Year 4

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning Year 4. It was lovely to see so many of you at the ‘picnic’ yesterday – you have all grown soooo much! I hope you enjoyed seeing your friends again, and the short time we had together. Please do remember what Mr Ward said. If you keep up with some work over the holidays – reading, maths, writing – then you will be in a much better starting place for Year 5.

English

As I mentioned yesterday, this week’s focus is going to be Reading Comprehension. Today’s work is about the Wimbledon Champions can be found here:

Ch1                            Ch2                   Ch3

If you still want to do some writing, then a great way of keeping up with your skills is to write a diary, of the things you have been doing every day, your thoughts and feelings etc. Alternatively you could write to a relative whom you don’t see very often. I’m sure they would love to hear from you, and it is exciting when they write back.

Maths

Today’s lesson is all about Roman Numerals and can be found here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-roman-numerals-up-to-one-hundred

Monday 13th July 2020

Good Morning Year 4. What a beautiful, bright morning for our picnic. I look forward to seeing you there!

English

This week we are going to focus on reading comprehension activities. Your first one is setting descriptions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension

Maths

Today’s lesson is all about problem solving and can be found here. You are using your reasoning skills and this is good practise for you. Enjoy!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-the-place-value-of-different-number-systems/activities/2

 

Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the weekend. Let’s hope we get some more dry, sunny weather!

English

Yesterday, you were researching an Olympic games or event, using the questions to help you organise your answers. Today you need to plan a non-fiction, information piece to showcase what you found.

Your main title will be your chosen research subject. For example, The Toyko Olympics 1964. Then you will need your sub-headings:

Introduction – when the games were held (dates), any new events, which cities were hosting events, which games was this e.g. 203rd, 88th etc

Traditions – who did they receive the torch from? Who did they hand the torch over to?

Facts about the country – which continent is it on? What is it famous for? Population, Language spoken, climate etc

Events – talk about the events being held. Are there any new ones? Any surprising ones? Brief explanation of what they are.

Records – what new records were set? Were there any surprises?

Results table – which country won the most medals? Who won the most gold/silver/bronze medals?

Mascot – what was it? Describe it.

You may already have some ideas for headings of your own, but if not the above should help you.

Today you need to organise your information ready for writing next week.

Maths

Today I want you to focus on your times tables. If you know them all, practise on Rock Stars and do another Sound Check. If you do not know them all, write your table out, make some cards, practise chanting it, practise that table on Hit the Button.

French

Your French lesson this week can be found here:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYi1Is54PJ

Worksheet

Science

The next part of our topic, Helping Plants Grow is to learn about the different parts of a flower. Watch this short film clip which tells you about them:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-the-anatomy-of-the-flower/zjmhkmn

Then, complete the worksheet attached.

Don't forget - I'm looking forward to seeing you at the picnic on Monday!

 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you are getting on well with the sock Olympics. I have had more scores to ‘add to the door’ as they say. Keep them coming in please (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

English

Linked to our Sock Olympics, I would like you to research the Olympic Games. This can be a particular event or a particular games. Things you might like to find out are:

What year were they?

Where were they held?

Who won? How were the medals distributed between different countries?

Were there any new superstars?

Did anything funny happen?

Were there any new events?

Were any records set?

Was there a mascot? What was it? Why was it chosen?

Once you’ve don’t this we will put the information together and write our own information page about them. The reading comprehension you did today will act as you WAGOLL.

Maths

Today’s maths is to compare and classify isosceles and scalene triangles and can be found here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-isosceles-and-scalene-triangles

More science tomorrow.

Enjoy!

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good Morning Year 4. Yesterday the key worker children had their own version of the Sock Olympics and produced some amazing scored to add to their house totals. Do make sure that you forward me your scores, so that I can update the spreadsheet. Well done to Shardae who scored over 120 points for her house. What a fantastic effort!

English

Yesterday was the last in the series of lessons about writing your own diary entry, imagining you had fallen into an internet game. I hope you enjoyed it and would love to see some of your writing. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Today’s English is a reading comprehension about the Rio Olympics in 2016. There are different levels of challenge which can be found here.

Ch1     Ch2     Ch3  

Maths

Your maths today is to classify and compare right angled and equilateral triangles and can be found here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-right-angled-and-equilateral-triangles

Science

Our next lesson from this topic of plants is ‘transpiration’. This is the process by which water is transported from the roots to the flower. Watch this video which explains what happens:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-how-does-water-get-from-the-roots-to-the-leaves/zdtfjhv

Also as a recap to last week this video explains the functions of the different parts of the plant:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-parts-of-a-plant/zvdkpg8

You could try the experiment at home by putting a white flower in some water with food colouring added. See what happens. How long does it take for it to change colour?

As an extension, can you think of a way that this experiment could be adapted, so that you can change something and see how it affects the outcome?