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Year 4

Who's Who?

Mr Inott - Class Teacher

Mrs J Wood - Learning Support Assistant

 

Class Routine

Monday  
Tuesday

Homework due in

 

Wednesday Spelling Tests
Thursday

Homework given out

 

Friday *PE with coaches 

 *PE. Please also ensure your child has the correct PE kit every Friday, including jogging bottoms and a jumper, in case they are outdoors for their PE session. 

Topic covered This Term: 

We will be continuing our topic on trade, but focusing more on how money works in today's world. This will include savings/ bank accounts and how they work. The children will learn about borrowing money and how they pay this back, a skill that is really useful in life beyond St. Oswald's. We hope to set up a savings scheme to show the children how saving even a little, can reap rewards at the end. So if your child wants to talk about money at home, please encourage them to ask questions and investigate facts that may help them in their topic at school. 

Other Relevant Information: 

We are looking to encourage children to read as much as possible so please help to remind your child to read every day and tick their reading sheets in homework books. In year 4 this year times tables are going to be looked at very closely. So if you have a spare few minutes test your child on their times tables or using the website hit the button. There will also be a weekly times tables test sent home as part of their homework. 

Week Beginning 13th July 2020 – Science Enrichment Week

For our last week of school this year we thought we would end with a whole family project week as the VE celebration week was so successful. This time we have chosen Science and have a range of fun science activities and experiments that you can do together as a family. The experiments are grouped into 4 categories; cooking ingredients, water, nature and indoor/outdoor fun. They have also been organised into ¬ star, ¬¬ star and ¬¬¬ star – due to the level of difficulty or the level of adult help needed. Some include using fire! We would love to see what you all get up to, so please take lots of photos and send them to your class teacher; to share on Facebook the fun learning taking place. We have even applied to Mrs B (the science guru who has created these) for medals to present to budding scientists out there. There are many activities to choose from and we do not expect you to complete all of them! You could continue to do some throughout the summer holidays if you want. Have a fun week and we look forward to seeing lots of great science.

page number

title of experiment

category

1

bubble inside a bubble

¬¬ cooking ingredients

2

disco fruit

¬ cooking ingredients

3

DIY fire extinguisher

¬¬¬ cooking ingredients

4

DIY lava lamps

¬¬ cooking ingredients

5

grow your own edible crystals

¬¬cooking ingredients

6

hanging crystals

¬¬ cooking ingredients

7

homemade gummy bears

¬cooking ingredients

8

ice and salt rainbow

¬cooking ingredients

9

ice cream in a bag

¬¬ cooking ingredients

10

invisible ink

¬ cooking ingredients

11

melting union jack

¬¬ cooking ingredients

12

self-inflating balloon

¬¬cooking ingredients

13

DIY solar oven

¬¬¬cooking ingredients

14

tea bag rocket

¬¬cooking ingredients

 

Science Experiments - cooking ingredients

page number

title of experiment

category

1

balloon in a jar

¬ water

2

balloon powered water pump

¬ water

3

bubble cubes

¬¬¬ water

4

fireworks in a glass

¬ water

5

floating water

¬¬ water

6

how to grow a rainbow

¬water

7

ice fishing

¬¬ water

8

levitating ball trick

¬ water

9

oil and water painting

¬ water

10

rainbow in a jar

¬¬ water

11

reversing arrows

¬water

12

leakproof bag

¬water

13

tornado in a bottle

¬¬ water

14

transforming star

¬¬ water

15

underwater candle

¬¬ water

16

upside down glass of water trick

¬water

17

walking water

¬water

18

water volcano in a bottle

¬¬¬ water

19

water xylophone

¬water

 

Science Experiments - water

page number

title of experiment

category

1

balloon rockets

¬ outdoor fun

2

chromatography paper easter egg

¬ indoor fun

3

colour mixing spinner

¬¬ indoor fun

4

DIY straw trumpet

¬¬ indoor fun

5

plastic easter egg rocket race

¬ indoor fun

6

emoji traumatropes

¬ indoor fun

7

floating ghosts

¬¬ indoor fun

8

floating plate trick

¬indoor fun

9

popping rockets (some items difficult to obtain)

¬¬outdoor fun

10

rain cloud in a jar

¬ indoor fun

11

rainbow paper

¬ indoor fun

12

shadow puppet theatre

¬ indoor fun

13

incredible hoop glider

¬outdoor fun

14

unpoppable balloon

¬indoor fun

15

wriggly wrapper worm

¬¬indoor fun

 

Science Experiments - Indoor/ outdoor fun

page number

title of experiment

category

1

DIY bug collector

¬ nature

2

build your own wormery

¬ nature

3

cloud viewer

¬¬ nature

4/5

constellation cups

¬¬ nature

6

DIY seed bombs

¬ nature

7

easter egg / cookie cutter bird feeders

¬ nature

8

flower petal ink

¬ nature

9

framing nature

¬nature

10

how does a leaf breathe

¬ nature

11

how are the moon’s craters formed

¬ nature/ cooking ingredients

12

nature bracelets

¬ nature

13

nature scavenger hunt

¬nature

14

nature weaving

¬nature

15

nature’s paintbrushes

¬nature

16

paper plate sundial

¬nature

17

turn a leaf into a boat

¬nature

18

underwater magnifying glass

¬nature

 

Science Experiments - nature

Home learning 29th June - 10th July 2020

Home learning week beginning 22nd June 2020

Hi all, thank you to those that attended the zoom call last week. The zoom call is back this week at 2pm on Wednesday I hope to see lots of you there! As always if you have any questions regarding the home learning work, feel free to message me on Class Dojo. Enjoy the rest of your week!

 

Maths Perimeter and Area - Measure and calculate the perimeter and area of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres.
Writing Exercise poster - Create a poster to persuade people to be more active. 
Spelling Y4 SUM2 WK4 D1 - consolidating words this half term. 

Home learning week beginning 15th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 4. Thank you to all who attended Year 4's first Zoom call last Wednesday. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! The Zoom call is back this week. Same day, same time. All info is on Class Dojo. Please feel free to test the link anytime before Wednesday to make sure you're set. If you click the link before the call is scheduled it will take you to a waiting room. 

 

I have also attached some word documents which contain daily Maths and English worksheets as well as a Reading comprehension. 

 

If you have any issues please message me on Class Dojo. Enjoy your week! 

 

Purple Mash

Maths Missing numbers in equations 2.
Grammar Past and present - appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition. 
Spelling Statutory words - random. Spelling quiz week 3.  

 

Useful links:

Oak Academy - https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-4/

 

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

 

Times tables activities - https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

Interactive Maths games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Zoom call info is on Class Dojo for Wednesday 

 

 

Home learning week beginning 8th June 2020

 

Good afternoon Year 4! Please do not forget, our class zoom call is on Wednesday at 2pm! I have put a link to White Rose maths this week. They are uploading daily video lessons (about 15 mins each) which I thought you may find useful. 

 

Please message me on dojo if you have any questions regarding home learning. 

 

Maths Missing numbers in equations 1.
Grammar Story gaps - noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases. 
Spelling Spelling quiz - Possessive apostrophes with plural words. WK2 quiz. 

 

 

Home learning week beginning 1st June 2020

 

Hi all hope you're well and enjoying the sunshine! I have put links to BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy so your child can access daily lessons online. Both these sites upload around 3 lessons a day but please note you can access previous lessons so if there is something your child feels they need to work on from a previous day feel free :) 

Purple Mash

Maths Word problems - estimating most appropriate answer for word problems. 
Grammar Campsite Jim - Using commas after fronted adverbials. 
Spelling Spelling quiz - Possessive apostrophes with plural words. 

 

Useful links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1 - link to Year 4 BBC Bitesize page. Lessons are uploaded daily. 

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4 - link to Year 4 Oak Academy page. lessons are uploaded daily. 

 

Home learning week beginning 18th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 4! I hope you are all staying safe and well. This week it's more times tables I'm afraid. I can't stress enough how important they are! I have also put the link to Oak Academy up this week. This website uploads daily lessons created by real teachers in Maths, English and other subjects. 

 

Purple Mash

Maths Multiplication - Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 - 12 pairs. 
Grammar Word combos - Use of paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme. 
Spelling Spelling quiz - Prefix - inter. 

 

Maths:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfj7nb - Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcpscw - Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbtpg8 - Multiplying and dividing problem solving. 

 

English:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62fvk7 - Reading lesson: Dindy and the Elephant by Elizabeth Laird. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrgq2sg - Exploring recounts. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk68wty - Using similes and metaphors. 

 

Oak Academy:

https://www.thenational.academy/ - Daily lessons. Go to classroom - schedule - Year 4 - select day. 

 

Home learning week beginning 11th May 2020

 

Good afternoon Year 4! I hope you are all safe and well. I loved seeing all the photos of you guys doing your VE Day activities last week! I'm afraid it's back to your usual activities this week. The focus on Purple Mash this week is your 7 times tables. Please feel free to practise your 7s however you feel best and have a go at the 2Do to test your knowledge. 

 

I have also put a Reading lesson in the list of links. This will be useful as you may have done lots of reading during lockdown, but maybe have not had to use your reading skills as much. Give it a go and let me know on Class Dojo how you got on with it. 

 

Purple Mash

Maths Multiplication - 7 times table. Go to Mathematics - times tables - 2Simple Table Toons - 7 times table - there are different songs and activities to help you practise. 
Grammar Jane's monster - apostrophes to mark plural possession. 
Spelling Spelling quiz - statutory words - random. 

 

Maths:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrtsy9q - subtracting one 3-digit or 4-digit number from another. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vr47h - add two 3 or 4-digit numbers together. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf492p - round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. 

 

English:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr93bdm - reading lesson: Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh4thbk - past tense verbs and verb families. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv73bdm - adding description using adverbs and adverbial phrases. 

 

VE Day enrichment tutorial from staff - week beginning 4th May 2020

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We have a little video from the teachers, helping you to understand our enrichment week of home learning for this week. Watch the video before you begin. Don't forget to send us photographs of all your themed learning activities to share. Good luck and have fun!

Year 4 Spring term topic web

Home learning week beginning 27th April 2020

 

Hi all please see this weeks home learning activity. I have put the times tables test on Purple Mash for the children to test their knowledge. Encourage the children to have several goes and record their scores. If school was going ahead as usual the children would be tested on their times tables in June. If there is a specific times table that your child if finding difficult, I have put a link to Mr DeMaio's YouTube channel. He has times tables songs on there which are a great way to remember them and the children are familiar with them as we listen to them in class. I cannot stress how important fluency in the times tables is! 

 

If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to message me on dojo and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Furthermore if your child wants to contact me directly they can do so by sending me an email on Purple Mash - go to 2Email in the computing section. 

 

PURPLE MASH 

Maths Multiplication - test yourself on your times tables up to 12 x 12 if you are struggling on certain times tables use the links below to help you.
Grammar Activity - difference between plural and possessive. 
Spelling Spelling quiz - suffix 'ous' there are activities on purple mash to help you practise!

 

Maths:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnrcqt - Lesson on place value for four-digit numbers. I recommend everyone has a go at this as it is always good to go back over place value!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd9hpg8 - Lesson on finding 1000 more less. This will allow the children to apply their place value knowledge. 

English:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64q7nb - Lesson on identifying when to use pronouns. Use your workbook to apply what you have learnt. 

 

 

Home learning week beginning 20th April 2020 

 

PURPLE MASH  You have some 2Do tasks I have set for you this week
Maths Estimation - how many objects are in the photographs?
Science Sound leaflet - create a leaflet explaining how sounds are made. 
Spelling Spelling quiz - suffix 'ous' there are activities on purple mash to help you practise!

 

Websites 

Science:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39 bbc bitesize – the water cycle  

Maths:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/zcjh8mn bbc bitesize – dividing with a remainder 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables - Year 4 maths games 

 

p.s. Do not forget my portfolio task on Class Dojo!

 

Home Learning Week Beginning 30th March 2020

PURPLE MASH  You have some 2Do tasks I have set for you this week
Maths division by a single digit
English  create a small poster explaining the different ways people pay for goods
Spelling spelling quiz, words ending in 'tion'

 

Websites to Link to For Home Learning:

 

Plus - do not forget to log in to class dojo for small tasks and keeping in touch with me during the week, 

Mr Inott

In Year 4 we have been writing scripts and performing TV news reports on a variety of subjects. We had fun a learned a great deal!

Tv news reports in Year 4

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Harvest 2019 - Our rap

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Harvest 2019

Useful Websites

Year 4

If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Year 4 team please send us a message.

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