Year 4 - up to May half term
Thank you for your support and kindness over the closure -
difficult times for everyone... Please check on this page periodically
where we will post more as time goes by.
For now, keep safe, keep well and we are looking forward to seeing
you all again eventually.
Problem of the day- Find a Powerpoint below with some 'problem of the day' slides for maths. :)
02/06/20- Hello everyone! On Education City you will now find new activity packs in the 'Homework' section to try. Also, On Friday 5th June there will be another Play Live session for you all to try and beat Mr Gibbs, although some of you did that last time! That will be at 10am. It would be great to see as many of you on there as possible!
Additionally, there will be a new pack and resources to try coming onto the website this morning.
Play live on Education City- On Tuesday 26th May at 10am, all children are invited to play the year 4 times tables play live! Test you tables and race against your friends. Mr Gibbs will also be playing - so get practising!!! Tell your friends and get ready for Mr Gibbs to beat everyone!
20/5/20- You will now also find some new daily 5 maths and English at the bottom of the page :)
Further to yesterday's update, we have added more learning resources.
History - use video sessions to learn more about Ancient Civilisations in a fun way. Read and have a go at the range of tasks.
Spelling - work through the spelling mats to not only learn the Year 3/4 spelling list, but to practise some grammar and handwriting too.
Poetry - we have posted something to read about all different kinds of poetry. Get busy exploring some poetry choosing whichever style you like. You could choose your own themes such as: Summer, lockdown, space, imaginary creatures, the ocean,,, Is there a theme you are longing to write about? If you have a poetry book at home, can you write in the style of a favourite poem, but change the theme?
Water-cycle comprehension - what can you learn about the water cycle? This is a 3 star activity so, if you find it tricky, ask an adult to read it with you. Why is the water cycle so important?
Comic Strip - could you change one of your story ideas into a comic strip? You will find a blank comic strip to use in the resources.
We hope that you are enjoying the work that has been set and keep sending pictures to your teachers! A few more tasks that you can try at home:
Geography- Draw a picture of the world and try to label as many countries as possible. Do this without looking at a map to start with and then have another go looking at a map.
Art- Use Art Hub to practise drawing. Think about the shading and look at the examples here. Also, think about creating a collage with natural resources.
P.E.- We would be doing athletics at the moment so practise running 60m, throwing and jumping skills. Maybe you could create a home work out?
Hello everyone! We hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you celebrated VE Day in a special way, why not record it? You could write a short report, a diary entry, produce a scrapbook or make a PowerPoint presentation; include photos of your decorations, food and general celebrations. This would be great to look back at in the years to come...
If you look at the very end of this page, we have given you some new activities to get your teeth into. As requested by some parents, we have separated the answers more and, instead of one pack, the activities are separate files. It does make for a longer list but we hope you find it more user and printer friendly. Where we have used Twinkl resources, the 2 star work is for children working at expected levels, the 3 star work is for more challenge and the 1 star is for children who require more support.
Remember to keep going, be positive and be proud of the work you are doing. Try to set yourself a target of what you can achieve each day but remember to keep healthy too. What different types of exercise can you and your family fit into each day? Are you remembering to have some moments of calmness, away from televisions, computers, phones and ipads? Please remember to e-mail us any examples of super work that you would like published on our website.
Keep staying safe and well everyone!
Year 4 teachers
Reading record challenge
By the end of the week, your teacher would like to see a picture of your reading record (or something similar if you have run out of room) to see how much you have read! Make sure you write a sentence or two about your book. Mr Gibbs will be doing it on the book that he is reading and will post it at the end of the week! Can you beat him?
06/05/20- VE day
This year, on 8th May, marks the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day. There are lots of wonderful ideas below to celebrate the day with your family. Remember to complete these with your parents and make sure you are careful when searching all about VE day! Below is a link to a good video to watch.
There is also lots of information to be found here, on the British Legion website
Below, you will also find a PowerPoint and a word document with some ideas to try at home. Your teachers would love to see what you have completed!
Finally, we would like you to take part in The Great British Bunting activity by creating some bunting to hang around your house of outside! Find the link here to see what to do and how to crate it and also search on Twinkl for bunting ideas.
Music Activities for VE Day - download activities from our colleagues in the Primary Team at Hampshire Music service below.
Update - 05/05/2020
As we begin the month of May, I would like to point you in the direction of our Happiness Calendar for this month - Meaningful May. This resource shares some great ideas for refocusing our minds on what really matters and gives us ways to engage with ourselves, others and the world around us!
A photo has been attached in the download section below. Enjoy!
With the Internet beng used more and more in these challenging times, I would like you to create an Internet safety poster and then send a picture of it to Mr Gibbs. Make it as colourful as possible and I will put them on the website! Happy making.
27-04-20- Summer pack
You will find a summer pack in the attachments below that have a number of different maths, English and science activities to try. Remember to keep using Education City and send in pictures or examples of your work to your teachers. There is also a times table pack to look at and why not try creating some of the games it outlines. Finally, we have added some information about 'determiners' - to learn about and practise. There are some questions about these in the grammar daily 5 and they are a key grammar piece of learning for the past two terms in Year 4.
Keep safe and see you soon.
St Georges Day
On the 23rd April it was St Georges day. Below you will find a Powerpoint all about him, alongside a reading comprehension and writing opportunity. You could also design a poster to send to your class teacher. Keep emailing us your amazing work as we love reading your stories, letters and pictures.
Missing you all!
23/04/20- Quiz time
As quizzes seem to be a popular game at the moment, I have created Mr Gibbs' quiz and attached it at the bottom of the page. Split into teams or complete it as a family and see how many marks you can get. There are 4 rounds of 8 questions to complete!
22/04/20- BBC online lessons
The BBC have put a range of daily lessons onto their website. You can find science, English and maths interactive lessons to follow along with and they are a great way to keep key skills topped up. Find the link below and click to take you to the year 4 lessons page.
If any of the concepts are difficult or you have questions about it then please email your class teacher and they will be more than happy to assist you.
20/04/20- The start of summer
Hello to everyone!
We hope that you all had a lovely Easter and made the best out of a strange situation! Today would have marked the start of the summer term in school and our topic would have been Ancient Civilisations. To kick off the summer term, we would like you to research each of the three civilisations below:
You need to find out 5-10 interesting facts about them. Try to include: where they lived, the climate, what they invented, how long they lasted for and do we still use anything they made today. To help, we have added information pages at the bottom of this page.
Additionally, we have added 6 new homework challenges to Education City.
These challenges are split into categories of challenging, all and support. Pick the level you would like to try and complete the activities. They will expire on 8th May and teachers will be looking to see who has completed the activities.
Finally- Keep sending your baking/cooking to Mr Gibbs. He is amazed by what you have been making and would love some of the recipes to try for himself!
Year 4 team :)
15/04/20- Baking/cooking challenge
As many of you know, Mr Gibbs loves to bake and cook! Over the next 2 weeks, he would like as many of you to bake or cook a meal and then take a picture and email it to him. He will be posting the pictures on the website below! Good luck and happy cooking!
Isla's Apple Pie Georgia's sausage rolls & pin wheels Arabella's cake Lucas' Waldorf salad
Esme's lemon drizzle cake, Samuel's torrijas and bolognaise prep, Izzy's 1970 brownie shortbread,
Stan's chocolate cookies, Isla's malteser chocolate biscuit cakes, Oscar's shortbread
Ester's Bakewell muffins (recipe below), Amy's scones and banana muffins
10/4/20- Easter egg hunt!
With Easter now upon us, it is a great moment to enjoy the sunshine and participate in a whole family Easter egg hunt. Indoors or outdoor, colour in eggs and hide them around your house of garden. Children could hide them for adults too and it's even better if you have the real eggs!
Year 4 team
We have now uploaded an Easter pack full of fun ideas such as baking, creating an Easter Garden and creating Easter cards. As stated before, we would love to see any pictures of the final outcomes, especially some of the baking!
Try and enjoy the Easter break as much as possible and make sure to plan in some fun activities!
Thank you to everyone that is continuing with the home learning! If you would like to send any of your work through to your teacher then please do but make sure you use your parents email!
DT task- Below, there is a DT task for you to create a marble run using a cereal box. Try and get creative and decorate it and see if everyone in your family can complete the game.
Mr Gibbs' 10 day challenge- Below, you will also find Mr Gibbs' 10 day challenge to have a go at! See if you can complete it.
Maths and English pack - You will also find a maths and English pack below, along with the answers. These have all been downloaded from Education City. You can try many activities on there too.
30.03.20 - Update
For the start of this week, there is a new Education City set of games to play on classwork. Logon and complete at least 2 activities a day and remember that all teachers can see how many people are completing the games and who is doing the best!
27.03.2020 - Update
We hope that your first week of home-schooling went well yesterday - we were thinking of you all.
Hopefully you have been working your way through some of your learning packs but also having fun by completing practical tasks! Remember to have a go at some Education City activities as well as challenging your parents to a game on Hit the Button/other maths games too!
Had we been in school this week, we would have been looking at a drumming workshop. Therefore, your task is to try and get creative at home and create a musical instrument to play. Could you create a drum, guitar or maracas? Look at the link below for some ideas.
Throughout the year, you have been developing your skills on scratch and have already created two scratch projects. To keep adding to your skills, you need to create an animation on scratch using the link below. Could you make an animation that links to the Easter Story, Paris or Venice, cricket or maths?
Useful websites for home learning/activities: