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Lent Activity

Friday 26th February 2021

Good morning Year 4, it's FRIDAY!!! Today our zoom meeting is at 11am, I am really looking forward to seeing you all. You'll need a pencil and paper for a quiz. 

Well done on getting through another week of home-learning. Only one more week to go!

Today's tasks- 

During Lent we try to pray more so it would be lovely if you could join in with daily prayers like we do in school. Please click the link below.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/034-0rig-w599p59u5-0ighn0/#1612875401586-c1cd3668-1d89

Task 1- Maths- Today is our last day on 3D shapes so we will just recap our prior learning. Please click on the link below for a revision lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwscf82

Once you have completed the lesson have a go at making a 3D model. All you need are straws/ lolly sticks/pencils and playdough/ clay/blu-tack.

What 3D models can you make? Send me a photograph of your creations.

Task 2- TTRS- Please practice your times tables for 20 minutes.

Task 3- Reading- Please go to Purple Mash to access your reading comprehension.

Task 4- Spelling- Please spend 20 mins on spelling-shed

Task 5- English- Today we re-cap all the work covered this week. Please access the link below and complete the work in your home-learning books.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-our-knowledge-of-word-class-c9k6ct

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Well it's that time again!

This afternoon it's time to choose something you enjoy doing. I know that many of you like baking cakes or doing art work. Why not get outside and visit a park or go for a walk? I know it's early but there are a few signs around that Spring is on its way, can you spot any daffodils or snow drop flowers growing? Can you hear and see more birds around than of late?

You could play a board game or even do some jobs for your parents!!!

Thank you for working hard this week and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Jones

 

Thursday 25th February 2021

Good Morning children,

Unfortunately, yesterday we had to set new Purple Mash passwords to everyone due to someone sending mean and nasty messages via our class blog. Because of this incident, we will no longer have a class blog. This saddens me greatly as it is a way for me to chat to children at home. If you are at home and need to speak to me, you can phone school or email me via our Year 4 email address. I will be emailing Purple Mash passwords out to parents today, please make sure these passwords are not shared with anyone else! 

Today's tasks- 

During Lent we try to pray more so it would be lovely if you could join in with daily prayers like we do in school. Please click the link below.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/034-0rig-w599p59u5-0ighn0/#1612875401586-c1cd3668-1d89

Task 1- Maths

 We are continuing with our Oak academy lessons today and recapping all we know about 3D shapes. Please click the link to access the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-3d-shape-learning-crwp2c

Below are the relevant worksheets or alternatively write the answers in your home learning books

3D shape sheets

Task 2- TTRS- Please practice your times tables for 20 minutes.

Task 3- Reading- Please go to Purple Mash to access your reading comprehension ( I will send new passwords out this morning, if we don't have your email address and don't receive your new password by lunch time today, please email the school office) 

Task 4- Spelling- Please spend 20 mins on Spelling Shed. 

Task 5- English- Today we are going to re-cap fronted adverbials. We have talked about this many times in school so you should be able to complete this work independently. Write down the answers in your home learning books.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-functions-of-fronted-adverbials-60u68e

Task 6- Religion-Please read through and discuss the ppt below and complete the activity at the end. We would love to see your creations once we return to school or you could send us a photograph!

How to live in Lent

Once you have completed today's activities try to spend some time enjoying a book of your choice.

Take Care

Mrs Jones

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021

Good morning boys and girls,

Thank you to everyone who is continuing to work daily. Just a few short weeks now until we are all back together and so please try to complete all set tasks.  If you work hard now, when we return we can quickly recap some units before moving on to new learning. I only received two emails with work attached yesterday and only six children accessed Purple Mash, Spelling Shed and TTRS. Well done and thank you to the children who did. If you didn't, please try to catch up before you attempt today's tasks. I'm looking forward to seeing your work today. 

Today's tasks- 

During Lent we try to pray more so it would be lovely if you could join in with daily prayers like we do in school. Please click the link below.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/034-0rig-w599p59u5-0ighn0/#1612875401586-c1cd3668-1d89

 Task 1- Maths- Today we will be identifying the properties of constructed 3D shapes. This is quite difficult and I would advise you, if you have lego at home, to make the 3D model when you are counting faces and vertices. Some people find it difficult to do this just looking at a picture. Please attempt the lesson below

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-properties-of-constructed-3-d-shapes-60r3jd

Below are the worksheets you may use or you can write the answers in your home school books.

maths worksheets

Task 2- TTRS- Please practise your times tables for 20 minutes.

Task 3- Reading- Please go to PurpleMash to access your reading comprehension.

Task 4- Spelling- Please spend 20 mins on spellingshed. 

Task 5- English- Today we will be exploring pronouns. We have covered this before so this should be practice for you.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-pronouns-cmvkjr

You will need to complete your work in your home learning book.

Task 6- Geography- Our new topic in geography is Paris. Today we will locate Paris on a map and identify its key geographical features.

Please read through the ppt below.

Paris ppt. 

Attached below are the worksheets. Please study the map of France on pg11 and then answer the 16 questions on pgs 8 and 9.  Use Page 10 or answer the questions in your home learning book.

Paris worksheets and questions

Once you have completed today's activities try to spend some time enjoying a book of your choice.

Take Care

Mrs Jones

 

 

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Good Morning everyone. It was so good to hear from so many of you yesterday and see how hard you worked on the first day back after half term. 

I'm sure that you have heard the news by now -  the government announced yesterday that we will all be back in school in just under two weeks time. Hopefully that counts as good news!

That means we don't have too long left to continue with home learning and I hope it gives you all a boost now you can see some light at the end of the tunnel: we're nearly there now!

During Lent we try to pray more so it would be lovely if you could join in with daily prayers like we do in school. Please click the link below.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/034-0rig-w599p59u5-0ighn0/#1612875401586-c1cd3668-1d89

Task 1- Maths- Today we are going to continue looking at 3D shapes and in particular identifying their properties. Please click the link below to access the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-properties-of-3d-shapes-cthp6d

Below are the worksheets which you might want to use or write the answers in your home-learning book.

3D maths sheets

Task 2- TTRS- Please practise your times tables for 20 minutes.

Task 3- Reading- Please go to PurpleMash to access your reading comprehension.

Task 4- Spelling- Please spend 20 mins on spellingshed. 

Task 5- English- Today we are going to find out the difference between a phrase and a clause. It might sound difficult but if you listen to the lesson it is very clearly explained. You will then go onto writing expanded noun phrases which we have already covered in class many times. Please complete the written work in your home learning books.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-expanded-noun-phrases-6hh36c

Task 6- Science-Before half term we began to learn about the digestive system. We found out what it is for and the main parts of it. Today we are going to look in detail at the functions of each part.

Please work through the ppt below.

Digestive system ppt

In  your home learning book write a description about what each part of the digestive system does e.g

Mouth- the tongue, teeth and saliva start to break down the food.

Describe the following-oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and large intestine. You might want to do further research on the internet to gain additional information!

I hope you have a lovely day and manage to make some time to relax and enjoy a book.

Mrs Jones

Monday 22nd February 2021

 Good Morning Everyone. I hope you have had an enjoyable and fun half term and are ready to get learning again. Fingers crossed we only have a short time staying at home and then we can all return together in class.

Last week was Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday which marked the beginning of Lent. During Lent we try to pray more so it would be lovely if you could join in with daily prayers like we do in school. Please click the link below.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/dp/dp-2021-02-15-22/

Task 1- Maths

This week we will be learning about 3D shapes. Please click the link below to access the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-and-applying-knowledge-of-the-properties-of-3d-shapes-c8vk8d?activity=video&step=1

Here are the worksheets which you can complete or alternatively complete the work in your home learning book.

3D shapes sheet

Task 2- TTRS- Please practise your times tables for 20 minutes.

Task 3- Reading- Please go to PurpleMash to access your reading comprehension.

Task 4- Spelling- Please click the link below for the ppt introduction to this week's spellings. This week's words all have the suffix-ion.

spelling powerpoint -List 21

Task 5- English- For the next two weeks we will be focusing on grammar and punctuation. Today we will look at word classes. We will be recapping nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Please click the link below to join Mrs Smart ( what a great name for a teacher!)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-word-class-6cu3je

Please write out your sentences for the independent task in your books.

Task 6- Religion

Please read through the ppt below which explains the significance of Ash Wednesday and answer the questions in your home-learning book.

Ash Wednesday ppt

Enjoy your day and try to make some time to read a chapter of a book of your choice! 

Friday, 12th February, 2021

Well boys and girls... WE MADE IT! Finally, the last day of this half term. I don't think you understand just how proud I am of your resilience, determination and hard work this term. I think you have been wonderful! You can all rest soon knowing just how much you have achieved during this difficult time. I've always known how magical children can be...you've all proved it!

We have a zoom meeting this morning at 11am, today I will be asking you go on a Scavenger Hunt around your houses looking for certain items. During this, please be mindful of your families, don't scare your pets my leaping over them unexpectedly and please don't fling babies out of their cots looking for fluffy blankets! If you make a mess searching for things, please be kind and tidy up after yourselves. The quick quests I will send on will be for things like 'find me something red'. I won't make them too tricky! 

Today's tasks

Morning Prayers- 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/34b9efgj903487043otq408er083q4y/

Task 1- Maths. In this lesson, you will continue to move a variety of shapes from one position to another on a grid. You will look at the translation of shapes a given number of units up, down, left or right. We will further develop strategies to reposition these shapes and check that we are working accurately. Please watch Mr Critchlow explain the task- 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-movement-between-positions-as-translations-of-a-given-unit-leftright-or-updown-2-64w3ec

Here is the worksheet, you won't have to draw out the grids today, just the tables to record your answers.

Coordinates Worksheet- Friday

Task 2- TTRS. Please play for 20 minutes.

Task 3- English. Today I would like you to complete a reading comprehension based on Chinese New Year. Please find attached the reading task and a set of questions. Please remember to answer in full sentences. This reading will replace the Purple Mash reading for today.

Chinese New Year Reading Comprehension

Task 4- Spelling Shed- Please practice this weeks spellings for another 20 minutes, then, ask an adult or older sibling in your home to test you on them.

Family Fun Friday

This afternoon is a time to spend having fun and relaxing with your families. It is vital for out mental health that we switch off from work to rest and play! Spend time doing whatever makes you happy! 

Maybe you could go out for some fresh air with your family, or watch a funny film together. Maybe you could make a Valentines Day card of gift for someone you love! Or, with your family's permission (and help), you could make someone you love a nicely decorated cake.

Whatever you choose to do this afternoon, I hope you have lots of fun and are happy. 

Have a lovely half term Year 4, make sure you rest and we'll be back in touch on Monday 22nd February. It won't be long now until we are all back together, in our loving school, where we belong!

Take care, 

Mrs Jones

Thursday, 11th February, 2021

Hello Year 4....we are so close now to half term. We can almost touch it! 

Here are today's tasks.

Morning Prayers- 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/34b9efgj903487043otq408er083q4y/

Task 1- Maths. In today's lesson, you will begin to learn how to move a shape from one position to another on a grid. This is called 'translation'. Follow the link to watch Mr Critchlow explain this in more detail. Today's lesson is a fun one but it is quite challenging. Try your best boys and girls. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-movement-between-positions-as-translations-of-a-given-unit-leftright-or-updown-1-65h36t

Here is the worksheet- if you don't have a printer, you can write out the new positions of the shapes in your workbooks. Try to draw out the tables in your books, you won't need to draw out the grids today. The tasks look like this-

Translation worksheet

Task 2- TTRS. One more day of the tournament left! When we return to school I wonder how many of you will join the 144 club?!

Task 3- RE Today we will continue with our work based on the Eucharist. In this lesson, we will think about how we prepare ourselves for the Eucharist and what happens in church at this point in the mass. Please read the information in the attachment below, then answer the questions in your home learning books and complete the task. 

RE Lesson 2- Eucharist

Task 4- Spelling Shed. Please play for 20 minutes.

Task 5- Guided Reading. I accidentally set the wrong chapter yesterday, if you read Chapter 5 of The Big Foot story yesterday then please read Chapter 4 today. The 2dos will expire on Friday at 3:30 so please make sure you have read all of the chapters of which ever book I have set you and that you've also done the quizzes. The additional tasks don't have to be done. 

Task 6- Music. Many of you have messaged me to say how much you are enjoying these lessons- me and Mrs Clinch are too! Here is the next lesson, today we will explore 6 beats in bar! 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-6-beats-in-a-bar-6cw38d

Finally, for our 'end of day story', I thought you might like to hear the entire story of Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne. Enjoy! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0k6X68WTPI

Mrs Jones

 

 

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

We are half way through the week boys and girls, it won't be long until Friday! Keep going Year 4, we are really proud of you! Just think how proud will you feel come Friday when you know you've worked really hard all term!

Today's tasks-

 Daily Prayers- 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/34b9efgj903487043otq408er083q4y/

Task 1- Maths. Today we are drawing coordinates onto grids to create triangles. If you don't have a printer you will need to use a ruler and draw out some grids that go from 0-10 on your 'Y' axis and 0-10 on you 'X' axis. In the video, Mr Critchlow explains how to do this. This is the trickiest lesson so far, please don't attempt this one if you haven't yet done Monday or Tuesday's lesson. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plot-specified-points-and-draw-sides-to-complete-a-given-triangle-cgtker

Here are the worksheets, they can be copied into your books. For the starter task, you could just write out some of multiplications as sums. Please don't attempt to draw our the timestable grid, it will take too long. 

Coordinates Worksheet

Task 2- TTRS. The boys are currently in the lead...come on girls! Please all play for 20 minutes. 

Task 3- English. Today is the last lesson on Hansel and Gretel. This lesson will look at fairytales as a genre. Please follow this link for the lesson-

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-genre-6rw3gdTa

Task 4- Spelling Shed. We have slipped to fourth place on the leaderboard, it would be wonderful to finish the term in second place! Please spend 20 minutes on this game. 

Task 5- Guided Reading. Set on Purple Mash.

Task 6- Geography. Today's task is based on research and so it might take you a few days. This week, we would like you to think about the links you personally have with the wider world. Please spend the afternoon speaking with the adults you live with, tell them about the continents, countries and cities you have been learning about. Then, together, discuss the places you have either been to or have other links with, for example- your grandparents might have been born in a different country, your mum or dad might have had a penpal in a different country when they were younger, your favourite footballer or celebrity might be from a country different to England. This activity will really help you to understand the wider world better. Below are a few worksheets for you to use to track the information you find, you can simply write it down in a table (like on worksheet 1) or use the map of the world and shade in the places you are linked to (try to write some information too as to why you are linked there).

My Links to the World worksheet 1

My Links- World Map

Finally, here is Cressida Cowell reading the very last chapter of our class text. I have really enjoyed this book, I hope you have too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se3lJpLcYW4

Have a lovely day boys and girls, work hard but remember to have lots of breaks too.

Mrs Jones

 

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021

Hello boys and girls, thank you for all the work submitted yesterday. You are all doing brilliantly.

Here are today's tasks- 

Below is the link for this week's prayers to begin each day with a short reflection as we do in school

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/34b9efgj903487043otq408er083q4y/

Task 1- Maths. Today we will continue with our co-ordinates work. We will investigate problems by describing positions on a 2-D grid.  Follow the link below to access the teaching video-

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-describing-position-on-a-2-d-grid-as-coordinates-6mv3cr

Now have a go at these worksheets- https://stpeters.sites.schooljotter2.com/downloadfile/16454248

if you don't have a printer, please use your home learning books. For this 'moving on task'- you could copy the chart into your books easily-

For the next maths tasks, you could copy them down into your home learning maths books (you'll need squared paper) please don't be put off if you don't have a printer, it is more time consuming but definitely doable!

Task 2- TTRS Don't forget about battle! Please play for at least 20 minutes! 

Task 3- Computing. Today is Internet Safety Day. Staying safe whilst you are accessing the internet and playing online games with your friends is so very important. The BBC have a live lesson starting at 11am today that looks informative. Here is the link for the live lesson-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/safer-internet-day-live-lesson/zdh2wnb

This is a worksheet you may need during the lesson- 

http://teach.files.bbci.co.uk/livelessons/SaferInternetDayLL-ActivitySheet_v2-compressed.pdf

Remember, if you see anything online that upsets you, worries you or confuses you then you MUST tell an adult! Tell your parents, tell an older sibling or tell a teacher. We can help to keep you safe if you are honest and open with us. 

Task 4- English. I hope you are enjoying these lessons based on Hansel and Gretel, today we will explore the characters of the step-mother and the witch!

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-6crkct

Task 5- Spelling Shed. It is wonderful to see we are still second in the school, let's narrow the gap between us and 4C! Play for 20 minutes please.

Task 6- Guided Reading. These tasks are set on Purple Mash. If you like the look of a particular book on Serial Mash, let me know and I can set it as our next text!

Enjoy Chapter 18 of How to Train your Dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TKCYsyGXLs

Mrs Jones

 

Monday 8th February

Good Morning Year 4. It was lovely to see so many of you on our Zoom call on Friday.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for one more week of home-learning and then we can have a rest for half term. I am so proud of how hard you have all worked. 

Thank-you to everyone who took part in the bird watch last week. We have tried to add as many of your wonderful photos as possible on the "Eco Council" section of our website for you to have a look at.

ECO COUNCIL PAGE

Morning prayers

 Below is the link for this week's prayers to begin each day with a short reflection as we do in school

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/34b9efgj903487043otq408er083q4y/

Task 1- Maths- Now that we have completed our work on symmetry we are going to move onto describing positions using co-ordinates. Please access the lesson below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-positions-on-a-2d-grid-as-coordinates-c4w66r

Below are the worksheets to go with the lesson. If you do not have a printer then please complete the work in your home-learning book.

co-ordinate worksheets

Task 2- TTRS-  I have launched a new tournament today that ends just before our zoom meeting on Friday. It is boys vs girls. Good luck everybody! 

Task 3 – English- Please click the link below to access lesson 3 of Hansel and Gretel.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-cnj6cr

 Task 4- Reading comprehension- Please go to Purple-mash for your reading for today.

Task 5- Spelling- Please read through the power-point below to familiarise yourself with this week’s spellings. This week we are learning to spell words with the suffix- tion

This week's spellings

Task 6- Science- Now that we have completed our work on teeth we are moving onto The Digestive System. Today we are going to find out the purpose of the digestive system and be able to name the parts of it. Next lesson we will look in detail at the functions of each part.

Please watch the short video below and complete the quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/z9wk7p3

Now watch this short video on youtube to name the parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sysfVUfswAA

Now it is your choice. You can either complete the worksheets below or you can create your own labelled picture of the digestive system. I know some of you like to be creative!

 Digestive system labelling

Now sit back and relax and listen to chapter 17 of “How to train your dragon”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTtx1V6eD3s 

I hope you have a lovely day

Mrs Jones

This week is children's mental health week. Around three children in every primary school class have a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’ and is about helping children to find ways to share their feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make them feel good. This is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about helping children to find a way to show who they are, and how they see the world, that can help them feel good about themselves.

Please click the link below to access a video to support your child at this difficult time.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/children-mental-health-week/

Friday 5th February

Well done Everyone. We have made it to the end of another week of home learning.

Don't forget to join me for a zoom catch up at 11.00am today. You should have all received the access codes. As it is children's mental health week this week and it is all about expressing yourself, we would like you to choose something you have at home which cheers you up and makes you feel happy. It might be a favourite toy or a special photograph. You can choose what you want and we will take it in turns to talk about the objects. Please mute your microphone whilst others are talking so that everyone gets a turn. If you are in school please listen to the children at home and you can do the activity on Monday!

Morning prayers

 Below is the link for this week's prayers to begin each day with a short reflection as we do in school

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/5463g34g984uj9ojq34907845/

 Task 1-Maths-Today is our last day on symmetry. Well done for all your hard work on this!

Today please access the 2 videos below to recap the week's work

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwksm39

Instead of completing another worksheet please play the following game again. I know most of you enjoyed it!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

 Task 2-TTRS-  Because we have had a relatively short maths lesson, please do spend a full 20 minutes on TTRS. I can see that some of you have only been on for one or two minutes a day.

 Task 3 -English- Today we are going to continue with lesson 2 of Hansel and Gretal. Today you will be identifying key words in questions and skimming and scanning the text for answers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-71jk4r

Task 4- Spelling-Please complete the spelling assignment on Spelling shed for 20 minutes.

Task 5- Reading-Please go to Purple Mash for your reading comprehension. 

FAMILY FUN FRIDAY

Well, this afternoon is your choice. You might want to get outside and do some exercise or you might want to treat someone special by baking them a cake.

Here are some other ideas in case you need some inspiration!

https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo-2/

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Don't forget to send me your photos of what you get up to.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Relax and have some fun!

Only 1 week until half term!

Mrs Jones

This week is children's mental health week. Around three children in every primary school class have a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’ and is about helping children to find ways to share their feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make them feel good. This is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about helping children to find a way to show who they are, and how they see the world, that can help them feel good about themselves.

Please click the link below to access a video to support your child at this difficult time.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/children-mental-health-week/

Thursday 4th February 2021

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you had chance to and enjoyed reading a book aloud yesterday.

Morning prayers

 Below is the link for this week's prayers to begin each day with a short reflection as we do in school

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/5463g34g984uj9ojq34907845/

 

Task 1 -Maths- Today we are continuing with symmetry. The starter is quite tricky so if you find it too difficult then move onto the main part. I do think that some of you will be able to figure it out!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-using-symmetry-part-1-6cw66t?activity=intro_quiz&step=1

 Below are the worksheets. I know it is more difficult if you can't print the sheets but try your best to draw the shapes and patterns in your home-learning books.

Symmetry worksheets

Task 2- TTRS- Please make sure that you practise your times tables for at least 20 minutes. It is vital that in year 4 you become fluent in them all.  

Task 3- Reading skills-  We are starting a new Literacy unit today and this unit will develop our reading skills. We will be studying the book "Hansel and Gretal" by Anthony Browne and looking at the features of Fairy tales. 

Please access the lesson by clicking the link below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-a-text-c8t34t

Task 4- Spelling-Please complete the spelling assignment on Spelling shed for 20minutes 

Task 5- Reading-Please go to Purple Mash for your reading comprehension. 

Task 6- Music- We are back with Mr Palekar and today we are exploring 3 beats in a bar

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-3-beats-in-a-bar-cmw34r

In view of the very sad news of Sir Tom Moore's death on Tuesday, we thought you might enjoy reading this amazing book written by Tom describing his inspirational life. 

One Hundred Steps

I hope you have a good day. Keep working hard!

Mrs Jones

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

 Good Morning Everyone!

Morning prayers

 Below is the link for this week's prayers to begin each day with a short reflection as we do in school

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/5463g34g984uj9ojq34907845/

Task 1- Maths- Today we are going to continue to look at symmetry. We will be focusing on diagonal lines of symmetry which some people are finding more difficult.

Please access the lesson below and then in your home learning books see how many symmetrical patterns you can create using a 3x3 square grid. For the times table starter don't worry if you do not have a printer just make sure you access ttrs.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-complete-a-simple-symmetrical-figure-74wpat

Symmetry worksheets

Task 2-TTRS-  Now access TTRS for 20 minutes.

Task 3-WritingToday is the last day of this unit. Well done to all those children who have completed the whole unit.

Please click the link below for session 8 of "The day the crayons quit"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTHplegQWr0

Task 4- Spelling-Please complete the spelling assignment on Spelling shed for 20minutes 

Task 5- Reading-Please go to Purple Mash for your reading comprehension. 

Task 6-Geography- Last week you researched different countries and described their human and geographical features. Today we will be comparing 2 countries. Please read through the following ppt.

Geography powerpoint

Now choose 2 countries to compare and either complete worksheet 6B or 6C. If you do not have a printer copy the table into your home-learning book.

Geography worksheets

Finally, seeing as today is 'World Read Aloud Day', why not choose your favourite book and share it with your parents or a sibling? Maybe you could phone/zoom your grand parents and read them a story? 

Enjoy your day

Mrs Jones

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

 Good Morning Everyone!

Morning prayers

 Below is the link for this week's prayers to begin each day with a short reflection as we do in school

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/5463g34g984uj9ojq34907845/

 Task 1 MathsWell yesterday we looked at symmetry in 2D shapes and today we will look at symmetry within a pattern. Please click the link below to access the lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-lines-of-symmetry-in-a-pattern-cgrkcc

Below are the worksheets to accompany the lesson. If you do not have a printer you could just create your own symmetrical pattern in your book. Don't forget to draw in the line of symmmetry!

Symmetrical pattern worksheets

You might also enjoy playing this game.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

Task 2-TTRS- Please spend 20 minutes learning your times tables

Task 3- English. Today we will continue with our sentence stacking for 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. Please follow this link for session 7.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mjnbiAaSmI

Task 4- Spelling- Please complete the spelling assignment set on Spelling shed for 20 minutes. 

Task 5- Guided Reading- This is set on Purple Mash.

Task 6- Religion Today we begin a new topic about the Eucharist. When we celebrate the Eucharist Jesus gives himself to us in Word and Sacrament. We are called to follow the example of Jesus by giving ourselves to others in the world.  Today we will explore how we can give and receive in our own lives.

Please read the story below and think about or discuss the questions with an adult. When you have done that then either complete the sheet or write down the answers in your home learning book. Think about all the things you receive from your parents/teachers/friends and think about how you can give them something back. 

Giving and receiving week 1

Finally sit back and relax and listen to Chapter 16 of How to train your dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_iwglUz-zA

Have a lovely day!

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Good morning Year 4. I hope you have had a lovely weekend! It was brilliant to see so many of your faces on our Zoom meeting on Friday. It is the highlight of my week. If you haven't yet joined us for a Zoom meeting then please do so this Friday.

If you have any photos from Family Fun Friday you would like to share, then please send them my way and I will upload them on here.

Here are today's tasks-

Our daily prayers see attached link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/456-07549743872355-43/

Task 1- Maths. This week we will continue our work on shape. Today we are looking at symmetry. Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a mirror line) can be drawn on it, to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same.

Here is a video to explain this in more detail- 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-lines-of-symmetry-in-2-d-shapes-64tk6e?activity=worksheet&step=3

Here are the worksheets. I understand these tasks are tricky if you don't have a printer but you can always number the shapes and then write in your workbooks whether they have lines of symmetry or not. When I am marking work, I have the worksheets infront of me, so your work will make sense to me! Please don't worry...just have a go!

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Task 2- Now please spend 20 minutes learning your tables.

Task 3- English. Today we will continue with our sentence stacking for 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. Please follow this link for session 6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNe7D1p4FRE

Task 4- Spellings.This week we will learn words containing the 'au' digraph. Here is the new list of spellings. Please complete the 'look, write, cover, check' activity either on the worksheet or in your books. Then, please complete the assignment on Spelling Shed.

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Task 5- Guided Reading- This is set on Purple Mash.

Task 6- Science. This week we are looking at how we can keep our teeth healthy. Here is a power point to explain why we need to look after them. Below the power point is a variety of tasks. You can answer the set questions or design a poster to teach small children about the importance of looking after their teeth. Both can be done in your workbooks.

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Finally, here the next chapter of our class story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbdL8qVHR3A

Mrs Jones

Friday 29th January 2021

Happy Friday Year 4! We've completed another week of home learning! You should be really proud of yourselves. Don't forget our zoom meeting at 11am. I cannot wait to see you all! Have a pencil and piece of paper ready for our zoom quiz!

Today's tasks-

Our daily prayers see attached link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/456-07549743872355-43/

Task 1- Maths. Today's lesson is a consolidation lesson which recaps quadrilaterals. There is a power point below, followed by a worksheet. If you don't have a printer, this work can be completed in your home learning book.

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Task 2- Now spend 20 minutes learning your times tables.

Task 3- English. Today we will continue with our The Day the Crayons Quit sentence stacking. Here is the link you need to follow-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKWqc61CGRE

Task 4- Spelling Shed. We are second in the school league table now boys and girls! Keep up the good work...let's aim to beat 4C! 

Task 5- Guided Reading- Set on Purple Mash

From this week we are starting our Family Fun Fridays. This is to thank you for working so hard all week and to give you time to complete activities of your choice.  You can do anything you like! Here are some ideas if you need inspiration though-

  • Baking biscuits
  • Family art (maybe you could draw each other a portrait)
  • Yoga and Meditation- There are loads of videos to watch on YouTube to support this.
  • Going on a Winter Walk- look for signs of winter in the areas around your home (Alkrington Woods is a wonderful place to visit)
  • Continue to make bird feeders to welcome birds into your gardens.
  • Playing with Lego.

Whatever you choose to do (maybe you'll choose simply to relax with each other) then we hope you have fun. We don't need you to send photos of these tasks to us, just enjoy them (obviously we would love to have a nosey at your photos should you choose to send them though!)

If you have any fun ideas that I can pass on to other families then please let me know about them via email and I will suggest them next week! 

Have a wonderful day and weekend with your families.

Mrs Jones

THURSDAY 28th JANUARY 2021

Hello Year 4,

I hope you are all ok! I am really looking forward to our zoom meeting tomorrow. I hope you can all join us!

Yesterday, I received lots of photos of children learning new skills that are not necessarily taught at school, for example, our Alfie has been helping his mummy and daddy around the house, folding the washing and shopping for vulnerable neighbours (I have attached some photos in Our Gallery). If you have been 'learning' other skills, then I would LOVE to know. I am keeping a log of all the work you boys and girls are doing and I can add this extra learning to my log! 

Today's tasks-

Our daily prayers see attached link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/456-07549743872355-43/

 Task 1- Maths. Today our lesson is based on two different types of triangles- isosceles triangles and scalene triangles.

Here is Mr Critchlow explaining the challenge-

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-isosceles-and-scalene-triangles-chj62c

Here are the worksheets, if you don't have a printer, then for the naming task you can just write down the names of the triangles in your workbooks. For the drawing task, you could try to draw the shapes out using a ruler.

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Task 2- Times Tables.  Now spend 20 minutes learning your tables.

Task 3- English. Please follow this link for session 4 of The Day the Crayons Quit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9beYY6knjGw

Task 4- Spellings. Please spend at least 20 minutes on Spelling Shed. 

Task 5- Guided Reading- This is set on Purple Mash

Task 6- The Big Garden Bird Watch 2021 This weekend is the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch. We thought it would be a lovely idea to spend some time today thinking of ways to welcome birds into your garden or local area. Below is a letter from Salford Diocese reminding us that- “All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation”. 

Here is a power point explaining the reason we hold the annual bird watching event and within the power point is a range of tasks you can have a go at including making your own bird feeders, sketching garden birds and creating fact files (the fact file template is included below too).

Please do as many of the tasks as you can, there is no need to rush so take your time with this.

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If you wish to take part in the RSPB's actual Big Garden Bird Watch this coming weekend, then below is a range of resources you may need including a sheet to log the amount of birds you see. Please send me photos of your bird watching so that I can display these images on our Eco Council Board.

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Finally, here is Cressida Cowell with the next chapter of our story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_KMpXSTcso

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Jones

WEDNESDAY 27th JANUARY 2021

Hello Year 4,

Thank you for all the work you are submitting, we are half way through the week now, you are doing brilliantly!

Here are today's tasks-

Our daily prayers see attached link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/456-07549743872355-43/

 

Task 1- Maths. Well done for completing the work on quadrilaterals yesterday. Today our focus is on identifying right angled triangles and equilateral triangles.

Here is a video explaining our tasks for today-

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-classify-right-angled-and-equilateral-triangles-6mtk4e

Here are the worksheets- if you don't have a printer you can draw right angled triangles and equilateral triangles in your home-learning maths books. 

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I have uploaded some maths tasks on Purple Mash too.

Task 2- Now please spend 20 minutes learning your timestables.

Task 3- English. Thank you for the work you have submitted so far with this new unit. Please follow this link for session 3 of The Day the Crayons Quit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRzrw1AM5I8

Task 4- Guided Reading- This is set on Purple Mash.

Task 5- Spelling Shed (minimum of 20 minutes)

 

Task 6- Geography. Today we are going to do some research based on a chosen Country. You will need to research the human and physical features of a country and choose to make either a poster, a power point presentation or a fact file to show the information you have gathered.

Here is a power point to explain what human and physical features are and some examples of fact files.

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Here are some worksheets you can use to help you present the information, you do not need to use these, you can display your research in anyway you like.

I will be displaying your work on our webpage for your friends to see. 

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Finally, here is the next chapter of our story- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddafe6lfF-M

Mrs Jones

TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2021

Morning boys and girls, I hope you are all ok. 

Here are today's tasks- 

Our daily prayers see attached link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/456-07549743872355-43/

Task 1- Maths. Today we are going to learn about quadrilaterals. You might remember that these are shapes with four sides- 'quad' means 4 and 'lateral' means 'sides'. They are 2D shapes which you know means 2-dimensional. 

Have a look at the video below and then complete the work sheets. If you don't have a printer you could draw the quadrilaterals into your books and write the statements next to them. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals-6rv62t

Worksheets-

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Task2- Practice your times tables for 20 minutes. I can see that some of your are only nipping on to TTRS for a few minutes a day, please try to spend around 20 minutes on it. Well done Alice who spent the longest time on TTRS last week.

Task 3- English- Today we will continue to sentence stack with Jane Considine. Please follow this link and look for The Day the Crayons Quit session 2. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuaq74gHBALPcb1nbJ1EF2Q

Task 4- Spelling Shed

Task 5- Guided Reading. This is set on Purple Mash. 

Task 6- RE. Today we will be looking at the people who help to run a church. Maybe you know someone who helps out at church, and in doing so, acts like one of Jesus' apostles- spreading the word of the Lord. Have a read of the information below and then try to complete the table. If you do not have a printer you could write it out in your work books. You will need to use Google or a search engine to find some of the answers. 

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Finally, here is Cressida Cowell reading the next chapter of our class text. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGd5LPeUKzQ

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Jones

MONDAY 25th JANUARY

Good Morning everyone. I hope you had a lovely weekend!

I am so sorry our original zoom meeting didn't happen, I just don't know what went wrong! It was so lovely to see everyone who attended the afternoon one though. We will be having one again this Friday!

CONGRATULATIONS to the girls who won the TTRS challenge, it was so close! I will set up another one later on in the week.

If you would like to join in with our daily prayers see attached link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/prayers-for-home/456-07549743872355-43/

Task 1- Maths- Today we are learning to classify and describe 2D shapes.

Please watch the video to recap the names of 2D shapes and to understand the difference between regular and irregular shapes.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-2d-shapes-68r3ed

Below are the related worksheets. If you do not have a printer then please answer the questions in your home-learning book.

Shape worksheets

Task 2- Spelling. Please see ppt below for this week's spellings. Please make sure you know what each word means. You do not need to complete the written exercises but please access spelling shed for 20 minutes and complete the assignment set.

Spelling PPT

Task 3- Reading. Please complete the reading comprehension exercise set on Purple Mash.

Task 4-English. Today we are going to begin a new unit of work with Jane Considine. This unit is very important as it will focus on Non-Fiction writing, an area we have not covered so far. Please click the link below and select "The day the crayons quit" lesson 1.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuaq74gHBALPcb1nbJ1EF2Q

Task 5- Science- Today we are going to learn about teeth.

Please read the ppt  and watch the very short video. Once you have finished, in your book please write down the answers to the following questions-

Why do we have teeth?

What are the three types of teeth humans have and what are they each used for?

teeth ppt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/zsp76yc

You might also be interested in having a look at this website which has lots of information about teeth 

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/teeth-and-eating/uses-of-teeth/

   Finally, have a rest and enjoy listening to Cressida Cowell read Chapter 11-Part 2- of How to Train your Dragon

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANHZrtBL_cg&t=6s 

Hope you have a good day.

Mrs Jones

Friday 8th January

Thank-you so much to the children who have managed to send work through to me. I imagine many more of you are doing the work but are perhaps struggling to send it. It might be easier if you take a photo of your work on your iPads and send it to me on our Purple Mash blog? I really do want to see all of your lovely work so please try.

When you are working, try to have regular breaks in the day and give your parents a break too by doing a task then using TTRS or Spelling Shed independently for a while. Parents are busy too remember.

It is lovely reading your blogs and emails on Purple Mash. Our Harry B has adopted a Turtle and has uploaded a photo for us to see! It really helps keep people cheerful if they keep in touch. 

Here are today's tasks- 

Task 1- Maths

We are moving on to something new on Monday so today we are going to recap arrays.
Today we are using a lesson on Oak academy. Sometimes the links are temperamental so we have written instructions for access.
Please google 'oak academy year4' , then click- Maths, multiplication and division, lesson 1- Click start lesson.

Listen carefully to the video and pause when you need to think about a question. When you have finished look at the pictures on one of the sheets (choose the one you think best) and in your books write down the calculation that they represent.

Here are the links-

work for those who require more support.pdf

Maths questions for most children.pdf

Now spend 20 minutes on TTRS and Numbots

Task 2- PHSE/English

Please work through the ppt and think about all the things which make you happy.  After this you are going to write a poem about happiness. This is explained fully in the slides.

Happy Minds Lesson adapted for home learning.pptx

PDF version of ppt.

Happiness Is... Poem Activity Sheet - 8 lines.pdf

Now spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed

Task 3- Guided Reading

This is set on Purple Mash. Whilst you are on Purple Mash see if you can send a positive message to one of your friends on our class blog. 

Task 4- It's Friday so let's do some art work after a difficult week!

PowerPoint - Drawing and Painting a Winter Tree.pptx

PowerPoint - Drawing and Painting a Winter Tree.pdf

Both files are the same but some children are struggling accessing ppts on iPads.

 Finally let's listen to chapter 2 of How to train your dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6l3VzawaUc

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Stay safe and see you Monday!!

Thursday, 7th January, 2021

Morning boys and girls, 

Please download the power point and say our morning prayer with me. 

Task 1- Maths

Today we are learning to multiply 3 numbers together. I have a video demonstrating how to do this and there are a few worksheets to do too. If you do not have access to a printer, then the sums can be written out in your workbook. When you are completing today's work, look for sums that you already know the answer to, for example, if you need to work out 2 x 4 x 8=, we already know that 2 x 4= 8 and so you can shorten the sum to work out 8 x 8. Look for number facts within each question to help you. 

The first worksheet that I have attached below is for children who would normally have extra support in class. Please try to do two of the maths tasks below.

Learning video- 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/week-1-number-multiplication-division/

Activities- 

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Task 2- English

Today we are going to recap Prepositions. Below is a video that explains what prepositions are and the task is below that. The activity is for all abilities and the sentences need to be written into your workbooks. 

Learning video- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

On this link is a quiz too which can be used as an extension task. 

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Task 3- Guided Reading

This is set on Purple Mash

 

Task 4- Geography

Our new Topic this half term is 'Where in the World?' We will learn all about Continents, Countries and Capital Cities. Today's task is based on the 7 continents. Listen to the continents song below (which I know you all love) and then read through the power point. I have attached a few different tasks for you to choose from. If you do not have a printer I would suggest you complete the fact file as you can copy this out into your workbook. The answers are on the last sheets for you to see how well you have done.

Song-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE&safe=active

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Finally boys and girls, I thought you might like to hear a story. Here is author Cressida Cowell reading Chapter 1 of How to Train your Dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhNzQUfmSE

 

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021

Task 1- Maths

Today I would like you to complete the activities below on our 11 and 12 timestables. Watch the video attached and then complete the activities. You can either print the worksheets out or, if you prefer, copy them out into your home learning workbooks. 

Link to video-

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/week-1-number-multiplication-division/

After this, please spend 20 minutes on TTRS to improve your times table recall. 

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YEAR 4J

ST BERNADETTE

 

Welcome to Year 4 

My name is Mrs Jones and I am the Year 4J class teacher for this academic year. We are very lucky to have Miss Evans as our class teaching assistant whom lots of you know from Year 3.

We fully understand that the children have been out of school for many months and may be reluctant to return. However, we will be here to try and make the transition from Year 3 to Year 4 a smooth and happy one. 

We  are both looking forward to getting to know your child over the course of the year. 

If you do need to speak to me before term starts then you can email year4@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk and I will try to help the best I can.

 

Please can we remind you that we are a nut free school. Please do NOT send your child to school with anything that contains nuts, This includes products that say, 'May Contain Nuts'. Your child will not be able to eat any of these products on the school premises.

 

Mrs Jones & Miss Evans

                                            

Key Information

 Please send your child to school every day with a water bottle.

 

Homework will be given out on a Monday and handed in on a Friday. Spelling tests will be given on a Friday.

 Reading books will be given out each week  on a  Monday and we ask you to return them on a Friday. We will not be issuing Reading record books to any children but staff will keep a record of the books read by your child. You may also like to do this at home.
The returned reading books will be kept in ‘class quarantine areas’ for 72 hours before being given out again, to help minimise any possible virus transmission. 

Please only send your child's reading packet to school on a Monday and a Friday.

Children should read every night  (even if it is one page).

If your child needs additional reading material then

Oxford Owl is a fantastic site, on which you can access lots of reading books, just like the ones we send home from school. They are all colour banded, just like the ones we have in school, so the children will be familiar with them.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Click: "My Class Login"

Class Username: class4jones

Class Password: Bernadette

Autumn 2

We have had such a busy half term! We have achieved so much together! You should all be very proud of yourselves! Have a look below at what we've been up to-

In Maths, we have been learning all about Measure. Our focus was to convert mm to cm. cm to m and m to km. We measured a variety of objects to remind ourselves of the differences between each unit of measure.

We have also been learning our timestables, Please encourage and support your children with accessing TT Rockstars for 15 minutes each evening. It really will make a difference to their recalling skills!

For Remembrance Day we looked at the words of the poignant poem In Flanders's Field and created art work using silhouettes. 

Egyptian Shadufs

Following on from the prototypes, we went out into the woods and gathered resources to help us make real, working Shadufs. We all had so much fun!

Prototypes of Egyptian Shadufs

This afternoon we made prototypes of Shadufs. A shaduf is a  hand-operated device for lifting water, invented in ancient times and still used in India, Egypt, and some other countries to irrigate land. Typically it consists of a long, tapering, nearly horizontal pole mounted like a seesaw. We used straws, blu-tac and cupcake cases to experiment with the mechanics. Next week, we will be making larger shadufs and testing their ability to hold water. 

Class 4J demonstrated excellent team work and perseverance this afternoon. I was really proud of them! 

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Our Gallery

As well as the wonderful work I have been sent through by your parents (thank you!) I have also been sent photos of the other 'learning' you have been doing! Have a look below at our class gallery.

Friday 26th February

As we all know, 'giving' is an important thing to do all year round, but during Lent it is something us Christians try to do more of. Our Alfie and his little brother Oliver have been raising money for various charities during lockdown. This week, the boys have been raising money for the 'Make a Wish Foundation'. This charity supports children with terminal illnesses. The boys have been washing, drying and folding clothes in order to raise money- I think this act of kindness is another example of just how much the boys have 'given' recently and I am so proud of them. Well done boys, let me know how much you have raised in total and I will add the total here. 

Maths-

Jessica constructed these 3D shapes using straws and blue-tac. Well done Jess! By making your own models of 3D shapes you will be able to see the vertices clearer, the edges (which are often the trickiest to count) and you can also see the shape of the individual faces. 

Our Harry made a very impressive Tetrakis Hexahedron. It’s has 24 faces, 36 edges and 14 vertices. He used Geomag sticks! What an amazing shape! 

Here is Alfie and his brother Oliver being absolutely amazing! They have raised £115 for The Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital. They have baked and sold cakes to help this wonderful charity! What special boys you are! We are very proud of you!

A massive Happy Birthday to our lovely Emmie. Here she is having chocolate smothered waffles to celebrate! They look delicious! I hope you had a wonderful day! 

Alfie made these gorgeous looking cakes on Friday! I'm in school with you on the first Monday after half term Alfie (wink wink!) 

Another act of kindness by another child in our class.

Here is Alfie and his brother Oliver. They are completing different challenges at home and, instead of getting spending money, they are donating money to local charities. This week, the boys took part in a running competition and donated the money earned to The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Genetics Trust (Gem Appeal). This is a charity that is close to the boys heart as the hospital treated their cousin Ruby.

Well done boys. You are inspirational. Let us know what your next challenge is!

World Read Aloud Day 2021

To celebrate this event, in school we read 100 Steps by Captain Tom Moore. Here is Lucas and Freya enjoying a story together too.

In RE today, we have been learning about giving and receiving. We all know it is lovely to receive things like presents and treats but we agreed in class that we feel joy and happiness when we give too.

Recently, our Harry saw a photograph of a poor little boy, in Africa, who was so desperate for a football shirt that he drew one on his bare chest and back. He wanted to represent his favourite team and player. Harry was so moved by this that he went to collect old football kits from his wardrobe that he no longer needed. Harry loved these kits and was collecting them but he decided to donate them to children like the boy in the image. What a beautiful and kind act! I am so proud of you Harry! 

Harry and his family donated the kits through a charity called KitAid

Snow Fun

Here is our Lucas sledging with his little sister Freya. I hope you had lots of fun! 

The Big Bird Watch

Wow boys and girls! I have received some lovely photos of you making bird feeders, observing the skies and making bird fact files. I have added some photos below but will add more when I receive them! As Eco Council Leader it makes me so happy to see you all welcoming birds and wildlife into your gardens! Keep up the amazing work!

Here is our Bobby (and his little brother Charlie). They went on an historical walk around Middleton learning all about the history of St Leonard's Church. Bobby learned that the church is just over 600 years old and had extra work done on it by a man called Richard Assheton, which is the same name as the local Public House in the centre of Middleton. Then, they had a well deserved dinner of fish & chips!

I hope you enjoyed your day boys...and your sledging!

Here is our Alfie. He's been very busy this week writing letters to his loved ones, shopping for his vulnerable neighbours and helping his parents at home! Well done Alfie. I am very proud of you! 

Here is our Jessica with a snowman she had built. Let's hope for more snow soon. Thank you sharing this Jess!

Here is Alfie and his brother Oliver looking after our local environment by picking up litter. What a kind and thoughtful thing to do! Thank you boys! 

Here is Oliver's beautiful new puppy Bruno! He is looks adorable! Thank you for sharing this photo with us.

I have more beautiful art work from some of you today, here are Harry B's and Jessica's winter pictures. They are excellent.

Look at this beautiful tree that Harry B painted on Friday! I can see a variety of line types that you have used. I love the snow detail too and the colours used! Well done Harry

Below is Lucas' 'Happiness' poem for you all to enjoy.

Well done Lucas

Below are three lovely poems linked to our PSHE and English task today. Thank you Jamie, Niamh and Lincoln for your inspiring poems. I will be adding more throughout the day! 

Look at this beautiful winter tree that Jamie has drawn! I love it Jamie, well done! 

Here are Alfie and his brother Daniel doing their tree art work. Well done boys! 

Thank you for all of the work you have submitted over the last couple of days. You should be very proud of yourselves. 

Below are two examples of the RE assessment which are I hope will inspire you if you haven't yet done yours. Thank you to Jessica and Harry B for submitting this work for us all to see. 

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WC 6th January 2021

Well done to everyone who completed the assignment on Spelling Shed today. It expires on Sunday so try to do it before then if you haven't.

A massive well done to Harry A who is in the Top 20 in the whole school and at the top of our class leader board! You are a superstar!

 

WC 6th January 2021

Harry A, deservedly you are still at the top of our class leader board again this week and 5th in the whole school! Well done! 

Well done also to Emmie, Jamie, Niamh, Lucas and Bobby who all went on TTRS today.

Bobby- you played for 18 minutes!!! Well done! 

Useful Links

Prayer Resources
 

All Subjects

Purple Mash

Spellings-

Spelling Shed

https://spellingframe.co.uk

http://keystagefun.co.uk/spelling-apps/squeebles-spelling-test/

Super movers- Spelling-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499

http://keystagefun.co.uk/literacy-apps/squeebles-spelling-test/

 

English

Super movers - Noun phrases-https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499

 

Maths

TTRockstars

NumBots

https://collins.co.uk/pages/primary-mathematics-times-tables-test-simulator

http://uk.mathletics.com

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

6timestables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw&t=0s

7timestables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BinC_vb_GY

 

Super movers-

7xtables- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499

8 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4JZ0p1LDFA

9timestables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1z4avyTPY

11 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD_PUvNTk1s

12timestables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChDWtclItP4 

Roundingnumbers- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j4vWIvXpdo

Rounding numbers visual- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNfz-JU2cKE&t=75s

 Super movers- Rounding a number. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42952306

Super movers- Negative numbers- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499

 

 Computing

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted

http://www.scratchjr.org

Science/ History

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/