a look below to see what we will be getting up to this term!

      We got to have a look at what some of the new classrooms will be like!

      Term 3 Talk 4 Writing!

      Did the children tell you? Year 4 made poo! The digestive system is fun but yucky!

      Below are some pictures from our class assembly, we showed you lots of things we have learnt!

      We tried to work out what our digestive systems looked like!

      Year 4 science reports using a green screen!

      Year 3/4 Trip to Cheddar Gorge!

      Year 4 2017/2018

      Term 6 Talk For Writing

      Year 4 camp!

      Term 5 Talk for Writing!

      Melting chocolate experiment!

      Year 3 and 4 trip to St Nicholas Graveyard

      Having a go at ordering fractions!

      Year 4 2016/17

      Year 4 camp!

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      All the 2017 Dance Umbrella photos!

      Our Term 3 Week 1 Talk for Writing performance.

      We enjoyed an archery lesson as part of our PE.

      Guitar Man Jack introduced us to how a rock band operates!

      Everyday maths work!

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