Welcome back to our next term of Home Learning. We have been really impressed with your passion for learning and the engagement with the learning tasks so far, keep up the hard work. We look forward to seeing your next steps with your learning.
Don't forget, if you are unsure about anything, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put your class teacher as the subject line. We will then be able to respond and help you as necessary.
This term we will be having a weekly Zoom meeting.
Robin (4SL)will be onWednesdays at 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Wren (4CS) will be on Wednesday at 1:30pm - 2:00pm (Please note the change of day and time - Mrs Loader got mixed up with a different meeting which is on Tuesday. Sorry.)
Links, Meeting IDS and Passwords will be available via seesaw for e-safety reasons.
If you cannot access seesaw for any reason, please email on the above email address and we will send you the information.
Daily Learning - Friday 24th April 2020
Have a go at today's flashback then have a go at today's mathematical problems.
Solve numbers 1-5.
If you would like a further challenge, answer the rest. Challenge 10 is particularly difficult and Questions 6-10 are not things we learn in Year 4.
What strategies will you use to help you?
I look forward to seeing your workings.
As it is Friday, and we have been doing a lot of SPAG work this week, I thought we could have some fun with words and SPAG.
You will need to work with someone for this task!
To make this more fun, ask the person you are working with to read out the word classes in the order they come and get them to fill them in.
Then together, read the Mad Libs story you have created.
There are 3 different Mad Lib stories below, and if you would like to take your learning further, why not try and create your own Mad Libs for others in your family, or class to have a go at.
We look forward to reading your bizarre stories.
Nouns - person, place, thing or animal
Plural Noun - more than one person, place, thing or animal
Adjective - describing word
Verb - action word
Adverb - describes a verb
During lockdown, I'm sure you've read at least one book. I know that I have!
I would like you to share one of your books that you have read by writing a book review.
I have attached a template if you want to use it, but by all means - get creative and design your own!
Whether you've particularly enjoyed a book or not, you often want to tell someone about it.
Here are some top tips for book review writing:
1. Summary: This will give people a quick overview of the story in a few sentences – but make sure you don't give away anything important!
2. Characters: Think about the characters – what are they like? What do you like or dislike about them? Describe the main characters in a sentence or two for each of them.
3. Enjoyment: What did you like and dislike about the book? Try to think of two or three examples of things you liked and two or three examples of things you didn't like.
4. Originality: Does the plot remind you strongly of something you have read before? How interesting did you find it?
5. Recommendation: Would you recommend this book to other people? Think about persuasive writing you have done before – try and persuade your reader to read this book (or not), including your reasons why.
Perhaps you'd even like to give the book a rating e.g. how many stars out of five would you give for the book?
Have a go at today's flashback, it is also at he beginning of the video below. Watch the tutorial video and have a go at the questions. If you would like to challenge yourself further have a go at the problem solving challenges below.
Read through the example of a story start which uses fronted adverbials, rhetorical questions and short sentences. Choose one of the images as a basis for your story opening. What literary features will you use?
Read through the text about cats and answer the comprehension questions
Pour yourself a glass of water and take a sip. Did you know that the water you’ve just swallowed is the same water that woolly mammoths, King Tutankhamen and the first humans drank?
That’s because Earth has been recycling water for over 4 billion years!
The world’s water moves between lakes, rivers, oceans, the atmosphere and the land in an ongoing cycle called – you guessed it – the water cycle. As it goes through this continuous system, it can be a liquid (water), a gas (vapour) or a solid (ice).
Today we are going to be finding out about the three states of matter as mentioned above - solids, liquids and gases.
Your challenge is to use your knowledge of the water cycle and states of matter to solve the code and break free from the Science lab! All the information you need (including the answers!) is attached. Enjoy!
It is really important to be able to wash up properly after cooking and eating.
With this in mind, your challenge today is to help with the washing up, this might be loading a dishwasher, if you have one, or washing the plates and cutlery.
If you are washing up by hand, this is the best way to save on the amount of water used:
First wash glasses
Next wash cutlery
Then wash plates
Finally wash any pans (make sure they are cold before you wash them, you don't want to get burnt)
Do you need to dry up between these steps? Do you have enough space on a draining board
Have a go at the flashback below, it is also at the beginning of the video. Watch the video and have a go at the questions below. If you would like a further challenge, try the problem solving challenge questions.
Look at the image below. Have a go at writing a story opening using fronted adverbials. Fronted adverbials can be used to describe how, when or where something is happening. They will help you create atmosphere and suspense in your writing.
Read the text about teeth and answer the questions
Below is a brilliant website if you want to find out more about the water cycle. It also has information about the climate and weather, energy and plants and animals. There are some really fun games you can play too!
Read through the information attached. It is quite wordy - so if your parents could help you, that would be great! There is a fun experiment to do on page 2 that really shows how the sun (and the temperature) have a huge part to play in the water cycle.
Remember to put photos up of your experiments!
Remembering everything that you need to in a school day can be difficult - from your PE kit, to whether you're having packed lunch or school dinners, to who is picking you up after school.... there is so much!
We can improve our memory by using simple strategies.
Have a go at playing 'The Digit Span Game' below:
Get your child to listen carefully as you say some numbers.
Start with two digit numbers and build up slowly.
When you have finished each number, ask your child to repeat them back to you.
What strategies did they use? Did they see the numbers in their head, did they chunk them together, or were certain numbers significant to them e.g. their age or house number?
Get them to have a go at saying the numbers you said again, but backwards! This is a challenge.
An important life skill to learn is your phone number - whether it's your mum or dad's mobile numbers, or your house phone.
I still remember my phone number from when I was your age - 02920626353! I also remember the number plate on the car my parents had - L749 DNR as it is stored in my long term memory.
This skill is important, as it might be needed in an emergency. Can you learn an important phone number?
Let us know what strategies you used to help you.
EARTH DAY LIVE 'On April 22, we’re flooding the world with hope, optimism and action.
On Earth Day 2020, we seize all the tools and actions that we have, big and small, to change our lives and change our world, not for one day, but forever.
While the coronavirus may force us to keep our distance, it will not force us to keep our voices down. Will you join us?'
Have a go at the flashback, either on the video, or from below (they are the same) and then complete the questions about writing decimals. This is lesson 2 on the whiterose website (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/). If you would like an extra challenge, have a go at the challenge questions below.
Have a look at the sheet below (remember you don't need to print) and see if you can identify and use fronted adverbials. Carefully, look for the punctuation that is always used with fronted adverbials.
Watch the How to Video to help you understand about fronted adverbsials
Read the poem "The Star" and have a go at answer the comprehension questions.
Yesterday you found out some facts about the water cycle, and learnt some scientific vocabulary to explain how it works. Today, you are going to be making your very own water cycle using only a few household items!
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Daily Learning Monday 20th April 2020
Go to the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and watch Monday’s video and have a go at the questions, which are also saved below. If you don’t want to print them, you could work out the answers and write these down only.
There is also a further mathematical challenge below as well if you wish to extend yourself
Have a look at the sheet below about identifying and using adverbs and adverbial phrases.
Remember you could just copy the sentences out, not print it out.
Read through the story called A Real Virtual World, then have a go at the questions.
After you have watched the video, complete the water cycle diagram. If you haven't got a printer - don't worry - just draw it!
It is a great skill to be able to manage money, so today's challenge is to think about how you could divide any money you might receive between spending and saving.
We would like you to design and/or create a money box which has sections for saving and spending. If you want to show some extra kindness, you could also add a section for Sharing/Donating which could be donated to a charity of your choosing, or shared with your family.
Think about how much money you would like to add to each section each week?
How much would be in there in 2 weeks time? A months time? A years time?
(You don't actually have to add the money, but it is a great skill to be able to have)
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Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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