From Friday 22nd May 4pm  until Monday 25th May our school is having work on our IT system.  Any emails that are sent during this time might not be received until Tuesday 26th, while this work is happening.  This is happening across ALL the MAC schools.

Welcome to the Summer Term 

We will be adding a piece of English and Maths daily to our class page.  This week we will be adding a piece of Topic work, as well as a piece of RE, to work through over the week too.  Our topic for the Summer term is a Geography based topic: Rainforests. 

Please continue to send examples of your child’s work into:

stjohnbosco@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

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

NEW 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.

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Below is a grid of some suggested activities you may like to do over the half term.  You don’t have to do these activities, you may have some of your own ideas.  We would love to see what you get up to too.

Half term activity grid

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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday 3rd April 2020

Maths– Complete the area and perimeter challenge sheet.  

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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