Year 4 Home Learning

Week Beginning 18 January 2021

Posted on Friday 15 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 18 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

 Tuesday 19 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Thursday 21 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Friday 22 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

 

Week beginning 11 January 20

Posted on Sunday 10 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

Monday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video   reading text

Writing texts: video         quiz

Writing skills: video

Spelling: video                  word list

Science and topic: video                              maps

RE: Video

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Tuesday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video   reading text

Writing skills: video

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic: video

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Wednesday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video    resource   video2 (Me reading Ch1)

Writing skills: video         word mat

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic: video                              quiz

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Thursday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary: video

Reading skills: video    RIC and Text

Writing skills: video

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic:    Video                    Rock factfiles                    Classification key

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

Friday

Maths: video      worksheet           answers

Reading fluency and vocabulary:  video

Reading skills: video    resource

Writing skills: video   word mat 1     word mat 2

Writing grammar: video

Spelling: video

Science and topic:  video              maps           quiz

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day: 

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week. 

 

 

 

08 January 2021

Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

Today, we’re starting a new way of supporting home learning. Below you’ll find seven lessons with videos to follow created by teachers in your school and in other schools in the federation. It should give you a taster of how we’re planning on delivering your lessons from now onwards. Next week, there will be a maths lesson from White Rose Maths Hub as well.

Don’t forget you can send some of your work to your teacher if you’d like to -we’d be particularly interested in any tasks that you found tricky, or ones that you feel particularly proud of. Email addresses can be found in Mr Roundtree’s recent communications.

Today’s lessons:

  • Reading (skills) : video   task
  • Reading (fluency and vocabulary) :  video
  • Writing (texts) :  video
  • Writing (skills): video
  • Spelling (Mrs Welsby):  video   *
  • Spelling (Mrs Valentine): video     *
  • Science and Topic : video       quiz

*From next week there will only be one spelling lesson a day. There’s an extra one today to introduce you to both teachers.

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

  • Times Tables Rock Stars (ask your teacher if you’ve forgotten your logins)
  • 5 minute moves
  • Spellings: Practise words that’ve you’ve been given to learn in previous weeks, using any of the spelling strategies we usually list.

Week beginning 05 January 2021

Posted on Monday 04 January 2021 by Mr Wilks

Hi everyone

We hope you’re all OK and managing to stay happy, healthy and safe.

Before you get stuck into your home learning, here’s a short video from Mr Wilks.

And, here’s your home learning for this week…

 

Maths

In school this week, we’re learning about perimeter and area. Children should use these resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 2:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          video    worksheet         answers

 

You don’t have to print the worksheets. 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.

 

Don’t forget to practise times tables on Times Table Rock Stars, too. We’re concentrating on the 9 times tables this week, but I’d like everyone to do at least one ‘sound check’ to see how you’re doing on everything. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.

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

 

 

Reading fluency

This is the text we’re using in class this week to build up fluency skills.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text in class to practise comprehension skills. RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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

Follow these lessons on persuasive writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

 

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning.)
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

 

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about geography – we’re learning about Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

Follow these lessons on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes from Oak National Academy. There are seven lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

 

Science

Our focus this half-term is Rocks and Soils.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link closely to what we’re been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use look at these lessons all about practical Science.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

 

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two or three of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Try working through this series of 25 lessons from the Association for Physical Education – do two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 5 minutes daily, plus 30 minutes for the longer PE lessons)

 

Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Music isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but here’s a series of lessons on pulse from Oak National Academy.

You could also explore some online maps and try to memorise some new countries, capitals, rivers and mountain ranges. These three lessons about Europe are worth checking out. You could also test your geography knowledge by doing some of these quizzes.

Week beginning 14 December 2020

Posted on Sunday 13 December 2020 by Mr Wilks

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 from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning continues our unit on multiplication. Please use the following resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson2:           video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 5:          arithmetic check

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 7 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.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

 

Reading fluency

Instead of a single fluency text, this week there’s a selection of winter poems to read and respond to.

Poem 1             Poem 2             Poem 3

Choose one and focus on that or read all of them. Follow the sequence below:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

Extra task: Answer the comprehension questions on each link.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: Click here for this week’s RIC text and click here for the questions. It’s about a poem called The dragon who ate our school.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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. We’re also reading another Greek myth called Orpheus and Eurydice. Click here if you’d like to read this. Next, do one of the following:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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

This week, we’re writing different types of poems. Click the links to find out more.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Click here for our final Ancient Greek history lesson. It’s an Oak Academy lesson which asks you to write about the achievements of the Ancient Greeks. We’ve learnt about this in class but if you need a recap here’s the previous lesson.

 

Science

We’ve finished the unit on Sound from Oak National Academy so click here for a Working Scientifically lesson about variables.

Also, there’s a RIC about sound here.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Week beginning 07 December 2020

Posted on Sunday 06 December 2020 by Mr Wilks

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 from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning continues our unit on multiplication. Please use the following resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson2:           video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 5:          arithmetic check

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 7 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.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

 

Reading fluency

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

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: Click here for this week’s RIC text and questions. It’s about a poem called The dragon who ate our school.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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. We’re also reading another Greek myth called Orpheus and Eurydice. Click here if you’d like to read this. Next, do one of the following:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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

This week, we’re focusing on apostrophes and their use. Click below for two lessons from Oak National Academy:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Click here for our next Ancient Greek history lesson. It’s an Oak Academy lesson about the achievements of the Ancient Greeks.

Science

Click here for the sixth Oak Academy lesson on sound.

Also, there’s a RIC about sound here.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

 

Week beginning 30 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 29 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

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 from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning continues our unit on multiplication. Please use the following resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson2:           video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 5:          arithmetic check

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 7 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.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

 Reading fluency

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

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: Click here for this week’s RIC text and questions. It’s a short section of text about the Olympic Games and has some retrieval questions to answer.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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. We’re also reading another Greek myth called Orpheus and Eurydice. Click here if you’d like to read this. Next, do one of the following:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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

This week, we’re focusing on apostrophes and their use. Click below for two lessons from Oak National Academy:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Click here for our next Ancient Greek history lesson. It’s an Oak Academy lesson about Ancient Greek philosophers.

Science

Click here for the fifth Oak Academy lesson on sound.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

 

Week beginning 23 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 22 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

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 from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning continues our unit on addition and subtraction. Please use the following resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson2:           video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 5:          arithmetic check

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 6 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.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

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

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: Click here for this week’s RIC text and questions. It uses an extract from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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. We’re also reading another Greek myth called Orpheus and Eurydice. Click here if you’d like to read this. Next, do one of the following:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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: This lesson focusses on pronouns. Click here to get a better idea of what pronouns are and then have a go at the activities. Activity1 Activity2           Activity3           Answers

Activity 2: Click here for a lesson on apostrophes for contractions.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Click here for our next Ancient Greek history lesson. It’s an Oak Academy lesson about Athens and Sparta.

Science

Click here for the fourth Oak Academy lesson on sound.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

 

Week beginning 16 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 15 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

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 from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning continues our unit on addition and subtraction. Please use the following resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson2:           video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          end of unit assessment answers

Lesson 5:          arithmetic check (inc 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 6 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.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

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

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

Day 1: Click here for this week’s RIC text and questions. It uses an extract from the Greek Myth Daedalus and Icarus. Click here to read the full story.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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: Complete this lesson about a setting description.

Activity 2: Complete this lesson from Oak National Academy about setting descriptions.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Click here for our next Ancient Greek history lesson. It’s an Oak Academy lesson about Athenian Democracy.

Click here for a Kahoot quiz about Athenian Democracy.

Science

Click here for the third Oak Academy lesson on sound.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

 

Week beginning 09 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 08 November 2020 by Mr Wilks

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 from me introducing the week.

Maths

This week’s maths learning continues our unit on addition and subtraction. Please use the following resources:

Lesson 1:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson2:           video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 3:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 4:          video    worksheet         answers

Lesson 5:          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 6 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.

  • Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitat.
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

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

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

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

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

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:

  • Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
  • Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
  • Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
  • Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.

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: Complete this lesson about similes from Oak National Academy.

Activity 2: Complete this lesson from Pobble 365.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Topic

Click here for our next Ancient Greek history lesson. It’s an Oak Academy lesson which is very similar to what we’ll be learning about in school.

Science

Click here for the second lesson about sound.

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)