Week beginning 18th May 2020
Great news in Year 4...we want to congratulate Poppy Watson on becoming the newest member of the Accelerated Reading Programme's Millionaire Club! Well done Poppy you are a Millionaire!
Thank you to everyone who got in contact with their class teacher this week. We just love seeing all the super work you have been doing and we are very proud of you! Keep up the good work!
Holy Communion children - in these uncertain times, we do not know when the children will celebrate the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion. We will have to wait for news from the parish and when we are informed, we will pass this information straight to you. In the meantime, please keep learning and practising all the prayers. Thank you for your patience.
Spelling List 18th May
Plurals 'es' Keyword spelling/sound 'nt'
1.benches 1. ant
2.lunches 2. pant
3.beaches 3. plant
4.buses 4. bent
5.brushes 5. dent
6.classes 6. lent
7.dresses 7. sent
8.foxes 8. spent
9.boxes 9. went
10.buzzes 10. hunt
If you find these spellings tricky, then just try the first 5 words.
Tables of the Week
x8 Times Tables
Literacy Focus of the Week
The Verb - To Be
You should know that a verb is a doing word. The powerpoint below explains exactly what the verb 'to be' is. Have a look at it and afterwards try the work from your textbook. If you want a challenge try the two extra pages below this. Don't forget to write out full sentences with a capital letter and full stop. I hope you all are remembering to use your joined up handwriting!
- - Pictograms
- - Problem solving
- - Mental Maths Practice
A Pictogram is a type of graph that uses pictures to show data or information. It is set out in the same way as a bar chart and can be created vertically (going up) or horizontally (going across) and instead of bars, each column has pictures to show the numbers being recorded. Check out the video below to see it in action. Click on the link.
Now have a go at the page from your text book. Remember if one circle represents 2 shirts, then half a circle will represent 1 shirt.
Why not challenge yourself and try the pictogram work below? This time remember if one Pudsey bear = £10, then half a Pudsey bear will be...?
Let's have some fun solving the problems below. Take your time and think about it, use a pencil and page if you want.
For more of a challenge...
Mental Maths Practice
Try the page below to keep practising your maths skills...
Daily 10 Mental Maths Game
Try to play this game once a day. 'Daily 10'...ten questions to practise - times tables, division tables, addition, subtraction, fractions etc. Year 4 usually complete Level 2, but you should choose a level that suits you.
Over the next 2/3 weeks we would like you to choose a minibeast and create a project. It's up to you which minibeast you would like to choose, there are lots to pick from! Choose two different minibeasts, if you want!
There are a number of things you can include in your project including cover page, information/fact sheets, diagrams, photos, drawings, poems, life cycles and many more! You can make a video and/or create your project on the computer. Use your imagination!
We will look forward to your parents sending us your project when they are complete.
Below are some websites you can use to help with your project.
Look at this fabulous moth Poppy found when out for a walk. It is a Cinnabar Moth!!
Week beginning 11th May 2020
Parents - Please send your class teacher an email as soon as possible, confirming that your child is accessing this Home Learning page and let us know how things are going. We will always reply to every email, so if you do not get a response, please check your Junk mail.
If you already have been in contact with us, either by telephone or email, then there is no need to do this. Thank you for your help and please only do what is manageable for your child and you.
Just want to say we are missing you all and hope you are continuing to keep safe and well. Don't forget about Accelerated Reading quizzes, Accelerated Maths and TT Rockstars tables practice. You are all doing a great job. Well done!
Spelling List 11th May
Phonics sound: 'ible' and 'able' Keyword spelling/sound 'ank' 'ink'
1.invisible 1. bank
2.horrible 2. plank
3.possible 3. blank
4. terrible 4. sank
5. miserable 5. stank
6. forgettable 6. tank
7. comfortable 7. ink
8. available 8. drink
9. valuable 9. pink
10. remarkable 10. stink
If you find these spellings tricky, then just try the first 5 words.
Tables of the Week
x7 times tables
Literacy Focus of the Week
Below are three different levels of comprehension. Choose a set of comprehensions that suits you or if you wish, try them all...
Remember to write out a full sentence for your answer, not just one word answers! Start every sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
Numeracy Focus of the Week
- Money - counting notes and coins and calculating change
Counting Notes and Coins
Let's remind ourselves of all the coins and some of the notes in our currency...
Now, click on the link below to find out how to count notes and coins. Always start with the highest value note or coin.
This video may take a few minutes to download.
Now try these below...
Working out change
Working out change can be tricky at times. The important thing to remember is start with the cost of the item, the smallest amount of money, and count up in stages until you get to the total amount you have, the largest amount of money. Example, if you have £5 and you want to buy a book at £2.25, then start at £2.25 and count on to the next 10p (£2.30), then to the next whole pound (£3.00) and then to the largest amount of money (£5.00). Then add up all the stages you counted, 5p + 70p + £2 = £2.75 change.
Practise working out change below. If you find it difficult, just focus on working out change from small amounts up to £1. If you are comfortable with calculating change, then challenge yourself with change from £20 and £50 plus. Please remember you are not expected to complete all resources, just those that you are comfortable with.
Below is change from 10p, 15p, 20p and £1
Below is change from £1, £2 and £5
Below is change from £5 and £10
Below is change from £10 and £20
Below is change from £20
Below is change from £20 and £50 and over
Why not set up your own shop at home?
Make price tags for the items in your shop and use, either real money or make paper notes and coins.
Butterflies versus Moths
We hope you enjoyed learning about spiders last week and discovered some differences between insect and arachnids (spiders)? This week, we are looking at some of the most beautiful minibeasts you can find, butterflies and moths and how to tell them apart. Let's look at butterflies first. Click below to find out more...
Watch this amazing video below of a Monarch butterfly emerging from its' chrysalis
Now let's find out more about moths...
But what are the differences between butterflies and moths. Click below to find out...
So can you tell the difference?
Try this cut and sort activity to check...
Why not get outside and see how many different types (species) of butterflies and moths you can spot? I've seen lots lately, especially during the sunny days. If you can't see any moths during the daytime, then wait until dark and leave an outside light on...can you spot them now?
For fun butterfly arts and crafts activities, click below...
Hello boys and girls and welcome to the month of May! We hope you are keeping safe and we are looking forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon. This week we want you to continue to work hard and remember to keep reading at home too. Did you know you can complete AR quizzes at home during school time? You just log onto My School as normal and click on the AR logo. If you can't remember your passwords just send an email to us and we can reset them.
Parents - as always the daily activities are only a guide. Only do what is manageable for you!
Phonics sounds 'ous' and 'cious': Keyword spellings:
1. famous 1. bring
2. dangerous 2. cling
3. enormous 3. fling
4. furious 4. king
5. delicious 5. ring
6. vicious 6. sing
7. suspicious 7. sling
8. ferocious 8. sting
Tables to learn
x 6 times tables
We use exclamation marks for lots of different things, to show surprise, add emphasis, show strength and to show shouting. Check out the PowerPoint below and it will tell you all about how and when to use exclamation marks!
Try these questions below on exclamation marks. Write your answers in your Literacy homework books that were sent home in your Home Learning packs. Don't forget to put a title and date on your work. Skip a line for every question and of course don't forget that each sentence will start with a capital letter! Parents you can c
This week we would also like you to think about story writing. Have a look at the link below and watch the video 'The Clock Tower.'
We would like you to write a story about the girl in the clock tower. You have to really use your imagination and think about how the girl might have got there and what happened when she left the clock tower? You can add in your own ending about what happens next - does the girl have to stay in the clock tower forever or does someone save her? Think back to fairy tales you have read in the past, does everyone live happily ever after? You can add more characters into the story if you wish.
You can plan your story using the story mountain planning sheet below. This will help you split your story into 5 different paragraphs; opening, build-up, problem/dilemma, resolution and ending. There are so many beautiful colours in this video, draw a picture at the end of your story to show this.
In P4 we know how to tell the time using o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. We can also change analogue to digital times for these intervals. We now want you to be able to tell the time in five minute intervals. Have a look at the PowerPoint below and it will explain this in more detail. Have a think about what the digital time would be as well as analogue!
We hope this helped you with learning the time. The clock below will help when you are completing your independent work. Don't worry if you need to look at it a lot, the time is difficult to learn and it will come with lots of practise. Try the page below from our Maths textbook and if you think you are able for a challenge try the second page, it is very hard so don't worry if you don't know some of the answers!
This week we want you to research different types of spiders! Have a look at the website below it has lots of great facts and information.
Also check out the YouTube video below on spiders.
We would like you this week to become a Minibeast explorer and look for any type of spider in your garden or area near your house. We especially miss seeing all your faces so we would like an adult to take a picture of you on your search to find a spider! We will look forward to seeing these pictures of you. Ask an adult to email the picture to us!
Victory in Europe Day
VE Day is the day (8th May 1945) marking the Allied forces victory in Europe against the Axis during World War 2. This year, VE Day will be celebrated on Friday 8th May, which is 75 years since victory was declared. We loved learning about World War 2 in Year 4 so we have included some fun resources and information about VE Day below. Have fun!
Week beginning 27 April 2020
There are lots of resources and materials available for you to use including the Home pack and all the websites and links on the school Facebook page, however, we wanted to provide you with a focus for the children so that they are learning concepts they would usually learn at this time of year. The daily activities are just a guide, only do what is manageable for you.
Daily activities include:
- learn and practise spellings
- learn and practise times tables
- practise cursive handwriting - write out your spellings across a page
- reading: 20-30 mins per day
- lots of play and exercise!!!!!
Phonics sound ion: Keyword spellings:
1. action 1. best
2. reaction 2. nest
3. nation 3. test
4. station 4. vest
5. addition 5. west
6. attention 6. rest
7. tradition 7. ran
8. decoration 8. know
- Tables to learn:
- x3 times and x4 times tables
Literacy Focus of the week
week beginning 27 April
Plurals ending with 'es'
Singular means one, plural means more than one
Click on the link below to find out more:
Click on the link below for factsheets and worksheet activities:
Make sure you read every day. Why not pretend you are one of the characters in your book? Sit in the 'Hot Seat' and get someone at home to ask you questions about your character. Write about your book - who are the main characters? Where is the story set? What is the plot - what's the story about? If you are reading a non fiction book, then write facts about your book and draw diagrams. Why not make a new cover for your book? Include a front cover and a back cover with a blurb. Good luck!
Numeracy Focus for the week
Week beginning 27 April
Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal or the same size but have different numerators (top number of the fraction) and denominators (bottom number of the fraction) for example, 1/2 is the same as 2/4. Find out more below...
Below is a Fraction Wall which shows equivalent fractions
Equivalent Fractions explained
White Rose Maths provides video lessons and activities. Take a look at Lesson 1 and Lesson 2:
Equivalent Fractions can be tricky so please do not panic if you find it difficult to understand.
Useful equivalent fractions to understand are:
1/2 = 2/4;
1/2 = 3/6;
1/2 = 5/10;
1/3 = 2/6:
2/4 = 4/8
For worksheets with visual aids please click below and scroll down for worksheets 1 - 4
Worksheets 5 -12 contain more challenging equivalent fractions
Find out about insects below,
then have a go at the labelling activity
Below are information cards for more amazing facts about insects
Have a go at the labelling activity below...
Have fun with this
Big Bug Memory game:
First Confession and First Holy Communion
Children preparing for First Confession and First Holy Communion, don't forget to keep learning and saying your prayers, especially The Act of Sorrow, Our Father and Hail Mary. Well done!
Week beginning 20 April 2020
Weekly Spelling List
Week beginning 20th April 2020
Remember Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check
Phonics sound u_e For those children who learn keyword spellings:
1. cube 1. good
2. cure 2. want
3. cute 3. over
4. pure 4. how
5. tune 5. did
6. amuse 6. going
7. accuse 7. where
8. excuse 8. or
9. refuse 9. home
10. closure 10. who
Don't forget to practise your cursive handwriting every day.
Write your spellings across the page...remember to ALWAYS START ON THE LINE!
Tall letters like t, d, b, l, f should stretch to the top of the line and letters such as p, q, y, j should have their tail below the line.
Tables to learn this week:
x2, x5, x10
Literacy Focus of the Week:
Connectives or Conjunctions
Connectives are sometimes also known as conjunctions. Connectives join words, sentences or phrases together. Click on the links below to find out more...
Numeracy Focus of the Week:
Finding a fraction of a whole number
You Tube clip Finding Fractions of Numbers
Click on the link below...
To practise finding a quarter of a whole number
click the link below and scroll down for worksheets...
For more challenging practice click below
and scroll down the page...
Click on the link and scroll down the page to find lots of information, pictures and videos about minibeasts...
We want you to get out into your garden or a green space close to where you live and go on a MINIBEAST HUNT. It's lots of fun and you just might find a minibeast you have never seen before. Use the sheet below to help you record what you find. Good luck everyone...have fun!!!
Cambridge Primary Resources
Below are a selection of resources for P4 children. You can download and print the activities to use at home.
|2, 3, 5 and 10 Times Tables Missing Numbers Worksheet.pdf||Download|
|All About Me Worksheet.pdf||Download|
|Building Brick People Mindfulness Colouring Pages.pdf||Download|
|Commonly Misspelt Words Word Search.pdf||Download|
|Correct the Punctuation in the Sentence Activities.pdf||Download|
|Emotions, Expressions and Feelings Worksheet.pdf||Download|
|Football-Themed Mental Calculations Maths Mosaic Worksheets.pdf||Download|
|Fractions Halves and Quarters Sorting Activity.pdf||Download|
|KS1 Story Map Template Worksheets.pdf||Download|
|PE Games and Activities Challenge Cards.pdf||Download|