Hello Year 4! Are we all ready for a brand new week? We hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed fun times with your families. Here are the tasks for this week, as always they are here for you if you want to use them, but don’t worry if you can’t get them all done. We have loved seeing what you have been getting up to, so keep posting your work on Twitter and our Facebook page or you can email it to us using the school homework email address. Keep healthy, happy and safe everyone and we hope to see you all soon.
Aim to read everyday for a minimum of 15 minutes.
- Please read to the end of Kensuke’s Kingdom.
- After reading, consider the following questions:
- Alternatively, have a go at the following online comprehension activities to develop your inference and deduction skills.
https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-inference-year-4-wk3-2 https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk3-3 https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-spag-focus-inverted-commas-year-4-wk3-4 https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-write-a-news-report-year-4-wk3-5
- If you haven’t done so already – have a look at this fabulous website. It’s free to register and it has an incredible archive of authors. For each author there is an extract read from their book and a follow up writing challenge. There is also a section called ’10 minute challenge’ which has some lovely ideas for writing. Gain free access to author videos and writing resources at: https://authorfy.com/
- Write a newspaper article detailing the disappearance of Michael OR his experiences when he returns. Think about key information that needs to be included and don’t forget the 5 Ws! Include some quotes and don’t forget to make your news report as exciting as possible and create an exciting headline too!
- Write your own short story based on a desert island adventure, you can use ideas from the following teaching pack to help you. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-742-kensukes-kingdom-inspired-desert-island-story-writing-lesson-teaching-pack
- Write a book review based on Kensuke’s Kingdom, don’t forget to include your favourite bits and your personal thoughts too. I do hope you enjoyed reading this story as much as I did! OR write a book review for a different book that you have read recently. Don’t forget to share any good recommendations with us too.
- Practise the Year 3/4 Common Exception words.
- Practise your spellings on Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk/
- Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?
- Choose 5 Common Exception words and practise spelling them using words within words. Write the word and find smaller words within them, e.g. spelling = line, gel, in, etc….
- Have a go at some of these fun spelling activities! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp2-e-432-planit-year-4-term-3a-bumper-spelling-pack
Have a look at some of the fun games on the sites below. Don’t forget to use Times Tables Rockstar too – let’s see who can learn those table facts! https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/
For structured daily Maths lessons click on this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1
This link provides you with lessons, worksheets and a video.
Here is a starter just to get your brain working…
Make sure you explain your answer!
- Create a spider diagram and tell us everything you know about money. This could link to how many coins are available.
- Does every country have the same currency? Can you list any of them?
- How do we convert from pounds into pence and from pence into pounds? Covert the following amounts into the opposite then order from the highest to the lowest.
e.g £2.35 = 235p
- 500p 1000p £0.76 4879p £200.67 £105 £0.06
- Now have a go at these money challenges! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-4-diving-into-mastery-pounds-and-pence-teaching-pack-t-m-31845
- Problem solving
Or have a go at some of the challenges below…
The number this week is 1908.
This number is very important to everyone here at Archibald. Why do you think that is?
- How could you show this number as a decimal?
- What happens if you multiply and divide this number by 10, 100 and 1000?
- What is the biggest number you can make with all four numbers?
- What is the smallest number you can make using all four numbers?
- Challenge: What could this number be a multiple of ? Mr Nettleship believes this number is a multiple of 2,4,8 and 9. Is he correct? Prove it – remember to always explain and check your answers!
Have a look at the following site for interactive games and videos on Solids, Liquids and Gases. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/zsgwwxs
If you haven’t already, please continue working on the water cycle and states of matter topic. This may include researching key vocabulary that we have provided in recent weeks or creating your own water cycle diagram. As a challenge – could you make a model that shows the different stages of the water cycle? https://www.science-sparks.com/make-a-mini-water-cycle/
Here are some questions about the water cycle to get you thinking. https://study.com/learn/the-water-cycle-questions-and-answers.html
If you have finished this topic, then feel free to look at some of these simple and fun experiments that you can do at home. Here is the link: http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/
We would love to see you becoming scientists by posting the experiments you have completed on the Facebook page or Twitter.
Remember to predict, measure and conclude!
Remember to keep exercising and enjoying the lovely weather! Hopefully, it will stay for a little while longer!
- Mr Nettleship went to the field yesterday and practised his long range passing in football as he needed to work on this.
- This week, your aim is to pick a sport that you love and play and practise a key skill. This could be your hand-eye coordination in tennis or simple throwing and catching – the choice is yours!
- Here are some examples with videos and web links:
- Football- this video has a range of skills that you could practise. You do not have to do them all – here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ERmmge-8GM
- Cricket- If you have access to cricket equipment, practise your batting and bowling technique. If not, you can practise your throwing and catching – here is a link for some drills. https://www.sportplan.net/drills/Cricket/drills.jsp However, you will have to adapt them so that it is best suited to you. This may mean changing the equipment or the number of people in the drill.
- Gymnastics/Dance– Have a look at the athletes on YouTube from some of the recent Olympic Games (London 2012, Rio 2016). Could you practise some of the rolls that they do? Here is a link to some exercises that will improve your gymnastics: https://www.british-gymnastics.org/documents/clubs-schools-and-leisure-centres/covid-19/activities-at-home/11258-gymfit-gymnastics-at-home-beginner-1/file
- Remember, these are just examples. Any exercise at all is great and will help to keep you fit, active and healthy!
- Over the past few weeks, you have researched information about the Victorians. Can you create a multiple choice quiz based on the Victorian period? Try and include lots of different aspects e.g. inventions, famous people, jobs, workhouses, schools etc. Think carefully about the layout and consider how you will organise your work. Finally, see if your grown ups can answer the questions – do they know as much as you do, about the Victorians?!
- Can you create your own Victorian silhouette picture? Choose your own design then put it onto a painted background. Don’t forget to show us your finished masterpieces!
- Victorian schools had LOTS of rules for the children to follow. If we return to school before the Summer, can you think of a set of classroom rules to help keep us all stay safe and happy? Write them up onto a poster and we will display them in class when we return.
- Alternatively, choose from one of the tasks from the grid below.
Have a look at the following stories and activities to promote Mental Health Awareness Week – the theme is ‘Kindness during Corona.’
- Mrs Nisbet recommended a fabulous story entitled ‘Everybody Worries’ by Jon Burgerman. This is a fabulous story and we wanted to share it with you. Please remember everyone: ‘You can overcome anything when we’re there for each other’. Why don’t you download it yourself? https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/jon-burgerman-everybody-worries-free-ebook/
- We have updated our School Rules – please have a read of them. What do you think they mean? Can you draw a picture or create a poster to illustrate some of the rules and explain them with examples?
- May 17th is National Children’s Day – discuss with your grown ups how you feel about our world. Here are a couple of fun challenges for you:
- Challenge 1 – This is a lovely idea of making a rainbow out of photographic images – could you make one of your own?
- Challenge 2 – Can you spell your name from things in the environment?
Additional Resources / Websites
Geography – https://world-geography-games.com/
Art – https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/online-art-classes-for-kids/
Classroom Secrets – Access to free home learning packs (including Maths, Reading and Grammar) on: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
ICT – https://code.org/ Sign up for free and enjoy taking part in some fabulous online coding games as well as creating your own!
We hope you all have a wonderful week filled with happiness, fun and laughter. Keep working hard and keep being as polite and helpful around the house as you always are at school.
Missing you all lots,
Mrs. Graham, Mrs. Marshall, Mr. Nettleship, Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Harrison xxxx