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Year 4

Week 2 - 30.03.20

 

Hello Year 4, Mrs Prior here.

 

I hope that you and all your families are keeping well and that you managed to get out in the lovely sunshine last week. As I took my daily exercise, I enjoyed spotting rainbows in people's windows around the village and even saw one that said, "Hello Year 4," which made me think of all of you and put  a smile on my face.

I wonder if you are using the time to learn a new skill or improve one you had already started. I hope you're practicing your times tables and reading every day and that you managed to do some of the activities set by Mr Hilson last week. I have spoken to him and he is fine. He sends his best wishes. Both of us are sure that you will be behaving fantastically for your parents during this tricky time; remember to be as helpful as possible!!

Take care

Mrs P

 

This week's work follows a similar pattern to last week's:

 

daily reading

TTRS

Spelling - all tricky words this week    accidental(ly), early, knowledge, purpose, actual(ly), earth, learn, quarter 

Day 1 - LCWC

Day 2 - definitions

Day 3 - put in a sentence

 

Reading comprehension  - a text about Spring and 3 levels of questions (answers provided)

 

SPAG - fronted adverbials - 4 sheets for everyone, each with a different activity

 

Creative - some art following on from Monet, with some poetry to read and write

 

Maths - daily calculations

daily activity based on time

 

Make sure you do some fitness activities too. I've been joining in with Joe Wicks's daily workout and also doing some Let's Dance - I hope to come back to school much fitter!

Please the message from Mr Hilson on the usual Year 4 Class page.

HOME LEARNING

 

For the next two weeks, each teacher will be uploading work for the week on a Monday morning (this may continue like this after Easter but, as you know, at the moment we do not know). We also understand that each child has different resources at home and that a lot of parents are still busy working themselves.

 

Here is an outline of work and activities that we are recommending:

 

Maths
- Daily Calculations (for the five days)
- Practical maths activities
- Worksheets (Please do not pick the HOT sheets if your children may struggle, these are challenge questions and are not intended for all children)
- Times table rock stars

 

English
- Daily reading
- Spelling practise - do the activities below over 3 days using the spellings for the week

1) Look, cover, write, check

2) Find each word in a dictionary and write the definition

3) Write each word in a sentence
- Reading comprehension activity
- Writing task for the week
- Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG)

 

Foundation Subject
- This will be a foundation subject activity each week, such as, DT, art, science, history or geography.

 

PE
- Joe Wicks (the body coach) live PE lessons every day at 9am on his YouTube channel
- Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube)
- GoNoodle Dances (GoNoodle website or some are available on YouTube)
- Exercise size challenge: how many star jumps, burpees, push ups and jumping lunges can you do in 1 minute? (1 minute for each)

 

ICT
- Purple mash will also be available to children. Our recent focuses have been learning to touch type and spreadsheets but there are plenty of English activities (e.g. animate a book for the water cycle) and the children should check their ‘To Dos’.

 

Museums and Zoos are also offering virtual tours and theatre groups are uploading plays online, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Home Learning - week commencing 23rd March

 

English

  • Please read every day - little and often is better than one big reading session per week.
  • Practise this week's spellings: scent, science, scene, scissors, ascend, descend, fascinate, muscle
  • Complete the following two worksheets (reading comprehension and SPaG).
  • Writing - you could write a newspaper article about the closure of schools or write a film review or keep a diary of what you do during this strange time away from school.

 

Maths

  • Play Timestables Rockstars as often as you can.  
  • Help out around the house with practical maths (real maths in action!) such as cooking, measuring or buying things.
  • Complete the following worksheets (daily calculations and other activities)

 

Foundation subjects

  • Computing - check your Purple Mash account for 'ToDos'
  • Science - create your own Water Cycle outside.  Maybe you could make different instruments with different frequencies of sound?
  • Art - just like you started learning about Monet, maybe you could research a different famous artist?

MFL

Year 4https://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/french.htm

Unit 30: Parts of the Body - Interactive tasks 2. Morpion / 3.  La chasse au mot (use glossary for help) / Worksheet 1

Unit 09: Where do you live? - Interactive tasks. 1. Tu habites ou?/ 2. J'habite à / 3. J'habite à Lyon / Worksheet 5 Bande dessinée

Blofield Primary School Values

Fairness
  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
Respect
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
Challenge
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
Perseverance
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
Thoughtfulness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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