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Methodist Junior School

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

Home Learning Update January 2021

Home Schooling Timetables

The weekly timetable and associated resources will be uploaded on the class pages of Microsoft Teams.  Please go to the 'Files' tab where you will find a folder for each week containing activities, web links and resource files.

Download the Team App for Desktop or Mobile here:

You will need to download the weekly plan and open it separately on your device in order for the web links to take you to the correct site when you click on them.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help by contacting:

yr4homehelp@lwj.org.uk

 

We will be monitoring this email and the Teams posts at these times:

Monday       - 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

Tuesday      - 9am - 12pm

Wednesday - 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

Thursday     - 9am - 12pm

Friday          - 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3.30pm

 

We would love to see what you get up to so please post pictures on the Teams post for your class and share your work with us there or by attaching it to the home help email.  

Good luck and happy learning!

Purple Mash Portal

Click on the link below to access Purple Mash.

You will need your username and password to log on. Check your 2Dos each morning to see if you have been left any activities to have a go at.  They should be mentioned on your weekly timetable.

Remember to save and exit and then hand in your work so your teacher can see it and leave you a quick message.

Happy Purple Mashing

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/Lowes

Egg Challenge!

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Resources you may find useful

 

Please find below a list of websites/apps that we would like to recommend.

 

Doorway online - Touch typing

This is a great skill to learn and the activities here are all free. The activities take around 5 minutes each and will benefit everybody. Touch typing is a big help to those with dyslexia as well as making the process of typing quicker and more accurate.  It will not work on a touch screen, it has to be done on a conventional keyboard.

 

 

Google Sketchup

This is a free 3D modelling program that can produce stunning results, given time and patience.  It is an online application and can be found here.  There are tutorials and of course hundreds of videos on YouTube.

Using sketchup, try to draw objects from around the house/garden first.  Once mastered, try more difficult things like a house or other type of building (items with lines at angles are difficult, as are curves).

 

 

Audible

Good news - audible is making hundreds of titles available for free during the school closures. This service will remain free for as long as schools are shut - this means books are available to stream at no cost at all.  Simply visit stories.audible.com from any browser to get started.  No logins, credit card or passwords needed!

 

I hope this helps,

Mr B.

Resources - Uploaded 24th March 2020

Activities to do at home

We know you will all be reading regularly!

Below, you can see the topic web for each term.  These activities can help you find out more about each topic.  There are Maths and English pages too:

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

 

The BBC Bitesize Website and the BBC Newsround pages are a great place to visit too:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

Finally, don't forget TTRockstars and Hit the Button for practising your times tables and number facts:

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk

 

This website has lots of maths games and activities covering the whole maths curriculum which you can search for by topic and year group.

The school username and password should be in your child's diary.

Year 4 Topics

Autumn 1 - Potions

Autumn 2 - Pharaohs

Spring 1 - Blue Abyss

Spring 2 - Traders and Raiders

Summer 1 - The Civil War - Local History

Summer 2 - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

100 Books to Read In Year 3 & 4

TOPIC SYNOPSIS

 

POTIONS

Welcome to the amazing world of potions and their properties.  Now scientists, beware! Use what you know about materials and their properties (including states of matter) to create incredible potions. You will create potions - both real and imaginary - that have some very interesting side-effects! 

 

English

Instructions, Poetry, Narrative

Art

Clay work

Science

States of Matter, Working Scientifically

Guided Reading

George's Marvellous Medicine

 

PHARAOHS

Let's travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt.  Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.  Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts.  Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. 

Look at the work of Howard Carter and what he discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun.  Was he right to explore this ancient burial site? Now open the door to ancient Egypt - who knows what we will find?

 

English

Non chronological reports, diaries, research skills

History

Ancient Egypt

Art

Death Masks (mastery of painting techniques, study of original design)

D&T

Egyptian spices/food

Geography

Physical Features, the River Nile, map work

PSHE

Moral issues

Mathematics

Ancient Egyptian numbers

 

BLUE ABYSS

Grab your wetsuit - we're going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and amazing sea creatures.  What do real divers get up to under the surface?  Discover the different layers of the ocean and the creatures that inhabit them. 

What are those lights in the distance?  It's a group of bioluminescent creatures.  Look closely at their adaptations and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition.  Flippers on?  Snorkel ready?  Let's head into the Blue Abyss...

 

English

Poetry, balanced argument

Art

Vincent Scarpace, 3D models

ICT

Research

Geography

World Oceans, layers of the ocean, Environmental Issues

Science

Habitats, Adaptation, Classification, Electricity, Food Chains

 

BURPS, BOTTOMS & BILE

Open wide - let's take a look inside! We're on a voyage of discovery to investigate the world inside your body!  Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile?  Let's find out all about teeth and investigate the effects of sugary drinks on your pearly whites!

Follow a bit of tasty food as it makes it's way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva! Mmm! And don't forget the importance of hygiene.  Make a life-size model of the digestive system and use it to persuade other to eat healthily.  Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture making machine we call our body. 

 

English

Fantasy narrative, persuasive writing

Science

Teeth Types, Tooth Decay and Hygiene, Digestive System, Working Scientifically, Sound

ICT

Databases, data loggers

D&T

Healthy Food

PSHE

Healthy Bodies

 

TRADERS & RAIDERS

Sail back to the Dark Ages where battles were rife and fear reigned.  Find out about the life of Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from.  Meet the blood-thirsty Vikings from Scandinavia - never before had such terror swept the land.  What was it like for the people already living here?

Visit Perlthorpe and delve deeper into the life of a Viking.  Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages? 

 

English

Reports, Descriptive Narrative, Myths and Legends, Poetry

History

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

D&T

Jewellery, Models of Anglo-Saxon homes

Geography

Maps, Europe, settlement, Place Names


THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

Travel back to the 17th Century to the reign of King Charles I.  Discover the causes of the Civil War and choose your side!  Are to going to become a Royalist or a Parliamentarian? 

Investigate what life of a Civil War soldier was like and what weapons they used in battle.  Which soliders were more skilled?  Who was more likely to survive the deadly battles?

Discover the importance of Southwell and Newark in the Civil War and the role they played.  Travel the Newark Civil War trail, using interactive resources to ensure the Civil War really does come back to life!  Immerse yourself in the life of a soldier, including training and re-enacting a real battle. 

Don your amour and bring your locality alive in the name of the King!

 

English

Battle Speeches

History

Conduct a local history study

Geography

Map work, geographical importance of Southwell and Newark

ICT

Green screen re-enactment

Art

Roundhead/Cavalier (painting techniques)

 

Year 4 IPL - Information Links

Grammar - A Parents' Guide - Year 4

Maths links

Ultimate Times Tables Sheet

P.E. Timetable.

Check with your child's class teacher.   

 

Homework

Homework usually concentrates on Maths and English and it alternates between the subjects each week.  Children are always given a full week to complete the homework.  

In Year 4 we concentrate on Times Tables for Maths homework as this is a vital skill for future success in the subject, plus Year 4 children are now required to take an online Multiplication Table Check in the Summer Term.  TTRockstars is particularly helpful as the 'Sound Check' area replicates the format of this check.

We ask that children read at least three times a week at home.  We have found that children really benefit from reading with an adult and discussing what they have read, as well as learning to become more independent readers.  Children who have read three times and have a parental signature in their diary will be entered into a class raffle each week.

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