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. 😊
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/
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.
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?
mistake has Annie made?
many chocolate ice creams were sold?
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?
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……
Whose responsibility is it to stop litter becoming a problem for us?