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Home Learning

 

I just wanted to say how proud I am of each and everyone of you for all of your fantastic efforts during lockdown! Last 2 days of home learning before we are back in the classroom. 

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents that are supporting learning at home. 

 

There will be a Zoom session at 9.30am and 2.30pm each day. It is important for you to join these sessions. In the morning session I will be explaining the learning activities for the day ahead and there will be a  short arithmetic session. In the afternoon, we will be self-marking the maths and the comprehension tasks.

 

9.30am Zoom

Meeting ID: 953 2209 1753
Passcode: mockpwd

 

2.30pm Zoom

Meeting ID: 962 8764 7640
Passcode: V9s92W

 

You might be asked to join another zoom class during the day in a smaller group. I will send you the details to your email account so it is impiortant for you to check for new emails. 

 

I would like to thank parants/guardians for your continued support at home. I completely understand how challenging this may be at times, therefore if you need any further guidance please contact me via the class email address: classfour@thegrangeprimary.org

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Take care & stay safe everyone, 

Mrs Minton-Allen

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 17th November

 

LitFilmFest Quick Fire Write

 

Special Guest Tim from Litfimfest will be joing our Zoom sessions at 9.30am and 2.30pm to set a Quick fire Write Challenge.

 

Writing Task

Watch the video : 

https://youtu.be/Zpo-rGL_BSohttps://youtu.be/Zpo-rGL_BSo

See the worksheet for your 4 questions and writing instructions.

We will edit and improve our writing when we return to class on Wednesday. 

 

 

Reading

Please join your reading session today via Zoom, details will be sent via email. 

Today we will be developing comprehension skills using a poem.

I have uploaded the poem for you to read before your session today.

Complete all outstanding Purple Mash reading tasks ( if you have any)

 

Maths

 

Adding fractions

Watch the video and complete todays worksheet :https://vimeo.com/420682145

 

Spelling

 

New spelling rule for the week - words ending in tion. See the resources for your spelling list.

Today's activity is to look, cover write the do the practise activity - Write a sentence using the spelling word.

Monday 16th November

 

PSHE  Lesson

 

UK Parliament Session 10am

As part of our citizenship and democracy lessons we will be learning about UK Parliament.

 

Please ensure you all attend this on-line session.

All the details have been sent in an email and letter to your email address.

 

The UK Parliament Education Team will be leading the session about:

How Parliament works

The role of an MP

The role of a member of The House of Lords

How laws are made.

 

The session will be through Microsoft Teams - follow this link to join.

 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

 

If you are using a mobile phone to join please download the app BEFORE Monday.

(see your letter for instructions)

 

Writing Task

Jenny McLachlan, author of the Land of Roar, ilustrates how she designs Fantasy Worlds for her books. 

 

Watch the video below:

https://jennymclachlan.com/resources/

Design a map of your own Fantasy World and write 3 scintilating sentences using noun phrases and fronted adverbials to describe it.

 

Follow the instruction worksheet in the resource section. 

 

Reading

 

Please join your reading session today via Zoom, details will be sent via email. 

Complete your Purple Mash

 

Maths

 

Log into Maths.co.uk - you have 2 activities today.

Year 3 Addition and Subtraction (revision)

Year 4 - Calculating Area 

 

I have emailed all of your passwords to you individually.

 

There is also  Flashback 4.

 

 

Spelling

 

New spelling rule for the week - words ending in tion. See the resources for your spelling list.

Today's activity is to look, cover write the do the practise activity - Pyramid Spellings.

 

 

 

Friday  13th November 

Log into TT Rock Stars each day for 15 minutes. Read for pleasure at home.

We will still have our weekly times tables test - this week a mixture of x3 and x4 tables. 

            

 

Writing

 Tune in to Puffin live at 10am https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/shows/dream-big-puffins-80th-birthday-show

Join in the Puffin 80th Birthday Live Show! Class Four might even get a mention live on air!

 

The show lasts 30 minutes. All you need is a pen and paper for the draw-along. 

Over 35 minutes the show will explore how reading, drawing and writing can inspire you to dream big, with lots of interactive exercises you can try out as the show happens. Presented by Radzi Chinyanganya, here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Storytime with Tom Fletcher, who’ll be reading from The Danger Gang
  • Draw-along with Benji Davies who’ll be showing you how to draw a Puffin from his and Michael Morpurgo’s new book, The Puffin Keeper
  • A tour with Jeff Kinney of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid studios
  • How to write a new story inspired by your favourite book with Catherine Doyle, author of Miracle on Ebeneezer Street (which is inspired by A Christmas Carol!)
  • Writing about funny families with author and comedian Humza Arshad
  • A completely disgusting anatomy quiz with Adam Kay
  • The premiere of the Into Film and Puffin Big Dreams on Screen winning film

 

I have added an activity pack in the resources.

 

Grammar

Please All complete the on-line activity

Your login details are in your reading record.

If you dont have it, email me please.

 

Log into Spag.com https://www.spag.com/

 

Maths – Comparing Area 

 

Pudsey Bear maths riddle 

 

Flash Back 4

All please log into TT Rock Stars today

 

Reading

Purple Mash Task – Chapter 5

 

Spelling

See the weekly spelling sheet in the resources for this weeks spellings.

Practise writing the words in different directions.

Complete the Purple Mash activity for today.

Thursday  12th November 

Log into TT Rockstars each day for 15 minutes. Read for pleasure at home.

We will still have our weekly times tables test - this week a mixture of x3 and x4 tables. 

           

Maths – Comparing Area 

LO: I can compare area by counting squares.

Watch the video link https://vimeo.com/415503107 if you need a reminder on calculating area.

 

Complete the first worksheet and write the answers into your purple books.

You do not need to draw the shapes. Complete both sheets today please. 

Complete Flashback 4 and write the answers in your purple books.

We will self-mark today's maths activities together at 2.30pm on Zoom.

 

Have a go at the daily maths challenge - Good Luck! 

 

Writing

There is a writing task for each reading group

 

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Your task is to design your own dragon and label it with noun phrases. See the worksheet below.

 

Charlie & The Chocolate Factpory

Your task is to design a chocolate factory and label it with noun phrases. See the worksheet below.

 

Fantastic Mr Fox

Your task is to draw Mr and Mrs Fox and label with them with noun phrases. See the worksheet below.

 

Kensuke Kingdom

Can you draw a poster for your book review. See the worksheet below.

 

Reading Comprehension

Complete the vipers for your reading book. See the resources below.

Kensuke Kingdom complete The Boy Who Grew Dragons vipers please. 

 

 

Grammar

Using a or an 

Follow the link on Espresso to complete the activity:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item361696/grade2/module305320/collection361816/section361777/index.html

I have emailed the Espresso login details to you.

 

Reading

Purple Mash Task – Chapter 4

 

Spelling

See the weekly spelling sheet in the resources for this weeks spellings.

Today’s challenge is to use rainbow colours to write your spelling words.

Complete the Purple Mash activity for today.

Wednesday 10th November 

Log into TT Rockstars each day for 15 minutes. Read for pleasure at home.

We will still have our weekly times tables test - this week a mixture of x3 and x4 tables. 

           

Maths – Area

LO: I can calculate area by counting squares.

Watch the video link https://vimeo.com/415503107

 

Complete the first worksheet and write the answers into your purple books.

You do not need to draw the shapes. Complete bothe sheets today please. 

Complete Flashback 4 and write the answers in your purple books.

We will self-mark today's maths activities together at 2.30pm on Zoom.

 

Have a go at the Daily Arithmetic challenge - Good luck! 

 

Writing – Using a comma to separate items in a list

LO: I can describe use a commas to separate items in a list.

 

Watch the video clip about Jaguars: : https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/year-4/commas-for-lists/jaguar/screen-1/

 

Follow the worksheet in the resources. 

Copy the sentences into your purple books and send me a photgraph of your work. remember to read the questions carefully. 

 

Grammar

Expanded Noun Phrases

Follow the link on Espresso to complete the activity:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item366761/grade2/module305322/collection366627/section367910/index.html

I have emailed the Espresso login details to you.

 

Reading Comprehension

Remembrance Day

Write the answers into your purple books. I will upload the answers at 2.30 for you to self-mark and check your answers or you can email your work to me. 

 

Reading

Purple Mash Task – Chapter 3

 

Spelling

See the weekly spelling sheet in the resources for this weeks spellings.

Today’s challenge is to use rainbow colours to write your spelling words.

Complete the Purple Mash activity for today.

Tuesday 9th November 

Log into TT Rockstars each day for 15 minutes. Read for pleasure at home.

We will still have our weekly times tables test - this week a mixture of x3 and x4 tables. 

           

Maths – Perimeter

LO: I can find the perimeter of a rectilinear rectangle

Watch the video link link  https://vimeo.com/470607065

 

Complete the first worksheet and write the answers into your purple books.

You do not need to draw the shapes. If you feel confident continue onto the second sheet.

Complete Monday's Flashback 4 and write the answers in your purple books.

We will self-mark today's maths activities together at 2.30pm on Zoom.

 

Have a go at the Daily Arithmetic challenge - Good luck! 

 

 

Writing – Expanded Noun Phrases

LO: I can describe a setting with an expanded noun phrase.

 

Write 3-5 sentences with expanded noun phrases to describe either images of the River Nile. 

Use the writing checklist to ensure you have checked through your work. 

Email your completed work to me, I will mark and feedback to you via email. 

 

Grammar

Fronted Advebials 

Follow the link on Espresso to complete the activity:

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item361705/grade2/module305322/collection361825/section361766/index.html

I have emailed the Espresso login details to you.

 

Reading Comprehension

Non-Fiction - the Great Wall of China

Write the answers into your purple books. I will upload the answers at 2.30 for you to self-mark and check your answers.

 

Reading

Purple Mash Task – Chapter 2

 

Spelling

See the weekly spelling sheet in the resources for this weeks spellings.

Today’s challenge is to write 3 sentences using the spelling words.

Complete the Purple Mash activity for today.

 

Monday 8th November 

 

Log into TT Rockstars each day for 15 minutes. Read for pleasure at home.

We will still have our weekly times tables test - this week a mixture of x3 and x4 tables. 

           

Maths – Perimeter

LO: I can find the perimeter of a rectangle

Watch the video link https://vimeo.com/470606504

 

Complete the first worksheet and write the answers into your purple books.

You do not need to draw the shapes. If you feel confident continue onto the second sheet.

Complete Monday's Flashback 4 and write the answers in your purple books.

We will self-mark today's maths activities together at 2.30pm on Zoom.

 

Have a go at the daily Maths challenge - Good luck! 

 

 

Writing – Quick Fire Write Task

LO: I can organise my ideas into paragraphs.

 

Watch the video and write a paragraph to answer each question.

This time a minimum of 30 words ( not 50) for each paragraph.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy-fxd31G2E&feature=emb_logo

Email your completed work to me, I will mark and feedback to you via email. 

 

 

Grammar

Words to Show Time and Cause. 

Follow the link on Espresso to complete the activity:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item305322/grade2/index.html

I have emailed the Espresso login details to you.

 

Reading Comprehension

Choose the vipers for your reading group. Use the extract from the book to answer the viper questions.

We will self-mark together at 2.30pm in our reading groups on Zoom. Can the Kensuke Kingdom group complete the vipers for The Boy Who Grew Dragons.

 

 

Reading

Purple Mash Task – Chapter 1.

 

 

Spelling

See the weekly spelling sheet in the resources for this weeks spellings.

Today’s challenge is pyramid words.

Complete the Purple Mash activity for today.

Welcome to Class Four

I hope you have all had a lovely summer break.

It is wonderful to welcome you all back to school after your fantastic home learning.

Our main focus this term is to ensure you feel happy and safe returning to school. 

During this half term, we will spend lots of time outdoors for PE so please ensure you have your PE kit and trainers with you every day as all PE sessions will be outside.

During daily English and Maths lessons we will be revisiting basic skills along side reading.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me via the front office.

Many Thanks,

     Mrs Minton-Allen 

 

Teaching Team 

 

Your teaching team this year is:

    Class Teacher: Mrs Minton-Allen

Teaching assistant: Miss Butler

Class Four Homework

 

Reading  

Please ensure your child reads every night. 

Spelling

Children will receive their new spellings on a Monday and be tested on a Friday. Their spellings will be in a book with a blank page for them to practise next to the spelling sheet. I will check the spelling homework on a Friday so there is no requirement to return it daily. Please ensure your child is not just copying the word. It is important to practise applying the rule that has been taught on a Monday. Children can be creative when practising by using different colours, writing the word backwards, writing it in a  diagonal or in rainbows however when it comes to the spelling sheet please ensure your child prints the word. 

Times Tables

Children must ensure they are logging into TT Rockstars x 3 times weekly. In addition, the children will be given a certain times table to focus on for that week. 

Purple Mash

Every Friday, I will set a piece of English and Maths homework on Purple Mash that must be completed by the following Thursday. At times, there will also be additional topic projects set throughout the term. 

 

At the Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks we set as homework.

 

Obviously the level of engagement will depend on your child's age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)

 

The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very reading for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework is not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child's established routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.

 

Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home. 

Autumn Learning.

 

During this term, we will embark upon an adventure to the land of the Pharoah's learning about all aspects of life during the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. During our history lessons we will learn about every day life in Ancient Egypt, learn about the  importance of the River Nile, explore ancient tombs and immerse ourselves in Egyptian culture through a variety of art projects.

 

In English, we will head back in time to London 1922 when Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. We will follow a girl named Lil,  who embarks upon an  incredible journey to return a package to Ancient Egypt in Emma Carrolls's novel 'Secrets of a Sun King.'

 

In Maths, our main focus will be to develop our understanding of the value of numbers and what happens to them when we multiply, divide, add or subtract a number. We will be revising our times tables daily and linking our Maths knowledge to our Egyptian topic to build our own pyramids, as the Ancient Egyptians were very good mathematicians. 

 

In Science, we will be learning about electricity and we will carry out  investigations and construct a variety of electrical circuits.

 

In Music, we will be spending this term to develop our musicianship skills before we begin our instrumental lessons next term. We will also listen to a variety of music genres, from pop, classical, rock and jazz. 

 

In Art, we will be learning how to use different techniques when using water colours. Our artist study is the infamous Pablo Picasso and we will be creating our own self portraits. 

 

In Computing, we will be learning about on-line safety, computer hardware and we will begin to use Adobe Spark software to create our own presentation slides.

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Your Child At Home.

 

The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.

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