ental and physical well-being is also of the upmost importance, regular breaks and down time are also recommended.
Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 Team
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.
Mrs Yarwood, Mrs Betts, Miss Brame and the Year 4 Team
Optional Tasks for Week beginning 30.3.20
Continue to read for at least 30 minutes a day.
Write a diary about your day to day experiences at home.
Complete 1 or more of the English tasks listed in Week one on the Purple Mash daily exercises for 7-9 Year olds. - https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/weekly_activities
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/#.XoGjNNP0kdQ)
Research the Romans using BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j
Watch a Horrible Histories about The Romans
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 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.
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
The British Museum has made its online collections free to the public.
The Natural History Museum has free virtual tours.
The Tate Gallery has a 360-degree virtual tour online.
View the latest exhibitions at The National Gallery virtual tours.
Watch The Wind in the Willows stage production online.
The Vatican has opened up its digital tours so the Sistine Chapel can be viewed.
NASA Kids is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.
Podcasts and radio
YouTube has Learn@Home, a website with learning resources and content for families – from popular learning channels such as Khan Academy, Sesame Street and code.org – for help with maths, science, history and arts. You can also visit the YouTube Learning destination for more videos and helpful resources.
Carol Vorderman videos and worksheets for maths lessons.
Cartoon lessons on YouTube with Pete McKee.
Minecraft: The Education Edition is popular with children already – these resources all have an educational purpose.
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.
Look at nature all around the world with Explore.
Watch science experiments with Colorado University.
Online physics demonstrations for students of all ages.
Explore the world with videos capturing activity all over the planet with Project Explore.
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:
The Year 4 Team will endeavour to continue to add a number of useful links as and when we discover them.
I Can Do
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.
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
Continue to access Timestables Rockstars and practise regularly.
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.
Joe Wick's 5 minute move
A HUGE range of yoga and mindfulness activities suitable for all ages.
A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zn3rkqt - Art and Design
How To Talk To Children About Coronavirus