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We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.

 

We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 

 

Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 

 

 

 

 

 

The planning below is for 23rd March - 3rd April 2020. This was our first response to providing home learning and we have since revised our format. The updated planning will be posted above.

Year Four Home Education

 

At present, many of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your Yellow pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.

Look after yourselves everyone and keep smiling. 

 

 

English

 

Spelling

Spellings Set 1 – Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning.

 

In your yellow folder we have included some work sheets which you can use to practise your spellings. These contain extra spellings which follow similar patterns you can try some of these as a challenge too!

Remember to use your ‘Super spellings Strategy’ pack to help you with extra ideas of how to practise your spellings.

We have also included the year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling list from the National Curriculum which you could also practise too!

 

solve

solution

dissolve

sign

design

signal

signature

 

 

Spelling Set 2 – Year ¾ statutory spelling challenge words.

length

strength

therefore

knowledge

separate

purpose

difficult

different

 

To practise these spellings you could try:

  • Look, cover, write, check.
  • Word tennis (throwing a ball with a partner to each saying a letter to spell out the words)
  • Rainbow writing in different colours.
  • Make up a funny story with the spelling words.
  • With your finger spell the word on a partners back, can they tell which word it is?
  • Write your words in sentences.

See if you can spot the words in any of your reading or around the home.

 

 

Reading

Online activities

-Access Pobble 365 each day and complete the various activities connected to the image of the day.

 

Offline activities

-Continue to read 5 times a day.

-Choose a book from your home collection to turn into a comic strip, what key details will you include?

-Choose a book from your home collection. Imagine you are now a newspaper reporter, write an article about something that happened in the story in the correct style.

-Choose a book from your home collection to design a new front cover for, what image best represents the book?

 

March Reading Challenge

Writing 

 

Attached below is the writing project we have set you for the next two weeks. It links to the reviews we have been working on in school recently. In the document (and in your Yellow packs) you will find materials that will support your ideas. Enjoy.

Writing activities and materials

Maths:

In Maths over the next two weeks, we have listed some activities and worksheets to try. Below you will find a couple of Maths routines we think you will enjoy working on most days.

 

-Practise on Times Tables Rockstars for 10 minutes.

-Choose a new Abacus game/level to play.

-Practise counting back beyond 0 for 5 minutes.

-Practise mental addition and subtraction for 5 minutes. (e.g. 256 + 29).

 

The activities below are linked to areas we have been working on recently. If you find any of these activities difficult, access the Maths area on our school website for support zones. BBC Bite Size (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39) also has a brilliant range of support videos and tools. If you need a challenge, try writing more questions of your own.

Maths activities and materials

Music - Film Music

Listening

Listen to the 5 different types of music that go with 1 clip from The Lion King https://youtu.be/ecYgqLml89c

Fill in the Lion King sheet (see below) comparing the different types of music. It is just like the Pirates of the Caribbean work we did a few weeks ago.

Singing & Playing

Have a go at learning this brilliant song from the film ‘Sing’

https://youtu.be/OJVxOTtty9w

Making your own music

  1. Find the film clip you chose in music last week. Remember to turn the sound down!
  2. Use instruments, Garage band iPad app or other things (with permission!) from your house to make a sound track for the animation. Remember you can use dynamics and tempo to change the mood or emotion. If you wanted to record your music, Mrs Irons would love to see or hear it. 

Instrumentalists: Don't forget to practise.

Little and often is best and fun!

Science:

 

In Science, we have recently been studying sound and how vibrations allow us to hear. Watch the following videos to remind you of your learning:

https://youtu.be/gdGyvGPZ1G0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mptjEoHF2aI

 

Over the next two weeks:

  • Re-create the spoon and string experiment at home; can you explain how it works to a family member?
  • Go on a sound survey around your house and review the level of sound you can hear.
  • Log on to https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/ears-movie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-c and complete the quizzes and activities on the page.
  • Create a diagram of how sound vibrations travel into the ear and teach someone in your family.

Geography:

 

Digi Map for schools -Log onto https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/login

USERNAME: RG248AJ                  PASSWORD: zieked8351

(this is a subscription the school pays for our children to use and as such, log in details should not be shared wider than this)

 

- Choose any area in the UK. Create a profile on this area based only on what you can find out about it using Digi Map. Remember to change the map selector from Ordnance Survey to Aerial and to the 1950s/1890s. Zoom in and out looking at the human and physical features of this place. You can then choose another place and create another Geo profile – you could even make your own set of top trump cards.

 

-Choose an age appropriate movie (Disney ones are ideal for this task). Write down what you know about the setting of that movie, draw pictures and add in labels. Then, use https://swiggle.org.uk/ to research the area and confirm / develop what you know.

Art:

Practise drawing an image of a body in proportion (thinking about the skills we have worked in recently - remember the main body being 3x the head). Once you have developed your skills, practise drawing your body in a scene - perhaps doing something you enjoy!

 

Once you have practised drawing the body - time to work on the facial features. Choose one facial feature and look carefully at it in a mirror. Have a go at sketching it and use the Austin butterfly approach until you are happy.

 

Once you are more confident with sketching your facial features and your body, try putting them together. Don’t forget to look back at your first sketch to see how far determination and practise can get you.

 

 

French:

 

In French we have been learning about the rooms in the home. Can you find and name all of the different rooms in the house. Go on a hunt around the home, use your numbers in French to describe how many of each there are. See your word mat in the pack to help you!

 

Dans ma maison il y a….

In my house there is…

 

This website has lots of fun games to practise your French vocabulary too!

https://www.french-games.net/


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