Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th January

Dear Children, Parent/Carers,

Good morning,

Wow Year 4! We are super impressed with all of the work and photos you have been sending in. The snowy weather was very timely for our changes in state work. Your next chapters for Ice Palace have shown us how much you have learned and progressed since September and you should all be super proud of yourselves. Mums and Dads probably need a pat on the back too. There has been some amazing encouragement and support happening.

We hope that you are all safe and healthy and have enjoyed your weekend. Hopefully you all managed to get some fresh air and are ready and good to go for a full week of work.

This week there are a few things we’d like to bring to your attention.

  • Science this week will be on Wednesday and Friday. Both sessions will require a small amount of preparation the day before and you will need some ice-cube trays or something similar! The trays will be fit for normal use afterwards so no need to go out and buy anything new.
  • Teams’ assignments this week will be on Monday – submitting a photo of Art work and Thursday/Friday – a writing task.
  • Finally, in addition to narrating the Maths lessons,  either Mr Marshall or Mrs Avery will be doing a morning greeting and then narrating a guided reading session every day. Let us know what you think!

Re Feedback: We’ve been asked by several families about the Maths worksheets and specifically how much help the children might need to complete the questions – particularly those at the end of the sheet. These questions are designed to help the children to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. We often complete these questions as a class or in groups once the children have had a look at them first. Some of the children will be able to answer these questions independently, but may find explaining their answers quite challenging. They may need some help/support in using the correct vocabulary – this is fine. Others may find these questions very challenging and would benefit from working through the questions with a grown-up. They could then try another identical problem on their own. If you are finding this or any other part of the lessons tricky or you need some clarification please do not hesitate to get in touch.

As always we thank you for your for all your warm words of support and your feedback.

We suggest the following times for lessons/activities:

Spelling, times-tables, personal reading: 30 – 40 mins daily (or as long as your child wants if happily reading a good book!)

Guided Reading: 20 – 25 mins

Literacy, Maths, Science, History or Geography: 40 – 50 mins

Other subjects such as ART, DT, ICT, PHSE and RE: 30 – 40 mins

Daily physical activity: 60 mins

Top tips for early finishers:

  • Is it presented well?
  • Have they joined their writing?
  • What about capital letters and full-stops?
  • Is their writing exciting?
  • Does it make sense?
  • Have they explained things fully in Maths using the correct vocabulary?
  • Have they given reasons for their choices or opinions?
  • Have they done their best? Would they be happy to show it to Mrs Avery or Mrs Marshall?

Monday 18th 

Today’s activities include Guided Reading, Literacy, Maths and Art (Teams).

Today’s Top Tip for Activity:

Tune in to Jo Wicks or if you want a gentler start to the day, try some Cosmic Yoga this is the link for a Cosmic Kids Yoga session based on Moana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y3gCrL_XIM

Mrs Avery’s Morning Greeting. To start your day off, click on the following link:

https://youtu.be/Lfg2B49IC5Q

Assembly with Mrs Toom

Inspiring People 2 – 18th January 2021

or watch it in Youtube:

https://youtu.be/tsjJ844Laz0

Guided Reading

Today, we’re going to continue with our work on Ice Palace. In today’s session, you will be broadening your vocabulary with Mrs Avery.

https://youtu.be/VplS1bLeWfY

Spelling

Use your Edshed login (back of your reading diary) or the game in your spelling booklet to practice this week’s rule: Adding the suffix ‘ation’ to verbs to form nouns. Hopefully the problem with Edshed has been resolved.

English

We’re going to continue our work on Ice Palace. We’ll find out what has happened to Ivan. What did scare those wolves? What will happen next? We’ll then look more closely at nouns and pronouns. Follow the directions in the PDF.

English Monday 

Maths

Start your session with some times-tables practice on TTR.

This half term we are looking at multiplication and division. Today, Mr Marshall is going to tell you all about the 9 times tables.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/nrj5p18HSNA

Complete the sheet: 9 times-table and division facts 

Check your answers: 9 times table and division facts answers

Art: Sculpture

This week we’re going to begin building our sculpture. Login to your Teams account to follow this week’s Art assignment.

If you have any difficulties the PDF is also posted below. Remember to upload a photo of your work to your Teams account or email it to us at: year4@abbeyroadprimary.co.uk

Sculpture Session 3 Home Learning

Tuesday 19th 

Mr Marshall’s Morning Greeting. To start your day off, click on the following link:

https://youtu.be/Q_MPjglswEs

Today’s activities include Guided Reading, Literacy, Maths, ICT and RE

Today’s Top Tip for Activity:

Remember to keep trying to improve your pb for running/jogging and jumping. Are you improving?

Spelling

Use your Edshed login (back of your reading diary) or the game in your spelling booklet to practice this week’s rule: Adding the suffix ‘ation’ to verbs to form nouns.

Guided Reading

Today, we’re going to continue with our work on Ice Palace. In today’s session with Mr Marshall, you will be using the work you did on vocabulary yesterday to answer inference and retrieval questions.

Guided Reading Tuesday

https://youtu.be/Il5wve1rcL4

English

Today we’re going continue Ice Palace and do some work on conjunctions. Follow the directions in the PDF.

English Tuesday conjunctions

Maths

Start your session with some times-tables practice on TTR.

This half term we are looking at multiplication and division. Today, we’re looking at multiplying and dividing by 7. Watch Mrs Avery’s video:

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/J45qAkVGso0

Complete the sheet: Multiply and divide by 7

Check your answers: Multiply and divide by 7 Answers

ICT

We know that lots of the children are really thrilled to be carrying on their coding work at home.

Follow this link:

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-coding

Click Login in the top right hand corner and select Espresso.

Use Student25350 and the password: ARpass to login and click on coding. The children are all very familiar with this process.

Click “Block coding” on the menu bar at the top and select level 4 from the dropdown menu.

From here the children can access refresher lessons on Levels 1- 3 or move straight on to Level 4: An introduction to variables.

For today we would like them to look at the last session is this unit: Debugging variables

This is an activity that most children will be able to complete independently.

RE: Jewish Families and Celebrations

Follow the PDF to find out more about special events in Jewish families. In your task you will be comparing these with special events in your own family so you may need to interview a grown up.

RE information: RE Tuesday Family celebrations

RE Activity: Compare Jewish celebrations

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