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Class 4 Previous Home Learning

 

Please find previous weeks' home learning below...

Week beginning 11.5.20

(Helpful resources like word mats and number grids can be found here)

There are lots of free online resources being made during this home school period. One resource that other teachers and parents have recommended to me is 'The Maths Factor' by Carol Vorderman. You simply sign up, select a year group and then your child can work through maths challenges to earn virtual medals and trophies. If you think that this is something that would motivate your child/children it is worth giving it a go. 

Monday 

English

Last week you began learning about letter writing. Here is a list of some words that can be linked to letter writing:

  • Envelope
  • Informal
  • Formal
  • Dear
  • From
  • Love
  • Address
  • Date
  • Questions
  • Sender

Can you discuss these words with a grown up? Try you hardest to explain why these words link to letter writing. If you are unsure of why a word links to letter writing, ask a grown up.

Once you understand these words you can make your own word search with them in!

You can do this online by clicking here. 

Or create one on paper. You can do this by, making a grid 10cm across and 10cm down. Then mark each cm and draw a line going down and do the same going across and you should end up with a grid.

Now fill in the words you want to find. They can go, up, down, backwards or diagonal. Then fill in the rest of the spaces with other letters and make sure that you have put the answers (list of words) at the bottom of the page. Once it is complete you can see if someone in your family can find the words about letter writing.  

Maths 

Warm up

If 35 is my answer, what could the question be?

Start by putting the number 35 in the middle of your paper. Then think of as many possible number sentences to make 35. Can you find more than 10 ways?

Today’s lesson is all about adding and subtracting tens. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 1 Adding and subtracting tens’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

PSHE

As part of learning about ‘How to keep myself fit and healthy’ it is important to learn about what makes a balanced diet. With someone in your family, work through the PowerPoint below, having a go at some of the questions and reading some of the information.

You can use this weekly food planner template to plan your week.

Well being 

Click here to view the well-being menu. Take a look through it and choose one that your family will enjoy taking part in together. 

Tuesday 

Over the next 2 days you are going to be writing an informal letter.

First of all, have a think about who you want to write your letter to.

In the past, Kiki has written letters to the class from Australia. If you would like to write a letter to her, I am sure she would be over the moon to receive one. If you do choose to write a letter to Kiki, email me pictures of your letter and I can print them out or wait until we are back in school and bring them in and I can post them to her.

Once you have decided who to write your letter to, think about what you will include. You will have to think of a greeting, for example dear. Then make notes of some of the things you can write about in your letter. You might want to write about your experience of home schooling, games you have been playing with your family or maybe what you are most looking forward to once things are back to normal. Also, make note of some questions you would like to ask the person you are writing to and also a way to end your letter, for example, from or lots of love.

Maths

Practice your doubling skills with this game.

Begin by doubling numbers 1-10 then move up to numbers 10-20.

Today’s lesson is all about adding 2 digit numbers. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 2 Add 2 digit numbers’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

Theme

Before modern bikes were invented lots of people used penny farthings. Have a look at this picture of one. How is it different from a modern day bike? How is it the same?

Do some research on the penny farthing. Some example questions to think about include...How safe were they? Did they have brakes? Were they easy to ride? Who invented them? When and where were they invented? Why did people stop using them?

Display your research either as a leaflet about the penny farthing or as a poster. Try to include at least 5 facts in your work as well as titles, pictures and labels.

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PE

Have a go at ‘What’s your name?’ PE. Click here to view the poster. 

Push yourself to complete your first name and surname.

If I had ‘M’ in my name, I would change the activity to forward roll!

Thursday 

English 

Take your time to read Miss Errington’s letter (on Class 4’s home page) and then answer these questions;

  • What do you need to remind Miss Errington to do once school is back open? 
  • How has Mrs Clarke been spending her time? 
  • What does 'hind legs' mean? Do we have hind legs? 
  • Find out what the words downhearted and reassured mean. Can you use them in a sentence? 
  • How did Miss Errington contact Mrs Clarke? 
  • Write a list of four things that you are most looking forward to once lockdown is over and it is safe to do so? 

Maths

Warm up 

Fill in the missing numbers

27, 30, ___, 36, ___, 42

30, 25, 20, ____, 10, ___

100, 90, ____, 70, ___, 60

67, 57, ____, ____, 27, ____, ____

Today’s lesson is all about bonds to 100. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 4 Bonds to 100’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers. 

RE 

This week we continue with the theme of caring and why it matters. Today you will learn all about the story of Passover and how Jewish people today celebrate and remember it. 

Follow this link to KS1 Bitesize to first listen to the story of Moses a man who lived hundreds of years ago.   He was an important leader for the Jewish people. 

 

Then listen to how Passover is celebrated by Solly a 10year boy from Manchester. Click on the Seder plate activity below the video to be reminded about the different things they eat.

Next talk about the story of Moses with your grownup.  Questions to ask and things to discuss.

  1. Why were the Jewish people treated like slaves by the Egyptians?
  2. Why did Moses flee from Egypt?
  3. What made Moses go back to Egypt?
  4. Name 3 of the plagues that were sent? Was it fair to all the Egyptians? Why?
  5. How did the Jewish people escape from the Egyptians?
  6. When is Passover celebrated?
  7. What do Jewish families have to sweep up and clean away before Passover?
  8. Name 3 things Jewish people eat at Passover. Can you say why?

Challenge

Below are 2 worksheets to print off if you want to do more on this topic

  • Seder plate link
  • Story of Moses link

Storytime

Superkid by Claire Freedman.  The video is at the top of the page underneath the NHS tribute video.  I have a little friend with me at the beginning of the story.  Can you guess who he is? I hope you like the story. 

Friday 

English 

Follow this link to learn about prefixes. Once you are ready have a go at the quiz. 

To explore prefixes further, login to Epic Reading (using the code znn9319) and search for the book ‘The Word Wizard's Book Of Prefixes And Suffixes’. Read up to page 11 and have a go at some of the questions. 

Or have a go at this 'Un' and 'Dis' Prefix Sorting Activity.

Maths 

Warm up by playing date maths! Today’s date is 15.5.20.

How many number sentences can you make by using the numbers that make up today’s date? For example you could use the 5 and the 2 to make 5x2. Then find the answers.

Next have a go at this maths problem, being able to count in 5’s will help you!

Science

Video teacher introduction – Watch the two videos below:  Making a mini collection and What's on my box?

Hello Class 4 ‘Attenborough Lookouts’.  How are your nature spotting safaris going? I am hoping to write to David Attenborough and his team to let them know about Class 4’s ‘nature spotting’ and what we have found out, so please keep sending in your photographs. I’ve added a few more photographs of birds I have seen this week.  

Health & Safety: You will need to wash your hands thoroughly after this week’s activity.

Go back to your tree.  What can you see now? How is it changed? You can give it another hug or a pat.

This week’s science focus is making mini collections of the things we find outdoors.                                                                  

Resources: An egg box or other small container (this will limit the size of the objects put inside)

Science Background Knowledge – Grouping, classifying and identifying       

Grouping – putting objects into groups by any choice, size, colour, brown, not brown, shape, whereas classification is arranging items according to scientific terms, e.g. animals, plants, waterproof, deciduous, evergreen, flower.  Identification is giving a name to something, e.g. petal, seed, plastic. 

Our Investigation Question is: Can we identify, group and classify the things we find outside?

* Challenge  

Children are to collect  at least 10 or more different ‘found’ items from outdoors and use them to classify into different groups; they also must try and name and identify the things they collect (you can always use books and the internet).

The children are to use an egg box to collect the items to limit the size of the objects or materials taken from the environment.  Limiting the size will also mean that they have to look carefully.

Tell the children that they have 10 minutes to find to find as many different things as possible.  To choose carefully and you cannot have the same thing twice.  Tell them that they have to be able to close the box lid on the objects.

When the time is up find somewhere to sit down so they can empty their box and sort their collection.  Work with them to support their ideas in sorting

  • Sort by colour, shape , texture, natural/not natural, size, parts of a plant
  • Sort in order e.g. colour (dark to light) or size
  • Classify the objects using scientific groups e.g. seeds, evergreen
  • Take photos of the collections

** Challenge

If they have found parts of a plant (it does not have to be the same plant) can they arrange the parts together to make whole plant?  Can they create a plant life cycle- e.g. leaf, flower, seed, and seedling, decaying leaf? Ask them to identify each item.  If they don’t know what it is take them home to identify using books or the internet?                                                                                                                                                  

***Challenge Activity over the week

Using the items collected children can create an outdoor ‘environmental art’ picture or sculpture and photograph it. Ask them what they think will happen to it over the next few days?  Which factors might cause these changes? (E.g. wind, rain, animals, humans, decay)  Children could return to their art each day and look for the changes.

For fun:  follow this link  to find other nature activities to do, for one of them you can even use the egg box again. Enjoy!

 

 

 Week beginning 4.5.20

(Helpful resources like word mats and number grids can be found here)

There are lots of free online resources being made during this home school period. One resource that other teachers and parents have recommended to me is 'The Maths Factor' by Carol Vorderman. You simply sign up, select a year group and then your child can work through maths challenges to earn virtual medals and trophies. If you think that this is something that would motivate your child/children it is worth giving it a go. 

Monday 

English 

Warm up by playing this game about contractions. 

You need to fill in the missing word and for an extra challenge tell a grown up the two words that have been contracted together. For example, if the answer is ‘isn’t’ you need to tell your grown up that you know that it is the contraction of ‘is not’. If you aren’t sure of one, ask your grown up. Good luck!

Now you are in for a treat. Ms Preistman has written a letter to you. Please read the letter out loud and tell someone in your house what your favourtite part was.

Have a go at answering these questions:

What are the names of Ms Priestman’s grandchildren?

What helps Ms Priestman’s grandchildren go to fall asleep at bedtime?  

How does Ms Priestman keep fit?

Can you name the three places that Ms Priestman can walk to from her home?

Ms Priestman describes her favourite tree as having a ‘hollow trunk’. What does this mean?

Well done for reading the letter. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Maths

Warm up by counting in 3s. Sing along with his song to count in threes.

Then see if you can fill in the missing numbers.

3, ___, 9 , ____ , 15

____ , 12  , 15, ____ , ____

 Today’s lesson is all about becoming more confident at understanding and using fact families. Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 1 Fact families addition and subtraction bonds to 20’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Well being 

Create an ‘I am bored’ jar with your family. Fill the jar with ideas of things you can do, such as ‘read a book’ or ‘build a castle from Lego’. Next time you are feeling bored, just reach into the jar!

Geography 

Last week in Geography you were learning about the United Kingdom. We live in England which is part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is in the continent of Europe. Today, you can follow this link to find out about another county that is in the continent of Europe, France.

Tuesday 

English 

There are many reasons why you might write or receive a letter. Work through this PowerPoint with a grown up and talk to each other about formal and informal letters.

Now that you have an understanding about formal and informal letters, split your page in two and on the first half put the heading formal letters and the other half put informal letters. Make a list of the people that you could write or receive a formal or an informal letter to or from. You could even hunt around your home for letters and see if you can decide if they are formal or informal.

Maths 

Have a go at this game all about telling the time.  You can choose to play ‘read the time to the hour or half hour’ or ‘read the time to the quarter hour’.

Today’s lesson is all comparing number sentences. You will be asked to compare number sentences using the symbols > < = (so remember, > greater than, < less than, = equals). Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 2 compare number sentences’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Well being 

Take part in some Cosmic Kids Yoga. Follow this link to part in the story about Trolls! 

Music 

Follow this link to find a cool game to learn new songs. Work through the web page but make sure to try the ‘Play It’ game and choose the ‘Listen and Layer’ option to learn a song of your choice. When you feel confident enough to sing the lyrics without the backing singer, turn off the microphone so that only your voice can be heard.

Wednesday 

English 

Take a look at this example of an informal letter. 

What do you notice at the top of the letter? Why do you think it is there?

It is important to learn your address, in case you wish to send a letter and receive a response. You must remember that your address is personal and you should only share it with people you trust or know. As a family, you could talk about the people that you may share your address with and why (you could even talk about when you might need to share your address with the emergency services).

Look at this PowerPoint to learn about the things you need to include in your address. Then have a go at answering the questions.

Maths

Play ‘Place Value Basket Ball' with numbers up to 99.

Today’s lesson is  about related facts.  Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 3 related facts’. Then have a go at these questions. Click here for the answers.

Science

I hope you’re all becoming ‘knowledgeable Naturalists’ as you study our local environment, I am still trying very hard to spot different birds and take a photo. I am also keeping an eye on my favourite tree as I walk past it with Archie and check it for any changes such as leaf growth.

This week’s science focus is all about the bark on your favourite tree.  The bark is the outer covering on the trunk and branches of the tree.

First please look at the video below to help you get started.

 Science Background Knowledge

The bark of a tree is like our skin to us.  Its function of bark is to protect the tree trunk from damage and drying out. When we get a cut it can become infected, the same for a tree when the bark is broken, disease and fungi can get in and affect the trees health.

Our Investigation Question is: How much can you find out about the tree bark?

Before you set off on your exploration have a think about what you want to look for when observing the bark.  Maybe write it down or tell your adult about your ideas.

 * Challenge - Again acting as ‘David Attenborough Lookouts’

Go back to your tree.  I hope you’ve remembered which one it is.  Has it changed since last week, if so how? Do you know what type of tree it is yet?  Please let me know.  You can give it another hug or a pat.  (Don’t forget you will need to wash your hands thoroughly after this week’s activity).

This week you will be looking carefully at its bark.   Encourage your child to try and use relevant descriptive vocabulary.  

  • What is its texture like- what does it feel like? Is it smooth, or knobbly?
  • What colour is the bark is it the same as other trees that it is like? (As trees mature their bark can change)
  • What is the pattern like, can you describe it? Some can have horizontal ridges, whilst others are vertical, some tree bark looks like a jigsaw. Many have diagonal stripes or spots on them.
  • Are there any animals? Bark provides a habitat for many animals, especially invertebrates (insects and other mini beasts), which in turn provide food for a range of birds.
  • Is there any damage to the bark? Look carefully is it rubbed, torn, stripped off, burrowed through or looks diseased?

** Challenge - Make bark rubbings by lying some paper carefully on the trunk and rolling a wax crayon or coloured chalk up and down and sideways over the paper to show the relief pattern of the trunk underneath it.  You might want to try different areas of the trunk to make a comparison. When you get home write down some of your findings. E.g.

It has a  ___________ texture.     The bark is ___________ in colour.            These animals live on the bark ________

***Challenge Activity over the week- Make bark rubbings of 5 to 6 other trees. Do they look different?  Can you identify the tree by your bark rubbings? Challenge other members of your family.

For fun:  follow this link to label the tree.

Please take photographs of your learning and send them in via our class email. 

Thursday 

English 

Tomorrow is classed as a bank holiday. There is a special reason why tomorrow is a bank holiday. Read this reading comprehension about VE day and answer the questions to find out why.

Maths 

Can you fill in these missing numbers? Make sure you work out what they are going up or down in first.

2 ,4 ,6,____, _____, 12

45, 55, 65, ____, 85, ____

23, 33, ____, 53, ____, 73

5, 10 , ____, 20, ____, 30

78, ____, 58, ____, 38, _____, _____

Today’s lesson is about adding and subtracting ones.  Click here to watch and interact with the video. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 4 add and subtract ones’. Then have a go at these questions. You should be aiming to do these mentally. Click here for the answers.

History 

In your English lesson you found out some facts about VE day. For your History lesson, I want you to further develop your understanding of the importance of VE day in Britain. Follow this link and watch the video named ‘VE day 75th Anniversary lesson’.

You will need a piece of paper to jot down some notes as you interact with the video and remember to ask your grown up to explain to you any words or phrases you don’t quite understand yet.

Once you have completed the video you should have a greater understanding of how the people of Great Britain would have felt once WW2 had ended. You are now ready to take part in one of these activities: (choose the one you prefer the most)

  • Write an invitation to a neighbour inviting them to the street party to celebrate the end of WW2. Remember to include times and dates and what they should bring.
  • Create your own bunting that can be used to decorate the celebrations.
  • Pretend you are at a street party celebrating the end of WW2! Imagine that you are standing in a house that is on a street that is having a party. You are looking out of an upstairs window. Draw what you can see.

 I would love to see your work, so please email them to,  class4@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.

Storytime 

 This weeks story is Christopher Nibble by Charlotte Middleton.  You will find the video at the top of the class page under the NHS video.

Science Home Learning Extra Fun - If you want some more ideas for your budding scientist whilst at home please follow this link to our Science Curriculum page HOME LEARNING. Some ideas will need adult support to carry out, however we think you will enjoy yourself too. Let us know what you think.

 

 Week beginning 27.4.20 

 

Monday 

English 

Today you will be editing your story. First of all read through your story to check that is makes sense and that you have used the correct punctuation. Have you used full stops, capital letters, commas and finger spaces correctly?

Then use this word mat to check that you have spelt the common exception words correctly. If you need to change a spelling just put a line through the word you are correcting and write the correct spelling above.

Lastly, use this sheet to improve the vocabulary you have used in your story to make it more exciting and interesting. It is a little bit like using a thesaurus. A thesaurus is a book that finds synonyms and related concepts.

Well done for editing your story. I am sure that you have put in lots of hard work to make it the best you possible can. 

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about comparing lengths. You will be asked to compare lengths using the these symbols > < = (so remember, > greater than, < less than, = equals). Follow this link to find the activity. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1 compare length'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

Well being time 

Find a healthy recipe by following this link. Choose one that you think all your family members will enjoy then write down the a list of the ingredients so that they can be added to your shopping list. 

Once you have all the ingredients, with a grown up follow the recipe step by step. Sit down and share the meal you've cooked together - no phones and no TV!

Talk about the things you can taste and see if other family members can work out the ingredients you used. Can you remember? Please send in photographs of your meal. 

Geography 

Test your knowledge of the United Kingdom by following the activities on this page. 

The final game moves onto testing your knowledge of the world! For example, it will ask to you name the oceans of the world.

 

Tuesday 

English 

Now that you have edited your story and you are happy with the end result it is now time for you to be a storyteller. 

I would like you to take your story on a walk with you today. While you are out and about on your daily exercise, look carefully for a tree that you think could have magical powers, just like the magic faraway tree. Then sit under the tree and tell your story! You could tell it in a whisper so that you do not give the secret away. You could tell your story in a loud clear voice so your family can hear it 8 steps away. How you tell the story is up to you. Have fun:) 

Then once you are home, you might want to ask a grown up if you could phone a loved one and tell the story to them down the phone. I am sure it will put a smile on their faces. 

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about ordering lengths.  Follow this link to find the activity. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 2 order length'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

PE 

From speaking to lots of you on the phone, I know that you are making the most of the sunshine and going on daily walks. Well done! 

For your PE activity today, I want you to have a tennis tournament. Do not worry if you have not got a racket and ball, take a look at this video to see how you can make your own rackets and court at home. Remember to keep score and have fun!

Computing 

Please continue to send emails to class4@highfield-primary.trafford.sch.uk

Talk to you child/children about how emails are a form of communication and why you might use them.

Explain to your child/children that you are allowed to set up an email account when you are a teenager. When Miss Errington was in college she had to set up an email account so that she could send in work to her tutors.

Tell your child/children that school have set up a special email account that your grown-ups can use to communicate to teachers and that you need their help to write an email. Think about the message you want to communicate and once you have impressed your grown-up they may show you how to send an attachment.

Make sure you talk about internet safety with your child/children.

  • It is important to make it clear to the children that they should only be sending an email to the class address because they know it is a safe address and it will be going to somebody that they know.
  • They can only send an email with their grown-ups permission and with their grown-up supervision.
  • Stress to the children that they should never open email attachments that are unexpected or from unknown sources, they should be very wary of links in emails, and they should not give out personal information.

Wednesday 

English 

The Magic Faraway Tree was written but Enid Blyton.  Read this fact file about Enid Blyton’s life, with the help from a grown up.  I want you to take on the role of the teacher. So, instead of me setting the questions, I want you to create 5 questions that you can find the answers of from the fact file. For example, you would not ask “Did she have any pets?” because you the fact file does not tell you that.

This link may help you think of different styles of questions.

You can then test your questions  out on a person in your house.

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about using the four operations with length (the basic four operations in maths are: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication).  Follow this link to find the activity. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 3 four operations with length'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

Theme 

A bike is a form of transport. You can cycle to get to places.

Today I would like you to make a collage, model or a drawing of a bike or of your bike. Then label the parts of the bike (this sheet may help you with the names of some parts) and make a note of their features. For example, a mud guard is used to prevent you getting really dirty and wet. Once you are happy with your picture and it is filled with information, you can write a sentence that explains where you most enjoy riding your bike and why (use the word because to help you explain why).

Thursday 

English 

Warm up by playing this spelling game to practise some common exception words. 

We are going to take part in some handwriting practice today. First of all you need to warm up! It is always a good idea to warm your bodies up to help you focus. 

Follow this link for some ideas of how to warm up for handwriting. Then have go joining the letters t and h (video to support here). You can even think of some words with th in and try to write them cursively. 

If you would like some support on how to position the paper correctly for right or handed children, this link might help.

Maths 

Today's lesson is all about comparing lengths. Follow this link to find the activity. You will need some paper ready to show your working out. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure than you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 27th April) Lesson 4 problem solving'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. 

Music 

This week I want you to choose your favourite piece of music. It can be any genre- Pop, Rap, Techno, Disco, R & B, Jazz etc.

First: Sit and listen to the music carefully.  Make sure there are no distractions. Now some Questions to answer: Why do you like it?  What instruments can you hear?  What kind of music is it? Does it tell a story?  Who is it by?  Is it old music?   Ask your grown up about their ideas too.

Now listen to it again.  This time start by tapping out the pulse, this is the steady beat you hear.  Try and move in different ways, concentrating so you can still hear the music.

Next change to tapping or clapping out the rhythm with your foot or hands and move in different ways and directions to the rhythm.   Can you change between moving to the pulse and then the rhythm?   Well done if you can, give yourself a pat on the back.

Which did you prefer? Please send in pictures of your dancing and email us to tell us which your favourite music is and why?

Perhaps we can have a Class 4 favourite music chart

Finally click this link to BBC Bitesize KS1 music.  It is a short interactive video about pulse and rhythm.  It will help to consolidate your learning today through a Jazz song called ‘Slick City Spats’.  We will return to it again next time we do music, however you can always practise in the meantime.  I hope you enjoy it. 

 Storytime

Another Horrid Henry Story in 2 parts-   The Bad Present

You can listen to it all this afternoon or save part 2 for tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy it. 

 

Well Being 

 Have you heard about the incredible fundraising that Captain Tom Moore has done for the NHS? Well, it is his 100th birthday today. To celebrate, at Highfield, we want you to take part in 'Challenge 100'. Read the poster below and start thinking of your 100. We would love to see videos or pictures of your challenge, so please send them in. 

FRIDAY

English 

Have a go at this reading comprehension about a famous cyclist. Read the text carefully then answer the questions. You can choose a 1,2 or 3 star challenge to suit you.

Maths 

Warm up by having a go at these additions and subtractions. Here are the answers.

To help you work them out, you might draw tens and ones to help you or you could draw an empty number line and then take away the tens and then the ones. This picture might help you. 

Recap you knowledge of coins by playing Toy Shop Money. I would suggest by beginning to play up to £1 then push yourself to you set the challenge to ‘mixed coins’ ‘exact money’ ‘£1 to £5’. 

Or you could play shop with somebody else at home. One of you can pretend to be the shop keeper and the other can be the costumer. Make sure that the items in you shop are clearly labelled with prices and you can even challenge yourself to give change. 

Science 

What glorious weather we are having as we continue with our focus on nature around us. Spring is definitely here for the plants and wild animals.  I hope you’re all becoming experts at naming some of the plants and birds you see too.   I have been busy trying to name the birds I see on my walks which seem to be mainly pigeons, ducks, starlings, magpies, robins, blackbirds and the occasional thrush.  I’ve not been successful at snapping one yet.  They are so quick and fly off before I take a photograph.  I’m going to keep trying though.  I wonder if you have been more successful. Have a look at some of my photos below. the 'further activities section'.

This week’s focus is recognising and identifying common trees by their leaves.

There are 3 levels of challenge.

The leaves on the trees are really growing now from the tiny buds just a few weeks ago. Our Investigation Question is: What can you see that is different or similar between the leaves?

 *  Challenge - Again acting as ‘David Attenborough Lookouts’

Hug a tree- Find a tree that really interests you. Do you know the name of your tree? If not try and find out. It needs to be one that you can keep observing over the next few months.  Can you put your arms around it and give it a hug?  Do your arms fit all the way round?  Look carefully at your tree. What does it feel like? Is it smooth, or knobbly?  Is it cool or warm to the touch?  What colour is the bark? Is it tall or short?  What do the leaves look like? Does it have any flowers?  Look carefully again at your tree, think about why it is special to you.  How does it make you feel when you hug it? Remember which tree you have chosen so you can come back another day to give it another hug and observe how it is growing and changing.

While you are out and about look at other trees and their leaves.  Look at the trunk, the canopy, the branches, the bark and the roots. Are they all the same?  Try and describe what you see.  Choose 2 trees and pick one leaf from each tree to compare (maybe you’ll want to use a leaf from the tree you hugged).  Look at the 2 leaves- what is similar or different?   You could take photos or you can carefully pick them with some help. Stick them down on to a sheet of paper leaving space between them.  Then put labels around them to describe them. What shape are the leaves? Are they big or small? Does the leaf have an entire edge? How do they feel? Are they thick or thin leave? What shade of green?

 ** Challenge

I have set you another fun multiple choice quiz to help you recognise and name a few common trees. Eyes and fingers ready - Have a go at the What tree does the leaf come from’ quiz?  How many did you get right?

4- 5 one smiley face

6-8 - two smiley faces

9 or more- three smiley faces

Have a competition within your family.  I tried the quiz out on my husband again, he didn’t get them all right the first time!

 * ** Challenge Activity over the week:  Using the leaf identification sheet try and identify the trees which grow around your neighbourhood by looking at their leaves whilst you are out and about?  Did you spot all the leaves?  If not try to think of reasons why some of these trees do not grow in your area.

Please take photographs and send them in via our class email we would love to know about your favourite trees and your leaf comparisons.

 

Science Home Learning Extra Fun - If you want some more ideas for your budding scientist whilst at home please follow this link to our Science Curriculum page HOME LEARNING. Some ideas will need adult support to carry out, however we think you will enjoy yourself too. Let us know what you think.

 Week beginning 20/4/20

Daily activities:

10 mins reading - Log into Epic Reading  using the code znn9319 (free access between 6am and 4pm) or read one of the books you have taken home from school.

15 mins Times Table RockStars

15 mins Spelling Shed

In the current Covid-19 lock down it undoubtedly seems harder to fit exercise and movement into your day. However, staying active is more important than ever at the moment, both for your physical and mental health. Even if when you’re stuck at home there are still plenty of ways you can build movement and exercise into your day.

Search Joe Wicks the Body Coach on YouTube to find his daily workouts. They are live every weekday at 9am and you can watch them back at any time during the day. He sets homework each week that can be sent into school and we can forward it to him or you can upload the homework on to Twitter using #HomeworkWithJoe. This week he wants children to design a T-shirt, with the theme being the daily workouts.

Have a look at these two websites for a wealth of ideas:

https://www.greatersport.co.uk/ways-to-keep-moving  

https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/flixton-girls/

Have a look on the PE and Sport page on the Highfield website for a  themed weekly timetable of possible activities to keep you active!

Keep an eye on the school twitter page (@HPS_Urmston) or Trafford Sports partnership page (@TraffordSSP) for their new weekly challenges set by PE leaders across Trafford. Make sure to film/photo you attempting them and get your grown ups to Tweet them tagging school & Trafford Sports Partnership  with the hashtag #TraffordPEChalleng or email them to your class teacher. 

Note to grown ups - A  cm ruler will be needed for the maths lesson on Thursday. If this is a problem, please email the class address and I will try and sort something out. 

Monday 

English 

Watch the video at the top of the page called Monday 20th April  - English lesson.  

One smile challenge - Complete this sentence 'I think that this story is about.......'

Two smile challenge - Complete the sentence above and also include an adventure that the children might go on. 

Three smile challenge - Complete the sentence above and also include an adventure that the children might go on and a problem that might arise. 

Maths 

We will continue our learning of 3D shapes. Begin your lesson by looking at this picture. With a grown up or sibling talk about the 3D shapes you notice and discuss why certain shapes might be used for certain things. Then have a go at these questions. Remember that an edge is where two faces meet and a vertex is the point or corner of a geometric shape.

RE 

How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?

A very apt question in the present situation where most of us are at home with our immediate families to stay safe and keep others safe.  We will continue to explore this question over the term to find out how different religions and non-religious groups care for others and their world.

First this week we will ask the question ‘Should we care for everyone?’ 

Listen to the song Count on me’ by Bruno Mars to help you think about people you care for.  I know it’s one of our favourite songs in class 4.  

Activity

Write a list of all the people you care for with a few words about why you care for that person.

OR

Draw or paint a picture of all the people you care for and write words around the people to say why.

Please send in photographs of your learning so we can share them on our class page.

Note Mums, Dads and Carers, our enquiries in RE frequently lead to your child naturally asking deep and thoughtful questions and sharing their thoughts on the subject we are discussing.  If you feel you want any help in responding please feel free to contact us via our class email.

Well Being time 

Dandelion wishes

Dandelions are springing up everywhere right now! As well as providing an excellent food source for bees, they will also turn into magical dandelion clocks over the coming weeks! See if you can leave a spot to allow them to grow in your outdoor space. Then when the dandelion clocks appear, share the magic of blowing the seeds away with your little ones. Don’t forget to make a wish!

Tuesday 

English 

Watch the videos at the top of the page called Tuesday 21st April - English lesson part 1 & 2. (Apologies, the website would not let me upload the video as a whole so I had to split it up) 

The Videos explained to you that the 3 children (Frannie, Joe and Beth) are visited by their cousin Rick. They are so excited to show Rick the Magic Faraway Tree that reaches as high as the clouds. Once you climb the ginormous tree you are welcomed into a new strange land. These lands change every time you visit! 

Your challenge today is to draw a picture of the Magic Faraway Tree and then use your imagination to create any land you wish for at the top of the tree.  Remember to include the 4 children in your drawing and draw the things they might see. They may also be greeted by other characters, for example fairies. 

Then once you have drawn your new land label the things the children might see using expanded noun phrases. This mean to use adjectives to make your labels interesting. 

Maths 

Now that you know all the properties of 3D shapes (edges, vertices and face) you are ready to teach somebody else. 

Today your lesson will also involve music! So before you start you must warm up your voice. Breathing well will support your voice. Singing when there's no breath left is a common way of tiring your voice. Follow the steps below to help improve your breathing.

Exercise

  • Breathe in to the count of 4, breathe out, hissing, to the count of 4
  • Then, breathe in for 6, and hiss out for 10
  • in for 6, out for 12
  • in for 2, out for 12
  • in for 4, out for 16
  • in for 2, out for 16
  • in for 4, out for 20
  • in for 1, out for 20

Now you have warmed up, you are ready to learn and perform the 3D shape song. You can include actions and props and even create your own verse!

Once you are happy with your performance, get your audience to sit down and listen to your song. See if they learn anything new about 3D shapes.  

PE/PSHE

This week in PSHE you are encouraged to think about different active games that you can play in small groups and for you to think about what you enjoy about them most and how they make you feel.

So, on top of your Joe Wicks daily workout can you create a competition in your home? Here is an example of the type of competition you could hold. Remember you must keep it fair and set rules.

How will you record the results?

Wednesday 

English 

You will need your drawing of your imaginary land to hand. 

Today I want you to plan the adventure that faces the children in the new strange land. 

Remember it is a plan so you will not need lots of writing. 

You might want to split your paper into sections. 

Section 1 - How did they get up the Magic Faraway Tree? 

Section 2 - What was the name of the land they saw at the top and what could they see? Use as much descriptive language as possible and include the how the characters might feel. 

Section 3 - What happened when they were exploring the land? This could be that one of them went missing, they made a new friend, one of them had a spell cast upon them! Whatever you want, it is your story. 

Section 4 - How did the day end? So in this part you will need to think about how all the children came back together to go back home in time for tea. 

Remember this is just a plan. You might want to make notes on each section or draw pictures. It is your plan so it needs to help you. 

Maths 

Today we are looking at patterns. Can you spot any patterns in your home? Can you spot any patterns on your walk? 

Have a go at this game (try level 3) and then move onto this activity. Here are the answers.

Theme 

Last week you were asked to note down any forms of transport that you could think of. Now I want you to draw a time line (no need to date it yet) and plot the forms of transport that you thought of in order of when you think they were invented (oldest to newest). For example, if you think the bicycle came before the invention of the car, you would have the bicycle before the car on the timeline. If you need some more ideas of forms of transport to include in your timeline, click here.

Ask a grown up or sibling in your house to do the same thing and then compare to see if you had similar results. Discuss your results and give reasons for your choices.

Now that you have plotted the form of transports onto your timeline research the dates in which they were invented to check if you had them in the right order (this timeline may support you but please feel free to do your own research). Remember, you are all still learning do you may need to rejig some of them. This will help you develop your understanding of chronological order of how transport has changed and developed.

Thursday 

English 

Make sure that you have your picture and your plan. 

Before you start your story I want you to think about different ways to start your sentences, because I do not want every sentence to start with 'The'. 

I want you to look at these sentence openers and choose ones that you think would improve your story. You can jot down the sentence openers that you want to use on your planning board. 

Maths 

We are now moving our learning on to learn about measurement. Talk about what you think measurement means, how you can measure things and why we measure things. Then follow this link to find your activity.   Once you are on the website you will have to make sure that you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 20 April' then 'Lesson 3 - measure length cm'. Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. You will also find that some answers are not there, that is because answers vary on what your child/children may want to discuss. 

Art

Watch this video on how birds are ‘On the Move’. Discuss any interesting points with a person in your house. Now take some time to sit in your garden or to look through a window and watch how birds move around. Once you have spotted a bird taking off, flapping and gliding choose a type of bird that you like the look of, find out its name and draw it. This tutorial is nice to follow as it teaches you how to draw a bird that is in flight – but remember to make changes to your drawing to make it look like your favourite bird.

Thursday Story time 
Today our end of day story is  Horrid Henry and the TV remote by Francesca Simon.   Part One.  I know class 4 love his character.  I will add the video on Thursday morning so no sneaky previews.  Please scroll up to the other videos above the CLAS 4 HOME LEARNING section. It is the last video. (I will continue to read a story each week and post it for as long as we need it). I do think about you all when I am reading, imagining you all listening and laughing at Henry's antics.  I will read the ending tomorrow afternoon as it is quite a long story.  You will have to wonder till then what happens next...……….

Friday 

English

Today you will write your short story. Make sure that you use your plan to follow the structure and use your picture to make sure that you are include description in your story. Good Luck, I already know that you will impress the people in your homes with your imagination. 

Do not pressure yourself to write a whole chapter worth! This is a short story. I would expect at least two sentences per section. 

Monday's task will be to edit your story. 

Maths 

Today you will continue to learn about measurement, with today focusing on metres.  I do not expect you to own a metre ruler, so please use this opportunity to talk to your child about how 100cm is the same as 1m. You could make 1m with a strip of paper, ribbon, tape spaghetti together etc..

Follow this link. Once you are on the website you will have to make sure that you use the drop down 'Summer term (w/c 20 April' then 'Lesson 4 - measure length m'). Watch and interact with the video then answer the activity questions. You will also find that some answers are not there, that is because answers vary on what your child/children may want to discuss. 

PE

Take a look on the school Twitter page (if you do not have twitter, it can be seen on this website's homepage) for Mr McRae’s PE challenge. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Science 

This week please continue to look at plants growing around you. I am sure that you are seeing many changes to the plants in your gardens, or out on a walk.   I expect you’re becoming experts at naming some of the wild flowers too. 

This week’s focus though is recognising and identifying common garden birds

Part one

It is really important that we learn to recognise some of the common garden birds that we see in our local habitats, so this week I have set you another fun multiple choice quiz to help you recognise and name a few of them.

Eyes and fingers ready - Have a go at the Name the bird quiz’!

How many did you get right?

Now try and learn to recognise and name all of them.  Have a competition within your family.  Who is the quickest? I tried it out on my family. They didn’t get them all right the first time, it took them a few goes!  

Part two

You will be acting as David Attenborough does when he goes out to spot wild animals. Question- Which bird do you think you will see the most?   Why?

Activity over the week - Look out for birds when you’re taking your exercise, both in the garden or out walking. Remember to be quiet, no sudden movements and sometimes just stand still so you don’t miss them. 

Look out of your windows before you go outside too, as some birds are easily scared away by us. You may find you see different birds at different times of the day.

Recording

Make a tally of how many of each kind you see. Print off the attached sheet to help you keep a record. 

You may not see them all, it depends where you live and how busy it is.  However as it’s now quieter with us all at home more and less cars about, some of these birds are now coming into our gardens and streets more frequently.  Then at the end of the week make a bar graph to show your results. You could use Lego bricks, or other objects to represent the birds, or draw using chalk on the pavement.  Don’t forget to label your graph.  Next talk about your findings with your grown up and record statements from your observations.

Which bird did you spot the most?   Where did you see it? Which bird did you spot the least?   Where did you see it?    

Challenge - You might find there are trends in where you spotted the birds. Was it hedgerows, trees, in the open, near water? Talk about what you think and why with your grownup.

Please take photographs if you’re quick enough to snap a bird, they do move very quickly.  You will have to be very quiet and make no sudden moves.   Let us know where you saw it and send them in via our class email we can then display them in their habitats.

Friday Story time 
Today I will finish off our story  Horrid Henry and the TV remote by Francesca Simon.    Please scroll up to the other videos for PART TWO.  I hope you enjoy the ending. 

Science Home Learning Extra Fun - If you want some more ideas for your budding scientist whilst at home please follow this link to our Science Curriculum page HOME LEARNING.  Some ideas will need adult support to carry out, however we think you will enjoy yourself too.  Let us know what you think. 

Watch your classmates complete the PE challenges that they have invented. Can you do them? Or can you created your own? We would love to see them! 

Take a look at some of our work based on 'The Magic Faraway Tree'

One of your classmates plans that has been typed up - 

 Section 1.  The children climbed on branches and then a ladder 

Section 2. They appeared to be in CANDY LAND. They saw; 1.leaping fishes with 2 legs. A blue cotton candy space ship with a pink cotton candy alion 3. Some jelly bean flies flying out of the cotton candy clouds at 5:30 a.m. they felt happy when they saw it 

Section 3. They ate a lot of the  land and the flowers too .
 
Section 4. They had a brilliant day the end .   
 
Take a look at this story created by  one of your classmates - 

One day, there was three children called Frannie, Beth and Jo who lived in the country side and they invited their cousin Rick to visit them.  Rick thought that the countryside might be a bit boring because he wasn’t used to that type of area.   Frannie, Beth and Jo told Rick that it was quite an exciting place to live because there was a magic tree.  He still didn’t believe them so after lunch, they took Rick to see the Magic Tree.  They climbed the tree by using the holes in the gigantic trunk of the big old tree. Once they got to the top, they discovered it was raining ice cream.  They looked around trying to work out where they were, Rick couldn’t believe his eyes at what he was seeing. Today they had found Ice-Cream Land.  Whilst Frannie, Beth and Jo knew to expect something new, Rick now believed they were telling the truth but still couldn’t believe his eyes, “it’s amazing” Rick said.

Now that Rick had got over the shock, they explored the land and found an Ice-Cream Man (instead of a snowman) and an Ice-Cream Tree which had ice cream flowers that you could pick and eat. The weather was warm but the ice-cream was still freezing cold, Rick couldn’t understand how that worked but his cousins said it’s magical.

Whilst looking around, they heard a baby crying, Frannie suggested that they should follow the sound and try to find the baby. They followed the winding ice lolly river which lead to an ice lolly waterfall.  Underneath the ice lolly waterfall, between the wall and the flowing ice lollies, they found a cute little baby, crying, on its own.   They gently picked up the baby and Beth carried her, they had decided to go and find its parents.

They decided to follow the river again and it lead to an extremely large and beautiful ice castle with ice lollies surrounding it.   They asked the guard at the castle if they knew of a baby being missing and he said “yes, we have been looking for her for hours, her mum and dad are very worried”.  The children asked to see the parents because they had a very special package.  

Once inside the parents shouted “do you have our baby!!!!?”

The children passed the baby over and explained where they had found her, the parents were very happy, excited, thankful and grateful all at the same time.   They said that they could visit the castle whenever they wanted and eat the outside as a treat.

The children were starting to feel tired now after all their walking and adventures so they decided to make their way back to their home.   Jo was worried that they wouldn’t be able to find their way but Frannie explained that if they followed the winding river again, they will be able to find their way home.

Once they got to the top of the tree, they slid down a slide to the garden of Frannie, Beth and Jo, back home where they belonged.

Rick admitted that the countryside was actually a very exciting place and wanted to visit them every single day.

The End.

 

Here is another...

Once upon a time there were 4 children in the wisdom forest. Where the magical things live. 

The first child is called Mia. She likes mermaids and she has black hair. The second child is called Max. He's the only boy and adores superheroes. The third child is called Soozen. She likes adventures and she is the one with the yellow hair. The fourth child is called Lala. She is a fairy and she wishes that she was a normal person. All 3 children are cousins but Lala is not. She is a friend. 

Ten minutes later they got to the wishing tree. And they all got their wishes. These are their wishes. Mia wished that she was a mermaid. Next Max wishes that he was a  superhero. After that Soozen wished that she was very clever. Last of all Lala wished that she was a normal person. And they all got their wishes and they lived happily ever after. 

 

THE END.

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