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***Our email address is still the same and working***  Please email any work to:

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Please make sure you read the English part of this week’s home learning as we are asking all of Year 4 to complete something very important!

A big “Thank you!” to those pupils who are already sending in your special memories of your time at St Thomas More! We are really enjoying reading them in school and can’t wait to get some more.

Week beginning 29th June 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

RE task this week:

This week in RE we are using the work that we are doing with the Year 4 children in school.

Think about the word ‘community’ and what this means. Discuss global community, local community and school community. 

God’s family is a type of community made up of people throughout the world.  

Activity: Create a mind map or collage of who is in your local community (family, school, local area). 

Topic task this week:

Following on from last week’s learning about plants of the rainforest, this week we are going to look at the plants that grow around us in the UK. Go for a walk or explore your garden/a nearby park area. Can you identify any of the plant life? What similarities and differences can you see between what is around you and the plant life in a rainforest?

Create a piece of artwork using local plant life. Please ask an adult before you pick anything that is still growing and make sure you wash your hand afterwards. You can use this document (Leaf Art) for ideas if you wish:

English – for the week

This week we would like you to think about your time at St Thomas More.  Think about the teachers and teaching assistants you have had, your favourite lesson, your favourite trip.  

Did you enjoy the trip to Hartlebury Museum, or an earlier trip to Umberslade Farm or Smart Trees.  Did you enjoy doing the play in Key Stage One or dressing up for World Book Day?  Have you a funny story that happened during your time with us?

By the end of the week we would love you to send us all your memories (use the email address above).

Spend your time on Monday just thinking about all the things you’ve done and achieved at St Thomas More and then take a bit of time each day to write a paragraph for your ‘Memories’ work.  Please send them in by Friday 3rd July.  Thank you!

Maths – added to daily

Monday 29th June

Tenths and hundredths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb98wty

Learn about tenths and hundredths and how to write and compare them as fractions.

This lesson includes:

  • three slideshows
  • two interactive activities

Tuesday 30th June

Simplifying fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfc98xs

Learn how to simplify fractions using knowledge of common factors.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • three interactive activities

Wednesday 1st July

Equivalent fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb8wqp3

Learn and practise finding equivalent fractions.

This lesson includes:

  • one video
  • one lesson summary
  • two interactive activities

Calling all children aged 4-11 years – sign up to the ‘Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020!’ 

The annual Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11 years is being delivered online this year and offers a perfect solution for a summer term project that supports reading and literacy and helps promote reading for pleasure. This year’s challenge launched nationally on Friday 5th June. The theme is Silly Squad with a focus on the enjoyment of reading for pleasure; children are encouraged to read anything that makes them happy and can register for the challenge here – https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

RE task this week:

We are currently in June which is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We think and pray especially this month on Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us all. We try to grow in compassion and love for each other. Please use this website to choose and make a craft for the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
 
This Monday is the Feast of St Thomas More. Please see the school website on Monday for a special feast day Mass video filmed at the school.
 
God Bless,
 
Mr Blewitt
RE Subject Leader

Topic this week: For the next 2 weeks we are going to be focusing on plants! This week we are learning about the plants that grow in different rainforests around the world. 

Use the PowerPoint presentation below to find out about some of the most famous and well-known examples.

Plants-of-the-rainforest

Then present what you have learnt.  You might make a booklet about a number of different plants, a map showing where different ones grow, a PowerPoint of your own or something more creative! Please remember to email some of your work to your class email address so we can see them and share some examples on our webpages. 

Monday 22nd June

Maths

The perimeter of a rectangle

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbcnf4j

In today’s lesson you will find out how to work out the perimeter of a rectangle, even if you don’t know the length of all four sides.

This lesson includes:

  • one video
  • three interactive activities

English

Reading and understanding texts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs7tjsg

To show understanding of a text by answering comprehension questions.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to explain what ‘comprehension’ means

  • one audio clip of the fable The Hare and the Tortoise

  • three activities

Tuesday 23rd June

Maths

Finding the perimeter of a rectilinear shape

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkhwqp3

Learn how to find the perimeter of a rectilinear shape.

This lesson includes:

  • one video
  • three interactive activities

English

Enjoying reading

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2ycf82

To understand what authors do and review a book you’ve enjoyed.

This lesson includes:

  • one video to show you what authors do

  • one video of Paralympic Basketball player and sports presenter Ade Adepitan reading from Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

  • three activities

Wednesday 24th June

Maths

Finding area by counting squares

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf2xyc

Learn how to find the area of a shape by counting the squares within it.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • three interactive activities

English

National Writing Day challenge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zssbp4j

Today you’ll practise your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge.

You will need:

  • paper

  • a pen or pencil

  • something to time yourself with

Thursday 25th June

Maths

Times tables

https://ttrockstars.com/

Please use today’s Maths time to practise your times tables. You can do this in any way you choose including using TTRockstars. Don’t forget that you need to know all your tables up to 12 x 12 and including the associated division facts.

English

Creating characters

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zp76wnb

To explore how characters are created and write a character description.

This lesson includes:

  • one video about creating characters

  • one video of ex-England player Eniola Aluko reading an extract from Matilda by Roald Dahl

  • three activities

Friday 26th June

Maths

Challenge Day

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zntf382

Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

  • Challenge 1 and 2 are suitable for ages 5 to 7.
  • Challenge 3 to 5 are suitable for ages 7 to 11.

English

Bitesize Daily Book Club: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Retold by Marcia Williams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z43gp4j

Using Marcia Williams’ retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream you will learn how to summarise the text and explain your opinion.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos of Strictly Come Dancing‘s Kevin Clifton reading extracts from the book

  • three activitiesBelow is just a snapshot of the work Elena has sent in this week. Don’t forget that you can send in any work you to do the email address at the top of this page. A big well done and thank you to Elena for sharing so much. I particularly liked your booklets about plants found in the rainforest.

Week beginning 15th June 2020

Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

RE task this week:

This Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi, which means ‘The Body of Christ’ in Latin. This is the feast day when we think very carefully about the mystery of the Eucharist and what the Real Presence of Jesus means for us. 
 
Please read today’s Gospel reading together as a family in a Bible at John 6:51-58. If you do not have a Bible at home, please use this link:
 
We would like you to make a Holy Eucharist craft together as a family this week, see the website below for details. When you have finished, please email a picture of it to your class teachers.
 
 
God Bless,
 
Mr Blewitt
RE Subject Leader

Topic this week: Can you help to save a species?

endangered-animals-powerpoint

Look through the PowerPoint presentation above, choose an endangered species from ones featured and design an eye-catching poster to use to explain to people about endangered species.

  • What does your species look like?
  • Where can this species be found?
  • Why is this species endangered?

You could create your poster digitally or on paper, using whatever software or resources you choose.

In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book.

The Maths work this week can be found on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

Monday 15th June 2020

Maths

    Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfgm6v4

    Today you will learn how to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.

    This includes:

    • two videos
    • one interactive activity
    • two worksheets

      English

      Exploring poetry

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z97n2v4

      To revise how to write a poem and create one of your own.

      This lesson includes:

      • one video explaining how to write a poem

      • three activities

      Tuesday 16th June 2020

      Maths

        Multiply a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjy2xyc

        Today you will learn how to multiply hundreds, tens and ones by ones.

        This includes:

        • one video
        • two activities

        English

        Sound words

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvyxbk

        To understand what onomatopoeia is and use it to create a sound poem.

        This lesson includes:

        • one video about onomatopoeia

        • one video of poet Joseph Coelho talking about onomatopoeia

        • four activities

        Wednesday 17th June 2020

        Maths

          Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfj7nb

          Today you will and practise dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number using different methods.

          This includes:

          • one video
          • one interactive activity
          • two worksheets

          English

          Learning a poem off by heart

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs9csk7

          To show understanding of a poem by learning parts off by heart.

          This lesson includes:

          • one video about memorising

          • one video of poet Spike Milligan performing his poem ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’

          • four activities

          Thursday 18th June 2020

          Maths

            Divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcpscw

            Learn how to divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number.

            This includes:

            • one video
            • one slideshow
            • two activities

            English

            Rhyming in poetry

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3tx8hv

            To understand rhyme and rhyme schemes.

            This lesson includes:

            • one video about rhyme

            • one video about rhyme schemes

            • three activities

            Friday 19th June 2020

            Maths

              Multiplying and dividing problem solving

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbtpg8

              Today’s lesson contains some activities to practise problem solving with multiplication and division.

              This lesson includes:

              • one videos
              • three interactive activities

              English

                Bitesize Daily Book Club: Slime by David Walliams

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqpx8hv

                Using the book Slime you will learn how to explain how the writer creates humour and write creatively.

                This lesson includes:

                • two videos of David Walliams reading extracts from his book Slime

                • three activities

                I have already had work off Elena this week. As well as working hard on the English and Maths tasks, she has produced a poster campaigning to protect sea turtles. Well done Elena!

                Week beginning 8th June 2020

                Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

                RE task this week:

                This Sunday was the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. On this day, we reflect upon the mystery of God being three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. To help our children try to understand this mystery, we have some crafting activities for you all to do at home as a family. Before completing these activities, read the Gospel from this Sunday – John 3:16-18. You can do this either using your own Bible at home or via this link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3&version=NIV.

                God Bless,

                Mr Blewitt

                RE Subject Leader

                RE Wk2 Holy Trinity Craft Ideas

                Topic this week:

                Use this PowerPoint to learn about where our food comes from:

                PP Where Our Food Comes From

                Choose 10 food items that come from different places around the world. (You might like to have a look in your kitchen cupboards or fridge for ideas!) Complete a table showing each item of food, the country it comes from and how many miles it has travelled. You can draw your own table or print one from this Word document:

                Activity Sheet Food Miles

                The link from the PowerPoint for the website to work out the miles travelled (‘food miles’) is:

                In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book.

                The Maths work this week can be found on BBC Bitesize:

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

                Monday 8th June 2020

                Maths

                Add two 3 or 4 digit numbers together

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vr47h

                Today you will be learning how to add a three or four-digit number to another three or four-digit number.

                This lesson includes:

                • one video
                • two slideshows
                • two activity sheets

                English

                Mastering inverted commas

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbvd7sg

                To revise the rules for inverted commas and use them independently in your writing.

                This lesson includes:

                • a video to remind you how to use inverted commas

                • three activities

                Tuesday 9th June 2020

                Maths

                Subtracting one 3-digit or 4-digit number from another

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrtsy9q

                Today you will learn how to subtract 3 and 4-digit numbers.

                This includes:

                • one video

                • two slideshows

                • one activity sheet

                English

                Using a dictionary

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xb42p

                To revise what alphabetical order is and how to use a dictionary.

                This lesson includes:

                • one video to help you revise alphabetical order

                • one video to show you how to use a dictionary

                • three activities

                Wednesday 10th June 2020

                Maths

                Efficient addition and subtraction methods

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxpscw

                Today you will learn efficient methods for adding and subtracting from 4-digit numbers.

                The lesson includes:

                • two videos
                • two activities

                  English

                  Using a thesaurus

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf96ncw

                  To understand how to use a thesaurus.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video to show you how to use a thesaurus

                  • four activities

                  You will need access to a thesaurus. Here is a child friendly website for a thesaurus; https://kidthesaurus.com/

                  Thursday 11th June 2020

                  Maths

                  Addition and subtraction problems

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf3r47h

                  Today you will learn how to find ways to solve addition and subtraction problems.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • two learning summary slideshows

                  • two activity sheets

                  English

                  Exploring synonyms and antonyms

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk23c7h

                  To understand what synonyms and antonyms are and how they can improve your writing.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video to help you learn about synonyms and antonyms

                  • three activities

                  Friday 12th June 2020

                  Maths

                  Challenges

                  The activities today are challenges to test the children’s problem solving skills.  

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfdjhv

                  English

                  Bitesize Daily Book Club: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvbf382

                  Today you will be using the book Kensuke’s Kingdom you will learn how to give your opinion and summarise information from an extract.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • two videos of actor Dolly-Rose Campbell reading extracts from the book

                  • three activities

                  Here is just a snapshot of the recently received work. Elena P is doing a super job with all her home learning and Cerys has also sent in photos of her making a cushion. Thank you too to Zera for sharing her story and for the other messages I have had about how hard others are working at home. Keep it up everybody!

                  Leah’s secret by Zera – Click here to read it for yourself

                  Week beginning 1st June 2020

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best

                  RE task this week:

                  This Sunday was the feast of Pentecost – the day Christians all around the world celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples, ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven. It is the ‘birthday of the Church’ as this was the moment that Jesus’ followers were sent out into the world to go and spread His good news. To help your children understand and celebrate this feast day, please have a go with your children at the activities on the website below (don’t worry about having the specific arts and crafts items that the website recommends – you can make them just using paper, pens and scissors). Keep sending your teachers lots of photos of you enjoying making these crafts.

                  Read Acts 2: 1-12 together as a family before completing these activities. If you don’t have a Bible at home, use this website: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/ACT.2.NIV

                  https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bible-crafts-pentecost.html

                  God bless,

                  Mr Blewitt

                  RE Subject Leader

                  Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                  deforestation-information-powerpoint

                  Use the PowerPoint to learn about deforestation. Then answer these 3 key questions:

                  1. What resources do rainforests have that people use?
                  2. What is ‘deforestation’ and why is it happening?
                  3. What effects can deforestation have? What problems can it cause?

                  You might like to write your answers down or discuss them with an adult at home. If you do record them, it is up to you how you present your answers.

                  In English we will be using BBC Bitesize.  If your child doesn’t always enjoy these tasks maybe they could read a book, write a book review for it, keep a diary over the week or write their own chapter book

                  The Maths work this week can be found on BBC bitesize

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-and-p4-lessons/1  (YEAR 3)

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1  (YEAR 4)

                  Well done to everyone who has been sending in work. I’ve been having a few troubles with my email account over the last few days but it seems to be all up and running fine now. Thanks to Elena for sending lots of English and Maths in – you look like you’ve been working really hard! And it was also lovely to see what Isabel and her family have been up to over the last few weeks – those pizzas look like they were yummy!

                  Monday 1st June 2020

                  Maths

                  We will now be using BBC Bitesize to set maths home learning for the rest of this half term. Today’s learning is about identifying the place value of digits in a 4-digit number.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnrcqt

                  English

                  Please don’t worry if you are unable to print.  Just write your answers on paper.

                  Suffixes: -ous and -sion

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8kwty

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video about the suffix -ous
                  • one video about the suffix -sion
                  • three activities (a worksheet, an online game and create a poster)

                  Tuesday 2nd June 2020

                  Don’t worry if you can’t print the worksheets.  You can write the answers in a notepad or on paper.

                  Maths

                  Today’s learning is about finding 1000 more or less than a given number

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd9hpg8

                  English 

                  Using brackets

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfvgwx

                  Today’s learning is about  how to use brackets to add extra information to your writing.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video about how and when to use brackets

                  • one video about a Viking story

                  • three activities

                  Wednesday 3rd June 2020

                  Maths

                  Today’s activity is about rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf492p

                  English 

                  Revising apostrophes for contraction

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hxhbk

                  In today’s lesson you will be using apostrophes to contract (combine) words and use them in your writing.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video to help you revise apostrophes for contraction

                  • one video about the inspirational scientist Marie Curie

                  • three activities

                  Thursday 4th June 2020

                  Please don’t print out the activities just use a notepad and pen.

                  Maths

                  Today we will be learning how to use and identify negative numbers.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmv382

                  English 

                  Revising apostrophes for possession

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znyf382

                  In today’s lesson you will revise the rules for apostrophes for possession and use them in your writing.

                  This lesson contains:

                  • one video to help you revise how to use apostrophes to show possession

                  • one video showing the first episode of Treasure Island

                  • four activities

                  Friday 5th June 2020

                  Maths

                  Today we have some problem sovling challenges for the children to complete.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8v382

                  English 

                  Using inference to be a reading detective

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf7qmfr

                  To understand what inference means and use it to answer questions about a story.

                  This lesson includes:

                  • one video to remind you what inference is

                  • one video telling the story of Tiddalik the Frog

                  • three activities

                  OTHER LINKS:

                  Jump Rope UK have launched a lock-down challenge – free access.
                  They also have a “shop” on their website and any profits from purchases are being donated to the NHS.
                  Below you will find a link to the latest challenges from School Games, a link to a Funetics at home learning pack and a link to some tennis activities (this can be submitted as part of a competition but is also just a fun thing to do at home).  All of these can be used for physical activity at home.

                  KS2 School Games Activities

                  https://handwtennis.co.uk/sherallies/

                  https://funetics.co.uk/for-parents/funetics-home/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=f_athletics_and_running_for_everyone_home__edition_4&utm_content=2020-05-10

                  Computing

                  The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.

                  Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.

                  Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.

                  Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?

                  This is for our Key Stage Two children

                  Guinness World Records has created a new title – Highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute – and we are looking for players to aim for this special accolade. All you have to do is submit a video of yourself playing a Studio game with the highest score in the world by 23:59 on 4th June 2020.

                  Should I enter?

                  Over the years we have seen some incredibly high scores in 1 minute games, like the astonishing 186 in the video on the right. That gives you an idea of how fierce the competition will be for this Guinness World Records title. With lots of practice can you become the number 1 in the world?

                  Social media vs Official Attempts

                  We’d love you to share your efforts on social media using #FastestRocker and copying in @TTRockStars and @GWR but all Official Attempts must be sent by email to support@mathscircle.com 

                  Click on the website for more information

                  https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr

                  Below is a letter with all the details! Please have a go!

                  Guinness World Records – TT Rock Stars – Letter to Pupils

                  Week beginning 18th May 2020

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.  Please do email us any work that your child has done or any fun activities as we will reply!

                  RE task this week:

                  As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

                  God Bless,

                  Mr Blewitt

                  RE Subject Leader

                  Topic work that you can complete over the week: Following on from last week’s comprehension about rainforest tribes,have a go at creating your own tribe of people. How do they live? What do they wear?How do they live and what do they eat? What other information or Fun Facts can you tell us about them? You might choose to make a leaflet, poster or PowerPoint and can be as creative as you like! (If you need to, you can scroll down to last week and re-read the comprehension texts for ideas.)

                  In English this week we will be continuing with the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page) and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

                  The Maths work this week can be found on White Rose Home Learning.

                  Thank you for sending in lots more of your pictures of your home learning this week – it’s brilliant to see what you have all been up to!

                  Well done Caoimhe and Cerys for making beautiful Easter gardens:

                  Charlie has been having his own residential week…in his back garden! Looks like lots of fun Charlie! Lovely to see you enjoying the sun and doing some great activities.

                  Caoimhe has also been busy doing some science. Here is here tutorial for how to make a lava lamp! I’m absolutely amazed at this!

                  Caiomhe science video

                  Cerys has been busy designing a new holder for her tablet – love the design!

                  Elena has been very busy both writing a fantastic story and doing some maths work around fractions and decimals – great to see how hard you’ve been working!

                  Jakub has also been writing his own story too -well done Jakub!

                  Charlie and his brother, Harry, have been working together to create a practical project on Moon’s Moat. It’s really nice to see siblings working together at home and I’m sure they didn’t fall out too much!

                  Moons Moat (1)

                  Elena really has been very busy indeed! She has not only been busy with her writing and maths but also has had time to do a project on a desert tribe AND start learning Japanese. Amazing effort Elena!

                  Thank you to Ellie for sending in some of the brilliant written work that you’ve been doing at home. Ellie has written both a project on tribes and a story. Great job Ellie!

                  Well done Cerys and Jakub for sending in your work. Cerys has been working on some computing and maths and Jakub has been writing another story. Great job guys!

                  Monday 18th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

                  Today’s work is about multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit numbers. Encourage your children to draw their own place value grids and to move the counters between each column when exchanging – we have practiced this method in school already.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Spend today and tomorrow writing your own story.  Please click the link below for details:

                  English Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May 2020

                  Tuesday 19th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

                  Today we are working on lesson 2.

                  Today’s work is about multiplying 3 digit by 1 digit numbers. Encourage your children to draw their own place value grids and to move the counters between each column when exchanging – we have practiced this method in school already.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Continue writing your story.  Use yesterday’s link for information

                  Wednesday 20th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

                  Today we are working on lesson 3.

                  Today’s work is about dividing 2 digit by 1 digit numbers. Encourage your children to draw their own place value grids and to group the counters carefully (watch out for those tricky remainders!) – we have practiced this method in school already.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Today please complete your story if you haven’t finished it.  Take time to read it through and edit it.  If you have chance read it to your family or over the phone to a grandparent.  We would love to see it so please email to our class email!

                  Thursday 21st May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

                  Today we are working on lesson 4.

                  Today’s work is about dividing 3 digit by 1 digit numbers. Encourage your children to draw their own place value grids and to group the counters carefully (watch out for those tricky remainders!) – we have practiced this method in school already.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  You have been so busy creating a story based on a theme we would love you to create a story about anything you want; your favourite hobby, your family, a story set somewhere else (space, underwater).  Just use your imagination.  We would like you to include: paragraphs, speech marks.  You can make a picture book with it or just make it a short story.  We would love to see it so email it across.

                  Friday 21st May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 3 (W/C 4th May).

                  Baking challenge!

                  English

                  Today is the last day before we ‘break up’ for half term.  We have now had 9 weeks in lockdown and it has been a very strange time.  Today we would like you to create anything you want to do with English and about anything you want.  It could be a poem, a story, a newspaper report, a non-chronological report or even be a newspaper reporter and film yourself.

                  Week beginning 11th May 2020

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

                  We are adding an RE (Religious Education) task for you to do this week too:

                  As we are still in the season of Easter, we would like your children to make Easter gardens this week. You can use any resources from around the home and be as creative as you like – just make sure that they have a religious theme. Unfortunately, we are not in school to celebrate your amazing work together at the moment but please send in a picture of your creations to your teacher’s email address. Please work together as a family on this if you can – you can submit one per family, or individual ones for siblings if the children would prefer. 
                  I look forward to seeing the pictures of your amazing creations!
                  God bless,
                  Mr Blewitt
                  Well done to Abi and Joshua for sending in a picture of their fantastic Easter garden! Please continue to send in pictures of your creations and any other work your children have been completing at home this week. We really love to see what you’ve been up to!
                  Also, thank you to Blake for sending in a brilliant piece of writing -it’s amazing to see how much you are improving! Keep up the hard work!
                  Caoimhe has clearly been working very hard at home preparing for VE day. Well done on making some fantastic bunting as well as doing your research into what VE day is all about.
                  Cerys has produced a lovely piece of writing about the ‘Queen of the Pandas’. I did wonder if this was inspired by our class text ‘The King of the Cloud Forests’. I’m really impressed by how hard you are working at your writing Cerys – keep it up!

                  Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                  Topic KS2 Rainforest Tribes Comprehension

                  Click on the file and have a go at a comprehension about some tribes of people that live in rainforest. Read the text then answer as many questions as you can. You could print out the text and question sheet or read the text on the screen and write your answers on paper or tell them to an adult. The file includes answer pages so you can check them afterwards.

                  We would suggest the “three star” level for confident Year 4 readers and the “two star” level for less confident readers. There is also a “one star” level for anyone who is more comfortable with that text and questions.

                  In English this week we will be continuing wit the text from last week called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday 4th May link (on our class page)and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

                  The Maths work this week will continue to be found on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  Monday 11th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April)

                  Today’s work is about rounding decimals. Encourage your children to use the number lines provided or even draw their own to help them. Think about which end of the number line, or which whole number, your number is closest to.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Today’s lesson is about spellings

                  Please click the link below

                  English Monday 11th May 2020

                  Tuesday 12th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April).

                  Lesson 2:

                  Today’s work is about finding halves and quarters using decimals. Encourage your children to use the hundred squares provided or even draw their own to help them. Use the hundred square to help them understand the concept of 1/2 = 0.5 and 1/4 = 0.25. Often we expect children to just learn these facts but it is important that they understand them as well using visual examples like a hundred square.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; nouns & adjectives.

                  Please click the link below

                  English Tuesday 12th May 2020

                  Wednesday 13th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April).

                  Lesson 3:

                  Today we will be relating decimals to pounds and pence. If you can, use real coins or notes to help build the numbers with your children.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Today’s lesson is focused on Grammar; fronted adverbials.

                  Fronted adverbial PowerPoint: t2-e-3215-fronted-adverbials-ks2-what-is-a-fronted-adverbial-powerpoint-_ver_8

                  Please click the link below for the activity

                  English Wednesday 13th May 2020

                  Thursday 14th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April).

                  Lesson 4:

                  Today we will be ordering amounts of money. It is really important to use your knowledge of converting pounds and pence for this. Make sure that all amounts are in either pounds or pence before comparing directly otherwise it won’t be possible to compare them!

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Choosing the main character

                  Please click the link below

                  English Thursday 14th May 2020

                  Friday 15th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We will be continuing our maths work from Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April).

                  Lesson 5:

                  Today we have a problem solving challenge! The most suitable questions for Year 4 are questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Feel free to have a go at the rest of them as a family!

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Planning your story.  Please don’t print the work, it just shows you want your plan can look like.  Just ‘box-up’ your plan on paper like we do in school.

                  Please click the link below

                  English Friday 15th May 2020

                  Week beginning 4th May 2020

                  Well done to Jakub, Elena P, Caoimhe, and Zera for sending me your fab non-chronological reports – they really brightened up my weekend! Here are some examples of their work:

                  Zera report

                  Caoimhe report

                  Elena P’s report

                  I have now also had non-chronological reports sent in by Abi and Cerys – well done girls. Cerys, I especially love your amazing rainforest diagrams that you sent me – really colourful and very informative!

                  Abi Report

                  Cerys report

                  Cerys’ rainforest layer diagrams.

                  Thanks to Blake for sending in his fantastic report on Trolls and rainforest diagram!

                  Thank you, Lola, for sending us a picture of the bunting that you have made for VE Day this Friday. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else is making and doing to celebrate!

                  Please keep sending examples of your children’s brilliant work in to stjohnbosco@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk 

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult, so just have a go and see how you get on.

                  Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                  This week we are taking a break from our Rainforests topic as this Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  

                  Carry out some research into what VE Day was and why we celebrate it then create your own poster, leaflet or PowerPoint showing what you have learnt. Here are some resources that you can use if you wish:

                  We have a new English Unit this week.  The text we will be using over the next two weeks is called ‘The King of the Fishes’.  You will find a copy of the text through the Monday link and you’ll find a link to the audio version too.

                  The Maths work this week can be found on the White Rose website:

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  We are starting work from Summer Term week 1 w/c 20th April

                  Monday 4th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We are starting work from Summer Term week 1 w/c 20th April

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  We are starting work from Summer Term – Week 1. Today you will be understanding decimals by making a whole and representing it in different ways. 

                  Please write your answers on paper if you are unable to print.

                  English

                  Today you will be reading your new text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and answer a few questions about the text.

                  Please click the link below for today’s activity.

                  English Monday 4th May 2020

                  Tuesday 5th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We are starting work from Summer Term week 1 w/c 20th April

                  LESSON 2 TODAY

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  Today, you will be working on writing your own decimal numbers. Have a go at making your own place value grid and using counters or other small objects to practice dividing by 10 and 100. 

                  English

                  Today you will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ and you will be finding out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

                  Please click the link below for the English activity.

                  English Tuesday 5th May 2020

                  Wednesday 6th May 2020

                  Maths

                  We are starting work from Summer Term week 1 w/c 20th April

                  LESSON 3 TODAY

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  Today, you will be comparing decimal numbers. Build these numbers on place value grids and work column by column to see which numbers are larger than others. 

                  English

                  Today you will be exploring the meaning of three words from the text ‘King of the Fishes’ and using them in sentences.

                  Please click the link below for the English activity.

                  English Wednesday 6th May 2020

                  Thursday 7th May 2020
                  Maths

                  We are starting work from Summer Term week 1 w/c 20th April

                  LESSON 4 TODAY

                  Today, you will be ordering decimal numbers. Build these numbers on place value grids and work column by column to see which numbers are larger than others. 

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English
                  You will need the text ‘The King of the Fishes’ from Monday to complete this activity.
                  Please click the link below for the English activity.

                  Thursday English 7th May

                  FRIDAY’S MATHS Lesson is a challenge lesson PLEASE READ
                  As it is a Bank Holiday White Rose have set a challenge to get everyone cooking. The ingredients are listed below. Don’t worry if you are unable to do this challenge.
                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
                  Classroom-Kitchen-Ingredients-Lists-1

                  As a school we are not setting any formal work today as it is bank holiday. If you want to do something maybe create some bunting for your garden or window or write a poem about VE day. Have a lovely bank holiday.

                  Week beginning 27th April 2020

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best.

                  Topic work that you can complete over the week:

                  • Research the 4 layers of the rainforest (You can use the Powerpoint below if you wish)

                  layers-of-the-rainforest-powerpoint2

                  • Create something that represents these 4 layers – see the guidance below for ideas and suggestions

                  W2 Topic Activity guidance

                  The English work this week links with the work from last week, so use the work you have completed.

                  The Maths work will be based on fractions. See the link below for the videos for each activity.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  We are continuing with: Week 2, Lesson 1.

                  Monday 27th April 2020

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  You will need ‘The Truth about Trolls’ text from last week.

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

                  English Monday 27th April

                  Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                  Tuesday 28th April, 2020

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English 

                  Children are using the modelled text and the subheadings they thought of yesterday.  They are to plan their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

                  This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their plan on paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for tomorrow.

                  English Tuesday 28th April

                  Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                  Wednesday 29th April

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  This work doesn’t have to printed but there are lots of reminders in it .  Children are writing up their own version of ‘The Truth about Trolls’

                  English Wednesday 29th April

                  Please click on the link above.

                  Thursday 30th April 2020

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Using what you have learnt about non-chronological (non-fictions) reports over the last two weeks pick an animal, mythical creature, event (a volcano), a person (The Queen, a family member) or even a place and plan your own report.

                  This plan can be written on paper.

                  You must chose your own title, headings and subheadings.  Remember your plan is in note form; use words,  short sentences and pictures.  Your report doesn’t have to be long but choose something you know a lot about!  You could choose The Victorians as that was our last topic.  Good luck!

                  Friday 1st May 2020

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  Write up your report which you planned yesterday.  You can put your report into a leaflet or even type it up.

                  Please send us your finished work if you want to, as we would love to see it!  Send in electronic copies or photographs of your  work to our class email address for work only, unfortunately we will not be replying.  Some work may appear on the class page!

                  stjohnbosco@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

                  Week beginning 20th April 2020 

                  Please don’t worry if your child struggles to complete each of the tasks daily.  We are aware that home learning can be difficult so just try your best. 

                  Here is a prefix activity for children to have a go out over the whole of the week: 

                   The-prefix-game

                  To introduce our new topic of Rainforests, have a look through the information powerpoint below.  Then use the map powerpoint to find out where in the world you find rainforests.  If you can, there is a map activity for you to print out and have a go at labelling.  You can choose which version to use.  If you can’t print, you could draw your own map or information poster on paper instead.

                  The second powerpoint also includes a link to an information website so you can challenge yourself to do some further research and maybe even your own powerpoint if you wish.

                  information-powerpoint-rainforests

                  map-tropical-rainforests-world-map-presentation2

                  The English work this week all links together and builds on from the work on the previous day.  We will also be using the work in next weeks home learning.

                  The Maths work will be based on fractions. See the link below for the videos and activity sheets for each activity.  We have included the year 2 activities as it might help remind the children about their fraction work in previous years.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  We are starting with Week 1, Lesson1.

                  Monday 20th April
                  Maths-Fractions

                  Your child may feel comfortable trying the year 2 work so that they are able to practise their previous learning.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  English

                  English Monday 20th April

                  Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper.

                  Tuesday 20th April 2020
                  Maths-Fractions

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work. 

                  Please click on Lesson 2.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 

                  English   

                  English Tuesday 21st April

                  This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text. 

                  Wednesday 22nd April 2020
                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  Please click on Lesson 3.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  English Wednesday 22nd April

                  Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                  This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

                  Thursday 23rd April 2020

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  Please click on Lesson 4.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  English Thursday 23rd April

                  Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                  This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

                  Friday 24th April 2020-

                  Maths

                  All of this work does not have to be printed.  The children can do their work on paper. If you have counters, cubes or other small objects, your children could use these to help them with their work.

                  Please click on Lesson 5.  Again try year 2 first if you want to refresh your memory about what you learned last year.

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  English

                  English Friday 24th April

                  Please click the link above for the English work for today.  Included in this work is a piece of text

                  This work doesn’t have to printed.  Children can write their ideas/answers on plain paper.  The work that they do today will need to be kept for next week as it may help them when the children write their own text.

                  We hope you have all enjoyed the work this week.  Please keep your English work as you may use it next week.  We hope you have a peaceful weekend.

                  Stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS


                  EASTER ACTIVITIES

                  Over the Easter holidays we will not be setting work daily.  All the links below will be staying on the website so use them if you so wish.  As a school we have come up with some activities you may like to try with your child:

                  The image above can be found in the Easter activities document along with some physical activity resources suggested by our School Games coordinator.  There is also a grid with suggested daily challenges for Lego.

                  Easter activities

                  LEGO30daysofplay

                  60 second personal challenges for Redditch schools

                  Healthy A Z activity sheet

                  Physical, creative and research activities

                  Redditch School Games Challenges Primary

                  Redditch Schools PE Home activities


                  Working from home useful links

                  https://ttrockstars.com/

                  I have been looking at the scores this evening and a child in our class is answering questions, on average, at 0.65 seconds! WELL DONE ‘Sully Ranks’!   

                  Well done to ‘Beth Shears’; from a starting point of 15.79 to now an average of 4.65 seconds per question!  Don’t forget to challenge your teacher!


                  New link: Free audio story every day by David Walliams

                  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

                  Please don’t forget to check the Maths home learning links below.  There is a Maths activity daily.  It is VERY good!

                  Year 3: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

                  Year 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

                  https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

                  English Resources:

                  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

                  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

                  Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

                  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

                  Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here.

                  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

                  Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

                   


                  We will be putting some Maths and English work on this page daily (Monday-Friday) but please also remember to exercise and have some fun. You can draw, paint, create and bake. All of these are crucial to learning. Don’t forget to read as much as you can too!

                  For those that were in last week I have sent home some extra books from our school library and have also resent home the timestable rockstars passwords.

                  https://ttrockstars.com/

                  Please scroll down the page to see lots of useful links and ideas.  Thank you

                  Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

                  Monday-

                  Maths-Complete these perimeter word problems (click the links below).  Year 3 and Year 4 Questions ad answers.

                  Y3 Questions                   Y3 Answers  

                  Y4 Questions                   Y4 Answers

                  English-

                  Below is a link to a non-chronological report about the poet Benjamin Zephaniah.  There are three different versions of the text and questions; the third version is in more detail.  Challenge yourself with the third version!

                  t2-e-42016-lks2-benjamin-zephaniah-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity_ver_2

                  This week, at school, we would have been learning about Holy Week. Read or listen to the story of Palm Sunday on the Power Point.  Take time to think about this journey Jesus went on.

                  t-t-19242-palm-sunday-story-powerpoint-_ver_2 (3)

                   

                   

                   

                  Tuesday

                  Maths-Today we are moving on to look at area.  Go through the PowerPoint first as this explain how to calculate the area of a shape.

                  t2-m-4164-calculate-area-interactive-powerpoint-_ver_4 

                  Complete this sheet below or draw your own rectilinear shapes and calculate the area.

                  t2-m-4303-finding-the-area-activity-sheet_ver_1

                  English-Today the children are going to look at a different style of poem, called a Haiku.

                  Haiku Teaching Powerpoint 

                  Haiku Rules Poster 

                  Haiku Planning Sheet 

                  t2-t-10000388-write-a-haiku-poem-activity_ver_2

                  Have a go and writing your own Haiku!

                  Wednesday 1st April

                  Maths-Have a go at the Area challenges below.  Use the PowerPoint from yesterday to remind you how to calculate area.  As you go through the challenges they get harder, so ask for help.

                  au-t2-m-257-real-world-area-problems-challenge-cards-_ver_2

                  English-Another form of poetry for today

                  Cinquains Teaching Powerpoint 

                  Cinquains Planning Sheet

                  Cinquains Poster

                  Follow the PowerPoint through to learn about Cinquains (pronounced ‘san-cane’)

                  Create a cinquain about chocolate or even your own!

                  Thursday 2nd April 2020

                  Maths-The last few weeks you have been learning about perimeter and areas.   Today pick a few rectangle or square objects around your home and find their perimeter and area.

                  Objects you could pick; post it note, note book, mobile phone, tablet, reading book.  Stick to smaller objects and measure to the nearest centimetre.  If you pick large objects, like a dining table measure to the nearest metre.

                  Create a table like the one below; 

                  (click on the image to enlarge, it will take you to a new window and click on it again).  The children can just draw their own table, but I have included the word document version below too.

                  Here is a link to the table in a word document: 

                  Perimeter and area table

                  English-Today we are going to use our English skills for Religious Education (RE).  Below is a PowerPoint about the Easter Story.  Read it carefully and complete the comprehension questions.

                  t2-or-569-ks2-the-easter-story-powerpoint 

                  There are 3 versions of the story and 3 lots of differentiated questions.  The third version includes more detail and requires more thinking when answering the questions. Pick the the text that will challege you.

                  t2-or-557-the-story-of-easter-key-stage-2-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-english_ver_5

                  Friday 3rd April 2020

                  Maths– Complete the area and perimeter challenge sheet.  

                  Mini-Assessment-Block-3_Year-4-Length-and-Perimeter

                  English-Thinking about Easter and what Jesus did; write a prayer for Jesus or write the Easter story in your own words

                  Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

                  Monday

                  Maths-Go on a shape hunt to find all the 2D and 3D shapes in your house and garden.  Make a list of these shapes and where you found them.

                  English-Poetry.  Look at the poems below.  Choose your favourite, copy write some of it with joined handwriting, add illustrations and perform it to your family.  Extension: Have a go at writing your own.

                  The Tyger KS2 Handwriting Practice 

                  Wind On The Hill KS2 Handwriting Poems

                  Tuesday

                  Maths-Angles.  Create a right angle finder and find all the right angles in your house. Create a table for all the right angles and those that are not too.

                   NZ2-M-21-Right-Angle-Finders

                  It you find angles smaller than a right angle (90°) they are called acute angles.  Angles between 90° and 180° are called obtuse angles and angles bigger than 180° are called reflex angles.

                  NZ2-M-22-Types-of-Angles-Display-Posters

                  English-Poetry

                  Learn about a different type of poem:  Limericks

                  Limericks Teaching Powerpoint

                  Create your own Limerick at home and use the examples above to help.

                  Wednesday

                  Maths-Symmetry

                  Look at the PowerPoint presentation below

                  #Lesson Presentation Shape Symmetry 

                  Work through these two activities

                  t-n-1281-symmetry-activity-sheet-_ver_3 

                  Activity Sheet Cut and Fold 2D Shapes shape challenges

                  English-Acrostic poems.  Talk about what an acrostic poem is (see examples below) and create an acrostic using the word spring or springtime.  You could even make up your own!  Create them on a piece of paper.  Below is a PowerPoint to explain what an acrostic poem is.

                  t2-e-998-recognise-some-different-forms-of-poetry-acrostics-teaching-powerpoint-_ver_2

                  Thursday-

                  Maths-Perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

                  Look at the PowerPoint first as this explains how to calculate the perimeter.  It suggests column addition at the end, put the children may choose not to do this as they are adding 1-digit numbers and column addition isn’t always the quickest method.  Children can add the numbers mentally.

                  PowerPoint – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

                  Complete the activity below

                  Horizontal Format – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

                  Answers – Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

                  English

                  The children will have looked at ‘Tyger Tyger’ by William Blake this week.  The poem and comprehension questions below:

                  T2-E-2108-The-Tyger-Poem-Print-Out

                  Reading Comprehension Activity

                  There are 3 question sheets the most difficult ones are the third set.  (answers are included).

                  Friday

                  Maths-Have a go at these perimeter challenges. You will need to have completed Thursday’s activities in order to understand and complete these challenges.

                  t2-m-326-shape-problems-challenge-cards-_ver_3

                  English-Create your own poem using the techniques you have learnt this week.  It could be about Spring, school or your favourite animal.

                  We hope that you all manage to have a restful weekend.  The page will be updated Sunday evening ready for Monday.

                  Kind Regards

                  Mrs Blewitt and the Key Stage 2 Team


                  If your child is off school please find below some useful websites below to help your child;

                  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

                  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-7-9/

                  Below is a link to a free ‘e book’ library

                  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

                  Maths home learning:

                  Year 4: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

                  It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

                  https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

                  Newsround is a great news programme for children.  It explains what is going on in the world really clearly.  The times are changing next week to fit in with the school day.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

                  Work to do at home

                  Writing

                  Write a non-chronological report.  This could be on ‘The Victorians’ (this is the topic we have been studying).  A previous topic we have studied at this year (Egypt or Volcanoes), or something that you enjoy!

                  Reading

                  Please continue to read your school book or library book.  They could reread a familiar or favourite book and write a book review or just a summary of the book and give it a rating out of 10.

                  Below is a link to a book review sheet:

                  T2-E-889-In-Depth-Book-Review-Template_ver_2

                  au-l-061-book-review-activity-sheet-_ver_2

                  Reading comprehension:  Click on the link below.

                  Roald Dahl Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

                  Maths

                  Choose any number and get the children to write as many facts about the number!  See if they can find/create an unusual fact.

                  Click on the link and try these problems:

                  Day-14-Thursday-19th-March-2020

                  If you have access to a printer, below is a Maths booklet:

                  Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet

                  Don’t forget Times Table Rockstars!

                  https://ttrockstars.com/

                  We will be updating our class blog again next week


                  Welcome to our class page.

                  World Book Day 2020 – The Secret Garden

                  This term Year 4 have been enjoying reading The Secret Garden as their guided reading text. Inspired by this wonderful story, we designed and created our own Secret Garden ‘book in a box’ for World Book Day. We read the next chapter of our book as a class then began discussing our ideas for the types of things that might be in our own Secret Garden. Then we went out into the playground to collect natural things like sticks, stones and moss to give our gardens a realistic feel. We then used all sorts of crafting materials to make our gardens.

                  We finished the day with a fantastic parent and child session where the year 4 children read their parents their favourite story – along with some biscuits and squash. Thank you to so many parents for coming in to support your children with their reading.

                  Thank you also to St Bernadette’s class for having us for a brilliant story sharing time where the year 4 children read the year 2 children’s favourite story to them. We especially enjoyed reading ‘The Day the Crayons Came Back’ as a whole group. Well done all!

                  Redditch – Investigating changes over time

                  We used our fantastic new laptops to look at Victorian maps of Redditch. We were amazed to see how much the town has grown and changed since the Victorian times. We used scale to compare modern OS maps to the older maps and found where our school would have been in Victorian times – in a field by Woodrow farm! We then explained the reasons for these changes.

                  Conductors and Insulators

                  In science, we have been learning about electricity. We decided to investigate which materials were conductors and insulators. The children built their own circuits with a buzzer and switch, then tested which materials completed the circuit and which didn’t.

                  Hartlebury Museum Victorians Trip

                  Year 4 had an amazing day at Hartlebury museum learning all about Victorian Life. Our first session involved a very strict school teacher who showed us what a real Victorian lesson would be like. We then applied for jobs as scullery maids and boot boys in the kitchens of the house where we ground spices, cleaned rugs, washed linen and ironed clothes. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and learnt lots about what real life might have been like.

                  St John Bosco Feast Day

                  We celebrated our class saint’s feast day by learning about St John Bosco’s life and how he helped poor children in Italy through building schools. We wrote prayers about being compassionate and loving then finished the day with a feast day party – with squash and cake!

                   

                  Investigating Area

                  The children really enjoyed investigating the area of different objects around the class using sticky notes. We learnt about what the concept of area is and how to count squares to find the area of a shape.

                  Chinese New Year

                  Today we learnt we all about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated in China and around the world.

                  Local Geography

                  We had a fantastic time using the OS Maps to find local physical features around Redditch. We had some interesting discussions about whether some features had been made by nature or by humans – such as Arrow Valley Lake and the Grand Union Canal. The children really impressed us by using 4-figure grid references to locate these features on a map.

                  Volcanoes Around the World

                  Thanks to everyone who did research and found out the locations of volcanoes from around the world. Some people found lots and lots and we enjoyed finding their locations on our class map. Well done everyone!

                  Bookflix

                  We have created a new Bookflix display in our reading corner. The children and teachers have suggested good books to read in year 4 and lots of children have chosen books to read from our display. We are encouraging the children to think more widely about their reading choices and also think about challenging themselves with more difficult books to read.

                  Key Stage 2 Topic Plan for Autumn 2 2019

                  Disasters!

                  Welcome back to school and we hope you had a great half term. We will now be studying volcanoes and earthquakes, rocks and soils as part of our Disasters Unit of work. Please feel free to research, read around and talk about these topics with your children. They will each be taking home a knowledge organiser to learn around the topic.

                  Egyptians Trip to Birmingham Museum

                  We had a fantastic day out at the museum where we learnt all about the Ancient Egyptians. We learnt about daily life, the gods, and even got to see a real mummy! The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and came back with loads of knowledge and ideas to share in their history lessons.

                  We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 3rd September.

                  Mr Blewitt and Miss Casey