Year 4

Week Starting 31 May 2020

Hello Year 4,

Welcome back after half term. We hope you have enjoyed the time with your families and are all keeping safe and well.  Remember – we will be continuing to phone some families each day starting from Monday.   We look forward to catching up with you.  If you see a call that says ‘No caller ID’ between 10AM and 4PM then that may well be your teacher.

We have been really pleased to see how hard you are working on your home learning and really enjoyed seeing the examples you posted on to the blogs or that you have emailed to us.  You can send a photo of you and your work to yr4@pegasusacademytrust.org.  Remember – we would also love to hear how you are and to see some of your amazing work on our class blogs which you can access here.

Here are some wonderful examples of home learning from the last week before half term.

Sebastian in Hawthorn Class made a wonderful model of Varjak Paw.

Nkeiru in Planets Class made some amazing salt dough models of the characters from Varjak Paw.

Hussen in Sycamore Class has been working very hard on his fractions.

Reece in Hawthorn Class has been working hard on his handwriting and has made a huge improvement!

Khush in Comets Class designed a fantastic prayer mat

Dexter in Rowan Class produced a fantastic poster for PHSE to help us keen our chins up.

Archie in Lime Class produced a fantastic poster showing all the things he is grateful for.

Your work could be here next week so remember to email in!

 

PEGASUS ACADEMY TRUST WEEKLY TASK

Flag Challenge!

Do something extraordinary this week and see how many flags you are able to create with any Lego that you may have at home. If you don’t have any Lego, try painting, drawing or making collage flags?

You could design a flag quiz – as a PowerPoint slide show or using printed images – and test your friends and family. How many flags and capital cities do you know?  How many can you learn before the end of the week?  Use the poster and word document in the downloads for extra activities to help you.

Don’t forget to send your flag challenge creations to yr4@pegasusacademytrust.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take care Year 4 and keep safe and well.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Year 4 team 😃

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Activity 1

English:

Varjak Paw

Chapter 16

Reading:

The Crocodile

Roald Dahl

English:

Varjak Paw

Chapter 17

Computing:

Editing Photos

English:

Varjak Paw

Chapter 18

Activity 2

Science:

Teeth 2

Maths:

Hundredths

DT:

Baking with Ms Nicolls and Tegan

Maths:

Dividing by 10 and 100

Reading:

The Tummy Beast

Roald Dahl

Activity 3

PHSE: 

Positively Wonderful

 

RE:

The Mosque 2

Reading:

The Pig

Roald Dahl

Topic:

Anglo-Saxon artefacts

French: 

Weather

 

Monday

1 English

Chapter 16 of Varjak Paw see our feline friend aquire his Third Skill.  It sees him become a hunter.  He didn’t listen to any of the negative words from Holly and instead, followed his instincts.  By doing so, he succeeded in his task.

Thinking of everything that Varjak has been through up until now, you are to write a letter to Jalal, detailing the exciting hunt: how it felt, and what it meant, to Varjak.  Also, include any other exciting experiences that Varjak has encountered since being on the Outside.

2 Science

After reminding ourselves of the different types of teeth we have, this week We Are Learning about the different parts of a tooth and what each of these parts does.  We will then be drawing and labelling our own diagram of a tooth and for an extra challenge, you can build a model of a tooth.

3 PHSE

In this week’s PSHE, we want you to do a seven-week journal.  You need to show all the positive things that have crossed your mind.  Remember that this exercise is about you, but we want you to include your parents or even grandparents if you can.  Also, do not worry about printing, get creative and make your own.

If you catch yourself with nothing positive to write for any of the given days, you might need to speak to an adult.

Look in the Downloads for Monday section below for the activity.

Tuesday

1 Reading

This week in reading we are going to be looking at Roald Dahl’s collection of poems ‘Dirty Beasts’.  Join Ms Binks as we read and discuss ‘The Crocodile’.  You will also find a copy of the poem in the Downloads for Tuesday section below.

2 Maths

Make sure you select the correct video to view.  We are looking at Week 2, Lesson 4 today – Hundredths on a place value grid.

Moving on from our last lesson, today We Are Learning To understand hundredths on a place value grid. If you open this link  you will find a video to watch.  There are questions to answer too, that you can view in two different ways: either as a PowerPoint to watch, or a printable activity sheet to complete.  There is an answer sheet too so you can check your work.  These can all be found in the Downloads for Tuesday section below.

3 RE

Last lesson, we learnt about the features of a mosque and today’s lesson will follow on from this.  You are going to design and label a mosque, ensuring that you include all of the relevant features.  Look in the Downloads for Tuesday section for the task and resources below.

Wednesday

1 English

Today Mrs. Marsh is going to read Chapter 17 of Varjak Paw to you so sit back and relax as it is time to enjoy the next part of Varjak’s adventures.

In chapter 17, in one of Varjak’s dreams, he returns to Mesopotamia where Jalal, once again, teaches him a new skill.  Today, we will focus on the structure and language used in this chapter and compare it to the language used when Varjak previously visits Mesopotamia in his dreams.

Follow the PowerPoint and use the additional images, both found in the Downloads for Wednesday section below,to help you when brainstorming ideas.

2 DT

Remember children, this is an activity to co with a grown up.  Safety first.

By popular demand, it is indeed back:  ‘Baking with Miss. Nicols and Tegan.  This week you will find in the Downloads for Wednesday section below, a recipe for some rather delicious cookies.  Get baking…

3 Reading

In today’s reading session, Ms Binks is going to share with another Roald Dahl poem ‘The Pig.’ You will also find a copy of the poem in the Downloads for Wednesday section below.

Thursday

1 Computing

If you’ve been inspired by our recent photography competition, photographing the natural world around you, now you can learn how to edit them on a smartphone or tablet.  Make your phots the best they can be!

Take a look at the PowerPoint in the Downloads for Thursday section below.

 

2 Maths

Make sure you select the correct video to view.  We are looking at Week 2, Lesson 5 today – Divide 1 or 2-digits by 100.

Moving on from our last lesson, today We Are Learning To understand how to divide 1 or 2-digits by 100. If you open this link  you will find a video to watch.  There are questions to answer too, that you can view in two different ways: either as a PowerPoint to watch, or a printable activity sheet to complete.  There is an answer sheet too so you can check your work.  These can all be found in the Downloads for Thursday section below.

 

3 Topic

Today Mrs Marsh is going to teach you all about Anglo-Saxon artefacts.  Learn what artefacts are and why they are important in helping us understand the past.  You will then go on to sketch different artefacts and think about how they can help us to understand life in Anglo-Saxon times.  Look in the Downloads for Thursday section below for images of Anglo-Saxon artefacts.

 

Friday

1 English

Today Mrs Pinkey is going read Chapter 18 of Varjak Paw for you.  In chapter 18, Varjak is getting to know Holly and Tam as they show him how to survive in the city.  Your task for this chapter, is to create a balanced argument giving your opinion on whether Varjak Paw is an ‘insider’ or an ‘outsider’.

And here is a video of the task from Mrs. Chapman.  You can also access this as a PowerPoint in the Downloads for Friday section below.

2 Reading

In the last lesson of the week, Ms Binks is going to read and discuss ‘The Tummy Beast’ by Roald Dahl.  You will also find a copy of the poem in the Downloads for Friday section below.

3 French

In today’s lesson, you will be learning how to describe the weather in French.

 

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

Art

‘Telling stories with textiles’ is the name of this activity, inspired by the Bayeaux tapestry, which shows events occurring during the Anglo-Saxon period of history.  What materials could you use to make sequential pictures that tell a story?  In the video, we use fuzzy felt, but there are lots of other everyday materials you might be able to transform.

Mr. Santos’s homemade orchestra

Published on 31st May, 2020

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