YEAR FOUR 

Week beginning 11th January

Well done for settling back in to Home Learning so well. It was lovely for us to see your brilliant work last week and we can’t wait to see what you produce this week! Please remember to share your work with us.

This week we will begin our new topic called ‘Destination Europe.’ We will start by looking at our local area before moving onto the UK over the next few weeks and finally Europe.  We are starting a new Literacy unit of work based on a book called Grandpa’s island which we think you will really enjoy. In maths, we will be working on improving our multiplication.

Your spellings have been set on Purple Mash and remember to go on TTRS to practise your times tables. Your teachers are keen to see how many coins you are earning!

Please keep in touch with each other and your teachers through emails and the blog.

We will be ‘marking’ 3 pieces of work each week and these will be highlighted below.

In literacy, this week, we are going to focus on adverbials (particularly fronted adverbials and remembering the comma) before writing out our own postcard from the point of view of the boy (Syd).

LITERACY

Chapter 1
Day 1 Literacy Video

Day 1:

Listen to the story called Grandad’s Island, look at what an adverbial is and then practise using adverbials in sentences.

Day 2:

Use the video link to try to find where the author has used adverbials in his writing and note down these examples. You might even try to use some of these examples to write your own exciting sentences.

Day 3: ASSESSMENT PIECE

Write a postcard from the point of view of the boy (Syd) to his parents about his experience on Grandad’s Island. The postcard will be written in first person so you need to pretend you are Syd.

Once your postcard is finished, please send a photo/copy to your class teacher or upload to the blog on PurpleMash.

Chapter 1
Day 3 Literacy Video

Guided Reading:

This week, we will be reading a short story called, ‘A Real Virtual World.’ This story is about a boy who loves playing on his computer. When he moves house, strange things begin to happen! Read the text carefully and then answer the questions by referring to the text. Use a highlight or coloured pens to help you. Write the answers neatly in your book.

Numeracy

Chapter 1
Day 1 Maths Video

In Maths this week, we will be looking at arrays and how multiplication and division are related. We will also look at multiplying 3 single digit numbers. For each day, there is a task to complete and an honesty card so you can check your answers. When you have done all the tasks, photograph and email one into your teacher for marking.

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Day 1: ASSESSMENT PIECE

Today there is a video to watch to introduce the maths for the week. There is then a task to do about awesome arrays with an optional challenge at the end

Day 2 

Today there is a video to watch to introduce the maths for the week. There is then a task to do about awesome arrays with an optional challenge at the end

Day 3:

There is another video today to explain to you about multiplying 3 numbers together. After that, have a go at today’s task.

Weekly Challenge

There is a mini-investigation……how many answers can you find?

Chapter 1
Day 3 Maths Video
Pile of Tennis Balls

Activity 3 

Throwing a Tennis ball

Strong Man

Video

Tasks

Image by Sven Mieke

Video

Caring Child

Tasks

Keep in touch with Mr Ramsey:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: CARROTS

Known for their bright orange appearance, carrots are ripe with nutrients that help the immune system and, as the saying goes, your eyes!

Coaching points to remember:

Under arm throw

Eyes focused on target

Non-throwing arm pointing at target

Knees slightly bent in ready position

 

Questions to ask yourself:

How much power does the throw need?

Was it accurate?

What did you do well?

What do you need to do differently next throw?

Geography: 

This is our first lesson on our topic, ‘Destination Europe.’ This lesson involves using a great website called Digimaps. We are sure you will enjoy using it.

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/

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Science: ASSESSMENT PIECE

This is the first session about forces and we will focus on ‘push’ and ‘pull’ forces. There is a video clip to watch and then a google form to complete to show your teacher what you have learnt.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvpp34j/articles/zywcrdm

https://forms.gle/W87KQVA7vUEF87tg8  Fill in this form please

PSHE:

This week we will be looking at what makes each of us special.  You will stat by looking at a Youtube clip and then have a task to complete. https://youtu.be/4UNRduYI_04

Chapter 1
Geography Lesson

other tasks to do

Activity 1 -  Battle Ships

 Video

Image by Bruno Nascimento

Tasks

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Music:

This week we will learn about the difference between pulse and rhythm.

PE

P.E at home – Week 2 – Throwing skills

Compete against someone at home

Equipment required

  • Tennis ball or rolled up socks

  • Targets e.g. canned foods or teddies

OPTIONAL EXTENDED PROJECT

OPTIONAL EXTENDED PROJECT

In Geography, this half term, we are looking at maps of our local area, the UK and Europe. We would like you to find out about any city or area in the UK and tell us all about it. It might be a place that you have been to on holiday, your local area or a place in the UK that you would like to visit one day.

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.

4DW@orchardjunior.com           4MT@orchardjunior.com          4ZB@orchardjunior.com

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

Reading 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.