Year 4 – Home Learning Week Commencing 11th May

Hola año 4,

¿Cómo estás? Esperamos que sea feliz y saludable.

See if you can use Google translate to answer our question as a comment on the blog post. We have some more activities for you to try this week. Remember you do not need to print anything out and to try to complete as many as you can. We have loved receiving comments from some of you. We have listed 5 Maths and English activities so that you have something to try each day. There is also a Science activity for you to try. We would also love to hear about any further research you have done or any projects you have been completing independently.

Internet Safety Activities

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/ 

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Scholastic Reading and TT Rockstars

We have assigned a new book for you to read this week (The Wind in the Willows). There are some tips for reading the book on page 5 and a character list on pages 6-7. Throughout the story, there are question prompts and activity ideas at the bottom of some pages. Once you have completed the book, there is a quiz for you to complete.  Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents

For TT Rockstars this week, we are battling Year 5. We would love as many of you as possible to log on and play so that we beat Year 5!

 

English Activity Ideas

The following extract is from page 10 of The Selfish Giant. Remember you can access the whole book using your Scholastic login: Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents

Task 1: You need to find all the feelings and emotions in the extract. Look carefully, some feelings are shown through actions. Try to separate the lists into the Giant’s feelings and the children’s feelings. Bonus task – list as many synonyms as you can think of for each feeling.

 

Task 2: Organise your feelings words from task 1 into shades of meaning. This means you need to put your feelings words into order from least powerful to most powerful. For example:

pleased

happy

delighted

ecstatic

euphoric

You could also think of some alternative words for the following feelings and organise them using shades of meaning.

sad                  excited           scared                        angry

 

Task 3: Read the last two lines of this extract. Sophie is about to speak to the Giant. Write down what you think she might say to him. Remember to punctuate your speech using inverted commas and to start a new line if someone else begins to speak. You can use the book to help you or write your own version.

 

Task 4: Rewrite the extract above by imagining the Giant is pleased to see the children playing in his garden. Think about how the feelings will change. Try to use show me, don’t tell me in your writing.

 

Task 5: Make a list of characters from the book. Write down anything you know about them using evidence from the text. What is their appearance? What is their personality?

 

Maths Activity Ideas

Task 1: Find a calendar in your house. Remember most devices such as tablets and laptops have a calendar on them. We would like to know which day your birthday is on in 2020. Make a list of dates for the first Tuesday of each month. Do you notice any patterns?

Write down the date you complete this task. What will be the date in 7 days? What will be the date in 20 days? 50 days? 100 days? 200 days?

 

Task 2: Use the same calendar that you found for Task 1. Write down the date you are completing the task. How many days are left in this month? How many days will it be until 7th July 2020?

How many days into 2020 are we? Try to find different methods of calculating this number. For example, counting in ones on a calendar, adding 7s for each week or adding month totals. Which is the most efficient method and why?

 

Task 3: The year 2020 is a leap year. Explain what this means by telling someone in your house or creating a poster. When are the next three leap years? Will the year 2200 be a leap year? How do you know? Write a list of some more leap years in the future or from the past. Bonus task – research why leap years occur.

 

Task 4: Number hunt time. Try to find three items in your house that weigh less than ½ kg (500g). Remember food packets and tins are good places to look. Which is the heaviest? Which is the lightest? How much do they weigh altogether?

See if you can find three items, which add up perfectly to 500g. You could also try to find the lightest total of three items and the heaviest total of three items. Remember each item must weigh less than 500g.

 

Task 5: How many days old are you? Use your knowledge of days in a year to work out exactly how many days old you are. Remember leap years have a different number of days in them. You will need to use your methods for addition and multiplication to help you. You could represent your final answer as a part-whole model or bar model. We have drawn part of an example of the representations you could use for a younger child’s birthday. You will need to complete extra jottings for how many days you were alive in your first year of birth as well as this year.

Starting point – calculate the total days for the example below:

Creative and Topic Activity Ideas

We would like you to draw your own picture for the water cycle or you could make a model like the one in the video below. Use the diagram underneath to help you. Try to include the following labels:

Evaporation

Condensation

Precipitation

Collection

You could see how much you remember from our Science topic by writing an explanation of the water cycle. You might like to write a song or create a dance to help you remember the key vocabulary.

 

Extra online resources:

43 thoughts on “Year 4 – Home Learning Week Commencing 11th May

  • 9th May 2020 at 3:12 pm
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    Hi miss moloney,

    I read from page 10 and i found the emotional word here they are

    shocked
    singing
    laughing
    playing
    furious
    scared

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    • 13th May 2020 at 4:51 pm
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      Hi Shaymaa, lots of these are great for emotions. What sort of words are playing and laughing?

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  • 9th May 2020 at 6:35 pm
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    Hi miss moloney
    I orded these to least powerful to most powerfull

    happy

    pleased

    delighted

    estatic

    euphoric

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    • 13th May 2020 at 4:52 pm
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      Well done. Perfect!

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  • 11th May 2020 at 10:13 am
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    The translation is hello year four. How are you? We hope you are happy and healthy

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    • 13th May 2020 at 9:50 am
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      Well done!

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  • 11th May 2020 at 10:25 am
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    Shocked playing laughing and singing. Roared. Froze
    I think he could of put frightened for the children or petrified.
    These children are having fun in this garden. And you have a whole garden to your self. Why cant we play mr?

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    • 13th May 2020 at 11:16 am
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      Great answers Faith! 🙂
      I’m pleased to see that you are working hard. I hope that you and your family are well. I am well and looking forward to seeing everyone when we are back together again.
      Mrs. Carsberg

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      • 14th May 2020 at 11:21 am
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        hi mrs carsberb its cobey im at mini school doing work from the blog

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        • 14th May 2020 at 1:45 pm
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          Hi Cobey.
          It’s nice to hear from you. I’m pleased to hear that you have been doing the work on the blog. Keep working hard. Also, I checked 4RC’s TTS Rockstars percentages. You’ve made a massive improvement.
          Welldone!
          Mrs.Carsberg.

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          • 15th May 2020 at 9:55 am
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            Thanks Mrs carsberg

  • 11th May 2020 at 11:05 am
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    Hi Miss Moloney

    I am happy and healthy and I used Archie translate to work out that the sentences say: hello year 4 . How are you we hope you are happy and healthy please can u use Google translate to work out what I am saying in Spanish?: ¿Qué has estado haciendo para manterne ocupado?

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    • 13th May 2020 at 4:55 pm
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      Hi Phoebe. Lovely to see your comments. Archie translate – as in your brother? 🙂. Hope you and your family are well and managing ok.

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    • 13th May 2020 at 4:59 pm
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      Your question asks me what have I been doing to keep occupied. Great work x

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  • 11th May 2020 at 11:55 am
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    Spanish
    How are you ? Hope you are all happy and healthy

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    • 13th May 2020 at 9:50 am
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      Well done!

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  • 11th May 2020 at 11:57 am
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    Hola ãno 4
    Hello year 4

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  • 11th May 2020 at 1:07 pm
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    Hello year4. How are you? We hope you are happy and healthy. This is the translation in English.
    Si, estoy feliz y saludable. Espéro lo mismo para todos ustedes. Can you translate what my response is?

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    • 13th May 2020 at 5:00 pm
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      Great Nour. You have told me that you are well and happy. You hope that this is the same for us. It is!! Thank you. Keep up the good work!

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  • 12th May 2020 at 11:22 am
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    Hola, estoy bien. Extraño a todos de la escuela pero aprovecho al máximo Lockdown. Hemos hecho una rutina de pasear a nuestro perro Jack. Todavía tengo lecciones de baile, pero lo estamos haciendo en zoom a través de la computadora.

    From Daisy W

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    • 12th May 2020 at 11:27 am
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      Hello Daisy 🙂
      I am pleased to hear you are well. I bet Jack loves having you around more. It’s great that you have been able to continue with your dance lessons. Maybe you could teach us all some moves when we are all back together. I am missing everyone at school as well but it is lovely to hear from you all on the blog.
      Keep smiling,
      Miss Tew

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    • 15th May 2020 at 3:37 pm
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      Hello again 🙂

      Thank you so much for the lovely work you sent me. You have a very good understanding of leap years and well done for explaining them to your mum. Great calculations working out how many days old you are! Were you surprised? Think about how you could use multiplication in your method.

      I think your alternative paragraph for The Selfish Giant is fantastic. You have also made very careful observations about the characters.
      Keep working hard!
      Miss Tew 🙂

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  • 12th May 2020 at 1:25 pm
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    Hola año 4
    ¿Cómo estás?Esperamos que sea feliz y saludable.

    Hello year 4
    How are you? We hope you are happy and healthy.

    ¡Yo estoy pasando muy bien en casa, ya sea jugando o haciendo trabajo!

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    • 12th May 2020 at 2:21 pm
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      Hello Maria,
      I am glad that you are keeping busy. It sounds like you have a good balance of work and play time.
      Keep smiling 🙂
      Miss Tew

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  • 12th May 2020 at 3:22 pm
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    hi miss moloney
    I went on thinkuknow and my first score was 9,150 and i chose my character as Ellie

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    • 13th May 2020 at 9:44 am
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      Great work Shaymaa!

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    • 13th May 2020 at 5:03 pm
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      Great. I hope you enjoyed it.
      Keep going Shaymaa!

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  • 13th May 2020 at 9:53 am
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    ¿Cómo estás? Esperamos que sea feliz y saludable.

    how are you? hope you’ll be happy and healthy!

    Estoy bien, gracias, espero que también estés bien.

    extraño la escuela pero he estado a salvo y me quedo en casa

    Hi Miss Tew

    I have done a secret message for you using hieroglyphics but mum cant work out how to send it to you. hope you are okay and not missing us all too much

    from Wyatt

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    • 13th May 2020 at 11:36 am
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      Hello Wyatt,
      Thank you for your comment. I am pleased to hear you have been staying safe. If your mum sends your secret message via our school Facebook page on instant messenger, I will be able to see it. I am missing you all lots but I am enjoying hearing about the activities you have all been doing at home.
      Keep smiling
      Miss Tew 🙂

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      • 13th May 2020 at 11:48 am
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        Hello Miss Tew

        Thank you I will get mum to do that soon.

        Glad you are OK, I will keep smiling

        Wyatt

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        • 13th May 2020 at 1:45 pm
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          What a lovely message and wonderful hieroglyphics!
          Miss Tew 🙂

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          • 13th May 2020 at 1:56 pm
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            Yay! So glad you like them 🙂

            Wyatt

  • 13th May 2020 at 1:32 pm
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    Hello Miss Moloney,
    This is my conversation with Sophie and the Giant.
    The little girl said stammering “But giant, I beg your pardon we don’t want to be intruders and ruin your peace, your garden is so breathtaking that we couldn’t resist;Be nice and let us play a little, I promise we will take care of your garden just like we should and we will also keep everything in order. ”
    But the giant was heartless. He howled so loudly that it was mistaken to be thunder “Get out of my garden right away if you don’t want me to throw you out!”
    Hope you are all well and healthy! 𑁍︎

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    • 13th May 2020 at 5:07 pm
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      Wow! Great stuff.

      Thank you Nour! I am well and happy. Missing you guys lots but main thing is that we keep smiling!!

      Take care
      Miss Moloney

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  • 15th May 2020 at 9:53 am
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    hi mrs carsberg it is me haiden and i reaalllyyy like the art can we have some more? BYE

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    • 15th May 2020 at 12:15 pm
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      Hi Haiden.
      It’s lovely to see you on the blog! I hope you and your family are well. As you know, we both love art. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂
      Mrs. Carsberg

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  • 15th May 2020 at 9:53 am
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    Hi mrs Carsberg.I am having alot of fun at mini school and i really enjoyed the maths.Next can we have more singing please.

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    • 15th May 2020 at 12:20 pm
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      Hi Lili.
      It’s great to hear from you! I hope you and your parents are doing well. I think a singing activity would brighten everyone’s day. What a lovely idea. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂
      Mrs. Carsberg

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  • 15th May 2020 at 10:05 am
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    hey miss moloney i am doing good with my maths and i am very upset becaues my friends dog dird and clapts in there garden and berryed in there garden too and they are makeing a flower bed for her
    and i am happy a little bit because she always kissed me a laid with me xxxxxxxx

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    • 15th May 2020 at 1:27 pm
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      Hi Tiffany, I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s dog. Glad to see you on the blog. Have you tried any of our activities? See you soon, Miss M

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  • 15th May 2020 at 10:26 am
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    i’ve been enjoying ttr. And next week i want a 100 pieces of maths to do because i am one of the smartest people in class. i can’t wait to see all of you again in september hopefully even the teachers and teacher assistants.

    have a good days
    chase.

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    • 15th May 2020 at 1:29 pm
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      Hi Chase,
      Pleased to see that you are enjoying TT Rockstars. Can’t wait to see you again soon. Keep up the good work! Miss M

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