Year 4 Planning Archive

 

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 13th July 2020

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Have a look at the folowing picture:
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https://www.pobble365.com/the-end-of-technology
Perfect picture!
Can you draw a picture of one way technology benefits us?
Writing Ideas: Take your pick from the following suggestions:
Imagine all of the technology in the world suddenly broke. How would you manage without ANY technology? Can you make a list of all the technology you use on a daily basis?
 
Write instructions about how to survive a day without technology.
Write a diary entry about your normal day, but think of alternative activities to replace the ones that require technology.
Write a letter to a child living in Tudor England, describing to them the technology we have today and how we use it. You could even write a response!
Question time! (Write answers in sentences)
How important is technology to you?
How does technology affect our lives?
What are the 5 most important pieces of technology, in your opinion?
How would life be different without technology?
Does technology make you happy?
What does happiness mean? What really makes you happy?
If you could take a pill that would make you happy 100% of the time, would you take it?
Sick sentences! Write your improved sentences out
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
Technology is good. Its good because its fun. But it is also bad? Some people say its bad for you.
Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below.
NB1: the BBC uploaded each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks last week, so they are dated for last week.
NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)
NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.
 
To get you started this week, try learning about identifying angles:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy3jcmn
 
Now, try learning about comparing and ordering angles:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg4xdp3
 
To finish off, try learning about how to classify triangles:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcktjsg
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
This week we are looking at Suffix ‘tion’, ‘cian’
 
·         A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word to make another word.
·         Nouns are ‘naming’ words (boy, dog, chair).  Verbs are ‘doing’ words or actions (run, skip, jump, shout).
·         Adjectives are ‘describing’ words (big, cool, old).
·         Adding ‘tion’ or ‘cian’ to a verb or adjective makes a noun: ‘educate’ (verb), ‘education’ (noun).
·         The suffix ‘tion’ and ‘cian’ sound like ‘shun’.
·         The suffix ‘tion’ is far more common than the suffix ‘cian’.
If the root verb ends in ‘t’ the suffix ‘ion’ forms ‘tion’ (invent – invention).
action
invention
direction
injection
eruption
 
A long ‘a’ sound is always followed by ‘tion’.  For words ending ‘te’, drop the ‘e’ to add ‘ion’.
 
adoration
relation
inspiration
rotation
duration
 
‘cian’ is used where base words end in ‘c’ or ‘cs’ and often relate to jobs/occupations.
 
magician
electrician
optician
politician
beautician
Your child should continue to read a chapter from their reading book or library book each day. 
·         Following this, ask your child to reflect on what they liked, what they disliked, any questions they may still have and if they have made connections between this and any other books/ films that they have seen. 
·         Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary and presenting their meaning in picture form (A pictoword).  
·         With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.
·         Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.
Your child can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Topic Work
As this is the final week of Year 4, we would like you to create “A guide to Year 4” for the new year group in September. Think about the following things to include
 
·         What should they be looking forward to?
·         What will they enjoy?
·         Is there any routine they will need to get used to?
·         What topics to do you think they will enjoy?
·         What is the classroom like?
·         Any other things you can think of.
You can record this on a single or a double page in your books. How you record, your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and something from your personal experiences. As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.
 
PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Not forgetting the Acklam Whin PE challenges which can be found using @AcklamWhin Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit. We need some to get some Year 4 representation for the Tees Valley Virtual games as well. So check back for the activities on our twitter too.
As we are coming to the end of Year 4, we would also like you to show us what you have learned in PE. This can be a picture of a video demonstrating one of the skills Mr Jackson has taught us this year. Whether that be Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Sports hall Athletics, Cricket or anything else you can think of.
Computing
Following on from our work last week, have a look at the file Computer Hardware leaflet. (Set as a 2Do)
Look at the following features:
• How to turn the pages and turn the leaflet over.
• How to add text boxes and pictures.
• If you click on the green cross on a picture box, it takes you to the photo gallery; click on an image to use it, or click to upload a picture from your computer.
• There is a checklist to help you remember the different parts of the computer.
 
We would now like you to produce a leaflet about the parts of a computer.
Do not forget you have the knowledge organiser below to help.
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HAPPY LEARNING EVERYBODY: JUST DO YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST IS ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH!
(And don’t worry if there is any work which you find a bit tricky or can’t do for any reason whatsoever: the most important thing to do at the moment is to keep safe, well and as happy as possible and to help all other people in your family to do the same.)
 
GOOD LUCK,
THE YEAR 4 TEAM.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 6th July 2020

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

Take a look at this picture.

https://www.pobble365.com/magnetised/
Now try the following activities.
Story starter!
Macy kept her powers secret. Not even her parents knew about the things she could do. Macy had known from a very young age that she was different, and although she was fascinated by the magic that she possessed, it also frightened her. Her younger sister, Judith, gripped her hand tightly. She was the only person that Macy had trusted with her secret, so far…
Continue writing the above story. You might just choose to write the next paragraph. Or, you might choose to write a 3-part story (beginning, middle and end) over the course of 3 days.
 
Question time!
Write the answers to these questions in sentences (and remember to carefully check your sentences):
 
Why has Macy not told anyone else about her power?
Why has she told her sister?
What power is it that Macy possesses?
How do you think Judith feels about Macy and her powers?
Why are the two children walking along the road at night?
How would you feel if you saw Macy performing this feat?
How might Macy use these powers in the future?
Would you like to have Macy’s power?
What problems might Macy face?
 
Sentence challenge!
Can you identify all of the verbs in the following sentences? Copy out all of the sentences and underline/highlight each verb which you spot.
 
Macy and her sister walked cautiously along the road. Judith held her older sister’s hand, and squeezed it gently as the magic happened.
 
Macy reached up towards the streetlamp, whose head miraculously bent down as if to greet them, it’s long, thin metal body bending and twisting like a snake.
 
”It must be magic!” Judith whispered excitedly.
 
Sick sentences!
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
 
The girls walked along the road. Macy put up her hand. Something happened. It was amazing.
 
Write your improved sentences out. Then come up with 2 or 3 more of your own ‘sick’ (fairly boring) sentences. Write them out and then make them better, much better!
 
Perfect picture!
Think about the powers that Macy possesses.
Can you write a paragraph/draw something extraordinary that she can do? You can decide what magical power she possesses.




Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below.
NB1: the BBC uploaded each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks last week, so they are dated for last week.
NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)
NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.
 
To get you started this week, try learning about how to interpret charts:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztfrsk7
 
Now, try learning about how to compare data:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdm8hv
 
To finish off, try learning about how to interpret line graphs:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9prsk7
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
This week we are looking at ‘ch’ making a ‘k’ sound.
These words all contain the letters ‘ch’ making a ‘k’ sound.  There are not many words like this.  They do not follow simple rules and just need to be learned.
·         Some words we use come from different countries and times.
·         These words can seem strange and do not appear to follow any rule.
·         In some words from Ancient Greek ‘ch’ is used to make a ‘k’ sound.
In some words from Ancient Greek ‘ch’ is used to make a ‘k’ sound.  Not many of these words.
chasm
chaos
chord
chorus
character
ache
echo
school
scheme
stomach
In some words for occupations ‘ch’ is used to make a ‘k’ sound.  There are not many of these.
architect
chemist
mechanic
scholar
monarch

Your child should continue to read a chapter from their reading book or library book each day. 
·         Following this, ask your child to reflect on what they liked, what they disliked, any questions they may still have and if they have made connections between this and any other books/ films that they have seen. 
·         Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary and presenting their meaning in picture form (A pictoword).  
·         With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.
·         Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.
Your child can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Topic Work
Moving on from Sound, this week we will be focusing on Electricity. Electricity is all around us. It powers most things in our homes. We even have electricity in our bodies. So this week we would like to research electricity using the following questions. Some of these questions you may already know, for others you will need to use your research skills and for others it may be worth asking an adult to help you.
Easy Questions
1. Who discovered that lightning was electricity?
2. When your clothes stick together after coming out of the dyer, or when you get a shock when touching a doorknob or something metal, what kind of electricity is that called?
3. What is a very common way that we store electricity?
4. Name three ways we produce electricity.
 
Medium Questions
1. Electricity is made up of a moving stream of particles. What are the particles called?
2. Who owned the first electrical power plant in the United States?
3. How fast can electricity travel?
4. What is the most common fuel used to produce electricity?
 
Hard Questions
1. Even our bodies use electricity. An electrocardiogram measures electricity in a very important organ in your body. What organ is it?
2. What is the difference between alternating current and direct current?
3. What unit of measurement tells us the energy contained in a battery or traveling in an electric wire?
4. What unit of measurement tells us the current, or how fast electricity is traveling?
 
PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Not forgetting the Acklam Whin PE challenges which can be found using @AcklamWhin Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit. We need some to get some Year 4 representation for the Tees Valley Virtual games as well. So check back for the activities on our twitter too.
As we we are coming to the end of Year 4, we would also like you to show us what you have learned in PE. This can be a picture of a video demonstrating one of the skills Mr Jackson has taught us this year. Whether that be Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Sports hall Athletics, Cricket or anything else you can think of.
Computing
Have you heard the words ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ and do you know what they mean or the difference between them?
Hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer or device. The parts inside the computer casing are often called the components. The parts that are attached to the computer case are called peripherals.
 
Software describes the programs that run on the computer
 
Think about a typical computer. What parts make up a computer?
 
Play the game https://www.purplemash.com/app/game/Computer_Parts
Use the following knowledge organiser to help you:

 
Now see if you can come up with your own quiz and sent it to us via email or on twitter. Do not make things too complicated though!
 
HAPPY LEARNING EVERYBODY: JUST DO YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST IS ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH!
(And don’t worry if there is any work which you find a bit tricky or can’t do for any reason whatsoever: the most important thing to do at the moment is to keep safe, well and as happy as possible and to help all other people in your family to do the same.)
GOOD LUCK,
THE YEAR 4 TEAM.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 22nd June 2020

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Have a look at the following picture
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https://www.pobble365.com/greedy
Now have a go at the activities below.

Story starter!
He just couldn’t help himself because he had always been a greedy, fat rat. Up until this moment, he had never been spotted by a human. Now, that was about to change…
 
Continue writing the above story opener. You might just choose to write the opening paragraph. Or you might choose to write a 3-part story (beginning, middle and end) over the course of 3 days.
 
Sentence challenge!
Write a sentence about the rat.
Remember your capital letter at the beginning and full stop at the end.
E.g. The greedy rat gathered juicy fruit.
Now, write 4 or 5 sentences about other animals of your own choosing.
 
Question time!
Write the answers to these questions in sentences (and remember to carefully check your sentences):
What do you think the rat is thinking?
 
What has the rat been collecting?
 
If you saw the rat, what would you do?
 
What is the best way for the rat to carry the fruit back to his home?
 
If the rat had a son and a daughter, do you think he should let them go with him when he is gathering food? Why/Why not?
 
Sick sentences!
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The rat put his paws on the fruit.
He looked up.
Can you come up with 2 or 3 more of your own ‘sick’ (fairly boring) sentences. Write them out and then make them better, much better!
 
Perfect picture!
Imagine what the rat’s home looks like. Draw or describe what you have imagined. Be as realistic or as creative as you like!
Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below.

NB1: the BBC uploaded each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks last week, so they are dated for last week.

NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)

NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.
 
To get you started this week, try learning about writing decimals:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3d83j6
 
Now, try comparing two decimals:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z86x8hv
 
To finish off, try ordering decimals:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdt6dp3
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks

Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
This week we are looking at Homophones: long ‘o’
 
•          Vowels are the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, all other letters are consonants.
•          Vowels can make a short sound (‘o’ as in ‘hop’) or a long sound (‘o’ as in ‘hope’).
•          A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another but is spelt differently.
•          A homophone can also be spelt the same as another word but have a different meaning.
•          Many homophones use the different spellings for long vowel sounds.
 
When two vowels go out walking the first one does the talking’ so ‘oa’ make a long ‘o’ sound.
moan
groan
toad
road
‘ow’ together can make a long ‘o’ sound.
mown
grown
towed
rowed
‘oa’, ‘ow’ and magic ‘e’ with ‘o’ can all make a long ‘o’ sound.
loan
lone
thrown
throne
moat
mote
Your child should continue to read a chapter from their reading book or library book each day. 

·      Following this, ask your child to reflect on what they liked, what they disliked, any questions they may still have and if they have made connections between this and any other books/ films that they have seen. 

·      Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary and presenting their meaning in picture form (A pictoword).  

·      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

·      Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.

Your child can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Following on from your work on animals last week, we would like you find out about an animal you should know lots about already; The Human Being! Me, you and everybody you know are all the same animal. We share many of the same physical structures and this week, we would like you to learn about two of them. The first is your mouth, specifically the teeth. The second is your digestive system. We would like you research these two aspects of human biology and present it in any way you choose. To help, we have given you some 2Dos on Purple Mash to get you started. Keep an eye out on the Year 4 blog for more ideas through the week.

PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Not forgetting the Acklam Whin PE challenges which can be found using @AcklamWhin Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit. We need some to get some Year 4 representation for the Tees Valley Virtual games as well. So check out the activities on our twitter too.

Computing
Now you are a whizz at animating, you can really start to have some fun with your animations by adding backgrounds and sounds.

Backgrounds
Click on the Background icon to choose from a selection of background images to add to your frames.
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You can also paint your own background and upload your own image
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The background will be added to all the frames.
Sounds
You can add a sound to an individual frame by selecting the frame you want to add the sound to then
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A Play icon will appear on the frame in question.
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You can also upload a sound and create your own sound too.
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Be creative!
Using the Onion Skin tool, backgrounds and sounds, try creating your own ideas which start to show an animated picture.
The example below shows a cannon being fired out of a pirate ship.
The ball appears to hit a glass window and the sound of glass breaking is played.
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Can you create the same idea?
Can you come up with some new ideas too?
Make sure that you save any work you have created to your work folder to be able to access it
and continue later.
 
Acklam Whin 50th Birthday Activities.
This year our school is due to turn 50 years old. To celebrate, have a go at the following activities:

 · Re-read the description of Acklam Whin Primary School in 1970 (from the reading activity). Can you use the information provided to create a sketch map of what you imagine the school looked like in 1970. · Think about our school now. (Perhaps you are struggling to remember!) Can you draw a sketch map of our school today?

 · Happy Birthday To Us! Create a card or a poster to celebrate our milestone. You could display it in your window to involve our wider community.

· Lots of you enjoy wearing birthday badges. Can you design a 50th birthday badge or rosette for our school? (You could use a search engine approved by an adult to find a template to help you).

· Make a list of all the staff you can think of (there are a lot of us!) Use surnames only e.g. SHORT not MRS SHORT. Can you create a word search using your list of staff names? Alternatively, you could create clues for a quiz about our staff e.g. Q: Who could have been a weightlifter? A: Mr Armstrong!

· 50th birthdays and anniversaries are associated with gold. A pot of gold is to be found at the end of a rainbow (or so they say!) Can you create a picture or collage incorporating our school, a rainbow and a pot of gold? We would love to see such images!

HAPPY LEARNING EVERYBODY: JUST DO YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST IS ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH!

(And don’t worry if there is any work which you find a bit tricky or can’t do for any reason whatsoever: the most important thing to do at the moment is to keep safe, well and as happy as possible and to help all other people in your family to do the same.)

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 15th June 2020

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
This week we would like you do watch “Monkey Symphony.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CZmq-RJvoI
Following this, have a go at these activities.
1.     Tell the story from each Chimp’s point of view. Think about their thoughts and feelings at each stage of the story.
2.     Add in dialogue as it is missing in the film, punctuate dialogue and remember the difference between direct and indirect speech.
3.     Write predictions – what happens next? Do they create a duo who go on to be best sellers? What happens to the piano teacher? How successful do they become?
4.     Writing from the point of view of the big gorilla, perhaps he is recounting the day he first heard the chimp play the piano.
5.     Introduce verb and adverb starter sentences.
e.g. Proudly, he walked onto stage…
Angrily, he bashed the keys of the piano…
Playing the piano was his first love…
Sweeping the floor was torture but…
 
Aim to write at least 6-8 sentences for each activity.
           
Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below.

NB1: the BBC uploaded each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks last week, so they are dated for last week.

NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)

NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.
 
To get you started this week, try learning about tenths:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvyrkxs
 
Now, try dividing numbers by ten:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf39whv
 
To finish off, try problem solving using hundredths:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4jmyc
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
This week we are looking at irregular tense changes
Most past tense verbs in English end with ‘-ed’, but many do not. Many do not follow the rule. They are called Irregular Verbs.
•          Vowels are the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, all other letters are consonants.
•          Vowels can make a short sound (‘e’ as in ‘met’) or a long sound (‘e’ as in ‘meet’).
•          A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word to make another word.
•          Verbs are doing words or actions (run, jump, shout etc).
•          Tenses show when something happens and can be past (was, were), present (is, are) or future (will be).
Root verbs
bend
send
lend
spend
blend
For most verbs just add the suffix ‘ing’ to form the present tense.
bending
sending
lending
spending
blending
The ‘d’ changes to ‘t’ to form the past tense in these words.  Very few words do this.
bent
sent
lent
spent
blent
Note: ‘blended’ is far more common than ‘blent’.
 
Your child should continue to read a chapter from their reading book or library book each day. 

·      Following this, ask your child to reflect on what they liked, what they disliked, and any questions they may still have and if they have made connections between this and any other books/ films that they have seen. 

·      Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary and presenting their meaning in picture form (A pictoword). 

·      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

·      Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.

Your child can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Topic Work
This week, as part of our topic on ‘Super Science’, we would like you to choose one of our team point animals (gorilla/elephant/panda/tiger) and find out what you can about that animal. You can research your chosen animal by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books. How you record your learning is entirely up to you, but please include a title, some artwork and either one or two small pieces of writing about your chosen animal. You may just write a list of bullet points of key facts about your animal, or a short paragraph of 6-8 sentences about your animal, or write about where in the world the animal lives, or the type of habitat in which they live, or how they are adapted to survive in their habitat, or if they are endangered and how they are being helped to survive by humans etc. You can do more writing if you want to, but you definitely don’t have to. As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.

PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Not forgetting the Acklam Whin PE challenges which can be found using @AcklamWhin Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit.

Computing
We really enjoyed all your animations from last week. This week, we would like to see some direction in your movement.
Animating an object to make it look as though it is moving in a direction would call for a little more help from the Onion Skin tool.

We would like you to create an animation of a ball that has been kicked from one side of the screen to the other.
The Onion Skin tool helps you by showing you the shadow of the object on the previous frame.
6. Create your first frame by using the Pen tool and adding a circle at the bottom of Frame 1.
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Now move to Frame 2, a blank frame (unlike with the first animation, we did DO NOT copy Frame 1 onto
Frame 2; leave Frame 2 blank).
Select the Onion Skin tool from the top of the page. This will turn brown, indicating that it is turned on.
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You should now see the shadow of the ball from Frame 1 on Frame 2. The Onion icon looks as though it is making Frame 2 into a piece of tracing paper so that you can see through onto Frame 1.
Now add the second circle a bit further away from the first to show that it has moved.
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Repeat this until you have completed all your frames, drawing the circle so that it is following the same line as the previous circle.
Your animation frames should now look something like this. When you run the animation, it should look like the ball is travelling through the air.
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 Next week, we will look at adding a background and sounds

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 8th June 2020

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Take a look at the following picture:
Animal Town
https://pobble365.b-cdn.net/picture-of-the-day/29/large_Picture11.png

Story starter!
Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until they see them with their own eyes!
Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

Imagine you are a visitor in Animal Town. Try to describe your experience by writing a short paragraph of 8-12 sentences.
Alternatively, you could be one of the residents…

Question time!
Write your answer to these questions:
Which animal would be suited to working in the health clinic?
Can you give suggestions as to the occupations of the other animals in the picture?
If you could have any job, what would it be and why?
If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
What problems might they encounter in Animal Town that humans don’t encounter in human towns?
Are there any similar problems that both animals and humans experience?
Would animals be better off without humans? Would humans be better off without animals?

Sentence challenge!
‘Can you use verbs and adverbs to describe what each of the animals in the picture are doing?
Write 6-8 sentences describing what you can see or what you can imagine, e.g. The zebra meanders lethargically across the road.
Nonchalantly, the orangutan lounges on the bench.
You could experiment by using adverbs in different places in your sentences.

Sick sentences!
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
A lion sat on the van. A giraffe put his head out through the window. The zebra walked across the road.
Now come up with 2 more ‘sick’ sentences of your own. Write them down and then help them to get better.

Perfect picture!
Can you draw a picture of what a scene looks like in the supermarket in Animal Town? Feel free to go online to find any images to help you. You may draw a lion with a Lion Bar or a tiger buying some Frosties or anything else you like: be as imaginative as you like.
If you prefer, instead of drawing a picture, you could use this time to continue any of the topic work research which is listed below.
Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below.

NB1: each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks were uploaded by the BBC last week, so they are dated for last week.

NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)

NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.
 
To get you started this week, try adding fractions
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmhr92p
 
Now try subtracting fractions including subtracting from wholes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdx3rj6
 
To finish off, try finding a fraction of an amount
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
 
Go For Maths Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
 
 
Continuing with our work on fractions, your child can log into Times TableRockstars and Numbots with their personal login details (See learning packs)

·      Complete the tasks set on MyMaths for this week
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
This week we are looking at Irregular tense changes
Most past tense verbs in English end with ‘-ed’, but many do not. Many do not follow the rule. They are called Irregular Verbs.
·       Vowels are the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, all other letters are consonants.
·       Vowels can make a short sound (‘e’ as in ‘met’) or a long sound (‘e’ as in ‘meet’).
·       A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a word to make another word.
·       Verbs are doing words or actions (run, jump, shout etc).
·       Tenses show when something happensand can be past (was, were), present (is, are) or future (will be).
‘ee’ together make a long ‘e’ sound (ee).
keep
weep
sleep
creep
sweep
For most verbs just add the suffix ‘ing’ to form the present tense.
keeping
weeping
sleeping
creeping
sweeping
‘eep’ changes to ‘ept’ to form the past tense in these words.  Very few words do this.
kept
wept
slept
crept
swept
 
Your child should continue to read a chapter from their reading book or library book each day. 

·      Following this, ask your child to reflect on what they liked, what they disliked, any questions they may still have and if they have made connections between this and any other books/ films that they have seen. 

·      Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary and presenting their meaning in picture form (A pictoword).  

·      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

·      Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.
Your child can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Topic Work
We have now finished our topic on ‘Music Through The Decades’ and are starting a new topic on ‘Super Science’. As part of this topic, one of the things we are going to be learning about is animals in their habitats.

This week, we would like you to choose one animal (any animal at all, domesticated or wild) and find out what you can about that animal. You can research your chosen animal by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books.

How you record your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and either one or two small pieces of writing about your chosen animal. You may  just write a list of bullet points of key facts about your animal, or a short paragraph of 6-8 sentences about your animal, or write about where in the world the animal lives, or the type of habitat in which they live, or how they are adapted to survive in their habitat, or if they are endangered and how they are being helped to survive by humans etc. You can do more writing if you want to, but you definitely don’t have to. As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.

PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Not forgetting the Acklam Whin PE challenges which can be found using @AcklamWhin Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit.

Computing
This half term, we will be looking at animation.
If you have access to see if you can find the first animated film created by Walt Disney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgghnQF6E4
Now see if you can find some of the very early Mickey Mouse animations.
Most of the images for animations today are created using computers.

You can use 2Animate on Purple
Mash to create both simple and more complex animations
Find 2Animate in the Creative Tools section on Purple Mash.
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Try starting with a simple face.
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Drag the first frame you draw onto Frame 2. This will copy the image so you don’t have to draw the same image on Frame 2. Add to the image and drag it to Frame 3, etc.

Click on the plus sign to add a frame if you need an additional one and the minus sign to delete one of the frames if you are not happy with the image.

Now try making your own crazy faces.

Click on the green for ‘go’ arrow key at the top of the page to animate the frames.

Use the icons at the top of the page to speed up and slow down the animation or to pause and stop it and return to the previous screen.

Finally, why not try animating your chosen animal from your topic research.
We cannot wait to see what wonderful ideas you come up with.
 
Here are some ideas to get you thinking – could you improve on them ?

HAPPY LEARNING EVERYBODY: JUST DO YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST IS ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH!

(And don’t worry if there is any work which you find a bit tricky or can’t do for any reason whatsoever: the most important thing to do at the moment is to keep safe, well and as happy as possible and to help all other people in your family to do the same.)

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 1st June 2020

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
https://www.pobble365.com/the-piano/
 
There are 5 activities based around this image on the webpage.
 
Question time
What events have occurred over the ‘last few years’?
Why has nobody played the piano for so long?
What kind of building does the piano live in?
What has happened to the people that used to play the piano here?
What has happened to the audiences that came to listen to the piano?
What kind of people came to listen?
Who was the last person to play this piano?
Will it be played again?

Perfect Picture
Can you draw a picture of the last person to play the piano?
Can you draw a picture of the person who will play it next?

Story Starter
For many years now the piano had stood in silence, like a tombstone in a graveyard, surrounded by echoes, memories of the past.
What things the piano had witnessed! Glorious concerts that delighted the countless ladies and gentleman that dressed up in their finery and flooded into the concert hall: a wave of laughter and joy. Oh, how the piano had shone under the lights! Oh how its keys had sung the most beautiful melodies, bathing the audiences in the movements of Chopin and Beethoven performed with angelic perfection!
Now, everything was different. The events of the last few years had seen to that…

Sentence Challenge
Think about what the piano looked like before and after ‘the events of the last few years’.
Can you write a description of the piano before and after?
Think carefully about its appearance and how it might have changed.

Sick sentences
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
The piano used to be beautiful.
It was black and shiny.
It used to look happy.
Now it is not.
Now it looks sad.
It is dusty.
Nobody plays it.
Continuing with our work on Mymaths with addition and subtraction:

·      Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Subtraction . This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.
·      Adding totals of the weekly shopping list or some work around money.
·      Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about addition and subtraction. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.
·      Your child can log into Times TableRockstars and Numbots with their personal login details (See learning packs)

Complete the tasks set on MyMaths for this week
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Encourage your child to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
This week we are looking at Apostrophe for possession in plurals.
These words all contain an apostrophe ( ’ ) to show possession (who is the owner or what it belongs to).
The apostrophe is often misused and confused with the plural forms of nouns (a dog’s bone, two dogs, the dogs’ bones).
·       When it is one thing (singular noun) the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’ (a dog’s tail).
·       When there is more than one (plural) the apostrophe goes after the ‘s’ (the dogs’ tails).
·       The apostrophe for plural possession always comes after the plural form of the noun and never goes inside the word itself.
Nouns ending ‘y’ change the ‘y’ to ‘i’ and add ‘es’ for the plural.
babies’
berries’
cities’
stories’
puppies’
Nouns ending ‘f’ or ‘fe’ become ‘ves’ for the plural.
scarves’
leaves’
knives’
loaves’
hooves’
In irregular plurals the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’.
men’s
people’s
mice’s
teeth’s
children’s
 
Your child should continue to read a chapter from their reading book or library book each day. 
·      Following this, ask your child to reflect on what they liked, what they disliked, any questions they may still have and if they have made connections between this and any other books/ films that they have seen. 
·      Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary and presenting their meaning in picture form (A pictoword).  
·      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.
·      Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.
·      Your child can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:

Topic Work
This week, we would like you to learn about one aspect of life in the 2010s (or a range of aspects if you prefer) eg: Music, Fashion, Sport, News, Toys & Games in the 2010s (or any other aspect of your own choosing eg: entertainment, cars etc). You are the experts on this decade as it is the time where you were born so tell us what we need to know. We would like you to do some research into your chosen aspect(s) by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books. How you record your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and at least the two bits of writing from your weekly writing tasks outlined above. (You can do more writing if you want to, but you don’t have to.) As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.

PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit.

Computing
We would like you to combine all your knowledge of 2logo from the previous weeks to create a piece of artwork worthy of any gallery. You can use basic shapes or more designs that are elaborate. As always try to fill as much of the page as possible, you may even like to change the background. Here are some examples to serve as inspiration.
 

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 18th May

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Do one of the following tasks each day (and please note that two of the tasks are to be included in the Topic Work outlined below):
1.     Watch a video of Greatest Day (by Take That) which is a song from 2008. After watching it, write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) explaining what you saw, noticed, thought or felt. (You might say whether you liked it or not, if it made you sing or dance along, what it made you think of, you might compare it to any of the previous weeks’ videos or any present day music, you might write about anything you found funny, unusual, interesting or great.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHzMLGH1Rfs
 
2.     Look at the topic work outlined below. Choose one aspect of life from the Noughties (ie: 2000-2009), research it and write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) on your topic page(s).
3.     Look at the topic work outlined below. Continue your topic page(s) work by adding a list of 6 (or more) bullet points of further fab facts about whatever you have chosen to research. Remember to give your list of bullet points a great title.
4.     Back to the present day for this next task. Recently, Captain Tom celebrated his 100thbirthday. Just before that, he raised a staggering amount of money by walking 100 laps of his garden to help the NHS and he also became Number 1 in the charts! Three days, each of which could possibly be the greatest day of his life! For today’s writing task, do a little bit of research about Captain Tom and then write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-8 sentences long) about what you found out. 
5.     Write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) of what has been your favourite part of the week so far or which has been the greatest day of your week!
 
NB: Please try to remember to write the date and your own title for every piece of writing. Also, for every sentence: Say it, write it, GPS check it! 
 
Go For Writing Gold & Have Fun Everybody!  
Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below. 
NB1: each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks were uploaded by the BBC last week, so they are dated for last week.
NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)
NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.
 
To get you started this week, try to divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcpscw
 
Now try to find the perimeter of a rectilinear shape
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkhwqp3
 
To finish off, try to find area by counting squares
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf2xyc
 
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
 
Go For Maths Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
This week’s words all contain an apostrophe for possession in plurals. Please read the help and then have a go at learning the spellings.
 
Apostrophe for possession in plurals
These words all contain an apostrophe ( ’ ) to show possession (who is the owner or what it belongs to).
The apostrophe is often misused and confused with the plural forms of nouns (a dog’s bone, two dogs, the dogs’ bones).
·       When it is one thing (singular noun) the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’ (a dog’s tail).
·       When there is more than one (plural) the apostrophe goes after the ‘s’ (the dogs’ tails).
·       The apostrophe for plural possession always comes after the plural form of the noun and never goes inside the word itself.
 
For most nouns, just add s to form the plural and then add the apostrophe.  (Eg: cat’s, keys’, pigs’, toys’, books’.)
For nouns ending in ch sh s x z which make a hiss/buzz sound, add es to form the plural and then add the apostrophe. (Eg: churches’, fishes’, bosses’, foxes’, quizzes’.)
For nouns ending in o, add es to form the plural and then add the apostrophe. (Eg: cargoes’, heroes’, echoes’, potatoes’, tomatoes’.)
 
Go For Spelling Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
 
Every day spend 10-15minutes (or more) reading. Read anything of your own choosing (book, comic, magazine, anything from the internet) and then afterwards: give a brief verbal summary to an adult of what you have just read/learnt about.
 
If you need to/want to, you can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
 
The most important thing is to, “Read for funderstanding!”
 
Go For Reading Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:

Topic Work
This week, we would like you to learn about one aspect of, ‘Life in The Noughties’ (2000s) (or a range of aspects if you prefer) eg: Music in The Noughties, Fashion in The Noughties, Sport in The Noughties, News in The Noughties, Toys & Games in The Noughties (or any other aspect of your own choosing eg: entertainment, cars etc). Have a look at the following webpage to get you startedhttps://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/2000s would like you to do some research into your chosen aspect(s) by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books. How you record your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and at least the two bits of writing from your weekly writing tasks outlined above. (You can do more writing if you want to, but you don’t have to.) As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.
PE
 
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Not forgetting the Acklam Whin PE challenges which can be found using @AcklamWhin Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit.
 
Purple Mash
 
This week, we would like you to expand your knowledge of 2logo further by using different shapes to create new patterns. Use the below example to get you started.
 
Following this, we would love to see any examples you have come up with by yourself. We cannot wait to see your creative ideas.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 11th May

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Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Do one of the following tasks each day (and please note that two of the tasks are to be included in the Topic Work outlined below):

1.     As you probably know, Friday was VE Day. You may have celebrated it in some way, or seen other people in your street celebrating it or seen some of the celebrations which were shown on television. For today’s writing task you can either write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-8 sentences long)  explaining what you know about VE Day orwhat you did on VE Day

2.     Watch the video of Football’s Coming Home (by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds) which is a song to celebrate a major sporting event which took place in England during the Nineties. After watching it, write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) explaining what you saw, noticed, thought or felt or what you found out about anything at all to do with the footballers/teams/anything else to do with the video. (You might say whether you liked it or not, if it made you sing or dance along, what it made you think of, you might compare it to any of the previous week’s videos or any present day music, you might write about anything you found funny, unusual, interesting or great.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJqimlFcJsM
 
3.     Look at the topic work outlined below. Choose one aspect of life from the Nineties, research it and write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) on your topic page(s).

4.     Look at the topic work outlined below. Continue your topic page(s) work by adding a list of 6 (or more) bullet points of further fab facts about whatever you have chosen to research. Remember to give your list of bullet points a great title.

5.     Write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) of what has been your favourite part of the week so far.
 
NB: Please try to remember to write the date and your own title for every piece of writing. Also, for every sentence: Say it, write it, GPS check it!
 
“Go For Writing Gold & Have Fun Everybody!” 




Each day we would like you to have a go at one of the following maths tasks: either one lesson from BBC Bitesize or Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below.

NB1: each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks were uploaded by the BBC last week, so they are dated for last week.

NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: if you are unable to print any worksheets off just record any written calculations you need to do in your books.)

NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.

To get you started this week, try to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfgm6v4
 
Following on from the previous task, now try to multiply a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjy2xyc
 
To finish off, try to divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfj7nb
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
www.mymaths.co.uk
 
Go For Maths Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks
This week’s words all contain the long vowel ‘a’ sound (ay) made in different ways. The letters ‘ei’, ‘eigh’ and ‘ey’ can make a long ‘a’ sound in certain words.
Vein, veil, feign, reign, foreign.
Weigh, weight, sleigh, freight, neighbour.
Grey, prey, they, obey, survey.
 
Go For Spelling Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
Every day spend 10-15minutes (or more) reading. Read anything of your own choosing (book, comic, magazine, anything from the internet) and then afterwards: give a brief verbal summary to an adult of what you have just read/learnt about.
 
If you need to/want to, you can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
 
The most important thing is to, “Read for funderstanding!” and always, “Go For Reading Gold & Have Fun Everybody!”
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Topic Work
This week, we would like you to learn about one aspect of, ‘Life in The Nineties’ (or a range of aspects if you prefer) eg: Music in The Nineties, Fashion in The Nineties, Sport in The Nineties, News in The Nineties, Toys & Games in The Nineties (or any other aspect of your own choosing eg: entertainment, cars etc). 

Have a look at the following webpage to get you started http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/1990s.html We would like you to do some research into your chosen aspect(s) by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books. 

How you record your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and at least the two bits of writing from your weekly writing tasks outlined above. (You can do more writing if you want to, but you don’t have to.) As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.

Purple Mash
This week we are combining our previous lessons about shape and rotation. So if you are stuck, have a look back at the week on shapes to remind you. To get you started, we have given you the instructions to make simple shape flowers but we have only written the shape to use not the instructions for making them. See if you can make the shape in the pictures. Remember to submit your work through purple mash or alternatively, take a picture of your flowers and send them to our emails.

HAPPY LEARNING EVERYBODY: JUST DO YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST IS ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH!

(And don’t worry if there is any work which you find a bit tricky or can’t do for any reason whatsoever: the most important thing to do at the moment is to keep safe, well and as happy as possible and to help all other people in your family to do the same.)

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 4th May

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

Do one of the following tasks each day (and please note that two of the tasks are to be included in the Topic Work outlined below):
1.     Watch a video of Dancing in The Street performed live by Mick Jagger and David Bowie at The Live Aid Concert in the Eighties. After watching it, write a short paragraph(of approximately 6-10 sentences long) explaining what you saw, noticed, thought or felt. (You might say whether you liked it or not, if it made you sing or dance along, what it made you think of, you might compare it to last week’s video or any present day music, you might write about anything you found funny, unusual, interesting or great.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79CWb23NZrc
2.     Following on from yesterday’s video of Dancing in The Street performed live by Mick Jagger and David Bowie at The Live Aid Concert in the Eighties, can you find and record approximately 6 facts about either the song or Mick Jagger or David Bowie or about Live Aid.
3.     Look at the topic work outlined below. Choose one aspect of life from the Eighties, research it and write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) on your topic page(s).
4.     Look at the topic work outlined below. Continue your topic page(s) work by adding a list of 6 (or more) bullet points of further fab facts about whatever you have chosen to research. Remember to give your list of bullet points a great title.
5.     Write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) of what has been your favourite part of the week so far.
 
NB: Please try to remember to write the date and your own title for every piece of writing. Also, for every sentence: Say it, write it, GPS check it! 
 
“Go For Writing Gold & Have Fun Everybody!”  

Each day we would like you to have a go at the following maths tasks from BBC Bitesize and then also have a go at Times Tables Rockstars or the My Maths Activities listed below. Remember to try and go on Timetable Rockstars for round 15mins every day. 

NB1: each of the BBC Bitesize Tasks were uploaded by the BBC last week, so they are dated for last week.
NB2: if any tasks are a bit tricky for any reason they can be amended/simplified accordingly (eg: on day 2, one of the tasks involves making a hook a duck game, instead of making the game you could just find 1000 more and 1000 less than each of the numbers on the ducks).
NB3: The tasks are specific for Year 4 learning but if applicable please access tasks from other Year groups.

1. To get you started this week, here is a place value lesson with some activities for you to try
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnrcqt
 
2. Following on from the previous task, now try adding and subtracting 1000
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd9hpg8
 
3. To finish off, try rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf492p
 
MyMaths has been updated this week with some brand new activities for you to try.
 www.mymaths.co.uk
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
This week, have a go at learning the following 15 spellings in bold, which all have ‘sc’ in them.
 
Scab, scum, scope, discard, describe.
(In most words, ‘sc’ together make a sound like ‘sk’ or both the s and the c can be heard.)
Scent, scene, descend, ascend, crescent.
(In some words, ‘sc’ together, often before an e, make a sound like ‘s’.)
Science, discipline, fascinate, scissors, oscillate.
(In some words, ‘sc’ together, often before an i, make a sound like ‘s’.)
 
Go For Spelling Gold & Have Fun Everybody!
Every day spend 10-15minutes (or more) reading. Read anything of your own choosing (book, comic, magazine, anything from the internet) and then afterwards: give a brief verbal summary to an adult of what you have just read/learnt about.
 
If you need to/want to, you can log onto sites such as oxford owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk to access hundreds of online books.
 
The most important thing is to, “Read for funderstanding!” and always, “Go For Reading Gold & Have Fun Everybody!”
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Topic Work
This week, we would like you to learn about one aspect of, ‘Life in The Eighties’ (or a range of aspects if you prefer) eg: Music in The Eighties, Fashion in The Eighties, Sport in The Eighties, News in The Eighties, Toys & Games in The Eighties (or any other aspect of your own choosing eg: entertainment, cars etc). Have a look at the following webpage to get you started http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/1980s.html We would like you to do some research into your chosen aspect(s) by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books. How you record your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and at least the two bits of writing from your weekly writing tasks outlined above. (You can do more writing if you want to, but you don’t have to.) As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.
PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit.
Purple Mash
Thinking back to our first lesson on making shapes. This week we are going to use the repeat function to make the shapes instead of typing out the same instruction several times. Use the following table to record your predictions and then use the instructions to draw the shape.
To make things trickier, can you guess which letters these instructions make

HAPPY LEARNING EVERYBODY: JUST DO YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST IS ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH!

(And don’t worry if there is any work which you find a bit tricky or can’t do for any reason whatsoever: the most important thing to do at the moment is to keep safe, well and as happy as possible and to help all other people in your family to do the same.)

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 20th April

Click here for a printable version of activities below.

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Do one of the following tasks each day (you can do them in any order you choose, although it might be a good idea to start with the first task. Also, please note that two of the tasks are to be included in the Topic Work outlined below):

Listen to/watch a video of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles and then find and read the lyrics. Write a list of 8 or more of the fascinating, unusual things that the singer sees.

Think back to the lyrics/video of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles. Imagine you are in a dream/have been transported to a dreamland. Write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) describing what you see.

Look at the topic work outlined below. Choose one aspect of life from the Sixties, research it and write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) on your topic page(s).

Look at the topic work outlined below. Continue your topic page(s) work by adding a list of 6 bullet points of further fab facts about whatever you have chosen to research. Remember to give your list of bullet points a great title.

Write a short paragraph (of approximately 6-10 sentences long) of what was your favourite part of the Easter fortnight.
NB: Please try to remember to write the date and your own title for every piece of writing. Also, for every sentence: Say it, write it, GPS check it!




Every day this week spend about 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars to keep your tables skills sharp. Then complete a different activity from those outlined below for each of the five days:

Learn how to/practise telling the time throughout the day. Start with o’clock and half past times, progress onto quarter past and quarter to times and then telling the time in 5 minute intervals (eg: 5 past 12, 25 minutes to 1 etc.).
If/when you can tell the time  progress onto answering problems like: it is quarter past 7, what time will it be in 10 minutes or a tv programme starts at 10 past 8 and lasts for half an hour, what time will it finish etc.

Go on a number hunt around your house and find a selection of different numbers from wherever you can find them eg: in books/magazines, prices of items, on food packaging etc. Use some of the numbers to create 5 addition calculations for you to solve and also 5 subtraction calculations for you to solve. Make them as easy or as tricky as you like (a mix of some easy and some tricky would probably be best).

Go online and find some new tables games to play on. Try 2 or 3 different games to play and choose which the best is for you. Then play it a few times.

Play on Hit the Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Play on Hit the Button – focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

This week’s MyMaths activities are based around column addition and subtraction. Have a go and do your best and as an extra challenge, we have included an inverse operations activity.

Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Task
Have a look at the Year 3 & 4 spellings we have worked on at different times this year and that we all need to try to know by the end of Year4. You will be able to find them on line (or possibly in your planners): they are generally listed alphabetically beginning with accident and ending with woman.

Pick between 10&15 words from the list, words which you haven’t yet mastered how to spell and practise, practise, practise them throughout the week. If you have already mastered all of the words on the list, then have a look at the Year5&6 spelling lists (which are generally listed alphabetically beginning with accommodate and ending with yacht) and pick 10 suitable words from there to practise, practise, practise throughout the week.

If you are still finding most of the Year3&4 spellings a bit too tricky for now, please just find about 10 suitable words of your own which you can use in your writing this week and then just practise, practise, practise those.
Every day spend 10-15minutes (or more) reading. Read anything of your own choosing (book, comic, magazine, anything from the internet) and then afterwards, spend a short amount of time completing one of the following tasks:

Give a brief verbal summary to an adult of what you have just read/learnt about.

Write a short paragraph summarising what you have just read/learnt about (5 or 6 sentences maximum and no more than 60 words).

Write a list of about 5 or 6 bullet points explaining what you have just read/learnt about.

Do a quick ‘thumbnail’ sketch inspired by what you have just read/learnt about. (You may also choose to shade/colour/annotate your small sketch and don’t forget to give it a title.)

Write down the meanings of up to 4 new words/phrases which you previously didn’t know.

Write a brief prediction (5 or 6 sentences maximum) of what you think will happen next in the text.

Please note that you may choose to do the same task each day, or focus on your two favourite tasks over the course of the week, or choose a different task for each of your 5 days of work, or any other way you choose. The most important thing is to choose what works best for you to help you to enjoy your reading as much as you can.

Remember to, “Read for understanding!” and always, “Go for reading Gold!”
Have fun everybody.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Topic Work
 
Under normal circumstances, we would be spending this half-term having fun learning about Music Through The Decades. We would still like to have a go at learning some key information about different decades and would like you to spend some time this week becoming an expert on ‘Life in The Sixties’.

We would like you to learn about one aspect of life in the Sixties (or a range of aspects if you prefer) eg: Music in The Sixties, Fashion in The Sixties, Sport in The Sixties, News in The Sixties, Toys&Games in The Sixties (or any other aspect of your own choosing eg: entertainment, cars etc). The Beatles/England winning The World Cup/the first man to walk on the moon are some ideas, which might help you to get started.

We would like you to do some research into your chosen aspect(s) by speaking to adults/reading books/looking on the internet etc and then record what you have discovered on a single or a double page in your books.

How you record your learning is entirely up to you but please include a title, some artwork and at least the two bits of writing from your weekly writing tasks outlined above. (You can do more writing if you want to, but you don’t have to.) As with any of your tasks, you can use ICT to present your learning if you want to.
 
PE
Remember to keep active and to keep fit. Spend 20 minutes (or more) each day doing some physical exercise of your own choosing. You might choose to do a Joe Wickes workout or do anything Mr Jackson has taught/shown you or you might go for a walk/run/bike ride with one of your adults. Whatever you choose to do, have fun keeping fit.

Purple Mash
We are launching a brand new topic called logo. This is a lot like the Beebots you may have used in early years. Take a look at the following help sheet that shows you the terminology used.

Search 2logo on Purple Mash, open up the programme and have a go at typing in the following instructions and see if you can make a shape.

Remember that if it doesn’t go right the first time, use your debugging skills from our coding lessons.