Welcome to Year 4 - Egypt Class!
Class Teacher: Mrs A Jesson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Y Halliwell
Our year 4 classroom is fun, happy, safe and full of aspiration!
Remember, there is more to learning than meets the eye, in Egypt Class...
Hello Year 4,
I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. Some of you have accessed our ‘Google classroom’ and are submitting work – well done, keep it up. New work is uploaded by me onto Google Classroom each week and there will be a certificate awarded for the ‘Learner of the Week’. Please keep accessing this valuable resource to try and complete work related to the different subjects each week. I look forward to receiving photos to upload to the year 4 page of our website.
Please stay safe and look after yourselves. I look forward to seeing you all when we can return to school.
Home Learning Certificate Winner - 10th July
I hope you are all enjoying the activities in your home learning packs.
Here are a few more ideas for you to try at home this week:
- Compare life in Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon Britain - create a table of similarities and differences.
- Take a look at http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons.htm - create an information leaflet all about the Anglo-Saxons.
- Write a diary entry as though you are an Anglo-Saxon arriving in Britain - think about thoughts, feelings and motives.
- Go on Purple Mash - I have set you a 2DO activity related to spreadsheets.
Challenge - learning through song and poetry is really effective. Can you write a song or a poem about the Anglo-Saxons? You can use the tune of your favourite song to help you with the rhythm.
07/04/20 - Take a look at the Hamilton Trust Website. There are home learning packs with a Maths and English activity for each day...
08/04/20 - Have a go at this 'Digimap' scavenger hunt. More information and the login details for 'Digimap for schools' is on our Year 4 Google Classroom account. Log in to access more home learning tasks.
Digimap for Schools Scavenger Hunt
Home Learning Opportunities - 14/04/20
Please check the Google Classroom daily for updates and new work will appear each day. Please submit any work you complete so I can make a comment.
Purple Mash 2dos will also be updated regularly so keep checking and complete any which you haven't completed.
Serial Mash is a new platform which we now have access to for Reading. These books are split into chapters with 4-6 activities to complete on each.
Remote Learning on Purple Mash: In addition to all other resources, there are also extensive activities for your child to complete in this section. You can find this by logging into Purple Mash. On the right handside of the screen will be the featured panel. This is where it is located. There are currently 4 weeks of work on there.
Maths - click on the link below. This is a really good website which provides daily lessons and activities for maths. There is a video for each day as well as the activity and answer sheets. I have put the activities for this week below. Take a look at the videos first to find out what to do...
Statutory Spelling - accident
English - websites to support home learning
Socks in the Box - PE challenge
Home Learning - 20/04/20
New home learning tasks have been added to our google classroom.
You will find Maths and English learning tasks for each day this week and a full home learning pack with a range of different activities.
You received a code via text message which will allow you access to our year 4 classroom. All you need is your own google account with an email and password. Stay safe and please remember to submit any completed work for marking and comments.
PE - Stay at home learning Programme Week 1
BBC Bitesize Daily lessons
From Monday 20th April at 9 o’clock, BBC will bring you new things to do, videos and fun stuff to learn every weekday.
You’ll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, in an expanded version of our website and also on special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
New Maths and English lessons will be available every day for all ages. These will be created with resources from Bitesize, other parts of the BBC and other education providers. The content of these lessons will be backed up by new videos, practice tests, educational games and articles. Regular lessons on other core subjects, including science, will also be available. Grown ups can get advice on how to teach anyone who is home-schooling and the Bitesize website will also have guides for pupils with SEN (special educational needs).
Lessons on screen
BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host Bitesize Daily. These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group. Maths, Science and English will be covered in dedicated programmes, and other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered.
Story with a theme
This term we are focusing on stories with a theme of water. Our class novel is
‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo. We are following the story of Gracie and Daniel and they explore Bryher and Samson and build a relationship with the notorious Birdman.
Picture of Why the Whales Came
In our English lessons we are reading ‘The Mousehole Cat’, a story based on a small fishing harbour in Cornwall. It is a heart warming story of Mowzer (a cat) and his owner (or pet as he likes to refer to him), old Tom. We are working towards writing our own stories using water as a theme.
Following this topic, we will be doing a short poetry with a structure unit, ‘Haikus’. These will also use water as theme.
This term in Maths, we are covering the key areas of:
- Further multiplication and division
In year 4, times tables are significantly important, and the children are expected to know up to their 12 times table by the end of this academic year. The children will be completing a statutory Multiplication Check in June 2020. The children need to have rapid recall of their multiplication facts. The recommended speed is being able to answer any multiplication questions up to 12 x 12 in less than 6 seconds.
Focus: Geography and Art
In the first half of this term we are learning all about the United Kingdom and focusing in more detail on our own county, Lancashire.
The children will learn:
- To name and locate cities of the UK.
- To name and locate regions of the UK with physical and human features.
- To plan a route on a simple map.
- To know that the UK is divided into counties.
- To label counties in England.
- To know the physical and human features of a county.
- To use an Ordnance Survey map to identify land use patterns.
- To identify key topographical features in the UK.
Through this topic on the UK, we are using Lancashire as a focus for our art lessons. Some of the art activities the children will do include:
- Sketching the Lancashire rose (as well as learning about the history behind it)
- Collaging a Lancashire rose.
- Annotating work in a journal.
- Painting in the style of a local Lancashire artist, Keith Melling.
In the second half of the term, we will be learning about Britain’s Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots. We will be learning:
- Where the Picts, Scots, Jutes and Saxons came from.
- Why the Anglo-Saxons settled in Britain.
- What life was like in an Anglo-Saxon Village.
- That the Anglo-Saxons were pagans and had pagan gods.
- How Christianity was spread in Anglo-Saxon Britain and why.
- To explore the significance of Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon burial ground.
In Science this term, we are learning about:
- Living things and their Environments
Through hands on experiments and investigations, the children will be taught to:
- compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
- observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
- recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
- explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
- recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.