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Home Learning Year 4

Important notice!

 

Please send in any pictures or videos you have of yourselves working on your packs, or completing the challenges and activities to the Year 4 email address Y4@st-marysfields.sch.uk so that we can share them here for everyone to see!

 

If you have already sent in a picture or video, we will share it here as soon as we can (however you might want to resend it if you emailed in the first week, as there was a mistake on the email address!)

 

We look forward to seeing what you have all been doing!

I'm stuck at home - get me out of here!

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Emily has got everything planned out for once this is over!

Mr. Stanley recreates Jurassic Park

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The Year 4 team will post any clips of their attempts at the challenges and activities above here, but please do send in your own videos to share! You can do this by emailing them to the Year 4 email address Y4@st-marysfields.leicester.sch.uk

Dear parents and carers,

 

The Year 4 team has put together a pack for your children, within which there is maths, comprehension, and grammar work for them to complete at home. Additionally, we have included two homework project style tasks for them that link in to both the topic we have been learning about this term, and the following topic of Ancient Egypt. Along with this work there is also a list of the common exception words for Year 3 and 4 that they can practice, and their personal Times Tables Rockstars login details just in case they have forgotten them - it is important to keep up with both of these!

 

Below you will find a timetable of a typical school day - this is so that you can be aware of the normal structure of their learning. It is not something that we expect you to follow strictly - it is just here so that you can decide how best to structure your child's day and learning. You may choose to spend longer on one subject area than another - and that's fine!

 

Further beneath this you will also see a list of suggested activities to break up the days and challenge the children to make the most of their time. We will update this page with our own attempts at some of these in the coming days, and hope that they help provide some entertainment in this interim period. 

 

Finally, we will be updating this page with new activities, challenges and useful links; so please make sure to come back and check for these. If you have any questions regarding any of this, please email us at Y4@st-marysfields.leicester.sch.uk with your child's name and class in the subject of the email, and we shall get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Best wishes from both of us,

Mr. Stanley and Miss Mee

 

Time

Activity

Suggestion

08:50 – 09:05

Daily Mile

Any kind of exercise is good to start the day off!

 

For those children who are currently still in school we are starting the day with Joe Wicks’s workouts, so why not join in? You can find his channel here

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

09:05 – 09:15

Assembly

Three days a week we have assembly immediately after the daily mile. During these assemblies we either learn a little about what has been going on – either in the world or around school – or we sing.

 

You could watch the news on the Newsround website to stay informed, or just have a morning sing. If you still have some pent up energy after exercising, why not turn it into a dance?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

09:15 – 09:45

Reading

Whilst you may not be able to shared read at home, you could still do some guided reading by reading with an adult or older sibling. Alternatively, you might want to just quietly read a book, or work on one of the comprehension or proof reading exercises in your learning packs.

09:45 – 10:00

Time Tables

The best way to practice these will be on an electronic device where the Times Table Rockstars webpage or app can be accessed. Everybody has their own personal login information and can continue practicing their times tables as we do at school.

 

On Thursdays, we practice using TTR for a longer period (40-50 minutes), so perhaps you could work in a longer session once a week too.

 

https://ttrockstars.com

10:00 – 11:00

English

There are plenty of writing and grammar exercises in the learning packs that you could work on here, however if that isn’t something you wanted to do, why not challenge yourself to write about whatever you want? It could be a completely creative piece of writing, a diary of your time off school, or a even a non-chronological report about something you have researched in your spare time.

11:00 – 11:15

Break

It’s as important now as it has ever been to make sure you get some fresh air during your day. Even if you aren’t able to run around somewhere, you could use this time to look at things you can’t see from inside.

 

You could use this as a chance to draw some interesting artwork. Maybe you could draw the same scene every few days and see how you improve? Alternatively, you could draw the things that you like about the outside. You could even think about Kandinsky and use different colours to show how you feel in your artwork.

11:15 – 12:15

Maths

Here you could work on one of the maths activities in you learning pack, or work through your Power Maths A book to recap the learning from last term.

 

Instead, you might try and use the maths you know in some real-world scenarios. How long are the rooms in your house? Can you use this to find out their perimeter and area? What about the walls?

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

Just like with break time, it is important to try and get some fresh air if the weather allows it. Remember to try and eat healthily!

 

If you are stuck inside on a rainy day, you could always use this time to continue a book, try one of the challenges / activities below, or challenge yourself to some sort of physical activity (e.g. how many star jumps can you do in 1 minute? How long can you hop on one leg without stopping? Can you improve these scores over time?)

13:15 – 15:05

Science

History

Geography

Art

The afternoon is usually the time we spend learning about different foundation subjects linked in to our topic. You might want to use this time to complete the two homework project style questions sent out in the in learning packs. Remember that these questions can be answered however you like, but unlike previous homework projects you have a lot of time to complete these in – so go all out in your answers!

Activities / challenges to have a go at:

 

  • Create a colour wheel using items in your house
  • Record your life for a day (or week!) - you could write it down as a diary, or try making a vlog about it!
  • Recreate a scene from your favourite film
  • See how high you can build a house of cards
  • Research the invertebrates that live around your house and build a mini-beast hotel
  • Build a musical instrument and think about how the sounds it makes are made - can you change the volume and pitch?
  • Imagine you are a Viking who has suddenly found themselves in your house. What can you find that would be good to trade, and who might you trade it with?
  • Try out a new card game, then see if you can teach it to someone else
  • Play a board game or complete a jigsaw puzzle
  • Make a music video for your favourite song
  • See how epic you can make throwing a paper ball into the bin (safely!)
  • Challenge yourself to cook a meal for the family (making sure you are supervised or have permission first!)
  • Finish something you started but left incomplete
  • Create a story using things in your house - this could be written, using pictures, or even a video
  • Help an adult with something around the house - it could be cleaning, tidying, organising, or something else entirely
  • Challenge yourself to learn a new craft. You could try origami, sewing, or try making something out of different materials
  • One of the scavenger hunts below

Scavenger hunts

Scavenger hunts 1
Scavenger hunts 2
Scavenger hunts 3
Scavenger hunts 4
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