Welcome to JN's class page

I will be posting on here daily at 9.00 am whilst you are working from home with new learning ideas and activities for you! I have also made a timetable similar to the one that we follow in school as I know you guys love to see what is coming up in the day. This is just a rough guide for what you can do each day but I know each of you learn differently so change this timetable to suit you and your home learning. 

Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

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Friday 17th July 2020

Hello for the last time of Year 4! 

Today is the last ever day of Year 4 and we cannot believe it! Can you believe it?

I have had the most wonderful year with you all and I have loved teaching you this year. Although the year was cut short, you will remain firmly in my heart.

I want to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work and it has been amazing to see you all grow and develop. Keep up the good work next year. 

I want to wish you all the best in Year 5 and to have a lovely summer! 

Enjoy your last day and I look forward to seeing you in September. 

Miss Pike :)

P.S. If you would like to do some learning today check out Oak Academy for todays learning!

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good Morning Everybody!

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 launched, carrying the first men to land on the Moon.

The astronauts that travelled on Apollo 11:

  • Neil Armstrong - Mission Commander.
  • Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin - Lunar Module Pilot.
  • Michael Collins - Command Module Pilot.

The American astronauts were the first to step on the moon. Do you know which astronaut made it on the moon first?  

There is a famous character named after the astronaut, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. Can you guess the character? Hint: He is off Toy Story. 

Watch a clip of Apollo 11 launching back in 1969: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ufJ7lcr08

You could recreate the launch or walking on the moon at home. 

Have a rocking day, 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on effective punctuation within poetry. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-288b10

Maths

In this lesson, you will be introduced to number sequences which have division and multiplication rules. You will then be moving on to creating your own number sequences using two rules to get to the next term. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-number-patterns)

Foundation: Geography

In this lesson, we will be analysing the natural resources that can be found in the UK, focusing on how coal helped it to become a wealthy and powerful nation. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-resources-does-the-uk-have)

Cooking

Try cooking up a storm this summer with Oak Academy's lessons. We've not chosen one for you to try so you have plenty to choose from! Do you like the sound of pretty pita piza or why not try beautiful bruschetta? Take a photo and send it to us on J2E!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/activity-clubs/bite-back-2030

Story Time

Watch Chris Pine read a fabulous story call Clark the Shark. Clark is a shark who zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Sometimes, he gets so revved up about school he can't help but shout it out loud. And sometimes he gets so hungry that he ends up eating everyone else's lunch. Clark loves life, but his gusto can sometimes be too much for his friends. Find out what happens in the book here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgZRMptA0Lk

Word of the Day

Word of the Day:  gourmet

Definition: a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.

In todays lesson you are going to create your own gourmet.

Challenge: can you design your own gourmet menu for your own resturant?

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Hello Everyone!

We're halfway through the week already and this school year will be finished. 

Today is the 15th July an on this day, 162 years a very important woman was born. This woman was a trailblazer, a champion of equal rights and a member of the Suffragettes. Her name was Emmeline Pankhurst. She was in born in Manchester in 1858. Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist. She is best remembered for organising the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the right to vote. Before this organisation, women did not have the right to vote in the UK, only men were allowed. Happy 162nd Birthday to Emmeline Pankhurst! Although, she may not be around anymore we can still think of her on this day and the equality she brought to British society. 

Watch here to find out more about Emmeline Pankhurst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=Pup3v3qdrPA&feature=emb_logo

Today, you could create something to celebrate equal rights, it could be a piece of art, a poster or an information booklet. 

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Pike:)

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a haiku poem. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features-27da2a)

Maths

In this lesson, you will learn to identify sequences- whether they are increasing or decreasing. We will also learn the rule to get from one term to the next, and continue the sequence. We will then look at sequences with missing terms, for example with the first term missing, and consider how they can be completed by working using the inverse. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-complete-number-sequences)

Foundation: Science

In this lesson, we will learn about the different adaptations that marine animals have that allow them to surive in underwater environments. We will look at how they are able to breathe, move and camouflage. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-are-organisms-adapted-to-live-underwater)

Science

Today try and design your own creature. Think about it's habitat and any special features that help it in its' day to day life! You can use the picture above to help you!

Story Time

Kenneth Branagh and Ruth Wilson, with Helena Bonham Carter, read Chapter Sixteen: ‘Through the Trapdoor', for Harry Potter At Home. These three wizards are about to be tested like they've never been tested before!  

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-through-the-trapdoor

Word of the Day

Word of the Day:  adaptation 

Definition: the action or process of adapting or being adapted.

Adaptation helps animals to survive thier changing environment. 

Challenge: Can you think of three different ways that animals can learn to survive?

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Bonjour Year 4!

It's the last Tuesday in Year 4, can you believe it?! 

Today is Bastille Day, which is a national day in France (it is celebrated on 14 July each year). In French, it is formally called Fête nationale and commonly and legally le 14 juillet. Bastille Day is to celebrate the start of the French Revolution that took place in 1789. The people of France no longer wanted to be governed by a King who controlled them. They were ruled by King Louis XVI, who made taxes very high to pay off his debts which caused lots of the people in France to go hungry. The people of France grew tired of this ruling therefore they wanted to be governed by someone or some people who would listen to them and they were ready to fight for it. to the national day of France. Here is a video explaining the French Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEZqarUnVpo

Nowadays, people celebrate with parties, shows, parades, concerts and many more. If you search Bastille Day on Google, you will see fireworks come up on your screen. Every year in Paris, the famous Eiffel Tower lights up, music plays and there are fireworks, it is a spectacle. You can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsyHynebp4s

Maybe today you could have a go at drawing a French flag to celebrate or learn some new French words on Duolingo. 

Have a magnifique day,

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the use of language using poetry. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-141936)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be looking at identifying Roman numerals and linking them to the number system we recognise today. We will learn the key markers in Roman numerals to help us work out numbers in between. We will use this knowledge to help complete a Roman numeral hundred square and look for patterns contained within.Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-roman-numerals-up-to-one-hundred)

Foundation: Spanish

In our lesson today we will recap our previous learning, then learn how to describe our hair and eye colour in Spanish. For this lesson you will need a pen and paper, as well as some colouring pencils! Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-physical-appearance-in-spanish-84ddbd)

Vocabulary

Use your brain to find as many words as you can using the letters from the words MILK AND COOKIES. How many can you find?

1-5 Words (Cold)

6-10 Words (Luke-Warm)

11-15 Words (Warm)

16-20 Words (Spicy)

21+ Words (Burning Hot!!) 

Story Time

Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx42poZO0ak

Word of the Day

Word of the Day:  Vigour 

Definition: physical strength or good health/ engergetic or enthusiastic.

The warm up today in P.E was vigourous.

Challenge: can you use todays word in your own sentence?

Monday 13th July 2020

Good Morning,

Its the last week of the acedemic year! It was so lovely to see so many of you last week and I hope you are excited to for your last week of learning before the summer holidays begin. 

Did you know that today 90 year ago was the beginning of the first ever world cup for football? The first countries to play were France who defeated Mexico 4-1 and the United States who defeated Belgium 3-0. The first world cup was held in Uruguay. The World Cup has since become the world’s most watched sporting event. Why not try something football related today. 

Take care and enjoy your oak lessons today!

Miss Pike

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the meaning of words using poetry. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-c621c3)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be looking at identifying numbers and how they are recorded in different number systems. We will look for patterns and familiarities with number systems we already know and use this information to help write a variety of numbers in the new scripts. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-the-place-value-of-different-number-systems)

Foundation: Geography

In this lesson, we will be analysing the various natural resources that can be found in the South American nation of Chile, looking at how geography has helped to determine this. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-resources-does-chile-have)

History

According to old old records today was Julius Caesars' birthday! At the beginning of this year we learnt about the Romans and all the things the Romans did for us! (Roads, aquaducts and toilets!)

Create a fact file on this famous Roman figure! 

Story Time

Today, it’s a Malfoy family reunion as the actors who portrayed Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy and Narcissa Malfoy join forces to read Chapter Fourteen. That’s right, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton and Helen McCrory introduce us to Norbert, Hagrid’s rather problematic new pet, in Chapter Fourteen. But Norbert doesn’t stay secret for long...

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters

Word of the Day

Word of the Day:  Natural resources

Definition: materials or substances occurring in nature which can be exploited for economic gain.

Today you will be learning about the natural resources that they have in Chilli.

Challenge: Pick another country. Can you find out what natural resorces this country has? 

Friday 10th July 2020

Hello Everyone! 

It has been lovely to see you most of you this week and I look forward to speaking to the ones who couldn't make it! 

I want to say a huge thank you for the gifts and the ones that were left at reception, I really appreciate your geneoristy. I have had such a lovely year with you all and I can't wait to see you all again in September! 

Yesterday, 143 years ago in 1877 the first ever Wimbledon tennis championship match was played? This is the only time in its history that the event has been cancelled except during the World Wars. Do you know of any famous tennis players that play for our country and how many times they have won at Wimbledon? If not try to find out today! 

Aside from tennis Wimbledon is also famous for its sweet treat of strawberrries and cream. If you were in charge at Wimbledon which foods would you serve?

Have a smashing day! 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a diary.Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-our-own-composition-using-the-key-features-of-a-diary)

Maths

In this lesson, you will explore a series of shapes which grow in size. You will be spotting the patterns and exploring them so that you can make a general statement about the rules of this pattern. Using the general rules you have discovered, you will be able to find out the number of shapes needed for any term in the sequence. You will also learn how to investigate the patterns logically. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-strategies-to-plan-and-solve-problems-836571)

Foundation: Art

How many circular objects can you think of? You will use your imagination and creativity to beat this challenge! Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-circle-challenge-059556/activities/1)

Art

Draw a picture of your teacher! Follow this step by step guide and have a go at drawing you new or old teacher! You could even make up an imaginary teacher!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFVrfazva0U

Story Time

Two years ago Michael Rosen wrote this poem for the NHS. It seems like a good choice today for our story time as it was NHS's birthday a few days ago. Michael Rosen, who also has been terribly sick and in ICU, is now out and on the mend. We wish everyone a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to those working to keep people safe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb3vKDyQ244

Word of the Day

Word of the Day:  Plethora

Definition: an abundance or excess

There was a plethora of stores to buy things from.

Challenge: What would you like to have a plethora of?

Thursday 9th July 2020

Hello Year 4, 

I hope you are all well and are enjoying the learning this week! 

What have you enjoyed learning about this week up to now? What has been your favourite subject this week? Today there are a range of lessons for you to do, check them out below. 

If you are not in school this week, I will try calling you to say a goodbye and to have a lovely summer. You can expect calls next week. I look forward to seeing you or hearing from you! 

I hope you have a lovely day 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on expanded noun phrases and conjunctions using a diary. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-07a5ff)

Maths

In this lesson, you will explore a series of shapes which grow in size. You will be spotting the patterns and exploring them so that you can make a general statement about the rules of this pattern. Using the general rules you have discovered, you will be able to find out the number of shapes needed for any term in the sequence. You will also learn how to investigate the patterns logically. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-strategies-to-plan-and-solve-problems-2350d9)

Foundation: Geography

In this lesson, we will learn about the linear and circular economies, and how they impact the environment. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-circular-economy)

British Sign Language

Today why not try and learn a brand new alphabet. This short video takes you through the British Sign Language alphabet. Try spelling out your name or your teacher's name. You could video it and share it with us on J2E!

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

Story Time

The next chapter is here! Today, Hugh Bonneville narrates an important discovery about Nicolas Flamel. But why does Snape suddenly want to be a Quidditch referee? Find out all aout it in Chapter 13.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-nicolas-flamel

Word of the Day

Word of the Day:  Economy 

Definition: the careful use of money, resources, and means of production.

A strong economy helps a country to grow.

Challenge: Can you find the different things that make a good economy?

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Happy Hump Day! 

We are half way through the working week. How is it going? Is there anything you have particulaly enjoyed? 

I am in school, preparing for lots of you to come in tomorrow and Friday. Today, I want you to think about a few things. How have you found working from home? What have you enjoyed about it? What have you not enjoyed about it? What have missed about school? What are you excited about going into Year 4? You could make a poster or a leaflet about all of your thoughts and feelings. 

I hope you have a good day today and check out the lessons below. 

See some of you tomorrow,

Miss Pike :)

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English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a diary. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-diary)

Maths

In this lesson, you will explore a series of shapes which grow in size. You will be spotting the patterns and exploring them so that you can make a general statement about the rules of this pattern. You will also learn how to investigate the patterns logically. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-strategies-to-plan-and-solve-problems-a61888)

Foundation: Science

In this lesson, we will be learning about why some animals are nocturnal. We will also be learning about some of the adaptations that allow nocturnal animals to be so successful at night. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and some colouring pencils for this lesson. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-adaptations-do-nocturnal-animals-have)

Extra Challenge

Today think about your senses.... what can you hear, smell, touch, see and taste? Using the sheet above create a list of all the things your senses can sense in your room or outside.

Story Time

Unfortunately we have run out of Harry Potter's to listen and watch! But keep your eyes peeled for more that come out so that you can finish the story.

Today let's listen to a short story called 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: echolocation 

Definition: It is a way that some animals use to determine the location of things. They emit sound waves and listen for the echo. 

Bats use echolocation to find their way home.

Challenge: What other animals use echolocation? 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Why hello there everyone! 

How are you feeling this fine Tuesday morning? I hope you had a good Monday to start the week. 

This week, many of you will be coming into school for the day. I am SO EXCITED!!! I cannot wait to see you. As I am so excited to see you all, we are going to take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about the school year. Can you remember some of your favourite memories? Maybe, it was the Roman day, the class assembly or a school trip? Your favourite memories might be playing with your friends in the playground and having fun together. Everyone might have different memories, I would love to hear some of yours. 

Check out the different lessons today, there are some linked to memories of the school year. 

I hope you have a lovely day today and keep up the wonderful work!

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to make inferences using a diary. Remember to use your vipers to help you answer these questions. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-inference)

Maths

In this lesson, you will explore a series of shapes which grow in size. You will be spotting the patterns and exploring them so that you can make a general statement about the rules of this pattern. Using the general rules you have discovered, you will be able to find out the number of shapes needed for any term in the sequence. You will also learn how to investigate the patterns logically. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-strategies-to-plan-and-solve-problems-b2fcb2)

Foundation: Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap all of our previous learning and then move on to talking about our family and pets in Spanish. Check out the lesson here (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-name-family-members-and-pets-in-spanish-d6fac8)

Writing

Let's take a trip down memory lane. As there are only two last weeks before the summer holidays, log into J2E and write about what has been your favourite part of Year 4 has been.

Was it going to the Roman Mithraeum? Finding out what really was behind the doors of the mysterious shed? Learning how to look after our class whale... or something else?

Story Time

Chapter Twelve, ‘The Mirror of Erised’. Harry finds a wonderful object in this chapter. Listen out to what he sees in the mirror... what do you think you'd see? Join Matthew Lewis, Helen Howard and Imelda Staunton read Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, for Harry Potter At Home.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-mirror-of-erised

 

*What is Erised backwards...?

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: reminiscence

Definition:  the enjoyable recollection of past events.

Today lets reminiscence about all the happy memories we have from this year.

Challenge: What is your favourite memorie from this year? 

Monday 6th July 2020

Good Morning All, 

I hope you had a lovely weekend! As the lockdown eased on Friday, you may have visited family and friends or eaten in your favourite restaurant. What did you get up to?

Yesterday evening, you may have joined your neighbours to clap for the NHS. This clap was to mark and celebrate the NHS' 72nd birthday! This year, the birthday is an opportunity to recognise, reflect and remember. To recognise the skills, commitment, achievements, compassion and diversity of all our 1.9 million people, across more than 350 different professions. 

On 5 July 1948, the NHS was launched by Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health, at Park Hospital in Manchester (known today as Trafford General Hospital).

For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide care for free.

Since then, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation. The NHS has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to public health, meaning we can all expect to live longer, healthier lives.

Take time today to think about the NHS workers and give thanks to all of the hard work they do to help and support our country. 

Have a lovely day, 

Miss Pike :)

English

This week we are going to be trying a new style of writing: diary writing. This lesson you are going to be using the retrieval viper, don't forget if you are retrieving information the answer will always be in the text. Check out today's lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-d9fe16

Maths

In this lesson, you will explore a series of shapes which grow in size. You will be spotting the patterns and exploring them so that you can make a general statement about the rules of this pattern. You will also learn how to investigate the patterns logically. Check out today's lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-strategies-to-plan-and-solve-problems)

Foundation (Geography)

How does resource exploitation cause problems? In this lesson, we will learn about the impacts caused by the extraction of natural resources around the world. Check out today's lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-resource-exploitation-cause-problems)

Crafts

Today we are focusing on our planet and how to make it and the people on it happy and healthy. Take a little bit of time today to also look out into our atmosphere and create a planishpere. Make your own planisphere, then take it outside and connect the dots in the night sky to spot the constellations.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/seeing-stars-primary

Story Time

Chapter 11 brings us a new wizarding sport... Quidditch. Will Harry help Gryffindor win or will he be hurt in the game? Find out  asDavid Tennant, with a special appearance from David Beckham, read the eleventh chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, for Harry Potter At Home.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-quidditch

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Deforestation 

Definition:  the action of clearing a wide area of trees.

We all need to work together to protect our forests from deforestation.

Challenge: Can you find out some ways that you can help protect our forests?

Friday 3rd July 2020

Howdy everybody! 

How has your week been? I hope you have enjoyed learning this week! What was the best thing you found out? You have all been working hard, keep it up. 

Today and tomorrow there are couple of independence days, this means the country became independent and could make decisions for their country. It is Indpendence Day for the United States of America tomorrow, 4th July and Independence Day for Belarus today. They celebrate with music, dancing, parties, food and fireworks!

35 years ago, the film Back to the Future came out. Can you guess what the film is about? You could even ask your parents/guardians if you can watch it. Today, there will be an activity based on this film below, enjoy! 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe, 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write an adventure story. If you are looking for some writing inspiration you can always watch episode 5 of the borrowers here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kPBPPVKXwM). Find today's lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition-bc59f2

Maths

In this lesson, you will continue to move a variety of shapes from one position to another on a grid. You will look at the translation of shapes a given number of units up, down, left or right. We will further develop strategies to reposition these shapes and check that we are working accurately. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-movements-between-positions-as-translations-of-a-given-unit--5e9aef)

Foundation: Music

In this lesson, we will be revisiting the major scale and also learning about the minor scale. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-sing-a-major-and-minor-scale-using-solfege-7f83c3)

ICT

Today a famous film called Back to the Future came out 35 years ago. It has a main character, Marty McFly, who accidentally  travels back in time and stops his parents from meeting. Imagine you could send a video of yourself back in time to your parents, what would you tell them? Create a video and upload it onto J2E! 

Extension- Ask your parents, what would they tell their past self?

Story Time

It’s Halloween! Well, not really… but it is at Hogwarts. Find out what Harry gets up to. Watch Whoopi Goldberg read Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, for Harry Potter At Home. https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-halloween

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Independence

Definition:  freedom from the control or influence of others.

America signed the declaration of independence on July 4th 1776.

Challenge: Can you find out some more information on the declaration of independence?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good Morning Everyone, 

July is National Ice Cream Month! I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream! Vanilla, chocolate and caramel, there are hundreds of flavors of Ice Cream to sample and taste. The hot months of the year are perfect for indulging in this fantastic dairy delight.

This video shows you how ice cream is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6ij3EKKSyM

I LOVE ice cream!! Do you like ice cream? What is your favourite? Our (LKS2 teachers) favourite ice creams are:

Miss Pike – Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Miss Stephenson – Ben Jerry's Phish Food 

Miss O’Brien -  one scoop of lemon sorbet with a scoop of raspberry ice cream

Can you find some facts about ice cream? I would love to hear about them.

Have a good day, 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on pronouns using an adventure story. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-226e0b)

Maths

In this lesson, you will begin to learn how to move a shape from one position to another on a grid. You will look at the translation of shapes a given number of units up, down, left or right. We will develop strategies to reposition these shapes and check that we are working accurately. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-movements-between-positions-as-translations-of-a-given-unit-)

Foundation: Geography

In this lesson, we will analyze how and why the world's population has increased in recent human history, and the effect this has had on the use of natural resources. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-has-the-use-of-natural-resources-changed)

Home Economics

Make your own ice cream!! Try this handy science experiment that ends with a tasty treat, take a photo and share the end result with your teacher. Check out this recipe below or have some fun and use chocolate milk, milkshakes or any flavouring you like that you have at home!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/instant-vanilla-ice-cream

Story Time

Harry is about to get into trouble! A midnight duel! Find out what happens as two stars from the Fantastic Beasts films, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol read Chapter Nine of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, for Harry Potter At Home.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-midnight-duel

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: confectionery

Definition:  sweets and chocolates considered collectively.

One of my favourite confectioneries is an ice-cream on a sweltering hot day.

Challenge: What is your favourite confectionery and why?

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Hellooooo Everybody,

We are now into a new month, July! Pinch, punch, first of the month. 

Today is National Post Workers Day and National Stamp Day. We can celebrate the postal key workers for all of their hard work over the recent months. To link this day with recent times as you have not been able to see a lot of people there will be a nice activity to commemorate this. Check out the lessons below.

Also there is a competition, 500 Words: Black Lives Matter story-writing competition. Join https://500words.me/, the world's largest story-writing competition for pupils aged 5-13, and one of your pupils could be in with a chance of winning an unforgettable day out with Virgin Radio.

We hope you have a lovely day today and remember to send in any of your nature photographs into the school office email. office@stmaryangels.co.uk

We have already received some beautiful pictures. Well done!

Have a great day all of you

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of an adventure story. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features-9df8ac). If you would like to watch episode 3 of the borrowers here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWj6LqCIV4o)

Maths 

In this lesson, you will deepen your understanding of coordinates by plotting various types of triangle onto a grid. We will use our knowledge of triangles to name the type and follow instructions to meet a range of criteria. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plot-specified-points-and-draw-sides-to-complete-a-given-triangle)

Foundation (Science)

In this lesson, we will learn about the conditions present in the cold environments of the Arctic and Antarctica. We will learn how animals are adapted to live in these environments. We will make our own fact cards which can be used in a game. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and scissors for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-are-organisms-adapted-to-cold-environments

P.S.H.E

Today we are thinking about all the hard work the postal service has been putting in these past few months to help every stay in contact and receive helpful items. Today have a think about someone you want to write a letter to. What would you tell them? What news will you share? Write a letter and use our amazing postal service to deliver that message.

Story time

Harry has started lessons and he is about to meet a very mean teacher. Follow along the story as Alia Bhatt, with Alec Baldwin and his daughter Carmen, introduce us to Professor Snape, the Potions teacher at Hogwarts. Would you like Professor Snape as a teacher?

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-potions-master

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: emblem

Definition:  an object or an image used to suggest a thing that cannot be pictured The flag is the emblem of our nation

A long time ago letters would be sealed with a wax emblem.

Challenge: Can you design your own wax emblem that you would seal your envelop in?

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning Team!

It is the last day of June, can you believe it? 

Today is Meteor Day! We have already done a lot of activities based on space, can you remember what a meteor is? A meteor or “shooting star” is the visible streak of light from a heated and glowing meteoroid falling through the Earth’s atmosphere. On a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star. Daily there are millions of meteors that occur in the Earth's atmosphere. You could try looking out for some when it gets dark (if it’s not too late and there aren’t many clouds in the sky).

Have a ROCKing day,

Miss Pike :)

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English

In this lesson, we are going to retrieve information using an adventure story. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-acfa9d). If you would like an extra challenge today you can always create a story map for 'The Borrowers'.

 

You can also check out episode two of The Borrowers here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st9ckyviZXk)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising prior learning about coordinates. We will continue to explore how points plotted on a grid can be referred to using coordinates. We will learn about the x and y axis and how to read coordinates to locate points on a grid. We will remember that you must read the x axis first followed by the y axis. We will investigate using our new knowledge. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-describing-positions-on-a-2-d-grid-as-coordinat)

If you would like to see how coordinates can be used in really life have a go at playing the popular coordinates game battleship (https://www.multiplication.com/games/play/battleship-war)

Foundation: Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning and we will learn how to express our opinions about where we live. For this lesson, you will need a pen and paper. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-give-an-opinion-about-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-870f9d)

Book Talk

Today we would like you to become the sorting hat! Split your page into 4 sections and think about character you have read about and their qualities, what house do you think they should go in and why? Check out the example below the message of the day. However, you can lay it out in your own way! Draw your character, list them make a storyboard or any other way you'd like.

Story time

Find out which house Harry will be sorted into in the next chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Join Olivia Colman, along with some special appearances from Jonathan Van Ness and Kate McKinnon, read the seventh chapter, The Sorting Hat.

What house do you think you are?

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-sorting-hat

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: meteor

Definition:  a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light.

The children watched in awe as the beautiful meteor shower filled the sky with beautiful colours.

Challenge: look at the night sky tonight, can you spot any meteors?

Monday 29th June 2020

Today is National Camera Day. A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places. Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting. While the first cameras were large and bulky, each later design evolved until some cameras were as small as a pen. We have an exciting challenge for you this week involving a camera.

This week we want you to become photographers and send in your favourite photos of nature. You can take the pictures on a walk, on your way to the shop or maybe in a park or garden. Please send pictures in this week so we can put them onto the school website.

We look forward to seeing your photography skills this week.

Take care,

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the meaning of words using an adventure story. Check the lesson out here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-b205d1). This week's English lesson we are going to explore the classic tale 'The Borrowers' written by Mary Norton. You can also watch the series online, heres episode 1: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0RnrB_fv5I)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of 2D shape. We will begin to explore how shapes can be referred to on a grid using coordinates. We will learn about the x and y axis and how to read coordinates to locate points on a grid. We will use the correct mathematical language for shape and coordinates for a variety of quadrilaterals. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-positions-on-a-2-d-grid-as-coordinates)

Foundation: Geography 

In this lesson, we will begin by studying the world's different natural resources, defining what they are and studying what they are used for. We will finsh by analyzing in which countries these resources can be found. Check the lesson out here (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-the-worlds-natural-resources)

Photography

Get your cameras out to take a photo in nature. It could be an animal, a leaf or a tree, we don't care just make sure you are having fun! Watch this viedo to find out tips and tricks for taking the best pictures! Send the office the pictures and we will pick our top winners! Experiment and have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOtPKl7q9ZQ

Story Time

In this chapter we see Harry on his adventure to Hogwarts. Chapter Six: 'The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters' read by Jamie Parker and the Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Delight with a dramatised reading of the journey to Hogwarts. Prepare for spells, toads and Chocolate Frogs! 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-journey-from-platform-nine-and-three-quarters

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: capture

Definition:  the action of capturing or of being captured.

The children captured a beautiful photograph of a wild otter swimming swiftly through the resplendent lake.

Challenge: Can you capture a few photos today in honour of national camera day.

Friday 26th June 2020

Hello Everyone!

How has your week been? What have you enjoyed learning about this week? 

622 years ago on this day, China invented the toothbrush. Strange fact: They used boar bristles. Do you know what a boar is? A boar is a pig. Would like to put the hairs of a pig in your mouth to clean your teeth? Miss Pike, "That would be gross!" 

Also, 23 years ago on this day, Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone novel came out. Are you enjoying the Story Time with this book? It is a fantastic story with mythical creatures and magic along the way. 

It is the final day for the Sumdog Maths Week competition! Well done all of you who have been logging in, you are doing your class and school proud! Remember you can continue logging in after the competition too.  https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a setting description so sharpen your pencils, find yourself a comfy place to work and get ready to write! Check out today's lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition)

Maths

In this lesson, you will further develop the knowledge you have gained on symmetry. You will investigate different types of shapes and patterns and use our new knowledge to solve problems based on their lines of symmetry. You will be drawing, investigating and justifying your ideas. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-using-symmetry-3b9d09)

Foundation: Music

In this lesson, we will sing using a range of dynamics so warm up those vocal cords and sing, sing, sing! Check out today's lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-sing-with-an-awareness-of-dynamics-styles-and-emotions-e99c8d)

Crafts

Try and make these funky flying frogs using the origami technique. Perfect for frog races this weekend. If you don't have any green paper, see if you can colour in your paper green before you start folding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZjq8f8Mpo

Storytime

Today, we have an ensemble for you! Simon Callow, Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch introduce us to Diagon Alley, where Harry goes on the most magical shopping trip of his life.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-diagon-alley

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: philosopher

Definition: ed or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline.

Aristotle was a famous philosopher in Ancient Greece who was known for being one of the greatest thinkers.

Challenge: Can you make a prediction about why you think our storytime book is called 'Harry Potter and the philosophers stone'?

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Hello everyone,

Today it is National Handshake Day.

Handshakes are one of the most ancient forms of greeting others.  Although it may be difficult to celebrate this year as we need to keep our distance, lots of people are coming up with creative ways to do so. For example, elbow bumps, foot bumps and air high fives. You may have seen some of this on the television. Watch here forsome different ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umEskepeRwc

You may have your very own secret handshake with a friend or family member. There are lots of fun ways to make up a secret handshake. Take a look at this video from the film The Parent Trap (we highly recommend if you haven't seen it before!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AQCTft9FGg You could try making a secret handshake up with someone you live with!

Have a great day

Miss O'Brien and Miss Stephenson :) 

P.S. The Sumdog competition is still going, well done for all you trying. Keep it up!!! https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

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English 

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on prepositions within a setting description. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus). I have also attached a prepostion I spy game above that you can play with your family.

Maths

In this lesson, you will recap on the knowledge you have developed on symmetry. You will investigate different types of shapes and patterns and use our new knowledge to solve problems based on their lines of symmetry. You will be drawing, investigating and justifying your ideas. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-using-symmetry)

Foundation: R.E

In this lesson, we will finish making our notes and look at some key tips for writing a great essay. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-essay-about-islam-f4fb05)

R.E

Look at the gospel according to Mark. What does it tell us to do? Why is it important to our lives today?

Have a look at the R.E sheet found underneath the daily message and have a go at answering the questions in full sentences. 

Story Time

Check in to find out what happens in Chapter 4- The Keeper of the Keys in our Harry Potter adventure. Stephen Fry introduces us to Rubeus Hagrid, who arrives with a birthday cake, a pink umbrella, and some news that will change Harry’s life forever.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-keeper-of-the-keys

Word of the day

Word of the Day: courteous

Definition: polite, respectful, or considerate in manner

It is widely considered courteous to greet someone with a handshake.

Challenge: What other activities would you class as courteous?

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good Morning Team! 

How is the Sum Dog competition going? Lots of you have been having a good go at it! Make sure you log on and join in here: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in 

Remember to use your log in and password that was given to you over the phone. If you don't have it or it's not working, call or email the school office. 

Today is the famous striker's, Lionel Messi's birthday. He is 33 today and is currently classed as one of the best players in football right now. He is from Argentina, do you know which continent Argentina is in? Try and find out some interesting facts about him. Maybe you could find out how many goals he has scored, how many professional games of football he has played or how many times he has represented his country. If you have a football and have the space to do so, you could try a few footballl tricks to celebrate his brithday. You could watch some of his best goals here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSanJ5swYBM Happy Birthday to Messi! 

Keep up the good work everyone! Have a wonderful day, 

Miss Pike :)

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English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a setting description. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features). One of the key features of setting descriptions are subordinating conjunctions, if you would like an extension check out the document above to have a practice youself! 

Maths

In this lesson, you will deepen your understanding of symmetry by creating your own symmetrical figures and completing others that have been started. We will learn how to check our work to ensure that lines of symmetry are accurate and we will use the correct vocabulary to explain our figures. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-complete-a-simple-symmetrical-figure)

Check out the document above if you would like an extension.

Foundation (Science)

In this lesson, we will learn the conditions that are present in desert environments. We will look at a range of adaptations in desert plants and animals. We will look specifically at cacti, camels, kangaroo rats and fennec foxes. For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and you might want to use colouring pencils.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-are-organisms-adapted-to-hot-environments

STEM

Lolly stick catapults!

Put your pioneering skills to the test by creating a miniature catapult from lolly sticks. Ready, aim, fire! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/lolly-stick-catapults-primary

(If you don't have lollipop sticks to hand get creative and see what you can use as an alternative. OR have some ice lollies in this glorious sunny weather and save the sticks!)

Story Time

Follow on our incredible story as Eddie Redmayne reads the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home. Eddie narrates the Dursleys’ desperate attempts to escape the mysterious letters addressed to Mr H Potter. But will Harry ever get to read one?

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Agile

Definition: able to move quickly and easily.

It is the agile footballer, Leoni Messi's, 34th Birthday today.

Challenge: What sports do you need to be agile to play? How many can you list?

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Aloha!!! 

Today is National Pink Day. Each year on June 23rd, National Pink Day colours the world in vibrant shades of pink and explores everything it represents. Here are some facts about the colour pink. 

First used as a colour name in the late 17th century, pink is a pale red color which got it's name from a flower of the same name.

Pink ribbons or decorations were worn by young boys in 19th century England. The men in England wore red uniforms, and since boys were considered small men, boys wore pink.

As one of the most common colours of flowers, pink serves to attract the insects and birds that are necessary for pollination.

If somebody says:

'In the pink' – This phrase refers to someone who is in top form, good health or good condition.

'Tickled pink'– When one is exceptionally pleased, they are “tickled pink.”

Can you find out any pink facts? Maybe find some pink jokes too. 

Think pink on June 23rd. Whether you wear it, eat it or make a donation, you’ll be celebrating the day. But don’t stop there. Try this other fun pink ideas:

  • Plant or give some pink flowers.
  • Use pink in a sentence.
  • Color or paint something in shades of pink.

Have a bright and colourful day, 

Miss Pike :)

P.S. DAY TWO - MATHS WEEK COMPETITION https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in

Well done to Annabelle, Tyler, Tristan, Maxine, Elie, Samuel and Serenity for taking part in the Sum Dog Maths competition already!

At the time of me writing this we are currenly 237 out of 1,607 classes competing, keep up the amazing team work!

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore inference questions using a setting description. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-781966). I have also created another little writing challange today all about figerative language. Who can come up with the most creative sentences using metaphors, similes or pesonification?

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising prior learning about coordinates. We will continue to explore how points plotted on a grid can be referred to using coordinates. We will learn about the x and y axis and how to read coordinates to locate points on a grid. We will remember that you must read the x axis first followed by the y axis. We will investigate using our new knowledge. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-a-problem-describing-positions-on-a-2-d-grid-as-coordinat)

Foundation: Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning, then learn how to say different places in a town or city. For this lesson, you will need a pen and paper. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-what-there-is-in-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-b9018d)

PSHE

In today's lesson, we visit a key topic of Black Lives Matter given the recent case of George Floyd. The lesson is around creating hope for the future – a future that is not based on the colour of someone's skin but the content of their character. A national push for an Oak Tree of Hope will be shared, where we all share a hope using #Iamhopefulfor and attach it to a tree as a symbol of the diversity of our society.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/black-lives-matter

Story Time

Today, jump straight back into Harry's adventure! Chapter 2 read by Noma Dumezweni, who originated the stage version of Hermione in the original London and Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, narrates Harry’s zoo trip, where it becomes clear his scar isn’t the only unusual thing about him. Enjoy!

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-vanishing-glass

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Magenta

Definition: a reddish-purple colour, one of the main colours that are used in colour printing and photography.

This bold, handsome plant produces bug clumps covered in magenta flowers.

Challenge: How many different words can you find for the colour pink.

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Did you get up to anything exciting? Maybe you celebrated Father's Day.

On Saturday, it was the longest day, it is given the name of the summer solstice. It occurs twice a year, once in the Northern Hemisphere (countries North of the equator e.g. England) and once in the Southern Hemisphere (countries South of the equator e.g. Australia). There are some activities based around this for you to do today. Enjoy!

Also, today is the day for the start of the Maths Week Competition!! Log on here: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in Best of luck to you all! You can log on at any point in the day to take part. The more questions you answer, the more points you get! 

Have a great day,

Miss Pike :)

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English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the meaning of words using a character description. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension) I have also attached a little writing challange above. Can you describe what you see in this picture using all of your senses? What can you hear? What can you smell? Remeber to use some interesting adjectives!

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of 2D shapes. We will begin to explore what symmetry is and how to recognise lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes. We will develop strong mathematical language about shape and we will investigate lines of symmetry in a variety of quadrilaterals and triangles. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-lines-of-symmetry-in-2-d-shapes)

Foundation (R.E)

In this lesson, we will first begin by learning about the split amongst Muhammad's followers after his death. Then, we will begin to make some notes for our essay. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-essay-about-islam/)

Design and Technology

This weekend was the summer solstice! The Summer Solstice happens when the Earth has reached the part of its orbit when the North Pole is most tilted towards the sun. It marks the change when the days in the northern hemisphere begin to grow shorter. This is also known as midsummer and is the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. On this day there is the most amount of sunshine.

Today try and make your own stone henge out of everyday materials or the cut out and design your own from the link found at the bottom of the daily message.

Story Time

Today you will be whisked away to the wizarding world as we start our new book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

To access the videos could a parent or guardian sign up to the wizarding world with an email. 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: solstice

Definition: either of the two times a year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

You can see the sun in the sky for 16hr and 38minutes on the summer solstice. 

Challenge: Can you find out when the winter solstice is and how long the sun is in the sky for then?

Friday 19th June 2020

Aloha!!! It’s Friyay!

 

We hope you have had a fabulous week, a huge well done to you all for trying so hard. Keep it up! Are you ready for the weekend? Are up to anything fun?

 

Exciting news!

St Mary of the Angels will be taking part in a London Maths competition, against lots of other primary schools in London. The competiton will take place from 22nd June-26th June.

This week, we will be calling you with your log-in details - have a piece of paper and a pencil ready to write them down! Then, you must go to the Sum Dog website https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in and enter your log-in details. Each pupil will need to log in and answer some maths questions every day next week to win prizes!

There are tonnes of amazing prizes to be won so make sure you're logging in every day!

Click on the letter below for more details - good luck!!

It has been great to speak to you all again this week and we will continue more calls today. Take care and have a lovely weekend. See you all back here next week!

 

Miss Pike

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English 

Get you pens at the ready! Today is the day where you are going to write your final set of instructions. Remeber you can always play some calm music to help you focus just like we do in school. Once you have finsihed writing remember that you can always share what you write with me on J2 Write, I love reading your work! Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/write-a-set-of-instructions/)

Maths

In this lesson, you will recap on the knowledge you have developed on quadrilaterals. You will investigate different types of quadrilateral shapes and solve problems based on their properties. You will be drawing, investigating and justifying your ideas about different shapes. Check out todays question here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-based-on-quadrilaterals-and-triangles/

Foundation: Music

In this lesson we will be learning about pulse in 3 and 4 time and singing a song. I have also found this pulse a rythem game that you can play after the lesson, experiment with the different beats you can hear in each piece of music. 

Music lesson - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-clap-to-the-pulse-of-a-song-in-3-and-4-time-7cd951/

Music game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/bring-the-noise?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbring-the-noise%2Feyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise%2Fz4sq92p

R.E

Today we are looking at a bible scripture about how we should act with one another. Attached is a worksheet that will ask you how you can build strong connections with your friends and God. How might you need to repair that bridge if it becomes damaged? Give your reasons and have a quiet moment to reflect on how you can strengthen your friendship bridges.

Story time

Wow what an adventure! Today Story time is going to be a short story called The Giving Tree. Find it here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HH-PHw2Uvw

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: reconcile (verb)

Definition: the restoration of friendly relations.

If you have hurt your friend that it is important that you reconcile with them.

Synonym:  reunite, reunion

Challenge: Reach out to a long lost friend today send them a positive note.

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good morning JN,

 

Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day. It is a celebration to remind everyone to continue eating vegetables everyday. Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Can you create a healthy meal that you would like to eat at home with vegetables in?  How many vegetables can you name in one minute?

 

Our scores:

Miss Pike – 16

Miss O’Brien – 18

Miss Stephenson – 16

 

You could try challenging people at home. You can send your scores in too!

 

Have a great day everyone,

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on adverbials in a set of instructions. Adverbials are very important to make sure that your instructions are clear and organised. Before you begin this lesson can you make a list of as many adverbials as you can remember? See how many you can get. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-adverbials)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of triangles. We will be looking at what they have in common with each other and what makes them different. We will learn the properties of various types of triangles and use correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the features and properties of each. We will focus on scalene and isosceles triangles. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-isosceles-and-scalene-triangles)

Foundation: R.E

In this lesson, we will be learning about the most important celebrations/festivals in Islam. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-festivals-of-islam/)

Healthy Eating

It is so important to eat our veggies! But why? Can you create a fact file on why it is important to eat all the different food groups? Write about 1 Fruits and Vegetables 2 Carbohydrates 3 Proteins 4 Dairy 5 Fats and Oils.

Storytime 

Wow, it is the last part of James and the Giant Peach! We hope you have enjoyed the story! Follow along as a host of celebrities read and each day we will hear how the story progresses. Let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVxmE7ysWjY

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: nutritious (adjective)

Definition: efficient as food; nourishing.

Pop eye makes sure that he has a nutritious can of spinach to give him fuel for the day.

Synonym:  healthy, wholesome, nourishing

Challenge: can you design a nutritious snack to give you fuel for the day?

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Happy Hump Day, 

We are back to the middle of the working week again. I can’t believe we’re here already. How’s it going this week? What have you enjoyed learning about the most up to now? Tell someone in your household. I know lots of you are missing school and your friends, I am all missing you very much too! However, before you know it you’ll be back, getting up early, putting on your uniform, trekking into school and never forgetting your reading record, spelling and homework book. 

I have found something exciting on the NASA website where you can look up your birthday space photograph taken by the Hubble telescope. Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonder every day of the year, including on your birthday. Check out your birthday photograph here: https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/what-did-hubble-see-on-your-birthday

Have a great day,

Miss Pike

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File icon: pdf Brain Buddies - Week 2 [pdf 391KB] Click to download

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of triangles. We will be looking at what they have in common with each other and what makes them different. We will learn the properties of various types of triangles and use correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the features and properties of each. We will focus on right angled and equilateral triangles. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-right-angled-and-equilateral-triangles/)

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of instructions. One of the features of instructions are modal verbs. If you would like to find out more about modal verbs I have attached a little powerpoint above to explain more. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-features-of-a-text-0a55e8/

Foundations: Science

In this lesson, we will be learning about adaptations. We will be looking at the conditions in different environments and the characteristics that animals have that help them to survive. We are then going to design our own creatures that are adapted to an environment! You will need a pencil and a piece of paper for this lesson. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-an-adaptation/)

Brain Buddies

This week is on the Zones of Regulation. The Zones of Regulation is a way to make sense of how we are feeling by grouping our emotions. Having feelings in each of the zones is normal. The four zones group feelings together by how much energy you have in your body?. Check out the worksheet and information under today's message.  Any work completed we will give it a mention on the school website and send it to brain buddies too!

Storytime 

We are coming to the end of James and the Giant Peach. Follow along as a host of celebrities read and each day we will hear how the story progresses. Let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8GhT2g9bn0

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: organism (noun)

Definition: an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.

The bat is a nocturnal organism that sleeps during the daylight hours. 

Synonym: being, creature, animal

Challenge: what is your favourite organism and why?

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good Morning Everyone!

Today it is National Smile Power Day. This proves how powerful smiling can be, it can totally transform somebody’s day when they’re feeling down or need cheering up. How does it make you feel when you see a smile? How do you think it makes other people feel? Try giving someone a smile today to brighten up their day, whether it is someone on your walk, in the shop or someone you live with.

I hope you enjoy today’s work and remember any work you are proud of whether that is written work, art work or some cooking, send any pictures in to make me smile!

Have a smiley day,

Miss Pike

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore language questions using a set of instructions. Remember to use your vocabulary viper to help you answer these questions. You can also always use a dictonary to double check your work. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-language/)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of quadrilateral shapes. We will be looking at what they have in common with each other and what makes them different. We will learn the properties of various types of quadrilateral shapes and use correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the features and properties of each. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals)

Foundation: Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning, then we will be learning how to describe different types of weather in Spanish. For today's lesson, you will need some paper and a pen or pencil. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-the-weather-in-spanish-22267d)

Make someone smile (PSHE)

Make your own joke to make someone smile. Use these examples to help you. Change what business you own and how it is going, with a great adjective,to pack a proper punch with your joke! Share them on J2E and make us laugh!

Story time

What will happen next?? Click the link to find out! Follow along as a host of celebrities read and each day we will hear how the story progresses. Let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review.

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

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: beatific (adjective)

Definition: feeling or expressing blissful happiness. 

The children in class JN all have a beatific smile that beams as brightly as the sun.

Synonym: joyful, blissful

Challenge: What can you do today to put a beatific smile on someone else’s face? 

Monday 15th June 2020

Hello team!

How was your weekend? We hope you enjoyed yourselves. What did you get up to? 

Yesterday was a very important day, it was the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Lots of people have been paying their respects and remembering through a number of ways. Some have created green hearts through art work, baked cakes and thanked local heroes. Last night at 10:30 pm, lots of bulidings were lit up green and many people were shining green lights out of their windows. Below today's message you can open the 'Green for Grenfell' leaflet and create something to mark the third anniversary. 

Today there is another special day, it is National Flag Day. Flags represent and are the symbol of different countries. You may be proud of your home country flag, you may even have a number of flags that you are proud to represent you. Try out drawing a flag? You could even create your own flag to represent you, your family or the school.

Also try out this flag quiz, you can do it with all the family: https://www.beano.com/posts/flags-of-the-world-quiz

Have a wonderful day and fly your flags high!

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to retrieve information using a set of instructions. Check out todays lesson here : (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval). If you would like to challenge yourself today try and create a story map of the intructions just like we do in school. Draw an image to help remind you of each step of the intructions. I have created and example with the introduction of the instructions in the image above. 

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of 2D shapes. We will be looking at what these shapes have in common with each other and what makes them different. We will learn the difference between regular and irregular shapes and use correct mathematical language to discuss their features. We will also use prior knowledge about types of angles to help describe the properties of a shape. Check todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-classify-2d-shapes)

Foundation: R.E

In this lesson, we will be learning about the mosque, the Muslim place of worship. We begin by recapping our previous learning regarding the Qur'an, before looking at the external and internal features of the Mosques. Check out todays lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-do-muslims-worship)

Geography

Question:

Can you find out how many different country flags are there in the world? (We bet there are hundreds!)

Ever wondered why the UK flag looks the way it does? Take a look at the image above. Can you work it out? 

Now, all flags have a meaning behind them. Can you create your own flag and gives a reason for the colours and symbols used?

Upload your answers on J2e to show off your fabulous flag!

Story time

Let’s continue where we left off on Friday with our James and the Giant Peach Story!  Follow along as a host of celebrities read and each day we will hear how the story progresses. Let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcjN16BWDG4&t=1s

Word of the Day

 

Word of the Day: representative (adjective)

Definition:  one (as a picture or symbol) that is a sign or portrayal of something else.

On the union jack White represents peace and honesty. Red symbolizes bravery, strength, and valor. Blue represents vigilance, justice, loyalty, and perseverance.

Synonym: continue, mean

Challenge: Pick a flag of your choice and find out what the colours or images represents for that country.

Friday 12th June 2020

National Best Friends Day

Good Morning Everyone!

This week there was a very special day… National Best Friends Day. Today we are going to celebrate it with some music and PSHE. Make sure to check out those lessons below. I know many of you will be missing your friends while you’re at home so you could try drawing a picture of you and your friends together. Also, you could write a letter to your friends telling them how you have been and what things you have been doing at home. You could ask them some questions in your letter too.

I hope you have enjoyed the week and well done for all of your hard work!

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pike

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English 

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a character description. Try putting on some relaxing music just like we do in class to help you focus. My personal favourite is the instrumental piano playlist check it out here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DiMoehAeOU)

Todays lesson: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-write-a-character-description-bceff8/)

Maths

In this lesson, you will recap on the names of different types of angles. We will be looking specifically at angles within different shapes and how to solve problems and answer questions based on the knowledge we have gained in the last 4 sessions. You will be drawing, investigating and justifying your ideas about different shapes containing a variety of angles. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-solve-problems-based-on-angles)

Foundation (Music)

In this lesson, we will be learning about pulse in 3 and 4 time and singing a song.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-clap-to-the-pulse-of-a-song-in-3-and-4-time-7cd951/

PSHE

You can learn the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi02gxTI1M

Then you can create a Friendship Jar to symbolise a friend. You could write reasons why they are a good friend to you. You could draw images of things that remind you them or their favourite things to play with. You can use a jar or a cup in your house, draw a jar or print the template under today’s message.

Story Time

In the last story time this week let's hear how the story continues today in James and the Giant Peach. Follow along as a host of celebrities read the story. Each day we will hear how the story progresses and you can let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review. Today we are listening to Chapter 19-20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g1wRIMNV9M

Word of the Day

Word of the day: companion

Definition: a person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels.

If you are in a Disney film then you will always have a trusty companion. E.g. Mulan’s companion is Mushu.

Synonyms: friend, buddy, chum.

Challenge: Out of the Disney films who would you like to be your companion and why?

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good Morning!

Today is National Making Life Beautiful Day. What do you think makes life beautiful? What could you do to make life beautiful? There are many ways to do this, for example, smiling, showing good manners and being a good citizen. I think lots of people coming together in times of need makes life beautiful.  Today, you could try some activities to make life beautiful, whether it is through art or helping your family members out.

I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on subordinate clauses in a character description. How many subordinating conjunctions can you remember? Don't forget to use 'I SAW A WUBUB' to help you remember the key ones. Check out todays lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-spag-focus-subordinate-clauses/. I have also attached a planning sheet for tommorrows lesson if you would like to think ahead to you character description.

 

Maths

In this lesson, you will recap on the names of different types of angles. We will be looking specifically at angles within different shapes. You will be drawing and investigating different shapes containing a variety of angles. Pupils investigate a series of statements about the angles within shapes, justifying whether they are always, sometimes or never true. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-investigate-angles-within-shapes)

Foundation: R.E

In this lesson, we will be learning about the Qur'an, the Muslim Holy Book which was revealed to Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. Check out the lesson here: (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-holy-book-of-islam)

R.E. and Music 

As it is National Making Life Beautiful Day, you can start your R.E. lesson with this hymn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT_oDqOEGpc

Can you create a verse of your own for the song? Or, create a poem inspired by the hymn on making life beautiful.

For example,

B is for being a bucket filler, E is for empathetic to others, A is for art, U is for unity T-I-F-U-L.

Story time

We're loving listening to all the celebrities read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, are you? . Follow along as a host of celebrities read the story. Each day we will hear how the story progresses and you can let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review. Today we are listening to Chapter 14-18.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOxT8WHF-9s

Word of the Day

Word of the day: beguiling

Definition: charming or enchanting.

The little old lady had a beguiling smile that fit her personality.

Synonyms: beautiful, delightful

Challenge: how can you make the world a little more beguiling?

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Happy Hump Day!

Today there are plenty of activities for you to do, we hope you enjoy!

The Summer Reading Challenge – Find out what is happening and how you can join below.

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books! You can join here https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0PAUNeHZY9y33bk1LT4HWPw_X47QUa_Kb371YLlDPYi0_axSMsx7-J-wQ

The digital challenge will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities for you and your families to take part in at home. Although library buildings are closed, libraries will also continue to deliver the challenge online.

Have a great day

Miss Pike :)

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English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a character description. Check out the lesson here (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-4b3bae)

Maths

In this lesson, you will recap on the names of different types of angles. We will be looking specifically at acute and obtuse angles today and exploring where they can be found. We will learn what makes an angle acute or obtuse and how they are different. We will learn to estimate and order angles and how to draw examples of both acute and obtuse angles, using the knowledge we have. We will practise with accuracy and precision when drawing angles. Check out the lesson here (https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-identify-acute-and-obtuse-angles)

Foundation (Spanish)

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning, then we will be learning how to describe different types of weather in Spanish. For today's lesson, you will need some paper and a pen or pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-the-weather-in-spanish-22267d

Brain Buddies

This time where we have to stay at home can feel difficult sometimes. It is more important than ever to look after your body and brain! Every week you will get a new activity from Brain Buddies to help you feel calm and in control. Today we will be exploring sleep hygiene. Open the document below today’s message all about sleep and why it is important.

Story Time

What is going to happen in James and the Giant Peach? Follow along as a host of celebrities read the story. Each day we will hear how the story progresses and you can let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review. Today we are listening to Chapter 9-13.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9o0nKUeMRk

Word of the Day

Word of the day: bibliophagist

Definition: an avid or voracious reader

The members of JN are all bibliophagists.

Synonyms: book lover, book worm

Challenge: Join the reading challenge this week and see how many books you can read. I will be joining in too!

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Hello Boys and Girls (in Mickey Mouse’s voice)!

Keeping with the Disney theme, today is an exciting day… It is Donald Duck Day! Today we are going to be doing a fun art lesson featuring the infamous duck. Maybe you could have a go at imitating Donald Duck’s well-known quack, I have been practising too!

We want to give a huge shout out to all of you for working hard! We have been checking out Mathletics to see how people have been getting on using it. We have got some superstar names who have been working hard and reached the 'Top 3' based on Mathletics points.

The Top 3 for JN:     

Omar 

Amaya

Adrian R 

I hope you have a *quacking* day!

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are going to retrieve information from a story. Remember when you retrieve information you will always find the answer in the story so get your magnifying glasses and make sure you read the passage closely.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-reading-comprehenison-inference

Maths

In this lesson, you will recap on the names of different types of angles. We will be looking specifically at right angles today and exploring where they can be found. We will learn what makes an angle a right angle. We will make right angle checkers to help us investigate. We will also be making predictions about the number of right angles in a variety of different shapes. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/shape-and-symmetry-to-identify-right-angles

Foundation (P.E.)

Join in with Joe Wicks doing a workout. You could get all of your family involved with you too. 

Remember to warm-up and cool-down before and after to protect your muscles. 

Follow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ShRREe26w

Art

86 years ago, the world met Disney's iconic character Donald Duck. He has changed quite a bit, but he is still the same old cantankerous duck. Watch the video link to try a go at becoming a Disney animator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z863jBjnBUE?

 

Watch his appearance here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5dowCyaP7I, what do you think the moral of the story is?

Story Time

Today we follow on the story of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, let's see what happens next! Follow along as a host of celebrities read the story. Each day we will hear how the story progresses and you can let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review. Today we are listening to Chapter 6-8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVO7sLEqvBU

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: tempestuous 

Definition: characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.

Donald duck has a tempestuous temper he always gets cross when things go wrong.

Synonym: turbulent, stormy, and angry

Challenge: You might remember this word from class earlier this year, can you remember any other key words from across the year.

Monday 8th June 2020

Hello Y4!

How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything exciting? Today is a special day it is World Ocean Day.  To celebrate you can visit this website and dip your feet into many different activities. Find the line-up here  https://worldoceanday.school/

This has been taken from the World Ocean Day website:

 On Monday 8th June we are bringing the wonder of the ocean from the deep blue to wherever you are. Our interactive line up of ocean advocates will unfold right here with live ocean films, science lessons, music performances, yoga, breath-work, story-telling and so much more. Dress up in blue for the day to get in the mood for the festival.  

What an exciting day, we hope you enjoy!

Miss Pike :)

P.s. An ocean themed joke for you – ‘What did the ocean say to the shore?’ Nothing. It just waved!

File icon: pdf Science - Dolphin Fact Pack [pdf 2MB] Click to download

English

The Dreaming Chupacabra 

In this lesson, we are going to retrieve information using a character description. Use the reading VIPERS for comprehension.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-reading-comprehenison-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk6-1

Maths

In this lesson, you will be revising the names of different types of angles. We will be looking at what angles have in common with each other and what makes them different. We will estimate angles and learn the properties of various types of angles. We will use angle makers to experiment with different amounts of degrees and investigate the angles around us.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/shape-and-symmetry-to-compare-and-order-angles-year-4-wk6-1

Foundation (Religion - Islam)

In this lesson, we will be studying in detail the five main pillars of Islam; Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm and Hajj. These are considered by Muslims to be the most important practices of their religion.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-are-the-five-pillars-of-islam-year-4-wk6-1

 

 

Science

In today's lesson, you will be finding out about the importance of water and oceans around the world. Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQCiwzjnCM 

How many animals can you name that live in the oceans? 

Now you are going to do some research about dolphins. There is a dolphin fact pack under today's message you can use for your research. 

Story Time

For the next few story times we will be listening to James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl . Follow along as a host of celebrities read the story. Each day we will hear how the story progresses and you can let us know your thoughts at the end with a book review. Today we are listening to Chapter 1-5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29LDBdpNMRc

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Moana (noun)

Definition:  a body of open water, in particular the sea (in Hawaiian and Maori)

We can defend our moana from pollution by recycling and keeping our beaches clean

Synonym: ocean, pond, lake, river

Challenge: Can you create a poster about how we can keep different types of moana’s safe?

Friday 5th June 2020

Hello and Good Morning!

Happy Friday! 

Today in America they have a National Day dedicated to Doughnuts, or as they spell it donuts! What is your favourite type of doughnut? Jam, glaze, chocolate or sprinkles? Personally I love a custard doughnut. This has been a long-standing tradition that started all the way back in 1938!

I love doughnuts so much that I even got myself a 'decorate your own doughnut kit' over the half term! Why don't you try designing your own doughnut this weekend! What filling would you have? What colours would you use? Would have had a classic torus shape or try something more exotic?

Take care and have a lovely weekend!

Miss Pike :)

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English

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a non-chronological report. So get your thinking caps on and write, write, write!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-write-a-non-chronological-report-year-4-wk5-5

Maths

In this lesson, you will be putting together all of the skills from the past 4 sessions to help identify key facts within word problems. You will take these key pieces of information, identify the problem and work out ways to calculate the answer. You will be looking at money, time and length problems and skilfully solving them!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-mixed-measure-problems-year-4-wk5-5

Foundation (Art)

In this lesson we will first learn how to use our pencil to create interesting textures before creating a drawing of a view from a window.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/drawing-skills-how-can-we-use-texture-to-make-our-drawings-more-interesting-year-4-wk5-5

Brain Buddies

Sharing my new way to practise self-care - Activity 3

First, visit https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/ to remind yourself of some ideas to help you practise self-care. 

Then you can complete the work that is under today's message. You can answer the questions in your book or on paper.

Story time

Story time today is called Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd. He was a voice actor in Mary Poppins returns!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E67n1vZZjQ&vl=en

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: torus (noun)

Definition:  torus is a doughnut-shaped surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle about an axis coplanar with the circle.

The tasty doughnut is normally in the shape of a torus.

Synonym: round, circle

Challenge: Can you make a list of other objects that are often in the shape of a torus.

Thursday 4th June 2020

Hello Everyone! 

We have been in school this week teaching the children of Key Workers. We have been learing about the topics you have been covering at home. How have you found it? What has been your favourite? The children have enjoyed lots of the activities, particularly, the science lesson about the Great Barrier Reef. We have received some work from children at home based on the science which was FANTASTIC! Well done for sending in your work, we loved reading it. 

Today is National Cheese Day! How many dishes can you name that use cheese in it? 

Now we have plenty of cheesy jokes for you...

What did the block of cheese say in the mirror? Hallou-mi! Looking Gouda. 

I reached for the plate for food when my sister shouted,"That's nacho cheese."

What did the grilled cheese say to his date? "You make me melt."

Can you find anymore cheese jokes and puns? 

Have a *grate* day! 

Miss Pike :)

English

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on conjunctions within a non-chronological report. Make sure to remember FANBOYS and I SAW A WABUB!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-spag-focus-year-4-wk5-4

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Maths

In this lesson, you will learn about problem solving when working with lengths. We will compare and match measurements and their equivalents, converting back and forth. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-length-flag-pole-year-4-wk5-4

Foundation (Islam)

In this lesson, we will be learning about some of the key aspects of the Muslim faith, exploring their six main beliefs, as well as taking a glance at the Five Pillars of Islam.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-do-muslims-believe-year-4-wk5-4

Design and Technology 

Wallace and Gromit appear in our Story Time, so we're going to use them as inspiration for this lesson. 

Wallace and Gromit are famous for their inventions in the show. What is an invention? Can you create an invention for your home? As you have been at home for a while, you may have encountered a task that you would like to make easier and more convenient. 

Some examples: 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc5eqwzEgUo

 

Storytime

In honour of 'National Cheese Day' we have got a video of Wallace and Gromit's visit to the moon. You will work out the link when you watch. There are two short videos to watch back to back. Here are the links in order...

Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb0ooQKbflM

Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0qagA4_eVQ

Enjoy the videos!

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: sufferage (noun)

Definition:  the right to vote in political elections.

Antonymsdethrone, deposition, overthrow

Women gained sufferage by protesting and a famous sufferagette, Emile Davision, famiously took a stand at the horse races 107 years ago today.

Synonym: vote, say, opionion, choice

Challenge: Can you research about a woman who inspires you in honour of Emile Davision. 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Hello All,

I don't know about you, but I definitely don't feel like we are in June! Somehow we are already three days in! Now a bit of learning for you all... The month of June comes from the Roman calendar and used to be called Lunius. The new name might come from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. Originally, June only had 29 days and it was actually Julius Caesar who added the additional day giving June 30 days. 

Now that we have learnt some Jazzy June facts we can start our Wednesday!

 

Make sure to wear your cheesiest smile today,

Miss Pike :D

English

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a non-chronological report. Take notes as this is what you will need to be thinking about when you write your own Non-Chronological report!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk5-3#slide-4

Maths

In this lesson, you will continue to learn about calculating with money. You will be adding amounts of money and keeping a running total. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-souvenirs-year-4-wk5-3#slide-1

Foundation (Science)

In this lesson, we will be learning how we can see different colours. We will apply our learning of reflection and refraction from previous lessons to understand how rainbows are made. At the end of the lesson there will be a chance to try creating your own rainbow by refracting light! If you would like to try making your own rainbow then you will also need a transparent glass of water or an old CD. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/where-do-different-colours-come-from-year-4-wk5-3#slide-1

Mind Up  

Today, we are going to revisit the parts of the brain. Can you remember the three different parts we were learning about in school?

Here are some clues:

The owl (PFC). 

An elephant never forgets or a hippo.

The guard dog. 

Watch this video to remind yourself about it https://mindup.org/16526-2/

Then you're going to create a poster with a picture of the brain and the different parts similar to the picture above. Can you write explanations of each part with the information from the video. If you need more information use the powerpoint that is attached under today's message. 

Storytime

For today's story you are being treated to David Walliams reading his own book, The slightly annoying elephant! Enjoy!

Today for story time skip to 0:42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjkjajMWHrM&list=PL05GKoi8gs4BIzpx0IgF64tD0_0KenKL7&index=23

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Amygdala (noun)

Definition:  An almond-shaped mass of grey matter inside our brain involved with the experiencing of emotions.

When we are worried, our amygdala makes us all react in different ways.

Challenge: Can you remember our brain break breathing and listening? Try it at home to calm your amygdala. If you don't remember you can use this video as a little reminder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAre5TDK7g

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Happy Tuesday everyone,

Today, is an interesting day in history. Without looking below can you guess what it is from the picture?

Today in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation! Fun Fact... Westminster Abbey has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066. Before the Abbey was built, Coronations were carried out wherever was convenient, taking place in Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. (Does the date 1066 ring any bells? It should!)

Today, your challenge is to embody the Queen. The Queen is a kind, caring and humble lady so try putting on your best Queen voice and being as kind to all as possible. (Don't forget the animals too!)

I miss you! Keep up the good work!

Miss Pike :D

File icon: ppt holy trinity [ppt 7MB] Click to download

English

In this lesson, we are going to recap the structure of a non-chronological report. Learn more about the weird and wonderful sneagleonkey.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-reading-comprehension-structure-year-4-wk5-2

Maths

In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating with money. You will be adding amounts of money and keeping a running total, whilst aiming for a target price. Don't over spend and keep to your budget!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-buying-fruit-year-4-wk5-2

Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning in Spanish and then learn how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? and saying where we live in Spanish. For this lesson you will need a pen and pencil and some paper, as well as another person or a cuddly toy to have a conversation with!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/saying-where-you-live-in-spanish-year-4-wk6-2

Religious Education

Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Check out the short powerpoint found below the daily message and choose from either of the following activities.

1.) Create a fact file on Trinity Sunday. Why do we have Trinity Sunday? What makes it special? What do we normally do on Trinity Sunday?

  • Use your own knowledge of Trinity Sunday to help you.
  • Use anything you have learnt from the powerpoint
  • Plus do some of your own research!

2.) Create your own representation of the Holy Trinity, above is a picture of two examples from the powerpoint that might give you an idea. 

 

Storytime

Today in honour of the Queen, we have a queen based story. This story starts with a wicked troll King causing mischief... see what happens in the rest of this adapted Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W50DNT33cnU

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Coronation (noun)

Definition:  The ceremony at which a King or Queen is crowned.

The Queen's coronation took place in 1953 aand was a great state event. It was watched by over 20 million viewers, the first time many had watched television.  

Synonym: crowned

Antonyms: dethrone, deposition, overthrow

Challenge: Can you create a crown fit for a monarch? You can wear it yourself and become royalty for the day! 

Monday 1st June 2020

Good Morning JN,

I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weather this half term and are ready to start our new term! Get ready to put in all your effort and be excited to learn new things along the way.

Do you all remember our Katherine Johnson launch in the school play ground? Well, the private rocket company SpaceX has sent two Nasa astronauts into orbit! You can take a look at this cool video on newsround to find out more and watch the launch! https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47428636.

Check out below to see this weeks lessons! Today is also national reef awareness day! The Great Barrier Reef is a natural beauty found in Australia, unfortunately due to pollution this natural beauty is at risk. Today think of little ways that we can do to keep our seas beautiful.

Check out the video for today's Science lesson to see the reef in all its beauty. Warning: the video below may make you want to swim in the ocean. Have a great first week back and we can't wait to speak to you all and hear about your half term. 

Miss Pike :D

English

A rare Sneagleonkey has been spotted roaming around London, read the non-chronological report in today's lesson to discover more information about this mystical creature. Use your vocabulary skills to help you answer the questions in today's lesson. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/non-chronological-report-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk5-1#slide-1)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating with weight. You will be adding amounts of weight, keeping a running total and trying to find combinations to fit a criteria. You will be learning to tabulate your results and work out multiple possibilities. We will be working with g and Kg. Check out today's lesson here (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-weight-two-point-seven-year-4-wk5-1#slide-1)

Islam 

In this lesson, we will be exploring the beginning of the religion of Islam. We will learn about the life of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, who established the religion following revelations from the Angel Gabriel. Check out today's lesson here (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/how-did-the-religion-of-islam-begin-year-4-wk5-1#slide-1)

Science

As it is World Reef Awareness Day, we are going to be learning about the Great Barrier Reef. 

Where is the Great Barrier Reef? Clue: G'Day mate, I'm from Down Under.  It is in Australia and it is the world's largest coral reef system. 

David Attenborough explores the reef here, watch the video to see for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJXeMDVNsRk

Now you have watched the video, you will have found out that there are threats to this ecosystem.

Create a leaflet all about the Great Barrier Reef. Here is what you can include:

1. Front page - title and picture.

2. Facts about the Great Barrier Reef e.g. Where is it? How big is it? 

3. Animals that live in the reef

4. Threats to the reef

5. Why people should visit the Great Barrier Reef e.g. Activities you can do there. 

Use this website to help you: https://www.barrierreef.org/the-reef

Storytime

Today's story is a very important one as it's a true story that happened not that long ago that teaches us a valuable lesson. In honour of national reef day, today's story ist all about a turtle living in a beautiful reef and what happens when we don't look after our oceans. Check out today's story here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY9ZWg2JaY8)

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: conservationist (noun)

Sir David Frederick Attenborough is a top conservationist that we are inspired by.

Definition:  a person who supports the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife.

Synonyms: environmentalist, friends of the earth or eco-activist

Antonyms: polluter

Challenge: What ways can we be top conservationists? Think of three top tips for your friends and family on how we can look after the world.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Happy Friday JN!

I have been a very busy bee over the last two weeks and have been doing lots of things in school so I'm sorry that I have been a little slower than usual at looking at all of your lovely work on J2 Write! 

However, checking your work today has put the biggest smile on my face! I am blown away by all the hard work you have been putting in at home. You have made me the proudest teacher to see your hard work and resilience and some of the incredible pieces of work you have been producing.

With that, I would now like to share with you my stars of this week who will all be receiving a special Mushu coin when we go back to school.

Check below to see who they are! 

Have a very relaxing half term JN, you've earnt it!

Miss Pike :)

P.s Remember that today is the last day to submit your self-portraits so make sure that you get them in to the office

Amber 

This poem is ABSOLUTELY fantastic! I can see that you spent a lot of time creating your ideas and carefully choosing your vocabulary. I think we might have a future poet here!

Samuel Q

Your art piece of Mary in the garden is beautiful Samuel! I love how creative you got with this you can see that you took a lot of care designing it. Keep up the amazing work!

Aaron D

What a fantastic newspaper report Aaron! You have clearly spent a lot of time and care to create this. Keep up the amazing work, I think we might have a future journalist! 

English

Today you are going to be writing your own rap! I would love for you guys to have a go at performing your raps once you have finished writing them. If you would like to share them with me remember to post them on J2 write, I would love to see what you guys create. For some inspiration check out the rap that Micheal Rosen created:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCkM-IJew3Q

Find the lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-write-a-persuasive-rap-year-4-wk4-5#slide-1)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be putting together all of the skills from the past 4 sessions to help identify key facts within word problems. You will take these key pieces of information, identify the problem and work out ways to calculate the answer. You will be looking at money, time and length problems and skillfully solving them!

Find the lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-mixed-measure-problems-year-4-wk4-5)

Art

Today you are going to go on a texture hunt around your house! You will be using these textures to create a patchwork piece of art. Think outside the box with what textures you can use and how many different patterns you can create. Check out the lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-4-wk4-5#slide-1)

CREATIVE and R.E.

Today, say a prayer based on kindness using the image above. 

Proverbs 21:21

Good News Translation

21 Be kind and honest and you will live a long life; others will respect you and treat you fairly.

What does this teaching mean? We get what we put out there in the world. Send out love and kindness, and receives it back.

Task: There are more creative activities below you can complete to show kindess to others, the world and to yourself. Enjoy!

 

Story Time

Horton Hears a Who 

We have read a book by this fabulous author before...Dr Seuss. 

You may have read the story before or watched the film. Dr Seuss uses very funny rhymes in his books. Can you find your favourite rhyme in this book? 

One day Horton, with his very big ears, hears a tiny yelp for help coming from a speck. The other jungle animals don’t know what he’s talking about, and they want to destroy the speck. Follow Horton’s epic journey to save the Whos. This classic Dr. Seuss tale is such a great way to teach everyone that kindness is persistent and that any person, or elephant, can stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-i1E1UbwVI

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: texture (noun)

The texture of the victoria sponge cake was light and fluffy.

Definition:  The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.

Synonyms: feel, touch, appearance 

Antonyms: N/A

Challenge: How many different textures can you find around your house? Can you think of any ways that you could organise these?

Thursday 20th May 2020

Good morning JN,

I hope you all had a brilliant day yesterday spreading acts of kindness! Today I thought I would give you a little puzzle to give you brain a bit of a workout! Today's image shows 20 traditional fairy tales with emojis, can you figure out which story each one is showing?

Let me know on J2 write how you get on!

I also have a little note from Mrs Fahss: I really miss you all and so happy to hear how hard you have all been working with your home learning. Keep up the superb work!

Have an amazing Thursday,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: pdf Kindness-Activities [pdf 2MB] Click to download

English

In this lesson, we are to going to identify and use imperative and modal verbs. Can you remember any imperative verbs from when we wrote our instructions on how to look after a whale? You might also remember then as 'Bossy' verbs. Check out todays lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-spag-focus-imperative-and-modal-verbs-year-4-wk4-4#slide-1)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating using various amounts of money, using knowledge of money to tackle a problem and then using trial and error to collect ideas. You will be using addition and subtraction and also keeping a running total. You will be using a set of given criteria to work towards a solution to a problem. Check out today's lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-coin-purse-challenge-year-4-wk4-4#slide-1)

History

In this lesson, we will be learning what happened when the Armada set sail. As an extra challenge, you could try building your own boat fit for the Spanish armada. Use items from your recycling to create your design. Think about how you can make it float, sturdy, fast etc. Check out the lesson here (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/the-spanish-armada-lesson-2-year-4-wk4-1#slide-1)

Mind UP

Being kind to others is something we can all do in our daily lives to boost our wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. Kindness has powerful effects on our brain and our body. It helps us feel more positive emotions, create good experiences, improve our health, and build strong relationships. Try these activities to help spread kindness and take mindful action in the world.

Try some of the activities under today's message. 

Story Time

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Find out what it means to fill a bucket and how you can fill a bucket too. It is something to do with this week's theme...can you remember the theme? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEg38zCOMgk

Could you name 5 things you have done to fill someone's bucket before?

 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: turmoil (noun)

During the time of the Spanish armada, there was great turmoil in England.

Definition:   state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.

Synonyms: confusion, turbulence

Antonyms: calm, peace

Challenge: Can you use this word in a sentence with a fronted adverbial?

Wednesday 20th May 2020


 

Ohay?gozaimasu Year 4!

Can you guess the language? Some children may know this! If not try finding out. Clue: The capital of the country is Tokyo.  

This week is a very special week as it is...Mental Health Awareness Week! The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is Kindness. Its especially important during this time that we take extra care to be kind not only to one another but to remember to be kind to ourselves. This week I would like you to create kindness box, if you don't have a box in your house try decorating an old ceral box. Then over the next few weeks, any time that you do something kind for others or yourself write it down and pop it in the box. For example, I am planning to write a letter to my gran and be kind to myself if I find a new skill I try to learn a little tricky.

Please let me know the ways that you are spreading kindness!

Have a great day, 

Miss Pike :)

P.S. Remember the Self-portrait competition this Friday for the chance to win a gift voucher for a book! 

File icon: pdf Home Activity Task 2 - Brain Buddies [pdf 371KB] Click to download

English

In today lesson you will be exploring the features of a persuasive text. Before you start the lesson can you think of any features that we have learnt this year already? Check out todays lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk4-3#slide-1)

Maths

In this lesson, you will learn about problem solving when working with lengths. We will compare and match measurements and their equivalents. You will be using formal and informal ways of recording mathematical thinking and use these ideas to help us solve mathematical length problems.

Science

In this lesson, we will learn the steps that take place when we see an object. We will draw diagrams to show how we see; we will learn the different parts and functions of the human eye; and we will learn why people wear glasses and sunglasses. In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.

Brain Buddies

First you can watch a video on Kindness - the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week.  

Watch: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Then you can try the next activity from Brain Buddies, which covers self-care ideas. Find the activity 2 worksheet under today's message. You could even try some of these ideas over the week and bank holiday weekend e.g. baking. 

Story Time

Today's story is about understanding our worries. Everbody Worries is a bright and friendly picture book, where you can learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. There are lots of fun rhyming couplets, can you find any? How many can you find?

Everybody Worries gives us a message that things will pass! Always remember we are there for you and we will get through this together! You can read this by yourself, to your parents, carers or the whole family. Enjoy :)

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Compassionate (adjective)

Definition:  sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

The members of JN are always compassionate towards one another

Synonyms: empathy, pity, understanding 

Antonyms: indifference, heartlessness 

Challenge: How can you show compassion towards others and yourself this week?

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning JN,

I hope you enjoyed exploring the museums yesterday, I know I did! You can always let me know what you enjoyed exploring on J2 Write. Today I thought I would give you another spot the difference challenge since you enjoyed the one I did the other week so much. Can you spot the three differences on the sponge bob square pants?

Remember to keep up all the brilliant work that you are doing at home I am very proud of each and every one of you!

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Pike

English

Today you will be using your summarising skills to summarise key information from the rap. Remember when you summarise you only take the information that you really need. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-summary-year-4-wk4-2#slide-1)

Maths

In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating using various amounts of money. You will be using addition and subtraction and also keeping a running total. You will learn to work methodically and logically. You will be calculating using pounds and pence and then using this knowledge to investigate mathematical problems. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-money-the-price-of-stamps-year-4-wk4-2)

Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our knowledge from last week and we will build on our knowledge by learning the days of the week. We can then use this, as well as our previous knowledge of months and numbers, to say the date in Spanish! (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/how-to-say-the-date-in-spanish-year-4-wk4-2)

Mind Up

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is 'Kindness' therefore, Mind Up's lesson of Performing Acts of Kindess can be accessed here: https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-14-performing-acts-kindness/

Can you create a poster or cards with acts of kindness you could do? You could even draw around your hand and come up with 5 different kindness acts. 

Story Time

Keeping with this week's theme of 'kindness', today's story is about showing kindness and compassion to yourself! You are all important and special, therefore you need to always remember to be kind to yourself as well as others. You can be your own friend too! 

The story for today is called Listening With My Heart and you can read along to the video her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lawc3fwS0n8

 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Ravenous 

Definition:  extremely hungry

I was feeling as ravenous as a wolf waiting for my dinner to cook. 

Synonyms: starving, famished

Antonyms: full, satisfied 

ChallengeImagine you have woken up absolutely ravenous what would be your perfect meal?

Monday 18th May 2020 

Good morning JN!

It's good to be back and writing your daily messages, I have missed you all very much! Did you know that today is National museum day? I love going to the museum, it's like having your very own time machine where you get to explore a different country and time in every room that you enter.  You get to experience things as they were thousands of years ago and learn about different races and cultures.  

Although the museums may still be closed, we can now explore them from the comfort of our own homes. Check out the links below and you can even share with me your favourite thing that you find. 

Happy time travelling!

Miss Pike

Natural History Museum: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5190896,-0.1273393,2a,75y,172.87h,89.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sODsB39IFftT2TyEh2EXLRg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Science Museum: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.497242,-0.1744935,2a,75y,136.45h,85.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sENJPGazYQmcxC1STi_R3Og!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

English

This week you are going to learn to be rapping Eco-warriors. Artists often write songs to send a message that's important to them as music is a great way to unit us. Check out this song by Stormzy and see if you can spot the message in his song:  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPuj6UISMhs).

Then check out today's lesson and practice your retrieval skills finding the relevant information from the rap on looking after the environment. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk4-1#slide-1 )

Maths

In this lesson, you will be learning about calculating with time. You will be adding amounts of time and keeping a running total. You will be learning to tabulate our results and work out missing values. You will be calculating using hours, minutes and seconds and then using this knowledge to investigate mathematical problems.

History 

In this lesson, the great Spanish Armada will set sail heading towards England to overtake Elizabeth I (Henry VIII daughter). It was considered the most powerful fleet of its time consisting of 130 ships and 30,000 men. What will Elizabeth I do? Will the fleet make it to the shores of England. Find out in today's lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/the-spanish-armada-lesson-2-year-4-wk4-1#slide-1.

Check out this horrible histories clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXtbrRyN9cI

 

 

Science

As it is International Museum Day, we're going to check out the Science Museum website.

You can also do further acticities if you wish here:  https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/learning-resources/ There are a lot of different activities, games and resources you can do from home. Also, there are videos and reading about many interesting science topics. 

Today's task

You can have a choice of what to do today

1. Discover information about recycling plastic here https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/science-today/could-this-plastic-eating-enzyme-save-our-planet/ then with this information and questions, we want you to create a poster of ways to save our planet. 

2. Find out 'How scientists practise for a trip to Mars' https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/science-today/how-scientists-practice-for-a-trip-to-mars/ then we want you to create a 'suitcase' of 10 things you would take on the Mission to Mars with you. Can you explain why you would take each item? 

 

Story Time

Inspired by Alistair (JI), today's story will be a Dr Seuss story called The Lorax. You have may have heard it before or maybe watched the film. Alistair rewrote the story of The Lorax in his own words and illustrated it with pictures from the book as you can see in the picture above, fantastic work! During today's story, we want you to look out for the theme of environment. In the world of The Lorax what has happened to the environment? Are there any similarities from the book and what's happening in our environment? 

Enjoy the fantastic rhyming story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdWesdMfyd4

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Feeble 

Definition: lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.

'I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king' - Queen Elizabeth I

Synonyms: weak, delicate, frail

Antonyms: Strong, powerful, muscular

ChallengeThink of a time when someone mistook you for being feeble and how you overcame this.

Friday 15th May 2020

Good Morning JN! 

It's the last day of the working week, FriYAY! So today I will be saying good bye as Miss Pike will be back to give you her daily messages on Monday! 

Remember any activities you do, whether that is the self-portrait, baking or any of the Month of Mary activities etc., send them in so we can upload them onto the school website. Miss Pike love, love, LOVES seeing your work!

Take a look at this maths challenge and see whether you can work out what number each of the fruit is worth! Share you answers on j2e!

See you next week and have a lovely weekend. Always remember you are all doing an amazing job (including parents/carers!),

Have a great weekend!

Miss Stephenson :)

Message from Miss PIke:

It has been amazing to talk to a few more of you today! I hope you've had a good week with the lovely Miss Stephenson and can't wait till Monday when I am back chatting to you everyday with the daily message.

See you Monday!

English

Today is the day you get to write your own newspaper article! Use everything you have learnt over the week to write a compelling and interesting article. Have a think about those key features you have learnt about and the speech marks from yesterday!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-write-a-news-report-year-4-wk3-5#slide-1

Maths

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the converting skills we have developed so far. We will use these skills to identify key information in word problems and then calculate the correct answers for each. You will learn how to show the answers in more than one way.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-solving-measures-problems-year-4-wk3-5#slide-1

Foundation (Music)

Todays lesson is all about the major scale and you will be using actions to help you. Also check out the video of two interesting music students singing in scales.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/sing-a-major-scale-year-4-wk3-5#slide-1

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

CREATIVE

As always, you have choices for this activitiy. You can choose one or all, it's completely up to you. 

1. You can continue or have this time to complete your self portrait for the SMA art competition, using any materials you can find. 

2. You could learn a piece of music of your choice, whether you can play an instrument, sing or even body percussion. Here is an example of Body Percussion you could learn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOh1P1ZcTaU

3. Start or continue with Marian crafts to celebrate the Month of Mary. Look at the document under today's message for ideas. 

Any activity you choose, when completed, send through pictures to the school office email or upload to J2e. 

 

Story Time

Today is another amusing story from The Brothers Grimm, who collected and published German folklore many years ago. They inspired many Disney films and fairytales that we watch and read today. Click on the link to listen to The Town Musicians of Bremen. https://www.storynory.com/the-town-musicians-of-breman/

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: aesthetic (adjective)

Definition: concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.

You picture gives great aesthetic pleasure.

Synonyms: artistic, creative, beautiful

Antonyms: ugly, tasteless, unartistic.

ChallengeYour challenge is to find a piece of artwork that you find aesthetically pleasing. Tell one of your family members why!?

You could find one here at the National Portrait Gallery

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good Morning All! 

We are nearly at the end of the Miss Stephenson take over :( However, that does mean Miss Pike is nearly back from her incredible work she is doing at school! Below is a reminder about the SMA Art competition! Now as a class, I know how great you are at art and how immensely talented you all are so do LKS2 proud!

SMA Self-portrait competition

  • It’s time to get creative- use any material around you house to create a self-portrait!
  • For each class there will be two winners.  Each person will receive a £10 book voucher.
  • Friday 22nd May is the last day to submit your entries. The winners will be chosen by a judging panel over half term.
  • Take a photograph of your entry and send it to the office. Please do not include the real you in the photo for safeguarding issues. We would like to be able to put the entries up on the website with your permission.  
  • We look forward to receiving your fantastic entries!

Get busy creating,

Miss Stephenson :)

Message from Miss Pike:

Hello JN, it’s been lovely speaking to some of you on the phone today! If I didn’t get a chance to speak to you listen out for my call today or tomorrow! Keep up the great working, missing you all!  

Miss Pike :D

 

English

In this lesson, we are going to focus on the use of inverted commas/speech marks. These can be tricky, but using inverted commas are crucial when getting an eye witness report!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-spag-focus-inverted-commas-year-4-wk3-4#slide-1

Maths

In this lesson, you will learn more about different units of measure for weight and capacity. We will compare each type of unit of measure and convert between measures and use previous knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-capacity-and-mass-year-4-wk3-4#slide-1

Foundation (History)

This is the first lesson of our new History topic, focusing on 'The Spanish Armada'. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's child , Elizabeth I, went on to become a very important ruler of England. Learn about Elizabeth I and the struggles she faced. 

How many ships were in the Spanish Aramada? Take a guess and come back to find out the answer.

A.) 60

B.) 130

C.) 220

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/the-spanish-armada-lesson-1-year-4-wk3-4#slide-1

R.E.

Visit this page for some ideas of how to celebrate the Month of Mary. You can visit the page weekly or more during May to choose a different activity. There are also prayers for you. Get your whole family involved and send anything you have created into the office email or upload to J2e. We are going to be getting involved too.  

http://www.stmaryangels.co.uk/catholic_life_of_

the_school/may_is_the_month_of_mary.html

Story Time

Today's Story Time is a Story of Saint Mary to celebrate May - The Month of Mary. 

Click on the link to watch. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kMUAaE-wJU

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Armada (noun)

Definition: Armada a fleet of warships.

To win the war get an Armada ready to fight.

Challenge: Find out 2 facts about the Spanish Armada.

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Welcome to another Wicked Wednesday!

You are half way through the week with only a hop, skip and a jump until Friday! 

To give your brains a work out, take a look at the spot the difference and see how many of the 10 differences you can find. You can let Miss Pike know how well you do and if you find all 10.

Also, check out this resource all about MindUp at home! This has been shared with us by our wonderful SENCO so do take a look in your spare time.

https://mindup.org.uk/families/

Message from Miss Pike-

Hope you enjoyed celebraing National Nurse's Day. I had a lovely time in school making 'natural' medicines and paper lanterns in honour of Florence Nightingale. Did you enjoy learning about Florence today? I sure did!  

File icon: pdf 1-Practices-for-you-and-your-child- [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 1-Getting-To-Know-Our-Amazing-Brain [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Home Activity Task 1 - Brain Buddies [docx 281KB] Click to download

English

Roll up, Roll up! 

Hot of the press, we have a NEW newspaper article to look at and search for the key features of a newspaper article. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk3-3#slide-1

Maths

In this lesson, we will learn more closely about the relationship between centimetres (cm), and metres (m). We will develop strategies to convert from one measurement to the other and back again. We will also consider different ways of representing the same measurements.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-converting-between-cm-and-m-year-4-wk3-3#slide-1

Foundation (Science)

Learn about refraction in today's Oak Academy lesson. You can also give it a go at home with a glass of water, a piece of paper and a pen. Find out how below.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-refraction-and-how-can-we-use-it-year-4-wk3-3#slide-1

Brain Buddies

Brain Buddies is a programme to support children which can help to develop a healthy mind and well-being.

The first activity introduces the concept of self-care. You can draw/write/photograph the activities you already do to look after your wellbeing, which you can then share with us through email or upload to J2e.  

We understand that you may not have access to resources to print the worksheets, if this is the case just use your home learing book or a separate piece of paper to complete the activities. 

The worksheet is available under today's message. 

Story Time

Today's story is from the Brothers Grimm. It is called Rumpelstilskin, which also the name of the main character who is magical, wild and full of rage. Click on the link below to find out what happens. 

https://www.storynory.com/rumpelstiltskin/

 

 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: refraction (verb)

Definition: Refraction is the change in direction of a wave, caused by the change in the wave's speed.

A trick of the light is called refraction.

Challenge: To refract the word 'Refraction' with a glass of water, take a picture and upload it to J2e

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello, Hello, Hello! 

Good Morning and welcome to International Nurse's Day! I don't think this day could come at a better time! We celebrate International Nurse's Day on the 12th May as it is the birthday of a very famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

*Who is Florence Nightingale Miss Stephenson and where can I find out more about her?*

Well, I am glad you asked! Florence came from a wealthy family and decided to become a nurse. She went to the Crimean War to help hurt soldiers there, even though she was not expected to work. She pioneered new ideas like cleaning the hospital to make it safer and said that nurses should wash heir hands. (Sounds silly but people didn't keep hospitals very clean and it made people even MORE sick!)

Florence looked after the soldiers day and night and went around to check on them with a lamp. So she became known as the 'The Lady with the Lamp’. Florence Nightingale is remembered for making changes to nursing and showing people that nursing was a very important job.

Check out the link to find videos and more information on this inspiring lady.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/znsct39

P.S- I know Miss Pike likes to say 'Hello' and 'Good Morning' in different languages so if you were in JD (or remember their JD airlines assembly) I thought this song would bring back some memories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1siRLqPvV0

Message from Miss Pike-

Hiya, I hope your Monday was good. I was excited to see some of you and I've had some fun exploring Hallfield school. Keep up the great work! Miss Pike :D

English

Poor old Gloop! Yesterday, you read about the terrible incident that took place in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and retrieved facts. Now take a deeper dive (not like Gloop) and see if you can use the I from our VIPERs to Infer some more information. What are they not telling you? Get your magnifying glass out and read between the lines!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-inference-year-4-wk3-2#slide-1

Maths

Mighty Milimeter (mm) and Cool Centimeter (cm) are who you will be looking at today in your Oak Academy lesson. In this lesson, you will learn more closely about the relationship between millimetres (mm), and centimetres (cm). Plus you will start to think strategies to convert from one measurement to the other and back again. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-converting-between-mm-and-cm-year-4-wk3-2#slide-1

Spanish

Happy Birthday Florence and today that is what you are going to learn! Today you will learn the spanish for Happy Birthday and the months, as well as recap your number knowledge!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-year-4-wk3-2

Not enough spanish you cry? Check out this fun game too!

https://www.helpfulgames.com/subjects/spanish/323-numbers-in-spanish.html

Foundation

The focus of today is Florence Nightingale. 

You have a few options to choose from...

You can learn about the creation of the NHS in 1945. What it is and why it was made?

Why are the Nightingale Hospitals named after her?

Design a lamp using science knowledge that can be seen from the greatest distance

Create a portrait of Florence Nightingale

Design posters for the NHS, celebrating all of the hard work

Story Time

As it's International Nurses Day, today's story is going to be on Florence Nightingale. It's her story during the Crimean War. We hope enjoy and feel inspired by her story! Click on the link below to watch.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: pioneer (verb)

Definition: to develop or be the first to use or apply a new method, area of knowledge or activity.

Mary Seacole pioneered the 'British Hotel' which was a hospital during the Crimean War.

Synonyms: to do something new, to create, to invent.

Antonyms: to stop something, to keep the same, to not change anything.

Challenge: Research a pioneering nurse and find out what made them such a great pioneer.

*If you are struggling have a look at Mary Seacole, Mary Todd Lincoln or Florence Nightingale.

Monday 11th May 2020

Good Morning JN,

Your page has been TAKEN OVER by Miss Stephenson! Miss Pike is working at school so this week I am updating your lovely page and Miss Pike will still be around sending her messages to you too (so don't worry!). 

Today we are going to jump into the week as we mean to go on! Shake off that long weekend, have a good stretch and take a deeeeeeep breath. Now you're ready! Check out your lessons for today and have a good go! 

Have a fab Monday from Miss Stephenson :)

Message from Miss Pike:

Hey JN, 

This week, try your best and do me proud like you always do! You are in safe hands with the incredibly talented Miss Stephenson. (adjectives editted by Miss Stephenson) You will hear from me throughout the week updating you on what I am up to at school! You can keep ME updated by showing off your great work on J2e!

Speak soon,

Miss Pike! :D

English

In this Oak Academy lesson, we are going to retrieve facts from a text. Check out the news article on Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and use your VIPER skills to answer the questions!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk3-1

Little extra- If you'd like a little extra check out Friday's lesson and have a go at doing some writing :)

As always send in your work to Miss Pike on J2e! She always loves reading your work!

Maths

In this Oak Academy lesson, you will learn about different units of measure for weight, length and capacity. You will compare different types of measurement and think about which is most appropriate to use in different examples.

E.G If you were to measure how tall an elephant was would you use mm or metres?

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/measures-choosing-appropriate-measures-year-4-wk3-1

Foundation (History)

We have found out a lot about Henry VIII's life. This Oak Academy lesson is a time to reflect and recap. If you want, imagine you are an artist asked to create a portrait for Henry VIII. Share your creations on J2e for Miss Pike to see!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/henry-viiis-great-matter-lesson-5-year-4-wk3-1#slide-1

Have a look at this Tudor Interactive game!

https://tudorexploration.rmg.co.uk/nmmflash/index.htm

Science

Read up about comets, asteroids and meteorites on this website

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p/articles/zyjcdmn 

Have a go at creating your own comet using household objects and freezing it. 

Make sure you watch the second video to see how Fran Scott created her comet/'dirty snowball'.

Take some pictures of your comet and send them in, we would love to see them!

 

Story Time

Oliver Jeffers is an author, artist and illustrator who creates many children's books. Lots of the stories have messages in them and have won many awards. Today's story is How to Catch a Star. Click on the link below to watch Oliver Jeffers read the fabulous story. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=rBnE6jwdhZk&feature=emb_logo

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: quintessential (adjective)

Definitionrepresenting the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

A cup of tea is a quintessential British drink.

Synonyms: typical, perfect, standard

Antonymsbad, below-standard, awful

Challenge: Think about 3 things that you can't live without. Your quintessential perfect things. 

Friday 8th May 2020

Happy V.E Day and Happy Bank Holiday!

Today we mark 75 years since WWII ended in Europe. Lots of people will be marking the day with an 11 am silence, listening in to a special message from the Queen and some of you might even be having a little celebration in your front garden.

Since it is a bank holiday I won't be setting you normal work, (although if you would really like to do some work today it is in Oak Academy if you want to have a look!). I have also linked the VE PowerPoint that we did a few weeks ago as a handy refresher on why we are celebrating today.

If you fancy completing any of the VE day activities on the PowerPoint or in the suggestions bellow remember to share with me on J2 write. I would love to see how you celebrate.  

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: pptx VE Day KS2 (2) [pptx 12MB] Click to download

Baking

I've heard that lots of you have been learning how to cook over these last few weeks. So why not try out some WWII baking today to celebrate? I have attached a carrot cake recipe above that you can try your hand at. 

Art

Try creating some of your own bunting designs to decorate your VE day celebration with. You could also try to make your own war medals. These were given to very brave a noble people after the war, who in your life do you think deserves a medal? Try making them one today!

History 

Did you know that during WWII lots of children were evacuated out of the big cities and into the countryside? Children would have been very excited about this day as they would be one step closer to being able to go home again. To see what it was like to be an evacuee child in WWII check out this video (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00b3g7f)  

Thursday 7th May 2020

Kia Ora JN!

(Good morning in Maori- the language of the native New Zealanders)

Today is the last day of the working week, as tomorrow is a bank holiday! This bank holiday is an important one because tomorrow will be 75 years since the end of World War 2. Today we have put up a PowerPoint giving a little explanation for you to learn about what tomorrow is all about, plus there are lots of activities for you to take part in as well. If you do, please take photos and share them with us as we would love to see them! 

Thank you so much to those children who have entered into our competition to beat the teacher. So far no one has beaten the teacher... can you?

Thank you so much to Annabelle, Erica and Tyler for sending me videos of your advert for your planet they have made my week! Who knew we had such talented presenters in our class! I am so impressed that I am going to give out a very rare Mushu to each of you when we are back in school!

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: pptx VE Day- 75th Anniversary-KS2 [pptx 18MB] Click to download

English

In this lesson, we are going to understand and identify fronted adverbials in a story. Click on the link to see the full lesson (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-spag-focus-fronted-adverbials-year-4-wk2-4)

Maths

In today's lesson, we will deepen our understanding of area and ways of calculating this. You will make estimations and justify your thinking. We will also begin to understand how we can work out the length of the side of a shape based on its area and other measurements. We will use multiplication facts to help us along the way.  Check out the lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-spag-focus-fronted-adverbials-year-4-wk2-4)

History

Well, it hasn't been a very good time for Catherine of Aragon! She married Henry's brother who died and then she married Henry who wanted to divorce her! Find out what happens next to poor old Catherine in the next Oak Academy lesson.

Fun fact:

6th May 1539 (481 years ago yesterday), King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/henry-viii-lesson-4-year-4-wk2-4

V.E Day

Have a look at the powerpoint above that has a child friendly explanation of what V.E day is. There are lots of fun activities from baking to making your own bunting so check them all out and take pictures to celebrate this remarkable moment.

Story time

Friday is V.E day so check out this lovely story based around a soldier and his friend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG5IQGebL14&feature=youtu.be

Word of the day

Word of the Day: ally (noun)

Definitioncooperating with another group or country usually for a military purpose.

The English were an ally to France.

Synonyms: supporters, friend, partner

Antonyms: enemy, foe, 

Challenge: Can you think of 2 thing that wouldn't usually be allies. E.g Cats and Dogs or Fire and Water.

Wednesday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Lower Key Stage 2!!

Today Miss Stephenson, Miss Pike and Miss O'Brien have come together to challenge YOU! Each teacher has spent hours studying for this moment. We want to know how quickly you can say the colours of these words.

The tricky thing is that your left side of the brain automatically wants to say the colour, whilst the right side of your brain is trying to complete the task and say the colour of the word. 

Our timings:

Miss Pike: 29.82

Miss O'Brien: 32.76

Miss Stephenson: 24.37s

You can let us know if YOU beat your teacher by logging into J2Write and telling us how many seconds you took on your first attempt. We will announce a top 2 Brilliant Brain Bots from each class Thursday!

English

 Today's lesson you will be finding the key features of a story. Before you beginning the lesson see if you can predict the features that you will be learning about today then click here for the lesson: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk2-3#slide-1)

Maths

In today's lesson, you will continue to explore the area of rectangles. You will make estimations and justify your thinking. We will continue to use multiplication facts to help us along the way when using the formula ‘Length x Breadth = Area’. You will also learn that area is measured in squared units, e.g. cm². Click the link to see the lesson (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-3-cm2-year-4-wk2-3)

Science

In this Oak Academy lesson, we will be learning about reflection! We will learn about reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses. Have a look around your house and see if you can come up with a list of reflective objects in your house!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-year-4-wk2-3

Italian

Today is a super special day as Miss Claudia has been hard at work creating some home learning for so you! Click the link below to find videos and worksheets to brush up on your Italian whilst at home!

https://padlet.com/claudiagioacchini33/Food1Cibo

Storytime

If you are a fan of rapping then you will defiantly want to give today's video a watch.  Wez Tank has created a remix of The Lorax by Dr Seuss rapping over Dr Dre Beats. Click here to watch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMsmyenj6k)

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: relinquish (verb)

Definition:  voluntarily cease claim or give up control.

He relinquished his grip of his favourite book.

Synonyms: renounce, give-up, abandon

Antonyms: retain, continue 

Challenge: use WOD with -ed or -ing suffix in a compound sentence.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Happy National Cartoonist Day!

Could you imagine a world without any pictures in books or Disney films? I know I couldn't! Well, today is National Cartoonist Day, a day where we celebrate these people who draw beautiful images that bring our favourite books and films to life.

In honour of this, today I would like us to try our hands at being cartoonists! Check out this link for some great videos where a father and son teach you how to draw lots of different things. (https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub/videos)

I'm going to be drawing the main character from my favourite cartoon, can you guess who it is? Check-in tomorrow to see how I got on. I would love to see what you guys create as well so remember to share your drawings with me on J2 write.

 

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Pike:)

 

English

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's lesson, who is your favourite character? My favourite has to be the Niffler I would love to have one as a pet. Today you will be using your retrieval skills to find the answers from the story. Click on the link to see the lesson here (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk2-2)

Once you have done your English,  check out this video below where you can learn how to draw your very own Niffler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=120&v=wdhd0hNU5W8&feature=emb_logo)

Maths

In this Oak Academy lesson, you will be using your multiplication knowledge to calculate the area of a shape. Warm-up your timetables skills by having a little practice on maths frame first! Then check out the lesson here: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-2-calculating-year-4-wk2-2#slide-1)

Spanish

Holla! It was great to hear how much you all enjoyed learning Spanish last week. Today you are going to learn how to introduce yourself and how old you are! Click the link here to check out the lesson (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-4-wk2-2#slide-1)

Science

Roll up, roll up!

Today is National Astronaut Day and we want you to design your own planet. Can you then create a TV advert to encourage people to move to your planet. Then if you can record yourself upload it to J2e and find out which planet we choose to visit!

Things to think about:

-Give your planet a name

-What special features does your planet have?

-Exciting language and techniques (alitteration, exaggeration...)

-What expression you are going to use

Storytime 

Today is National Astronaut Day! So what better way to celebrate than with an actual astronaut read us an astronaut book! Sit back and pretend you are floating in space and listen to this lovely story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wV8yw7iV8w

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Illustrator (noun) 

Definition:  a person who draws or creates pictures for magazines, books, advertising, etc.

Quintin Blake is a famous illustrator who draws all of the images in the Roald Dhal books.

Synonyms: cartoonist, artist 

Antonyms: N/A

Challenge: Can you try your hand at being an Illustrator today just like Quintin Blake?

Monday 4th May 2020

Happy Monday JN!

If there are any star wars fans out there, today is International Star Wars day. So may the force be with you all! I hope you had a relaxing weekend 

Also, remember you can always upload pictures of your work or even send them into the office email if you are struggling to upload pictures on J2e. I am loving seeing all your home learning and fun activities.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing all your brilliant work this week. Try your best and remember practice makes progress!

Speak soon,

Miss Pike :)

English

I know that lots of you will be excited to hear that this week English will be all about Fantastic Beasts! This story is set in the same magical world as Happy Potter and explores all the magical creatures and beats you can find there. Today's lesson you will be practising your comprehension skills answering questions on this text. Click here for the link: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk2-1#slide-3)

Maths

This week we will be using Oak Academy to be learning about area. Some of these activities might require a ruler if you do not have a ruler either skip the activity or check back here for an alternative activity.  

Check out today's lesson by clicking on the link: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-part-1-estimating-year-4-wk2-1#slide-4)

History

Henery VIII faces another problem in today's lesson. Henery wants to go get married to the vivacious Ann Boleyn but he is already married to the lovely Catherin of Aragon. However, there is a problem....he's not allowed to get a divorce, but do you think that will stop the king of England? What do you think will happen? Make your predictions and see how close you were with today's lesson, click the link to find out more: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/henrys-viii-lesson-3-year-4-wk2-1#slide-3)

R.E

Take a look at the gospel for this next lesson. Then you can chose from two of the following activities.

Option 1: Imagine you are the follower of Jesus addressing a crowing. Write your script in a big speech bubble, telling them how the power and energy of the Pentecost experience has changed you and the wonder and awe you experienced.

Option 2: Make a collection of all the words in the passage which describe people who are bursting with energy or have no energy.  Make a flower or other symbols with energy words on the petals etc. Make sure to use ‘energy’ colours!

Storytime

This is the story of a young bear who stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. What do you think it might be? To find out what this mysterious item might be and what this young bear does with it click on the link: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhtQXe3QVi8)

 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Vivacious (adjective) 

Definition:  lively and animated.

Henry VIII wanted to marry Ann Boleyn as she was vivacious and beautiful. 

Synonyms: lively, energetic, animated.

Antonyms: dull, boring, dispirited 

Challenge: Can you use this new word in an expanded noun phrase?

Friday 1st May 2020

Happy Fri-YAY JN!

Pinch, punch, first of the month...happy new month day and happy Friday! I hope you've all had a great week and have enjoyed our class storytime yesterday.

Today there is a lot of exciting things for you to do so get ready for a fun-filled day...

Book Trust are doing a very exciting event for all of the family called, Pyjamarama! There's only a couple of things you need to do; visit this webpage and refresh it throughout the day https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/ , check out the line up to the left, wear your pyjamas and most importantly have FUN! You can pick and choose what activities you want to take part in. We're going to be checking out the event too in our pyjamas. One more thing I would LOVE from you are...photos. Please send in any photos of yourselves in pyjamas doing some of the activities from the day. Don't you worry we will be getting some too! 

I have seen lots of you have been doing some amazing work on J2 write so thought I would end the week with another shout out.

Well done Amber, Annabelle, Elie, Samuel and Maxine for sending me some absolutely super English work, I think we have some budding authors!

Edoardo, Jaidyn, Samuel and Tristan its been fantastic to see that your amazing topic work! I love seeing how versatile you are all being!

Tyler what an incredible model of our solar system, I can't believe that you made it out of styrofoam, it looks incredible.

Shylie and Jordan what thoughtful R.E work you have produced you both have brilliant knowledge on the different holy days across Easter.

Hope you all have a relaxing and fun weekend! Remember to check back in on Monday for some more updates and challenges!

Take care,

Miss Pike :)

 

 

 

English

It's Big Write day! Just like in school when we do a big write, today's lesson is your chance to show off everything you have learnt about repetitive poems! Oak Academy will guide you through how to write you poem so make sure you check by clicking on the link (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-write-a-repetitive-poem-year-4-wk1-5)

 

I would love to see your poems so remember to share them with me on J2 Write so I can see all of your hard work this week! 

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Dividing 1 or 2 digit numbers by 100'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. Remember you can make your own place value grid to help you with this learning. Check out Tylers amazing place value grid that he made to help with last weeks lesson. 

 

I have not used Oak academy this week for maths as they are learning about area and perimeter which requires using a ruler for many of the activities. I know many of you may not have a ruler at home but if you would like to use Oak Academy then here is the link for Monday's lesson. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-3

Music 

It's been amazing to hear that lots of you have already been practising lots of different instruments whilst we have been learning from home, at this rate we could start a class band!  

You will enjoy today's lesson  all about pulse and finding the beat in a song, check out Oak Academy for the full lesson (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/pulse-year-4-wk1-5)

CREATIVE

Today there are a couple of options for you to do this week and remember you can take part in the activities for Pyjamarama! 

As you have been learning about Henry VIII, we have got some Tudor crafts you could do. 

Art/Design: Create a Tudor house, you can design it, draw it or build it. This website shows how you could build a Tudor house https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/tudor-house-craft

Art/design: Create a portrait of Henry VIII, you could use different materials too for his hat and clothing. Look at the examples below. 

Story Time

Today you are going to watch a story on Youtube. The story is a very famous Greek myth, one you may have heard of before. Can you guess it from the picture? It has a mythical creature with 8 letters, the first letter begins with 'm'. Have you guessed it yet? It is...Theseus and the Minotaur. 

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQuAUBX5xBw

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Dwindle (verb)

Definition:  Reduce gradually in size, amount or strength.

The King's power began to dwindle, it was no longer what it once was. 

Synonyms: decrease, reduce, wane.

Antonyms: increase, flourish.

Challenge: Can you create an acrostic poem of the word dwindle. Here is a starting line,

Declining in size, amount or strength. 

W

I

N

D

L

E

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning JN,

And just like that, we have reached the end of April, I don't know about you guys, but this month has flown by for me. It's been so lovely to hear all your feedback about Oak Academy and I will be calling some more of you today and tomorrow.  

Now, I have been busy over the last few days sorting out a little surprise for you all. In honour of National Tell a story day (Monday 27th of April). Instead of posting a story for you today, I have made a video of myself reading a story, just like I do at school, which would be lovely for all of us to watch together at 3pm. Watch carefully because there will be a speacial guest appearance from someone you all know and love!  Please excuse my video-making skills, all I can say is that it's a good job I became a teacher rather than a film star!

I really hope you enjoy the story!

Until tomorrow,

Miss Pike :)

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Today you will be learning about expanded noun phrases through Oak Academy check out the link or click the image above for the lesson. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/spag-focus-expanded-noun-phrases-year-4-wk1-4)

Spicy challenge: can you use an expanded noun phrase to describe the different members of your family? E.g. My magnificent, cheerful mum loves to bake banana bread that is as fluffy as a pillow.

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Hundredths on a place value grid'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. Remember you can make your own place value grid to help you with this learning. Check out Tylers amazing place value grid that he made to help with last weeks lesson. 

 

I have not used Oak academy this week for maths as they are learning about area and perimeter which requires using a ruler for many of the activities. I know many of you may not have a ruler at home but if you would like to use Oak Academy then here is the link for Monday's lesson. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-3

History

Get ready to find out what Henry's BIG problem was in your next Oak Academy lesson. Henry VIII had a few issues, but this one was one of his biggest that changed the whole of England!

(https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/henry-viii-lesson-2-year-4-wk1-4)

 

Book Talk

Create a review or recommendation for a book you have read recently or your favourite book of all time.

You can use the worksheet (below today's message) to give you ideas of what to include in your review and how to design it. You can make it into a poster or write it into your book. 

Remember to include a star rating, the name of the book, the author, a picture of the front cover and explain why you recommend the book. 

Storytime

Did you know that just like the Romans and the Greeks that the Vikings also had their own myths? They are called Norse myths and I think you might even recognise a few of the characters from our story today. Please click the video link on today's message to hear the story of Sif's Golden Hair.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Dwindle (verb)

Definition:  Reduce gradually in size, amount or strength.

The King's power began to dwindle, it was no longer what it once was. 

Synonyms: decrease, reduce, wane.

Antononyms: increase, flourish.

Challenge: Can you create an acrostic poem of the word dwindle. Here is a starting line,

Declining in size, amount or strength. 

W

I

N

D

L

E

 

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Happy Wednesday JN!

And just like that, we're already at the midweek stage. Today we invite you and your family to share Wednesday's Word, click on the link to do so.  http://www.stmaryangels.co.uk/home_learning/prayers_for_home.html 

I hope you enjoy what is planned for today, have a go at what you can. I will start getting in touch with people today and over the next couple of days so look out for my calls. 

Well done Elena and Tristan for sending me the correct answer to the riddle and to anyone else who figured at that the answer is (drum roll please...) SEVEN!

I have a new challenge for you today...Spot the difference! Take a careful look at the two pictures of London, can you find all four differences? It's a bit tricky but if you think you've spotted them all send me the answers on J2 Write. Remember you can also send me the work you have been doing on Oak Academy there, I would love to see how you've been getting on.

Speak soon,

Miss Pike 

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English

Today you will be learning about similes and metaphors through Oak Academy check out the link or click the image above for the lesson. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/features-of-poetry-year-4-wk1-3)

Spicy challenge: write a setting description of the image above using a range of figurative language (metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration etc)

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Hundredths as decimals'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. 

 

I have not used Oak academy this week for maths as they are learning about area and perimeter which requires using a ruler for many of the activities. I know many of you may not have a ruler at home but if you would like to use Oak Academy then here is the link for Monday's lesson. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-3

Science 

Today in science we will be starting a new topic all about light. Check out Oak Academy for today's lesson: (https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/what-is-light-and-where-does-it-come-from-year-4-wk1-3)

Fun Fact: Did you know it would take 40 hours to fly around the world in an aeroplane? If you could travel at the speed of light it would only take you 1 second to travel around the world 7.5 times.  That would be a very speedy trip!

Maths on the Move / P.E.

Today, click on the document named Maths on the Move (attached below today's message). You can complete some or all of the tasks. The activities incorporate Maths and P.E. together and they have been designed for you to have some fun! 

Story Time

Today we are going to be listening to a story about a mythical creature. We have spoken about mythical creatures before, can you remember what a mythical creature could be? After you have listened to the story you could either design a mythical creature of your own which you may have already had some practise at or you can research about Greek mythical creatures. Do you have a favourite mythical creature? 

Click on the link here: https://www.storynory.com/in-the-cyclops-cave/

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Engineering (noun/verb)

Definition:  The branch of Science and Technology related to design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.

Engineering is behind all of the technology we use from the oven that cooks your dinner to the rockets that fly to space. 

Synonyms: applied science. manufacture.

Challenge: Today you're going to be an engineer. Can you design a spacesuit for astronauts going into space? There is a document below today's message with some more information about astronauts and their spacesuits to help. 

Here is a video similar to yesterday explaining about engineers:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owHF9iLyxic

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Hola, buenos dias Year 4! (Ooooh another language...can you guess? The colours give you a clue.)

I hope your first day using Oak National Academy went well.  If you scroll down, you can see what is in store for the day. Today you going to learning some Spanish...which is the language from the beginning of the message, well done if you got it! 

I know that you guys all love a riddle so I thought I would share this one with you today. If you think you know the answer tell me on J2 write. 

Riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

I will reveal the answer tomorrow!

Have a great day, 

Miss Pike :)

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English

Watch today's lesson from Oak Academy by clicking on the link or the image above: https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-reading-comprehension-language-year-4-wk1-2

 

Today in English you will be practising amazing alliteration! For your task you will be writing some sentences using as much alliteration as you can, I have given you a few examples in the image above if you are stuck for ideas.

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Hundreths'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. 

 

I have not used Oak academy this week for maths as they are learning about area and perimeter which requires using a ruler for many of the activities. I know many of you may not have a ruler at home but if you would like to use Oak Academy then here is the link for Monday's lesson. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-2

Spanish

Hola JN! The weather may have changed and it may no longer look like sunny Spain outside but we can still practise some Spanish for when the sun comes back. Today you are going to learning the Spanish alphabet and how to count to 10. How do you think we say 6 in Spanish? 

A)Siete

B)Cinco

C)Seis

To find out the correct answer check out today's lesson by clicking on this link or the image above: https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-4-wk1-2

Book Talk

Use your inference skills to answer questions on this magic tree. Open the document above named 'book talk - magic tree.'

Have fun with the answers!

Story Time

We hope you enjoyed your first Greek myth yesterday. Today we're going to try another one, Helen of Troy. You can compare the two after you have listened to see which one you prefer and to see if there are any similarities or differences. 

https://www.storynory.com/helen-of-troy/ 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Orbit (noun/verb)

Definition:  The path that an object takes in space when it goes around a star, a planet, or a moon.

The Earth orbits around the sun while the moon orbits the Earth. 

Synonym: revolves.

Challengehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0_GLKU0NEY Watch the video and create a poster with the information, remember to send in any work!

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning JN,

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend! I had a fantastic one celebrating my birthday with a wonderful facetime surprise party and a delicious cake in my favourite flavour (chocolate, as I'm sure you all know)! See picture, can you guess the theme?

If you are in the lockdown birthday club like me, rest assured that there are still plenty of ways you make your birthday a very special day. It may not be the birthday you had planned but I'm sure it will be one that you never forget!

So to all of you in JN who have had a birthday or have one coming up.......A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Miss Pike, Mrs Fahss and Miss Lane. We will look forward to wishing you a big happy birthday when we are all back in school.

Additionally, from this week we will be using resources from Oak National Academy for our lessons. This is a brilliant resource that is creating daily lessons across all subjects. Check this page daily as I will be linking you to the lessons and creating some extra resources and activities to help your learning. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Have a fantastic week,

Miss Pike ??

English

This week we will be beginning a new topic on poetry using Oak Academy.  Check out this link or click on the image of the poem to find a video lesson and activities. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk1-1/

Today you will be learning about the vocabulary used in the poem 'The Magic Box' and investigating synonyms and antonyms of words used in the poem. You might have noticed over the last week that I was using synonyms and antonyms in our word of the day, go back and check them out again if you would like a few examples. 

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Dividing two digits by ten'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. 

 

I have not used Oak academy this week for maths as they are learning about area and perimeter which requires using a ruler for many of the activities. I know many of you may not have a ruler at home but if you would like to use Oak Academy then here is the link for Monday's lesson. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/maths/area-and-perimeter-year-4-wk1-1/

History 

We will be beginning a brand new history topic all about the notorious Henry the VIII. Did you know that he is famous for having lots of wives? Guess how many he had a) 52  b) 6  c)8.

Find out the answer in your history lesson today on Oak Academyhttps://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/henry-viii-year-4-wk1-1/.  (Or click on the image of Henry VII above).

I have also linked a handy Horrible Histories song below to help you remember all of his wives:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRiF_kIJFC0

R.E.

We are beginning our new topic in R.E. called Energy

We're going to start this topic by researching different types of energy, use the website below to help.  

You have two options for the next part, choose one:

1. Create a mobile (the image above is an example of one) with pictures for different types of energy

 e.g. a light bulb could represent electrical energy. On the back of your drawing write one sentence about each energy.

2. Write about four examples of energy; fire, electricity, wind and water (hydro energy) 

then answer the following things on each. 

The sounds you hear, the smells you smell, the sights you see, the feelings you have, the differences it makes or the power of the energy. 

Remember to check out the assembly on the homepage. 

 

Story Time

This week we are going to be listening to different Greek Myths during Story TimeThe first myth we're going to be covering is Trojan Horse - The Wooden Horse. Find it here:  https://www.storynory.com/the-wooden-horse/  After you have listened to the story you could create a story map or cartoon strip of what happened. Send any of your creations to the school office email. 

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Dynasty (noun)

Definition:  a line of hereditary (bloodline - related) rulers of a country. 

The Tudor dynasty was a series of kings and queens of England, including Henry VIII during 1485 to 1603.

Synonym: succession.

Challenge: Research famous dynasties from around the world. Can you find 5 facts? 

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday JN!

I hope you have had a great first week back to learning after our Easter half term. I miss you all very much and I'm glad to hear that so many of you are enjoying reading my daily messages.

Did you know that yesterday was St George's day? He is England's patron saint and there are many great myths and legends about him. Check out our storytime today to hear all about his tale (it's a pretty epic one filled with knights and dragons).  

This link will also give you a little bit more information about St Georges day and how people have celebrated. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17816642

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pike :)

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Today you will be learning about 'Dividing one digit by ten'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. 

English

Today in English I would like to put yourself in the shoes of Li when he first caught the king of the fishes. What did he see? How did he feel? From this point of view, I would like you to write a character description of the king of the fishes. See the word document above for a WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) where I have written a character description as if I've seen a fairy.

Remember to use:

  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia)
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Imagery (creating a picture in the reader's mind)
  • Interesting vocabulary
  • Conjunctions

Book Talk

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/shakespeare-ins-shorts-animation-twelfth-night/zh6kjhv and think about what you have previously read to summarise the Twelfth Night. The full story has now been attached above in a Powerpoint. You can summarise in several ways; a song, a story map, a cartoon strip or writing a paragraph. It is up to you how you present this.

The picture above shows some examples of how you can present your summary. 

Creative

Each week you will be able to choose from a range of activities and there is nothing to stop you from doing them all, it is entirely up to you. This can take you all weekend to if you want to stay busy. 

Music: Dance and Song – Learn the lyrics with some actions to  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrlgH97v94  

You could even create your own piece on the planets using, ‘Busy Things – Music – Composing - Monster Grid.’  https://www.busythings.co.uk/play/

Art and Design:  Design your own planet, think of the colours, size, mediums (digital, drawing painting, 3-D model etc.) and what features are you going to give it. There is also a document to help you with designing your planet. 

Design a home for the giant from Monday’s Book Talk. Think of new inventions or technology she could use in her house. Does she need any protection around her house? You could even do this on Minecraft or similar apps. 
 
You can also do some St George's Day themed activities which are pictured below. 

Story Time

As it was St George's Day yesterday, here is an audio of St George's story with some extra facts. https://www.storynory.com/st-george-and-the-dragon/ During or after you have listened, you could have a go at acting or creating some freeze frames based on the story. Get some pictures or videos doing this, we would love to see!

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Plunder (noun/verb)

Definition: steal goods using force - time of war.

The hungry teacher plundered the pupil’s packed lunches in search of a chocolate bar.

Synonympillage.

Antonym: retrieve.

Challenge: Use WOD in a sentence that has a fronted adverbial 

Creative Activities 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning JN,

It was fantastic to talk to some more of you yesterday! Don't worry if you missed a call from me I will be ringing again today. 

I am sure that over the last week many of you will have seen the incredible story in the news about Captain Tom. He set out with the mission of completing 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday.  He set out with the initial target of raising £1000 but has managed to raise an incredible 27 million for the NHS so far!  

A school in Yorkshire has created lego stop animation tribute to Captain Tom. I've put the link below as I thought you guys would enjoy giving it a watch as well, https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52373519.

Have a brilliant day,

Miss Pike

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Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Tenths on a number line'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. 

English

Today you will be writing a book review for our story 'The King of the Fishes'. I have written a WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) which I have attached above to help you with your writing.

Remember to use the following features:

-A summary of what the story is about (make sure you don't give away the ending).

-who would you recommend this story to?

-What rating would you give this book?

Book Talk

Part four of the Twelfth Night has been attached below, the first slide starts with 'Meanwhile Malvolio had returned to the garden.' After reading, predict what might happen next in the story and how it is going to end? Write a paragraph of your prediction, use the characters, along with their thoughts and feelings, the setting and a resolution or cliffhanger. Be as creative as you would like with your prediction. Remember you can always go back to read the story up to now.

You can write this prediction into your home learning books or onto a computer, it is up to you. 

RE

Based on the scripture passage Luke 6: 27-28. Create a poster that outlines how Christians can be more self-disciplined. Include ways in which we can live out this message in school, at home and with our friends, giving reasons for some of these actions. 

Story Time

Today during 'Story Time' you can listen to an audio book, Hansel and Gretel. You can also read along if you would like. Listen by yourself or ask the rest of your family to join, we hear lots of you have enjoyed doing this. Click onto this website     https://www.storynory.com/hansel-and-gretel-2/ , it has lots of other stories you can read too. Enjoy!

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Solidarity (noun)

Definition: unity of feelings or actions, coming together over a common interest.

There was a great feeling of solidarity as everyone clapped for the NHS.

Synonymunity.

Antonym: individuality.

Challenge: Use WOD in a compound sentence

Book Talk - Twelfth Night - Part 4

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning JN,

I loved talking to your parents yesterday and it was fantastic to hear from some of you guys as well. I've missed hearing your cheery voices!

Did you know that today is world earth day? On this day we think of little ways that we can all work together to protect our planet and all the living things on it. Chester Zoo has created some amazing videos of the animals that we are working hard to protect. Check out the link below! I recommend the clip about the baby penguins, they are adorable.https://www.youtube.com/c/chesterzoo/live

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Pike :)

 

 

File icon: docx Comprehension Questions [docx 210KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx VE Day [pptx 12MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Pobble robots- book talk [docx 533KB] Click to download
File icon: docx J2 write guide [docx 725KB] Click to download

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Tenths on a place value grid'. You can either print the document from the https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. 

Try making your own place value grid at home to help you with the lesson today. I made mine with a spare piece of paper and used some leftover Easter eggs as the counters ( your mum and dad might even let you eat some of your maths once you're done!). If you've already eaten your Easter eggs you could use anything around the house (pennies, lego, pasta ect).

English

Today we will be using the vipers to answer some questions about the traditional tale 'The King of the Fishes'. Keep an eye out for the mini Miss Pike's on the worksheet to give you some top tips. Click on the document attached above for the full questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the answers for today's activities. 

Book Talk

Today you will be developing your inference skills again using a picture of a...TRANSFORMER. Answer the questions from the document 'Pobble robots - book talk' into your book about the robot. I wonder what exciting name you will give it. After you have finished the questions you could try creating your own version of a transformer either on some paper, on the computer or even building one.

Story Time

I hope you are enjoying the classic story Twelfth Night. You have been introduced to a few characters now, who else is yet to be introduced? Please enjoy part three and remember you can always go back to the days before to jog your memory about what has previously happened in the story. 

See below and as always click on the page to keep it up for as long as you need to read it. (The first slide is the one with the confused.com picture on)

History 

On the 8th of May, the UK will be celebrating 75 years from the end of WWII in Europe. Learn more about this historic event through the PowerPoint attached above. You can choose your activity today from:

  • Creating VE day decorations (union jack bunting and art)
  • Write a letter from the point of view of a 8 year old living through VE day 75 years ago.
  • Write a non-chronological report on Winston Churchill or VE day.
  • Learn a WWII dance or song.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Recycle (verb)

Definition: create waste into a reusable material.

It is important to recycle your plastic!

Synonym: reuse

Antonym: waste

Challenge: Think of a way you can help the environment today for national earth day.

Story Time - Twelfth Night - Part 3

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning JN,

I hope you had a lovely first day back and have enjoyed getting started on some of our new topics. I have been busy checking on J2 write and I'm blown away by the amount of exciting activities you have been up to and the lovely work you have produced. 

Here are a few shout outs for some incredible home learning that I've seen.

Erica what amazing crystals! You will have to teach us how you made them when we are back at school. Anabelle what an fantastic story map you have created I am very impressed. Omar, Maxine and Samuel what lovely writing I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. Samuel and Shylie it's great to see some lovely R.E work. Last but not least, Tyler and Tristan, thank you for sharing your lovely art projects I love the creativity.

Remember you can share your work with me on J2 write, I love seeing what you've been up to at home.

Have a good day,

Miss Pike :)

 

File icon: docx VIPERS-Twelfth Night-book talk [docx 133KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Subordinating conjunctions [docx 786KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Maths Challenge [docx 231KB] Click to download

English 

‘The King of the Fishes ’is a wishing tale. A wish is a magical request for something that you want. So, my first challenge for you is: What you would ask for if you were given three wishes? Today you are going to create three wishes for yourself, three from the point of the view of the fisherman and three from the point of the view of the fish.

For each wish, I would like you to use a subordinating conjunction in your sentence. For a reminder on how to used subordinating conjunctions looks at the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3 Look at this video and complete the video below for a recap on subordinating conjunctions.

Click on the word document above for three different activities, choose the chilli challenge that you think is right for you.  

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Tenths as decimals'. You can either print the document from the   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. Remember Mathletics also has fraction work where you can do some extra activities.

I have attached some spicy challenges above if you would like an extra challenge today in maths.

Word of Day

Word of the Day: Bamboozle (verb)

Definition: cheat or fool

The year 4 pupil bamboozled the school with her magic tricks during the school talent show.

Synonym: cheat/fool

Antonym: 

Challenge: Can you use the word of the day in the past tense

RE

I hope you had a happy Easter last week, even though it might have been a bit different from previous years, I hope you found a way to celebrate with your family and loved ones. We will be reflecting on the important days that we celebrated over holy week last week. Watch the two videos below for some more information on these days and the important symbols behind them.

Task: Create a guide for how and why Catholics celebrate Good Friday, Palm Sunday and Easter Monday. Make sure you include what happened on these days, what we do as Catholics to remember them and important symbols seen over this time. You can add pictures with labels to inform the reader about holy week.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr04kOyAy28

Book Talk

Today there are comprehension questions on the Twelfth Night, read part one again to help you answer. There are mostly retrieve questions and try answering in full sentences. Click on the document named - VIPERS - Twelfth Night - book talk. The answers are on the second page of the document. 

Story Time

Continue with Part Two of Twelfth Night which is uploaded on a slideshow below. Remember to click on the individual picture to keep it up for longer. 

Story Time - Twelfth Night - Part Two 

Welcome Back!

Monday 20th April 2020

Bonjour JN! 

I hope you have had a lovely break over the Easter holidays, we are missing all of your faces very much! I kept myself very busy this Easter with lots of baking, reading and even tried my hand at learning a new language using Duolingo. Can you guess which language I've started to learn?

Below I have attached an overview of the week ahead to see what exciting things you will be getting up to (LKS2 20.04.20). There's a range of activities and you can use your home learning book to work in or the computer whichever you find works best for you.

Remember you can always upload pictures of your work or even send them into the office email if you are struggling to upload pictures on J2e. 

Also, a reminder, do what you can and what works for you whether it is all of the daily work or snippets, you are all doing a great job! 

We look forward to seeing some of the FABULOUS work you produce, keep it up! 

Au revoir,

Miss Pike :) 

P.S. All of the documents you need today (20/04/20) are attached below.  

File icon: docx The King of the Fishes [docx 61KB] Click to download
File icon: docx LKS2 20.04.2020 [docx 105KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fact Cards [pdf 783KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fact Hunt Activity [pdf 389KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Giant - book talk [docx 986KB] Click to download

Maths

Today you will be learning about 'Tenths and Hundredths'. You can either print the document from the   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/website or you can draw the pictures into your home learning book and complete the questions. Watch the video first to help and then complete the answers. You can also self-mark and make corrections using the mark scheme after. Remember Mathletics also has fraction work where you can do some extra activities. 

 

English

The story we are going to look at is ‘The King of the Fishes’. This traditional story has been passed around the world by many people which means that there are many different versions of the story out there. Our story is Pie Corbett’s version. You can listen to a recording of the story here: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/fishes. I have also attached a copy of the story for you above. 

Task: Create a story map like the example above for this story. Remember your drawings do not need to be a Vincent Van Gough masterpiece this is just a helpful way for you to learn the story. As long as you understand your story map that is what is important.

Book Talk

Linking to your new topic;  'Three Giant Steps' you are going to use your inference skills to describe and identify details about a giant and where they live. Write the answers into your home learning book. Can you answer all questions? You could also try having a go at drawing the giant or a friend for her. 

A document is attached to today's message named 'Giant - book talk'

Science

'We Are Astronauts' is our new Science topic, moonwalk your way into all things SPACE.

Today you are going to be going on a Solar System fact hunt. Use the documents attached named 'Fact Cards and Fact Hunt Activity'. They will give you information about planets. Can you add any extra information about the planets that you already know? Or even complete some further research about your favourite planet and create a factfile? Good luck and enjoy fact hunters!

 

Story Time

Twelfth Night, a classic story originally written by the famous playwright, William Shakespeare, is our chosen story for this week. We started reading this story in school so you should have all heard of it. Each day part of the story is going to be released which you will be able to read. We will also do a little bit of work on it during Book Talk. We hope you enjoy a fun-filled story with lots of mix-ups along the way. 

Click on page by page to keep it up for longer so you can read it carefully.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Devoured (Verb)

Definition: eat with speed, hungrily

The book was finished, she had devoured it.

Miss Pike devoured her Easter eggs like Bruce Bogtrotter devoured the cake in Matilda.

Synonym: chomped, gobbled, destroy

Antonym: nibble, build

Challenge: use word of the day to write a sentence with an expanded noun phrase.

Story Time - Twelfth Night - Part One

'Hoppy Easter' Class JN!

I hope the Easter Bunny has visited you and brought you something delicious! I can't wait to eat my Easter Egg! I've been keeping busy over the Easter holidays and have tried my hand at some Easter baking. I'm very happy with how my hot cross buns have turned out so thought I would share them with you. Remember you can show me what you've been up to on J2 Write, I would love to see!

Don't forget that we celebrate Easter today in order to thank Jesus for the sacrifice he made for us. Spend some time reading the prayer I have included below to thank Jesus for all he has brought into the world.

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday with your family, 

Miss Pike :)

 

Week 2: Activities 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday JN,

It's the last day of our term and what a roller coaster of a term it has been. We discovered Narnia in the KS1 playground, dressed up for World Book day and smashed our class assembly about a day in the life of a  St. Mary of the Angel's pupil. It's a shame that we cannot celebrate the end of this term in our classroom as normal, but I am thinking of you all and have loved seeing all the fantastic activities you've been up to on J2 Write. 

Mr Joe Wicks is doing a funny Friday fancy-dress fitness workout this morning (lots of alliteration for you there), get yourselves there! I have been joining this week and I am very, very, very achy. 

I am so pleased to see so many of you using J2 Write. I have left those of you who have used it a little message on your work so make sure you check back to see what I've said (look in 'My Files' to find these). Remember you can continue with these activities over the Easter break.

Have a lovely weekend and a happy, Holy Easter. I will be wishing you all another Happy Easter on the day. 

Over the holidays if you have any spare time you can have a go at a holiday project! This holiday we'd like you to find facts about space and create something. This could be a rocket ship, a fact file, a painting or drawing, a poster, or much much more. The sky is the limit! 

If you're out of ideas to keep you busy/entertained over the half term, remember to scroll down to find a range of activities. Here are some more examples: Mind Up family activities https://mindup.org.uk/families/,  Easter hunts, 30 days of drawing and even some super-cool Science experiments.

I've been trying a range of activities over these last few weeks. I've started knitting, baking and even tried my hand at origami. If you would like to share a new hobby you've taken up with me pop it on J2 Write and make sure you check out the pictures across to see what I've been up too. 

Keep up the good work JN!

Over and out,

Miss Pike :)

English

Today your task is to edit your instructions. You might have to go back int and add extra detail, wow words or fronted adverbials. You might be someone who neds to cut and edit their work to make it easier for the reader and more precise. Read your work through first then go back in and edit.

Book Talk

What is the moral of this story? Can you think of any more stories with morals? Make a list or mindmap and write their moral next to it.

Easter Craft'ernoon

You can create anything with the theme of Easter, you can make an Easter bonnet, an Easter story box, Easter bunnies out of toilet rolls or paper plates, a chocolate Easter cake, a poem about Easter, absolutely anything. Remember have fun with it!

Click on the picture to take you to some ideas!

Maths

Can you create miniature equivalent fraction bar models? You will have to think carefully about which fractions you use on each wall to make sure that you have fractions that are equivalent to one another (use your time table knowledge to help with this). The picture above is how one of my students last year completed this activity, as a bonus you could even try the time's tables at the top.  

Check out Peter Weatherhalls other videos on equivalent fractions if you are finding this a bit tricky- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIFUdq1K2bA&list=PLYFJxAa5-GmlFDcPIwndDr1kEI2WCuSfr&index=2

Storytime

To end your day we recommend a story at 3pm. We will be posting a story everyday however, please feel free to pick up a book of your own and give it a read! 

Todays read is Revolting Rhymes-Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Roald Dahl. 

Word of the Day

Today's word of the day is Revolting. This means something that causes intense disgust. Make a list of 5 things that make you think 'YUCK revolting!' 

Miss Pike's list

  • 1. SPIDERS
  • 2. Smelly feet
  • 3. No full stops or capital letters in a sentence.
  • 4. Tomato Ketchup (I know many of you may disagree with me on this one).
  • 5. Worksheets stuck in wonky (I see you!)

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning JN!

I have been busy looking on J2 write and it's fantastic to see that some of you have uploaded your fact files on mythical creatures. Thank you, Tristan, Maxine and Arron for sharing your work with me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your work so have used it as today's class photo for everyone else to enjoy as well.

Also thank you to Wemi for sharing some of his jokes with me they put a big smile on my face.

Have a lovely day,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: ppt dragon instructions [ppt 587KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Thursday Maths problem [docx 84KB] Click to download

English

Today is your big write day! Take some time to sit down and write instructions on how to look after your mythical creature. Think about what you would need to look after them, e.g. food, shelter and activities for them to do. See above for an example of instructions. Check out the features used and try to recreate them.

Book Talk

Think about this week's story Hank's Pranks. How might some of the characters in the book feel? Can you write a letter from the point of view of one of the characters to Hank on how they are feeling about what he is doing. 

If you need reminding on the story or want to listen to a bit more of it, click here.https://soundcloud.com/worlds-worst-children-3/hanks-pranks-extract-1

https://soundcloud.com/worlds-worst-children-3/hanks-pranks-extract-2

R.E

What is Ash Wednesday? What is Lent? Create a collage (lots of pictures or drawings) to give us much detail about Lent and Ash Wednesday. What are they about? What do you do? Is there a story behind what we do? Show as much as you can but only in pictures. Afterwards if you'd like to write it down or label your pictures you can.

Maths

Today I would like you to create a giant fraction wall. This will help you for the next few lessons with our equivalent fractions so make sure you keep it safe once you have created it. Click on the image above to watch a video about how to make a fraction wall using paper, ruler, scissors and a pencil. I have also attached an extra maths challenge but remember these challenges are optional.

Story time

To end your day we recommend a story at 3pm. We will be posting a story everyday however, please feel free to pick up a book of your own and give it a read! 

Todays read is Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. 

Word of the Day

Today's word of the day is BANJO! Can you find it somewhere in today's tasks? If you could play any instrument, what would it be?

Want to hear a banjo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdO-BUwR7e4

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning JN,

I hope you are all doing well! Today is April fools day where people all around the world pull pranks on each other, this is a tradition which has gone on for hundreds of years and we are still not quite sure how it all started. As we have learnt from yesterday's story in book talk (Hanks Pranks - David Walliams) pulling pranks can sometimes end badly and the joke could even end up on you! So instead of an April fools day prank, I am challenging you to tell an April fools day joke and make someone laugh. Check out the jokes I have left for you this morning and if you have any great jokes yourself you can share them with me on J2 write.

Have a lovely day,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: docx Wednesday Maths Problem [docx 100KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Wednesday Book Talk [docx 14KB] Click to download

Maths

Today in maths I would like you to create a poster teaching us what you know about fractions and the different ways a fraction can be represented. See the image above for ideas. I have also attached some extra word problems for those of you who want an extra little challenge today in maths.

English

Today you are going to create a set of instructions on how to look after your mythical creature. To start off your instructions can you create a snappy title and an exciting/persuasive introduction paragraph. Use the one above for a dragon as inspiration.

Book Talk

Check the weekly plan for the retrieval questions on Hank's Pranks by David Walliams.

Topic

Today you can choose one or even complete both of the tasks. Click on the image above for a great link.

- Research environmental problems faced by different continents e.g. pollution, oil and deforestation.

Watch the clip above.

- Use Google Maps to compare your local area e.g. Westminster, to another place of your choice, e.g. Venice.

Story Time

To end your day we recommend a story at 3 pm. We will be posting a story every day however, please feel free to pick up a book of your own and give it a read! 

Todays read is Chocolate cake by Michael Rosen. We've enjoyed this one at school but check out some of his other works as well!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc

Word of the day! - Flabbergastingly

Today's word of the day is flabbergastingly. Has there ever been a time you've been flabbergasted? Try and use our word in a sentence today!

Tuesday 31th March 2020

Good Morning JN, 

I hope you are enjoying your learning from home, I am missing all your smiley faces! After school, I watched my favourite film, can you guess what I watched?.... Mulan of course! I have chosen today's quote from Mulan as I think it is particularly fitting and important to remember at this time. For a little bonus for today, can you look up what the word adversity means and write it in a new sentence? 

Make sure you check out the handy links and images below for some extra help with your home activities. Please make sure to upload anything you do on J2Write so I can have a look at your lovely work!

Miss Pike :)

File icon: docx Tuesdays Math [docx 221KB] Click to download

Maths

Today we will be recognising different fractions. Click on the image above to take you to a great video showing you all you need to know about recognising different fractions. Then complete the activities linked in the word document above into your work booklet. Only do as much as you can, I have included some pretty tricky questions towards the end so give it your best go. 

Book Talk

Have a look at the cover of Hank's Pranks by David Walliams. Can you use the front cover to predict anything about the book? Think about the story, main characters, setting and what the moral (lesson) of the story might be. Answer in your home learning book.

R.E

Today you are going to start the new R.E topic, which is Self-Determination. Can you pick a famous person who has achieved great things and research them and their accomplishments? Look above at some of the types of questions you could answer for your person.

English

Homophones are those tricky words that sound the same but are spelt differently. Can you create a helpful poster that shows the different homophones and their spellings? See above for some ideas on ways to show the information and different homophones. 

Storytime

To end your day we recommend a story at 3 pm. We will be posting a story every day however, please feel free to pick up a book of your own and give it a read! 

Todays read is The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright the Rap edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7D2nASjCwU

Word of the Day

Self- Discipline is our new title for our R.E topic. Can you find its' meaning and a time when you have had to use self discipline in your life?

File icon: docx spellings 1 [docx 67KB] Click to download

Monday 30th March 2020

Happy Monday JN!

I hope that you have had a lovely weekend I know lots of you had plans to learn a new skill whilst a home. Your enthusiasm has inspired me so I have tried my hand at water colouring, knitting and I even gave one of the Joe Wicks PE lessons a go!(Check out his P.E lessons every morning at 9 am, it was a great way to start the day!)  

I've decided that every Monday will be 'Maths Monday'. Check out today's math challenge below, I will reveal the answer next Monday!  

Finally, don't forget that if you would like to share any of your work with me then save it on J2 write, I've attached a guide on how to do this below. I look forward to seeing all of your lovely work.

Have a great day,

Miss Pike

File icon: docx J2 write guide [docx 725KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Everyday Fractions [docx 366KB] Click to download

English

Today you can create a fact file based on a mythical creature. Here is an example of one for a dragon that you can use as inspiration.

Book Talk

This week we will be looking at Hank's Pranks by David Walliams. Today can you imagine you are a journalist and have been asked to write a biography for David Walliams. Include key information about his life and his career in writing and any other interesting facts. Click on the image for more information!

Science 

Today in science you will be creating an A-Z of animals! Draw your animal add facts and their classification.

Math

This week we are going to be learning all about fractions. Today's lesson we will be focusing on the difference between a whole and an amount. This week I would also like you to do the white rose videos alongside your maths activities. I know these are the year 3 videos but it is always a good idea to give yourself a little refresher at the start of a new topic.

Storytime 

To end your day we recommend a story at 3 pm. We will be posting a story everyday however, please feel free to pick up a book of your own and give it a read! Click on the image for the link.

Todays read is The Lorax by Dr Seuss.

Word of the Day- Flatulence 

Can you find today's word of the day in the dragon fact file? Flatulence is the scientific term for passing wind.

Monday Maths challenge 

Try out these maths problems remember to use your capacity and fraction knowledge to help you solve them. Check back next Monday for the answers.

Friday 26th March 2020

Happy Friday JN!

I am missing you all and miss seeing all of the wonderful work that you do! Below I have added some extra information and challenges to help you complete your homelearning packs.

English 

Today you should be editing and re-drafting the stories that you wrote yesterday. Remember the best story writers always take the time to edit their work again, and again and again! So make sure you take your time in this important step of the story writing. If you would like to share your story with me, redraft on J2e.

Math

If you are looking for an extra challenge in maths this week then check out the maths stories below. Can you create your own maths story just like we did on world book day in class?

 

Topic

Think about your local area (back garden, local park etc). Make an action plan on how you could make changes to that area to help our local environment. How would you encourage more wildlife to live there?  What could you do to get people to recycle? 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pike

 

 

 

A place for zero

Zero is lonely in Digitaria. He can't play Addemup with the other numbers, because he has nothing to add. What's a digit to do? Join Zero as he goes on a journey to discover his place.

A Remainder of one

Hup, two, three, four! We're in the 25th Army Corps. Queen's count! Two, three! We are the marching infantry! Poor Joe! He wants to march in the parade, but every time the lines are uneven, he must stand aside. What's a poor bug to do? Joe is determined. He studies the problem, relining the twenty-five bugs in his squadron from two lines to three lines to four lines, until inspiration and fortitude result in five lines of five -- and Joe fits in the last.

Coyotes all around

Clever Coyote thinks it's time for lunch –– and also time to show her friends how, with some simple rounding, she can add up numbers in her head. If only she were as good at hunting as she is at math!

Thursday 25th March 2020

Good morning JN!

Today in English you are writing your story, don't forget to use your plan to help you as you write. You can even play some instrumental music just like we do in class to help you focus.

Also, don't forget that once you have completed your maths activities in your home learning pack there are lots of fantastic activities available on mathematics. I've seen a few of you have already been busy giving these a go.  

If you are looking for a little art project this afternoon, I saw this beautiful communion rite inspired artwork below. You can have a go creating your own communion art, and write an explanation below it remembering all the key symbols that we leant in R.E over the last couple of weeks. You can create your images using lots of different materials (pencils, crayons or even collage using old magazines and newspapers.

Have a wonderful day JN,

Miss Pike :)

 

You could use pencils, pens or crayons to create a beautiful stain glass window of the chalice and host.

This artwork has used tissue paper to create a beautiful collage effect. If you don't have tissue paper around the house you could always use old magazines, newspapers and other recycled materials. (Remember to check with parents and careers first before using any materials you find around the house).

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good Morning JN! 

I hope you are all well and enjoying the activities, make sure you scroll down to see lots of different activities you could do too. 

English

Today for English it is the planning stage of your story. Remember to take your time with your plan as this will set you up to create a fantastic story tomorrow! Watch the video of Plot Mountain to remind you of the different stages within a narrative. 

Also, I have attached a planning worksheet to give you some help and guidance - a number of questions are there to get your brain going. 

Maths

We have been re-capping addition and subtraction for maths this week. I have put a link below for parents and careers which shows you how we teach this in school (You will need to be logged in to My USO to access this login)

 

Lastly, don't forget to keep trying your best like you always do JN! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the amazing work you do and remember you can always save your work on J2 write if you would like to show me your work today!

Speak to you tomorrow,

Miss Pike :)

File icon: docx Plan your story [docx 13KB] Click to download

External Link Icon Parents math support
Fantastic videos explain how children are taught different math concepts in school.
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Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

File icon: docx Websites For Home [docx 2MB] Click to download

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning JN!

 

Today's literacy lesson is to write a poem based on the Savanna. You can use our poem 'I wish' to help you with the structure of your poem. I have also given some examples below for inspiration. If you would like to share your poem with me type it up on J2write and save it into your files then I will be able to see your amazing poetry that you write today (I've created a step by step guide on how to do this below). 

Have a lovely day,

Miss Pike :)

 

I Wish

I wish I could be as small as a raindrop 

To wear a foxglove for a hat. 

 

I wish I could slumber all night 

Under a roof tile and chatter

To the sparrows that nest there. 

 

I wish I could be a dragonfly

And hover like a miniature helicopter

On the school pond. 

 

I wish I could hide inside

A daffodil’s trumpet 

and keep out the whirring world. 

 

I wish I could wear a snug snail’s shell

To protect me from the teeth 

of tempestuous words that bite. 

 

I wish I could be a note

In an eagle’s call that is a symphony 

Falling from the clouds.

 

I wish I could be an oak tree 

Dancing daringly against the wind.

 

I wish I could float down the raging river 

That is a snake through the valleys. 

 

I wish I could be the pause

Just before a wicked word is spoken

So that I could stretch the pause for ever. 

 

I wish that I could be 

The moment when a laugh takes root

And blossoms in your mouth 

And I’d stay there for ever

Trapped in that second of sweet light.

 

File icon: docx J2 write guide [docx 725KB] Click to download

I wish I could float in a wonderful waterhole.

Watching elegant elephants gulp the diamond water.

I wish I could stroll through the vast veld.

Under Acacia trees that dance in the wind,

watching antelope gallop as gracefully as a ballerina.

 

I wish I could watch the flame sun  set in the sky,

casting shadows that stretch across the savanna,

as the animals slumber as peacefully as a baby.

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning JN!

 

Here are some handy links below to some learning websites that I would like you to visit. For a few of them, you will need your logins which you can find in your reading record or home learning pack.  For others, you won't need your login at all!

Check out each of these links daily and I will be checking in with Bug club and Mathletics to see all of the amazing reading and maths that you get up to.

 

From,

Miss Pike :)

External Link Icon Bug Club
Check out bug club for books, comprehension, spelling and grammar activities.
External Link Icon Mathematics
Fantastic math resources and activities
External Link Icon My USO
Explore a range of resources for all different subjects. Remember to use your My USO login.
External Link Icon Pobble 365
Daily picture and writing activities. Fantastic site to help you write your stories.
External Link Icon Newsround
Keep up to date with the latest news around the world.
External Link Icon Maths Frame
Lots of free math games available. Remember to practice those timetables!

File icon: mp4 Sif's Golden Hair [mp4 21MB] Click to download