Year 4

Well being_Happy Sleeping HabitsPlease click on one of the subsections to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths. The government have also brought together an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

Bored of computer screens? Pick an activity from here! Stuck inside? Have a go at one of these!


Week 12 (13.07.20 – 17.07.20)
 

Star of the Week:

This week’s Stars of the week is…

Whole School Task: 

We will be setting a task every two weeks that we would like EVERY child in Brecknock to have a go at. It doesn’t matter if you are in nursery or Year 6. It doesn’t matter if you are learning in school or remotely.

 

Task 3

Create your own Top Trump Card. Imagine you are a super hero. Make a Top Trump Card with your name, a picture of your new uniform and some of your specials skills below.

Top Trump Card

 

 

Day 1

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Well being:

How to develop a positive mindset. Watch this video to learn more.

 

Literacy:

Edward Tulane:

Chapter 25 – end

As our novel comes to its conclusion predict what you think will happen to Edward. When you have finished reading the novel come back and compare your response to what actually happened. How close were you to the author’s conclusion?

 

Making Connections

Who does the first doll Edward meets remind you of?

Why do you think this was included?

Who might the grandmother be buying the doll?

Who was the final doll Edward met?

What affect did she have? “you disappoint me…”

 

From Chapter 27

Making Connections

How did Edward know it was Abilene who was buying him from the shop?

Were you satisfied with the ending?

What questions do you still have about the story?

What would you change about it?

 

 

Maths:

This week is all about shape. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-12

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-1- Lines of symmetry 

Additional tasks: Nrich

 

Art:

Make  your own boxcar or boxoven

Can you think of another box____ to make?

 

 

Coding:

Building a galaxy with code

 

Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 2

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

 

PSHE / Philosophy: Are we responsible for our actions? Watch this short story to explore the concept of personal responsibility. Afterwards, reflect on the sorts of things you are and are not responsible for, and how to use this knowledge to make positive changes.

 

 

Literacy:

Reading

Read the ebook from Oxford Owl, ‘Snow King’. In this story, a poor man and his two daughters live in a wooden house close to the forest. Katya, the younger daughter works hard but Ivanka just daydreams of being rich.
When is snows very heavily, Katya goes out to the forest to find firewood and meets the Snow King…

Make some predictions about what will happen to Katya?

Do you predict the King will be kind or cruel?

Use your knowledge of other stories to support your predictions.

In this story, the two sisters, Katya and Ivanka are very different. Use the authors descriptions, draw both sisters and record their similarities and differences.

 

 

Maths:

This week is all about shape. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-12

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-2- Complete a symmetric figure

Additional tasks: A puzzling cube

 

Coding:

Code a game to help fight Malaria, a dangerous disease!

Mosquito Patrol

 

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 3

 

Music:

 

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

What makes me, me?

 

 

Literacy:

Writing

Ebook

In the ebook you read yesterday, The Snow King turns Ivanka into Ice because of her behaviours towards him as a beggar.

Imagine you are Ivanka; write an apology letter to the Snow King.

You must apologise for your behaviour and persuade him to turn you back. Use emotive language to get the King on side and be sure to flatter him.

 

‘Ivanka’s heart was as cold as ice’. This is a simile. Authors use it to add more detail to a description and help the reader visualise a picture. Complete this lesson
on BBC Bitesize and have a go at writing fun similes to describe your friends and family.

 

 

Maths:

This week we continue the geometry. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-12

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-3- describe position

Additional Tasks: Coordinate Tan

 

 

Art:

3 person game

 

 

 

 

Coding:

Khan academy: drawing with code

 

Learn how to program drawings using JavaScript by designing your very own snowman.

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 4

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

PSHE / Philosophy: Watch this short film and consider if and how natural resources like water can be owned, and what happens when one community benefits from it at the expense of another.

 

 

Literacy:

Ebook

Reread The Snow King.

Can you find examples of rhythm and repetition in “The Snow King” that is often found in traditional tales (e.g., pages 6 and 7, and 15)?

Write your own traditional tale using some of the same language. You could change the King to, “The Rain King”, “The Sun King” or similar, but keep the other characters the same. Consider how to describe the setting and the actions of the new characters, using some repeated words or phrases.

 

Maths:

This week is all about geometry. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-12

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-4- Draw on a grid

Additional Tasks: transformations on a pegboard

 

Coding:

An unusual discovery

 

Two characters meet in a world, and discover a surprising object. What happens next? With Scratch and CS First, anyone can create their own unique story with code.

 

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 5

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

How can we keep our community clean? Watch this short video with ideas of how we can look after our community.

 

 

Literacy:

Reading

Continuing the theme of myths and legends read the story of Fin Mac Cool.

In the story of Fin MacCool, Finn and Angus boast to each other, ‘I am the greatest giant of all! There is no one who can beat me!’ Who do you think is the greatest giant?

 

Writing

How did Oona and Finn trick Angus? Can you think of another trick Oona could have played to convince Angus that Finn was the greatest giant of all? Write a new part of the story describing your trick. Think about the different characters in the story and use rich and interesting language.

 

 

Maths:

Here are the links to the answers for the last 4 days lessons:

Lines of symmetry

Complete a symmetric figure

Describe position

Draw on a grid

For today’s lesson try this Family Challenge.

The most suitable questions for Year 4 are 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. But why don’t you work with your family on the rest of the problems. Do as many as you can! Help each other out.

Answers to Family Challenge

 

 

Art:

 

Eye extender

 

 

 

Coding:

 

Codemoji

Beginning JavaScript is designed to get students typing simple commands that have a big impact on the characters’ actions. The students will type commands that make the characters do everything from backflips to make sounds and even talk. This activity will help you learn basic JavaScript ideas and commands.

 

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

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Week 11 (29.06.20 – 03.07.20)

 

Star of the Week:

This week’s Star of the week is…

 

 

 

Whole School Task:

 

We will be setting a task every two weeks that we would like EVERY child in Brecknock to have a go at. It doesn’t matter if you are in nursery or Year 6. It doesn’t matter if you are learning in school or remotely.

Task 3

Create your own Top Trump Card. Imagine you are a super hero. Make a Top Trump Card with your name, a picture of your new uniform and some of your specials skills below.

Top Trump Card

Day 1

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

Well being:

Choose one or more activity to do each day from this well-being calendar.

July Poster

 

Literacy:

Edward Tulane:

Chapter 23&24

 

Making Connections:

Why do you think Bryce was so desperate for Edward to be repaired? Luscious said “I’ll reap my reward for my investment in you.” What’s Luscious like? Any similarities between the way Bryce left Edward and other characters from the story?

 

Writing about the story:

Complete a life cycle showing Edward going through his various changes and names until he is back on the shelf in the doll shop.

 

Additional activities:

Select a favourite scene from the book and paint / draw it. Cut this picture into 21 pieces in view of the amount of pieces Edward’s head was smashed into.

We have now met all the characters in the story. Make a league table of the kindest all the way down to the meanest character – what criteria did you apply to your league table?

Make a game of top trumps (similar to the whole school task) based on the characters – you will need to include criteria with good and bad traits on each card. (size of heart / evilness / age / length of time knowing Edward.

 

 

Maths:

This week is all about shape. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-11

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-1- Identifying angles

Additional tasks: My maths

 

Art:

Zoe Beloff

A GUIDE TO INTERPLANETARY EXPLORATION Zoe Beloff

 

Coding:

Code Spark Academy

 

Ever wanted to design and code your own video game? Choose from two game kits that guide you through creating and coding a Mario-style video game using codeSpark Academy’s no words interface. Beginner coders and pre-readers welcome!

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 2

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

Choose one or more activity to do each day from this well-being calendar.

July Poster

 

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Read the text Seven Ghosts and answer the questions 

(Reading task box)

Learning objective:

  • I have answered the questions using information from the text.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

 

Maths:

 

This week is all about shape. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-11

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-2- Compare and order angles

Additional tasks: My Maths

 

Science:

Continuing our tiger theme this week. Think about how tigers survive in the wild.

For example: a tiger’s stripes aren’t just for looking good! They are an adaptation that helps them blend into the colours and shadows of their habitat, making them really hard to see.

Research tigers and annotate this sheet with other adaptations that help tigers survive in their habitats.
Can you categorise the physical, social and behavioural adaptations?

 

Helpful links: 

Tiger adaptations

The environment and adaptations of tigers

Bring your research to our zoom session on Wednesday. 

 

Coding:

Learn to code with Crossy Road

 

In this suite of introductory coding lessons you will learn about making your own Crossy Road style mini-game. You will learn how to code algorithms and sequences, inputs / outputs, loops and iteration, selection and if-statements, and comparative operators and think like a computer scientist. This suite of lessons is aligned with the New Zealand and Australian (Victorian) digital technologies curriculum and designed to help young people AND educators embrace coding in their schools, classrooms and coding clubs. Gamefroot Hour of Code tutorials use a visual programming language using blocks where students simply drag and drop visual blocks to write code.

 

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 3

 

Music:

 

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

 

Choose one or more activity to do each day from this well-being calendar.

July Poster

 

 

Literacy:

 

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Read the text Seven Ghosts and answer the questions

Learning objective:

  • I have written a paragraph using correct punctuation.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Maths:

This week is all about shape. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-11

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-3- Triangles

Additional Tasks: My Maths

 

 

Art:

Grayson Perry

 

 

 

Coding:

Boat Race

 

Learn how to make a boat racing game. The player uses the mouse to navigate a boat to a desert island without bumping into obstacles.

 

 

Matrix:

 

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 4

 

Music:

 

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

 

Choose one or more activity to do each day from this well-being calendar.

July Poster

 

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Read the text Seven Ghosts and answer the questions

 

Learning objective:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.
    I have practised the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

 

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

 

Maths:

This week is all about shape. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-11

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-4- Quadrilaterals

Additional Tasks: My Maths

 

 

Science:

Read this article about tigers and answer the questions below.

1.What does formidable mean?
2.How many tigers may be left in the world?
3.How many sub-species were there?
4.How much tiger habitat remains in Asia?
5.Give three reasons why tiger habitats are being destroyed
6.What happens when a tiger habitat disappears?
7.What was T1 the tigress also known as?
8.Why was she shot?
9.Give two examples of how tigers are used after being illegally poached.

 

Coding:

Artist

Draw cool pictures and designs with the Artist!

 

Matrix:

 

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

 

Day 5

 

Music:

Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

Choose one or more activity to do each day from this well-being calendar.

July Poster

 

 

Literacy:

Our Siberian Journey

Read this e-book from Oxford Owl, ‘Siberian Journey’. You may have to login but it is free to access. If you have extra time, explore some of the other books in the e-book library. Your quest is to discover how a reindeer finds plants to eat under thick snow. You will find the answer in one of the ‘Find Out!’ buttons!

In, ‘Our Siberian Journey’, Bryan the photographer recalls a very special trip in which he visited a group of people called the Nenets.

Who were they? Where did they live? As you are reading, retrieve and make notes all about the Nenets.

On page 24, you will find a glossary, which defines many subject-specific words from the text. Use the context of the text and pictures to define these words.

 

 

Maths:

Here are the links to the last 4 days lessons:

Identifying angles

Compare and order triangles

Triangles

Quadrilaterals 

 

Look at this shape. Imagine it is an ice floe. Can you calculate the perimeter? Each square is equivalent to 1cm.

What if each square was equivalent to 4cm. What would the perimeter be now?
Draw your own shape with a perimeter of 24cm. How many different shapes can you make with this perimeter?

Watch this BBC Bitesize video about how to use a thermometer to measure the temperature. It is particularly important to measure the temperature in the arctic so that scientists can track the effect of global warming.

  • Where do you think the warmest place in your home is?
  • Where is the coolest place?
  • Can you make a poster about how to use a thermometer correctly?

 

Art:

Shawanda Corbett

 

 

 

Coding:

C.A.T.S. go for Robot Olympics

 

Together with Elsie get prepared for Robot Olympics! Along with programming concepts learn how to drive, collect details and create tools, build and test your mighty robot.

 

Matrix:

 

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

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Week 11 (29.06.20 – 03.07.20)

Star of the week is ….

Whole School Task

We will be setting a task every two weeks that we would like EVERY child in Brecknock to have a go at. It doesn’t matter if you are in nursery or Year 6. It doesn’t matter if you are learning in school or remotely.

Task 2

This week the cooking task continues. If you haven’t had a go yet, get cooking!

Whole school task – Cooking

 

Music:

Rod tells me many of you were practicing your recorder last week. Keep it up this week. Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

Well being:

This week choose one non-screen activity to complete each day from this poster

Literacy:

Edward Tulane

Chapter 21&22

  • Why did Neil attack Edward and not Bryce?

Making Connections

  • Can you make a link between the dream description and the front of the book?
  • Why did Bryce order so much food?
  • Were you shocked at the violent nature of Neil’s actions?
  • Who do you think Edward was searching for during the dream?

Summarise

  • During the course of the novel there has been a number of obnoxious bullies – Lolly, the railroad cop, and Bryce’s dad. Would you also characterize the cook in Chapter 21 as a bully? Why or why not?

Writing about the story

In Chapter 22 Edward has a wonderful dream. Think about a dream you have had – write about it. If you cannot remember one make one up, what special skills do you have? Does the dream finish or do you wake up just before the best bit – how does that feel?

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about data. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-10

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-1-Interpret Charts

Additional maths task: You tell the story

 

Science:

This week is all about tigers.

  • Where are they found in the world?
  • What type of habitat do they live in?

•What do you need to survive?
•What do you think a tiger needs?
•How are your needs similar?

Write down as many words as you can that you associate with tigers. Try and cover a whole page.
Use at least 10 of these words to write a short paragraph about tigers. Bring this to our Zoom session on Wednesday.

 

 

Coding:

Make a Flappy Game

Use drag-and-drop programming to make your own Flappy Bird game, and customize it to look different (Flappy Shark, Flappy Santa, whatever). Add the game to your phone in one click.

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

Day 2

Music:

Keep up your practice this week. Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

Well being:

This week choose one non-screen activity to complete each day from this poster

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Read the text Seven Ghosts and answer the questions 

(Reading task box)

Learning objective:

  • I have answered the questions using information from the text.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about data. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-10

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-2-Comparison Sum and Difference

Additional tasks: Mymaths

Art:

This Japanese Artist – Tanaka Tatsuya, makes incredible miniature scenes using objects from around the house. Have a look at some of his creations below! You can find more creations of his on his ‘miniature calendar’ here.

 

Create your own miniature scenes. You could use toys you have at home, perhaps Lego if you have it, everyday objects, clothes, food – anything you can find! Try zooming in on your objects to see what else they could look like in miniature form; I’ve always thought broccoli looks just like a tree!

Coding:

Money Studios

Help a cute monkey catch bananas in 30 fun-filled coding challenges! As you play, you will meet different animals that will guide you along the way. You will use code and think outside the box to win as many stars as possible. Good luck!

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

Day 3

 

Music:

Keep up your practice this week. Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

This week choose one non-screen activity to complete each day from this poster

 

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Read the text Seven Ghosts and complete the writing task 

(Reading task box)

Learning objective:

  • I have written an interesting diary entry, using the correct tense.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about data. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-10

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-3- Introducing line graphs

Additional tasks: Mymaths

 

History:

Read this text about the suffragettes and answer the questions.

Note:

The text and questions are differentiated – at the bottom of the page there is either 1, 2, or 3 stars. 1 star is the easiest – 3 is the hardest. Choose the one that is right for your learning. Remember to challenge yourself.

Coding:

Candy Quest

Design your own candy troll character and go on a multi-level quest for candy to help your character find its way home. You’ll solve coding puzzles to navigate your character through the human world, while avoiding obstacles and collecting gumdrops and mints.

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

Day 4

Music:

Keep up your practice this week. Here is a link the the practice page.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Well being:

This week choose one non-screen activity to complete each day from this poster

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Reread the text Seven Ghosts and complete the spelling and grammar task. 

Learning objective:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully
  • I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten , use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about data. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons Year-4-Summer-Week-10

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-4- line graphs

Additional tasks: Mymaths

Science:

Continuing our investigation into tigers.

What animal do you think owns these footprints? (Answers revealed next week).

Paws are an example of an adaptation. Adaptations are special features or behaviours that make a plant or animal particularly suited to its habitat. Adaptations are a part of the evolutionary process.

•A tiger’s stripes aren’t just for looking good! They are an adaptation that helps them blend into the colours and shadows of their habitat, making them really hard to see
Annotate this sheet with other adaptations that help tigers survive in their habitats.

 

Coding:

Street Artist

Art and technology unite! With Kano’s Street Art Hour of Code challenges, creative minds of all abilities will code with a paintbrush, making beautiful, unique artwork. Along the way, makers will learn computer science principles while using a real programming language in an intuitive and engaging way. With our teacher resources and guided content, everyone can get in on the fun.

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

 

Day 5

Music:

Here is a link the the Year 4 practice page. Keep your practice up.

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

 

Well being:

This week choose one non-screen activity to complete each day from this poster

 

 

Literacy:

Watch this video about a spy fox.

 

  1. Write the dialogue between Fox and Dr. Hammer using correct punctuation.

Remember:

  • Direct speech should sit inside speech marks.
  • Each sentence should end  in punctuation and this should sit inside speech marks.
  • New line for a new speaker

Want more help? Watch this video

2. Design a ‘Bond-like’ gadget that fox could use in his missions.

 

Maths:

Answers to the White Rose questions from the last 4 days:

Interpret charts

Comparision Sum and Difference

Introducing line graphs

Line graphs

Today’s maths challenge asks you to create your own representation of a set of data.

If the world were a village

Art:

Design a wig 

 

 

 

Coding:

Eco Warriors#Trashtag

Code your own game and raise awareness for protecting our environment.

 

Matrix:

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix2 This is a new one.

Feel free to do projects from Summer 2 Matrix, or either of the wider matrices

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Week 10 (22.06.20 – 26.06.20)

Star of the week is ….

Whole School Task

We will be setting a task every two weeks that we would like EVERY child in Brecknock to have a go at. It doesn’t matter if you are in nursery or Year 6. It doesn’t matter if you are learning in school or remotely.

 

Task 2

Whole school task – Cooking

 

Day 1

Well being:

Try out these Yoga moves, using this poster

 

Music:

This week’s recorder practice is the ‘Introduction to Titanic‘!

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Read the next two chapters of Edward Tulane.

Then answer these questions:

  • Bryce reacted angrily when his father showed emotion towards Sarah Ruth – why? Do we know enough about the father to consider him an antagonist in our story?
  • At the end of chapter 20 we briefly meet several people – who could they possibly have been?
    Writing about the story:

Create a mind map of everything that has occurred so far. Are there any interlinking events or people that occur?

Now take this T/F quiz

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about money. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-1-Pounds and Pence

Additional maths questions about money

 

Art:

Follow Axel Scheffler’s process from pencil to paint, as he shows you how to draw your very own Gruffalo. You’ll be perfecting your own characters in no time.

Axel Scheffler: How to draw a Gruffalo

 

Coding:

Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 2

Well being: 

Play this game of Same Colour or Letter

 

Music:

This week’s recorder practice is the ‘Introduction to Titanic‘!

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Read the poems and answer the questions and extension task about Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch

(Reading task box)

Learning objective:

  • I have read the poem Munch, Crunch, Lunch

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

Continuing our lessons about money; watch the videos to accompany the lessons here

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-2- Ordering Money

Additional maths questions about money

 

Coding:

Imagine a world where anything is possible, then bring it to life with Scratch!

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 3

Well being: 

What’s your favourite song?

 

Music:

This week’s recorder practice is the ‘Introduction to Titanic‘!

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Re-read Be The Change – Munch, Crunch and Packed Lunch

(writing task box)

Learning objective:

  • I have made a poster using persuasive language, to other children, to have packed
    lunches with no plastic packaging.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

Continuing our lessons about money; watch the videos to accompany the lessons here

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-3- Estimating Money

Additional maths questions about money

 

Art:

Read more information here

Traditional song link

 

Coding:

Bring some of your favorite Cartoon Network characters to life by coding your own animation. Add more characters and make them jump, fly, and talk.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 4

Well being: 

Be mindful throughout your day

Music:

This week’s recorder practice is the ‘Introduction to Titanic‘!

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource.

Answer Week 5 grammar and spelling questions. 

(grammar and spelling task boxes)

Learning objective:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.
  • I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

Continuing our lessons about money; watch the videos to accompany the lessons here

(Answers are posted under Friday’s learning).

Lesson-4- Solve problems with money

Additional maths questions about money

 

Coding:

Explore NASA’s exciting new efforts to reach the Moon and then Mars. Students can design their own animated mission patch, imagine their life as an Artemis astronaut on the Lunar Gateway, and more. Beginners can try step-by-step tutorials, while experienced programmers can create their own original projects with block or text coding.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 5

Well being: 

What are your 3 things?

 

Music:

This week’s recorder practice is the ‘Introduction to Titanic‘!

Don’t forget to check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Rosa Parks and Emily Davidson are wonder women. Find out more about these heroes by reading ‘Real Heroes’ on oxford Owl. (You may have to log in but it is free to access. If you have extra time, explore some of the other books in the e-book library).

Look out for the amount of time the heroes spent in prison. Who was there the longest?

What do you think makes someone a hero? Write a detailed description, explaining your opinion.

 

Maths:

Friday Family Challenge 

Answers to this week’s previous lessons:

Pounds and Pence

Ordering Money

Estimating Money

Solve Problems

Money and Football Quiz:

Complete this Arsenal problem-solving quiz about money.

 

Art:

Junk modelling: use a selection of boxes, bottles, and anything else that might be lying around, wanting to be recycled!

Decide on a stimulus for the build. This could be a robot, a mythical creature or a character from a book that has been read with a member of your family. Discuss how the build might be decorated or embellished with any craft materials which may be available.

You may then want to write some instructions for the model. Instructions could contain headings such as ‘Materials needed’ or ‘How to make the robot as scary as possible’. Children could then follow each other’s instructions to make additional builds by posting them on The Year 4 Wall.

Additionally, you may wish to use your junk models to innovate stories, using them as puppets to tell and retell your stories. You could write story journeys for their tales, or create story books for their fictional tales.

 

Coding:

Learn to program your own amazing images and animations.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

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Week 10 (15.06.20 – 19.06.20)

Star of the week is ….

Whole School Task

We will be setting a task every two weeks that we would like EVERY child in Brecknock to have a go at. It doesn’t matter if you are in nursery or Year 6. It doesn’t matter if you are learning in school or remotely.

Task 1

Whole School Task – Self Portrait

 

Day 1

Well being: Try some of these tips for sleeping soundly

happy sleeping habits

 

Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice Rod’s website.

Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here: Year 4 workbook

Today, complete the first objective of Week 2:

Learning objective:

  • I have answered the questions using information from the text.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

Lesson-1-Write-decimals-2020

Additional challenge:

Choose a task from this table to complete each day.

Daily Maths Challenge

 

Art: Making natural dyes

·         Explore different things that can be mixed with water to make ‘paint’: instant coffee granules, red onion skin, tea, brown onion, carrot, beetroot, lemon, spinach, bark, roots, flower heads, (yellow middles of daisies), soil, etc. Read about these through researching on the internet.

·         Experiment with making shades of the same pigment – how much is needed to make it darker/lighter? Keep a record of trials and quantities.

·         Try combining colours to make new colours – are there any that you cannot make?

 

Coding:

Make your own Kodable mazes 

The most popular pre-reader app now includes a digital Maker Space! Make levels, design games, or build characters. Choose your activity and start creating with Kodable! Featuring JavaScript for upper elementary.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

Day 2

Well being: try one of these activities based on the book Happy, by Mies Van Hout: Hout happy

Video of the book can be found here.

 

Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice Rod’s website.

Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here: Year 4 workbook

Today, complete the second objective of Week 2:

Learning objective:

  • I have written using lots of description and adjectives.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

Lesson-2-Compare-decimals-2020

Additional challenge:

Choose a task from this table to complete each day.

Daily maths challenge

 

Theatre:

Watch The Globe’s 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, free on YouTube until Sunday 28 June 2020. The original performance took place at the Globe Theatre, London, in summer 2013.

 

Coding:

Codesters Bastketball

Learn the basics of coding in Python while creating your own Basketball game. You’ll learn how to add backgrounds and sprites, and how to use events to control the motion of sprites on the stage.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 3

Well being: try  this  novel  way  to  control  your  breathing. Bubble Breaths

 

Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice Rod’s website.

Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here: Year 4 workbook

Today, complete the third objective of Week 2:

Learning objective:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

Lesson-3-Order-decimals-2020

Additional challenge:

Choose a task from this table to complete each day.

Daily maths challenge

 

Art: Georgia O Keeffe was an American female artist. She has had her paintings displayed at some of the most famous galleries in the world. More recently, the Tate in London held an exhibition of her work. Here you can watch a video of the exhibition and find out more about her style of art. Have a go at re-creating your own flowers in the same style. You can use any materials that you have such as pencils, pens, crayons, chalk, paint or collage.

 

Coding:

Code a cartoon

Bring some of your favorite Cartoon Network characters to life by coding your own animation. Add more characters and make them jump, fly, and talk.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 4

Well being: empathy means to be able to understand and share someone’s feelings. Try one of these activities with someone from your house. 

 

Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice Rod’s website.

Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here: Year 4 workbook

Today, complete the fourth objective of Week 2:

Learning objective:

  • I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

Lesson-4-Round-decimals-2020

Additional challenge:

Choose a task from this table to complete each day.

Daily maths challenge

 

Geography:

Remember Pole Pole from our Zoom discussion? Next week we shall debate what should happen to Pole Pole.

If you couldn’t make the Zoom session, here’s a catch-up: Pole Pole (which means ‘slowly, slowly’ in Swahili) is a two-year-old elephant. The Kenyan government wish to send her as a diplomatic gift to a zoo in the UK.

Should Pole Pole be sent to the zoo?

Choose one of three view points to decide what should happen to Pole Pole; 1) the zoo, 2) the Kenyan government and 3) Pole Pole. Use the prompt cards to prepare a presentation about your view point. This can be shared at next week’s Zoom – 24.06.20

Prompt cards (basic)

Prompt cards (advanced)

 

Coding:

Plastic Pollution PSA

The problem of plastic filling our oceans continues to worsen. Luckily, you can make your voice heard with code through the Plastic Pollution PSA. After coding a PSA on plastic pollution using JavaScript, you can make a second video about any subject you care about! Learn to use loops, sine waves and customized emojis to make a unique project.

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Matrix

 

Day 5

Well being:

Do you like drawing?  Here are some tips for drawing a comic strip character

 

Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice Rod’s website.

Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

 

Literacy:

Read/Listen to Arthur and the Golden Rope. What do you notice about the way this book is organised? Do you know any other books like this? Why do you think the author has chosen to present it like this? Do you think the story would have been different if somebody else had gone to find Thor?

The illustrator in a picture book is often helping us to understand more about a text. Look closely at this picture. Can you find ten objects and explain what they were or what they did?

What is your opinion of Arthur? Do you think he is a hero? Who else are your book heroes?
Create a poster with all of your book heroes!

 

Reading:

Many of you I’m sure are curious to know what happens next in Edward Tulane. Read the Chapter 17&18.

Maths:

Answers to the last 4 days lessons:

Lesson 1 Answers – Write decimals 2020

Lesson 2 Answers – Compare decimals 2020

Lesson 3 Answers – Order decimals 2020

Lesson 4 Answers – Round decimals 2020

Today’s maths:

We often think of maths as a subject on its own, simply calculating answers to questions set by our teachers. However, it is thought that the invention of maths as a subject could date back to at least 5000 years ago when
Ancient Egyptian civilisations used it to develop calendars and help them to build architectural marvels like the Pyramids!
Ancient Egyptian civilisations developed calendars by looking at the movements of the sun. These days we use the months of the year, January to December, to help us organise, understand and categorise time periods.

  • If you can, go outside at different times of the day- try the early morning, lunchtime and later
    afternoon. Note down the time when you go outside. Can you read this time on an analogue
    and digital clock using the 12-hour clock and the 24-hour clock?
  • Can you use Roman Numerals to read and represent the time during these different times of the day? If this is tricky, draw a clock face with the numbers on the clock as Roman Numerals. Draw in the hands, a long hand to how the minutes and a short hand to show the hour.
  • During your time outside, look at the shadows on the ground. At which time of the day are
    they longest or shortest? Ask a member of your family to draw round your shadow at different times of the day and use a tape measure to measure your shadow in metres, centimetres and millimetres.
  • The Ancient Egyptians are famous for creating the Pyramids. Can you use modelling materials to create your own triangular and square- based pyramids. If you don’t own any modelling materials you could use matchsticks and Blue-tac, toothpicks and canned chickpeas or dry spaghetti and marshmallows.

Practice your times tables with Stone Age Stu using this game.

 

Coding:

Digital Mobile App. 

Make a mobile app where you can draw pictures on the screen!

 

Matrix: choose activities from either Matrix over the coming weeks.

Home Learning Matrix related to topics: Summer 2 Matrix

Wider learning matrix: Year 4 Homework Matrix1

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Week 9 (08.06.20 – 12.06.20)

Whole School Task

We will be setting a task every two weeks that we would like EVERY child in Brecknock to have a go at. It doesn’t matter if you are in nursery or Year 6. It doesn’t matter if you are learning in school or remotely.

Task 1

Whole School Task – Self Portrait

 

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Continue to practice your recorder with the support of Rod’s website.

Well-being:

A compliment is an expression of admiration or praise towards someone. Think about what you
feel when someone says something nice to you. It feels good, doesn’t it? Try this activity this week and make people in your life feel special.

Giving Compliments

Literacy:

For the coming weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. You will find instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here:

Pupil_English_Year-4-Workbook-WK1-4-V2

Today, complete the first objective of Week 1:

Learning objective:

  • I have carefully read and thought about the chapter

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

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

Worksheets can be found here:

Lesson 1 – Tenths as decimals 2019

Additional challenge:

Art:

Coding:

Make a quiz for your family!

https://www.gethopscotch.com/hour-of-code/2016/quiz-creator

Looking for more project work? Take a look at the Home Learning Matrix.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Continue to practice your recorder with the support of Rod’s website.

Well-being:

We are not designed to sit down all day! Stretch those muscles with some Yoga

 

Literacy:

For the coming weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. You will find instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here:

Pupil_English_Year-4-Workbook-WK1-4-V2

Today, complete the second objective of Week 1:

Learning objective:

  • I have written a diary using correct person and tense.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

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

Worksheets can be found here:

Lesson 2 – Dividing 2 digits by 10 2019

Additional challenge:

Science:

Persuade people to think about climate change, by creating a recycling poster.

Here is an example of one. You can see more images here

 

Imagine your ‘perfect world’ before climate change and pollution.

What would it look like? Sound like? Smell like? Feel like? Draw your new world and write a setting description to accompany it.

Coding:

Lightbot is a game that asks players to use programming logic to solve puzzles!

https://hourofcode.com/lightbot

Looking for more project work? Take a look at the Home Learning Matrix.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Continue to practice your recorder with the support of Rod’s website.

Well-being:

Literacy:

For the coming weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. You will find instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here:

Pupil_English_Year-4-Workbook-WK1-4-V2

Today, complete the third objective of Week 1:

Learning objective:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

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

Worksheets can be found here:

Lesson 3 – Hundredths as decimals 2019

Additional challenge:

Art:

Coding:

Turn an everyday hero from your life or community into a superhero by programming them to fly over buildings, spin, work with a sidekick, and score points by touching objects in a game.

https://hourofcode.com/googlehero

 

Looking for more project work? Take a look at the Home Learning Matrix.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Continue to practice your recorder with the support of Rod’s website.

Well-being:

Literacy:

For the coming weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. You will find instructions about how to use the resource and the resource, the resources and the text (at the end of the booklet) here:

Pupil_English_Year-4-Workbook-WK1-4-V2

Today, complete the last objective of Week 1:

Learning objective:

  • I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Maths:

This week’s lessons are all about place value. Watch the videos to accompany the lessons here:

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

Worksheets can be found here:

Lesson 4 – Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019

Additional challenge

Science:

Find out about the effect of exercise on your heart:

To check your heart rate put your first two fingers over just below your jaw; pressing GENTLY and feeling for the spot where you can feel your pulse. If you are having trouble, watch the beginning of this Kids Science Show video and ask a parent to help you.

 

Looking for more project work? Take a look at the Home Learning Matrix.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Continue to practice your recorder with the support of Rod’s website.

Well-being:

Literacy: Non-fiction 

Extended writing task. Write an information text about foxes.

Research foxes in general, or a particular tyep of fox and create an information text with facts (what they eat, how they hunt, where are they found in the world, what is there habitat like etc), pictures and short paragraphs. Don’t forget to include key vocabulary, such as – what is the collective noun for a group of foxes?

Maths:

Answers to maths work from Monday to Thursday.

Lesson 1 Answers – Tenths as decimals 2019

Lesson 2 Answers – Dividing 1-digit by 10 2019

Lesson 3 Answers – Hundredths as decimals 2019

Lesson 4 Answers – Dividing 1 and 2 digits by a hundred 2019

 

Charlie’s Delightful Machine: can you work out how to switch the lights on?

Maths Challenge:

Additional challenge

Art:

Check out her work in this museum

Looking for more project work? Take a look at the Home Learning Matrix.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

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Week 8 (01.06.20 – 05.06.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Follow along with this guided meditation. The most important thing is to breathe deeply!

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 3 – Divide 2-digit number by 1 digit number. Have a go at the worksheet and then check your answers. Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Reading: We hope you are enjoying reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, try your best to keep up each chapter. Today, read Chapter 14, but be warned, it is an emotional one! There are a couple of questions to think about at the end.

Brain Boost: Follow along with this mobility workout. Mobility exercises focus on being able to move your body freely. It is similar to yoga and stretching, but slightly different. It will help strengthen your muscles too!

Writing: Take a look at this advertising poster for a short clip, Pigeon Impossible. What do you predict it will be about? Watch Pigeon Impossible and recreate it as a comic. Although there is not any speech in the clip, try to add thought bubbles and sound effects to your comic.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Continue to practice your recorder with the support of Rod’s website.

Writing: Yesterday, we watched Pigeon Impossible. What do you think happened next? Did the pigeon continue to hunt for bagels and cause havoc? This is your chance to write a short sequel to Pigeon Impossible. Make sure you read through your work and ensure it makes sense. Try to make it exciting, it should be filled with action! Use your imagination!

Brain Boost: Follow along with this workout. Notice how slow and steady they both are.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 4 – Divide 3-digit number by 1 digit number. Have a go at the worksheet and then check your answers.

Reading: And so, Edward’s journey continues, where will he end up next? Are you feeling sorry for Edward? Read Chapter 15, think about how Edward must be feeling throughout this chapter. Answer the questions at the end.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern:  Spelling Rule 27 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – ci- to ea- In your best handwriting, write two sentences for each word. Challenge: write a sentence with as many spelling words as possible!

Mindfulness/Self Care:  STOP. Stand up and breathe. Feel your connection to the earth.

Tune in to your body. Lower your gaze. Scan your body and notice physical sensations or emotions. Discharge any unpleasant sensations, emotions or feelings on the out breath. Notice any pleasant ones and let them fill you up on the in breath.

Observe. Lift your eyes and take in your surroundings. Observe something in your environment that is pleasant and be grateful for it and its beauty.

Possibility. Ask yourself what is possible, what dreams you can accomplish if you put your mind to it.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern:  Spelling Rule 28 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – ei- to fe- In your best handwriting, write two sentences for each word. After you have finished play one of the spelling games for these words. I recommend ‘Segment Silhouette.’

Mindfulness/Self Care: Five Senses Exercise – Focus on what is around you using all your sentences will help you to be mindful and present.

·         Notice 5 things you can see

·         Notice 4 things you can feel

·         Notice 3 things you can hear

·         Notice 2 things you can smell

·         Notice 1 thing you can taste.

Maths: There is no worksheet required for this investigation. Just get a piece of paper, pencil and your critical thinking! 1, 2, 3, 4 investigation. Using the digits 1, 2, 3 and 4 and +, – , x and ÷ symbols make the numbers from 1 to 30. Each of the numbers has to be used every time, for example 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10.

Here are some more answers to get you started:
1 + 2 + 3 – 4 = 2
1 x 3 – 2 + 4 = 5.

See if you can work out the rest! Can you get all the numbers from 1 to 30?

Reading: What is going to happen to Edward? He is being treated poorly, but some might argue that he deserves it, as you mustn’t forget how selfish he was at the beginning of the story. What do you think? Read Chapter 16, there are no questions today, simply enjoy reading!

Brain Boost: Let’s go old school. Move like an animal!

Writing: True or false, it is illegal to feed pigeons in Trafalgar Square? It is in fact… true! It is illegal to feed pigeons in Trafalgar Square. What are your thoughts? Should we feed pigeons the street? Why? Write an argument for or against the following statement: we should feed pigeons on the street. Before starting, consider making a table with arguments for and against.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Grammar: Take a look at this Grammar activity. Answer the first 12 questions Grammar-Practice-Questions-yr-4 only. You may want to ask an adult to check your answers afterwards.

Reading: Let’s take a break from Edward Tulane and read about the Tour de France. Read the information and then choose which questions you would like to answer, the easier ones are at the start of the document, the harder ones are towards the end. Challenge yourself appropriately! Check your answers when you are done.

Brain Boost: Zumba combines dancing and fitness moves. Have a go at this 2 minute Zumba dance.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern:  Spelling Rule 29 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – fo- to h-  Try to remember the spellings by writing them several times, chanting and covering them up and testing yourself. Once you think you know them, have a go at this online test. Click on Practice / Test and it will take you there.

Maths: Keep practicing your times tables! Play this times tables game to warm up and then challenge yourself with these two quizzes! Quiz 1. Quiz 2. Ask someone to time you on both quizzes. Did you improve from last week? Are there any times tables you still find difficult? If so, write them down and practice them every day until you remember them easily.

Science: This half term, we are going to learn about the digestive system! But, how does it work? Watch Operation Ouch as they explore how our bodies digest food. Take a look at this poster for further information about the different parts of the digestive system.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Mindfulness Bell Exercise for Five Minutes: In this exercise, you begin by closing your eyes and listening for the cue. When you hear it, your aim is to focus your attention on the sound and continue your concentration until it fades completely.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Writing: Take a look at this interesting picture of a pigeon. What do you think is happening? Write a short story about the image, be as creative as you want! Perhaps this pigeon is evil and is attempting to take over the world with his army.

Spelling: Have a go at this spelling game. Drag the correct spellings into the box so the skull teacher can check!

Brain Boost: This one may feel strange. I want you to do stuff with your non-dominant hand (the one you do NOT write with usually). Try doing things with your non-dominant hand. So, If you are right-handed, have them use your left hand. I want you to try drawing for 10minutes and try writing a few sentences too with your non-dominant hand. This works muscles that hand is not used to using and it also challenges the brain. How did you do? Did it get easier the more you did it?!

Reading: It is important that you are reading independently for at least 20 minutes every day. What have you read recently? Write a review of the book, you may want to use this template. Be honest and justify your opinion.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Try this body scan meditation.

Maths: Log into your MyMaths and play any multiplication, X-Tables or division game of your choice. Enjoy, have fun and practice your maths at the same time!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Half Term (25.05.20 – 29.05.20)

There will be no online work set during the half term break.  This is a time to relax and recharge.  Online work will start on Monday, 1st June. In the meantime, here are our top things to do during the break:

  • Everyone’s a scientist this half term with the Francis Crick Institute
    Become a scientist for a week, this half term with the amazing online Discovery Week from the Crick. With crazy crafting, kitchen challenges and the chance to meet their brilliant scientists, as well as lots of downloadable resources to keep you busy. In each day’s task there’s a hidden clue to hunt down. Keep hold of these as by the end of the week, they’ll reveal the golden word and you’ll be in for a chance to win great prizes, including a £50 Amazon voucher.
    Check out the Discovery page and tune in everyday at 11am for daily activities on the website or Instagram (@thefranciscrickinstitute)
  • Enter the Puffin Big Dreamers Writing Competition. All you have to do is a write a story of up to 300 words, using the theme BIG DREAMS. But, you have to be quick as entries close on Thursday 28th May. Look at the National Book Tokens website for more information.
  • There’s still time to enter the Camden Science Challenge at Home! Create a science-based public health poster on staying healthy; this might advertise washing hands, social distancing, exercising regularly, eating well. Choose one thing to focus on and make an informative poster, it is up to you how you do that! There will be a winner from each class, send your finished poster to Tom or Zoë. The deadline is Friday 29th May.
  • Lots of you have been baking and cooking at home. Have a go at making something with your family and creating a set of instructions to go alongside it – a recipe! Take photos along the way and add them to your recipe. We would love to see what you make, send a copy of the recipe to Zoë!
  • Take a look at Kidz Bop, here you will find some great dance routines. Get your family involved and dance your way through the half term!

If you would like to do some additional learning, click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths for your year group. We recommend the Bitesize home learning page which has daily activities in all subjects for each year group (you can pick activities from previous weeks and from other year groups too).

Have a lovely half term!

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Week 7 (18.05.20 – 22.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 1 – Multiply 2-digit number by 1 digit number. Have a go at the worksheet and then check your answers. Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Reading: I’m sure all of you read over the weekend. Please write a review about the last book you finished. Use this template to help you. After you have done the review please read independently for at least 10minutes.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Explore the British Museum from the comfort of your own home! Plus this way you get to be there all by yourself! Use this map to travel around the museum looking at all the amazing things on display. Write down 3 exhibits that stand out to you and that you look forward to seeing in person when the museum re-opens.

Writing: Whilst I have you thinking about the last book you read I’d like you to write about it; but with a twist! Please recreate a new ending for the last book you read. Look at Tom’s example of a changed ending to Harry Potter to help you.

Brain Boost: Have a go at this Black Panther workout.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern:  Spelling Rule 26 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – br- to ce-. In your best handwriting, write two sentences for each word. Challenge: write a sentence with as many spelling words as possible!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Rod has found another great website to help you practice the recorder.

Reading: Read Chapter 12 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Then, answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

Brain Boost: Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. Last week you did pushups and squats for one minute each. How many could you do? Try again and see if you have improved! If normal pushups are too difficult, then do knee pushups. Make sure you are using proper form!  Write down how many push-ups and squats you did.
Challenge: how many seconds can you lie on your back and keep your legs raised 6 inches? Did you beat your time from last week?

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 2 – Multiply 3-digit number by 1 digit number. Have a go at the worksheet and then check your answers.

Writing:  Please watch this animated story called ‘The Ride of Passage.’ Write a detailed description of Toki’s rainforest. Your description should be detailed enough that it forms a picture in the reader’s mind. You need to pay attention to all the details of Toki’s rainforest using all of your 5 senses. Use this to help you write the description. Use this checklist to make sure that you have included all these elements in your writing.

Arts/creative: Thanks to Year 3 for showing us this great art game!  Try this excellent drawing game! Art Day 5 – Roll a Face Game! Click here to find the instructions: Roll a Face Game Instructions. If you don’t have any dice at home here is a dice template in case you need one! Fold a Dice. If you aren’t able to print don’t worry you can make your own template with a plain piece of paper.

Topic: Watch this video to learn even more about Volcanoes. After, put your knowledge to the test with this 5 question True or False Quiz. After check your answers here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Play the two player game –  Stay or Play! You have all played this before but the instructions are on the worksheet. Draw your own board, but use the same numbers. If you don’t have counters use coins, bottle caps etc.

Brain Boost: Set up an obstacle course in your house or outside. Have fun!

Writing: Please re-watch The ride of Passage.

After, plot how Toki is feeling at key points in the film. Remember to express how Toki is feeling at different points AND explain why. For example, in the beginning Toki is overwhelmed because he is trying to find a creature in the jungle which is so incredibly thick and luscious. Toki may also feel a bit downhearted because he has not yet found an animal that would impress his tribe.

Mindfulness/Self Care:  Clear your space (desk, room, binder, backpack)

Visual clutter is distracting.  Clearing and organizing your space allows you a few minutes of focused mindfulness, as you decide where to put your stuff and what to keep and throw away.  Once your space is clear, you have set the stage for more mental and emotional energy to focus and begin your work.

Science: Watch some animals at this zoo online. Click on the different animals live cam and watch them. I spent 20minutes watching a polar bear sleep; it made me very happy! Which animals were you favourite to watch and why?

Reading: Today, your teacher will be reading Chapter 13 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane via a Zoom call. Tell your adults to check their emails for the details!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: It has been a while. Do you still remember all your times tables? Play this times tables fishing game to warm up and then challenge yourself with these two quizzes! Quiz 1. Quiz 2. Time yourself for both quizzes. How quickly did you complete each quiz?

Mindfulness/Self Care: Take a digital break – Mindfully step away from your digital devices for periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centred.

Spelling/Handwriting: Review the Y3/Y4 spelling list and identify the words you find tricky. Practice writing them in your neatest handwriting and try to memorise them. Ask an adult to test you at the end of the day.

Reading: Read a chapter of any fiction book you have at home. Choose 2 of the characters. Tell someone in your family how the two characters are similar and different.

Brain Boost: Take a Music Break and dance around. Listening to music is a powerful mindfulness habit that can reduce stress, elevate your mood, make you smarter and offer many other mental and physical health benefits.  Taking a break to actively listen to music for a few minutes during your day can help you return to your work in a more positive, peaceful, and productive frame of mind. In fact, listening to music—especially classical music—can change your brain in ways that improve memory and learning.

Writing/Art: Here is the link to the animated story ‘Ride of Passage.’ So far we have focused on Toki. I found Toki to be very endearing – which means easy to like. Now, I want you to describe the chameleon in lots of detail. Check out Tom’s example, then have a go yourself. After you have finished the description, try drawing a gigantic chameleon but instead of Toki, draw yourself riding him!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Brain Boost: Join Tom at 9am to do a Joe Wicks Morning Workout! If you miss it don’t worry, you can still watch and follow along by clicking here.

Maths: Have a go at this Magic Squares investigation. Like all maths investigations, this one requires you to think logically and use critical thinking. These are the solutions, which you should use to check your work or if you get stuck.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Show Appreciation -Take time to show appreciation to someone.  The emotion of gratitude has consistently been one of the strongest happiness boosters known in scientific literature.

Reading: Read any book of your choice for 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.).

Writing: Here is the link to the animated story ‘The Ride of Passage’ in case you want to watch it again. At the end of the story Toki and the chameleon go off into the distance. Write another page to the story explaining what happened to Toki and the chameleon after they left. Where did they go? What did they do? Did anything exciting happen to them?

Typing / Handwriting: If you have a laptop / computer have a go at the stage 1 typing lesson and activity here. If you do not, then use this list of French greetings and practice your handwriting whilst learning French at the same time. Write 2 lines of each word or phrase in your neatest handwriting.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Week 6 (11.05.20 – 16.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: I hope you have managed to get your head around decimals. It can seem a bit confusing at first but when you understand their relationship to fractions it should make sense. We are now moving on to rounding decimals. Watch the video for Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 1: Round Decimals.   Answer the questions and check your answers. Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Reading: So far, you have read 8 chapters of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Please re-read chapter 8 and summarise what happened in this chapter in a short paragraph. Remember, a summary should be short and concise. Only mention the key parts of the story.

  • If you are feeling really brave you can use drama and your acting skills to summarise the story so far. You may video your acted summary and upload it / email to me if you would like!

Mindfulness/Self Care: Gratitude is the ability to recognise and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives. Please list three things you are grateful for right now.

Spelling / Handwriting: Edward Tulane has some excellent vocabulary. Please write two lines of each of these words. Can you memorise what all the words mean? Get and adult to test you.

Writing: Edward has been rescued by the fisherman. Please write a thank you letter to the fisherman from Edward. Make sure you describe what it was like under the sea for all those weeks and how you feel now that you have been rescued. Try to include:

  • Lots of descriptive vocabulary.
  • Details of how you feel to be rescued.
  • New vocabulary from the spelling / handwriting list.
  • Synonyms / metaphors.

Brain Boost: Did you know that throughout history and across the world people dance? Every culture has their own unique dances. Humans love dancing because it makes us feel happy. Some people don’t like dancing because they feel shy or embarrassed, but it is important to show a growth. Please dance along to this video or another Just Dance video if you don’t like the song.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Remember to keep practicing your recorder. Take a look at Rod’s suggestions here.

Reading: Read Chapter 9 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Then, answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

Brain Boost: Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. Do pushups and squats for one minute each. If normal pushups are too difficult, then do knee pushups. Make sure you are using proper form!  Write down how many push-ups and squats you did. Keep practicing because next week we’ll see if you can do even better! Challenge: how many seconds can you lie on your back and keep your legs raised 6 inches?

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 2: Halves and Quarters.  Have a go at the worksheet, remember to refer back to the video if you get stuck. Check your answers when you have finished. If you finished quickly, choose one of the challenges here that you have not yet done to have a go at.

Writing: If you have not done so already please read chapter 9. You need to so you can do the writing. At the end of the chapter the author writes:

“Life, for a very long time, was sweet. And then Lawrence and Nellie’s daughter came for a visit.”

The author has created suspense. It makes the reader instantly wonder what will Lawrence and Nellie’s daughter do that stops life being sweet? What’s going to happen next? This is a clever technique by the author because it makes you want to read on. You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what happens though I’m afraid!

For now, please write a paragraph about what you predict will happen next. Why does everything stop being good when Nellie and Lawrence’s daughter arrive? What does she do? What happens? Use these sentence starters to help you.

  • It was going to be a normal day until…
  • Lawrence and Nellie’s daughter was…
  • I couldn’t believe when she…

Remember to keep your predictions interesting but believable. You must also explain your predictions.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: Spelling Rule 25 – Word list – years 3 and 4 – a to bi In your best handwriting, write two sentences for each word.

Next, play a game to help you practice! Click on Spelling Tiles to play the games (I suggest Segment Silhouette)

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 3: Pounds and Pence. It is important to remember that there are 100penies (p) to every pound (£). 100p=£1, 200p=£2, 150p=£1.50 etc.. Have a go at the worksheet  and then check your answers . Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Brain Boost: Yoga is good for your body and your mind. Follow along with this 10min Yoga session.

Writing: Because many of you are going to be reading together on Zoom today, the writing task is not about Edward. Look at the picture here. Use the image as inspiration for your own writing below. It could be an imaginative story, a poem, a how-to, fantasy, graphic novel, or a persuasive piece. Be creative and have fun!

Mindfulness/Self Care: Drink a large glass of water. Drinking water is so important for your body but also your mind.

Science: Watch this video about why animals have different teeth. Animals have different teeth depending on what they eat. After you have watched the video please write down the differences between teeth of a predator, omnivore and carnivore.

Reading: Today, Tom will be reading Chapter 10 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane via a Zoom call. Tell your adults to check their emails for the details!

Handwriting: Write one line of each synonym you can think of for the word ‘great.’ e.g fantastic, amazing, incredible etc. How many can you think of? Make sure your handwriting is perfect and that you are practicing joining-up.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 3: Ordering Money. Have a go at the worksheet and then check your answers. Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Spelling / Handwriting: Review the Y3/Y4 spelling list and identify the words you find tricky. Practice writing them in your neatest handwriting and try to memorise them. Ask an adult to test you at the end of the day.

Writing: Edward has cruelly been thrown in the dump. He must be feeling a variety of negative emotions. Please draw a picture of Edward in the dump and around the picture write down all the emotions Edward must feel. e.g. devastated, furious, anxious etc.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Listen to an audiobook. Relax close your eyes and listen to this audiobook. You do not have to listen to the whole thing, but give it at least 15minutes! We spend so much of our days staring at screens, it is important to rest our eyes sometimes and just listen to something.

Reading: Read chapter 11 and answer the questions.

Brain Boost: Try this 10 minute workout. See if you can keep up with Alfie!

Topic: Did you know Volcanos can erupt under water and new islands can form from the cooled magma? Lets continue our Volcano learning journey by checking what you remember so far. Watch this video. After, complete this worksheet (the instructions are at the top).

If you get stuck go back and look at this powerpoint Zoe shared with you last week!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: You have done this monster money investigation before. You have all been working hard learning more about money. Now challenge yourself and have fun with this investigation that I has been made a bit more challenging!

Brain Boost: Yoga is good for your body and your mind. Follow along with this 10min Yoga session.

Writing: If you had one superpower what would it be? Explain why you have chosen that superpower, what would you do with it, and how would it change your life?

Mindfulness/Self Care: Bake or cook. Ask an adult what one of their favourite things to eat as a kid was. Ask them if you can make it with them!

Typing / Handwriting: If you have a laptop / computer have a go at this typing game. If you do not then use this list of French animals and practice your handwriting whilst learning French at the same time! Pick your favourite animals and write 2 lines of each word in your neatest handwriting.

Science: Have a go at creating your own pinball power machine. You should have many of the materials needed but may have to think outside the box to substitute things you are missing. E.g tea spoons instead of lollipop sticks! Let me know if it turns out well, I may have to make one myself!

Reading: We have been reading a lot of Edward Tulane. Take 15minutes to read a book of your choice. Make sure you read every day, it is SO important. It makes your reading and writing better, it is good for your brain and it is enjoyable too!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Week 5 (04.05.20-07.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: We are moving on with decimals and comparing them fractions. Watch the video for Summer Term – Week 1, Lesson 1: Make a whole. Answer the questions and check your answers. Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Reading: So far, you have read six chapters of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Can you summarise what has happened so far? Remember, a summary should be short and concise. Only mention the key parts of the story. When you have finished, take a look at Zoë’s summary, is yours similar?

Mindfulness/Self Care: Listen to this calming music, and think about all the things you are grateful for. You might choose to listen to this music whilst you’re working to help keep you focused.

Spelling: Review the Y3/Y4 spelling list and identify the words you find tricky. Practice writing them in your neatest handwriting and try to memorise them. Ask an adult to test you at the end of the day.

Writing: Edward has been thrown overboard by two cruel boys. Edward is completely alone and has been stripped of his clothes. All he can think about is Abilene. But, what can Edward see? As he falls deeper and deeper into the ocean he is surrounded by new things. What do you think he can see? Draw an image of what Edward has dived into. Add descriptive vocabulary to your sketch – this will be helpful for tomorrows writing activity.

Brain Boost: Here is another Harry Potter inspired workout for you to try.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Music: Remember to keep practicing your recorder. Take a look at Rod’s suggestions here.

Reading: Read Chapter 7 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Then, answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

Brain Boost: Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. How many ways can you use your upper body? Push ups, planks, shoulder taps and climbing are some examples.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 1 – Lesson 2:  Write decimals. Have a go at the worksheet, remember to refer back to the video if you get stuck. Check your answers when you have finished. If you finished quickly, choose one of the challenges to have a go at.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Have a go at this breathing exercise, try your best to relax.

Writing: Using your sketch from yesterday, and your ambitious adjectives, have a go at writing a paragraph to show where Edward is. Take a look at Zoë’s model, feel free to magpie phrases but remember not to copy.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: Words with the /eɪ/ sound spelt ei, eigh, or ey (e.g. eight, they… etc.) In your best handwriting, write two sentences for each word. Challenge: write a sentence with as many spelling words as possible!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 1 – Lesson 3:  Compare decimals. It is important to remember the differences between <  and > take a look at the crocodiles to recap. Once you feel confident, have a go at the worksheet and then check your answers. Remember to take a look at MyMaths for extra maths work.

Brain Boost: Complete this Black Panther workout!

Writing: Edward is completely alone and he cannot believe it, but he is missing Abilene. Pretend you are Edward and write a letter to Abilene trying to persuade her to come and find you.

Mindfulness/Self Care: If you have a printer, you can print off this Positivity Board Game and play with your family.

Science: Today, we would like you to take part in the Camden Science Challenge at Home! We would like you to create a science-based public health poster on staying healthy; this might advertise washing hands, social distancing, exercising regularly, eating well. Choose one thing to focus on and make an informative poster, it is up to you how you do that! There will be a winner from each class, and then your work will be seen by a judging panel! It is a very exciting opportunity. To enter, send your finished poster to Tom.

Spelling: Today’s spelling rule is quite tricky: Possessive apostrophe with plural words. Take a look at this PowerPoint to help explain why the possessive apostrophe differs for certain words. Then, have a go at the different spelling tile activities.

Reading: Today, Tom will be reading Chapter 10 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane via a Zoom call. Tell your adults to check their emails for the details!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Watch the video for Summer Term Week 1 – Lesson 4: Order decimals. It is important to remember the difference between ascending and descending for today’s lesson. Have a go at the questions and then check your answers. Finished? Choose a challenge from here to have a go at, they’re quite tricky, don’t give up!

Mindfulness/Self Care: Spending no longer than 10 minutes, use this time to write down what is worrying you at the moment. Worry to your hearts content and share with an adult if you like.

Spelling: There are many words in the English language that sound similar but are spelt differently and have different meanings. Take a look at these homophones and near-homophones. Write the definition for each of the words to identify the differences.

Reading: Read The Official Safe-Tea Shelter and answer the questions. Today you have 4 questions to answer, this shouldn’t take you long! Check your answers only when you are finished.

Brain Boost: Try this 10 minute workout. You complete each exercise for 30 seconds with 30 seconds rest. Repeat twice! Star jumps Squats, Jogging on the spot, Bicycle crunches, Bunny hops.

Grammar: They’re, There or Their? Correct the sentences using the correct homophone. If you can’t remember the differences between the homophones, take a look at this PowerPoint to recap.

Topic: Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. Take a look at this PowerPoint, where you will find images of the remains of Pompeii and additional information.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Bank Holiday

Today is a Bank Holiday, so enjoy spending time with your family. Here are some suggested activities:

  • Design your very own Super Bear for Waitrose and John Lewis and enter their competition! They want you to design a Super Bear that can be made into a real teddy bear at the end of the year. To find out more, check out their website.
  • Have a pizza party! Here is an excellent recipe for homemade pizzas.
  • Take a look at JustDance on YouTube and compete with your family member. Who has the best moves?!

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Week 4 (27.04.20 – 01.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Take a moment to reflect. How are you feeling? How are your family?

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: Words with the /k/ sound spelt ch (e.g. echo, chemist… etc.) Write a sentence in your neatest handwriting using each word.

Maths: Last week, the maths was a bit tricky, so well done for persevering! We are going to continue with hundredths, but you should feel more confident in yourself now. Start by watching the video for Week 2 Lesson 1 – Divide 2-digits by 10. Remember, you can watch the video as many times as you need. Have a go at the activity and check your answers.

Reading: Hopefully you are enjoying reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Today you should read Chapter Three. There are three questions to answer at the end of the PDF.

Brain Boost: Become a superhero in this 5-minute workout!

Writing: Chapter 3 from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ends with Pellegrina telling Abilene she has a story to tell her about a beautiful princess. What do you think the story is about? Have a go at writing your own short story about a princess, be creative as you wish but be sure to read through it afterwards and edit.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Mindfulness/Self Care:  Are you being healthy whilst you are at home? Your challenge today is to make sure you eat at least 5 pieces of fruit and veg! Ditch the chocolate and have a piece of fruit as a snack.

Maths: It is important to remember that one tenth is equivalent to ten hundredths. Watch Week 2 Lesson 2 – Hundredths. Today is all about understanding the value of different fractions. Try the activity and check your answers once you have completed it.

Reading: What do you think of Abilene? Is she a nice owner? It is time to read Chapter 4 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Answer the questions once you have finished reading.

Writing: Edward Tulane is about to set sail along with Abilene and her parents. This is a huge journey and will change the way the Tulane family live. How do you think Edward is feeling about the trip? Is he excited, anxious, or indifferent? Write a diary extract from Edward. Remember, you are writing in first person and as it is a diary, you can be completely honest about your feelings!

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: Words with the /sh/ sound spelt ch  (e.g. chalet, chef… etc.) After memorising the spellings, ask an adult to test you. Remember, we test the words randomly, not in the same order!

Brain Boost: Did you miss the Joe Wicks workout this morning? Don’t worry, have a go at this workout with him instead!

Music: Rod has created a website to support you with practicing the recorder.  Please practice ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon’ at the start of Book 2 this week.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Have a go at this 5 minute Yoga Routine. (Try not to laugh!)

Maths: Watch Week 2 Lesson 3 – Hundredths as decimals. Today we are going to have a go at finding equivalent decimals and hundredths, it’s easier than you think! Try the worksheet. Remember, you don’t need to print the worksheets, so don’t worry about completing the hundred square part of the first activity, just try to visualise it.  Check your answers.

Writing: Now you have read four chapters of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, you should start to have a better understanding of Edward as a character. Do you like him? Why? Have a go at completing a character description, in a similar way to what we do at the start of a new book. Words to describe Edward’s physical appearance should go on the outside and his personality should go inside.

Brain Boost: Tired? Can’t concentrate? You need a movement break! Get up and have a quick walk around the house and return to work feeling revitalised.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt – gue and the /k/ sound spelt –que (e.g. rogue, unique… etc.) Try one of the spelling tile activities.

Reading: Zoë will be reading Chapter 5 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane today at 1:30pm (Tahiti) / 2:15pm (Hawaii) via Zoom. It is a very exciting chapter; you don’t want to miss it! Ask your adults to check their email for the Zoom link.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Grammar: Where, Wear, Were or We’re? Have a go at this worksheet and see if you can work out which homophone is needed for each sentence. If you are stuck, have a look at this PowerPoint, hopefully it helps explain the differences.

Brain Boost: Every hour take a break with star jumps for 1 minute. How many can you do? Can you improve your record each time?

Reading: Take a look at this image from Chapter 6. What do you think is going through Edward’s mind? Predict what you think is going to happen to Edward. Then, read Chapter 6. Enjoy!

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: Words with the /s/ sound spelt sc (e.g. science, ascent… etc.) Have a go at the practice test.

Maths: It is important to understand the value of each digit when it has a decimal point. Watch Week 2 Lesson 4 – Hundredths on a Place Value Grid. Complete the worksheet and then check your answers.

Topic:  Why do earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place on Earth? Well, it’s all down to tectonic plates. The earth’s crust is split up into dozens of pieces called tectonic plates, which “float” on top of the mantle. Warmed by the blazing-hot core, the mantle churns in circular convection currents, dragging tectonic plates along for the ride. Watch this video to find out more!

Mindfulness/Self Care: Now that you have finished your work, take 5 minutes to calm down. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Grammar: Complete this Grammar Mat. Choose which level of difficulty you think is best for you. Check your answers once you have completed it.

Brain Boost: Today’s workout video is a bit longer than usual, so why not get your family involved?

Reading: Today’s reading activity is designed to be speedy! Read Spotting a Tsunami and answer the questions. Check your answers once you are finished.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Why is Cinderella bad at football? Because she’s always running away from the ball! Remember to laugh! Tell a joke to someone in your family to make them laugh. This will guarantee that you laugh too!

Maths: Nearly there! At the start of the week you looked at what happens when you divide a 2-digit number by 10, but what happens when you divide it by 100? Watch Week 2 Lesson 5 – Divide 1 or 2-digits by 100. Have a go at answering the questions and then check your answers.

Spelling: Choose one of the games to play and practice a mixture of Year 4 spellings.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Week 3 (20.04.20 – 24.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Grammar: Look at this worksheet about direct speech and fronted adverbs. You should be familiar with both of these grammatical terms! If you can’t remember, have a look at these revision cards.

Reading: On this document, you will find various extracts, which we will read throughout the week. Today, have a look at Enormous Eruptions. Read the text carefully and then have a go at answering the questions. Remember you should look back at the text to help find the answers. The answers are listed below when you are finished.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Sit somewhere outside, garden or balcony, or by the window. Close your eyes and listen to all the sounds. Can you write down what you can hear?

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern Words with endings sounding like /ʒ/ or /t/. Have a go at the spelling tiles activities here.

Maths: We are going to start looking at the similarities between fractions and decimals. Watch the video for Week 1 Lesson 1 – Recognise tenths and hundredths. Then, answer the questions and check your answers.
There are numerous activities on MyMaths to complete if you finish quickly. (Ask an adult to email Zoë for your login details if you have forgotten!)

Brain Boost: Get dancing with a similar activity to musical statues, why not get your family involved?

Wider Curriculum: This term, our topic is Active Planet! We will be looking at volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters that take place on Earth. Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern: The suffix –ous. Try a test when you feel confident.

Reading: Scroll down to Gladiator and read through it, make a note of any words you are unsure of and check their meanings when you have finished reading. Once you have carefully read the text and ensured you have understood, answer the questions and check your answers.

Brain Boost: Zumba like a minion!

Writing: Look at this new chocolate bar. Your task is to write a persuasive advertisement for this new chocolate bar, today you should plan your writing outcome. You will need to consider the ingredients, how healthy it is, how much it will cost and what it tastes like. Take a look at Zoë’s plan if you’re feeling stuck. You might choose to use a thesaurus to help you think of exciting adjectives.

Maths: Watch the video for Week 1, Lesson 2 – Tenths as decimals. Have a go at the activity and check your answers. Don’t worry about printing the worksheet, copy it down into your books. Remember, you can re-watch the video and pause it whenever you want help.
There are numerous activities on MyMaths to complete if you finish quickly.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Dragon breaths! Hold your hand in front of your face, take a deep breath in through your nose, when you breathe out whisper the word ‘hah’..how does it feel on your hand?

Music: Rod has created a website to support you with practicing the recorder.  Please practice ‘Sur le Pont d’Avignon’ at the start of Book 2 this week.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: You are making good progress with tenths. Do you understand the value of a tenth? Watch Week 1, Lesson 3 – Tenths on a place value grid. Then, complete the activity and check your answers. Refresh your understanding with the video if you are stuck.
There are numerous activities on MyMaths to complete if you finish quickly.

Brain Boost: Can you work out like Spiderman?

Writing: It is time to write your persuasive advertisement about Choco Power! Look back over your plan from yesterday, remember to include ambitious vocabulary and most importantly, be persuasive!

Spelling: There are quite a few words ending with –ous. Continue to review the spelling pattern: The suffix –ous. Try the spelling tile activities.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Crow challenge! Place two hands on the floor in front of you, touch your knees to your elbows, can you balance with one foot off the ground? Can you take both feet off and balance..?

Reading: Independently read for 20 minutes, find somewhere comfy and get stuck in! Zoë will be hosting a reading session at 2pm today using Zoom, she will be reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

Take a look at the front cover and start predicting what you think the book might be about. Tell your adults to check their email for the link! See you soon!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Watch Week 1, Lesson 4 – tenths on a number line. You should not find the activity too challenging. Do not forget to check your answers.
There are numerous activities on MyMaths to complete if you finish quickly.

Spelling: Review the spelling pattern –  Endings which sound like /n/, spelt –tion, –sion, –ssion, –cian. Can you find the definition for each of the words?

Topic: To begin our Active Planet journey, take a look at this PowerPoint all about volcanoes. What were you most shocked by? What are you interested to find out more about? Take a look at this video when you are finished.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Mindfulness 5-4-3-2-1. Notice or write down: 5 things you can see 4 things you can touch 3 things you can hear 2 things you can smell 1 thing you can taste

Grammar: Lots of you forget to use capital letters in your writing! Look at these sentences and add the capital letters and full stops in the correct place. Check your answers when you are finished.

Reading: Scroll down to Perseus and read the story about a strikingly good looking man. Once you have carefully read the text and ensured you have understood, answer the questions and check your answers.
Yesterday, Zoë read Chapter 1 from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, if you missed the Zoom call, you might want to catch up on the reading. Zoë will make another Zoom call next week to continue reading.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Writing: Today we will look at an Acrostic Poem. What is an acrostic poem? Read this acrostic poem, what do you think? What is the poem about? How do you know? Now, have a go at writing your own! It might be a good idea to plan first, think of descriptive phrases for each letter and then turn it into a poem.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Try to do 5 yoga poses in a row without stopping. See how many combinations you can make up!

Reading: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Chapter Two Read the second chapter and have a think about how Edward must be feeling throughout this chapter. Do you feel sorry for him? There will be new vocabulary throughout this chapter, see if you can read around the word to figure out its meaning.

Spelling: Spooky Spellings! Have a go at the game to test your spelling.

Brain Boost: Learn a dance routine for ‘Uptown Funk’!

Maths: Well done for sticking with tenths all week, you are doing well! Watch Week 1, Lesson 5 – Dividing 1 digit by 10. Complete the activity and check your answers.
There are numerous activities on MyMaths to complete if you finish quickly.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Easter Break (06.04.20 – 17.04.20)

There will be no online work set during the 2 week Easter break.  This is a time to relax and recharge.  Week 3 work will start on Monday 20th April. In the meantime, here are my top things to do during the break whilst you’re indoors:

  • Sit on your sofa with a big bowl of popcorn and watch one of these feel good films! Then, why not have a go at writing a review about the movie in 100 words? You could win yourself £20 if you submit your review to IntoFilm!
  • Things might feel a little weird at the moment, but try not to worry. We are all in this together! Take a look at this Calm Zone, here you will find breathing exercises, yoga videos and much more.
  • Fancy a game? Take a look at these Maths Games. We have played most of them in class, have a go at teaching them to your family!
  • A lot of you have started baking, so here you will find a list of our favourite recipes! Remember to ask an adult to help.
  • Do you have a pack of cards? Take a look at these different card games and have a go at learning how to play with your family. Have you got what it takes to beat them?
  • Are you a big Disney fan? Have a go at drawing a Disney character using these tutorials. When you’re done, why not take a quick trip to Disney World in this virtual experience?
  • Continue to practice your recorder when you get time. On this website you will find resources to help you. Explore the website and you will find other musical ideas for around the house!

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Week 2 (30.03.20 – 03.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Wellness/Self Care: Take time to show appreciation to someone.  The emotion of gratitude is one of the strongest happiness boosters.

Writing: Zoe has written a letter to you. Write a reply to her in your home learning books, be sure to edit it! You should then redraft it – this could be in neat handwriting or typed. Ask an adult to send it to Zoe and see if you get a reply!

Spelling: Revise the rule: adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable. Have a go at the different games to recap.

Reading:  Read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ by Hans Christian Anderson. Read it in your head first and then out loud, be sure to practice your expression. Underneath the story there are questions to answer. Check your answers once you have completed them. Once you have done that, have a go at retelling the story as a storyboard.

Brain Boost: Take a short break. Animal walk around your house (crab walk, bear crawl, snake slither, frog hop, duck walk, kangaroo jump and inch worm).

Maths: Watch this video to recap column subtraction. Answer the questions and check your answers once you have completed them.
There are also activities set on MyMaths for you to complete.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Reading: Re-read ‘The Princess and the Pea’ by Hans Christian Anderson. Look at the picture called ‘Garden Scene’. This is from a version of the story by a writer called Lauren Child. The Prince is talking to the King and Queen. What do you think they could all be saying?

Wellness/Self Care:  Drink a large cool glass of water.

Writing: Complete this worksheet on adverbs. An adverb describes a verb, adjective or another adverb.

Maths: Watch this video to recap the method for multiplication. Answer the questions and check your answers once you have completed them. It is important that you know your times tables, so keep on practicing!

Brain Boost: Do you have what it takes to be a Jedi? Have a go at the training!

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The /ɪ/ sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words (e.g. gym, myth… etc.). Have a go at the different games to recap.

Music: Rod has created a website to support you with practicing the recorder. They are all tunes you have learnt, the aim is to be able to play them all from the easy notation (A) and be able to play them from proper notation (C). Spend 30 minutes practicing.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Wellness/Self Care: Take a digital break.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each.

Maths: You will find today’s work tricky if you don’t know your times tables, try a quick game of Hit the Button to warmup! Watch this video to recap the bus stop method for division. Answer the questions and check your answers

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The /ʌ/ sound spelt ou (e.g. couple, touch… etc.). Play the different games to recap.

Reading: This is the first part of Lauren Child’s version of The Princess and the Pea’ by Hans Christian Anderson. How is it different to Hans Christian Anderson’s version? Which do you prefer? Answer the questions about the story.

Writing: Using what you have read so far from Lauren Child’s version of the story, have a go at using direct speech. Speech marks are missing from the sentences, it’s up to you to edit them. Choose which level of difficulty you think is best for you (Version 2 is a little trickier).

Brain Boost: Time for a tabata workout with the Avengers. Get moving!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Brain Boost:  Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. How many ways can you use your upper body? Push ups, planks, shoulder taps and climbing are some examples.

Maths:  Often, we have to multiply by 10, 100 or 1000 quickly. Watch this video to see the method required for multiplying with powers of 10. Then, have a go at answering these questions (only do the first 20 questions). Check your answers once you have completed them.

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The suffix –ation. Have a go at the different games to recap.

Wellness/Self Care: Take a Music Break. Listening to music is a powerful mindfulness habit that can reduce stress and elevate your mood.

Writing: Create dialogue for the different scenes from The Princess and the Pea.  Once you have produced dialogue, choose one scene to write the story for. Be sure to add direct speech and ensure it is punctuated correctly. Read it out loud when you are done to ensure it makes sense.

Reading: Now that you’ve read two different versions of The Princess and the Pea, have a watch of this version. How does it differ? What did you like/dislike?

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Now that we have recapped various calculation methods, you should be ready for a set or arithmetic questions. Have a go at this arithmetic test. Give yourself 40 minutes to complete it. Ask an adult to mark it using this mark scheme. How did you do?

Grammar: Have a go at completing this grammar mat. Choose which level of difficult you think is best for you. Check your answers once you have completed it.

Wellness/Self Care: Colouring is an easy way to practice mindfulness. It takes full focus and requires you to slow down and think about what you are working on, getting other things out of your mind. Have a go at drawing a unicorn, follow this tutorial.

Spelling: Revise the spelling rule – The suffix –ly. Have a go at the different games to recap.

Topic: Read these facts about orangutans. Make notes using this research sheet to help you summarise your findings. You may wish to do some further research online.

Brain Boost: Take a moment to rock out! Follow this video and enjoy!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Week 1 (23.03.20 – 27.03.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Practice your 4 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Complete this Equivalent Fractions worksheet. Remember, whatever you do to the denominator you must do to the numerator.

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. Choose your level of difficulty, it starts off with the easier questions and get harder. ONLY when you have completed the questions, mark your answers.

Wellness/Self Care: Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for.

Writing: We have been looking at endangered animals. Research the Rhino using this worksheet and this website. Remember to take notes, this will make it easier for writing!

Brain Boost: Have a go at this quick workout, get moving!

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Practice your 5 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Complete the worksheet, you need to subtract the fractions. Remember, you do not subtract the denominator! It stays the same!

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. Choose your level of difficulty, it starts off with the easier questions and get harder. ONLY when you have completed the questions, mark your answers.

Writing: Using your research sheet from yesterday, write your first paragraph of your chronological report. What type of animal is it? Where does it live? What does it eat? Remember to make your writing interesting, try to use show not tell and do not list!

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Drink a large cool glass of water.

Brain Boost: Complete this 3 minute workout!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Brain Boost:  Start your day with some exercise, wake up feeling fresh!

Maths: Practice your 6 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Complete the Column Addition worksheet. Check your answers ONLY when you have finished.

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. Choose your level of difficulty, it starts off with the easier questions and get harder. ONLY when you have completed the questions, mark your answers.

Writing: Using your research sheet, write the second paragraph of your chronological report. Why is the animal endangered? How can we help? Remember you are trying to persuade the reader.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds. Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4:  Complete your work in your home learning book.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Take a digital break.  Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each.

Maths: Practice your 7 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Yesterday you had a go at column addition. Can you answer the following word problems? Choose the level you would like to try (challenge yourself!).

Grammar: Identify the adverbs in the sentences found here. Check the answers when you have finished.

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Brain Boost: Have a go at this Harry Potter workout! It is quick and fun!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5: Complete your work in your home learning book.

Maths: Practice your 8 times tables and complete this worksheet.
Today you will have a go at column subtraction. Be careful when exchanging is needed. Complete the worksheet, you might want to copy out the questions into your home learning books.

Grammar: Identify the nouns in the sentences found here. Check the answers when you have finished.

Mindfulness/Self Care: Have a listen to the Hungry Flamingo.

Writing: Here is a picture of a Sun Fish.

Write a description of the fish. Remember to include lots of adjectives. You might want to use a thesaurus to discover new vocabulary.

Handwriting/Spelling: Pick three words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and practice your handwriting. Write two lines of each word in your handwriting book.

Brain Boost:  Build some muscular strength and muscular endurance. How many ways can you use your upper body? Push ups, planks, shoulder taps and climbing are some examples.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.