W/C: 01.06.20

HAPPY HOME LEARNING

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you are all okay and have had a lovely half term! What incredible sunny weather we have had!

As you know, some children are returning to school this week. Sadly, this isn’t the case for Y4 so the home learning shall continue. Mrs Bailey shall be making phone calls over this week to check how you are all getting on…she is looking forward to chatting with you!

Do what you can!

THANK YOU!


Weekly Spelling

This weeks spellings are:

Miss Kerr’s group spelling focus: Adding the prefix ‘anti’ (meaning against): antiseptic, anticlockwise, antisocial, antibiotic, antidote, antivenom, anti-ageing, antifreeze, antipersperant and antigravity

Mrs Bailey’s group spelling focus: Words with the ‘s’ sound, spelt sc: science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist and scenery

Mrs Lewis’ and Miss Jones’ spelling group focus: Spellings Worksheet

Tasks you could do to make learning more interesting…

  • Speed spell
  • Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check!
  • Write sentences with each spelling word in.
  • Create a wordsearch or crossword with spellings
  • Test! Get someone to test you on a Friday and email us your score!

MONDAY

English: We are so sad about putting this on here as it one of our favourite units to teach in English. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoy teaching it.

Over the next two weeks we are going be focusing on two scenes from the film, The Lion King.

The two scenes are: The Pride lands and The Elephants Graveyard. We would like you to watch each scene and talk about how each of the scenes makes you feel and try and explain why.

Pride Lands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwSKkKrUzUk

Elephant’s Graveyard -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij-vIh3gBPw

Use the following questions to help you – make notes in response to each question about each of the scenes. You will then use these notes for tomorrow’s lesson. If you would like to email us your responses we could then share those with the rest of the children – thank you.

  1. What colours can you see?
  2. What kind of characters are in the scene?
  3. What kind of things happen in the scene?
  4. What do the characters do?
  5. How do the characters behave towards each other?
  6. What was the music in the scene like?
  7. How do all of the above things make you feel?
  8. What kind of atmosphere has the film director created?

Maths: Adding two or more fractions

  • Click on this link: https://vimeo.com/420682145
  • Watch the video: Adding two or more fractions
  • At a few points, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video.
  • After the video, complete the following worksheet.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity  Science – Magic Potions

  • Read the information on the Magic Potions information sheet.
  • Carry out the experiment (take some photos to share if you can!)
  • Try and explain why the mixtures behaved the way they did.
  • Check the answer sheet to see if you were correct.
  • Extend your experiment with the suggestions at the end of the Magic Potions information sheet.

TUESDAY

English: Today, we would like you to use the words you collected yesterday to write a paragraph about one of the scenes: The Pride Lands and the Elephant’s Graveyard (you can do both if you’d like).

You won’t be writing a story to match the scene or a descriptive paragraph instead you will be writing about what the director of the film has done to create a certain atmosphere. You will need to explain how the scene makes you feel making sure you explain your opinions and ideas backing them up with evidence from the scenes.

Make sure you watch each scene again. These are the questions that you need to be thinking about:

How has the director of the film created the atmosphere for this scene?

How does this scene make you feel?

Describe the atmosphere, using evidence, to explain your opinions and ideas about the scene.

We have written an example for each scene – we hope these help:

The Pride Lands

In this scene, the film director has created an exciting and happy atmosphere. Through the use of bright, warm colours and lively, uplifting music the scene has a very positive vibe about it; it gave me goose bumps when I watched it.

The characters that appear in the scene also add to its warm atmosphere. One particular part of the scene reminded me of when we gather together in assembly. It was when all of the different animals walked together to surround the pride rock to await the meeting of their new future King. It gave me the feeling of people coming together as one big family to celebrate a momentous occasion.

The way the characters acted and the main events that occurred in the scene portrayed how full of love the scene is. The way the lions embraced each other whilst cradling their lion cub (that part nearly brought a tear to my eye) and the love Mufasa showed for the monkey. When Simba was revealed proudly to all of the animals, the way they moved looked like they were almost saluting and cheering with pride and excitement. I particularly enjoyed the part where the elephants raised their trunks and the zebras almost danced with joy. It seemed like the animals had waited for this day; for the sun to rise. There was a real feeling of togetherness and celebration.

Elephant’s Graveyard

In this scene, the film director has created an anxious and eerie scene. The use of dark, gloomy colours, in contrast to the bright colours that are apparent in the Pride lands scene, add to the uncertainty of it. Watching this scene made me feel on edge as I eagerly watched the actions of Simba, a disobedient lion cub. His facial expressions and the way he cautiously prowled throughout the scene demonstrated that he was apprehensive about what was going to happen.

Other characters that added to the anxious feeling in the scene were the devious hyenas. Their prowling, growling, sneering and circling made me feel uneasy, worrying about the consequences for the two innocent lion cubs. Their sharp teeth protruded threateningly through their jaws as they jeered.

The events that happened in this scene added to the negative vibe it possesses. The mean capture of Zazu (Simba’s feathered friend) – and the clever cornering of Simba and Nala by the ridiculing hyenas, staring with their vibrant, yellow eyes. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be in the shoes of the lion cubs.

Prompts for Tuesday's English lesson

Maths: Subtract two fractions

  • Click on this link: https://vimeo.com/420682290
  • Watch the video: Subtract two fractions
  • At a few points, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video.
  • After the video, complete the following worksheet.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: DT - Designing

  • Watch the first videos at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bnf4j and read through the information to find out about what designers do and how and why they do it.
  • Apply your new-found skills as a designer to the following task: Design Specification
  • Most adults will have a phone or tablet - build a design specification for a holder for their device, and then produce some example designs that meet this design specification. You will need to consider the size, shape and material as well as where it will be used (You can use the worksheet provided, although you don’t have to, and you will need a pencil, paper and a 'client').

WEDNESDAY

English: Today we are going to recap on how to punctuate speech correctly. Follow this sheet to remind you how to punctuate speech.

Success criteria for punctuating speech:

  • Put inverted commas around the words that are spoken “ “
  • Use punctuation at the end of the spoken words before the inverted commas are closed.
  • Write ‘said’, or an alternative word, followed by the character’s name.
  • Start a new line when a new character speaks

The last bullet point is something we are going to look at closely today as we are going to be writing part of a conversation Simba has with Mufasa.

Follow the link to watch a scene where there is lots of dialogue between Mufasa and Simba. http://movieclips.com/ZNpQL-the-lion-king-movie-everything-the-light-touches/

Look again at the part of the PDF which shows speech bubbles coming from Mufasa and Simba’s mouth with some of their conversation written in. You will see how we have modelled how to write and punctuate correctly part of a conversation between two characters.

Now we’d like you to have a go. Find attached a conversation between Simba and Mufasa written in speech bubbles. Take the speech out of the bubbles and punctuate it correctly. Use the success criteria and modelled examples to help you.

Maths: Fractions of a quantity

  • Click on this link: https://vimeo.com/420682496
  • Watch the video: Fractions of a quantity
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video and their worksheet. They will be prompted when to do this and there are reminders on the worksheet.
  • The worksheet is attached.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: Art – Imagination! (Painting, collage and print making)

  • Watch the first video at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjgj7nb about the painting 'Surprised!' by Henri Rousseau.
  • Next, watch the videos in which artist Emma Majury shows how to create artworks using three different techniques: collage, painting and printmaking.
  • Using either painting, collage, or printmaking create a work of art about a place you have never been to - it can be a jungle like Rousseau's picture, a desert, an abandoned castle, an exotic city, or anywhere you want.
  • Send us a picture of your finished artwork!

THURSDAY

English: Over the next two days we’d like you to have a go at writing a story with a beginning, middle and end.

You have already some of the scenes from The Lion King which will help to form your story: The Pridelands and the scene where Mufasa and Simba have a long chat would act as the beginning of the story and the Elephant’s Graveyard scene would act as the middle paragraph.

There is a third scene which we would like you to watch (this will form the ending to your story). It is the scene where the hyenas attack and Mufasa dies (get your tissues at the ready) This is the time where Simba then has to become King. Follow the link to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBIDvdlpHlk

We have attached a brief synopsis for each stage to help the children structure their stories.

Maths: Calculate quantities

  • Click on this link: https://vimeo.com/420690130
  • Watch the video: Calculate quantities
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video and their worksheet. They will be prompted when to do this and there are reminders on the worksheet.
  • The worksheet is attached.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: IT’S MISS KERR’S BIRTHDAY!

  • Make her a birthday card!
  • Record her a birthday message (sing her a song, perform a dance)!
  • Bake her a cake (we all know how much she LOVES Cake)

Choose any of the above!


FRIDAY

English: Continue to write your stories. We’d love to read them!

Maths: Friday Challenge – Planning your own garden

  • Today’s Maths activity is more of an open task which will involve you applying your money and column addition and subtraction skills. You will also be able to be a little creative!
  • See the attached task instructions HERE
  • Garden template HERE
  • Key for items HERE
  • Garden item list table HERE
  • Pumpkin’s Garden Centre brochure HERE

Afternoon Activity: PE – Being Joe (or Jen!) Wicks! (Part 2)

  • Watch and take part in any of Joe’s workouts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • Create your own main workout exercises for a Joe Wick’s style workout!
  • Remember, each exercise needs to be something you can do for 30 seconds before resting for 30 seconds.
  • Try and think of five different exercises and see if you can make them exercise as many parts of your body/muscles as possible.
  • If you’re feeling brave enough, perhaps someone could record your work for you to share it with us!

Remember to email us at Y4@alfordprimary.co.uk with picture of what you have been getting up to – or just a simple message letting us know how you are getting on.

W/C: 18.05.20

HAPPY HOME LEARNING

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you are all ok and have enjoyed the long weekend! Thank you for the emails showing us the work you have been doing – we have been blown away with the effort lots of you are putting into your work – thank you and well done!!!

Here is an outline of the children’s learning for this week. We would like it to be completed in the exercise books that can be found in the packs we sent home. Your child needs to be encouraged to write the long date for English tasks and the short date for Maths tasks along with the title of the activity, all of which need to be neatly underlined.

Do what you can!

THANK YOU!


Weekly Spelling

This weeks spellings are:

Miss Kerr’s group spelling focus: Adding the prefix inter- (meaning between or among): interact, interfere, intercity, international, intermediate, internet, intergalactic, interrupt, intervene and interlude

Mrs Bailey’s group spelling focus: Words with ‘ough’ to make a long /o/,  /oo/ or /or/ sound: though, although, dough, through, breakthrough, thought, bought, brought, fought and ought

Mrs Lewis’ and Miss Jones’ spelling group focus: Spellings List

Tasks you could do to make learning more interesting…

  • Speed spell
  • Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check!
  • Write sentences with each spelling word in.
  • Create a wordsearch or crossword with spellings
  • Test! Get someone to test you on a Friday and email us your score!

MONDAY

English: Today and tomorrow, we’d like you to work your way through the PowerPoint on apostrophes and complete the activities as instructed. We have attached all levels of activities so you can work your way through them all if you’d like. It is a Year 4 expectation to know how to use the apostrophe for possession!

Parents beware – the answers are at the end of the sheets!

We’d love to know your results of the mini test at the end – good luck!

Maths: Multiplying and dividing problem solving

Afternoon Activity  - Science – The Egg-speriment

  • Read the information on the Egg-speriment information sheet.
  • Carry out the egg-speriment (take some photos to share if you can!)
  • Try and explain why the egg white and egg yolk behaved the way they did.
  • Check the answer sheet to see if you were correct.

TUESDAY

English: Continue with the apostrophes lesson. Remember to email us your score in the mini test! We’d also like to see the paragraph you write for the application activity too!

Maths: What is a fraction?

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video and on their worksheet. The worksheet is attached. There are reminders on the sheet when you should go back to the video.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: Geography – Top 10s!

  • Research the world’s longest rivers and make a list, in order with lengths, of the ten longest.
  • Research the world’s tallest mountains and make a list, in order with heights, of the ten tallest.
  • Research the world’s most populated countries and make a list, in order and including population, of the ten most populated.

WEDNESDAY

English: Reading comprehension. Based on our poetry theme last week, today we’d like to read a poem called, ‘The Star’ and then answer questions about it. Make sure you read the poem at least twice and talk about any unknown vocabulary you come across. Try your best to answer the questions and make sure you mark the text to help you retrieve your answers.

Poetry answers

It is quite tricky – but try your best – you can do it!

Maths: Equivalent fractions (1)

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video.
  • The worksheet is attached.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: Art – Famous Artists and their Work (Part 1)

  • Visit and explore Google’s Art Camera: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/art-camera
  • Choose your favourite piece of artwork.
  • Have a go at reproducing it! Don’t worry about using the exact same resources if you don’t have them – you can use pencil and pencil crayons if you don’t have paints.
  • Maybe start by choosing a small section to copy and recreate more if you’re confident to do so!

THURSDAY

English: Today’s lesson focuses on the commonly confused words: where, we’re, wear and were.  Look at the PowerPoint attached and then have a go at the activities (also attached with answers).

Maths: Equivalent fractions (2)

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video.
  • The worksheet is attached.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: Art – Famous Artists and their Work (Part 2)

  • Visit and explore Google’s Art Camera: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/art-camera
  • Choose your favourite artist and investigate/research them
  • Create an original piece of artwork in their style – perhaps you could paint some flowers in your home in the same way Van Gogh painted his sunflowers?

FRIDAY

English: Happy Friday! Please find attached 6 activity sheets focusing on the Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings. Answers sheets are attached too!

Maths: Fractions greater than 1

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video and on their worksheet. The worksheet is attached. There are reminders on the sheet when you should go back to the video.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: PE – Being Joe (or Jen!) Wicks! (Part 1)

  • Watch and take part in any of Joe's workouts
  • Create your own warm up exercises for a Joe Wick’s style workout!
  • Remember, the purpose of a warm up is to raise your heart rate and loosen your joints. It should be fun too!
  • If you’re feeling brave enough, perhaps someone could record your work for you to share it with us!

 

Remember to email us at Year4@alfordprimary.co.uk with picture of what you have been getting up to – or just a simple message letting us know how you are getting on.


 

W/C: 11.05.20

HAPPY HOME LEARNING

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you are all okay and have enjoyed the long weekend! Thank you for the emails showing us the work you have been doing – we have been blown away with the effort lots of you are putting into your work – thank you and well done!!!

Here is an outline of the children’s learning for this week. We would like it to be completed in the exercise books that can be found in the packs we sent home. Your child needs to be encouraged to write the long date for English tasks and the short date for Maths tasks along with the title of the activity, all of which need to be neatly underlined.

Do what you can!

THANK YOU!


Weekly Spelling

This weeks spellings are:

Miss Kerr’s group spelling focus: Statutory Spelling Challenge Words – length, strength, purpose, History, different, difficult, separate, suppose, therefore and knowledge

Mrs Bailey’s group spelling focus: Words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt with ‘tion’ (if root word ends in ‘te’ or ‘t' / or has no definite root) – invention, injection, action, question, mention, attraction, translation and devotion

Mrs Lewis’ and Miss Jones’ spelling group focus: Spellings worksheet

Tasks you could do to make learning more interesting…

  • Speed spell
  • Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check!
  • Write sentences with each spelling word in.
  • Create a wordsearch or crossword with spellings
  • Test! Get someone to test you on a Friday and email us your score!

MONDAY

English: This term our topic would have been, Coasts. In our English this week we are going to write a poem using our senses about the Coast. So, our 5 senses are…touch, feel, hear, smell and see. We will aim write a poem with each verse describing a different sense at the seaside.

Today we will gather ideas for our poem!

Watch these short video clips of the seaside/coast (we have also add some images for you to refer to as well):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8-Tsj6v_wo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Nvz2kEGvs

Write down notes of things if you were at the seaside that you could: see, hear, smell, feel, taste. Once you have collected nouns, write an adjective to describe it – can you extend that even further with a an adjective and a verb? We have attached a sheet to help you organise your ideas.

Example:

I hear… I see… I taste… I feel… I smell…
rippling waves rolling onto the shore gently

 

Multi-coloured kites soaring/gliding/swooping over the golden beach elegantly/gracefully

 

Refreshing ice cream melting in my mouth

 

Wind blowing in my face as I ride down the rickety roller coaster.

 

sweet and sugary candyfloss


Keep re-playing the clips to help you get more ideas.

We would love to hear some of your ideas – if you could email them to us so we can collate everyone’s together – that would be fantastic. We can then email everyone’s ideas back ready for tomorrow’s lesson.

Maths: Written division-sharing equally and remainders

  • Read through the written Division Powerpoint
  • There will be a few points when your child will be asked to have a go at some questions to practice using the part-whole method.
  • The answers will follow on the next slide.
  • There is also a point halfway, where the children are prompted to go and have a go at PART A on their worksheet before returning to read more of the presentation.
  • When they finish reading the presentation, they will then need to complete PART B.
  • There are also 2 challenges at the end of the sheet they can have a go at if they wish.
  • They need to complete their work in their exercise book.
  • There are answers attached here.

Afternoon Activity  - Science – States of Matter

  • Remind yourself about the three different states of matter – use the link below to help you:
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/zsgwwxs
  • Using the things that can be found in your home and garden to, try to make a list (under three separate headings) of as many solids, liquids and gases as you can think of.

TUESDAY

English: Find attached lots more ideas to help you write your senses poem. Today you will write the first verse. Each verse must have 3 lines. Your poem will have 5 verses in total, one for each of the senses. You may choose which sense you start with. Here is an example for you:

I see a lonely kite soaring up above in the cloudless sky,

Angry waves lapping like pouncing lions stalking their prey,

A magnificent sand castle standing silently under the shimmering sun.

As you can see, we have included a couple of poetry features: alliteration and a simile. We’ve also made sure that we’ve used powerful verbs and adjectives.

Now it’s your turn! Have a go at your first verse. Don’t forget to email them to us! Feel free to illustrate it too!

Find attached lots more ideas to help you write your senses poem. Today you will write the first verse. Each verse must have 3 lines. Your poem will have 5 verses in total, one for each of the senses. You may choose which sense you start with. Here is an example for you: attached

(thank you to those children who emailed us yesterday)

Maths: Written division - exchanging

  • Read through the written division presentation
  • There will be a few points when your child will be asked to have a go at some questions to practice the new exchanging skill.
  • The answers will follow on the next slide.
  • There is also a point halfway, where the children are prompted to go and have a go at PART A on their worksheet before returning to read more of the presentation.
  • When they finish reading the presentation, they will then need to complete PART B.
  • There is also a challenge question at the end of the sheet they can have a go at if they wish.
  • They need to complete their work in their exercise book.
  • There are answers attached here.

Afternoon Activity: Geography – Countries of the World

  • Use an atlas or the internet and choose a country.
  • Create a piece of work about your chosen country (PowerPoint, poster, fact file).
  • Include information such as the national language(s), population, landmarks, famous events held there, famous people born there.

WEDNESDAY

English: Today, you will write the next verse to your poem. Re-read what you did yesterday and then choose which sense to write about today. Remember to use the word bank we sent you to help you. Also remember poetry features: alliteration and similes.

Here’s another example for you:

I feel gritty grains of sand attaching to my fingertips,

Moist seaweed weaving delicately between my wrinkly toes,

Sweet, sugary pink candy floss sticking to my hungry lips.

Don’t forget to email us!

Maths: Perimeter of a rectangle

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video and on their worksheet. There are reminders on the sheet when you should go back to the video.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: Geography – Countries of the World

  • Use an atlas or the internet and choose a country.
  • Create a piece of work about your chosen country (PowerPoint, poster, fact file).
  • Include information such as the national language(s), population, landmarks, famous events held there, famous people born there.

THURSDAY

English: Today, you will write the next verse(s) to your poem. Re-read what you did yesterday and then choose which sense to write about today. Remember to use the word bank we sent you to help you. Also remember poetry features: alliteration and similes. As well as powerful verbs and adjectives, try to include some adverbs too.

Don’t forget to email us!

Maths: Perimeter of rectilinear shape

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video and on their worksheet. There are reminders on the sheet when you should go back to the video.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

Afternoon Activity: PSHE/PE - Teamwork

  • Visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbcthbk
  • Watch the first video and get active!
  • Watch the second video and discuss with an adult what you think the important parts of a team are.
  • Watch the third video and discuss with an adult what you’ve learned about how to work as a team – how do you think you would fit into a team?
  • Have a go at the “I am an Amazing Person” activity sheet (you can do this on paper if you can’t print it).

FRIDAY

English: Today, you will write the next verse to your poem. Re-read what you did yesterday and then choose which sense to write about today. Remember to use the word bank we sent you to help you. Also remember poetry features: alliteration and similes. As well as powerful verbs and adjectives, try to include some adverbs too. We hope you are remembering to join your handwriting! Hopefully, by the end of today’s English lesson you will have 5 verses – one for each of the senses. If you only have 4 – that will do.

Don’t forget to email us! We look forward to reading your wonderful poems! It would be lovely to be-able to make a display of them for when we return to school.

Maths: Area - Counting squares

  • Watch this video
  • At a few points during the video, the children are asked to complete numbers of questions from the video.
  • The worksheet is attached here for their main task.
  • Answers are also attached for after they have completed the work.

 Afternoon Activity: PSHE/PE - Sportsmanship

  • Think about/find out what sportsmanship is and what it means
  • Make a list of what you think are the qualities of a good sportsperson.
  • Use these ideas to create a poster to display what a good sportsperson is – what qualities should a good sportsperson display?
  • You can choose your audience – do you want to aim your poster at younger children or children your own age.

Remember to email us at Y4@alfordprimary.co.uk with picture of what you have been getting up to – or just a simple message letting us know how you are getting on.