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14.07.2020 Year 4 Competition Entry and Summer Activities!

Hello Year 4! Since this is the final week of school, this weeks theme is slightly different than the home learning tasks your teachers have previously set. This week, we will be focusing on some fun activities (and a competition!) you can take part in over the summer.

To celebrate 80 years of Puffin Books, Into Film and Puffin books are hosting Big Dreams on Screen, a creative competition to inspire all of you storytellers!

If you would like to be with a chance of having your idea transformed into a film, you need to enter this competition!  The winner’s film will also be premiered at their local cinema during the Into Film Festival in November 2020 and you will also get 80 Puffin books for your school! 10 lucky runners-up will also be given a Puffin goody-bag filled with books. Remember, the judges will be looking for imagination and creativity!

To enter, all you have to do is create a storyboard explaining your big dream. You might want to base your entry on your own personal life goals, your wildest dreams, or even something inspired by your favourite Puffin Book!

Try to use a variety of camera shots in your storyboard, and use the notes boxes on the activity sheet to add further detail to your entry. 

To download the entry form and activity sheet above, please follow this link https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/puffin-big-dreams-on-screen-competitionand scroll down until you find this download link:

For inspiration, play the How to Storyboard video below, where you will be shown how a storyboard is created as well as a variety of different camera shots and their purposes.

https://vimeo.com/94531189

Along with having their idea transformed into a film, the winner will get 80 Puffin books for their school and 10 lucky runners-up will get a Puffin goody-bag filled with books. Remember, the judges will be looking for imagination and creativity!

The competition is open for those aged 7-12 years, and entries are open until 3 August 2020. For full terms and conditions, please visit: https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/puffin-big-dreams-on-screen-competition 

If you are looking for some more fun activities to complete over the summer holiday, have a look at the Thomas Buxton KS2 Countdown to School calendar for ideas! Don’t forget to hold on to any work you do complete so you can show your new teacher when you come back in September!

To find out more information about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, please head over to the Thomas Buxton blog at: https://www.thomasbuxton.towerhamlets.sch.uk/blogs/blog/2020/07/13/summer-reading-challenge-2020/ 

The National Literacy Trust have also provided some great resources – audio books, tutorials and films – for you to explore over the summer. Head over to the Thomas Buxton blog to find out more about the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone: http://www.thomasbuxton.towerhamlets.sch.uk/blogs/blog/2020/07/13/national-literacy-trust/ 

This Week’s P4C 14.7.20

Thinking Game

How would you describe an elephant to someone who has never seen one?

Would you rather give up chocolate or crisps?

Biq Question

New Beginnings

Think about next year…
Is change a good thing? How are you going to change? What is going to change for you?

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……


14.07.2020 Maths, Computing, PSHE and Spellings

Good morning Year 4, here are this week’s (and final) home learning activities!
Well done to all of you keeping up with the home learning activities.
Have you completed the pen portrait and sent it to your new teacher yet? Make sure to check the summer homework blog post and writing competition!
Have a restful, safe summer break. We are all looking forward to seeing you next term.

Maths

Lesson 1 (compare and order angles)

Here are two angles.

Which angle is obtuse? ______

Which angle is acute? _______

What type of angle is angle X? _______

What type of angle is angle Y? _______

Which angle is smaller? ___________________

Order the angles from greatest to smallest.

Lesson 2 (triangles)

Tick all the triangles.

Match the type of triangle to the definition.

Draw each triangle in the grid.

Lesson 3 (quadrilaterals)

This is a right angle.

I have marked the right angles on the square.

Can you mark all the right angles on the shapes?

Lesson 4 (complete a symmetric figure)

Complete the shapes according to the lines of symmetry.

Name each shape once you have drawn it.

Reflect the shapes in the given mirror line.

Computing

Positive and negative attention online
Alfie is live streaming while playing his favourite game. He notices some comments on his stream. Can you help him decide if these examples of positive attention or negative attention?

*COMPUTING ANSWERS*

PSHE

Write a letter to your new teacher!

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Write a letter to your new Year 5 teacher explaining what you are looking forward to and what you hope for. Also, remember to tell them a little bit about yourself so they can get to know how awesome you are!

Remember to lay out your letter using the correct letter format as seen below.

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SPELLINGS
CVC word and CCVC words -ing -er -est

patting
patted
humming
hummed
dropping
dropped
sadder
saddest
runner
runny

*ANSWERS FOR MATHS*
Lesson 1 (compare and order angles)

Lesson 2 (triangles)

Lesson 3 (quadrilaterals)

Shapes C, D and E have no right angles.

A square has 4 equal sides and 4 right angles.

Lesson 4 (complete a symmetric figure)

07.07.2020 Maths, Computing, PSHE and Spellings

Good morning Year 4, here are your Maths, Computing, PSHE and Spelling activities for this week. The answers for Maths are at the bottom of the blog, so you can self-mark or mark with an adult! Please send any work to the email address: year4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Maths

Lesson 1 (divide 1-digit by 10)
Click here to start lesson: https://vimeo.com/425565628

What number is represented? _______________

Complete the division.

What number is represented? _____________

Complete the division.

Here is a one-digit number on a place value chart.

Complete the division.

Lesson 2 (divide 1 or 2-digits by 100)
Click here to start the lesson: https://vimeo.com/425565990

Draw counters to show 8 on the place value chart.

Complete the division.

Draw counters to show 80 on the place value chart.

Complete the division.

Complete the calculations.

Use the place value chart to help you.

Lesson 3 (draw on a grid)

*Remember you go along the corridor, then up the stairs*

The cards show the coordinates of six points.

Plot and label the points on the grid.

Here are the coordinates of the vertices of a shape.

Plot the points on the grid.

What shape have you created? ___________________

Two vertices of a triangle are shown on the grid.

What are the coordinates of the two vertices shown?

Give a possible coordinate for the third vertex if the triangle is right-angled.

Lesson 4 (describe movements on a grid)

Here is a map of part of a town.

Computing

‘Alfie and the gamer’

It is safest to play games online with people you know in real life.

Read the scenario.

Someone Alfie doesn’t know has messaged him asking him to play a game. The gamer keeps saying things to try to make him play and Alfie is feeling uncomfortable.

Can you help Alfie by writing down the different ways the gamer is trying to get him to play?

What should Alfie do next?

PSHE

Aim: I can identify the contributions made by myself and others to the group’s achievement

Make a group poster at school or even with siblings or family members named, Tips To Be A Successful Year 4, with the intended audience being Year 3 children. 

What tips do you wish you had known before starting year 4? How can you help the Year 3s get ready? How did you made sure you had a successful year 4?

Make sure to make your poster bright and engaging, with clear text, so the Year 3s don’t miss it!

Spelling
Homophones
-s is the verb
-c is the noun

Practise
Practice
Devise
Device
Advise
Advice
License
Licence

*ANSWERS FOR MATHS*

Lesson 1 (divide 1-digit by 10)

Lesson 2 (divide 1 or 2-digits by 100)

Lesson 3 (draw on a grid)

You created a rectangle.

Lesson 4 (describe a movement on a grid)



06.07.2020 Work of Work Home Learning Tasks

On Wednesday 8th July 2020, there will be a KS2 webinar, related to our World of Work theme, where you can ask people in different career fields about their jobs. Key Stage Two (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) will have their webinar from 1:00-1:45. To register and join the event, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3226286381634598156

Check the products in your home to see if they have the Fairtrade sticker!

This week’s P4C 7.7.20

Thinking Game

Would you rather?

Would you rather have pride or beauty? Explain why?

Big Question

Growth mindset:

  • What are you most proud of this year?
  • What is a target you are working on for next year?
  • Is self-reflection important? Why?

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……