Rossington St Michael's C of E Primary School, Sheepbridge Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0EZ

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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

4P - Ready, Respectful, Safe

Teacher: Mr S Poole

Teaching Assistant: Mrs K Brown

Monday 13th June 2020

Well That's All Folks!!! As the Looney Tunes would say... 

Below are the last of the home school learning activities. It's been a pleasure to upload these activities for you to access from home over the last 15 + weeks. We really enjoyed teaching your children this year and have loved being able to keep in touch with them through Dojo and Teams sessions. The learning below follows a similar format to previous weeks and for maths we have set investigation/problem solving activities. For English we've left 'The Big Spell' so try and split the year 3 and 4 words into 5 chunks and have a go at a chunk a day. 

Don't forget Teams sessions are still happening on Monday, Mr Walker will try and drop by to say hello and get to see some faces as he will be your class teacher next year (Mr Walker has his own class' Teams session at the same time). If I don't hear from you on Dojo, I just want you to know that I've missed you whilst we have been closed to normal schooling and I can't wait to see you again in September when hopefully everything will be a little bit safer. I'm sure you've all grown, physically and mentally, and this will make sure you are ready for the challenge of year 5. 

As always, if you need any support you can message me on Dojo up until Friday. 

Have a lovely summer holiday and stay safe! 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

This week we are setting a number of different investigations for the children to complete. Please click below to access today’s problem to solve. We’ll give you some clues on Dojo as the week goes on.

MONDAY PROBLEM MAKE IT EASIER

MONDAY PROBLEM

MONDAY PROBLEM EXTENSION

This week I’d like you to  us the year 3 and 4 word list and have a go at the ‘big spell’. You can complete the ‘big spell’ by doing so many words a day. Perhaps for each word you get correct your parent or carer could give you a sweetie or accumulate minutes for extra ipad or game time?

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

This week we are setting a number of different investigations for the children to complete. Please click below to access today’s problem to solve. We’ll give you some clues on Dojo as the week goes on.

TUESDAY PROBLEM MAKE IT EASIER

TUESDAY PROBLEM

TUESDAY PROBLEM EXTENSION

 

The Big Spell

 

Grammar Work and Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

 

This week we are setting a number of different investigations for the children to complete. Please click below to access today’s problem to solve. We’ll give you some clues on Dojo as the week goes on.

WEDNESDAY START HERE

WEDNESDAY STEP 2

WEDNESDAY PROBLEM EXTENSION

 

The Big Spell

 

Grammar Work and Answers

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

DO NOT COMPLETE THIS WORK EARLIER IN THE WEEK IF YOUR CHILD IS RETURNING ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY!

 

Imagine you’ve discovered a brand new island and you have to set up your own civilisation. I want you to think about writing some notes about your island;

 

-      Name

-      Where is it located?

-      Language

-      Religion – do people have to follow a set religion or are people allowed to choose?

-      Import (what will you need people to send to the island to make it work)

-      Export (what will you be able to sell that is already on the island)

-      Laws and Rules

-      Transport around the island

-      Diet (are there specific foods that people will eat)

-      Climate and Weather

-      History of the island

-      Describe the landscape rocky, forestry, beach?

 

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

DO NOT COMPLETE THIS WORK EARLIER IN THE WEEK IF YOUR CHILD IS RETURNING ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY!

 

On squared paper, draw the outline of your island. Using your outline, make a key down the side of different things that can be found on the island and use the key to plot different things on your island for example, you might find the symbol for a church and put a church on the island.

 

Then, mark letters going along the bottom and numbers going up the sides and write the grid references for each of you items. Your island might also have some secrets…. Like a diamond mine?

 

 

 

Monday 6th July 2020

Hi Everyone, 

 

I hope you had a lovely weekend and are all safe and well? 

The learning for this week is below and follows the usual format as with previous weeks. Please remember that these are only suggested activities and are to fit with the routine of parents going back to work etc at home. This is the last full week where I won't be seeing the children as, all being well, the children should be back on either Thursday or Friday the 16th or 17th of July for a morning with me. I am really looking forward to those dates and finally being able to see the children and engage with them somewhat normally. 

Over the next week, I will delivering the end of year reports to those of you who are not accessing key worker provision (if you are, you will be given the report at school). I'll probably knock on the door and just say hello before moving on. It will be either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 

In addition to already what is a very busy week, we have teams on Monday afternoon where we will go through some of the learning for the week. I love these sessions and are a great way to get information across to the children so make sure as many of you are there as can be. If you have requested a printed pack of work, it will be in the reception area of school and ready to collect from Monday. As always, daily messages on Dojo from me and if you need anything then please just let me know and I'll do my best to support you. Pictures of work and activities always welcome! 

Have a good week and hopefully I'll see some of you on my 'paper boy' round delivering reports. 

 

Squared paper might be useful this week. There are two different sizes below; 

6 x 6

10 x 10

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s maths lesson is all about co-oridnates. If you did the work earlier in the half term about 4 and 6 figure grid references this will help you and the tasks will be a lot easier, not just for today but also for the week ahead. To  find co-ordinates you always need to follow the golden rule of going along the corridor and up the stairs, in otherwise, count across sideways first and then count upwards.

We’ve set you an activity on My Maths.

 

Lesson 181 will help the children with their learning.

 

TEAMS – WE WILL GO THROUGH CO-ORDINATES DURING OUT TEAMS SESSIONS.

 

This week I’d like you to look at any spellings from the year 3 and 4 word list that you know that you have struggled with over the weeks. Next week, we’ll be doing the ‘big spell’ and I’ll be asking you to try and spell as many words from the list as possible.

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today we’d like you to use your knowledge of co-ordinates from yesterday to help you plot the shapes on a graph. We’ve been through this in teams and so the activities shouldn’t be too difficult. There’s an easier version and a harder version for the children to complete.  

 

Maths Activity

 

 

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 will be released on Dojo.

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

 

Today’s learning takes the children’s understanding of co-ordinates to the next level and looks at Translations. This is a fancy name which simply means the move points on a grid. All the children have to do is read the instruction carefully, choose a point on the shape and count accurately. We will have covered some of this in the TEAMS session on Monday.

 

Make it easier

 

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.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers will be released on Dojo.

 

 

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the children looked at developing their knowledge of co-ordinates and using co-ordinates to plot points on a graph. Today’s maths activity is a mastery checkpoint. We use these to check that the children have understood the learning from one or a number of session.

 

 

Mastery Checkpoint

 

Mastery Checkpoint Answers

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

 

Chapter 11 of Around the World in 80 Days

In this chapter, Phileas Fogg and a company that he has been travelling with, Sir Cromarty, have reached the end of the line and need to find a way to get to the next train station. Sir Cromarty is furious about it and is ready to argue with the conductor of the train. Passpartout, however, cleverly sees an elephant traveller outside the station and suggests they use this as a means of transport.

Click her for Chapter 11

I want to you to think of adjectives to describe the elephant and use similes to describe its features (eyes, trunk, legs, body etc). Then I’d like you to think of adverbs to describe the type of journey that it would be riding on an elephant through thick jungle in a hot country.

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

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

 

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.

 

Today, I’d like you to use your adjectives and words to create a little poem about this part of the journey Around the World in 80 Days.

 

It’s all to do with syllables, I’d like you to write in verses ‘Tanka’ Poetry. 5 lines long and a specific syllable pattern following;

Line 1 – 5 syllables

Line 2 – 7 syllables

Line 3 – 5 syllables

Line 4 – 7 syllables

Line 5 – 7 syllables

 

For example;

 

The journey was hard (5)

The elephant was massive (7)

With eyes like coal rocks (5)

And legs as thick as a tree (7)

Its trunk tooted as it walked. (7)

 

 

 

 

Transition

This week you’ll be getting your end of year report and inside of this will be a bridge with leading questions on. I’d like you to complete you bridge ready to hand to your new teacher in September.

 

Geography

This week, I’d like you to look at and find out about the lines of Longitude and Latitude and write me a little explanation of what each of these lines represent.

You might want to use the clips on BBC Bitesize to help.

 

 

 

Science

For Science this week, I’d like you to complete the ‘QUEST’ activity using some of the things that you have learnt over the last half term to do with changes of state.  

Monday 29th June 2020

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you had a fantastic weekend? 

The learning for the week is below and it follows the same format as previous weeks with activities on certain days. Please remember that these are only suggested and I know a lot of you a completing other bits of learning at home. I'd love to see anything that you are doing on Dojo so feel free to send me pictures of the children doing different activities. 

This week we will be doing Microsoft Teams and I am sure there will be more of you online this week ready for the lesson. This week I'll be teaching integer scaling problems which links to Wednesday's and Thursday's maths learning. Please remember the acceptable usage that has already been covered. It is my recommendation that children do these sessions supervised/with an adult in the same room. Last week, some children's background were very loud and noisy. The software picks up sounds really easily and makes it difficult to hear if children are interrupting. 

If you requested paper copies then please make sure that these are picked up so that, as a school, we are not wasting paper or resources. If you no longer need these then please let me know. If you need any further support then please do not hesitate to contact me. See you on Teams! 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today we’d like you to go to your MyMaths accounts. We’ve set you a task all to do with doubling and halving numbers. Remember that to double or half a number it may be easier for you to partition the numbers into its component parts for example;

468 halved – 400   60   8 and half each piece separately.

 

Lesson number 131 will support the children’s understanding of this.

Use the principle of doubling to help you with the challenge. Remember multiplying by 4 is the same as doubling and doubling again. How could you use this to multiply by 8?

 

Maths Challenge

 

Maths Challenge Answers

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

 

Potatoes

Pressure

Probably

Promise

Purpose

Strength

Surprise

Suppose

Weight

Through

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today we’d like you to go to your MyMaths accounts. We’ve set you some work on mental addition. This is a recap activity of things that we have done over the year and the children should not have a problem accessing this activity.

 

Lesson number 4776 will support the children’s understanding of this if they are stuck.

 

Maths Challenge

 

Maths 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

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today is all about integer scaling problems. This is recognising what happens when we have multiple lots of something. For example a bag of apples cost 60p. How much would 3 bags cost? The value is scaled by a factor of three.

The learning for today also includes some area work. Remember we find area by multiplying two sides of a shape together.

We will cover integer scaling in our Monday teams lesson.

 

We have two choices today;

 

Click here for make it easier.

 

Click here for 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.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

 

 

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Yesterday the children looked at an integer scaling task involving the area of shapes. Today are some word problems for the children to complete which deal with a similar process of making one lot of something so many times larger.

 

 

Word Problems

 

Word Problem Answers

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

 

Chapter 10 of Around the World in 80 Days

In this chapter, Mr Fogg, followed by Mr Fix the detective, finds himself in Indian. Passpartout has been ordered to get the usual requirement of clothing the satisfy their needs over the coming days. Passpartout becomes distracted by some of the beautiful temples and architechture in Bombay. He ends up going into one of the beautiful ornate temples to admire its beauty. Find a picture of a temple (a really stunning one) on google and begin to label it with nouns and adjectives. This will help you tomorrow.

You could use this image as a starting point.

 

Friday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

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

 

Arithmetic

 

Investigation Make It Easier

 

Investigation Make It Harder

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 your notes from yesterday. I’d like you to write a setting description of the temple that Passpartout ended up going into.  Can you include similes (using like or as to compare it to something else)?

Can you include expanded noun phrases?

Can you include fronted adverbials?

 

We’d love to see some of your writing on Class Dojo.

 

French

Imagine you are going on holiday and before you go you need to make a list of everything you are going to take including the quantity.

Use google to find these words and decide how many of each you are going to take. Write your list in French.

Un pantalon, un short, un pull, une jupe, un chapeau, un maillot de bain, un tee-shirt

 

 

Computing

Go online to the TUK Cybercafe and play the game.

We have played this in ICT and the children really enjoyed it.

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Science

Last week you looked at the particle structure of solids, liquids and gases.

Watch this video about Evaporation and then try and explain it in your own words.

Draw a picture of a towel on a washing line on a windy day. Make a prediction about you think will happen to the wet towel and how the wind will help the towel.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/471420

Monday 22nd June 2020

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you had a lovely weekend? 

Below is this week's learning, it follows the same format from previous weeks with reading comprehensions, grammar tasks and something to do related to the book we would have studied. The maths is just what we would have covered and as we use a spiral curriculum it is recapping and building on the children's existing knowledge. 

Don't forget that you have been sent Dojo messages about Microsoft Teams and these will run on Monday (today being the first one). Your child is in a group and has a set time to come online. 

If you requested paper copies, please remember to come and pick them up on Monday as always, they are in the trays in reception, named and ready to go. If this is something you would like or if you need any other support please contact us through Dojo. 

Thanks 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all to do with decimal numbers. We’ve spoken over the year about tenths and hundredths and the children know that these are the numbers to the right of the decimal point. Today the children will need to use the page below to identify the numbers on the number lines. It may help to identify the number at the start of the line, for example 3 in the first question. Then, that each of the slightly longer and thicker lines are tenths and the smaller lines are hundredths.

Then there is a page about converting from metres to cm and vice versa. Plus a challenge.

 

Maths Activity click here

 

Answers

 

Maths Challenge

 

 

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

 

Position

Possess

Possession

Remember

Straight

Strange

Though

Although

Weight

Women

Woman

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all about adding tenths and hundredths. The children will need to use their solid understanding of place value to help them work out the answers and a place value grid may be of benefit. Most will be able to work this out mentally but may need to write it out in column addition or subtraction to see the answer.

Remember a place value is;

Th   H    T     O  .   ths    hths

 

Maths Activity (answers included)

 

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 adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators (the bottom number of the fraction). The children will need to multiply both bottom number together. Then whatever they did the bottom they will need to do with each top number and then either add or subtract for example;

3 + 6    Multiply 4 and 7 = 28

4   7

 

Now that we have the same denominators (bottom numbers) we can move on.

3    +     6     

28        28

We started with four as the denominator and multiplied it by seven so must do that to the top number and on the other side we starter with seven as the denominator and multiplied it by four so must do that to the top. A GOLDEN RULE WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE BOTTOM, DO TO THE TOP AS WELL.

 21   +     24

28          28

Now we can add the numerators together and leave the denominator the same.

 

 

Adding Fractions (answers included)

Subtracting Fraction (answers included)

 

Challenge – can you convert any fractions that have a large numerator (improper fraction) in to whole ones and a fraction

 

 

 

 

 

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 you to have a go at the mastery checkpoint. We do these to check that the children have understood and have ‘mastered’ the learning.

 

Click here for the mastery checkpoint

 

Mastery checkpoint 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. In this chapter, Phileas and Passpartout are crossing the Red Sea and it describes it as being quite rough and choppy waters making people on board sea sick. I’ve spotted some really tricky words in this chapter and you might be able to spot some more. Use a dictionary to find the meaning of the words and any that you can find. Write the definition out and then see if you can use it in your own sentence.

 

Propitious

Traverse

Vigorous

Boisterous

Persistent

Sauntered

Concluded

 

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 as Phileas Fogg and him travelling on the ferry over the Red Sea. I would like you to try and use the tricky words that I found plus your own to help write the diary. Most of these are adjectives and would be good to use in an expanded noun phrase. Remember a diary is written in the first person and in the past tense as it has already happened. Somethings you might want to talk about are the choppy waves, ladies being sea sick, the chatting and people on board stopped doing what they did. The rich people having food and Passpartout enjoying the trip.

 

Science

We’d like you to look at the particle structures of solids, liquids and gases this week. You can use the slides below to help you with some learning and then there is a work sheet to complete involving cutting and sticking/copying out.

You could then use your learning and apply it make chocolate rice crispy cakes using some of the key language to help you.

 

Science PPT

 

Worksheet

Music

Can you make your own instrument? Listen to your favourite song and see if you can make your own instrument, this could be elastic bands and a card board box, rice inside a jar or pots and pans or water in a jar. Can you play along with your favourite song? How do you change the pitch or volume of the sound your instrument makes?

 

Art

This week we’d like you to practise your pencil work skills. Watch videos on youtube of people cross hatching, shading and stippling. Can you copy some of these techniques and then try and create your own piece of art using one of them?

Monday 15th June 2020

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you all are ok, safe and well? Below is this week's learning. It follows the same format from previous weeks and might help build a little routine in your day/week by following it. The work includes lots of important skills that the children need to keep ticking over in order to be the most successful when they return, whenever that may be. 

If you need anything during the week, please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo and I will endeavour to get back to you in the same day but please remember that we are very busy teaching key worker children and might take a little longer. 

If you requested paper copies of the work, they are available to pick up on a Monday and are in named plastic wallets. If you need one and haven't asked for one, please send us a message in advance of you coming to collect as this may mean you take one meant for others. 

Thanks 

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all to do with area and perimeter. At the start of lockdown, we covered some work on area and perimeter and this serves as a recap to make sure that those skills are embedded.

Perimeter is the distance around the outside of the shape, so the children will need to add up all the lengths of the sides.

Area is the space the shape takes up. This can be calculated by either timesing the top length and the bottom length or drawing the shape on a squared piece of paper and counting to squares.

 

The MyMaths lesson we covered before could help recap the knowledge on this.

Lesson 4780

Lesson 3286

 

Maths Activity click here

 

Answers

 

Maths Challenge

 

Maths Challenge Answers

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

 

Continue

Extreme

Minute

Ordinary

Perhaps

Popular

Reign

Special

Therefore

Various

 

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s learning is all about the properties of shapes. This is something we have covered in chunks over the year and are coming back to. Before you complete the Abacus page for this, we have set a lesson and an activity on MyMaths all about Triangles.

 

Lesson 244

 

Maths Activity click here

 

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.

 

Today’s learning is all about 3D shapes.

I’ve included some pictures of some nets of shapes (these are 2D cut outs that when folded and glued together make 3D shapes). You could print and cut out the shapes and glue them together to make the shapes.

Then make a table with the name of the shapes and include the information about how many faces, vertices and axis each shape has.

 

 

Click here for the nets of the shapes

 

 

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 you to go on MyMaths and complete the other activity on there all about the properties of shapes, lines and quadrilaterals. MyMaths

Lesson 245

 

Then, to make sure the children have understood the learning, we have included a mastery checkpoint about shapes. It might help children to research some of the shapes named on the internet so they can see them.

 

Click here for the mastery checkpoint

 

Mastery checkpoint 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). In this chapter, they are still in Egypt trying to get away from the detective Mr Fix who suspects Phileas Fogg to be the bank robber. Use the internet to read about the fascinating things that there are to visit in Egypt. When you find something the people might be interested in, make a few notes about what it is, a description (expanded noun phrases), where it is (fronted adverbials) and maybe even the cost or time of day to visit. We’ll use these to do some more work tomorrow.

 

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 we’d like you to use the notes you made about fascinating things to see in Egypt to write either a leaflet about what there is to do in Egypt and persuades people to go and visit (when we can all go on holiday again). Or you could write a postcard telling someone at home the amazing things that you have seen whilst visiting.

 

Science

This week, we’d like you research the water cycle. This is a very important piece of learning that the children need to know about. You could copy a picture of the water cycle and label it and write what each part means. You could even make your own water cycle following the instructions below;

1.     Get a food bag.

2.    Colour the bottom, on the outside blue with a sharpie or permanent marker.

3.    Label this collection.

4.    Draw some arrows going from the collection upwards on the outside of your bag,

5.    Label this evaporation.

6.    Draw some clouds at the top on the outside of the bag.

7.    Label this condensation.

8.    Draw arrows pointing back down to the collection and label this precipitation.

9.    Cellotape it to a window and watch what happens.  

Geography

Whilst you are researching Egypt for English, maybe you could have a look at what climate is like and any other differences between Egypt and the UK. You could write a short comparison or write a table about these differences. You may even find some similarities.

You could find out about climate, rain fall, cost of food, religion, trade links, exports and imports or tourism.

Art

Print a picture of yourself off or take a photo of your face. Cut the picture of your face in half and stick on a piece of paper. Try and draw the other half of your face to make it symmetrical. If you don’t have a printer, just try and draw your face.

Think really carefully about distances between features and whether you can pick out any shapes that may make drawing easier, for example, triangles, circles etc.

 

Monday 8th June 2020

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you have had a great weekend? This week's learning is below and I would love to see some of your work on Class Dojo if you take any pictures. This week's science activity is a nice one that involved the children doing a short experiment that they can do independently. I've included all the answers to the work and you can find them by click on the links in the table below. If you requested paper copies of the work during the phone calls last week, they will be able on Monday morning inside the main reception area of school. Please refrain from speaking with office staff. The work will be in the class tray and there are enough copies for those that requested it. If this is something you would like please send a message to me via Class Dojo. 

As always, if you need any further support just message me on Class Dojo

Day of the week

Maths

English

Monday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today we’d like you to go to your MyMaths accounts. We’ve set you a task on there all about decimals to continue a little bit of learning from last week. The learning relates to hundredths (that’s numbers with 2 numbers after the decimal point). To support this there is a lesson on MyMaths.

 

Click here to access lesson 1711 to go with the activity.

 

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

 

Complete                Opposite        

Consider                 Peculiar

Experience             Question

Mention                  Regular

Notice                   Separate

 

Have a go at the reading comprehension below;

 

Reading Comprehension.  

 

Answers

Tuesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today’s maths is all about multiplication, specifically mental multiplication. The children are expected to multiply a one digit number by a 2 digit number. For example, 3 x 36. To do this we would expect them to be able to know that 3 x 3 = 9 so 3 x 30 = 90 and that 3 x 6 = 18 and add them together. If children are struggling to do this in their heads, the can use jottings and notes or the grid method of multiplication.

 

For this activity we have two choices;

 

Click here for make it easier.

 

Click her for 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.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Wednesday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

Today is all about continuing to build on the skills of multiplication to use a method to multiply.

We have covered this numerous times throughout the year and the children have seen this before. They can either choose to use grid method or ladder method. An example of ladder method;

  345

  x 6

    30 – 6x5

  240 - 6x40

1800 – 6x300

2070

 

MyMaths Lesson 1725 may support this. 

 

We have two choices again today;

 

Click here for make it easier.

 

Click here for 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.

 

Grammar Work

 

Answers

Thursday

Reflex Maths – Get your green light.

 

We want the children to consolidate those skills that they used yesterday and use them to multiply amounts of money. It is exactly the same and it may help the children to see the amount as pence instead of pounds and pence. If they can see the amount as pence then they will see it as a three digit number. When converting the answer back to pounds and pence the children know the decimal place can’t move and so it goes in the same place in the answer.

 

Click here for the task, start at question nine.

 

Answers

 

Challenge 1 - Answers

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Answers for Challenge 2

 

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

 

Click here for Chapter 6 of Around the World in 80 Days.

In this chapter, the ship with Phileas Fogg on board, and Passpartout, arrives in Suez. Fix, an English detective, has been alerted that the Bank of England robber is probably on board and has a description of him.  He waits impatiently as he waits for the ship to come in and is worried in case it is late or has stopped elsewhere. When finally the ship arrives a man comes hurrying off to try and get to the English office in Suez. He asks Fix where it is and shows a photo of his master’s passport.

In chapter 7, we find out that the master is none other than Phileas Fogg.

Click here for the picture to identify different features about Mr Fogg and what he looks like. What colour are his eyes, what is he wearing, describe his hair.  

 

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.

 

Use your notes from yesterday to make a wanted poster for Mr Phileas Fogg. Don’t forget to include your description of Mr Fogg including lots of expanded noun phrases.

 

Music

Listen to your favourite song. Can you write a little piece of writing to explain why it is your favourite song. Can you use the word pitch to describe it? How does the song make you feel?

Computing

Go online to the TUK Cybercafe and play the game.

We have played this in ICT and the children really enjoyed it.

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Science

Last week, we asked you to create a picture of the life cycle of an ice lolly explaining what happens to do.

This week we’d like you to use some ice cubes (or ice lollies) to see where the hottest place in your house is. Ice Lollies start their lives as liquid and are put into a mould and then into the freezer. Here the liquid freezes and turns from a liquid into a solid. This a reversible change because it can be undone. Place an ice cube in a glass and time how long it takes to turn into a liquid. Then repeat but somewhere else in your house.

How do you think this experiment would help identify the hottest place in your house? What do you predict will happen?

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 4P - Ready, Respectful, Safe!

 Class Teacher: Mr S Poole

Teaching Assistant: Mrs K Brown

 

 

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.

Are you and your children internet legends? Click here to visit the Google Esafety website for tips and advice on how to keep children safe online.

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.