Year 4

Monday – 13.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

**ZOOM announcements!!**
1. Join Mrs Curran and Mrs Gaskell in a ‘Meet the New Teachers’ ZOOM meeting on Tuesday 14th July at 10.30am!
Email me for your Zoom meeting details.

2. Join Miss Bowker for a farewell Zoom party on Thursday 16th July at 1.00pm! 

Ask your grown-up to email Miss Bowker (Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for both meetings!

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 12

Extra Maths

Try this – Symmetry

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

 

Science

Try this lesson > Sensational sound

Transition to Year Five Activities

Please see below for some lovely activities to help prepare for the move up to Year 5! Have a go at as many of these as you like, throughout the week.
Please send your activities to Mrs Gaskell and Mrs Curran at Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk then she can get to know more about you before  September!

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Friday – 10.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 11

Try the Friday challenge

Extra Maths

Try this – Week 11 – Challenges for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme: Wallace and Gromit

This is a fun film week based around Wallace and Gromit. Enjoy some of the films, find out about their creator and get creative yourself!

Write an explanation of how your contraption works.

Today you are going to write an explanation of how your contraption works.

Think about any explanation texts that you have written previously.

>How to write an explanation text. Use this page to scroll down and download The Explanation Writing Pack if you need more help on how to write an explanation text.

Things to include:

  • – a title
  • – a short introduction
  • – logical steps, explaining how your contraption works
  • – time adverbials to start your sentences
  • – causal conjunctions to explain why, e.g. because, so that, in order to
  • – the present tense
  • – some diagrams/illustrations.

Read back through your work to check for spellings and punctuation. Have you managed to include any Year 4 writing skills?

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Bitesize Daily Book Club: Be Amazing! An inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion by Sir Chris Hoy

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • If you enjoy Wallace and Gromit, you may enjoy> Morph. EP23 Perspective – Retro Morph.
  • Spend some time browsing through the website: >Wallace and Gromit. There are lots of things to do here! Note: Some activities require adult supervision.
  • Have a go at making your own Morph (or Wallace or Gromit) out of clay or plasticine> How to Make Morph with Jim Parkyn.
  • Use a story board to create your own short story involving Wallace and Gromit or your own characters.
    •  

Music

Try this lesson > Get creative with the music of Florence Price

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 9.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 11

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Classifying quadrilaterals

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme: Wallace and Gromit

This is a fun film week based around Wallace and Gromit. Enjoy some of the films, find out about their creator and get creative yourself!

Design your own cracking contraption

Can you create your own cracking contraption?

  • What will it do?
  • Is it something to help you in your everyday life?
  • Is it something that will help your mum/dad or a member of your family?
  • How will it work?
  • What will it be made out of?

Possible ideas:

– a bed maker
– a room tidier
– a self-mowing lawn mower
– a robot cleaner – a robot that completes your homework
– anything else that you like!

Remember, Wallace’s contraptions are made from everyday items that can be found around the house.

  • Draw a diagram of your contraption and label it.

Show your diagram to a member of your household and tell them all about it. This will help you with your task tomorrow!

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Writing a newspaper article

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • If you enjoy Wallace and Gromit, you may enjoy> Morph. EP23 Perspective – Retro Morph.
  • Spend some time browsing through the website: >Wallace and Gromit. There are lots of things to do here! Note: Some activities require adult supervision.
  • Have a go at making your own Morph (or Wallace or Gromit) out of clay or plasticine> How to Make Morph with Jim Parkyn.
  • Use a story board to create your own short story involving Wallace and Gromit or your own characters.
    •  

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 15 – Skipping
  • Fill out your sheet and email it to Miss B!

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Music – How and why singing makes us feel good

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Wednesday – 8.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 11

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Classifying triangles

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme: Wallace and Gromit

This is a fun film week based around Wallace and Gromit. Enjoy some of the films, find out about their creator and get creative yourself!

Cracking Contraptions

Watch and enjoy some cracking contraptions from Wallace and Gromit.

>Soccamatic – Cracking Contraptions

>Autochef – Cracking Contraptions 

>Tellyscope– Cracking Contraptions 

>The Snoozatron– Cracking Contraptions 

  • Which is your favourite cracking contraption? and why?

Imagine that you have tested out your favourite contraption from these clips. You are going to write a review of it.

  • How well did it work?
  • Are there any parts that worked exceptionally well?
  • Are there any parts that could be improved?
  • What rating would you give the contraption?

Start by drawing a picture of the contraption. Then write all the positive things about it, what worked well and which parts you liked. Now, write any areas for improvement. Finally, give the product a star rating and state whether you would recommend it or not!

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Writing headlines using alliteration

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • If you enjoy Wallace and Gromit, you may enjoy> Morph. EP23 Perspective – Retro Morph.
  • Spend some time browsing through the website: >Wallace and Gromit. There are lots of things to do here! Note: Some activities require adult supervision.
  • Have a go at making your own Morph (or Wallace or Gromit) out of clay or plasticine> How to Make Morph with Jim Parkyn.
  • Use a story board to create your own short story involving Wallace and Gromit or your own characters.
    •  

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 14 – Bouncing a ball

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Drama – Vocal interpretation of a character

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Tuesday – 7.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 11

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this> Angles, comparing and ordering

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme: Wallace and Gromit

This is a fun film week based around Wallace and Gromit. Enjoy some of the films, find out about their creator and get creative yourself!

Nick Park Biography

Today you are going to find out about the Wallace and Gromit creator, Nick Park. You are going to take some notes from your reading and then produce a fact file all about him.

Find out some information about Nick Park here> Nick Park.
Make some notes from what you have read. Use the headings to help you.

  • – Early Days
  • – Creating Wallace and Gromit
  • – Films and Awards

Now write your own fact file about Nick Park. Use your notes to write from. Think about your layout. Include an introduction, sub headings, an image and bullet points.

You could include a quick fact box that has key dates in related to Nick Park, e.g. date of birth, place of birth, date Wallace and Gromit was created, etc.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Features of a newspaper report

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • If you enjoy Wallace and Gromit, you may enjoy> Morph. EP23 Perspective – Retro Morph.
  • Spend some time browsing through the website: >Wallace and Gromit. There are lots of things to do here! Note: Some activities require adult supervision.
  • Have a go at making your own Morph (or Wallace or Gromit) out of clay or plasticine> How to Make Morph with Jim Parkyn.
  • Use a story board to create your own short story involving Wallace and Gromit or your own characters.
    •  

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 13 – Kicking a ball

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Art and Design – Aboriginal and African art

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Monday – 6.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 11

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Identifying angles

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme: Wallace and Gromit

This is a fun film week based around Wallace and Gromit. Enjoy some of the films, find out about their creator and get creative yourself!

The Wrong Trousers

Watch and enjoy the clip below from Wallace and Gromit.
>The Wrong Trousers – Train Chase

In the clip, only Wallace speaks. View the clip again and note down what Wallace says.

Today, you are going to write out the scene as a story. Think about what happens in each part of the clip. How does it start? What happens next? Note down the stages to help you remember.

Think about the choice of verbs and adverbs that you use. This is an action scene so how can you make it exciting for the reader?

E.g. When Gromit is laying the track down you might say: ‘Gromit quickly put new track down.’ This could be improved to: ‘Gromit frantically flung pieces of the track down.’

Make sure that you include the speech from Wallace that you noted earlier. Use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech e.g. “Help me Gromit!” cried Wallace.

Try to include some of the Year 4 sentence types that you have looked at, e.g. where or when fronted adverbials.

For example…

• Eventually, Wallace and Gromit caught the penguin.

• Under his arm, the penguin held a hessian sack.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Revising conjunctions

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • If you enjoy Wallace and Gromit, you may enjoy> Morph. EP23 Perspective – Retro Morph.
  • Spend some time browsing through the website: >Wallace and Gromit. There are lots of things to do here! Note: Some activities require adult supervision.
  • Have a go at making your own Morph (or Wallace or Gromit) out of clay or plasticine> How to Make Morph with Jim Parkyn.
  • Use a story board to create your own short story involving Wallace and Gromit or your own characters.
    •  

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 11 – Throw, Clap, Catch
  • Event 12 – Rolling a ball

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Music – Found sounds

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Friday – 3.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 10

Try the Friday Challenge

Extra Maths

Try this – Week 10 – Challenges for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text: Run Wild by Gill Lewis

This week’s unit is based around the book Run Wild by Gill Lewis. Set in London, it is a story of friendship, skateboarding and wolves! Enjoy reading the opening to the book, finding out about wolves and a little bit on skateboarding too!

Run Wild by Gill Lewis Today you are going to complete some writing in response to what you have read this week. You can choose what you write from the following options.

1 – What happens next? Carry on with the next part of the story Run Wild. What will the children do? Are they safe? What will the wolf do? How will they escape without the wolf noticing them, or does the wolf notice them?

2 – Write your own story based on Run Wild. Try to stick closely to the plot of Run Wild, just changing one thing. You could change the characters, the setting, or change the wolf to a different dangerous animal. Plan your story out briefly then write it.

3 – Write a diary entry as if you are one of the characters. Recount what has happened to you and include thoughts and emotions of the character too.

Whichever you choose, try to include some Year 4 sentence types/ grammar skills that you have covered, e.g. fronted adverbials for where or when, or complex sentences with adverb starters (Nervously peering from behind the bush, Izzy put her hand to her mouth in fear.)

Read your work through and check for spelling and punctuation.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson>Daily Book Club: Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt by Jennifer Bell and Alice Lickens

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 9 – Target Throw
  • Event 10 – Distance Throw

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Design Technology – Design skills

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 2.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 10

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Interpreting line graphs

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text: Run Wild by Gill Lewis

This week’s unit is based around the book Run Wild by Gill Lewis. Set in London, it is a story of friendship, skateboarding and wolves! Enjoy reading the opening to the book, finding out about wolves and a little bit on skateboarding too!

Wolves
 

What do you know about wolves?
Begin to create a mind map noting down everything you know.

Example of a mind map:

Underneath, note down any questions that you would like to know the answers to about wolves.

Now have a look at the websites below and watch the clip.

(Note: contains American spellings).

What have you learnt? Have you answered any of your questions?

In a different colour pen, add on to your mind map all the new facts that you have learnt about wolves.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Using bullet points

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 7 – Relay Run
  • Event 8 – Egg and Spoon

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra German – Family and hobbies

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Wednesday – 1.7.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 10

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Introducing line graphs

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text: Run Wild by Gill Lewis

This week’s unit is based around the book Run Wild by Gill Lewis. Set in London, it is a story of friendship, skateboarding and wolves! Enjoy reading the opening to the book, finding out about wolves and a little bit on skateboarding too!

Run Wild by Gill Lewis Continue reading from page 9 to the end of the extract.

>Run Wild by Gill Lewis. (Note: You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

Investigate any unfamiliar words.

Think about Izzy’s emotions throughout the extract. How has she been feeling at different points? Read back through and highlight (if you have printed the story out) or note down parts in the story where her emotions change, e.g. Trying to get in the gas works – determined.

Complete an emotions graph to show how Izzy’s emotions have changed throughout the extract.

On the x-axis write the significant events of the extract, e.g. breaking into the gas works, practising an ollie etc. On the y-axis write a range of emotions, e.g. determined, anxious, etc.

Think back to Monday and the choice of adjectives that you used to write your first impressions of the different characters. Could you use some of those?

An example image of an emotions graph can be found here> Emotions Graph (Click on the left hand image under the heading Emotions Graph to enlarge).

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Writing a letter

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 5 – Long Distance Run
  • Event 6 – Obstacle

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Science – Rocks, soil and fossils

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Tuesday – 30.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 10

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Comparing data

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text: Run Wild by Gill Lewis

This week’s unit is based around the book Run Wild by Gill Lewis. Set in London, it is a story of friendship, skateboarding and wolves! Enjoy reading the opening to the book, finding out about wolves and a little bit on skateboarding too!

Skateboarding

Today you are going to write an explanation text on how to perform an ollie on a skateboard.

First you need to watch this clip >How to ollie with Tony Hawk.

This next clip adds much more detail and technique. Watch up to 5:33 mins, although of course you can choose to watch it all!

>How to ollie the easiest way tutorial.

Take notes as you watch about the process of how to carry out an ollie.

Think about noting down any top tips or troubleshooting ideas that you hear too.

From your notes, write an explanation text on how to perform an ollie. Things to include:

  • -a title
  • -a short introduction -write in logical steps explaining how to complete an ollie
  • -use time adverbials to start your sentences
  • -use causal conjunctions to explain why, e.g. because, so that, in order to
  • -write in the present tense
  • -some diagrams/ illustrations.

Using the link below, look at the information pack if you need any more help on how to write an explanation text.

>How to write an explanation text.

If you can already perform an ollie, you could film yourself and orally present your explanation!

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Fiction and non-fiction

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 3 – Speed Bounce
  • Event 4 – Sprint

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra Geography – Oceans

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Monday – 29.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 10

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Interpret charts

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text: Run Wild by Gill Lewis

This week’s unit is based around the book Run Wild by Gill Lewis. Set in London, it is a story of friendship, skateboarding and wolves! Enjoy reading the opening to the book, finding out about wolves and a little bit on skateboarding too!

Run Wild by Gill Lewis

Before reading the extract, here are some words to investigate. Create a table to investigate the words.

  • cope
  • graffiti
  • forbidden
  • keen
  • glare
  • gritty

Now read up to the bottom of page 9 in the extract below. Make sure you look out for the words that you have investigated.
>Run Wild by Gill Lewis
(Note: You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

You may wish to print the extract out for some of the sessions but this isn’t essential.

  • What are your first impressions of Luke and Scott (the Skull brothers), Izzy, Connor and Asher?

Write a short paragraph for each of the characters explaining your first impressions. (Try to complete at least two). Make sure that you use evidence from the text to support your impression, e.g. I think that Connor is sensible. However, he is easily persuaded. I think this because, at first, he warns the others about entering the gasworks but it only took a packet of crisps to persuade him to go along with them.

When you are deciding which adjectives to use to describe the children, talk about the words with an adult and have a look at some synonyms in a thesaurus or dictionary to help. Think carefully about their meanings and try to use some of them in your writing instead of your first thought.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Using suffixes

Extra Activities – linked to our text, ‘Run Wild by Gill Lewis’, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

Virtual Sports Day

We are doing a virtual sports day, collect in your scores for all 15 activities and email me your scores for each event by 9th July.

Follow this link to view more information> Virtual Sports Day

Today you need to complete-

  • Event 1 – Standing Long Jump
  • Event 2 – Standing Triple Jump

Use this sheet to record your results (one is a PDF and the other is Word) – 

Extra History – 

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Friday – 26.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 9  .

Try the Friday challenge.

Extra Maths

Try this – Week 9 – Challenges for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water – Part2!

This is part two of a two-week unit, all about water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Today you are going to write your leaflet from the plan/notes you made yesterday.

You could write it with a pen/pencil and paper or it could be in digital format.

Think about writing a section at a time. Start with your opening paragraph which should introduce your leaflet explaining what the leaflet is about.

Think carefully about the vocabulary that you use. Try to include new words that you have explored in this unit.

Use some Year 4 writing skills that you have learnt at school, e.g.

  • − where/when fronted adverbials (e.g. After tributaries have joined, the river becomes much larger.)
  • −a comma after a fronted adverbial −complex sentences with adverb starters

    (e.g. Gracefully cascading over the rocks, the water drops from a height into the pool below.)

    When you have finished your leaflet, read it back through out loud. Check for spelling, punctuation and any Year 4 skills.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Bitesize Daily Book Club: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Retold by Marcia Williams

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • Read some poems from National Geographic Kids> Awesome Poems About the Water Cycle! Following this, you could even have a go at writing your own!
  • Watch, sing along and learn the dance routine for Water Cycle> Blazer Fresh Science.
  • The Bethany Children’s Choir (Tanzania) have travelled around UK schools raising money to help the most vulnerable children and people in a rural area of Tanzania. Many of them have to travel huge distances carrying containers of water when they are back home in Tanzania> Watch and sing along with them.

Theme – Science

How can Humans Help?

Can I create an advert or campaign that encourages humans to help the environment?

Brainstorm ways to encourage humans to help our environment.

ALSO- Time Capsule Booklet

 Complete the pages titled > 2020Covid-19TimeCapsule

  • Letter to Myself
  • Interview your Parents
  • Letter from your Parent(s) (this is a letter to you, for your parents to write) 

Extra French – Family and hobbies

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 25.6.20

  ***Thank you for joining our first ZOOM QUIZ, well done for knowing when to mute and unmute and being considerate of each other as well as remembering, it was just for fun!***

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 9  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Solving money problems

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water – Part2!

This is part two of a two-week unit, all about water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Using everything that you have learnt over the last two weeks about water, you are going to make a leaflet.

You can choose what you put in your leaflet. You could create:

  • −an information leaflet on water focusing on the different bodies of water that can be found on Earth. You could include an explanation of the water cycle too.
  • −a persuasive leaflet on the importance of water and the water shortage around the word.
  • −an information leaflet on rivers. You could include rivers from around the world and the U.K and information on how rivers are formed.
  • −Although you haven’t looked at water pollution in this unit, you could carry out your own research and create a leaflet on water pollution.

Today you need to plan out your leaflet.
Decide what the content will be. Think about different sections that you will include.

Things to plan/consider:

  • −an introductory paragraph
  • −sub-headings for different sections
  • −illustrations or diagrams
  • −bullet points −technical vocabulary
  • (Think about the new words you have explored)
  • −quick fact boxes.

Once you have planned out your ideas, look back at the websites relating to the content that you want to cover. Make notes from them ready for your leaflet tomorrow. Remember not to copy down whole sections of text; make notes so that you can write the leaflet in your own words.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Creating characters

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • Read some poems from National Geographic Kids> Awesome Poems About the Water Cycle! Following this, you could even have a go at writing your own!
  • Watch, sing along and learn the dance routine for Water Cycle> Blazer Fresh Science.
  • The Bethany Children’s Choir (Tanzania) have travelled around UK schools raising money to help the most vulnerable children and people in a rural area of Tanzania. Many of them have to travel huge distances carrying containers of water when they are back home in Tanzania> Watch and sing along with them.

Theme – Science

Environmental Changes

Can I find examples of how environmental changes can affect food chains and wildlife?

Research and look at bees (for example) and how the environment affects them. Create posters encouraging people to support bee life! 

ALSO- Time Capsule Booklet

 Complete the pages titled > 2020Covid-19TimeCapsule

  • Our Handprints
  • Special Occasions 

I did some ‘Handprint Lockdown Art’ of my own –

Extra Design Technology – Anthropometrics and ergonomics

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Wednesday – 24.6.20

  ***get ready to ZOOM QUIZ TODAY announcement!!***
If you want to join in with a quiz and catch up with the rest of Year 4 then join our Year Four ZOOM Quiz meeting today at 2pm!! Ask your grown-up to email Miss B before 1pm (Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the quiz-meeting, feel free to wear a funky quizzing hat!

Remember it is just for fun!

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 9  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Estimating money

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water – Part2!

This is part two of a two-week unit, all about water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Lack of water around the world.

Before we look at the information about water shortage, there are some words that we need to explore: shortage, sanitation, hygiene, surface, limited, resource, disposed.

  • Use a dictionary to find out the definitions of these words> Word Hippo

In some countries, there is a severe shortage of water and in particular, of clean drinking water.

Watch this clip from Water Aid. Listen out for some of the words that you have explored> A World of Water – Water

Now listen/watch this poem> Water Walk – Water Aid 

You are going to write a poem back as a response. How do you feel about the children having to walk this distance and carry the dirty, heavy water home? When might you think of those children in your daily routine? Watch the poem again, pausing after each thought, so that you can write your response.

Original Poem:
At one mile, I wish my day could start like yours,
On a gentle walk to school or later to a shopping mall, A party or a local park.

Your Poem:
At dawn, I think about you as I rise,
My morning routine, the water I use,
I think of you.I think of you beginning your long, arduous trek down the dusty road.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> National Writing Day challenge

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • Read some poems from National Geographic Kids> Awesome Poems About the Water Cycle! Following this, you could even have a go at writing your own!
  • Watch, sing along and learn the dance routine for Water Cycle> Blazer Fresh Science.
  • The Bethany Children’s Choir (Tanzania) have travelled around UK schools raising money to help the most vulnerable children and people in a rural area of Tanzania. Many of them have to travel huge distances carrying containers of water when they are back home in Tanzania> Watch and sing along with them.

Theme – Design Technology

My Healthy Lunch Evaluation

Can I evaluate my lunch and think of what improvements I could make?

Write an evaluation of your lunch from yesterday and discuss improvements for next time.

Use this to help you> design-and-technology-food-evaluation-worksheet

ALSO- Time Capsule Booklet

 Complete the pages titled > 2020Covid-19TimeCapsule

  • My Community
  • You Are Not Stuck At Home. You Are Safe At Home!

Extra Science – How do we hear sound?

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Tuesday – 23.6.20

  ***get ready to ZOOM QUIZ TOMORROW announcement!!***
If you want to join in with a quiz and catch up with the rest of Year 4 then join our Year Four ZOOM Quiz meeting this Wednesday 24/6 at 2pm!! Ask your grown-up to email Miss B (Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the quiz-meeting, feel free to wear a funky quizzing hat!

Remember it is just for fun!

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 9  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Compare and order amounts of money

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water – Part2!

This is part two of a two-week unit, all about water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Why is water so important?

All living things need water. Watch> Importance of Water up to 3:11 mins.

Now read the information on these web links below.

Explore> the plate on the Eat Well Guide paying particular attention to the section on water.

Try the quiz here:

Education Quizzes> Water 

Watch and learn how we can collect water to use>
BBC Bitesize – Rivers and the water cycle.

Think about how you use water in your home. Make a list of all the ways that you use water and keep a tally of how often it is used, e.g.

Can you think of ways that you could save water in your house/reduce the amount of water that you use?

Watch the clip below for some ideas. (Note: this American clip uses the word ‘faucet’ to mean the English word ‘tap’).

>Save Water to Help the Earth

  • Design a colourful persuasive poster to encourage others to save water. Display it in your house for all your household to see!

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Enjoying reading

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • Read some poems from National Geographic Kids> Awesome Poems About the Water Cycle! Following this, you could even have a go at writing your own!
  • Watch, sing along and learn the dance routine for Water Cycle> Blazer Fresh Science.
  • The Bethany Children’s Choir (Tanzania) have travelled around UK schools raising money to help the most vulnerable children and people in a rural area of Tanzania. Many of them have to travel huge distances carrying containers of water when they are back home in Tanzania> Watch and sing along with them.

Theme – Design Technology

My Healthy Lunch

Can I make my health lunch box?

Create your healthy lunch, take photographs and eat your healthy lunch! Remember to use the skills that you practiced (slicing, cutting, spreading, grating and washing up). Make sure your adult is near by and be safe using kitchen tools, do not use knives that are too sharp and always cut away from yourself.

ALSO- Time Capsule Booklet

 Complete the pages titled > 2020Covid-19TimeCapsule

  • All About Me
  • How I’m Feeling

Extra Theme – Geography  > Rivers

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Monday – 22.6.20

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely weekend, many of you requested a zoom quiz so if you’d like to zoom quiz, I’ll give it a go …

  ***get ready to ZOOM QUIZ announcement!!***
If you want to join in with a quiz and catch up with the rest of Year 4 then join our Year Four ZOOM Quiz meeting this Wednesday 24/6 at 2pm!! Ask your grown-up to email Miss B (Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the quiz-meeting, feel free to wear a funky quizzing hat!

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 9  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Making amounts of money

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water – Part2!

This is part two of a two-week unit, all about water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

The Water Cycle

Today you are going to be reading and watching various explanations of the water cycle.

Take a look at the webpage below. Watch the clip, read the information and have a go at the little activity at the bottom too.
>BBC Bitesize – What is the Water Cycle? 

Now read through the information on National Geographic Kids> The Water Cycle.

Think about the key words that you have read: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection. Write a definition for each word.

Imagine that you are a water droplet. You are going to write a description of what happens to you during the water cycle. Be as creative as you can by adding in some description of how you are feeling at each stage, e.g.

I am a water droplet living in the vast ocean. Here is my journey.As I was floating around in the sea, I began to feel warm. The warmth of the sun made me relax until suddenly I was drifting upwards out of the sea. I was evaporating! Nervously I looked around but felt reassured when I saw my friends were with me too.

Remember to keep checking your work for spelling and punctuation.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Reading and understanding texts

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

  • Read some poems from National Geographic Kids> Awesome Poems About the Water Cycle! Following this, you could even have a go at writing your own!
  • Watch, sing along and learn the dance routine for Water Cycle> Blazer Fresh Science.
  • The Bethany Children’s Choir (Tanzania) have travelled around UK schools raising money to help the most vulnerable children and people in a rural area of Tanzania. Many of them have to travel huge distances carrying containers of water when they are back home in Tanzania> Watch and sing along with them.

Theme – Science

Food Chains

Can I investigate UK animal food chains?

Research UK animal food chains and create a presentation. Do this lesson to help> What is a food chain?

ALSO- Time Capsule Booklet

 Colour in the first page of your Covid Time Capsule Booklet and complete page2 (titled – ‘You are Living Through History Right Now’) > 2020Covid-19TimeCapsule

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Friday – 19.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 8  .

Try the Friday challenge.

Extra Maths

Try this – Challenges for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water!

Two weeks of all things water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Water Poetry

Today you are going to write a poem using all that you have learnt this week so far about water.

Here are some examples of water poems for you to read first.

>The River by CA Bowles

>The Singing River by Ernestine Northover (scroll down the page to find the poem).

>The Cataract at Lodore by Robert Southey

>A Dazzling Waterfall by Maryam Nasir Aliyu

You can write your poem in any way that you like.

Try to include some of the new words that you have explored this week.

You might want to write a descriptive poem, describing a waterfall or the journey of a river.

You could include similes, e.g. as powerful as a bull, metaphors e.g. the waterfall is a wall of diamonds crashing to the ground,personification, e.g. the river grabbed and tossed the rocks down her path.

Present your poem neatly and illustrate it.

I’d love to read your poems. Email me a copy if you can! 

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Bitesize Daily Book Club: Slime by David Walliams

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

    • With adult support, follow instructions to make your own water clock: National Geographic Kids > How to Make a Water Clock
    • Make a diorama of a river from source to mouth. You can find an example of what a diorama is here: How to Make a Diorama – Awesome Tips!
    • Join Joe, a river Inspector, from the Environment Agency at http://www.watersafetykids.co.uk/index.html. (If this link does not work at first, check with an adult that your computer or device has a Flash player installed). Visit virtual inland waterways by watching animations and video clips. Using information from the site, you could make a river safety leaflet to help other children enjoy inland waterways safely.

Theme – Design Technology

Design my Lunch

Can I design my own lunch?

Draw your own lunch box and draw the healthy foods/drink that you would choose for your lunch. Label each piece of food/drink.

You can use this to help – 

Extra> Computing What are viruses and malware?

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 18.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 8  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Rounding decimals

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water!

Two weeks of all things water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Waterfalls

Marvel at these> Ten Spectacular Waterfalls from Around the World.

There are also beautiful waterfalls in the U.K. Click through> Britain’s Fifteen Most Beautiful Waterfalls at the top of the webpage.

Now watch> Niagara Falls

Have you ever wondered how a waterfall is formed? Read the information> 3D Geography River Waterfalls to find out about different types of waterfalls and how a waterfall is formed.

Look out for these words and see if you can work out their meaning: vertical, descends, maintains, glides, partial, distinctly, erodes.

Use a dictionary to help you.

  • Make a list of the words and their definitions and investigate any other unfamiliar words.
  • Write your own sentence for each new word to show that you understand the meaning.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Rhyming in poetry

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

    • With adult support, follow instructions to make your own water clock: National Geographic Kids > How to Make a Water Clock
    • Make a diorama of a river from source to mouth. You can find an example of what a diorama is here: How to Make a Diorama – Awesome Tips!
    • Join Joe, a river Inspector, from the Environment Agency at http://www.watersafetykids.co.uk/index.html. (If this link does not work at first, check with an adult that your computer or device has a Flash player installed). Visit virtual inland waterways by watching animations and video clips. Using information from the site, you could make a river safety leaflet to help other children enjoy inland waterways safely.

Theme – Science

Create a Classification Key

Can I create a classification key for minibeasts, animals or plants?

Complete these activities –

If you have time create a classification key of your own.

Extra> Structures

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Wednesday – 17.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 8  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Ordering decimals

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water!

Two weeks of all things water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Rivers

Read the webpage> 3D Geography Rivers, which includes lots of facts about rivers.

Now explore> BBC Bitesize Rivers. Watch the clips and read the information.

At the bottom of the webpage is a short quiz for you to have a go at.

Think carefully about the technical words that you have read, e.g. tributary, source, arid, meander. Do you understand their meanings? Use a dictionary to help if you are unsure> Word Hippo.

Take a look at this map – Longest Rivers in the World, so that you can see where they are. 

Using all the information you have found, write your own quiz to test someone in your house!
Think about the style of questions that you use. You could use a variety, e.g.

  • Multiple choice (where you provide a few different answers to choose from)
  • True or false questions
  • Question and answer

When you have finished, test your quiz out on someone in your family.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Learning a poem off by heart

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

    • With adult support, follow instructions to make your own water clock: National Geographic Kids > How to Make a Water Clock
    • Make a diorama of a river from source to mouth. You can find an example of what a diorama is here: How to Make a Diorama – Awesome Tips!
    • Join Joe, a river Inspector, from the Environment Agency at http://www.watersafetykids.co.uk/index.html. (If this link does not work at first, check with an adult that your computer or device has a Flash player installed). Visit virtual inland waterways by watching animations and video clips. Using information from the site, you could make a river safety leaflet to help other children enjoy inland waterways safely.

Theme – Design Technology

Investigating Existing Products

Can I investigate by analysing existing products?

  • Pick three to five different sandwich fillings.
  • Create and fill out a table investigating the fillings – 
  1. appearance
  2. smell
  3. flavour
  4. texture.

Extra> Digestive system and teeth

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Tuesday – 16.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 8  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Comparing two decimals

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water!

Two weeks of all things water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Lakes

Take a look at The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes:

(Note: adult support is recommended to read this webpage and avoid all the adverts!)

There are also many beautiful lakes in the U.K. One area with beautiful lakes is the Lake District in the North West of England. Some of you may have even been to the Lake District for a day trip or a holiday! Your task today is to write/design a persuasive poster for the Lake District.

With an adult, spend some time exploring the> Lake District National Park website. Click on some of the links that show you things to do, places to go, etc.

Now watch the clip on this webpage> Reflecting on the Lakes. 

Using all the information that you have found, design a persuasive poster for the Lake District. You could do this on paper or by using a computer to present your poster.

Think about where there is to go and what there is to see and do. Can you include some images?

Try to use some of the following persuasive features:

-Use the pronoun you to address the reader.

-Focus on the positive things about the Lake District.

-Use a mix of facts and persuasive and exaggerated language.

-Use superlative adjectives, e.g. the best, the most amazing, the highest, the largest.

When you have finished, remember to check through your work carefully.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Sound words

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

    • With adult support, follow instructions to make your own water clock: National Geographic Kids > How to Make a Water Clock
    • Make a diorama of a river from source to mouth. You can find an example of what a diorama is here: How to Make a Diorama – Awesome Tips!
    • Join Joe, a river Inspector, from the Environment Agency at http://www.watersafetykids.co.uk/index.html. (If this link does not work at first, check with an adult that your computer or device has a Flash player installed). Visit virtual inland waterways by watching animations and video clips. Using information from the site, you could make a river safety leaflet to help other children enjoy inland waterways safely.

Theme – Science

Hunting Mini Beasts

Can I find and identify minibeasts?

Go out into your garden or find a local nature area hunt for mini beasts. Try to identify, research and name them.

For example – If you find a spider, look at it closely, draw a quick sketch or take a photograph. See if you can be more specific than just calling it a ‘spider’. Research UK spiders, there are many different types of spider, worm, woodlouse, fly, beetle and ladybird.

Extra>

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 It was great to be Zooming on Friday, lovely to see all your smiles. I will let you know when the next one is soon!

Monday – 15.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 8  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Writing decimals

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus theme:

Water!

Two weeks of all things water! Marvel at magnificent waterfalls, take a stroll around some fabulous lakes, learn about the water cycle and enjoy some fabulous poetry.

Bodies of Water

Watch and enjoy The Water Bodies explaining different bodies of water on the earth. >Water Bodies

Now watch again and make a note of all the different bodies of water that you have heard about. You can do this in a chart, to show different bodies of water and their features. Add in any other interesting facts that you hear too.

Use the following website to find out more information about each body of water and add this into your table. You may find other bodies of water to add in too.

>Bodies of Water Facts

Make a crossword or a word search using the names of the bodies of water that you have explored today.

Can your family or household complete your crossword or wordsearch?

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Exploring poetry

Extra Water Activities, do as much or as many as you like throughout the week – 

    • With adult support, follow instructions to make your own water clock: National Geographic Kids > How to Make a Water Clock
    • Make a diorama of a river from source to mouth. You can find an example of what a diorama is here: How to Make a Diorama – Awesome Tips!
    • Join Joe, a river Inspector, from the Environment Agency at http://www.watersafetykids.co.uk/index.html. (If this link does not work at first, check with an adult that your computer or device has a Flash player installed). Visit virtual inland waterways by watching animations and video clips. Using information from the site, you could make a river safety leaflet to help other children enjoy inland waterways safely.

Theme – Design Technology 

Spreading/ Cutting/ Grating Skills

Can I explore the skills needed to create a healthy sandwich/wrap/salad?

Ask your parent for support to practise these skills (see bullet points) to experience spreading, washing, cutting and grating. Discuss hygiene and health and safety.

  • Spreading (for example, jam or butter on bread)
  • Cutting (for example, bread, carrot, cheese or fruit)
  • Grating (for example, cheese or carrots)
  • Washing up! 

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 Year Four are Zooming Today…

We have 17yr4’s…  so far.

  ***ZOOM announcement!!***
If you want to see Miss Bowker in real time, face-to-face and catch up with the rest of Year 4 then join our first ZOOM meeting this Friday 12/6 at 2pm!! Ask your grown-up to email Miss B (Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!

Friday – 12.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 7  .

Try the Friday challenge! 

Extra Maths

Try this – Handling data in football for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text:

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

>The-Secret-Lake-by- Karen-Inglis

Today you are going to write the next part of the story from the plan that you created yesterday.

When you are writing, think about the following:

  • write in the past tense
  • write in third person (Stella went … they found … etc.)
  • Use paragraphs when you change scene or change time
    Use some of the words you have explored this week
  • Include some Year 4 sentence types/ grammar skills that you have covered, e.g. fronted adverbials for where or when, or complex sentences with adverb starters (Carefully lowering himself down from the tree, Tom surveyed the uneven ground in front of him.)
  • Include some dialogue between the characters. Make sure that you use inverted commas (speech marks) and other punctuation to indicate direct speech, e.g. “I wonder where Harry goes every time,” Tom said with a frown as he picked at the mound of grass with his trowel.

    You could try showing characterisation through the use of description, action and dialogue, e.g. Tom stepped back and kicked the log in frustration. “Look,” said Stella firmly, “it’s no use making a fuss now. We’ll come back tomorrow.”

    Remember to keep reading through your work to check it makes sense and to check for spelling and punctuation.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Bitesize Daily Book Club: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

If you’re enjoying The Secret Lake, you may enjoy these – 

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

Try this lesson> Exciting paintings

I look forward to seeing your pop-Art.

See you on Zoom at 2pm!

If I don’t see you on Zoom, don’t worry, we will do another…

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗 

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Thursday – 11.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 7  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Divide 1-digit and 2-digit numbers by 100

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text:

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

Have a look at the words below; do you know what they mean?

scout, hollow, trotting, loomed, soundly, jaunt

  • Write out what each word means.

Use a dictionary to find the definitions>WordHippo

  • Read Chapter 3 of the extract; you may wish to print it out.

>The-Secret-Lake-by- Karen-Inglis

Spot the vocabulary that you have been exploring. Think about there meaning in the sentences in which they appear.

  • What do you think is going to happen next?
  • Will Tom and Stella find Harry?
  • Where is the water coming from?

Will they have an adventure?

What will they find?

Will they tell anyone or keep it a secret?

Will the gardener catch them?

  • You are going to plan the next chapter of the story today before writing your chapter tomorrow.

Consider the questions above. Think about the title of the book. How does this tie in with the story? How can you make your story exciting?

  • Plan your chapter by writing out notes or creating a storyboard.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Exploring synonyms and antonyms

If you’re enjoying The Secret Lake, you may enjoy these – 

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Science

Classification of Liquorice Allsorts

Can I find a way to classify Liquorice allsorts?

Try to group the Liquorice into different groups and then find a way to record your results (classification key).

Have a look at these examples >School Twitter

This PDF will show you exactly what to do, scroll down past the art work, towards the end of the document to see > LKS2_Science_Y4_Spring_2_Name_living_thing_Session5_Resource

Extra> Try some Spanish> Family and pets

See you on Zoom!

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Wednesday – 10.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 7  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Problem solving using hundredths

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text:

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

Read Chapter 2 of the extract; you may wish to print it out.

>The-Secret-Lake-by- Karen-Inglis

Note down any unfamiliar vocabulary and find out the definitions. >WordHippo

Imagine that you are Stella or Tom. You are going to write a diary entry for one of them. Think about what has happened that day and how you are feeling as either Stella or Tom.

Tips for writing a diary.

  • Write in first person (you are Stella or Tom).
  • Write events that have happened that day in chronological (time) order.
  • Include how you (Stella or Tom) are feeling about the things that have happened.
  • Try to include some of the new words that you have explored this week.
  • Read your work through and check for spelling and punctuation. Could you improve your writing in any way?

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Using a thesaurus

If you’re enjoying The Secret Lake, you may enjoy these – 

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Science

Try these lessons

  1.  What is classification?
  2. What is a vertebrate?
  3. What is an invertebrate?

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 Tuesday – 9.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 7  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Dividing numbers by 10

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Focus text:

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

Read Chapter 1 of the extract; you may wish to print it out.

>The-Secret-Lake-by- Karen-Inglis

Spot the vocabulary that you explored yesterday. If you have printed the extract out, then you can highlight the words when you spot them. Talk about about their meaning in the sentences in which they appear.

Think about the characters of Tom and Stella.

  • What are your first impressions of them?
  • How are they similar to each other?
  • How are they different?

Compare the characters using a Venn diagram.

Explain your Venn diagram to someone in your household. Try to support points you have made with evidence from the text.

E.g. I can say that Tom is …. because the text says ….

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Using a dictionary

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

Try this lesson > Biomes

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Monday – 8.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 7  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers.

Extra Maths

Try this – Tenths

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

Embark on an adventure with The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis. Two siblings, Tom and Stella, who have recently moved to London from Hong Kong, try to solve the case of a disappearing dog!

(Note: You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extracts this week. Membership is free).

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

Before you begin to read the extract, have a look at the picture of the book on the website below.

  • What can you see?
  • Who do you think the characters are?
  • What is in their hands?
  • What are they doing?

Write down your answers to these questions.

Follow this link – The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis

The title is The Secret Lake. Can you make any connections with the book?

  1. Have you read any books before that have taken the characters to a secret place?
  2. Can you think of any films/TV shows that take you to a secret place?
  3. Have you ever been to a secret place?

Write a short paragraph about any connections that you make, e.g.
This book reminds me of … because …

Now have a look at the words below; do you know what they mean?

mercilessly, tuft, squinting, loomed, array, communal, vast

Complete a chart including the definitions (what the word means) and synonyms (words that mean the same).

Use a dictionary to find definitions and synonyms> Word Hippo

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

Try this lesson> Mastering inverted commas

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Design Technology

Healthy Lunch Box

Title – Design, make and evaluate a healthy lunch for an 8/9 yr old person for their school lunch.

Can I discuss what is in a lunch box?

Discuss with an adult or sibling about what they have for their lunches and what they think are important in a lunch.

Draw a lunch box on a large piece of paper and fill it with pictures of things that would make a healthy lunch box for someone your age, label each item.

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Friday – 5.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Our theme this half term is – Hunted 

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

We will start White Rose Maths and the Lancashire English Plans again next week. For the rest of this week I hope you enjoy these lessons.

Maths

Try the Friday challenge! > Challenges for Year 4 and P5

and try this game – Game – Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

Extra Maths

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Try this – Using inference to be a reading detective

and try this game – Game – Crystal Explorers

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – French

Try this lesson – Clothes and Food

and this DT lesson> Mechanical systems

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗 

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Thursday – 4.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Our theme this half term is – Hunted 

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

We will start White Rose Maths and the Lancashire English Plans again next week. For the rest of this week I hope you enjoy these lessons.

Maths

Try this – Finding a fraction of an amount

and this – Problem solving with fractions

Extra Maths

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Try this – Revising apostrophes for contraction

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Science

Try this lesson – Food Chains

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Wednesday – 3.6.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Welcome Back. This is your final summer half term of Year Four home learning. I hope you enjoyed your half term, the sun has been out and hopefully you’ve been allowed out a tiny bit more too. I’m thinking of you all and missing you but I know you’ll all be enjoying some ‘family time’, thank you for your emails, they really do brighten my day.

Our theme this half term is – Hunted 

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

We will start White Rose Maths and the Lancashire English Plans again next week. For the rest of this week I hope you enjoy these lessons.

Maths

Try this – Adding fractions

and this – Subtracting fractions including subtracting from wholes

Extra Maths

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Try this – Suffixes: -ous and -sion

and this – Using brackets

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography 

Try this lesson – Weather and climate

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Friday – 22.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 5  .

Try the> Friday Maths Challenge! 

Extra Maths

Try this – Week 5 – Challenges for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Fantastic Beasts!

Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman? What about the Loch Ness Monster? Enjoy a week discovering some fantastic beasts and maybe create one of your own!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Fantastic Beasts

Write a report on your fantastic beast. Write in the style of the National Geographic for Kids fact files from Wednesday, e.g. Ten Facts About Great White Sharks> use this link to help! 

Write ten facts that include:

  • -your creature’s name
  • -where you might find it
  • -size
  • -diet
  • -natural habitat
  • -any special features it has, e.g. sharp teeth to catch its prey.

Try and include some of the vocabulary that you explored on Wednesday.

Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation.

Comprehension

Try these comprehensions, pick one or both if you like, you could try to do these over the half term break. They could be done verbally with a parent.

Additional activities:

If you liked finding out about Nessie, you may like the book, The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith.

There is also a film of the book, The Water Horse – Legend of the Deep (PG certificate). Watch> the trailer of the film.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson/Book Club

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – History

Ancient Egypt

Try this lesson> What games did the ancient Egyptians play?

and this> Who was Tutankhamun?

There are two more Egyptian areas to learn about on Bitesize and a quiz. If you’d like to complete it, follow these links>

Extra

Music > What are dynamics?

Note

You’ve completed your 1st Summer Term of home learning. I know it all seems very different and everyone is missing each other but I’m very proud of you all, well done!

Have a lovely week off, if you’d like to look at next terms project homework you can look at it here (please be aware, the celebration date might change) …

Hunted Homework – yr4 – 2020

Till June… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 21.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 5  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Compare fractions including those greater than 1

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Fantastic Beasts!

Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman? What about the Loch Ness Monster? Enjoy a week discovering some fantastic beasts and maybe create one of your own!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Fantastic Beasts

Watch again > Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Pets Scene
(Note: This film has a 12A certificate. However, the visual content of this clip just shows animals and is age appropriate. It does, however, contain a mild swear word, so if you choose, you may wish to watch without sound).

Take note of all the different creatures in the clip. Pause the clip on each beast, noting down their features, e.g. size, shape, colour, eyes, unusual features etc.

From what you have seen this week, create your own fantastic beast! I look forward to seeing these! 

You could use some features from different fantastic beasts that you have explored this week.

Draw your beast carefully and label it. Use precise nouns and expanded noun phrases when you label your beast,

e.g. It has a black and white curved horn with yellow spots protruding out of its head.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Creating a formal report

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – History

Ancient Egypt

Try this lesson> What happened to the ancient Egyptians?

and this> Why was farming important to the ancient Egyptians?

Extra

Computing > How do the internet and search engines work?

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Wednesday – 20.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 5  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Equivalent fractions

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Fantastic Beasts!

Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman? What about the Loch Ness Monster? Enjoy a week discovering some fantastic beasts and maybe create one of your own!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Fantastic Beasts

Watch> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Pets Scene
(Note: This film has a 12A certificate. However, the visual content of this clip just shows animals and is age appropriate. It does, however, contain a mild swear word, so if you choose, you may wish to watch without sound).

Read the fact files from National Geographic for Kids about some real beasts!

> Ten Facts About Great White Sharks

> Ten Black Bear Facts

> Ten Leopard Facts

Whilst reading, click on the words in bold to find out their meanings.

Vocabulary
Use a dictionary to find the meanings of these words: >WordHippo 
Various, territory, communicate, scent, sheltered, streamlined, equipped, unsuspecting.

Choose one of the animals above and write down in your own words some of the facts that you have found out. Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Using subordinating conjunctions

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

Journey of a Stone

Can I write about the journey of a stone through an imaginary river?

Use everything you have learnt about rivers to write a diary entry from the perspective of a stone as it travels through a river.

This labelling a river activity should help> Labelling-a-River-Activity-Sheet

Extra

Geography – Mountains 

Science – Friction

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Tuesday – 19.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 5  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Simplifying fractions

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Fantastic Beasts!

Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman? What about the Loch Ness Monster? Enjoy a week discovering some fantastic beasts and maybe create one of your own!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

The Loch Ness Monster

Watch> Nessie – the Loch Ness Monster

Note down any facts about the monster that you didn’t already know!

Watch> Radzi in Search of the Loch Ness Monster

Now see if you can answer these questions:

  • 1-What country is Loch Ness in?
  • 2-How big is Loch Ness?
  • 3-How much water is in Loch Ness?

Read> Loch Ness Monster Facts for Kids

Explore the vocabulary: loch, cryptology, theory, hoax, evidence, disturbances, interpret, opposed. Find definitions of any of these words that are unfamiliar.

Can you find the answers to the following questions?

  • 1 – What was the Loch Ness Monster also referred to as?
  • 2 – Some believers think that the Loch Ness Monster could actually be a what?
  • 3 – What did the hoax photograph turn out to be?
  • 4 – Find two reasons why the photograph was proved to be a fake.

Have a look at > Loch Ness monster ‘might be real’ after scientists make ‘surprising’ discovery.

5 – Do you think Nessie is real? Why or why not? Give evidence to support your answer.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Formal and informal language

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

Drawing Waves

Can I create a drawing that gives the feeling of moving waves?

Look at images of the sea and waves. Use pencils (and/or biros) to create different tones and waves.

Use these links for inspiration – 

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Monday – 18.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 5  .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Tenths and hundredths

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Fantastic Beasts!

Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman? What about the Loch Ness Monster? Enjoy a week discovering some fantastic beasts and maybe create one of your own!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Is it an Abominable Snowman?

Is it a Yeti?

Is it a Big Foot?

>Watch – Bigfoot of the Himalayas

Now read this> Yeti Facts for Kids 

Make sure you click on the blue words to find out more about what they mean.

Once you have read this, click on the words, ‘Big Foot’ under Related Pages. This will take you to a page all about Big Foots. Read the information.

From all that you have seen and read today, create a fact page/poster all about Yetis and Big Foots to inform children in our primary school.

Include:
-a heading
-a labelled drawing of both a Yeti and a Big Foot
-subheadings -similarities and differences
-fact boxes (quick facts)
-important dates -locations for each -any other information that you find interesting.

Remember to read back through your work and check your spelling and punctuation.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Fact and opinion

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography 

How People Affect Rivers

Can I understand how people can affect rivers in positive and negative ways?

Create a table to record your findings about the various effects on rivers. You could have two columns, one titled ‘How humans positively affect rivers’, and the other titled, ‘How humans negatively affect rivers’.

You will have to do some research, use this link to help > How do human beings affect the environment?

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Friday – 15.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 4 .

Do the > Friday Maths Challenge

Extra Maths

Try this – Challenges for Year 4 and P5

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Snatched from her tent whilst camping with her family in the Himalayas, Lady Agatha is missing! Rumour has it that YETIS roam here. Has she been kidnapped by a terrifying monster?

This week uses the opening extract from the story, downloadable from the LoveReading4Kids website. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

>The Abdominables by Eva Ibbotson

Orally retell the story so far.

Plan and write your own chapter of what you think will happen next.

  • What will happen to Lucy?
  • Where will she end up?
  • Will anybody (humans) see her? What will Agatha and the family do when they wake up?
  • Will they go after her?
  • Are they all in danger?

Plan your chapter using a story mountain or a story board.

When you write your chapter, think about all the writing techniques that you have been taught and see how many you can use in your chapter. Can you include any of the new words that you have explored this week?

Read back your chapter out loud and check your spelling and punctuation.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Bitesize Daily Book Club: Charlie Changes Into a Chicken by Sam Copeland

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

Try this lesson> Painting, Collage and Printmaking – Imagination

Well done on another week of home learning, I hope you managed to enjoy some of these activities.

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗 

 

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Thursday – 14.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 4 .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Finding area by counting squares

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Snatched from her tent whilst camping with her family in the Himalayas, Lady Agatha is missing! Rumour has it that YETIS roam here. Has she been kidnapped by a terrifying monster?

This week uses the opening extract from the story, downloadable from the LoveReading4Kids website. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Re-read and enjoy Chapter 2 of the text together:

>The Abdominables by Eva Ibbotson

Imagine that you are Agatha. Write a diary entry from the day when she tells the Yetis that they must stay safely hidden.

Think about:

  • What happened that day?
  • How did Lady Agatha feel and why did she feel like that?
  • What was Lady Agatha concerned about?

Tips for writing a diary.

  • Write in first person (you are Agatha).
  • Write events that have happened that day in chronological (time) order.
  • Include how you (Agatha) are feeling about the things that have happened and about what you (Agatha) think might happen if the yetis don’t stay hidden.
  • Try to include some of the new words that you have explored this week.
  • Read your work through and check for spelling and punctuation.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Using proofreading skills

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Design and Technology

Try this lesson> Designing

Extra

No extra

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Wednesday – 13.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 4 .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Finding the perimeter of a rectilinear shape

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Snatched from her tent whilst camping with her family in the Himalayas, Lady Agatha is missing! Rumour has it that YETIS roam here. Has she been kidnapped by a terrifying monster?

This week uses the opening extract from the story, downloadable from the LoveReading4Kids website. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Read and enjoy Chapter 2 of the text together:

>The Abdominables by Eva Ibbotson

Discuss any new/interesting vocabulary that you encounter. Use a dictionary/thesaurus to find the meanings and some synonyms.

> www.wordhippo.com

Draw a picture of all of the Yetis and name them.

  • What do you think they all might look like?
  • Think about size and any characteristics that you can gather from the text, e.g. Yetis have snub noses.

Annotate your picture using words from the text to

i) describe their appearance… and

ii) describe their personalities.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Writing a diary entry

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

Adriana Brinsmead-Stockham

Can I find out about the famous artist Adriana?

Check out these links

> Adrianna 1

> Adrianna 2

Research the artist Adriana and then create a clay sculpture to represent the waves of the sea. If you do not have any clay, sketch out your ideas.

Adriana trained in glassmaking for 5 years.  Adriana has continued to develop her personal practice for over 11 years. Working primarily in cast and fused glass, Adriana draws from both the natural world and personal memories to create the foundation for her artworks.

Extra

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Tuesday – 12.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 4 .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – The perimeter of a rectangle

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Snatched from her tent whilst camping with her family in the Himalayas, Lady Agatha is missing! Rumour has it that YETIS roam here. Has she been kidnapped by a terrifying monster?

This week uses the opening extract from the story, downloadable from the LoveReading4Kids website. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Re-read and enjoy Chapter 1 of the text together:

>The Abdominables by Eva Ibbotson

Plan out and write a newspaper report from the day that Agatha disappeared. Think about the following:

  • Who is your report about?
  • Who was there at the time of the disappearance?
  • What has happened?
  • Where did it happen?
  • When did it happen?

Set your newspaper out properly. Include the following:

  • –  a headline (Is it catchy? You could use alliteration)
  • –  a picture
  • –  an introductory paragraph that briefly includes the 5 Ws (who, what, why, where, when)
  • –  Use the past tense and third person (he, she, it or they)
  • –  Put the information in chronological (time) order
  • –  A quote from an eyewitness (maybe Agatha’s father)

–  write in columns

Have a look at First News online to help you with the format of a newspaper article.

> First News Online

(The latest edition is freely available as a PDF if you sign up with an email.)

Read your work through and check for spelling and punctuation.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Using similes and metaphors

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – History

What happened to Egyptians after they died?

Can I find out what happened to Egyptians after they died?

Explore why Egyptians bodies were preserved and how. Discuss Religious beliefs and ceremony.

Read these-

If you have a spare toilet roll or two, wrap your mum or dad or sibling up like an Egyptian mummy, take care they don’t move and leave them a mouth hole to breathe.

If you have some clay/cardboard or spare clothes pegs you could make a mini mummified Egyptian. 

Parents – There are lots of child friendly videos on youtube but its a bit grim, I think it is best to keep it as light as possible at the moment. If you do want to watch a video (search, mummification for kids -or ks2) please check it by watching it on your own before you show your child (I know you would).

Extra

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Monday – 11.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

White Rose Maths have changed how they display their activities. Please follow the link here> Summer Term Week 4 .

Find the teaching video and complete the correct worksheet for that day from below, then check your answers. 

Extra Maths

Try this – Multiplying and dividing problem solving

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Snatched from her tent whilst camping with her family in the Himalayas, Lady Agatha is missing! Rumour has it that YETIS roam here. Has she been kidnapped by a terrifying monster?

This week uses the opening extract from the story, downloadable from the LoveReading4Kids website. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Read and enjoy Chapter 1 of the text together:

>The Abdominables by Eva Ibbotson

This could be by reading the text to your child, by reading a paragraph or page to each other, or independent reading.

Look at the vocabulary in the chapter. Find these words and discuss the meaning; natives, ruins, unearthly, mournful, loomed, foul, distraught, fearsome, sacred, studded.

Can you use the prefix or suffix to help you work out the meaning of some of the words?

Can you find any other new or exciting words? Discuss meanings of these words. Look up some of the new words you have found in a dictionary or by using> Word Hippo. 

Find some synonyms (words that mean the same or similar). Create a wordsearch or a crossword for the words that you have explored today for someone in your family to attempt.

Extra English/Grammar Lesson

Try this lesson> Exploring recounts

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography 

UK Rivers

Can I locate and name rivers in the UK?

Use i-pads and Google/digi-maps to locate UK rivers. 

Complete this worksheet> UK-Seas-and-Rivers

(remember 1 star is easy level, 2 stars is medium level and 3 stars is a hard challenge)

Extra

No extra today

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Thursday – 7.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 4 – Divide 3-digit number by 1 digit number, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Extra Maths

Try this – Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus poem:

Lockdown Poem! by me

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Get your cameras ready as you delve into the world of performance poetry. You could be the next star of Britain’s Got Talent!

  • Create your own funny poem to perform about your time so far in lock down.

Think about the following:

  • What have you been doing each day? (e.g. school work, reading, playing out in your garden/yard, watching TV, playing games, etc.)
  • What have your siblings been doing?
  • What have your parents/guardians been doing?
  • How can you make it funny?
  • Can you repeat any sections? This could be a chorus.

Does it rhyme? (It doesn’t have to!)

It might help to think of some rhyming words or phrases associated with your topic before you write the poem. However, don’t be tempted to use silly words just because they rhyme! Ensure the rhyming words still allow the poem to make sense.

Below are some ideas for rhyming words:

  • Bored, poured, scored, assured
  • asleep, heap, keep, creep, leap
  • Keeping fit – regretting it – loving it
  • Exercise, disguise, surprise, recognise
  • School, pool, fool, cool, drool (!), ridicule
  • Sunshine, skyline, goal line, headline, define
  • NHS, impress, success, nevertheless, fancy dress

Can you include some of the reduplicative phrases (flip-flop phrases) that you investigated yesterday? Use some ideas from the tables from yesterday.

Here are a couple of clips that might help you with your poem/rap.

Write down your poem. Read it through out loud (remember this is for a performance!) Can you change any words to improve it?

There is no specific format for your poem – be as creative as you like!

Reading Lesson

Try this> Dindy and the Elephant by Elizabeth Laird

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Computing

Try this lesson > How do we get computers to do what we want?

Extra

VE Day – tomorrow is VE Day. Can you find out what VE Day is and create a poster all about it. 

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Wednesday – 6.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 3 – Divide 2-digit number by 1 digit number, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Extra Maths

Try this – Bitesize, Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus poem:

Gran Can You Rap? By Jack Ousby

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Get your cameras ready as you delve into the world of performance poetry. You could be the next star of Britain’s Got Talent!

Gran Can You Rap? By Jack Ousby

Gran Can You Rap? by Jack Ousby.

Read and enjoy the poem > Gran Can You Rap?

Now watch > a performance of the poem. 

Can you spot the reduplicative phrases in the poem?

 They are words like flip-flop which use alliteration.

Can you think of any more flip-flop phrases? Have a look in the tables below for some ideas.

  • Which have you heard before? Which do you like? Which sound funny?

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  • Can you replace some of the reduplicative phrases in the poem with some from the table?
  • Which work well?
  • Can you join in with the poem?
  • In sections, learn the poem with your new words and put your own actions to it.

Enjoy!

Grammar Lesson

Try this> Bitesize, Coordinating Conjunctions

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

Monet’s Water Lilies

Can I find out about the famous artist Monet?

Try these links

Read the Twinkl Claude Monet Fact Sheet – claude-monet-fact-sheet

Research the artist Monet and create a picture/painting of a part of your garden or outside area that you find interesting, using similar techniques to Monet.

Watch this for inspiration – How to Paint Monet’s Water Lilies

Extra

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Tuesday – 5.5.20

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 2 – Multiply 3-digit number by 1 digit number, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Extra Maths

Try this – Multiply a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus theme:

Performance Poetry

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Get your cameras ready as you delve into the world of performance poetry. You could be the next star of Britain’s Got Talent!

Strict by Michael Rosen

Watch Michael Rosen perform this poem> Strict

Vocabulary check.

Do you know the meanings of these words from the poem?

  • –  keel
  • –  shame
  • –  tale
  • –  figured
  • –  whiny
  • –  survival

Write down a definition for each word and find some synonyms. Use a dictionary/thesaurus or use > Word Hippo to help.

Choose three of the new synonyms that you have learned and write a sentence including each. Remember to use a type of sentence that you have learned in Year 4, e.g. using a fronted adverbial to show where, e.g. In the middle of the garden, or using an adverb starter, e.g. Cautiously, … (try the grammar lesson below to remember fronted adverbials).

If you enjoy Michael Rosen performances there are plenty more here> Michael Rosen Poems

Grammar Lesson

Try this> Exploring fronted adverbials

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – History

What was life like for the ancient Egyptians?

Can I investigate what life was like for the ancient Egyptians?

Try this lesson> Life of the Ancient Egyptians

Try to make an Egyptian flatbread>  Egyptian Flatbread

Extra

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Monday – 4.5.20

Good Morning, I hope you had some fun during the weekend!

If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 1 – Multiply 2-digit number by 1 digit number, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Extra Maths

Try this – Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus theme:

Performance Poetry

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Get your cameras ready as you delve into the world of performance poetry. You could be the next star of Britain’s Got Talent!

Hot Food by Michael Rosen.

Read and enjoy this poem> Download the poem titled – Hot Food Performance Poetry 

Now watch Michael Rosen perform the poem> Performance

Learn to recite the poem putting your own actions and noises/sounds to it. Learn a section at a time and slowly build it up until you can recite it all!

  • Can you write your own poem about hot food?
  • What is your favourite hot food?
  • Who might be eating the hot food with you? Your brother? Nan? Mum? Auntie? Friend? etc.

Consider the last section of the poem where ‘Dad’ puts the food in his mouth. How could you change this? What actions might the person do? E.g. screwing up their face, closing their eyes, fanning their mouth etc.

Write out your new poem and learn it with the actions. How will you make it funny? Can you change the volume or the pitch of your voice to emphasise certain words? Watch the clip again to see how Michael Rosen does this. What effect does this have on your poem?

Perform your poem to someone in your house and/or film it and send it to your teacher/school.

Grammar Lesson

Try this> Using paragraphs correctly

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography 

Local Rivers

Can I locate and name rivers in the local area?

  • Use Google/digi-maps to locate local rivers. Create or print out a map that shows all of the local rivers.
  • Collect a few facts about each river.
  • Create a presentation to present your findings to a(your) parent(s) (brothers/sisters/pet). You could do a powerpoint presentation if you know how to use it, or use another programme, Purple Mash for example or good old pen and paper.

Extra

  • No extra today

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Friday – 1.5.20

First day of a new month, welcome to May (I think it’s my favourite month). If you do want to email me you can at – 

Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Friday Maths Challenge, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Try this – Bitesize Challenges

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Chocolate!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

My Chocolate Bar

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Do you have more than one favourite? If you could create your dream chocolate bar what would it be like? What would be in it? What would it be called?

On a sheet, design your own chocolate bar and wrapper.

Think about:

  • What flavour will it be?
  • Will it be hard or soft?
  • Will it have anything in it? (Raisins, popping candy, nougat, apricots, biscuit, etc.)
  • What colours will you use in the wrapper?
  • What is the name of your bar?

Draw and label your bar and wrapper.

When chocolate bars are advertised, they often have a slogan. A slogan is a short and striking or memorable phrase. Watch these adverts, listen out for the slogans.

Create a slogan for your bar. Watch this for some inspiration.

> Chocolate Business  

  • Is your slogan catchy?
  • Is your slogan memorable?
  • Have you used any alliteration?

Reading Lesson

Try this> The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Music

Pulse and Rhythm

Try this lesson > Pulse and rhythm

Extra

  • Write a jingle for your new chocolate bar. Put together an advertisement for your new bar (on paper or as a clip).
  • If you enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you may enjoy the book ‘The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop’ by Kate Saunders.

Weekend Note

It’s Friday, I hope you have some exciting things planned for over the weekend. I think I need to tidy the house, especially  my bedroom, ahhhhhhh 😊

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 30.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 4 – Ordering money, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Try this – Addition and subtraction problems

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Chocolate!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Chocolate Information Page

Create your own information page all about chocolate for a children’s magazine.

Using the information from yesterday, can you create your own information page for a magazine all about chocolate?

Things you could include:

  • –  A heading
  • –  An introduction for your page
  • –  Subheadings
  • –  Images
  • –  Captions
  • –  A diagram with labels
  • –  Bullet points
  • –  Fun facts
  • –  Your own chocolate recipe!
  • –  Some of the new words you learned yesterday.

Think about all the Year 4 writing skills that you have been taught.

Read your information page out loud and edit any spelling or punctuation.

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – RE 

The Story of Rama and Sita

Try this lesson > all about Rama and Sita

  • Look at images of of Rama and Sita.
  • Try and draw your interpretation of Rama and Sita.

Extra

No extra today.

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Wednesday – 29.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 3 – Pounds and pence, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Try this – Efficient addition and subtraction methods

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Chocolate!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

How is chocolate made?

Have a look at these websites. Read all the information.

>How Is Chocolate Made? A Guide for Kids

>Chocolate on Kiddle

Jot down any new/ unfamiliar vocabulary, e.g. ferment, bitter, mass, created. Use a dictionary/online dictionary such as Word Hippo to find out the meanings of these words. Create your own glossary.

Watch this clip:

> The Story of our Chocolate Journey

and/or this one:

> Where does chocolate come from and how is it made?

Make notes from the websites and clips about chocolate. You may want to use these headings to help organise your notes:

  • Information about where chocolate come from
  • Information about the beans
  • Information about shipping
  • Any important dates
  • From bean to chocolate (the process)
  • Types of chocolate

If you are allowed to and have an adult with you, why not have a go at baking the delicious cookies in the recipe on Mini Yummers!

Grammar

Use this time to bake those cookies, if you can! 

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

 Hokusai

Can I find out about the famous artist Hokusai?

Research the artist Hokusai and create a picture using similar techniques. 

Watch this> Better Know the Great Wave 

And this> Art with Mati and Dada – Hokusai 

Try this> How to Draw The Great Wave by Hokusai

I look forward to seeing your Great Wave Paintings.

Extra

Have a recap of some of our science –

> States of matter

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Tuesday – 28.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 2 – Halves and quarters, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Try this – Subtracting one 3-digit or 4-digit number from another

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Chocolate!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Read and enjoy >‘The Chocolate Room’ Section 15

Alternatively, if you have the book, turn to the chapter – The Chocolate Room.

Now, watch the clip >The Chocolate Factory

Imagine that you are there. Write a descriptive paragraph of what you can see.

Use your senses to help you.

  • What can you see?
  • What can you hear?
  • What can you smell?
  • What can you touch?
  • What can you taste?

Think carefully about including:

  • –  Precise nouns, e.g. tulips instead of flowers.
  • –  Noun phrases/ similes/metaphors
  • –  First person (I)
  • –  Expanded noun phrases, e.g. Mr Wonka turned the key in the small wooden door that lay in front of us.
  • –  How it makes you feel, e.g. I stopped and stared in awe.
  • –  I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Write in the past tense.

Think about all the Year 4 writing skills that you have been taught.

Read your passage back through out loud and edit any spelling or punctuation.

Grammar

Try this lesson >Using apostrophes to combine words

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – History

 How did the Ancient Egyptians use the River Nile?

Can I find out how the River Nile was used?

Children to find out about and write about the River Nile and how it was used in Ancient Egyptian times.

Read this >  The Nile

Try this > The Nile Worksheet

Extra

If you want to ‘up level’ your map reading skills, try this.

>Contours, keys and symbols

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Monday – 27.4.20

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend.

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 1 – Round decimals, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Try this – Add two 3 or 4-digit numbers together

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:

Chocolate!

This week is all about chocolate.

After all that chocolate over Easter, why not spend another week indulging in all things chocolate!

Note to parents – When following links online, please monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. Thank you.

Michael Rosen – Chocolate Cake

Read the poem:

>Poem chocolate -cake

Now watch Michael Rosen perform the poem: 

>Chocolate Poem Performance 

  • Which do you prefer?
  • Why?

Michael uses onomatopoeia in his poem. Onomatopoeia is when a word imitates the sound of the object or action it refers to, e.g. guzzle.

  • Can you find some examples of onomatopoeia in the poem?
  • Can you think of an action you might put with that word?

Learn to recite the poem putting your own actions and noises to it.

Learn a section at a time and slowly build it up until you can recite it all!

Perform the poem to people in your house.

Grammar

Try this lesson > Identifying and using prepositions

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

Features of Rivers

Can I identify the features of a river?

Find out the key features of a river and how they are shown on maps through the use of symbols.

Watch these videos and do the quiz > BBC Bitesize Rivers

Complete this Rivers Comprehension activity – 

  • Rivers (1star sheets are an easy challenge, 2star sheets are a medium challenge and 3star sheets are a hard challenge. Please do not look at the answer sheet until you have finished your answers)

Extra

We are learning about the Egyptians but why not recap some of the history that you learnt in Year Three.

>How do we know what prehistoric Britain was like?

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Friday – 24.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Friday Maths Challenge, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Try these – BBC Bitesize Friday Challenge 

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Re-read Chapter 2 and the starting page of Chapter 3

Orally retell the story so far.

Write your own chapter of what you think will happen next.

Think about all the writing techniques that you have been taught and see how many you can use in your chapter. Can you include any of the new words that you have explored this week?

Read back your chapter out loud and check back over your spelling and punctuation.

Additional English

• If you enjoyed the opening of ‘The Train to Impossible Places’ you might also enjoy the opening extract from ‘A Pinch of Magic’

>A Pinch of Magic

> Or the book ‘Nevermoor’ by Jessica Townsend.

  • Draw a picture of your own imaginary place/world. Google ‘Imaginary Worlds’ for some inspiration.
  • Write a description of your imaginary world through the eyes of Suzy.

Reading Lesson

Remember when we did Please Mrs Butler, I was very impressed with your drama skills. Complete this lesson on the BBC Bitesize website > Reading lesson: Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

All About Water

Complete one of two of the activities on the united utilities website, they have released some lessons all about water! > All About Water

I recommend you start with the ‘Learn all about water’ booklet.

Well-being >The importance of developing teamwork

Extra

When I was younger, if it was sunny outside I used to make mini gardens for the bugs. Why don’t you find an old plant pot and make your own miniature garden. If you don’t have a garden you could make one out of paper and card!

A Weekend Note

Have a lovely weekend everyone, I’m missing you all but I have had some lovely emails and updates from you and your family. Thank you for those. I’m grateful to have such a lovely class of beautiful ‘inside and out’ humans. What are you grateful for this weekend?

Have a lovely weekend and look after each other!

💗

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Thursday – 23.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 4 – Order decimals, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Re-read Chapter 2 and the starting page of Chapter 3

Plan the next chapter for the story. 

Think about the following:

  • What do you think has happened to Suzy?
  • What will Suzy see when she wakes?
  • Will Fletch be there?
  • Where do you think the train is going? Is it to an imaginary place? (Think about the title of the book).
  • Will Suzy’s parents wake up?

    Will Suzy and Fletch become friends? Think about their personalities that you have looked at on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    What do you think will happen next?

Grammar

Complete this lesson on the BBC Bitesize website > Adding description using adverbs and adverbial phrases

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Music

Melody and Pitch

I know what fantastic singers you are, have a go at this music lesson > Melody and Pitch

Extra

If you feel like some extra Maths challenges try these – 

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Wednesday – 22.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 3 – Compare decimals, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! If you need your password please send me an email as I have all of your codes ready for you.

Focus text:
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Read Chapter 2 together of the text

Discuss any new/interesting vocabulary that you encounter.

Look at the character Fletch. Draw a picture of what you think Fletch might look like. Annotate the picture using words from the text to describe his appearance and any that describe his personality.

Write a short character description of Fletch.

Grammar

Complete this lesson on the BBC Bitesize website > Past tense verbs and verb families

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art and Design

Constable – Impressions of the Sea

Can I find out about the famous artist Constable?

Here is some information – 

Research the artist Constable and create a picture inspired by his seascape techniques.  

  1. Look at Constables Seascape paintings.
  2. Select a ‘moody’ photograph/image of the sea that you like.
  3. Sketch out your outline.
  4. Use paints or crayons to colour your picture in the style of Constable.

Extra

Try this > Introduction to light and dark

There are some extra activities here > LPDS TV

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Tuesday – 21.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 2 – Write decimals, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! 

Focus text:
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Re-read Chapter 1 together of the text

Print this if you can so your child can use a highlighter pen.

Highlight all the information you read about Suzy.

Now create a fact file or top trumps card about Suzy using the information you have read.

Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Grammar

Complete this lesson on the BBC Bitesize website > Identifying when to use pronouns 

Dear Diary

In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – History

Ancient Egyptians 

Can I find Egypt on a map and begin to research Ancient Egyptians?

When you find your map of Egypt can you spot the longest river? What is it called?

Create a mind map of what they already know about the Egyptians and what they would like to know. You could create two posters one showing what you think you know and one showing what you would like to know. You could use post sick notes if you have any.

Watch this > An introduction to Ancient Egypt

Extra

Try this > How can I be a historian?

There are some extra activities here > LPDS TV

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Summer 1 – Monday – 20.4.20

Good Morning Year Four! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are all happy and well. Thank you for your homework, I’ve been sent some fabulous dragon eggs and some fantastic stories. 

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 1 – Make a whole, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman > Times Tables Check.

English

Please keep up with your Oxford Reading Buddy and make sure you do the quiz! 

Focus text:
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Read and enjoy Chapter 1 of the text

(You will need to become a member of the LoveReading4Kids community. Membership is free).

This could be by reading the text to your child or by reading a paragraph, or page, to each other or independent reading.

Look at the vocabulary in the chapter. Find these words and discuss the meaning: sprawled, stifle, unruly, enthusiasm, rare, affliction, sparked, forming, oblivious. Are there any other words that you can find that are exciting words or any new words? Discuss meanings of these words. Look them up in the dictionary.

Look up some of the new words you have found in a dictionary or by using Word Hippo (A free app) www.wordhippo. com 

Can you find synonyms for your words and write these as a word bank that you might use later in the week?
Create a wordsearch or a crossword using the new words that you have explored. See if someone in your family can solve either your wordsearch or crossword.

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

The Water Cycle 

Can I explain where water comes from and where it goes? 

Learn about the water cycle and complete diagrams.  

Watch this video about > The Water Cycle

and this

What is the Water Cycle?

Look at the Twinkl Powerpoint on the water cycle from >Science: States of Matter: The Water Cycle Year 4 Lesson Pack 6 (I tried to upload the powerpoint but it will not let me, hopefully you can still access it)

and try these activities

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Friday – 3.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Why not try some Yoga > Frank The Frog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Maths

Complete – Lesson 4 – Step 9 – Hundredths on a place value grid, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman also has a times-tables check on her website, I gave it a go and really enjoyed it. I’d like you to try it too, follow this link > Times Tables Check.

English

Fantasy Stories – ‘The Dragon Egg’

Maybe your dragon egg has scales, perhaps a skin or a hard shell. You might like to draw your baby dragon peeking out!

‘The Dragon Egg Story’. Now, you can continue on to the next section of your story. If you’re feeling motivated complete all of the sections, or you can finish your story over the Easter Break. I’m looking forward to reading them, I’ve missed your stories! 

Build up next, use the story planner to help you know what to write about in each section. Remember all of the things we have learnt in class;

  • Fronted Adverbials
  • Adverbs
  • Speech on separate lines in dialogue between characters
  • variety of conjunctions
  • exciting and interesting wow words
  • correct punctuation
  • Do not over repeat one word like – ‘so’
  • check, check, check and check and edit again!

Use this story planner to help you with each section – 

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Next Terms Project Homework

Have a look at the homework for your next half term, decide which two (or more) you’d like to do and what you’ll need to complete it. Maybe start doing one of them…

Just for Fun!

It is Friday, enjoy this Just Dance – Waka Waka

Thank you again, for all of your work and emails, I’m really enjoying reading and looking at your work. I hope you have a lovely Easter Break and I’ll be back in a few weeks with some more tasks.

Milo still hasn’t had his hair cut so I better get that done, before he turns into a big dog rug! 

Till then… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗

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Thursday – 2.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Why not try a guided meditation > Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids | 2. Time Out

Maths

Complete – Lesson 3 – Step 8 – Hundredths as decimals, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman also has a times-tables check on her website, I gave it a go and really enjoyed it. I’d like you to try it too, follow this link > Times Tables Check.

English

Fantasy Stories – ‘The Dragon Egg’

Maybe your dragon egg has scales, perhaps a skin or a hard shell. You might like to draw your baby dragon peeking out!

‘The Dragon Egg’ story. Now you’re going to write your opening, try to start your story with a fronted adverbial. Try to introduce your main characters and describe your setting. Remember to put it in past tense and use paragraphs. You could start with some action or something to ‘hook your reader’.

Can you remember how to layout your writing  if your characters speak to each other?  Don’t have too much speech and take care to not over repeat a word like ‘so’.

Use this checklist to help you with your opening – 

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Design Technology Continued 

Have a bit more time on your egg design.

Can you make a dragon egg? There are lots of ways to make a dragon egg, you could use clay, make salt dough, play dough, papier mache and scrunched up paper with tissue or paper wrapped around it. Here is one video but there are many more, do some research!

> How to make a Dragon Egg.

If you have no materials available then create a world map, for your magical, fantasy, dragon story.

Just for Fun!

Times Tables mash up, use this song to help. Sing loud and proud!

You drew a dragon egg, how about drawing a dragon > How to draw a Dragon!

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Wednesday – 1.4.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Why not try a guided meditation, this one reminds me of our carpet ride or the bubble adventure, get comfy and give it a go > Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids | 1. Balloon

Maths

Complete – Lesson 2 – Step 7 – Hundredths, on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman also has a times-tables check on her website, I gave it a go and really enjoyed it. I’d like you to try it too, follow this link > Times Tables Check.

English

Fantasy Stories – ‘The Dragon Egg’

Maybe your dragon egg has scales, perhaps a skin or a hard shell. You might like to draw your baby dragon peeking out!

It is Easter on the 12th April and I thought it would be a great to use all your Fantasy Story knowledge to write a story about a ‘Dragon Egg’. Start by drawing your dragon egg and then write a plan.

We will write the opening tomorrow.

Use these resources to help you with your plan – 

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Design Technology

Can you make a dragon egg? There are lots of ways to make a dragon egg, you could use clay, make salt dough, play dough, papier mache and scrunched up paper with tissue or paper wrapped around it. Here is one video but there are many more, do some research!

> How to make a Dragon Egg.

If you have no materials available then create a world map, for your magical, fantasy, dragon story.

Just for Fun!

Times Tables mash up, use this song to help. Sing loud and proud!

You drew a dragon egg, how about drawing a dragon > How to draw a Dragon!

Find out about real life dragons here > Living Among Ancient Dragons | National Geographic

This is a bit young for you but when I was a child about 5 or 6 years old, this was one of my favourite stories. Let me know what you think. >The Fuzzy What-Was-He read-a-loud

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Remember to keep up with your weekly tasks-

  1. Read a good book (four signed reads a week).
  2. Oxford Reading Buddy, remember to do the quiz!
  3. Times Tables x4    x6    x7    x8    x9    x12
  4. Year 3 and 4 curriculum spellings

New-Curriculum-Spelling-List-Years-3-And-4-Word-Mat_ver_1 

Tuesday – 31.3.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

I know how many of you enjoy Harry Potter so I found this Yoga session >  Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! 

Maths

Complete –Lesson 1 – Step 6 – Divide 2-digits by 10 on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman also has a times-tables check on her website, I gave it a go and really enjoyed it. I’d like you to try it too, follow this link > Times Tables Check.

She also has made her maths website free during this time (it is usually £2/3 a week). It is worth a try, check it out!

English

Fantasy Stories – ‘Le Petit Cordonnier – The Little Shoemaker’

Watch this clip named ‘Le Petit Cordonnier – The Little Shoemaker’.

In a timeless Parisien street there is a little shoemaker called Mr Botte.  He makes and sells a special kind of shoes and business is good.  However, the little shoemaker’s life is about to change… a new shoe seller is in town and he will do anything to gain business.  Mr Botte’s business starts to fail.  How will he cope?  Maybe he will get some help from unexpected quarters.

Design your own pair of magical shoes, draw them. Following that, write a paragraph to describe them and then write out an explanation or instruction about how to make your magic shoes.

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

In this video a girl explains life in a French School, listen to the clip here > French School.  Now write about ‘English School Life’, imagine you are creating a video and write about English Schools. If you have an iPad or computer that does video, you can create a video explaining life in an English school (ask your parents permission first).

Just for Fun!

Learn your 12x Tables, use this song to help. Sing loud and proud!

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Welcome to Year Four’s Page

Welcome to the class page for Year 4.  I will update this page with work I would like you to complete at home!

I hope you are all well and looking after each other 💗.

Miss Bowker

To contact me during this period of school closure please e-mail Year4@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and I will get back to you.

Remember to keep up with your weekly tasks-

  1. Read a good book (four signed reads a week).
  2. Oxford Reading Buddy, remember to do the quiz!
  3. Times Tables x4    x6    x7    x8    x9    x12
  4. Year 3 and 4 curriculum spellings

New-Curriculum-Spelling-List-Years-3-And-4-Word-Mat_ver_1 

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Tuesday – 24.3.20

Maths

Complete – Lesson 1 – Recognise tenths and hundredths on the White Rose Maths Website.

English

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.  Try to write a little in your diary each school day – you could be creating a piece of history for people to read in the future.

Theme – Geography/Art

  1. Research famous landmarks in Paris and pick one that you like.
  2. Create a page of facts about your landmark.
  3. Draw a picture of your landmark.

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Wednesday – 25.3.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day. PoochMilo will be giving it a try!

Maths

Complete –Lesson 2 – Tenths as decimals on the White Rose Maths Website.

English

Fantasy Stories – Adrift

Watch this beautiful animation titled ‘Adrift’, it shows life drifting through the skies on the back of a whale. Imagine if you lived on the back of an animal, which animal would you live on? Draw a picture and write a paragraph describing life on the back of your animal.

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Design Technology

Design and make a simple purse or wallet, money container. If you have the correct materials have a go at this, here are two videos to help with your ideas.

Video 1

Video 2

If you do not have the correct resources do a page of sketches to design your purse/wallet. Be as creative as you like with your sketched designs. What features would your money container design include? Label your designs.

You could try to make a money bank from cardboard if you have no material. Try some of ‘these videos’ for ideas, always ask an adult for help if using a knife or glue gun.

Extra Theme – Geography

Use this song to help you remember the seven continents, remember Australia is Oceania! 

Just for Fun!

Learn about the Blue Whale here! 

How to draw a Tarantula! I look forward to seeing your pictures.

Learn your 6x Tables, use this song to help. Get as many people as you can to sing a long!

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Thursday – 26.3.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 3 – Tenths on a place value grid on the White Rose Maths Website.

English

Fantasy Stories – Bubbles

Watch this short animation ‘Bubbles’. Gabby is walking on the beach and finds a bottle of bubbles – when she blows it she gets transported into fantasy. She has fun riding on bubbles and meets people and things on her way. Imagine your bubble ride, where would you go? What would you do? Who might you see? Write about your bubble ride and remember to check your punctuation!

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Science

We have been learning about states of matter and the particle formations for a solid, a liquid and a gas.

Watch this video Changing water – States of Matter

Now let’s change some water from a liquid to a solid (ice). Find a small figure or toy and place it in a clear food plastic bag with some water, seal the bag and place it in the freezer. Have a think about how the water will change, do some research and write about how/why it changes.

Just for Fun!

Make some bubbles, you can do it without glycerine.

Learn about the Amazing Tarantula here!

Talking of Tarantulas… My Mexican Redknee Tarantula, Amun Ra shed his skin… they’re not so scary!

AmunRa Shed his Skin

See if you can draw some bubbles. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

Learn your 7x Tables, use this song to help. Get as many people as you can to sing a long! I like this Adele 7x Tables song best, try it! Sing loud and proud.

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Friday – 27.3.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day. PoochSuzi tried it but she just runs around in circles. I’m currently looking for some good Yoga sessions online for you, I love Yoga, the stretching and strength involved is great for you. If anybody knows of any links please do email me.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 4 – Tenths on a number line on the White Rose Maths Website.

English

Fantasy Stories – ‘Once in a Lifetime’

Watch this clip named ‘Once in a Lifetime’. Set in a fantasy world very much like Adrift.  A man is sailing in his boat, through the air!  He hears a noise and suddenly gliding into view are some giant, flying turtles.

– Collect verbs and adverbs to do with floating and sailing gracefully.
– Write an ending to the story, where do these turtles take him?

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Art

Research some famous European artists. For example,

  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Claude Monet
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Leonardo da Vinci

These artists are some of ‘The Greats’ they have influenced art throughout History, they’re not alive anymore but their art lives on!

Pick one and write a page about them, which piece of their art do you like the most and why? When searching the internet always make sure an adult is near by!

Just for Fun!

See if you can draw a sea turtle.  I look forward to seeing your pictures.

Learn about the fantastic Sea Turtles here!

Learn your 8x Tables, use this song to help. Sing loud and proud!

And if you have to tidy/clean up, get the job done. I hope this song makes you smile.

You’ve completed your first week of home learning, well done.

Have a lovely weekend, I know I will probably be finding a good Disney film to watch and PoochMilo really needs a hair cut!

Till Monday… be good, stay safe, look after each other 💗 

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Monday – 30.3.20

PE

Tune into P.E. with Joe at 9am, you can find the video to do later in the day.

I found some Yoga! Give this a try and let me know what you think > Yoga for Kids.

Maths

Complete – Lesson 5 – Dividing 1 digit by 10 on the White Rose Maths Website.

Carol Vorderman also has a times-tables check on her website, I gave it a go and really enjoyed it. I’d like you to try it too, follow this link > Times Tables Check.

She also has made her maths website free during this time (it is usually £2/3 a week). It is worth a try, check it out!

English

Fantasy Stories – ‘Adventures are the Pits’

Watch this clip named ‘Adventures are the Pits’.  A reluctant boy gets more than he asked for in a ball pit. Will he conquer his fears to escape the adventure he finds himself in?

Answer these questions-

  • Why is the boy scared to go down the slide?
  • What is the creator/writer trying to tell us?
  • What is the main character scared of /nervous about?
  • Did the slide end where you thought it would?
  • What did the boy have to overcome in order to get out?​

After you have answered the questions, Imagine your slide can end anywhere – where would it end?  Describe opening your eyes at the end of the slide – where are you? Write a paragraph and draw a picture of your slide adventure.

Dear Diary
In your home learning book, write a diary of your day.  Tell your diary what you have been doing and how you are feeling. You can include illustrations too.

Theme – Geography

Rivers of France, find out about all the rivers in France.  Can I identify the source, tributaries and mouth of a Parisian river, and find out which places it flows through? Use maps and google Earth to explore the journey of a French river. Draw the rivers onto maps and label them (if you can).

To extend this you could find out about the main rivers in the UK and mark them on a map.  

Just for Fun!

Learn your 9x Tables, use this song to help. Sing loud and proud!

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