Welcome to Class 4!
Monday 20th July 2020
Good morning guys. It's your last week as Year Fours and I'm sad that we aren't going to be in school to spend it together but I'm sure you will all have a nice week at home with the weather that we have forecast.
There will not be any new online learning tasks for you to complete this week.
I would like you to use this week as a 'finishing off' week where you have a chance to finish off any work from the previous weeks that you either didn't finish or didn't start.
I will set you an Ed Shed assignment with this weeks spelling list which will finish off the Year Four spelling list.
Over the holidays I would like you to continue working on Ed Shed please. Especially on spelling and times tables.
I would also like you to continue reading at home as much as possible.
You are still able to use code.org over the holidays as well if you would like to.
I will also attach a copy of the Year Five/Six spelling list as well if you would like to practise some of these over the holidays to get ahead of the game for Mrs Turner.
Have a good week everyone. I will be available via email again this week and I am in school on Wednesday with the key worker guys so I'll be sorting reading certificates for the people who need them. I know that I took a list last week of the people who were in school and were due reading certificates but I forgot to take your addresses to post them to you so if you need a certificate please could you email me with the certificate you need and your address.
Sunday 12th July 2020
Hello Year Four.
It was fantastic to see all of you who were in group one last week in school for a couple of days. I hope you enjoyed coming in and seeing everyone. Sarah and I definitely enjoyed seeing you.
I am going to post some more work for you guys to get on with. Obviously, if you are in school on Monday and Tuesday then you can start this on Wednesday and if you were in school last week, I would like you to complete the work that I set last week for the other group before you move onto this weeks tasks to make sure that you have not missed anything out.
If you are coming into school this week please be aware that Year Fours' start at 9:10am and finish at 3:20pm to avoid cross overs with other classes. Unfortunately, parents are not allowed into school at the moment so you will need to be dropped off and collected at the front door.
This weeks spellings are:
They are in an EdShed assignment for you as well.
Please can you follow this link to Espresso.
There are 5 famous people that you can choose from (one of them is Anne Frank)
I would like you to watch the videos about the person that you have chosen and write some notes down as you watch the video (you might need to watch it a few times to make sure you have enough notes).
I would then like you to use your notes to write a mini biography about the person you have written about. Your mini biography is basically a formal (non fiction) report. Please follow this link if you have forgotten how to write a formal report.
I would also like you to complete the lesson on adverbs and fronted adverbials.
Please follow this link to start the lesson.
The links for the worksheets in the lesson are below:
Please continue with your 15 minutes of reading every day and remember to record your signatures and let me know if you are due a certificate.
This week I would like you to follow this link to an extract from 'Ivan the Terrible' by Anne Fine
Can you read the text and answer the questions in the activities please.
This week we are having a recap on Negative Numbers. This is something that we did right back at October half term so it is definitely something that is worth recapping before Year Five.
Please follow this link to complete the bitesize lesson for negative numbers.
There is a video to watch, a help sheet and 3 activities to complete.
I will attach a link to the help sheet and the printable activity below.
There is also lots of really good videos, activities and printable resources on Espresso about Negative Numbers.
Please follow these links to watch the videos and complete the online and printable activities.
For your topic work this week I would like you to do 2 things: Number 1 is for everyone and number 2 is for the people who came into school.
1. Please follow this link to Primary Homework Help - Egyptian Timeline
Please use the information here to create your own Egyptian timeline at home on plain A4 paper. You could stick a few pieces of paper together if you would like to make a longer timeline and give yourself a bit more space.
2. Please finish your Stig of the Dump housing brochures that we were doing together in class.
Sunday 5th July 2020
Good morning Year Four.
I am posting this a day early because I am in school tomorrow with the first group of you who are coming in - I'm really looking forward to seeing so many of you for a couple of days before the summer holidays.
Unfortunately, as I am in school on Monday and Tuesday with group 1 and then I am also in school on Wednesday with the Key Worker group, the online learning is going to be scaled back somewhat this week.
I will still be available for help via the class email and I will reply as soon as possible.
This weeks spellings are:
I have set these spellings in an Ed Shed assignment for you as well.
This week I would like you to complete the BBB bitesize lesson on fiction and non fiction.
The lesson has 4 activities that I would like you complete please. They shouldn't take you too long! Activities 3 and 4 involve writing a non fiction paragraph and then a fiction paragraph so make sure that you watch the videos carefully to make sure that you understand how to do this properly. Click on the link below to have a go.
When you have completed the BBC bitesize lesson, please head over to Espresso. There is a link to fiction and non fiction writing on Espresso and I would like you to watch the videos and complete the activites on both links please.
If you complete all of this, you could also complete the BBC lesson on Revising Conjunctions.
There are a couple of videos to watch and 4 activities to complete.
Here is the link to the worksheets for activities 1 and 2.
Please follow this link to Espresso to a comprehension text (The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong)
that I would like you to read and then answer the questions AND further questions.
We are continuing with Handling Data this week.
There are 3 bitesize lessons that I would like you to complete.
Lesson 1 - Comparing Data
Lesson 2 - Introducing Line Graphs
Lesson 3 - Interpreting Line Graphs
This week we are looking at Egyptian mummies!
Please follow this link to the Primary Homework Help site to learn about Egyptian Mummies.
Can you answer these questions?
Why did the Egyptians make mummies?
What are the 7 steps of making a mummy?
Why did they leave the heart in the body?
What are Canopic Jars used for?
Follow this link to an online activity to prepare a mummy online.
If you have the materials at home, you could also have a go at making your own mummy at home. Follow this link for the step by step guide.
Please look out for Mrs Davies Science this week on the blog.
Please continue with the code unit that you are working on.
Please go to the Buddhism page on Espresso to read another one of the Buddhist stories from last week.
Please continue with the assignment you are working through on Charanga.
Have a good week everyone.
Looking forward to seeing most of you in school in the next couple of weeks.
If you are coming in this week or next, please could you bring your Stig of the Dump drawings with you that I set a couple of weeks ago. We are going to use them for a project that I have planned for you. Do not panic if you haven't done it yet - we can sort something out in class.
Monday 29th June 2020
Good morning Year Four, I hope you all had a good weekend. We are getting closer to the end of the school year now and it's such a shame that we are unable to all be together at this time when we should be doing so many fun things in class.
Here is this weeks work for you to start. At the moment I am still waiting for several of you to send me your assessment piece of writing from 2 weeks ago so if you have not done that, it must take priority please.
I have set you 2 new assignments on EdShed.
Here are this weeks spellings:
This week's plan was to use the pictures that you drew of the Stig's house for a fun writing project that we usually do at the end of Year Four. However, we are going to hold fire on that for a week as I have only received a few of your art pieces for Stig's house so I think you might all benefit from another week to get those finished before we start the writing.
This week I have found a really good news reporting tool on Espresso. The idea of the News reporting tool is to use to write a match report for a football match but I think we could use it to write a report for anything. The website is really good because it sets the report out for you. All you have to do is fill in the boxes.
Please can you have a go at creating your own news report. We have done these in class so you should be familiar with how to write a news report but I will attach some links for help on how to create a news report if you feel that you need it. Don't forget you need an introduction which briefly says Who, What, When, Where.
You then need more paragraphs about what happened and how/why it happened with some quotes from people involved.
A few ideas of things that you could write about are:
Please print off your reports when you have finished and email me a picture of them.
Please continue with your 15 minutes of reading a day. Don't forget to keep recording your signatures and let me know if you are due a certificate.
I would also like you to complete this lesson on Bitesize this week.
It is about the book 'Slime' by David Walliams.
This week I would like us to start looking at handling data.
I would like you to start the week by completing this lesson.
There is a video to watch first where Rachel Riley introduces the concept of handling data in football.
Then, activity one is a fun quiz to test your ability to read and interpret data from bar charts.
Following that you need to complete activities two and three. The link for those activities is here.
I would recommend doing activity 2 on Monday and Activity 3 on Tuesday.
Activity 2 has 3 levels of difficulty so I would like you to choose which level to do. Don't take the easy option and do level one if you know your capable of doing the harder ones though!!!
Activity 3 will require your family to get involved as well!
For the rest of the week I would like you to complete this challenge on Espresso.
You might find the videos on White Rose Maths helpful if you are struggling.
Some of you might have already done the handling data lesson on the BBC lessons as the link that I put up on Monday 15th June takes you to the same lesson. The link on the 15th of June should have taken you to a different lesson about fractions so I am not sure what has happened there. I must have copied the wrong link .
If you have completed that lesson already, please do this lesson on interpreting charts before you start the work on Espresso.
The link for the worksheet for this lesson is below.
This week we are going to look at Egyptian pyramids.
I would like you to use the Primary Homework Help site to do some research into the Egyptian Pyramids.
Can you answer these questions?
Follow this link to have a look inside of a Pyramid!!!
I would also like you to have a go at the BBC pyramid builder challenge. Click on the link below to start.
You might also want to explore Khufu's Pyramid. Click on the link below to explore it.
As I said above, I am going to give you some more time to complete last week's art challenge. I will be adding a new project for those of you who have finished yours already on Wednesday.
Please keep your eyes on the blog for the science that Mrs Davies sets you this week.
We are nearly at the end of our unit on Buddhism. This week I would like you to read the 3 short books on Espresso which are Buddhist stories.
The story of the blind men
The story of the talkative tortoise
The story of the Buddha
Coding / Charanga
Please continue with your courses on Code.org and Charanga,
Monday 22nd June 2020
Good morning Year Four.
I hope you all had a good weekend.
Here is the work I would like you to do this week:
I have set you new spelling and maths shed assignments and you need to complete 15 games for each one please.
I set you quite a hard task last week with that assessed piece of diary writing and I am still waiting for several of you to send me yours. With that in mind, I am going to extend that task into this week to give you all a chance to complete it and send them through to me, If you have finished your diary and sent it to me, you can have a little rest from writing this week . I would like you to complete some word tasks on Espresso please. Here is the link.
On that link please watch the videos and complete the activities for:
Using a or an
The difference between plural & possessive 's'
Using Standard English verb forms
There is also a good live lesson about verbs which you can have a go at:
Please watch the videos to learn about past tense verbs and verb families and then complete the 3 activities:
This weeks spellings for you to learn are:
Please continue with your 15 minutes of reading everyday and make sure you are recording your signatures in your reading records.
This week I would like you to complete 3 activities from the front of your reading record for the book that you are reading at the moment.
Here is a copy of the activities in case you have lost yours at home:
Write a paragraph that explains what has happened in the bit that you have read.
Write your favourite bit of the book and why.
Draw and write about one of the settings in the book.
Draw and write about a character from the book.
Write a list of creative vocabulary from the book you are reading.
Make a list of words you found difficult to read and see if you can find what they mean in a dictionary.
Write about your least favourite character and why you don’t like them.
Write down what you think is going to happen next and why.
Write down how you think a character is feeling and why.
Write your own version of the blurb at the back of the book.
As our topic focus for the week is Tutankhamun, I would also like you to read this piece about Tutankhamun and then answer the questions in the second document.
This week we are focusing on decimals again. We had been doing a bit of work on these in class just before lockdown but I have seen on bitesize that they have some really good lessons on decimals so I think its worth us revisiting them at home. I would recommend doing 1 lesson a day!
I am going to attach 2 worksheet to go with each lesson. You can choose 1 of the worksheets to complete or both if you want to .
Lesson 1 - Writing decimals
Please follow the link to learn about writing decimals and then complete either of these 2 worksheets:
Lesson 2 - Comparing 2 decimals
Please follow the link and learn about comparing decimals to complete either of these 2 worksheets:
Lesson 3 - Ordering decimals
Please follow the link to learn about ordering decimals. You can then complete either of these 2 worksheets.
Lesson 4 - Rounding Decimals
Please follow the link above to learn about rounding decimals.
The first activity for this lesson involves using 2 dice. Please have a look at the activity on the link to have a go at home. The second activity is this worksheet:
This week we are looking at Tutankhamun. He was probably the most famous Egyptian Pharoah.
There are 2 very short videos on Espresso for you to watch about Tutankhamun.
Please follow these links.
Using this website - https://www.ks2history.com/tutankhamun-guide
Can you tell me:
Why is Tutankhamun so famous?
Why was his tomb was only recently discovered in 1922?
Why didn't the Egyptians like Tutankhamun?
Your task for this week is to use these the internet to research Tutankhamun
Here are a couple good websites
I would then like you to make a short information page about him which must include:
This weeks art project is a competition and it's going back to look at last weeks work on Stig of the Dump. We are going to select the top 3 boys and girls pieces from the class.
We would like you to draw a picture of Stig's house in the dump. A4 will be fine.
You will need this drawing for next weeks literacy task. I'm in school with Sarah on Wednesday and Thursday so if you need any help with this, drop me an email on either of those days.
We are continuing with Buddhism this week.
We have completed the videos and factfiles on Espresso now so please head over to Espresso and have a go at these Buddhism activities:
Please then complete this worksheet:
Please continue with our units on Code.org and Charanga, Let me know when you have completed your units and I will tell you what you need to do next!
Sarah and I have been having a chat about your art project for this week.
We have decided that with the current weather, it would be good timing to do a picture of a lightening storm. You could have a look on google at some other examples of lightening artwork and try to have a go at copying one you like the look of. Sarah says to remember that you need to think about the mood of the picture making sure that it feels dark and stormy.
Please send me a picture of your finished pieces or upload them to the blog for everyone to see.
Monday 15th June 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope you have all had a good weekend.
I will be in school on Tuesday this week and live for a couple hours on Wednesday and Friday if you need me for any help with your work or you want to let me know what you have been up to.
Please keep up your 15 minutes of reading everyday and make sure you are signing your reading records. Don't forget to let me know if you need a certificate as well .
I have set you new assignments on Ed Shed for maths and spelling. We were second in the spelling league last week and third in the maths league. Well done everyone that worked hard on Ed Shed last week.
I will also be setting some words from the year 3/4 word list for you to learn over the next few weeks to make sure that we have completed them before the summer holidays. This weeks spelling list is.
As we are getting towards the end of the year, I need to start thinking about getting some writing back from you which I can mark and then use to update your assessment folders. This weeks main piece of work is an assessment piece which I would like you to take your time on and then send to me when you have completed and edited it. As this is an assessment piece, it needs to be your own work please (no help from anyone at home) and it needs to be hand written and sent to me as a photograph.
If you need help with planning what you are going to write, you can have some help with that if you want but I would prefer you to do it all on your own.
Please can you follow this link to an Ebook for Chapter One of Stig Of the Dump. (We always do Stig of the Dump in Year Four at this time of year and I was really looking forward to doing it with you guys as well).
I would like you to read the whole chapter please playing close attention to what Barney does.
As we have been doing a lot of work on diary writing recently, I thought you would all be quite confident with doing one of these for an assessment piece so your task is to write a diary as if you are Barney writing about his day. Remember to think about:
I am not going to give you a maximum or minimum amount of writing for this piece but I would say that a couple of pages would be about right.
Please email me a photograph/s of your finished pieces (email@example.com).
I'll look forward to reading them so please take your time and do them properly.
Last week I said that we were going to be looking at word problems for a couple of weeks and we are going to be doing another week on word problems this week focussing on problems involving fractions.
There is a good live lesson with to go with this which I would like you to complete.
Unfortunately there is no videos to help with this on the live lesson but there are some helpful pictures and tips.
Please complete these 2 worksheets.
You can also have a play on: Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb)
Espresso has some online activities that I would like you to complete as well please. You need to watch the videos and then do both activities that go with each video. There are 2 videos to watch for each section.
The first one involves problems/challenges involving money.
And the second one has some problems involving length.
This week we are going to be looking at Egyptian Pharaohs and Dynasties.
Mrs Runeckles sent me a really good link this week to a website that has a lot of books that are available until the end of this month. I've had a look and there are some excellent books which we can use to help us with our topic. This book (https://readon.myon.co.uk/reader/index.html?a=aec_pdyae_s12) is an excellent one for Pharaohs and Dynasties. Please have a read and take some notes and then tell me 6 facts in our class blog that you have found from the book please.
There is also some good information here;
But don't read too much into Tutankhamun as we are going to be learning about him next week.
From your research you might read that Egyptian Pharoas had there own death masks. This week I would like you to design your own Egyptian death mask. Here is a picture of one of the most famous Egyptian death masks belonging to Tutankhamun.
There is some more helpful information about death masks on this website (http://www.historyembalmed.org/egyptian-mummies/egyptian-masks.htm)
Please open this link to start creating your own Egyptian death mask in the template. Make sure it is nice and colourful please with no white paper showing in the mask.
We are continuing with Buddhism this week. Please watch this video about Worship in a Buddhist temple.
You also need to read this fact file about Buddhist symbols and teaching.
And finally I would like you to complete this worksheet please.
Sarah and I will be in school tomorrow so we will be setting you a new art challenge then. Please keep your eyes on the class page for that.
Mrs Davies will be posting some science work for you on the blog so please head over to her area of the blog to find that.
Please continue with your courses on Coding and Charanga. Let me know when you finish them and I will tell you what to do next.
Art Project Wednesday 10th June 2020
Here is your art project for this week.
There is a PowerPoint to watch about Egyptian necklaces and then a sheet to have a go at designing your own Egyptian necklace.
Please send me a picture of your finished copies and I'll put them on the class page.
Monday 8th June 2020
Good morning Year Four. I hope you all had a good weekend. The weather wasn't anywhere near as nice as the week before was it.
Well done to all of you that put in the work on Ed Shed last week. For the first time since we have been working from home, Class Four were top of the spelling league last week by quite a few points. .
I am in school on Wednesday this week and will be live on Thursday and Friday morning at 10am for a couple of hours, If you need me before then, just drop me an email and I'll get back to you when I can.
This weeks work.
As I said last week, you needed to do the BBC live lesson about writing a formal report because this week you are going to be writing a formal report about the Egyptians. If you didn't do that last week, I would go back and do that now please so that you are able to write your report properly this week, Here is the link to help you.
If you completed last weeks lesson, you are ready to get started with this weeks task, I would like you to use the Primary Homework Help site (http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html) to research and make some notes on the Egyptians. Your report shouldn't be any longer than 2 sides of A4 but a minimum of 1 side. I would say that between 4 and 8 sub headings should be plenty depending on the length of your paragraphs. Your sub headings can be about anything to do with the Egyptians so have a good read of the website and choose some things that you are interested in.
The title for your report is 'The Egyptians'.
Remember to use the correct formal style of writing.
Please can you hand write your report in you book. You could type it up afterwards to send to me if you want or take a picture and send that to me.
I have also set you a new spelling assignment on Ed Shed for the suffix -sion. You need to complete 15 games again please.
Please keep up with your 15 minutes of reading every day.
I have found a good E book for you to read about the Egyptians on Twinkl. Unfortunately I could not upload it as an Ebook but I have managed to save it as a PDF for you. Please can you have a read - The book is only 24 pages so it shouldn't take you too long. You could also use it to help with your Literacy task for this week.
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to have a look at word problems. This is an area that we all need to work on as it draws on your understanding of not only the maths but also what the questions are asking you to do.
There is a good live lesson from back in April to help you with this on BBC Bitesize. Please follow this link to complete the lesson. If you already did the lesson back then, I would refresh yourselves by watching the video in the lesson and then complete the worksheets.
There is also a good link to some helpful videos on Espresso. Follow this link to watch them.
Please complete these 5 worksheets. 1 a day this week.
I have also set you a new times tables assignment on Ed Shed. Lets see if we can get a bit further up the maths leader board as well this week!
Topic / ART
I hope you enjoyed the first week of our topic on the Egyptians. Your writing task this week involves quite a bit of research so I am going to set you a more practical based topic task for this week. Please open the link below and have a go at making your own Egyptian coffin/Sarcophagus.
I will be posting another project for you on Wednesday so please keep your eyes peeled for that.
Mrs Davies will be posting some science work for you so please keep your eyes on the blog for that today.
We are continuing with Hinduism this week.
Please watch this video about Hindu's beliefs in god.
Please can you then print off and complete this worksheet about Hindu Gods.
Please continue with your courses on Code and Charanga.
I have set you a new Yumu unit on Charaga to complete when you have finished the Lean On Me unit.
Have a good week everyone. Give me a shout if you need anything.
Your art project this week is to cut out the Pyramid template and decorate it by writing your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Have a look at the one Sarah has done as an example.
Make sure that you decorate it before you stick it together!
Send us a picture of your finished projects please so that we can put them on the class page!
Monday 1st June 2020
I hope you've all had a good half term and enjoyed the amazing weather that we have had.
As you probably know, school is starting to re-open this week for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. This means that I am going to be in school a bit more often now to support the children who continue to have a space in school but aren't in those year groups. I will continue to set you weekly work on the class page and will be available via email if you want to get hold of me. This week I will be in school all day on Tuesday and Wednesday and also available live from home on Friday morning.
We are moving on to another new topic which I was really looking forward to doing with you in class - The Egyptians! I know some of you were excited about this topic as well.
THIS WEEKS WORK
Please follow this link to a BBC lesson on how to write a formal report. There are videos to watch and 3 activities to complete. The first activity links back to our rainforest topic and the second two are about planning and writing a report about badgers. Please concentrate on the lesson and make sure you know how to go about planning and writing a formal report because next week your task is going to be to plan and write on for the Egyptians.
There is an activity on Espresso and another lesson on BBC bitesize that will help you with the sort of vocabulary you should use in a formal report.
I would also like you to have a go at this lesson on subordinating conjunctions. - Sounds like a bit of a mouthful but its not that bad!
Again, there are videos to watch and 3 activities to complete.
I have also set you a new spelling assignment for challenge words on Ed Shed. You need to complete 15 games.
Please keep up with your 15 minutes of reading every day and remember to keep up with your signatures,
Have a go at this comprehension task on Espresso. It can be printed if needed!
It's an extract from The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. I've got a set of these books on our guided reading shelves.
There is an activity to complete and some further questions that you can print off.
We are working on Symmetry this week. There are lots of useful videos on Espresso to help you as well as some activities to complete.
Follow this link to see:
Please have a go at these 4 worksheets.
Please can you also complete this lesson on simplifying fractions. It will be good for you to recap this!
Again, there are some videos to watch to learn about simplifying fractions and then there are 3 activities to complete. The third activity is a game!
There is also a new Ed Shed assignment of Powers of 10. You need to complete 15 games for this as well please.
Our topic for this half term is The Egyptians.
Please follow this link and watch the two video clips about the life of the Egptians. To watch part 2 you need to click on the little button below the video that says 'next part'
There are also some pictures and activities to look at and complete if you want to.
Follow this link to see a map of Africa which shows where the Egyptians lived,
This week I want you to look at the River Nile and why it was so important for the Egyptians.
I will put some links below that will help you to answer the following questions.
Mrs Davies will be posting some science for you on the blog so please keep your eyes on the blog for that!
I am in school with Sarah tomorrow so we will be posting a new art challenge for you on the class page tomorrow.
This week we are starting to look at Buddhism.
Please follow the link to Espresso where there are lots of videos and activities you can watch and have a go at if you like.
I would like you to read through this.
When you have read that, please complete this worksheet.
Coding / Music
Please continue with the courses that you are working on for both code.org and Charanga. If you have finished your course please let me know so that I can restart you on a new one.
Your art project for this week and next is to use things that you can find in the garden or out on a walk like leaves or twigs etc to make rainforest animals like the ones in the pictures. Please send me a picture of yours when you've done it if you would like me to put it on the class page.
Monday 18th May 2020
Hello Year Four. Thank you everyone that has sent me a picture of your most recent art project where you took a picture of yourselves dressed as a character and then drew a picture of it. I will be adding these to the class page this week so if you haven't sent me yours yet and you would like it to go on the class page, please send it to me via email this week.
I also think it might be a good idea for you guys to email me some pictures of things you have been doing at home so that I can upload them to the class page and you guys can remind yourselves what you all look like . If you have any pictures that you want me to put on the class page, please email them through to me.
Well done to all of you who took part in last weeks PE Strava challenge. I have added up all of your times and can reveal the top 4.
4th place was Lily-Mae with a total of 1 hour 28 minutes
3rd place was Toby with a total of 1 hour 59 minutes.
2nd place was Jake with a total of 2 hours 41 minutes.
1st place was Dan with a total of 6 hours 44 minutes.
Well done guys .
Well done to everyone who completed the work on Ed Shed last week.
Our top spelling bees last week were:
3rd - Scarlett with 7,146,480 points
2nd - Toby with 7,769,016 points
1st - James with 9,186,820 points.
Our top maths bees were:
3rd - Sophie N with 824,854 points
2nd - Jake with 1,052,889 points
1st - Scarlett with 1,383,448 points.
I have set you a new maths and spelling assignment this week with 15 games to complete for each one.
We are sticking with properties of shapes and looking at angles this week.
Please follow this link and watch the videos and complete the online activities on Espresso.
I would also like you to have a go at one of these short mental maths tests every day as well please.
Once you have completed the test, follow this link for the answers.
We are going to combine literacy and topic into one this week and I'm giving you a project to get your teeth into that I think you will enjoy.
Your task is to create a children's story aimed at children in KS1 that has a rainforest theme. It could be a story that has characters that come from the rainforest or it might be set in the rainforest or maybe you have a fab idea of your own. You can make it into a book if you want with short sentences and large pictures. Please think about the audience you are writing for (KS1) and think about the sort of language/vocabulary you can use for a children's story. Have a think about/look at some children's stories that you know and see if you can copy their style of writing. You could even make it rhyme if you want to.
Can you also complete this unit on 'linking ideas within a paragraph to build cohesion' by watching the video and doing the activity.
Please keep up your 15 minutes of reading a day and don't forget to email me if you are due a certificate.
Your comprehension task this week is on an extract from 'The Demon Headmaster' by Gilliam Cross. Please can you follow the link, read the extract, take the quiz and then you can also print off the further questions as well if you would like.
Art/ Coding/ Music
I will be posting an art project for you when I am live today at 1pm. Keep your eyes peeled here on the class page.
Please continue to work through course C and D on Code.org. If you have finished both of these courses, please email me to let me know and I'll direct you on what to do next.
Please also continue with your work on Charanga. If you finish the new unit I set a couple of weeks ago, please let me know and I can set a new assignment.
Please have a read of this extract about Hindu beliefs.
Please then complete this worksheet about different forms of god.
Monday 11th May 2020
Good morning Year Four. Have a look at this weeks work. Please don't feel like you have to complete the whole list. Have a go at something from every subject and if you get time, you can do some more as well. I hope you've been enjoying the work I've been setting you. It's a bit difficult to set you stuff without being there to enjoy doing it with you all.
Keep up your daily reading and remember to email me if you need a certificate. I think some people are actually getting very close to their platinum certificates now for 250 signatures.
We are sticking with Position and Direction this week but moving on to the properties of shapes. Follow this link to Espresso.
Watch the video about triangles one day and then to the triangles quiz in the activities bit.
Watch the quadrilaterals video another day and do the quadrilateral quiz in the activities bit as well.
There are also some other videos on there that you could watch. The Line Lizard one made me laugh because I thought it was a bit weird.
If you go to the printable resources bit, there is a 2D shape drawing challenge that you can print off and have a go at at home.
The BBC are continuing with their online lessons this week. Today's lesson is on problem solving with multiplication and division and I think that this is something that we could do with a bit of a practise on. Also, if you're still not sure about dividing bigger numbers and you didn't do the BBC lessons last week, have a look back at last weeks lessons because there are a few that might help you when it comes to dividing.
Unfortunately, White Rose are not releasing worksheets for their daily lessons this week if you do not have a subscription so I'm not setting any work from there this week.
I'm going to set you a new Ed Shed assignment for maths with 10 games to complete. I'm a bit upset that Class Four is quite low on the leader boards on Ed Shed so could we all make an effort this week to get as many points as we can and hopefully get to the top of the leader boards for maths and spelling.
Well done to Scarlett (453,950), Will (255,731) and Dan (248,893) who were 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the maths assignment last week.
This week I am going to set you a writing project.
Can you write a diary in the style of Anne Frank to update the Coronavirus diary entries that you all wrote on the first week of the lockdown. You can write about what you've been up to and what life in lockdown is like. Don't forget to write lots about your feelings/ emotions about the lockdown.
You can type them up as well if you want to and then send them over to me so that I can read them.
Can you follow this link to the Grammar and Punctuation bit of Espresso please.
We are looking at the punctuation bit this week.
Can you please watch the videos and complete the quizzes and activities for these units.
1. Using brackets, dashes & commas to indicate parenthesis
2. Using commas to clarify meaning
You could try to have a go at using these in your diary entries as well.
Have a look on Spelling Shed for this weeks spelling assignment. Like the maths, you have 10 activities to complete.
Well done Will (11,908,698), Jake (5,726,672) and Sophie B (2,790,162) who were 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the spelling assignment last week.
Please can you follow this link to complete this reading lesson on Dindy and the Elephant by Elizabeth Laird. It's got videos of the story being read by actor and TV presenter Ed Petrie. There are also some activities for you to complete.
I think it might be a good idea to give you another week to complete the leaflets that I set last week about the Amazon. Please can you send some pictures of them (inside and out) over to me if you've completed them for me to put on the class page.
If you finished this last week, please can do some research into the tribes that live in the Amazon. Here are some questions for you to research.
What are they called?
How do they survive?
Where do they live in the Amazon and why?
How are their homes under threat (In risk of being destroyed)?
Following on from our work on Diwali, this week we are looking at Hinduism. Please can you follow this link to Espresso.
There are lots of videos that you can watch if you want too.
I would like you to complete this worksheet.
It will probably be helpful to read this before you complete the worksheet as it will help you with the answers.
Please continue with the work I've set you on Charanga.
Please continue with the assignment on Code.org.
PE - A challenge for those who are interested.
If you have been going out for walks, runs or cycles with your family you can use Strava to record your activity. Ask your parents nicely if they could install the Strava App onto their phone for you and it will track your activities. You could then share your activities by emailing them to me through the Strava app and we could have a bit of a competition to see who can clock up the most activity this week. Remember that the government say that we can only exercise once a day until Wednesday. It would be unfair to say the most miles as people who cycle would have an advantage so we will go for time spent exercising.
Sarah's art project for Class Four this week is to dress up as anyone you like. This could be a superhero, a book character, a sportsman or a celebrity. You then need to take a picture of yourself and use that picture to draw a picture of yourself as that character. You need to think about the mood of the character that you are drawing and any props you might want to use like balls or books etc. Please send me a picture of your finished piece so that I can add it to the class page!
Monday 4th May 2020
Morning everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend and kept yourselves busy. Here is this weeks work for you to work through as you like.
This weeks unit of work is Position and Direction. Please could you follow this link to Espresso and watch the 2 videos. One is about plotting points and the other is about translating points. There are then lots of online activities to have a go at as well as some sheets you can print off to do at home.
I've set you a new times tables assignment on Maths Hub (4s, 8s and 12s)
Don't forget this game 'Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica' if you haven't played it yet!
This weeks work is available on White Rose is about multiplication and division. It might be useful to have a recap on this. Especially the lessons on division as I know some of you find division a bit more tricky than multiplication. There are more tutorial videos to help you but you could use Espresso as well if you wanted to.
If you didn't do any of the live lessons on BBC bitesize last week, Fridays lesson looked really good. It was maths challenges, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfdjhv
Follow the link to have a go.
Today's lesson on the BBC will help with the first lesson of the White Rose maths for this week. It's about multiplying numbers.
Please can you complete this lesson on the BBC about using paragraphs correctly. There is quite a bit of work to do in this lesson. Especially with the bit at the end about writing a report with 4 paragraphs so I would stagger the lesson out over a couple of days.
This work on Espresso ties in perfectly with the BBC lesson on paragraphs. Please can you follow the link and watch the videos to be able to do the quizzes and the activities.
I've set you a new spelling assignment on spelling shed for challenge words.
Please keep up with your 15 minutes of reading a day. I'm going to put up 2 reading activities for this week and you can choose which one you want to do. Or maybe you want to do both!
1. The BFG. Read the extract, take the quiz and print the further questions.
2. The Worst Witch. Rachel Riley reads an extract from The Worst Witch. There are then some extracts to read yourselves and answer some questions about.
Hopefully you have been getting the science work that Mrs Davies has been posting for you. She'll be posting some more this week onto the blog so keep your eyes out for it.
Please can you follow this link to learn about saving the rainforest in Madagascar.
There is a video that is split into two parts. I struggled a bit to find how to get part 2 but there is a little button to click at the bottom of the video in part 1.
Here are some questions for you to answer.
1. How are the people who live in Madagascar destroying the rainforest?
2. What are they doing in Madagasar to try to save the rainforest?
Your project this week is to do some research into the Amazon rainforest to produce an information leaflet/brochure about the Amazon. Your leaflet can be made out of a piece of A4 folded in half. It needs to have a title page at the front with pictures and a bold heading. Inside your leaflet and on the back page, you need to have a minimum of 5 sub-headings with a paragraph of information about each sub-heading. You can include pictures with your paragraphs as well if you want to. Some examples of some sub-headings you could use are:
Where is the Amazon Rainforest? (you could include a world map in your leaflet for this one)
How big is the Amazon Rainforest?
What animals might you find in the Amazon Rainforest?
Are there any tribes in the Amazon Rainforest?
What are they doing to save the Amazon Rainforest?
Sarah is going to be sending me your art project for this week shortly so I'll update this page when I've got it.
Carrying on from last week, please can you follow this link to learn about the story of Rama and Sita.
Please can you continue with the assignments I have set you on Charanga.
Please continue with course C on code.org. When you reach the end of the course, you can print your certificates and then move onto course D in the 'My Dashboard' section.
Monday 27th April 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope you've all had a good weekend. Here is this weeks work for you to work through as best as you can.
The BBC are continuing with their daily live lessons this week if you would like to have a go at them again. Today's lesson is about using prepositions which we have been learning about in class before. There are videos and activities for you to have a go at.
Please can you follow this link and complete the first 5 activities. You can do 1 a day each day this week. Like last week there is a video to watch and then there is a quiz, a quiz plus and an activity to complete.
M//onday - Forming nouns by using prefixes
Tuesday - Using a or an
Wednesday - Word families
Thursday - The difference between plural & possessive 's'
Friday - Using Standard English verb forms
Reading comprehension - Please can you follow this link to an extract on Espresso called Ivan the Terrible by Anne Fine. You need to read the text and then take the quiz. There are also some extra questions you can have a go at if you want to.
Don't forget to do you 15 minutes of reading everyday and keep on top of your signatures in your reading records.
I've set you 2 spelling shed assignments this week and you need to complete 10 games for each one please.
Please follow the link below to open this weeks work (27/04/2020) on the White Rose Home Learning scheme. There is a lesson for you to have a go at every day.
These videos might be useful if you need a bit of extra help
I've also set you a new maths shed assignment.
You might also want to have a go at playing this game on BBC bitesize. It's called Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica!
Please can you also have a go at this times tables speed game every day to see how many you can get right in 100 seconds. You can send me your scores in the blog if you want.
The BBC are also continuing with their daily maths lessons this week if you want to have a go at them. Today's lesson is about adding 3 and 4 digit numbers which you guys are really good at. There are videos and worksheets to complete. Follow this link if you want to have a go.
The 'Why are the rainforests useful?' posters that I have received so far look great and I will be uploading these to the class page soon. Please can you carry on with these if you haven't finished them yet.
This week I want you to look at deforestation in rainforests. This is a big problem for the rainforests and the world. See if you can answer these questions about deforestation.
1. What is deforestation?
2. What are the causes of deforestation (Why do people destroy the rainforest?)
3. What are the effects of deforestation?
4. How can we stop deforestation / what are the solutions?
Use these websites to help you.
Last week I set you a new unit on Charanga called 'Stop' to complete after you have finished the lessons on Mamma Mia.
Please continue with the art project that I set at the end of last week.
Please can you continue with Course C on coding if you have not completed it yet. If you have completed course C, please go to the My Dashboard bit on code.org and find course D to start.
This week's RE is on Diwali.
Please follow the link to watch the videos and read the factfiles. There are some printable sheets for you to print off and complete. I think you will really enjoy doing the Rangoli patterns!
Monday 20th April 2020
Good morning everyone. I've been thinking to myself that if we were in school, it would probably be about time I checked your reading records to see how much reading you've all been doing. I'm sure lots of you have been doing plenty of reading anyway because you are fantastic at getting your signatures and if we were in school some of you would be due a certificate.This week I would like you to complete at least 15 minutes of reading every day as well as completing 3 activities from the tasks on the front page of your reading records. If you've been keeping up to date with your signatures and your due a certificate, email me a picture of your signed reading record and I can send you your certificate to print off.
White Rose Maths have some really good worksheets that tie in with the work on decimals that we've been doing in school. Follow this link to access this weeks lessons. There are little videos explaining what to do as well as a link to the worksheet each day and a link to the answers for each day.
If you are struggling, you can use the videos on Espresso to help you.
I see that the BBC are starting live lessons this week everyday so you could follow this link to join in with some of them as well if you like. Their maths lessons this week are a recap of the Place Value stuff that we did earlier in the year so it might be useful to go and have a refresher.
I've also set you a new assignment on Maths Shed. It's mixed addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers and you need to complete 15 games.
This weeks literacy work is to complete the online lessons on BBC bitesize every day. Today's lesson is about identifying when to use pronouns. Follow the link to have a go
Tuesday - expanded noun phrases
Wednesday - Past tense verbs and verb families
Thursday - Adding description using adverbs and adverbial phrases
Friday - Reading Lesson
There are also some good activities I'd like you to have a go at on Espresso with quizzes and activities. Follow the link to have a go.
Finally, I've set you another Spelling Shed assignment on homophones.
Have a look at this video on Youtube of the story 'A trip to the Rainforest' by Jenny Dooley
Can you answer these questions about the video?
1. How old is Mana?
2. Where does Mana live?
3. Who did Mana sit next to on the bus?
4. How many days a year does it rain in the rainforest?
5. Why is it so dark in the rainforest?
6. What products (things that we use) can we get from the trees in the rainforest?
7. Why did Mrs Fernandes tell the children not to go near the river?
8. How did the rainforest help Pablo?
Can you use these websites
To make a rainforest poster with the title 'Why are rainforests so important?'
Use bubble writing for the title as well as pictures of animals/tress/ other 'rainforesty' (made up word) things and text boxes with facts about why the rainforest is so important.
Rainforests are very colourful so use plenty of bright colours as well if you have them at home.
You can send me a picture of your poster via email and I can upload them to the class page for everyone to see.
Please continue with the new course I have set you.
Follow this link to Espresso to learn about Easter. There are videos, activities, factfiles, printable resources and images that you can have a go at.
I've set you all a new assignment on Charaga to complete if you have finished all the lessons for the Abba unit.
This art project will run through next week as well and I think you will enjoy it.
Whilst you are out in your gardens or out doing your daily exercise you could look to collect some things (leaves, twigs etc) that you can use to make a rainforest collage. Go to google and type in 'rainforest collage' and have a look at the pictures to see what I mean.
You can also use materials that you have at home like cardboard if you want.
You could also print off and cut out some rainforest animals to stick to your collage as well.
It doesn't have to be done on paper. Be creative and see what you could use at home for your base if you don't have any large pieces of paper.
Send me a picture of your finished project and I'll put them on the class page.
Tuesday 14th April
Morning everyone. I hope you've all had a restful and enjoyable Easter break. I also hope you managed to enjoy an Easter Egg or two at the weekend . I had one Egg this year and it lasted about 5 minutes.
This weeks work.
Can you log onto Espresso please and follow this link to a video on ordering decimals https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item495696/grade2/module495659/index.html
You can then have a go at this activity on ordering decimals. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item510531/grade2/module495659/index.html
There are also 2 printable resources that you can print off and do.
Have a look at the Maths Activity Booklets I gave you in your packs. Please can you complete pages 1, 2 and 3.
I have also set you another maths shed assignment for mixed number bonds to 100. You need to complete 15 games this time with a maximum of 5 on the easy level.
I've set you another Spelling Shed assignment for the week. Its on the 3/4 spelling list that we have been doing in class. Its 15 games again please.
Please can you log onto Espresso and follow this link https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_comprehension_lks2/books/book_dog_grk.html
You need to read the text 'A Dog Called GRK' and then complete the quiz.
There is also a some good work on Traditional Tales to have a go at. Follow this link https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item719372/grade2/index.html
and choose one of the four traditional tales to watch.
There are then some online activities for each traditional tale ( https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item719372/grade2/index.html )
and some printable resources as well (https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/printable_resources/item719372/grade2/index.html)
Topic - Rainforests
Follow the links to watch two short videos about rainforests.
Have a read of this web page (https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/rainforest-habitats)
and answer these questions.
1. What are rainforests?
2. What is the largest rainforest in the world?
3. Where in the world are rainforests located?
4. Why are rainforests important for humans and the world?
5. How many cm of rain falls in the rainforest per year minimum?
6. How many plant and animal species live in the rainforest?
7. Write 7 things that we get from the rainforests.
8. Why do plants grow so fast in the rainforest?
9. Why are rainforests getting smaller?
Please carry on with the new course I set you all on coding.
Please can you log onto Charanga and have a go at the music assignment (Abba) that I set you on there.
Follow this link to have a go at this fun rainforest art project. Send me a picture of yours when you've done it please.
Wednesday 25th March 2020.
I've been having a bit of an explore around espresso today and have found a few maths activities for you guys to have a go at. If you log into Espresso using the log ins that are at the front of your pink books and then follow this link.
Have a go at all 4 of the activities on this page. If you go to the videos bit in the top left of the screen, there are some really handy videos that will help you if your getting stuck with your methods.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
It definitely feels like spring has arrived this week with the sun making such an appearance. Your Art challenge is to draw something 'spring like'. You could colour or paint your creation if you have paints at home or just leave it black and white.
If you want to take a picture of them and email them to me, I would love to see what you have done.
Don't forget that I will be live until 11am today and again between 9am and 11am on Thursday if you want to get hold of me via the blog or class email.
Stay safe everyone.
Monday 23rd March 2020
Good morning everyone. I Hope you've had a good weekend and you all treated your mums for Mother's Day. It was good to see the sun shining yesterday wasn't it!
I'm going to upload some work for you to get on with this week. Its not a list I want you to complete today, please take your time and pace yourself throughout the week.
I have set you 2 maths assignments on Maths Shed to complete by the end of the week. You need to complete 10 games for each one and then you will be able to access the rest of the games on Maths Shed.
The first assignment is mixed addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers.
The second one in mixed times tables for the 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s.
Can you also complete the 'Test of Strength' fractions worksheet from your packs please.
I have set you a spelling assignment on Spelling Shed to complete by Sunday. Like with the maths, you have to complete 10 games and then you will be able to access the rest of the games on Spelling Shed. The assignment is on Homophones.
Could you also write an Anne Frank style diary entry similar to what we did in class last week for David from Friend or Foe about what you did this weekend. You can type them up and email them to me if you want. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are nearly at the end of our World War Topic now. Your topic work challenge this week is to use the Primary Homework Help site that we have been using in school (http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/end.html) to research how World War Two ended. You could present your research on a timeline in your pink books.
I have assigned you all a new unit of coding that you could get started on this week.
I'll have a chat with Sarah and see if we can think of a good Art/Design project for you to have a go at as well.
Have a good week everyone.
I look forward to hearing from you via email.
Friday 20th March 2020
Another letter has come home tonight with further updates on the Coronavirus closure. These updates can also be found on the school website in the news section.
We will now be able to communicate with parents via our class email addresses which is email@example.com for Mr Lapham in Class Four.
Alternatively you can contact us in the blogging area of the school website. Here you can comment on any post that Mr Lapham has left on the Class Four blog page. Children have been shown how to use the blog and given their log in information for the today. This can be found on the back of the letter that is inside the pack that they brought home today.
Please note that that we will not be communicating with anyone via the class Facebook pages or our personal email addresses throughout the time that the school is closed.
Unfortunately we will be postponing the museum until later in the year. We will let everyone know a date when we return back to school after the Coronavirus closure.
Class Four recently did their own Bake Off in school. We had great fun making and decorating biscuits that were judged in 'Bake Off' style by Sarah, Irene and Mr Lapham.