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Home learning for the week beginning 13th July

 

Year 4

Week Beginning:  13th July 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

Continue with your Bug Club at https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 

This year, the Summer Reading Challenge will be different - we don't want children to miss out, so with our physical libraries closed for the time being we are going digital! The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries.  

Silly Squad celebrates funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!     

With children already at home, the 2020 Challenge will start earlier than usual and run from June to September. Sign up safely and for free at Silly Squad from Friday 5th June. 

Once you have signed up you can: 

  • Access a personal profile area to set reading goals, review books and view book recommendations
  • Chat to friends in the forum 
  • Play online games 
  • Download and print activities 
  • Access rewards 

 

Although physical books are not currently available through libraries we are pleased to be able to offer e books and e audio books for free with your library membership card! If you're not already a library member, joining is easy and free, just click here to join the library.   

 

Bug Club online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre Focus: Diary entry

You are writing a diary entry about being transported to a video game you’ve created.

Because it is the last week, we’re only doing English for four days. This means there is one day where you may want to complete two lessons and we recommend completing lesson 1 and 2 on Monday. Read the instructions carefully to know what you need to do.

Monday

Lesson 1  - Diary - Reading comprehension: Fact retrieval

Today, complete lesson 1 and lesson 2 is an optional extra. 

Remember to write down the word for the day to use in your own writing. Today is not a test of your memory so don’t guess. Read the questions and use the text to help answer the questions. If there are any words you are unsure of, look them up in the dictionary to help you. Pause the video for the independent activity and use the questions on the slides. Answer questions in your exercise book.

OPTIONAL

Lesson 2 - Diary entry - Reading comprehension: Inference

Today’s word of the day is a Mrs Wordsmith word so you should be able to use this in your own writing. When it asks you to include evidence, you need to quote the text. Some of your answers may need some explanation. Pick as much evidence as you can but don’t copy out whole paragraphs. Pause the video for the independent activity and use the questions on the slides. Answer questions in your exercise book.

Tuesday

Lesson 3 - Diary entry - Identify key features

It would be really helpful to note down the key features of a diary to refer back to when you write your own. Watch the video carefully because it goes over the features very carefully. On question 2 you may have different prepositional phrases that’s fine. Just make sure they tell you the position of something. That’s the same with question 3 and 4. Pause the video for the independent activity and use the questions on the slides. Answer questions in your exercise book

Wednesday

Lesson 4 - Diary entry - SPaG focus

Their example of a coordinating conjunction ‘I’d like pizza and salad for lunch’ is using 'and' as a list as opposed to joining two main clauses. It should be, ‘I like pizza for lunch and salad for dinner.’ If you can separate the sentences and put a full stop where 'and' is, it’s a compound sentence. Remember, a comma comes after the subordinate clause if it’s at the beginning of the sentence.  Pause the video for the independent activity and use the questions on the slides. Answer questions in your exercise book

Thursday

Lesson 5 - Diary entry - Write your own composition using the key features

You begin the lesson with your spelling test. Today is your writing task. Use the WAGOLL to structure your own writing but come up with your own ideas. Think about a video game that would be really good fun to do in real life, i.e. Mario Cart. You’ll need an idea where there is lots of action to create a narrative. Go through the planning questions and make notes as you go through to help structure your writing. You’ll need to have a place to describe using those expanded noun phrases. When you pause the video, make notes and adjectives to use in your place.  If you’re using speech, remember to punctuate it correctly. Look at the rubric on Teams to see what we’re looking for. Submit your work via Teams assignment on Thursday and we’ll give you feedback on Friday.

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

Spelling task worksheet for lesson 10

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L12 Clumsy or Silly Words

Worksheet for L12 Clumsy or Silly Words

Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here:

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

 

Monday – lines of symmetry

A ruler is an important tool to use for identifying and drawing lines of symmetry. If you have printed out the sheet, you may find that gently folding the shapes will help you too.

For question 4, it would be good to make your own paper circle (draw around a glass or similar) to explore for yourself.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Tuesday – complete a symmetric figure

Don’t worry about matching the colour when completing patterns. It’s the position that is important.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Wednesday – describe position

Worksheet

Answers

 

Thursday – draw on a grid

Use a ruler when drawing shapes on the grid to ensure accuracy.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more!

 

Challenge of the week: Eight Hidden Squares

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

We are working on Week 12 – wc 13th July

 

This week we complete our unit on geometry.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

This week, you have the opportunity to challenge your teachers to a Rock Slam - we know you've been practising hard so we're expecting it to be very close! Please only challenge the teachers who are currently leading your year group home learning (Miss Napier, Miss Patterson and Mrs Russell).

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Don’t forget about the battles too!

Science

Key question:  What have you learnt about plants?

This week there is no video lesson just a short quiz to complete to see how well you have been doing. 

  • Click on the here to start your quiz – good luck!

Now for the fun stuff. Choose from one of the activities listed below for creative activities all linked to the theme of Parts of a Plant.

  • Build a terrarium:  Watch the video where Miss Simkin sets out how to make simple rainforest in a bottle! You will need: plastic jar or bottle, small rocks, potting soil, small plants or seedlings.
  • Create hammered flower prints: THIS ACTIVITY REQUIRES ADULT SUPERVISION. Follow the step by step instructions but take great care when hammering as fingers can get hurt! Only collect fallen leaves or flower which require ‘dead heading'. You will need: flowers or leaves to print; paper; hammer; hard work surface (cutting board, slab of wood, etc.); paper towels; scissors; a pen; tweezers or toothpicks
  • Grow a grass head:  watch the video outlining how to create your own funny grass head to care for over the summer – don’t forget to give him a haircut every now and then! You will need: Old tights/ stockings; compost; grass seeds; rubber band or thread; for decorating – googly eyes, felt; pot for your grass head to sit in!

 

Geography

How has the use of natural resources changed?

In this lesson, we will analyse how and why the world's population has increased in recent human history, and the effect this has had on the use of natural resources.

 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

 

Wider Curriculum

Maths Scavenger Hunt

Worksheet

 

 

Excellence in our service with others

Have you considered sharing something special you have done in lockdown with Blue Peter to gain a Blue Peter badge?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

You need parental permission and to read about the different badges before you decide what you might apply for.

Maybe you have been working helping the environment and could apply for a green badge to represent our eco team?

Maybe you could apply for a blue badge with an interesting story, picture or poem? Perhaps something from your home learning which you are proud of?

Maybe try for a sport badge if you have tried a new sport or been dedicated to improving your health and fitness?

Let us know if you succeed in gaining your badge!

 

 

 

 

 

Home learning for the week beginning 6th July

 

Year 4

Week Beginning:  6th July 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre Focus: adventure story

Lesson 1 - Adventure story - Reading Comprehension

In today’s lesson you’ll be looking at word meaning. You’ve done lots of this over the past few weeks so you should be experts now. Remember to research any words you aren’t familiar with to help you with understanding the text as a whole. If you don’t understand some of the words, you may want to use the power of deduction to eliminate the words it can’t be. Answer the questions in your exercise book and pause the video when you need to.

Lesson 2 - Adventure story - Reading comprehension

In today’s lesson you’ll be focusing on fact retrieval. We’ve done lots of this in Year 4 so you will be experts. Remember to read the text and questions really carefully to answer the questions. You are copying from the text so don’t try to remember find it exactly and copy. Make sure you read the whole sentence in context to make sure your answer is correct. Answer the questions in your exercise book and pause the video when you need to.

Lesson 3 - Adventure story - Identify key features

In today’s lesson you’ll be looking at the key features of an adventure story. It would be really helpful to make a list of the features for you to refer back to later on in your own writing. It might be really helpful to tick these off when you write to make sure they are included. Lots of the features are repeated and you will have used them elsewhere in your writing this year. Look carefully for these features in text to give you ideas of what to include in your own story.  Answer the questions in your exercise book (use the text to answer these questions) and pause the video when you need to.

Lesson 4 - Adventure story - SPaG focus

In today’s lesson you’ll be looking at pronouns. We’ve looked lots at pronouns and using alternative nouns over the year. See if you can get a mixture of pronouns, nouns and alternative nouns throughout your writing. Make sure on question 5 you underline all the pronouns in the sentences. There may be more than one in each. Answer the questions in your exercise book and pause the video when you need to.

Lesson 5 - Adventure story - Write your own adventure story

At the beginning of this lesson you have the spelling test. By the end of today’s lesson, you will be ready to write your own adventure story. If you’re confused with the characters, go back to the first lesson where they introduce them to you. Your story needs to be at least a page long if not more. You have been given lots of ideas and suggestions to use and include in your own writing for fronted adverbials, prepositional phrases and pronouns. Use the WAGOLL to help structure your own idea. There are questions for you to answer before you write. It would be really great to plan your writing before you write it all down just like we do in school. Remember to upload your story to Teams on the assignment by 9:00am Monday morning. 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

Spelling task worksheet for lesson 9

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L11 Clever or Sly Words

L11 Clever or sly words worksheet

 

Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here:

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

 

You will need a ruler to help you draw and measure accurately this week.

 

Monday – identify angles

You can make a quick ‘right angle checker’ by tearing the corner off a piece of rectangular paper. The two straight sides meet at a right angle.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Tuesday – compare and order angles

Worksheet

Answers

 

Wednesday – triangles

The question from 11:25 in the lesson video is more of a challenge.

You probably haven’t got a partner to talk to about questions 1 and 2 on the worksheet, but it would be a good idea to write down your thinking instead.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Thursday – quadrilaterals

To help you remember the names of the different quadrilaterals as you are completing the worksheet, freeze the video at 8:55.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more!

 

Challenge of the week: Nine-pin Triangles

 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

We are working on  Week 11 – wc 6th July

 

This block of learning is about geometry (shape).

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

This week's battle is girls vs boys across the whole of KS2!

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Science

Key question:  How do plants adapt to different environments?

In this lesson you will learn about how plants survive in hot or cold climates.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Think about different environments we have on our planet.  Can you think of a location which is really hot? Cold? Dry? Wet? Take a look on a globe and see if you can identify where these environments might be. Or find them on Google earth.

  • Click here to start your lesson: plant adaptation
  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get some things wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper.   Miss Roberts will describe how plants are adapted it different environments and then ask you to draw and label the features s listen to the descriptions carefully.
  • Optional extension task – have a go at building a biome in a box. A biome is just an area with specific climate ad vegetation.  Check out the instructions set out on the Eden project web site

Want to find out more? The world of plants is vast and varied. Explore the Royal Horticultural Society’s collection of films to see just how strange a wonderful they can be.

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, coloured pencils 

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook. 

 

Geography

Where are the World’s Natural Resources?

In this lesson, we will begin by studying the world's different natural resources, defining what they are and studying what they are used for. We will finish by analysing in which countries these resources can be found.

 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

Artist biography: https://www.tingatingaart.com/pages/about-tingatinga-african-art

Watch the theme tune from the CBeebies programme Tingatinga Tales telling traditional African folk stories using  Tingatinga art- inspired cartoons:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=LgF4i1Drnhc&feature=emb_logo

 

Our third black artist is the Tanzanian painter EDWARD TINGATINGA (1932-1972).

Watch the video (scroll down below this table to find the video tutorial) and follow the steps to help you paint an amazing Tingatinga leopard. Or, you could choose your favourite African animal or bird and paint it in the Tingatinga style.

Wider Curriculum

Marbling Part 2 – click here

 

 

Excellence in our service with others

St Peter's fully support and appreciate all of the work Turn the Tide Portishead https://www.turnthetideportishead.co.uk/ do throughout the year.

This month, they are working towards Plastic Free July https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ and promoting opportunities to reduce single use plastic so why not join in with the eco team https://www.st-peters.n-somerset.sch.uk/eco-team/ and have a look at how you can reduce plastic at home.

Turn the Tide Portishead have also produced a TTTP Hero Award Pack which we have shared with you as a document which you could take part in over the summer. Sadly, at this time, they are not able to send certificates or badges but you can still complete the activities in the pack.

 

Art tutorial video WB 6th July

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Home learning for week beginning 29th June

Year 4

Week Beginning:  29th  June 

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre Focus: Setting description

 

This week you are writing your own setting description. You will have done lots of this in year 4. There will be lots of previous learning you can apply to this writing as well. They give you some pictures you could use to base your setting description from. You don’t have to use them if you have your own idea. It might be worth drawing it first to help you really imagine it.

 

Lesson 1 - Setting Description - Reading Comprehension

In today’s lesson you are looking at the word meaning. In order to understand the text, you need to be able to understand the word meanings. To make sure you know what they mean, use the skills you’ve been taught to help you understand. If that doesn’t help, look them up if you don’t know what they mean. Apply the skills you’ve been taught in the first part of the lesson to answer the question. Answer the questions in your exercise book and flick back through the questions on the slides. The first question you’ve already answered together at the beginning of the lesson.

 

Lesson 2 - Setting Description - Reading Comprehension

In today’s lesson you are looking at inference. These are the clue questions we look at in school. Remember, when it asks for evidence you need to quote the text. Some of the questions might link to the language task you did last week. Read the text and the questions carefully. There is lots of thinking and clues you need to find. Answer the questions in your exercise book and flick back through the questions on the slides.

 

Lesson 3 - Setting Description - Identify key features

For this lesson, you may want to note down the key features so you can refer to them when it comes to your own writing.  Look through the text carefully and make sure you’ve read the questions twice. You are picking out those key features that we’ve looked at lots throughout year 4 and during lockdown. Answer the questions in your exercise book and flick back through the questions on the slides.

 

Lesson 4 - Setting Description - SPaG focus

In today’s lessons you’re looking at prepositional phrases. Remember think preposition, think position. Note down some of the prepositional phrases the give you as examples to use in your own writing. Prepositional phrases can also be used a fronted adverbial which you may want to use. Answer the questions in your exercise book and flick back through the questions on the slides.

 

Lesson 5 - Setting Description - Use key features to write your own composition

At the beginning of today’s lesson, you have your spelling test. Do this in your exercise book.

Look at the WAGOLL. Notice how they start their paragraphs. Notice also, how they haven’t just listed objects to describe but they are telling a story. Use the WAGOLL to help influence your own writing. You should be aiming for a page for the setting description told in a story-like way. When you’re looking at the pictures, note down all the things you can see or imagine what else you could see, smell, hear, touch, taste.  Don’t publish this to social media but upload onto the Teams assignment.

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

Spelling task

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L10  Eye Words

Worksheet

 

Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

 

Each day’s learning can be found here:

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

 

 

If you are unable to print the worksheets, you will need some squared paper for the worksheet questions that ask you to draw or complete bar or line graphs.

 

Monday – interpret charts

Worksheet

Answers

 

Tuesday – comparison, sum and difference

Worksheet

Answers

 

Wednesday – introducing line graphs

 A ruler (or other straight object) will be useful today and tomorrow for reading the line graphs on the worksheet.

Worksheet

Answers

 

Thursday – line graphs

Worksheet

Answers

 

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more!

 

Challenge of the week: Four Go

 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

 

We are working on Week 10 – wc 29th June

 

This block of learning is about data handling and statistics.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Don’t forget about the battles too!

Science

Key question: How does a plant get water from its roots to its leaves?

In this lesson you will learn about how a plant transports water.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Can you remember what a plant needs to grow well? What might you notice if a plant didn’t have enough water?

Click on the link to start your lesson https://www.thenational.academy/year-3/foundation/to-explain-how-a-plant-transports-water-year-3-wk5-3

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry if you get some things wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out on the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  Miss Roberts demonstrates a transpiration experiment that you can try at home if you wish.  For an alternative try with pale coloured cut flowers rather than celery.
  • Optional extension task – carry out your own transpiration experiment to see the effect that leaf size on how much water a plant transpires.  You will need three small plants with different leaf sizes to conduct this experiment.  For full details on what to do click on the link. https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/how-much-water-plants-lose-air/
  • Want to find out more?

Watch the video clip to find out how trees transport water. https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-do-trees-transport-water-from-roots-to-leaves

 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, coloured pencils

Optional resources: three jars of water, celery sticks, food colouring

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

History

The Norman Conquest Lesson 5

In this lesson, we will be reviewing our learning on the Norman Conquest of England

 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

Click on the link below to see a picture of Lois and find out more about her.

Artist biography:

 https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Lois-Mailou-Jones/311914

 

If you have oil pastels, you could try this fun project where you scrape off black oil pastel with a toothpick to get an amazing eye-popping effect:

 

https://artprojectsforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lois-Mailou-Jones-Art-Project.pdf

 

 

If you don’t have pastels, you can try this project instead using any creative materials you like – crayons, coloured pencils, paint or even try cutting up coloured paper or scraps of fabric and sticking down to make a collage.  https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-like-lois-mailou-jones/

 

 

The second black artist we are going to learn about is LOIS MAILOU JONES (1905-1998).

 

Type her name into Google Images and look at some of the amazing pieces of artwork she has produced.

 

You could start by learning a bit about her and then have a go at re-creating some of her brilliant pieces. 

 

Wider Curriculum

Lyrics

For the performance and backing tracks, see the mp3 files below

Here is a song and dance for you to learn and enjoy!

 

Excellence in our service with others

The Trussel Trust are a charity who help people in need in our area by providing food banks.

Learn more about what they do here: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/clevedondistrict/

Can you donate an item of food to help someone in need? There are also donation points in most local supermarkets.

 

 

Wiggle jiggle (performance track).mp3

Wiggle jiggle (backing track).mp3

Home Learning for Week Beginning 22nd June

Year 4

Week Beginning:  22nd June 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre focus: instructions

Lesson 1 - Instructions - Reading Comprehension - Fact retrieval

Today’s lesson is all about retrieving facts and information from the text. You’ve done lots of this over the last few weeks so it should be more familiar now. Remember to note down the word of the day to use later in your own writing. If there are any words you don’t know, look them up to help you understand the text better. Watch the video carefully and apply all the skills you’ve learned when answering the questions. Pause the video and click through the slides. Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

Lesson 2 - Instructions - Reading Comprehension: Language

Today you are thinking about the language the author uses in their writing and why they use that vocabulary. You will need to understand the words that have been used so make sure you look up any words you don’t understand. When it asks for phrases it wants more than one word. Not all the questions will have answers in the text as they are asking your opinion and thoughts. In your previous writing (persuasive rap), you used a type of verb called an imperative verb which is a ‘bossy’ verb. Remember that for answering question 2. Pause the video and click through the slides. Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

Lesson 3 - Instructions - Identifying features of a text

Today you are looking at the features of instructions. It might be helpful to note down the key features to refer back to when you write your own. It would be really useful to make notes of imperative and modal verbs and adverbs you come across as you go through to use in your own writing. Pause the video and click through the slides. Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

Lesson 4 - Instruction - SPaG focus: Adverbials

Today you are looking at adverbs and putting these into your writing. You have already looked at these over the past few weeks and we often talk about ‘Fronted Adverbials’ in year 4. Watch the video carefully to remind you about this previous learning. You may want to make notes of adverbs they suggest that you want to use in your own writing. Make sure you read your answers aloud first to make sure it makes sense. Pause the video and click through the slides. Answer the questions in your exercise book. 

Lesson 5 - Instruction: Write a set of instructions

Today you are writing your own instructions about how to capture your creature. You are capturing the creature you created last week. Watch the video carefully and answer the questions they have asked you. Think about what you created last week. Look back at your non-chronological report to help with this. Pause the video to help with this. Make sure you’ve jotted down some ideas they have given you to help. You must include the introduction to give context to your instructions. Please do not share any work on social media. Please remember that the writing task will be an ‘assignment’ in Year 4 Teams where you can find the rubric we will be using for marking your writing.

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

Spelling task worksheet for lesson 7

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L9 Confident Words Lesson

L9 Confident Words Activity Sheet

Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

Each day’s learning can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Please note: throughout this week, the videos and tasks use the language of ‘exchanging’. At St Peter’s, we call this ‘renaming’.

Monday – pounds and pence

NB we use the verb form ‘is’ (‘There is 2 pounds’) because we are referring to it as a single amount of money, not the number of coins.

For questions 1 and 6b, please write down your thinking as this will help develop your understanding further.

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday – ordering money

On the worksheet, think carefully about whether the question is asking for ascending or descending order.

For question 8, you could challenge yourself to write down all of the possibilities.

Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday – estimating money

You may want to print off the blank number lines to support your rounding.

Worksheet

Answers

Thursday – four operations

It’s important that you become fluent with the different strategies shown in the lesson so that in the future you are able to apply the most effective one, depending upon the situation.

For question 2 on the worksheet, please write down your explanation.

Worksheet

Answers

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to find out more!

Challenge of the week: Penta Post

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

We are working on Week 9 – WB 22nd June

 

This block of learning is about understanding and calculating with money.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

This week’s battle is girls vs boys in each class.

Science

Key question: What are the stages in a plant’s life cycle?

In this lesson, you will learn about each of the staging in a flowering plant’s life cycle.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Have you ever grown anything from a seed?  Do you think bigger plants grow from bigger seeds?

Click here to start your lesson

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get some things wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video. 
  • Optional extension task – Watch the time-lapse video showing the germination and growth of a bean plant.   Have a go at planting your own bean in a glass jar. Plant the bean near the edge of the jar so the roots are visible.
  • Want to find out more? Check the BBC bitsize animation and quiz to test your knowledge about plant life cycles.

 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, coloured pencils

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

History

The Norman Conquest

In this lesson, we will be continuing our learning on the Battle of Hastings.

 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

Look at https://kimart.com/works/faces/ for lots of colourful examples of Kimmy’s amazing ceramic faces.

Also, watch this clip of Kimmy talking about what inspires him, the processes he uses to make a finished piece and how he became a ceramic artist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=148&v=IXsolKLnfeY&feature=emb_logo

There has been a lot in the news recently concerning the Black Lives Matter movement.  Therefore, we thought that our schools could help to celebrate cultural diversity by looking at the works of three different black artists over the next three weeks. The first of these is KIMMY CANTRELL.

Can you use recycled materials to make a mixed-media sculpture in the style of one of Kimmy Cantrell’s masks?

 

Wider Curriculum

Forest School Task

 

Excellence in our service with others

ttps://www.portisheadinbloom.org.uk/newsletters.html (June 2020 Newsletter)

 

It would be great if you wanted to enter the Portishead in Bloom competition to raise awareness about climate change. If you want to share your entry with us too, please email us a photo of your entry using the year group email – we would love to see what you produce!

 

 

 

Persuasive rap feedback

Foxglove feedback

Dandelion feedback

Snapdragon feedback

Home learning for week beginning 15th June

Year 4

Week Beginning:  15.06.20

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre focus: character description

We have done lots on character descriptions including Winter’s child and Charlie Bucket. Apply all that you remember to help you this week.

Lesson 1 - Character Description: Reading comprehension - fact retrieval

You have done of lots work on fact retrieval using Oak Academy so you should be applying all the skills to help you answer the questions. Look at the key words and see if you can find them in the text. This will help you answer the questions correctly. Remember to note down the word of the day to use in your own writing. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 2 - Character description: reading comprehension - inference

We have done lots of work in school about inference and using the clues the texts give you. Remember these things when you’re answering the questions. Remember to note down the word of the day to use in your own writing. Make sure you understand all the text. If you don’t, look it up or ask an adult. When it asks for evidence, you need to use the information from the text. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 3 - Character Description: Identifying key features of a text

You have been given the key features list in this lesson. Make sure you refer back to it later in the week when you write your own. We’ve not looked at parenthesis in year 4 (you will do in year 5) so please don’t worry too much about this!  Remember similes are ‘as’ or ‘like’ something else; a metaphor ‘is’ something else and alliteration is two or more words next each other beginning with the same letter or sound. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 4 - Character description: SPaG focus - subordinate clause

There have been quite a few lessons on subordinate clauses over the last few weeks. You looked at subordinate conjunctions last week so remember to use all the knowledge you have. Remember to note down the word of the day to use later in your own writing. Listen really carefully to her subordinate clause explanation. Make a note of the different subordinate conjunctions you can use. Your answers may be different to hers but if they make sense when you read it out loud, you are correct.

 

Lesson 5 - Character description: write a character description

You need to watch today’s video really carefully to help you with your writing. You are creating your own creature. The questions you need to answer are:

  • What does it look like?
  • Where does it live?
  • What does it eat?
  • What features does it have?
  • Personality traits.

There are lots of questions they ask you on the video and you can refer back to those on the slides later on to help plan your character description. It may help to draw the creature as well and answer the questions. They’ve given you lots of ideas to help or you can make up your own. Don’t upload any work onto social media but please send it to us via the year group email. 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

Task sheet

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L8 Sad Words

 

Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

  Each day’s learning can be found here:

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

 

You may want to print off these place value counters and/or the place value charts to support you in the lessons this week.

 

Monday – write decimals

 Worksheet

Answers

 

Tuesday – compare decimals

For question 1 on the worksheet, please write your answer to the speech bubble question underneath the place value charts. For questions 2 and 6, the answers given are just examples as there are so many possibilities.

 Worksheet

Answers

 

Wednesday – order decimals

For question 4 on the worksheet, please write your thinking at the bottom of the sheet.

 Worksheet

Answers

 

Thursday – round decimals

You may want to print off these blank number lines to support you today.

 Worksheet

Answers

 

Friday’s lesson is the Bitesize Challenge. Click here to go to the page.

 

 

Challenge of the week: Round the dice decimals (1)

 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

We are working on Week 8 – wc 15th June

 

This block of learning focuses upon decimals.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

 

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

This week, you are battling the other Y4 classes! Who will be victorious?

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Don’t forget about the battles too.

Science

Key question: What are the parts and functions of a flower?

In this lesson you will find out about the flowering parts of a plant.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  can you name any flowering plants? Why do some plants have flowers but other do not?

 

Click here to start your lesson

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get some things wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  During the video, Miss Roberts dissects a real flower and identifies each part if you want to do this be careful not to get pollen on your clothing as it can stain.
  • Optional extension task – make a model of the parts of the flower using craft materials or junk modelling.  Make sure you include all the parts given in you star words. Or why not have a go at pressing some flowers. Follow the Natural History Museum’s guide
  • Want to find out more? You may have noticed that not all parts of a flower look the same and that not all have the same parts.  Follow the link for a more detailed description of the parts and  which flowers are different.

 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler, flower (optional)

 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s task.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

History

The Norman Conquest Lesson 3

 

In this lesson, we will be learning about the Battle of Hastings

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

Cartoon drawing (lots to choose from)

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

Drawing a human eye

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

Drawing a dragon eye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBLxu2cTfWE

 

Drawing and sketching

All you need to start sketching is a piece of paper, a pencil and a rubber. Follow the videos to learn some new art skills. They all go step by step. Watch a little bit and pause while you complete the same bit. When you are ready, play again. Stop, start and rewind as often as you need to.

Wider Curriculum

Marbling

 

 

Home learning for week beginning 8th June 

 

 

Year 4

Week Beginning:  8th June 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre Focus: Non-chronological Report

Submit work to year group email by 10am on 16th June in order to get feedback.

This week you’re going to be writing a non-chronological report about an animal you’ve created. You may want to start thinking about what animal you want to make. It may be based on another animal you know or a mixture of lots of different ones. Think about what it looks like, how it moves, where it lives, what it eats.

 

Lesson 1 - Non- Chronological Report: Reading Comprehension: Word Meaning

For this lesson, you’ll want to note down the new vocabulary that you’ve learnt to add in your own writing. You may find it helpful to note down the terms from the glossary to add in your own writing for that expert vocabulary. You’ve done a few word meaning lessons now so remember all those skills you’ve been taught to apply to the task. Remember, if the question tells you where the information is, you don’t need to read the entire text. If there are some words you don’t know, look them up in a dictionary or on the computer to help you. Answer the questions in you exercise book.

 

Lesson 2: Non-Chronological Report: Reading Comprehension - Structure

Watch the video carefully to help answer the questions. The teacher also talks about the purpose of an introduction, which will be really helpful to remember for your own writing later on in the week. You may find it helpful to check your understanding of the words, appearance, habitat and diet. This will help you answer some of the questions. For question 3, make sure you look at the glossary again. Answer the questions in you exercise book.

 

Lesson 3 - Non-Chronological Report: Identifying the features of a text

You can refer back to the key features on the slides if you pause and close the video. Remember, you can always resume the video. You have used many of these features in your own chronological reports this year, so remember to keep adding them in.  It’s easier to pause the video and use the slides to re-read the text. Answer the questions in you exercise book.

 

Lesson 4 - Non-Chronological Report: SPaG focus

In this lesson, you’re focusing on conjunctions. We’ve done lots of work on subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. Remember, subordinating conjunctions are in complex sentences which contains a main and a subordinate clause. Answer the questions in your exercise book. For question 3, you may have a different sentence ending. As long as it makes sense, you’re right.

 

Lesson 5 - Non-Chronological Report: Write a non-chronological report

There were lots of new words this week - see how many you can include in your own writing. Use all the features you’ve looked at this week and remember to use lots of different conjunctions to help expand your sentences. Use his planning questions to help you before you write it up. If you’re stuck for ideas, use the suggestions they give you. It would be lovely if you could draw what your animal looks like at the bottom of your report. When you’ve written your report, send it through on the year group email. We look forward to seeing them. Don’t upload anything onto social media.

 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings task

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L7 Feeling Bad Words

Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

Click on each day to go straight to your lesson.

 

Please note – throughout this week, the videos and tasks use the language of ‘exchanging’. At St Peter’s, we call this ‘renaming’.

 

To support you in this lesson, you may want to print and use these place value counters.

 

Monday – place value 1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s

In school, we have also used this place value flip to show how digits change or don’t change.

Lesson 1 Worksheet

Lesson 1 Answers

 

Tuesday – add two 4-digit numbers (1)

Lesson 2 Worksheet

Lesson 2 Answers

 

Wednesday – add two 4-digit numbers (2)

From 6:26 onwards, the lesson looks at filling in missing digits in addition calculations. At school, this has been a star challenge so please have a go but don’t worry if it is a step too far at the moment.

 

For questions 4 on the worksheet, you could challenge yourself to write down an explanation of the mistakes that the other children have made, just like we do at school.

Lesson 3 Worksheet

Lesson 3 Answers

 

Thursday – add two 4-digit numbers (3)

The same applies to the missing digit calculations as Wednesday (from 6:10 in the video).

Lesson 4 Worksheet

Lesson 4 Answers

 

 

Friday’s lesson is a challenge on BBS Bitesize. Click here to go to the lesson. This week it's all about data handling in football!

 

Challenge of the week: Reach 100

 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

 

 

This block of learning focuses upon consolidation of place value and addition with 4-digit numbers.

 

You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

There are more resources available each day on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths! 

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

 

Science

Key question: What is the job of each part of a plant?

In this lesson you will identify the five main parts of a plant and find out about the function of each one.

Lesson 2 worksheet

Before you start the lesson talk about:  What are the parts of a plant you already know?  Do all plants have the same parts? 

Click here to start your lesson

  • Introductory quiz – there is no quiz available for this lesson
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.  Miss Roberts suggests a follow up experiment which you can do if you wish.  You will need two small plants.
  • Exit quiz - there is no quiz available for this lesson
  • Optional extension task – Do all leaves look the same?  If you can, go out into the garden or park and have a look at all the different shapes, sizes and colours of leaves.  Note down the differences by either drawing pictures or taking photographs to produce a leaf study.
  •  

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser, ruler

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s task.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

 

History

Lesson 2: The Norman Conquest

In this lesson, we will be continuing our learning on the Norman Conquest of England

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangeroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

Make a funky fish to put in your window. Draw the outline of a fish. Collect lots of brightly coloured paper from magazines, junk mail, newspaper and packaging. Cut into different shapes to decorate your fish.  Glue them in place like scales and draw or stick on an eye. Try not to leave any gaps in your design. (If you don’t have glue, make a mixture ½ cup of flour and ½ cup water and mix together. Add more water if it is too thick) Can you also decorate the background? What shades of blue and green can you find to use?

Wider Curriculum

LSP Cooking Challenge

 

A challenge for all LSP pupils.

 

Story time

Story time with Miss White

 

Excellence in our service with others

This week, why not help with making the dinner one night this week? Remember that washing/tidying up after yourself is important too!

 

 

 

 

English feedback for newspaper reports - 04.06.20

Thank you very much for the newspaper reports you wrote and emailed to us. As we have studied the text 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' this year, we could see the impact this had on your newspaper reports and were really pleased with your efforts. Please listen to the feedback in the audio clips below.

Dandelion writing feedback for newspaper reports

Foxglove writing feedback for newspaper reports

Snapdragon writing feedback fro newspaper reports

Home learning for week beginning 1st June

Year 4

Week Beginning:  1st June 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English

Genre Focus: Persuasive Writing

This week you are going to be writing a persuasive rap.

Persuasive writing - Lesson 1

This lesson is all about fact retrieval so remember all the skills you’ve already been taught in year 4. To watch the rap video, close the video and clock on the ‘Next Activity’ button. Make sure you read through the rap at least once possibly twice to really help answer the questions. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

Persuasive writing - Lesson 2

Listen to the rap again to remind yourself what it sounds like. This lesson is about summarising. Listen carefully to how they tell you to summarise because you don’t need to rewrite the entire rap! Answer the questions in your exercise book.

Persuasive writing - Lesson 3

For this lesson, you’ll want to write down the language features so you can refer to them when you write one. You can always re-watch the video to remind you of the different language features if you forget. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

Persuasive writing - Lesson 4

If you would like to share what book you are reading, send us an email to the year group email. We would love to hear all about them! Listen carefully to the different types of verbs imperative and modal. Refer back to the video if you need to. Answer the questions in your exercise book.

Persuasive writing - Lesson 5

Note down all the ‘words of the day’ because you’ll want to refer back to them when you write your own. Use the WAGOLL to help structure yours. Try to aim for at least 3 new verses. Magpie as many ideas as you want and see how many you can come up with. Please do not put any video up on social media. If you would like to video it and send it into the year group email, we would love to see them! We would also like to see the written draft of your rap. There are lots of ideas included but you may want to use your own.

 

Remember to email us your rap (in whatever form you can) to y4@sppschool.uk by 10am on Tuesday 9th June so that we can give you feedback

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

Remember to email us your writing to y4@sppschool.uk by 10am on Tuesday 9th June so that we can give you feedback.

 

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings and task

Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

Vocabulary

L6 Angry Words

Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Maths

 

Each day’s learning can be found here:

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

 

Monday – adding 2 or more fractions

For question 5 on the worksheet, it would be a good idea to draw as well as write your solution.

 

Tuesday - subtract fractions

Drawing out fraction bars can help with some of the questions on the worksheet, particularly those that deal with fractions greater than one whole.

 

Wednesday – fractions of quantities

Fluency in times tables will really help today! The last part of lesson video includes finding fractions that are greater than one. Don’t worry if you find this too challenging – it isn’t on the Y4 curriculum! You may also want to leave out the last question of 3d on the worksheet.

 

Thursday – calculate quantities

As with Wednesday’s lesson, the video moves onto some fractions that are greater than one whole. It is explained very clearly but don’t worry if it is a step too far for you at the moment as it’s not Y4 learning. You may then want to miss out question 4h on the worksheet.

 

Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 4 page. The most suitable questions for Year 4 are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 but why not try the others with someone at home!

 

Answers

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Challenge of the week: Plants

 

https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

 

 

We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June

 

This block of learning focuses upon fractions.

 

Find the worksheets by clicking on each day in the box on the left. You can either print them or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

 

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

As well as playing for 3 minutes on Garage each day, we would like you to challenge 5 different people in your year group to a Rock Slam. Try to chose people that will be a good challenge for you! We have made it easier for you by changing the settings so that you can see people's real names rather than their rock names.

 

Science

Key question: What conditions could we change to investigate the growth of a plant?

In this lesson you will be recapping on what you already know about plants and considering what plants need to grow well.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  What plants you can see growing near where you live?  Places in the world plants can or can’t grow?  Have you ever grown a plant before and what did need to grow well?

Lesson worksheet and knowledge organiser

Click here to start your lesson:

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get something wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. If you use the worksheet there is no need to set out a page as directed in the video.
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz.  Did you do better this time? Well done
  • Optional extension task – Setup your own experiment to obverse during the week.  Like Miss Roberts, you could use a small herb as your plant.  Remember to return to the experiment each day to water it and note down any observations about the health of your plant.  You could make simple drawings of each plant or take a photograph to record the changes.
  • Want to find out more? Watch this short clip outlining what plants need to survive.

Resources: pencil, worksheet, knowledge organiser

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook.

 

 

History

Lesson 1: The Norman Conquest

In this lesson you will start to learn about the Norman conquest and how William the Conqueror became King of England.

 

You will start the lesson with a quiz. Once you have completed this click to start the lesson which is being taught by Mrs Gamon.

 

You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to complete this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task.

 

PE

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance

Koo Koo Kangaroo

 

There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions.

 

Art

Examples by Andy Goldsworthy

 

Examples suitable for children of any age

 

Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by using things you find. Go on a walk or look in your garden or other outdoor space. Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles (don’t break bits off trees or plants please!). Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share via the Y4 email.

Wider Curriculum

Super Hero Power

 

Superhero Activity Worksheet

 

Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity!

 

Excellence in our service with others

This week, why not help with making the dinner one night this week? Remember that washing up /tidying up after yourself is important too!

 

English feedback 22nd May

The year 4 team thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the 'Fantastic Beasts' story endings which were emailed to us as part of last week's English work - thank you to everyone who sent theirs in. Please click on the correct audio file below to hear the feedback specific to your class. 

Dandelion

Dandelion

Foxglove

Foxglove

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

English feedback

The year 4 team thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the poetry which was emailed to us as part of last week's English work - thank you to everyone who sent theirs in. Please click on the correct audio file below to hear the feedback specific to your class. 

Dandelion poem feedback.mp3

Dandelion

Foxglove poem feedback.mp3

Foxglove

Snapdragon class feedback.mp3

Snapdragon
Home learning for week beginning 18th May

Year 4

Week Beginning: 18th May 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

SPAG

 

L5 Inverted Commas 1

 

 

Watch the lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books or on paper.

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 

Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English/ Writing

This week you are going to be creating a newspaper report based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We’ve read this book together as a class so use all of the knowledge you already have to help you.

 

Lesson 1 News Report: Reading Comprehension – Fact Retrieval

In this lesson you’ll be reading a WAGOLL and answering questions around it. Read the WAGOLL carefully and don’t just guess the answers! Answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Lesson 2 - News Report: Reading Comprehension – Inference

This lesson is all about inference which is those ‘clue’ questions. Find clues in the text to help you answer the questions. Look carefully at how she answers the questions.

 

Lesson 3 - News Report: Identifying the features of a text

In this lesson you are given the key features that are included in a newspaper report. It might be worth jotting these down to refer back to when you’re writing. You do not need to include relative clauses as we haven’t covered this in year 4.

 

Lesson 4 - News Report: SPaG focus – Inverted commas

We have done lots around inverted commas and speech in year 4 so remember to draw on all your learning.

 

Lesson 5 - News Report: Write a news report

Use the WAGOLL to help you structure and write your own news report. If you have the book, have this next to you as you write. Watch the video carefully because it gives you lots of help and ideas. 

 

We are now on week 3 so please follow the correct links as given below. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point. The spelling tasks are separate from the lists provided on our class page. You can also complete these activities if you wish.

 

Submit work to the year group email by Thursday 26th May (please do not upload work to social media)

 

Vocabulary

 

L5 Trying Hard Words

Independent activity

 

Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Spellings

Term 5 spelling list

Term 5 spelling list – Mrs Clegg’s group

Spelling practice task

 

Practise and learn the spellings by using the activity. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

 

Maths

Monday’s lesson:

https://vimeo.com/418154269

Lesson 1 task sheet – What is a fraction

 

Tuesday to Friday’s lessons:

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

Lesson 2 task sheet – Equivalent fractions

Lesson 3 task sheet – Equivalent fractions (2)

Lesson 4 task sheet – Fractions greater than 1

 

Lesson 1 answers

Lesson 2 answers

Lesson 3 answers

Lesson 4 answers

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/maths/times-tables/multiplication-square/

 

 

Nrich challenge – Bryony’s triangle

 

 

 https://nrich.maths.org/14600

 

We are working on week 5 focusing on fractions this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For lesson 3, you may want to use this multiplication grid to support you.

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the Nrich challenge of the week. It’s a very art-inspired task this week!

Use the link on the left to find even more challenges.

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Don’t forget about the Rock Slams too!

 

History

 

Ancient Greece unit summary

 

Ancient Greece work booklet
 

You have finished the unit on Ancient Greece. The document provides some options for showing your learning.

 

Geography


Weather unit summary

 

Weather work booklet

 

You have finished the unit on Weather. The document provides some options for showing your learning.

Excellence in our service with others

 

Offer to help someone at home. It could be making a meal, doing a job around the house or perhaps helping a younger sibling with their own learning.

 

A suggestion of how you can continue to serve others during school closure.

Staff Story Time

 

Storytime with Mrs Russell

 

A short story to enjoy!

Previous Home Learning
Home learning for week beginning 11th May

Year 4

Week Beginning: 11th May 2020

Curriculum Area

Links and documents

Description and Instructions

SPAG

L4 Pronouns 2

Watch the lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books or on paper.

Reading

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book.

English/ Writing

Poetry lesson 5

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-write-a-repetitive-poem-year-4-wk1-5

This is last week’s Friday lesson if you didn’t do it because of bank holiday. Remember to email us your writing at y4@sppschool.uk by 10am on Tuesday 12th May so that we can give you feedback.

 

Lesson 1

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk2-1

Remember to use the text to help answer questions. To answer the questions, go back to earlier in the video so you can have the text up. Write the answers in your exercise books. Please edit any you didn’t get right. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.

Lesson 2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk2-2

In this lesson you will need to pause and close the video and then press next activity to access the task. Remember to go back to the text to answer the questions. It is not a memory test! Answer the questions in your exercise books. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.  

Lesson 3

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk2-3

In this lesson, you may want to jot down the key features of a story. For the independent activity, answer the questions in your exercise book. Look back at the text to help you. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.

Lesson 4

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-spag-focus-fronted-adverbials-year-4-wk2-4

We have done lots about fronted adverbials so use all the knowledge that you have. You may want to jot down some of the ideas he gives you in the lesson to magpie for your own story. It is easier if you pause and close the video and click next activity. You can always resume the video at any stage.

Lesson 5

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-continue-a-story-year-4-wk2-5

Read the story as many times as you would like.  We want to know how the escape the security guards. Make it as detailed as you can. Remember all our learning from year 4. Jot down any ideas he suggests to help you. You have a week to write this. We’d love to read your stories so please send them through!

We are now on week 2 so please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.

 

The spelling tasks are separate from the lists provided on our class page. You can also complete these activities if you wish.

 

Maths

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

 

Lesson 1 – Multiplication problems

Lesson 2 – Perimeter of a rectangle

Lesson 3 – Perimeter of rectilinear shapes

Lesson 4 – Counting squares

 

Lesson 1 Answers

Lesson 2 Answers

Lesson 3 Answers

Lesson 4 Answers

 

Nrich challenge for the week

 

 

 https://nrich.maths.org/14600

We are working on Week 4.

 

Monday’s lesson finishes our learning on multiplication.

On Tuesday, we start a new unit learning about perimeter and area.

 

 

If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths!

Maths – online programmes

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.

Don’t forget about the battles too!

Vocabulary

L4 Surprised words

Surprised words activity

Watch the Mrs Worsdsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books.

Spellings

Term 5 spelling list

Term 5 spelling list – Mrs Clegg’s group

Spelling activity – possessive apostrophes in plural nouns

 

Practise and learn the spellings by using the activity. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make.

History

Ancient Greece workbook
 

We are continuing to learn about the Ancient Greeks. This week you should be working on lesson 6 – Why was Alexander so great?

Geography

Water, Weather and Climate workbook

 

We are continuing to learn about Water, Weather and Climate. This week you should be working on lesson 6 – Why is the world’s weather changing?

Excellence in our service with others

Our value this term is FORGIVENESS

 

Forgiving other people can be hard at times. This week, perhaps you could make a poster, a piece of art or even a film to explain to others why forgiveness is so important.

Staff Story Time

Storytime with Miss Ovington

 

A short story to enjoy!

Work for week beginning 4th May
Classteachers have read all the writing tasks submitted over the past two weeks. They have created audio files of class feedback so you know what you have done well and also what you can do to improve your writing in the next task. 

Y4-Snapdragon-Class_Small.mp3

Y4-Miss-Patterson-Foxglove-Class_Small.mp3

Y4 Dandelion Class_Small.mp3

English 

 

For English, there will be a unit of 5 lessons per week. We recommend completing one lesson a day. We will be starting from Week 1 so please follow the correct links as given below. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5.

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point. The spelling tasks are separate from the lists provided on our class page. You can also complete these activities if you wish.

 

 

 

Genre Focus: Poetry – The Magic Box

Lesson 1 – Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Word Meaning

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk1-1

Have a copy of the Poem ‘The magic box’ by Kit Wright open on your computer to refer back to. Use your exercise books. Write down the word of the day in your book to refer back to. Read the questions twice just like she says in the video. It may help to write down the instructions before she moves on so you can refer back to them. There isn’t a worksheet that is when it wants you to do it in your exercise books.

Lesson 2 – Poetry: Reading Comprehension – Language

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-reading-comprehension-language-year-4-wk1-2

Watch the video carefully. We’ve learnt these features before so look carefully for them. Do all the work in your exercise book.

Lesson 3 – Features of Poetry

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/features-of-poetry-year-4-wk1-3

For this lesson, do the independent task in your exercise book. Your answers might be different in task 2 but it doesn’t mean you’re wrong.

Lesson 4 – SPAG focus: Expanded noun phrases

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/spag-focus-expanded-noun-phrases-year-4-wk1-4

For this lesson, you may want to write down some ideas and pause the video whilst she goes through it. Write down the noun phrases in your exercise book. Remember the noun phrase includes the noun itself as well.

Lesson 5 – Poetry: Write a repetitive poem

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-write-a-repetitive-poem-year-4-wk1-5

Do the spelling test in your exercise book. You may want to have the copy of the poem open on your computer to refer back to. Write your plan out in your book to help you write it later. Use the WAGOLL to help you. Do not upload your work onto social media but please sent them through to the year group email. We would love to read them!

 

Mrs Wordsmith home learning

Remember that there are now lesson videos on our YouTube channel! Use this link: L3 Stressed and scared wordsYou can work on the sheet below or just write your answers in your exercise book.

Grammar home learning

To help you master some important key skills, we are putting lesson videos on our YouTube channel. The link to this week's lesson is here: L3 Apostrophes for possessionYou will just need some paper and a pen/pencil.

Spellings home learning

Below is a document with this term's spelling rules. You could do a pre-test at the start of the week and then see how much progress you can make by Friday, just like we do at school. You will probably be able to come up with some really creative ways to practise at home. Perhaps you could compete against a sibling or an adult! Remember that all of the common exception words can also be found in the centre pages of your reading diary.

Reading home learning

We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band. They have 2 books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will receive 2 more books. Books read and completed will then go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. We would expect your child to complete 2 books each week and there is a limited number of books within each book band to complete.

We recommend that the first reading will focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.

 

Please note that we advise only reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more.

 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

 

Maths home learning

We are now using some fantastic resources from the White Rose Maths Hub for our home learning. We have chosen these because they really closely match the way we teach maths at St Peter's.

 

  • Each lesson has a short video to watch with clear modelling and explanations.
  • We appreciate that printing can be a challenge, so you can just write the answers in your exercise book.
  • Questions with a thought bubble next to them are like our 'star challenges' so they may be more challenging.
  • The answers are included for you to check once you've completed the task or if you are getting stuck.

 

We will carry on posting a different challenge from Nrich each week and you can also go to https://nrich.maths.org/14600 if you want even more maths!

 

From the week beginning 4th May onwards, we are going to be working in line with the White Rose terms dates. This is because White Rose have linked up with BBC Bitesize so there will be more games and activities offered each day which match the main lesson.

To access the learning, you need to:

 

 

This week, you should find the multiplication strategies very familiar except for the fact that he says 'exchanging' where at St Peter's we say 'renaming'. It will be great retrieval practice and there are also some more challenging thought bubble questions too (we think that 8 on lesson 2 should be labelled as a thought bubble one as well!). The division learning is new but it follows on very clearly from what you already know.

Times Tables Rockstars

TTRS can be accessed on any computer/laptop and via the free app on tablets and phones. If your child has problems logging in, please contact us via the year group email.

We would like all children in Years 3-6 to play on 'Garage' for 3 minutes per day.

Other fantastic options are:

  • Festival (they play against ‘the world’)
  • Arena (playing against others in their class so this will only work if they organise to be online at the same time between themselves)
  • RockSlam (they directly challenge someone else within their year group – only using Rock Names)

 

Battle update

Congratulations Year 4 - you got revenge on Year 3! This week the battle is just within classes - girls versus boys.

It starts at 8:30am on Monday 4th and finishes at 3:00pm on Friday 8th May.

History home learning

Use the REACH booklet to learn all about Ancient Greece. Although it says this is for Year 3, this is a unit of work that you haven’t done. Use this time to learn all about the fascinating time of great change! This is the history unit in full so we suggest you complete one question per week.

Can you research and find the answers to these questions:

  1. How was Ancient Greece organised?
  2. What was the Golden Age in Greece?
  3. What did the Greeks believe?
  4. Who were the Ancient Greek philosophers?
  5. Who won the Peloponnesian war?
  6. Why was Alexander so great?

 

Star challenge: How is Ancient Greece similar/different to the other periods of history that you have studied? (Victorians, Romans, Vikings etc)

Geography home learning

Use the REACH booklet to learn all about Water, Weather and Climate (work missed due to school closures).

Can you research and find the answers to these questions?

  1. Where is the Earth’s water?
  2. What makes up the weather?
  3. Why does it rain?
  4. Why does the UK have wild weather?
  5. What is the reason for the seasons?
  6. Why is the words weather changing?

This is the geography unit in full so we suggest you complete one question per week.

Star challenge: Present a summary of your learning as a poster, fact file, booklet or another way - be creative!

Excellence in our service with others home learning

 

Our value this term is FORGIVENESS.

 

Forgiving other people can be hard at times. This term, see if you can challenge yourself to forgive someone each day. You could write down each one and put them in a jar or box to remind yourself how amazing you can be! Remember also that forgiving yourself when you make a mistake is just part of learning and helps you to become the best you can possibly be.

Work for week beginning 27th April
Work for week beginning 20th April
Work from before Easter

Happy Easter from all of us! Enjoy our videos to you when you click on the link below.

 

https://sway.office.com/4D3oECFzyVUIxZll?ref=Link

Writing home learning

To support your child with writing, we would like them to research a topic they are passionate about and produce a non-chronological report. Perhaps you would like to write about an animal, a sports team, space, a famous person, an environmental issue, inventions/inventors, an important historical figure, a historical era, a country, a monarch? We recommend you use SWIGGLE search engine if you use the internet to research for safeguarding like we use at school and be SMART when using the internet. You can present your work in a variety of ways including PowerPoint, a leaflet, a booklet, a poster, a website page, an app or any other creative way you can think of.

 

Below are some examples to help you based on the work we have done this year.

 

Excellence project

We are really excited about our Excellence project this year. We will be learning the poem 'The Tyger' by William Blake and creating some stunning artwork inspired by Karla Schuster.

Our core value for terms 3 and 4 is GENEROSITY

Our core value for terms 1 and 2 is TRUST

Legacy learning: Excellence in service with others

 

 

We are really excited to be working with 'Fare Share' which links in with our core value of 'Generosity. 

http://faresharesouthwest.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Maths homework and reading records will be marked on a Friday.

Spelling pre-test and the test will both be on a Friday.

 

Challenge: How quickly can you multiply each of the numbers by 10, 100 or a 1000? See if you can beat your own time!