Hello Year 4,
It is still unclear as to how long school will be closed. Some people say a few weeks, some people say a few months but officially school remains closed until the government tell us otherwise. So, I was thinking about all of the things that you could do whilst at home that you wouldn’t normally have time to do. Have a think about it because this could be the only time when you are at home for a long period of time. In our house, we all aim to be fitter and healthier so we are all doing PE with Joe Wicks every day and we are eating healthy. We are also exercising in the garden every day usually by playing football and practising our skills. I am still doing DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) at home because there are a few books that I would like to read but don’t normally have time to read them. Look out for my reviews on Toppsta.
So, what do you want to be better at? Is it sport related? Do you want to be fitter, healthier or quicker or be able to do more kick-ups or a handstand? Do you want to be better at times tables and show everybody that you can pass a Maths Olympic test? Do you want to be better at handwriting or a more creative writer? Do you want to be a more fluent reader and be more knowledgeable by reading lots of different types of books?
Whatever you choose take some time every day to practise it and you will achieve your goal. This is your time and your chance to practise something that you want to be better at so use the time wisely and after this is all over you will be able to impress us with your new skill.
Whatever you decide to do try to tweet school @eastbierleyPS because we would all love to see what you have been up to. You can also email school now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you. We are missing you lots and look forward to hearing from you!
Mr Booth, Mrs Blakeley and Mrs Dent
Weekly Maths Tasks
Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this.
If your child works on ‘Numbots’
in school they can access this with the same login.
Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Shape. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as they want to be.
Practise counting forwards and backwards from any given number in
Look at my photograph. Which person is correct A, B, C or D? Can you explain why the other people are incorrect?
Weekly Reading Tasks
You could share a story together. This could be a chapter book where you read and discuss a chapter a day.
Listen to your child read and let them discuss what they have read. Encourage them to read with expression and intonation.
Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world.
Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book.
Weekly Spelling Tasks
Practise the Year 3/4 for Common Exception words.
Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed
Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame
Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?
Choose 5 Common Exception words and practise spelling them using across and down. Write the word across the page then down the page, e.g.
s p e l l i n g
Weekly Writing Tasks
Write a diary entry to a family member telling them all about how your day or week has been.
Write a book review on Toppsta for one of the books they have read. Remember to say what they have enjoyed or not and who they would recommend the book to?
Draw a scientific diagram of the water cycle then add labels and captions to explain how it works.
Write a letter to be sent to local schools explaining why children should support local charities if they can and help those who are in need.
Design a poster that either expresses the importance of recycling, not dropping litter or another UK environmental issue. Can they think of a catchy slogan to accompany their design?
Write a persuasive text on anything you choose. I did mine on jelly. I used a different coloured pen for some words like I would do on the WAGOLL at school.
Learning Project - to be completed through the week
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc.
Let’s Wonder: What is the weather like around the world? Which countries are most likely to have a snowstorm, torrential rain, heatwaves etc….. Find out about natural disasters such as forest fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, tornados etc….. How is climate change having an effect on the weather and natural disasters?
Let’s Create: Using recycled materials design and make a recycling mascot to spread the word about the importance and need to recycle. Think about what it is going to look like? Which materials are they going to use? How are they going to join the materials together? Once completed, remember to evaluate their mascot. What would they do differently next time? Which parts did they find the most challenging and why?
Be Active: Get into the garden and practise throwing and catching skills and keeping control of ball-based equipment like bats and balls. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.
Time to Talk: Discuss environmental issues in the UK. Air pollution, climate change, litter, waste, and soil contamination are all examples of human activity that have an impact in the UK. What are the global environmental issues? Various processes that can be said to contribute to the global environmental problems include pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, depletion of natural resources, overpopulation, waste disposal and deforestation ... These processes have a highly negative impact on our environment. Decide as a family how they could ‘do their bit’ to look after their environment e.g. you could set up a recycling station in their home; Paper, plastics and glass
Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences: Throughout our lives, culture and experience shapes worldviews, children growing up in the Netherlands, for example, have a much different understanding of the role of water in their lives than their peers in the Sahara Desert. The difference between the abundance and scarcity of water in each of these physical environments affects every aspect of their respective cultures, including the global perceptions they will carry with them throughout their lives. Think about food. How do they think people view food in the UK compared to those living in Ethiopia for example? Research a country where food and water are scarce. Find out about charities that help people in need, Red cross, Christain Aid, Islamic Relief or other charities that are significant to them.