Welcome to Year 4
Mrs Dowdall's class.
- Published: 19 June 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Today you are carrying on with the Alien work. You are going to learn to ‘talk like an expert’. Basically, you have to imagine you are being interviewed about aliens, as you are the expert. The instructions tell you to answer the interview questions with most, some, many, a few as this sounds as though you know what you are talking about!
This is similar to the quotes you used in your Red Riding Hood newspaper report.
If you can, ask a parent or brother, sister to ask you the questions to make it feel more like an actual interview. Enjoy!
Once you have answered the questions, you have to re-write your sentences and make up some of your own questions. The challenge then asks you to create your own alien. This activity runs on pages 8 and 9 of the booklet.
If we had been in school, Year 4 would have taken their times table test, which is set by the government. The reason that this test has been introduced is that times tables and multiplication form the basis of many other maths calculations, so it is really important that you know them. Just because we are not actually in school, it does not mean that you shouldn’t practise your times table knowledge. I know that Mrs Romain has been pleased to see an increase in the number of year 4 children on the leader boards, so well done.
I have checked the Year 4 statistics today and notice that a few of you have not logged into the site since April. So, today your maths work is to log in to TT Rockstars (your log in and user names are in your planner) and complete a sound check. Your challenge is to score more than 15. Next week, I will check your scores.
Mme Elena has prepared another lesson for you this week which can be found here:
There is a worksheet also.
To finish off our Road Safety week there is a maze game you can play.
- Published: 17 June 2020
Thursday 18th June 2020
Good morning Year 4. I hope you managed to dodge the showers yesterday!
Today you will continue with the Alien tasks, specifically finding adjectives you could use if you ever saw one! This is page 7 of the booklet.
Today’s lesson is about working with units of time. We have done some work on telling the time, using 12 and 24 hour clocks and converting units of time, however, this can be a subject that people find tricky, so it won’t hurt to revisit. The lesson can be found here:
- Published: 16 June 2020
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Good morning Year 4.
Just in case you haven’t already seen it, Miss Webster made a video assembly for Monday which you can find here:
Our English today is working again from the Aliens story. The link is below:
Today, you have a comprehension activity which is page 6.
I hope you all found the mass and capacity lesson OK from yesterday. Today’s work is solving measures problems, and can be found here:
If you want to stretch yourself further, there are some mastery questions attached.
This week’s science lesson is all about the functions of the skeleton.
If you follow the link below, there is a powerpoint that explains it and there are 3 worksheets to choose form.
You may also like to watch the following film clip:
Linking with our toic of road safety, there is a reading comprehension below. There are 3 levels of challenge to consolidate your learning, the text is separate from the questions.
- Published: 15 June 2020
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Good morning Year 4. I hope you enjoyed the crossing the road powerpoint yesterday.
Today you are continuing with the Alien unit in English and measures in maths.
Today your focus will be on compound words, working on page 5. There is an explanation of what they are, and then you have to compose your own compound words which you could use for this text.
The next two units by the Oak Academy are converting between mm and cm, (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measures-converting-between-mm-and-cm) and converting between cm and m (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measures-converting-between-cm-and-m).
We have already done these conversions in class and spent quite a lot of lesson time on them. However, If you are still unsure about either of these calculations then you need to go back and revisit them.
If you are happy with them and can compose your own conversion ‘wheel’ then you will complete lesson 4 today, which is capacity and mass.
Try this fun game to consolidate your learning about crossing the road.
- Published: 14 June 2020
Monday 15th June 2020
Good morning Year 4, I hope you’ve had a great weekend.
Now we have completed our topic of Statistics, we are going to focus on measures for the next two weeks. We did start this in class, converting between km, cm and m, kg and g and we did some work on time. We have also done work on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 or 1000, earlier in the year. Remember this is STRICTLY!! In other words you put the original number on a place value chart and move it left to make it bigger (multiply), right to make it smaller (divide). How many places (steps), depends on whether you are multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 or 1000. You should remember the link. (clue – look at the zeros).
This set of lessons takes you through the 3 different sets of measures that you need to know: length, mass and capacity. At the end you will be asked to use the bigger > and smaller < signs to order some everyday things into size order. The link to the first lesson can be found here:
There is one comparison, that I would argue about – can you work out which one it is?
If you want to extend your learning, you can find some everyday objects in the house and (with your parent’s permission) weigh them. Also look at your recycling – find some unusually shaped containers, fill them with water and then pour this into a measuring jug to see exactly how much it holds. With both of these activities, estimate how much you think they will measure before you go on to measure it exactly. You should find that the more you do, the more accurate you become.
I hope you enjoyed the King of the Fishes tale that we worked on in the last Talk for Writing unit. Over the next two weeks, we will be working through another unit about Aliens. This is more of an information text, which then leads to you writing a newspaper report. You have written in the genre before – Little Red Riding Hood, so you are already familiar with the change of style necessary for a newspaper report type of text.
Today I would like you to work your way through the unit to page 4. The important thing for today, is that you understand the content of the text and the vocabulary. You can find the unit on the link below:
In the summer term in Year 4, we would normally learn how to cross the road safely. Obviously, with you not being in school, this is a little difficult! So, to make sure you don’t miss out we will be working through a range of activities this week with that theme.
Once you have worked your way through the video and slide show, I would like you to design a Road Safety poster for Year 2 children, incorporating what you have learned so far.
Last week you looked at words that had the im and ill prefixes which make the root word have the opposite meaning. This week your words have the ir and in prefixes which have the same effect.
The wordsearch can be found here.
The word list can be found here.
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