Term 6 Week 1 1st June 2020
Welcome to your final term in Year 4! I’m sure that is exciting and maybe a bit sad for some of you (including me). Some of our class might be going back into school as their parents are key workers and lots of you will still be learning from home. I will be at home, but the work I am giving you in this home learning is the same as the Year 4 children in school will be doing, so you will all be the same really. There’s a lot of information this week as it is the first week back, next week won’t have so much I promise!
For Maths we will be continuing with the White Rose home learning. You will have four days of video lessons on the link below and the activity sheets and answers are attached to this post. We are still a bit behind and I would like you to work on the Week beginning 4thMay which begins with multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. There is also a Friday challenge to have a go at but this is for all ages so some bits may be too hard and some quite easy!
Your spellings this week are words with the suffix ous. You will be doing “ous” words for a few weeks, but this week it is words where the root word doesn’t change when the suffix is added. There are a few activity sheets and the presentation attached. Remember that understanding these words and being able to use them correctly in a sentence is just as important as spelling them correctly so don’t panic if you can’t get them all, some of them are quite tricky.
For English this term we are going to begin with a new Talk 4 Writing booklet on story writing called “Mission Possible”. Hopefully you will be able to work through this and send me some of your stories in a couple of weeks. I have downloaded the booklet and attached it below.
In school, the Year 4 and other Key Stage 2 Key Worker children will be doing a brand new story as their class novel, The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling. This story is being released completely free, online if you follow the link below. There is also an illustration competition running which is linked on the website and open until the 17thJuly. This is a chance to have your drawing included in the book when it is printed later this year which would be amazing! Let me know if you have a go and I'd love to hear what you think about the book. I am going to try to read it too.
I loved seeing your country projects last term, some of you got really creative and I learned a lot about places all around the world. This term we are setting a project all about minibeasts which is what we would have been doing in our Science lessons this term. Mr Wilson has created a guidance page with lots of different activities that you could do to develop your knowledge and skills in this area. The grid is attached below and please send me through what you have been doing by 1st July.
And finally, PE! The children who are in school will be spending lots of time outside and I hope you can do the same. Northamptonshire Sport Virtual School Games has begun and we will be joining schools from all over the county in taking part in a series of weekly sporting challenges over the next couple of months. All you need to do is watch the challenge videos once they are released on the Virtual School Games website, Facebook or Twitter at 10am on Monday morning and then have a go at home. Once you have completed the challenges, log your attempts as many times as you complete them on the Virtual School Games website. For every challenge logged, the school earns Participation Points which are then used to crown the weekly champions. You can also upload your photos and videos attempting the challenges for the chance to win prizes for yourself as well. As an extra incentive 20 house points will be awarded for each attempt. Northamptonshire Sport will inform Miss Sadler of each attempt and she will update the house point totals.
And that’s it! Lots to be getting on with, if you are well and able. Do please keep in touch on the class gmail and have a great week.
Mrs de Pass