Year 4 

Our home learning gallery...

Take a look at some of our fantastic work we have been doing at home!

Week commencing 14.06.20 

How to draw your face - step by step guide.

Can you draw your face? Follow this guide, draw your face and submit it to your teacher! Good luck!

w/c/  02.06.20

The chocolate challenge! How well do you know your chocolate??

Can you identify the chocolate by identifying it by looking at the fillings inside? How many can you get correct? Try this challenge at home with an adult or a sibling.

New challenge!   New challenge!  New challenge!

 

The weather has been beautiful with lots of sunshine everyday! You will hear the sounds of birds tweeting every morning. Your challenge is to make a bird feed box. Once you have completed your bird feed box you can put it somewhere safe in your garden and watch different birds visit it every day.

You will need:

A carton

Nontoxic paint

For the perch (chopsticks or sticks)

String (To hang the box on a tree branch or somewhere safe)

Once you have completed this challenge you can take a picture and send it to the office email so we can share your bird feeder box on the school webpage. Good luck!

 

W/C 25.5.20

This week is the half term holidays - we hope you all have a lovely week off with your families at home!

As I'm sure you've all seen, many people have been putting pictures of rainbows in their windows during our time in lockdown as a sign of positivity. I'm sure some of you may have already made one of your own and it would be lovely to add some of these to our home learning gallery.

We would like you to create your own rainbow using whichever materials you would like. This would be a nice activity to complete as a family and you could make a big rainbow together! You could create one using a collage, paint, glitter or just some coloured pencils! Once you have done, send a picture to the office to see your work on our website! There are some examples below to get you started.

W/C 18.05.20

Mr Asquith has been baking for the first time! Here is a banana loaf cake he made which was delicious! Why don't you challenge yourself to bake a loaf cake with the help and support of an adult at home. Make sure you don't add any nuts just in case you or a family may have any allergies to them.

 

Here is a YouTube instructional video you can follow.

Or visit this page to get instructions. It's slightly different but a great recipe!

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/briliant-banana-loaf

w/c 4.5.20

Every week a new challenge will be added to this page. Have a go and send a picture to the office to see your work on the challenge gallery!

This week your task is to design your own toliet/kitchen roll. Choose a design to cover your roll - you can use any equipment you want including pencils, crayons, pens or even paint. Could you make it 3D by sticking things on it?

Here are some ideas to get you started that we have been making in our house!  

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GEOGRAPHY

WHY SHOULD THE RAINFOREST BE IMPORTANT TO US ALL?

This Summer term, we were due to start our Geography topic based around South America and the rainforest. What we would like you to do whilst you are at home, is try to complete some of the challenges below. You can do them in any order, but we have suggested one per week if you have time.

  1. Find online or print a map of South America. Label each country and its capital city - how many countries are there altogether. Use this map to locate and label the equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
  2. There are lots of countries in South America, all with different landmarks, geographical features and climates. Choose 3 South American countries to research in greater depth. Find out about their:

Population

Climate (weather)

Capital city

Key landmarks

     3. Draw and label the different layers of a rainforest

     4. The Amazon rainforest is the biggest and most famous rainforest in the world that can be found in South America. Find, draw and list key facts about 5 different animals that can be found there.

      5. The rainforest is in danger due to deforestation. Find out what this means and how it is affecting the rainforest. Design a poster to explain the dangers of deforestation.

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6. Go on a virtual tour of the Amazon rainforest. Watch the 360 video below and use the arrows in the top left to spin around and see different parts of the rainforest!

How many animals can you see?

Why is the rainforest so important to the family?

What are the effects of deforestation?

7. Have a go at this rainforest quiz on National Geographic kids! There are also lots of other quizzes, games and places to visit from your living room!

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/home-is-good/rainforests-quiz/

Miss Earp has enjoyed completing a project at home about the animals of the rainforest! It makes a lovely display for her window!

Here's how you can make your own:

  1. Find an empty plastic wallet (check with an adult before using first!) or some cling film would work too!
  2. Research a rainforest animal and find a good picture to copy or trace. 
  3. Trace the picture onto your plastic wallet using marker pens (e.g. sharpies.) Start with black for the outline or another dark colour and carefully trace on top of all the lines.
  4. Then add your own colours one at a time making sure to not go over the black lines.
  5. Research facts about your chosen animal and write these around the outside.
  6. Stick on your window! :)

Week commencing 14.06.20 

Art challenge - can you draw something far far away?

Follow this easy step by step video instruction.

 

Science topic **Living things and their habitats**

 

Watch this introduction to our new topic in science - BBC clip to find out about animal classifications.  

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb8wqp3

Lesson 1 Grouping Living things

Lesson 2 Classifying vertebrates

Lesson 3 Invertebrate Hunt

 

 

Week commencing 29.06.20 Invertebrate Hunt

Read through the PowerPoint slide and reread to make sure you have understood the topic.  

Look at the activity below. You can download it to your computer and print out the activities. There are 4 pages, the first two will help you to identify the invertebrates. 

Complete the two activities. Good luck!

Lesson 2: Classifying vertebrates. 

Take a look at the slides and complete the activities. 

Lesson 1: Grouping living things

Complete the following activities

Use this BBC page to find out all about sound and how it is made: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82

 

Lesson 1 - How are sounds made?

Lesson 2 - How are sounds detected?

Lesson 3 - What is pitch?

Lesson 4 - What is the volume of sound?

Lesson 5 - Then use what you have learnt to design your own instrument using items you have in your house! Use the sheets below to plan your instrument and evaluate your design!

Here are some instrument ideas to get you going!


Try this sound experiment and and answer the questions with your findings.

Week commencing 18.05.20 Here are some exciting sounds experiments you can try!

New! New! New! New! New! New! New!

Week commencing 29.06.20 

Building your own rainforest shelter project!

Can you design and build a model of a rainforest shelter?

Imagine you were stuck in the Amazonian rainforest and you had to survive for days, you will need to build a shelter for yourself and a friend. Where will you find the materials and how will you build your shelter? You can write a plan and using materials in your home. You can a create a small model of your rainforest shelter.

Look at the pictures below and read the information and do some research before you start. 

Here is a new exciting activity for you to try to make at home!

A super healthy wrap using some simple ingredients. You can eat them at home or prepare them for pack lunches for school. 

Go to the following link:

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/super-salad-wraps

All you need is:

1 tortilla

2 tablespoon hummus

1 lettuce leaf

1/4 carrot, grated

4 cucumber sticks and or two avocado slices

1 tablespoon fresh tomato salsa or chopped tomatoes.

Handful of grated cheddar cheese

New! New! New! New! New! New! New!

Do you know the famous artist Henri Rosseau? Take a look a the Powerpoint slide below and find out.

Try the activity at the end of the slide. Draw a picture of a jungle with an animal of your choice.  Remember Rosseau had never been to the jungle but used his imagination to draw. Can you use your imagination too?

Step into the NHS competition

The NHS have extended the deadline to their competition where children learn about the roles of people in the NHS and say their thanks. They can do this by:

  • Creating a piece of artwork 
  • Designing a thank you card
  • Writing a song
  • Writing a poem about how the NHS has helped them 

 

The deadline is 19th June 2020 and all entries are submitted online using the link below. Good luck!

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/primary-schools/KS2-competition?dm_i=5EPN,6ZOD,1WDTTF,QSMP,1 

 

CURRICULUM NEWSLETTERS

 

Autumn 

Maths

 In Maths we have enjoyed learning about place value and the value of each digit in a number. We have used place value grids and counters to build and compare different 4 digit numbers. Then we started looking at the formal methods for addition and subtraction. We have used place value grids again to see how formal addition calculation works and what happens when a column makes more than 9 - we have to carry!

 

 

 English

In English we have been learning about traditional tales and have enjoyed reading the book 'Grimm Tales' by Phillip Pullman. We have looked at the descriptions of settings and characters used in this book which has helped us to plan and write our own fairytales!

In October we started our new book - Arthur and the Golden Rope. We had such a fun time meeting Professor Brownstone (who looked strangely like Miss Earp!) and asking him all sorts of questions about the artefacts inside his vault. In fact, we entered his competition to win a place to go inside his vault. We wrote him a persuasive letter explaining why we deserved to be chosen and what artefacts we would like to see the most. Guess what - we were all invited to visit! 

Finally, we wrote we wrote some fantastic newspaper reports about the wolf attack. We worked so hard to edit and publish these - Miss Earp and Mr Asquith were very proud!

Spring 

Maths

In Maths this term we have been working on our multiplication facts for the 6,7 and 9 times table. We by built arrays and began to see lots of patterns between the different times tables.  We then used our knowledge to learn the formal method for short multiplication.

We then moved on to our formal methods for division. We practised by building and dividing numbers using the place value grids before drawing the counters and grouping them in our books. This helped us to understand how many groups could be made by each number.

 

English

In English, we completed our book - Arthur and the Golden Rope. We worked hard to create some fantastic character descriptions of the bird that helps Arthur save the day! We really enjoyed reading our book and were so shocked by the ending!

After that, we completed our poetry unit using the fantastic poem collection called 'Werewolf Club Rules.' We read, discussed and performed a really funny poem called 'A little bit of food' by Joseph Coelho. It was hilarious! Then we wrote our own version of the poem based on our favourite foods.

 

 HOME LEARNING

Please help your children better understand the situation by looking through 'Children's Guide to Coronavirus'. Click here: 

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/    

 During school closure, school will continue to help pupils with their education. We will update this page on a regular basis on work you can do with your child. 

There are more links on the Home Learning page containing subject specific tasks you can use with your child. 

Please listen to your child read every day and help them with their times table facts. Times table Rockstars battles will be added regularly and Miss Earp and Mr Asquith will be challenging you to beat their score! 

Letter to 4LE

Hi 4LE!

I hope you are all keeping safe at home and enjoying this time with your families. It was lovely to speak to so many of you this week, catch up with what you've been doing and talk about your plans for the summer.

Almost all children have collected their home learning packs now so there are lots of things you can be doing over the Summer! Make sure you get outside into the fresh air and try not to go on the playstation too much :) ! I know I will be going on lots of walks during the holidays and sitting outside in the garden! 

It has been an absolute pleasure to teach every single one of you this year and I look forward to seeing you all at some point in September. I am so proud of how hard you have worked this year both during our time together and your time learning at home. I'm sure you will have an amazing time in year 5 and I can't wait to see what you achieve! 

Stay safe and have an amazing Summer!

Miss Earp :)

 

Letter to 4RA

 

I hope you are all well and have been keeping safe during this lockdown.  This is the last week before the school closes for the summer holidays.  I look forward to seeing you all again but it's going to be exciting as you'll be starting Year 5 with your new teacher!

There is plenty of things you can do during the summer holidays! You can revisit all the work on this webpage and make sure you have completed the home learning packs, continue to learn your timetables on TTR and read your favourite books!

Don't forget to have a go at the summer quiz below. 

Make sure you keep safe especially with the coronavirus still present but slowly disappearing. 

I will miss teaching 4RA, it's been a pleasure but sadly a short year. 

Take care for now and stay safe!

 

Mr Asquith

 

End of year summer quiz!!!!   

Have a go at this fun quiz! There are 25 questions with the answers on the next slide after the question. Play with a family member! Enjoy!

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It has been lovely to speak to some of you on the phone this week and catch up! We can't tell you how PROUD we are of all of you and how much we miss every single one of you! It sounds like you're having a lovely time with your families and doing some excellent work - keep it up!

Some children have even finished ALL of the work on the website so far! So, here's some extreme challenge tasks for those SUPERSTARS who have completed on their learning.

Remember to look out on Monday for some more learning on our website!

1. Maths problem solving - try out your maths skills in these problem solving challenges. You will need paper/pencils to make notes and you could use things around the house to help you count or build to find the answer!

2. Revise our key learning over the past few weeks about equivalent fractions, tenths and decimals. The powerpoint has some examples and explanations!

3. Guided reading of 'The man who bought a mountain.' Listen to the story in the video below and answer the questions about what you have read. There's a worksheet with the questions on below if you find that easier!

Here's the questions you will cover in this lesson and the answers so you can self mark and correct your work!

Finally here's a descriptive writing task based on this story. Remember to use your neatest, joined up handwriting and to use the words it suggests in your work. It would be lovely to see some of your descriptions so remember to send a photo of your work by email to the office if you can! :)

After the holidays, we will be starting our final science topic of the year called 'Living things and their habitats.' Here are some project ideas for you to choose from to prepare for our new topic. Choose one idea from below (or more if you want to!) to create your own project next week. Then take a picture and send it to the office to earn a place on our home learning gallery! Have fun!

 

1. Research your own animal (that can be a small insect you could find in your garden to an exotic animal only found in the depths of the jungle!) Use the sheet below for the key questions but you can design your poster any way you want!

2. We will be looking at lots of different animals and sorting them in different ways depending on what they eat and what type of animal they are. Create your own venn diagram to sort different animals - there's an example below but you can choose your own categories and your own animals if you wish!

3. Finally we will be looking at how humans have a positive and negative impact on the environment. We have already looked at deforestation in our Geography lessons so this is a chance to look at other problems for the environment. Choose and research one of them below and create a poster all about it!

 

Plastic pollution

Litter 

Palm oil

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DAILY ENGLISH CHALLENGE - https://www.pobble365.com/

Everyday there's a new picture. Answer the questions about what you see and choose one other challenge to complete. Here's Monday's 15th June picture and questions!

Question time!

 What is it that you think the man holds in his hands?

Where did he get them from?

What clues in the story starter tell you something about what the objects are?

Why do you think people misunderstand the man?

How do you think he feels about the objects he possesses?

Where do you think the man lives?

Now choose at least one of the challenges below:

  1. Write a prediction about what will hatch from these magical eggs!
  2. Write your own story about the power of the magical eggs and what they do.
  3. Rewrite the sentences below as an EXCITING paragraph. You could include adverbs, fronted adverbials (E.g. All of a sudden, ) and expanded noun phrases (E.g. The old, weary man) to improve your writing!

The man carried some things in his hands. They were special. Something was about to happen.

Week commencing 29.06.20

Talk for Writing - Goblins

Here is your new Talk for Writing topic. This week it's about Goblins. Read the text and complete the activities. 

 

Enter text...

Grammar activity week commencing 29.06.20 

Pronoun worksheet - complete the activities and check your answers at the end. 

Week commencing 14.06.20

Talk for writing - The Impossibly Possible

Here is your new Talk for Writing activity! Again, it has 15 challenges. Enjoy reading the text and challenge yourself to complete all the activities.  Feel free to share any of the activities you would like Mr Asquith or Miss Earp to see and we can share it on our Year 4 webpage!

The Windmill Farmer - Watch the short animation and have a go at answering the questions and complete the challenges!

Week commencing 14.06.20

A farmer tends to his crop of windmills and watches them blossom through the seasons until sadly the crop is damaged by a winter storm. Helpless the farmer resign to his fate by the time the thick winter snows arrive. 

English comprehension week commencing 14.06.20

There are 3 levels. 1 is easy and 3 is the hardest. Choose your level. Read the text and answer the questions and you can check the answers at the end. 

There are two comprehension texts.

Rivers of the World

Social Distancing Rules

Week commencing 14.06.20 Grammar activity

Revise your key skills using the BBC bitesize lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

There are lots of lessons that you can follow, here are some good ones to try this week:

Synonyms and antonyms: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk23c7h

Inverted commas https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbvd7sg

Apostrophes for possession https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znyf382

Apostrophes for contraction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hxhbk

Subordinating conjunctions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6kj2sg

Week commencing 02.06.20

Talk for writing - Mission Possible

There are loads of activities in this booklet to complete. Perhaps you can choose to do 2 activities a day.

 

We would love to see your design for a spy gadget and what it does! You can send it to the office via the school email and we can display it on our home learning gallery!

Girl and Robot  - Watch the short animation and complete the worksheet below. 


Girl and Robot

SPAG challenge   SPAG challenge  SPAG challenge

Test your reading skills by reading the extracts then answering the comprehension questions. These are all about different types of persuasive adverts, reviews and letters!

Week commencing 18.5.20

There are 15 activities to complete in this booklet. You don't have to do it all at once so maybe choose 2 activities a day.

We would love to see your adverts about your alien planet - send them by email to the office to see you work in our home learning gallery!

Test your reading skills by reading the extracts then answering the comprehension questions. They are all about the rainforest - perhaps you will read some interesting facts that you can use in one of your Geography projects?

The Lighthouse - watch the video and complete the worksheet below.

Questions and challenges! The Lighthouse

SPAG   SPAG   SPAG   SPAG   SPAG   SPAG

Revise your key skills using the BBC bitesize lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

There are lots of lessons that you can follow, here are some good ones to try this week:

Proof reading skills https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcsy9q

Similes and metaphors https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk68wty

Coordinating conjunctions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z48xt39

Week commencing 4.5.20

There are 12 activities to complete in this booklet. You don't have to do it all at once so maybe choose 2 activities a day. 

Test your reading skills by reading the extracts then answering the comprehension questions.

 Revise your key skills using the BBC bitesize lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

There are lots of lessons that you can follow, here are some good ones to try this week:

Exploring fronted adverbials https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7v4kmn

Using paragraphs correctly https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv4j7nb

Using inverted commas to show speech https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4rbgwx

Using apostrophes to show possession

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4rbgwx

Spellings - You can find all of these spellings on the link below where you can practise in lots of different games! What's your highest score?

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

w/c 4.5.20 rule 25 - accident, accidentally, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, actual, actually

 

w/c 11.5.20 rule 26 - calendar, breath, breathe, build, busy, business, caught, centre, century, certain

w/c/ 18.5. 20 rule 27 - early, earth, circle, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear

w/c/ 25.5.20 rule 28 - eight, eighth, enough, exercise, experience, experiment, extreme, famous, favourite, February

w/c/  02.06.20 rule 29 - forward, fruit, grammar, group, guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history. 

w/c/ 9.6.20 rule 30 -imagine, increase, important, interest, island, knowledge, learn, length, library, material

w/c/ 16.6.20 rule 31 - medicine, mention, minute, natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally, often, opposite

w/c 23.6.20 rule 32 - ordinary, particular, peculiar, perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession, possibly, potatoes, pressure

Before you start your Maths why not warm up with times table song? Have fun!

Maths Week commencing 29.06.20

Content

 

Click on the link below. There are 4 lessons, you can focus on one or two a day. You can also access the BBC Bitesize link to have a go at the interactive worksheets and downloads. 

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

  1. Lesson 1: Interpret charts.
  2. Lesson 2: Comparison sum and difference.
  3. Lesson 3: Introducing line graphs.
  4. Lesson 4: Line graphs.
  5. Introduction to 2D shapes

The BBC Bitesize link for activities.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztfrsk.7

 

Find below 3 further activities and the answer sheets at the end.  

Introduction to 2D shapes

Click on the link below which will take you to the BBC Bitesize page and watch the short videos on shapes. There are 4 areas,

  1. How to identify different polygons?
  2. What are the types of triangles?
  3. What are parts of a circle?
  4. What is a perimeter?

 

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk

Complete the activities

Try this arithmetics test and check the answers at the end!

Maths week commencing 14.06.20

Content:

1. Introduction to money BBC Bitesize

2. Money Powerpoint presentation and questions with answers.

3. Arithmetics revision and practise.

4. Revision of key learning from year 4

 

Start with the BBC Bitesize link below:

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkwfvk7

Complete activity 1 & activity 2.

 

We will be uploading arithmetic practice/tests every fortnight for you to complete. The answers are at the end for you to check.

Here are the first two tests for you to try!

Revision of key learning from year 4: multiplying by multiples of 10 and learning about symmetry. Remember to go through the powerpoint first to see some examples and then work your way through the tasks below.

Week commencing 02.06.20

In Maths, we will focus on decimal equivalent of tenths and hundredths and decimal equivalents of quarters, half and three quarters. Also dividing a number by 10 and 100. 

Make sure you recap previous weeks work on recognising tenths and hundredths. 

Look at the Powerpoint slide below and complete the worksheets.

 

Here are some useful websites and videos to help you with some of this work if you're finding it a bit tricky!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb98wty

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ - if you go to week 2 on the white rose website it has videos for the key objectives we are covering.

Use this knowledge sheet to help you to revise.

Investigation challenge

Divide 1 or 2 digits by 100

Test your learning, divide 1 or 2 digits by 100

Week commencing 18.5.20

Now we have revised our key arithmetic skills from this year (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using the formal methods) we are going to continue our work on fractions and decimals.

  1. Recognising and representing tenths and hundredths.

Start by reading through the powerpoint below and having a go at the examples. Then complete the tasks underneath.

2. Representing tenths as decimals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zr6pvcw - watch this fun video to show how tenths are converted to decimals and look at the examples below. Then complete the sheets underneath.

3. Representing tenths as decimals in different ways.

There are many ways to represent tenths as decimals such as using a number line and a place value grid. Read the examples below and then complete the worksheets underneath.

4. Dividing by 10

Start by watching this video from lesson 5 which explains how to divide a number by 10. You will need to go back to week 1 lesson 5 on the drop down menu below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Then complete the worksheet underneath.

5. Arithmetic

Remember to keep up your arithmetic skills by practising a little each day, including your times tables. Well done to those children who have won more than 2000 COINS on our latest battle - can you beat them?

Week commencing 4.5.20

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Use the link above to access the white rose maths lessons and complete Summer term Week 3 activities:

Lesson 1 - Multiply a 2 digit by a 1 digit number

Lesson 2 - Multiply a 3 digit by a 1 digit number

Lesson 3 - Divide a 2 digit by a 1 digit number

Lesson 4 - Divide a 3 digit by a 1 digit number

Lesson 5 - Challenge Friday!

Choose one of the challenges below to complete with an adult at home! Write/draw your answers and send a picture to the office email if you can so we can share some of your work on the website! 

Strike it out -https://nrich.maths.org/6589

Neighbourly addition - https://nrich.maths.org/housenumbers

Magic Vs https://nrich.maths.org/6274

Week commencing 4.5.20

Revise your key skills using the BBC bitesize lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

There are lots of good lessons to follow, here are some you can try this week:

Mixed challenges https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfdjhv

Negative numbers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmv382

Rounding numbers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf492p

Why not use this time to try and learn something completely new?

 

Learn some words from a new language!

Learn some new songs and dances from GoNoodle

https://www.gonoodle.com/ - it's free to sign up!

Try a STEM challenge from the ideas below!

Here are some activities you can challenge yourself with at home. You can even try and earn badges for those that you complete - https://pawprintfamily.com/product-category/free-resources/?orderby=date&product_category=challenge-packs

Here is a video with super brain yoga exercise. Watch this video for more tips and practise daily! Good luck!

Or have a go at some of these dances from GoNoodle!

 

LEARN BY HEARTS

 Learn by Heart Homework

Times table Rockstars!

In year 4 we are very competitive when it comes to times tables! We love challenging each other on TTRS and trying to win more coins to build our characters. Some children in our year group are so fast that they are rock heroes - this means we can answer 60 times table questions in less than 1 minute! WOW!

BATTLE UPDATE... BATTLE UPDATE... BATTLE UPDATE... BATTLE UPDATE... BATTLE UPDATE... BATTLE UPDATE...

Don't forget to log on to Times Tables Rock Stars everyday if you can for 10-15 minutes.The whole school is taking part in battles, including boys v girls!  Who will win? It's up to you! 

FANTASTIC WORK YEAR 4!! We are now beating year 5 in points. Can we catch up with year 2?

The boys v girls battle has ended and the results are in....

BOYS ARE THE CHAMPIONS FOR THIS BATTLE!

Get ready to start again with new battles starting on Monday - see you there!

Science

In Science we have been learning all about our teeth and why they are so important. We enjoyed using playdoh to build animal and human teeth so we could compare them. Finally, we read a book called 'If I had animal teeth' where we learnt how our lives might be different with rattlesnake or great white shark teeth! We used our new learning to write a letter to Miss Earp persuading her why we should be allowed to change our boring, old human teeth to cooler (and sharper!) animal teeth!

In Autumn 2, we started learning about the digestive system and the different organs that are part of it. We helped Miss Earp to make our own digestive system using tights to represent the small intestines and a bag of juice and food to represent how the stomach mushes and breaks down our food. It was so much fun!

In Spring 1, we started our new topic on electricity. We enjoyed learning all about different appliances that use electricity and how a bulb works in a circuit. We tested different conductors (materials that electricity pass through) and insulators (materials that don't let electricity pass through) before using our knowledge to design and test our own switches. As you can see from the pictures, we had LOTS of fun!

 

 

History

In History we have been learning all about the Romans and the weapons they used to fight and invade other countries. We have enjoyed making our own roman shields, practising some battle formations and then using our experiences to write a diary entry about our day as a Roman soldier! 

In Autumn 2 we learnt about what the Romans did for us which helped us to prepare for our assembly. We used what we had learnt to teach the rest of the school about the important inventions created by the Romans such as law, roads, drains and central heating! Some children even did some extra research about how Roman roads were made and why they were so important then and now.

 

Geography

In Spring 2, we started our Geography unit - Where would you choose to build a city? We started by looking at cities of the UK and comparing their physical and human features. We found that some common features were rivers, hospitals, train stations and cathedrals. After that, we looked at other types of settlements and started to compare them. We looked at some of the positives and negatives of living in a city compared to a village. Finally, we looked at how the land is used in different settlements. For example, is it used mainly for housing, retail, leisure or agriculture?

When we came back from the holidays, we had a Haworth and Bronte day to prepare for our trip to the Bronte Parsonage. We looked closer at the land use in Haworth and found that it is mainly used for agriculture, housing and retail. We then worked in teams to plan different sections of our route to Haworth. We highlighted the roads we could take to get there in the quickest way. Finally, we did a small History project on the Bronte family and their lives! We were given secret envelopes with information about each of the children. First we had to summarise the key facts before writing up our ideas as a paragraph and making them into windows for our own Bronte Parsonages! 4LE enjoyed sharing this information with the rest of the school during our class assembly!

 

Our trip to the Bronte Parsonage

We had a fantastic day out in Haworth this week! We went to the Bronte Parsonage where the actual Bronte family lived in the 1800's. We enjoyed looking around the museum and seeing how the family used to live during that time. Then we did a drama session on the novel 'Jane Eyre' that was written by Charlotte Bronte. We enjoyed dressing up in some of the old clothes and we really had to think about how to act out the different characters. We worked hard to use our facial expressions and body language to show the personalities of the different characters!

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