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Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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 Welcome to Year 4!

4S Mrs Smart and Mrs Holmes

4G Mr George, Miss Miller, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Hale

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The Week at a Glance - 22nd February - Details below.
English Maths Topic Daily Zoom 10am. Always have pen and paper! Other information
Monday 22nd Mission Possible!  Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) Teeth - discovering the different types of teeth in a human. Share something non-screen that you've done over half term.  Introduction to week's work. purple mash remind how to enter maths scores.  Does anyone have questions on fractions work so far?

Tuesday 23rd

  Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) French -  Spelling Test - week 16 words.  Discuss the questions generated from Monday English  Do some PE and Reading daily!
Wednesday 24th   Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below)  Make a model tooth Mrs Smart Loom Interactive pdf tooth lesson from Twinkl  If you fancy reading something different have a look at 'The Happy News' in the document box below.
Thursday 25th   Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) PE use the link below.  flashback4 (area slide 4.)  Grammar autumn2   If you would like to find out a little bit more about the rainforest click this link which takes you to Paignton Zoo! Thanks Seb for telling us about it.
Friday 26th   Fractions VIDEO count in fractions (worksheet below) Teeth - research how tooth care has changed.  Mental maths 4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes
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Things to keep and bring back to School:

Model tooth

Teeth research 

We will continue to try to give opportunities for children to share work on zoom and give a balance of teaching input and well-being support.

Week of 22nd February: Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online - check out our lovely PE page to discover the 20/21 challenge.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic to suit you.  Remember to do lots away from 'screens': cooking, board games, cards, outside play, etc

English - Monday - Mission Possible, Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Mr G.  The work today is "let's chat" on p7 and the quiz on p8.  We'll discuss the questions on Tuesday zoom meeting.  Your English shouldn't ever take more than an hour per day.  Just do what you can.

English - Tuesday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Mr G.  The work is a comprehension, writing your own quiz and ordering the sequence on a story mountain.

English, Wednesday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Mr G.  The work is on dictionary definitions and character descriptions (do at least two but feel free to do them all)   

English, Thursday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Miss Jones.  The work is on character names and planning characters for your own story.

English, Friday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Miss Jones.  The work is on story settings.  We will have chance to feedback about this work on the zoom next Monday - 1st March.  There is also adjectives work today too.

Topic   

Monday - Today we start our topic of the digestive system. We are starting where digestion begins which is in the mouth. Today we are going to look at the different types of teeth in a human mouth. Look at the PowerPoint or watch the Loom lesson to find out about the types of teeth and their functions before completing the worksheet.  This video from BBC Bitesize also explains the types and functions. If you are finding this interesting, there is a PowerPoint in the documents box about animal teeth and how they function.

Tuesday - French

Wednesday - Make a model tooth - You can make, draw or use the resource in the document box to create your own tooth. Watch this Loom lesson to make it with Mrs Smart. It must have the following features; crown, pulp, root, nerves, gum and dentine. There is a picture that you can refer to in the PowerPoint from Monday. Take a photo if you make a model and email it to us or bring your drawing/paper model into school.

Thursday - PE - Athletic Activity - Changing direction and throwing with power and precision click on Oak Academy

Friday - Talk to your parents and grandparents (or older friends and relatives) about their teeth care regime and if it has changed at all. Ask about the type of toothpaste they used, flossing, mouthwash, visits to the dentist and the variety toothbrushes. Note it all down in a chart or write it up in an organised way.

Rapid Reading.  Please email us if you'd like an account set up for this.  Look at this GUIDE first.  You'll be sent an individual username.  The password will be Astwood1 and the school code is astw.  We will allocate books to your account as soon as we can.  Once you've completed a book we'll get feedback and will be able to allocate another.  We will also be able to assess if you're on the right level.  If, after a couple of weeks this appears wrong, please let us know.  There has been a suggestion that Rapid works less well on ipads but this isn't entirely clear.  For those interested in the assessment process; every book a child reads, and completes the tasks, generates 'traffic light' style feedback in the different reading areas and also tells us how many prompts the child needed.  Children regularly scoring all 'greens' may be ready for a new level; those with a handful of 'ambers' and a few prompts are about right;  those with lots of 'reds' and multiple prompts may need a slightly easier book for now.  We will monitor this regularly and adjust the books to suit.  Just so you know!  

TT Rockstars.  If you're new here, look at THIS.  The first time you log on you'll need to choose a rockstar name and do a baseline test.  If you're already an expert, check out these TOP TIPS.  Do this every week - Every day if you can! Remember to practise in the 'garage' game but try to improve your RockStar Status in the 'studio' game.  The system is designed to be intuitive and will respond to your child's speed and accuracy to give a personalised experience.  Ask your teacher if you don't know your login details, but these should be in the front of your child's reading record book.  We have a Rockstar display in each class so we can celebrate progress through the levels.  Don't miss out on this!  Year 4 is the year in which we really try to get all times tables up to 12x12 rock solid. 

My Maths -The children's password details should be the same as last year and these should also be the same as for TTRS.  Remember it's a good idea to do the "practice" task first before attempting the homework.  The first level login is "astwood" and password "cosine242"  Then use your own username which is 3 numbers and a password of 3 letters.  If you don't have this please ask!
 
Purple Mash.  We will use this lots over the year so it's important that your child can access their account.  It is an excellent resource and was primarily introduced to deliver our ICT curriculum.  We will mainly use it in school but will set the occasional homework task which will be found in your child's "to do" folder.  We won't overload them at this stage.  Make sure you've created your avatar - Click on the "character" in the top right and set the design you like.  Simple.  Any work to to will be in a little "alert" which you just click on.  There are lots of other games to explore so feel free to play these if you'd like.  Let us know your favourites!  The logon details are in the front of the orange homework book. 
 
Over lockdown the BBC are providing lots of lessons and activities.  
 
Spellings have now been set.  See letter below for our plan and explanation of this new system.  Children will be in one of three groups; Oak, Ash or Elm and there will be sticker in the front of their orange homework book reminding them which one they are in.  Please learn the relevant words and these will be tested the following Tuesday. 
 
There have been a few requests for some extra maths challenges.  We've included some problem solving & reasoning activities linked to the topics we've covered.  These are extra but you're welcome to dip in if you like.
 
For more information regarding our topics, please click on our  Year 4 Curriculum Page
The Week at a Glance - 8th February - Details below.
English Maths Topic Daily Zoom 10am. Always have pen and paper! Other information
Monday 8th Complete a baseline reading assessment on Star Reader

Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) Deforestation see below Introduction to week's work.  Look at how to enter maths test scores into PM.  Look at Star Reader 9.00-9.30 LIVE PE Zoom lesson with Mr Bailey. Meeting ID: 951 0532 0945
Passcode: 424969

Optional Zoom division tutorial at 1:30 for all y4 with Mr George. (4S see home-contact email for his details)

Tuesday 9th -Safer Internet Day

 Rainforest Comprehension Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) Looking at internet safety. See below for more details. Spelling Test - week 15 words.  Safer Internet assembly and discussion Optional Zoom multiplication tutorial at 1:30 for all y4 with Mrs Smart (4G see home-contact email for her details)
Wednesday 10th Limericks see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below)  French  Marking comprehension. Mme Stevens to visit 4G then 4S Do some PE and Reading daily!  Remember to do the quizzes on Rapid!
Thursday 11th Limericks see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) PE - please follow this link to Oak Academy for the second athletics lesson. Flashback4 (slide 14), Grammar activity on Deeper Understanding autumn week2 slide1
Friday 12th Limericks see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) nb this is equivalent fractions (1) Rainforest endangered animals See below for details Flashback4 (slide 15) Mental maths. Rainforest Quiz 4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes
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Things to keep and bring back to School:

Limericks

We will continue to try to give opportunities for children to share work on zoom and give a balance of teaching input and well-being support.

Week of 8th February: Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online - check out our lovely PE page to discover the 20/21 challenge.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic to suit you.  Remember to do lots away from 'screens': cooking, board games, cards, outside play, etc

Star readerEnglish - Monday - Today we would like you to do the baseline assessment for Accelerated Reader called Star Reader. We will be doing this every half term from now on. When we return to school you will be able to do the quizzes.  To do the assessment follow the link in the timetable above, your username is your initial using a capital then you surname using a capital eg. CSmart or JGeorge then your password is ABC.  Once you have logged on, click the blue square in the top left corner to do the assessment. You will also need a one-time 'authorisation code' to access the test.  This is "admin" Do as many questions as you can, it could take anything between 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

English - Tuesday - Rainforest comprehension.  You can choose which comprehension you feel most appropriate but our suggestion is: Hidden Dangers for Shire, Pinto, Mustang, Antelope, Beaver and Cobra. Among the branches for Dolphin, Emu, Cleveland Bay & Exmoor. 

English, Wednesday - Video 1 - Quick intro to limericks,  Video 2 - rules and instructions,  Video 3 - Bitesize.  Now choose one of the topics from this list and write your own limerick:  A lazy cat, a clumsy old monkey, a big grumpy bulldog, a handsome zookeeper.  Concentrate on your opening sentence;  get it to have the right rhythm and beat and give yourself a good rhyme at the end.  This might be a name or a place like in lots of the examples.  

English, Thursday - Video 4 - Examples from Mr G and Mrs S,  Video 5, more examples.  Today write a limerick about yourself or someone in your family.  You can do more than one verse if you like.  The trick here is choosing someone who has a good rhyming name.  "There once was a boy called Ben." or "A curious girl named Penny."  If there really is nobody in the family whose name works just pick a name that suits! 

English, Friday - Video 6 - Examples from the current y5 children.  Write a limerick about anything you like.  Remember it needs to fit the pattern and beat.  It needs to rhyme in the right places.  You can best test it out by reading aloud.

Topic 

Monday -  Deforestation - Use the rainforest fact file and the Loom video of the PowerPoint in the document folder to get some information about protecting the rainforest.  You will need to research the facts and the different issues so as to present a "soap-box style" speech.  This is very different to the newspaper report from last week where you were just presenting the facts and saying what other people said in quotes.  This time you need to use engaging, persuasive language and show your own passion and personal interest.   You might mention palm oil, oxygen production, land clearing, loss of animal habitat. If you would like to video record your speech and send it in via the Lower Key Stage 2 email address we would like to see them. An example of a campaign speech can be found here by Greta Thunberg.

Tuesday - As today is Safer Internet Day we'd like you to do some activities relating to this. Firstly we would like you to create a poster. You can choose any aspect that we spoke about. Create something eye catching and memorable. After you have done that there is a word search in the documents below and/or a game set on Purple Mash.

Wednesday -  French - Speaking about the weather across France. More details in the document below.

Thursday - PE - see the timetable.

Friday - Today we would like you to find out about the endangered animals of the Rainforest. You can follow what to do by clicking this lesson. We would like you to create one factfile on an endangered animal of your choice. The factfiles can be found on Purple Mash. We have not set these as a 2do so that you can choose the animal that interests you. They can by found if you put 'rainforest' into the search bar then the factfiles area under 'writing projects'. Choose your animal then visit this website:  Endangered Animals in the Rainforest - Owlcation - Education

Here you will find all the information you need to complete the factfile although you can do further research yourself. When you finish please save your work in the file called 'Endangered Rainforest animals' which is found if you click the Class folder then 4S or 4G folder. Miss Jones shows you how to do this in the lesson above.

 
The Week at a Glance - 1st February - Details below.
English Maths Topic Daily Zoom 10am. Always have pen and paper! Other information
Monday 1st Learn about the layers in the Amazon rainforest and make a lift-the-flap tree scene! Area activity on Purple Mash PowerPoint on animals.  Use this to add the animals under the flaps in your tree. Introduction to week's work.  Revision of how length links to perimeter and area.  cm and cm2 Do some PE and Reading daily!  Remember to do the quizzes on Rapid! 
Tuesday 2nd Rainforest comprehension See below for which questions to attempt Area video from Oak Academy then worksheet on My Maths French Spelling Test - week 14 words. The lists are right at the bottom of the page!
Wednesday 3rd Look at these 3 Looms by Mr George to learn about newspapers and meet Mrs Holmes' mystery animal. PART 1, PART 2, PART 3 Then use planning sheet below White Rose Video (Area 3) Worksheet below Rainforest Research - see below for details Flashback 4 (slide10) Interview questions for newspaper report

Thursday 4th Write a newspaper article about the mystery animal.  Have a look at this INTERVIEW with a world-famous explorer to get some ideas about questions and quotes.  Use newspaper template below  White Rose Video (Area 4) Worksheet below Click PE lesson This is from Oak Academy on Athletics skills. Flashback 4 (slide11)

Mental health assembly

Friday 5th Choose one of the activities from the Quick Write document.  Feel free to do more than one if you like!

Click here to see Miss Jones explain how to fill out one of these factfiles. 

White rose Assessment (see below) We'll go through this next Monday on Zoom Rainforest food chains Happy Harry's World! Mental maths

4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes
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Things to keep and bring back to School:

Your finished newspaper report

Rainforest research 

We will continue to try to give opportunities for children to share work on zoom and give a balance of teaching input and well-being support.

Week of 1st February: Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online - check out our lovely PE page. to discover the 20/21 challenge.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic to suit you. 

  • English, Monday - Today you're going to create a lift-the-flap rainforest scene.  The English lesson is to learn about the layers in the rainforest from this VIDEO and then to make the tree from this VIDEO with Mrs Smart.  The topic is to add the animals.

    English, Tuesday - Look at the Rainforest comprehension and answer the questions.  You can choose which set of questions you feel most appropriate but our suggestion is: Questions marked as *** for Antelope and Shire, ** for Beaver, Cobra, Pinto & Mustang, * for Dolphin, Emu, Cleveland Bay & Exmore. 

    English, Wednesday - We will explore the content and layout of newspaper reports.  Looking at the features and function of this genre.  We will plan out the content of our own stories.  

    English, Thursday - Writing our own newspaper reports.

    English, Friday -  Complete a Quickwrite fact card found in the document box below.

    Topic

  • Monday - Use the powerpoint in the documents folder 'Monday Rainforest animals' to complete your lift-the-flap tree by drawing the correct animals under each layer.

  • Tuesday - French - Make a weather chart

  • Wednesday - Use the PowerPoint 'Wednesday Rainforest research' or watch this lesson of Mrs Smart reading through the PowerPoint to find out more about the rainforest. Once you have read or watched the PowerPoint, divide a piece of paper into 5 sections then put these sub headings in each section; The tree tops, Hunters and killers, Disguise and warning, Among the branches or on the ground, Hidden dangers. Then find two or three interesting facts from the information you've read for each box, you can put more if you want to and use other sources for your research. Draw a few pictures to decorate your work as if it was going up on the board.
  • Thursday - PE lesson from Oak Academy, follow the link in the table.
  •  Friday - Rainforest food chains. Watch this VIDEO first from BBC Bitesize to explain what food chains are, play the games and do the quiz. Then use the resources in the document box to help you think of three food chains or more that occur in the Rainforest. There is no need to use the documents below, unless you wish to, we will be happy to have words or drawings following the same idea. eg. leaf →caterpillar→bird

Viking Gallery:
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The Week at a Glance - 25th January - Details below.  This weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch - Join in!
English Maths Topic Daily Zoom 10am. Always have pen and paper! Other information
Monday 25th The Great Kapok Tree - verb work, see below Video and worksheet French Introduction to week's work. Introduce rainforest from ppt. We'll share a few Viking Life sheets from Purple Mash Do some PE and Reading daily! Viking Song
Tuesday 26th Present Perfect form.  See PowerPoint with commentary.  "What might they say?" sheet below Click here to follow the lesson with Mrs Smart. Multiplication end of block assessment Viking quiz on Purple Mash Spelling Test - week 13 words. The lists are right at the bottom of the page! 

We'll also do some revision before you do the Tuesday multiplication test.

Click for an optional extra Viking art/craft activity from Mrs Holmes
Wednesday 27th

Rainforest Animals 1 below

Click here to follow the lesson with Mrs Smart.

Division end of block assessment Rainforest. Watch the PowerPoint below "Where are the Rainforests"  and complete the activity sheet Rainforest maps (details below) We'll mark Tuesday maths together and do some revision before you do the Wednesday division test.  Madame Stevens will visit 4G then 4S
Thursday 28th Looking at illustrations - sentence writing New topic video and worksheet (Area) Dr Seuss alphabet fitness bingo We'll mark the Wednesday maths. we'd like the scores please so bring these back into school when you come back
Friday 29th Writing a postcard  Area video and worksheet Rainforest - Bitesize - Watch the videos and do the quiz General knowledge quiz 4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes
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Things to keep and bring back to School:

What might they say? English worksheet

Maths assessment scores (multiplication and division)

Rainforest Map

Postcard from Friday English lesson

We are trying to give children lots of opportunities to share their work on zoom but it is going to prove difficult to get round every child for every piece of work.  The plan is to make sure everyone gets to share something over the next few weeks but not necessarily everything!  We're doing the best we can! 

Week of 25th January: Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online - check out our lovely PE page. to discover the 20/21 challenge.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic to suit you.

  • English, Monday - Listen to the reading of The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. 

    • What do you like about this story? Is there anything that you dislike? What patterns can you spot?  
    • Read the first page in Monday English resources and note the verbs in bold. 
    • Use the Revision Card to remind yourself about verbs. 
    • Read the second page. Highlight or write down the verbs that you can find on this page. 
    • Finally, complete the worksheet 'Changing Verbs'. Write the verbs in the present tense and think of synonyms (other words that mean something similar). 

    English, Tuesday - Today we are learning about the Present Perfect form. You will need the documents in Tuesday English resources and there is also a PowerPoint that gives a commentary as the children go through it. Please watch it on slide show or reader view to get the full benefits of this. Use the link to follow the lesson with Mrs Smart.

    • Use the link from yesterday and listen to the story again. Which animal is the most persuasive in your opinion? Why?  
    • Use the PowerPoint about the present perfect form and listen to the teaching. If this is not possible, remind yourself using the Revision Card. 
    • Complete What might they say? Choose verbs to match the animals and then write a sentence in the present perfect form. 

    English, Wednesday - Think about the reasons that the animals gave yesterday for why the Kapok tree shouldn’t be cut down. Today you need to think about your own reasons for some other rainforest animals. Everyone needs to complete Rainforest Animals 1 in Wednesday English resources. Write what these animals might say to the man as he slept. Try to include a sentence in the present perfect form. 

    • Optional challenge task: Can you complete Rainforest Animals 2? 

    English, Thursday - Look at the Illustration document in Thursday English resources 

    • What can you notice in the picture? Try to make a note about ten things that you can see. 
    • Where in the story does this come? How would you explain it to somebody else in three sentences? 
    • Look at Illustration Verbs. Can you make up sentences about the illustration that use these verbs? Speak your sentences out loud.  
    • Use the Revision Card to remind yourself about the present perfect form. 
    • Complete the word Activity and then read out loud the sentences you have written. They are in the present perfect form. 

    English, Friday - Imagine that the man is writing to his family to explain why he has left his job. What will he say to them? 

    • Write a Postcard from the man to his family. Try to include at least one sentence in the present perfect form.  

    Topic, Wednesday - Look at the PowerPoint and then choose one of the activity sheets in the rainforest maps document.  You can choose one, two or three stars.  

The Week at a Glance - 18th January. Do Remember to pick up your books and board games from the office.  Have a look at the Viking photo gallery below!
English Maths Topic Daily Zoom 10am. Always have pen and paper! Other information
Monday 18th Viking writing on Purple Mash video and worksheet French We'll demonstrate the Viking work on Purple Mash Look ahead to Friday Topic - you might want to buy a courgette. We'll provide a few for key worker children to share but feel free to send one in if you want your own.
Tuesday 19th Continue and edit Viking writing video and worksheet Viking artefacts in folder below Spelling Test - week 12 words.

 Have you started the PE 20/21 challenge yet?

Wednesday 20th Viking Comprehension  video and worksheet Play Hnefatfal Maths - flashback4  Do some PE and Reading daily!
Thursday 21st Pobble Task 1 video and worksheet Viking shield and runes work We'll mark the comprehension from yesterday
Friday 22nd Pobble Task 2 video and worksheet Longship art/ craft Mental maths activities

4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes

See Mrs Yarnold Assembly HERE

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Things to keep and bring back to School:

Pobble story - write this in your orange book if you have it

Maths - worksheets from Tuesday and Friday

Topic - Your viking shield using runes  

We are trying to give children lots of opportunities to share their work on zoom but it is going to prove difficult to get round every child for every piece of work.  The plan is to make sure everyone gets to share something over the next few weeks but not necessarily everything!  We're doing the best we can! 

Week of 18th January: Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online - check out our lovely PE page. to discover the 20/21 challenge.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic and computing etc to suit you.

  • English Monday - You'll have a 2Do in Purple Mash for some Viking Writing.  We'll show you how to do this in the class Zoom.  Work on the first box of writing and the first picture.  Remember to save your work.  On Tuesday find the work again and complete the sheet. If you haven't got access to Purple Mash you can create your own fact sheet with pictures and writing about Viking times.
  • English Wednesday - Comprehension task in file below
  • English Thursday - Click on Pobble and look at the picture of the tree door.  Scroll down and do the 'question time' and 'perfect picture' activities.
  • English Friday - Use the same pobble picture as Thursday.  Read the story starter and write an interesting ending.
  • Maths - We will use our familiar White Rose Maths.  The video links are in the timetable above and the worksheets and answers are in the file below.
  • viking text2Tuesday topic - Look at the Viking Artefacts powerpoint below.  You can look at the whole thing if you like.
  • hnefatfal buttonWednesday topic - Learn to play the Viking game of Hnefatfal.  You should have had a game board in your book pack (or print or draw your own)  Click the board for the instructions and see some extra rules below. 
  • Thursday topic  - Look at Viking Shield Runes and Viking Shield example below.  There is also a bonus crossword if you fancy it.
  • Friday topic is to make or draw a Viking longship.  Look at the 'Longships' document below.  One option is to draw and label a longship with your own design of sail.  If you're feeling adventurous you might like to make a longship out of a courgette!  There is a picture of one of these right at the bottom of the page.  Do as you like with this one!!    
  • Do lots of reading and remember to write the books into your reading record book.  If you've not yet asked for Rapid Reading then send us an email and we'll set you up.  Details below.
  • We don't expect you to print off everything but you might have facility to print a few things if this is easier.  We will suggest a few key pieces that we'd like you to bring in for us after lockdown.  We also recognise that we're not going to hit a perfect balance of work for everyone.  Some want more and some want less!  Just do what you can manage and be kind to yourselves!
  •  Click PE page then follow the SuperMovers link and find a dance that helps you to learn a maths concept. When we go back to school we will dance it as a class. 
  • French - see sheet
  • With regard to you helping your child or giving feedback/ marking their work etc, see last week's guidance below.  
  • Worksheets and Documents:

 Week of 11th Jan - for reference:

     The Week at a Glance - 11th January - Details below
English Maths Daily Zoom 10am  Other information
Monday Aliens to p6 video and worksheet We'll do a flashback 4 so have paper ready Do some PE and Reading daily!  
Tuesday Aliens to p11 video and worksheet Spelling Test - week 11 words.  Marking Alien comprehension from p6.  Start sharing CODING games Remember Topic 1 work
Wednesday Aliens to p17  video and worksheet We'll share some more work from purple mash Remember Topic 2 work.  Your workbooks should be available to collect from school from 3pm today and these will have a game board in for next week.  Do check back before you set out though in case this changes!!
Thursday Aliens to p22  video and worksheet We'll do some teaching on multiplication and answer and questions you might have Remember TT Rockstars and French
Friday Viking shield activity  video and worksheet We'll do flashback 4 4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes
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Things to keep and bring back to School:

Your Alien leaflet

Your work about where Vikings came from

Your Viking Diary

Send us a photo of your Viking shield

We are trying to give children lots of opportunities to share their work on zoom but it is going to prove difficult to get round every child for every piece of work.  The plan is to make sure everyone gets to share something over the next few weeks but not necessarily everything!  We're doing the best we can! 

Week of 11th January. (for reference)  Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic and computing etc to suit you.

English - Monday to Thursday you will be working on Amazing Aliens - see folder below.  Monday work up to p6, Tuesday up to p11, Wednesday up to p17, Thursday up to p22.  Where is says underline etc, you don't need to have printed the sheets, just do your work on some paper if you like.  As long as you're doing it somehow!  Note if you'd like to hear the text being read out, there is a link at the bottom of page 3 - very useful! We'd like you to bring the leaflet into school when we get back. *If you don't reach the end of the booklet to do that leaflet you can do your own about an alien you have created. Use each page to describe it's habitat, diet and habits.*

  • English - Friday is an art&craft, speaking&listening task.  This can be as simple or as ambitious as you like!  The basic idea is to learn about Viking shields, draw your own design on paper or even make one from cardboard.  Then take a photo of it to email to us.  Finally, present your shield to your family and tell them a few interesting facts and explain why you chose the design that you did.  Have a look at this website on Kidadl, but there are lots of other ideas online - and some in the folder below.  We'll upload the photos into a gallery here so only send us images you're happy for us to use - hold your shield up and give us a fierce Viking face - or just send a photo of the shield itself if you prefer.
  • Maths - We will use our familiar White Rose Maths.  Each day will have some teaching input from a video and a worksheet.  MonVidTueVidWedVidThurVidFriVid.  The worksheets and the answers are below.  If there are any problems with the maths, email us and we'll try and fit in a bit of direct teaching or explanation in the zoom.  If you want more maths, there are the problem solving sheets in the resources folder lower down this page.
  • Topic 1 - Vikings – This week we are going to find out more about the Vikings.  Firstly we would like you to find out why the Vikings came to England.  In the folder below there are two powerpoints. The one named Vikings powerpoint A is a simple version with only a little writing, perfect for children who are working without adult support. The one named Vikings powerpoint B is more wordy and would need some adult help.  Look through your preferred powerpoint then answer these questions on a piece of paper that we can stick into your topic book. Bring it with you when we return to school.

    1) Where did the Vikings come from?

    2) Why did they invade England?

    3) How did Vikings travel to invade other countries?

    4) What was a longship made of and how was in powered?

    5) What does the word Viking mean?

    Topic 2 - Your next task involves looking at how they lived. There is information on the powerpoints and you can also follow this link on BBCBitesize to read and use the interactive games or videos to find out what life was like in Viking Britian. Read down the page but stop before the myths and legends information (you can read this later!) Really look at the Viking family, listen to what they say about their jobs within the family.  On a piece of paper that we can stick into your topic books write a diary entry as one of the family members.

  • Computing - We will start to share your coding games from Tuesday 12th.  Make sure that your best game is saved in your work folder and named "my coding game."  We'll look at a few at a time and do be prepared to tell us about your game and how to play.  We might roll some of these over to next week if we run out of time.
  • We recognise, once again, that you all have different access to technology and different family circumstances.  Just do your best and try and make this work for you.  Do lots of reading - this will always be the most important activity: stories, recipes, instructions, newspapers, blogs, reports.  Talk about what you've read and make sure you understand not only the vocabulary but dig deeper to really understand the text.
  • You might like access to "Rapid Reading," a fabulous online literacy resource which allocates books and fun comprehension activities.  Email us if you'd like this as the accounts need to be individually set up.  The link for this site, along with instructions, is now below with the other website links we use.  Some children are already up and running with this and others will be contacted shortly with login details as soon as we've set you up.
  • We don't expect you to print off everything but you might have facility to print a few things if this is easier.  We will suggest a few key pieces that we'd like you to bring in for us after lockdown.  We also recognise that we're not going to hit a perfect balance of work for everyone.  Some want more and some want less!  Just do what you can manage and be kind to yourselves!
  • Your homework, spelling and maths book packs are nearly ready for you to collect if you want them - details to follow.
  • Spelling tests will continue as usual but over Zoom - We'll start with week 11 on Tuesday 12th January.
  • PE - Find some 'Joe Wicks' on Youtube and keep active!
  • Click PE page then follow the SuperMovers link and find a dance that helps you to learn a maths concept. When we go back to school we will dance it as a class. 
  • French - see sheet
  • With regard to you helping your child or giving feedback/ marking their work etc, see last week's guidance below.  
  • Worksheets and Documents:

With regard to you helping your child or giving feedback/ marking their work etc, feel free to do whatever works best for you.  We want the children to develop independence, motivation and a sense of personal responsibility but better for them to ask for a spelling - and copy it correctly - than practise an error!  If you notice spelling mistakes ask them first to look at eg line 3, then point out the word and ask them to think for themselves or check in the dictionary; finally if it's a 'key word' just give it to them and ask them to copy-write it a few times, making sure that the next time they use it they get it right!  As teachers, we'd like to give immediate feedback as we would in school but this simply isn't possible.  There will be some pieces of work we specifically ask the children to bring back in after lockdown and others that we'll ask them to bring along to zooms to mark together - this may also include the maths sheets occasionally.  We'll try and be as clear as we can here.  We'll find a way through this if we all keep positive and stay sane!

Extra information:

We have learned about simile and metaphor - listen to this great SONG!

PE kits are still to be worn to school on the appropriate days:  4G Monday and Thursday, 4S Thursday and Friday.

Please can we remind you to send in a letter if your child is going to be picked up by anyone other than their mother or father. If it is a regular arrangement, a letter stating that will suffice for the year.

Homework Statement: 

Just to clarify the situation regarding homework. We've looked into this, after a parental enquiry, to make sure there is consistency across the school and that we are operating within our school policy. In year 4 we aim to set 90 minutes per week which doesn't include reading. We recognise that sometimes the English/topic task could take a lot longer, if people really want to engage with it, but the basic requirement can almost always be done in 30 minutes. The other tasks are often games or online activities which the children should ideally be able to complete independently. We recognise that they often spend a lot of time online, gaming and watching videos and we hope to steer some of this time towards educational sites.

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The Week at a Glance - 1st March - Details below. INCOMPLETE
English Maths Topic Daily Zoom 10am Other information
Monday 1st Speech marks - see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) Digestion - Discover the different parts of the digestive system and their functions. The week's work.  Story settings (from Friday)  If your child is finding it tricky to think of characters and/or settings for their spy story, please join Mrs Smart and Mrs Holmes for some support, guidance and ideas! The session will start straight after we finish our Zoom meetings on Monday at 10.45. You will receive an email with the code and password.

Tuesday 2nd

Codes - see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) French -  Spelling Test - week 17 words.  secret code?  Do some PE and Reading daily!  Remember to do the quizzes on Rapid!
Wednesday 3rd Gadgets - see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below)  Digestion To recap digestion activity here Extra digestion investigation can be found on BBC Bitesize.  click here to find out more about the stomach and click here to discover a bit more about the intestines.
Thursday 4th Story planning - see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below) PE use the link below. Flashback4  slide?  Grammar?
Friday 5th Story writing - see below Fractions VIDEO (worksheet below)

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Digestion Label a teddy bear or toy of your choice with the parts of the digestive system. (See below for which labels we'd like) Mental maths 4G zoom hosted by Miss Miller but use the same codes
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Things to keep and bring back to School:

Model tooth, Teeth research, Spy story

We will continue to try to give opportunities for children to share work on zoom and give a balance of teaching input and well-being support.

Week of 22nd February: Every day you'll have some English and some maths.  Try to do some daily exercise; either a walk, a cycle, a sport or something online - check out our lovely PE page to discover the 20/21 challenge.  Also try to do some daily reading: on 'rapid,' or with your own book; on your own or with someone.  Then fit in the other things like topic to suit you.  Remember to do lots away from 'screens': cooking, board games, cards, outside play, etc

English - Monday - Mission Possible, Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Mr G.  "The work today is on speech marks," announced Mr George sternly.

English - Tuesday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Miss Jones.  The work is all about codes!

English, Wednesday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Mr G.  The work is all about designing a cool spy gadget for you to use in your story on Friday. 

English, Thursday - Watch this LOOM VIDEO by Miss Jones.  The work today is on story planning and getting ready to write your own exciting secret agent adventure tomorrow.  

English, Friday - Write your own story.  You don't need any more videos as Miss Jones will have told you all about how to do this on Thursday.  Remember to use all the skills and features we've discussed over the past two weeks.  Including settings, characters, secret codes and gadgets, speech marks and using exciting adjectives!  Make it a really impressive piece of writing!

Topic   

Monday - This week we are continuing with the digestive system. First watch this lesson with Mrs Smart about the different parts and functions of the digestive system. Then you have two tasks. Firstly there is a quiz on Purple Mash where you have to labels the different parts. Secondly, there is a worksheet in the documents folder called 'Your digestive system'. Click here to hear it read by Mrs Smart or you can read it yourself then fill in the gaps underneath. You can just write that part out n your orange book if you haven't printed it off.

Tuesday - French

Wednesday - Today you are going to find out some more facts about the digestive system. There is a comprehension for you to complete according to your reading group. You can choose which set of questions you feel most appropriate but our suggestion is: Questions marked as *** for Antelope and Shire, ** for Beaver, Cobra, Pinto & Mustang, * for Dolphin, Emu, Cleveland Bay & Exmoor.  We also have a treat for you! Mrs Holmes has recorded a VIDEO of how the digestive system works, we would have demonstrated this in the classroom and thought you would like to see it.

Thursday - PE - Health and fitness - click here for a lesson from School Sports Teaching

Friday - Today we would like you to label a teddy or toy of your choice with the parts of the digestive system, please include the mouth, oesphagus, stomach, intestines and anus. Bring this into school next week so that we can put them on display. There is also a domino game you might like to play in the documents box.

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