YEAR FOUR

Week beginning: 15 june 2020

We hope you are all continuing to enjoy our topic…Destination Europe.  This is a geography topic with a focus on map work and so far we have looked at the local area. We are now moving onto to learn about the United Kingdom before finally arriving in Europe! There is also an optional research project which we think you will enjoy and we look forward to seeing your work.

 

We are starting a new Literacy unit of work based on a book called "Grandpa’s Island" which we think you will really 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.  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.

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At some point this week, we'd like all of you to spend some time watching this video, made by the NSPCC with the help of Ant and Dec. If you want to know any more afterwards, click on the "Keeping Safe" option above.

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 to 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 link for all of this. 

Day 2 and Day 3: This week there is one task and how you choose to spread it out is up to you. We are basing our writing on a book called Grandpa’s Island by Benji Davies. You are going to create a postcard that has been written from the little boy to his parents from Grandad’s island. You could listen to the story, look at adverbials and draft your writing one day and publish it on another or do a little each day.

LITERACY

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Numeracy

In maths this week, we will be learning about fractions of amounts. We did some similar work at the end of January.  Each day there is a task and an honesty card. There are pictures and information to help you so read it carefully!

 

Overview:

Day 1: First, you will be finding ¼ of different amounts.  

 

Day 2: On this task, you will be finding different fractions of amounts when 1 is the numerator.

 

Day 3: For this task, you will be calculating harder fractions of amounts where the numerator is higher than 1.

 

Optional challenge: In this challenge, you will need to compare different fractions of amounts.  It looks tricky but use the bar model to help you!

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GUIDED READING

This week we will be looking at a non-fiction text all about the United Kingdom which will support our Geography work. 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 third lesson on our topic, ‘Destination Europe.’ In this lesson we will be learning out about the United Kingdom and locating where we live and some of the major towns. Click on the UK map for the slides, and then you've got a map to fill in first (then a help sheet for afterwards!)

 

ART: Mrs Wingrove has set you a great task to make an illustrated map as part of our topic work. These will look great and we would love to see some photos.  This is a piece that she wants you to take your time on, so don't worry if it takes a few weeks to do. Click on the painting picture.

 

PSHE: For our topic this term we will look at kindness and its effects on us and others. This session will start with a PowerPoint presentation that explains kindness (click the "Be Kind" link) and then there is a task to help you think about people who have been kind to you (on the word file).

 

D.T.: This week is all about designing your bread roll. We look forward to seeing your ideas and maybe trying them out for ourselves! You know what to click!

 

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.

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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.