Use this link to access the Whiterose maths home learning website.

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

This week, we would like you to complete the five lessons in Summer term Week 9 – on here it is labelled as starting from 22nd June. You can watch the tutorial videos online and then complete the worksheets uploaded here.

Maths 03/07 – Complete the Friday challenge!

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:

35, 38, 41, ____, 47, 50, ____, 56, 59, _____, _____, 68, ____

19 + _____ = 75

42 – ____ = 28

15 + ____ = 63 – 17

71 – ____ = 32 + ____ (What possible numbers could go in here?)

8 x 4 = _____ x 2

Use this website to access a range of arithmetic questions. Practise those that you need to practise:

English

This week you are going to use all that you have learnt about Paralympic heroes, to write a non-fiction text. The purpose of this type of text is to inform. What does it mean to inform? It means to tell, to give information.

What do you know about Paralympic heroes? What facts did you come up with last week? Have a look at your learning from last week or use this website to brush up on your knowledge.

In the below links, Paralympic heroes answer questions about their careers.

https://www.paralympic.org/believe-in-yourself/our-heroes

Here is a newspaper article to look at:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meet-the-superhumans-the-paralympics-heroes-set-1269867

Day 1- Plan

You are going to plan your information text. You may want to present it as a leaflet.

See the source image

This will be how your leaflet is presented.

What will your headings be?

First you need to introduce your writing.

Introduction:

Answer these questions for your readers:

What is the Paralympics? When was the last Paralympics?

Who are some Paralympic heroes?

What qualifies you to be a Paralympic hero? (In other words, can any one be a Paralympic hero?)

Paragraph One – Choose a Paralympic hero

-What is their name?

-Facts about their upbringing / family life

-Have they received any medals or trophies?

-Have they had any set backs?

You may want to repeat this set up for each paragraph. You could talk about 4-5 Paralympic heroes. You may want to answer slightly different questions for each Paralympic hero. This is just your plan so bullet point what you want to say.

Day 2- Writing your leaflet.

Get yourself a piece of plan paper and fold it into thirds so it resembles the leaflet above. Ask a grown-up for help if you need to.

Write your title on the front page, draw an image of some of the Paralympic heroes you will be writing about and at the bottom of that page you need a sign off (e.g. By Miss McEvilly).

Write your introduction and use your notes to help you. Remember you need to entice your reader- that is to get their attention BUT you do not want to give them too much information just yet.

Day 3- First two paragraphs- two Paralympic heroes

Day 4- Final 2 or 3 Paralympic heroes

Day 5- Carefully edit and improve your writing

Try to include interesting vocabulary, expanded noun phrases, questions and exclamations. You can also do some drawings to go with your writing. Don’t forget to use your neatest joined handwriting and to take a picture when you are done. Send it to the school office. We are all really excited to see how you do!

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 inference questions (where the reader must use information from the text and their own knowledge to answer the question). This week we would like you to focus on making predictions. What do you think will happen next in the story and what clues does the author give you to make you think that? Read part of your story and then stop reading. Make a prediction about what will happen next based on what you have read.

Example quote from a text: Ominously, she walked off to school. Her feet dragged under her, her eyes were grey and tired and her shoulders hunched.

Prediction: She has had a bad morning so she will have a bad day. I think this might be true because the author is trying to convey that she is tired, ‘eyes were grey and tired’. Her shoulders being hunched could also mean that she is feeling miserable.

When you have written your predictions, share them with someone else and then carry on reading. Were your predictions 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

With everything that is going on around us, it is a very scary time to be in. So, we would like you to take some time for yourself. In order to do this, please complete a Cosmic Kids yoga activity. I have even completed some of these (This is Miss McEvilly) and I loved them. Have fun and unwind:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+kids

Art

Last week you made a sculpture of your mascot using recyclable materials. This week we would like you to evaluate it. So what went well? What would you do differently next time? Write these down as a step by step action plan. Once you have completed the other subjects’ work for this week, you may want to re-make the sculpture, using your new found suggestions and improving upon your original. Enjoy!

Geography

Today we would like you to build on your field trip from last week and research about the human and physical features of Croydon. What is interesting that you are about to find out? Have the human and physical features of Croydon changed over time and if so, how? Explain this in the form of a large, colourful, attractive poster.

Use this websites to carry out your research:

https://museumofcroydon.com/local-history-material

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, Boucle d’Or Et Les Trois Ours. 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

In the last PSHE activity, we were thinking about the ways in which we have changed as we have grown up. Thinking a little bit more about this, we’re going to pose a question for you to reflect on:

Through all of the changes that we go through, do we stay the same person?

Write down your ideas. Maybe you can discuss this question with a grown up at home.

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.