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Year 4 Home Learning


Hello year 4 and all of your wonderful adults.      


This is the last update before the summer holidays and your last week of being in year 4. Isn’t that a strange thought?!
 It has certainly been a strange few months! Well done for persevering and being so sensible.

I know it has been challenging but I hope you have enjoyed learning from home. I have missed you all so much and I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon. You can tell me all about what you have gotten up to.

Well done for all your hard work.

 Make sure to enjoy your summer holidays and make lots of new memories.


Mrs Flynn 


 

Week commencing 13/07/2020

English
NEW: SPAG activities attached below.


Spellings
- Please see this week’s spellings list in the link below. Please use the list that is relevant for you. 

New ideas for practising spellings: 
- Write your spelling in uppercase and lowercase.
- Fancy letters. Write each of your words using fancy writing. Your letters could be curly or dotty… or whatever you decide.
-
Air writing. Write your words in the air with your fingers.
- Write your words in
alphabetical order.  


The following website has some excellent spellings games and activities: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
 

You can continue to learn your spellings and use https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Reading - Continue to do lots of reading. There are lots of free audiobooks on here:
https://stories.audible.com/discovery 

There is a test pack attached below. An adult will need to follow the instructions and read the spellings out loud to you.

NEW: reading tasks:
- Write down some facts that you have learned through reading over the past few months.

- Design a poster for one of the books that you have read, encouraging other children to read it.
- Pretend that you are a character in one of your books and write a diary entry for one day in the story.

There are some 60 second reading activities attached below.

Writing – Please continue with the creative writing task.

Maths -
NEW: I have attached an Ultimate Times Table Challenge sheet. You will need a timer to complete this. How speedy are you?

Here is a link to a daily maths page. We have used this in class quite a few times. Make sure you are challenging yourself by changing the speed.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Please continue to focus on your times tables. You will be familiar with the following website https://www.timestables.co.uk/ Can you practise using the speed test and games? Keep track of your time score and see if you can beat it. Maybe you could challenge your siblings or family members?

Take a look at the Whiterose website - 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Go to the home learning section of the website and click on year 4. Look at Summer term week 12.

Whiterose also has a daily problem challenge that you could look at. Click on resources and you will see these listed as problem of the day. 

Science - This half term our focus is the
digestive system and teeth .

Take a look at the Lower body KS2 unit- https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item694478/grade2/index.html?source=subject-Science-KS2-Science-Resource%20types

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NEW: Escape the Dentist chair! Use what you have been learning to play an escape game. Make sure you only look at the answers afterwards!


History
Take a look at the following clips: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

NEW: Viking sword and shield activity attached below.


New creative Kickstart – For your task, you will need to research and design a Viking longboat. I would like you to label each part and include as much detail as possible.  
 

PE -
- I have attached a document below with some tasks to keep you moving and motivated.

- Go Noodle has some really great clips to help you to relax. You can encourage all of your family to join in with these. They are on the following page 
https://app.gonoodle.com/categories/manage-stress

- Please continue with Joe Wicks -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Music -
Please
continue to use your Yumu accounts. I have added some new assignments and will be looking out for a new Yumu superstar.

Out of the Ark Music have a new song every day. We use this website for our songs in worship and class. With all your practise, it will be amazing when we can finally sing together again! 

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner


RE:  Revd Matt from St Mary's Church in Wavendon has put together a weekly worship that can be accessed online - https://www.stmaryswavendon.co.uk/

Wellbeing: This is an opportunity to focus on some activities, inspired by people who demonstrated kindness in all sorts of ways. Take a look at the following activities and ideas: https://fs.sprint-campus.co.uk/storage/N1svRSpmHqgOJmU5eWdLjQ/emails/wellbeing_workout_kindness.pdf

TV time - CBBC Newsround. Can you spot the happy news page? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
 

Puzzles and games – We have been enjoying learning how to play charades and miming in school. I have attached a document below that you might like to play with your family.
 

PE tasks

Curriculum Subjects

 

 

Year 4 pupils are taught a wide variety of subjects from the New Curriculum and are assessed throughout the year against milestone 2. Throughout lower key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria.

 


What subjects do we cover?


• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape, position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Computing
• Music
• History
• Geography
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian Values.
• MFL- French

 

Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach through a range of exciting topics and themes throughout the school year. In the Year 4 Class, our Christian school values are deeply embedded and every day we discuss our belief of the day which links to our focused Christian value for the half term.


Key Class Information



 

 

Homework

Every Monday the children have their spellings test. As part of their homework, children should be practising their spellings throughout the week. 

On Friday the children have their times tables test. Children should also work on their times tables throughout the week. Please encourage your child to use Times Tables Rockstar's so that the class teacher can check in on their progress and areas where your child may need further support.
Please be aware that children will only move to the next set of times tables once they have successfully scored 100% three weeks in a row.

As part of their homework, the children need to read to an adult at least three times a week. Please write a short note in your child's home school diary to acknowledge this so that they can receive the reading rewards. 

KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) - These are handed out at the beginning of each half term and have recommendations for challenges that the children can complete. Each half term, the class will be assessed on their KIRF.

Creative kickstarts are given out every half term. The due date will be decided by Mrs Flynn when this is set. 

Please check your child's home school diary for the results of their spellings and times tables tests.




Useful Links

Listed below are some really excellent websites that we regularly use in class. 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - Fabulous website for learning and practising spellings. The children are familiar with this and know how to use it. 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ - This website is great to prepare for the upcoming times tables test. There is a 6 second timer to help the children familiarise themselves with the timing.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Excellent for practising times tables. The class teacher can also keep track of your child's progress and note any times tables they may be struggling with.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - A really fun website to help with times tables and other maths related topics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q - Particularly good for times tables but also with subjects such as English. We regularly use this website to sing our times tables and dance.

https://app.gonoodle.com/ - A fun website for learning through movement. It also offers children exercise and opportunities for reflection and meditation. 

Class gallery

We are Supermovers in maths!

Exploring sound

Melting and freezing chocolate

Finding the area of objects in the classroom

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