Welcome to Year 4

Welcome Statement

In Year 4, we have a positive and resilient approach to learning.  We work hard to achieve our full potential and enjoy learning, sharing and helping each other to succeed.  We welcome everyone, encourage all to love and care, and above all respect others.

                                    ‘Nothing is impossible with God’

 Every week we go swimming on a Monday and you can join in extra-curricular activities in yea 4 including Sports Club and Bug Club.

 

 

any additional info here

Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 4. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/g/great-books-guide-children-8-to-9-years/

Don’t forget to visit the local library for lots of further engaging texts and reading activities. It is the year of reading so they have lots planned to enjoy!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Useful Websites

A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Online activities around the celebration of Easter – KS2 Easter Activities

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Physical activities

LEARNING PROJECTS 

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Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

Spelling Shed & Maths Shed

Yr1-Yr6

Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.

 

Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE LEARNING MESSAGES FOR THIS WEEK…

Hello, everyone in year 4, I am really missing you all and hope you are all learning lots at home with your families.

Remember to get a good balance everyday with physical activity, some maths and English learning and enjoy some creative arts and craft activities too.

Do you remember we were writing crazy stories with interesting titles in our last English lessons.  Today’s challenge could be to create a crazy story with your family.  Remember you can only use 100 words to create this mini-sage!  Write this in your ‘black home learning book’ and we can share these together when we all return to school.

Why not visit ‘twinkl’ using the ‘home learning hub’ and on the Learning Plan for today (Tuesday 31 March) is creating a rain cloud in a jar, or try creating a water cycle wheel?  If you don’t have a printer try the water cycle on an old cereal box, drawing around a plate to create the circles needed.

Love and Prayers to you all!

From Mrs Deighton

 

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Good morning, why not try using some of your computing screen time to use scratch (scratch.mit.edu)?  Create two sprites to record an ‘April Fool’ joke or trick.  Experiment with changing the background, the size of your sprite and the timing frequency between the dialogue.  Don’t forget to debug if at first your program doesn’t succeed – keep trying!  You could also record this cartoon characters and speech bubbles in your ‘black home learning book’.

Our Maths focus was ‘fractions’ so when you are having lunch today see if you can apply some of our fractions vocabulary – quarters, fifths, sixths, tenths etc.  Can you create some fraction towers with building bricks, tins of vegetables/soup, relating these to whole ones and fractions.  For example: if your fraction tower was 4 and you had 5 tins of soup, this would be (as a fraction), one whole one and one quarter.  For example: if your fraction tower was 10 and you had 22 bricks, this would be (as a fraction), 2 whole ones and 2 tenths, simplified to 2 whole ones and 1 fifth.  Try out some of your own….  Record these in picture form and challenge your family!

Love and Prayers to your all!

From Mrs Deighton

Thursday 2 April 2020

Hello, Oscar (my sausage dog) and I have been for a walk this morning and the blossom is blowing off the trees in my street, it was just like being at a wedding when flower petal confetti is thrown.  Spring is a time for celebration, the end of cold winter days and signs of new life.  Today, why don’t you research the spring festival of Holi?  This is a Hindu festival and  on line you can find lots many craft activities associated with celebration including cards, posters, things to make and you could create a party feast.  You could design invitations for people in your house and decorate the table.

Thinking about our geography skills, why not create a map of your house and garden, using a bird’s eye view to draw in all the details.  Draw and label or include a key to enable the reader to interpret this clearly.  You could progress to a map of your street or neighbourhood.  Design your ideal garden and research garden equipment and resources you would like to include, choose some trees or flowers and add in some sculpture or a water feature.  Happy mapping!

Love and prayers to you all!

Mrs Deighton

 

Friday 3 April 2020

I am just reading the next chapter of ‘The Girl Who Stole an Elephant’ by Nizrana Farook.  Do you remember, we read together the story of Chaya stealing the queens jewels, hiding them and considering the consequences of her actions.  Retell the story so far to your family and create your own next chapters.  Will her father get into trouble?  Where will her jungle adventure lead?  What role does the elephant play?  And where will all this end?  Chaya, thief, rebel, bandit, hero?  You may have a copy of this book already and can read on to see what happens?

Research some famous building and create some pencil sketches.  You could add colourful details like when we looked at Sidney Opera House.  Even colour some buildings blue for the NHS, like some significant landmarks have each Thursday in Britain.

There are some on line family cooking classes at www.facebook.com/classroomkitchen .   REMEMBER to ask a grown up to help you with all cooking activities to ensure you keep safe!

Over the weekend try some Disney role play activities with these role play starters: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/resources/active-roleplay-lesson-starters

Keep busy and keep that brain growing.

Love and Prayers to your all!

Mrs Deighton