Seeing as the next two weeks would have been your Easter holiday, we would like you to take a break from doing work! No new updates will be posted until Friday 17th April.
Instead, we have got an Easter themed challenge, plus some other fun activities for you to try out:
We would like you to create an Easter themed craft, using only recycled materials (paint and other decoration materials are allowed!) Below are some ideas:
Have a go at the 30 day LEGO challenge:
Check out the virtual tours you can do (includes museums and zoos!):
Covid-19 School Closure
We know that this is a difficult time for families, access to devices might be restricted due to multiple needs within your family. Therefore we are not setting any work that needs to be completed and sent back into school. We would however encourage you to create a routine for your child. This could include time where your child continues to focus on practising and rehearsing their basic skills. We have provided some links to websites below that you might find useful for this. In addition to this children will also get a lot out of the following activities:
· Reading regularly
· Lego or other construction kits
· Practising multiplication tables and number bonds
· Jigsaw puzzles
· Board games
Year 4 Links:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times tables, a must. We will set battles each week against different classes. Don't let your class down!!! 4S are this weeks winners with 23,315 points!
Please start with Year 4 Weeks 1-4 (pupils pack and an adult pack to give children guidance)
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - Great resource! Actual lessons followed by activities for children to do.
https://mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com/resources/1931/Times-Tables-Packs-Years-1-to-6 - Times table Packs - need to register to be able to download.
Year 4 Maths Revision Pack (see PDF saved below, answers also) – Please work through pages 2-5, 10-11, 19-20. All other pages haven’t been taught yet, but using Year 3 knowledge children can attempt to work through the additional pages. Answers are included.
Use your imagination! Write a story using one of these picture prompts/or story starters, some of them have questions to think about too!
Spring English Activity Booklet – Please work through booklet (see PDF below, answers also). All skills have been taught, so it should be revision for the children (includes apostrophes, fronted adverbials, editing and improving). Answers are included.
Reading and Vocabulary
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ - Free eBooks for ages 3-11
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html – Free children’s classics eBooks
https://app.bedrocklearning.org/ - Vocabulary (passwords will be released)
In the reading section below, we've added a NEW and exciting reading for pleasure challenge! This includes a short activity for you to do, while trying out lots of different books.
Science and Geography
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ - National Geographic Kids
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html – Geography games!
https://mysteryscience.com - Free science lessons
Try watching a short French animation or video clip every day or play an on-line French game. There are so many engaging and carefully selected resources available on our school website which will help children to keep children tuned into their French learning. Tivi5 Monde is particularly popular and animations are updated daily. Click here for our French page.
Other Curriculum areas:
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ - Good, free art activities
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - Cosmic Yoga
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw Go Noodle – Dancing, strength and mindfulness videos
https://blockly.games/ - Computing games
It is important to look after your physical and mental health during this difficult time and staying physically active is a great way of doing that. Although many of us are practising social distancing and staying at home more than we may do normally, there are still lots of things you can do at home to keep your physical activity levels up. Below are 2 very good resources to get you started. Please let Mr Thomas know via email if you have any questions or suggestions.
For the coming months we are also going to change the criteria for our Fielding Sporting Stars page on the website. We want to see videos or photos of what you are doing at home in order to stay active. It could be taking part in one of the ideas below, doing some cosmic yoga or a fitness video online or absolutely anything else. https://www.fieldingprimary.com/fielding-sporting-stars/
Also keep an eye out for the new ‘Fielding’s Always Active’ Challenge which will be coming soon to the website.
Stay active and stay healthy.
‘Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures - ‘Maths, English, Physical Activity and Health and Wellbeing for Key Stage 1 (5-7 year-olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 year-olds), with fun activities to keep children active and learning at home’
Talking to your child about Coronavirus
A child friendly leaflet to share with your child.
Also look at the links below for how to talk to your child about coronavirus:
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
It is an expectation that children read for at least 20 minutes daily, fill in their reading record with the pages that they have read and note down any new or unfamiliar words that they have come across. Journals must then be checked and signed by parents each day. Teachers will check the journals on a weekly basis and provide children with stickers if they are reading every day.
Our recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in each year group (see PDF below). We have taken the time to carefully choose books that will hopefully capture your children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.
Children will be bringing 2 books to read at home on at least a fortnightly basis. One of the books will be banded at their appropriate colour level and the other can be their own free choice, which may be 'an easy read' or a book of interest that parents may like to read of to share with their child at home.
- Create an alternative blurb to persuade somebody else to read the book.
- Write a character description of your favourite character.
- Write a paragraph of the story from another character's viewpoint.
- Write an alternative ending to the story.
- Create a timeline to order all of the main events in the story.
- Design your own quiz (with answers) to test somebody else's comprehension of the story.
***NEW*** Investigation of the month!
Match the matches - https://nrich.maths.org/4937
Graphing Number Patterns - https://nrich.maths.org/1174
Which One Doesn't Belong?
TT Rockstars has been hugely popular over the last year with last year, well over half of Year 4 students taking to their tablets, phones and computers to challenge themselves and the rest of the world!
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child's details. Lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Remember to be practising your times tables for your weekly Times Table Challenge. Times Table Challenge practise sheets can be found on the Mathematics page of the website. Tests will be held once a week.