Hi everyone. I hope you're all ok and keeping busy at home.
This week in maths we are looking at Shape - I've put links to BBC Bitesize lessons below, and also a booklet with lots of shape activities in it.
I've added two reading comprehensions as well - these have the answers on the last page, but make sure you have a go at the questions before you check - no cheating!
I've also put a couple of science experiments below which are straight forward to do at home - have a go and see how you get on.
Please contact me via the Contact the Teacher form if you have any queries.
Have a good week,
Comparing and ordering angles
I hope you're all ok. I've put some activities for the week below - this includes links to online learning and documents you can either print or look at on a screen. You don't need to print things out if it's tricky - just find some paper and a pencil and write down the answers. Our maths this week is all about interpreting data and graphs.
For an extra project this week, could you research an animal? Maybe you could find out more about the Duck Billed Platypus, or the Black Widow spider. If any of you like watching Deadly 60 on CBBC there are loads of fascinating animals to research on there! Could you make a fact file about the animal you choose? You could make your factfile in Word or Powerpoint if you have access to a computer. If you'd like to send me what you make you can get in touch with me using the form below.
If you want to try something a bit different the Primary Science Teaching Trust (https://pstt.org.uk/) have lots of great ideas for science at home.
Maths learning for the week
Introducing line graphs
Interpreting line graphs
I hope you're ok and you enjoyed the sunshine last week. It looks a bit wetter this week!
I've put links to some tasks and activities below. In maths we are now going to learn about money! As an extra activity maybe you could make a pretend shop at home and pretend to sell items to your family. If your parents keep spare change in a jar and you have their permission perhaps you could count their change?
We've been spending lots of time looking at Egypt now, and I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about the Ancient Egyptians. I'm sure you all know that I love maps and geography. For an extra activity this week could you make a poster all about a country of your choice? You could find out about the language they speak, the country's flag, types of food and famous landmarks.
If you want to get in touch or send me photos of any of your work I'd love to hear from you. Please contact me using the 'Contact the Teacher' form below.
Making amounts of money
Compare and order amounts of money
Solving money problems
Hi everyone, I hope you're all ok and looking forward to (hopefully!) a bit more sunshine this week!
For this week we will continue looking at fractions. I've put links to BBC Bitesize lessons below, and also activities for English and two guided reading comprehensions.
For our Egyptian topic I thought it would be good to start to find out more about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and the famous man who discovered it - Howard Carter. Maybe you could use tea or coffee to make some white paper look old, and then either write a report about the tomb or draw a map of how to find the tomb (you can use your imagination a bit for this one!).
I will print out some packs of work to leave in the office, and so if you want to pick up a pack you are welcome to, please just avoid school drop off and pick up times. There is nothing extra in the packs so no need to pick up unless you want to - everything is on here too.
I'd love to see your work or hear about how you have been getting on. Please email me to let me know using the Contact the Teacher box above.
Finding a fraction of an amount
Problem solving with fractions
I hope you're ok. I've put a few ideas below for this week's learning.
I thought it would be a good time to recap fractions. The BBC Bite size lessons are great for this, and so I've put links to a few of those below. I've also put English activities based on Pobble 365, and some (short) Reading Comprehension activities on Ancient Egyptians.
If you've enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians so far, maybe you could find out about the Pharoahs and their beliefs. What did they think happened after they died? Have you heard of Tutankhamun? What do you know already about mummies? If you want to (and I have to warn you - it is gruesome!) you could research how the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. Could you write instructions?
I'd love to see your work or what you've been up to. If you like you can send me an email - send it to email@example.com, but say in the subject bar that it's for me.
Tenths and hundredths:
Hi, I hope you're all ok! I've put some new work on for this coming week (see below). This week we are recapping place value in maths, and pronouns in English. I've put activities below which you can print if you want to, or just do on paper if you prefer. I've included a powerpoint about pronouns in case you've forgotten about them! I've also added an activity sheet from Pobble 365 for another English activity.
I've also included some activities for our Ancient Egyptian topic. I thought it would be good to learn about hieroglyphics, the writing system used by the Ancient Egyptians. Can you write your name in hieroglyphics?!
As always this is all optional, if you prefer to do something different that is totally fine! Whatever you can do is great.
I hope I'll see you all soon.
Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine.
I've attached some Maths and English activities for the week - see below.
The Maths focus is multiplication and division, and you might also find the BBC Bitesize lesson below useful:
If we were in school we would have been learning about the amazing Ancient Egyptians! I've put a powerpoint below, and you might find this clip on the BBC below interesting too:
When you have watched and read about the Ancient Egyptians, you could make a poster summarising the key facts you have learnt!
Good luck and happy researching!
Hi everyone, I hope you're all ok!
I hope you enjoyed learning about the Wind in the Willows last week. If you enjoyed it, maybe this week you could research one of the animals that are in the story and make a poster about them? You could research otters, toads or water voles (Ratty is actually a water vole!). If you're lucky enough to have a copy of the book, you could read it and tell you parents or someone else at home all about it.
The BBC School Radio website has an audio version of the book with activities too here:
I've mentioned it before, but I've been looking at the Oak National Academy and their lessons are very clear and easy to use, and all you need is a pen and paper! Their English and maths lessons are both very good.
For other ideas for maths, you could do some statistics work at home and make a bar chart or another type of graph. Maybe you could measure how far each member of your household can jump from a standing start and then make a bar chart to show the results? Can you convert the measurements from cm to mm?
These are just ideas, whatever you do, you are doing brilliantly!
I hope to see you all soon,
Hi everyone! I hope you're all ok. I've put a couple of activities below which you might like to have a go at this week. The webpages I've already linked are also still fantastic, as are the BBC Bitesize lessons. Whatever you're doing, you're doing brilliantly :-)
If we were at school at the moment, we'd have been reading Wind in the Willows and learning all about rivers and the animals that live there. If you get chance, maybe you could have a walk to a river near your house, and think about what animals and plants live there. Does the river look different on different days? Maybe draw a picture of a river, or research a famous river.
I hope I'll see you all again soon.
Hi boys and girls. I hope you are all ok! As I'm sure you all know, this Friday is a very important day because it's the 75th anniversary of the end of the second World War in Europe, or VE day. I've put a few ideas below for activities you could do linked to VE day. I know we would have had some amazing discussions in class about this, and so I hope you can spend some time talking to members of your family to find out what your great grandparents (or anyone else!) might have been doing on the 8th May 1945.
Here are a few ideas to keep you busy:
1. OUR FAMILY HEROES Celebrate a family hero you know (who fought in a World War 2). You could create a painting, powerpoint, report, poem or ANYTHING else you want to. Just have fun and let me know who has inspired you!
2. VE DAY Go to this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmf and write a report about what VE day celebrates (and the background information about it) using the ‘Bitesize’ video clip to help.
3. WAR TIME FOOD Go to this website: https://the1940sexperiment.com/100-wartime-recipes/ Find a recipe and make food that would have been eaten during WW2
I'll add a few documents below which you could have a look at too...
Hi everyone! I hope you're all ok and keeping well. I've been making phone calls to you all this week, and it's been lovely to hear from you and your parents. Whatever home learning you are doing, you are doing a brilliant job. Remember, home learning can be lots of things - gardening, baking a cake or helping to write a shopping list can also be really good opportunities for learning.
The BBC Bitesize resources, Oak National Academy and White Rose Maths websites are all updated daily with new lessons, as is Pobble 365, and so I would recommend to keep using these websites. As you all know, I think reading is really important, and so I really hope you're all still finding time for reading, be it a book, magazine or even the rules for a game!
Hi everyone, and welcome back to what would have been our first day back at school for the summer term...
As you will all know, school is still closed - this will be reviewed by the Government on the 7th May. In the meantime, the links and websites I've previously added here are all still fab - I would particularly recommend Pobble 365 and White Rose Maths . These are very similar to the kind of things we do in school, and nothing needs printing out - just answer the questions on any paper you have at home.
Other new places to look are the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons and the Government's Oak National Academy - both of these are brilliant and require no printing. Links to these websites are below as well.
I hope you are all ok - I am missing you all! I'll be calling again soon to hear how you're all getting on.
Hi everyone! I hope you're all ok. There's so much out there at the moment, but in addition to the information already on here I wanted to share a couple of websites which I think are worth looking at:
Audible - this website is making hundred of spoken word stories available for free during school closures. Visit stories.audible.com to get started - no logins or passwords needed.
Pobble 365 - this brilliant website gives a different picture every day and, if you scroll down, lots of ideas for English and creative writing linked to that picture.
Hi Year 4! I hope you're all ok - I'm missing seeing your happy faces! I've put a few more ideas below to keep you occupied. Please don't think you have to do all of these things - they are just ideas. Remember the main things are to keep reading and practice those times tables!
1. Find a tape measure (ask an adult first to check you can borrow it), and then estimate and measure things around the house. Can you convert from meters to cm? cm to mm?
2. Write a story starting 'I opened my curtains and couldn't believe my eyes!'
3. Chose a country to research on the internet. Make a poster with facts about your country. Can you learn a few words of the language?
4. Make up your own arithmetic test and then test yourself!
5. Draw a plan of your house or bedroom.
6. Bake a cake or bread, or help to make dinner, and write about what you did.
For more structured maths activities, White Rose Maths have a new video lesson every day, with questions and answers too. Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ This is continuing with the Year 4 curriculum so will cover things we haven't done yet in school. If your child finds it tricky they could always recap Year 3 instead.
Literacy Shed https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html has a wealth of resources to help with creative writing, and Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=, which has lots of resources for all subjects, is offering free access for everyone at the moment.
I hope this give you some ideas. I'll add more on here again soon, so keep on checking!
With the current Government guidelines for Coronavirus, it may be that you and your family need to spend some time in self-isolation. It is also possible that the school may close for a time if we are advised to do so. With that in mind, some activities which you can do at home are listed below.
Encouraging your child to read daily and practice their times tables would also be very useful. Lots of children find it tricky to tell the time and so spending time helping your child learn how to do this (on an analogue clock) would also be beneficial. I've attached a link to an online teaching clock below.
Other ways to help with your child's learning at home are baking and cooking (as this uses lots of different maths skills!), and providing opportunity for talking about measurement and money.
I hope this helps.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a super holiday.
This term our topic is all about where we live, and our local environment. Please see the Curriculum Map below for more information on what we will be learning until February half term.
Update - Class Trip
We're very excited to be going to Mansfield Museum on Thursday 10th October, to take part in their Roman Day!
Welcome to Year 4! I hope you all had a lovely summer break. It’s great to see the children back in school and ready to learn. This term we are exploring what it was like to live in Pompeii in Roman times, and will get to know lots more about volcanoes and particularly the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We are hoping to visit Mansfield Museum to take part in their Roman day in October; more details on this will follow shortly.
I thought it would be a good time to let you know our weekly routines in Year 4:
If you have any queries or questions just let us know – we’re happy to help.
Mrs Alison Kenney (Class Teacher)
Mrs Julie Short (Teaching Assistant)
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