Week beginning 19 October 2020

Sunday 18 October 2020

Hi everyone

We’re really missing you in school and we can’t wait to have you back. We hope you’re managing to stay happy, healthy and safe while you’re not with us here in school. You are still very much a part of our school community so please get in touch with us. You can email me at [email protected].

Here’s a short video message from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning is recapping some addition and subtraction from Year 3. Please use the following resources:

Add two three-digit numbers    video       worksheet         answers

Add two three-digit numbers    video        worksheet           answers

Subtract three-digit numbers     video       worksheet           answers

Subtract three-digit numbers      video    worksheet         answers

You don’t have to print the worksheet. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. In Y4, we’re concentrating on the 3,4 and 8 times table. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

Click for this week’s fluency text to build up fluency skills. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: We’ll be using the for our RIC lesson this week. Click here for the text and questions.

RIC stands for:

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 3: Read this article from First News, a newspaper for children, and complete the activity.

Day 4: Read your fluency or RIC text again. Next, do one of the following:

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this sheet.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Activity 1: I’d like you to write five some descriptive sentences about this picture. Once you’ve finished, complete some of the other activities

Activity 2: This week, we’re writing our character descriptions. If you planned your own last week, you can use this plan to help you. If you weren’t at home last week, use the images on the link to help you. Click here for the lesson.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Next half-term, we’re starting our topic about Ancient Greece. Complete this introductory lesson on Oak National Academy

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Science

Last week, we learnt about why bee numbers are declining in the UK and around the world. This week, we’d like you to make your own bee hotel to help increase bee populations. Read this webpage and follow the instructions. Or, look at this document.

If you don’t have bamboo canes, just use twigs but leave enough of a gap for the bees to nest between the sticks.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)