Hello Year 4,

I hope you are all well! So, what is the latest information? Keep washing your hands before eating and when you come in from outside. It is safe to go outside but you need to be at least two metres away from other people including your friends. I have told my children that they can play out in the garden but they are not to play with any of their friends. They are not happy about this but we need to keep safe and stop the virus from spreading.

What should I do with my pack?

Well, you have the Corbett Maths 5-a-day so do one of them a day. Have a really good try to complete all of the questions on your own but don’t worry if some of the questions are too challenging.

After that, have a go at one of the daily calculations sheets. You have 6 to do so you could pretend you are at school and cut one out to stick in a book with the date and title.

For guided reading, have a go at the question sheets which have a few sentences at the top. All of the questions are about the sentences. Some questions will be retrieval so you just need to fetch the correct few words and copy it down. Make sure you copy the spellings correctly. Some questions will be inference so you will need to think about what it says. We have practised these types of questions in school.

You should also have 4 spelling sheets to practise your spellings. These word lists are all taken from spellingframe.co.uk so you can have a go at the games on that website too.

Now for English! You have 4 pictures with the start of a story. You also have 6 idea sheets for sentences. Choose one of the pictures and choose one of the idea sheets for sentences then have a go at writing your own paragraph. I would expect a Year 4 child to be writing at least a paragraph a day so this would mean completing at least one of the sheets each day. I know you can do it! Feel free to be creative and change the order of the sentences and add your own interesting vocabulary to make your story interesting for the reader.

I have been watching the body coach Joe Wicks live on youtube. He is doing a 30 minute PE lesson every morning at 9am. Can you keep up? I will definitely be trying.

Don’t forget that school is not just reading, writing and maths. If you were at school, we would be cooking in enrichment, learning about the Anglo Saxons, learning French and playing the recorder. Could you help with the cooking at home? Maybe you could make lunch or tea with someone’s help. Could you make a game on Scratch or just have fun on code.org?

Whatever you decide to do try to tweet school @eastbierleyPS because we would all love to see what you have been up to.

Keep yourselves sage 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


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Weekly Maths Tasks

Working on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this (20 mins on SOUND CHECK).

If your child works on ‘Numbots’ in school they can access this with the same login.

Play on Hit the Button -  focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the quarter hour and the nearest 5 minutes.

Get a piece of paper and ask your child to show everything they know about Addition. 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 6s.

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Mental Maths 013594

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.

With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

Write a book review on Toppsta and enter a giveaway. Check this every Tuesday as this is usually the deadline to win a free book!

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Guided Reading 0872999

Guided Reading 011953

Guided Reading 0349657

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Practise the Year 3/4 common exception words on Spelling Shed

Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed

Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame

Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write synonyms, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?

Choose one of the Common Exception words and draw a picture to help you remember the spelling.

Write a mnemonic to help you remember a spelling such as the word because: Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants

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Word Classes 0778945  SPaG 1 0431690  Apostrophes 0167326

Spelling 0272261  SPaG 2  0415618  Prefixes 0997898

Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a recount of your day. This could be used in history one day to show what happened during this period.

Write a character description of a member of their family. What do they look like? How do they behave? etc...

Write a story involving members of their family. Do they have to defeat a monster? or find something they have lost?

Write a set of positive family rules, could they begin with ‘We always…..’ rather than ‘We do not ………’

Write a letter/email/ text message to a member of their family that they have not seen this week.

Write a Toppsta book review but challenge yourself to use different grammar features or spelling words in your review.



Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

Let’s Wonder: Who is in your child’s immediate family? What other relatives do they have? How does their family link together? How many people do they have in their family? Why not spend time looking through old photos and talking about the people in their families.  What family stories can they tell? How is life different to their parents? grandparents?

Let’s Create: Create a piece of artwork entitled ‘Family’. This could be a drawing, a self portrait, a sculpture or collage. Could they copy another artist's style? Which materials have they chosen to use and why? How do they feel about their piece of artwork? What would they change or not? Family portraits.

Be Active: Go Noodle with the family or have a family workout.  Fancy a dance? There are lots of  dance videos they could try. Dance. Maybe try some Yoga.

Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

Time to Talk:  Perhaps they could play a board game, Facetime a member of their family they have not seen this week, enjoy a family indoor picnic or have a family dinner.

Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences: Discuss how their family is different to other people’s families. Discuss whether all families are the same? Does it matter? Do all families have the same faith? Do all families worship in the same way?

Reflect: Find out what music their family members enjoy. Do they like the same music? What is their favourite song? They could listen to different pieces of music together with their family. Do they like/dislike any particular types of music and why? Can they Identify the instruments they can hear and describe how the music makes them feel? Why not get them to listen to some of the classics?


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Anglo Saxons 0424687

RE Islam 0154937

RE The Holy Trinity 0314258