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 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 :)

File icon: pdf Home Activity Task 3 - Brain Buddies (2) [pdf 158KB] Click to download

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

File icon: docx Book Review Example [docx 131KB] Click to download

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 :)

 

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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 :)

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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.
External Link Icon Story mountain

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