Year 4 – Tuesday 31st March

Good Morning Year 4! 

We hope that you are well on this Tuesday morning. Thank you so much for sending us your Mythical Creatures.  Your creativity has been amazing and we have really enjoyed seeing such a wide variety.  If you haven’t had a chance to share your creature with us, please do as we love hearing from you.

Today you will have the opportunity to include your mythical creature in your writing.  You also have a very special treat as Miss Stonehouse has made you a very special Year 4 French video.  It goes live at 8am today and you will need to use the normal video password to watch it.

Have a lovely day and keep in touch,

Mrs Tunnicliffe, Miss Hardy, Mrs Happy and Miss Goddard 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on year4@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

Use your digital logins to do the following:

  • TTRockstars – Play 3 garage games
  • Numbots – Play  for 15 mins
  • Spelling Shed – Play 2 rounds of this week’s spellings
  • Reading –  Read for at least 20 mins

Maths – Tenths as Decimals

We hope that you enjoyed your first White Rose maths lesson yesterday.  Today’s lesson will help you to link your understanding of tenths as decimals.  Remember every fraction can be written as an equivalent decimal!

Here is the link to the video (remember to use Week 1 Lesson 2): https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English – Using Rhyme to Describe

I am sure many of you know the story of the Gruffalo very but have a listen to the book again and focus on the descriptions the mouse gives of the Gruffalo. How does he describe him? What do you notice about rhyming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

Once you have listened to the story, we want you to re-write the part of the book where the Gruffalo is being described. The description will have to fit your Mythical Creature. As well as that, your challenge is to ensure that your description follows the same rhyming pattern.

Open the document to see the original description and then an example using ‘The Giant Prickalo’ before you have a go at your own.

Topic – Creating a New Front Cover

As you are re-writing ‘The Gruffalo’, you will also need to recreate the front cover so that it has a new title and also features a picture of your Mythical Creature! Watch the Youtube video below where you will be shown how you can draw this by hand and also talked through some other ways to recreate your book front cover. 

Remember – it’s really helpful if your Mythical Creature ends in the ‘o’ sound as it will make your story rhyme. For example – Gruffalo, Prickalo, Unitigo, Rabbito etc.

Below are some example front covers which have been created in different ways to inspire your work:

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

The End!

Year 4 – Monday 30th March

Good Morning Year 4!

We hope that you have had a lovely weekend.  The result of our TTRockstar battle with Year 3 was another victory for Year 4.  Well done for achieving 15,473 correct answers!

This week, our English and Topic work will focus on mythical creatures as that proved to be the most popular theme in last week’s poll.  We are looking forward to seeing all your creative ideas as the week unfolds.

Your English and Topic work link closely together today, so have a read of both tasks and then start with the Topic work first.

Mrs Happy, Miss Hardy, Miss Goddard & Mrs Tunnicliffe

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on year4@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

Use your digital logins to play the following:-

  • TTRockstars – Play 3 garage games
  • Numbots – Play  for 15 mins
  • Spelling Shed – Play 2 rounds on spelling shed
  • Reading –  Read for at least 20 mins

Maths – Lesson 1 – tenths and hundredths

This week we are going to try out the White Rose working from home resources.  We use the White Rose planning resources at school so children will be familiar with some of the teaching style steps.  You will find a video to go with each session and an activity.  If you are unable to print it out, do your best to write your answers on paper.

In this lesson, the children will explore fractions which are represented as tenths and hundredths. A 100-square will help them to understand this concept with emphasis on the relationship between 10/100 having the same value as 1/10 which they will be able to see visually. 

Please watch Week 1 Lesson 1 – Here is the video link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Parents/carers: There is an answer sheet attached below to use once your child has completed the task.

Topic – Creating a Mythical Creature

As part of your Topic work, we would like you to create your own mythical creature. In today’s Youtube video below, Miss Goddard explains this task in detail and also tells you that later in the week, you are going to be asked to re-write the well-known story ‘The Gruffalo’ but using your mythical creature instead of the Gruffalo! You can create your mythical creature by drawing it using pens and pencils or you could model it using something like plasticine; if you would prefer to use technology, then you could use Paint or a drawing app or even get really creative and model it out of Lego if you wish – the choice is all yours! 

English – Describing your Mythical Creature

Once you have created your mythical creature, then your English task is it describe its features using powerful adjectives and also thinking about different senses such as what it looks like, what is sounds like, what it feels like and also what it smells like. If you have drawn your mythical creature, then you could label each feature with a description or alternatively, you could write a descriptive list down on a separate piece of paper. Below is a word bank to help you think of some ideas when designing and describing your own creation!

Another important task is to name your mythical creature and because we are going to be using this instead of the Gruffalo, it would be helpful if it ended with the same sound so your story can rhyme. Miss Goddard has named her’s ‘The Giant Prickalo’ as it’s based on a hedgehog which has lots of prickles. Here are a few other names which would work: Monstero, Rabbito or Squirrelo. Choose a name which fits the features of your creature or make a new word up! 

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

The End!

Year 4 – Friday 27th March

Good Morning Year 4!

We hope you had a lovely day yesterday.  Lots of you completed our survey by voting for your favourite topic and there has been a clear winner – Mythical Creatures! Your teachers have already started thinking about some exciting lessons which link to this topic for next week’s learning. 

Big Cats, Superheroes and Inventions also proved very popular so we will also try and include some creative ideas linked to these topics during the Easter Holidays.  

Today we have a TTRockstars battle with Year 3 between 9am and 3pm.  Let’s see if we can retain our victory from last week, gaining as many correct answers as possible!  Good luck!

Here is a link to a worship which you might like to use today as a family or at some point over the weekend: https://www.stmarksprimary.net/category/worship

We hope you have a lovely day today and enjoy your weekend.  Remember to stay safe and follow government guidelines.

Mrs Tunnicliffe, Miss Goddard, Mrs Happy & Miss Hardy

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on year4@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

Remember to use your online user names and passwords to play the following:-

  • TTRockstars – Gain as many correct answers as you can in our battle with Year 3
  • Numbots – Play  for 15 mins
  • Spelling Shed – New spellings go live at 12 noon
  • Reading –  Read for at least 20 mins

Maths – Times Tables and Maths Game

Usually on a Friday you do your times tables challenge so below are links to the Big Maths ultimate challenge or the Big Maths Step 15 challenge.  If you are able to print them off, you can use them and set yourself a timer to see how quickly you can complete them in.

Here is a maths game for today – Strike It Out.  See if you can play against different people in your house.  Are you able to cross out all of the numbers in one game?  For extra information and a tutorial click this link: https://nrich.maths.org/6589/index

English & Spellings 

Friday is traditionally spelling test day.  Well done for all your hard work on Spelling Shed this week. 

Ask someone at home to test you on this week’s spellings: caught, laughter, daughter, naughtiest, naughty, taught.  For those of you with pink words: kind, mind, behind, climb, child, find.

Parents/carers: At school we tend to say the word, say the word in a sentence and then repeat the word.

Your spellings for the week ahead are below and they will go live on Spelling Shed at 12 noon. 

Thank you to those who have been sending in work from your fairground writing.  Today’s English is also below and encourages you to write (and maybe record!) your own Newsround bulletin, reporting on the grand opening of your new theme park ride – have fun!

Topic – Art & Design

Over the last few days, you have been thinking about a new fairground ride and today we would like you to create some eye-catching lettering. In the video tutorial, Miss Goddard will teach you some new lettering techniques such as choosing colours, fonts, word shapes, shading, blending and using patterns to make your work look professional! Really think about the theme of your ride and how your lettering can represent that theme through the techniques which you use. We would love to see some of your artwork when you have finished.

Video Resources – Art tutorial

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

The End!

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