Year 4 home learning during school closures
Welcome back to the summer term everyone!
Hi everyone! I trust you are all well and keeping safe at home. I have missed teaching you all and I am really looking forward to the day we can all get back together as a class. In the meantime, it is really important we keep learning and completing tasks at home because our brains need to keep on growing and developing just like our bodies.
Make sure you log in every week, to see what tasks you should be completing from home.
Don’t forget to send us pictures either via our school Twitter @Northcotesch or directly to my school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t even begin to explain how much I have missed your fantastic work so would love to see as many examples as possible!
We will be displaying the best examples of your work with next week’s learning, so remember to still use your nice neat writing and think about creative ways of showing your work! We are excited to see what you produce!
Summer Term 2, Week 5:
Week commencing 29th June 2020
DT: Northcote Cooks
As a whole school, we are going to be looking at healthy eating this week! As we are focusing on getting fit and healthy, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some healthy recipes with everyone! We will be posting some ideas for healthy snacks which you could make after your daily workouts!
Check our twitter page everyday to see what tasty dishes the teachers have been cooking! Everyday we will be posting recipe ideas that you can try with your family.
You can join in by creating one of the recipes we post, or sending your own ideas in! Whatever your family makes this week, send your teacher some photographs or tweet them with the hashtag #northcotecooks
PE: Northcote ‘Sports Month’ Fitness Challenge
During this time of the year, we should have been competing in our ‘Sports Day’. Rather than cancelling, we have decided to change our plans this year. Instead of a ‘Sports Day’ we are organising a ‘Sports Month’.
For the next 4 weeks, we will be setting daily fitness challenges for you and your family to complete – this will help us achieve the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day!
Each day you need to check the school’s Twitter account to see what the daily fitness challenge is.
Task 1: Reading speed and questioning
Please make sure you continue to read on Reading Plus. It is very useful and fun website that will help you make progress with your reading!
Everyone in the juniors should now have a login for Reading Plus.
Please see the guide some of our Year 6 children made on our Reading Curriculum page if you are struggling to log on.
Task 2: Reading (P4C focus)
Reading is a great way to help us explore our feelings and the bigger picture. This week, our focus is worry.
Watch/ listen to the story of Silly Billy By Anthony Browne with someone at home using the link below:
Now discuss the following questions with somebody at home linked to the main theme in the book:
- What did Silly Billy worry about?
- How does he make himself feel better?
- What kind of things do you worry about?How does it make you feel?
- How can you make yourself feel better when you are worrying?
Activity: Make your own worry doll/monster
In the story, Billy’s grandma gives him a worry doll to help him release his worries. Now it’s your turn to make your own worry doll/monster using the instructions below!
You will need:
- a recycled container with a lid
- one A4 sheet of paper
- coloured sticky dots,
- 2 small circles of white card,
- googly eyes
- Pens/coloured pencils
Step 1: Take a small container with a whole in the top ( e.g. a small box, a Pringles tube, etc)
Step 2:Cut a length of paper to cover the sides of the container, making sure you add a 5cm boarder to the top so that you can cut a zig-zag pattern into it to give your monster some spiky hair.
Step 3: With the remaining paper, cut out some monster arms and attach to the container using sellotape or glue.
Step 4: Create your monster using the circles of white card, googly eyes and felt tips/coloured pencils.
Step 5: When you feel worried, write your worry down on a slip of paper and then feed your worry to your monster by posting it through the slot in the container. Watching your worry disappear should help you to feel a bit better! Don’t forget to share your worries with a trusted adult too!
Task 3: Reading for pleasure
Click on the link below to find out more information about texts that you can access for free!
Take a look at The Book of Hopes (edited by Katherine Rundell) a fantastic collection of short stories, poems and pictures, written by a range of authors especially for families during lockdown. Click on the link below to start reading the book straight away for free:
Alternatively, you might want to read some of the 500 word short stories that have been submitted by children all over the UK:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories
Take a look at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk to join and take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge:
Task: Past Tense
This week we are focusing on writing in the past tense.
Task: Creative writing
Pobble 365 upload a new picture every day. Go on the link for one day this week and write a story about the image you can see. Make sure you tweet or email it to us so we can see what you’ve been doing – it also gives me a chance to enjoy some exciting new stories!
*Don’t forget all of the sentence types we have learnt, to help engage your reader:
Fronted Adverbials, 2A, Double ly, the more, the more, ad same ad, similes, personification etc.
If you have forgotten these, click on this school’s link, which has posters for each sentence type:
Maths: Finding Fractions of Amounts
Task: Finding Fractions of Amounts
Science: States of Matter
This week’s focus: identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and
associate the rate of evaporation with temperature
This term, our new unit is ‘States of Matter’. We will be understanding what solids, liquids and gases are and how they change when temperature is changed.
Read the information and watch the video from the website link below:
Humanities – Geography: Mapping Skills
Last week, you looked at what maps are, how to use them and how to read them!
I now want you to research more about your local area – Walton, Liverpool.
TASK 1: Key geographical questions I want you to consider:
- Where is Walton and which other places are near it?
- Is Walton a village, town, suburb or part of a city?
- What types of buildings can we find and what are they used for?
- What different types of land-use can we find?
- Are there any green spaces and what are they used for?
- Who lives here and what do they do?
- How do people use this landscape in different ways?
- Are there any local ‘landmarks’?
- What types of transport links can we find?
- What evidence is there of connections to other places?
- What was Walton like in the past?
- How and why is it changing?
TASK 2: Now, I want you to go onto Google Earth and zoom all the way out! Then, I want you to follow the steps below and screenshot/print screen when you have found them!
- Find the United Kingdom on the map.
- Find England on the map.
- Find Liverpool on the map.
- Find Walton on the map.
- Find Northcote Primary School on the map.
CHALLENGE… Can you?
- Find your house.
- Find your favourite shop/park/place to visit.
- Find a country you have been on holiday to!
Art: Famous Artist Study
This week’s focus: Famous Artist Study
This year we have been working on our ability to sketch and have practised and developed different shading techniques. The famous artist we are going to study was famous for keeping many sketches of his thoughts and inventions. He used his ability of shading to show his detailed ideas.
The artist we are going to study is: Leonardo da Vinci
Task 1: Watch the Biography about Leonardo da Vinci
Task 2: Create a piece of artwork in the style of Leonardo da Vinci
YOUR TASK: Google Earth
Linked to your Geography topic on mapping skills, I would like you to spend some time exploring Google Earth!
How many of these challenge cards can you complete?
This week we are going to focus on Spanish culture. We are going to research a famous Spanish festival; ‘La Tomatina’
This week, our topic for PSHE is Statues.
Task 1: Read the Picture News article below and then complete the question sheet to share your thoughts.
This Week’s Focus: Life’s Journey
This week’s focus: write your own story inspired by a mythical creature.
Watch Pixie Lott as she explores romance and revenge in Bernstein’s Cuban-inspired piece Mambo from West Side Story.
TASK: Create your own mythical creature.
- What does your character look like?
- How do they move?
- What problems do they face?
A huge well done for all the work I have received during our home learning period! It is lovely to hear that you are all doing well and continuing to work hard! I am very proud! See some wonderful examples of the work that has been completed below! Keep sending your work to: email@example.com
What else have Class 9 been up to?
Estelle has been producing some beautiful artwork for her new baby brother!