Year 4

Week Starting 12 July 2020

Hello Year 4,

Welcome to your last week in Year 4 and our final week of home learning before the summer holidays.

You will be receiving your reports in the post from us and we are really proud of everything you have achieved this year.  You have shown resilience and determination during a very strange time and worked so hard. Parents and carers, if you have any questions regarding your child’s report, please email yr4@pegasusacademytrust.org and this will be forwarded to the class teacher so they can contact you.

 

GOOGLE MEETS

In our final Google Meet, you will get an opportunity to say goodbye to your current teacher and meet your new teacher.  It is really important that you log in for this final meeting so that you and your new teacher can meet one another.  To accommodate this, we have has to alter the dates and times of some meets to allow both teachers to be present.  You can find the day and nickname of your Class Meet here

 

As we will not have time to complete our reading of “Arthur and the Golden Rope“, we have added a narrated PowerPoint of the whole book to the extra activities section. You can watch this when you have completed all your tasks this week so that you know how the story ends.

Here are some wonderful examples of home learning we have received over the last week.

 

Nasar has produced some wonderful writing.

Samuel produced a great advert to encourage people to visit Iceland.

Nkeiru produced a super poem for BLM.

Nicole produced some fantastic poster work for BLM.

Evie has been getting lots of exercise and walking her dog.

Kenzo produced this super story board of “Arthur and the Golden Rope”

Josiah has been busy researching facts about the planets that make up our solar sysytem.

Thank you to everyone who has emailed work in.  We have really enjoyed seeing your wonderful work!

 

 

‘Big Camp’ Challenge!

This is the last whole Trust challenge before we ‘break up’ for the summer holiday so we thought we would make it super fun and go out with a bang!

Your challenge this week is to build a camp!  Your camp or den can be indoors or outdoors and made out of whatever you like.  You might choose to build a den in your bedroom from blankets, duvets and sheets or you could make one under your dining table.  You could make a den out of branches if you have a woodland nearby or you could pitch a tent in your back garden.  Apparently, a den is only a den if you can sit in it so make sure you can squeeze in.  If you haven’t got enough space to build a human-sized den, how about making a den for a teddy or doll?  You could even make a tiny den for a Lego man or small world figure.

You will find a task sheet to help you with ideas in the downloads for extra activities.

 

Here is this week’s timetable.  Have a fabulous last week of home learning.  We wish you and your families a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you all in September.

Take care

The Year 4 team 😃

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Activity 1

English:

Arthur and the Golden Rope

Maths:

Dividing 2-digits
by 1-digit

English:

Arthur and the Golden Rope

Maths:

Folding flowers

English:

Arthur and the Golden Rope

Activity 2

PHSE:

My Year so Far

Reading:

Varjak Paw Chapter 34

Maths:

Dividing 3-digits
by 1-digit

Reading:

Varjak Paw Chapter 35

PHSE: 

My hopes for Year 5

Activity 3

RE:

The Crying Camel

Science:

Conductors and Insulators

Thematic:

Religion

Art:

Elephant Head Part 2

French:

Le Petit Dejeuner

 

Monday

1 English

In this lesson, join Ms Binks as we use illustrations to make predictions and look at the speech that Atrix makes to the townsfolk.  We will be thinking about the purpose of her speech and the effect it has on the people listening.  You will find a copy of the presentation in the Downloads for Monday section below to help you.

2 PHSE

Join Ms Bitata as she takes you through how to create a journal response and record to your year so far.

3 RE

In today’s lesson, Miss Powell is going to share with you the story of ‘The Crying Camel’ and show you how to use powerful language to describe the character’s feelings. You will find a task sheet in the Downloads for Monday section below to help you.

Tuesday

1 Maths

This week, which will be our last week of maths in Y4, we shall be investigating division.  This will give you a chance to think about how whole numbers can be shared, and to to apply the inverse rule of multiplication.  You will also be using your times table knowledge.  Today We Are Learning To divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.  Have a look in the Downloads for Tuesday section below for a PowerPoint to view, an activity to complete and the answers so you can check your work.


2  Reading

In today’s lesson Ms Binks is going to read you Chapter 34 of Varjak Paw and talk you through your task.  You will find a copy of the presentation in the Downloads for Tuesday section below to help you.

3 Science

This week, you are going to learn how to identify the components of a circuit.  As you will be navigating different sites, it is very important that you remind yourself about how to keep safe online.  Watch the presentation below to get started.  Remember to pause the video so you have time to read.

These are the links that you will be exploring:
Slide 3 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f/articles/zs7g4j6
Slide 4 – https://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html
Slide 6 – http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/circuitworld.html

Have Fun!

 

Wednesday

1 English

In English today, we will continue to read Arthur and the Golden Rope and reflect on how the townspeople feel about Arthur and why.  We will be looking closely and the illustrations in the book and using these to help us write speech and dialogue for a variety of characters.  You will find the worksheets for today’s lessons in the Downloads for Wednesday section below.

2 Maths

A fun maths investigation awaits…
It involves a little knowledge of shape, some  visualisation practise , paper-folding skills, and several sheets of paper in two colours.  Oh, and a pair of scissors!  The task itself is outlined in a PowerPoint that you can find in the Downloads for Wednesday section below.


3 Thematic

Join Mrs Chapman to find out about religion in the Anglo-Saxon times.  You will find a task sheet to help you in the Downloads for Wednesday section below.

 

Thursday

1 Maths

This week, which will be our last week of maths in Y4, we shall be investigating division.  This will give you a chance to think about how whole numbers can be shared, and to to apply the inverse rule of multiplication.  You will also be using your times table knowledge.  Today We Are Learning To divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number.  Have a look in the Downloads for Tuesday section below for a PowerPoint to view, an activity to complete and the answers so you can check your work.


2 Reading

This is it!  The final part of our journey with our feline hero.  How will the story end?  Find out by reading this chapter with Mr. Santos.  Once you have finished, write a review of the book.  What were your favourite moments in the story?  What about your least favourite?  Who were the most interesting characters?  Were there any themes which came up in the story?

There is a book review template in the Downloads for Thursday section below to help you.

One you are finished, head over to the Extra Activities folder for a little extra slice of Varjak!

3 Art

Continuing the work we started last week, in this lesson, we are going to be finishing our elephant portrait by adding a body and decorating a background for our picture.  Join Mr Santos as he takes you through how to complete your work.

Friday

1 English

Join Mrs Chapman for our last lesson about “Arthur and the Golden Rope”.  Once you have finished today’s task, you can listen to the whole story which you will find in our Extra activities section.

2 PHSE

And so we reach the end of our time in Y4 together.  It has been such a lovely year and you are a truly wonderful group of children.  We will miss you next year.  But, as you know, next year, you will have a new set of teachers who will also enjoy teaching you and spending time in your company.  I’m sure they are already thinking about their hopes and dreams for Y5, but what are yours I wonder?  View the PowerPoint in the Downloads for Friday section below, and you can bid a fond farewell to Y4 and then begin thinking about your hopes and dreams for the school year ahead.

3 French

Bonjour!  Today in the video, Mrs Pinkney is back at the breakfast table and we are talking about eating and drinking.  We’re going to do some actions to help us remember some important food words in French. Next, in the Downloads for Friday section below there is an acting-out game to play. Grab a partner and get them speaking en Francais!

Extra Activities

Singing

Singing makes us feel good and positively helps your brain and your thinking.  You can improve your singing, sing a song, or even take on the rap/singing challenge – and do it the easy way – at ‘Mrs. E’s EASY SINGING’ page here.

Arthur and the Golden Rope

As we will not have time to complete our reading of “Arthur and the Golden Rope“, Ms Binks has created a presentation of her reading the whole story for you to enjoy.  You can watch this when you have completed all your tasks this week so that you know how the story ends.

 

The Outlaw Varjak Paw

For those of you who really enjoyed Varjak Paw, you may well want to read “The Outlaw Varjak Paw” to find out what happens next.  Join Mr Santos, as he gives he you a taste of the next book by reading you Chapter One.

 

 

Published on 12th July, 2020

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