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Year 4

September 2020

Welcome to the Y4 class page. 

It is great to have you all back in school although it feels quite different to what we are used to.  Due to COVID-19, we know and understand that people may need to self-isolate and/or bubbles may have to close.  Fortunately, this should not impact on learning as we will keep you updated with what we are learning in school and provide you with work to do at home if you need to isolate but are not unwell.  Work will be set on Google Classroom so it is important to log in and become familiar with the site.

Please see the summary of our learning challenges, which will be updated every week.

Miss Barker

Get Going in Year 4

If you are at home self isolating and you are well enough to do some learning we would like you to go onto Google Classroom to see what work your teacher has set for you.  If you can't, or it doesn't work for you, below this section is what your class are learning this week so see if you can match what you are doing to on here.  if you are REALLY stuck and your can't do either of those things, here is your 'Get Going' sheet with ideas of things that are always good to work on.

What are we learning in Year 4 this week

Monday 11th January                                      Weekly update

Maths

In maths we are looking at multiplying 1 digit by 2 and 3 digit numbers. We are going to be using the column method to work out both written and numerical questions.

We are also going to begin looking at dividing 2 digits by 1 digit numbers.

We will be using Times Table Rock Stars to practice our times tables. How quickly can you write down your times tables? Can you time yourself?

English

In English we are carrying on with the poem the Jabberwocky. This week we will be writing our own opening based on the poem. Can you think of any nonsense words that could be used in replacement of another word?  Can you write both short and long sentences? Can you write sentences that include subordinating conjunctions?

We will also be reading chapter 2 of the Iron Man. Can you use a dictionary to find the definition of any words you don’t understand?

Science

In science we will be continuing on with our topic of States of Matter. Can you find things in your house that are gases, liquids and solids? What makes them different?

PSHE

This week we are looking at online safety. Can you create a poster explaining how to be safe online?

PE

In PE we will be practicing our underarm throwing skills. How many times can you throw to a partner before the ball falls? How many times can you throw a ball in the air without dropping it?

DT

This week we are going to be looking at healthy eating. Have a look in your fridge/kitchen. Can you find foods that fit into the following categories: Fruit, vegetables, dairy, carbohydrates and proteins?

Spellings

Look at the year 3 and 4 common exception words. Pick 3 a day to practice. Can you write them in a sentence? Can you use them today when talking to an adult? Can you write the word when someone says it to you?

Whilst you are at home there are lots of things you can do to keep up with your learning and to keep practicing your skills. Try to do at least one thing from each area during the time you are away.

Maths:

  1. Set yourself a timer and write out 2 sets of your times tables. By the end of year 4 you need to know your times tables all the way up to the 12 times tables. You could also practice your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars.
  2. Find items around your house to measure. Can you order them from smallest to largest? What is the difference between the largest item and the smallest item? Can you convert them from cm to mm? Can you convert them from ml to l?
  3. Use dice to make up random numbers. Can add or subtract 3-digit numbers? Try using column addition and subtraction. Remember to check if you need to exchange or borrow! Can you challenge yourself to do a 4-digit number?

English:

  1. Practice your spellings. Can you write them in full sentences? Use a dictionary to find out the definition of the words. Focus on one of two each day to make sure that you can use them in full sentences.
  2. Keep a diary entry for each day you are away from school. Make sure you use full stops and capital letters. Can you add adjectives, noun phrases and adverbs to make your diary entry more exciting to read?
  3. Pick an activity or job you do within the day. Can you write a list of instructions for someone else to complete the job? Remember to use bossy verbs such as ‘put’, ‘walk’ and ‘read’.
  4. Try to read every day! Remember to record what you are reading in your reading record.

PSHE:

  1. The Squish and Relax activity – whilst you are lying down with your eyes closed, squish and squeeze every muscle in your bodies as tight as you can. Start with your toes and feet, squish the muscles in your legs, squeeze your stomachs, then your hands into fists and raise your shoulders up to their heads. Hold themselves squished up for a few seconds and then fully release and relax. Repeat as many times until you feel calm and relaxed.

DT:

  1. Find some purses, belts and bags around your house (remember to ask before you take them) and sketch them. Can you label the different features?
  2. Find a recipe that you can cook with your family. It can be an old favourite of yours or something you have never tried before! Take a picture of your finished meal, or draw a picture, and write a review of what the meal was like.

Science:

  1. Find things around your house that are solids, liquids and gases. What do you notice about them? What are the differences?
  2. Can you try and measure solids, liquids and gases? Predict what will happen? Was your prediction correct?

Don’t forget there will be regular updates on Google Classroom for you to access new learning in maths, English and other subjects. Remember to ‘turn in’ any work you complete in the Google Classroom so that your teacher can review it and give you feedback.

 Miss Barker

 

E Safety

Image result for tiktok logoAs we are all online more and more, it's crucial that we consider our online presence. During the lockdown, we have been fortunate to have an online community to stay connected with friends and family. It's easy to forget that we must consider our safety online in all areas. Please take a look at this article regarding the TikTok App, and stay safe!

Image result for safer schools app logo

Here is another fantastic link to the 'Safer Schools' app.

Information for parents/carers

Online Safety

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

It is so important that your children are using the internet safely, especially  at this time. Here is another link to some online activities and advice on this.  The 'safer schools' app also has lots of information to help you with this.

 

Do you have younger children at home?  Here is an ebook that is a helpful way to explain and discuss corona virus. The Scared Gang Have to Stay at Home

Free Home Learning Resources  CGP educational books have some offers and free worksheets for Y1 -Y6 available through their website.  Click on the link for more information.

Virtual Tours...

In school we have been studing the Victorians. 

Here is a tour of a museum in London. Watch what a Victorian street would have looked like. Can you complete the challenges?

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/families/fun-home/virtual-tour-victorian-walk

Ideas and things to do

Read, any way you can!

Help around the house

Get moving-inside or outside!

Online links

Here's the link to Purple Mash.  I will be setting you some challenges on here soon.

TTRock Stars - can you become a star while you are off school??

Keep in touch

Please use our class blogging page on Purple mash to keep in touch.  It's a great way we can all keep in contact with each other.

Spellings

Here are some activities to complete based on the Y3/4 statutory spellings. 

Spellings activity mat

Work booklet

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health is incredibly important in these unpredicatable and stressful times. You may be worried about the health of vulnerable family members, you may be concerned about the impact of the Corona Virus on your income, you may be finding it difficult to explain to your children what is happening in a way that won't upset them.

It is vital that you take time to look after yourself and try to find some time each day to slow down and relax, even if it is only for a few minutes.

Here are some links that you might find helpful. 

How I can look after myself  Mood measure  My happy place  Things I like about myself  Worry dolls 

I hope these can help you at this time! 

Miss Barker

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