Welcome to Year 4 Home Learning Page
Here you will find the work for your child to complete in the event that they can not attend school for any reason.
If you have any queries please contact your class teacher/s via the emails below:
4B Miss Bevan - firstname.lastname@example.org
4C Miss Clark - email@example.com
Home Learning Week Beginning 1st March 2021
Please visit this page each day for a video outlining what is expected of you whilst learning at home. If you have any difficulties accessing or submitting the activities, or need any help/advise, please get in touch with your class teacher.
Don't forget to also log into SumDog daily as you will find additional challenges have been set to practise previous topics and/or your multiplication facts.
Times Table Rock Stars!
This is a website that focuses on helping children progress and build confidence with their times table and division facts. It is hugely important that all children are confident with their times table and division facts, as this knowledge applies to many areas of Math. We would like children in Year 4 and Year 5 to trial this website for us. The expectation is for your child to spend at least 10 minutes a day accessing the maths games on this website, as part of their home learning. When they return to school, we will continue to make daily use of this website to help progress them too. As this is a trial, we would be happy to hear your feedback. Email addresses for the Year 4 and Year 5 teachers, can be found at the bottom of this page. With any programme or scheme used, for it to be its most successful, children need to access it regularly to progress them.
Usernames and passwords have been sent via Marvellous Me. If you have any issues please get in touch with your class teacher.
When you first log in, you choose a rock star name (once picked this cannot be changed) and are then asked to set up your avatar. Before any games are played, you must complete the "Gig" (Found within Garage)- a timed assessment of which multiplication and division facts are known. The site will then adapt the difficulty of the games to reflect what you already know and what needs to be practiced.
Mini-Mission History This Afternoon
This afternoon, your challenge is to make a Trojan Horse. You can use the templates below or create your own using resources you have at home. If you cannot make a 3D model, draw and decorate a picture of the Trojan Horse.
Using the link below, explore similarities and differences in a range of different Greek myths. Take care to choose the correct stories from the range of videos this website provides.
Please find above the letter you will be receiving shortly through your doors clarifying remote learning for this half term. If you have any questions, queries or worries please do not to hesitate to get in touch with your class teacher. We are here to help in any way we can.
Work to support home learning for all subjects on the timetable will be uploaded to purple mash on a daily basis and will be made available for a number or days in order to facilitate completion. If you are unsure of anything please contact your class teacher.
Submitting completed work
You will find a message from your teacher(s) every day from Monday 11th January on this page, to make sure that you know what to do. There will be Maths learning which has an accompanying video which will help your child to understand what to do. Sometimes the task sheet has been adapted so do not worry if you think questions are missing or seem a little out of sequence. Additional challenges will also be set for this who want to choose to challenge themselves. Answers to the maths questions will be made available the following week to allow you to check your answers. In addition there will be a reading activity based on our text for this half term. English will be either a grammar based task or a short writing activity. The remainder of the home learning that is set will be linked to our mini mission learning or learning in other areas of the curriculum. You will find all of this in the 2Do's section of purple mash when your child logs in. (If you are using a paper pack it will contain all of the learning for the week).
Your child can complete this work in a number of ways:
If you have any concerns or problems with accessing home learning please email the class teacher direct or call and we will do our very best to help you.
Children in Year 4 are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours of learning at home. We suggest children who are learning at home follow a similar timetable to the one below in order to structure their day. However, as long as the required daily amount of learning in complete this is flexible and can be adjusted as needed.
Please find the link to purple mash. Task and activities linked to our current learning will be set via this platform.
In addition to the daily work set, use the sites below to practise quick recall of number facts and timestables.
Above, you will find the next 6 weeks worth of spellings that we would have been covering in school. This is includes spelling patterns and spellings for spelling tests.
A weekly challenge will be set on SumDog to allow you to practice these words.
Reading is really important for children's phonic knowledge, confidence and understanding, plus it's great fun. Your child should be undertaking some reading every day and talking about what they have read. Please continue to record reading at home in your child's diary. Try the links below if you are struggling for books to read, there are other sites offering free books for children to read online.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ (Register as a parent for free to use the elibrary)
This half term our PHSE topic is called Managing Myself and My Behaviour. Each week an activity will be set relating to this topic. Below you will find more on what we will cover this half term.
This half term our French topic is called Carnival of animals. Each week an activity will be set relating animals and body parts.
In school we use www.charanga.com for our music lessons. They have even added amended units for Covid to avoid singing. The children have their own log-ins for this site for Charanga Yuma which caters for access from home. If you have lost your child's log-in please e-mail us. Click on the link below to access Charanga.
Just like Purple Mash, when your child logs in they will have a unit or work set out as a 2Do - alternatively there are a number of other activities they can choose to do whilst logged in. Although we cannot feedback directly like Purple Mash, we can see who has logged in, when and for how long.
This story is about the real life story of Isatou Ceesay. Find out more using the following website.
We have set the challenge to make a plant pot and toy car out of plastic bottles and this is due to be completed by Friday 29th January. See the videos below for step by steps instructions on how to do this. You do not need to buy any fancy materials/resources - remember the aim of the project is to recycle as many materials as we can so see what you can use at home. If you do not have a plastic bottle, we have plenty in school - Miss Bevan and Miss Clark have been collecting!