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Welcome to 4E!

 

 

Hello Year 4! 

Hope you are having a good week. Just to let you know that next week there will not be any activities as it will be half term week but I will load some fun things to do in case you want some ideas of how you can keep busy.

Mrs Edwards  

 

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Amazing home learning from Year 4! It's been wonderful to see what you have been doing at home. Some great examples of work from our tasks but also some other activities that show other areas of learning!

School Closure Homework 

If you feel it is necessary to ask a question about any of the set activities, please email Y4E@pelsallvillage.co.uk between 9:00 and 3:30pm and Mrs Edwards will attempt to support all queries.

 

You may also find the following sites and resources useful whilst your child is unable to attend school. These are not compulsory but you may wish to make use of some of these resources at home. 

 

Audible are allowing free access to a wide selection of children's audio stories whilst schools are closed. This can be accessed through a computer, tablet or phone. To access follow:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

 

Times Table Rockstars is something that we use within school and is great practice for the children. They do need a log in to access. Details of these were sent home a few weeks ago however if you are unable to find this information please do not hesitate to contact me using the email address above and I will email your child's log in details to you. 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

 

If you are running low on reading material you may want to register for free with Oxford Owl. They provide hundreds of free e books for kids to read based on the Oxford Reading Tree scheme some of the books we use at school. You will need to register to access but it is a free service for use at home. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Accelerated Reader book quizzes are now available to complete at home

Here are the Summer Term 1 spelling lists from Mr Bagley.

 

Remember to look up the meanings of the words so that you learn far more than just the spellings. Thank you.

 

I have also added the link to the national curriculum spelling lists.

 

Year 4 Summer Term 1 Spellings

Insects

Capital Cities

Music

Fish

Inventions

caterpillar

butterfly

ladybird

greenfly

thorax

species

nectar

workers

termite

predator

Luanda

Nassau

Bamako

Brasilia

Bogota

Belgrade

Helsinki

Lusaka

Ankara

Cairo

chorus

compose

harmony

treble

record

vibrate

concert

volume

harmony

popular

catfish

herring

salmon

tench

bleak

turbot

grouper

barbel

flounder

marlin

aeroplane

screwdriver

computer

helicopter

telescope

submarine

calculator

surfboard

ballpoint

nylon

National Curriculum Spelling Lists

Reading

No reading task for today Year 4. Use the time to read a book at home and try to take a book quiz. 

Writing

Today, we will be finishing our stories and then you will have the option to publish them! 

 

 

 

 

Maths

Today, we are going to be adding money. Use the video below to look at how to do this (virtual Mrs Edwards is here to guide you through it again) and then have a go at completing the task. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFV2lb_0mS8

 

Creative Curriculum

This week we are going to focus on the country of: 

FRANCE 

 

VOTES FOR SCHOOLS!

 

 The Votes for Schools Team that we use every week in school have set up a way of you still have the weekly discussion of what is happening around the world! Instead of talking with your classmates and teacher you can talk with your family instead. 

You don't need to write anything for this task but talk to your grown ups about what they think. 

This week's question is:

Do you get enough sleep?

Use the document below to prompt discussion and see how you feel at the end! 

Other skills to develop...

Other skills to develop... 1

You may want to develop your drawing skills whilst you are not in school. 

Rob Biddulph is posting a draw-along session every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am in order for you to draw pictures with him at home. There are already three draw-along sessions on the website below that you might want to try out. 

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

 

If you are a Harry Potter fan (like Mrs Edwards), you may want to check out Hogwarts at home. A place to learn more about the magical world of Harry Potter and play games. Audible also have the first Harry Potter book free to listen to (the link to audible is up above if you're interested). 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

 

Children with awards this week: 

Pupils of the week: 

Lola and Rubi

Fab Five: 

Precision - Tommie

Presentation - Evie D

Collaboration - Max and Maisie

Consistency - Rubi

Concentration - Lola 

Curriculum Coverage Spring Term 

 

Maths Week commencing  English

Multiplication and Division

  • 11 and 12 times table
  • Factor pairs
  • Multiply 3 numbers
7.1.20

Non-Chronological Report 

  • Designing a sea monster 
  • Features of a non-chronological report 
  • using paragraphs correctly 

Multiplication and Division

 

  • Efficient multiplication
  • Written methods
  • Multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit number
  • Multiply 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number
13.1.20

Non-Chronological Report 

  • Sentences of 3 
  • Using precise language
  • Conjunctions of subordination 

Multiplication and Division 

  • Divide 2-digits by 1-digit
  • Correspondence problems
20.1.20

Instruction writing

  • Features of instructions 
  • Using precise instructions 

 

Multiplication and Division 

  • Divide 2-digits by 1-digit
  • Correspondence problems
27.1.20

Adventures at Sandy Cove (Narrative)

  • Using inverted commas correctly
  • Using fronted Adverbials 
  • Describing settings to build tension

Area

  • What is area?
  • Counting squares
  • Making shapes
  • Comparing area  
3.2.20

Adventures at Sandy Cove (Narrative)

  • Innovating the story 
  • Paragraphs when using speech 
  • Punctuating fronted adverbials 

Fractions

  • What is a fraction?
  • Equivalent fractions  
10.2.20

Adventures at Sandy Cove (Narrative)

  • Continuing to write our own version 
  • Editing and redrafting 
  • Joined handwriting  

 

 

Maths Week commencing  English

Fractions

  • Fractions greater than 1 
  • Counting in fractions 
24.2.20

Recount - Newspaper 

  • Direct speech 
  • Possessive or Plural 
  •  Apostrophes for plural possession

Fractions

 

  • Adding two or more fractions 
  • Subtraction fractions 
  • Subtracting fractions from a whole number
2.3.20

Narrative - Flotsam  

  • Inferring meaning 
  • Describing settings
  • Different sentence starters 

Fractions

  • Calculate fractions of a quantity
  • Solve problems solving fractions of a quantity 
9.3.20

Narrative - Flotsam  

  • Correct use of was and were
  • Describing settings using senses
  • Using prepositions 

 

Assessment Week

16.3.20

Assessment Week

Number: Decimals 

  • Divide 1 digit by 10
  • Divide 2 digits by 10 
  • Hundredths 
23.3.20

Narrative - Flotsam 

  • Innovating the story. 

Number: Decimals 

  • Hundredths as decimals 
  • Hundredths on a place value grid
  • Divide 1 or 2 digits by 100
30.3.20

Persuasive Writing - Flotsam

  • Creating an advert to sell the underwater camera. 

 

Spring 1 

Into the Abyss

Creative Curriculum:

We will learn about:

Week 1 

Design Technology

  • Exploring use of pneumatic systems in making objects work or move
  • Designing a sea creature that has one moving part
Week 2 
  • Making a sea monster that moves using a pneumatic system
  • Evaluating how successful our model was. 
Week 3

Geography 

  • Naming oceans and seas of the world 
  • Describing their position using the terms 'Northern hemisphere' and 'Southern hemisphere' 
Week 4

Geography 

  • Learning about the features of the oceans 
  • Different uses of the oceans and seas
Week 5

Geography 

  • Advertising a cruise 
  • Mapping out our cruise route 
  • What effect are we having on the oceans? 
Week 6 

Geography 

  • Litter Survey results
  • Planning to make a change 

 

Spring 2 

Into the Abyss

Creative Curriculum:

We will learn about:

Week 1 

History

  • Who was James Cook?
  • Mind-map information about his life 
  • Create a biography about James Cook
Week 2 

Art

  • Exploring the art work of Seurat and the style of pointillism
  • Using different implements for painting
  • Combining Primary and Secondary colours
  • Creating shade with pointillism techniques 
Week 3

Art

  • Drawing sea creatures
  • Creating our own ocean themed painting using the pointillism technique. 
Week 4

Geography

  • Learn about the different depths of the oceans

History

  • Write a newspaper article about the sinking of the titanic 
Week 5 ?
Week 6  ?

 

Science: Greatly Green Growers

French: Describing our appearance

RE: Special Journeys and Easter 

Music: Singing sessions with Miss Bird  

PE: Badminton 

Computing: Scratch 

Key Information 

Reading 

Children are expected to read regularly at home and to complete an AR book quiz each week. We have time dedicated for children to read their selected reading book but we encourage as much as possible to also listen to them read at home. 

 

Our class novel that we will be reading together and using for Guided Reading is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our English lessons we will be using: 

 

 

 

Homework

Spelling  

Each week children will be required to practise a set list of spellings. Spelling tests are taken on a Thursday. Their test scores will be recorded at the bottom of the relevant pages in their spelling booklet. Children will also record which words they still need to learn from the spelling test 

 

Maths 

Each week we complete a CLIC quiz in school. Part of the maths homework is to look at which questions they did not get right in that week's CLIC quiz and to spend a little time practising at home ready for the next CLIC quiz. 

 

Creative Curriculum 

Children will need to select an area of our Creative Curriculum learning that they are interested in to find out more about that area. For instance if the children have been interested in learning about the different Oceans they may decide to create a factfile for one of the oceans or seas that they are most interested about it. They can then bring in their yellow homework book at the end of the half term for us to take a look at and give out merits if the work is of a good quality

 

PE 

Our PE day is Monday. 

Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit in school on these days.

This should include:

School PE top

Black PE shorts 

Black pumps 

 

Long hair should be tied up on PE days and if your child wears earrings they must remove them before the lesson as they are getting changed or cover them with a suitable tape or plasters bought from home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our adventures in our classroom

W/C 13.1.20 

This week we have been creating moving models of our own sea creature that we have designed and making them move using pneumatics. 

Here are a few of them in our new topic display:

 

 

 

We have also been writing information texts about our new sea creatures that we have discovered. 

Take a look inside our class encyclopedia: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/C 20.1.20

 

This week we have been learning to name the oceans and major seas of the world. 

 

Test your knowledge of the Oceans and Seas with this Kahoot Quiz. Copy and past the link below into your web browser and then type in the Game Pin. Can you beat your parents? 

 

https://kahoot.it/challenge/0278224 

 

Game Pin:

0278224

 

Let Mrs Edwards know how you did! 

 

W/C 10.2.20

This week we will begin to look at fractions. 

Try watching the video below to help remind yourself of what a fraction is. 

 

https://youtu.be/6ooKWyPI0i4 

 

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