Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

I hope you are all enjoying your break, keeping busy and staying safe at home!


If you check back each Monday, I will add a different set of lessons or challenges for each subject to have a go at each week. Don't worry about printing off the resources like some of them suggest, you will be able to tackle all of them without needing to print!

I would love to see what you've all been up to during our time away from school. We have set up a class email address for you to send pictures of your work to so we can post some on the website. Please send any work you have done to: y4homeschoolwork@well-lane.wirral.sch.uk

Well done to Ellie for sending in some fantastic work she did on fractions, it was lovely to see how hard you are working while away from school!

29th June

Maths: Well done to those children who battled valiantly on Sumdog to complete their 1000 questions this week!

As well as Sumdog, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’ here! Daily lessons and activities are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. 

The key to most Maths in Year 5 is...times table knowledge! Here is an online times table checker to test speed and accuracy. 25/25 is the score to aim for and it is there to remind the children to keep on going too even after 25/25 has been achieved!

English (Reading):  Various celebrities are reading chapters of ‘Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone’ on Wizarding World. Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione in the Broadway theatre version of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, Eddie Redmayne who is well known for playing the role of Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series. There are also challenges and quizzes set after each chapter for you to try too! If you click this link and sign up to the site (it's free!) you will be able to listen to the whole book for free, https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters

David Walliams also continues to read each day with all readings available to catch up on here. Plus a range of audio books continue to be available on The World Book Day website too

English (Writing): Think about the question 'What if everyone knew what you were thinking?' What would the world be like if this happened? In your first paragraph can you say why it would be a good thing; in the second paragraph say why it would be bad; and in the third can you say whether you think it would be good or bad overall.

English (Spelling): Have a look and choose the group that will be a challenge for you, please see this week’s spellings below:

Group 1: information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration, fixation, inflammation, elevation, restoration

Group 2: jar, jacket, jog, join, gem, giant, giraffe, magic, adjust, energy

 

Science: Can you try one of these experiments at home? 

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/dry-erase/

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/dancing-hearts/

There are also lots of other exciting resources for science available online. A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found on the Explorify website here. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

For additional tasks, you can also visit the following website here where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

History: This week, have a go at this lesson from BBC Bitesize on the Anglo-Saxons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bkjp3  where there are some videos to watch and some information to read which leads into an art activity.

Geography: Well done to all of you who have been trying the map and symbols quizzes, this week can you have a look at this page on compasses and directions then complete the quiz at the end https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills/compasses-and-directions

Due to school being closed children are going to work from home. Every child should also be reading the books sent home and going onto TT Rockstars at:

 https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/20551

Children can also use their TT Rockstars login to sign into NumBots. The website is:

 https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

 

You could also carry on through the lessons on code.org using our class code - HLQYWB - and your own personal login details you have been given: 

http://code.org/ 

We have also subscribed to Emile.

Your login is your first name then the first letter of your surname and the password is pupil. You take online challenges in Math and English which then earn you points. Why don't you have a go?

www.emile-education.com

 

In addition to this, children have their homework grids in their homework books. They can be working through the activities remaining on their grids during this period of absence.

As well as TT Rockstars, Numbots, code.org, your work packs and homework grids, all of the following websites have free access at the moment and have lots of resources to support your learning:
 

#Edsential At Home

Each day a member of the EdSential team will post a physical challenge for staff, pupils and parents to attempt. You can follow these challenges at https://twitter.com/EdsentialUKH_WB please ensure you speak to an adult before posting/commenting on any posts.

EdSential have also created free resources including ideas for craft and keeping active at home, this can be accessed at https://edsential.com/edsential-at-home/ 

Wirral School Games have created a Twitter page https://twitter.com/WirralSG where you can find various fitness challenges. Please ensure you speak to an adult before posting/commenting on any posts.

 
Stay safe and we will hopefully see you all soon! 
Mr Redfearn & Miss Jones
 
Welcome to Year 4!
 
We have a busy and exciting Summer term lined up.  We will be learning about Anglo Saxons and Vikings and will keep this page updated regularly with what we have been learning in Year 4.  
  
P.E will be on a Thursday this term, so please make sure all children have a labelled PE kit (white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and black pumps).
 
Our school councillors are Levi and Scarlett.  They will be representing Year 4 in school council meetings and suggesting ways we can improve our school.
 
You will find our Spring planner below detailing some of the activities the children will be doing this term.
Sumdog 
 
I have created Maths challenges on Sumdog which you can now go on.

The link to access the login page on the site it:

https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in?

I have emailed Sumdog logins to all parents / carers, if we have an updated email address, if not I have posted it out to you.

Science
 
Year 4 have begun the Spring term investigating sound. We investigated how sounds are created, how sounds travel, and how the travel through different states of matter.
 
In the second half of the Spring term we studied Animals including humans and will be looking at teeth, the digestive system and food webs. We have even had a go at making our own human digestive system, from its beginning all the way through to its end!
 
Art
 
In art, we went outside to look at the different shapes and textures of the trees in our playground.  We spend some time sketching the trees focusing on using different pencil strokes to show texture.
Here are some of our finished pieces.
French
 
We have learnt how to great each other and say how we are feeling.  We have also learnt a rhyme and made finger puppets (called Francois and Marie) to practise retelling the rhyme to each other.
We learnt about the artist Matisse and looked at some of his art work including l'escargot.  Using our knowledge of size, shape and colour vocabulary we created art work in the style of Matisse. One partner (l'artiste) asked our partners (l'assistant) for the correct coloured pattern to complete the art work.
 
Our French feast!
Relationships and Health Education
 
In Relationships and Health Education/SMSC, we have discussed ways to keep safe both online with Miss Jones.  We have also written poems about people who are important to us and talked about the ways in which our parents and carers help us, as well as how we can help them in return.
Maths
 
We have been working hard on lots during the Spring term, we have looked at multiplication & division, area, fractions and decimals.
History
 
During the Christmas term we learned about the Romans.  We discovered what an empire is and used dated maps to see how far the empire spread during this era.

We learnt about Boudicca’s rebellion and acted in role as a character from Roman Britain.  We used drama to show how that person would have felt and behaved.

Computing
 
We have been working on our coding and problem solving skills using code.org - we've really enjoyed improving our knowledge.
 
We have used the word processing skills we developed last term as part of our French Day activities, creating a fact file on a famous French person.
PE
 
In PE we have been playing basketball. We are starting to become very good indeed, NBA here we come!
English
 
We read 'Manfish' a biography of Jacques Cousteau, we are going to write our own narrative about an invention similar to his Aqualung. 
Design and Technology
 
We are learning to make pavilions this term and tried using cocktail sticks and plasticine to make various structures.   Some were more successful than others!
Our pavilions are coming along nicely, we'll be adding the cladding to them soon.