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Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together

Cobalt

Welcome to Year 4 and Team Cobalt

Your teacher is Miss Hartill

Your teaching assistants are Miss Blackwell and Miss Allwork

Have a lovely half term everyone. Take care and stay safe; we will be in touch again after the holiday.

Home Learning Activities 18th May 2020

 As we look towards a new week detailed below are updated activities for next week. Please also remember our Video Resource Centre is now in place to support these activities accessed via the Families tab on the website. We also have our email if you have any questions for us. You may like to show us some home learning and ask for some feedback or simply share what you have done. What is important is staying in touch: our email address year4@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs also provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also; do please take a look.

 

Thank you in advance to all the adults for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Suggested daily activities you may like to try:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

Home Learning Update May 18th 2020

 

We hope that you are all taking care and keeping safe together as a family. We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year4@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also, do please take a look.

 

Detailed below are a range of updated activities that supplement those previously offered and can still be seen below. We would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Each and every day we would like you to:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

Subtraction

This week we would like you to revise subtraction by using the column method.

 

Activity 1: Solve these subtractions using the column method. Then use a calculator to check your answers. Mark using a different colour pen.

533 - 211 =

826 -613 =

225 - 113 =

527 - 316 =

732 – 520 =

329 – 214 =

250 – 127 =

662 –235 =

461 –226 =

357 –229 =

375 – 186 =

660 – 395 =

 

Activity 2: Solve these subtractions using the column method. Then use a calculator to check your answers. Mark using a different colour pen.

1433 - 1120 =

2658-1312 =

2571 – 130 =

2723 - 165 =

3234– 2019 =

2956– 1489 =

5067 – 127 =

6205 – 352 =

6145 – 268 =

5709 – 296 =

7524 – 468 =

6678– 389 =

 

 

Activity 3: Solve these word problems by using subtraction using the column method to find the answer.

  • There were 165 cups in a shop.  37 fell when a shelf broke.  How many cups were unbroken?
  • Harry had £257 in his bank account.  His mum let him spend £129 on a new bike.  How much was left in his account?
  • Sue collected 412 tokens.  She swapped 159 of them for a giant teddy bear.  How many tokens did she have left?
  • Bill's story was 561 words long.  Ben's story was 395 words long.  How many more words did Bill write than Ben?
  • There are 615 pages in my book.  I have read 293. How many more pages do I need to read?

Challenge: These word problems have two steps and you might have to use addition as well as subtraction!

  • On Sunday, I spent 98 minutes on my art project and 35 minutes on my numeracy homework. On Thursday evening I spent a total of 100 minutes on my homework. What is the difference between the amount of homework I did on Sunday and Thursday evening?
  • Dad drives a truck. Last week he drove 250 miles on Monday and 145 miles on Tuesday. This week Dad drove 150 miles in total. What is the difference in mileage between this week and last week?
  • One watch costs 35p and I bought two. If I paid with a £5 note, how much change did I receive?
  • I need to buy enough whiteboards for 95 students and there are 10 in a pack. When the packs arrive, 4 whiteboards are damaged. How many whiteboards are undamaged?
  • At the fabric shop I bought 125 metres of orange fabric and 50 metres of yellow fabric. I have used 13 metres of the orange fabric and 12 metres of yellow fabric. How many metres of fabric do I have left in total?

Activity 4: ‘MATHS Be the teacher’ Look through Geoffrey’s maths home learning and see if he has the question right or wrong. If he can got the question wrong can your circle thee part that he has made his mistake.

Activity 5: ‘MATHS calculation game’ found within the additional documents section.

 

 

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To use the column method to subtract 3 and 4 digit numbers with and without exchange.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To use column subtraction to solve worded problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To use the column method for addition and subtraction.

English

Handwriting practice

This week we would like you to practice your cursive handwriting. We have attached a poster as a reminder of how to grip your pencil.

This week we are going to focus on the letter ‘c’ use the information within the additional documents section to help you.

 

Grammar: Paragraphs

Activity 1: Look at the sentences below. You are going to sort them into 3 paragraphs. Work out whether the sentences are about:

(a) The food and drink the person likes/dislikes.

(b) Their hobbies and activities they like or dislike.

(c) The music, films and TV programmes that they like or dislike.

1. I like eating chocolate.

2. I like the band Cold Play.

3. My favourite meal is beans on toast.

4. I enjoy watching ‘Disney plus’.

5. I enjoy playing tennis.

6. I don’t like eating fish.

7. I don’t like rap music.

8. I like to play football.

9. I dislike playing rugby.

10. I hate cherry cola and peanuts.

11. I go to the cinema every Wednesday evening.

13. I don’t like watching the news.

14. I dislike going to the gym.

15. I like listening to Radio 4.

16. I enjoy eating a Sunday dinner.

17. I hate watching scary films.

18. I love going to the pool for a swim.

19. I love eating chocolate.

20. I like drinking coffee.

21. I dislike watching sports on TV.

22. I dislike tea.

23. I don’t like drinking fizzy water.

Activity 3: Put the sentences into paragraphs

Copy out the sentences and form three paragraphs. Remember to leave a gap at the beginning of the line where the paragraph starts and also leave a line in between each paragraph.

Activity 4: Redraft the paragraphs

Think about which sentences you can combine. Can you use ‘and’ to join two sentences together? Can you put the sentences in a different order to make more sense? Can you put similar sentences together?

Reading comprehension

At the bottom of this week’s learning you will find a reading comprehension to complete. It is on Tutankhamun. On the document you will find the passage for you to read as well as the questions and answers. When marking your work use a different colour pen as we do in school.

 

Book Review

Since we have started home learning, we have heard from many of you about the books you are enjoying. We would like you to review one book that you have read. You can use the template below to help you structure your review or you might choose to present your book review in a different way. In your review we would like you to include;

  • Book Name
  • Authors name
  • Plot- What happens in your book? Are there any plot twists? Did you find the plot interesting?
  • Characters- Who are the main characters? Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • Your opinion- Did you like the book? What was your favourite part? Why?
  • Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
  • Give you book a score out of 5. (5 being the best book you have read)

 

 

To be able to use cursive writing confidently.

 

To ensure writing is legible.

 

 

To understand how to use paragraphs when writing.

 

 

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached in week 2 of home learning) and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

 

Science

Switches

Activity 1: This week we would like you to look at switches. In the document section bellow, there is a document called ‘SCIENCE Switches’ we would like you to read this information.

Activity 2: Draw two complete circuits with a battery, light bulb and a switch. One with the switch on and the other with the switch off.

Activity 3: What switches can you find around your house? List the switches you can find you could take pictures of them or list them.

 

To understand how a switch works in a circuit.

 

To draw a complete circuit with a switch.

 

History/ Geography

Tutankhamun

Activity 1: Have a look at the information in the additional documents section. Now think about:

  • What the source told you
  • Why it was written or photographed.

Activity 2: Conduct your own research on Tutankhamun. Use books you might have in the house or the internet to help. Here are some questions you might find the answer to

  • When and where was Tutankhamun born?
  • What age did Tutankhamun become a Pharaoh?
  • Why is Tutankhamun so famous?
  • Who is Howard Carter? How is he linked to Tutankhamun?
  • When did Tutankhamun die? Do we know how he died?
  • What was found inside Tutankhamun’s tomb?

You might find these websites useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zvmkhbk

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tut.html

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/egypt/tutankhamun-facts/

 

To look at a history source and begin to question what it tells us.

 

 

 

 

To research and understand who Tutankhamun was.

French

Shopping: Where can I buy?

Où puis-je acheter ….?

Create flash cards to your growing stack. This week you will translating different types of shops you might buy items when you got to town. You may like to use google translate to find the correct translation for the items.

https://translate.google.co.uk/

  • Shoe shop
  • Cheese shop
  • Butchers
  • Bakery
  • Cake shop
  • Market
  • Toy shop
  • Clothes shop
  • Sweet shop

 

Challenge: How would you say ‘You can buy it at…..’’ in French?

 

 

To translate different shops, you buy things from.

 

 

 

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Super movers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services/DSPL8

 

Please see information within this week’s newsletter regarding the support available to you as families

 

Home Learning Update for week beginning May 11th 2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

Telling the time

Watch this clip-on BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkfycdm/articles/zcrmqty

Activity 1: Explain the difference between analogue and digital time. You could create a poster with this information on or create a booklet with all this week’s activities.

Activity 2: Create your own clock to help you tell the time. You might draw it or make one out of Lego. Add labels to help show what minute the minute had is showing.

Activity 3: Convert these times to the 24-hour clock.

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

5pm

6pm

7pm

8pm

9pm

10pm

11pm

12am

Use this website to help explain how you convert the 12-hour clock to the 24-hour clock.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-the-12-hour-and-24-hour-clock

Activity 4: Make a timetable of your day. You could draw pictures for each activity or take photographs. Write in your mealtimes and any other activities you do. Underneath each activity, write down the time you started and finished the activity. Use both the digital (24-hour clock) time and analogue time.

 

You could even make a timetable which you would like to do for the following day. For example, mine would be, 7 o’clock (07:00) – get up. You will need to watch the time throughout the day, so you do not miss any of your fun activities you have planned.

 

 

 

To explain the difference between analogue and digital clock.

 

To be able to identify the minute and hour hand.

 

To identify minutes on an analogue clock.

 

To convert the 12-hour clock to the 24-hour clock.

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

Maths games on time

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

https://www.mathsisfun.com/time-clocks.html

https://www.mathsisfun.com/time-clocks-analog-digital.html

https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/clock-date-time.html

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9643/index.html

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game4.htm

English

Haiku Poetry

A Haiku poem is a poem that is 3 lines long. Each line has a certain number of syllables. The first line has 5, the second line 7 syllables, and the third line 5 syllables. You can choose any topic that you would like to write about. You can look at this website for more information: https://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm

Day 1: Plan your Haiku, what will it be about? Mind map what you might add in your three lines of poetry.

Day 2: Write your Haiku poem. Check that you have the right number of syllables in each line. Once you have finished read your poem to someone in your house and see if they have any improvements that you could make.

Day 3: Write up your poem and email it to us so we can make a class Haiku poetry book. Remember to use your best handwriting, especially taking care with your joins and letter sizes.

Grammar

Inverted commas (speech marks)

Watch this BBC bitesize clip on inverted commas https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Activity 1: Add inverted commas in the correct place for these sentences.

  • I love this book, said Sarah.
  • Can I play on the computer Mum? Asked John.
  • Are you okay? Screamed Arthur
  • Do you want to go to the park? Said Alvin. Tony replied No, my Mum won’t let me!
  • Mia said What’s the matter. Heather cried My friend pushed me over.

 

To identify the feature of a haiku poem.

 

To write a haiku poem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Conductors and insulators

Watch this BBC bitesize clip on conductors and insulators.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

Activity 1: Can you write the definition of what a conductor and insulator is in your own words?

Activity 2: Find items around your house and sort them into a table of items that are conductors and insulators. Or you can sort my items into a table.

  • Scissors
  • Empty can
  • Tv remote
  • Lamp shade
  • Paper clip
  • Book
  • Wooden chair
  • Cooking pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Metal spoon
  • Kitchen foil
  • Baking paper
  • Cling film
  • Nail clippers
  • Plastic knife

 

 

 

 

 

 

To understand what a conductor and insulator is.

 

To sort items into insulators and conductors.

History/ Geography

Ancient Egyptian Gods

Watch this clip-on BBC bitesize about the Ancient Egyptian Gods

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/z4m8pg8

Create a leaflet or a poster on the different gods the ancient Egyptians believed in. Focus on the following gods

  • Ra
  • Amun
  • Horus
  • Thoth
  • Ma’at
  • Isis
  • Osiris
  • Hathor
  • Anubis
  • Sekhmet

Be as creative as you can!

 

To learn who the different gods were in the ancient Egyptian times.

 

 To find what the god is responsible for.

 

Art and DT

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

(2 week project)

This week we would like you to research what jewellery the Ancient Egyptians wore.

Activity 1: Who wore jewellery? Men, women or both? Did only the rich have jewellery?

Activity 2: What was Ancient Egyptian jewellery made from? Which metals/ stones did they use?

Activity 3: What type of jewellery did they have? Necklaces, bracelets, rings or other pieces?

Activity 4: Find a piece of Egyptian jewellery that you like, then sketch it and colour it. Be careful to use light pencil strokes when sketching so if you need to adjust it you can.

Activity 5: Imagine you are an Ancient Egyptian jewellery maker. Create a piece of jewellery for the new Pharaoh. Label with a ruler what each component would be made from.

Activity 6: If you have materials at home have a go at making a piece of jewellery.

 

Websites that might help with your research

https://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egyptian-jewelry.html

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/clothing_of_ancient_egypt.php

 

 

To learn who wore the jewellery.

 

To learn what the jewellery was made from.

 

To sketch a piece of Egyptian jewellery.

 

To create your own piece of Egyptian jewellery.

 

PSHE

Healthy Me

For our Healthy, Happy me class book. Can you create a poster of all the people that are important to you? Who do you need to keep you happy? Think about who you are talking to regularly when you are at home and who are you missing the most while being away.

For example I would draw a picture of my dad, mum, sister, my 5 close friends from school and all of the class!

To able to explain the important relationships in your life.

French

Shopping

Create flash cards to add to your fruit and vegetables for different clothes you might want to buy from the shops. You may like to use google translate to find the correct translation for the items.

https://translate.google.co.uk/

 

Translate these items below you might choose to do add more items to the list:

  • Trousers
  • Coat
  • Jumper
  • Cardigan
  • Dress
  • Skirt
  • Shirt
  • Scarf

 

Challenge: How would you say ‘I would like to buy’ in French.

 

 

To translate different items of clothing.

RE

Special Books

Activity 1: We would like you to find a special book at home and explain why your chosen book is special to you. You may like to use the following sentences to help you.

My book is special to me because ………………

I treat my book …………. because ………………

My book is kept ……………………………………. (Where and when?)

The favourite part of my book is ……… because ………….

Activity 2: Can you research one holy book and create a poster or leaflet on what makes it special.

  • Bible
  • Torah
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Guru Granth Sahib

To understand how and why books are so special.

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services/DSPL8

Please see information within this week’s newsletter regarding the service available to you as families

Home Learning Activity Update 4th May

 

Please find below activities for this week, which we hope you will enjoy completing.  We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year4@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Please also get in touch if you have any questions about any of the activities, if you are unsure of anything we are here to help. If you would like a paper copy of these activities, a maths, English or art book please do let us know and we can organise them for you.

 

Each and every day it would be great if you could:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health. At school we start our day with PE with Joe; you too could try it too.
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book.
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family. Mrs Boulder is still updating the Rockstars League Table each week and you can see where you are in this week’s newsletter.
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking (you may like to try this week’s recipe in our newsletter)
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

As you start each day, remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

Money

Activity 1: Can you create a poster, explaining all the different coins that we can find in the England and how you can tell them apart. 1p,2p,5p,10p,20p,50p, £1 and £2

Activity 2: Find coins around the house. Gather them together and count how much money you have altogether. You might even have a money jar; how much have you saved.

Activity 3: Use the column method to answer these money questions. Remember when you use the column method you need set out the numbers vertically making sure the same number value is in the same column. Remember start calculating with the left hand digit first. If you need a reminder use this bbc bitesize clip to help https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/z3kmrwx

£2.20 + £4.60=

£3.10 + £0.50 =

£2.98 + £5.99 =

£1.89 + £6.50 =

£2.80 + £ 5.84 =

£3.99 + £15.75=

Activity 4: Create your own shop at home and give items different prices. Then, get different members of your family to choose items they wish to buy then add them up to find what the total should be.

Activity 5: Create a money game that we could play in class. You may choose a board game or a card game. Be as creative as you like.

To be able to identify coins and their value.

 

To be able to add amounts of money using a formal method.

 

To be able to add coins together to get a total.

 

To be able to stay to a budget.

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8yv4wx/articles/zs3b2nb

If you are feeling confident

White Rose Maths

If you need to add a little structure White rose maths has been kind enough to release materials for us to do at home. If you follow this link and do the activities for summer week 2.

It has been structured for you to do one session a day. Each session has a video revising maths we have already covered this year, followed by an activity with answers so you can check your own work. If you can find a blue pen you can mark it like we do at school.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

English

This week we are going to concentrate on our grammar and punctuation.

Expanded noun phrases

An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun (naming word for example table, coin) and at least one adjective (describing word for example wooden, shiny). Look at bbc bitesize to remind yourself https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

Activity 1: Write 5 sentence that have an expanded noun phrase.

Activity 2: Can you identify the determiner, adjective and noun in the following sentences. Remember a determiner is a word used to introduce a noun specifying which one or how many (a/an, the, three, most). An adjective is a world that describes a noun; monstrous, vivid, delightful and familiar A noun is a person, object or animal; Henry, leopard and sofa.

  • A fearsome, courageous lion walked slowly towards its prey.
  • The bight, blue butterfly landed softly on a leaf.

Now use the word ‘with’ to add more detail to the sentence. For example, a fearsome, courageous lion with sharp teeth walked slowly towards its prey.

Activity 3: Create a poster that we can add to our class display to help us remember what an expanded noun phrases.

 

There and their and they’re

Activity 1: In each sentence can you select the correct their, there and they’re

  • The football fan cheer loudly for ……. team.
  • It was already crowded …. when another large group arrived.
  • Joe and Harry and decided to visit ….. new school.
  • The children thought that no one would be …… .
  • ……. going to take …….  dog for a walk.

, there and they’re that we can add to our class display.

 

 

 

 

 

To be able to identify an expanded phrase.

 

To be able to find a determiner, adjective and noun in a sentence.

 

 

 

To be able to explain the difference between there, their and they’re.

 

Science

Electric Circuits

Watch this BBC bitesize clip on electric circuits remember you can watch these on you TV using the red button.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f/articles/zt8vg82

 

This week we would like you to look at electrical circuits. First you need to familiarise yourself with the different components. Create a table where you can draw what each item looks like, you could use google images to help you.

  • Battery
  • Crocodile clips
  • Light bulb
  • Light bulb holder

 

Activity: Can you draw a complete circuit for a light bulb?

 

Challenge: Can you draw an incomplete circuit for a light bulb and explain why it is incomplete.

 

To identify different components of an electrical circuit.

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To draw a complete circuit.

History/ Geography

Ancient Egyptians- Mummies

Watch this bbc video on the mummification process https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-mummification-in-ancient-egypt/zdcrkmn

Activity 1: Can you order these steps in the correct order:

  • A hook is inserted through the nose and wiggled around to turn the brain into a liquid, which can be drained.   
  • A slit is cut in the left hand side of the body to remove the organs. It is only a small slit and is eventually covered over with a gold plate.    
  • The body is washed and purified so that it is clean as it enters the afterlife.
  • The liver, lungs, stomach and intestine are removed and put into Canopic jars.
  • The body is covered in natron, a type of salt, and left for 40 days to dry out so that it doesn’t decay.
  • The body is covered in oils and resin to keep it preserved and protected, as well as keeping it smelling nice.
  • The empty stomach is filled with resin soaked resins to protect it and stuff it so that it looks more natural.
  • A make-up artist puts make-up and a wig on to the pharaoh to ensure that they are looking good when they enter the afterlife.      
  • The body is removed from the natron and is darker and smaller, like a grape turning into a raisin.     
  • The body is wrapped in linin and amulets are added. The body is then placed into the casket with the ‘book of death’ and cartouche to identify the pharaoh.

Activity 2: Draw pictures to accompany each step to help you remember what order they should go in.

 To be able to order the process of mummification.

 

 

Art and DT

On Friday (8th May) Britain will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day the day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

Due to the current restrictions most celebrations have been postponed or cancelled. But to honour the men and women of WW2. Can you make your own display in your window? This is an initiative from the BBC. Have a look at their resources they have available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

After you have created your bunting take a picture and send it to our year 4 email so we can feature them on the blog.

To create decoration for a celebration.

PSHE

Our current topic is ‘Healthy Me’

As a class we are creating a book called ‘The Healthy Happy me recipe book’ This week we would like you to create a poster about your favourite exercise/sport that you like to do. Remember you can still choose things that you would normally do but at the moment can’t do.

For example I would do a poster about Tennis and I would write down the rules you have to follow when paying a game.

To be able to explain how to take part in one exercise.

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available free for 30 days.

 

 

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

Please see information within this week’s newsletter regarding the service available to you as families

 

 

 

Home Learning Activity Update 27th April 2020

 

We hope that you are all taking care and keeping safe together as a family. We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year4@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also, do please take a look.

 

Detailed below are a range of updated activities that supplement those previously offered and can still be seen below. We would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Each and every day we would like you to:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

Decimals

Activity 1: Create a poster explaining the value of each digit in a decimal number. Uses these terms; ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths.

Activity 2: Order these decimals smallest to largest.

0.5     0.01     0.2     0.15     0.1     0.45      0.12     0.99    1

Activity 3: Write 10 numbers down with up to 2 decimal places for example 1.34 or 3.75. Then place them on a number line smallest to largest.

Activity 4: Decimal maths game. On a 10 x 10 square grid create a pattern or create a picture using 6 colours. Each square is worth 0.01 can you find how much of each colour you have in your pattern or picture.

Activity 5: Pair these decimals to make 10. With the numbers below.

6.6

5.5

8.3

3.1

7.2

4.9

2.3

1.8

0.7

6.4

1.5

5.6

3.2

1.1

2.9

4.8

 

To be able to order decimals

 

To understand the value of each digit within a number.

 

To be able to add pairs of decimal numbers

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/z2fkwxs

If you are feeling confident

White Rose Maths

If you need to add a little structure White rose maths has been kind enough to release materials for us to do at home. If you follow this link and do the activities for summer week 1.

It has been structured for you to do one session a day. Each session has a video revising maths we have already covered this year, followed by an activity with answers so you can check your own work. If you can find a blue pen you can mark it like we do at school.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

English

Newspaper report

This week we would like you to write a newspaper report. You may choose your own focus for the newspaper article. You might choose how children are working from home or the amazing NHS. Remember to use the features of a newspaper article.

  • Day 1: Plan- Mind map different news stories you might write about this week. Then chose which idea you are going to write about this week.
  • Day 2: Plan- What are you going to include in your story? Think about you 5 Ws (What, where, when, who and why)
  • Day 3: Draft- Include a couple of quotes that people may have given to the reporter you could maybe question a family member to get a quote for your story.
  • Day 4: Edit- Read your work to somebody in your family. What did they think went well could they give you an improvement? Use this checklist, is there anything you have forgotten to add to your report?

Headline that uses a pun, rhyme or alliteration. (Remember when we wrote about the Whale Washed up in Wales?)

 

Subtitle which gives a bit more information about what the report is about.

 

The reporters name (you)

 

An introductory paragraph containing the 5 Ws (what, where, when, who, why)

 

Pictures with captions

 

Written in the third person and in the past tense

 

Reported speech

e.g. He told me he was going to buy some milk.

She asked me to unpack the shopping

 

Formal language

e.g. You will not believe what occurred yesterday.

In conclusion the English population are giving gratitude to the NHS very Wednesday evening.

 

Rhetorical questions

e.g. Can’t you do anything right?

Does the NHS have enough beds?

 

A conclusion paragraph to explain what might happen next

 

 

  • Day 5: Write - Redraft your writing to add your improvement from your family member. Then, read it to them again and see what they think now?

To use formal language when writing a newspaper report.

 

To be able to create a headline and subtitle for a newspaper article.

 

 

To be able to write an introduction which includes the 5Ws.

 

 

To add two reported speech elements into a news story. (Remembering not to use speech marks.)

 

To be able to write a relevant rhetorical question for your newspaper story.

Science

Sort these items: Which ones use electricity? You could create a table to show which do and don’t use electricity.

  • Washing machine
  • Thermometer
  • Saucepan
  • Mobile Phone
  • Cheese grater
  • Lawn mower
  • Pencil
  • Felt tip
  • Bowl
  • Potato peeler
  • Fork
  • Toothbrush
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Tablet
  • Gas oven
  • Rake
  • Fan
  • Sewing Machine
  • Torch
  • Candle Iron

Alternatively, create a list of your own using items in your home

Challenge: Can you draw a Venn diagram with which of the items use mains electricity or battery electricity. Remember some might use both or none.

To sort items into which use electricity and which don’t.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorting items in to Venn diagrams.

History/ Geography

Ancient Egyptians

Activity 1: How was the river Nile used by the Ancient Egyptians? Chose one of the activities below and research how the River Nile was used for each element in daily life during the ancient Egyptians.

  • Hunting
  • Farming
  • Fishing

Watch this clip on the River Nile to help you

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3rwmp3

Another website to help

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/nile.htm

 

Activity 2: Can you find and then draw a map of Egypt with the River Nile included?

 

Activity 3: Research what food the ancient Egyptians ate. Create a poster or an information booklet with what you find.

 https://egypt.mrdonn.org/food.html

Why the River Nile was so important to the ancient Egyptians.

 

To map the River Nile within Egypt.

 

What food did the ancient Egyptians eat?

RE

How do different religions welcome new babies?

Research what different faiths do to welcome a new baby. Look in particular at Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism.

 

Create either a poster with how different religions celebrate new life or you could draw a table and write what each religion does to celebrate a baby’s  birth.

 

 

Use these links to help you

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/a-christian-baptism/3979.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/a-christian-baptism/5963.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02npp3n

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/ritesrituals/babyrites.shtml

 

To be able to explain how different religions celebrate new life.

French

Create your own flash cards to help learn the different names for vegetables in French. You may use google translate to find the correct translation of the Vegetables. You can add these cards to your fruits cards from last week.

https://translate.google.co.uk/

Can you translate these vegetables

  • Potato
  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Cauliflower
  • Pepper

To translate different vegetables into French.

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please see information within this week’s newsletter regarding the service available to you as families

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Update April 20th  2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

Divide by 10 and 100

Activity 1: Get a pack of cards and draw two cards and divide this number by 10 and 100.

Activity 2: Can you match the answer to the correct answer

4.3

4.3

43

43 x 10 =

430

430 ÷ 10 =

43 ÷ 10 =

430 ÷ 100 =

4.3 x 100 =

430

Activity 3: Think of a number (a multiple of 10) how many different ways you can make it by multiply or divide to make your original answer. For example my number is 50 I can make it by 5 x 10 , 0.5 x 100 , 500 ÷ 10 =

Activity 4: Make a maths board game that involves diving you might make cards with division questions that the player needs to answer to move to the next part of the game. You decide, be as creative as possible.

Activity 5: Have a division treasure hunt around the house. Make your own cards questions and answers then give them to your parents to hide and you have to find the all the cards that were hidden and match them together.

Activity 6: Create a poster describing the difference between multiplication and division.  

 

To be able to divide by 10 and 100.

 

To be able to multiply by 10 and 100.

 

To know the difference between multiplication and division.

Maths

Websites/ games and interactive videos  

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/z2fkwxs

If your feeling confident

White Rose Maths

If you need to add a little structure White rose maths has been kind enough to release materials for us to do at home. If you follow this link and do the activities for week 2.

It has been structured for you to do one session a day. Each session has a video revising maths we have already covered this year, followed by an activity with answers so you can check your own work. If you can find a blue pen you can mark it like we do at school.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

 

English

Cross curricular with Ancient Egyptians

Play Script

This week we would like you to write a play script for an ancient Egyptian play. Only chose one scene in the play, for example you may chose a scene where the Pharaoh tell off a slave for stealing jewels from him.

  • Day 1: Plan- Think of different scenes that you may have in your play about the ancient Egyptians. Jot them down and chose your favourite idea that you would like to build on this week.
  • Day 2: Plan- Start a mind map on characters you will have in your play script. Where it is taking place, What the dilemma is, How you are going to solve the dilemma.
  • Day 3: Draft- Write your dialogue for your play script. Make sure you use the structure of a play script with writing the characters name first followed by a colon. For example; Miss Hartill: You must remember to underline your title.
  • Day 4: Edit- Read your work to somebody in your family. What did they think went well could they give you an improvement?

Think, have you added stage directions for the actors to follow? Have you set the scene before the dialogue has started?

  • Day 5: Write - Redraft your writing to add your improvement from your family member. Then, read it to them again and see what they think now? You can even act it and email us you videos.

 

To structure a play script.

 

To set the scene.

 

To develop characters.

Science

Draw or write about the things you already know about electricity. Then choose one that you can research to become a scientist expert on that particular item.

  • Where does electricity come from?
  • How do switches work?
  • Which materials let electricity flow through them?
  • Which items need electricity in order to work?
  • How can we use electricity safely?
  • How does electricity occur naturally?

Do you have any questions about electricity? What would you like to find out?

You could present this as a poster or a piece of writing. The choice is up to you.

 

History

Ancient Egyptians

Activity 1:

Different jobs in the Ancient Egyptian time. Match the job and description together

Soldier

This person was good at protect people, especially if they were enemies nearby.

Farmer

This person made bricks usually made out of mud and straw. These would be used to build houses.

Slave

This person was not free. This person was usually captured after a war and worked for a rich family or a Pharaoh.

Stonemason

This person worked on the land to grow crops (plants) and look after animals.

Brick maker

 This person caught food with spears or nets.

Fisherman

This person would carve big lumps of stone ready for artists to make sculptures.

 

Activity 2:

Research key roles in society during the ancient Egyptian times. You could create your own top trump cards with information on each role or you made create a poster or book. The roles which we would like you to look at are

  • Pharaoh
  • Slave
  • Priest
  • Craftsman
  • Architect

 

 

RE

Watch this bbc clip on the Hindu Durga festival in India

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010xmhy

Imagine what it would be like to be at this Hindu celebration. What things do you see and hear? Use your imagination: What would you taste, smell and touch if you were there in real life

Explain what the Durga festival is?

 

Explain using your senses what you might experience at this festival.

French

Create your own flash cards to help learn the different names for fruits in French. You may use google translate to find the correct translation of the fruit.

https://translate.google.co.uk/

Can you translate these fruits

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Pear
  • Grapes

To translate different fruits into French.

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Update March 27th 2020

 

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

Offline place value activities

Activity 1: Create a poster explaining the different values of a number by looking at what each digit is worth.

Activity 2: Play a game with a pack of playing cards. Turn over the first three numbers and place them to make the biggest number possible and then see if the second player can get a bigger number than you with their three cards.

Activity 3: On your daily walk go and find numbers in the environment example is door numbers. Take pictures and put them onto a number line.

Activity 4: With Lego can you show how you can make different two digit numbers. You can devise your own rules on how to do this. Think about our dienes to help you do this.

Activity 5: Chose three single digit number for example 6, 8 and 2. Use different combinations to make the different three digit numbers and then put them in order from smallest to largest.

Activity 6: Chose 10 different numbers and see how quickly you can order them. Then challenge someone in your family who can do it the fastest?

Top Mark place value games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Place Value Basketball

Place Value Charts

Shark Numbers

If your feeling confident

White Rose Maths

If you need to add a little structure White rose maths has been kind enough to release materials for us to do at home. If you follow this link and do the activities for week 1.

It has been structured for you to do one session a day. Each session has a video revising maths we have already covered this year, followed by an activity with answers so you can check your own work. If you can find a blue pen you can mark it like we do at school.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Fun and interactive games to practise strategies you have learnt in class. They are particularly suitable for Year 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at numbers and place value.

English

This week we would like you to continue with persuasive writing. We are going to link this week’s persuasive writing with our new history topic of the Ancient Egyptians.

Write a persuasive text to the Pharaoh, explaining that you are not a slave and outline why he should set you free to find your way home. 

  • Day 1: Research: Find what a slave would do in the Ancient Egyptian times? Why would they become a slave?
  • Day 2: Planning- Plan the reasons why you should be released as a slave. Remember some of our persuasive language.     Example: I am sure that …, In this situation…, For these reasons…
  • Day 3 Draft – Try to include some subordinate conjunctions in your work. Example: I feel sad whenever I have to carry all the heavy stones.
  • Day 4: Read your work to somebody in your family. What did they think went well could they give you an improvement?
  • Day 5: Write - Redraft your writing to add your improvement from your family member. Then, read it to them again and see what they think now.

 

Present this as a letter; remember to start it Dear Pharaoh and to sign off as you. You can think of a new Egyptian name.

Write a persuasive text including persuasive language and subordinate conjunctions.

RE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/z4t6rj6

Listen to the Easter Story on the website above.

Create a picture of a story board retelling the Easter story. Remember to focus on the main parts. Think about medium you could use: painting, colouring pencils, paint or any other equipment you may have.

 

Create a storyboard of the Easter story

PSHE

Our current topic is Healthy Me

 

As a class we are creating a book called ‘The Healthy, Happy me Recipe Book’ We would love you to forward one of your recipes for to us to include in our book. If you could include a picture that would be amazing.

 

Have fun cooking up a storm at home.

 

Art

Cross Curricular with PSHE ‘Healthy Me’

 

Can you have a go at sketching a fruit or vegetable. Think about light, dark and colour. When sketching your chosen fruit.

 

If you have a look at this video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY5frjliNAw to help with ideas how to draw a selection of fruits and vegetables.

To improve our observation skill and use our art techniques. Which can include drawing, colouring, using paint or oil pastels.

 

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

Home Learning March Update

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

This website covers all topics in the KS2 Mathematics Curriculum. It has useful video clips and practise questions if you need some reminders on key facts and information.

Top Mark Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/

Ordering & Sequencing:

  • Rocket Rounding
  • Placing numbers on a number line
  • Sequences
  • Compare numbers on a number line

Mental Maths:

  • Hit the button
  • The mental maths conveyer belt

Place Value:

  • Place Value cards
  • The number system

Addition & Subtraction:

  • Operations

Times Tables:

  • Timetable grids

Multiplication & Division:

  • Demolition division
  • Factor trees
  • Operations

Fractions & Decimals:

  • Fraction matcher
  • Equivalent Fractions

Money:

  • Coins game
  • How much is left?

This website covers all topics in the KS2 Mathematics Curriculum. It has useful video clips and practise questions if you need some reminders on key facts and information.

 

 

 

Fun and interactive games to practise strategies you have learnt in class. Useful games (and the section you can find them in ) that are particularly suitable for Year 4 are listed.

English

Currently in our English lessons we have been looking at persuasive texts and identifying the features of them.

Create a persuasive letter for Mrs Short to persuade her to let Year 4 to go on a school trip to your chosen location.

Use this writing frame to help you set your work out.

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/15pers2.pdf

 

Or

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-egyptian-pyramids.html#

 

In the story, the explorer opens a book – he looks at a picture, which looks just like him. Who do you think this is? How did the explorer get hold of the book? Why is he there? What is he looking for? What does he mean when he says ‘ha, ha!’ when he sees the wooden horse? Think about all of these things as you create a plan for your own story.

 

Your task: Draw a picture of your own explorer.

What characteristics does he have? Use a dictionary and a thesaurus to help you find some interesting adjectives. For every noun you use, can you think of an adjective to describe it

 

Your task: Create a short character description

Challenge: include fronted adverbials in your writing.

Eg Slowly, he moved towards the golden statue

As quick as a flash he darted through the huge door before it slammed shut behind him

 

 Use persuasive features that we have looked at in class in your letter;

Persuasive sentences starters

Rhetorical questions

Science

Our topic in Science next term is 'Electricity

Activity:

1)

How Ive used electricity today?

Essential or non-essential?

 

 

2) Go around your house and make a list of items that run on mains electricity or battery electricity.

Use websites to help you:

BBC Bitesize KS2- Science- Electricity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

Present your findings any way you like

  • Drawing pictures
  • In Words
  • Taking photographs

 

We would like you to focus on our key objectives for the term:

  • Safety around electricity
  • Identify insulator and conductors.

History / Georgraphy

Our topic next term is 'Ancient Egypt'.

We would like you to do some research on the Ancient Egypt and present your research as:

  • a poster
  • a booklet
  • a timeline
  • a map
  • a presentation

Here are some websites to help you with your research:

Homework help:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html

BBC Bitesize:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html

DK Findout UK:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/egyptian-mummies/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/ancient-egyptian-gods-and-goddesses/

The Schoolrun.com:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-childrens-books-about-ancient-egypt

We would like you to focus on the key objectives for the term:

  • Where was ancient Egypt?
  • What time period were the ancient Egyptians from?
  • What did the Egyptians believe in?
  • To understand and explain the process of mummification.

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We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health

 

  • Daily challenges for your child/children can be accessed via Twitter: @GetSet4PE
  • Log onto Youtube to access The Body Coach TV and participate in a range of kids workouts at home with Joe Wicks to talk you through them
  • Visit http://theimovement.com/ to access free resources, activities and videos to use at home on Imoves
  • Visit Fitter Futures to access workout & mindfulness videos .To access Fitter Future: Click Username for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2  The password for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2 (in order that all children remain able to access this resource please do not change the password)

 

Reading

We love reading at Hobletts Manor Junior School and encourage your children to read widely and often; to become more confident, resilient and fluent readers with a passion for books. 

 

Reading widely and often will help to increase your child's vocabulary, spark their imagination and provoke curiosity. We therefore ask that you continue to read together daily. 

Log on and sign up to Oxford Owl to access 100 free ebooks and activities. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

Times Tables Rockstars

We as that your child/children to keep rocking every day to enhance and embed their learning of their times tables.

 

Family Activity Ideas from Link

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