Welcome to Year 4
Summer Term One
WELL DONE,YEAR FOUR!!
What a half term! It has been wonderful to see all of the children return to school and to be hear for a whole half term. We have had a brilliant time and the children have been absolutely incredible. We've been blown away by their excellent behaviour, positivity and enthusiasm - WOW. WOW.WOW!!!
We look forward to many more weeks together in school; we have lots of fun things planned.
Half term homework.
The children have tried so hard since the return and it has been wonderful to have a full interrupted term to spend time with them! As well as the amazing work they’ve produced in school, they’ve created some wonderful homework too – so thank you!
We are well aware that this break will be the first opportunity many children will have had to go on holiday and visit family and friends so we do not want to set masses of formal homework. Here are some activities that we would love to keep ticking over.
Children have made really pleasing progress and take great satisfaction in getting higher scores each week.
It is really beneficial for the children to know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12 and after the holidays we will be doing our MTC activity.
To help children develop their knowledge, it is really important that they can all count in steps. This could be practised at various point during the day – e.g. As they climb the stairs to bed, they could count in 6s; as they brush their hair, they could count in 7s; as they take strides in the park, they could count in 8s. They could even count in 12s for the whole of a long car journey to see their relatives! ; )
We have been going through the Year Three and Four common exception words and there are still some that children are finding tricky. Each week, they have been creating their own personal spelling lists and have used a range of strategies to practise them. They have the spelling lists in the front of their home learning books them to continue to work on.
We want to encourage the children to record what they have been reading, even over the holidays. Remember, it doesn’t just have to be a book, it might be a website, magazine or even a set of instructions.
With the children finally having things to fill their day, they may want to write a diary of what thy have been up to over the holidays – we would love to read them!
This week we would like the children to complete the 'Growing Up' time line worksheet. This task asks the children to consider different activities they were able to achieve at different times in their lives. If the children would like to bring in photos taken from when they were a baby or an event that they are proud of.
Spellings- this week will focus on the spelling on a range of homophones.
The children have shown so much enthusiasm about WW2 so far, it has been so much fun to teach.
This week, we would like the children to find out about air raid shelters as next week we will be imagining what it would be like to have lived through an air raid.
The children can show what they have learnt in a variety of ways.
- Make their own model of an air raid shelter (you may need longer than one weekend to do this, so we don’t mind if it is not in next week)
- Make a booklet or power point about different kinds of air raid shelters.
- Find some images or photographs of some shelters.
- Draw your own picture of an air raid shelter.
The spellings this week will focus on words which all contain the long vowel ‘a’ sound (ay) made in different ways. 14.05 ay phoneme.doc
Next week, the children will begin their new Maths topic, 'Time'. In preparation for this we have provided some resources that highlight what the objectives are for this topic and some suggested activities to begin practising. See if you can create any games that you can share in class that will help your understanding of 'time'.
The spellings this week will focus on the use of 'ch' in spellings that sounds like 'sh'. 07.05 ch as sh.doc
This half term, the children will be learning about ‘Electricity’ as their science topic. Safety with electricity is vitally important. Please can you research tips for keeping safe and present the information in a way of your choice (this could be as an information text, poster, booklet, PowerPoint, song….)
The spellings for this week will focus on the suffix 'cian'. 24.04 cian.docx
This week we are asking the children to practise spellings and to use their knowledge of multiplication to create an informative poster about patterns they have found.
Week Beginning 1.03.21
Well, I'm sure many of you will be delighted to hear that this will be the last ‘Home Learning’ grid as we will be welcoming you back to school on Monday 8th March. In preparation for your return, we are going to be very busy getting everything ready so you will notice that zoom sessions will be Monday and Friday only. We have to say, we have thoroughly enjoyed all of our live sessions and that's all because of the efforts of so many of the children every single day!!! Can we offer a gigantic thank you to all parents and carers for your endless support...I bet you can't wait for a week where you don't have our voices echoing through your homes every morning.
We are really looking forward to all being together again - not long now!
|01.03 Ma Blank Board Game Template 3.doc||Download|
|01.03 Ma Board Game template.pdf||Download|
|01.03 Ma Ideas for board games.docx||Download|
|02.03 Ma Blank Board game template 2.docx||Download|
|02.03 Ma top trumps templates.docx||Download|
|03.03 Instructions Writing Frame Template Differentiated.pdf||Download|
|04.03 Ma The Mystery of the Winning World Book Day Costume.pdf||Download|
|05.03 Ma Area-board-game.pdf||Download|
|05.03 Ma Decimal-Place-Value-Riddle-Challenge-Cards.pdf||Download|
|05.03 Ma equivalent-fractions-and-decimals-wall_ver_2.pdf||Download|
Week Beginning 22.02.21
A new week means a new grid. Hopefully there won't be too many more of these until we're finally back together again.
|22.02 Eng Its As Easy As poem.docx||Download|
|22.02 Ma Green Challenge football.pdf||Download|
|22.02 Ma Orange Challenge Mystery Thief.pdf||Download|
|22.02 Ma Purple mystery challenge.pdf||Download|
|23.02 Eng which is your favourite poem.docx||Download|
|23.02 Ma answers orange.pdf||Download|
|23.02 Ma answers purple Fractions-of-an-amount.pdf||Download|
|23.02 Ma Green Fractions-of-a-quantity.pdf||Download|
|23.02 Ma Orange Fractions-of-a-set-of-objects.pdf||Download|
|23.02 Ma purple Group-Fractions-of-an-amount.pdf||Download|
Please find a range of short videos detailing the poetic devices that can be used, this will support the follow-up task from today's LIVE Lesson.
Happy Half Term!!!
We are so proud of every member of Year 4!
We thoroughly enjoyed reading and sharing your news articles this week. Here are some examples.
Week beginning 08.02.21
Our final week of home learning before half term....enjoy!
|08.02 Art template.jpg||Download|
|08.02 Ma Chinese New Year Mystery.pdf||Download|
|08.02 Ma orange mystery.pdf||Download|
|08.02 Ma valentines chocolates mystery.pdf||Download|
|08.02 Pictures as a writing stimulus.docx||Download|
|09.02 Ma Fractions Greater Than 1 sub challenge.pdf||Download|
|09.02 Ma green fractions greater than one.pdf||Download|
|09.02 Ma purple challenge Fractions-Greater-than-1.pdf||Download|
Hello Everyone, we have now released the 'Escape Room' activities for English, Good Luck!
Week Beginning 01.02.21
Children's Mental Health Week - Express Yourself.
This week, lots of the activities are linked to mental health and wellbeing. It is so important to take care of ourselves during this uncertain time so there are a variety of tasks to choose from to support this. Feel free to pick and choose as you wish and we would love you to send any feedback on things that have worked well. Enjoy!!!
|01.02 Ma green and purple answers.pdf||Download|
|01.02 Ma green and purple pirate (1).pdf||Download|
|01.02 Ma orange mystery and answers.pdf||Download|
|02.02 Eng Express Yourself.docx||Download|
|02.02 Ma fractions submarine challenges.pdf||Download|
|02.02 Ma orange fractions.pdf||Download|
|02.02 Ma submarine challenges answers.pdf||Download|
|02.02 Wellb Around the House Scavenger Hunt.pdf||Download|
|02.02 Wellb nature-walk-scavenger-hunt.pdf||Download|
|03.02 Eng Express yourself body outline.docx||Download|
Week Beginning 25.01.21
Here are the details for Week Four's home learning grid.
|25.01 Eng Quotes.docx||Download|
|25.01 Ma colour by multiplication.pdf||Download|
|25.01 Ma magic squares.pdf||Download|
|25.01 Ma sudoku-4-x-4-activity-sheet-english_ver_1.pdf||Download|
|25.01 Ma sudoku-6-x-6-activity-sheet-english_ver_1.pdf||Download|
|25.01 ways to fill your day.docx||Download|
|26.01 Eng news story ideas.docx||Download|
|26.01 Eng Planning your News Article.docx||Download|
|26.01 Joe Wicks exercise cards.pdf||Download|
|26.01 Ma Green more methods of x.pdf||Download|
Week Beginning 18.01.21
We've seen some amazing home learning so far; we hope you are enjoying the tasks. If you and your family have been doing anything particularly creative that you have enjoyed, get in touch and we could recommend it to other families!
21.01 conjunctions activities
|18.01 Orange Factor Pairs.docx||Download|
|18.01 Green pair factors.pdf||Download|
|18.01 purple common factors extras.pdf||Download|
|18.01 common factors purple answers.pdf||Download|
|18.01 Factor Pairs Word Problem.docx||Download|
|19.01 Green Activities.docx||Download|
|19.01 Multiplication Grid.docx||Download|
|19.01 Orange activities.docx||Download|
Just look at all Year 4's achievements last week, wonderful work!
Week Beginning 11.01.21
Just a few extras
Here is the link for factors as requested earlier, learn all there is to know about what they are.
Revision of the 5W'S
Features of a Newspaper
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|11.01 Rules and Laws powerpoint.ppt||Download|
|11.01 Vocabulary for maths operations.docx||Download|
|12.01 problems involving maths operations.docx||Download|
|12.01 Science Particle Properties.pdf||Download|
|13.01 checklist for key features of News article.docx||Download|
|13.01 Divide-by-1-and-itself answers.pdf||Download|
|13.01 extra news article.docx||Download|
|13.01 Multiply-by-1-and-0 answers.pdf||Download|
Week Beginning: 04/01/21
We are so sorry that we are in this situation again, please keep positive and keep your smiles shining bright. Please find attached the home learning grid for this week. We look forward to seeing your lovely faces on Zooms during the week!
If you would like some additional activities please find attachments below.
Home Learning 30.11.20
Afternoon! Please find attached the home learning grid and Zoom time table for next week.
COLOUR CHALLENGES: The colour groups link to the colour challenges children choose at school. If they find a concept a bit tricky, they may start with orange, if they feel comfortable, they move to green and if they feel very confident they may want to try purple.
SHARING LEARNING: If you feel you need feedback, help, support or that your child would benefit/ be more motivated by instant praise and input from their teacher, feel free to email any work of your choice. Our aim is to support families as much as we can and to celebrate learning rather than to make it a further chore for parents. Please share as you see fit in your circumstances.
Wednesday 2nd December, 2020
Follow on task for maths
Tuesday 1st December, 2020
The Snowman resources
Calling all Year 4 mathematicians, here's a useful link all about perimeter, there's a quiz to take at the end!
Here's the next step, follow this tutorial.
|1. sion and tion spellings.ppt||Download|
|2. 27.11 sion spelling list.docx||Download|
|3. ORANGE AND GREEN Perimeter-of-a-rectangle-2019.pdf||Download|
|4. ORANGE and GREEN perimeter of rectangles.pdf||Download|
|5. ORANGE AND GREEN Perimeter problems.pdf||Download|
|6. GREEN and PURPLE Perimeter-of-rectilinear-shapes.pdf||Download|
|7. GREEN AND PURPLE perimeter problems.docx||Download|
|8. PURPLE Calculate-perimeter-2019.pdf||Download|
|9. EXTRA Measure-perimeter-2019.pdf||Download|
|10. Trip Advisor review task.docx||Download|
EXTRAS: We have a wealth of materials, should you require anything else.
|PURPLE x 10, 100, 1000.pdf||Download|
|PURPLE div 10, 100, 1000.pdf||Download|
Home Learning 25.11.20
We are so sad that our return was so short lived and all we can say is that we are here to support you with anything at all.
Please find attached the details of the home learning for this week along with some supplementary resources. We'll keep adding extra tasks should you need them.
Please keep checking Parent Hub for all the updates about our live lessons.
Take care; we're missing you already.
Purple Mathematicians, here's something to stretch you understanding of multiplying by 10,100 and 1000 also an opportunity to revise factors. Take the tutorial and take part in the activities provided.
Send in your workings out!
Orange and Green Mathematicians, here's something a little extra to support your understanding of multiplying by 10 and 100.
Select the first two lessons.
|1. The Romans ORANGE.pdf||Download|
|2. The Romans ORANGE QAs.pdf||Download|
|3. The Romans GREEN.pdf||Download|
|4. The Romans GREEN QAs.pdf||Download|
|5. The Romans PURPLE.pdf||Download|
|6. The Romans PURPLE q and a.pdf||Download|
|7. Spelling list short u phoneme.docx||Download|
|8. Divide by 10.pptx||Download|
|9. ORANGE multiplying-by-10-and-100-activity-sheet-.pdf||Download|
|10. GREEN challenge Multiply by 10.pdf||Download|
What a fantastic day we had, you all looked superb! Year 4 you really made us so very proud, the effort made by all was a great celebration of this important date in our school calendar. We certainly were busy making shields, helmets, daggers and completing some Roman mosaic designs. We really enjoyed hearing about your knowledge of this topic. A very successful day, thank you to you all!
4G had a wonderful Zoom lesson today, where were got to share our opinions on a huge range of texts. Out of the the whole class, there was not a single repetition in terms of the books that were chosen so it really shows what diverse readers we have!
I have complied a list of all the books that were discussed and I have also attached a recommended reading list for Lower Key Stage Two pupils! Remember, these books can be enjoyed independently or are lovely to share as a family. Happy reading!
Extra Maths Resources
We know how much you all love Maths and we're always impressed by your positive attitudes to success. Here are some extra resources to consolidate your understanding or to extend your knowledge further.
Why not discover the wonders of the measurement system with Gareth Metcalfe as you explore what makes the metric measuring system so successful.
Take the opportunity to practise your skills of accurate measuring and familiarise yourself with the appropriate unit of measure for a variety of objects.
Visit this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcbwr2p
Visit this link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9dp7yc
Worksheet 1 Comparing length and height.pdf
Worksheet 2 Comparing lengths.pdf
Any of our mathematicians can use any of these resources, test yourself, practise to consolidate your understanding.
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES wk 16.11.20
Hello. It is so lovely to see that so many of you have already taken part in our live lessons. We will be continuing with them all next week so please keep an eye out for details on Parent Hub.
Below you will find the learning grid for this week. It outlines the content of our live lessons and and pre learning and follow up tasks that we hope the children will enjoy completing.
Please click the link below to find a copy of this week's spellings (the second set of ous words that we practiced on Friday)
|2. Live lesson follow up measures.docx||Download|
|3. Orange Challenge Equivalent-lengths-m-and-cm.pdf||Download|
|5. Understanding Kilometres.pdf||Download|
|7. T2-H-035-Roman-Army-Powerpoint (1).pptx||Download|
|8. The Roman army.docx||Download|
|9. The Roman Arm1.docx||Download|
|10. Roman Army Formations and outfit.docx||Download|
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES wk 11.11.20
We have a wealth of resources and we would rather share too much than not enough. GO with your child's interests and please just do what you can!
|ENGLISH. Fronted Adverbial Word Mat.pdf||Download|
|green and purple challenge solving-twostep-addition-and-subtraction-word-problems_ver_4.pdf||Download|
|orange challenge subtraction-word-problems-differentiated-activity-sheets.pdf||Download|
|Spot the Adverbial.pdf||Download|
|Spot the Missing Comma.pdf||Download|
November Year Group Closure.
Good Morning! Hope everyone is OK after the news yesterday that Year Four will not be able to return to school until Friday 20th November. We understand that it is a disruption but our main priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all our families. Until we can return, we will be providing a range of resources to keep pupils busy. From Friday, we can also provide some live sessions over Zoom where children can join us to do some activities and have a catch up. Year Four staff we be available throughout the bubble closure, should you need anything, and can be contacted via email at LKS2@woodheysprimaryschool.co.uk
I will share some documents with you on here later today but until then, here are some very useful websites.
Welcome back to school! We are delighted to see everyone and it is lovely to be excited about the year ahead.
We sent out a welcome letter with the children today. If you didn't receive it, please find it attached below.
2020 - 2021 Home Learning.
Autumn Term 2
Welcome back everyone, so lovely to see all of your smiley faces this week, your positivity definitely keeps us all going.
This week in maths we have been revising the skill of subtraction and have explored a range of methods to calculate the answers. Put your skills to the test and be a Subtraction Superhero!
This week we are concentrating on adding the suffix ‘ous’ to turn a noun into an adjective.
We just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all of Year 4 for their hard work and positivity throughout the half term. We are extremely proud of each and every one of them. They are excellent role models for Woodheys, a fantastic achievement.
This half term we have set a fun challenge that requires imagination and creativity, good luck!
This week we are concentrating on vowel sounds. The letter Y can make a long y sound or a short i vowel sound. There are also some other words that have a short i sound that a have some tricky parts to remember.
This week we are looking at adding the suffix ‘ly’ to a root word to change a word to an adverb. Sometimes a word may already end in a suffix ‘ful’ so it is important to remember to add ‘ly’ not just y.
In English, we have been using the book 'Lost Happy Endings' written by Carol Ann Duffy. We have been discussing the possibility of all the happy endings of bedtime stories being lost forever. This week, we have started to learn an alternative ending for 'The Three Little Pigs' and have ben putting actious to it in our Talk4Writing. We would like you to create your own alternative ending to a favourite traditional story. Maybe in your ending the slipper doesn't fit Cinderella. Or how about Goldilocks is charged with trespassing. We look forward to hearing your endings next Friday 16th October.
SPELLINGS We have continued to look at suffixes this week.
We have been looking at how 'ful' can be added to a noun (such as wonder) to create an adjective.
We then looks at how 'ly' can be added to adjectives to create adverbs.
In science, we have been learning about the different ways to classify vertebrates. We have asked the children to research some animals that are either mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird or fish - the more unusual the better. You can choose to present the information in any way you like. Your could produce a poster, booklet, information text or even something on the computer. If you make something that you want to send in to us, it can be emailed to LKS2@woodheysprimaryschool.co.uk (FAO: class teacher)
SPELLINGS We have been working a lot of suffixes recently and how they can be added to root words to create new words. We have been using the correct vocabulary to discuss words (such as identifying their word classes and talking about vowels and consonants).
This week, we have been looking at the suffix 'tion' and how it can be added to a verb to change it to a noun.
e.g. invite can become invitation. Please find the spelling list below
SPELLINGS We are continuing our work on homophones. If you need another copy of the list, click on the link below
We have four different lists to offer different levels of challenge. Click on the link below to access the spelling.
Times Table Order of Learning.
-2s, 5s and 10s
-4s and 8s
-3s and 6s
-7s, 9s, 11s
-all times tables.
-all division facts.
The children will have 3 minutes to complete 60 questions on their own personalised times tables sheet. Once they complete their sheet, they will move on to the next level. For the next few weeks, it may be that we revise some previously learnt times tables in order for us to assess pupils' confidence and speed.
AUTUMN TERM CURRICULUM:
English: Traditional Tales with a Twist
Maths: Place Value
Science: Animals and their Habitats
Art: Pop Art (Andy Warhol)
Reading records and books - Everyday (Children should be changing their own reading books in school).
PE Kits - Fridays
Homework - Given out on Fridays to be returned by the following Friday.
Spellings and times tables - Fridays
As part of the PSHCE curriculum the children will study a range of topics relating to real world issues.
Please see this document for more details.
Question stems for reading