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KINGSLEY SCHOOL ROCKS!

We came top of the rocks in the town tournament.

1st place with 137,229 points. Well done to everyone who took part! 

WE WON!

The town tournament on Times Table Rock Stars - Miss Pratt's class was the TOP class in the whole town!

We came 1st!

Scroll down for exciting home learning activities set by your teachers!
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Teacher Contact 

 

Starting this week , all children will be receiving a phone call from their teacher to discuss how they are getting on with their home learning. The teachers are really looking forward to speaking to the children and are eager to offer their support. Parents: the call will be made on a weekday during normal school hours (9:00am - 4:00pm) using a withheld number. These calls will happen weekly.*

Don't forget that we are also available via email 9:00am - 3:00pm every school day. 

We would love to hear from you. Children, parents and carers are able to use the email below to ask questions, share work and activities you have been doing or to just to keep in touch. 

year4@kingsleyschool.org.uk

 

 

Extra Science Challenge

Follow this link to see what challenge you have been set.

 

https://www.kingsleyprimary.com/science/

Update - Monday 18.5.20

Checkout the exciting activities Mrs Johnson and Miss Pratt have planned for you this week.

Literacy

Greek Myth – The Quest of Medusa’s head.

In a document below, we have included the last part of the myth. Does the ending match your prediction?

Your writing task is to produce an improved ending to the story.

Remember your writing skills such as –

  • Detail and description
  • Exciting vocabulary
  • VACANT sentence starts.

We look forward to reading your amazing writing.

 

Reading

A Dangerous Pet

Look at the picture on the resource page below.

 

Story starter

The King had known that the gift he presented to his children on their 5th birthday was dangerous. He was prepared to take the risk of letting them own a pet dragon, however. One day, the twins would rule the kingdom together, and they would need all the help they could get. No one could deny that a dragon was a powerful ally!

Before that day, though, the children had much work to do. They had to train their dragon!

 

Using the starter can you think of detailed answers for the following questions:

  1. Why has the king given his children a dragon? Is it a good idea?
  2. What do you think the children will try to train their dragon to do?
  3. Where do the children live?
  4. Why do you think the children will need ‘all the help they can get’ when they come to rule?
  5. What is the boy feeding the dragon?
  6. What is the girl carrying?

 

Extra challenge

Now continue the story. What would happen next?

Maths

Maths No Problem

Use the 3A/3B tasks as a refresh before you complete the 4A tasks.

Have a look at the textbook and try the In focus task, guided practise and then the workbook. At the top of the page, it has an option to ‘Go to Workbook.’

There are journals on the star page below this grid to further your learning. (You can do these journals even if you are not using Maths No Problem)

 

Multiplication

Textbook 3A – Chapter 3 – Lesson 5 – Multiplying by 4 and 8

Textbook 4A – Chapter3 – Lesson 3 – Multiplying by 9

 

Fractions

Textbook 3B – Chapter 11 – Lesson 12 – Finding the simplest fraction

 

Textbook 4A – Chapter 6 – Lesson 7 – Simplifying Improper Fractions

 

There is a link to an interactive fraction wall on our resource page that will help when finding equivalents.

 

Don’t forget to email your teacher so we can see how well you are doing.

Problem solving challenge –

Fraction card game –

Interactive activity link on the resource page below.

Spelling

Practise these spellings;

We have included a spelling menu of fun and different ways you can practise your spellings. Each week we will give you a number, look it up on the spelling menu and this is the way you can practise your spellings.

This week’s number is 10

ai a-e or ay

ei, eigh, or ey

 

Groups 1 + 2

Groups 3, 4+5

raining

vein

played

neighbours

place

obeyed

waiting

weight

crate

surveyed

 

Each of the spellings have the same sound. It is sometimes difficult to know which ‘ay’ sound it is. Explore words with the ay sound that have different ways of spelling. Are there any other ways that the ay sound is represented in some words?

 

 

Computing

 An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed for an event to happen

We used a written algorithm when we were trying to beat the intelligent paper (without cheating!).

 

Look at the ‘Dangerous Pet’ picture on the resource page and have a think about what kind of “Dangerous Pet” you might want.

 

Now write an algorithm for your pet. What set of rules would someone need to follow to look after your pet for a day?

 

You might want to include illustrations to help. 

 

 

Science

Think back to when we learned about sounds and our ears at the beginning of year 4.

 

Sound Hunt

While you are out on a walk, playing football or just chilling in your house, listen to all of the sounds that you can hear.

 

Where do they come from?

What is it that makes a specific sound?

Do you like that sound? Why?

 

Use the Ear sheet on the resources page to think about how you actually hear the sound and how you know what the sound is.

 

Can you write about the journey of the vibrations?

PSHE

At the minute there are lots of things we wish we could do but we can’t. Can you create a wish jar or box? When you are feeling sad about something that you can’t do (for example seeing family members), write it down on a piece of paper and place it in your wish jar or box. When this lockdown is over, you can go to your jar or box, pick out a wish and do whatever it says (with adult permission of course). This could also be a nice way of deciding on family activities or outings once we are allowed to do these.

Mrs Johnson has created one and some examples of her wishes are:-

  • To hug a friend
  • To visit the beach and have an ice cream.

Good luck with your wish jars or boxes!

 

 

 

History

We hope you enjoyed learning about the Ancient Greek Olympics. We have included the link to a fun Horrible Histories video about the Ancient Greek Olympics. Have a watch and see if the facts in it are similar to the ones you found out or if there are any new ones you didn’t know about.

 

From this, can you find more information out about the ‘flame’ or the Olympic Torch. What does it symbolise and why is it important?

 

 

 

Extras

  • FRIDAY – remember to read for 20 minutes today. Make yourself cosy, sit in a strange place or just sit in your favourite place and read absolutely anything!
  • Check out the Life Centre website on our resource page and see what amazing at home activities they have produced. Some of them come with videos.

Logan has been pursuing his own interests while he has been at home and has shared an amazing PowerPoint with us to show us everything he has learned about lots of different animals. He still hasn't finished either. I can't wait to see what he researches and learns about next!

 

Warning!

There is a shocking surprise included.

Logan's Animal Facts

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Harriett and her brothers have been having a fabulous time at home exploring different mathematical ideas. they have been measuring each other with blocks, making estimates and then dividing their blocks to learn about fractions. Finally they built a structure, estimated them again and sorted the blocks as they dismantled it. 

Well done guys it looks like you had lots of fun and learnt lots in the process!

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Plant Update from Nathan and Ava:

 

They have re-potted their plants in the greenhouse and they are all growing fabulously. 

Well done guys they are growing so quickly you must be doing an awesome job of looking after them.

Monday 11.5.20

Checkout the exciting activities Mrs Johnson and Miss Pratt have planned for you this week.

History

The Ancient Greeks left a number of different things behind that we still use in modern times. One of these things was their alphabet.

The Ancient Greek alphabet is more than 2500 years old and was the first alphabet to include vowels.

 

Using the link on the resource page, have a look at the Greek Alphabet.

 

What do you notice?

 

Can you find anything that is the same as our alphabet?

 

Can you find anything that is different to our alphabet?

Literacy

Greek Myth Reading Comprehension

In the documents below there is part of a Greek Myth for you to read and answers questions about this.

 

Try to remember to use the text to support your answers (where needed) and aim to write your answers in full sentences.

Maths

Maths No Problem

Use the 3A/3B tasks as a refresh before you complete the 4A tasks.

Have a look at the textbook and try the In focus task, guided practise and then the workbook. At the top of the page, it has an option to ‘Go to Workbook.’

There are journals on the star page below this grid to further your learning.

 

Subtraction

Textbook 3A – Chapter 2 – Lesson 17 – Subtracting with renaming

 

Textbook 4A – Chapter 2 – Lesson10 – Subtracting with renaming

 

Fractions

Textbook 3B – Chapter 11 – Lesson 7 – Finding Equivalent Fractions

 

Textbook 4A – Chapter 6 – Lesson 5 – Finding equivalent fractions.

*Remember, whatever you do to the top you do to the bottom when looking for equivalent fractions.(We only use x or ÷ when finding equivalents).

 

There is a link to an interactive fraction wall on our resource page that will help when finding equivalents.

 

Don’t forget to email your teacher so we can see how well you are doing.

Problem solving challenge –

Fraction card game –

Interactive activity link on the resource page below.

 

Spelling

Practise these spellings;

We have included a spelling menu of fun and different ways you can practise your spellings. Each week we will give you a number, look it up on the spelling menu and this is the way you can practise your spellings.

This week’s number is 3.

 

Groups 1 + 2

Groups 3, 4+5

happily

completely

angrily

desperately

busily

extremely

crazily

immediately

greedily

separately

 

Each of the spelling groups follow a spelling rule. What is this rule? Remember to think about the root word and what changes or stays the same when the suffix (e.g -ing, -ed, -ly) is added.

 

There is a website link below the grid that may be helpful with this spelling rule.

 

 

Staying Safe Online

While we are in lockdown, more children are accessing online games than normal.

 

What advice could you give these children about playing games that they have never played before?

 

Pick a specific game and write a list of handy hints that would help other children stay safe. These tips can be presented in any way you wish (PowerPoint, list, poster etc).

Remember to warn them about the risks involved with playing certain games, and how they can overcome these issues.

Helpful questions

Does it need a webcam?

Is it age appropriate?

Can you have a private account?

Do you need to include bank details to play?

What personal information does it need?

Is it made by a well known company?

 

Games you might write about:

Roblox

Fortnite

Minecraft

Call of Duty

 

 

Science

Some different species of animals have more in common than others. Some eat similar foods, some move the same way and some even look similar.

 

Have a look at the 3 images on the resource page below and answer the question –

 

Which is the odd one out?

Explain your answer.

 

Your challenge is to convince everyone that you are right. You need to write a few sentences to produce an argument explaining why it is the odd one out.

DT

There are a lot of changes happening in the world and most of these changes have had to happen very quickly. Hospitals have been designed, built and staffed in a matter of days; testing centres for virus checks have been created in car parks and keyworkers have had to start wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to carry out any task.

 

Your brief

On the news we have seen many people walking the streets with their own form of PPE. Your challenge is to design some protective equipment that will keep people as safe as possible from catching the virus. Think carefully about your design. What should it be made of?

Is it cheap enough to make in bulk?

Can people make their own that follow your design or would it need to be made by a machine?

Does it just need to be a mask or should it be more?

Is it one size or will it need to be different for different sized people?

 

Draw you design in detail and label with sizes and materials.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. 

 

 

Geography

One simple question…

 

Why is Greece a popular holiday destination for Brits?

 

Plan a 7 day holiday for a family of four going to Greece.

 

You can decide where in Greece they go and what they do when they get there.

 

You will need to do some research and think about realistic adventures for when they are there. If staying in Crete, a day trip to Corfu is not possible. Choose an area of Greece and look at the towns and activities that can be done in the area near.  

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

  • FRIDAY – remember to read for 20 minutes today. Make yourself cosy, sit in a strange place or just sit in your favourite place and read absolutely anything!
  • Friday is challenge day on BBC Bitesize Daily! If you haven’t already had a looked at these, take a look and try to complete the Friday Math’s challenges. They’re really fun!
  • Check out the Life Centre website on our resource page and see what amazing at home activities they have produced. Some of them come with videos.
Ben thought carefully about the Odd One Out activity and decided on bat after a lot of thought and research. 

Ben's Odd One Out

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Adam has finished his Greek vase. I am sure you will agree that it is AWESOME! Well done. 

He has also been thinking of inventive ways to practise his spellings. This week he used stamps!

Faye has been working very hard while school has been closed. She has used pens as a unit of measurement, designed her own Greek vase and completed lots of other activities. 
Logan thought carefully about the 'Odd One Out' task last week and came up with a PowerPoint that explained his answer. He used some amazing facts and pictures to add extra detail to his answer. Well done Logan this is amazing!

Logan's Odd One Out

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Nathan and his sister Ava have been hard at work this weekend building a greenhouse for the plants they have been growing. Look at the pictures below to see the different stages of development. A fabulous structure guys well done!
Ben collected some amazing information about the Olympic Games and used the computer to present it in a really clear way. Click on the document below to see his facts.

Monday 4.5.20

Checkout the exciting activities Mrs Johnson and Miss Pratt have planned for you this week.

History

One thing that the Ancient Greeks were famous for was inventing the Olympic games. The first Olympic games were very different to the games we see now.

Can you research the Ancient Greek Olympic games and make a list of similarities and differences between then and now?

 

Challenge question –

What is a marathon and how did it get its name?

 

 

 

Literacy

Myths and Legends

Think about the myths you have read and the setting you drew and described last week.

What mythical beast would fit into your setting?

 

Plan

Draw an image of your mythical beast and add labels to it. Don’t forget to think about similes and metaphors as description.

 

Next

Write a paragraph using the adjectives, similes and metaphors you thought of in your plan.

Checklist –

  • VACANT (verb, adjective, conjunction, adverb, noun, time connective) sentence starts
  • Description
  • Fronted adverbials
  • BPAMS  (behaviour, personality, appearance, movement, speech)
  • Inverted commas for speech.

 

Maths

Maths No Problem

Use the 3A/3B tasks as a refresh before you complete the 4A tasks.

Have a look at the textbook and try the In focus task, guided practise and then the workbook. At the top of the page, it has an option to ‘Go to Workbook.’

There are journals below this grid to further your learning.

 

Addition

Textbook 3A – Chapter 2 – Lesson 6 Adding with renaming.

Textbook 4A – Chapter 2

Lesson 3 Adding with renaming.

*Hint*

Rounding, estimating and bar models will help for Q3.

 

Fractions

Textbook 3B – Chapter 11 – Lesson 6 – Finding equivalent fractions.

Textbook 4A – Chapter 6 – Lesson 4 – Finding equivalent fractions.

 

Don’t forget to email your teacher so we can see how well you are doing.

Problem solving challenge –

Tea cup challenge

Follow the link below

Spelling

Practise these spellings;

Using the look, say, cover, write, check method, can you practise the following words?

 

Groups 1 + 2

Groups 3, 4+5

sadly

frantically

quickly

basically

quietly

drastically

nervously

dramatically

finally

historically

 

What do all these words have in common? Do they have a collective name?

Look for the root word and try to explain what happens to the word.

What is the rule?

Are there any exceptions to the rules?

Can you find more spellings that follow the same rule?

 

 

Computing

After completing the flappy code game, your new challenge is to follow the link below and help the Angry Bird.

 

 

 

 

French

Colour Hunt

Can you remember any of your school French? We would like you to do a colour hunt in your home and be able to label these coloured items in French.

For example if something is yellow you would write a label saying ‘jaune.’

Good luck on your colour hunt!

Bonne chance!

 

Music

What is classical music?

Can you find a definition and some examples of this? You might already know some which is great.

Classical music can often tell a story in the listeners mind

Can you listen to this piece of music I have chosen and try to create a short story based on what the music says to you personally?

See the video below.

Be as imaginative and creative as you can. We are so excited to read these so don’t forget to send us some examples via email.  

British Values

During these very strange times, the people of the U.K have come together and supported each other when they can.

Can you design a poster that shows how the people of our country have come together? An example of this would be our clap for carers every Thursday – how could you show this special act of kindness in a poster?

 

 

Extras

  • FRIDAY – remember to read for 20 minutes today. Make yourself cosy, sit in a strange place or just sit in your favourite place and read absolutely anything!
  • Friday is challenge day on BBC Bitesize Daily! If you haven’t already had a looked at these, take a look and try to complete the Friday Math’s challenges. They’re really fun!

Nathan and his sister became archaeologists for the day.

They worked very hard with lots of different tools to find the 11 bones that were hidden in the block. 

 

Well done guys this looks like it was so fun!

Isobelle has had a fabulous time exploring some science experiments. She created 'Elephant Toothpaste'. Check out the video below to see the results. 

Well done Isobelle this is so cool!

Elephant toothpaste

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Amelia has completed a fabulous family tree that shows everyone in her family up to her great grandparents!
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Ashton and his Dad found some amazing facts about the Greek gods and goddesses.
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Matthew has drawn and painted a picture of the mythical creature the Minotaur. He has described some of it's features too. 
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Ava has designed a poster to remind us  of the measures we have had to put in place during this time and she has a lovely message to share with us too. 
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Benjamin has been working so hard from home since the school has been closed and Miss Pratt, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Darby are so proud of him. He received a special message through the post to remind him of how proud we are. Keep up the hard work Ben you are doing amazingly!
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Monday 27.4.20

Checkout the exciting activities Mrs Johnson and Miss Pratt have planned for you this week.

Geography

Greece

Where in the world is Greece? Can you locate Greece on a map and make notes about some of the features such as-

  • Does it border any other countries?
  • Does it border any seas/oceans?
  • Does it have any islands?
  • Which continent does it belong to?
  • Where is it in relation to England?

 

Literacy

Myths and Legends

Setting Description  -

Think of some of the myths you read/listened to last week and try to imagine what these settings may have looked like.

Like in our literacy lessons, can you draw the setting of your favourite myth and try to write a description of that setting. Remember to focus on what you can hear, see, smell, touch/feel or sense.

Try to use some exciting vocabulary and think of different ways you can start your sentences.

Maths

Measuring Length and Weight

At school we usually measure using standard units of measurement such as cms on a ruler, grams on some scales or metres on a tape measure.

Can you do some measuring at home? Measure your kitchen, bedroom, yourself and your family, your toys.

However, we know you might not have access to these resources at home. Could there be other ways for you to measure and compare objects? This is the time to use your creativity. How could you measure the length of your sitting room? Is it 25 pencils long? How tall are you? Are you 38 dominoes tall? These methods would be non-standard units of measurements.

Use whatever you have around your house to measure various objects using non-standard methods.

Send us some pictures of your measurements!

 

Number Practise –

Can you practise column addition and subtraction?

Try using 3 and 4 digit numbers.

 

Spelling

Practise these spellings;

Using the look, say, cover, write, check method, can you practise the following words?

 

Groups 1 + 2

Groups 3, 4+5

stopping

admission

clapping

discussion

drumming

permission

thinning

confession

skimming

compassion

 

What do all these words have in common? Can you identify the spelling rules (if there is one)?

Can you find more spellings that follow the same rule?

 

History

May Day

Friday marks the 1st of May. Why is this special?

Can you find out more information about this day?

 

P.E

Can you make a dance routine to your favourite music? This must include a sequence of a minimum of 3 different moves which you can then repeat.

 

 Challenge – One of your moves must include a balance whether it be on a leg, arm, stomach, knees etc.

We can’t wait to see some of these routines so make sure you capture the finished dance and send it via the email –

year4@kingsleyschool.org.uk

 

 

Art/DT

Greek Pottery

The Greeks were very famous for their pottery.

Research some designs and try to design your own Ancient Greek vase.

 

We have included a power point and some design templates to help you get started. You don’t need to use the template they are just there to help with design ideas.

 

PSHE

Mindfulness

We know this time at home can be really stressful at times so we want you to take some time to relax.

Think back to our mindfulness sessions in school and take some ‘you’ time to take some mindful breaths and really think about your home base.

Activity –

You could practise trying to clear your mind using this activity. Close your eyes and place your hands behind your back. Ask a member of your family to hand to hand you a random object and take time to really examine the object. What does it feel like? How much does it weigh? Is it warm or cold? Try not to think of anything else except what is in your hand.

 

We have also included some mindfulness activity cards and colouring activities for you if you have access to a printer.

 

 

Extras

  • FRIDAY – remember to read for 20 minutes today. Make yourself cosy, sit in a strange place or just sit in your favourite place and read absolutely anything!
  • Friday is challenge day on BBC Bitesize Daily! If you haven't already had a look a these, take a look and try to complete the Friday Maths challenges. They're really fun!

Miss Pratt and Mrs Johnson's weekly website suggestions are...

 

Adam has decided not to just design a Greek vase. He has started to paper mache his own Greek vase. We can't wait to see the finished article!
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Megan and Tori have used some excellent patterns on their Greek vases. Megan used a very detailed face as the main body of her vase with some excellent sketching lines and Tori used some fabulous repeated patterns using different pressure with her pencil to create faint lines. Well done girls!
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Ava collected lots of information about May day and then created her own PowerPoint. Well done Ava!

May day

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Lee has found out some great facts about Greece such as its location, population and traditional foods. 

 

Facts about Greece.

 

The capital of Greece is Athens.

 

 

Greece is in the continent Europe.

 

 

The population in Greece is only 10.72 million.

 

 

GREECE IS JUST OVER HALF THE SIZE OF ENGLAND

 

Greece use euros as THEIR currency.

 

 

The most popular dessert in Greece is galakdobourko. THIS is kind of like shortBREAD but just a little less sugar.

 

 

the country’s that Greece boarder are Bulgaria, Alberia and turkey.

 

 

the most popular food is taramasalata. Taramasalata is like pizza but with no crust.

 

 

Greece do not have a king or queen.if a country has no king or queen it is called a republic

 

 

Greece is surrounded by the lonion sea, the aegean sea and the mediterranean sea.

 

 

 

Ava has drawn a beautiful Greek vase using the colours traditional colours which makes it look very authentic. 
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Annie has been researching Greece and found out some facts about where Greece is. She has also been measuring her living room using her slippers!

Click on the document below to see her amazing Greek research!

 

Matthew A has been measuring items around his home. He used his PlayStation games to measure himself. Matthew A has designed a Greek vase based on the mythical character Medusa. He has written a setting description to go alongside this and has included some brilliant expanded noun phrases.
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Connor has designed a great Greek vase with a mythical creature.
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Ruby has designed a lovely Greek vase.
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Coby has designed a lovely Greek vase.
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Ben has been really busy this week. He has completed some Greek Pottery research, designed his own Greek vase and completed the measuring activity for Maths. He even measured his dog Zak who was 9 dominoes long!

Greek Pottery by Benjamin

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Ava created a fabulous Family Tree. What a creative way to present your family!

Some amazing research and information collected here by Izzi. Well done!

 

Geography

Greece

28/04/2020

By Izzi

 

In Greece there are three volcanoes, the first is Kos Elevation(m) 430 (ft) 1411 and the last eruption Pleistocene. Most of the volcanoes in Greece and the Greek islands are extinct, still some are active.

Greece is in South eastern Europe. It is part of the Aegean, Mediterranean and Ionian Seas and has thousands of islands.

The capital of Greece is Athens. The official language of Greece is Greek.

Greece is boarded by Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey. It has lots of islands such as Corfu, Rhodes and Cyprus! I have been to Rhodes on holiday it is very small, hot has a nice beach and my hotel had a waterpark.

 

 

History

1st May

29/04/2020

By Izzi

May day was a holiday to celebrate Spring and the beginning of Summer. Workers get the day off to celebrate May day. It is usually on the 1st or closest Monday to the 1st of May. This year it is celebrated on the Friday the 8th May to conclude with the 75th Anniversary of V.E day. Things you can traditionally do on May day are making flower crowns and bracelets, enjoy a picnic of a bonfire!

Daniel has been making the most of the sunshine and has been reading to his younger brothers and sister in the garden.
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Ben was challenged by his football coach to kick a football into a wheelie bin from 10ft away. He has been working extremely hard to meet this challenge. 

Ben's football challenge

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Monday 20.4.20

Checkout the exciting activities Mrs Johnson and Miss Pratt have planned for you this week.

History/Geography

Greece

Ancient Greece is our Summer Term topic.

Write yourself 5 questions about things you would like to learn about Ancient Greece and see if you can write yourself some answers. 

Don't forget to email the year 4 team to show us what you have learned.

Literacy 

Myths and Legends

Use the link below to read about or listen to Greek Myths. Write a brief description of your favourite myth and mythical creature.

- Why is it your favourite?

- What happened in the myth that meant you liked it best?

Don't forget to email some of your work via email if you can. 

Maths

Number and Place Value

What do you know about the number 36?

 

Write down absolutely everything you know about the number 36. Is there anything special about it?

 

Time

Follow our time link below to play a game, You can choose your own settings but make sure you challenge yourself. 

Spelling

Practise these spellings;

Using the look, cover, write, check method, can you practise the following words?

 

dishonest

miscalculate

disappear

miscommunicate

disconnect

misunderstand

 

What do all of these words have in common? Can you identify these types of spellings?

 

 

Computing

Coding

We haven't done any coding in a while so there are 3 coding tasks below to have a go at. 

2 you have done before and 1 new one:

1. Go onto Purple Mash 2code and have a go at Princess and the Frog and any other tasks you might want to try. Don't forget to save them.

2. Click on the Scratch link below and create your own scene with your own sprite.

3. Click on the Flappy Code link and design your won Flappy Bird game. Can you make a game which is impossible to lose?

French

Family

Who is in your house right now?

Draw a picture of them and then label how each person is related to you in French.

Think about other things you could include;

 

How old are they?

Have you included a pet?

When is their birthday?

What colour are their eyes?

Art

Be an illustrator.

Choose a paragraph from your favourite book and re-tell the section using a drawing.

PSHE/Science

Think back to our Healthy Eating topic in PSHE and Teeth in Science.

Can you design a healthy daily meal plan for you and your family?

Things to consider - 

Do you have a balanced diet with food from most of the food groups?

Have you considered how healthy each meal is?

Are there any hidden fats or sugars that could be harmful to your body including your teeth?

 

Enjoyed making a daily meal plan? Try planning your family's weekly meals. 

Your family doesn't have to follow this. It is just an activity to get you thinking about healthy food.

Extras

  • FRIDAY – remember to read for 20 minutes today. Make yourself cosy, sit in a strange place or just sit in your favourite place and read absolutely anything!
  • Times Tables Rock Stars are challenging all classes to get as many coins as you can this week. Can help our class make it to the top of the leader board?
Amelia and her sisters had an amazing time getting some exercise in over Easter!
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Adam completed his Literacy task and thought carefully about which myth or legend he enjoyed the most. He chose Finn MacCool and the Giant's causeway but his Mam preferred the Mummy story. He even included a picture to show us what is left of the causeway.

 

 

My favourite legend.

 

My favourite legend was the story of Finn MacCool and the Giants causeway because it had giants in it. I liked Finn MacCool because he hid in the bathtub and dressed as a baby.

I don’t think it is real as there is no evidence of giants living. Big skulls and big bodies have not been found.

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Logan has created a Covid 19 Time Capsule and it has some excellent ideas in here to help him remember how he felt, what he did and how he passed the time during this strange situation we are all experiencing.

Isobelle has been working so hard while she has been at home. After looking at the myths and legends website for her Literacy task, she decided that her favourite Myth was Medusa the Gorgon. She gave a brief outline of what happens in the myth and explained why she liked it so much. Her favourite part is the most gruesome - when Perseus chops off Medusa's head. 

 

She has even had time to do her French work, design a healthy day of meals for her family and paint a rainbow on her window! You have clearly been very busy Isobelle well done!

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Logan has had a fabulous time over Easter and even found time to do a few of our home learning tasks. He used some excellent vocabulary in his Narnia setting and designed a lovely front cover for the same story. 
Ruby and Millie (with a little extra help) have been making some amazing videos to remind you to wash your hands and to stay safe when out and about. Their front window looks absolutely amazing. Check out the videos they created below. 

Front Window Decorations

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Wash your hands

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Monday 30.3.20

Check out the grid below for the exciting activities Mrs Johnson and Miss Pratt have suggested for you this week. 

Literacy

Diary Writing

Begin to make a diary about your time at home. This will be good way to make note of how you are feeling and to have to look back on in the future.

Remember-

Informal language (can’t don’t I’ve)

Rhetorical questions (when will this end?)

Emotive Language (I was so happy!)

Maths

Word Problems

See additional sheet for some word problems.

 

As a challenge, make up some of your own for someone at home to try.

Spelling

Homophones

Words that sound the same but are spelt differently.

Practise writing these in sentences and check their meanings if you don’t know.

there/their/they’re

were/where/we’re

weather/whether

here/hear

groan/grown

Can you think of more on your own?

History/Geography (Topic)

Leaflet

Create your own leaflet about Senja in Norway to encourage people to visit.

Think about:

What is good to do in Senja?

What food might you eat?

What landmarks are there to see?

What animals might you see when you get there?

Why would it be a good place to visit?

Science

Teeth

During NHS week, we looked at dentistry and why it is important to visit the dentist.

 

Task

What have you had to eat today? Have you had breakfast? Lunch? Snacks?

Write down what foods you ate and which teeth you will have used in order to eat them successfully. 

P.E

Workout video

Every morning there is a Joe Wicks workout video on YouTube.

What would you include if you were to create your own workout video? Can you invent some of your own exercises? Do you need to include certain props like skipping ropes, football etc? You could record your own video and email it to us or you could draw and write instructions for your new exercises.

Don’t forget the daily mile if you can. This is usually about 20minutes of walking.

Art

Pablo Picasso –Who was he and what was he famous for?

Look at the resources given and find out more about this famous artist.  See if you can sketch a self-portrait using the style of Picasso.

PSHE

Family tree

You will be spending a lot of time with your family. Try asking them about family members that you might not know about. Could you create a family tree.

Mrs Johnson's and Miss Pratt's website suggestions this week are...
Coby has been working hard on his home learning pack and played lots of football over the past 2 weeks. 
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Ashton has been working really hard while the school is closed. He has completed lots of the home learning pack and has gotten lots of exercise playing football with his brother.   
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Nathan has been doing some amazing practical maths lessons!
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Annie has been creating some very detailed Power Points and has shared them with us in school. Look at how well presented her Solar System Power Point is!

Annie's information on the solar system

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Adam has written an amazing setting for Narnia. Have a look at the language he has used and see if you can spot his simile. 

 

There was snow across the land as far as the eye could see. The snow looked like puffy marshmerlos that fell from the dark sky. The snowflacs danced around the cracked lampost like a tornado. The wind blew the snowflacs which covered the majestic lampost that stood tall and mighty. The lampost was frozen in time.

In the distans the frozen ice castle looked like it was about to shater into a million pieces of icey glass. The gloomy smoke from the castle made the sky disgusting and the smell coloured the air gray. Near the lampost, the sky looked like a celing that had been painted with glowing, glittering diamands and it made the sun look like it was made of ice.

The woodland was so cold that your breath would instantlee freeze in the air and would fall to the grond like the Titanic sinking in the frosty depths of the Atlantic.

The welcomeing trees smelled like peppermint candy canes. The regal trees were hevey with thick fluffy snow that glistend and sparckld. The jowcy snow on the grond, crackld, popped and melted under foot.

Lucy wondered what this magical land was.  

 

By Adam Crone

 

Matthew has been learning about how stars are made and he has made some beautiful galaxy jars with his family.
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Joseph has been taking part in Joe Wicks P.E class at home and has been doing lots of fun activities such as baking. 
Aisyah has been completing lots of work at home on Literacy, Maths and Reading. Well done Aisyah!
Logan has been doing lots of different activities during our first week of closure.
Faye has been working really hard on her Home Learning pack!
Year 4 ...
In Science, we have been exploring solids, liquids and gases. We have completed our own investigations to explore what happens when we add heat and when we take heat away. We wanted to know if all liquids evaporated at the same rate so we tested some different liquids and left them in the window to evaporate. 
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We had such a fun time acting out our word problems in Maths to practically share and group numbers when learning about division. Here we are putting each other into roller coaster carts. 
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In Year 4 we recognise the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. We have all completed a course of mindfulness that helped us get in touch with our own minds, bodies and emotions. It was very relaxing and calming and now we know when to take 3 mindful breaths to centre ourselves. We especially enjoyed the floor practises. 
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We have been learning about Leonardo Da Vinci and have presented the facts we have found in a number of exciting ways. 
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Adam was so excited about our Roman topic that he has spent weeks at home creating his own Roman PowerPoint. He has taught us all some new names and facts and we can't wait to use this fabulous work in our lessons! Well done Adam this is AWESOME!

 

Adam's Amazing Roman PowerPoint

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In PE, we have had a blast trying out some new skips before we start thinking about the year 4 skipping tournament next April. We always make sure to stretch out our muscles first.
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We have had an absolutely amazing start to Year 4 this year! We have especially enjoyed reading during our Friday reading time. There has been a lot of awesome conversations about the books we have been reading and the extra time each week is really letting us share our love of books with each other. 
If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.
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