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Year 4 (Mr McKnight)

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Welcome to Year 4


Our Class Teacher is Mrs Piron and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Hindle. Mrs Piron is rather poorly at the moment so Mr McKnight is teaching us. 



If you have any questions or queries, please contact me on: t.mcknight@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk 

Some of the websites will require you to sign up using an email address but they should be free during this period. If some of the links are directly to websites or worksheets, please don't feel obliged to print everything out. The worksheets can be left on the screen whilst the children write down the questions or the answers to make it easier. 

Week commencing 30th March 2020

I will put literacy on as a daily task this week as by the end of it you would have written a story. So I will break it down like we would do in class. I will also be using, education city for grammar tasks, spag.com for grammar tasks and My Maths for a daily Maths task as well. So please check all of these websites regularly as they are excellent resources. I would also like everyone to use reading plus as the daily reading task.
If you are unsure of any log ins then please email me and I will send you what you need.

Many Thanks
Mr McKnight

Literacy

This week in Literacy we would have been starting to write a story based on a plot structure. For this we are going to look at the story of Aladdin. There are books available to read and there are a lot of clips to watch on YouTube of certain parts of the story. 

Monday's task:
Watch both of the clips below and think about the things that the characters see on their magic carpet journey. You can also record down all of the things you can see and describe them. Think about the vocabulary and words that could be used in your own story. Begin to create a word bank of words to use.  Encourage children to answer key questions such as: Where did you go? What did you see? Describe it using your senses… see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Capture visualisations and thoughts as a short writing opportunity and allow children to choose how they record their responses e.g. via images with annotations; writing words, phrases or sentences; a poem; personal recount or story map.




Finally watch the clip below as a relaxation magic carpet ride. Pose a variety of questions e.g. Where do you want to go on your next journey? A new place; a familiar place; an imaginary place.  What will you see/do there? Record ideas via own choice in short writing. Think about the vocabulary you have started to use above and put those in to sentences. 




Reading:
1) Please access your first lesson on Reading Plus (see letter sent home for details) This should be a daily activity as there are 5 tasks set each week. I will be keeping track of this to ensure that people are using it daily as it is a fantastic resource to use. 

2) L.O. To summarise events from more than 1 paragraph
Choose a book to read from the Oxford Owl website. You can find an book appropriate to the level of your child by using the 'filter by book band' button.
Summarize the book using a story map. Draw pictures to describe the key events and write a sentence to match.

Spelling and handwriting
 Access the Year 3/4 spellings below and choose 5 words each day to find both the definition of and write the word in a sentence so that should be 10 sentences. 
Children can also practice writing the 5 words in their neatest handwriting using the cursive technique. 

Maths

1) Learn the times table that you are currently working on. There are plenty of resources available on the following websites to help:
 www.educationcity.com 


Week commencing 23rd March 2020

Literacy 

As part of out topic this half term, the children have been writing non chronological reports about France in English. The children have planned this and started to write certain parts of it. Over the next few days, the children can create their own non chronological report on France either as a written task or on the computer. They need to think about the sub - headings they planned for and they can research additional information that they may need. Pictures and diagrams can be added as well as the information. The 4 sub headings we looked at were: French food, landmarks and monuments, famous people and Paris. 

Reading:
1) Please access your first lesson on Reading Plus (see letter sent home for details) This should be a daily activity as there are 5 tasks set each week. I will be keeping track of this to ensure that people are using it daily as it is a fantastic resource to use. 

2) L.O. To summarise events from more than 1 paragraph
Choose a book to read from the Oxford Owl website. You can find an book appropriate to the level of your child by using the 'filter by book band' button.
Summarize the book using a story map. Draw pictures to describe the key events and write a sentence to match.

Spelling and handwriting
 Access the Year 3/4 spellings below and choose 5 words each day to find both the definition of and write the word in a sentence so that should be 10 sentences. 
Children can also practice writing the 5 words in their neatest handwriting using the cursive technique. 

Grammar


Please sign up to TES which is a free teaching resource it just requires an email address and download the link below. These can be completed daily as there is a number of tasks to be completed. 


Maths

1) Learn the times table that you are currently working on. There are plenty of resources available on the following websites to help:
 www.educationcity.com 

2) L.O. To tell the time to the nearest minute and in 12 and 24 hours.

Access the worksheet below and have a go at completing the questions.

Also try these worksheets that are a little more difficult 


24.03.20

L.O - To convert time between 24hour and 12 hour clocks. 


Here are some word problems that can also be completed after the first task:


Below is also a great board game that could be played for telling the time. 


Things will also be added daily on My Maths so please log in to check what I have set for you.
 


English 

Tasks will also be set on education city on a weekly basis. Passwords and logins can be found in the homework folder. 

Year 3/4 spellings

Online access to reading scheme books

Free access to Twinkl reading resources and comprehension tasks.

Take part in a writing masterclass

SPaG activities (passwords on the front of your homework folder)

Free English units, including plans and resources to work through

Free Grammar resources on Twinkl based around year 4 grammar expectations.

Maths

Practice your times tables through the test or other games as we would in class.

Practise number bonds and times tables

Tell the time

Lots of maths resources from the Lancashire Maths team

Free online tutorials and activities (you will need to use your password on the front of your homework folder to access this site)

Free resources based around place value that has been similar to what we have been doing in class. 


Home Learning Pack

This resource pack includes plenty of resources for home learning

A fantastic website that lists ideas for family learning. Includes mathematics, spelling, and ideas for other subjects

A fantastic home learning pack that includes Maths, GPS, reading and other practical ideas

Online tutorials, activities, learn screens. Inlcudes Maths, English, spelling and other subjects


Other 

Free Geography information and lessons based around our Geography topic

Free Geography plans, resources and teaching packs

Computing - coding


Year 4 Multiplication Check 
From 2020, every Year 4 pupil must take a statutory multiplication tables check. The Department for Education has produced an information leaflet for parents. This has been sent home with pupils and an e-copy is available on the following link: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to practice as many times tables as possible and also complete the multiplication check on https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/
This can also be an opportunity to consolidate learning in as many times tables as possible and children can create their own spreadsheet on Microsoft Excel (if possible) to keep tabs on their daily score.