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WELCOME TO THE YEAR 4 BLOG!

Hello Year 4!

We thought it would be useful to explain how the Thomas Buxton blog can help you with your home learning during this time so you can keep those brains active until we see you next! This post will stay at the top of the blog so you can refer back to it if you need to.

Everyday Miss Johal and Mrs Islam will be setting your Mathletics and Bug Club activities.*

Your Mathletics activities will include topics we still need to cover this term as well as topics we have already covered over the course of the year. This is to make sure you are learning something new as well as refreshing your mind on what you already know so you don’t forget important things… like your timetables!

For Bug Club, your teachers will be setting you your correct book band, You will then be completing the activities on the Bug Club website related to your set books.

Every Tuesday there will be a P4C question posted. As you know, YOU usually come up with the questions when we do P4C in school but, since this will be quite tricky when you’re all at home, your teachers will pick the question for you. For P4C, write a comment in the replymake sure you are safe online though and only write your first name. We will also post some sentence openers so you can use your fantastic P4C language to have a discussion in the comments! There will also be themed, Computing and Maths activities for you to complete. These will be fun and interactive!

Every week, Miss Johal, Mrs Islam and Mrs Milne will be checking to see who is commenting on the home learning activity posts on the blog and completing their daily Mathletics and Bug Club tasks. At the end of the week, your class teachers will be choosing TWO children to receive certificates for excellent home learning!

If you have any questions about home learning, leave a comment below and we will do our best to support you. 😊

* If your child is having trouble logging into Mathletics or Bug Club, please email year4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

30.06.2020 World of Work Home Learning Tasks

Questions you might ask:

How do online payments work?

What is a cheque?

What is a store gift card/voucher? How do they work?

What is the difference between a debit and credit card?  

For images of the current bank notes, please visit https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/current-banknotes. You can select the notes you need, right click to copy and paste into a word document. 

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Completed most of your home learning and need some more fun things to do?

The Idea Store might be closed but they are currently providing fantastic services such as audio books, story telling, art activities and so much more! And if you’re feeling particularly creative, there is also an exciting 500 Words story challenge that is running. To find out more, please head on over to the main school blog for more information: https://www.thomasbuxton.towerhamlets.sch.uk/blogs/

This week’s P4C 30/06/20

Thinking Game – Would You Rather?

Would you rather have one day that was the happiest day of your life but have no other happy days or have little buts of happiness each day?

Big Question

Can you think yourself happy?

Does focusing on happiness make you happy?

Is it possible to “think” yourself into being happy all the time by positive thinking?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because……

Follow-up task:

Try keeping a happiness diary and record one thing every day you thought was beautiful, one thing that made you happy, and one thing you are thankful for. Notice how it makes you feel and behave.

30.06.2020 BLM Writing Competition, Maths, Computing, Spelling and PSHE

Good morning Year 4. Here are your Maths, Computing and Spelling activities for this week. For Maths, the answers are at the bottom of the blog so you can self-mark or mark with an adult! Take a look at the BLM Writing Competition!

Black Lives Matter: 500 word story writing competition!

This week you have the opportunity to enter a writing competition. 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for children. Past competitions have included themes such as climate change and technology and this week the theme is the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The deadline is 11:59pm on Friday 3rd July 2020. You must write a story of no more than 500 words that responds to any of the themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

You can submit your entry here: https://500words.me/

Ideas to get you started:

You may consider a narrative that has a theme such as equality, fairness, kindness or friendship, it could be set in a school or on holiday.

You may wish to tell a story that tells a story of achievements made by significant black figures in Science, Maths, Art, Sport or any other subject. The protagonist could be significant figure from real-life e.g. Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, Steve McQueen or Muhammad Ali – there are thousand more to choose from or it could be an imaginary person.

You may like to tell a historical narrative that celebrates the contributions made by the Windrush generation or imagine what it was like for people travelling from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971. What was the atmosphere like on board the ship? What was the experience like once they arrived in England – was it positive or negative? https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43793769

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3–gcse-immigration-to-london-from-ghana-and-jamaica/z4vs382

You could also tell a story that tells the story of the fight for justice. For example, you might consider the American stories of Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King or you may prefer to focus on a British activist such as Olive Morrishttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53191543 . You may like to tell a story that refers to more recent campaigns for justice e.g. the removal of statues or the returning of objects in museums to their place of origin.

Maths, Computing and Spelling

Maths
Lesson 1 (pounds and pence)


Click to start the lesson about pounds and pence: https://vimeo.com/430337560

How much money is there?

Complete the statements.

There is ___________ pounds.

There is ____________ pence.

There is £_________ and _________p.

There is £__________ altogether.

Match the amounts that are equal.
Fill in the missing digits.

Reasoning

Amir has a note in his pocket.

Annie has 3 coins in her pocket.

Do you agree with Dora?
Explain your answer.

Lesson 2 (ordering money)

Click to start the lesson about ordering money: https://vimeo.com/430337688

What is the value of the digit 2 in these amounts?

  • 524p _____________

  • £24.50 _____________

  • £54.02 _____________

  • 5,240p _____________

  • £42.54 _____________

  • 2,544p _____________

Write <, > or = to compare each pair of amounts.

Write the amounts in ascending (smallest to largest) order.
270p          2,007p      2,700p      720p         7,020p

_________________________________________________________________

Write the amounts in descending (largest to smallest) order.

£4.65        £46.50      £6.45         £45.60      £46.05

__________________________________________________________________

Lesson 3 (estimating money)

Click to start the lesson about estimating money: https://vimeo.com/430337778

Complete the number line.

Think about what each jump is worth… How many pence?

Circle the amounts that round to £3

Here are some amounts of money.

£6.20
£6.50
£6.90
£6.05
Can you label the amounts on the number line?

Draw arrows to estimate where each amount is on the number line.

Which amounts were difficult to place on the number line?

Lesson 4 (solve problems with money)

Click to start the lesson to solve problems with money: https://vimeo.com/430337938

Match the problems to the bar models.

Reasoning

Geometry
Describe positions on a 2D grid
Find coordinates in the first quadrant

Here is a map of part of a town.

Which place is next to the shop? _________________

Which place is next to the bank and close to the park? ____________________

The front gates of the school have been marked with a cross.

To find the coordinates, you go along the corridor (x axis) and up the stairs (y axis).

Write the coordinates of the school gates.

A map of the world is drawn on a grid.

Some locations are marked at points A to E.

Which point is at the bottom right of the grid? _________

Which two points are to the left of point C? ____ and _____

Write the coordinates of each location.

Computing
Watch Film 2: Who’s Magnus?

What did Sam do that annoyed Megan?

What did Megan do next?

*ANSWER*
Sam should have asked for Megan’s permission before sharing the photo.

Can you think of any situations where you need to ask permission?

Your activity:
Sharing Sam’s silly photo

Alfie thinks it will be funny to share Sam’s silly photo with his friends without asking him first.

Write a message to Alfie to tell him what you think he should do:

Spelling (homophones)

  1. band
  2. banned
  3. past (adjective)
  4. passed (verb)
  5. cheap
  6. cheep
  7. manner
  8. manor
  9. wear
  10. where
  11. hear
  12. here

*ANSWERS FOR MATHS*

Lesson 1 (pounds and pence)

Complete the statements.

Match the amounts that are equal.
Fill in the missing digits.

No I don’t agree with Dora as Amir could have a £5 note and Annie could have three £2 coins.

Lesson 2 (ordering money)

  • 524p _____20p______

  • £24.50 ____£20______

  • £54.02 ___2p______

  • 5,240p ____£2______

  • £42.54 ____£2____

  • 2,544p _____£20_____

Write <, > or = to compare each pair of amounts.

Lesson 3 (estimating money)

Complete the number line.
Circle the amounts that round to £3

Use the amounts to label the number line.

Draw arrows to estimate where each amount is on the number line.

Lesson 4 (solve problems with money)
Match the problems to the bar models.

Reasoning
No – Dexter needs to find the difference between the two numbers.
£7.95 – £4.50 = £3.45
An adult ticket costs £3.45 more than a child’s ticket.

Describe positions on a 2D grid – coordinates in the first quadrant

Which place is next to the shop? _____bank______

Which place is next to the bank and close to the park? ___cafe____

Write the coordinates of the school gates.
To find the coordinates, you go along the corridor (x axis) and up the stairs (y axis).

(3,1)

  1. Which point is at the bottom right of the grid? ____E___

  2. Which two points are to the left of point C? __B__ and ___A__

  3. Write the coordinates of each location
    A (1,8)
    B (3,3)
    C (6,8)
    D (8,7)
    E (9,1)

PSHE

Aim: I know how to make a new plan and set new goals even if I have been disappointed. I know how to work out the steps to take to achieve a goal 

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We have all been disappointed this year with the amount of time we’ve had to spend away from our friends at school. 

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Task:

Write an action plan for how you plan to spend your time when things return to normal. 

  • How will you ensure you see all your friends? 
  • What will you do with them? 
  • How will you show you appreciate them now you have them back?

23.06.2020 Science Home Learning Tasks

Task 1: 

Animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition in order to survive. Today we will be recapping how plants get nutrition.

This year, we have already studied plants in class. Let’s see what you can remember! Have a look at the plant diagram below.

First, can you name the parts of the plant?

Next, can you explain the purpose of each part? What is each part used for? Watch this video to find out: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcjnp39 

Don’t forget to scroll down the page and take the quiz to test your understanding!

Watch this video to find out exactly how photosynthesis works! Don’t forget to take notes – you will need them later! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/z9gcdxs

Task 2:

What is the difference between a snail and a table?

One is a living thing and the other is not! But how can you tell? Living organisms have the following characteristics. You can remember this by the acronym M.R.S. G.R.E.N.

In order to do all of these things, living organisms need energy. Unlike plants, humans and some animals cannot make their own food. Instead, they get nutrition from what they eat!

What are nutrients and why are they so important? Read all about it here:

What is a balanced diet and why is it so important? Watch this video to find out about the four food groups that make up our diet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j

Can you remember the 4 food groups mentioned in the video? Tell a family member!

Actually, there is a fifth food group… Let’s see if you can figure out what it is on the NHS Eat Well Guide: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/?tabname=food-and-diet

Task 3:

Today we will be looking at the nutritional differences between carbohydrates, fibres, fats, proteins and water and how they effect our bodies in different ways.

Have a look at the information below to find out more:

Are all fats bad for you? And what do we use them for? Find out in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhdoPEu66c8 

The human body is made of about 60% water. Water is needed to perform many functions of the body. Watch this video to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31F0laJjyy8 


https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/25710412

23.06.2020 Maths, Computing, PSHE and Spelling

Good morning Year 4!

Here are your Maths, Computing, PSHE and Spelling activities for this week. *For Maths, the answers are at the bottom of the blog so you can self-mark or mark with an adult.*

Maths
You will need a pencil, ruler and the A4 squared Maths book that you were given.

Interpret and present data 

The pictogram shows the number of ice creams sold in a shop.

How many vanilla ice creams were sold?

What mistake has Annie made?

How many chocolate ice creams were sold?

How many strawberry ice creams were sold?

7 mint chocolate ice creams were sold.
Complete the pictogram to show this.

The bar chart shows the number of children who went on holiday to some different countries.

Complete the table using the information in the bar chart.
How many children visited Spain?
How many children visited France?
How many children visited the USA?
How many children visited the UK?
How many children visited Italy?

Complete the pictogram using the information in the bar chart using the key.

Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare angles up to two right angles by size.

A right angle is 90 degrees.

An acute angle is less than 90 degrees.

An obtuse angle is bigger than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.

Match the angles to the labels.

Label the angles: acute, obtuse, or right angle.

Compare the 2 angles.

Do you agree with Teddy? Explain your answer.

Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes

A line of symmetry is a line that cuts a shape exactly in half. This means that if you were to fold the shape along the line, both halves would match exactly. If you place a mirror along the line, the shape will remain unchanged.

Click here to begin the lesson about symmetry: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-lines-of-symmetry-within-2-d-shapes

Tick the shapes that have at least one line of symmetry.

Draw one line of symmetry on each shape.

Is there more than one possible answer for each?

Shade a maximum (total) of 8 squares to make a symmetrical shape.

Computing
It is important that you remember ways to stay safe while using the internet.

Play this game, try to avoid the obstacles, and answer the online safety questions correctly to get to the next level!

Click the link to play: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

PSHE
Aim: I know that reflecting on positive and happy experiences can help me to counteract disappointment

Reflect on your time staying at home over the past few months.

Although this was really tough for most of us, what positives can you take from this experience?

Write a diary entry of your best lockdown day. 

Remember a diary must explain your thoughts and feelings from that day and how it kept you positive.  Also, remember to write in the first person.

Spelling (word families)

Here are your spellings for this week. You can use look, cover, spell, check to help you remember.

And here is a link to an online dictionary to find the meaning of a word: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/

sincere
sincerely
insincere
sincerest
sincerity
active
inactive
actively
activate
deactivate

Can you use the word in a sentence?

*ANSWERS FOR MATHS*

Interpret and present data

8 vanilla ice creams were sold.

Annie has counted the number of pictures of ice creams on the pictogram. She needs to multiply 6 x 2 = 12 chocolate ice creams.

12 chocolate ice creams were sold.

3 strawberry ice creams were sold.

7 mint choc ice creams were sold.

Complete the table using the information in the bar chart.

Complete the pictogram using the information in the bar chart.

Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes

Tick the shapes that have at least one line of symmetry.

Draw one line of symmetry on each shape.

Shade a maximum (total) of 8 squares to make a symmetrical shape.

Here is one example.

This week’s P4C 23.6.20

Thinking Game

How are these two items connected? Can you think of other items that are connected in some way? How are they connected? Can you fine two items that are connected with a theme for example the same colour or material?

Big Question

Click the picture above to listen to the story of the Tin Forest. After you have watched it, think about the following questions:

When does something become litter? Can we have litter in nature?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I would like to add…
  • I would like to challenge… because……

 Follow-up question

Whose responsibility is it to stop litter becoming a problem for us?

This week’s P4C 16.6.20

Thinking Game

Would you rather…

Would you rather have a cool photo to show your friends or help someone with nobody knowing?

Big Question

Should we give animals more respect than this?

How should we treat animals?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…