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    HOMEWORK

    Easter Holidays

    Easter Holidays

    Dear Parents and Carers,
    I hope you have a wonderful Easter break. For those that are wanting to keep a routine over the Easter holidays, here are some ideas for activities you could do with the children. No work is expected to be completed in this time, so it is up to you.

    Please try and read on Bug Club when you can!

    Any work or photos you would like to share with me, please send on the class email!

    Easter Ideas
    • Pop up Easter cards- I thought these looked sweet- https://www.netmums.com/easter/craft-ideas-making-easter-cards/3-easter-chick-and-chick-in-egg
    • Easter egg hunt around the house/garden
    • Nest cakes- you could use shredded wheat, Weetabix, cornflakes…
    • Make a storyboard or comic strip of the (Christian) Easter story
    • Easter origami- Twinkl have some that you can download for free- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-17826-easter-chick-paper-model
    • Egg and spoon race! Maybe hard boil the egg first!

    Project Ideas
    Linking to our Romans topic, you could:
    • Build a model of the Colloseum or of a Roman villa- you could use cardboard, lego or whatever you can find!
    • Plan and write a newspaper report about the invasion of Britain. Use the internet or books to research facts.

    English and Maths Ideas
    For some fun ideas of quick English and Maths challenges (indoor and outdoor), please click the links below:
    English challenges
    Indoor maths challenges
    Outdoor maths challenges

    Remember you can always choose activities from the topic learning map (from the first 2 weeks of Home Learning).

    Any questions or worries, please email me.

    Best wishes,
    Miss Hart.

    Home Learning Week Beginning 30.3.20

    Home Learning Week Beginning 30.3.20

    Hi All,
    These are this week’s tasks. Please make sure you are completing a range of activities each week. But please remember we are not expecting you to do work all day every day, and please don’t put too much pressure on yourselves. I just wanted to thank you all for your support and understanding over these past few weeks, I understand that home learning can seem overwhelming. Obviously we all learn in different ways, but we suggest short bursts of 20 minutes or so, then do something fun or creative! If you have any questions or worries, then please message me on the class email (class4@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk).

    MATHS
    Times Tables: Practise your tables at least three times a week. You can use Times Table Rock Stars or Hit The Button (Top Marks) games to help you.
    I have set activities and tasks on MyMaths.
    If you want to do the problem of the day, please find it here.

    ENGLISH
    Writing: Please complete the activities on the PDF file titled- English ‘Hanging On’ . Choose whether to continue the story using the story starter or to research possums and create an information text about them (don’t forget pictures, captions, subheadings..) Then complete the rest of the activities, including ‘question time’ and ‘sentence challenge’. Send me any work you are proud of!

    Reading: Read your class book, library book or Bug Club book for at least 15 minutes a day. Keep your reading journal up to date as usual and complete your VIPERS tasks too.

    Bug Club Book: When you read a book on Bug Club don’t forget to complete the bug questions, so I can see how you are doing and help where I can.

    Reading Comprehension: Complete one of the reading comprehension tasks from the book each week.
    For those that want a challenge, try these tasks focusing on retrieval and inference skills.

    Spellings: View this week’s Y4 Spellings.
    If you want to practise some of our high frequency words, try a page or two of this worksheet .

    Handwriting: Complete one of the handwriting sheets each week – think about your letter sizes and your letter starting points, as well as your joins.

    Grammar: complete the tasks on the powerpoint: Identifying a Determiner. Then try a page from this worksheet.

    HISTORY
    The Romans invented aqueducts. Find out more about this by watching this video. Then read the fact sheet and answer the questions.
    Extension: Draw an aqueduct and label it or create a model of an aqueduct using things you can find around the house. Send me your pictures!

    SCIENCE
    Our new science topic is Sound. Go for a ‘Sound Walk’ around your house. Answer the following questions and complete the worksheet
    as you explore the sounds in your house/ garden. If you don’t have a printer, create your own table.
    1. Is there anywhere in your house/garden that is completely silent?
    2. Where do you think the noisiest place in your house/garden is?
    3. Which sound do you like the most? Why?
    4. How could you make your house/garden quieter? (not removing people!)

    CREATIVE
    Click here to see the Year 4 Topic Map for ideas of Art/ DT/ PSHE activities. Please complete at least 1 activity from this per week.
    You could also try this game to test your geography skills!

    PE & MOVEMENT
    Remember you need to do some exercise. Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, will be delivering a LIVE P.E. lesson at 9am every day, Monday-Friday, on his YouTube channel to encourage children to stay active during school closures.
    Practise mindfulness with the Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel. Video clips ranging from 15 – 45 minutes.

    Don’t forget to have fun family time too. Stay safe and if you need anything, just send a message on the class email. I apologise for any problems with sending emails last week. Take care and hopefully we will all be back together soon!
    Miss Hart

    Home Learning Week Beginning: 23.3.20

    Home Learning Week Beginning: 23.3.20

    Hi All,
    These are this week’s tasks. If you have any questions, then please message me on the class email.

    MATHS
    Times Tables: Practise your tables at least three times a week. You can use Times Table Rock Stars and Hit the Button games to help you.
    I have set activities and tasks on MyMaths. The activities are practical and the tasks are the normal online homework. When you open the task, open the lesson and follow this first, because it will help you understand the task. Please also read through the Decimals powerpoint and complete one page of the worksheet . Choose which level you think you can complete.

    ENGLISH
    Writing: Click on Pobble 365. First, answer the ‘question time’ questions about the picture ‘A New World 2’. Then, look at the story starter. Can you continue and write the rest of the story? Use editing skills to improve it. Think about our ‘zooming in’ lesson where we looked at sentence quality!

    Reading: Read your class book, library book or Bug Club book for at least 15 minutes a day. Keep your reading journal up to date as usual and complete your VIPERS tasks too.

    Bug Club Book: When you read a book on Bug Club don’t forget to complete the bug questions, so I can see how you are doing and help where I can.

    Reading Comprehension: Complete one of the reading comprehension tasks from the book each week.

    Spellings: View this week’s Y4 Spellings.
    If you want to practise some of our high frequency words, try a page or two of this worksheet .

    Handwriting: Complete one of the handwriting sheets each week – think about your letter sizes and your letter starting points, as well as your joins.

    Grammar: complete the tasks on the powerpoint: Plural Apostrophe for Possession.

    HISTORY
    Why were roads so important to the Romans?
    Read the fact sheet on roads and answer the questions in full sentences.
    Extension: Research famous roads from the Roman times.

    SCIENCE
    Our new science topic is Sound. Please read through the Sound powerpoint then complete one of the following tasks:
    -Make a poster to explain some of this new information! Use the subheadings ‘pitch’, ‘frequency’ and ‘wavelength’.
    -Complete the Seeing Sound experiment and record your findings.

    CREATIVE

      Click here to see the Year 4 Topic Map for ideas of Art/ DT/ PSHE activities. Please complete at least 1 activity from this per week.

      PE & MOVEMENT
      Remember you need to do some exercise. Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, will be delivering a LIVE P.E. lesson at 9am every day, Monday-Friday, on his YouTube channel to encourage children to stay active during school closures.
      Practise mindfulness with the Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel. Video clips ranging from 15 – 45 minutes.

      Don’t forget to have fun family time too. Stay safe and if you need anything, just send a message on the class email. I will be checking in with you all weekly. Take care.
      Miss Hart

    Wb 16.3.2020

    Wb 16.3.2020

    Homework this week:

    English- please complete the sheet on subordinate clauses.

    Maths-
    Times table groups- please use the worksheets and websites given to practise your times tables up to 12 x 12.
    Rest of the class- please complete the ‘lines of symmetry’ task on MyMaths and try the ‘investigate symmetry 1’ game (click geometry- position and direction – investigate symmetry 1). Please practise your times tables at the dinner table, on your way to school or on TTRockstars!

    Spellings- words ending in –‘sion’ or –‘ssion’

    Wb 9.3.2020

    Wb 9.3.2020

    Topic- Please choose one of the activities to spark your interest in our Roman topic!

    • Create a comic strip about a day in the life of a Roman.
    • Make a model of something related to the Romans eg. a catapult, a Roman villa etc.
    • Create a mosaic similar to what would be found in a Roman villa.
    • Write an acrostic poem about the Romans.
    • Design a new shield for the Roman soldiers.
    • Write a diary entry about a day in the life of a Roman slave.
    • Find out about the different jobs people had in the Roman times. Research 5 key events in Roman history. Make some notes!
    • Research a Roman God. Make some notes!

    Maths- Please complete the halving 2-digit numbers sheet- learn the halves of numbers with an odd number of tens, such as 30, 50, 70, 90. Also, please complete the column addition sheet.

    Spellings- words ending in –‘cian’ or -‘tion’, unless you have been given different spellings.

    Any questions or worries, let me know!
    Miss Hart

    Halving homework sheet

    Wb 2.3.2020

    Wb 2.3.2020

    Topic- To start our Roman topic, please draw or paint a picture of a scene from the Roman times eg. a Roman banquet, a chariot race, a Roman household or an invasion. You could use books or the internet to research this! Write a caption to go with it (a sentence to describe your picture).

    Maths- Please complete the ‘Lost in the maze- finding 1000 more or less’ task and please practise your times tables using the maths frame website (multiplication tables check game). I will show the children how to use this website, as the format of the game is very similar to their national times table test in the Summer. (https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check)

    Spellings- words beginning with the prefix -inter
    Any questions or worries, let me know!

    Wb 24.2.2020

    Wb 24.2.2020

    English- Please complete the worksheet on similes!

    Maths- On MyMaths please complete the ‘12 times tables’ task and the ‘short division’ task.

    There will also be a maths challenge for homework every week that the children can complete if they would like! Please make sure you are completing the set maths or MyMaths task first.

    Spellings- words beginning with the prefix -anti.

    Wb 10.2.2020

    Wb 10.2.2020

    English- Please practise the commonly confused words- where, wear, were and we’re using the sheets provided.

    Maths- Please complete the bus stop division worksheet- pick 10 calculations and try to solve them using the method we learned this week. If you want to, you can check your answers by using the inverse (multiplying).
    Please also practise your times tables on TT Rockstars.

    As per request- there will also be a maths challenge for homework every week that the children can complete if they would like! Please make sure you are completing the set maths or MyMaths task first.

    Spellings- words from the recent spelling assessment and words they commonly misspell.

    Any questions or worries, let me know! Have an amazing half term!

    Wb. 3.2.2020

    Wb. 3.2.2020

    English- Please practise the homophones- their, there and they’re using the worksheet.

    Maths- on MyMaths, please play the ‘4 in a line’ game (under geometry- position and direction) and please complete the ‘introducing area’ task.

    Spellings- commonly misspelt words in our class! There will also be 4 high frequency words

    Wb 27.1.2020

    Wb 27.1.2020

    Instead of English homework, please research a habitat (using a book or the internet) and try to answer the following questions about it. We will discuss these in our science lessons!
    1. What animals live there?
    2. Why do they live there?
    3. Have humans changed/ affected the habitat? (cutting down trees, building cities, climate change?)

    Maths- on MyMaths, please complete the ‘coordinates 1- positive’ task and the ‘bar division’ task.

    Spellings- This week we will be looking at more homophones (words which sound the same/ similar but are spelt differently).

    Wb 20.1.2020

    Wb 20.1.2020

    English- please complete the worksheet on singular and plural possessive nouns. It should help with your spelling homework!

    Maths- on MyMaths, please complete the ‘modelling fraction calculations’ task and the ‘money problems’ task.

    Spellings- Possessive apostrophes with plural and singular nouns- eg. The cow’s field (the field belonging to one cow) or The cows’ field (the field belonging to lots of cows).

    Wb. 13.1.20

    Wb. 13.1.20

    English- Handwriting practise of our high frequency spellings. If you get the time, try using these words in sentences.

    Maths- on MyMaths, please complete the ‘modelling equivalent and non-equivalent fractions’ task and the worksheet on equivalent fractions in your homework book.

    Spellings- Words with the ending ‘ture’.

    wb. 6.3.20

    wb. 6.3.20

    Welcome back!

    Homework this week:
    -English- Me as a reader- please fill in the poster so I can find out more about what you like to read!

    -Spellings- the /g/ sound spelt ‘gu’

    -Maths- on MyMaths please complete the Roman numerals task and the short multiplication task. Remember to use the column method to multiply.

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    STAR OF THE WEEK

    Alex
    Alex is star of the week because of how he wowed me with his non-fiction writing for his ‘Show what you know’. He has clearly been reading a lot at home and at school because he is starting to use more ambitious vocabulary, he is really thinking about the tone of his writing and pushing himself. Keep up the amazing writing, Alex!

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    This week’s Showstopper is:

    Click here to view the Showstopper of the week

    Our art work!

    For World Book Day, we started reading a story called ‘The Girl who stole an Elephant’. We looked at the description the author gave of an elephant. We painted sunset backgrounds and then coloured our elephants to fit the description. Lastly, we came up with our own descriptive captions! We hope you enjoy the selection!

     

    Links to online learning platforms:

    Access to the School Library 

    Use this link to access our school Library:

    https://u011309.microlibrarian.net/

    MyMaths

    Active Learn

    TTRS

    https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

    Newsletters:

    Year 4 Newsletter Autumn 2019

    Year 4 Newsletter Spring 1 2020

    Spring Update Y4

    Year 4 Newsletter Spring 2 2020

    Music Workshop:

    Mr Chandler, who is a qualified music teacher,  kindly led a workshop for us this week where we had a go at playing some instruments and learned more about them! Here are some pictures!

    http://www.thorngroveprimary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_1205.jpg

    Our school trip:

    Year 4 School Trip to the Walker Art Gallery!

    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD