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05.05.2020 Year 4 Learning Tasks

Make sure to look at the Art activity and ‘Healthy Lives’ blog for more fun exercises to keep you active!

Good morning Year 4 – here are your tasks for the week. If you are stuck or want to share your learning, parents can email us on the Year 4 email address. Remember if commenting on posts the teachers need to approve them so they might not show up straight away.

Maths (rounding to the nearest 10)

When rounding to the nearest 10, we look at the ones column. If the ones are 4 or less, we round down. If the ones are 5 or more we round the number up to the next 10.

73 rounds down to 70 because it is closer to 70 and there are 3 ones.

Round these numbers to the nearest 10.
1. 72
2. 163
3. 767
4. 345
5. 1,945

If you still need help, click here. The video will explain how to round to 10 and 100.

Maths reasoning question

Writing task

Read the beginning of this story.

As I sat amongst the leaves, an old oak tree caught my attention. I squinted wearily – the branches were growing right before my eyes! I stared harder as the vines edged towards me; the whole forest was expanding faster and faster, engulfing everything in its path…

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OK this is a ‘Whomping Willow’ from Harry Potter, not an oak tree. But use it for inspiration!!

Can you continue this story?

Questions to think about:
What is happening in the forest?
Why is it happening?
How will the story end?


Success Criteria:
– Make sure the story ‘flows’
– Use a range of sentence openers (-ed openers, ly openers and fronted adverbials)
– Use exciting vocabulary

Reading
(VIPERS)

Thinking about a book you’ve read at school or home, can you draw a timeline or create a storyboard?

Include all the main events.

Here is an example of a storyboard summary:

Science

This week’s science lesson is all about refraction, following on from last week’s lesson about reflection.

Click here to start the lesson!

Spelling

This week’s spellings are words with the suffix -ous

1. adventurous
2. anonymous
3. disastrous
4. enormous
5. fabulous
6. hazardous
7. miraculous
8. mischievous
9. mountainous
10. prosperous

VE Day Activity!

Friday 8th May is a special day because it marks the 75th anniversary of ‘VE day’, or ‘Victory in Europe day’ – the end of the second world war in Europe.

The second world war (or WW2) lasted for 6 years (1939-45) and people in many countries around the world were affected. The German army, led by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland in 1939 because he wanted to take some of their land. France and Britain declared war on Germany because they didn’t think what Germany was doing was right, then Italy joined with Germany. Gradually other countries in Europe and around the world became involved with either the Allies (France and Britain) or the Axis powers (Germany and Italy).

Life during the Second World War was very difficult. We mark special days like VE Day to remember the many millions of people who fought and died during World War II.

You are going to become photo detectives.

Look carefully at the photo and answer these questions:
• What do I know after looking at this source?
• What can I infer from the source? What guesses can I make?
• What does the source not tell me?
• What else would I like to find out? What other questions do I need to ask?

Click this link to find out more about VE day!

Art

This week’s object is a roof finial (decoration) that comes from 13th century Oxford.

You can create a portrait, make a model out of plasticine or do something else!

Here are some helpful links to develop your art skills:

A step by step guide for drawing a portrait.

A short video about drawing portraits and using different media

You could make a portrait using clay, play-dough or Plasticine. Here is a recipe for play-dough and a link of how to make a play-dough portrait.

Have a look at the responses so far! What do you feel like creating today?

Once you have completed your creative response just take a photo and send it with your name and class to year5@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

RRS (Right of the week) Activity

This Week’s P4C 5.5.20

Thinking Game

What ingredients are needed to enable you to have privacy?

Big Question

The school has been asked to take part in the Panopticon Project. There will be cameras with sound recording in all classrooms and other areas of the school, inside and out (excluding toilets).

All film will be stored for three months. Film of pupils or staff who are a cause for concern can be kept for a longer period.

Recording everything will help teachers to deal with poor behaviour. It will provide proof of bad choices. The film can also be shared with parents via email, so that they can see their children’s misbehaving. It should eliminate bullying and ensure that children are kind and helpful to one another.

It will also help senior managers to improve teaching, as they can watch any lesson and tell teachers where they are going wrong.

We expect the best thing about the Panopticon will stopping problems before they start. Both pupils and teachers will know that someone could be watching. Those who are doing as they should, have nothing to fear. Indeed, Panopticon will help us reward good behaviour and excellent teaching.

We trust that you like this idea, but if you should have any concerns please write to the Governor responsible, Albie Sinew.

Does everyone have the right to privacy even if they are doing something wrong?

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…

Year 4 28.04.2020 Learning Tasks

Good morning Year 4,
Here are your tasks for the week. If you are stuck or want share your learning, parents can email us on the Year 4 email address. Remember if commenting on posts the teachers need to approve them so they might not show up straight away.

Maths (adding fractions)

Word problem:
Joanne eats 3/8 of a bunch of grapes; David eats 2/8 of the same bunch.

What fraction of grapes did they eat altogether?

What fraction of grapes is left?

Reasoning:

If you need help, click here. The videos will explain how to add fractions with the same denominator.

28.04.2020 Spellings

For this week’s spellings the context of the word is important.
For example, which one is correct?
It is raining outside today.
It is reigning outside today.

English
Reading

Pick one of the books that you have read at home and answer the following questions below.

Writing
Write a story about this photo. and give it a name.

Success Criteria:
Can you include…
Fronted adverbials for where, when, how

Inverted commas for direct speech
Powerful verbs – whimpered, screamed, disappeared, twisted and sobbed

Science

Here is an online lesson to help you learn about reflection. Click here to get started.

28.04.2020 RRS Activity

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Remember to visit the ‘Healthy Lives’ blog to keep you active!

This week’s P4C 28.4.20

Starter Game: Get Moving!

Pair up. One in each pair is the robot, the other gives instructions for putting on a shoe, making a cup of tea or other action. Robot can only do exactly as told.

Big Question

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Charlie’s dad loses his job to a robot.  Are there any jobs robots could never do?  Why/Why not?

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…

Extra thought…

What are the pros and cons of robots doing jobs that used to be done by humans?

21.04.2020 Learning Tasks

Good morning Year 4 – we hope you have had a restful break.
Here are your tasks for the week. Remember if you are stuck or want share your learning, parents can email us on the Year 4 email address. Remember if commenting on posts, that the teachers need to approve them so they might not show up straight away.

Maths (multiplication)

Example
If 7 x 2 = 14…
70 x 2 = 140

The answer is 140 because 70 is 10 times bigger than 7, so we multiply 14 by 10 = 140.

Use your knowledge of the 7 times table to calculate:

Maths Challenge
True or false?

Explain your answer.
Prove it using a drawing.

21.04.2020
Spellings

How to learn spellings:
Jumble up the letters and see if you can spell the word correctly.
Why not create a rap or rhyme to help you learn your spellings?
Look, cover, write, check is also a tried and tested strategy to help you learn your spellings, have fun!

1. Interest
2. Island
3. Knowledge
4. Learn
5. Length
6. Library
7. Material
8. Medicine
9. Mention
10. Minute

Reading (vocabulary focus)

Re-read a chapter from your book.
Pick out 10 words that you think are powerful that you could use in your own writing.

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Writing
One day, you find this door at the corner of your room.

Questions to think about:
Do you open the door?
What can you see, hear, feel?
What is behind it?
Who uses that door?
Where does the door take you?

Science (revision)

Can you match the key words to A, B, C and D?
Key words
precipitation, surface run-off, condensation, evaporation

Can you describe what happens during the water cycle using the key words?

Make sure to visit our healthy lives blog to find activities to keep you active at this time!

Article of the week

Article 24- the right to good quality healthcare, clean water, nutritious food, a clean environment and education on health and well-being.

We would like you to think about how you are accessing your right to health and well-being this week. This includes:

  • Enough sleep – at least 8 hours
  • Nutritious food – fruit and vegetables
  • Water
  • Good hygiene – keeping clean, particularly your hands
  • Exercise
  • A clean environment
  • Feeling safe, secure and respected
  • Health care – To see a doctor or a nurse when you need to.

Try these activities to help you to think about Article 24:

Handwashing with Leena

This week’s P4C 21.4.20

Starter Game: Say something…

Say something positive about each member of your family.  What do you admire about them?

Big Question

The giraffes evolved over time to help them survive in the wild.  

How do you think humans might evolve in the future to help them adapt to a world with limitless technology and climate change as factors? Can humans better themselves even more?

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…

Easter Holiday Fun!

Easter Holiday Activities

First and foremost, thank you for all your work over the past couple of weeks, we really appreciate your hard work and determination to continue your learning from home. Now, use this holiday time to relax, have fun and spend time together as a family.  However, if you run out of ideas, we’ve thought of some things to keep you busy. Remember your parents can email us pictures of your activities to year4@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk

Stay home, stay safe and look after yourselves. We miss each and every one of you.

Take care from Mrs Milne, Ms Johal and Mrs Islam ☺️

English:

Also, remember David Walliams is reading stories every day at 11am

PE Project!

Now that it is the Easter holidays, we can really focus on keeping ourselves fit and healthy.  You are used to walking to school and having playtimes and lunchtimes to keep you active, as well as the Daily Mile and your weekly PE sessions.  Staying indoors doesn’t mean we have to lose all that fitness we have built up, so I have a plan!

Part 1: Create your own circuit of exercises like Joe Wicks, but make up your own moves and timings etc.  

Here is an example of some moves

Part 2: Make up a dance linked to the music from your favourite film.  Remember dance is just a sequence of movements to music.  Once you have put all the moved together and practises it a few times.  Try teaching it to a brother, sister or adult.  I bet you’ll have lots of laughs while trying to learn the moves.  

Art:

TOILET PAPER ROLL PLAY (Ha)

Step 3

Take photos of your character in different locations (on a balcony, garden or at home!)