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Year 4

Notes for the Easter Holidays

 

Hi Year 4!

 

Well, it's the holiday! We can’t believe it’s already the end of term! We wish we could celebrate together, but it’s been fantastic to chat to lots of you on the phone this week. You are doing an amazing job with your home learning, so well done to you (and your parents) for having such a brilliant attitude towards your studies.

 

Are you ready to enjoy a break?

 

As it’s the Easter holidays, we will not be setting any new home learning tasks for the next two weeks.

The next daily set of lessons will be added to the website for Monday 20th April. 

However, you can keep contacting us at the email address  y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk

 

We wish you a happy holiday, during this difficult time.

 

We have three or four ideas that might help you over the holiday fortnight. So, here they are

 

Oxford Reading
White Rose Maths
Revision
Chess Club
 

 

1.Oxford Reading
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You have been doing SO well with this!

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO READ LOTS

OVER THE HOLIDAYS

 

One book a day

 

is a great target.

 

(Have a day off each week!)

 

The teachers will keep looking at what you have been reading. We will be able to move you up a level, when you have completed your eight excellent quizzes.

 

 

2.   Numeracy
 

White Rose Maths

 

If you want to keep your Numeracy ticking over nicely, as well as your Reading, try the fun activities that you will find here each day of the holidays:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/

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3.   Revision
 

If you want extra things to do, why not look back over the ideas from the last two weeks?

 

This is a really good opportunity for you to catch up on anything you’ve missed, or practise things you have found tricky.

 

There’s probably so much there that you did not have time to do the first time around.

 

Why not explore some of it again now?

 

 

4.Chess Club

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Finally, have a think about the Chess Club that is beginning after the holiday.

 

 

The club will be available to all Year 3 and Year 4 children after the holiday.

 

No previous knowledge required!

 

No equipment required! (We’re going to make it!)

 

Mr Jordan and Mr Moore will be explaining everything after the holidays.

 

Might you want to join …??

Oxford Reading Buddy 

 

Year 4 Readers of the Week 03/04/20

Congratulations to:

 

Mohammed Jawad (4C), Muhammad Ismaeel (4D) and Syeda Sumayyah Khatun (4M)

 

but also a big shout out to:

 

4C: Habeebah Wadud, Hibah Majid and Iqra Noor

 

4D: Amanah Hussain , Iqra Hussain, Isa Hayat Ali, Mohammed Ibrahim Ali, Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed and Safiyah Hajerah Ali 

 

4M: Aden Razaq, Aisha Momin, Alina Hussain, Anas Ahmed, Fayiza Salam, Hafiza Rahman, Hanifa Akther, Humayha Nawaz, Laibah Qasmi, Mahima Choudhury, Marya Ali,  Samiul Hussain, Tamjid Sahil Ahmed  and Umairul Islam Choudhury 

 

 who are also making excellent progress in their reading!!!

 

Well done Year 4, you have more children reading this week than last week and are making fabulous progress too!!!

 

  Target Reading Band for Year 4 Children Number of children reading this week Number of children making good progress in reading
4C Band 15 (new target) 60% (50% last week) 43% (40% last week)
4D Band 15 (new target) 60% (43% last week) 60% (50% last week)
4M Band 15 (new target) 70% (63% last week) 90% (93% last week)

Friday 3rd April

Good Morning Year 4! Happy Friday! We hope you and your families are all doing well! Here are some activities for today…

 

 

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LITERACY

 

1.Oxford Reading.

 

Yet again – for the second day in a row –

Year 4 readers have been doing such a fantastic job that we – AGAIN - have a

 

new best total!

 

(Drum roll …) Yesterday, Year 4 children read

 

62

 

books in a day (beating the previous best of 53).

 

RECORD-BREAKING READERS

 

Here’s a list of the yesterday’s record-breaking readers:

 

Ismaeel, Amaya, Isa, Neha, Hameedah, Hajerah (all 4D) Manal, Aaminah, Zaidane, Humayra, Mariah, Khairah, Habeeba, Iqra, Khulud, Moriom, Fatima, Jawad (all 4C), Umairul, Adam, Fawziah, Mahima, Alina, MaryaSumayyah, Laibah and Laila (all 4M).

 

Fawziah, Sumayyah, Adam and Ismaeel (again!) all went up a level yesterday. Tremendous reading everybody!

 

 

We are aware that some children have had recent difficulties accessing ebooks on the website. This is the message we have had from Oxford regarding this:

 

'We are aware that some users are experiencing problems opening some eBooks in the latest version of Chrome. We are working on a solution, and this should be fixed on Friday 3 April. In the meantime, please try Edge, Safari or Firefox. We apologise for any inconvenience.'

 

If any of you continue to have any further difficulties, please email us using the year group email and we will contact Oxford on your behalf.

2.   Vocabulary.

 

We had lots of help with yesterday's special word. Thank you very much for emailing your super sentences to us.

 

The boy was sitting at the doctors being very anxious and fidgety because he was going to have an injection. 

Fayiza (4M)

 

Coming close to the end of our amazing, tricky game of hide and seek, I was getting anxious because the seeker was coming closer my way. 

Isa (4D)

 

I was feeling very anxious today because my results of my English test were coming.

Khairah (4C)

 

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘compassion’. Can you work out what it means? See if these sentences help you …

 

The nurse had a lot of compassion for others, looking after her patients kindly.
The robber showed no compassion for those he stole from.
My boss showed compassion when he allowed me to work at home, so I could care for my ill mother. 

 

 

 

3.Spelling
 

Here’s a reminder of the Year 3 & 4 spellings,

in case you want to check how many you know.

4.   Writing

 

Today, we can round off all our story-writing for the week.

Here are some ideas about checking your final draft, before you produce your final, final version!

 

Well done for writing your fascinating, stupendous stories!

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Today’s featured resource

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Here’s a message from the team that produces the Harry Potter materials.

 

We know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives.

Here’s everything you need to know about Harry Potter At Home: some new ways to bring the magic closer to you, all specially created by different members of our wide Wizarding World family.

During the strange times we now find ourselves in, we want to welcome you to Hogwarts, where you will find a friendly retreat for you and your family.

 

J K Rowling and Wizarding World partners launch Harry Potter at Home

https://www.wizardingworld.com/

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Decimals part 5

 

Well done with all your decimals work this week.

This is the final lesson in this block.

 

We are using White Rose Maths - Home Learning – Year 4 – Week 2

 

Today’s lesson is …

 

Lesson 4 - Step 9 – Hundredths on a place value grid

 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

1.Watch the video
2.Try the questions
3.Check the answers

 

Printable Versions -

Topic

 

Here are the answers from yesterdays capital cities quiz.

Have a go at this fun quiz on North America!

PE

If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Friday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0h6EZd6TM

 

And here is today’s 60-second challenge

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Here’s a joke from Fahmida (4D).

Thank you, Fahmida!

 

 

 

What do double agents play when they go on holiday?

 

I spy!

Well done for all your hard work this week.

 

On Monday, the Easter holidays begin. We’ll be giving you some ideas about how to have a good holiday.

 

Also, on Monday, there will be news about a Virtual Chess Club available to all Year 3 and Year 4 children after the holiday.

 

No previous knowledge required!

 

No equipment required!
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Thursday 2nd April

 

Good morning Year 4!

 

Raring to go with more activities and learning today?

 

Great! Here goes ...

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Today’s featured resource

 

 

Today’s resource is one of the many really good websites out there for children. It’s called:

 

National Geographic Kids

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

(Our topic is Geography this week, so this might be especially interesting.)

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Thanks Anas (4M) for today’s joke.
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LITERACY

 

1.Oxford Reading.

 

We have a new best total!

 

Yesterday, Year 4 children read

 

53

 

books in a day (beating the previous best of 49).

 

RECORD-BREAKING READERS

 

Here’s a roll call of the yesterday’s record-breaking readers:

 

Ismaeel, Ibrahim, Taim, Amaya, Parisa, Fahmida, Isa, Zaraa, Amanah, Hajerah (all 4D) Manal, Aaminah, Zaidane, Shugri, Khairah, Habeeba, Iqra, Jawad (all 4C), Umairul, Aisha, Milad, Sumayyah, Laibah and Laila (all 4M).

 

Ismaeel and Zaidane both went up a level yesterday.

Special congratulations to them!

 

2.   Vocabulary.

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘anxious’.

 

Could someone please put that word in a sentence and send it in to us?

 

y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

3.   Writing

 

For today’s next step in our story, we are going to finish working on the plot and story planning.

 

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Printable versions:

TOPIC

Today we have a short comprehension task for you based on North America.

Capital Cities Challenge!

Once you have completed the comprehension, challenge yourself to finding the capital cities of the countries in North America! 

(You may need to research online for some help)

PE

 

If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Thursday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAUckPMJKSY

 

 

Here is today’s 60-second challenge …

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Wednesday 1st April

 

Today’s featured resource

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10am: Free homework club with former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq.

Get your kids immersed in all sorts of subjects with former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq. She's launched an educational YouTube channel and will be sharing videos at 10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Aimed at kids aged between six and 12, look out for sessions on writing, STEM, reading and art.

 

Here’s a link to the first episode (with tips on story writing) …

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU9FpiQ4MY8

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 Below is a joke from Isa Ali, 4D:

 

What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping?

A dino-snore! 

 

 

(Anyone sending in a joke today before 12.00 noon will receive a very special mystery prize on the 31st of this month - y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk)

LITERACY

 

1.Oxford Reading.
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Some brilliant reading yesterday again from lots of Year 4 children. So many of you are reading one book each and every day. That's so good!

 

 

Special mentions for yesterday go to Ibrahim (4D) and Anisur (4M), who both went up a level after some excellent answers in their quizzes. Fantastic work!

 

 

2.   Vocabulary.

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘identical’.

 

Can someone send us two sentences about twins?

 

One using the word ‘identical’
The other using the word ‘resemble’
 

We could print them tomorrow.

 

y4@Anglesey.bham.sch.uk

 

 

3.   Writing

 

For today’s next step in our story, we are going to concentrate on the plot and story planning (part 1).

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Numeracy

 

Decimals part 3

 

We are using White Rose Maths - Home Learning – Year 4 – Week 2

 

Lesson 2 - Step 7 - Hundredths

 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

1.Watch the video
2.Try the questions
3.Check the answers

TOPIC

Today we will be learning about human and physical features of North America. Have a look at the Powerpoint Presentation attached to find out more. Then have a go at the task attached.

You can also have a go at researching some famous human and physical features of North America and let us know what you find!

 

PE

 

If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Wednesday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKCGY9ZocA&t=232s

 

 

 

Here is today’s 60-second challenge …

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Tuesday 31st March

 

 

Today’s featured resource

 

Dance with Oti Mabuse on YouTube

 

Every weekday at 11.30am

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We really enjoyed all the jokes that have come in so far. Have you a good one to send us today?

Here’s one of yesterday’s jokes -

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Thank you, Laibah (4M) for that.

 

Please send your joke to:

 

y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk

LITERACY

1.Oxford Reading.
 

There was some great reading again yesterday in Year 4, with almost 50 books being read across the year group.

 

A special mention and congratulations to Laila and Fayiza (both 4M) for going up a level yesterday. 

 

We have also noticed that in 4D Ismaeel has read a stupendous total of 143 books and Isa has read 120, since the beginning of Year 4.

 

We are investigating who else has read many, many books this year and will let you know our discoveries.

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2.   Vocabulary.

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘resemble’. Can you work out what it means? See if these sentences help you …

 

Young tigers resemble cats.

She resembles her aunt. 

Mars resembles our planet in some ways.

 

Could you make up a sentence of your own?
 
Are you finding any of our special vocabulary words in your reading books?

3.   Writing

 

For today’s next step in our story, we are going to concentrate on the setting.

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Please email your draft ideas for your story, so far.

We’d love to see them.

 

y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk

NUMERACY

 

Timed Times-Tables.

 

Here are the answers from yesterday.

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Decimals part 2

 

We are using White Rose Maths - Home Learning – Year 4 – Week 1 – Lesson 4

 

Tenths on a numberline

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

If possible:

- watch the video

- try the questions

- check the answers

 

 

TOPIC

 

North America is made up of many different habitats and environments which are home to many endangered, rare and exotic animals.

 

Watch the video on North America below to find out more!

 

After watching the video, have a read of the Top 20 North America Facts. Then have a go at making your own fact file or poster about North America.

We would love to see these fact files or posters e-mailed to us at: y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk 

North America | Destination World

Experience the continent with the most diverse environments in this episode of "Destination World." North America stretches from the polar Arctic to the trop...

PE

 

Here's an extra PE challenge for today.

 

 

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If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Tuesday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50

Monday 30th March

It’s a bumper edition today, to start the new school week.

 

Email news
Online Summary of last week’s special websites
Today’s work
Printable versions
 

So, here goes …

 

Email news
 

You are now able to email the Year 4 teachers – not only with your amazing work, but also with any questions that you have. The Year 4 address is:

 

Y4@anglesey.bham.sch.uk

 

We look forward to hearing from you. Tell us what you have been up to. What has been happening?

JOKE COMPETITION

 

Maybe send in a favourite joke today, to check the email is working. Then, we can share some of the funniest on the website

 

Online Summary of last week’s special websites

Here’s a reminder of just some of the great online resources that you could explore at this time.

(We will be adding to this list day by day.)

 

Literacy

 

Listen to a free daily audio book by David Walliams.

(30 days free, at 11am each day).    

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Numeracy

 

 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

 

Number Fun – Free 30-day support pack

 

Please see the link below and sign up for a free 30 day home mathematics support pack where you can download all sorts of brilliant activities.

 

https://parent.numberfunportal.com/

Art lessons

 

Check out some art lessons over at Harptoons with daily live streams every day at 6PM or check out the Youtube channel for how to draw everything from Fortnite characters to Harry Potter, Cartoons and Giant Dinosaurs!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRHILY0t3i5VvKEeFMoJxw

 

Music lessons

 

Myleene’s Music Klass on YouTube.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCRXAErag8U

PE

 

The Body Coach’s free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel. You don't need any equipment, just tune in to the YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 


Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. 

Today’s work

 

Today’s featured resource

 

Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube

 

Every weekday at 11.00am

 

Here’s a link to a recent episode about minibeasts …

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYaWSiSid1o

 

 

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Topic

This week, we will be starting our new topic Stars and Stripes. In this topic, we will be focussing on the continent North America.

Task 1:

Research online and find all the countries in North America.

Task 2:

Find out the names of the oceans surrounding North America.

 

If you would like to, you can also have a go at drawing and colouring some of the countries' flags or you could quiz your parents or siblings on how many countries they can name in North America!

 

LITERACY

 

1. Reading

Oxford Reading Buddy 

Year 4 Readers of the Week 27/03/20

Congratulations to:

 

Shugri Jama (4C), Isa Hayat Ali (4D) and Anisur Rahman (4M)

 

but also a big shout out to:

 

Hibah Majid (4D), Iqra Noor (4D), Mohammed Jawad (4D), Amanah Hussain (4D), Iqra Hussain (4D), Safiya Hajerah Ali (4D), Aden Razaq (4M), Aisha Momin (4M), Alina Hussain (4M), Anas Ahmed (4M), Fawziah Ali (4M), Fayiza Salam (4M), Hafiza Rahman (4M), Hanifa Akther (4M), Humayha Nawaz (4M), Laibah Qasmi (4M), Mahima Choudhury (4M), Marya Ali (4M), Mohammed Adyaan Ahmed (4M), Samiul Hussain (4M), Syeda Sumayyah Khatun (4M), Tamjid Sahil Ahmed (4M) and Umairul Islam Choudhury (4M)

 

 who are also making excellent progress in their reading!!!

 

  Target Reading Band for Year 4 Children Number of children reading this week Number of children making good progress in reading
4C Band 14 50% 40%
4D Band 14 43% 50%
4M Band 14 63% 93%

There was some tremendous reading over the weekend. Well done!

 

A special mention to Hajerah, Tanver, Ibrahim and Maya - all 4D - who all went up a level. Also, amazingly, Umairul (4M) went up TWO levels, reaching Level 17.

2.   Vocabulary.

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘preserve’. Can you work out what it means? See if these sentences help you …

 

Fridges help to preserve food. 

A fund was set up to preserve endangered wildlife.

Museums do a pretty good job preserving history

3.  Spelling
 

Do a spelling game at:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

4.Writing
 

This week, we’re going to give you the chance to have a go at writing your own story. We’ll help you develop your story a little every day.

 

For today, you could start with some ideas about your characters.

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NUMERACY

 

TT Rockstars: Every class now has a 'boys v girls' battle starting from 25/03 - 01/04. Your log in is the same as your Oxford reading buddy log in.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Monday 4C  Girls v Boys    Draw

              4D  Girls v Boys    Draw

              4M  Girls v Boys    Draw

 

Who will be first to take the lead?

 

Today’s Timed Times-Tables.

 

Why don’t you set a timer and see how quickly you can complete the 144-square below? Can you beat your previous best time?

(Answers tomorrow)

 

[There is a printable version at the end of today's work.]

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In Numeracy this week, we are focusing on decimals.

 

We are using White Rose Maths - Home Learning – Year 4 – Week 1 – Lesson 2

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

There is a learning video available

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PE

 

If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Monday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Printable versions

Friday 26th March 2020

 

 

 

Today's featured online resource:

Myleene’s Music Klass on YouTube.

(New lesson on Friday at 10.00am)

 

 

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LITERACY

 

1.  Oxford Reading.

 

Year 4 readers are getting better and better!

 

Yesterday's total of books read was the best ever.

 

49 

books were read altogether yesterday. That's a lot of reading. Well done everyone who took part.

 

(6 by 4C – 30 by 4D – 13 by 4M).

 

Congratulations to Ibrahim (4D) and Adam (4M) -again -for going up a level yesterday. 

 

 

 

2.   Vocabulary.

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘cautious’. Can you think of a way that people are being extra cautious at the moment?

 

Yesterday’s word in a sentence:

 

After his vigorous PE workout, Ibrahim was ready for a rest. He had used a lot of energy.

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3.  The Dreamgiver

 

Watch ‘The Dreamgiver’.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYwMuM9qFIg

 

Your writing task is to tell the story of ‘The Dreamgiver’.

Who is he?

Who are the children?

What are the eggs for?

Why does the creature appear?

 

  • Start by planning your story – use bullet points or a story map.
  • Remember to use a full range of punctuation.
  • Include a variety of sentence constructions.
  • Handwriting should be consistent and joined.
  • Have you included any conjunctions?

 

Could you include dialogue between the Dreamgiver and the little boy?

 

Numeracy

 

Here are some puzzles involving fractions:

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Finally

 

Here’s a challenge you might like to try …
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More details at crackingideas.com

TOPIC

How do environmental issues affect animal habitats?

 

Have a look through the PowerPoint presentation on environmental issues and how they can cause harm to animal habitats.

 

Have a go at creating your own warning poster to inform people about these dangerous environmental issues and how we need to stop harming animal habitats.   

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

 

Today’s featured online resource is:

Listen to a free daily audio book by David Walliams.

(30 days free, at 11am each day).    

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

LITERACY

 

1.   Oxford Reading.

 

Congratulations to yesterday's Year 4 readers!!

 

You set a new daily record of

39

books (1 by 4C – 16 by 4D – 22 by 4M). Well done, everybody, for some excellent reading and quizzing!

2.   Vocabulary.

 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘vigorous’. What could be the connection between this word and the PE workouts that some of us are doing at the moment?

 

Yesterday’s word in a sentence:

 

I tried to reassure her, 'Don't worry about it. We won't let it happen again.'

She just reassured me that everything was fine.

3.   Writing

 

Imagine you were fishing and you saw the Iron Man suddenly appearing on the horizon.

 

What happened? What did you see? What did you do? How did you feel?

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Numeracy

 

 

For today, visit https://www.themathsfactor.com/ where you can access the site for FREE. Carol Vorderman is the creator of the company and there are amazing activities on here. 

 

Especially, try the fractions sections.

 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/free-sessions/try/?sample=2&return=/try/

TOPIC

Habitats

Have a look through the PowerPoint presentation on habitats then have a go at matching the animals to their correct habitat.

Why not have a look in your back garden to see if you can find any animals and insects in their natural habitat?

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Today’s featured online resource is:

Art lessons

 

Check out some art lessons over at Harptoons with daily live streams every day at 6PM or check out the Youtube channel for how to draw everything from Fortnite characters to Harry Potter, Cartoons and Giant Dinosaurs!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRHILY0t3i5VvKEeFMoJxw

LITERACY

 

1.   Oxford Reading.

 

Congratulations to Habeeba (4C) for going up a level yesterday. Also, Umairul (4M) reached Level 15 and Isa (4D) reached Level 16.

 

 

After reading 21 books on Monday, Year 4 children improved that yesterday by reading a

new best total

of 32 books (3 by 4C – 8 by 4D – 21 by 4M). Well done, everybody, for some excellent reading and quizzing!

2.  Here is some revision work, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

 

Similes, Fronted Adverbials and Using a Thesaurus

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(A thesaurus will be available online)

 

Numeracy

Here is a game to help with our learning about fractions:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

 

TOPIC

Watch the video on food chains below then have a go at the food chains worksheet. You can carry out some research online about the animals mentioned on the food chains worksheet to help you.

Can you make up any other food chains?

PE

 

If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Wednesday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKCGY9ZocA&t=232s

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Today’s featured online resource is:

 

Number Fun – Free 30-day support pack

 

Anglesey uses a company called Number Fun to help deliver brilliant mathematics learning and songs.

 

Please see the link below and sign up for a free 30 day home mathematics support pack where you can download all sorts of activities and the children can continue to learn their favourite Number Fun songs such as:

 

Jump

Table Troopers

Groovy Man

Square Number Bashing

Onward Roman Numerals

 

https://parent.numberfunportal.com/

PE

 

If you miss the regular 9 o'clock session, here is Tuesday’s five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50

 

 

 

LITERACY

 

1.Oxford Reading.
 

Congratulations to Hajerah and Aleya (4D) and Adam (4M), who all went up a level after excellent reading yesterday.

 

Please try to read one new story today from your current level. Read it carefully and answer the quiz questions thoughtfully.

 

(Yesterday, Year 4 managed to read 21 books altogether – 1 by 4C 6 by 4D – 14 by 4M)

 

2.Vocabulary.
 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘hesitant’.

See if you can research what it means.

 

3.Spelling
 

Do a spelling practice/test at:

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/8/1-Adding-suffixes-beginning-with-vowel-letters-to-words-of-more-than-one-syllable

3. Numeracy

 

Yesterday’s solution …

 

 

Answers to yesterday’s other questions …

 

Fractions ...

 

Today’s questions …

 

Try the (tricky) Maths of the Day questions at …

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/zyrj7ty

 

Then, look at this clip, for revision …

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjckq6f

 

ROCK STARS …

 

4C are having a Times Tables Rock Stars session

at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

4D are having a Times Tables Rock Stars session

at 2.30 this afternoon.

4M are having a Times Tables Rock Stars session

at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

All the class are invited to join in a ‘Wembley’ game.

TOPIC

Watch the video on classifying different groups of animals, then have a go at the classification activity.

Classifying Animals (BrainPOP Jr.)

Monday 23rd March 2020

 

 

Topic

Watch the two videos below on vertebrates and invertebrates then try the sorting activity afterwards.

Art Lessons

Check out some art lessons over at Harptoons with daily live streams every day at 6PM or check out the youtube channel for how to draw everything from Fortnite characters to Harry Potter, Cartoons and Giant Dinosaurs!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRHILY0t3i5VvKEeFMoJxw

Oxford Reading Buddy

Be sure to read regularly with your child during the school closure.

We will be continuing to celebrate our Year 4 Readers of the Week along with The Year 4 Class of the week.

This can be seen under Gallery Tab under Oxford Reading Buddy Readers of the Week Tab. 

PE

Body Coach TV is offering daily PE lessons through the YouTube channel:

 

Starting Monday 23rd March I'm going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel. With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even the adults can get involved.  You don't need any equipment, so just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.  One more thing! I really need your help to spread this message. So please please share this with everyone that might like to get involved, and together we can help keep the nation moving.

 

 

 

If you miss the 9 o'clock session, here is a five-minute workout you can join in with at any time:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&t=100s

Today’s featured online resource is:

 

 

BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds

 

The BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds will be adding daily programmes and daily podcasts that children can download and listen to. These will be a great way to further engage the children during the school closures.

 

Please check these out everyday and tune in with millions of other children across the country. Newsround is also a great show that the children can watch so that they stay up-to-date with current news and events.

 

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

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

 

You will need to create a sign in account if you don't already have one, but it is free of charge if you have a TV Licence.

 

BBC Bitesize will also be increasing their content and they have great tasks and videos that link to the National Curriculum for all subjects.

Numeracy 1

 

Why don't you set up a timer and see how quickly you can fill in the 144-square below? Keep a note of your time, so you can try and beat it on the next opportunity.

(Answers tomorrow)

 

Numeracy 2

 

At school, we have just begun some work on FRACTIONS. Here's a set of questions just to see how much you already know...

 

 

(Answers tomorrow)

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

 

1.   Oxford Reading Buddy is today's key Literacy activity. 

 

 

Read one new story from your current level. Read it carefully and answer the quiz questions thoughtfully.

 

See if you can score 80% or over. (When you have done this eight times, you will be moved up a level. Well done!)

 

If you read more than one book today, that would be excellent.

 

2.   Vocabulary
 

Today’s special vocabulary word is ‘isolated’. See if you can research what it means. (Why are people using it more than usual at the moment?)

 

Can you:

 

Write a sentence including that word?

 

Write a 50-word mini-saga entitled ‘The isolated house’, using at least one adverb, one adjective and one question?

 

Oxford Reading Buddy

 

During this time of school closure, Year 4 teachers are recommending the goal of reading at least one book each day (Monday to Friday). Please take the quiz too.

 

There are lots of fabulous books to enjoy and we would encourage them to make this a regular habit so that your child learns books are to be enjoyed.

If your child has mislaid their login, please can they request it again from their class teacher. 

We monitor in school how often your child uses the site and it helps us to plan support for your child in school. 

This is an invaluable resource for helping your child continue their learning while at home.

Thank you for your support.

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I am delighted to welcome children and parents to the new academic year, 2019-2020. We also welcome Miss Devi to the Juniors and look forward to a year packed with exciting topics and fascinating trips to enhance learning.

 

Our Year 4 teachers are:

4C Mrs. Cumberbatch     Year Manager               Mrs. Galloway Teacher  (4C Friday)

4M Mr. Moore                Teacher

4D Miss Devi                  Teacher

Mrs Ragbotra                 Teaching Assistant

Miss Judge                     Teaching Assistant

 

This Autumn our topic focus is Geography, as we compare amazing Atherston with  bustling Birmingham. This will also form the basis of much of our writing.  

 

In Numeracy, our focus is on Place Value and the four operations.

Children must be able to quickly recall all tables up to and including 12 x 12.

 

We encourage children to learn the Year 3/4 spelling list, which has been sent home. Please encourage your children to practise these on a regular basis.

                    

Homework is given every Friday and we ask that parents support and help children with their homework and encourage them to read a wide range of materials.

 

Important dates this term:

 

 

Atherstone   Trips:       Monday 23rd September and  Tuesday 24th September

Birmingham City Trips:  Monday 30th September and   Tuesday  1st October

 

21 Children from the year group will be given the opportunity to stay at

The Brighouse, a residential setting where they will be involved in a field trip. This will take place from the 7th to the 8th of October. Further details will be sent out nearer the time.

 

PE Timetable: 

It is likely that PE will take place outdoors throughout the year, even during the colder months,  so we ask that children have the correct clothing and footwear. 

 

  • White top
  • Shorts
  • Tracksuit bottoms (Winter)
  • Tracksuit Jacket (Winter)
  • Trainers

 

4D         Monday and Tuesday

4C         Wednesday and Friday

4M        Tuesday

 

4M are also currently  swimming on Thursdays.  It is important than children have their costumes and towels every week.

 

Thank you for your continued help and support.

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As part of International Fitness Day, Year 4 took part in a few dances.

 

Check out our fun video,  showing how active we can be.  Go to the Gallery tab at the top.

 Our Spring term is a continuation of buzzing topics to capture the children's imagination.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's comical plays, sets the scene to help  our Year 4 classes dip into the world of The Master Bard. Children explore prose and play scripts, comparing the language features and writing styles.

 

The Iron Man, deemed to be a modern fairy tale, is a compelling novel which forms the basis for exploring reading skills and a selection of writing, including a Newspaper article.  It's a good idea to get your child to look at the layout of newspaper articles - National Geographic and First News are some of the most popular children's newspapers.

 

In Maths, we are focusing on multiplication, division, Area, Perimeter, Fractions and Decimals. 

 

As we approach the national tests for times tables, children have been reminded to continue learning all times tables up to 12 x 12 and the corresponding division facts, so that their recall is rapid.

 

The link below can be used to help with the practice test.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

 

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Begum to Year 4 after the half- term holiday and Mrs. Gayle will also be a part of the Year 4 teaching team.

 

Children will learn about fire safety  from the experts, as firefighters promise a vibrant workshop to teach our kids about keeping safe in the home.

 

As we approach the summer term, there will be opportunities for the children to learn about Teeth and Sound in Science and Ancient Egypt in  History.

We look forward to seeing parents for an update at Parent's Evening on February 12th.
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