Year 4 – Tuesday 7th April

Good Morning Year 4!

 I hope you have had a good start to the holidays, I am missing you all. It is strange not seeing you all. We are planning some Zoom meetings after Easter if you are able to join that would be great. We will send the details of how and when after Easter.

That is just one way I have been keeping in touch with my family and friends, I expect you are using lots of ways too.  I hope you are finding lots of fun things to keep you busy. I am very lucky and have a nice garden so I am spending a lot of time out there and hope to grow some vegetables to eat later in the year. Hopefully they will be as successful as our oak trees which have been planted outside. I am also trying to get fitter and have been either out on my bike or walking in the countryside nearby, so when we get back I will be able to run faster and further than I did before. I wonder if 4SH will all be able to beat me?

I hope you are making preparations for Easter, making cards, decorating trees and maybe making or eating some sweet treats. Keep healthy!

From Mrs Happy

Working hard in my garden. I will show you the results later in the year.

Year 4 – Monday 6th April – Easter Holiday

Happy Easter Holidays!

We hope that you are ready for a bit of a break from school work and can enjoy having a holiday at home.  As Mr Applegate said in his video newsletter last week, we won’t be publishing formal learning tasks over the Easter holidays.  If you have missed any of the tasks, feel free to catch up with them over the break!  TTRockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed are also still there so if you want to use them, feel free to do so.  Well done for all your efforts in the TTRockstars battle with Year 5 – it was great to see so many of your playing.  It was very close at some points but we can confirm that the winning year group was Year 5 with 14,782 points – Well done Year 5!

Below, there is a downloadable file with 9 different Easter activities that you might like to do this week.  You might like to do some or all of them but there is no expectation that you do any of them!  You might like to do them with your siblings or on your own.  Each year group has posted some suggestions so apologies if there are some overlaps but equally feel free to take a look at some of the other year group pages for other ideas if you would like to.

The year group email address will remain open so if you would like to share what you have been up to or have a question, feel free to drop us a line: year4@stmarksce.org.uk

We hope that you have a lovely week and are able to take some time to relax.

Mrs Tunnicliffe, Mrs Happy, Miss Goddard & Miss Hardy

Here are a couple of weblinks with extra details:

Recipe for Shredded Wheat nests: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/shredded-wheat-nests

Decorated eggs idea: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-decorated-eggs-easter

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Year 4 – Friday 3rd April

Good Morning Year 4

Thank you for sending us all your Gruffalo based stories. We have loved reading them; it is lovely to see how creative you all are. Looking at your work is one of the highlights of our day. Today we are asking you to tackle some word searches and in maths to really understand where tenths fit into place value.

As today is Friday, we are having a TTRockstars battle with Year 5.  Once you have played your 3 garage games, keep going to see how many correct answers you can get!

Amazingly, today is actually the last day of term, so next week will be the Easter holidays. We are not going to be setting you any work for the next 2 weeks but we will be posting a list of activities which you could try with your family. There is no need to record any of these but we hope you have fun doing them.

Make sure you have a good time and remember to stay safe.

Mrs Happy, Miss Hardy, Miss Goddard and 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 login to complete as many of these as you can.

  • TTRockstars – We have a battle arranged with Year 5 today so play as much as you can. This might be more of a challenge than Year 3 so we will need as many players as possible.
  • Numbots – Play  for 15 mins
  • Spelling Shed -Play 2 rounds of spelling shed
  • Reading –  Read for at least 20 mins

Worship

The Friday worships can be found in the ‘Educating Home’ section of the website under worship.  If you haven’t seen this part of the website yet, do take a look at some of the resources for different subjects.  If you are having difficulties find this section, here is a direct link:-

https://www.stmarksprimary.net/category/worship/

Maths-Dividing by 10

Hopefully the White Rose maths lesson will follow on perfectly from yesterdays learning. Follow the link to see a video to help you https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

We have also given you some times tables practice questions, as Friday’s tables challenge.

English – Mythical Beast Wordsearch

Well done for all of your writing this week.  We have been so impressed with your creativity and vocabulary choices.  Today we have created you a wordsearch including some mythical creatures.  Once you have found the words, have a go at creating your own wordsearch for someone at home to complete. 

Here are some tips for creating your own wordsearch:-

  • Draw your grid for your wordsearch or insert a table if you are doing it on a computer.
  • Make a list of the words you want to include – use a dictionary to check the spelling!
  • Write or type the words into the grid – check they are all there! Remember words can go forwards, backwards, horizontally, vertically or even diagonally!
  • Add random letters in all the empty boxes.
  • Give your wordsearch to someone in your house to do or send it to a friend!

Don’t forget it is Friday so try to get someone to test you on your spellings. There are no new spellings as next week is the Easter holidays. If you still

want to use Spelling shed, it has some year 4 spellings on which are good to practice.

 

Topic – Palm Sunday

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It is celebrated in church’s as part of the lead up to Easter Sunday.

Here is a video to watch which tells you the story:

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

You might like to make some palm branches by drawing round your hand on green paper or decorating some paper with green things and then attach them to a stick. Can you retell (or re-enact) the story on your own or with your siblings?

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Year 4 – Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning Year 4!

We hope you are all continuing to stay fit and healthy and are ready to do some more learning. We are all continuing to enjoy all the pictures you are sending us of your work. It really makes us feel that we are still all part of the Year 4 team.

Today you will be using the learning you have already done this week to make a variety of different  outcomes, which will give you an opportunity to use pride and show off your best work.

Have a good day and share as many of your tasks as you can. Do let us know which type of task you enjoy the most as we can make sure we are including those after Easter.

Miss Hardy, Miss Goddard, Mrs Happy and 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 complete as many of these as you can. 

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

Maths – Tenths on a Numberline

We hope White Rose maths is still going well. Today’s lesson is focused on applying your decimal knowledge to a number line.

Here is the link to the video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

(Remember to use  week 1 lesson 4)

English – Publish your Gruffalo story

Today we would like you to publish your own version of the Gruffalo. Combine your writing and your cover and maybe add in some more illustrations to make a complete book. You might like to take this opportunity to practise your handwriting – we can still reward you with pens!  Alternatively if you have already typed your story you might like to change the fonts and colours and think about how you could add in some pictures/clipart. You might even like to put your final published version somewhere safe so you can stick it in your publishing book when we are back at school.

Topic – Present your research on mythical creatures

We would like you to share all the information you collected yesterday, so that you can inform others about the creatures that interested you. You could:

  • create a poster
  • write a fact file
  • perform a Newsround style report
  • publish a newspaper article
  • set a quiz with an answer sheet
  • make a power point presentation

Which ever you choose, use a mixture of text and pictures to make it eye-catching and try to include powerful vocabulary to make it interesting to read.

Our Goldfish

Some of you might be wondering about how are goldfish are doing.  You’ll be pleased to hear that they are being well-looked after and fed daily.  Bubbles and Finley are enjoying the peace and quiet.  4T never named their goldfish.  If you have any good ideas do send them in to the Y4 e-mail and then we can vote on a name!

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