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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 4

Week beginning: Monday 5th July

 

Welcome to Year 4 

 

 

Welcome to Year 4's class page. 

Home learning

 

Hi Year 4. 

 

The countdown is done, it's time for us to return to school and I can't wait. We have got some very exciting lessons planned for this week and some great home learning to go alongside. I will be sending out a video of the classroom later today so you are prepared on where to come in. 

 

I have absolutely loved reading and watching your productions this week, you have all worked so hard throughout this strange time and I'm incredibly proud. 

 

These last two weeks will be formatted slightly differently, everyone needs to do home learning day 1-3 and then if you are not coming in to school I have uploaded the activities we will be doing in school. If you would like to continue with White Rose I have uploaded the links down the bottom. 

 

Please send any of your amazing work and any questions to eteagle@ashleyhill.org 

 

Love Mrs Teagle and Miss Sawdon

 

Glossary of English terms

Superstars of the week 

 

Lots of amazing work this week our Superstars are. 

 

This week I have been transported into Diary of a wimpy kid, Matilda, Cinderella, Lion King, Beauty and the beast, and two amazing stories that have been created especially for this project. The Superstars this week go to James, Rosie-Mae, Chloe, Orla  Evie P, Evie L, Hannah, Isla and Luke for their hard work and determination creating their amazing productions which have all been incredibly creative and very different. 

 

If you fancy being a Superstar of the week, don't forget to send me your work. 

Home learning day 1

Home learning day 1 1

Home learning day 1

 

Maths

 

Practice Your times tables on Times tables Rock stars you beat Year 5 and 3, but who will be the top Timestable Rockstars of Year 4. 

 

Solve today’s Maths Mystery.

 

English

 

Are you enthusiastic about the environment? Or determined to make the school a better place? It’s time to think about our new Green team and School council representatives. 

 

Today I would like you to write a speech explaining why you are the right fit for the job? You can then either record your speech or send it to me so I can show Miss Bond and Miss Sawdon.

 

If you don’t want to be a Green team or School council Rep than you should apply for a different classroom role, perhaps you want to be the Laptop monitor, sink monitor,  broom monitor or Continuous provision monitor.

 

Things you need to consider:

 

What makes you a good candidate?

Have you got any previous experience?

Have you done anything during lockdown that will help you in your new role?

 

Don’t forget to use persuasive devices for example ‘firstly’, ‘additionally’, ‘on the other hand’, ‘for this reason’.

 

I look forward to seeing your speeches.

 

Science

 

This week we are going to be learning about Forces.

 

What is a force and how does it work?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvpp34j/articles/zywcrdm 

 

What are the different forces?

 

Push, Pull and Twist.

 

What is Friction?

 

Friction is a force between two surfaces that are sliding, or trying to slide, across each other. For example, when you try to slide across the floor, friction makes this difficult.

 

To learn more about Friction have a look at the link below.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs 

 

Looking around your house what forces can you see in action, make a list of any items that you need to use the forces of push, pull or twist for.

 

Today you are going to experiment with how the use of different materials change the resistance..

 

What you will need:

 

  • A toy car or wheeled toy.
  • Something to turn into a ramp.
  • Different materials like bubble wrap, a jumper, a chopping board, tin foil, cardboard, paper and a rug.
  •  A stopwatch or timer.

 

 

Method

 

Today you will be testing the resistance produced by different materials.

 

  1. You will need to create a ramp so the car can travel down it.
  2. Once the ramp is created you one by one you will test the different materials by placing them on the ramp and pushing the car down them.
  3. Using your stopwatch or timer you will timer how long it takes the car to travel down the ramp.
  4. The material that produces the most friction will be the material in which the car travels slowest down.

 

Once you have experimented with all of your different fabric I would like you to write a conclusion and present your results using a graph.

 

If you are stuck on your conclusion you can use these sentence starters.

 

In today’s experiment we were testing how different materials create different amounts of friction. Friction is produced when……………………………………………………………………………………..

 

In order to test how much resistance the materials produced we ……………………………………………………………..

 

In my graph you can see the results from today’s experiment. The material that produced the most friction was …………………………. taking ………. seconds to complete the ramp, I think that was because……………………………

 

The material that produced the least friction was ……………

 

Home learning day 2

Home learning day 2 1

Home learning day 2

 

Maths

 

Practice Your times tables on Times tables Rock stars you beat Year 5 and 3, but who will be the top Timestable Rockstars of Year 4. 

 

Today’s Maths challenge is to design a board game that will help the players to learn and practice their times tables. This could be a version of Monopoly, snakes and ladders, Top trumps or a game of your creation. You will have the rest of the week to create this board game.

 

English

 

For today’s English I would like you to create a fact file all about yourself. Imagine that the reader knows nothing about you, perhaps they are not even from this planet.

 

A good fact file is clear, factual and neatly organised.

 

What you will need to include:

 

  • Heading
  • Sub headings
  • Facts
  • Pictures

 

Topics you might want to consider.

 

  • All about you – Birthday, eye colour, hair colour, height.
  • Family and Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Sports
  • Favourite things – Holidays, film, book, food, colour.

 

Science

 

Yesterday we began our journey looking at forces particularly friction. Today we are going to look at water and air resistance.

When does water resistance occur?

 

Water resistance occurs when an object moves through the water because water particles work against the object  making it more difficult for it to move through the water.

 

 

When does air resistance occur?

 

Air resistance occurs when an object flies through the air because air particles hit the object making it more difficult for it to move through the air.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxw6gdm 

 

Today you are going to be exploring air resistance by creating our own model parachutes.

 

What You Need

Disposable plastic or paper cup

Plastic bag

String

Paper punch

Scissors

Tape Measure.

Timing.


How to Make It

First punch holes in the top of the plastic cups, just under the rim. You'll need to punch four holes approximately equal distance apart.

 

Next cut one plastic bag into a 14-inch square.

 

Now cut four 14-inch lengths of string for each parachute.

 

Gather a corner of the plastic square and tie one length of string to it, leaving only a small tail. Repeating for all four corners.

 

Then tie each string to a different hole on the cup. (TIP: Try to keep the tails all the same length so you don't get a lopsided parachute.)

 

Now go to a high place and drop your parachute timing how long it takes to drop, now using a similar cup to the cup attached to your parachute drop the cup from the same height timing how long it takes to fall.  

 

Now you’ve experimented with your parachute it’s time to discuss why the lonely cup and the cup with the parachute take very different times to reach the bottom, why is this? Can you write up your theory, if you need help have a look at the sentence starters.

 

You can use my sentence starters.

The cup with the parachute slides ____________  because of air resistance. Air resistance happens because………………………….

 

https://deceptivelyeducational.blogspot.com/2015/07/diy-parachutes-and-science-behind-how.html 

 

 

Home Learning day 3

Home Learning day 3 1

Home learning day 3

 

Maths

 

Practice Your times tables on Times tables Rock stars you beat Year 5 and 3, but who will be the top Timestable Rockstars of Year 4. 

 

Continue with yesterday’s Maths challenge which is to design a board game that will help the players to learn and practice their times tables. This could be a version of Monopoly, snakes and ladders, Top trumps or a game of your creation. You will have the rest of the week to create this board game.

 

English

 

For today’s English I would like you to write a letter to Miss Bond explaining a little bit about yourself and talking about what you are excited about for Year 5.

 

You could  include any hopes, goals, inspirations of fears about moving up, facts about you and questions for Miss Bond.

 

As well as your letter I would like you to think of any questions you would like to ask Miss Bond and Miss Sawdon about next year. Please send me the questions so I can forward them to Miss Bond for her to answer. 

 

Science

 

For today’s lesson we are going to be learning about gravity.

 

What is gravity?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf66fg8/articles/zqbm3k7

 

Today we are going to explore gravity with a simple experiment.

 

 

 

Work for those not coming in to school.

Work for those not coming in to school.  1
Work for those not coming in to school.  2

Home learning for those not coming in to school. 

 

Over the next two weeks we are going to be creating our own theme park this will need a lot of creativity, resourcefulness and determination. You will need to think about budgets, area, timings and advertising. I have uploaded a booklet below that will help you create your theme park. 

 

 

Free and exciting activities to do whilst we spend some time at home. 

 

Learn a language on Rosetta stone which is now free. 

https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/?fbclid=IwAR2DFau9BvzKCRxPBSzoQ06eMe2YEsbeo6elqeRU11TLsCrQ0YpVeKmnXIM#

 

Fun projects from Disney on stage

https://disneyonstage.co.uk/education/

 

For our Harry Potter and Mystery fans - Challenges that involve Maths, creative thinking and Literacy. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform

 

For the creatives - Challenges that involve Maths, creative thinking and Literacy. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box


 

Other useful websites.

For our Harry Potter and Mystery fans.

Challenges that involve Maths, creative thinking and Literacy. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform

 

For the creatives

Challenges that involve Maths, creative thinking and Literacy. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box

Maths

Timestable rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/

Practice number bonds and timestables on ‘Hit the button’

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Practice matching fractions to their visual representation.  

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L2801/L2801/index.html#

Practice using money on

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Practice place value including decimals

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

Practice a variety of maths questions on Daily 10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Spelling

Practice Year 4 spelling rules on Spelling frame

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Twinkl 

Twinkl is a teaching resource offering lots of fantastic worksheets about everything on the curriculum, although you normally have to pay this resource is currently free using the code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools 

 

P.E 

It's important to keep active during isolation, here are a few options to try but if you're just as happy playing football, dancing or going on walks that's great too. 

 

Kids Zumba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0wgVhUC9w

 

Kids Zumba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8

 

Whole school 5 minute moves from the body coach for schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0_1QBQ8Syk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7CX0_7sLTA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJXQT4gowg

 

Family cardio workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if4cjO5nxo

 

The children's amazing work

Year 4 writing checklist

Above is the Year 4 Writing checklist, to achieve each section the children  must tick all of the boxes at least once.

Christian Value

 

Our Christian value this term is Justice

 

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