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Welcome to Year 4!

 

In Year 4, we love learning, finding out new things, having fun and challenging ourselves! 

 

Everyday we have a Maths and a Literacy lesson, where we have chance to develop our skills and learn new ones. We are also learning about lots of interesting topics: from Ancient Egypt to The Romans and everything in between! We are becoming investigative scientists and also creative artists. We enjoy getting active in PE and also being more thoughtful in RE. We always try to use our Christian values in everything we do. 
 
We hope you enjoy finding out some of the things we have been up to!

 

Mr Spencer, Mrs Hesketh and Year 4

 

p.spencer@clivigerholme.lancs.sch.uk 

 

Year 4: Home Learning

 

Wow Work!!

Wow Work!! 1 Isabelle’s super Ancient Egypt work!
Wow Work!! 2 Isabelle’s Easter creation...
Wow Work!! 3
Wow Work!! 4 Noah’s alphabet plate challenge!
Wow Work!! 5 Wow!! Sofia’s excellent art inspired by Van Gogh!
Wow Work!! 6 Matty’s wonderful watercolour painting!
Wow Work!! 7 Lexie baked this delicious-looking Easter cake!
Wow Work!! 8
Wow Work!! 9 James helping out with the painting!
Wow Work!! 10 Kayla-Jay has been busy looking after her horse.
Wow Work!! 11 Sofia’s fantastic Picasso-style art...
Wow Work!! 12 ...and her colourful science experiment!
Wow Work!! 13 Bella made a bear for the NHS...
Wow Work!! 14 ...and a birthday card for Captain Tom!
Wow Work!! 15 Ahoy!! Kayla-Jay’s super pirate ship.
Wow Work!! 16 Sofia’s wonderful poem...
Wow Work!! 17 ...and the board game she made for her sister!
Wow Work!! 18 Professor Isabelle hard at work!
Wow Work!! 19 Bella’s brilliant VE Day project!
Wow Work!! 20 Bella made some crosses to leave at church.
Wow Work!! 21

Minion posters

Minion posters 1 By James
Minion posters 2 By Sofia
Minion posters 3 By Kayla-Jay

Lexie has been practising her hairdressing skills!

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**More Home Learning**

 

Below are some websites and ideas for activities you may want to complete at home. Please try to complete at least one reading, writing and maths activity every day.

 

All logins for the children for TimesTable Rockstars and Purple Mash have been sent home. Please email me if your child has lost or forgotten their logins. Keep an eye on the Year 4 Blog on Purple Mash for any new posts...

 

A few new resources for you to use!

 

BBC Bitesize have today launched their Daily Lessons resources. I’ve had a look and there are lots of lessons and activities to have a go at, it looks really good! So try that out if you want to:

 

BBC Bitesize Daily

 

English 

Hi Year 4. If you click on the link below it will take you to a fab resource for writing. You can print it off and work on the sheet or just work from it on screen on paper. Have fun!

 

TalkforWriting

 

There is also a website called Literacy Shed. This has lots of short but fab film clips for you to watch and then you can click on activity packs about the film which you can download. Hope you have fun trying them - the link below will take you there.

 

Literacy Shed - Fab Film Clips

 

Children have been set a text on purple mash. Every day they will be set a new chapter and some follow up activities. Please read the chapter and complete and hand-in the activities.

 

For each chapter there is 

  • A section to read
  • A quiz to do 
  • An activity to complete

 

You have also been given details for the new spelling app 'Sir Linkalot' this has fun ways to remember tricky spellings.

 

These websites also have lots of ideas for writing (please use your blue book which was sent home to write anything. You could also use some of the 2Publish English tools on Purple Mash to publish any writing you do).

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

http://www.pobble365.com/

 

For more detailed home learning tasks:

* Week 2 - Week 5 packs also now available from this website:

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Maths

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

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

please choose different topics like place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication. 

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

Work on the timestable you are currently on for mad minutes or one you find particularly difficult.

The app “10 Minutes TimesTables” is also great for helping to learn times tables.

 

For more detailed home learning tasks:

* Week 2 - Week 5 packs also now available from this website:

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

 

KS2 Calculations Policy

 

Science

Here a few of experiments you can try together at home:

 

Make a rainbow

Lava art

Hoop Glider

DIY Ice-cream

Bouncing egg

Parachute

 

You can find the instructions for these below.

Topic

Week 1:

Please watch this video as an introduction to Ancient Egypt:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/z6x2382/

 

On this page is also some more information to read and then the change to make your own pyramid treasure tomb and a mummy pencil case.

 

Week 2:

Please watch this video about what remains today of Ancient Egypt:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zr7qy9q/

 

You can also have a wander around the British Museum on Google maps:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5192048,-0.1274951,2a,75y,172.87h,89.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFyBuFtvu6FeVvVVc5--uiw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

 

Week 3:

Please watch this video about what happened to the Ancient Egyptians:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zf4cxyc/

 

On this page there is lots of information and an activity to have a go at.

 

Week 4:

Please watch this video about what life was like in Ancient Egypt:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zr4s8xs/

 

On this page there is lots of facts and also a recipe to make your own Egyptian flatbread!

 

 

French

A few people have asked for some French activities. 

There are some really good French songs and activities on the BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-virtually-there-france/zjby8xs

 

 

Stay safe and if there is any other help you need please email me,

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

 

Mr Spencer and Mrs Hesketh

 

 

 

 

 

Our Class Charity

 

We are supporting the National Deaf Children's Society.

 

 

 

  • On Wednesday 6th November, we introduced our class charity to the rest of the school in an assembly. We explained what the charity does and we explained the values and aims of the NDCS. We also started to learning the BSL fingerspelling alphabet and we showed the rest of the school how much we know so far!
  • Lexie and Chloe raised some money by selling some of their homemade crafts! Well done girls!

 

What have we been up to this year?

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 11th February, we celebrated Safer Internet Day. We came dressed "Free to be Me", celebrating our own individual identities. We have been learning about online identities and staying safe, we have also learned about showing respect online. We created these animations to accompany our story, '#Goldilocks'.

Year 4 Sportshall Athletics Competition

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Congratulations to our athletics team who won the cluster competition on Tuesday 4th February and are now through to the borough final in March!!

Remembrance Day 2019

Year 4 created some blackout poetry on the theme of "Remembrance". We used the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon and then created our own poems.

Remembrance Poetry

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Family Fun Afternoon

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Our Roman Catapults...

On Friday 8th November, Year 4 had their "Family Fun Afternoon". Thank you to everyone that came along! We had a great time making models of Roman catapults and testing them out!

Bikeability

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On Monday, Year 4 did Bikeability Level 1. We learned how to be spatially aware on the road. We learned how to get our bikes ready and steady. It was fun because we got to cycle all the time! We learned how to get on the left not the right. We liked it because we learned what to do at the right time and what not to do.

by Olivia Hindle and James Barker

Craig Heap September 2019

Olympic and Commonwealth Games gymnast, Craig Heap, came to visit and taught us some gymnastics!

Welly Wednesday September 2019

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Roald Dahl Day September 2019

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