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Year 4 - Learning at Home

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome to our ‘Home Learning’ page.

 

This page has been set up to help our children to access learning from home after the announcement of school closures by the Prime Minister, on Wednesday 18th March 2020. 

We feel it is important that our children continue to learn and thrive during these difficult and uncertain times.

 

Please check these pages on a weekly basis for information regarding home learning. As mental and physical well-being is also of the upmost importance, regular breaks and down time are also recommended.

 

We would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our parents for their continued support and wish everyone a safe and quick return to normality (whenever that maybe).

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

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

 

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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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