Year 4

Year 4 is taught by Mr Robinson

Hello – I have attached some fun Thrive activities to try at home to while away a few hours! Kind regards, Mrs Russell

Geography project: Andes research (GT1)

Hello guys, I hope you are all doing well and are ready to put some of your computing skills to use!

I would like you to conduct a research project on the Andes mountain range as a part of our Geography topic for this term. I have attached some links below to help you with your research but you are more than welcome to use other sources.

I have also attached a little guide on using some of the features of Word to help you.

WILF (What I’m Looking For) :

A

B

C

Extension

Here are some links you may wish to use:

https://www.livescience.com/27897-andes-mountains.html

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/mountains/andes/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Andes

Powerpoint from Slide share to get you started!

Daily P.E session that can be done from home on Youtube…

As those of us in isolation are likely feeling cooped up at this point, here is something that can help your kids squeeze in some daily exercise.

As of Monday The Body Coach TV will be releasing daily exercise videos for young children all the way up to secondary school. This may be something worth checking out and I will provide links as part of our P.E work!

Week 1 – Please return this week’s work for 30.03.20 – Thank you!

Monday 23.03.20

English (ET1)

Assigned: 23.03.20

Due date: 30.03.20 – Take a picture of part of your diary or send me some of your word doc!

Welcome to your first (for many of you) week in isolation! I will be uploading tasks for you to complete every day and will try to keep you busy! To begin, we will be starting your own Quarantine Diary.

You will need a notebook or you can simply keep it on a word document (a bit easier to share with me). Each day I would like you to write a short paragraph about what you have been doing, how you are feeling, your general thoughts etc.

You are part of a historic time yourselves now. just as we looked at the evacuated children of WW2 and the disruption to learning they faced, now you are part of something similar that will likely be studied in the future! Who knows, maybe someone in the future could read your diary!

Maths

I will be setting up a special girls and boys tournament for this week starting at 10 AM! I will be letting the tournament run for two hours. Let’s see how many points you can get in that time on Times Tables Rockstars as a nice opening to our home learning.

Update: You can track your scores using our existing tournament. I am having some issues accessing my account (possibly due to the high traffic) so use a starting score from our existing tournament and see how much you can get within an hour.

P.E (Daily)

As I sent the link the other day, there will be a Youtube livestream that will start at 9AM. I would like you to try and take part in the work outs each day to keep you guys active.

Tuesday 24.03.20

Below are the word document forms for today’s tasks that you can download! Alternatively, you can simply read them on this page. I have attached a powerpoint that includes some step by step guidance for this week’s maths – use it!

English (ET2/HT1)

Due date: 30.03.20 (after project completion)

ET1/HT1: Creating a biography.

We are going to be creating biographies on Winston Churchill. Each day we will be building up your autobiographies with different ideas for you to include.

We will aim to build these up on a word document and you can submit your work to me next week!

Today I would like you to create a short profile as part of your biography:

1. Title your word document – Winston Churchill Biography

2. Find a picture of him and describe it! You could use expanded noun phrases! He wore a (adjective), (adjective) hat.

3. Where was he born?

4. What year was he born in?

5. What were the names of his mother and father?

6. Did he have any brothers or sisters? Who were they and what were their names?

Maths (MT1)
Due date: 30.03.20

How many pets are in this picture? Can you count them all up?

Now that you have found the total number of pets, write this as the bottom number (denominator) for each of your fraction answers in your home learning books!

What fraction of the animals are…

Extension work: https://nrich.maths.org/8283/note

BONUS QUESTION: Is it possible to simplify your answers? Why/why not? Can you write a couple of sentences with an explanation.

Computing

We made some great progress with our computing work last term and you wrote some amazing E-Safety leaflets to go with your virtual worlds. Now you will have more time to work on these worlds!

Using Mecabricks https://www.mecabricks.com/ or Minecraft https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/ (If you have it)

I would like you to create your own virtual town. Consider the features your town should have. I would like you to work on these until after the Easter holidays (due for the first Tuesday back after Easter).

Mecabricks is completely free to use but you must make sure you help your child create an account so that they can save their work please. At the end of the project we will take screenshots of your worlds and write a little bit about them.

Wednesday 25.03.20

Below are today’s set of tasks which you can also download. I will be updating the due dates for work to the first Monday of each week (except for longer term projects). Thank you!

Support work: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4593 (useful resource for all)

Maths (MT2)

Here is an example of how to perform this task:

English (ET2/HT1)

Continuing our work from yesterday, I would like you to add some more to your biography:

1. Find three facts about Churchill’s life in the military when he was young.

2. When was Churchill first elected to parliament?

3. In which year did Churchill become Prime Minister? Who was the Prime Minister before him? Who was the Prime Minister afterwards?

4. Which monarchs did Churchill serve in his lifetime?

5. Can you write four famous Winston Churchill quotes?

6. Find a picture of Winston Churchill as a young man and him as an old man! Add this to your work.

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/winston_churchill.php you can use this to help you but try and use a variety of sources – practise your research skills and include ‘KS2’ when you search for things on Google.

D&T (DTT1)

Before we finished school, we were planning to build our own bomb shelters. We looked at existing features of bomb shelters used in WWII to help inform your design ideas. As we were working at different speeds, I have two tasks for you this week.

1. If you haven’t already, begin putting resources together to create your own model bomb shelter – look at some images of Anderson shelters to help you. Try and use a variety of different materials and begin to construct (or improve) your design.

I am really looking forward to seeing what you can come up with for this task…

2. If you made good progress on your model already or if you would like to try this activity too, I would like you to create a bomb shelter in your home. This can be built like a den using cushions, blankets, books and lots of other items (THAT AREN’T FRAGILE). Send me a picture of your shelter when you have finished with it! (30.03.20)

Bonus: Can you think of a safe way to check how effective your shelter is?

Thursday 26.03.20

Today’s tasks including differentiated activities and answer sheets! Any pictures you can take of the children’s work would be fantastic.

Maths (MT3)

Remember: Use the PowerPoint I sent to help you! The questions and answers can be downloaded above. You may complete your work on paper and photograph it or you can edit the sheet directly – whichever is easiest. Below are some videos you can also use:

Really good video, also includes use of bar models.

Another helpful tutorial you could use…

English (ET2/HT1)

Now that you have found some key information about Churchill, you can begin to use online (or offline) resources to flesh out your biography.

Using the links provided as well as your own, I would like you to add a section of writing to your biography:

A

One paragraph and some historical dates.

B

A brief chronology (order of events) about Churchill’s life.

C

In your own words, write two or more short paragraphs outlining the key events in Churchill’s life. You should also include fronted adverbials!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zfq9pg8 Includes a video and a game that you should try! Start your work here.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/winston-churchill An easy to read timeline and outline of Winston’s life.

https://www.historyforkids.net/winston-churchill.html Great resource (quite a long read however)

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/winston-churchill Has some great quotes on it!

Science (SC1)

A simple task for today. Watch this video about our Science topic: Sound. You can take some notes or create diagrams to show your learning from the video.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-ZlU2qk1Go

The experiment…

Afterwards, you can have a go at doing this experiment! Take a picture of your experiment setup and send it to me for 30.03.20 to go into your learning folder!

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/makemusic.html

Friday 27.03.20

Well done! You have survived your first week of isolation. I have a range of different tasks for you to perform today including maths investigations, journal writing and a music task that I am sure your parents will love! Please have a look at each of the Maths challenges for today and choose one (or more) to complete.

English (ET2/HT1)

Today I would like you to complete your biography! You should aim to put together all of your research into one word document if you haven’t already.

When you have completed your biography, I would then like you to have a look at the journal you have hopefully been keeping. Can you write a small section about how you have found life this week?

Maths (MT4)

Today I have several different investigations for you to try out. They are all differentiated for you to choose the best challenge possible! You can find these on the download section of today’s work. You may also like to check out:

https://www.themathsfactor.com/try/

Carol Vorderman has a great website with some excellent resources and tutorials that may interest you! Have a look and see if you like them.

Music (MUT1)

Music can be made in all sorts of ways and not always with instruments…

You are going to be experimenting with percussion. Percussion instruments include: drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells and rattles. Do you think you can find something they all have in common?

You are going to get creative with your percussion! Using objects around the house, I would like you to work on composing a short piece of music with a good sense of rhythm. Focus on using a range of objects to change the pitch of your music. I have attached some videos to help give you some inspiration!

You can continue to work on this until after Easter!

An amazing routine using only coffee cups.
STOMP are a percussion group originating from Brighton. They use the body and ordinary objects to create physical theatre performance using rhythm, acrobatics and pantomime.
Dario Rossi is an amazing street performer who produces electronic music by only using recycled materials. Very talented!

Week 2Please return this week’s work for 06.04.20! Thank you!

Monday 30.03.20

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for some more activities this week. Below are today’s activities:

Maths (MT5)

It’s time for our weekly times table practise! I have created a fresh tournament for you to track your progress. I would like you to:

  1. Complete at least three sound checks.
  2. Compete in at least one arena game.
  3. Challenge a friend to a Rock Slam.
  4. Look at your heat map and choose a table to work on for the week (if you know all of your tables already, you can tackle the extension task I have attached).

PSHCE & English (PS1/ET3)

Five ways to make handwashing fun

Why do you think it’s important to wash our hands? What are the benefits of doing so?

Can you name five good times to wash our hands and is there such a thing as too much handwashing?

Germs can quickly gather on different surfaces and when we touch them the germs can transfer over to our skin. We can end up spreading these germs without realising and they can make us sick if they get inside our bodies.

Have a look at this video that shows the correct handwashing technique:

See if you can do it yourself!

In your home learning journal (or on a word doc), I would like you to write a step by step guide on how to wash your hands. You should aim to include fronted adverbials of manner and time to describe each step. You should use a comma after each of these! If you need a refresher on how to do these, visit:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-fronted-adverbials

A: Write the handwashing steps with joined writing.

B: Use a fronted adverbial for each stage of the hand washing and join your writing! Try and focus on time and manner.

C: Complete the steps of A and B. Afterwards, use different coloured pencils (or pens) to colour code each word you used in your instructions. Can you identify the class of each word? E.g. noun, verb, adverb, determiner etc.

D&T (DTT2/HT2)

https://1940sexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/carrotandpotatomash1940.jpg

During WWII, rationing became an important part of everyday life. Rationing was essential as it made sure that people had enough to eat in the country. Sadly, this meant that many of the treats and daily foods people had became more of a luxury during the war and people had to come up with innovative ways of making ‘mock’ version of their favourite dishes.

I would like you to visit this brilliant website:
https://the1940sexperiment.com/100-wartime-recipes/

I would like you to look through the different dishes and then through your cupboards and fridge. Are there any recipes you could make? I would like you to look through some of the recipes and choose one to make later this week.

Tuesday 31.03.20

Hello everyone, I have some interesting tasks for you to complete today. We will be opening up with a new topic for Maths which will involve some standard fluency work but there will be more practical tasks later in the week.

Maths (MT6)

Fractions and decimals are used to represent parts a whole number. We have spent lots of time looking at fractions and now we are going to be moving on to decimals.

This can be a challenging topic, so to help you I have included two videos that you should watch before moving onto today’s activities:

This is a great overview of decimals and links nicely with our fraction work. You can use this as a good reference to help you with understanding the concepts behind decimals and fractions.

This video really goes into detail about how tenths and hundredths are interlinked. I would strongly recommend watching this to help you with today’s questions!

English & Computing (ET4/CT2)

I had a great idea from one of your parents about improving your typing skills. Often, we spend much of our time on iPads and not necessarily on computers and whilst the layout of typing on an iPad (or phone) remains mostly the same, we don’t tend to type up big projects on an iPad like we would a computer or laptop. This is such an important skill to develop for the future, so what better time to start developing it than now?

So, for your English task today (and I would like you to work through these every day) I have some resources to help you accomplish this.

Firstly I would like you to visit:

https://www.roomrecess.com/mobile/TypingSpeedTest/play.html don’t expect to get an amazing score to begin with but this is a great resource to begin tracking your starting ability. Here is my score:

Do you think you could beat it in the future?

You can use this website to track your progress, so write down those early scores so you can monitor the progress you make with your typing skills.

Now the next part, visit:

https://www.typingclub.com/sportal/program-16.game

This is an excellent resource for learning how to type. Some of it can be a little ‘KS1ish’ but the practise itself is really worth doing. You might also like to check out: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr but this resource isn’t as comprehensive. See how much progress you can make with the typing club (little and often is the best approach).

D&T (DTT2/HT2)

Ready? Steady? Cook!

Have a look through: https://the1940sexperiment.com/100-wartime-recipes/

Have you chosen your dish yet? I would like you to begin preparing (or making) your dish today! Now do not panic if you don’t have all the ingredients yet, If you are in this position, you can simply plan out a shopping list of things that you will need.

Alternatively, you can go down the Ready Steady Cook route and attempt to create a dish with as few ingredients as possible if you don’t have everything you need to make your WWII meal from the website!

Depending on when you complete this task, I would like you to photograph your food! This is important as you are going to be creating some artwork based on the dish you made.

Good luck!

Wednesday 01.04.20

Gleðilegt aprílgabb allir! Í dag hef ég seinni hluta stærðfræðinnar okkar til að klára og nokkur önnur sérstök virkni fyrir þennan sérstaka dag. Ef þér hefur tekist að lesa þetta – vel gert! Athugaðu hvort þú getir sagt mér tungumálið sem ég skipti upplýsingum um í dag!

French (FT1)

In France, April 1st is called “Poisson d’Avril.” French kids play a special game on this day. The object of the game is to tape a paper fish on someone’s back without that person noticing. When the victim spots the fish taped to their back, the kids yell “Poisson d’Avril!” (April Fish!)

Would you like to have a go?

See if you can make yourself a Poisson d’Avril! You could start your day by making one simply out of paper to get you going. See if you can hide your Poisson d’Avril in strange places around the house and photograph them.

Do you think you could surprise someone with your fish? See if you can hide your fish inside objects or underneath things you know someone in your house will use! Every time they discover your fish you can shout:

“Poisson d’Avril!”

After you have had your fun. You can then go on to try and make a more detailed cut out fish! Choose an artistic technique for this. You could simply draw and colour it, paint it or create a collage – it’s up to you!

Maths (MT7)

Hopefully you had some success with the decimal work from yesterday. If you didn’t – don’t worry! Decimals can be a tricky concept to understand and it can take some time to get used to the way they work. Here are a couple of quick games you can try out to practise the basics. (This is also the support level of work for today):
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/decimals/DecimalModels10.htm 1/10ths
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/decimals/DecimalModels.htm 1/100ths
Today’s work is attached with today’s files for A,B and C – good luck!

English (ET5)

Speaking and listening are important skills that help us both teach and learn. In the spirit of April Fool’s, you are going to be planning a short stand-up comedy routine.

I would like you to write a short script in your home learning journal to help you prepare. Once you have written your routine, tomorrow you can practise and on Friday you can record and film it! Below are the challenge levels you can tailor your routine to:

A: Create a short routine with several jokes.

B: Adapt your act to include some physical comedy – Mr. Bean should give you some inspiration! You could even go down the Goosebumps route with some ventriloquism using a stuffed toy.

C: Create a full act perhaps involving a story, jokes and possibly involving other people in your home! You could include impressions, physical comedy, practical jokes – it’s up to you!

This should give you some inspiration…


Thursday 02.04.20

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful April Fool’s day with your families. We are going to continue developing your maths knowledge, comedy routines and geographical skills…

Geography (GT2)

You all know how much I love using Google Maps and Earth to explain and show you things. Both are fantastic resources and can allow you to see some amazing things from around the world. Today I would like you to do some exploring from home …

I would like you to start exploring South America! Look around and see how many interesting places you can find! Print screen them (if on laptop/PC) or screenshot them on your iPad! Find a collection of interesting images and put them into a word document. Can you include some short sentences to describe the differences between where we live and the places you are exploring? You could focus on the language, vehicles, architecture – the list goes on! I will post the most interesting picture on our class page.

Maths (MT8)

Today I would like you to make me an informative Maths poster to show 1/10ths and 1/100ths as decimals. I have attached our usual scheme of learning above for those who wish to answer some of the questions and for parents to have a look at how we approach learning for this topic. I would like you to convert some fractions in the 1/100ths. For example: 25/100, 56/100, 11/100 etc. Put these into part whole models on your poster and show their decimal equivalents! Use a ruler to keep everything looking presentable and clear if including place value columns.

Support: Show some fractions (1/10ths) and their equivalent decimals e.g. 0.1 = 1/10.

A: Show 1/10ths and 1/100ths as decimals e.g 5/10 = 0.5, 7/10 = 0.7, 5/100 = 0.05 etc.

B: Include part whole models and place value columns to represent our fractions and decimals:

C: Include some explanations to go with your place value columns and part whole models. If someone read your poster, would they be able to understand how to convert between fractions and decimals? If you’re confident you could go up to 1/1000ths and beyond!

English (ET5)

Continuing straight on from yesterday’s task, I would like you to start practising your routine! Think about the parts of your routine you could improve and identify things that work and don’t. Think about the way you deliver your jokes. Make sure you use good expression for you punchlines (the main jokes) and put lots of energy and enthusiasm in the build up these punchlines. If you find this tricky to do, practise with someone at home!

Here is a reminder of the three ways you could approach this task:

A: Create a short routine with several jokes.

B: Adapt your act to include some physical comedy – Mr. Bean should give you some inspiration! You could even go down the Goosebumps route with some ventriloquism using a stuffed toy.

C: Create a full act perhaps involving a story, jokes and possibly involving other people in your home! You could include impressions, physical comedy, practical jokes – it’s up to you!

Friday 03.04.20

Have a fantastic Friday everyone! I am really looking forward to seeing how your comedy routines and other tasks have shaped up this week! Below are today’s tasks for you to try.

Music (MUT2)

As with many things in life, we all have different things we like and dislike. Music is no exception and (like food) it is good to explore a range of different styles. Below I have written a musical Bingo mat. I would like you to draw out a grid like mine and choose one song to fill each of the gaps. You may want some help or suggestions from people at home! Include the name of the piece of music and the composer/creator behind the song! As a bonus, underneath your grid you could write a little about your favourite songs from your list.

Maths (MT9)

All of today’s tasks are included in the files section! There is a great game you can play to help develop your partitioning skills with decimals too!

English (ET5)

I hope you’ve had success with your comedic routine so far. At this stage, you should hopefully have drafted a script and spent some time practising. You will need a cameraperson to record your act or someone to take a photo of you – it is up to you! Think about the things you have included; jokes, impressions, references to movies and books etc. Why did you choose to include these in your routine?

Combine your chosen approaches to this task and when you have performed and completed it, you can send me a video (or photo) of your routine for 06.04.20! You should also try to include some of your script for me to look at too.

A: Create a short routine with several jokes.

B: Adapt your act to include some physical comedy – Mr. Bean should give you some inspiration! You could even go down the Goosebumps route with some ventriloquism using a stuffed toy.

C: Create a full act perhaps involving a story, jokes and possibly involving other people in your home! You could include impressions, physical comedy, practical jokes – it’s up to you!

Easter Holidays!

Relax and enjoy your holidays! Here are some bits you could also do to keep busy:

Enjoy your Easter!