Home Learning w/b 13/07/2020

Maths

This week, we would like you to have a go at the online interactive Maths lessons on BBC Bitesize. Follow this link and complete the lessons on charts and line graphs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons

Monday – Identifying angles

Tuesday – Angles, Comparing and Ordering

Wednesday – Classifying triangles

Thursday – Classifying quadrilaterals

Friday – complete the Friday challenge on Whiterose using this link.

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

Your ten Mathletics activities are reset each day so make sure you complete them. You should aim to spend no more than 20 minutes on Mathletics a day.

Use this link below to find some fun, interactive games to help you with your times tables. You should practise your times tables once a day.

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

Here are some arithmetic questions to complete:

2 + ___ = 10

20 =9 + ___

17, 20, 23, ___, ___, ___, 35, ___

41, 37, ___, ___, 25, 21, ___, ___

288 + 19 = (think about the easiest strategy to use for this question)

304 – 18 =

3991 + 100 =

1704 – 10 =

5600 = 10 x ___

65 = 100 x ___

100 = 43 + ___

Round 4827 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Double 27

Half of 42

7362 + 2837 =

5262 – 3918 =

57 x 4 =

8992 ÷ 6 =

English

This week, we will be completing our letter to persuade the headteacher of Kingsley to include your chosen sports club at the school.

Day 1 – Last week you started your letter plan. Today, we would like to make sure it it finished and you have all your ideas together. Remember to include some emotive phrases you could include in your letter.

Days 2 – Today, you are going to use your plan to write the introduction and first argument of your letter. Here is a persuasive word mat with some phrases you could use in your writing.

Day 3 – Today, we would like you to write your next argument (if you have another argument, you can also write this). Remember to write in first person and give your opinions and reasons for why your sports club should be at our school.

Day 4 – Today you should finish your letter by writing the conclusion and signing with ‘Yours sincerely’ and your name.

Day 5 – Today, we would like you to read through your writing. Check it makes sense, check for any missing punctuation and spelling mistakes. You can even ask someone at home to have a look with you. Why not try using a different colour pen so that you can see where your improvements are.

Reading

Please continue to read your chapter book for at least 20 minutes each day (or start a new one if you have finished!). Last week, we focused on summarising a text with a few sentences. This week, we would like you to create a mix of questions for a chapter in the book you are reading. Write a three retrieval questions (questions where the answer can be found in the text), two inference questions (where the reader must use their own knowledge and what is in the text to answer the question) and a prediction for what you think will happen in the next chapter. When you have written your questions, ask someone at home to have a go at them. Then you can read your next chapter and see if your prediction was correct!

Recommend Reading

In case you need ideas for a new book, here is a link to a list of inspiring, award winning books for you to read if you can. If you are able to find these books, make sure it is a KS2 book or a KS1 book if that is your current reading level. Please remember these are just suggestions- the most important thing is that you enjoy what you read and you read every day for at least twenty minutes.

https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk/lists/15588/UKLA-Book-Awards-2020

PE

Complete the Joe Wicks workouts from YouTube or create your own high intensity workout. Use your exercise for the day to get some fresh air by going for a short run or bike ride.

Art

Last week, you redesigned your Olympic mascot and sketched it. This week, we would like you to have another go at building a sculpture of it. You can use recyclable materials again and we would also like you to think of some other materials you could add to it as well. Think about how you will put it all together, e.g. using glue or sellotape.

Geography

Last week you used Google maps to have a look at the physical and human features in Croydon. This week, we would like you to do the same for these locations. Each one ties into a topic we have covered this year. See if you can guess which one!

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.3784635,-0.0817911,14z

Norway

Pompeii

Mississippi

French

Follow this link https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ go to log in and use the pupil games login.

Username: KPAfrench Password: Speakfrench

Select how you will be using the games (on a computer or tablet) and choose your language (French). Now you can select the topic you will be completing, Chez Moi. Work your way through the category games and picture games. If you would like to have a go at the other games, feel free to do so!

Computing

Follow this link https://code.org/student/elementary

Select the Express Course and you can continue to make your way through the levels. You will need to complete the coding so it is correct and finished in order to move on the next level.

PSHE

As we come to the end of the school year, we would like you to reflect on Year 4. Although we weren’t able to complete the whole year, we still achieved and took part in a lot of activities and new experiences. We would like you to make a list of all your favourite memories and the things you are most proud of from Year 4. Here is an example of how you could set it out.

As well as this, we would like you to think about what you are most excited about for moving into Year 5 and create a list of these. What are your hopes for the next school year?

This is the last time we will be updating the blog with work. From now, you will be able to access work in your new virtual Google Classroom, where your teacher will be giving you assignments to complete.

Keep well and stay safe. Well done for all your hard work this year!

Goodbye and Good luck!

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are not able to be together to say our goodbyes in person. So the teachers in Year 4 have done the next best thing and recorded a video to say goodbye to their class.

You have all been fantastic students and we have thoroughly enjoyed being your teachers. While we’re all very sad that you will no longer be in our classes, we want to wish the best of luck going into Year 5 when you come back in September.

You have worked extremely hard this year and we know you will all do well in your new classes. So ciao for now Year 4! Enjoy your summer, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you around school when we all return.

Polo class – goodbye from Miss Dunn

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19vHQ625QJyVKRrF7RAkzYQ-WrvpWXYNj/view?usp=drivesdk

Cousteau class – goodbye from Miss McEvilly

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ax-8-zZNMm_IwvnM7Tpc1KPcfKXC6-1_/view?usp=drivesdk

Seacole class – goodbye from Ms Clarke

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AujEKfHIKvJWfSU7t3Xc7E8SpdUtpJDZ/view?usp=drivesdk

Home Learning w/b 06/07/2020

Maths

This week, we would like you to have a go at the online interactive Maths lessons on BBC Bitesize. Follow this link and complete the lessons on charts and line graphs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons

Monday – Interpret Charts

Tuesday – Comparing Data

Wednesday – Introducing Line Graphs

Thursday – Interpreting Line Graphs

Friday – complete the Friday challenge on Whiterose using this link.

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

Your ten Mathletics activities are reset each day so make sure you complete them. You should aim to spend no more than 20 minutes on Mathletics a day.

Use this link below to find some fun, interactive games to help you with your times tables. You should practise your times tables once a day.

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

Here are some arithmetic questions to complete:

4 + ___ = 10

20 =13 + ___

15, 19, 23, ___, ___, ___, 39, ___

33, 28, ___, ___, 13, 8, ___, ___

214 – 19 = (think about the easiest strategy to use for this question)

192 – 18 =

3991 + 10 =

1054 – 100 =

98 = 100 x ___

6510 = 100 x ___

100 = 57 + ___

Round 8273 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Double 32

Half of 56

2827 + 1928 =

4092 – 2738 =

49 x 3 =

671 ÷ 5 =

English

This week, we will be looking at persuasion again. To help you with this, think back to the work we did in school on saving and conserving our fresh water supplies.

Day 1 – what are the features of persuasion? Watch the video below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-persuasive-text/zkcfbdm

As you watch the video, make notes on what features of persuasion Shannon uses in order to persuade Richard to listen the new Michael Bublé album.

Day 2 – now you know some of the features of persuasion, we’re going to put them to use. Choose your favourite toy at home. Practice using your persuasive skills to create an advert for your chosen toy. When you’ve completed your advert, show it to someone at home. Have you convinced them that your product is a good one that they should have?

Day 3 – now we’re going to put our persuasive skills to even further use. You will be writing a letter to our headteacher to convince him to add a new sports club to our school. It can be any sport of your choosing (dance, cricket, tennis etc.), ideally you should consider a sport that you have played before, enjoy and something that you think other children would want to take part in as well. All you need to do today is think of what sport club you would like at school and write some notes about the following:

  • why you enjoy the sport
  • why the sport is beneficial for health
  • why you think others would enjoy the sport
  • why your sport should be at Kingsley

Day 4 – today you will be looking at a persuasive letter. We would like you to try to find as many features of persuasion that you can.

Don’t forget to look out for modal verbs (should, could, will etc.), emotive language, 1st person and opinions. Also, have a look at the structure of the letter. How has the author set out their writing?

Day 5 – Today you’re going to start planning your persuasive letter to our headteacher to convince him to include your favourite sport as a club at Kingsley. Below is a template of a plan you could use to help you organise your ideas. Today, we would like you to have completed at least the introduction and first two arguments.

Reading

Please continue to read your chapter book for at least 20 minutes each day (or start a new one if you have finished!). Previously, we have looked at making predictions about what will happen in a story. This week, we would like you to summarise an eventful chapter in your book.

To summarise means that you give a brief statement/statements about the main points of something; in this case, the chapter you have chosen.

For example, if I wanted to summarise the story of ‘How to Train your Dragon’, I might write somethign like this;

A young Viking called Hiccup has to find a dragon and train it to do what he says so he can pass the initiation test and be a true viking. He finds a dragon that is disobedient and he struggles to train him.

Recommend Reading

In case you need ideas for a new book, here is a link to a list of inspiring, award winning books for you to read if you can. If you are able to find these books, make sure it is a KS2 book or a KS1 book if that is your current reading level. Please remember these are just suggestions- the most important thing is that you enjoy what you read and you read every day for at least twenty minutes.

https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk/lists/15588/UKLA-Book-Awards-2020

PE

Complete the Joe Wicks workouts from YouTube or create your own high intensity workout. Use your exercise for the day to get some fresh air by going for a short run or bike ride.

Art

Last week, you evaluated the model you made of your Olympic mascot. This week, we would like you to redesign your Olympic mascot and sketch it, improving on your original design. If you are happy with the improvements you made last week, why not create a new mascot from scratch? As you are sketching your mascot, be thinking about how you will make it into a sculpture, e.g. what materials you would use, how you would put it together etc.

Geography

Here is a link to Google maps.

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.3784635,-0.0817911,14z

Find Croydon on the map. Have a look around the area and make a note of the human and physical features you see. When you’ve looked at Croydon, have a look at some of these areas:

  • London
  • Glasgow
  • Swansea
  • Belfast

What do you notice about the human and physical features as you look at each area?

Science

Follow these links to continue learning about elecriciy and conductors:

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/science/electrical-conductors-and-insulators/

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/revision/Science/electricity.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=72

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z28b4wx

If you were to meet an alien who knew nothing about electricity or conductors, what would you say and show to him or her, to explain it? Write a comic strip to illustrate this and make sure to use key vocabulary.

Your explanations need to be detailed, they need to make sense and you need to use examples and diagrams to explain yourself clearly enough for the alien to understand you.

Music

Practise this song and if you are feeling brave enough, why not perform it to your family members? Have fun!

RE

We are still working through the RE Challenge ‘Why do you judge me?’
Over the last few weeks we have thought about ‘Discrimination’ and ”Racism’. Today we are going to think about how the actions of a person or organisation has made a difference through their campaigning.
Listen to this story about Malala Yousafzai and how she made a difference.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMGJG_FICR4

Your task is to research an individual or organisation. You may choose from one of the following: 

  • Martin Luther King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • BLM (Black Lives Matter)

Or you may research someone or an organisation of your choice.

Find out five facts about your chosen individual or organisation and explain how they have made a difference. You may present your findings in bullet points, as a fact file, poster or in any form you feel will show off your research!

How can you make a difference?
Making a difference doesn’t always mean doing something that’s going to change the world. You can easily do things to make a difference to yourself, your family, friends or your community. 
What will you do to make a difference?

We will be updating the blog with your work for the next week every Friday. Please try to stick to the amount that has been set and complete the activities. You should spend no more than 30 minutes on each subject.

You can access the main school blog here https://kingsley.education/ where you will also find a suggested timetable you could use to organise your learning throughout the day.

Keep well and stay safe.

We Sing U Sing Summer Virtual Concert

This year, we have spent our music sessions with Mr Fisher, learning new songs and how to sing them with confidence. Now, Mr Fisher is inviting you to watch the annual We Sing U Sing summer concert, which will be broadcast live at 7:00pm on Thursday 2nd July.

This concert is entirely free! All you need to do is subscribe to We Sing U Sing’s YouTube channel to be notified of the start times and to be connected to the concert when it goes live. You can do that using this link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Bpb4NqTpL9hiRFt3G1w9A

The concert will be streamed live via We Sing U Sing social media channels, which are safe for children:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Bpb4NqTpL9hiRFt3G1w9A/feed?view_as=subscriber Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wesingusing/

We hope you are able to join in the fun. There will be plenty of songs you will recognise. Why not get the whole family involved and make a night of it? Enjoy!