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Week 11 - wc 1 June 2020

Welcome Year 4 to Week 11!

Good morning Year 4 and parents, we hope that you are all well and had a great half term.

This week, we would like the children, if possible, to complete:

Maths, Reading, Spelling

  • We have set 5 new My Maths activities for this week which revolve around rounding and estimating as well as some more tasks focused on column addition and subtraction.  
  • As an alternative or extra task, we would like you to look for different 2D shaped objects in and around your house.  How many from the 2D shape hunt sheet (see resources) can you find?  Can you present your results in a graph e.g. bar chart or pictogram?  What conclusions can you draw e.g. which shape did you find the most/least of?   
  • Continue to practice times tables, especially the trickier 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12s.  As previously mentioned, a good resource for this are the Mad Minute challenges at http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/multiplication.htm.  The website also provides a number of games for each times table. 
  • Continue reading for 20 minutes at least three times a week which should then be recorded in their Reading Records.
  • Complete the 3 reading comprehension activities.  These have been differentiated.  One star = Starting out.  Two star = Getting there.  Three star = Super confident (see attached documents).
  • The spelling rule for this week is words which begin with the prefixes ‘ir’ and ‘il’ such as illness, illegal and irrelevant.  ‘il’ means ‘not, opposite of and without’.  Before a root word starting with ‘r’, ‘il-‘ becomes ‘ir’.   Use the Internet and/or a dictionary to find 10 words that also use this prefix, define them and then write a sequence of sentences or even a short story that uses them. 

Writing

  • This week you are going to be writing a diary entry about your favourite day or experience during the lockdown.  To help you to do this we have provided a 5-day sequence of lessons (see PDFs) which guides you through the process of planning, writing and editing your work.  We would love to see some of your efforts, so please feel free to take a photograph and send it to the Year 4 enquires mailbox.

Other projects/activities that children could do

  • We would like the children to complete a further 1-2 activities from the ‘Ancient Greek ideas’ activity grid (see attached document) which also includes a range of appropriate science activities.  
  • Tumble Science Podcast for Kids – Hosts Lindsay and Marshall enlist experts to help explain a rang of scientific topics including the science of smell and the rise of the dinosaurs.  There has even been episode about where the Coronavirus came from.  Available at: sciencepodcastforkids.com.
  • Homeschool History – TV historian Greg Jenner presents a 12-part series of history lessons for primary school ages and upwards.  Bursting with facts and plenty of jokes, early episodes explain The Restoration, the space race and the life and times of Mary Queen of Scots.  It is available from: bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmmf

PE

  • Rising Stars on YouTube – This provides free lunchtime football skills lessons for primary school-aged children on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 1pm. 
  • Dance with Kimberly Wyatt – the Pussycat Dolls star offers a range of dance classes beginning at 10am on Instagram with ones specifically aimed at children scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 team.