w/c Monday 4th May
We hope that you are enjoying learning at home. Remember to continue to use the websites that you have been using over the previous weeks. White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize are great for developing key Maths and English skills.
Here is this week’s Year 4 schedule for BBC Bitesize:
Check out the lessons for this week (week 3) on Oak National Academy:
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!
John Lewis and Partners ‘Design Your Super Bear Competition’
John Lewis and Partners have launched a competition to find a superhero teddy bear. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to design one? If you like superheroes and are feeling creative, this is a competition for you! The winning design will be made into a real teddy bear and will be sold in their stores later this year. 100% of the profits will go to the NHS. If you would like to take part, you need to submit your design by 5pm on Friday 8 May. You will need an adult at home to do this for you. Click the link below to find out more about the competition.
Joe Wicks is continuing to host his free, 30 minute workouts on his YouTube channel. As you are spending more time at home, it’s really important to stay active and healthy. Exercising can help you to feel happier, more energised and more positive. Although these sessions are live at 9am daily, you can complete them at any time.
We hope you enjoyed your first spelling quiz last week. This week’s quiz is: Are you a super speller? Please use the same strategy as last week. Try the quiz once and see how you get on. If you get all of the answers correct – well done! If not, please don’t worry! Make a note of the spellings you got wrong. Use the strategies we teach you in school (and those that are in the back of your school planners) to learn these spellings. When you think you’ve mastered them, try the quiz again to see if you can improve your score. You can play the quiz as many times as you like! Go for it and see if you can become a super speller!
Here are the results from last week's battles:
Congratulations to 4BP and 4KS. Well done to 4BP for achieving the top score overall.
More challenges will commence at 9am this morning (4 May). 4BP are up against 4CW and 4AE are battling 4KS. Which classes will be the reigning champions this week? Good luck to all!
Friday 8 May 2020
This Friday 8 May is a bank holiday. Have you ever wondered why we even have bank holidays? Why are they called ‘bank’ holidays? Click on the link below to find out:
This year, the early May bank holiday (which is traditionally held on a Monday) has been moved back four days to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day: Victory in Europe Day. VE Day in 1945 saw the beginning of the end of the Second World War. The anniversary is a time to remember the first steps towards the return of peace to Europe. It meant an end to nearly six years of war. With the news that Germany had surrendered, people celebrated that war was finally over. The victory was marked with street parties, singing and dancing.
What can you find out about VE Day?
Your mission this week is to find out all you can about VE Day. This is an opportunity for you to develop your own research project. Present your findings in a way that motivates you. Notes, spider diagrams, bullet points – the choice is yours. What would you like to find out? Below are a variety of different links to websites that will be helpful to you.
Winston Churchill was Britain’s Prime Minister at the time. Listen to his speech to the nation on VE Day:
Listen to a special VE Day Podcast from History Storytime. Sophie (aged 7) and Ellie (aged 4), are disappointed to be missing the VE Day celebrations as they had been planning a street party but of course due to coronavirus this has been cancelled. With help from their dad, they tell the story of the VE Day celebrations, some of the story is told through the actual words of Princess Elizabeth, who is now Queen Elizabeth II. It's an enjoyable and educational podcast. Click on the link below:
When you have completed your research, you could use your findings to inspire some writing! You could create an information leaflet all about VE Day.
Did you know that the May Day bank holiday has been moved once before? In 1995, it was changed from the 1 May to 8 May to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
Great British Bunting
If you are feeling creative, you could create your own ‘Great British Bunting’. Due to the coronavirus, the VE Day 75 events and street parties have been cancelled or postponed. To mark the occasion, you could make your own bunting to decorate your windows!
Captain Tom Moore
Last Thursday 30 April, British war veteran, Captain Tom Moore, turned 100 years old. In the run up to his birthday, he completed 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. He originally wanted to raise £1,000 but he quickly passed he target! His fundraising challenge has raised over £32 million!
Find out more about Captain Tom Moore and his other achievements by clicking on the links and by looking at the information sheet at the bottom of the page.
Sometimes it’s not the biggest actions that can have the biggest impact. All of the things we do can affect the world around us. Captain Tom didn’t even leave his garden yet he managed to raise an incredible amount of money. He has also raised the spirits of the nation. What can you do at the moment to help others? However small your action may be, it can contribute to making a positive difference. Be kind and help someone in your home. It will make a difference to them.
The Book of Hopes
The award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell has launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown. This is a free collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures. Lots of famous authors and illustrators have contributed to the book. There are ridiculous jokes, revolting poems and lots of super stories!
Read it here: