Home Learning

 This is not an exclusive list and if you feel you want to do something else, then feel free!   

Below are a list of websites that have lots of interactive games and activities that you can dip in and out of. I will add to the list as and when I find things. 

  • Go Noodle - gonoodle.com This is a free online resource that encourages movement and good energy.
  • White Rose Maths - whiterosemaths.com This is an excellent maths resource that provides daily lessons video clip with associated work. 
  •  Each week day Joe Wicks will be doing a PE lesson at 9 am for 30 minutes. This is a great way to keep active whilst at home. Search for him on You Tube. Good for parents too! 
  • David Walliams  will be releasing an audio of his short stories every day for the next month.  Just log onto www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/  He will release a new story at 11am each day. 
  • A great website where you can support your child to read at home is Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk  Create a free log-in and explore e-books for your child to read, similar to those that are sent home from school. 

 

  • The Diocese has launched a daily Virtual Singing lesson aimed at KS2 at 2pm, this is available on YouTube www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk This is delivered by teachers familiar to the children, Mr Leech and Mrs Appleyard.

 

  •  Imoves has opened their resource free to parents. I use this resource in class and it has some fabulous things on there. If you use the link below to create a parent account you will have access to lots of boredom busters and mental wellbeing activities. Join.theimovement.com

Our Home Learning Superstars

Challenges

Here is the start of my daily challenges. I will do my best to update them Monday to Friday term time. Don't worry if you can't do them. Try your best. I would really love it if you could send me some pictures or any examples of work you are doing at home. You can do this by sending it to our class email. It is year4@olv.bcwcat.co.uk 

I can't wait to see what you have been doing!

Last Chance 

*****CSPTSA Art Competition- Deadline 9th June*****

This year, you can still take part in our yearly art competition along with the other Catholic schools in Bradford. Our school has been extremely successful in previous years and let's make this year the same. We usually do some work in class for this but this year is a little different with you been at home. All the information is in the flyer below. Please send any work completed to our class email at year4@olv.bcwcat.co.uk by June 9th.

That means you have a couple of weeks to think and prepare something. You are all fabulous artists. Let's show Bradford! 

Enjoy! 

Home Learning   week beginning 1st June 

Mental Arithmetic- week beginning 1st June. Take your time. Use what we have learnt in class and show your working. 

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Spring 2-Fabulous Facts

 

Science- investigating pitch

In Science we have been looking at sound. We have looked at the parts of the ear and how it works. Then we investigated pitch by creating some panpipes using straws. Then we tried to compose a song with them. We found out the straws were a little small to get a good tune out of them but you could definitely hear the difference in pitch.

Tudor Roses

We crossed lolly sticks and then weaved the Tudor Roses. They look really effective on our Tudor display. 

Henry VIII monochrome portraits

We looked at portraits of Henry VIII. We traced on the back of an image with graphite. We then traced on top of a plain piece of paper with a pencil to create an outline of Henry. We started painting with white and then continued to add a little blue each time to create the differing tones of blue within the picture. 

Spring 1 Fabulous Facts

 

Year 4 Spring Term 2020

 

We welcome you back after the Christmas holidays and wish you a happy new year.

During the spring we will be looking into the topic of The Tudors. We will be looking into the life of Henry VIII and his wives. We will be taking a trip to Fountains Abbey near Ripon to look closely at the Dissolution of the Monasteries next half term. In English we will be looking at stories linked to the Tudors. We will be looking closely at The Thief, The Fool and the Big Fat King by Terry Deary. We will also be looking into non-fiction texts around this topic.

 

In Maths we will be looking at fractions and all things related.  We will be having a big push on times tables this term. In June all pupils in Year 4 will have to complete the Multiplication Times table check  so we need to make sure pupils are practising at home as well. All pupils are expected to know all their times tables up to 12. 

Our RE topic this term is Jesus the Teacher. Here we will look into the life of Jesus and how he went about his mission of teaching the word of God.

 

During the term our Science topic is sound. 

 

Things you could do at home

 

English

  • Please read with your child as regularly as possible, a minimum of 3 times a week. Daily if possible.
  • When reading, check for meaning and understanding.
  • New spellings will be given every Tuesday, for a test on Friday.

 

Maths

  • Practise times tables on a regular basis. Your child should know all their times tables up to 12. 

 

Fabulous facts will be sent out early in the term. These need to be placed somewhere prominent in the home so you can refer to the vocabulary and discuss the subject matter with your child. 

 

Any additional work can be done at home for a family point. There are some great treats for 25, 50 and 100 points. 

 

P.E kit needs to be in school at all times. P.E is on a Thursday. 

 

If you have any questions about the topics we will be covering or want to know what else you could do to support your child them please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Tropical Day in Year 4

To enhance our rainforest theme for the term, we had a special Tropical day in class. We had worked hard previously to plan a suitable vessel for the Amazonian creatures to get across the Amazon river. Some children brought materials in from home and some used what resources we had in class. Children adapted their plans as they went on. Lots of children helped one another to get to the end goal. Everyone produced something. Some did get a little more wet than others. We also had a special tropical themed lunch table. 

We will remember them.

We looked at poppy fields in Flanders and tried to recreate them with oil pastels. 

Autumn 2 Fabulous Facts

Autumn 1 Fabulous Facts

  Year 4 Autumn Newsletter 2019

 

I would just like to welcome you to Year 4 and let you know your child has settled down into the routine of Year 4 life very well. . During this autumn term we are starting our new topic called Amazonian adventure. We will be locating Rainforests around the world and looking into all aspects of them, including climate, plant life, animals and tribes that live there.

In English we will be looking at stories from other cultures which overlaps nicely with our rainforest topic. 

In Maths we will be revisiting place value, mental and written methods for addition and subtraction and also properties of shape.

Our RE topic this term is The Bible. Here we will be looking closely at the bible and the many books that it contains. We will also be focusing on Old Testament stories.

 

During the term our Science topic is habitats and plants which also overlaps with our topic work. Here we will look at animal classification, also the parts of plants and what plants need to survive. We will also be looking into photosynthesis.

Things you could do at home

English

  • Please read with your child as regularly as possible. I ask for a minimum of three times a week. Daily if possible.
  • When reading, check for meaning and understanding.
  • New spellings will be given every Tuesday, for a test on Friday.

 

Maths

  • Practise times tables on a regular basis. Your child should know all of their times tables. 

 

Fabulous Facts

At the start of our topic, I sent out a sheet with key information regarding our topic work. Please use this as a talking point and look at the vocabulary together with your child. 

Any additional work can be done at home for a family point. Please ensure this work is signed.

Can you make sure your child has full named P.E kit in school at all times? PE is on Thursdays.