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Week Beginning 30.3.20 – Purple Mash Activities

 

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and support this week with your child’s home learning! We are all new to this way of working and we know there have been some issues but we also know that everyone is doing what they can.

Please remember all the class teachers are contactable during school hours via email if you have any questions at all! Let us know if you are doing any other exciting activities at home and also if your child is unwell and unable to complete their work.

 

Writing: The activities on Purple Mash this week are to write some discussion texts about a range of topics. Make sure you are writing about both sides of the arguments!

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash this week are continuing to think about homophones which are words with the same pronunciation but different meaning.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on identifying the place value of numbers, odd and even numbers, and sequencing numbers.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts ‘Animal Boy’ or ‘Anna’s Sports Day’, depending which groups you are in.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are; Geography – thinking about how creatures are adapted for life under the sea, Art – creating a boat to sail the seven seas, PSHE – thinking about your own identity.

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Times Tables

In order for the children to continue to practice their timetables up to 12x12 there are some games on Purple Mash but we here are some other links to websites they can use as well:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

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

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

Home Learning

 

Thank you for all your support and patience at this time. The majority of the work set for the children will be through Purple Mash. The tasks will be set each day of the week and then cleared on the Sunday ready for the next week’s learning. Teachers will be monitoring what the children are doing so please let us know if you are having any issues.

 

As well as these activities there is a page of other ideas on the ‘Home Learning’ page on our website which is under the tab ‘Children’ on the signpost.

 

If you have any questions about the home learning do not hesitate to contact your class teacher and we will do our best to help!

 

Purple Mash Log Ins

The children should all have their log in details for Purple Mash but if you are unsure please email your class teacher and they will provide these for you.

 

Classroom Secrets Kids Log Ins

We have also created accounts for all the children on Classroom Secrets Kids. Their passwords for this website are exactly the same as their Purple Mash passwords. Their usernames are the same as their Purple Mash usernames but with a 6 digit number in front of them as follows:

 

4O – 171882                4P – 141495                4H – 176400                4AC – 207610

 

For example, if your child is in 4O and their username for Purple Mash is ‘joeb’ their username for Classroom Secrets Kids will be ‘171882joeb’

 

PE

One option for ensuring your children are still getting some exercise within the house is to use some fitness videos. Joes Wicks has some designed for children on his YouTube channel on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Music

If you are looking for some music related activities, Mr Scullin has a YouTube channel with lots of videos on it that you can watch and join in with. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKovqh8teAdzoNuEk52a8RA

Week Beginning 23.3.20 – Purple Mash Activities

 

Writing: The activity on Purple Mash is to plan, write and edit a Tale of Fear across the week.

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on homophones which are words with the same pronunciation but different meaning.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on identifying odd and even numbers, comparing and ordering numbers and recognising multiples of a number.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts ‘The Alien Hotel’ or ‘Anna and the Third Leaf’, depending which groups you are in.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are; Geography - identifying seas and oceans, Art - recognising and sketching reflections, PSHE – identifying positive emotions.

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Times Tables

In order for the children to continue to practice their timetables up to 12x12 there are some games on Purple Mash but we here are some other links to websites they can use as well:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

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

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

Congratulations to our star learners of the week!

 

4O 4AC 4H 4P

Steven

Taylor

Efiah

Evie

Finlay

Pavithra

Sammy

Jayce

Sophie

 

Week Beginning 16.3.20

 

Literacy: We will be learning a discussion text and starting to learn about the features of this genre of writing.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at rounding decimals to the nearest one decimal place or whole number.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read our book 'Why the Whales Came' and answering questions about the text e.g. drawing inferences about a character's feelings.

 

Project: This week we will be starting to look into the work of the artist we are studying for Art Week - Claes Oldenburg.

 

Times Table Practice

In classes we have been using a times table quiz which is a simulator of the test the children will be taking towards the end of the year. We thought it might be useful for you to have the link so the children can also use this at home:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

Week Beginning 9.3.20

 

Literacy: We will be planning and writing our own tales of fear using all the features we have learnt about.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing to recognise and write decimals, specifically tenths and hundredths.

 

Reading: We will be starting our book Why the Whales Came and answering questions about the text e.g. drawing inferences about a character's feelings.

 

Project: This week we will be looking at the understanding the water cycle.

 

Times Table Practice

In classes we have been using a times table quiz which is a simulator of the test the children will be taking towards the end of the year. We thought it might be useful for you to have the link so the children can also use this at home:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

Week Beginning 2.3.20

 

Literacy: We will be looking at features of writing to create suspense including the use of rhetorical questions and dramatic sentence starters.

 

Maths: This week we will be recognising and writing decimals, specifically tenths and hundredths.

 

Reading: We will be starting our book Why the Whales Came and answering questions about the text e.g. making predictions.

 

Project: This week we will be going on our visit to the Horniman Museum and also learning about the seas and oceans of the world.

 

Horniman Museum Trip

Here is a reminder of the day each class are going on their trip:

Tuesday 3rd March - 4H & 4P

Thursday 5th March - 4O & 4AC

We hope you all enjoy a lovely half term!

Here's what we will be up to on the first week back...

 

Week Beginning 25.2.20

 

Literacy: We will be learning a tale of fear and looking at the structure and features of this genre.

 

Maths: This week we will be solving multiplication and division problems using the expanded method for multiplication and long division.

 

Reading: We will be starting our book Why the Whales Came and answering questions about the text e.g. discussing themes in texts.

 

Project: This week we will be starting our new topic Blue Abyss as well as celebrating Mardi Gras! As part of these celebrations we will be making floats and pancakes.

Year 4 PE

After February half term ALL Year 4 classes will now have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on those days.

 

Year 4 Woodlands

We are still going to the Woodlands on Thursdays and we would like to remind you that it is vital that children have their wellies and suitable clothing on these days.

Week Beginning 10.2.20

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the features of persuasive writing and planning and writing our own based on persuading someone they should visit somewhere.

 

Maths: This week we will be solving multiplication and division problems.

 

Reading: We will be finishing our book the River Singers and discussing and answering questions about the texts e.g. reviewing the book and making predictions.

 

Project: This week we will be using junk modelling to complete our 3D models of famous landmarks in the UK and Brazil. We look forward to sharing them and everything else we have learnt about with you at 2.30pm on Wednesday!

Week Beginning 3.2.20

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the features of persuasive writing and planning and writing our own based on persuading someone they should visit somewhere.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at multiplying by 1 and 0, diving by 1 and multiplying three numbers together.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read our new book the River Singers and discussing and answering questions about the texts e.g. identifying and summarising ideas from a section or paragraph.

 

Project: This week we will be using junk modelling to make some 3D models of famous landmarks in the UK and Brazil.

Week Beginning 27.1.20

 

Literacy: We will be learning a persuasive text and exploring the features of persuasive writing.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing to describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates and plotting specific points in order to make polygons.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read our new book the River Singers and discussing and answering questions about the texts e.g. discussing words and phrases that capture the reader's interest.

 

Project: This week we will be looking at the work of Beatriz Milhazes and using her techniques and ideas to create our own art work.

Week Beginning 20.1.20

 

Literacy: We will be learning about the features of a journey tale such as using descriptive language and writing our own stories to fit the structure.

 

Maths: This week we will be describing positions on a 2D grid as coordinates and plotting specific points in order to make polygons.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read our new book the River Singers and discussing and answering questions about the texts e.g. making inferences about a character's feelings or emotions.

 

Project: This week we will be learning about and comparing some of the human and physical features in the countries England and Brazil.

Week Beginning 13.1.20

 

Literacy: We will be learning about the features of a journey tale such as using descriptive language and planning our own stories to fit the structure.

 

Maths: This week we will be identifying acute and obtuse angles and comparing and ordering angles according to their size.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read our new book the River Singers and discussing and answering questions about the texts e.g. making predictions about what might happen.

 

Project: This week we will be discussing internet safety. We will also be looking at maps, to identify and understand latitude, longitude, the equator and the northern and southern hemispheres.

What a fantastic start to the year! We would like to thank you all for your help and support so far and we hope you all have a lovely, relaxing break, enjoying some time with friends and family!

Our next topic is Where in the World which has a Geography focus. We will be learning about and comparing the United Kingdom and Brazil.

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Best wishes,

The Year 4 Team

Week Beginning 6.1.20

 

Literacy: We will be learning a journey tale and starting to look at the elements of this genre of text.

 

Maths: This week we will be comparing and classifying geometric shapes and learning about lines of symmetry in different orientations. 

 

Reading: We will be reading our new book the River Singers and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: This week we will be introducing our new topic Where in the World with a 'Taste of Brazil'!

Week Beginning 16.12.19

 

Literacy: We will be writing our own instructions text using all the features we have learnt about.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at multiplication and division, including counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: This week we will be carrying on some of our learning from Egyptian day, including making canopic jars!

Times Tables Challenge

As some of you are probably aware, we have started a times tables challenge in Year 4!

The children all started with their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and once they have passed the quiz twice they have been moved onto their 3 times tables.

This will then continue through all the times tables up to 12x12!

In order for you to support them with this, the children will bring their quizzes home so that you can see how they are getting on.

The children have been very excited about this so far and there is definitely an element of healthy competition to it for some of them. Thank you in advance for your help and support towards the children learning all of their tables! 

Week Beginning 9.12.19

 

Literacy: We will be looking at the different features of an instructions text and planning our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at multiplication and division, including counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: This week we will be carrying on some of our learning from Egyptian day, including some Egyptian sketching!

 

Reminders:

Thursday 12th December - Christmas Sing Alongs

4O & 4P - 9.15-9.45am

4H & 4AC - 10.00-10.30am

Week Beginning 2.12.19

 

Literacy: We will be learning an instructions text and looking at the features of this genre of writing.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at multiplication and division, including counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: This week we will be having our Egyptian Day! We will be taking part in a virtual reality experience and doing some Egyptian art and cooking. We are also looking forward to Christmas Making afternoon!

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 4th December - Christmas Making Afternoon from 2.00-3.15pm

Thursday 5th December - Egyptian Day (remember your outfits!)

Thursday 12th December - Christmas Sing Alongs

4O & 4P - 9.15-9.45am

4H & 4AC - 10.00-10.30am

Week Beginning 25.11.19

 

Literacy: We will be using what we have learnt to write our own meeting tales, focusing on using dialogue between the characters.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at multiplication and division, including counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: This week is STEM Week! We will be focusing on electricity, including learning about insulators and conductors and constructing simple series circuits.

 

Cardboard Tubes

Over the next two weeks we will be collecting cardboard tubes for a Christmas art activity.

If you have any kitchen roll or wrapping paper tubes you could donate that would be very helpful! Please note, we cannot accept toilet roll tubes.

Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 18.11.19

 

Literacy: We will be using what we have learnt to write our own meeting tales, focusing on using dialogue between the characters.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, we will be learning about improper and mixed fractions as well as finding fractions of numbers.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: We will be learning about the River Nile in Egypt, thinking about how it was used in the past and how it is used today.

 

Cardboard Tubes

Over the next two weeks we will be collecting cardboard tubes for a Christmas art activity.

If you have any kitchen roll or wrapping paper tubes you could donate that would be very helpful! Please note, we cannot accept toilet roll tubes.

Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 11.11.19

 

Literacy: We will be exploring the features of this type of story and starting to think about ideas for our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, particularly adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: We will be looking at some Egyptian artefacts, what they are and where they have come from.

 

Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to wear something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

Week Beginning 4.11.19

 

Literacy: We will be reading and learning a meeting tale and starting to explore the features of this type of story.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, particularly equivalent fractions.

 

Reading: We will be reading Egyptian Tales and discussing and answering questions about the texts.

 

Project: We will be starting off out new topic - Egyptians! We will begin by looking at where it is in the world and discussing anything we already know or would like to find out.

Week Beginning 21.10.19

 

Literacy: We will be focussing on the features of information texts and using them to write our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions, particularly counting up and down in hundredths.

 

Reading: We will be reading poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah.

 

Project: We will be continuing to look at the illustrations of Janet Ahlberg and we will be creating some pieces using printing techniques.

Week Beginning 14.10.19

 

Literacy: We will be focussing on the features of information texts and using them to write our own.

 

Maths: This week we will be using addition and subtraction to solve problems involving the inverse. We will also be looking at two step word problems.

 

Reading: We will be reading poetry, including 'The Jumblies' which is written by Edward Lear.

 

Project: We will be doing some art, including some skeleton sketching inspired by an artist.

 

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 7.10.19

 

Literacy: We will be focussing on the features of information texts and using them to write our own together.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on subtraction using numbers with up to four digits. We will be looking at mental methods and the column method.

 

Reading: We are continuing to reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We will be continuing to give presentations on what they have learnt about the digestive system and doing an experiment based on it.

 

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 30.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be reading and learning an information text called 'From Plate to Poo'. We will be starting to identify and name the features of information texts.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on addition using numbers up to four digit numbers. We will be looking at mental methods and the column method.

 

Reading: We are continuing to reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We will be continuing to learn about the human digestive system and the children will be giving presentations on what they have learnt.

 

Notices:

On 1st October it is ‘International Day of Older Persons’.  To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.

Book Donations

We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 23.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be planning and writing another warning tale, still focusing on setting description but this time based completely on their own ideas.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 as well as starting to learn about negative numbers.

 

Reading: We are continuing to reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We will be learning about the human digestive system.

 

Our Topic for this term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile so we are learning all about the human body.

We are looking for people to come and speak to the children who work in the medical profession.

If any parents or carers would like to come and speak to the year group, please speak to your child's class teacher. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 16.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be planning and writing a warning tale, focusing on setting description.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on finding 1000 more or less than a given number and comparing numbers above 1000.

 

Reading: We are going to start reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We are carrying out a plaque investigation to continue our focus on teeth as well as looking at internet safety.

 

Our Topic for this term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile so we are learning all about the human body.

We are looking for people to come and speak to the children who work in the medical profession.

If any parents or carers would like to come and speak to the year group, please speak to your child's class teacher. Thank you in advance!

Week Beginning 9.9.19

 

Literacy: We will be introducing the children to our text 'The Demon Dentist', looking at setting descriptions in particular.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on place value for four digit numbers, including looking at different representations of numbers.

 

Reading: We are going to start reading Bill's New Frock, we will be discussing the text, answering a range of questions and looking at specific language.

 

Project: We are starting to investigate the digestive system, including learning about teeth and creating models.

 

Welcome to Year 4!

 

We hope you have had a wonderful summer, the Year 4 team are excited to welcome you back and are looking forward to the year ahead!

 

Notices:

 

This year the PE days are as follows, therefore this is when the children will need their PE kits:

4AC & 4H - Tuesday and Wednesday

4O & 4P - Wednesday & Friday

All classes will be going to the Woodlands on Thursdays, therefore they will need their wellies and a waterproof jacket or coat.

PE kits and wellies may be left at school long term if you would prefer, however they must have them on the days stated.

 

The children will have their spelling quizzes on Thursdays and will be changing their reading books on the following days:

4O & 4P - Tuesday

4AC & 4H - Friday

 

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