👋Happy Tuesday Year 4!👋
We are still missing you all very much and hope that you are all safe and well. Don’t forget that if you are struggling with a sum that just won’t add up, a spelling that won’t stick or a document that won’t load, just remember to take a break, step and back and look at the bigger picture. Then remind yourself that your biggest achievement each day is being a ‘Stay at home superhero!’ 🦸♂️🦸♀️💫
Cabin fever had most definitely set into my house yesterday, so we took a break and had some fun with 3D animals on google. (No download of an app needed - your adults will be pleased to hear!) Simply type in the name of the animal you wish to conjure up into google on a mobile device and then follow the instructions until your chosen animal appears!
Message from the Year Four Team
Some of you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the thought of educating your children at home. I would feel exactly the same if I were asked to do any of your jobs at the drop of a hat, with little time to train or prepare! Don't worry. We are in this for the long haul and the information posted on our website is not intended as a challenge for you to complete everything- it is intended as a range of learning opportunities for you and your children to dip into over time.
Enjoy time with your children, take time to reassure them and to adjust to a new way of doing things. Dip into our ideas when you feel ready and don't be afraid to let your children guide and teach you. we will continue to add to the website over time but that is not a directive for you to keep up.
Take time to appreciate each other, to get out into your local environment and to slow down, see this time as an opportunity rather than a challenge and enjoy getting to know each other and valuing what each of your family offer as individuals.
You can contact us via the year group email account: Year4bps@welearn365.com
Mr Green, Mrs Coache and Mrs Element.
Here are the maths lessons and problem solving referred to in the plan. The rockstar three minute tests can be found in your home learning packs.
We have referenced the three minute timer use in class below.
Here are the files you will need for English and hand writing tasks this week. The Spellings for week 5 can be found in your pack.
Here are the files for your reading activities this week. You will find the plan on the timetable above. Most children will be able to access the tex but some may require a little help reading some of the vocabulary. There is a guide to some or the less frequently used terminology below.
Hi Year 4
I hope you've had a good weekend! I was out walking Dilly on the Welcombe Hills this afternoon and it was sunny but very windy! It started me thinking about flying a kite, so here's a poem about the wind for you to try to memorise and recite to someone (grandparents or other relatives would love to hear you recite this on apps such as facetime or houseparty) and if you go onto youtube, look for Kite flying: How to make a homemade kite, and you'll discover how to make your own. Happy kite flying!
We would like everyone to make a stop motion video. This may take you several days to think about trial and perfect! I would be good to create a message to send someone that is isolating and on their own to cheer them up! Perhaps you could create something for Easter. You will need to use a phone, ipad or similar android device.
You will meed to download the STOP MOTION app which is available all platforms: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/stop-motion-studio/id441651297
You could use toys, lego, paper cut outs scrabble pieces or whatever you like to make an animation. I have included my basic attempt below, one to go with our Easter song and some links to show you how to do this and some ideas to get you started. Enjoy taking your time and be creative!
Email us some of your finished projects to share!
Here is a new song which we would like to sing TOGETHER when we meet again and an old favourite to teach your family for Easter- it's a Bridgetown tradition!
Tips if you haven't got the ingredients in the recipe:
SCONE BASE INGREDIENTS-
Instead of passata put a 400g tin of tomatoes in a blender with the garlic or half an onion. Pop them in a pan to reduce for 12-20 minutes until thickened.
Instead of mozzarella use cheddar or any hard cheese lurking in the back of your fridge!
You can add any other topping you like.
I like to cook the base on its own for 7 minutes before adding the topping to make it extra crispy!
Friday 27th March
Good morning Year 4, Mrs Element here! Goodness, I can hardly believe a whole week has gone by since we were all in school together. I hope you have been keeping well and busy.
Have you learned the poem that Mr Green posted earlier in the week, tried drawing people and played some fun games with balloons? I've been trying all of these and think I am probably best at balloon games (!) but I will keep trying with the drawing skills. When I was 8 I learned a poem called Daffodils by William Wordsworth and I had to recite it (say it out loud from memory) to an audience. I still recall the nervous feeling in front of a crowd (lots of Early Warning Signs) but I managed to get through all the verses without a mistake - and I can still recite it from memory now, which is hundreds of years later! Why don't you try reciting a poem to someone at home - remember to use fabulous expression to keep them listening. Challenge them to do the same.
What about Joe Wickes' PE? I'm completely addicted!! All the lunges and squats were hard work this morning, and every day I can feel different parts of my body aching a bit, but I know it's doing me so much good. Are you getting other people in your family to join in with you? My son Joe (not Joe Wickes, Joe Element!) did one session, and I'm hoping to get him out of bed before 9am every day next week!
I hope you've been able to keep up your steps every day with some outdoor exercise (I'd love to know your step count Toby, Daniel, George, Jack and everyone else with fitbits). I've been doing a long walk every day with my dog Dilly, who has also been helping (or rather, hindering) me while I was digging the garden ready to plant some raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. It reminded me of our sentence work on fronted adverbials, do you remember?
Start with the sentence Dilly dug a deep hole, then decide what to start the sentence with. Think:
When.... Early in the afternoon, Dilly dug a deep hole.
Where.... In the new fruit bush patch, Dilly dug a deep hole.
How.... Energetically, Dilly dug a deep hole.
'ing' clause... Thinking she could smell a rabbit, Dilly dug a deep hole
What cool sentences can you think of? You can email them to us from this page.
We will be assigning activities for you on the Mathletics site, so don’t forget to log in and have a go! If you have forgotten your log in or are not sure what to do, you can message us directly through Mathletics if you wish! Remember to keep your messages maths related only! www.login.mathletics.com
🎸 You are welcome to challenge Mrs Coaché on Rockstar maths, artist name Gwen Rockpaperscissors I’ll be online between 9.30 and 10am tomorrow! 🎸
Remember to only work for short periods of time and take regular ‘fun’ breaks!
Here is a challenge for you!
Do you have any balloons left over from family events in your house? Blow them all up and see what fun games and activities you can invent to play with them!
So far in Mrs Coaché’s house we have played balloon catch, balloon ‘keepy uppy’ using various parts of your body and balloon volleyball over a birthday banner strung across a room in the house! What balloon games can you invent?
I have included a sign in letter and user guide for the Letter-join handwriting program in the links below and will send a text with log in details.
When you have logged in you will be able to access animated demonstrations of how letters and words that we specify should be formed.
We will update the work and make it more specific once everyone is used to using this tool. For now we would like children to work on:
Harder letters: f, z and x two lines of each please.
harder words: fox to fuzzy - six of each word then put each word into an interesting sentence starting with a fronted adverbial!
Below is a suggested timetable and timings for learning at home. We are suggesting that the activities are done throughout the normal weekdays as we would cover in school. The activities are based on revision and some new teaching. In these cases, using the resources, they can work fairly independently but may need a little guidance/ talk through. We have selected activities that are accessible at home and do not require research or excessive internet use for the time being.
Additionally, websites such as twinkl and classroom secrets (which we regularly use to support our planning) are all offering free resources to support parents and children learning from home during school closures. Please have a look at the following links if you would like any resources additional to those which we are providing.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – 30 minutes
Reading – 20 minutes
Maths – 50 minutes
We also suggest that you spend some time each day doing something creative – art, music, DT, sewing – we will add more ideas to the website if we need to.Please also be mindful of the importance of daily exercise, we know that this could be difficult but we are sure that you can be creative – yoga, steps, garden sprints or a long walk.
Welcome everyone to the Year Four Home Learning area! We will be uploading activities for you to complete here while we are not able to be together. On Friday 20th March everyone will be taking home a starter pack for learning and for those already away from school we will be asking your friends to deliver these to your doors. Your pack contains the following for the first week:
In addition to your pack we would like you to:
From Monday 23rd March we will be giving you new things to do so keep your eyes peeled!
Mr Green, Mrs Element and Mrs Coache
You can contact us with any queries here. Though we won't be able to reply to you directly from here, we can update the page accordingly...thank you.