Year 4

 Work to be undertaken during the closure of the school:

Optional: My Activity Book

Mrs Trueman's Home Learning Information

 

Each week, Paddington will oversee the new tasks and activities. Keep checking our Class 2 page to see what other adventures he gets up to whilst he's staying with Mrs Trueman... things could get messy!

Each week, Paddington will oversee the new tasks and activities. Keep checking our Class 2 page to see what other adventures he gets up to whilst he's staying with Mrs Trueman... things could get messy!

If you're struggling to keep up with Joe Wicks or simply need an extra challenge, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly) is teaching a dance class every morning at 11.30am. You can watch her live or catch up later on all her classes on YouTube.

 

   ***** PURPLE MASH UPDATE ****

Well done to all of you who have managed to get to grips with this. It has been a learning curve for us all and we had no warning to be able to practise at school. Anyway, you're doing great! Just a few pointers:

  • The '2Do' and 'Alert' tabs let you know that I have been in touch or set work.
  • Remember to use the 'Hand in' button when you have completed your work. This allows me to know you have finished and not just paused to get some exercise. If you go on the 2Do tab at the top, my comments will appear and you can choose to either 'continue work' or 'Hand in'. The background changes from blue to turquoise when it has been corrected and checked.
  • There is a 'display board' on the Sharing tab. When I have checked your edited work, it will be displayed for everyone to see.
  • If you have any problems please email school as we are constantly in touch with each other or in school to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
  • We have got this!

Week 9 - 8 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.

Week 8 - 1 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 4 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27410/English_Y4_Week_8.zip Continue to learn more about stories and poetry using this week's pack of resources.
  • Spellings: accident, accidentally, actual, actually, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle: these are the first ten words from the Year 3 & 4 statutory spelling list.  Practise these using the look, cover, say, write, check method, then write a sentence for five of them into your book.  Make sure you check your spellings carefully.
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. Here is the link to this weeks first lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1  You will find a new one every day of this week.
  • IXL: Maths and English.
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and will launch on Thursday so I will will update then with the details. In the meantime, try these challenges: You Raise Me Up - https://youtu.be/OpCYIFVse-w , The Big Step Up - https://youtu.be/ZVuekPx368E Squat with a Hat - https://youtu.be/WGQT-heCdAY   Limbo- https://youtu.be/FDRH4RXLNIk Flamingo Balance - https://youtu.be/qcvPseJGb08 .
  • Science: It will be tricky to teach 'Electricity' as home learning but I have tried hard to come up with some really useful ideas so that you can all keep on track. Don'y worry because the topic is revisited in Year 5/6. For now, if you watch this video, you can begin to learn about circuits. Then read through the PowerPoint which has some quiz questions on. The following sheet, complete or incomplete, has a short activity to do. There are some interactive games to build circuits (but be careful as you need to use all the bits like a jigsaw!) activity 1 and activity 2. Both will need Flash to work.
  • History: We will begin our journey into Ancient Greece this week. To set the scene, watch this video clip and work through the following PowerPoint (try not to click on to the answers for the timeline before you've done the activity!) Now you have had an introduction to this incredible era of world history, there are two timeline activities. The first one (timeline 1) will remind you of where the Ancient Greek civilisation fits in time and the second (timeline 2) looks at significant events within the era. Some research may be necessary but take note of the dates, and remember the order of BC and AD. If you are having any difficulties printing out, just do your own version of the work straight into your book. This history topic will take shape over the weeks so take pride in your work and keep it all together to show me on your return.
  • Purple Mash Art: I have set a 2Do using 2Paint a Picture. Can you brighten my day by painting a glorious Greek beach with sparkling aquamarine seas and  a temple on the hills in the background? 
  • RE: Find and read a version of the story of Joseph and his Multi-Coloured Dream Coat (or watch the musical!) Think about jealousy, justice and feelings of respect. Re-read where the brothers throw Joseph into the pit. Was this the right thing to do? What should they have done? What do you think about what they told Jacob? 

    Imagine you were one of the brothers. Complete a picture with a speech bubble to explain to Jacob how you feel about Joseph getting the coat.

Bank Holiday Monday and half term break:

Enjoy your holiday week. 

Week 7 - 18 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 4 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27254/English_Y4_Week_7.zip This week you will be learning about adverbials, writing a letter and learning about poetry.  
  • Spellings: helping, helped, helpless, helper, helpfully, unhelpful, graph, paragraph, autograph, photograph, geography, biography.  These words are based on the root words: help and graph (suffix from the Greek for "describe," "write" or "draw").  Write sentences for each word, underlining the root word in each spelling, e.g. helpful.
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/  Continue using the daily lessons on  BBC Bitesize Maths this week.  
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize and English.
  • PE: There is a brilliant new SSP competition this week, a Home Pentathlon which includes: a shuttle run, long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and target throw. All events use simple equipment found at home and there are videos to show examples. The details and entry form is on the following link, https://activehumber.co.uk/programmes/pe-and-school-sport/school-games/school-games-isolation-challenge. The competition closes on Tuesday 26th May.
  • Science: To continue with your work on 'Electricity', I would like you to investigate where our mains electricity could come from. After following this PowerPoint and then record the six main sources of power to make electricity: fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, wind, solar and geothermal. Write a sentence to explain what each is and, if possible, find a picture or the name of a power station which uses each source.
  • Geography: In readiness for our focus on Greece, I would like you to use this world map and complete some mapping tasks aimed at the objectives for your year group. Please find, neatly colour and label Greece. Then lightly colour and name the continents of the world, the major seas and oceans, the equator, the Arctic and Antarctic circles and the two hemispheres.
  • Purple Mash: I have found some quizzes on the site to go with the geography and set them in your 2Do. There looks like a lot but they are super quick and can be done when you have completed the map work. 
  • RE: Martin Luther King was a truly inspirational leader. Why was his faith such an important part of his life? Listen to his famous, 'I Have a Dream...' speech here.                  Draw a dream cloud in your exercise book. Write 'I have a dream and write your own dream about justice. 
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate the cockerel and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition. The competition closes May 30th and, if you feel the need for an extra tutorial, there are many YouTube videos which show some brilliant step by step drawing lessons.

Week 6 - 11 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 4 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27222/English_Y4_Week_6.zip Try to share reading of the stories this week.  There is also a PowerPoint to help with grammar this week.
  • Spellings: Practise these spellings and write a sentence containing each one: family, different, factory, lottery, interest, heart, favourite, purpose, promise, library, breathe, history, ordinary.  Read the words again to yourself.  Underline the letters that you don't sound out, or don't sound out distinctly, like this: family.  The underlined letter is called an 'unstressed vowel'.  
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbtpg8  We are moving to BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons this week.  The focus is solving multiplication and division problems and there are some super activities for you to try.  
  • IXL: Maths  and English.
  • PE/Tennis: Here are some great tennis challenges and fun games to keep you fit and active.  Tennis
  • Science: We would have started our new topic of 'Electricity' this half term. In order to keep on track with your learning, please work through the following PowerPoint to begin thinking about how much we rely on electricity and then complete this Venn diagram or simply draw your own to investigate appliances around your home which use either battery power, mains electricity or both. You could draw some items or even use pictures from the internet or magazines.
  • Geography: You have now had some experience in recognising and locating countries in Europe, but how much do you know about places in the UK? Use this map to try and name cities in the UK. Check how well you have done here when you finish, answers.
  • Music: A 2Do task has been set for you on Purple Mash. Use the composition programme to put together a piece of springtime music. There are 4 lines of music which are played simultaneously (at the same time). Experiment with having a simple beat on one line and then complimenting sounds/tunes on the others. You do not have to fill each space with a sound so experiment until you are happy with your tune, then hand it in for me to hear.
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate the cockerel and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition. 

Week 5 - 4 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.  
  • Year 4 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27102/English_Y4_Week_5.zip This link includes lessons for every day this week. Start at lesson 1.  There is a Powerpoint with sound to help with grammar this week.  
  • Practise these spellings and write sentences containing each one in your book: able, table, vegetable, reasonable, reasonably, lovable, horrible, incredible, invisible, responsible, sensible, sensibly. able and ably are related suffixes, as are ible and ibly e.g. It was a terrible worry for her.  She was terribly worried.  Can you think of pairs of words with related suffixes, e.g. lovable, lovably?  Write them down.
  • Year 4 Maths:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ here are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 4 Summer Term 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Drama/Speaking: I would like you to start looking for a poem to read, learn and perform. Your choice may be funny, scary or dramatic but make sure it is one which allows you to show expression, develop your vocabulary and perhaps some small actions or movement. There is advice available here from some experts such as  Michael Rosen and CBBC actors. When you have practised and perfected your poem, see if someone can record you and send it to the school office. 
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • IXL: Maths and English 
  • PE/Dance: Our wonderful School Sports Partnership has begun to launch isolation competitions with some brilliant prizes. The first is a dance competition. The following link SSP DANCE will give you access to the rules and how to enter. Good luck!
  • Topic/Geography: To increase your European knowledge, I would like you to choose, research and write about one country of Europe. Find out about the capital and other important cities, language, currency, traditions, industry, famous landmarks, diet etc. Include the features of: title, subheadings, introduction, diagrams, maps, charts, technical and specific vocabulary and a summary. You can chose to present your work as a Purple Mash file (I have set a 2Do), a double page spread in your topic book or a PowerPoint. However, you must ensure that you have spent time checking and editing your work. Capital letters, spellings, punctuation and grammar are extremely important.
  • Science: To bring our 'Habitats' topic to a close, I would like you to go out and investigate your immediate area (this will need to be close to home, ie your garden to comply with social distancing rules). Your aim is to observe wildlife and look for dangers it may face. Read this Habitats PowerPoint and then use these sheets: habitat surveyenvironmental dangers and helping habitats to draw your habitat, recognise some danger points and come up with a plan. You can either print the sheets out or do your work directly into your topic books. There is also a game you may enjoy playing.
  • RE: Having found out about Ramadan last week, how well can you do in this Newsround Quiz? 
  • PSHE: Although we are not able to go out and about as often as usual, it is still crucial that everyone keeps safe on and around our roads. Here is a fun sheet with some important messages to ensure you take care: road safety.
  • Citizenship: On Friday 8th May the United Kingdom should have had a very special Bank Holiday - a decision had been made to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.    It is very important that we still take time to reflect on this historic day, I am sure Captain Tom Moore will be joining the celebrations too. Watch this short BBC film,           VE Day and then enjoy some code-breaking puzzles and activities devised by the brilliant people at Bletchley Park. This is an incredible war museum with a difference; it was the nerve centre of code-breaking during WWII where some of the finest mathematicians in the country worked to solve clues in order to crack wartime messages.

Week 4 - 27 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.  
  • Year 4 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27014/English_Y4_Week_4.zip This link includes lessons for every day this week. 
  • Practise these spellings and write sentences containing each one: massive, excessive, aggressive, decisive, explosive, exclusive, expensive, competitive, motive, active, attractive, captive. Can you see the letter pattern each spelling has in common?  Can you add a suffix to each word to make a new one?  For example, excessive/ excessively.  Check the meaning of words you don't know in a dictionary. 
  • Year 4 Mathshttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ here are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 4 Summer Term 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • PE: As an extra task, try our new weekly challenge which has been set by the local Sports Partnership. You can watch a video clip and then have a go! Send me a video if you are successful. You need to throw a ball in the air and see if you can spin right around before you successfully catch it again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mrGbuhJUKs&feature=youtu.be.
  • Science: This week I would like you to investigate the different habitats that livings things come from and look at the characteristics they have to allow them to thrive. Work through this PowerPoint and then choose one of the following habitats to work on in order to produce the classification work: DesertUrbanRainforestWoodlandArcticOcean (the different habitats are in order of difficulty so chose one to suit your confidence). 
  • Geography: To begin our European study, chose 10 different countries from this continent and record them alongside their capital cities. If possible, print out this map and identify your chosen countries using colour and a key. This work can be presented in your topic book.
  • Art: This week, try your hand at photography. Spring has brought colour and life to our gardens and even though we can't go far, I would like you to send in the best photograph you can take to symbolize spring. It can include plants or animals but try to stick to wildlife within its natural habitat rather than your pet. You can only enter one photograph so chose wisely and send it via the school website. I will upload all the images on to the Class 2 page at the end of the week. 

Week 3 - 20 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 4 English: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/documents/27025/English_Y3_Week_3.zip This link includes lessons for every day this week.
  • Practise these spellings and write sentences containing each one: important, believe, busy, business, century, describe, experiment, February, medicine, particular, potatoes, remember, difficult, imagine.  A syllable is a part of a word that can be sounded by itself.  Every syllable has a vowel sound, for example: mud/dy.  Say the words on the list to yourself and write down how many syllables you hear in each e.g. im/port/ant  has 3 syllables.
  • Year 4 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 4 Week 2 (the second on the site) activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Continue to work through your Times Table Workbook.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce White Rose (H1-H4 and F11) and English to work alongside the Hamilton (B1-B4 and F1-F3).
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • PURPLE MASH: Watch my story written especially for you! It's on the display board called 'Class 2 Home Learning Stories' and it is narrated too if you have sound on your device. I used '2Create a Story' and I would like you to have a go too (it has been set as a 2Do). Watch the instruction video and play around with it. Ask permission from your parents if you, like me, decide to use the camera to take selfies, but you can also draw or use clipart images. Your story, which should be about your home learning experience, will only be accessible to Lockington pupils and only after I have checked it. Remember to click on the 'hand in' button so it can be marked.
  • Science: Classifying Vertebrates Activity. To further sort animals in a more scientific way, we now need to begin to ask the right questions and use diagrams to assist us. Use the Classifying Vertebrates Powerpoint for information, then complete the first classification key sheet one either by printing out the sheet or drawing your own in your home learning topic book. Then, on sheet two try to devise your own questions (there are 3 sheets which get progressively more difficult so choose the one you feel challenges you.) Play the 20 questions game against someone at home.
  • RE: Muslims are about to enter their most important month, Ramadan. This will be followed by the festival of Eid. Learn all about these on this fact-packed presentation and then match the words on this sheet. You will need to listen to the song and use the key words on pages 18 & 19 of the presentation.
  • Art/RE: Draw around your hand and wrist. Research the beautiful henna designs Muslims use to decorate their bodies. Design your own intricate pattern or copy a mixture of your favourite images. This RE work could be completed in the back of your science topic book (turn the book upside-down to start as a new subject).

Easter Holidays!

We have been sent the following link from the diocese with lots of ideas and activities if you need inspiration during this time.

Holy Week Activities

One project we would really like you to do is to make a miniature Easter garden. The link above has super ideas of how to add to this daily to include many important elements which show different aspects of the life of Jesus in a creative and natural way.

You can take pictures of your finished gardens and send them to the school email address or use the brand new Class 2 blog (see below) to share with us all.

CLASS 2 BLOG

I have managed to set up a sharing blog so that we can chat, ask questions about work and share what we have achieved so far.                                                                                     On PURPLE MASH, go to your own home page and click on the 'Sharing' icon (the green world) then click the 'Shared Blogs'tab and you should see Paddington's picture on the Home School Blog. Read my message and let's start talking!

NB: If you have not yet checked the Class 2 page on this website, please do to see our latest Virtual Achievements and news from Paddington.                                                        Those of you who need to catch up on home school learning tasks, please make sure you do so quickly.

Week 2 - 30 March 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.
  • Purple Mash Maths 2Do: Missing Numbers and Fact Families. Write your workings neatly in your maths exercise book with the date(s).
  • Maths: visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 4 Week 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Spellings: practice these spellings each day and use them in sentences:  break, brake, piece, peace, mail, male, herd, heard, reign, rain, weight and wait.
  • Year 3/4 EnglishDownload Pack for Week 1 There is a lesson for each day, similar to the work we would have covered in class together.  Record your work in your English book - try your best and either write directly into your book or onto the sheets which you can print out.  Include dates.
  • English: Write a diary account of you first week in Lockdown. Use your English exercise book and concentrate on presentation of handwriting and spelling. You may 'talk' to your diary as if it were a friend. What have you done? How do you feel? What do you miss? Try to begin sentences in interesting ways.
  • Sumdog: Reading Challenge
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • IXL: Maths M1 - M4 (division) and English G1 - G4 (prepositions)
  • Science: Grouping animals activity. Use the PowerPoint Grouping Animals for information, then complete the Venn Diagram Grouping Animals either by printing out the sheet or drawing your own in your home learning topic book. Finish the work by challenging yourself with this short quiz: Grouping Animals Quiz again, either print it out or write the questions and answers neatly into your book. 
  • Art: If you haven't already put a rainbow in your window at home, make sure you have one by the end of the week. Check the Class 2 page of the school website to see our rainbow with Paddington standing proudly underneath. 

Week 1 - 23 March 2020:

  • Joe Wicks work out or some exercise each day.
  • Start your maths mystery booklet from your work pack.
  • Choose one language activity from the pack.
  • On IXL, work through the maths section on 'Place Value' (B1-B9). Remember, if you get anything wrong, really look at the advice.
  • To start off your science project of 'Habitats', can you research the 6 main animal groups of: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and insects? Present your work to show your understanding of each group (a brief description) and some careful drawings of animals which fit in each category.
  • On Purple Mash, I have set a science task. You can access this on the '2Dos' tab. Once completed, use the 'Hand in' icon and you can even leave me a comment about your work. I can then view it, comment back and even reward you! Let's see if we can make this work for us.     
  • SUMDOG: I think I have managed to set work on this site too! For those who haven't used it before, it starts with some games and uses these to set your level. You can see how you rank within the class with your progress at your own confidence level.