Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 Home Learning Page

Mrs Blewett

4BM - Mrs Blewett (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

gblewett@whiptonbarton.org

 

Mrs Martin

4BM - Mrs Martin (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

kmartin@whiptonbarton.org

 

Mr Morris

4M - Mr Morris

gmorris@whiptonbarton.org

 

An English, maths and other curriculum task will be added daily, before 9am, during term time.

Please email the class teacher with any questions, queries or to share your learning. Teachers will be checking emails regularly and will reply between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday - Friday.

 

Click below for a suggested daily timetable to help you plan your daily routine and also for a guide to 'We transfer' which will help you if you're having difficulty sending larger files such as videos..

Timetable

We transfer

 

Links to online learning platforms

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 - Bug Club

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html - Lots of books and children's news articles

https://ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/2236325/ Accelerated Reader

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://sparx.co.uk/maths/

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

https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu

 

Friday 17/0720

Welcome to the last day of Year 4! You have certainly earned your summer break and we look forward to seeing you all back at school in September. Enjoy your picnics this afternoon and have a wonderful Summer.

Today is a sad, but also exciting day for me. After 10 years at Whipton Barton, this will be my last day teaching the children. It has been a fantastic 10 years and I can't thank you all enough for the hard work and effort you have put in this year, especially with the current situation in mind. Ordinarily, we would have end of year gifts in class, however as I am not seeing you and because I am leaving, I have adopted an animal for you through the WWF (Panda Certificate). The majority choice on my Google Meets was a panda, so you will get more information and updates throughout next year which Mr Graham and Miss Cordwell will share with you.

Thank you, have a great summer and good luck in Year 5 next year.  - Mr Morris

English Task

We hope you enjoyed the crosspoints activities yesterday. Today you have a choice of crosswords to complete.

All you have to do is read the clues and write the answers in the crossword grid.

Have a look at the different activities and choose one that you would like to do.

 

You can check your answers when you have completed the task.

Have fun!

 

You can find more crosswords to solve at this website:

https://lovattspuzzles.com/kids/childrens-online-puzzles/

 

If you want to make your own crossword, either use the crossword Template or this website to make up your own crossword:

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/CrissCrossSetupForm.asp

 Maths task

To end the year we will try a code activity. I hope you enjoy!

Other Curriculum: Thoughts for next year:

As you enjoy your delicious picnics this afternoon, we would like you to think about things you would like your next year's teacher to know about you. What are your likes and dislikes? How do you learn best? What are you really good at? You can share your ideas as a poster about yourself or write a letter. You could do this on computer or written. Don't forget to share them with the year 4 email address.

 Thursday 16/07/20

Good morning everyone! With only two days to go till the end of term we wanted to say a big thank you to all of you still working hard and sending us all your lovely work! 

Friday is our final theme day and I hope you are all looking forward to having your own versions of our school picnic at home. Don't forget to send us some photos of you enjoying yours!

picnic

English task

For the last 2 days of this term, your English task is going to be a fun activity.

You will still need to think about your spellings but it will be fun!

 

First, read Crosspoints. Fill in the grid with words and then check your score.

If you want, you can then use the other Crosspoint Grids yourself to try to beat your score or challenge someone else to play the game and see how they do.

Maths task

Hi, for today's task you will be asked to solve a puzze. There are only three possible solutions so I did not give any away in the video. Don't forget to let me know how you got on! If you are really stuck- play one of the games you have learnt over the last two weeks!

 Other curriculum: French

This is a final French session which brings together all we have learnt over the last 7 weeks. Here are some worksheets you may find useful to the revision. Shop signs, Shopping items, Shopping list, shopping phrase book.

Story Time:

The final section of 'Slime' and the last story of this year. Don't forget to do the AR quiz on it. If you enjoyed listening to someone else read, you can follow DOB 31 here at YouTube and listen to a range of different stories. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWxfzi5sJWCIiD42VbNXCnw/videos

Wednesday 15/07/20

Good morning year 4. It's already Wednesday. We had some good examples of work again this week. It's brilliant to see some of you still taking part in all the activities up to the end of the term.

Picnic

As we will be missing our annual family picnic day on Friday, why don't you plan your own picnic to have indoors or outdoors with your family? Today you could decide which sandwiches you would like or which cakes you could make and prepare for a picinic this Friday.

English Task

Did you enjoy reading the disgusting recipes of Betty's Butty yesterday?

Today we will look at some more disgusting recipes but although the recipes look disgusting, they are edible! 

Look at the (gross recipes pictures). What do you thing the ingredients are?

Now match the pictures, ingredients and methods.

Which of these recipes do you think looks best? Which would you most like to try?

When completed, you can check your (answers).

 

Maths Task

It was great to see many of you finding the answers to the challenge yesterday. Here is a new challenge for you today.

Remember to start with a 'Daily 10' Maths activity to practise some of your mental calculations!

Other Curriculum Tasks: Music and Art

In our pod in school, we have created a playlist of songs that cheer us up or mean something to us. For your music, I would like you to create a playlist of 5 or more songs (you could include your grownup's choices too) and let us know what would be on it and why.

I have an eclectic list including tracks by Iron Maiden, Madness and  some classical music on mine. - Mr Morris

After you have done that, why not listen to your playlist whilst having a go at drawing an animal of your choice following the instructions at https://how2drawanimals.com/. Here are a couple of children in the pod's efforts, I'm sure you will agree they are amazing. Make sure you share yours with us.

MillieFaith

Story Time:

The penultiomate part of 'Slime'.

Tuesday 14/07/20

Good morning Year 4. We have planned a few more activities for you today which you will hopefully enjoy.....

English Task

Make up a revolting menu

Revolting Recipe

 

Read the (menu). What would you choose to eat? What do you think your friends and family would eat?

Now read (Betty's Butty). Which, in your opinion, is the worst food described?

Why don't you now make a menu for Betty’s Butty? 

Write short descriptions of some of the meals, add your own ideas for revolting food and add pictures too.

 

Maths Task

The Mathematically Possible Challenge

Can you make 7 target numbers?

 

Science Task

Today is our last Science task! Well done, for doing so well for so many weeks with your Home Learning tasks.

You will hopefully remember many of the Science facts that you have learnt in Year 4.

In Year 5, you will have new topics and you will learn lots of exciting new scientific facts but you will also be able to carry out investigations in class, which is something that unfortunately we couldn’t do with the Home Learning.

Today, you have a choice of different word searches about Year 4 Science topics. Remember to ask someone if there are words that you don’t understand.

Choose one that you would like to do and enjoy this fun activity.

The answers have been included so you can check the answers!

Word search

Circuits and Conductors

Habitats

Solids and Liquids

Teeth and Eating

Story Time:

 

Monday 13/07/20

summer

Good morning year 4 and welcome to week 7 of Home Learning. This is our last week before the Summer break! Well done for doing so well for so many weeks. We are really proud of how you have kept going and tried all the different activities we planned for you since end of March.

Here are the activities for your last Monday......

English Task

Today we have the last of our Year 1 to Year 6 English challenges! It’s been great seeing all of your creative ideas; hopefully you will enjoy working on this challenge together too! You could work on your own or with others in your family...

Today, is based on the book ‘Rain before Rainbows’.

Rainbows book

Click here for the activity and the links

 

Maths Task

This week are are going to continue with some dice games as you all really enjoyed this last week.

Here is the link for the warm up activities: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Science Task

In Science, we have been learning about the different types of teeth and their purpose.

tooth

We know that we need healthy teeth to be able to bite, grind or even crush food.

But how to we keep our teeth healthy?

Before you watch this video, tell someone at home what you do to keep your teeth healthy.

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

 

Here are more information if you want to read more about why we have to keep healthy teeth and how we can keep our teeth healthy.

Facts about teeth

How to keep our teeth healthy

You can ask a grown-up to read this with you.

Your task today is to create a poster for younger children.

Your poster should explain why it’s important to keep your teeth healthy and how you can keep your teeth healthy.

You can print and use this (Poster Border) if you’d like too.

border

It would be great to see as many posters as possible so remember to send us a picture when it’s completed!

Story Time:

Friday 10/07/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to the last day of the penultimate week in school this term! One more week to go! Please send us any of your rainbow day pictures as we are really looking forward to seeing these.

English Task:

Today you are going to invent your own dragon.

You can use the paragraph below to write a description or write your own description using some examples from your reading on Tuesday.

Once you have completed your description, why don’t you draw your own dragon?

You may want to do your work on this (paper) with a dragon border.

 

 

The ………………….  dragon  chooses to live in ……………...

It enjoys eating ………………………..

Larger species have been known to…………………….

A …………………….’s call is a ……………………. noise that sounds like ………………………….

The ……………………….dragons  have………….. heads and a ……….. body.

They are ……………………….

 

Maths task:

Here is the final maths game for the week. I hope you enjoy playing this one too! Here is a link for dice if you need it.

Other curriculum: French

For today's French, we will be looking at currency and how to say prices and ask how much items are. There is a link to some worksheets one star, two star and three star. There is also a question and answer prompt sheet and some shopping items.

Story Time:

Thursday 9/07/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another day of home learning. We hope you have begun to think about this week's theme of rainbow colours and we are looking forward to seeing how creative you can be! Remember to send your pictures via transfer or e mail so they can be shared.

English Task:

This week we have been reading and learning about dragons.

Today we are going to make a dragon quiz.

 

There is an example already done for you and some ideas for questions if you click on this link (Multiple-Choice Quiz).

You may want to read the (dragon descriptions) again before making your quiz.

 Write three options for each question: the right answer, a close answer and a ridiculous answer. Don’t always put these in the same order.

Try your quiz out on some other people.

How many can they get right?

Maths task

Today we will be learning a new dice game. I wonder who will win? Here is a link to get the virtual dice:

Other curriculum: RE

This is our final RE lesson looking at food and will recap and quiz your knowledge from the previous few weeks.

Again, there will be some parts where we might have discussed ideas as a class but you can still do this by asking someone at home what they think or by just sharing your ideas with them.

The task for today will be to plan a feast!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRd1k4jPMX5Dc_Log9JPBAybVwVdNcMNZpfEIiN03N8gAiNqUbGTQz8FH_cCPL2ZSfpAWnPBOPNKQ73/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Today's task

Story Time:

Part 3 of 'Slime'.

Wednesday 8/07/20

Good morning Year 4. It's already Wednesday and we have planned more activities for you today. 

It's time for you again to start thinking about what you could do  on Friday.

rainbow

For this day you could wear your favourite colour, try to dress in the most colourful outfit you can, paint your face with different colours, go on a colour hunt in the outdoors or around your house or anything else you choose - so long as it's bright and colourful. 

English Task

dragon

Yesterday we read the descriptions of different dragons.

Can you remember the name of the one on the picture? Can you remember what was special about it?

Your task today is to read the (descriptions) one more time and to answer the (questions).on this worksheet.

If you want to check that your answers are correct, just click (here).

 

Maths Task

Yesterday we played a cards game and today you will be introduced to a new dice game called ‘last man Standing’.

Other Curriculum Task: Music

This week it's all about beginnings and Beethoven with one of the most famous motifs in musical history! Watch the video with Barney and then try the task with Dr Who composer Segun Akinola. Don't forget to share them with us.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

Story Time:

The next part of 'Slime'. What do you think so far?

 

Tuesday 7/07/20

Good morning Year 4. Many of you sent great pictures of your Maths challenges and biscuit recipes yesterday. It looks like it was fun! It is great to see so many of you still doing so well with your daily activities. Well done!

English Task

Today we are going to read and learn about dragons.

dragons

Look at the (Dragon Pictures). What can you spot in each picture that someone else might not notice?

Read the (Dragon descriptions). Look for any clues that will help you to match each description to the right picture.

Here are the (answers) if you want to check that you were correct.

 

Maths Task

For the rest of the week, we are going to look at cards and dice games. Let's see what our game is today!

 

Science Task

Today we are going to learn more about teeth.

Here is the link for the video that you will need to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th2ROcyH8Xw

Here is (link) for today's task. 

When you have completed the task, click (here) if you want to check your answers.

Story time:

Time for another David Walliams, this should take us right to the end of term.

 

Monday 6/07/20

Good morning year 4. We hope you all had a great weekend. We only have 2 weeks left of Home Learning and we have planned a variety of fun tasks for you. You have done really well so far, so keep it up and enjoy the activities!

 

English Task

Today we are going to share with you another creative 'Authorfy' activity. Remember that this is an activity that you can do with younger or older brothers and sisters. 

photo

Click (here) to see today's task.

 

Maths Task

Each day this week, you will be introduced to a fun Maths challenge. 

Today’s challenge is about measures. Remember to send us photos of some of the challenges you try at home. We would love to see them!

Here is the (link) for today's challenges.

 

Science Task

You did really well last week with your activities about the digestive system and it was great to see so many of you enjoying learning new facts. 

Today, we are going to learn more about 'teeth'.

Before you start the video, see how many of these (questions) you can answer.

What do you already know about teeth?

Here is the (link) for the activity to do at the end of the video.

Story Time:

The final section of Fantastic Mr Fox. Don't forget to do the AR quiz.

Friday 03/07/20

Happy Friday everyone! We have reached the end of another week of home learning and have been wowed by some of the fabulous work you have been sending to your teachers. Don't forget to send youe building creations by the end of today to be included in the celebration this week. We are looking forward to what comes in!

English task: 

Friday 3/7

Today you are going to read a new poem. This poem is a new version of ‘The owl and the pussy-cat’.

astronaut

Read The Owl and the Astronaut.

 What do you like about this poem? What do you notice?

Complete New Adventure Planner to plan your poem.

If you’d like to, use your notes and write your own poem.

It would be great to see what your ideas are or read your poem.

 

Maths task

Welcome to our final game of the week: Battleships! Watch the short video and have fun playing this game designed to help you with coordinates. You can find a blank playing grid here.

Other curriculum: French

Match the item to the shop. (shop list)

For this week’s activity, there are a couple of things you can do.

If you are able to print the cards then you can cut them out, match them up, and stick them on a piece of paper.

If you do not have access to a printer you can write them out in pairs that match.

You could play a snap game where you say snap if the item matches the shop or a pairs game where you win the cards if they match. I hope you have some fun with these.

As an extension there are some writing challenges here: 1 *, 2* and 3*

Story Time:

Part 3 of Fantastic Mr Fox.

Thursday 02/07/20

Good morning Year 4. Keep thinking about this week's theme of building... what could you try? A junk model, a house of cards or maybe a den? Keep being creative as it is lovely to see what you have come up with for each week's theme. Don't forget to send a picture to your teacher by Friday this week to be included in the celebration.

English task:

All week you have been looking at Edward Lear and today we will look at a book by Julia Donaldson who decided to write a sequel to the famous Owl and the Pussy cat poem.

This is the story of what happened to the owl and the pussy-cat.

  • Watch the first 2 verses of The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Julia Donaldson (up to 45 seconds in the video link below and then pause). What makes it like Edward Lear’s poem?
  • What do you think will happen next? Use words and pictures to complete the ‘Predictions’.
  • After having written your predictions, watch the reading of the whole sequel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvmhjF0XamI

Was it as you expected?

 

Maths task:

Today we are again continuing with some games. Today we will be playing a version of 4 in row. If you need a playing grid or question card templates then follow the link. Let us know how you get on with this one....

Other curriculum: RE

Today we are going to continue to look at food and how it is used in different ways by different religions.

Today we will focus on Hinduism and Diwali and how food can be used for celebration – in the same way we might enjoy a birthday cake to help us to celebrate our birthday. As it is a powerpoint there will be parts where it says we would have a class discussion- try doing these parts with someone in your house or think of what you would share in class.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSDYg40447w3F2tIqIoONqaGSlU7yIGl3WOaOpTjbDA0TGIwhyy45qfjUPuaRYYT1ReFXHc0Jldkvmy/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

 

Your task for today is to decide upon a food you think would be good for a celebration and the reasons why. There is a 1,2 or 3 * challenge.

Story Time:

Time for the next part of Fantastic Mr Fox.

Wednesday 1/07/20

Good morning Year 4. It's already Wednesday and it's the 1st July! 

July

We have planned a few more activities for you today....

Remember that the theme on Friday is 'It's about building'. You could make a den outdoors or indoors, build a tower of cards or building blocks, make a castle, design your dream house, get creative with your lego or something else. Let's see how creative you can be! Why don't you start thinking about what you could build on Friday.....

English Task

Yesterday we read about Edward lear who is a writer most famous nowadays for writing ‘nonsense verse’ – quirky poems full of funny ideas and words that have a strong rhythm and lots of rhyming.

Today we are going to read one of his poems called:  (The Owl and the Pussy-cat)

book

First we are going to listen to the poem.

Here are the links for  2 different versions of the poem. Which one do you prefer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpi_jT2QMMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwAP36-w7E

Now practise reading the poem using the text. Remember to ask someone to help you if you need help reading or understanding the meaning of a word.

What do you like about the poem? Is there anything that you dislike about it? What patterns can you spot in it?

Your final task today is to sort the (events) from the poem into the right order.

Here are the (answers) if you want to check the order.

 

Maths Task

This week we have been playing number games and we hope that you have enjoyed the games so far. Let's see what our new game is today.....

If you need dotted paper, just clink (here)

Other Curriculum Task: Music

Thank you to everyone who did their quizzes last week. There were some fantastic creations including images and music. Caden M's in particular stood out as being creative and stumped me a number of times. The children in Turquoise Pod enjoyed trying all of them.

This week, we are going to look at creating a table top dance inspired by Gabriel Prokofiev's piece ofmusic which is a fusion of orchestral classical music and modern styles including the use of turntables. Let us know what you think of it and share your table top dances and creations with us.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

ten pieces

Story Time:

Time for a new story. The next book we will listen to is Fantastic Mr Fox, written by Roald Dahl. I enjoyed reading this when I was your age. I hope that you enjoy it too.

Tuesday 30/06/20

Good morning Year 4. Today is the last day of the month. Tomorrow will be the 1st of July! It's a shame that the sun is not shining but we have planned new activities to keep you busy today.

English Task

Today you are going to read 2 pieces of writing about Edward Lear who was a famous writer of stories and poems.

Ed

Read the 2 texts (Edward Lear Biography) and (Edward Lear Facts) and then answer the questions below:

Which of these pieces of writing do you think gives the best information? Why?

Which 3 facts about Edward Lear do you find most interesting?

What other questions would you like to research about Edward Lear?

Write 3 or 4 questions.

You can print the (questions), write the answer on paper or just talk about the questions with someone at home.

 

Maths Task

We hope you enjoyed the number game yesterday. Today you are going to start with another number warm up and then you will be introduced to a new game using mathematical language and knowledge to challenge your partner to guess your number using clues.

You will need a (100 number square) to play this game. 

 

Science Task

Today is our second lesson on the digestive system.

Can you remember what happens to food when we eat?

Can you now draw on this (picture) the different organs and name the organs?

Today we would like to you remember the purpose of each organ and what happens to the food when it travels through the digestive system.

Here is a video to remind you of what happens.

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

video

Now, your task is to match the different organs to their jobs.

You can print the (worksheet) and cut out the different parts to math them up or you may just want to draw lines.

When you have finished this task, there is one more video for you to watch.

In this last video, a primary school teacher demonstrates a practical experiment which recreates the digestion process!

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/35396/digestive-system-experiment

video 2

Story Time:

I aopologise as I realise that my post for the finla part of the story yesterday didn't upload. Here it is today. Please don't forget to do the Accelerated Reader quiz when you have finished and let us know how you get on. 

Monday 29/06/20

Good morning Year 4! We hope you all had a good weekend. It was really hot by the end of last week so well done to everyone who kept going with their home learning. Again, we received some brilliant examples of work and it's great to see so many of you still having a go at all the different activities.

English Task

Today we will do the same as last Monday and everyone at school will be doing the same English task! If you have brothers or sisters in other year groups, why not try this challenge together... You could even get your grown-ups at home to have a go too!

photo

Click (here) to see today's task.

Here is an extra (worksheet) to help you plan your ideas.

You may also want to watch this short video of the opening of 'Toy Story'. It may help you with ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvO2Eg-rUG8

 

Maths Task

This week we are going to have a week of number games. At the start of the video, we will do a short number warm up and then you will be introduced to a game to play with someone at home. 

You don't need to send us your work but it would be great to know if you enjoyed the games and if you won most of the games!

Science Task

Welcome to our first lesson on the digestive system.

Your first task today is to draw what you think happens when your eat food.

You can print this (worksheet) or just draw the outline of a body and draw where the food goes when you eat.

elicitation

 

So what is the digestive system?

Our digestive system breaks down the food we eat into tiny parts that can be then absorbed into the blood and transported everywhere in our body.

The digestive system also separate nutrients that we need from what we don’t need.

 

Now let's have a look at what our digestive system actually looks like.

Click on the link to find out what the different organs look like.

Can you name some of the organs hidden behind the blue boxes?

(our digestive system)

Now watch this video: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/dsmovie.html

video

Can you now add any more missing words?

Here are the (answers) if you want to check your work.

 

Friday 26/06/20

Happy Friday everyone! We are really looking forward to seeing your photos and videos for our theme of 'Good to be Me'. We are wondering what hidden talents you might surprise us with! Don't forget to post to year4@whiptonbarton.org

English task:

Tadeo Jones

t jones

Today you are going to write a short paragraph describing what it was like for Tadeo Jones when he entered the Egyptian tomb.

Can you use an example of simile, metaphor or personification in your description?

 

You may want to print and write on this Egyptian lined paper.

You can complete the sentences, copy and complete them or just write your own description.

 

Here are some possible start to your sentences:

 Tadeo Jones entered the tomb and the heavy stone door suddenly closed behind him. He stood quietly in a room full of……..

As he started to walk in search of the hidden treasures, he noticed…….

The walls were ……..

In the distance, he could see…

The air felt………

Although Tadeo was on his own, he could hear sounds……….

Suddenly a glimpse of glittering treasure caught Tadeo’s eye! In front of him were……

Don't forget to send your work to your teachers when you are finished!

Maths task

I See maths Friday

 

Hello and welcome to our final investigation and challenge for this week.

Again, there will be a recap of yesterday’s work followed by the outline of the task for today. It is called ‘Different stories’ and is from Friday 27th March.

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/

 

The link to the task sheets is underneath the video or you can access it from here

Please try and give some feedback on how you have found these investigations- so I can decide what we will do for next week.

Other curriculum: French

I made this video before I had updated software- so I am sorry it is in two parts. Hopefully it will still be easy to follow. The game you are playing can be done without the video with one person reading out the shop names and two others playing their lines. I will attach a list of the shops here to refer to. Hope you enjoy!

Story Time:

The penultimate section of the story.

 

Thursday 25/06/20

Good morning Year 4! Thank you to all of you have sent in some work so far this week. We look forward to receiving more today. Keep thinking about this week's theme 'Good to be Me'. What special talents do you have? Can you sing? Do martial arts? Are you a computing pro?Please share with us your pictures by Friday so we can share them across our learning community.

English Task: 

Tadeo Jones

Today we are going to continue our work on description.

When describing, writers sometimes use similes, metaphors and personification.

Similes compare 2 things and use words like ‘like’ or ‘as’.

For example:  The moon was as pale and round as a clock face.

Metaphors compare something to something else but it’s not true. Metaphors don’t use ‘like’ or ‘as’.

For example: The moon was a pale, round clock face.

Personification describe something like a person.

For example: The moon stared at me from high up in the sky.

moon

Today, we are going to practise using similes and personification.

You can complete the sentences on the (worksheet) or write down the sentences on paper.

 

Complete the similes (describe using as or like)

Inside the tomb were pitch-black winding tunnels as long as……..

The airless rooms were as cold as…….

Crumbling rocks were like …….

Walls covered in hieroglyphs were like……

A glimpse of treasures as shiny as…… caught my eyes.

 

Complete the metaphors (something is like a person)

Enormous looming statues stared …….

The haunted wind screamed words that…….

Frightening shadows danced …….

In the distance, a mysterious door stood like…..

 

Maths task:

ISee maths challenges:

For today’s task we will be looking at some word problems involving children. There is a recap of yesterday’s learning- if you didn’t do this keep watching to the end as it will start to talk about today’s task.

This is a great one using the bar model to help you to represent a problem. I’m really looking forward to seeing if you can complete the challenge.

Remember as we didn’t start this at the beginning we are looking at a video from March. It is important to go back as these videos build upon your skills. The video is called ‘boys, girls, children’ and will be the 5th one down the page.

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/

 The task is a link underneath the video or you can find it here

 

Other Curriculum: RE

Today we are going to look at why some people abstain from food- also known as fasting.

The same as last week , I have given you the presentation slides so you can see the pictures and content for the lesson. Remember it will talk about whole class activities and things to share. Obviously, we can’t do that at the moment but think about your answers and record your ideas to share with your teacher.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR4Wao8xp-rGa86LtndmuV7iuLjbOBpH0En5LCjHCv6M4wdRQhfT7jHIB76F17Es3ckkutKIHkca6g2/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Your task for today is to think about your views on fasting. You can look at this sheet to help you think about your arguement.

In the slides it says we would have shared our ideas as a class- as we know people have different ideas and opinions. As you are at home you could try asking other members of your house what they think about it and see if you agree or not.

Story Time:

Part 9 of 'The Beast of Buckingham Palace'.

Wednesday 24/06/20

Good morning Year 4. What a warm week! Well done for all of you who are still having a go at all the activities planned for you. We only have 4 weeks left so we need to make sure we keep learning new things while we can! 

Remember that Friday is our theme day.

Why don't you start thinking about what you could do on that day. The theme is 'It's good to be me'.

What makes you special? Can you show off a talent you have? 

 

English Task

This week, we will be writing a short detailed description of what it was like inside the Egyptian tomb when Tadeo Jones walked in. 

Today, you will need to watch the video one more time. While you are watching it, write down some notes about what it’s like inside the tomb.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-egyptian-pyramids.html

What can you see? Enormous ancient bricks, beautiful elaborate carvings…….

What can you hear? Eerie silence, crumbly falling rocks….

What can you feel? Cold airless rooms, hot burning flames….

Record your ideas on the (worksheet) or just write down your ideas on paper.

 

Maths Task

For today’s maths we will be looking at a challenge involving spot the difference. Again, the video will give a brief recap of yesterday’s challenge before starting a new one.

I hope you have fun with this investigation. Don’t forget to send your work. You can access the video by following this link:

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/

Remember as we have not done any of these yet we are working on ones from March. Today’s video is called ‘Spot the difference’. It is the 4th one down the page.

wednesday

Here are the (questions) if you want to print them.

 

Music Task

For music today, I would like you to do something a little bit different. You have all been assigned a todo on Purple Mash (https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whiptonbartonfed). I would like you to experiment with 'to quiz' to create a music quiz for other people to complete. It must have a minimum of 5 questions. You could give multiple-choice questions or questions where people have to complete the blanks or even use pictures and photographs.

To learn how to use 2Quiz - there is a play button next to the red arrow. This will talk you through the different options. If yyou struggle to use 2 Quiz you can create a quiz using pen and paper, powerpoint or similar.

The questions themselves can be about bands, songs or even the structure of music itself. If you wanted to you could research facts and information to be able to ask them.

Here's a question for you to answer:

Which band's members include Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson. (for a bonus point, who have I missed out?)

I can't wait to see and have a go at your quiz and will use some of them in class with Turquoise Pod.

Story Time:

Part 8 of the Beast of Buckingham Palace

 

Tuesday 23/06/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another day of activities. We received some brilliant examples of 'mash-up' pets yesterday and it looks like many of you have enjoyed this new task.

Here are some brilliant (examples)! Can you identify the different animals?

English Task

Today we are going to watch a video. It's a short cartoon about a character called Tadeo Jones and what happens to him when he enters an Egyptian tomb! We will then use this video to do some English tasks.

TJ

Click on the link to watch the video.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-egyptian-pyramids.html

When you have watched the video, read and order the different events on this (worksheet). You can just put a number in each box, cut out and reorder the boxes or write the sentences again but in the correct order.

Maths Task

Yesterday we started using some reasoning' tasks which are really good to practise our mental Maths skills.

We are continuing with the Isee maths challenges today. The video is another investigation involving numbers.

There is a recap of the investigation from yesterday and then a new challenge for you today.

 The video to watch is called ‘different ways number challenge’. It is the third one down the page from 24th March.

Tuesday

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/

There are a number of different (tasks and challenges) . Pick one and have a go.

Don’t forget to send us the work when completed.

 

 Science Task

Today is our last lesson on 'Living Things and their Habitats'. We are going to learn about how destroying habitats may have an effect on living things.

Watch the lesson and complete your 'Endangered Animals Report'. Here is the (link) for the report.

There is also a link for another video to watch during the lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h7P8gWpolQ

 

Story Time:

Monday 22/06/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome back to another week of Home Learning. It's going to be a warm and sunny week which will be really nice! We have planned more activities for you this week. We had lots of amazing examples of work last week and that is brilliant. Keep it up! 

 

English Task

Well done again for all of you who have written such brilliant newspaper reports last week. We were really pleased with your effort.

Today, everyone in year 1 to year 6 is going to be doing the same English task! If you have brothers or sisters in other year groups, why not try this challenge together... You could even get your grown-ups at home to have a go too!

photo

Click here to see today's task.

 

Maths Task

Welcome to a new week of maths. We have almost finished our Y4 curriculum and so we thought this week we would try a CHALLENGE week.

In class we use the Isee maths resources quite a lot and they have been great for developing your thinking and reasoning skills. So we are going to try watching some videos from them and have a go at some of their daily challenges.

Follow the link to the video. It is like one of us making the videos where you will be asked to pause and have a go at a task before continuing.  There will also be different levels of challenge in them- so you can access some stretch if you would like further challenges.

We will try these for a week and I would welcome any feedback you have about the changes in style and challenge.

 

The first video is about consecutive numbers (numbers which follow on from each other in a sequence e.g. 2, 3, 4 or 27, 28, 29)

Follow this link and scroll down to the second video called Consecutive numbers (it is from the 23rd March as we haven’t done any of them yet) and take it from there!

There are different videos. Remember that the one that we are using today is called 'consecutive numbers',

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/

main page

Just click on the tasks (as shown on the picture above) to see the questions.

Don't hesitate to email us if you need help with this.

 

Science Task

Welcome to another week of Science. Today we are going to learn more about 'Habitats'.

Here is the (link) for the worksheet for your research if you want to record your findings. 

Story Time:

Time for the next instalment of 'The Beast of Buckingham Palace'. What do you think so far?

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Friday 19/06/20

yppaH yadirF enoyreve! Welcome to our theme day for this week- kcab ot tnorf yad. We have heard some great ideas during our google meets and it is lovely to see the effort of lots of you being transformed into amazing videos and newsletters. Don't forget to send us your pictures then yours can be included in the 'Back to Front day' celebration. If you haven't looked yet, check out the crazy hair day ensemble.

https://youtu.be/HC7D-MTblM4 

Just for fun- here is a back to front music quiz for you to try. Let us know how you get on.

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

Here is Mr Morris...

Back to front Mr Morris

 

English task

bug club

 

Today’s activity is going to be different.

We would like all of you to go on Bug Club and read a book.

Just send us a message if you can’t remember your username and password.

It would be great if you could send us a message to let us know which book you chose and why.

Maths task

We have now come to the end of our learning on statistics. We have been really impressed with how well you have all done with your learning in this area. Today will be your chance to show off how much you have learnt. The video is quite brief as the worksheets are a mixture of all the things we have been doing in this block. If you get stuck or can't remember how to do something, try and look back over your work from this block. You could always email with anything you can't work out.

Other curriculum: French

In this weeks French lesson we will build upon what we learnt last week by introducing a new question- Do you have...? In the worksheet today you will get the opportunity to practise this in a conversation.

Story Time:

Here is this week's final instalment. There will be more next week though.

Thursday 18/06/20

Good morning year 4! Welcome to Thursday's home learning. With so many fantastic crazy hair picrtures last week here is a quick reminder about this week's theme kcab ot tnorf yad! What could you do to make something back to front? Could you dress back to front, write a letter to your friend in back to front writing, perhaps you could try having a conversation with your words in a back to front order? Don't forget to send us some pictures of your effort- we would love to see them.

I know that lots of you have enjoyed the 30days wild challenges. Mr Graham is trying to put together a celebration of your work on these. If you have any work or photos of you having a go at any of the activities please send them to year4@whiptonbarton.org and then we can pass them on. Here are a couple you could try today:

30dw challenge30dw challenge

English task

cover

 

  1. Look at the front cover.

What do you think this story could be about?

What could the Night Shimmy be?

What might they do?

You can write down your answers on the worksheet, on a piece of paper or just talk about the book with someone.

 

2. Read the first page.

Write down 4 things that you know about Eric.

What might he do with the Night Shimmy?

 

  1. Listen to the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ypmw-0JU0&feature=youtu.be

What do you like about the story?

Is there anything that you dislike about it?

What questions would you like to ask the author?

Maths task:

Today we will continue our work on line grahs with the opportunity for you to create some of your own. Remember a line graph uses 'continuous data' (happenening over a period of time).

The work sheets today will provide you with a template and again there are 1,2 and 3* challenges. Don't forget to send them when they are complete.

Other curriculum task: RE

Last week we looked at some rules Jews follow when eating. This week we will look at Christianity and the idea of giving up (abstaining) from something.

This seems particularly prominent at the moment as we are all giving up many things during this period of ‘lock down’. Perhaps this will help you when you are explaining what sacrifice and abstaining mean. Follow the powerpoint to learn the reasons why Christians abstain. It will show some slides we may have discussed as a class but you can think about these on your own (like thinking time) or discuss with someone at home.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQB2B9H3RjOkWJ3cX8Z1UsDuqj94OZFl2YencSqGdSY2okgnw_ovPdk4EmWuJBzQa7KhF_XFMK-dmj-/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=300

At the end there is a task for you to complete and the hint sheet is attached here

Story Time:

Time for the next installment of 'The Beast of Buckingham Palace".

Wednesday 17/06/20

Good morning Year 4. It's already Wednesday morning! Here are your activities for the day....

Jake did some fantastic work yesterday in Science. He clearly organised the questions to create his own classification key. Well done Jake!

Jake

Remember that Friday is another theme day. Start thinking about what you could do!

theme

English task

We have been particularly impressed by the newspaper reports that you have been writing so far. We have seem lots of excellent writing and well presented reports. Well done! That is fantastic!

Today we are going to write our final sections of the newspaper report.

In this paragraph, you will be reporting on how Spy Fox saved Lily and the world.

Here is an example from yesterday’s writing:

Spy Fox was first alerted to the danger while he was at home having dinner with his partner, Lily. Immediately, he leapt into action, speeding across the globe to save the day. When he arrived, he crept into the secret sardine factory headquarters where he saw the scale of Dr Hammer’s plans! It is reported that Dr Hammer was one step ahead of Spy Fox as he had already captured Lily.

Lily

Here is an example of how you could start your new paragraph:

In an exclusive interview with Lily, she said, ‘When Spy Fox suddenly entered the secret control room, ……’. 

Today try to use direct speech (speech marks) when telling the reader about what happened to Lily.

 

Remember to also include a short conclusion to tell the reader what happened to Dr Hammer.

Please send us your finished reports. It would be great to read them again now that they are completed.

 

Maths Task

Today we are continuing our learning on line graphs. We are going to practise answering questions about line graphs. Watch the video and then select either the 1,2 and 3 star challenge. Remember the answers are there to check at the end of each one.

Music Task

I am really excited about this week's music task. Firstly, you will need to listen to the piece of music by Mason Bates. This was the first time that I heard it and I think it is fantastic and really captures the movement and characteristics of a made-up creature. Then, watch the second video and create your own mythological creature, make sure you listen carefully to the great vocabulary that is used. This should be great fun to do and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

10 Pieces

Story Time:

Time for the next section of David Walliams' Beast of Buckingham Palace.

Tuesday 16/06/20

Good morning Year 4. Here is another day of home learning for you! 

Remember to have a look at the '30 Days Wild' home learning page too. There are some great photos taken by some of the children doing some of the activities and more activities for you to do.

English Task

Spy Fox

Last week, you wrote a headline and an introduction for your newspaper report on Spy Fox.

We have seen some great examples already!

template

Today, we are going to continue with the report.

We are now going to report on what happened exactly that day.

You need to make sure the events are clearly organised.

 

Here are some questions to help you plan your next section.

You can print and answer the questions before writing if it helps you or you can start writing straight away.

How was Spy Fox first alerted to the danger?

Where was he at the time?

How did he travel to the sardine factory?

How did he creep into the secret sardine factory headquarters?

What did Spy Fox see when he entered the room?

 

Use the answers to write your new paragraph.

This paragraph can be added to the writing you started last week on the newspaper template.

Can you use an example of reported speech in this section? There will be no speech marks when using reported speech. 

Here is an example of reported speech from your reading last week.

Peake told reporters that the best part of his mission was a spacewalk where he had to make a repair on the space station.

 

Here  is an example of a possible start to your paragraph:

Spy Fox was first alerted to the danger while he was at home with this partner, Lily.  Immediately, he leapt in action, speeding across the globe to get to Dr Hammer’s headquarters on time! When he arrived at the sardine factory it was reported that……

 

Maths Task

Today we are continuing our learning on line graphs. We are going to practise drawing line graphs. Watch the video and then select either the 1,2 and 3 star challenge. Remember the answers are there to check at the end of each one.

 

Science Task

Today we are going to do a bit more work on classification keys.

Here are the resources for the task: 

Desert Habitat Classification Key

Urban Habitat Classification Key

 

Story Time:

Time for part 2 of the Beast of Buckingham Palace.

Monday 15/06/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome back to another week of home learning. We had some great photos of many of you on Friday and saw some crazy hair styles! Mr Morris had a particularly impressive hair style! 

Let's see what activities we planned for you today.....

English Task

Last week, we watched ‘Spy Fox’ video and started to write our own newspaper reports.

Here is the link for the video if you want to watch it again: https://www.literacyshed.com/spyfox.html

We have seen some great examples of headlines and introductions. We have been really impressed by how good your reports already look. Well done! Here are some examples from last week. 

This week we are going to complete our report.

Reporters use direct and reported speech when writing their stories. They use this when including quotes from witnesses. Today we are going to practise using direct and reported speech.

Direct speech is when you use the words spoken by the witnesses. For this you will need speech marks.

For example:

Lilly said, ‘I was really scared when I realised what Dr Hammer’s plan was!’

When using reported speech, you don’t need to use speech marks.

Lilly said that she was really scared when she realised what Dr Hammer’s plan was.

 

Clink on the link to find the worksheet to practise this today.

When you have completed the questions, ask someone to check your work or you can check and tick the answers on your own. The answers can be found after the questions.

 

Maths Task

Today we are continuing our learning in statistics. We are going to look at how to read and answer questions about line graphs. Watch the video and then select either the 1,2 and 3 star challenge. Remember the answers are there to check at the end of each one.

 

Science Task

Let's start with a video to remember some of the things we have learnt so far:

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/what-is-an-ecosystem/zdrtscw

Now let's learn about classification keys and why they are useful for scientists.

Click here for the questions and the answers:

Simple classification key

Simple classification key answers

Invertebrate classification key

Invertebrate classification key answers

Story Time:

 

Unfortunately, I don't have as much time to be able to record a story, Instead I have found someone reading one on youtube that means you won't have to listen to me. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday 12/06/20

Good morning Year 4! We hope you are all excited to do your crazy hair today! Please send some pictures so we can share them with your friends in school as well as between those of you doing your home learning. It is a lovely way to see what you have all been up to!

Here's Mr Morris' effort...

Crazy Hair

Here are today's learning tasks.

 

English task:

We have been looking at newspaper reports and today we are going to look at one about the astronaut Tim Peake. 

Earlier in the week started writing a newspaper article about Spy Fox. We will continue this next week.

Today, we would like you to read a newspaper article and answer the questions. Remember what you learnt in class about Point Evidence Explain when you complete this task.

Reading comprehension

Remember to ask someone to check your answers when you have completed the task.

 

Maths task:

Today we are continuing our learning in statistics and looking some more at graphs and tabes and the information we can learn from these. Watch the video and then select either the 1, 2 or 3 star challenge. Remember the answers are there to check at the end of each one.

 

Other curriculum: French

Today we will continue with our french learning and find out some more about going shopping...this time for clothes.

At the end of the video you can access the tasks by following this link: French clothes

 

Thursday 11/06/20

Good morning everyone! Welcome to Thursday's home learning tasks. Before we begin, I just wanted to plug our weekly theme of crazy hair... What can you achieve? A different colour, lots of clips and bands, even a wig? Get creative and don't forget to share any pictures. We had some awesome creations for last week's theme.

 

English task

Today, we will be working towards reporting on the events that happened in the Spy Fox newspaper report.


In today's activity, we will be interviewing the key witness. We need to find out everything that Lily knows and saw to be able to piece together the events. We are going to be using open questions.


A closed question can be answered using just 1 word. (This is not what we want!)

Did you see anything that day?

Can this question can be answered using just 1 word? Yes! Therefore, it is a closed question.

An open question demands a more detailed answer.

Using sentence starters, we can change our question into an open question.

For example:  Can you tell me more about Dr Hammer’s evil plan to flood the world?

This question asks for more detail and a full sentence answer. Therefore, it is an open question.

 

 

Today’s task:

Answer the questions. What do you think Lily would have said? Try to give as much detail as you can.

Maths task

Today we are going to continue with our work on graphs and tables. We will be looking at how to get more information from graphs and tables in order to answer specific questions. As usual, there will be a 1, 2 and 3 * challenge with the answers to allow you to check your work at the end.

Other curriculum: RE

Last week we began to work on food in the religion of Judaism. We found that there are some foods which Jews believe they should not eat due to Kosher laws.

 

The Kosher laws also tell Jews:

  • How food should be prepared
  • Where food should be prepared
  • How food should be eaten

 

How food should be prepared

Jews, therefore, try to keep their whole kitchen kosher and eat at restaurants that have been certified kosher by a special Jewish inspector or rabbi. A kosher kitchen will not prepare any foods which are considered non kosher and certain items will be kept separate.

How food should be eaten

Although meats, like beef and chicken, are kosher, and dairy and eggs too, the laws of kosher say that they can’t be eaten together. Meat and dairy should be eaten separately, with a rest in between, and even using different cooking utensils.

Parve foods, such as vegetables, fruits and grains, can be eaten with either meat or dairy.

 

Imagine you are giving an instructional talk to a group of people who are opening a kosher restaurant.

They need to know all the important information to ensure the food they prepare and serve is kosher. What would you need to tell them?

You can write out or type the important rules/make a poster/ or record a presentation

 

Use the hint sheets to help you

Wednesday 10/6/20

Good morning Year 4. Thank you for all your messages and examples of work yesterday.

So many of you are doing so well with your home learning. Keep it up! That's brilliant.

 

Here is a photo of Kaiden who went fishing last weekend. Look at the size of this fish. That's amazing! 

Kaiden

 

On Friday, we will have another theme day. The theme will be 'Crazy Hair Day'. Start thinking about what you could do with your hair. It would be great to get as many photos as possible of all of you on that day!

hair

English Task

Yesterday, you wrote possible headlines for your newspaper report.

You had lots of good ideas!

Today, we are going to write an introduction.

  1. Remember that an introduction usually gives the reader a quick summary of what happened.

 You will need to include the ‘5Ws’ in your introduction.

Who are the main people involved in this event?

When did it happen?

Where were they at the time?

What were they doing at the time?

Why is it important?/ What could have happened?

Look at the example to see how reporters write their introduction.

  1. Now use the questions and answers to write your own introduction. It should only be a short paragraph.
  2. When written, you can type or write the introduction on your newspaper report using the template from yesterday. Here is the template again if you want to print it. (template)

Maths Task

Today we will continue with our topic on 'statistics' and drawing graphs. As usual there will be a 1,2 and 3 star challenge. Choose one and don't forget to send us your work!

 

Music Task

This week we are going to look at a piece of music written by Leonard Berstein. The piece 'Mambo' was inspired by Latin American music and takes place in his modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Visit this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382 and start by listening to the music. Then watch the video showing you how to create your own percussion track. It would be great to see or hear your efforts.

what the website looks like

 

 

 

Story Time:

Today is the last section of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. I hope that you have enjoyed listening to me read it as much as I have enjoyed reading it. As it has finished you could also do the AR quiz on the story and let us know how you got on.

Tuesday 9/06/20

Hello Year 4. We hope you are all well and ready for another day of home learning. Remember that it would be nice if you could share with us some of your work. You just need to take a picture of something you are pleased with or proud of during the day. It would be great to see more of your work!

English Task

Spy Fox

Yesterday you watched the video of 'Spy Fox'.

This week we are going to be writing a newspaper report about how SpyFox saved the world. You will take the role of journalists and write about the heroic events that took place which saved everybody.

Today you are going to create your own catchy headlines for your newspaper report on SpyFox.

catchy headline is extremely important to make the reader want to read more. It includes words and thoughts designed to catch someone's eye and get that person interested in reading what follows the headline.

Headlines are usually short and use rhyme and alliteration (same letter or sound at the beginning of words).

For example:

Dr Hammer ends up in the Slammer (rhyme)

Fantastic Fox saves the Freeze! (alliteration)

Spy Fox Triumphs Again! (Short and snappy)

Here are your tasks for today:

  1. Match the headlines with the reports (worksheet)
  2. Create your own headlines for your ‘SpyFox’ newspaper report.  Try to create a few different ones, focusing on the different characters.

Extra task:

If you can print the newspaper (template) ,choose your best headline and write in in the top box or just type the headline if you decide to do it on the laptop (You will need to create a text box!)

You can choose to continue to write on this template during the week.

Here are some spellings from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list for the week: grammar, group, guard, guide

 

Maths Task

Today we will continue with our topic on 'statistics'. Your task will be to draw a bar chart using the data collected in a table. As usual there will be a 1,2 and 3 star challenge. Choose one and don't forget to send us your work!

 

Science Task

Yesterday we learnt more about vertebrates. Today we are going to learn more about invertebrates and how they can be classified into smaller groups.

Here is the link for a video that you will need to watch during the lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rQgoohs330

Click here for the identification (worksheet) and the Invertebrates (Facts) for your task.

 

 

Devon Wildlife Trust challenge

Here are 2 more challenges for you this week.

days

 

Story Time:

It is the penultimate section of the story.

 

Monday 8/06/20

Good morning Year 4. We hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for another week of home learning. 

Remember to send all your messages and photos to 'year4@whiptonbarton.org'. 

We look forward to seeing what you can do this week!

 

English Task

Spy Fox

Today, we are going to watch the video of ‘SpyFox’.

Before you watch the video…

Can you make a prediction on what the film clip might be about?

What do you think the plot will be?

Who might be the characters?

Now watch ‘SpyFox’ - https://www.literacyshed.com/spyfox.html

Were your predictions correct?

Does the film remind you of any other stories you know?

Your task today is to create a short timeline of events. The events must be organised in chronological (time) order. You can use the (Events Grid) to write your sentences, just write sentences on a piece of paper or complete the sentences started for you (sentences).

You may want to start your timeline with the first image (the penguins on the iceberg).

Here is an example of possible sentences:

  1. Unsuspecting penguins played peacefully on an iceberg in the Antarctic.
  2. Without warning, a deadly red laser obliterated the iceberg and killed all the penguins except for one.

You may want to write more than 6 events. 

 

Maths Task

Today we will start a new topic on 'statistics'. We are read bar graphs and answer questions about the graphs. As usual there will be a 1,2 and 3 star challenge. Choose one and don't forget to send us your work!

 

Science Task

Today we are going to learn more about living things and vertebrates.

Here is the link for a video that you will need to watch during the lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-grouping-living-things/zfjxcqt

Just click here to get the pictures for the task (animal pictures)

You may also want to read more about the different groups of vertebrates (5 groups of vertebrates)

Again, it would great to see how you organised the different animals into the 5 different groups so don't hesitate to send some pictures of your work!

Story Time:

We have almost finished reading Running Wild. This is the first section of the last chapter. What have you thought about the story?

 

 

Friday 5/06/20

Good morning and welcome to your last day of home learning for this week. It has been lovely to see all the work you have all been sending in and if you haven't managed to send anything yet remember today is your last day!

Has anyone taken up the creative challenge from Miss Hardinge? I would love to see some of your singing dancing and art and we can share these via the webpage/facebook with your friends in school. Remember to send anything to the new e mail address: year4@whiptonbarton.org 

Mrs Wills has also told us about an assembly you can watch from the NSPCC. We would usually have the visit us in school with their stay safe campaign but we will not be able to do this at present. Instead they have told us that there will be a live assembly to stream at 9.30am today. You can access this live stram from their facebook page.

Here is what we have been told about it:

Over the years, our Speak out Stay safe assemblies have taken place in more than 90% of all primary schools across the UK, giving children the knowledge they need to stay safe from harm and to speak out if they're worried.

While we aren't able to run our assemblies as normal right now, we are SO excited to announce that next Friday June 5th we'll be hosting our very own VIRTUAL Speak out Stay safe assembly alongside some VERY special guests... Drumroll please... 

⭐️ Ant and Dec
⭐️ David Walliams
⭐️ Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford MP!

Tune in as a family, right here on our Facebook page from 9.30am.

Please share and help us spread the word!

Find out more about the Speak out Stay safe programme here: https://bit.ly/3erV1Tj

English task

https://vimeo.com/72411560

So why is this book a very special book? Did you enjoy it?

Listen to the author explaining how she feels about her book.

explanation of the book

We are going to start a list of possible stories to read in Year 4 but we would like you to judge the stories first.

Here is a list of books that we have read so far.

For each story, we would like you to judge them: 1 (very good), 2 (good), 3 (poor)

It would be great to get as many votes as possible!

https://vimeo.com/73026206 (The Promise)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9cQkS8p2Q&t=24s  (Mufaro’s beautiful Daughters)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Teb-_jTyI (The Great Kapok Tree)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waw0U9tKpW0 (The Princess and The Pea)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T07u0AggVsg (Zoo)

 

The Princess and the Pea

The great Kapok Tree

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Zoo

The Promise

Very Good

 

 

 

 

 

Good

 

 

 

 

 

Poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

For today's task....start and end picture

These are the pictures at the start and at the end of the story ‘The Promise’.

Write 3-5 sentences about each of the pictures that will summarise how the world was at the start and how it became.

 

When I was young I lived in a city that was…….

 

Now that I am older my world has changed. I live in a city where……..

 

Maths task

Today we will be finishing our work on shape and space with a final lesson on symmetry and making symmetrical patterns. Again there is a 1, 2 and 3 * challenge with the answers to check your work. Don't forget to contact if you are unsure about anything.

Other curriculum- French

We began some French linked to shopping before the half term and then had a break to try out our residential activities. We are returning to the French lessons each Friday afternoon now for a few weeks.. The first one is linked to vegetables.

Use this worksheet to complete today's French task.

Story Time:

Here is the final part of chapter 9.

 

Thursday 4/06/20

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to another day of home learning. I hope you have been enjoying the 30days wild challenges. As part of our links to the learning in school now some more children have returned, Miss Hardinge has sent us a theme for the week... This weeks theme is 'getting creative' and can include dancing, drama and art. We would love to see how creative you can be so send us a picture or video

English task

The Promise Lesson 4

Can you remember the story from yesterday?

Listen to the story one more time.

https://vimeo.com/73026206

While listening, write down some notes about the structure of the story.

What are the key ideas of this story if you had to briefly describe the 4 main parts?

of something you have been doing linked to the theme.

story structure

Use your notes to summarise the story in 4 parts.

You can use the writing frame or just write your summary on a piece of paper.

 

Maths task

Good morning Year 4. Today we will continue our work on shape and space. We are going to look at symmetry and what this means. As usual there will be a 1, 2 and 3 star challenge. Choose one and don't forget to send us your work!

Other curriculum: RE

Before the half term we began a new topic looking at food and how it can be more than just something to keep us alive. Today we willl look at some other ways food is important in religions.

Kosher food

Today we are going to look at how the religion of Judaism views food and the special rules that they follow.

First, think about how you eat at home and at school. Are there any rules?

For example: Stay at the table until everyone is finished.

Use your knife and fork

 

Jews believe in a certain set of rules for the foods they eat. They are called ‘Kosher Laws’.

Jews, who follow the religion of Judaism, have special food rules; these are called the laws of kosher. In Hebrew, ‘kosher’ means ‘fit’ and so the laws of kosher deal with what is fit for Jews to eat.

Jews believe the laws of kosher were given by God while the Jewish people lived in the desert. They were passed down through generations before being written in the Talmud, Jewish holy texts.

The laws of kosher talk about:

The kinds of food that Jews can and cannot eat

How food should be prepared

Where food should be prepared

How food should be eaten

 Today we will look at which foods Jews can and cannot eat.

Watch the video and then record some Kosher and Non-Kosher foods. You can do this by splitting a page and writing some items under two headings or you may wish to draw some of the items.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqwmpv4

Next time we will look at the other Kosher laws. Don’t forget to send your work to your teacher!

Devon Wildlife Trust challenge

30dw challenge

Story Time:

Time to begin chapter 9. There are only 2 chapters left - and we will finally get to find out what fate befalls Will.

What has your favourite part of the book been so far? Let us know.

Wednesday 3/06/20

Good morning Year 4. It's already Wednesday and you are hopefully all ready for another day of home learning. If you haven't sent a message or some of your work, please send us some of your best pieces of work. We do like seeing what you do at home, especially after a week off.

English Task

cover

We have now read 2 extracts from ‘The Promise’ and you have predicted what might happen in this story. Today we are going to listen to the story read by the author Nicola Davies. 

Just click on the link to listen to the story:

https://vimeo.com/73026206

When you have listened to the story, we would like you to answer some questions. You can write down the answers or discuss them with someone at home..

If you want to write down the answers, you can use the (lined paper) attached.

 

Maths Task

Today, we are going to continue our work on shapes. As always, there is a 1,2,3 star challenge . Remember to try the reasoning tasks if you want to challenge yourself. 

Music Task

Today I would like you to log onto https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu and complete the first lesson linked to 'Lean on Me'. Some of you will recognise this fantastic song by Bill Withers and we would love to hear you singing it.

Devon Wildlife Trust challenge

Here is your challenge for today!

Day 3

Story Time:

We have reached the end of chapter 8. Only 2 more chapters left after this one and we will discover Will's fate.

Chapter 8, part 3.

Tuesday 2/06/20

Good morning Year 4. We hope you had a good first day back with your Home Learning. It was great to see some of your work already yesterday. Please keep sending us some examples of your work. It's really nice to see what you can do at home.

English Task

 

Yesterday we started reading 'The Promise' which is a book that we will be using this week in English.

Today we are going to read another extract and predict what we think might happen next.

Read the next extract from the book (Extract 2).

  1. Did you enjoy the next part of the story?
  2. Were you surprised by what happened in this extract? Was it what you were expecting?
  3. What do you think will happen next?

Have a think about the questions and discuss this with someone at home.

Your task today is to write your own sentences in each box of a (story planner) You will need to include your predictions as you don't know yet what will happen in this story.You can start by writing about what happened at the start of the story that you have read and then plan what will happen next. You could write 2 or 3 sentences for each question.

  1. What happened at the beginning (opening text)
  2. What happened to the main character? (Extract from today’s reading)
  3. What will the main character find in the bag?
  4. What will the character do with what was in the bag?
  5. How will this change the beginning of the story?
  6. What will happen at the end?

It would be good to see your predictions so please send us a copy of your sentences to have a look at.

Maths Task

Today, we are going to continue our work on quadrilaterals. As always, there is a '1,2 and 3 star challenge . Remember to try the reasoning tasks if you want to challenge yourself. 

Again, don't worry if you can't print the worksheets. You can write draw the shapes on a piece of paper. Squared or lined paper may be easier to draw the shapes.

 

Science Task

Today is our second lesson on 'Living things'. Watch the video to learn more about how living things can be grouped.

Here is a link for the clip used in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rQgoohs330

Here are the (pictures) to organise animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.

Remember that you don't need to use all the pictures!

 

Devon Wildlife Trust challenge

The beginning of June always marks a time of year when being outside brings the most joy. Each year we team up with Devon Wildlife Trust and take part in their 30 Days Wild challenge. Every day we will give you a ‘Random Act of Wildness’ challenge which you can record on your ‘Wild Life Challenge’ calendar. With this lovely warm weather, this should be a good activity to do in the afternoon!

calendar

 

 If you can’t print the calendar, just keep a list of things that you do everyday.

As it is today the 2nd June, we will include 2 tasks (One for yesterday and one for today!).

tasks

Story time:

 

Time to continue with Chapter 8. Why do you think the mother orangutan held her hand out to Will when she was in trouble?

 

 

Monday 1/06/20

Good morning Year 4! We hope you all had a good break, managed to go out and keep safe and enjoyed the sun. We are now back for our last haft term. We will, again, be planning lots of different activities for you on our Home Learning page. As we have already said, we have been really impressed by your hard work and resilience since we left school. Keep it up and remember to send us your questions and work. We do enjoy seeing what you do at home.

Remember that you will need to send your messages to 'year4teachers@whiptonbarton.org' as Mr Morris will now be at school everyday and Mrs Blewett and Mrs Martin will be helping you and keeping in touch with you during the week.

We have planned Maths, English and Science activities for you today. Have a look and remember to send us some of your examples of work or just a message to say 'Hello!'

English Task

picture

Today we are going to read the start of a story (opening) .Look at the picture and read the opening.

The story is called 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies.

What do you think might happen in the rest of the book? Why do you think that? 

Do you like the beginning? Why?

Tell someone.

The writer uses clear description to make the reader know what the setting is like.

Which sentences give us a clear feel about what it’s like in the story?

Write down 4 sentences from the text.

For example: A gritty, yellow wind blew constantly.

Now read the 6 sentences that have been chosen (sentences) and use lines to join the sentences to how they make us have a clear picture of what the place is like.

If you can’t print this, just tell someone or write down the answers on a piece of paper. Remember that you don’t need to write everything down.

Here are the answers if you want to check your work. (answers)

Spellings for this week: famous, favourite, February, forwards, fruit

Maths Task

This week we will continue our work on shapes. Today, we are going to identify and classify quadrilaterals. As always, there is a '1,2 and 3 star' challenge. Remember to try the reasoning tasks if you want to challenge yourself. 

Again, don't worry if you can't print the worksheets. You can write down the answers on a piece of paper. Remember that you can check your work or ask someone to check your work as we always include the answers.

 

Science Task

title

Today we are going to start a new topic in Science.

Our new topic is called ‘Living things and their habitats'.

Look at the picture below. What do all these things have in common?

common

 

All of these images are of living things. Sometimes we call them organisms.

Even though they might all be very different from each other, all of these organisms do the same things to stay alive.

There are called 'life processes'.

All animals, including humans do these things. Plants do too but they do them in different ways.

Now watch this video about the 7 life processes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpO52VTHecQ

We can remember all 7 life processes by thinking about MRS GREN or sometimes called MRS NERG.

Mrs N

Your task today is to create a poster to tell people about the 7 life processes and how important they are for all living organisms.

You can use the '7 life processes sheet'  to help you.

Do send us the posters. It would be great to see how different they all are!

Story time:

I hope you have enjoyed your break. We pick up our story in chapter 8, with Will having escaped Mr Antony and finding Oona again in the jungle.

Let us know what you think is going to happen next, or what you would like to happen.