Thursday, 15th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

Thank you for sharing your learning with us in the past few days. We really appreciate all your efforts with the online learning.

The work for today has been uploaded onto our Google Classroom but in order for you to listen to the instructions for your Maths and Spelling dictation activities, please use the power points attached.

Click here for your Spelling presentation.

Click here for the Maths presentation.

Please also see the Final Piece writing paper attached, should you need further copies.

Click here for the sheet.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 14th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

Thank you for all your assignments from yesterday. It was lovely to hear from you and listen to some of you read.

The work for today has been uploaded onto our Google Classroom but in order for you to listen to the instructions for your Maths and English Activity, please use the power points attached.

Click here for your Maths presentation

Click here for your English presentation

 

If you have any questions, please email us on:  year4@popepaul.herts.sch.uk

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 13th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

Thank you for all your assignments from yesterday. It was lovely to hear from you and listen to some of you read.

The work for today has been uploaded onto our Google Classroom but inorder for you to listen to the instructions for your Maths Activity, please use the power point attached.

Click here for the presentation.

If you have any questions. please email me on:  year4@popepaul.herts.sch.uk

Have a good day!

 

 

 

Monday, 12th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

I hope you  had a nice weekend! Thank you for sharing your learning with us and well done for using Google Classroom to complete some of your assignments. We know it’s all very new.

Please see below today’s learning:

Spelling WALT: spell words with re-, sub, -mis- prefixes

Click here for your spelling sheet.

Mental Maths Please click here for your mental maths sheet.

Try to apply the strategies we have gone over last week, but jot down calculations if you need to.

Maths Please read and listen to the PowerPoint, then complete the number sentences.

Click here for the presentation.

English Please read and listen to the PowerPoint. Your task today is to write the first paragraph of our story.

Click here for your presentation.

Wider Curriculum Why did Baghdad become the first city in the world with one million people?

Look at these images of Baghdad form AD900 below. What clues can you see to help create a picture of what this city must have been like? River, bridges, districts,  palaces, mountains, etc.

Write down all features that you think were important to make Baghdad the first city with over a million people. Explain in a short paragraph how these features supported the life of people living there.

Click here for your resources.

Friday, 9th October 2020 Home Learning

Dear Year 4,

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely learning with us in the past couple of days. We really appreciate how well you have become accustomed to the new learning platform and how you have all carried on with your daily learning. Well done everyone!

We can’t wait to see you back in school but until then…we wish you a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

Please see your Home Learning below:

Spelling Please see the link for Spelling Frame where you can play games and test yourself on this week’s spelling words.

http://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/43/5-More-prefixes-2-of-3

Reading Please log onto Read Theory and complete 4 activities
Study Ladder/

Mathletics

Please log onto Study Ladder to see your SPaG activity and log onto Mathletics to complete your assigned Maths tasks.

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

https://login.mathletics.com/

 

Friday 9th October

Good Morning Year 4.

I hope that your parents received the email inviting you to log into our Google Classroom!  If you have not received an email from us, please email us via year4@popepaul.herts.sch.uk.  We are missing you all very much but know that we will be together soon.

Our Class Assembly on The Rosary is on the website too.  Please make sure you have a look at it!

 

Today’s learning:

You have been invited to a google meet with me this morning at 9am until 930am. Log in if you are able to.

Prayer

Find somewhere quiet to sit and as you make the sign of the cross, remember that Jesus loves you very much.
Before you listen to this song, ‘Share the Light of Jesus’ think about how you can share Jesus’ light today in all that you say and do.
Finish your quiet time by saying the mission prayer:

We believe that we are all God’s work of Art.
We strive to respect and care for each other and to use our talents to do our best.
By doing this, we are learning in the light of Christ.
Amen.

Song Link: ‘Share the Light’

English

Continuing on from yesterday we would like you to draft a paragraph of our narrative. Use the planning sheet to collect words/ phrases and ideas for your writing. Then look at the model paragraph to guide you. Take time to consider what you would like to say and make sure you apply our previous learning on conjunctions and adverbs for your description. Click below for the planning sheet and model paragraph.

Planning sheet – Click here

Maths

Fluency Starter: log onto https://www.mathschase.com/times-tables/ and practise your 4 and 6 times tables.
Main Activity:
This is your Maths Work for today. Listen carefully to the instructions on the power point and complete the activity using the sheet attached.

Click here for the powerpoint      here for the  worksheet

Wellbeing

Silly Billy Powerpoint

Click here for the comprehension questions to answer.

There is a power point and pdf to open for this activity. It is based on the story of ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne. If you would like to email me your answers to the comprehension activity, that would be lovely. The class email is: year4@popepaul.herts.sch.uk

Wishing you a lovely day of learning!

Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga

You have also been assigned some activities on your Mathletics Account…..log in and have a go at some of the activities!

Thursday, 8th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

Thank you for being so flexible and patient in these challenging times. I hope you are all well! Please remember to contact us via our Year 4 email if you want to share any of your learning or if you just want to send us a message.

Please see below today’s learning:

Spelling Click here for your dictation.

Listen to the sentences and practice using our previous spelling words.

Reading Please log onto Study Ladder and complete Time Travel Reading activity.

http://www.studyladder.co.uk

English Today and tomorrow, I would like you to draft a paragraph of our narrative.

Use the planning sheet to collect words/ phrases and ideas for your writing. Then look at my model paragraph to guide you.

Remember less is sometimes more. Make sure you apply our previous learning on conjunctions and adverbs for description.

Click here for the planning sheet and model paragraph.

Maths Moving on in our learning, I would like you to look at adding and subtracting ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. Please use the link bellow to watch a teaching video, then complete the activities on the attached sheet.

https://vimeo.com/461777711

Click here for the sheet.

Wider Curriculum In our Geography Topic , we have looked at the features of Megacities. We looked at both human and physical geography of cities such as:

Tokyo, New York, Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, Dhaka and Beijing.

Today, your task is to use Secondary Sources to research one of these megacities.

Create a report using non-fiction genre features such as bullet points, headings, subheadings, maps, keys, pictures, labels and captions.

Include information on the location of the city, the size and population of this city. . You may want to report on the most important buildings/sites/attractions in or near this city. Other ideas for you to research are finding details on physical geography (mountains, rivers, etc.,) weather, languages used, currency, main religion. and finding out about this city’s import and export goods.

Try and draw conclusions as to why would so many people choose to live in this particular city. What features are there to support mass living?

Use Computing tools if possible; a Popplet, a PowerPoint presentation, a Word document.

Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Dear Year 4,

We wish we could have met as usual this morning but until further notice myself and Mrs McNamara will use this platform to inform you about your daily learning. Please see the table below with activities for today.

If you have any questions to ask, please get in touch with us via our Year 4 email which is:

year4@popepaul.herts.sch.uk

Today it is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  When you have a moment, please pray a decade of the rosary….an Our Father, ten Hail Marys and a Glory Be. We have been learning about the rosary in class and your special assembly on Friday will teach others all about this important prayer.

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

Spelling Please use the link below to practice our previous weeks’ spellings:

http://spellingframe.co.uk

So far we have covered Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and this week, we focused on these words (with further prefixes):

irresponsible, irrelevant, intercity, interact, international, interrelated, anticlockwise, antiseptic, antisocial, autobiography
autograph
Maths This week, we have been consolidating our understanding of rounding three and four digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

Please try out this rounding card game  to help you apply your learning. Don’t forget, you can use our rounding mountains to determine benchmark numbers (e.g.: the ten before/the ten after/midway through).

rounding_cards_game- 7.10.2020

You can create your own set of cards using rounding to the nearest 1000, as an extension.

English This week, we launched our writing focus using the River Story by Meredith Hooper as the stimulus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoMXESuY8ss

We have retold the stages the river goes through in the first person, from the river’s point of view and we have also come up with a list of emotion words that they can use as fronted adverbials.

E.g.:

Scared and lonely, I began my journey as a tiny droplet of melted snow high up in the mountains.

Today for your English learning,  click on the YouTube link to read the story again and create a vocabulary bank for yourself.

Jot down any verbs to substitute ‘flow’ and any description words. Be prepared to use these words in context, when we start writing our own narrative.

Remember, a verb is a doing word.

For example:

Verb: bubbling, dripping,…

Description: shining, small, fast, …

RE In RE we have been looking at the 3 Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) as part of our RE learning.

We have looked at symbols, words and actions being used when celebrating these Sacraments.

We have discussed how these Sacraments are outward, visible signs of the invisible love and grace of God.

For your learning today, create an A4 piece of art around one of your chosen Sacraments: Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation remembering the importance of the symbols you use to explain your chosen sacrament.

You can use any media: paint, crayon, pencil, etc…for this work.

For example: When we talk about the Eucharist, we think of the Bread and the Wine, the Body and Blood of Jesus. We also think about the Chalice and the Bread….you may wish to use these in your artwork.

 

 

 

Friday, 2nd October 2020

Year 4 has had the busiest of weeks so far participating in daily Healthy Eating activities as part of their Science learning.

They have looked at the health benefits of wholegrains and calculated the fibre content of different food items. They tasted wholegrain alternatives and also guessed the ingredients of different fruit and vegetable smoothies. They carried out a food survey, where they learned that the most disliked vegetable in Year 4 is broccoli, whilst the most liked one is carrot. They infused water with lemon, cucumber and mint and also looked at mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

The children had the opportunity to try karate on Wednesday, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

For the children who are celebrating their First Holy Communion  this weekend, we wish them every blessing as they grow closer to Jesus through receiving this Sacrament.

As part of this celebration we are asking for all the children to bring in a photograph of them from their First Holy Communion for a class display.

Next week, it is Year 4’s assembly on the Rosary, and this will be posted on the blog. Please encourage your child to learn their words for this.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

Please see your Home Learning bellow:

Home learning Friday, 2nd October 2020
Spelling Please use the link to practice and test yourselves on this week’s spelling words.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/11/4-More-prefixes-1-of-3

Wordlist:

disappoint, disagree, disobey, inactive, incorrect, illegal, illegible
immature, immortal, imperfect, impossible, impatient
Maths Please login to Studdy Ladder to complete this week’s assignment on rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

 

Reading Please login to Read Theory and complete 3 tasks.
Science As a closing to our Healthy Eating week, please bring in a photo of you and your family being active together or eating a meal together.

Friday, 25th September 2020

Although the nice weather has left us for now, Year 4 had another busy week and used the outdoors when possible.

In Maths, children consolidated their understanding of numbers by regrouping them flexibly and later looked at number magnitude, thinking about the relative size of 3 and 4 digit numbers.

In English, we have consolidated the use of conjunctions, both coordinating and subordinating, and moved on to description. We looked at video clips of rivers in different areas and used adjectives and adverbs to describe their surroundings.

In RE children took part in Acts of Worship and revisited their earlier learning on the Sacraments.

Children also created pieces of art using things they can find in nature as part of their well being activities.

We looked at soils and carried out some investigations about particle sizes and acidity/alkalinity in Science, whilst working on our overarm throw in PE.

Children also made cards to celebrate their First Holy Communions. I hope the weather holds up and families -even if in small numbers- can celebrate this special, blessed time.

 

Thank you for the boxes of tissues sent in, we appreciate the contribution.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga

 

Please see your Home Learning bellow:

Home Learning Friday, 25th September 2020
Spelling https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/10/3-The-sound-spelt-ou

Use the link bellow to practice and test yourself on this week’s spelling words

country, young, touch, double, trouble, couple, courage
cousin, rough, tough
Maths/English Please login to StuddyLadder and look for the assigned tasks.

Maths: adding 10/100 and multiples of ten.

English: use of adjectives to describe

Reading Please complete 3 activities on Read Theory