w/c Monday 18th May
We hope that you have found a routine that works for you whilst learning at home. As we have suggested previously, completing English and maths tasks in the morning before moving onto other areas of the curriculum might work well for you, as this is what you are used to in school. Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize are continuing to support your home learning and have new weekly schedules of interesting lessons.
Here is this week’s Year 4 schedule for BBC Bitesize:
Check out the lessons for this week (week 5) on Oak National Academy:
This week’s English learning is based on reading and writing non-chronological reports. The maths learning for this week is all about solving problems involving money and measure. Can you develop different strategies to plan and solve problems? Have you ever wondered where different colours come from? Take part to find out! You can also learn how to express your feelings in Spanish and draw man-made objects in proportion so that they look really realistic!
We’ve put the links to some of the most popular websites below. Just click on the logos to be taken to these websites.
Remember that the websites we have signposted you to previously will be continuing to add more learning opportunities. Choose the websites that work best for you!
Reading and BookTrust
Reading is a vital life skill. It’s really important that you continue to read at home like you would normally do when you are at school. Spend time reading what you enjoy to read. Reading allows you to be transported into new worlds and introduced to new characters. Through reading, you can learn new words, experience different emotions and gain knowledge. Please continue to build reading into your daily routine.
Explore BookTrust HomeTime! There are free online books, videos, games and book-themed quizzes. You can even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
Are you a Spelling Master? Take the quiz to find out! If you are not a Spelling Master yet, don’t worry! Take time to learn the spellings that you found tricky throughout the week. Use a range of strategies to help you to learn them. You could try drawing the shape of the word, clapping the syllables or seeing how many times you can write the word in just one minute! Take the quiz again to see if you have become a Spelling Master!
Do you like computer science? Do you enjoy using Scratch? Are you missing your computing lessons?
Mr Wickins, who is a Computing at School Master Teacher and a primary school teacher, has a range of online lessons using Scratch that are designed for children of junior school age. Watch his videos to learn independently. All of the lessons follow four stages from Task, to Design Algorithm, to Coding and finally to Evaluating/Debugging. The first lesson teaches you how to create a maze game. All of the lessons are short YouTube videos. Click the link below to access them:
Have a try and see what you think!
Did you know that this week is British Sandwich Week?
British Sandwich Week (17-23 May 2020) celebrates this ultimate food to go. The sandwich has long been enjoyed in Britain and it is still very much a popular staple lunch.
What is a sandwich?
There is a lot of debate about this! The British Sandwich Association defines a sandwich as: Any form of bread with a filling, generally assembled cold - to include traditional wedge sandwiches, as well as filled rolls, baguettes, pitta, bloomers, wraps and bagels.
Why are they called sandwiches?
According to stories, the modern sandwich is named after Lord John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), who enjoyed playing cards. As he liked playing cards so much, he did not like to leave a game to eat a meal. He would therefore ask waiters to bring him slices of meat between two pieces of bread. He became known for this and others started asking for “the same as Sandwich!” and this developed and changed to people asking for “a sandwich” instead! And the name stuck!
Did you know that there is a town called ‘Sandwich’?
Sandwich is a town in Kent but the name has no direct connection with a sandwich. Its origin comes from the Saxon meaning for ‘Sandy Place’ or ‘Place on the Sand’.
Can you create your own sandwich?
Design your own sandwiches. One could be your sandwich heaven and the other your sandwich hell! Write a recipe and draw an illustration. You could create an advert to promote your creation.
Maths - Times Tables Rock Stars
The results of last week’s battles are coming soon. Watch this space!
More battles have begun this morning. 4BP are battling against 4AE and 4KS are challenging 4CW. Which classes will become champions this week? Use your times tables knowledge to help your class to victory! Good luck!
In the Autumn Term, you learned about conservation and through our PSHE learning and our visit to Marwell, you found out about endangered species. We would like you to develop your understanding and find out more.
Here are some animals that you may not know are endangered:
It’s not just animals in other countries around the world that are endangered. There are animals in the UK which are endangered too. Did you know that adders may face extinction?
You can find out more about The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and what they do to help endangered species. Remember Jo visited earlier this year for an assembly and to run our art workshops!
Choose an animal that really interests you and find out more about why they are endangered and what can be done to help them. You could present your findings as a poster, an information booklet or even write in role as you chosen animal to explain what has happened to them. Draw a picture of your animal to illustrate your work if you want to!
Classroom Secrets have put together new Home Learning Packs for the summer term. There are lots of different English and maths tasks. Please don't worry about the date being wrong. If you like using worksheets for your learning, please take a look at the pack that we've attached.
Be the teacher! The answers for this Home Learning Pack are attached below. Mark your work to see how you got on.