Year 4 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July



Dear Families and Children,

As the school year comes to a close, we just want to let you know that it has been a pleasure being able to teach you over the last year. Even though it has been the most unusual of school years, you are what makes this job worth it for us as teachers, so thank you.

This week an important event is taking place. Your child is invited to come to the school for an end of year get together and celebration. To say goodbye to their class teacher from this year and to each other.

When the children come in for their hour next week, they will be met at the Hopwood Road entrance. Unfortunately, due to the continuing need to socially distance, parents will not be allowed onto the premises.

The children will then go over to the zone where the stage is and sit, as socially distanced as possible, on the steps on the stage. Each child will receive a Presentation Box from the school. Teachers will have all the boxes on a table.

We will call them down, one by one and give them their box and a round of applause. In addition, they will receive an envelope containing their end of year report. They will then have some time to play with their friends and then it will be time to go.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to hand out their workbooks at this time. The workbooks will be handed out at the beginning of next term.

The dates and times for you to drop off your child at the Hopwood Road entrance is:

Kul’s Class Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30pm

Zoe’s Class Thursday 9.30 – 10.30am

Faraday Festival of Fun Winners



Thank you to all those who sent in their entries for the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges. We loved seeing all of your artwork, writing, videos and photos.

Winning entries have been decided and will receive a certificate and a prize! Thank you again for all your creative ideas. We truly hope you enjoyed the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

Transition

As this is the last week of term we have planned some transition activities which are in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. You can still find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable.

Remember, clicking on the lessons will take you to the required website/activity. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the transition activities in the afternoon.

Birthdays!

This week, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to to all those who will have their birthday in the next few weeks. Jeslyn on the 26th July, Sean on the 4th August, Sol on the 5th August, Jannah on the 12th August, India on the 18th August and last of all Haneefa on the 28th August. We hope you have a lovely day 🎂



We know there are still many changes going on at the moment and we want to let you know that we are here to support you. If you do have any questions or concerns, please do continue to contact us.

You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

Wishing you all the best in Year 5.

Zoe and Kul 👋 👋
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 4 Timetable.
Monday 13th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will learn how to correctly how to revise coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Tuesday 14th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will learn to recognise the features of a newspaper report.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Wednesday 15th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will learn to use alliteration to create newspaper headlines.

‎ To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Thursday 16th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will revise the features of a newspaper and write your own newspaper article.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Friday 17th July 2020

In today’s lesson you will use the book ‘Be Amazing! An inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion.’ You will learn how to summarise and explain why Sir Chris Hoy is an inspirational sportsman and writer.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.
Monday 13th July 2020

In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to recognise angles that are greater than, equal to or less than a right angle. You will learn to use the terms acute and obtuse.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Tuesday 14th July 2020

In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to compare angles and identify acute, obtuse and right angles.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Wednesday 15th July 2020

In today’s Maths this lesson you will learn how learn about the different types of triangles and their properties.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Thursday 16th July 2020

In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how about the different types of quadrilaterals and their properties.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Friday 17th July 2020

Friday is Maths Challenge Day!

To complete the lesson please visit this link.
We have a special First News end of term quiz for you this week! The newspaper for young people has put together some great activities all about current affairs events during the past school year.

We hope you've been paying attention! 😉

You can take the quiz over here.

The answers are available below. No cheating!

Scroll down over here to find the answer sheet.

How did you get on?
If you would like to read the final edition of First News for this school year then the latest edition is available over here.

Once again, three activities are available:

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

You can find the latest News Debate challenge over here.

End of Term Transition Activities

The end of the school year is a time for you to say farewell to us! It is important for you to reflect and remember your favourite memories of Year 4. You can find some instructions over here.

Can you create a drawing or art piece of your special memory of Year 4?

Can you frame it in a hand-made photo frame?


You may choose to draw a favourite lesson, a funny moment with their friends, a school trip, a happy memory or an achievement that you were proud of.

You may choose to decorate the photo frame provided or to craft your own using card. YouTube has a number of links that you could use for ideas:



We would love to see your Year 4 memory photos – e-mail us at the following addresses:

Zoe: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

Kul: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org
Could you write a message/letter to your new teacher, introducing yourself? The template for this activity is over here.

You now know who your new teacher will be:

Kul’s ClassElspeth


Zoe’s ClassLaura (new teacher to the school)


You can email Elspeth and Laura at: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

Or hand in your message/letter at the beginning of next term. You can find a template for this activity over here.
In this activity you will have a chance to go back over the year and reflect. You can find a worksheet over here.

1. On each numbered Task Card, read the question, and reflect upon your school year before you answer.

2. On the Response Sheet, write your answer in the block with the corresponding number to the Task Card.


In the absence of a physical Sports Day, let’s go Virtual!

You can find the Michael Faraday Virtual Sports Day over here.

Week Beginning 6th July



Dear Families and Children,

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun or exciting?

We hope you are enjoying the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges that teachers across the school have planned for you. There are many different subject challenges, so choose two or three in this last week that sound interesting to you.

Remember the aim was complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the two weeks’ period (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th July) but of course, you can complete more challenges if you like! You can choose from any of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges.

Thank you to all those who have already sent in some of their entries for the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges. It is a great opportunity to learn about something new and to show off your ideas in a project that you are truly proud of. We would love to see more of your artwork, writing, videos and photos so please keep emailing them to your teacher’s email address.

The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge you are entering e.g. History challenge.

You can work individually on your challenges or with your families. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Last entries must be in by Friday 10th July.

Children should continue to use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record your progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize! We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you are enjoying the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

The challenges are in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. You can still find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable. Remember, clicking on the lessons will take you to the required website/activity. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

This week, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Haashim and Faisal. We hope you have a lovely day! 🎂 🎂

We know there are still many changes going on at the moment and we want to let you know that we are here to support you. If you do have any questions or concerns, please do continue to contact us.

You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

Take care & best wishes,

Zoe and Kul
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 4 Timetable.
Monday 6th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will learn how to correctly use the suffixes -er, -ing, -est, -ed and -y.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will learn To understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will write a letter to your teacher using questions and paragraphs correctly.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Thursday 9th July 2020

In today’s English lesson you will learn to understand when and how to use bullet points.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Friday 10th July 2020

In today’s lesson you will use the book Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt you will learn how to interpret information and carry out your own research.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.
Monday 6th July 2020

In today’s Maths lesson you will learn h about some different ways data can be shown or 'visualised' and how to find information from the data.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to compare data from a chart and solve questions using addition and subtraction.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

In today’s Maths this lesson you will learn how to read values from a line graph.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Thursday 9th July 2020

In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to read and interpret line graphs.

To complete the lesson please visit this link.

Friday 10th July 2020

Friday is Maths Challenge Day!

To complete the lesson please visit this link.
Visit the Faraday Fun Zone and complete a Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge!

For a chance to win the competition, remember to email a photo of your work to us!

Kul mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

Zoe mailbox41363@lgflmail.org
Two weeks ago we set the Year 4 emoji challenge. There was an amazing response! 😎

Thank you to all class members who put so much effort into creating their unique emoji designs 👏👏

Zoe has very kindly put together the video below to showcase our fantastic Year 4 artwork 🙏

It's important that we all understand what is happening around the world right. First News is a fantastic newspaper that has stories written especially for young people.

You can read the latest edition over here.

Once you have read the latest issue, why not try some of the activities below? If you find it a little tricky then move on to the next activity 😉

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Now challenge yourself in the First News quiz!

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

Finally we have the First News debate. You can find the activities over here.

Week Beginning 29th June



Dear Families and Children,

We hope you are all safe and well 😊

From this week the learning will get a bit more relaxed which I’m sure you’ll be pleased about!

From today we will begin a Faraday Fortnight of Fun with lots of exciting whole school challenges for you to complete.

These challenges are to be completed in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that you complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

We would like you to aim to complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the next two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th June) but of course, you can complete more challenges if you like! You can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art


  • History


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! You can enter by sending photos or videos of your work to your teacher’s email address.

    The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge you are entering e.g. History challenge You can work individually on your challenges or with your families. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    You can still find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable. Remember, clicking on the lessons will take you to the required website/activity.

    This week, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Tim, Theo and Iris. We hope you have a lovely day 🎂

    We know there are still many changes going on at the moment and we want to let you know that we are here to support you. If you do have any questions or concerns, please do continue to contact us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Take care & best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Monday 29th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn to show understanding of a text by answering comprehension questions.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 30th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn to understand what authors do and review a book you’ve enjoyed.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 1st June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn to practise your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 2nd June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how characters are created and write a character description.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 3rd June 2020

    Reading lesson: A Midsummer Night's Dream Retold by Marcia WilliamsTo complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Monday 29th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to use different coins and notes to make amounts of money.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 30th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to order different amounts of money and use comparison symbols to compare values.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 1st July 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to round to the nearest pound in order to estimate amounts of money.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 2nd June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to how to solve questions involving money using a problem-solving method.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 3rd June 2020

    Maths Challenge of the week

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Visit the Faraday Fun Zone and complete a Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge!

    For a chance to win the competition, remember to email a photo or video of your work to us!

    Kul mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Zoe mailbox41363@lgflmail.org
    Our ukulele teacher Joe has recorded another video especially for the Year 4 Michael Faraday students. Joe shows you how to play the song Light It Up.

    You can view the chords for the song over here.

    We have the latest edition of First News for you to read over here.

    There are three activities below based on the news in the past week. Don't worry if you find them a little challenging!

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Fancy your chances with the First News quiz? Try your best below!

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3

    Finally there is the weekly First News challenge over here.

    Week Beginning 21st June



    Dear Families and Children,

    We hope you are safe and well. It was so lovely to speak to some of you last week. We enjoyed hearing about your home learning and we are really proud of your continued focus and engagement.

    We know learning at home can be challenging but it is important for you to maintain focused on the weekly learning tasks – every day is a chance to learn.

    You can find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable. Remember, clicking on the lessons will take you to the required website/activity. We continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for Maths and English.

    Other activities for this week include:

  • Send an Emoji photo message to your class


  • Listen to ‘The Boy in the Bones’ and create your own junk model monster


  • Complete the handwriting challenge


  • Learn about life in Viking Britain


  • Understand why we need to brush our teeth


  • Continue learning Spanish


  • Please do continue to share photos of your home learning with us. Remember, you can take a look at some of the home learning sent in last week by visiting the Year 4 home learning gallery.

    This week’s birthday shout out goes to...

    Emily who turned 9 over the weekend, Momin who is 9 on Wednesday and Najla who is 9 on Saturday!

    Happy Birthday!

    🎂🎂🎂

    We know there are many changes going on at the moment and we want to let you know that we are here to support you.

    If you do have any questions or concerns please do contact us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Take care & best wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Monday 22nd June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will revise how to write a poem and create one of your own.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 23rd June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn all about onomatopoeia and learn how to use it to create a sound poem.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 24th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to show your understanding of a poem by learning parts off by heart.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 25th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to understand rhyme and rhyme schemes.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 26th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to explain how the writer creates humour and write creatively.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Monday 22nd June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to write decimals using place value columns.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 16th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to compare decimals and show which is bigger or smaller using symbols.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 17th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to order decimals by size.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 18th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to round decimals to the nearest whole number using examples including money.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 19th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will face a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Continue to developing your handwriting by visiting letterjoin and login using the details below:



    Once you have logged in select your class (Zoe, Kul) and practise forming:

  • Harder letters


  • Harder words


  • When you have finished try the handwriting challenge...

    Year 4 Handwriting Challenge

    In your neatest, joined up handwriting can you...

    Challenge 1 Write 5 facts about yourself

    Challenge 2 Write down some of the lyrics to your favourite song

    Challenge 3 Write the names of everyone in your family

    Challenge 4 Write down 5 of your favourite things

    Challenge 5 Write down the names of all of your friends
    The Vikings

    What was life like in Viking Britain?

    Continuing with the Vikings, this week we are going to find out about everyday life in Viking Britain. What were Viking families like and what beliefs did they have?

    You can read about this topic over here.

    Can you answer the following questions?

    1. Did Viking children go to school?

    2. What did Eric want to be?

    3. How long had Orme lived in Britain?

    4. What does the amulet around baby Karl’s neck do?

    5. Who is Thora’s favourite Goddess?

    6. Where do Vikings live?

    7. What were Viking clothes made from?

    8. What is a cesspit?
    This week we would like you to listen to another Viking saga. Remember, these were the stories that the Vikings told about themselves. Some Viking sagas tell stories from history, some tell ancient myths and legends, but they all tell stories that the Vikings believed to have happened to their ancestors.

    This week’s story is titled The Boy in the Bones and comes from the saga of King Hrolf Kraki. It tells the story of Bodvar, Hott, a King and a monster. Listen to the story carefully and see if you can begin to build a picture of the key events, settings and characters in your mind.



    Once you have listened to the story, this week we would like you to have a go at creating your own junk modelling version of the monster!

    To complete this task you will need:

  • Old, empty, unwanted ‘junk’ objects e.g. cereal boxes, bottles, yogurt pots, packaging


  • Scissors


  • Sellotape


  • Glue


  • Once you have your equipment you can begin to create your own junk model monster, just like the one in the Viking Saga.

    To help you with your task, think about how the monster is described in the story and try to include these features in your model...

  • “Scaly legs”


  • “Sharp teeth in a wide jawbone”


  • “Lumpy warts”


  • “Gleaming spikes”


  • “Blood-stained claws”


  • “Wide jaws open”


  • “Long sharp fangs”


  • “Clawed foot ready to slash and tear”


  • “Huge beast with the scales of a snake, the warts of a toad, the jaws of a wolf and lots of bone white spikes”




  • We would love to see your completed monsters – remember to e-mail us a photo of your completed monster!

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Remember, if you want to explore more Viking sags there are many Viking sagas for you to discover, visit this link.
    Teeth

    This week we will look at why we brush our teeth.

    We all need to do it! Learn why we all should brush our teeth, and how brushing keeps our teeth strong and healthy!



    Remember that for children aged 7 and over:

  • Brush at least twice daily for about 2 minutes with fluoride toothpaste.


  • Brush last thing at night before bed and at least on 1 other occasion.


  • Use fluoride toothpaste containing between 1,350ppm and 1,500ppm of fluoride (check label).


  • Spit out after brushing and don't rinse – if you rinse, the fluoride won't work as well.


  • Can you share your learning by making a poster?

    Maybe you could put your poster in your bathroom as a reminder for good dental hygiene!

    Don't forget to mail us a copy for the school website:

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org
    Hola!

    In this lesson, we will recap our alphabet and numbers from last week, then we are going to learn how to greet people and introduce ourselves in Spanish! We will learn how to say our name and age in Spanish.

    For this lesson, you just need your brain and your voice! But you might want a pen and paper handy in case you want to write anything down.

    You can find the lesson over here.
    Our ‘Hello from Year 4’ video has had over 100 views on YouTube! We are so pleased that you enjoyed it and we would love to make a new video to share with you all.



    ​This week we would like you to send in an emoji message to share with your classmates.

    It’s easy to do...

    1. Draw your emoji message

    2. Take a photo of yourself holding the message

    3. Email to Zoe and Kul



    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org<
    You can read the latest copy of the newspaper over here.

    We have three activities for you to attempt. These are based on different learning levels. Don't worry if you find them a little too tough!

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    There are three quizzes. Choose a level that you feel comfortable with.

    Quiz level 1

    Quiz level 2

    Quiz level 3

    Finally we have the First News Debate.
    Our ukulele teacher Joe has recorded another video especially for the Year 4 Michael Faraday students. Joe shows you how to play the song Light It Up.

    You can view the chords for the song over here.

    Week Beginning 15th June



    Dear Families and Children,

    Welcome to another wonderful week of home learning! We will be making phone calls home this week to see how you all are. It will be lovely to catch up and speak to you all.

    We were delighted to receive many photos and e-mails sharing your home learning from last week. The Viking Longboats look amazing and we can see that many of you completed the times tables quiz.

    You can take a look at some of the home learning sent in last week by visiting the Year 4 home learning gallery.

    You can find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable. Remember, clicking on the lessons will take you to the required website/activity. We continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for Maths and English.

    Other activities for this week include:

  • Listen to a Viking Saga and create a picture of Fafnir the dragon


  • Continue to learn some Spanish


  • Find out about Viking traders and explorers


  • Learn all about teeth


  • Improve your handwriting


  • Try your best – learn a new skill


  • We know there are many changes going on at the moment and with recent announcements confirming that Year 4 will not be returning this term, we want to let you know that we are here to support you.

    If you do have any questions or concerns please do contact us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Take care & best Wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Monday 15th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will revise the rules for inverted commas and use them independently in your writing.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 16th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will revise what alphabetical order is and how to use a dictionary.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 17th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to use a thesaurus.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 18th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn what synonyms and antonyms are and how they can improve your writing.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 19th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will use the book Kensuke’s Kingdom to learn how to give your opinion and summarise information from an extract.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Monday 15th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn about tenths and the different ways they can be represented. To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 16th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to divide numbers by 10 and use the decimal point to show the answer.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 17th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to understand hundredths as fractions and decimals.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 18th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to divide a 1-digit or 2-digit number by 100 and use place value columns to show the answer.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 19th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn to read and display fun football data in a bar chart.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Hola amigos!

    It’s time to carry on developing our Spanish language skills.

    This week we would like you to learn how to talk about family and pets in Spanish.

    To complete this lesson please visit this link.
    The Vikings

    We started our topic by looking at Who were the Vikings? We then looked at How did the Vikings fight?

    Viking Traders and Explorers

    This week we would like you to research and discover facts about ‘Viking Traders and Explorers.’

    The Vikings were great sailors. Find out about famous Viking explorers and how far they travelled.

    Use this website to help you with your learning.

    Read the information carefully. You might find it useful to take notes as you are reading.

    Once you are finished, try the Viking Traders and explorers quiz!

    This week we would like you to listen to a Viking saga. These were the stories that the Vikings told about themselves.

    The Vikings loved storytelling. The Viking sagas were mostly written down in Iceland in the 13th and 14th Centuries, about event that had happened several centuries earlier.

    Some Viking sagas tell stories from history, some tell ancient myths and legends, but they all tell stories that the Vikings believed to have happened to their ancestors.

    This week’s story is titled ‘The Dragon’s Hoard’ and comes from the saga of the Volsungs. It tells the story of Loki (the Viking God of mischief), Fafnir and the young hero Sigurd.

    Listen to the story carefully and see if you can begin to build a picture of the key events, settings and characters in your mind.



    Once you have listened to the story have a think about Fafnir the dragon – what is he like? How is his appearance described? Can you imagine what Fafnir the dragon would have looked like?

    Can you create your own picture of Fafnir the dragon?

    This can be done using a wide range of artistic approaches:

  • drawing


  • painting


  • collage


  • junk modelling


  • We would love to see your Fafnir the dragon pictures, so please do share a photo your creation via e-mail.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Want to explore more Viking sags? There are many Viking sagas for you to discover, visit this link.
    Teeth

    This week we will look at types of teeth.

    Some questions to think about first:

    1. What Keeps Your Teeth in Place?

    2. How Many Teeth Do You Have?

    3. What is Enamel?

    4. Do Teeth Have Roots?

    5. Can Teeth Feel Sensations?

    6. Why Do Teeth Come in Different Shapes?

    7. What Do the Different Kinds of Teeth Do?

    8. What are Wisdom Teeth?

    Humans have three types of teeth. Click here to find out more.

    Now let’s look at the types of teeth in greater detail. Watch the video below to discover more.



    Can you answer the following questions?

    How many teeth do adults have?

    How many teeth do children have?

    How many canine teeth do we have?

    What are the first teeth to grow?


    Maybe you could make a poster to show all of the facts you have learnt about teeth!
    Developing your handwriting is an essential skill. This week, we would like you to spend some time practising your cursive, joined up handwriting this week.

    To do this please visit letterjoin and login using the details below:



    Once you have logged in select your class (Zoe, Kul) and practise forming:

  • Harder letters


  • Harder words


  • When you have finished feel free to explore other areas of letter join.

    Keep practising to prepare for next week’s handwriting challenge!
    Try the Premier League Primary Stars Challenge...

    This challenge is based on resilience and always trying your best.

    For this challenge, we would like you to have a go at mastering a new active skill by practising it every day for five minutes, or more.

    Even a small amount of daily practice can make a big difference to your technique - just make sure that you have a safe area to practise it in.

    Your new active skill could be anything from learning to juggle, throwing a ball into a basketball net backwards, skipping - whatever interests you!

    Why not try some of these ideas from Premier League football clubs in the Try Your Best: Football tricks activity sheet.

    Whatever you choose, why not show us how you progress by filling out our progress tracker worksheet worksheet each day, or filming yourself on Day 1 and Day 7 to demonstrate what you’ve achieved throughout the week.

    Remember to maintain a positive attitude and keep on going even if you don’t succeed at first! Building your resilience is more important than how many kick-ups you achieve.

    We would love to see what skills you have been mastering, so share an image of your worksheet or a video or photo of you practising via e-mail:

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org
    You can find the latest edition of First News over here.

    There are three activities for you to try. Don't worry if you find any of them a little hard. They are set at different levels.

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    If you feel like tackling the news debate then you can find the worksheet over here.

    Finally we have three First News quizzes for you to try.

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3
    We are happy to share some more learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

    The first learning video is about how aliens might view the world if they land during lockdown. It is aimed at children aged 7-10 years old.



    The second video is about speaking to your future self. It is suitable for pupils aged 8-11 years old.



    Thank you to everyone at the Blue Elephant for making these great resources available for the Michael Faraday pupils to enjoy 😊

    Week Beginning 8th June



    Dear Families and Children,

    Welcome to another week of home learning!

    We hope you are all safe and well. We were really pleased to see some wonderful home learning last week. Many of you sent in Viking posters, Black Dog front covers and photos of tasty recipes – well done!

    You can find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable. Remember, clicking on the lessons will take to you the required website/activity. This week, we will continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for Maths and English.

    Other activities for this week include:

  • Check your times tables knowledge with the new times tables quiz


  • Find out more about the Vikings by completing this week’s research: How did they fight?


  • Create your own Viking Longship


  • Explore the digestive system in more detail


  • Try some Yoga


  • Refresh your Spanish


  • Feel free to share your home learning with us – we love receiving photos of your wonderful work.

    We know there are many changes going on at the moment and we just want to let you know that we are here to support you. If you do have any questions or concerns please do contact us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Take care & best Wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Monday 8th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to use the suffixes -ous and -sion.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 9th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to use brackets to add extra information to your writing.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 10th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will revise using apostrophes to contract (combine) words and use them in your writing.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 11th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will revise the rules for apostrophes for possession and use them in your writing.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 12th June 2020

    In today’s English lesson you will learn how to understand what inference means and use it to answer questions about a story.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Monday 8th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to add two fractions together.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 9th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to subtract fractions from whole numbers and from mixed numbers.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 10th June 2020 In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to w

    ork out a fraction of an amount. For example, one quarter of 30.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 11th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you will learn how to solve problems by adding, subtracting and finding fractions.

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 12th June 2020

    In today’s Maths lesson you have been given 5 challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    It’s time to test your times tables knowledge once again! Have a go at the new times tables quiz!

    Before you begin, use the multiplication square to help you to practise your multiplication facts.



    When you are ready, start the quiz. There are 20 questions altogether, questions will be from the 2X table to the 12X table.

    You will have around 6 seconds to answer each question. You will need a pen and paper to write your answers and mark your work.

    Remember, don’t worry if you get any answers wrong, focus on learning these times table facts and then repeat the quiz at a later date to try and improve your score.

    Good Luck!

    Hola amigos!

    This week we will start looking at some basic Spanish. You will be reminded of some of the words you already know, and how to pronounce letters in the Spanish language.

    Use the link over here to help you.

    Watch the videos. You might find it useful to take notes as you are reading.

    Espero que lo disfrute – I hope you enjoy it.
    Last week we started looking at our new topic The Vikings.

    We started by looking at Who were the Vikings? If you need to remind yourself of last week’s learning, then use this website to help remind you.

    How did the Vikings fight?

    This week we would like you to research and discover ‘How did the Vikings fight?’

    Use this website to help you with your learning:

    Read the information carefully and see if you can label a Viking warrior and a Viking long ship correctly. You might find it useful to take notes as you are reading.

    When you have completed your research we would like you to create a poster/drawing containing facts that you have learnt about how the Vikings fight. Your poster/drawing could be of a Viking long ship, a Viking warrior, or perhaps of your favourite weapon.

    You can email a picture of your poster to Zoe or Kul. These can then appear on the school website!

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org
    Create your own Viking Longship

    This week you have been learning about the Vikings and how they fought. Vikings are known for their famous long ships which helped them to transport their armies for raiding and war.

    Viking longships could sail in shallow water so they could travel up rivers as well as across the sea. In a raid, a ship could be hauled up on a beach. The Vikings could jump out and start fighting, and then make a quick getaway if they were chased.

    For Art this week we would like you to be creative and make your own Viking Longship. This can be done using a wide range of artistic approaches:

  • drawing


  • painting


  • collage


  • junk modelling


  • printed template - you can find a template for your ship over here.


  • You will need to make sure that your longship has all of the key features:



    Below are some examples for inspiration:



    Remember to send us some photos of your completed Viking Longships!

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org
    Last week we began our new Science topic: Animals and Humans! We started by looking at the Digestive System.

    The food we eat has to be broken down into other substances that our bodies can use. This is called digestion. Without digestion, we could not absorb food into our bodies and use it. Digestion happens in the digestive system. This is a series of organs that break the food down so it can be absorbed into our bloodstream.

    This week we are going to continue looking at the digestive system and see if we can research the following questions:

    What Happens to the food in your mouth?

    Use this link to explore what happens.

    What happens in your stomach?

    Use this link to explore what happens.

    What happens in your intestine?

    Use this link to explore what happens.

    Make sure you read the information and watch the videos carefully. You may find it useful to take notes to help you to develop your understanding. Once you have finished each heading see how you get on with the ‘fill in the gaps’ quizzes.
    Did you know practising Yoga regularly can help to improve your fitness, flexibility, strength and posture? It can also help you to feel more positive, be mindful, focus and concentrate. This week we would like you to exercise your body and mind with some Yoga.

    Cosmic Yoga has a wide selection of Yoga classes for you to complete.

    They also have a more challenging section for older children which you may like to try over here.

    Have a go at some Yoga this week. Choose a class, invite your family to join in and enjoy!
    You can read the latest edition of First News over here.

    First News has also put together some activities themed around the news, some puzzles and a news debate. These are for different levels. Choose one that you feel comfortable with 😉

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Puzzle 1

    Puzzle 2

    Puzzle 3

    News Debate

    Week Beginning 1st June

    Dear Families and Children,

    The final half term has officially begun! We do hope you all had a restful and restorative half term.

    This week’s birthday shout-out goes to Nuoxi who celebrated her 9th birthday during half term!

    Happy Birthday Nuoxi!

    You can find all home learning for this week in the weekly timetable.

    Remember, clicking on the lessons will take to you the required website/activity. This week, we will continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for Maths, English and Computing.

    Other activities for this week include:

  • Carry on cooking healthy recipes & new recommendations – remember to send us your photos!


  • Listen to the story Black Dog and create your own front cover.


  • Create your own Joe Wicks PE HIIT Workout


  • Introduction to our new Science topic – Animals and Humans


  • Introduction to our new History topic – The Vikings


  • Feel free to share your home learning with us – we love receiving photos of your wonderful work.

    Remember, you can take a look at some of the amazing home learning sent in by classmates by visiting the ‘Home Learning Photo’ area of the school website and selecting Year 4.

    If you do have any questions or concerns please do contact us.

    You can contact Zoe by emailing: mailbox41363@lgflmail.org

    You can contact Kul by emailing: mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Take care & best Wishes,

    Zoe and Kul
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday 1st June 2020

    To understand the difference between fact and opinion.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos to help you spot the difference between what's factually true and what is someone's opinion


  • three activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 2nd June 2020

    To understand the difference between formal and informal language.

    This lesson includes:

  • one video about getting the right tone when you speak


  • four activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 3rd June 2020

    To add extra information to a sentence using subordinating conjunctions.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos to help you understand subordinating conjunctions and how to use them


  • four activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Thursday 4th June 2020

    To write a formal report about badgers.

    This lesson includes:

  • one video that shows you how to write a formal report


  • four activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 5th June 2020

    Using the book You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum you will learn how to explain what words mean, identify how an author creates humour and write dialogue in the style of the author.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos of actor Joanna Lumley reading extracts from the book


  • three activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    Monday 1st June 2020

    Learn about tenths and hundredths and how to write and compare them as fractions.

    This lesson includes:

  • three slideshows


  • two interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Tuesday 2nd June 2020

    Learn how to simplify fractions using knowledge of common factors.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos


  • three interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Wednesday 3rd June 2020

    Learn and practise finding equivalent fractions.

    This lesson includes:

  • one video


  • one lesson summary


  • two interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link

    . Thursday 4th June 2020

    In this lesson you will learn how to compare fractions, including fractions that are greater than one whole.

    This lesson includes:

  • two videos


  • two interactive activities


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.

    Friday 5th June 2020

    Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

    There are create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    In this lesson you will learn about how the internet works and how you can use search engines to use the internet.

    This lesson includes:

  • Two videos


  • Two activities to help you learn more


  • To complete the lesson please visit this link.
    It’s time to begin our new History topic... The Vikings!

    Each week we will be posting some research for you to complete to help you to extend your knowledge and understanding of the Vikings.

    Who were the Vikings?

    This week we would like you to research and discover ‘Who were the Vikings?’

    Use the following website to help you with your learning.

    Read the information carefully and watch the videos. You might find it useful to take notes as you are reading.

    When you have completed your research we would like you to create a poster containing ten facts you have learnt about the Vikings.

    You can email a picture of your poster to Zoe or Kul. These can then appear on the school website!
    Can you be our own PE teacher and create your own HIIT workout just like Joe Wicks?

    It’s easy to do!

    We have some ideas over here. All you need to do is:

    1. Choose 10 exercises (use these workout cards to help you with ideas)

    2. Write them down

    3. Stretch and warm up! Get your family to join in!

    4. Set a 10 minute timer.

    5. Complete your HIIT workout by completing each activity for 40 seconds and taking 20 seconds rest.

    6. Challenge yourself – can you complete your HIIT workout twice?

    Feel free to send us photos of your HIIT workout plans – we will try our best to complete them too!
    It’s time to begin our new Science topic: Animals and Humans!

    During this topic we will be covering fascinating areas of human and animal life such as, the digestive system, the digestive system functions, types and functions of teeth, tooth decay and food chains.

    This week we would like you to learn all about the digestive system!

    What is the digestive system?

    Use this website to explore and find out about the digestive system.

    Make sure you read the information and watch the video carefully. You may find it useful to take notes to help you to develop your understanding.

    Once you have finished see how you get on with the ‘fill in the gaps’ quiz.
    Listen to the story Black Dog by Levi Pinfold.



    Remember this story?

    The illustrator would have spent a long time using a variety of artistic techniques to create the front cover for the story.

    Do you think it could be improved? What would you change? What could you add? Can you create your own front cover for Black Dog?

    Send us a photo of your completed front covers!
    Remember, it is SO important to maintain a healthy lifestyle especially during these challenging times. An essential part of a healthy lifestyle is a nutritious, balanced diet.

    To help you to maintain a balanced, healthy diet we would like you to create some more healthy recipes with your families.

    We would love to you continue cooking with your families this week. Please choose a recipe to create with your family from ‘together we cook’ – a fantastic healthy recipe book.

    You can choose from a wide selection of recipes including breakfasts, soups, salads, main meals, sides, sauces, snacks and desserts. Once you’ve chosen your recipe, collect your ingredients, read the recipe carefully, start creating and ENJOY! Remember to take a photo of your achievements!

    This week’s recommended recipes:

  • Scrambled Egg with Tomatoes pg. 14-15


  • Jerk Chicken pg. 26 - 27


  • Vegetable Carbonara pg. 34 -35


  • Veggie Wraps pg. 42 - 43


  • Orange and Carrot Cake pg. 58 - 59


  • Last time we had some wonderful creations!





    We would love to see some of your completed recipes! You can either upload your photo below or e-mail it to us.

    Kul mailbox41362@lgflmail.org

    Zoe mailbox41363@lgflmail.org
    The link to this week’s First News newspaper can be found over here.

    If you are feeling super confident then you could try a couple of crossword puzzles themed around the news!

    Crossword 1

    Crossword 2

    You can view the archived Year 4 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.