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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God

Monday 1st June 2020

 Hi Everyone, 

I hope you all had a lovely half term? Wasn't the weather brilliant? Now that we are back to it, the work for home learning will be set in the same way as it was last half term. This week I think there are some really good 'added extras' at the bottom and over the next few weeks we'll be uploading some experiments for the children to conduct to do with objects changing state between solids, liquids and gases. 

I'll be doing phone calls again this week so watch out for a call either from school or an unknown number. 

As always, if you need any support message through Class Dojo and I'll do my best to help. 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

We’re going back to some work we set at the beginning of the last half term. Today, we’re going to look at multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 again. This is a skill that comes up on arithmetic tests regularly and is one of the trickier fluency skills.

 

We will upload help sheets and will do a video on Class Dojo to support the children’s learning.

 

Click here for the page

 

Answers

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Business                Often         

Circle                     Particular

Exercise                Quarter

Medicine                 Recent

Naughty                  Sentence

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is linked to yesterday’s and is looking at decimal equivalents. These are the decimal notations of fractions for example 0.5 – 5/10 – ½.

 

The learning activity has been set on MyMaths for the children to complete.

 

For additional support see the lesson 6008.

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all about place value and children’s understanding of the decimal number system. Use the pages from the textbook to complete the learning activities.

Remember there are 10 tenths in a whole one. When looking at a number line look at the whole number marked and then count along for the number of tenths.

The second part of the activity is for children to continue counting to see if they can spot the pattern in the number.

 

Click here for the activities.


Answers

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is linked to the week’s theme of decimals. Today we are looking at rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number.

 

There is a very simple rule for rounding numbers with tenths and that is;

If the number to right of the decimal place (in the tenths column), is 5 or more we go up to the next whole one. If the number to the right of the decimal place (in the tenths column), is 4 or less we just write the same number as is already in the ones column.’

For example, 13.4 – 4 is in the tenths column so it’d round down to 13. 34.8 – 8 is in the tenths column so it’d round to the next whole one 35.

 Click here to make it easier. 

Click here for the task.

 Click here to make it harder.

Answers

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Read Chapter 5 from Around the World in 80 Days. In this chapter we see how Phileas Fogg imagines his challenge to be received by the other members of the club in London. They are excited but think he is a little bit crazy. They also think that it can’t be done and don’t want him to succeed in it.

 

Imagine you are a journalist who is going to write a newspaper article about the event. What questions would you like to ask members of the Reform Club and how do you think they would respond?

Once you’ve written your questions to ask, answer them as direct quotes. You’ll need speech marks for this.

what the person says ,” said add name here.

Click here for Chapter 5.

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Investigation and Arithmetic – Use the arithmetic test underneath the table and the investigation below.

 

Arithmetic

 

Investigation

Investigation Answers

Spelling Test – Using this week’s spellings have a go at a spelling test. Let me know how you get on through Class Dojo.

 

Today, I’d like you to write a newspaper report about Phileas Fogg leaving to travel the world in 80 days. Remember the features of a newspaper?

You’ll need;

-      A headline – short, snappy and alliteration

-      An orientation – a short paragraph to say who is involved, what are they doing and when it all began.

-      Main body of text – detail about what is happening, how did this all come about, where was Mr Fogg when he declared all this? What do the others think of it? What have people said who you have spoken to.

-      A reorientation – what is happening now?

-      Picture and caption.

You could use a computer to type it up and write it in columns just like a real newspaper.

 

French

Earlier in the year we recapped the names of different parts of the body. We also learnt heads, shoulders, knees and toes in French. We also learnt some colours.

Draw a picture of yourself or a family member and try and label these things on your picture (Google might be able to help you discover or remind you).

Can you add what colour the portrait’s eyes are? Upload to Dojo.

Une tête,

un nez,

des dents,

des cheveux,

des yeux,

une bouche,

des oreilles

Computing

Design and make an e-safety poster to help your class mates stay safe online. It’ll need to be bright and colourful to grab their attention. It’ll also need pictures and advice on how to stay safe.

You can also play on the Internet Legends game through Google.

Just search ‘Internet Legends’

Science

We are moving on to ‘States and Matter’ and ‘Changes of State’

To start with, considering the nice weather and all the ice creams and ice lollies I am sure you are all eating, think about some of the key processes involved in making an ice lolly.

Can you draw the life cycle of an ice lolly? How does it start? What happens to it to make it ice? Once it is solid what has happened to it? What happens if you leave it out? Why do you think it happens?

 Use the words below to help with your drawing;

Liquid, solid, gas,

Melt, freeze, evaporate (when liquid heats up and turns into a gas so we can’t see it any more).

 

Note for next week – you’ll need some ice cubes

Monday 18th May 2020

 Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Again there have been some lovely attempts at the work that has been set, keep it up because we love seeing how well you are all doing at home.

Below is the work for the week, it follows the same sort of pattern as the previous weeks. As always if you need anything, get in touch via class dojo. 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all to do with recapping the children’s knowledge of place value. In these tasks, the children need to use their place value skills to read, write and compare 4 digit numbers. The activities are from a page in our maths textbook for the term.

 

Maths Activities click here

 

Answers

Look at the page numbers on the activity sheets for the page number on the answer sheet.

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Arrive                                fruit

Busy                                    island

Certain                                 material

Disappear                              natural

Enough                              occasion/occasionally

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

 

Today’s learning is all about Roman Numerals. This is something we haven’t covered in class. Children are expected to be able to recall numbers up to 100 and know how to create numbers using the Roman Numeral system. The learning is on MyMaths.

 

Use the lesson number 1723 to help with completing the task.

 

We have then set a task on each child’s My Maths account.   

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all about Negative Numbers. This is something we have very briefly touched on through the year but the children are expected to be able to count backwards through zero to show their understanding of negative numbers and their application to real world examples i.e. temperature. The learning is on MyMaths

 

Use the lesson number 1763 to help with completing the task.

 

We have then set a task on each child’s My Maths account. In addition to this, there is a page from our maths textbook and answers.

 

Maths Activities click here

 

Answer

Look at the page numbers on the activity sheets for the page number on the answer sheet.

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today we’d like to consolidate the children’s understanding of negative numbers. Below is a mastery checkpoint which we would use for the children to show the completely understand a concept.

We’ve also included some word problems as well.

 

Click here for Mastery Checkpoint

 

Answers

 

Click here for word problems.

Click for word problem answers (look at the page number on the activity for the page answers).

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Read the next chapter of Around the World in 80 Days (chapter 4).

What is method of transport that Phileas Fogg uses on his journey? Research and make notes about how this method of transport works, what equipment is needed to make it work?

 

Click here to get the chapter.

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Investigation and Arithmetic – Use the arithmetic test underneath the table and the investigation below.

 

Arithmetic Test and Answers

 

Investigation

Spelling Test – Using this week’s spellings have a go at a spelling test. Let me know how you get on through Class Dojo.

 

Using your notes from yesterday and the research you completed, can you write an explanation text of how the method of transport works? Don’t forget it’ll need a title and an introduction maybe using a question. You could include sub-headings or even a diagram.

 

Science

This half term we should have been looking at Dangers to living things.

A couple of weeks ago we asked you to look at what some of these dangers might be. This week can you explain what deforestation is and how this might impact on a food chain from the rainforest.

Geography

Make of a map of your local area and try and pinpoint some of the key features around, this might include the swimming baths, footpaths, school, church, The Styrupp. Research the different symbols for each of these and mark on your map using a key.

 

Geography

As we are learning about travel and because we are year 4, we need to learn about grid references (4 and 6 figure grid references).We use a grid reference to find the location of something on a map. When we take a grid reference reading, we always count across first and then up and write our grid reference as the across number first and then the up. When we take a 6 figure grid reference, we have to imagine that there are little steps between each box and we estimate (guess) how many steps across the object or place is. There are loads of resources on the internet to help you learn to do this, why not research and then have a go if you aren’t sure.

 Answers included

Four figure grid reference

Four and Six figure grid reference.

Six figure grid reference.

Monday 11th May 2020

  Hi Everyone, 

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I've seen some lovely work on Dojo from various members of the class and would love to see something from you all. This week there is more My Maths for you to be getting on with. This week's focus is all about multiplication, this is something we have covered numerous times throughout the year before we broke up and all the children either know how to do the grid method or the ladder method. 

Similar sort of week to last with the English work, a reading comprehension, grammar activities and Around the World In 80 Days work. If you need any help or support over the week do not be afraid to message me on Dojo. 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is My Maths – Short Multiplication. These activities are recaps of what we have covered earlier in the year with regards to multiplication and using the ladder method. The children do know how to do this and should be able to complete the questions, maybe with a little support if they do not know their times tables fluently.

Children should times the ones column first, then the tens, then the hundreds and then add all the answers together.

 

Lesson to go through before the activity for today is here;

Lesson 1725

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Appear                                  forward

Build                                     guide

Century                                 history

Difficult                                interest

Eighth                                   library

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

As a follow on from yesterday’s lesson, I’d like you to continue practising these skills. There is an additional task on My Maths called ‘More Short Multiplication’.

In addition to this, you can have a go at the page from our textbook below which uses the same skills.

 

My Maths Supporting Resources – Lesson 1718

 

Click here to get the page.

 

Additional challenge on Dojo

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

To consolidate the learning from this week so far, we’d like the children to attempt the word problems below. Again it is the same skills set and we really need the children to be fluent in completing short multiplication. It comes up a lot on arithmetic tests and in problem solving and reasoning papers.

 

Click here to get the word problems

 

Answers

 

Additional Challenge on Dojo

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

We’ve uploaded a mastery checkpoint for Addition and Subtraction. These are also essential skills for the children to keep fluent as they also come up frequently on arithmetic and problem solving and reasoning papers. All children know how to do this either using the method shown, pictoral representations or concrete objects.

 

Click here for Mastery Checkpoint

 

Answers

 

Additional Challenge on Dojo

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Read Chapter 3 of Around the World in 80 Days (9 pages). Make a note of any of the main things that happen in this chapter. This will help you tomorrow, it might be that you note down times and places that the characters went somewhere or events that happen or interesting things that people say.

 

This will help with tomorrow when I’d like you to try and write a short diary of the chapter you read.

 

Click here to get the chapter.

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Investigation and Arithmetic – Use the arithmetic test underneath the table and the investigation below.

 

Arithmetic Test and Answers

 

Investigation

 

Spelling Test – Using this week’s spellings have a go at a spelling test. Let me know how you get on through Class Dojo.

 

Today I’d like you to write a diary of the chapter you read yesterday and use all your notes of the things that happened. You’re going to imagine that you are Phileas Fogg. Now remember in this chapter he tells people that he thinks he can travel around the world in 80 days. What do other people think of this? Has this been done before? How did everyone react when you told them this was your plan? Where and when did you tell them the news?

 

I can’t wait to see some of your writing. Remember, a diary has a date, Dear Diary as an opener, your introduction should start with an adverbial telling us when this all happened and should be written in paragraphs. Good Luck!

 

 

DT

Last week I asked you to think about a hot air balloon and maybe even design one.

This week I want you to try and be creative and make a hot air balloon, this might be out of paper mache, plastic bags or something else you might be able to find around the home.

You’ll need to think carefully about how you’re going to get it to fill with hot air. There are some examples on the internet maybe you could take inspiration from there.

Music

This might be classed as a DT project but see if you can make your own musical instrument out of household things. Maybe a tambourine or drum. You could use rice inside something to make a shaker or if you were being really adventurous could you make a guitar with strings and think about how you might be able to make the pitch and tone for each string sound different.

 

Georgraphy

Use the internet to research Phileas Fogg’s journey. Can you locate all the places that he went to with his companions?

In year 4, we need to be able to distinguish the different between the north and south hemisphere and also understand what the equator is. For each place that Phileas Fogg went to, can you identify where it is in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere?

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

 I have uploaded some handwriting sheets that you may want to print off.

Click here to download the handwriting sheets.

Thanks

Mr Walker

 

Monday 4th May 2020

 Hi Everyone, 

Below are the suggested items for this week's learning. I have again included answers for all the activities so that you can self mark them at home and encourage the children where to look for the answers or how to complete the activity fully. If you get stuck or need any support, send me a message through Class Dojo where I will be able to offer further help.

I have noticed that Reflex has really tailed off in the last couple of weeks with hardly any usage and barely any green lights. It's be excellent if you could really push through to get a full week of green lights, even if this is all you can manage. We know, from using it everyday at school, the positive impact it has on the children's recall of the times table facts.

If you take photos and want to show me your learning you can either message me on Class Dojo or try and use the portfolio where possible as this will keep an ongoing record of what you are accessing.

Please remember, any work completed at home, I would expect to be compelted to the same level of presentation standard that we see at school. In maths, one number per box on squared paper and in English, capital letters, full stops and commas with neat handwriting legibly joined together.

Have a good week.

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today, we’d like to recap some of the place value that we have completed over the year. We’d like the children to complete a page from the maths textbook that we use at home.

A place value grid may assist the children in their learning for this lesson as they should be identify the value of each digit in a number.

 

You could go back to My Maths and try and have another go at the place value, working with thousands lesson and activity, again until you get 100%

 

Click here for the page

 

Answers

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Address                                     February

Breath                                       guard

Centre                                        height

Different                                   important

Eight                                          mention

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Babala Part 2.

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today we are recapping column subtraction. All the children know how to do this each using pictures to support or just completing the method. They should be reinforced that we start from the right and move through the columns and where the top digit is less than the bottom digit exchanging (borrowing from the next column) will have to happen. We’ve covered this extensively already this year. Do not complete all of these start from question 9.

 

Click here for the page

 

Answers

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

A continuation of column subtraction today applying it to word problems. There are 12 to complete, plus a challenge for anyone brave enough.

 

Click here to download the word problems. 

 

Challenge

 

Answers

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Head over to your My Maths account – www.mymaths.co.uk and log in. We’ve assigned an activity called Mental Addition and Subtraction. Remember to check out of the activity you need to complete it and click mark it. This will send your results to me and I can see exactly where you might need more help.

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Read the first chapter of Around the World In 80 Days.

There are a lot of descriptions about Phileaus Fogg in here. Can you find the parts that describe him and write them down.

 

You might even want to draw a picture of what you think he might look like or some pictures around the outside of a man about what you have found out.

Click here to get the first chapter

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Investigation and Arithmetic – Use the arithmetic test underneath the table and the investigation below.

Investigation

 

Arithmetic and Answers

 

Spelling Test – Using this week’s spellings have a go at a spelling test. Let me know how you get on through Class Dojo.

 

Use the first chapter to write your own character description of Phileaus Fog. Remember what we have covered in class. Can you use PEAST to describe him as well as his appearance.

P – Personality

E- Emotions

A – Actions

S – Speech

T – Thoughts

 

DT

Research Hot Air Ballons – Phileaus Fogg used a hot air balloon at some point during his trip around the world in 80 days. Think about and design your own hot air balloon model, draw it out, label with materials and make a list of what you’ll need.

Will the material of your balloon need to be thick of thin?

How does a hot air balloon work?

Challenge, can you explain why you have chosen to use the materials you have picked?

Geography

Use the map of the world below to complete this activity.

Research the order in which Phileaus Fogg travelled the world. On the map, mark on the countries and their capital cities.

 

Click here for the map.

 

Science

We would have been moving on to find out some information about dangers to living things this half term.

Look at the statements in the document below. Can you label each one true or false?

Challenge: can you explain why these might be true or false?

 

Click here for statements.

Monday 27th April 2020

 Hi Everyone,

These are the suggested items for this week's learning. I have included answers for all activities. If you get stuck send me a message on Class Dojo where I can offer further support or use the suggested lessons on My Maths to help with the work. For this week's maths work if might help if you have the squared paper books that we sent home with the children.

If you take photos and want to show me your learning, try to start using the portfolio on Class Dojo, this will then keep a better record of your achievements during the lock down instead of just sending them through the messages.

Stay safe!

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Log into www.mymaths.co.uk using just the rossington1 username. On the left select measurement and then look for the lessons ‘Y3 Introducing Perimeter’ and ‘Y4 Introducing Area’. Then log into your own My Maths Account and have a go at the tasks that have been set for you to complete. Daily help on Class Dojo.  

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

Actual – Actually                     bicycle

Caught                                     describe

Earth                                      favourite

Group                                       heart

Increase                                  length

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Babala Part 1 Click Here for Comprehension

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Look at the shapes on the picture below. Work out the perimeter of each of the shapes. Remember to count the squares along each side and then add them together.

 

 

Click here to download the picture from above.

 

Answers

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Click below for Grammar Work - Recapping capital letters and full stops and sentence types.

Activity 1

Activity 2

Grammar Answers

Activity 1 Answers

Activity 2 Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Look at the pictures.

Today we’re going to try and find out the missing length. We do this by looking at all the lines opposite the missing side and adding their values together. Daily help on Class Dojo

 

Click here to download the picture from above.

 

Answers

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Click below for Grammar work - Commas and a list and Apostrophes.

Activity 1

Activity 2

Grammar Answers

Activity 1 Answers

Activity 2 Answers

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Look at the shapes. Remember we can either calculate the area by counting the squares inside the shape or by multiplying the length x width. When it’s an ‘L’ shape split the shape into two and find the area of each shape and then add them together. Daily help on Class Dojo.

 

Click here to download the picture from above.

 

Answers

 

New Spellings – continue to practise any that you got wrong from last week and include them in your spelling test for Friday.

 

Word Classification;

 

Look at the picture below. Write a list of nouns (things/objects), verbs (actions), adjectives (description) and adverbs (words that tell us how, when, where something happened) that you can see in the picture.

 

Then write some sentences about them – remember capital letters, commas and full stops for example.

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 Arithmetic;

Click here for arithmetic

Answers are on the first sheet of the arithmetic.

Investigation;

 

 

Spelling Test – Using this week’s spellings have a go at a spelling test. Let me know how you get on through Class Dojo.

 

Write a setting description of the picture from yesterday, include all the nouns that you could see and make sure you include fronted adverbials to say where, when or how something is happening. Could you include an expanded noun phrase too?

 

Music

Listen to your favourite song at the moment. Can you sing along to the song?

Can you clap, tap, click or move to the beat of the music?

Topic

This term we had grand plans for investigating the Olympic Games and doing a road trip to the Olympics. Even though they’ve been postponed, we still thought it’d be fun to learn about them. We are going change the topic to Around the World in 80 Days. We will visit lots of different countries over the next few weeks.

Your job for this week is to find out about the logo for the Olympic Games. You could find out about the colours, why they are linked together, what the values and motto of the Olympic games are.

You could even have a go at drawing and colouring the Olympic rings or doing another craft activity to produce them.

French

When you are asking for something at home, why not try asking in French. It doesn’t matter that you might not know the object or thing you are asking for.

Je voudrais ……………………………………………………………………

Si vou plait.

This means;

I would like ………………………… please.

Monday 20th April 2020

 We are now changing the way that we are setting work. Work for the children to be completed will be set by each individual teacher and will appear either on Class Dojo or on here, the class page.

This is only a guide and your child's learning might encompass a range of other things such as family time, playing a board game, baking and cooking, growth mindset challenges, home science activities, art activities or being physically active etc.

Day of the week Maths English
Monday

Reflex -20 minutes or until you get a green light

Log on to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Look in the library and click number and then click Number and Place Value, now look for lesson Y4 Place Value of Hundreds and Thousands. Use the lesson to then complete the task assigned when you log in with your details. (Lesson Link: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/43-lesson/place-value-hundreds-thousands )

Practise spelling these year 3 and 4 common exception words: 

Accident/Accidentally                Famous

Believe                                                 Grammar

Calendar                                              Heard

Decide/Decision                            Imagine

Early                                                      Knowledge

 

Tuesday

Reflex -20 minutes or until you get a green light

Log on to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Look in the library and click number and then click Multiplication and Division  look for lesson Y4 Multiplying by 10 and 100. Use the lesson to then complete the task assigned when you log in with your details. (Lesson Link: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/130-lesson/multiplying-by-10-and-100 )

Practise this week's spellings from above. You might choose to draw a squiggly line all over your page and write the words out in the circles/shapes that have been created by your line.

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below (click the link for it to open);

Cliffhanger.pdf

Wednesday

Reflex -20 minutes or until you get a green light

Log on to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Look in the library and click number and then click Multiplication and Division  look for lesson Y4 Dividing by 10 and 100. Use the lesson to then complete the task assigned when you log in with your details. (Lesson Link: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1423-lesson/dividing-by-10-and-100 )

Practise this week's spellings from above. Try writing them into a sentence to help you understand the meaning.

 

Recap the past Tense;

Simple past - 'ed' words

Past Progressive - 'ing' words

Click below for the sheet;

Grammar 1.pdf

Thursday

Reflex -20 minutes or until you get a green light

Log on to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Look in the library and click number and then click Multiplication and Division  look for lesson Y4 Multiply Single Digit. Use the lesson to then complete the task assigned when you log in with your details. (Lesson Link: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/133-lesson/multiply-single-digit )

Practise this week's spellings from above. Pick a couple of the hardest ones and try and come up with a mnemonic (where each letter represents a word to create a pattern), for example;

H - Hippo's

E- Ears

A- Are

R- Really

D - Dull

It might help you remember it. You might have to get creative with using an online thesaurus to find other words that begin with the letter.

Friday

Reflex -20 minutes or until you get a green light

Have a go at the investigation below;

There was a task left on MyMaths called More Written Methods have a go at it.

Do a spelling test of the words you have been learning all week. Let me know through Class Dojo how you did.

 

Have a reading sessions, find your favourite book and if the weather is glorious read it outside in the sunshine (don't forget you hat, sunglasses, water bottle and of course sun cream)!

If it's not so nice out, why not create a reading den inside and read your book inside. You could write some instructions for creating the best reading den.

 

 

 

Coronavirus Closure 18th March 2020

All work that has been sent home, plus any additional work that might be needed to be set should the school close for a long period of time is below as PDF documents which can be saved and downloaded. I have also included the answers to the maths problems. The only additional things that have been sent home are the comprehensions which I will endeavour to get transformed into a PDF document.

Some useful websites for the children to access are:

Reflex Maths - https://accounts.explorelearning.com/reflex/student

TimesTable Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

Phonics Play - www.new.phonicsplay.co.uk

Please look at the shut down area of the website for further tasks and activities but also, on the Free to Access page, there are a range of activities aimed to develop children's knowledge and understanding of e-safety.

Please keep checking back for new work. 

Stay safe and contact via the school email enquiries@smp.dsat.education if you need additional support.

This week we have stressed to the children about the importance of washing hands thoroughly after we have been to the toilet, coughing or sneezing and before eating.

Welcome to 4W - Ready, Respectful, Safe!

 Class Teacher: Mr M Walker

Teaching Assistant: Miss J Sanderson

 

 

Hello! Welcome to our class page. One this page you are able to view class information such as daily timetable and routines, pictures of our class events and trips, information about our learning and any FAQs.This is a space to celebrate the children's achievements and show off the amazing things the children do every day at school.

 

Class Charter

During the first week of term, as a class we decided on the values and rules that we believe are important, in order for us to be outstanding learners. We agreed to;

  • Use our listening skills to listen carefully to each other,
  • Keep noise levels down whilst working,
  • Welcome new people,
  • Use manners,
  • Not to fight,
  • Respect each other,
  • Persevere with learning,
  • Not to answer back,
  • Not to bully each other,
  • Help keep each other safe,
  • Be ready to learn and accept challenges.

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Important Information

Physical Education - Our PE days this year are Thursday afternoon with Miss Walker and Friday mornings. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school for these days, which should include appropriate outdoor clothing. Jewellery must not be worn for PE, if earrings can come out they should be, however, if they can't be removed then plasters (supplied from home) should be worn. Unfortunately, we are unable to help children remove jewellery or place plasters on.

 

Homework -  Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in the following Thursday in order for us to mark it together on a Friday afternoon.  If children do not complete or make an attempt to do the homework or forget to bring the completed one in, as with all other classes across the school, children will be required to stay in at break and complete this.

 

Reading at home -  On a Monday, we will check all children's reading records for evidence of reading at home, an adult will need to sign the reading record to show that this has taken place. We expect children to read a minimum of 4 times per week. If children have not been listened to then a reading club will be available for those children. A bookmark, has been placed inside the children's reading record to help question the children as they read text.

 

Reflex Maths - Since the beginning of the year, the children have been accessing Reflex Maths. This is an online platform designed to develop the fluency of children's times-table knowledge. The games that children play are interactive and engaging and the children have so far shown great enthusiasm for it. Children are able and know how to access this one a computer or iPad at home. This is more preferable than Times-table Rockstars as it teaches the children at their own rate instead of testing them like Rockstars. . We go on this everyday during assembly or at the end of maths at 10:00am.

 

Active Learn and Times-tables - The Active Learn maths online platform, will have lots of engaging games assigned to the children's user accounts for them to access throughout the year. Their username and passwords have been written down in the front of their reading record on a sticker. Should they need reminding throughout the year, the children should simply ask for their details again. By the end of year 4, children are expected to know and recall all table facts up to the 12 times-tables. Children should use Times-Table Rockstars to practise and schedules have been assigned for them to practise the ones they have shown need developing. Links below

 

 

Spelling

Below is a list of words from the National Curriculum. These are words that can be tricky to spell but with support, the children by the end of Lower Key Stage 2, should be able to spell. Please use this list to support and add to the spelling words sent home each week. Simple activities like reading, covering and writing the word, then comparing the two spellings, can be effective. In addition to the spelling list below, I have also included a Complex Speed Sounds Chart, these are all the sounds and ways of making such sounds which should aid with spelling.

 

Spellings will be sent home with the homework each week, with a look, cover, write, check grid for children to use. These are generally words from our spelling sessions at school and focus on the spelling rules for year 4. Ocassionally, we might send words home from the list below and/or lower down in school to consolidate their learning.

In addition to the common exception words, we have a big focus on the 100 and 200 most commonly used words and making sure that the children are comfortable in spelling these. These are words that are used every day in conversation, writing and general day to day life. In the coming weeks we will be sending more information about these.

Below is a list of the 100 and 200 most commonly used words, please refer to these and occasionally test your children in batches of 10.

 

English

Spring 1 and Spring 2 Together we have read: Aesop's Fables, The Saga of Erik the Viking and Dolphin Song

During the spring term we have been really trying to slow the children down with their writing. To do this, we changed the way we planned our writing by planning a paragraph and then writing a paragraph in order to help the children transfer their ideas to their work. In Spring 1, we read fables and really got to grips with what they were and how they helped people. The children had a go at writing their own fables for their independent writing folders with a year 1 or 2 audience in mind. Some of these were exceptional stories and really helped younger children understand the difference between right and wrong. In Spring 2, we started off looking at discussion texts and how they should be balanced and show all sides of the arguement for and against something happening. Initially, we looked at the reasons for Martine, the character from our book, to go on the 'ocean voyage' to Mozambique to see the sardine run and the reasons against her going. Then, carefully considering our topic learning about animals we started to think about discussing whether zoos and sealife centres are morally right. The children did some amazing research into this and really enjoyed learning about and forming their own opinions.

During this half term, we had a surprise visit from legendary jockey Paddy Brennan, the children prepared questions and interviewed Paddy as part of our English learning. We then wrote a news article script and acted them out like news presenters. This also helped with developing the children's fluency of reading and how different pieces of writing should be read. The children really enjoyed this.

Autumn 2 and Spring 1 Together we are reading: Classic Fairy Tales and Viking Stories

During Autumn 2 and Spring Term 1, we will be looking at classic fairy tales and writing character descriptions from them and then using what we have learnt to write the fairy tales from the persepctive of some of the naughty characters in the text. After, we will begin to look at instructions and the children will write instructions about how to make something from the Viking era, either a food product or some clothing. After Christmas, we will look at a range of fables and have a go at writing our own and how we can teach through these short stories. Finally, towards half term, we will look at one of the most important Viking raids on Britain, and find out what happened at Lindisfarne Island and use everything  we have learnt to create a newspaper report for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, documenting exactly what happened.

Autumn 1 Together we read: Demon Dentist by David Walliams

During English lessons this half term, we will be creating poems to perform using lots of onomatopoeia words. We will think about the different sounds that we can hear when we eat and when Alfie visits the Demon Dentist, Miss Root. In addition to this, we will write non-chronological reports about teeth and the digestive system, exploring the functions of different organs and how they help digest our food. At the end of the half term we will write a recount about Alfie's experience of the dentists and how his opinion of Miss Root changes throughout the book.

 Summary

Over the half term, we have created some amazing and expressive onomatopoeia poems by thinking about all the sounds our bodies make whilst digesting food. The children had a go at, independently, writing their own onomatopoeia poems using sounds that we could hear from Miss Root's terrifying dentist's office with drills whirring, doors slamming and patients screaming. We also wrote intresting and informative non-chronological reports about the digestive system and our teeth. The children explained aboutt he function of each part of the digestive system and mouth, stating what it was for and how it helped in the next part of the process. Some children used some amazing similies and metaphors to describe what the oesophagus does. Over the last couple of weeks of the half term, we have investigated diaries. We wrote from the perspective of Alfie, the main character from Demon Dentist. We wrote one together about when he first met Miss Root and an independent one of when Alfie first found out about the mysterious happenings all over time. Below are some examples of our amazing pieces of work on display.

 

Maths

In maths this term,we will be concentrating on our place value skills, adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers and developing our multiplication skills so that we are able to use a formal written method for multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. In addition to this, we will investigate fractions and how to find a unit and non-unit fraction of an amount.

On a Friday, we will be developing our arithmetic skills and developing our problem solving skills by compelting STOPS! Maths Investigations. Our focus for this half term is Act It Out. During this unit we will try to solve a number of worded problems using apparatus to help us find solutions and show the answer.

At the end of each maths lesson, we will be going on Reflex maths to develop our times-table skills. This is a highly effective way of the children practising their times-table skills and learning the facts they do not know in order to become fluent.  

 See our Reflex achievments below.

 

Spring 2: Blue Abyss

We're going on a residential (cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak)

 This half term should have seen us undertake and Epic residential combining a number of areas of learning from RE to Topic to Science. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we were unable to go and will look if possible to rearrange this later in the school pending government guidlines.

During this half term, we have looked at art skills including water colours, demonstrating how to make colours lighter and darker, we practised these skills and then applied them to create a piece of black out poetry from our book, Dolphin song. 

We also looked at some local history in preparation for our residential by investigating what happened to the Hull fishing vessel The Gaul. The children were enthrauled to know what happened to it and we began writing a diary as a member of the crew in order to help the children retell their historical knowledge of the event. We also looked at georgraphical knowledge and developed the children's understanding of what and where the equator and tropics are and what they represent.

In RE, we started to learn about Judaism in preparation again for our trip to the Hull Reform Synagogue and children noticed some similarities between Judaism and Christianity. We emphasized that Judaism is all about The Old Testament where as  Christianity shows The New Testament as well.

In science, we learnt about how to classify animals and started to use branching databases and classification grids to separate animals. The children loved using the plastic animals on the display to sort and we even sorted the class so that we knew if we were talking about a girl, with black hair and wearing boots we must have been speakign about one child in the class in particular. The children really enjoyed becoming detectives to work backwards through the classification grids too.

Autumn 2 and Spring 1 Topic: Traders & Raiders

Over these two half terms, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We started by investigating the different areas of land that the Anglo-Saxons occupied (Saxon Forts) as well as placing the key events of this period of history on a timeline. The children used maps to identify other areas inland which were occupied and how we know this. In addition to this, we  looked at a number of different reasons why they invaded and what Britain had that they wanted. As a DT project, we designed and create our own pieces of weaponary, looking at a number of examples and thinking about pros and cons of each. The children will then name their weapons with kennings which is what the vikings used. 

In science, we have been looking at electricity and creating circuits with batteries, wires and bulbs and identifying a number of different factors as to why a bulb will or will not light up. This science topic will also enable us to teach to children about fossil fuels and how electricity comes to us in our homes.In Spring half term 1, we investigated sound and how sound travels through the air, the differences between high and low pitched sound and volume.

In RE we have been digging deeper with the incarnation unit of our Understanding Christianty work. This will entail us thinking about how we see God in everyday life and how people show their faith in different ways. We then started to look at the Gospel unit and really began to understand that Gospel meant 'good news'. I even tricked the children by pretending to eat dog food, which was really beans, to show that everything is not always as it seems. The children enjoyed the parables and one that stuck in their minds was The Good Samaritan.

In ICT, we usedMicrosoft Word to develop our word processing skills by creating documents, formatting it properply and setting it up in different ways for different text types. This will include font changes, moving text into different parts of the page and also the different uses for a typed document and later during this block of learning we looked at Espresso coding and how code a game so that when the user clicks on something it starts to create a tally of points as well as doing much more. 

Autumn 1 Topic: Bottoms, Burps and Bile

 This half term our topic was Bottoms, Burps and Bile. During this fantastic and amazing topic the children were taken on an epic journey through the digestive system, starting with the teeth. The children learnt about the functions of the different organs and how they contribute to good and healthy digestion as well as setting up a number of practical experiments to observe the effects of sugar on teeth. We will also create replicas of the digestive system to help the children understand the processes involved in digestion. 

Worries and Concerns

For little worries or concerns, please feel free to catch me at the door at drop off or pick up or send a note with reading record s. If you have something urgent or needs a little more time, then please feel free to contact the main office and leave a message or use the main school email address.