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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Emergency Home Learning

Please note that you do not have to print anything out, just view on the screen and complete tasks on paper.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Please e-mail work, photos and any questions to Year 4 teachers directly at: year4@rockmount.croydon.sch.uk

 

Weekly learning resources from the last two weeks will be provided on this page. All daily updates are now displayed on the Year 4 blog page.

 

Please follow this link to go to the Year 4 blog.

Our topic for the final half term of Year 4 will be the Anglo-Saxon invasion of and settlement in Britain. The homework tasks sheet for this topic can be found below; please remember, during the term you should try to complete at least one task from each of the three sections.

Big Maths

Please click on the link for your child to complete their weekly Big Maths Challenges: https://app.bigmaths.com/home (These can only be completed once a week online) You can also complete these challenges in paper form, which can be found in the CLIC pack below. This is designed to compliment the daily Maths lessons which are uploaded below but not to replace them. 

 

If you need help logging in please email  year4@rockmount.croydon.sch.uk and we will provide you with your log in details.

 

If you require any other information about Big Maths or the challenges please visit https://www.bigmaths.com/home_learning/

Week beginning 29th June 2020

Do to school commitments there will be no Times Tables Rock Stars daily challenges this week. However, it is hoped that this will be able to return next week. If you have any difficulty opening the zipped folder or video lesson files, please e-mail to the address above and we will be happy to give assistance.

Year 4 key worker children have worked together to write and perform a poem Enjoy!

Down Behind The Dustbin

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This week we would like you start by taking a look at the power point which will tell you more about the work you will be doing this week.

Children's Art Week

This week sees the start of Children's Art Week and the theme is 'The Natural World'. This week also sees us beginning to use Google classroom for a few of our tasks so log in and take a look at your Art Week challenge!

Maths

Within each day's folder below you will find the teaching presentation (as a video file), some sets of differentiated question sheets and also an answer sheet for each. Remember, you do not need to print out any of the question sheets; just write your calculations and answers on a sheet of paper.

 

Don't forget to start with CLIC! The power point is below and the daily times tables have been included underneath.

Literacy

For this week's literacy we are going to use The Oak Academy website. Click on the links below and it will take you to the lesson for the day. On Friday we would like you to write a diary entry but this week we would like you to do it on google classroom. The letter can then be sent to us so that we mark what you have done and send it back to you for you to see!

For Friday's lesson please log on to Google Classroom. I'm looking forward to seeing your diary entries!
Weekly spelling words are provided below. The spelling test will be uploaded on Friday in the form of a video on the Year 4 Spellings page - please look in the Year 4 blog on Friday morning for further instructions.

Wider Curriculum

This week we continue our topic of the Anglo-Saxons by taking the role of historians, and investigating what we can learn from Anglo-Saxon artefacts uncovered by archaeologists. Please note that the file size of the artefact photos was too large to upload in this folder, so this can be accessed using the separate web link underneath.

Science

This week we are going to find out all about our digestive system and what happens inside our bodies to the food that we eat. 

Computing

Our Computing topic of "We Are Toy Makers" continues, and this week we will expanidng, completing and assessing the algorithms involved in controling our toy in Scratch.

Online Safety

Safeguarding group Thinkuknow are releasing a new set of online safety resources every fortnight. These are activities and discussions for children and parents to take part in at home together. The latest set of resources are available in the file below.

Weekly song

We finish this week's update with a song recorded by Mr Haines during Healthy Eating Week last week, singing words that were composed by the children in the class. Don't forget, we will be approaching the end of term soon, so please e-mail me soon if you have any requests before it's too late!

Mr Haines weekly song.mp4

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Week beginning 22nd June 2020

This week's Times Tables Rock Stars daily Year 4 competitions will take place daily at 2:00pm to 2:15pm, in the arena area. If you have any difficulty opening the zipped folder or video lesson files, please e-mail to the address above and we will be happy to give assistance.

Times Tables Rock Stars

As this is London Maths Week, so there will be a special certificate at the end of the week for anybody that manages to beat Mr Haines in our Year 4 daily competitions! When you log in and go to the arena area, look for the button which says your class name, and simply click on "Year 4 challenge" to play in that category instead.

Maths

Within each day's folder below you will find the teaching presentation (as a video file), some sets of differentiated question sheets and also an answer sheet for each. Remember, you do not need to print out any of the question sheets; just write your calculations and answers on a sheet of paper.

 

Don't forget to start with CLIC! The power point is below and the daily times tables have been included underneath.

Literacy

This week's literacy is based on a poem by Michael Rosen called Chocolate Cake. There are lots of different tasks for you to choose from this week, including having a go at making a chocolate cake and making a recording of you reading your favourite poem. 

Mrs Waller reads.mp4

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GPS

This week is all about paragraphs and for Friday a chance to check what you have learned over the last few weeks. 

Weekly spelling words are provided below. The spelling test will be uploaded on Friday in the form of a video on the Year 4 Spellings page - please look in the Year 4 blog on Friday morning for further instructions.

Wider Curriculum

This week we continue our topic of the Anglo-Saxons by investigating what life would have been like in an Anglo-Saxon village.

Computing

Our Computing topic of "We Are Toy Makers" continues, and this week we will experimenting with the commands and algorithms that will control our toy in Scratch.

Science

For this week's science you will be setting up an experiment to find out more about tooth decay. Don't worry! You will not need any real teeth!

Update from Mrs Bristow

Hello children. Hope you are all well, doing your home learning, getting plenty of sleep and having tons of play.
Look at the size of this monster strawberry! It was given to me in a punnet by Mr Spring. Who has an abundant allotment in a secluded corner of Pickle Lane. He is famous for his flavoursome onions. His produce bursts with flavour.
Mr Spring gave me tomatoes, a courgette, broad beans. 2 potatoes and an onion.
I chopped them up into hearty chunks with an orange pepper, drizzled them in a little oil and sprinkled a little garlic salt on them. They were roasted in the oven until they were cooked through . I served them on a bed of home made fruity cous cous.  
For pudding I had strawberries and an Alpro blueberry yogurt. So very yummy!
Simple. Healthy , nutritious and delicious.
Your body will love you for feeding it with meals like that .
Draw a dinner plate with a healthy meal and your favourite fruity pudding.
Remember, look after yourself. Eat healthily. Drink plenty of water. Exercise at every opportunity. Take good care ok.

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Weekly song

Thanks to those of you that have been telling me you enjoy the weekly song. Here is the latest recording. Don't forget to e-mail me if you have any requests!

Maths Music.mp4

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Useful Links
Each day you will find a new set of activities to keep you busy. It is free to sign up and use.
White Rose have prepared a set of lessons with a short video to help your child complete each activity.
A huge range of stories to listen to that can be streamed for free on computer, laptop, tablet or phone

Mr Haines has recorded a song about staying at home under lockdown. He would like you to sing along with the chorus, if it doesn't disturb the other people living with you too much!

 

Look after yourself, by staying at home

Look after your mental health, when you’re alone

Look after your family, pick up the phone

We’ll get through this together, if we do it on our own

on our own together.mp4

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Garnet Class

Class Teacher: Mark Haines

Class Teaching Assistant: Christine Bristow

SEND support: Zoey Grundstoks

 

Emerald Class

Class Teacher: Liz Waller

Class Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell

SEND support: Katie Wrigley

 

Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2019-2020

 

Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half It's Electric

English: Grendel and the Cautionary Tales of Chocolate. 

Character descriptions,  Stories with Issues- Krindlekrax,  Letters 

Maths: Number And Place Value; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Geometry - Properties Of Shape; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Crystal Palace

History: Timeline of inventions

Science: Electricity

Computing: We are software developers

RE: Hinduism

Art: Sketchbook- Project and observational drawings
Pictures of Ruskin

PE: Invasion games

Autumn 2nd Half Party through the Centuries English: Stories from other cultures and Poetic Form Core text: Journey to Jo'Burg

Maths: Multiplication And Division; Fractions And Decimals; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental Maths 

Science: Forces

Computing: We Are Musicians

History: Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century

Art: Pop Art

DT: Making a musical instrument

RE: Hinduism

PE: Dance

Spring 1st Half Antarctic Adventure English: Diaries, Newspaper articles, Non chronological reports 

Maths: Multiplication And Division, Geometry And Measurement; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Northern and southern hemispheres and climate zones

History: Shackleton's Adventures - Explorers

Science: Plants

Computing: We Are Meteorologists

RE: Why should we care for our world?

DT: Making 3D models of penguins

PE: Gymnastics

Spring 2nd Half Amazonian Adventures

English: Poetry, Information book,  Extended story 

Maths: Addition And Subtraction Word Problems; Multiplication And Division Word Problems; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography:  Biomes and the rain forest
Science: Plants
History: Explorers

Computing: We Are HTML Editors

DT: Cooking with Fair Trade ingredients

RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?

Art: Watercolour paintings of landscapes

PE: Striking and Fielding Games
Summer 1st Half Roman Invasion

English: Historical recounts. Writing from different points of view

Maths: Fractions And Decimals; Measurement; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Ancient Romans

Art/DT: Artists, architects and designers in history. make Roman mosaics. 

Science: Animals including humans

Computing: We Are Co-authors

RE: Christianity - the church

PE: Athletics 
Summer 2nd Half Anglo- Saxons English: Legends - creating settings, characters and plot

Maths: Number; Geometry - Position And Direction; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Anglo-Saxon settlement

Science: Animals including humans

Geography: Anglo Saxons and  Vikings settlements

Computing: We Are Toy Designers

RE: Golden Rules

Art: Sketches using a range of mediums - pencil and charcoal

PE: Athletics School Games Day-preparation

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Viv Bull.
Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.
Homework Menu

Autumn Term

The pupils and teachers of Year 4 greatly enjoyed our trip to the Science Museum (supporting our current topic “It’s Electric!”), which has seen some great pieces of homework contributed by some children. After half term We are also looking forward to getting our teeth into the new Science topic of forces, with some very interesting experiments lined up.

 

Our core literacy text “Krindlekrax” has been proving to be a real page-turner, as we used the story to analyse characters and how to present an argument effectively. Debate and discussion was shared in the class about who should be the hero in the story, before we moved on to design a programme for a theatre production of the tale.

 

The second half of the term brings our new Party Through the Century! topic. Watch out for some great pieces of pop art being created by both classes!

Spring Term

Our Year 4 classes have been learning all about the famous Antarctic missions (and the race to the South Pole) just over a hundred years ago. During this term we will be going on some very exciting visits to tie in with this; later to the National Maritime Museum, but first to see the actual lifeboat used by Ernest Shackleton in his historic voyage. This theme has created some excellent opportunities for cross curricular in Computing. English and Art.

 

After half term we will moving from the coldest climate on Earth to one of the hottest, as our next topic will be Amazonian Adventures. Supporting our study of the rainforest biome, “The Shaman’s Apprentice” will be our key text in literacy.

 

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