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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.

30th March 2020

This week’s CLIC Maths powerpoint is published below. It is divided into days, so you know which part to do on each day. Please also continue to complete the Maths activities in your home learning pack; the answers to exercises 13-24 in your Maths Mental Workout booklet will be published on Friday.

Also below is a new English reading comprehension exercise for this week. It is about the Romans, to start getting us in the mood for the new topic after Easter! There are three different levels of difficulty; please choose the level that you are most confident with, but you only need to do one. The zipped file contains both the reading booklet and the questions; no need to print these out, just answer the questions on a sheet of paper.

Well done to those who joined in the Times Tables Rock Stars tournaments last week, and an extra special well done to the children that beat Mr Haines! This week, our tournament times will be 11am to 11:15am each day in the arena area – just look for the games that everybody else joins. I will be publishing certificates here at the end of the week for those who have been playing the most.

Please remember to keep e-mailing through any topic and homework tasks that you complete; this week’s topic task will be uploaded tomorrow, and a new homework task list for the Summer term will be published at the beginning of the Easter holiday.

27th March 2020

 

Well done to those who have completed the reading comprehension this week; another will follow soon, watch this space. The answers/marking booklet is provided below.

Also well done to those who have been working on the Maths Mental Workout book; the answers to exercises 1-12 can also be found below.

An excellent acrostic poem was submitted by DB of Garnet Class, describing an incident witnessed whilst taking a healthy walk, which can be seen below. It would be great to have some more Year 4 work to display here; how are you getting on with your Amazon factfiles?

Thank you to those of you who have been joining our Rock Stars Times Tables challenges this week, you should all be proud of yourselves. Unfortunately Mr Haines will not be able to take part in Friday’s tournament (due to involvement in online Science training), but will be back again on Monday for another round of battles!

To finish off the week, here is evidence that Mr Haines has been taking part in the 9am Joe Wicks PE lesson each day on YouTube, which I’m sure some of you will have been doing as well. Have a great weekend!

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26th March 2020

 

Thanks to those who have already started to send through homework and other tasks that they have completed whilst the school has been closed. Some of these will be displayed here shortly!

Don’t forget that tomorrow the answers will be published to the reading assessment activity which was in your learning pack, and also for exercises 1-12 in the Maths Mental Workout booklet.

To give you a bit of revision, Mr Haines has recorded a video of the twelve times tables song (below). Please sing along to this at home, nice and loud!

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Still image for this video

25th March 2020

 

It’s been great to see so many children from Garnet Class joining in the Times Tables Rock Stars challenge this week. If you’re wondering why Mr Haines suddenly slipped up badly in one of the games yesterday, it was because his daughter joined in and started pressing the buttons!

Emerald Class, come and play today, and Mrs Waller will be challenging you! Games run from 2pm until 2:20pm, in the arena area; just look out for the games that your classmates are joining to all play together.

If Year 4 children have been doing homework or other activities, then please send them through for us to see! If these are online documents (such as powerpoints) then ask your parents to e-mail them in, or for work on paper ask them to send a photograph. Please remember to say which class you are from with any work sent in, so that it goes on to the right person.

24th March 2020

Topic task

Your task is to create a factfile about a creature that lives in the Amazon rainforest.

Some information has been provided on the file attached below to help you, if you need this.

Simple challenge: create a factfile on one of the animals from the information provided.

Medium challenge: create a factfile on one of the animals described, including some extra research of your own and facts/information which are not written on the sheet.

Hardcore challenge:  using your own research, create a factfile on an animal that is NOT included among the ones described.

23rd March 2020

 

To give everybody time to complete it, the answers/marking booklet for the reading assessment activity which was included in the home learning packs will be uploaded here on Friday 27th March.

 

Also on Friday morning, the answers to exercises 1-12 in the Maths Mental Workout book will be uploaded.

 

This week’s daily CLIC Maths activities can be found in the powerpoint document below. If you have any difficulties opening the powerpoint, please send a message to Mr Haines saying which device you are using, and I will try to offer advice on free software which can be used. Details of this week’s topic lesson will follow tomorrow.

Regrettably (but understandably) we have been notified that our trip to Crofton Roman Villa next term has been cancelled, as they have suspended all workshops until the end of May. However, photos have been uploaded into the Spring term folder below from some of our previous trips!

 

Times Tables Rock Stars: Class tournaments will be taking place each day Monday-Friday at the following times: 2pm, 2:05pm, 2:10pm, 2:15pm, 2:20pm. Log in and go to the arena area, then at these times watch for the arena that others in your class join (look for the icons appearing). Mr Haines will be supporting this activity by joining some of the games with Garnet Class, and some games with Emerald Class.

17th March 2020

Garnet Class

Class Teacher: Mark Haines

Class Teaching Assistant: Christine Bristow

 

Emerald Class

Class Teacher: Liz Waller

Class Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell

 

Katie Wrigley

Zoey Grundstoks

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: Empiribox biology (living things and evolution)

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: Empiribox biology (living things and evolution)

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: Empiribox (topic TBC)

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: Empiribox (topic TBC)
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: Empiribox (topic TBC)

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: Empiribox (topic TBC)

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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