YEAR FOUR

Week beginning: 8 june 2020

We hope you all enjoyed your first week back and got started on our new topic called Destination Europe. This is a geography topic with a focus on map work. We will look at our local area, then the United Kingdom and finally Europe. Each week there is a geography task related to this. There is also an optional research project which we think you will enjoy.

We will continue to set some work on Purple Mash each week – all the details are in the home learning section on the school web site. For literacy and guided reading this week, the focus will be poetry. There are also some new maths lessons and then some other subjects you might like to have a go at. Keep practising your spellings and times tables too - Purple Mash, Time Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button.

Day 1:   Please look at your new spellings for the week. Write them out in your spelling journal and also in your handwriting book.

1) You also have a spelling quiz to complete, set as a 2do in purple mash.

2) Your SPaG task is using the BBC website. Watch the video then complete the interactive activity and write the sentences in your workbook. The quiz could be done as a challenge. Click on the Bitesize logo.

 

Day 2: Today we would like you to think of as many amazing, magical ideas for your own Magic Box poem. Let your imagination go wild as you create magical and unusual phrases for your different ideas!

 

Day 3: Today you are going to compose your poem! When you have written it, you can copy it up and illustrate it or you could make and decorate a box and place your poem inside. If you are proud of your work , share it on a the class blog!

LITERACY

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Numeracy

In maths this week, we will be learning about fractions

Overview:

Day 1: This lesson is to recap on fractions of amounts of shapes and groups.

 

Day 2: Today’s tasks are about adding fractions and finding missing numbers.

 

Day 3: In these tasks you will need to subtract fractions and find missing numbers.

 

Optional extra: This challenge will need you to add or subtract to work out the missing numbers in fractions pyramids. The last part is tricky so well done if you have a go!

GUIDED READING

This week we will be looking at a poem called, ‘Saw My Teacher on a Saturday’.  There are two tasks for you to work through and then an extra one if you would like more of a challenge. Answer the questions, in full sentences, in your exercise book. Remember, we would like to see the same level of punctuation and handwriting as we would expect to see in your Literacy book.

Click the picture to read the text

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.

YOU CAN DO AS MANY OR AS FEW AS YOU LIKE!

GEOGRAPHY: This is our second lesson on our topic, ‘Destination Europe.’ In this lesson we will be looking at keys and how they help us understand maps. Watch the bitesize clip then click on the map for the task.

MUSIC: Mrs Beton has created some great music lessons that look like lots of fun! The first one is all about Spain and is quite practical - click on the Spanish Dancer!!!

 

FRENCH: You need to practise greetings by singing along to  'supermovers' and also practise your numbers from 11-20. Click on the "Bonjour" icon for more information.

 

SCIENCE: Recall forces from last week then complete any of the listed Investigations for testing push and pull forces.  Click on the "Tug of War" picture for your task instructions.

 

P.E.: For PE ideas, then try REAL PE Day 5. 

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This half term in Geography we are looking at maps of our local area, the UK and Europe.

 

For your research project this half-term, we would like you to find out about any country in Europe and tell us all about it. It might be a country you have been to on holiday or one that you would like to visit one day.

Click the Europe picture above to find out more!

Want to stay in contact?

 

To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.

 

You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname"@orchardjunior.com. 

Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you.

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As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!

READING

Recorded in their Reading Journals at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor

SPELLINGS

Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani

TIMES TABLES

Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.