Here we go! I'm sure you'll agree that it has been a very different and at times difficult term, but here we are entering the final week! Mr. Stanley will continue to upload The Firework-Maker's Daughter throughout the week for those of you reading along, and see if he can create any more science activities for you. We're both looking forward to seeing you all on the Zoom calls this week, and introducing you to your new teachers!
You've been wonderful Year 4 - now have a good final week, and enjoy your summer holidays.
Mr. Stanley and Miss Mee
Home learning for week beginning 06/07/20
Dear parents and carers,
As this time away from school continues, the Year 4 team will provide updates to suggested work to supplement the packs your children took home with them. This is not something we expect you to stick to rigidly! It is simply a guide with ideas of activities for the children to be completing during this time.
Some of these activities will not change as frequently as others (for example P.E. or spelling), but please do come back each week to see what new ideas we have added. Additionally, we will continue to add to the list of activities and challenges at the bottom of the page, and would love to see any pictures or videos you want to share on the site like the ones you can see at the bottom of the page. To share these moments, or ask us any questions that might spring to mind, please don't hesitate to send an email our way 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.
In addition to this, you can look to these websites for some fantastic resources and learning during this time to keep you going:
Read the Usain Bolt sheet below and answer the questions. After this, use the answers to check your work.
Read one the many books you can find here on the Myon website. This link will take you to the search page where you can filter by the type of book you want, the year group you are in, and lots more! Or…
Read a chapter from one of your books. If your book does not have chapters, read until you think it is a good place to stop. Remember to read with expression, and pay attention to the punctuation in the sentence. You might want to focus on a particular reading strategy when you read each day (think about things like visualising wondering and predicting).
30 to 60 minutes
Use the Oak National Academy’s online classroom to follow a series of lessons each day. You will need to follow the lessons in order otherwise you may find that it is more difficult or doesn’t make sense.
Write a letter to a future child of Saint Mary's Fields explaining what it has been like to live through the lockdown, and how school and your home life have been different.
Remember with all your writing to think about your non-negotiables and Year 4 writing features! (Think: full stops / capital letters / correct letter sizes / spellings / fronted adverbials – with a comma! / expanded noun phrases / correct punctuation with speech / paragraphs)
Practice the common exception words in your pack – you don’t need to do them all at once, just choose 5 – 10 at a time.
Work on your times tables – you could send Mr. Stanley or Miss Mee a challenge on TTR!
Work on these White Rose lessons. You'll find video guides to help with each lesson listed below, and the activity and answer sheets available as downloads underneath this table. When you're answering the questions in these lessons, you can just write down your work on a piece of paper - no need to worry about printing off anything.
Take a look at the history section of the BBC Bitesize website. They have lots of different types of history, including British and world history, or famous people and skills to help you in becoming a better historian.
A quick chemistry activity you can try at home (with an adult!)
A science activity that Mr. Stanley has done this week in school with the key worker children and thought that you guys might want to see and maybe try for yourselves. Be sure to have an adult help you when handling the materials involved!
Baking with Mr. Stanley
Mr. Stanley did some baking this week and thought he'd use this as the first in the new group of videos giving you ideas on activities you could try at home.
Activities / challenges to have a go at:
Try Times Table Rock Stars - dressed as a rock star!
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
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.leicester.sch.uk so that we can share them here for everyone to see!
We look forward to seeing what you have all been doing!
What we've been up to
An important message from Darcy
Good work on reminding people what's important Darcy!
I'm stuck at home - get me out of here!
Emily has got everything planned out for once this is over!
A day in the life of Mr. Stanley
Mr. Stanley thought he'd share what he's been doing whilst we've been away.
Mr. Stanley recreates Jurassic Park
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!