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Year 4

Hello Year Four

Well, hello again Year 4 and today is the start of another fabulous week of home schooling/home learning. I really hope you are enjoying all the activities you have been doing at home. Have you been following Joe Wicks exercising? Have you been doing Rock Stars Times tables or NumBots? I do hope so.

Anyway, we have been really lucky with the weather last week but it may not last for much longer – remember the plants need rain as well as sunshine and warmth. So, for a rainy day or if you are feeling a bit bored, check out the audio book each morning by David Walliams at 11 am.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/?fbclid=IwAR3s1ikrpBWU36CPXrF6CJAj7jkh4Ej-FiLLwSaASMtqHJrLqjXdy9V12VQ

Also, check out my video message to you all… this can be found at the bottom of the page.

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As you know, our Bible theme for class worship is Forgiveness

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

Also, why not check out Heartsmart with Boris the Robot and his ideas. Go to: https://www.heartsmart.family/

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Prayer

Dear Lord
Thank you for our families who are looking after us and helping us to carry on with our learning. Please help those people who are not feeling well at the moment. Thank you for all the good things we have our world – our family, nature - the weather, birds and flowers. Help us to work as a team to stay happy and safe. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Amen.  

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Monday 30th March

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Red sticker, pages 6 & 7 Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Green sticker, page 5 Adjectives
Blue sticker, page 5 Adjectives

Handwriting and spelling
Statutory Spelling list Years 3 and 4 – choose 3 words from the Bb list (different to Friday’s words). In your handwriting book, write a sentence for each one and include the word in the sentence. Underline the word with a ruler. Remember to use your neatest, joined up, cursive handwriting with ascending letters tall. Remember to use capital letters at the start of each sentence. Try to make your sentences as high quality as possible.

Sound patterns list - choose 3 words from the wh list (different to Friday’s words) and use a posh voice when saying them. In your handwriting book, write a sentence for each one and include the word in the sentence. Underline the word with a ruler. Remember to use your neatest, joined up, cursive handwriting with ascending lette

Maths
Red sticker, page 28 Counting in Hundreths
Green sticker, page 28 Counting in Hundreths
Blue sticker, page page 28 Counting in Hundreths

Website: http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/fractions/interactive/hundredths/hundredths.htm

Afternoon sessions:

Geography          
Remember, we had just started our Rivers topic and I told you about walking to find out the source of the River Tawd. Well, I want you to improve your knowledge of rivers by reading the sheet Rivers in your pack and answering the questions. Remember, the answers are in your pack too so you can check your work or find the answer to something you do not know.

Other subjects and fantastic activities
Lie on your back and look up to the sky. Look at the clouds. What shapes can you see – a dragon?, a face?, a horse or another type of animal. Create a story from the shapes you can see. Rehearse your story so you can remember it. Tell your story to an adult. Try to make it as exciting and fantastic as you can – have fun!  

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Tuesday 31st March

Comprehension
Red sticker, pages 12 & 13 The Twelve Labours of Hercules
Green and blue sticker, pages 6 & 7 The Dragon Sitter’s Island

Handwriting and spelling
Statutory Spelling list Years 3 and 4 – choose 3 words from the Cc list. Try to make them silly sentences that involve your family – be kind!

Sound patterns list - choose 3 words from the wa list. Try to make them silly sentences that involve your family – be kind!

Maths

Red sticker, page 34 Decimals
Green sticker, page 34 Decimals
Blue sticker, page 34 Decimals

Website: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4022
Use Internet Explorer for this website if not working in Chrome.
You could also try: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/FractionsToDecimals.htm


Afternoon sessions:

Brass          
It’s been over a week since we played our instruments so the valves might be sticking a bit. Press up and down a few times and they should be fine.

Charanga is going to be known as Yumi as long as you are home schooling. You do not need the usernames and passwords in your pack for Yumi. Click on the website: https://www.lancashiremusichub.co.uk/yumu/cmw/change_world

Choose your ‘world’ depending on the instrument you play.

Click on the number 1 – the teardrop icon and then the golden treasure chest. When you have done that, click on the first brown star to start playing. By doing this, the website will work through the stages. At first, you will be just singing and rapping. Playing your instruments will come later on (step 4). It will seem easy as you are all such fantastic players but just have fun with it. You'll be able to create an avatar, earn stars and collect coins to unlock items for your avatar too. Your journey begins on Bongo Beach. Have a good trip!

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Wednesday 1st April

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Red sticker, page 61 Suffix ‘ous’
Green sticker, page 6 Verbs
Blue sticker, page 6 Verbs

Handwriting and spelling
Statutory Spelling list Years 3 and 4 – choose 3 new words from the Cc list.
In your handwriting book, write a sentence for each one and include the word in the sentence. Underline the word with a ruler. Remember to use your neatest, joined up, cursive handwriting with ascending letters tall. Remember to use capital letters at the start of sentences, for names and places. Try to make your sentences as high quality as possible.

Sound patterns list - choose 3 new words from the wa list.

In your handwriting book, write a sentence for each one and include the word in the sentence. Underline the word with a ruler. Remember to use your neatest, joined up, cursive handwriting and capital letters for the start of sentences, for names and places.

Maths

Red sticker, page 39 Comparing Decimals
Green sticker, page 39 Comparing Decimals
Blue sticker, page 39 Comparing Decimals

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering Choose the last two icons on the right – up to 10 (2dp) and up to 10 (1 or 2 dp).

You could also check out the ordering decimals in Prices, Mass, Length and Capacity.

Science          
We are going to carry on learning about the Digestion system which we had just started in school. Go to the Manchester Children’s University website to begin your learning journey: https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/the-body-and-medicines/introduction/

Click on the Digestive System link on the left. Work through the digestion system starting with Teeth which is the first part of the digestive process. Have fun completing the games. When you have finished, challenge yourself to label the parts of the Digestive system on the sheet in your pack. For those of you who want an extra challenge, read the information which tells you the job each organ involved in digestion does.


Other subjects and fantastic activities

Check out Matt Lucas’ Baked Potato song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHrOvO7hWhA

Ask an adult if you can have a raw potato to make your own Mr Potato. Be creative – give him/her some eyes, teeth and hair. Use felt tips or pencils to create detail. Have fun!

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Thursday 2nd April

Comprehension
Red sticker, pages 8 & 9 The Adventures of Pinocchio
Green and blue sticker, pages 30 & 31 The Jungle Book

Handwriting and spelling
Statutory Spelling list Years 3 and 4 – choose the last 3 words from the Cc list and create some silly sentences. Try to make them as funny and outrageous as possible!

Sound patterns list - choose 3 new words from the wa list and create some silly sentences. Try to make them as funny as possible!

Maths

Red sticker, page 38 Rounding Decimals
Green sticker, page 38 Rounding Decimals
Blue sticker, page 38 Rounding Decimals

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding Choose the last option Up to 9.9 nearest whole number.

Religious Education         
The most important time in the Christian calendar is coming up – Easter. So, let’s have a look at the Easter story to prepare for Holy week next week. Holy week begins Monday 6th April leading up to Easter Sunday on the 12th April.

Go to this website:  https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/03/14/holy-week-and-easter/

You can read introduction then watch all 5 clips, or you can just watch the clips. There is an activity sheet which you can download and print if you have a printer and you get permission from an adult. Next week, we will look at each day of Holy week and do an Easter activity.
 
Other subjects and fantastic activities

Create a sound map
You will need: a pencil, a piece of paper

What to do:

  1. Find a place outdoors or where you can hear the outdoors like your garden, doorstep or a safe open window.
  2. Mark a cross in the centre of the paper to show where you are.
  3. Sit still and listen carefully for a few minutes to all the sounds you can hear, then draw them on the paper to show what they are and where the sound is coming from.
  4. Talk about your map with someone once you’ve finished: What might you hear? Listen out for birds, the wind, cars, leaves, aeroplanes and more.
  5. What was your favourite sound? Which sound did you like the best and why? Were there any sounds you didn’t know? What was new and do you know where it came from?   

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Friday 3rd April

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Red sticker, pages 8 & 9 Adverbs
Green sticker, page 7 Adverbs
Blue sticker, page 7 Adverbs

Handwriting and spelling
Statutory Spelling list Years 3 and 4 – choose 3 new words from the Dd list.
In your handwriting book, write a sentence for each one and include the word in the sentence. Underline the word with a ruler. Remember to use your neatest, joined up, cursive handwriting with ascending letters tall. Remember to use capital letters at the start of sentences, for names and places. Try to make your sentences as high quality as possible.

Sound patterns list - choose 3 new words from the Silent K list.
In your handwriting book, write a sentence for each one and include the word in the sentence. Underline the word with a ruler. Remember to use your neatest, joined up, cursive handwriting and capital letters for the start of sentences, for names and places.

Maths
Red sticker, page 35 Writing Fractions as Decimals
Green sticker, page 35 Writing Fractions as Decimals
Blue sticker, page 35 Writing Fractions as Decimals

Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=EggFractions

Choose the eggs on the bottom – Match decimals to fraction tenths and Match decimals to fraction 100ths. Use Internet Explorer if not working in Chrome (not tablet friendly). Remember, ½= 0.5  ¼ = 0.25.

You could also try: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/FractionsToDecimals.htm

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Other subjects and fantastic activities

Art -Scavenger Hunt
What to do:

In your garden, collect as many of the following in your tub/bowl as you can (wear gloves to protect your hands):

  • Something wet
  • Something old
  • Something heavy
  • Something shiny
  • Something dry
  • Something new
  • Something light
  • Something dark
  • Something you would like to keep
  • Something that can blow in the wind
  • Something you have never seen before
  • Five shades of green

Make something from what you have found. With the scavenged items create a sculpture or picture. Can you invent a new species of creature? Or replicate a beautiful landscape you have seen? Have fun!

Bye for now Year 4!  See you next week smiley

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If you want to learn even more ….
If you have finished this work, and would like a challenge you could log onto:

www.purplemash.com
A great learning site for all subject areas but specifically computing (username and password needed- the children have these)
www.phonicsplay.co.uk
KS1 fantastic for online phonics games
www.topmarks.co.uk  
A great learning site for all subject areas and all ages
www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Access to hundreds of quality texts for all ages.

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