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Week beginning 6.7.20

 

Hello Year 4 and Parents,

 

It’s Mrs Yarwood here.

 

What a busy week we have all had. From Roman architecture made using Minecraft, to your wonderful Roman Solider Diaries, we have loved receiving emails sharing with us all of your hard work. We really are so thankful for all of your support and hard work during this term.

 

It has been lovely talking with you all on Zoom or on the phone over the last few weeks and we are very much looking forward to seeing all of you who are returning. Due to time constraints, this week’s zoom sessions will be that last for those children who are returning. We hope you have enjoyed them as much as we have.

 

We have posted home learning activities to be conducted by all students during the week that they are not in school. There is more information about this below. I have also uploaded a special story all about returning to school. Therefore, we are asking you to listen to or read through the story with a grown up. We know that some of you may not be returning quite yet, but reading this story will also support you when the time does come for you to return.

 

We miss each and every one of you and can't wait to welcome you all back to Springfield when the time is right for you and your families. Thank you for your continued hard work throughout these challenging times. You really have done Springfield and us proud!

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Yarwood

 

 

Year 4 Home Learning Monday 6th July – Friday 27th July 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Group A back into school on Monday 9th July and Group B on Monday 13th July. We understand that not everyone can return to school at this time, so we have continued to set work for you to complete at your own pace on the website.

 

Group A - (in school Monday 6th July to Thursday 9th July)

We will explain the home learning to you when you are in school. You are not expected to do any home learning this week as you will be in school.

 

Group B - (in school Monday 13th July to Thursday 16th July)

Please complete the work set prior to returning to school. Similarly to last week's work, we have set activities for English (4 sessions), Maths (4 sessions), Topic (2 sessions) and Science (2 sessions).

 

Children not returning

Students who are not returning, are asked to please conduct the sessions highlighted in red in addition to the usual learning.

We ask that all non-returners create an individual profile to be emailed to the Year 4 email, by Friday the 17th. We will then use these profiles to provide information for the children’s next teacher, as well as create a memory keepsake.

 

All - Please also keep up with Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed

Please read this story with your child so they are ready to discuss it when they return to school:

Reading:

  • Finish Reading Roman Rescue over the next 2 weeks. This should equate to you reading for at least 30 mins a day.

English:

  • Practise spelling the Year 4 words over the next 2 weeks, ready for a spelling test. This will need to be conducted with the help of an adult or older sibling. 
  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leader board next week.

Session 1: Revision Quiz

Task:  Work through the PowerPoint and complete the activities listed on the slides

Session 2: Editing and Proofreading Task- You be the teacher. Choose your level of challenge and then follow the instructions on the sheet. Remember to email us pictures of your hard work. Choose from the following colours: Blue – Extra Mild, Orange – Mild, Green – Hot, Purple – Super Spicy

Task: Choose your challenge – Editing and Proofreading Task.

Session 3: SPAG mats

Task: Choose your level of challenge and work through the SPAG mats then check your answers.

Session 4: Spot the Error – Can you identify these everyday mistakes in real life examples?

Task: Work through the PowerPoint and identify the errors.

Optional Challenge: Make your own examples to email to the Year 4 email.

For non-returners: Please attempt to do this session as the Year 4 Teachers will use your creations to create a memory slideshow, as well as be passed on to your next Teacher.

Task: Individual Profile and Memory Task.

Extra English Activities:

  • Year 4 Spellings Crosswords and Word Searches

Maths:

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult.
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars. 

 

Session 1: Have a go at our Marvellous Maths Quiz!

Task: Work through and solve the problems in this Maths Quiz

Session 2: Tricky Tangrams - Make your own Tangram pieces and complete the problem

Task: Print and cut out the Tangram sheet and then investigate how many different polygons can you make with all 7 of your Tangram pieces

Session 3: Time Challenge! Work through the PowerPoint. Conduct the quiz in the link and have a go at the Problem Solving Challenge.

Task: Have a go at the Time Challenge

Session 4: Maths Games – Have a go at the online maths games in the PowerPoint

Task: Work through a selection of games practising various math’s skills.

Extra Maths for non-returners:

  • Crack the Code – Greater Depth Challenge

 

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites:

Topic:

Session 1: What did the Romans do for us? Work through the PowerPoint to research about the legacy of the Romans in Britain.

Task: List your top 5 Romans inventions and order them from most important to least important.

Session 2: What did the Romans do for us? Work through the PowerPoint and conduct the task.

Task: Create a PowerPoint or poster that shares your top 5 Roman legacy items.

Extra Topic Challenge For Non-returners: Please choose and plan one of the Independent Roman TASC Projects to complete. Remember to email a picture of your final product to the Year 4 Email.

Science:

Session 1: Classification – Read through the PowerPoint on how we classify living things.

Session 2: Branching Databases -

Task: Work through the PowerPoint and then make and save your own branching database, using PurpleMash.

Extra Science Challenge For Non-returners: Work through the PowerPoint on Changes to the Environment.

Task: Create a poster that shows the negative effects to your chosen environment, as well as highlights how we can minimise the impact these changes have.

Optional extras:

 

Chess:

  •  Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor.

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

Week beginning 29.6.20

Hello Year 4 and Parents,

 

It’s Mrs Betts here.

 

It has been so lovely for us to continue to keep in contact with many of the children via our Zoom chats and hearing your acts of kindness has shown us just how you are all keeping up the school value of supporting and caring both with family and friends and to support your local communities and what amazing people you all are. We were so happy to receive the wonderful news that Year 4 have been invited back into school and are delighted that many of you will be coming to join us during the last couple of weeks in Year 4. Your teachers are so looking forward to seeing you.

 

Reports have been mailed out this week and I am sure parents are very proud of their children’s achievements in what has been a very difficult end to the school year. We know just how hard you are all working at home to keep up with the curriculum and to prepare yourselves for a move to Year 5. Due to the opt-in calls available to parents next week to discuss the reports and due to time constraints, we will be unable to continue with the narrated lessons after this week. We hope you have all enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed making them.

 

We hope everyone has had a productive week and enjoyed the home learning as well as enjoying more sunshine and down time with friends and family. Please don’t forget to keep e-mailing in your work, we love seeing it. There have been some outstanding, creative ear defenders designed and made for our Science topic and we will hopefully get to see some more this week alongside your very own Top Trump cards. Once you have presented your Roman diary entry as part of this week’s activities, then we ask that you do please submit these also.

 

Alongside the usual daily Maths, English, Science and Topic work for this week we would also like you to join in with a virtual ‘Trafford Sports Day’. This is the time of year we would ordinarily be warming up and practising to show off our sporting talents! Trafford Sports Partnership have planned a Virtual Sports Day for all children at home and in school to take part in. It's a series of simple differentiated challenges (all detailed clearly on the PPT) for which scores can be recorded and sent to the partnership via Twitter. Try your hand at Balancing, Catching, Fitness, Jumping, Ball Handling and Running ! Please follow the powerpoint activities .The Sports Day is planned for Wednesday 1st July with all scores needing to be sent in to the Partnership by Thursday 2nd at 3.30pm. Children can also take part without sending in scores if they wish. You can also do it on any day before this, if it fits better with your plans! You are able to record your results using the following link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9ZPLZF2.  Enjoy and let’s hope the sun can keep shining!

 

The Year 4 teachers are looking forward to catching up with parents next week and discussing your child’s report, achievements and next steps. If you need to contact us regarding any other matter then do please e-mail us on the group e-mail address and we will arrange to contact you separately. Thank you for all your continued support and we hope you are all safe and well. We can’t wait to see the children :)

  

Best Wishes,

 

Mrs Betts, Miss Brame, Mrs Yarwood and the rest of the Year 4 team

 

  

 

 

Reading:

 

English:

  • Practise spelling the Year 4 words throughout the week, ready for a spelling test later in the week. This will need to be conducted with the help of an adult or older sibling. 
  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leader board next week.


 

Session 1: Narrated Lesson – Publish your diary entry

Task: Publish your diary entry.

 

Session 2: Roman Rescue – Read the extract for chapters 1-3 of our new class reader. – Don’t forget to discuss what you have read with a grown up.

Task: As you read chapters 1-3, record any words you don’t understand. Use a dictionary to find and record the definitions.

Session 3: Read the extract for chapters 4-6 of our new class reader, then conduct the Reading Comprehension challenge

Task: Choose Your Challenge: Reading comprehension

Session 4: Narrated Lesson – Roman Rescue

Task: Setting description.

Maths:

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult.
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars. 

 

Session 1: Fractions of Quantities - Recap

Optional Task: Complete a work sheet if you would like more practise, selecting your level of challenge.

Session 2: Narrated Lesson – Fractions of Quantities – Problem solving

Task: Complete a worksheet selecting your level of challenge.

Session 3: Narrated Lesson – Equivalent Fractions Recap

Task: Complete a sheet, selecting your level of challenge.

Support: Use the Fraction Wall resource to support children if they wobble.

 

Session 4: Tenths and Hundredths Recap

Task: Complete a task, selecting your level of challenge.

Challenge: Complete the reasoning and problem solving sheet.

Optional Task: Complete the quiz powerpoint.

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites:

 

 

Topic:

Session 1: Historical Roman Relics in Britain – Work through the PowerPoint about different historical sites in the UK and use the virtual tools to investigate these areas.

Session 2: Narrated Lesson - Historical Roman Relics in Britain

Task: Create a model or a sketch of a historical relic in Britain.

Science: Micro Habitats

Session 1: Work through the PowerPoint about micro habitats and minibeasts.

Session 2: Narrated Lesson – Micro Habitats

Task: Use the investigation sheet to explore and identify different minibeasts.

VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY

You are able to record your results using the following link :

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9ZPLZF2

 

Optional extras:

 

Chess:

  •  Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor.

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

PE:

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?:

 

 

 

 

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players.

 

 

Week beginning 22.6.20

 

Hello Year 4 and Parents,

 

It’s Miss Brame here. It has been a strange couple of weeks being back in school with only a few children, but we have loved seeing your faces on our Zoom sessions this week and look forward to arranging sessions with more children next week. Ahead of the zoom sessions next week, please have ready to discuss an act of kindness you carried out during lock down. Think about who benefited from this act of kindness and how your actions helped them. We want to say a big thank you for all those who were able to join in the sessions, for showing super listening skills, respecting each other and sharing your positive experiences from lockdown. We enjoyed listening to your experiences and are so proud of everything you have achieved over the past few weeks. Whether that’s learning a new skill, helping with chores around the house or calling family members to say hello. You are all superstars!

 

We hope you enjoyed the new style of learning this week with the narrated powerpoints, this was something we have never done before. It was a very different experience teaching to a computer screen and was very strange at first! Like you, we are continuing to learn new skills. I must try to use an alternative phrase to “It’s Miss Brame here,” I have realised through writing these letters and narrated videos that I am over using it! Thank you to those parents who have emailed with feedback, as always, feedback is greatly appreciated and we really value your comments and thoughts. 

 

As I was looking for some new PE activities for you all to have a go at, I came up with an idea. I thought it would be nice for children to share any fun activities that they have found over the past few weeks and maybe we can share them for others to use and complete. If you have any PE links to share, images of fitness challenges or have made your own fitness task, send these into the year group email so we can share on the website, we would love to see them! I have found a couple of great PE links which I will post below and also under the PE session each week.

 

We can’t wait to see you on our Zoom sessions next week! I hope you all have a great week.

 

Regards,

 

Miss Brame, Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts and the rest of the Year 4 team.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Vlhde7N5uGDIFXXWWEbFQ Just Dance: Lots of dance videos

 

https://imoves.com/the-imovement The iMovement:  Lots of fitness routines, dance challenges, fun active games and lots more!

 

 

Reading:

  • Practise spelling the Year 4 words throughout the week, ready for a spelling test later in the week. This will need to be conducted with the help of an adult or older sibling. 
  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leader board next week.

 

Session 1: Narrated Lesson – Plan your Diary Entry

Task: Create your diary plan – Include pictures and notes if required.

Session 2: Compose your Diary Entry Introduction

Task: Write your diary entry introduction using the success criteria.

Session 3: Compose your Diary Entry’s second paragraph

Task: Write your 2nd paragraph using the success criteria.

Session 4: Narrated Lesson – Compose your Diary Entry’s final paragraph

Task: Write your final paragraph using the success criteria.

 

Maths:

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult.
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars. 

 

Session 1: Watch this video link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8pfgk7

Narrated Lesson - Correspondence Problems

Optional Task: Complete a task sheet, selecting your level of challenge.

Session 2: Correspondence Problems

Task: Complete the task sheet selecting your level of challenge.

Challenge: Complete the problem solving question at the end of this powerpoint.

Greater depth Challenge 2: Complete the Greater Depth Challenge sheet instead of the “Task” sheet.

Session 3: Narrated Lesson – Scaling Problems

Task: Complete a “Fruit Salad Task” sheet, selecting your level of challenge or complete the greater depth “Cheese Scone Task” sheet.

Reasoning Challenge: Complete the reasoning question at the end of this powerpoint. You can answer this verbally or write this on your sheet/paper.

Session 4: Scaling Problems

Task: Complete the 1st question on the work sheet and question 2 if you wish to do so.

Greater Depth Challenge: Answer the problem solving question at the end of this powerpoint and then make up a question in the same style for someone in your home to solve.

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites:

 

 

Topic: Boudicca

Session 1: Read the story of Boudicca in the PowerPoint and watch the video links

Task: Record notes on Boudicca – Who was she? What did she look like? What did she do? Why was she important in British History?

 

Session 2: Narrated Lesson - Go through the PowerPoint on how to create your Boudicca Top Trump card.

Task: Create a Boudicca Top Trump card.

 

Science: Surprise New Topic!

Session 1:  Narrated Lesson

Session 2: Look through the PowerPoint and conduct the task.

Task: Document living things in your local area.

 

Optional extras:

 

Chess:

  •  Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor.

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

 

PE:

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?:

Hello Year 4 and Parents,

 

It’s Mrs Yarwood here!

 

We hope that you are all keeping positive despite the news of possibly not now returning to school this summer term. It can be easy to feel a bit down during these times, but we are really looking forward to seeing some of you on our Zoom video calls next week. Those children that have signed up by email to our weekly video calls, will receive an email with the video link and time slot. You should receive this email at the beginning of next week. You will also receive information about what you will be expected to prepare to talk about for this call alongside your link email.

 

Our approach to home learning is continually adapting. The Class Teachers of Years 2-5 have been adding narration to some of the PowerPoints for our lessons. These ‘Narrated Sessions’ should be clearly labelled below. Unfortunately due to the size of these PowerPoints, we have had to split some of them into smaller parts so we can upload to the school website. We will endeavour to make all future PowerPoints so they can be uploaded in one go.

 

In addition to this, Year 4’s home learning will now be structured in the following way:

English and Maths are now split into 4 sessions to be conducted over 1 week.

Topic and Science are now split into 2 smaller bitesize sessions for you all to sink your teeth into.

 

Please note, that narrated powerpoints should play automatically once you play in slideshow mode (You may need to press F5 to get it into slideshow mode). However, depending on your device, you may have to look out for a speaker icon on each page in order to hear the narration. Please let us know through our year group email, if you are having any problems accessing these lessons. As I am sure you will all understand, we teachers are learning new skills alongside the children.

 

Thank you for your continued support. It really is greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a fabulous week.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Yarwood, Miss Brame, Mrs Betts and the rest of the Year Team

Reading:

 

 

English:

  • Practise spelling the Year 4 words throughout the week, ready for a spelling test later in the week. This will need to be conducted with the help of an adult or older sibling. 
  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leader board next week.

 

Session 1: Spellings and GaPS - Paragraphs

Task: Choose your challenge

Session 2: Narrated Lesson – Introduction to Diary Entry

Task: Identifying features of a Diary Entry – Use Exc from last year

Session 3: Colloquial language

Task: Record different examples of colloquial language for you to use in your upcoming diary entry.

Session 4: Narrated Lesson – Cross curricular lesson researching life as a Roman Soldier

Task: Magpie and jot down ideas during the powerpoint, that can be used in your diary entry.

Maths:

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult.
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars. 

 

 

Session 1: Narrated Lesson: Distributive Law Multiplication Problems

Tasks: You can choose to either solve the table problem or have a go at a challenge sheet.

Session 2: Multiplication using distributive law

Task: Solve the multiplication calculations using distributive law.

Greater Depth Challenge: Complete some questions on the Reasoning and Problem Solving sheet.

Session 3: Bus Stop method for Division

Task: Complete the sheet selecting your level of challenge for the calculations.  Check your answers to the first section using a calculator.

Greater Depth Challenge: Reasoning Challenge questions on the sheet and Problem Solving question on the powerpoint.

Session 4: Narrated Lesson - Division Word Problems

Task: Complete the of word problems on the sheet.

Challenge: Write 2 of your own 2-step word problems for a family member to solve. Make sure one of them uses the division operation to solve it.

Super challenge: Answer the multi-step word problem on the following slide. 

Topic:

Session 1: Watch these videos about Julius Caesar:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zs2mhyc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1NimVSJ8XI

 

Session 2: Narrated Lesson - Go through the Powerpoint on Julius Caesar and record notes about him and his attempted invasion of Britain making sure you answer the questions on the powerpoint.

Science: Shhhhhh!

Session 1:  Narrated Lesson - DT Design template for ear defenders

Session 2: Work through the powerpoint and make your ear defenders

Optional extras:

 

Chess:

  •  Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor.

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

 

PE:

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?:

 

 

 

 

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players.

Have a look at Year 4's wonderful cakes that were baked for the baking competition, we can tell how much effort has been put into these and they all look delicious!

Hello Year 4 and Parents,

 

It’s Miss Brame here, I hope you are all well and enjoyed some relaxing times over the half term holiday. I went for lots of walks in the sunshine over the half term holiday and explored areas I had never been before! I also enjoyed visiting some friends and family in the garden, I know lots of you have loved seeing people at a 2m distance outside too. The Year 4 team are all missing you all and are still enjoying receiving email updates with pictures of your wonderful activities and learning.  

 

This week, Monday and Tuesday’s learning consist of some Oak Academy Lessons for Maths and English. We would love to hear feedback about what you think of this style of learning. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday's learning have powerpoints and activities for you to complete. We would like to hear about your half term holiday activities by writing postcard message for friends. Please email us a copy ready to post and share on the website for all your friends to read. As always, remember to take it easy and go at your own pace.  

 

We have attached a short video link below for children to watch showing we care whilst following social distancing measures. Mrs Yarwood will be uploading a story for children to listen to so keep checking the website for this update and watch this space.

 

Have a super week and we will update the website this week with the video mentioned above.

 

All the very best,

 

Miss Brame, Mrs Yarwood, Mr Betts and the Year 4 Team

 

While We Can't Hug video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY&feature=youtu.be

Week 12 Update

Week beginning 8.6.20

Reading: 

  • As we have now finished reading the Witches, continue to read your own book of choice for at least 30 mins a day. You can use the following link for access to online books for free:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html 

  • Complete the Oak Academy English Reading Comprehension Tasks below. 

 

English:  

  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leaderboard next week. 

 

Oak Academy Links: 

Monday and Tuesday’s learning uses Oak Academy links. Make sure you close the ‘Cookies’ Pop up at the bottom of the screen to see how you progress through the lesson. Please record any written answers on a piece of paper. 

 

Monday: Oak Academy English Reading Comprehension Task 1

  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-reading-comprehenison-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk6-1 

 

Tuesday: Oak Academy English Reading Comprehension Task 2  

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-reading-comprehenison-inference-year-4-wk6-2  

Wednesday: Work through the powerpoint on how to use past tense and then work through the challenges. 

Task: Select your level of past tense challenge. 

Thursday: See this weeks powerpoint outlining how to conduct todays challenge of creating a list of activities that you have enjoyed doing over the last 2 weeks of half term.  

Task: Create a list of activities. 

Additional Challenge: Add pictures to each of your activities. 

Friday: Read through the Friday section of the powerpoint, outlining how to create your postcard. 

Task: Write a postcard message to your friends, making sure you use past tense. 

Additional Challenge: Add a picture to match your message.  

Maths:
Oak Academy Links: 

Monday and Tuesday’s learning uses Oak Academy links. Make sure you close the ‘Cookies’ Pop up at the bottom of the screen to see how you progress through the lesson. Please record any written answers on a piece of paper.  

 

Monday: Recapping Time and Solving Time Problems 

Task: https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-time-marathon-training-year-4-wk4-1#slide-1 

 

Tuesday: Shape and Symmetry Problem Solving 

Task: https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/shape-and-symmetry-to-solve-problems-based-on-angles-year-4-wk6-5  

Wednesday: Multiplication Recap 

Task: Complete an activity selecting your level of challenge. 

Additional Challenge: Complete the quiz at the end of the slide using your reasoning skills to spot the mistake. 

 

Thursday: Bus Stop Method Without Remainders 

Task: Complete an activity selecting your level of challenge. 

Additional Challenge: Complete the quiz at the end of the slide using your reasoning skills to spot the mistake. 

Friday: Bus Stop Method With Remainders 

Task: Complete an activity selecting your level of challenge. 

Additional Challenge: Complete the quiz at the end of the slide using your reasoning skills to spot the mistake. 

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites: 

  

Topic: The Roman Army! Look through the powerpoint about the Roman Army. Make sure to watch the videos and then choose your challenge. 

Tasks to choose from:  

Task 1: Use the link to further research and make notes about the Roman Army and what life was like for a soldier. 

Task 2: Draw a sketch of a Roman soldier in full armour.  

Additional Challenge: Label your sketch. 

Science: Shhhhhhhhh! - Work through the powerpoint and conduct the design challenge. Please note that this will be a 2 week challenge. 

  • Task: Test out various noise cancelling materials you have in your home, ready to design your own set of ear defenders. 

Optional extras: 

 

Chess: 

  •  Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.  

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent 

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor. 

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play 

 

PE: 

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?: 

  

  

  

  

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players. 

Dear Children and Parents,

 

It is Mrs Yarwood here again. I hope you have all been enjoying the glorious sunshine and have managed to have a well earned rest. I know William and I have loved getting the paddling pool out this weekend.

 

As mentioned last week, we have chosen to upload an optional activity grid for your Year 4 child to conduct during the following week, if they should so wish. These activities are not compulsory and are there to be used much like the VE Day learning grid, in that your child may choose to conduct 1 or 2 of the activities, or perhaps even all, if they so desire. It is very much up to them. However, if you do require additional learning resources, please feel free to direct your child to any uncovered learning challenges from the previous weeks, or utilise some of the additional learning resources posted in the links below. 

 

I hope you are all continuing to be safe and well and please do email the Year 4 email (year4@springfieldprimary.net) any pictures or updates of what you have all been up to. We do so love to receive your emails and hear about all of the fabulous work your children are up to. Likewise, please feel free to email us, if you have any questions or queries about the work. 

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Mrs Yarwood

Year 4 Holiday Activity Grid

Sketching Challenge Additional Resources

Dear Children and Parents,

 

It is Mrs Yarwood here. I hope you all continue to be safe and well and have enjoyed the home learning challenges this half term. I still can't quite believe we have made it to the half term break in lockdown. It has been nice having a few sunny days and being able to get the paddling pool out for William. We have been keeping busy, going on lots of walks and bike rides, as well as doing baking and construction projects as a family. William's particular favourite is his box car/train/plane that we made out of recycled cardboard.

 

I would like to first wish a happy Eid to those families who are celebrating this weekend. I am sure it must be quite different celebrating in lockdown, however I hope you have managed to do something special with your families regardless, as it really is a time for reflection and family. Please feel free to email us some pictures of your celebration if you have taken any, as I am sure your peers would love to see how you spent this special occasion as much as we would. 

 

As some of you are aware, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and I are currently in the process of calling each child's family in our class and aim to ensure each child receives a phone call within the next 2 weeks. We have loved speaking to those of you contacted this week and can not wait to catch up with everyone else. It has been so lovely to hear what you have all been up to and how you have been supporting and caring for each other during lockdown. These are certainly strange times and the Year 4 team would like to once again say a massive THANK YOU to all of our wonderful children and parents for all of their support with the home learning. We understand how challenging it is and how life has become a juggling act for many of us. For this reason, we have decided to not post any challenges for the following week, in order for the children and each family to take some time to reflect, relax and focus on family. However, if you do have some extra time to fill and wish to conduct a little light learning, please feel free to choose and conduct some of the challenges that you have not yet managed to achieve from any of the previous weeks, as well as utilise the English and Maths additional learning resources if you so desire. I will post them again after this message for easy access. Please do remember that this is very much optional and in no way compulsory. I will also be uploading an optional fun holiday activity grid next Sunday, so watch this space.

 

I hope you all have a restful bank holiday weekend and do please continue to email us if you have any queries or want to share something special that you have been up to. Thank you again for your continued support, we really could not have made it this far into home learning without you.

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the rest of the Year 4 Team

 

 

If you would like to complete additional English and Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites:

 

Just a quick message to let you all know that your teacher will be making calls to catch up with you and your child over the next couple of weeks, so if you receive a call from an ‘unknown number’ it is probably one of us. Please feel free to drop us a message on the year group email, if you have a preferred number you wish for us to call you on. 
 

We look forward to speaking to you all.

 

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts and Miss Brame

Mrs Hancock - Together we are a Team

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Hello Children and Parents,

 

It’s Miss Brame here, I hope you all had a good week. Yet again, we have been so impressed with the quality of work being sent in and we just want to reiterate our gratitude to the continued support at home.  We have loved reading your wonderful thank you letters and looking at the acts of kindness children have been doing whilst at home.  There have been so many different acts of kindness displayed around the country and the world which was really lovely to see. Make sure you check your class pages to see what your classmates have been up to and to read some of these wonderful acts of kindness.

 

If you chose to create an animation, we would love to see it!  A few children have sent these in already and we have been really impressed with the imaginative ideas and effort that has been put into them! 

 

The Year 4 team are missing you all and can’t wait to see everyone back at school when it is safe to do so. Have a great week and stay safe.

 

Miss Brame, Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts and the Year 4 Team

Week 9 Update

Week beginning 18.5.20

Reading:

  • You should now have read up to Chapter 15. This week, read Chapters 16 (Mr and Mrs Jenkins Meet Bruno), 17 (The Plan) and 18 (In The Kitchen)  
  • Continue to read your own book of choice for at least 30 mins a day. You can use the following link for access to online books for free:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html 

English

  • Practise spelling the Year 4 words throughout the week, ready for a spelling test on Friday the 22nd of May. 
  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leaderboard next week. 

Day 1: Possessive PronounsRevise pronouns and possessive pronouns by working through the powerpoint. 

Task: Possessive Pronoun Task sheet – This can be rewritten into any notebook. 

Day 2: Word Families – Revise using the powerpoint 

Task: Work your way through the word family task sheet selecting your own level of challenge.  

Extra challenge: Complete the quiz powerpoint then see if you can make your own word group quiz to test someone in your household. You could make your quiz using Powerpoint or simply paper. 

Day 3: PrefixesLook at the powerpoint and revise the prefixes auto, anti, super, sub, inter, bi, dis, mis and re. 

Task: Complete the first two task sheets for the prefixes auto, anti, super, sub, inter and bi then check answers. 

Extra challenge: complete the extra task sheet for dis, mis and re. 

Day 4:  Suffixes - Look through the powerpoint and revise the suffixes – ation, ous, tion, sion, ssion, cian 

Task: Complete the task sheet choosing your own level of challenge - developing, expected or greater depth. 

Extra challenge: Complete the application and reasoning task sheet choosing your own level of challenge again. 

Day 5: Conduct your Spelling Test and the Grammar Challenges. 

Task 1: Carry out and mark a spelling test using the words given on Monday.  

Task 2: Use the Grammar Challenges to test your grammatical knowledge. You can choose your level of challenge. 1 star is green, 2 stars is orange and 3 stars is super red hot. Work through as many questions as you can but please do not work for longer than 1 hour in total.  

Maths: 

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult. 
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars. We have 3 tournaments arranged between all maths classes, who will win this week?! 

Day 1: Work through the Powerpoint introducing discrete data and ways to present this type of data.  

Task: Draw a bar chart to present the discrete data on the Powerpoint 

Challenge: Complete questions interpreting data selecting your level of challenge 

Day 2: Work through the Powerpoint looking at different types of bar charts and interpreting the data of given examples. 

Task: Draw a bar chart using the worksheet data, select your level of challenge 

Challenge: The Matching Game – Print and cut or look at the document “Challenge: The Matching Game” and match the question cards to the correct answer card using the bar chart on the Powerpoint. 

Day 3: Work through the Powerpoint comparing discrete data 

Task: Select your level of challenge and either complete 1 of the activity sheets or one of the reasoning and problem solving sheets. 

Day 4: Go through powerpoint introducing continuous data and time graphs 

Task: Use the work sheet to draw a time graph and answering the questions about the graph. 

Day 5: Use the Powerpoint to gain a deeper understanding of continuous data graphs

Task: Select your level of challenge and complete the questions interpreting data from a graph representing continuous data. 

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites: 

 

Topic: Roman Britain 

  • Task: Draw and label the Roman Roads onto a map of Britain 

Science: Hearing Sound 

  • Task: Conduct the series of mini investigations listed on the powerpoint. 

Optional Extras

 

PSHE:

  • Read through the Resilience in Primary School powerpoint. 

  • Task - Conduct 1 or 2 of the Tyranno-Purpose Rex Activities. 

 

 Computing for the next few weeks:

  • Use Emilia’s animation as inspiration to create your own type animation of a short story. Your chosen story is up to you but try and use a storyboard to plan out your stories structure. Be as creative as you can. These animations could involve you using the purple mash application 2animate (https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/2ani), stop motion, flip books or clay animation 

 

Chess

  • Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.  

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor. 

 

PE: 

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?: 

 

 

 

 

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players. 

 

Hello Parents and Children,

 

Mrs Betts here, I hope you have all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend with the fabulous sunny weather and were able to spend some family time together celebrating the 75th anniversary of  V E Day. I had a lovely relaxing time in my garden enjoying some delicious barbecue food and also getting out for a cycle ride.  Myself and the rest of the Year 4 staff were extremely impressed at all the efforts of the children last week both with the learning and activities completed which centred around this. Thank you so much for those of you who sent us photographs and hopefully there will be more to come, we would love to see what you all got up to and be able to share these with each other on the class pages.

        As we enter another week of the lockdown, there is hopefully a little more light at the end of the tunnel in the latest announcement from the Prime Minister that there is to be a conditional  plan for a phased return to school for the children. In the meantime, we continue to thank you all for your hard work and efforts at home and hope that everyone is managing, we understand just how difficult it is and ask that like you have already been, to continue to do the best you can.  As in previous weeks, we have scheduled daily Maths and English lessons for this week together with a Topic and Science activity which your children should be able to access independently alongside optional other activities, all planned in line with the Year 4 Curriculum. 

         The Year 4 staff stay in regular contact with each other and we all love hearing from you by e-mail , we are missing and thinking of you all so please keep them coming, it helps us so much. I  hope also you have had an opportunity to watch the staff video ( Reach For The Stars)  which has been posted on youtube for you and contains the positive messages that all the staff want to send to ' The Springfield Family and Team ' .  Please remember,  ' We are here for you'  so do let us know if we can help in any way and I hope you all have a happy and healthy week.

 

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 team.

 

Mrs Hancock - Support and Care

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Week 8 Update

Week beginning 11.5.20

 

Reading: 

  • You should now have read up to Chapter 12. This week, read Chapters 13 (Bruno), 14 (Hello, Grandmamma) and 15 (The Mouse Burglar).  

  • Continue to read your own book of choice for at least 30 mins a day. You can use the following link for access to online books for free:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html 

English:  

  • Practise spelling words with the ‘ay’ sound throughout the week, ready for a spelling test on Friday the 15th of May.  

  • Continue to develop your spelling skills by logging on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week. We will post who is in the lead on the leaderboard next week. 

Day 1: Go through Day 1 of the English powerpoint for this week. This should review this week’s spellings and explain today’s challenge.  

Task: Draw a picture of Captain Tom completing his challenge and around him write adjectives, noun phrases, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to describe him and what he did. 

Additional challenge: Conduct some extra research and create a biography to go with your picture. 

Day 2: Work through the Day 2 section of this week’s English powerpoint about acts of kindness. 

Task: Research and record different acts of kindness and charity that have occurred in the UK. These acts could have been performed by yourself, your family and friends or by others in the media. Then create a poster or a powerpoint sharing your findings.

Day 3: Look through the Day 3 section of this week’s English powerpoint that explains how to write a letter.  

Task: Write a thank you letter in draft, to someone you want to thank or someone who you think might appreciate a letter. 

Day 4: Look at the task listed in the Day 4 section of the weekly English powerpoint. 

Task: Finish, print or type up your thank you letter. 

Day 5: Conduct your Spelling Test and the Grammar Challenges 

Task: Carry out and mark a spelling test using the words given on Monday. 

Task 2: Use the Grammar Challenges to test your grammatical knowledge. You can choose your level of challenge. 1 star is green, 2 stars is orange and 3 stars is super red hot. Work through as many questions as you can but please do not work for longer than 1 hour in total. 

Maths: 

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult. 

  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars.  

 Position and direction
Day 1: I can describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant. Work through the powerpoint and vocabulary sheet. 
Task: Describing and plotting positions using co-ordinates activity sheets - work through these choosing your level. 
Day 2: I can describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down. Work through the powerpoint. 
Task:  Translation of shapes activity sheet, complete as many as you can. 
Day 3: I can plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon. Work through the powerpoint. 
Task: Plotting points to make polygons activity sheet, work through choosing your level of challenge. 
Day 4:  Plan and play a game of battleships with someone in your family. 
Task: Follow instructions and complete the battleships game sheet. 

Day 5: Properties of shapes consolidation. Read the steps on the powerpoints.

Task: Complete the varied fluency and problem-solving questions on the powerpoints.  Extra Challenge: Work your way through the steps of the problem pack. 

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites: 

  

Topic: What did the Romans do for fun? Work through the powerpoint that discusses various activities the Romans did for fun.  
Task: Make a game or a representation of somewhere the Romans used to go for fun, using household items e.g coliseum, amphitheatre etc. 

Science: 

  • Go through this week’s powerpoint on Pitch. 

Task- Investigation: Think of your prediction, fill 3 bottles with different levels of water. Blow across each one and record what happened in any way you choose, record what you think changes the pitch of the sound and why. 

Optional extras: 

 

PSHE:  

  • Read through the Resilience in Primary School powerpoint. 

  • Task - Conduct 1 or 2 of the Mindful Moggie Activities. 

 

 

Computing for the next few weeks:  

  • Use Emilia’s animation as inspiration to create your own type animation of a short story. Your chosen story is up to you but try and use a storyboard to plan out your stories structure. Be as creative as you can. These animations could involve you using the purple mash application 2animate (https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/2ani), stop motion, flip books or clay animation.  

  • See the links below to help provide further tips, ideas and inspiration: 

 

 

Chess: 

  •  Why not sign up to play chess based activities online? Ask your grown up to help you to set up a free login using the link below. Remember to keep your personal information safe and don’t use any personal information as your username.  

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent 

 

  • Or alternatively, why not play a game of chess against a member of your household or use the link below to try and beat a computer competitor. 

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play 

 

PE: 

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?: 

  

  

  

  

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players. 

 

Hello Parents and Children,

 

It's Mrs Yarwood here. I hope you and your families are well and you are finding a way to navigate through these challenging times. Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to all you wonderful parents who continue to help your children with their learning at home. We are blown away by the calibre of work you continue to email pictures of, as well as the range of additional learning activities you have all been doing as a family. I can safely say that trying to juggle children and work is extremely difficult and we are thankful for all of your efforts and would like to stress that quality family time, mental health and physical well being are just as important as educational learning at this time. Therefore, please do continue to send updates as we love seeing what the children have been up to and I am sure the rest of their peers enjoy sharing in their experiences as well. 

 

As the UK will be celebrating VE day this coming Friday, Springfield Primary School has decided to link all learning to this monumental historic event. We have therefore attached a learning grid with various activities for your child to work on throughout the week, as well as sourcing other additional activities that may reinforce, engage or extend their learning. The idea is that they will select activities that they are interested in and would like to have a go at. This may result in your child conducting a few or even all of the activities, depending on their choices. We would like to ask you to please send at least 1 picture of your child’s learning to the Year 4 email, for your teachers to post in a special VE Day celebration picture reel on the website.

 

We hope you enjoy your VE Day Bank Holiday and you manage to have a mini party or celebration, even in lockdown. Take care, stay safe and I hope to see you all soon, as I know myself and the rest of the Year 4 staff miss you all terribly.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Mrs Yarwood, Miss Brame, Mrs Betts and the rest of the Year 4 Team

Week 7 Update

Week beginning 4.5.20

VE Day Learning Grid

Additional Activities

  • Bunting activity- Use your knowledge of triangles to create bunting that could be used at your street party. In and around the flag on each triangle, include words to express the feelings or emotions that people may have felt on this momentous day. 
  • Crack the Code! - Can you crack the Morse Code or Cryptogram Challenge?  

Reading: 

  • Conduct the VE day Reading Comprehension. - Choose your own challenge. 

  • You should now have read up to Chapter 9 of The Witches. This week, read Chapters 10 (Bruno Jenkins Disappears), 11 (The Ancient Ones) and 12 (Metmorphosis). 

PE: 

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?: 

  

  

  

  

Hello Parents and Children,

 

Miss Brame here… Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to all families for emailing updates and pictures of your various activities and home learning using the Year 4 email address (Year4@springfieldprimary.net).  We have been blown away by the responses we have been receiving and have loved to see what you have been up to in your homes.  You can see what other children have been up to by looking on the class pages.  It has given us so much pleasure to see how you are keeping busy and the effort children have been putting in to their work.  Year 4 are definitely showing the Springfield Value “Motivated to Achieve Your Best” whilst at home!

 

Secondly, we would like to wish all our Muslim families a Ramadan Mubarak as the month of fasting starts.  Children can learn more about Ramadan by looking at the links in the optional extras section of the home-learning for this week.

 

As we enter our 6th week of home-learning, we have maintained the structure of setting daily English and Maths tasks along with Science and Topic lessons and in addition children can select tasks from the optional extras to complete in an afternoon.  We have planned these optional tasks in a way that should enable the children to complete these with little or no adult input as we appreciate that families have different and changing “norms” at home as adults continue to work from home and families plan other fun activities, making the most of this time together.

 

So what has Miss Brame been up to?  I have been making the most of the sunshine and spending most days in the garden.  I have started to learn sign language using the British Sign Language website, have been reading mystery books and playing board games including Scrabble and Dobble.  If you haven’t heard of Dobble, I highly recommend this and am confident it will become your new family favourite.  It is certainly mine!

 

Please continue to work hard on your home learning but also make time for down time and most importantly family time too.  We look forward to seeing lots of pictures of your work and other exciting things you have been up to!

 

Take care, keep safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 team.

Week 6 Update

Week beginning 27.4.20

Reading

  • You should now have read up to Chapter 8. This week, read Chapters 8 and 9, Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse Maker and The Recipe. 
  • Continue to read your own book of choice for at least 30 mins a day. You can use the following link for access to online books for free:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html 

English

  • Continue to fine tune your spelling by using the Spelling Shed. Try to log on at least 3 times a week.

 

Day 1

  • Look at the powerpoint explaining this weeks challenge
  • Task: Draw the 2 main characters who will appear in your story and record FANTASTICS, similes, metaphors and noun phrases under or around your characters, ready to be used in your story.

 

Day 2

  • Use the PPT to help you to design your story mountain.
  • Task: Create a story mountain in preparation for writing tomorrow.  

 

Day 3

  • Continue to use the powerpoint to help you to begin to write the first part of your story where you will introduce the characters and where the story takes place (the setting). 
  • Task: Begin to write your stories first paragraph. Make sure you introduce the main characters and select your language carefully and be descriptive. 

 

Day 4

  • Continue to use the powerpoint to write the second and/or third paragraphs where your will write your stories build up and problem.
  • Task: Write your build up and problem paragraphs, remembering to use your story mountain as reference.

 

Day 5

  • Continue to use the powerpoint to write the final resolution and conclusion paragraph. 
  • Task: Write your final paragraph. This needs to include a resolution and conclusion. 

 

Maths

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult. 
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars.   

Day 1

  • Recap different types of triangles using the powerpoint.
  • Task: Complete the activity sheet, selecting your level of challenge.
  • Additional Challenge: Complete a reasoning and problem solving sheet, selecting your own level of challenge.

Lesson 1 Correction 

The answer to Reasoning & Problem Solving Sheet Q7b:

Day 2 

  • Go through the powerpoint about the properties of triangles.
  • Task: Create a knowledge mat listing the properties of different triangles. 
     

 

Day 3

  •  Now that you have a good knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals and are able to identify different angles (last week’s learning), either cut out or draw the angles in the task sheet and place them in order. 

Day 4

  • Introduce yourself to lines of symmetry in shape, using the powerpoint. 
  • Task: Drawing the lines of symmetry on the shapes sheet or if you don’t have a printer, draw around different shapes in your home and then draw on the lines of symmetry. 
  • Additional Challenge: Complete a reasoning and problem solving chlalenge sheet, selecting your own level of challenge.

     

Day 5

  • Look at the powerpoint about how to create a reflective drawing or pattern that has 1 line of symmetry.
  • Task: Create a simple symmetrical figure that has 1 specific line of symmetry.
  • Additional Challenge: Complete the reflective pattern challenge 
     

 

If you would like additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites:

Topic

  • Look through the powerpoint on where the Roman Empire was located and when it existed.

  • Tasks: Create a timeline showing when the Roman Empire existed. You can add pictures or keep it simple.

  • Optional Task: Create a map of the Roman Empire that has correct labels and a key. 

 

Science

  • Go through the ‘Pitch and Volume’ powerpoint. 

  • Task: Create various instruments to conduct your investigations into pitch and volume and how they can be altered. 

Optional Extras

 

PSHE

  • Read through the Resilience in Primary School powerpoint
  • Task: Select another 1 or 2 of the activities to complete

Computing for the next few weeks:  

  • Use Emilia’s animation as inspiration to create your own animation of a short story. Your chosen story is up to you but try and use a storyboard to plan out your stories structure. Be as creative as you can. These animations could involve you using the purple mash application 2animate (https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/2ani), stop motion, flip books or clay animation.  

  • See the links below to help provide further tips, ideas and inspiration: 

 

Emilia's Star Wars Film.mov

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PE

Easter Egg Decorating

Children don't forget to send in your photos of your decorated hard boiled eggs that we suggested before the Easter break, your teachers and friends would love to see them and we can share them on the website below.  We hope you had fun and were original in your designs.

Our Easter Egg Competition entries so far...

Dear Parents and Children,

   Hello, it's Mrs Betts here, I hope you've all had a good weekend and managed to enjoy some sunshine, family fun and outdoor activity. I've been very busy in my garden this weekend, cutting down lots of bushes, I also went for a long walk  and enjoyed some delicious take away Thai food. 

   It's hard to believe that we are entering our fifth week of home learning during the lockdown. I hope you are all staying safe and well and managing to work through the home learning activities ok. It's been so lovely to hear from some of you through the year group e-mail and myself and the rest of the Year 4 team have loved to see some of the work that the children have been busy completing, which we have put on the class websites. Please do keep sending these to us , its a great way of us all keeping in touch. 

 

  We have updated this page with this week's suggested lessons, there are daily English and Maths lessons plus children can choose 1 of the 4 foundation subject tasks to do each afternoon if possible. We appreciate the difficulties some of you will be experiencing trying to balance both working from home and home schooling your children.These challenges should be child led and the children should be able to access the learning and complete the activities from the website independently.

 

  Hopefully everything will be clear to follow but if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact us through the year group e-mail. Remember children to always be thinking about the school values, challenge yourselves and always try your best. We know you will all be working as a team at home and caring and supporting each other through these difficult times.

 

  We are missing you and thinking about you all and are looking forward to hearing your news and seeing some of your work this week. 

 

Kind regards and best wishes,

 

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 Team

                                                          Week 5 Update

 

Tasks for week beginning 20.4.20

Reading: 

  • You should now have read up to Chapter 7. This week, read Chapter 7. 

  • Continue to read your own book of choice for at least 30 mins a day. You can use the following link for access to online books for free:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html 

English: 

Day 1: 

Make a wanted poster for a witch. You could make this on a piece of paper, in your Homework books or digitally. Make it as eye catching as you can and email them to the year group email for your teacher to post onto the class website. 

Day 2:  

  • Revise different sentence types using the powerpoint and complete tasks.  

Day 3: 

  • Recap how to write co-ordinating (compound) sentences using the powerpoint.   

  • Complete the activities on the powerpoint. 

  • Task - Write examples of co-ordinating sentences about the witch in your Wanted Poster. (What they look like, where they might be found, what they were doing when they were found) 

Day 4

  • Recap how to write complex sentences with a subordinate conjunction, using the powerpoint. 

  • Complete the activities on the powerpoint. 

  • Task - To write examples of complex sentences with subordinate conjunctions about the witch in your Wanted Poster. (What they look like, where they might be found, what they were doing when they were found) 

Day 5

  • Recap how to write complex sentences with an adverbial starter, using the powerpoint. 

  • Task – To write examples of complex sentences with an adverbial starter ( adverb,verb) about the witch in your Wanted Poster. (What they look like, where they might be found, what they were doing when they were found) 

Maths: 

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult. 

  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars.  We have new fun battles arranged, this time between Year 4 boys and girls. You can take part by clicking on tournaments and selecting the battle you want to play in. Keep an eye on the leaderboard link for any new updates. 

Day 1: 

  • Work through the powerpoint on angles 

 
  • Task – Complete the worksheet selecting your level of challenge. 

 

Day 2

  • Look at the powerpoint introducing quadrilaterals 

  • Task – List as many quadrilaterals as possible 

  • Optional task – Dotty Quadrilateral Investigation 

  

Day 3: 

  • Go through the powerpoint going through the properties of quadrilaterals 

  • Task – Create a knowledge mat listing the properties of different quadrilaterals 

 

Day 4: 

  • Go through powerpoint showing how you can sort quadrilaterals using a Venn Diagram. 

Task – Find examples of quadrilaterals around your house and sort them into a Venn Diagram or use the link to play a game sorting quadrilaterals into a Venn Diagram. 

Day 5: 

  • Go through powerpoint applying knowledge of quadrilaterals to reasoning and problem solving questions. 

Task – Answer questions selecting your level of challenge. 

If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites: 

  

Topic

  • Look through the powerpoint introducing the Romans. 

Task - Conduct the fact finding challenge listed in the Powerpoint, adding facts about the Romans to your Fact Files. 

Science

  • Go through the ‘How sound is made’ powerpoint and watch the videos in the links. 

Task – Choose one of the investigations to conduct from the link provided on the powerpoint. https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/storytime/sound-science-experiments/ 

Optional extras

 

PSHE:  

  • Read through the Resilience in Primary School powerpoint. 

  • Task - Conduct 1 or 2 of the Positivity Polar Bear Activities. 

RE:  

  • Read through the Wesak powerpoint. 

  • Task – If you have not already done so, create a mandala from paper, natural materials or food items. See your class page for examples if you need inspiration. 

  • If you have completed this challenge, carry on with your mindfulness mandala colouring.  

 

Don’t forget to email pictures of your completed mandalas to the year group email.

PE

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?: 

  

  

  

  

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players. 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome to our ‘Home Learning’ page.

 

It's Mrs Yarwood here. We hope you have all had a restful and happy Easter and that you managed to get out in the beautiful sunshine. Let's hope that the beautiful weather continues. 

 

I have been very busy doing jobs in our house, including lots of painting as the weather has been so fine. I have also been having lots of fun thinking of new and exciting things I can do with William. His favourite was making chocolate rice crispy cakes and decorating his own egg for our Egg Challenge.

 

Your Year 4 Teachers and I have updated our Class Learning Page with lots of challenging and fun activities. We hope you continue to be motivated to achieve your best and embrace all challenges eagerly. If you would like us to see the work you have been doing, you can now send us an email to year4@springfieldprimary.net. Within a few days, your teacher will get back to you and your parents. We will also be uploading any photos to our class page so you can see what all of your friends have been getting up to while learning at home.

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and are being super helpful for your parents at home. As an extra challenge, why not try and spread some kindness around your home, by doing lots of helpful jobs or reminding those around you how much you appreciate them. 

 

 

Kindest regards and stay safe,

 

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 Team

 

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Week 4 Update

 

Tasks for Week beginning 14.4.20

 

Reading:

  • You should now have read up to Chapter 6. This week, read Chapter 6 and conduct the speech mark challenge in the Witches Reading Comprehension link.
  • Continue to read your own book of choice for at least 30 mins a day. You can use the following link for access to online books for free: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html

 

 

English:

  • As it is the start of the Summer term, we thought it would be good to review the childrens’ prior grammatical learning. Therefore please complete and mark the daily Grammar tasks with your child.

 

  • Ask your child to learn the following spellings, ready for a test on Friday.
  • Continue to carry out Spelling Shed activities – The activities on Spelling Shed have been adapted to match the spellings for this week.

 

Maths:

  • Complete the next test in your I Can Do Maths book. Please remember to only complete 1 test a week and mark it with an adult.
  • Keep practising your timestables using TTRockstars.  We have 3 fun battles arranged between all the classes that will end on Friday 17th April!  You can take part by clicking on tournaments and selecting the battle you want to play in.

 

  • Day 1 – Work through the PPT on Capacity and conduct the challenge at the end. This challenge involves the children finding various containers in their home, estimating and recording their capacity using ml’s or l’s and then checking whether their estimation was correct using a measuring jug. As an extra challenge, ask your child to place the containers in ascending order (smallest to largest), based on their capacity.
  • Day 2 –Watch the video about how to convert between capacity measurements -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcy593LZcQk. Then work through the PPT and practise converting ml’s to l’s and from l’s to ml’s, using some of the containers from Day 1.
  • Day 3 – Conduct the quiz and complete the ‘Converting between Litres and Millilitres Activity Sheet’.
  • Day 4 – Complete the capacity quiz and then work through the problems. Do as many as you can but don’t spend longer than 30-40 minutes carrying out this challenge.
  • If you would like to complete additional Maths challenges, you can find extra resources and home learning packs on the following websites:

 

Topic:

If you have not already, start to conduct some research and make notes about who the Romans were, what they did and why they were so important. You could do this by:

 

· Reading books about The Romans, if you have some available

· Conduct research about The Romans online (Please make sure you use a Safe Search Engine such as https://www.safesearchkids.com/google-kids/#.XortLW5FzIV

· Research the Romans using BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

· Watch a Horrible Histories about The Romans

 

We will be using this research to conduct a project in the near future, so perhaps starts to think how you will organise your notes under these headings:

  • Who were the Romans?
  • What did the Romans do?
  • Why are the Romans so important?

Science:

We are beginning our new Science Topic on Sound. Use the Powerpoint to help structure this first lesson. Look through the slides and complete the Sound Walk Challenge. Ask your child to use the template provided to draw up a similar table to record their findings. You do not need to print it out as your child can draw out their own version on a piece of paper.

Spanish:

 

RE/Art/DT:

  • Read and follow the Powerpoint on the Buddhist festival of Wesak, ready to conduct the independent challenge of making a mandala from paper, natural materials or food items.

PE:

Don’t forget to keep active! Why not try one of the following links?:

 

 

 

 

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players. 

Week 3 Update

 

Optional Tasks for week beginning 6.4.20

 

Reading:

· Continue to read for 30 mins a day.

 

English:

· Continue to write your diary.

· Write Haiku poetry about Spring time.

 

Maths:

· Time problems (we have covered this topic in school already)

· X-tables activities - Have a go at making your own timetables fortune teller, there are some examples below or play a game with someone in your home (you will need a dice and printer for this activity).

Topic:

As we are about to start our new Topic on The Romans, perhaps start to conduct some research and make notes about who they were, what they did and why they were so important. You could do this by:

 

· Reading books about The Romans, if you have some available

· Conduct research about The Romans online (Please make sure you use a Safe Search Engine such as https://www.safesearchkids.com/google-kids/#.XortLW5FzIV

· Research the Romans using BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

· Watch a Horrible Histories about The Romans

 

Art:

· Design an Easter egg pattern on an A4 piece of paper. Feel free to use whatever media you desire. Eg) Watercolours, pastels, collage, colouring pencils, glitter.

 

Year 4 Egg Competition:

Hard boil an egg and decorate it in the most creative way possible. Take photographs ready to send the following week. We will provide more details on this after Easter Monday.

 

Try something new from the links posted in Week 2 Update.

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Week 2 Update

 

Hi all,

 

The Year 4 teachers thought we would update our home learning page with a few fresh links as well as some optional tasks for the children to complete, if they would like something to occupy them during this first week of the Easter Break. We will also endeavour to do this next week as well.

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 Team

 

Optional Tasks for Week beginning 30.3.20

 

Reading: 

  • Continue to read for at least 30 minutes a day.

 

English:

 

Maths:

  • Practise converting from analogue to 12 and 24 hour digital time with the sheets below. Select your level of challenge (mild, spicy or extra spicy).
  • Continue practising your x-tables ready for a test in 2 weeks.

Topic:

As we are about to start our new Topic on The Romans, perhaps start to conduct some research and make notes about who they were, what they did and why they were so important. You could do this by:

 

 

Art ideas:

Our next Art lesson was focusing on representing water in motion through the medium of paint. Perhaps try to have a go at doing this yourself using paint or any other form of media. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

 

  • Use paint to show water motion, using 'The Wave' by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai or 'Portsmouth' by J.M.W Turner, as inspiration.

  • Use water printing of any form to explore how to represent water in motion.

  • Use watercolours to depict one of the courses/features of a river and the speed of the water.

 

New Useful links:

In addition to the links below, please find a few new links that we have discovered:

  • BBC Bitesize – Lots of free resources here with videos and quizzes, too.

 

Language learning

  • Duolingo – A free app for your phone for students to work on their language skills, or try a new language.

 

Museums, art galleries, theatres and places of interest

 

Podcasts and radio

 

Online video

 

Live lessons

 

Computing

 

English

  • Schoolastic Book Club has free activities and games, mostly aimed at primary pupils.

  • Audible Stories has made all of its classic children’s stories free.

  • On Twitter, Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) is reading a sonnet a day.

  • Julie Dawn Cole, who played the original Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, is reading the book it was based on – Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – aloud one chapter a night at 6pm on her Facebook page.

 

Science

 

Music

  • For music lovers, there is a 21-day free trial to learn an instrument with Prodigies Music.

  • Quaver Music has free school closure activities for students learning at home.

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Week 1 Update

 

Here is a useful timetable outlining a number of fabulous online live learning events that various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free daily, to help with their education while schools are closed, if you feel like mixing things up a bit.

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule

9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385

 

For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:

http://www.eparenting.co.uk/education/50_free_revision_resources_for_gcse_a_level_11_plus_and_sats.php

 

The Year 4 Team will endeavour to continue to add a number of useful links as and when we discover them.

 

Tasks for week beginning 23.3.20

Reading

  • Continue to read the class reader, The Witches by Roald Dahl. We are up to Chapter 4. If you don’t have a copy, please access online. 
  • Work through the Witches Reading Comprehension Booklet, conducting tasks that match the chapter your child has read. We would spend at least 30 mins a day conducting Reading Comprehension Tasks during a normal school day.

I Can Do

  • 1 test a week to be marked with an adult.
     

 

English

  • Your child has been provided with a login for Spelling Shed. Please practise spellings using the interactive games at least 3 times a day. The logins and passwords have been stuck inside the Homework Diaries, Homework Books or attached to your child's Target Booklet if they were in self-isolation prior to us signing the children up.

 

  • Conduct the apostrophes for possession sheet - Re-write the sentences correctly.

 

  • Extra Challenge: Write up the Science Investigation/Investigations that you chose to conduct (See Science Below). Use the investigation write up sheet as guidance if required.

Maths

  • Practise reading, writing and converting time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. Perhaps ask your child to read and make times using an analogue clock, as well as write analogue time digitally. Using a real analogue clock is helpful, however, if you do not have one available, please use the following link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock 

 

  • Carry out investigations at home for measure e.g. using a tape measure/rules to measure length in mm, cm and m, measuring jugs and bottles to measure capacity in ml/l , weighing scales to measure mass in g/kg. Children should also practise converting the measures from one unit to another. Eg) 1.5cm = 15mm,  12000m = 1.2km

  • (Real life experiences help to put this into context, such as baking a cake, decorating, recording floor measurements etc)

 

  • Continue to access Timestables Rockstars and practise regularly.

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  • Your child has also been provided with a login for Classroom Secrets Kids. This site has a number of useful interactive Maths activities and home learning packs for your child’s perusal if they desire.

 

Science

  • Conduct investigations into Solids, Liquids and Gases. You may choose to use the uploaded documents below or find other interesting ways to investigate the different states of matters online.

Websites

Home learning

Children can use these websites on a regular basis to keep skills sharp in reading, writing and maths 

 

https://play.edshed.com/spelling

(The logins have been stuck in your child's Homework Diary or Homework Book)

Ed shed is a website children can use to help them learn spellings - Spellings 3&4

 

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

(The logins have been stuck in your child's Homework Diary or Homework Book)

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

This website has a free learning pack for Year 4 children to download and work on at home.

 

 https://ttrockstars.com/

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/springfield-m33

Children already have logins for this website and can access lots of areas to work on at home.

 

Keep children active:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w 

Joe Wick's 5 minute move 

 

https://www.cosmickids.com/ 

A HUGE range of yoga and mindfulness activities suitable for all ages. 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players.

 

 

 Keep children creative:

https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/best-indoor-kid-crafts-activities.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zn3rkqt - Art and Design

https://www.theschoolrun.com/art-projects-children

 

Discussing the Coronovirus with children

Unicef

How To Talk To Children About Coronavirus

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

 

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teachers-can-talk-children-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

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