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 reply – make 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 emailyear4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

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/

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.

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 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

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 Morris: https://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.

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)

band

banned

past (adjective)

passed (verb)

cheap

cheep

manner

manor

wear

where

hear

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)

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

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

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

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

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?

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:

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:

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

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.

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?