Week beginning 1-6-20
This week is National Children’s Gardening Week and the lovely people at the Woodland Trust have put together some great activities for you to try.
Make fairy doors, create a wormery, or learn about your local trees this weekend - there's plenty of things for you to do in the garden!🌳
Summer Half term fun!
If you would like to keep working through some English and Maths activities over half term then take a look through the home learning workbook. 😊
Miss Green and the year 4 team.
Hello Year 4,
One week to go until the half term holiday! We hope you are keeping well and staying safe. Please find below two packs. The English and maths pack focuses on suffixes and subordinating conjunctions and tenths and hundredths and equivalent fractions (and plenty more!). The PE, DT and art pack includes spelling your name (the PE version), den/Anderson shelter building (Ikea themed) and designing your own WW2 propaganda poster. Please feel free to continue with any of your own learning too.
Mr Arnold, Trixie and the Year 4 Team
week beginning 11-5-20
Hello Year 4,
We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
For Maths this week the home learning workbook has some correspondence calculations to have a go at and finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.
For English try your hand at writing a diary entry as well as practising writing similes, metaphors and suffixes. Plus a great reading comprehension at the end of the week.
Don’t forget to keep up with Joe Wicks and his morning PE session (see the web link by scrolling below) and to try the WW2 topic and science work, also attached below for Summer 2.
Have fun trying the activities.
Miss Green and the year 4 team.
week beginning 4-5-20
Hello Year 4! We have some great activities for you this week.
The Home Learning Pack has plenty of multiplication and division problems, comprehensions and
activities on fronted adverbials, coordinating conjunctions and sequencing paragraphs. There are also some separate
sheets for money.
On Friday 8th May, the UK is commemorating 75 years since the end of World War 2. V. E. Day means Victory in Europe Day. We have a picture of some aeroplanes and several writing activities relating to them for you to do. Also if you scrawl down this page to the Summer Term 1 Topic section, there are plenty of WW2 activities there.
As a special treat, Ms. Radford is reading the story "Max and the Millions."
There are also some Rainbow Well-Being resources too. Have fun!
Ms. Dunne and the Year 4 Team.
Hello Year 4!
Thanks for visiting our class page! I hope you are well and finding fun things to do during this tricky time. I am missing you all very much and am looking forward to our days back at school. For now, please click on the below document called 27.4.20 Year 4 Workbook. It has:
- two comprehension texts
- a writing task
- maths questions (addition and subtraction and fractions of amounts)
- a Damien Hirst art task
I have not included any links to websites this week as there is a lot of work here! However, feel free to keep going with any websites you have found handy, such as PE with Joe Wicks (it's great to keep fit!).
Look after yourselves and enjoy this amazing weather, whilst it lasts!
Mr Arnold and the Year 4 Team
Out and About with Ms. Dunne - Feature 5
Hi Year 4! I hope you are enjoying reading my posts as much as I am enjoying writing them! Were you able to guess
the name of the bush /tree I'm going to write about this week? It is the lilac. A bush can be described as short and stocky but a tree has to be over 4 metres with a single truck to be called a tree. Lilacs can grow to a height of 7.6 metres and have the appearance of a tree, but because they have many stems they are still classified as a bush!
Lilacs don't have to be a pale purple colour. Here is a white one that grows in my garden. As you can see, the flowers make a cone-shape.
Lilacs have a lovely smell and there are many different varieties and 7 different colours. Some of the colour have a special meaning:-
White means innocence
Blue means happiness
Violet (bluey purple) means spirituality
Magenta (pinky purple) means love.
The other 3 colours are lavender, pink and purple.
Have a look at the lilacs below, which is your favourite colour?
Lilacs attract lots of bees and butterflies. They like the flowers because they grow in clusters which means the insects can stay on the flowers for more nectar nourishment without having to fly constantly to other plants.
A pollinator is an animal or insect like bees and butterflies, that move pollen grains from the male parts of the flower to the female parts which then creates more flowers. A pollinating plant is one that will provide plenty of pollen. Can you research which are the best pollinating plants and flowers to have in a garden to attract the insects. You might want to draw a picture of each one too!
Have a great half term and I will be ready with my next post after the half term holiday. Enjoy nature! Ms. Dunne
Out and About with Ms. Dunne - Feature 4
Hello Everyone! I hope you are feeling well and have managed to go out with your family for a few walks. This week I'm going to be posting about some of the flowers I've seen in a nearby wood and at the side of the road.
At this time of year, when you walk through a wood, you may come across some bluebells. Their name describes them perfectly, the flower looks like a bell and they are blue in colour. Here are some more facts about this beautiful flower:-
*they are a protected species which means you are not allowed to pick, dig them up or destroy them in the wild.
*they have been growing in the UK for 500 years and half the world's bluebells are found here.
*if you plant them in your garden make sure it is the English bluebell as the Spanish bluebell will grow quickly and take over from the delicate English flower.
*they like to grow in a shady area like a wood and look like a blue carpet in between the trees
The American Scientist George Washington Carver once said, " A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place." He saw all plants as flowers and no weeds at all. The photos below show some "flowers" that people might pull up if they grew in their gardens. They can be seen at the edge of a path or the side of a road. The white flowers are cow parsley which grow rapidly in Spring and are a good source of nectar for pollinators. The blue flowers are forget-me-nots, the word comes from the Ancient Greek meaning "mouse's ear" which the petals look like. Both are plants which are very effective at dispersing their seeds so tend to spread in any area.
Although he was probably born into slavery, George Washington Carver became one of the most prominent black Scientists of the early 20th century. He was born in 1860 and died in 1943. He is famous for inventing lots of products and his brilliant quotes. Can you research this fascinating man, find out what he invented, how it helped the world and explain what some of his quotes meant? Here's a quote to start you off, "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." Next week we will be looking at one of my favourite trees/bushes and it's name is a shade of my favourite colour. Any guesses? Enjoy the sunshine at the weekend! Ms. Dunne
Out and About with Ms. Dunne - Feature 3
Hello again! I'm really excited about my post this week, as I'm going to be showing you the wildlife that comes into our back garden. First, I want to tell you about some of the birds that visit us. If you want birds to come, you need to provide food for them. Birds like to eat insects, worms and grubs as well as plant material so if you have a bit of grass and soil they will fly in and look for these things. They also love nuts, fruit, berries and seeds. In order to give birds these treats, you can buy special bird nuts, seeds and fat balls with seeds in from Wilko and Lidl. You with also need to get bird feeders to put them in like the ones in my garden below.
The house bird feeder is specially for small birds and it's great because you can stick it onto your window. Even if you don't have a garden you can still get the birds to come and feed and what's even better is you can see them really close up! My sofa is next to the window and when I hear a tapping sound, I'll look up and it's a bird having food. Here are some of the small birds that have been feeding recently. Can you name any of them?
Why don't you keep a diary of the birds and wildlife you see in your garden or when you are out on a walk with your family?
You could draw a picture of it and write some facts about it eg. it's size, colour of it's feathers, what it's beak was like. A really useful website is the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) https://www.rspb.org.uk If you click on the Birds and Wildlife tab, you can
* identify a Bird by answering some questions
* look at the A to Z of Birds
* listen to the Bird Song Identifier, which shows you a photo of each bird and a clip of it's song.
I hope you enjoy using the RSPB website and observing and recording any birds and wildlife in your area. Next week I will be posting about plants you might see in woods, parks and at the side of the road. Until then, have a good time! Ms. Dunne.
Out and About with Ms. Dunne -Feature 2
Hello again! This week I though I'd write about going out for a walk. It can be such a lovely experience, but here are some rules to make the most of your time in the fresh air.
Rules for Walking
* ALWAYS take an adult with you, if your whole family can go too even better.
* Take a small bottle of water with you especially if it's a sunny day. I usually have a tissue too as I often get a runny nose.
* Wear trainers or any other flat, comfortable shoes and check the weather forecast as you might need a coat.
* Remember to keep at least 2 metres away from people in front of you and anyone who is coming the other way.
* Think about where you want to walk before you set off. If you can walk in a green space like the Forest Recreational Area that is great, or you could challenge yourself and walk to the Arboretum! If you want a shorter walk try the streets in your local area. I like to walk out one way and come back a different way. Then another time
I will do the same route again but in the other direction (anti-clockwise).
* Watch out for roads and traffic. Remember to STOP LOOK and LISTEN when you want to cross a road and always cross with your adult.
* Look around you. If you see trees or plants you like in a green space or someone's garden, take a photo. Then when you get back home look it up on the internet to find out it's name.
* When you return home, talk to your family about the favourite tree, plant or flower you saw and why you liked it. Find out which one was their favourite too.
Here are some beautiful trees I saw in my local area. As it is Spring, the trees are covered in pink or white blossom. Blossoms are the flowers of trees that produce fruit with a stone in it (apple, cherry, pear, peach) and some other plants with a similar appearance that flower in Spring.
The last photo shows some hawthorn blossom. I really liked the way the trees grew together to make a tunnel of blossom as I walked through it!
Can you draw a tree with pink blossom on it? Using the photos, choose a tree and look at the overall shape of it.
Sketch the trunk of the tree, add some branches and draw the shape of the top part.
Using felt pens or paints, colour in sky around the tree, then the tree trunk, leaves and blossom.
I'm sure you will create some excellent pictures! Next week, we will be finding out about the wildlife and birds that visit my garden. Bye for now! Ms. Dunne.
Out and About with Ms Dunne ._ Feature 1.
Hello Year 4! I've decided to do a weekly post about my daily walks. Although I sometimes don't feel like going out, when I come back I feel so much better. It's great for your mental well being to be doing exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine.
As 4DR know, I'm a big fan of nature and love watching birds and wildlife around where I live and in my garden.
This week's post however, is a bit different as it's not about nature at all. I couldn't resist taking these photos on my walk this morning!
This is a story that was featured on BBC News East Midlands today last week. A group of people who live on a street near to me called Old Road decided to raise money for the NHS by making scarecrows and putting them outside their houses. They also wanted to reinforce this very important message,
"STAY AT HOME, SUPPORT THE NHS, SAVE LIVES" Which is your favourite? You might recognise the face of one of the scarecrows!
Did you spot Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister was number 15?
Why don't you design, then make your own scarecrow to go inside or outside your house? Draw it first, then colour and label it. You can use the photos above to give you ideas! Things for you to think about:-
-what will you use for the head?
-what clothes will it wear?(football kit/sports clothes/jeans/sparkly tops)
-what will it sit on?
-what is it's name/ is it someone famous?
-what is your important message?
I hope you have a lot of fun planning your design. If you do make a scarecrow it would be great if you could take a photo and show me when we are back at school! I'll be keeping my eyes open for things to post about next week. Stay safe.
Summer term 1
Topic = World War 2
Paint a Rainbow!
For those of you in 4JA, you'll know of our weekly 'Trixie Update'. For our other year 4 children, Trixie is Mr Arnold's, cheeky, cat. Yesterday, Mr Arnold and Trixie painted a rainbow, wrote a message and stuck it up in their window. They did this to raise a smile and cheer up others. Also, if you take a daily walk, it is great fun spotting them.
Challenge - paint/draw a rainbow annd stick it up in your window!
If you like a bit of structure to your day, below are some links to some daily activities you could do.
9:00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
10:00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman https://www.themathsfactor.com/
11:00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12:00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
1:00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1:30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
Start making your own cook book! Write cooking instuctions for a meal you have eaten this week. Our topic is India, so if you could make chapatis that would be amazing!
Hint - remember to use bossy verbs and to keep your instuctions simple.
E.g. Chop up cucumber, mint and corriander and stir into a bowl of yoghurt.
Guess the Length
Time to get measuring in your house! You will need a pencil, paper and a tape measure or ruler. Look at various things in your house (e.g. door). Estimate the length of it in cm and write it down (200cm). Convert the cm into mm (e.g. 200cm = 2000mm). Then measure it and write down what it actually is in both cm and mm (e.g. 203cm = 2030mm). See if you can find something in each room of your house!
Continue practising your timetables at:
Year 4 have added a Homework pack for children to complete over the first few weeks.
If children were in school on the 18th March they would have also received a paper copy.
Feel free to work through any of the other packs and tasks on this page.
To support families at home from Monday, ORCA will be producing interactive lessons, activities and Q&A sessions about wonderful whales and dolphins!
To sign up, pop your details in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ORCAlessons and we will send you all further info.
Our teachers are...
4DR- Ms Dunne, Ms Rimmer
4JA- Mr Arnold,
4EG- Ms Green, Ms Howe
World War 2