Home Learning During Coronavirus Pandemic
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the Year 4 home learning page and the start of our Summer Term! We hope you have had an enjoyable Easter break at home with your families.
A brief update about Y4 Home Learning this term. For Maths we will continue using the White Rose Maths home learning resources (which we also use in school ). These include a daily learning video to support your child’d understanding and an accompanying worksheet to complete(answer sheet to be provided). Additional Times Tables practice sheets and optional maths extensions will also be supplied. Miss Crocombe will upload a short audio to explain the learning overview for each week.
The BBC have also partnered up with the White Rose team, and other well trusted education providers – and will be delivering a tailored day of learning ( age group specific) across BBC iPlayer and Red Button. BBC Bitesize Daily, as the online service will be called, will home a new Maths and English lesson for every child every day. Where possible we will link areas of our Maths learning to tie in with these BBC daily lessons. More information to follow as programming details are released. Furthermore, if you are looking to supplement your child’s learning further: see a range of additional activities listed below under Other Resources.
Our topic this term should be ‘Aquatic habitats‘ linked to our focus story ‘The Water Horse’ by Dick King-Smith. This is usually a very popular topic with our Year 4 children with lots of opportunities to explore related areas of learning( e.g. habitats, location geography, animal classification ). Therefore we will try our best to base our English and Topic curriculum learning around this!
Miss Edwards has also uploaded Art lesson plans for Term 5 – which are based around our topic.
We are always delighted to receive any work from the children which we can share in our Year 4 Gallery below. Also if you would like to sign up to our Year 4 Dojo page please reply to the email sent from the office at the end of last term. We will also continue to upload a weekly letter for your child to read, just to say hello from us!
The Year 4 team continue to wish all our families the very best for the upcoming weeks.
Best wishes to you all!
Emma Crocombe and Lizzie Clarkson
Weekly letter for the children
Hello everybody! Sorry I couldn’t record my usual voice clip this week as we had some issues with the website yesterday! This week we are learning about fractions! I have uploaded the video for you to use for lesson one. For the following lessons you will find the videos in the link below. You will also find a times tables challenge below, maybe you could time yourself to see how long it takes you?
You will find in lesson two a fraction wall which may help when looking at equivalent fractions!
Have a great week of Maths learning!
BBC Bitesize– See daily maths lessons.
– White Rose video guides (vimeo links from lesson 2)
Additional times tables activity Times tables challenge
Activity:Lesson 1 – What is a fraction
Extension Monday extension
Extension Tuesday extension
This may help you- Fraction wall
Extension Wednesday Extension
Extension Thursday extension
Non – fiction research (word document)
Non – fiction research (PDF)
Planning template (This is a template you can use or you could come up with your own)
Chapter 4 (new)
Project work (To be completed over the week):
This week in science we are going to carrying on looking at classifying animals. You can classify animals into the groups: vertebrates and invertebrates.
We would like you to create a poster, leaflet or Powerpoint (or anything else you can think of!) on this topic. Be as creative as you like and please share your learning with us.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 (BBC bitesize has some great information and some short videos)
Art – Term 5 (20/04/20 – 22/05/20) Miss H Edwards
This term the children will be looking at Aquatic Animals, inspired by the book ‘The Water Horse’. They will be responding to the theme using a range of materials and learning a range of techniques to help them with their work, including drawing, printing, and painting. I have attached a wide range of aquatic animals that they can draw, however, if the children want to use their own that they have found on the internet or in a book, please do.
Week 1 – Drawing using basic shapes
Week 2 – Mythical Maps
Week 3 – Origami Aquatic Animals
Origami Easy Dragon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CmCKm20t5A
Origami Diplodocus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wchdAxg_WCY
Origami Sea Serpent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZVxvqC6lYY
Origami Seahorse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-rStSBp2M
Origami Turtle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUI7lqO5t0
Origami Seahorse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUI7lqO5t0
Week 4 – 3D Aquarium
This week we are going to look at creating a habitat for our aquatic animals. You can use some of the origami animals for your habitat, or some of the drawn animals from the previous week’s lessons or create some new ones. The link at the bottom will show you how to do it.
Remember, if you do not have the materials shown in the video, you will need to find something else in your house.
Sometimes the most creative works of art are made through improvising and developing ways of overcoming challenges.
Resources: Cardboard box, Paper, Coloured paper, Scissors, Glue, String
Week 5 – Finishing week NEW
This week you will be given the opportunity to complete any of the projects that you have started. Remember to e-mail pictures of your work in.
Have a look at some of your map work on Emma Reynard’s website: https://www.emmareynard.com/gallery
And again, thank you for all of the lovely work that you have been sending in, such talented children! xxxx
BBC bitesize– Bitesize have updated their website to really enhance home learning. Every day there is a bank of lessons uploaded for each year group which covers all subjects.
From week 3 our Maths lessons will coincide with BBC bitesize for further learning and content.
Also see BBC Bitesize TV for a daily episode lessons to further support and engage learning.
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/– a range of interactive resources and learning packs
OxfordOwl – Free E-books This is a very good website (Oxford University Press) lots of information for parents to support children’s reading, spelling and learning at home. Year Group specific.
More E- books to be found here: https://readingeggs.co.uk/
– Try learning to draw with children’s illustrator Rob Biddulph! Daily 10 minute drawing activities! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg
-You could draw, paint or make in anyway a rainbow to display in your window. People can then spot them when they go for a walk! You could add a positive message. Take a photo if you like and send it to the school office so we can put it here.
|Miss Clarkson’s in her kitchen window!||Jess||Laila||Daisy|
|Sylvie’s rainbow in her window||Josie||Greta (& Felix!)||Izzy|
|Fred||Lola||Nia & Miss Clarkson||Ellie & Jess (& Lara)|
|Ella||Freddy E||Ollie||Gregor’s concertina book|
If you would like to share some of the artwork that you have created at home, please photograph it and email it to the school office. We will then post it in this gallery. Do have a look at Jo Acty’s ArtWorks website for more Arty ideas https://www.artworks.org.uk/links