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Learning at Home
Good morning everyone,
As we heard last week, the government have advised not to allow years 2, 3 and 4 back into school until after the summer. I do share your frustration with the news and everyone at school wanted things to get back to 'normal' as soon as possible. The most positive thing we can do now is to make sure that the children are as prepared for year 5 as possible. To that end, all of the links that you will need to continue with the home learning are on the attached document which will allow you to cover the ground that your child needs.
Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)
ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities to support children’s understanding of online safety at a time.
There is also parent support information for primary and secondary age groups.
The resources can be found here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
Be SMART: Online Safety Video Lessons for 6 – 9 year olds (Childnet)
Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 – 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children’s learning.
The videos can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons
Missionary Discipleship Challenge
For this week's challenge and to see some of the work completed for the challenges, please go to http://www.winefrides-rc.leics.sch.uk/RE/index.php?P=Missionary%20Discipleship
White Rose Maths
White Rose has a lesson every day of the week including a video instruction, an activity and the answers. At St Winefride's we follow the White Rose scheme of work anyway, meaning this great resource can be used as your daily maths lesson. The link to Year 4 is:
Worksheets for week beginning 6.7.20
Worksheets for week beginning 13.7.20
Warm ups - use a range of websites to warm up your maths brain as we do in class! You may want to introduce your family to 'Around the world' or 'Fizz buzz'. You could practice mental additon/subtraction etc. with a 100 square, practice multiplying/dividing numbers by 10/100/1000. Supermovers is a great way to do maths and stay fit!
We are preparing for our Year 4 times tables test which takes place in June. As always, I hope that you are making use of the fantastic times tables rockstars website. I have included some other websites which offer fun times tables games.
Here are some activity sheets for your times tables.
Additionally, I have included a maths investigation which covers a range of areas in maths. These prove very popular (and competitive) in class, so give it a go!
*What time is it?
After Easter, our topic is time in maths, use online games to help remind you of how to tell the time e.g. half past 2. Practice at home with your family.
Reading - you have been given a range of books from the school and public library to bring home. Please read daily and keep recording this in your planners.
All children have been given their login and password for Bug club. Please make use of this brilliant resource as an alternative way for children to read.
When you finish one of your library books, I'd love you to do a book review on it. Please tell me; what it was about, the characters, what you liked or didn't like and if you'd recommend it to someone in your class. Give it a rating out of 5 stars!
*For free readers, here is a link to 6 classic books(including audiobooks). They're fantastic stories which you'll really enjoy!
Spelling - Y4 Spelling Term 3b Overview these are our spellings for next term, take them one week at a time, learn them as you usually would using the spelling strategies which we've learnt.
Grammar - work through units 14 and 15.
GPS-Spring-Term-Assessment-Year-4 here is a SPaG test for Year 4 which you may want to use as a tool to see which areas you need to focus on in your SPaG. Use your grammar book to look over any rules which you're unsure about.
- Please create an information booklet on our topic rivers. Try to include the key features which we've been learning about e.g. introduction, subheadings and persuasive techniques.
- Pobble 365 is a fantastic website which can be used for creative writing, I have linked an example. There are a range of activities based on a different story each day before you're asked to continue the story using the story starter. This is a chance to use your imagination!
- BBC bible stories please watch the story of Good Friday.
- We have been doing fantastic work on rivers and their physical features. I would like you to think about (or research) the different uses of rivers. Write about positive and negative uses of rivers and explain why they are positive or negative. E.g. a postive use is that they are a water source for humans and animals.
- Choose one of the world rivers which we've discussed and research it further. Where is its source and mouth? How long is it? Which countries does it flow through?
We're all new to this, let's work together to do our best and enjoy your time with your family. - Use this time to play some games e.g. bingo or monopoly as a way of using your maths skills in real life while having fun. Here is a quiz which you could play with your family Quiz 1.
- A lovely idea is to paint/draw a rainbow or sun to put on your window to bright some joy to those people who are working so hard to help us.
- Keep fit using supermovers and zumba videos.
- If you're anxious or stressed use go noodle videos and activities to help you feel better.
We want the best for you and so try your best to keep up to date with school work as well as xbox!
Yr 4 Curriculum