W/C: 30.03.2020

HAPPY HOME LEARNING

HELLO! We hope you are all okay! Thank you for doing what you can – we hope the tasks we are setting are all easily accessible!

Don’t forget you can share your child’s work with us through our year group email on: Year4@alfordprimary.co.uk

Make sure you let us know how they get on with their weekly spelling tests too!

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.

English will focus on punctuation and grammar for the four days. Maths shall focus on decimals.

Do what you can! THANK YOU!


Weekly Spelling

This weeks spellings are:

Miss Kerr’s group spelling focus: Words with a soft /c/ sound spelt /ce/

Centre, century, certain, recent, experience, sentence, notice, celebrate, ceremony and certificate

Mrs Bailey’s group spelling focus: Adding the prefix –in ‘in-’ usually means not and creates an opposite word to the root word.

Inactive, incorrect, inaccurate, insecure, indefinite, incomplete, infinite, inedible, inability and indecisive

Mrs Lewis’ and Miss Jones’ spelling group focus: Spelling Work Sheet

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: FRONTED ADVERBIALS - A fronted adverbial is a word, phrase or clause that is placed at the start of a sentence. They are used to explain how (manner), when (time) or where (place) something happens. A fronted adverbial is separated from the main clause with a comma. For example: Early one morning, Rohan went for a run in the park.

Add a fronted adverbial for time to each of the sentences below. You can use the suggested time adverbials from the list below or you can think of one of your own. Remember, you must add a comma after the fronted adverbial. Write them out in your text book (remember the date and title):

  • After lunch
  • During the film
  • Last summer
  • After getting out of bed
  • At night
  • Before running the race
  • When she fell over
  • Whilst cooking dinner
  1. _______________________ Sheila ate her breakfast.
  2. _______________________ Jack cleaned his teeth and got ready for bed.
  3. _______________________ we went to Spain for a holiday.
  4. _______________________ we ate a delicious dessert.
  5. _______________________ Ryan did some warm-up exercises.
  6. _______________________ Ben and Holly ate popcorn.
  7. _______________________ Phoebe started to cry.
  8. _______________________ Dad burnt his hand.

Maths: DECIMALS -TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS – Recognise tenths and hundredths
We have completed learning on decimals and fractions so the children should be familiar with a lot of the content covered this week.

  • Go to the website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
  • Click on Week 1
  • Watch the video for Lesson 1.
  • You may wish to ask your child questions or things for them to think about during the video. They can pause and play it to think about their answers/ideas.
  • At one point during the video, the children are asked to complete a number of questions of their worksheet – (please use this maths worksheet  – NOT- WHITE ROSE HUB WORKSHEET). Please write answers to the questions in their exercise book.
  • After finishing question 5 STOP and carry on watching the video.
  • Once the video has finished, they can have a go at the remaining questions on the worksheet.
  • If your child is up for a challenge – they can also have a go at maths challenge worksheet.

Afternoon activity: Science - Picking up an Ice cube experiment.
During the Autumn term, we learnt about different states of matter (solid, liquids and gases). We completed a few different experiments linked to these states. Attached is another example of a science experiment they did not try.

Monday's Science Experiment

Monday's Science Experiment Task Sheet

Monday's Science Experiment Answers

  • See the attached Science experiment method sheet. That will give you instructions of what to do.
  • You will also need to refer to the Task sheet (also attached) that is mentioned in the method sheet. There are 3 tasks for your child to complete as they complete the experiment.

TUESDAY

English: Homophones: Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently. Copy the sentences from homophones worksheet and fill in the missing gaps with either: their, they’re and there.

CHALLENGE: List other sets of homophones and write sentences using them correctly.

Maths: DECIMALS -TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS – Tenths as decimals

  • Follow the link given in yesterday’s lesson instructions.
  • Watch the Lesson 2 – tenths as decimals video
  • Complete the maths worksheet into your exercise book.
  • If your child is up for a challenge – they can also have a go at the maths challenge worksheet.

Afternoon Activity: Art – sketching:

  • Have a go at some outside sketching.
  • Look out of a window and draw what you can see OR sit outside and sketch your garden if you have one.
  • Maybe draw the same view at different times of the day and see what changes you notice!
  • You can just sketch your artwork using a pencil or even add some colour with pencil crayons or paint if you wish.

 

WEDNESDAY

English: Writing expanded noun phrases.

An expanded, noun phrase gives more detail or information about a noun. This is usually done by adding adjectives to describe the noun in the noun phrase, for example:

She walked through the dark, mysterious forest.

Write out the following sentences but use expanded noun phrases to give more information:

  1. The boy helped his friend carry his books.
  2. The girl took a stroll through the forest.
  3. The cyclist was so proud when he crossed the finish line first.
  4. The audience cheered when the show finished.
  5. The children listened carefully to their teacher.

Maths: DECIMALS -TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS – Tenths on a place value grid

  • Follow the link given in Monday’s lesson instructions
  • Watch the Lesson 3 – Tenths on a place value grid video
  • At one point during the video, the children are asked to complete a number of questions of their maths worksheet – (NOT- White Rose Hub worksheet). They are to answer the questions in their exercise book.
  • They are to STOP after finishing question 3 and carry on watching the video.
  • Once the video has finished, they can have a go at the remaining questions on the worksheet.
  • If your child is up for a challenge – they can also have a go at the maths challenge worksheet.

Afternoon Activity: PSHE - Playing a board game or card game.
Dig out your board or card games.

  • Play a few games with your family to work on team building, social skills and accepting victory and defeat!
  • Maybe you could even design and make your own board or card game!

THURSDAY

English: Grammar and Punctuation Test!

What a great way to end the term! open Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1 (parents/carers it has the answer page too so make sure they don’t cheat!?)

Maths: DECIMALS -TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS – Tenths on a Number line

  • Follow the link given in Monday’s lesson instructions or follow the other instructions through your search engine to find the: Home Learning – Year 4
  • Watch the Lesson 4 – Tenths on a number line
  • Complete the maths worksheet (on the school home learning page) in your exercise book.
  • If your child is up for a challenge – they can also have a go at the maths challenge worksheet.

 

Afternoon Activity: Orienteering

  • Imagine you are looking down on your garden and home (with the roof chopped off).
  • Draw a map of the rooms in your house and garden.
  • You may want to draw two maps if you live on more than one storey – one map for the upstairs and another for the ground floor and garden.
  • Perhaps, you could turn it into a treasure map and write some clues.
  • Can someone else solve the clues and work out where the ‘treasure’ is hidden? Or place different objects around your house and garden and mark them on the drawn map to be found?
  • Objects could even be marked on your drawn map with an ‘X’ by someone in your family, they hide the objects and you have a go at the finding!

This activity could be completed over more than one day and repeated in different ways to provide some fun for over the Easter Holidays!


HAVE A GREAT EASTER HOLIDAYS!

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

HAPPY EASTER!

W/C: 23.3.20

HAPPY HOME LEARNING

HELLO! 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.

If you have any questions, queries or would just like to share some work with us, please email: Year4@alfordprimary.co.uk

Do what you can, THANK YOU!

 

Weekly Spelling

This weeks spellings are:

Miss Kerr’s group spelling focus: Words spelt with the /s/ sound spelt /sc/

Science, crescent, discipline, fascinate, scent, scissors, ascent, descent, scientist and scenery

Mrs Bailey’s group spelling focus:Words with /aw/ spelt /augh/ and /au/

Caught, naughty, taught, daughter, autumn, clause, cause, astronaut, applaud and author

Mrs Lewis’ and Miss Jones’ spelling group focus: Spellings Work Sheet

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: Punctuating Speech

See the worksheet which is attached, copy out the sentences adding in the correct speech punctuation. Remember the following rules:

  • Inverted commas (speech marks) go around the words that are spoken.
  • You must use a comma, a question mark or an exclamation mark before you close the inverted commas.
  • Speech must start with a capital letter.

EXAMPLE: I hope you have a lovely day,” said the teacher, kindly.

Maths: Time Revision - Days in a year, leap year and in each month

  • See the PowerPoint and worksheet which are attached above.
  • First, read through the PowerPoint which will give your child information about the number of days in each month of the year.
  • Answer each question shown on the attached worksheet by copying your answers in your book. There is a calendar on the worksheet to help your child.

 

Afternoon Activity: Athens versus Sparta


TUESDAY

English: How to train your dragon BookReading Comprehension Audio version:

Follow the link above to listen to and/or read the first chapter of ‘How To Train Your Dragon’. Then answer the questions below in full sentences in your exercise book:

  1. What is the name of the isle the story takes place upon?
  2. Which types of dragon live on and around the island?
  3. What does ‘cacophony’ mean?
  4. What does the name ‘Gobber the Belch’ tell us about this character?
  5. What does the simile ‘run like thunder’ tell us about the Viking boys?

 Challenge: Draw a special Viking badge that the boys on the Dragon Initiation Programme could wear.

 

Maths: Time Revision – Telling the time in 5 minute intervals.

  • Answer each question shown on the worksheet by copying your answers in your book.

Afternoon Activity: Greek Gods

  • Create a picture of an imaginary Greek God. Make sure your poster is eye-catching and full of facts and information. Try to think of a symbol for your God.

WEDNESDAY

English: Character Study

How to train your dragon BookReading Comprehension Audio version:

Re-read and/or listen to Chapter 1 of How To Train Your Dragon. Listen out/look out for any clues that tell you about the character of Gobber the Belch. Use your inference skills using the clues to write a character description of the character in your exercise book. You can even draw a labelled picture of him too if you’d like.

Maths: Telling the time to the minute

  • Wednesday's Maths Task & Wednesdays Maths PowerPoint
  • First, read through the PowerPoint carefully looking at how to read the time to the minute past the hour.
  • Complete ONLY part A of the worksheet in your book.
  • Then go back to the PowerPoint and read the rest of it.
  • Complete part B of the worksheet in your book.

Afternoon Activity: Sparta! Make a Spartan helmet or design a shield.

 


THURSDAY

English: Collecting descriptive vocabulary

How to train your dragon BookReading Comprehension Audio version:

Collect words to describe the characters, the setting and the action. Make sure you use powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

Maths: Time revisionWriting the time in the digital form

  • Thursday's maths task
  • Read through the prompts at the top of the attached worksheet to remind you how to write the time digitally.
  • Write the time shown on each of the analogue clocks in the digital form in your book.

Afternoon Activity: Greek Myth Turn a myth into a cartoon, for example, Theseus and the Minotaur. Use lots of speech bubbles.


FRIDAY

English: Descriptive writing

Using the words you collected yesterday write a descriptive paragraph matching the flying scene from How To Train Your Dragon.

Maths: Time revision -Converting between the 12 and 24 hour digital clock.

  • Friday's maths task
  • Read through the prompts at the top of the attached worksheet to remind you how to write the time digitally.

 

Afternoon Activity: Watch the Olympians! Follow this link to watch a short film. Feel free to do any of the activities that are recommended underneath the clip https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/greeks/the-olympians

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!


Continuous Learning

Please find below, other suggested activities.

This can be flexible, but we would suggest the following activities happen daily:

  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • 10 minutes Times Table Rock stars
  • The daily English tasks (explained above)
  • The daily Maths tasks (explained above)
  • Exercise - Joe Wicks workout or alternative!
  • An activity from another subject (explained above)
  • Write a diary about your day