Year 4 – Home Learning Week Commencing 15th June

Hiya Year 4,

We know the weather wasn’t as good last week but we do hope you have been able to get out and about with your families for a walk or maybe a bike ride.

Over the next few weeks, we will be calling you to have a chat and we can’t wait to hear all of your voices and to find out what you have been up to.

We hope you have been enjoying all of the activities we are setting for you on the blog and remember if you need to ask any questions you can message on the blog or send an email to the school at enquires@ectonbrook.org.uk.

Take care everyone!

Miss Tew, Mrs Carsberg and Miss Moloney x

 

Scholastic Reading and TT Rockstars

We have assigned a new book for you to read this week (Drum Beats). At the end of each chapter, there are questions for you to think about. Once you have finished the book, there is a quiz for you to complete.  Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents

For TT Rockstars this week, we would like to see you completing a Soundcheck. Try to beat your highest score and reach the target of 25/25. Make a note of any times tables you get incorrect and try to learn these.

 

 

Maths Activity Ideas

We hope you enjoyed counting your socks and completing some active maths challenges last week. We have 5 more tasks for you to try this week.

 

Task 1: Choose a physical activity to complete once a day for the next week (or longer). For example, planking, running on the spot, skipping or star jumps. Time how long you can do this activity for each day. Does your time improve each day? Find a way to present the data you collect (e.g. a table or graph).

Task 2: Choose a picture from a magazine, newspaper or food packaging. Cut the picture in half. Complete the remainder of the picture as if it was symmetrical to the other side. You could choose a picture that is not usually symmetrical to create a new image. Write an explanation for the word symmetry.

Task 3: Find a recipe that serves 4 people. You could try to find a recipe for your favourite food if you like. First, write down the amount of each ingredient you need. Next, calculate the amount of each ingredient you would need if you only wanted to prepare the dish for 2 people. What method did you use? After that, calculate the amount of each ingredient you would need if you wanted to prepare the dish for 8 people.

Task 4: Look at the list of stadium capacities. For each stadium, round the number to the nearest 10,000 and the nearest 1,000. Which is the most useful? Can you round the numbers to the nearest 10 and 100? Is it useful to round these numbers to 10 and 100? Why?

Old Trafford = 74, 879

Tottenham Hotspur = 62,303

The Emirates = 60,260

Etihad = 55,097

Anfield = 54,074

Stamford Bridge = 41,841

You could find out the capacity of the stadium for your favourite team. What is the largest stadium in the UK? What is the capacity of the smallest stadium in the UK?

Task 5: Look at the grid of numbers. The numbers in blue are prime numbers. Find out the definition of a prime number. Our challenge for you is to learn all the prime numbers under 20. Bonus challenge – learn all of the prime numbers up to 100. Can you spot any patterns that might help you?

 

English Activity Ideas

We can reveal that hidden inside the eggs were dragons. The character collecting the eggs protects them until they hatch into a variety of different dragons.

Task 1: Look at the images of the dragons. What type of dragons do you think they are? What extra information does the background tell you about them? Create a list of words and phrases to describe each of them. Bonus challenge – write a detailed paragraph about each dragon. Use the words and phrases you collected to help you. Remember to make sure that your paragraph flows.

 

Task 2: Design your own dragon. Think carefully about how the appearance of your dragon would give you clues about its characteristics. Use the following website for ideas. You might also like to use the drawing tutorials to help you with the shape of your dragon before adding extra details.

https://howtotrainyourdragon.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Dragons

https://artprojectsforkids.org/how-to-draw-a-dragon-2/

 

 

Task 3: Create a Top Trumps card for your dragon. You need to think of a suitable name for your dragon. We would like you to score your dragon out of 100 for the following categories:

  • Intelligence
  • Size
  • Bravery
  • Friendship
  • Fighting Skills
  • Strength
  • Magical Force

 

Task 4: Create a detailed fact file full of description about your dragon. You could split your fact file into different sections. You could use the scores created for your Top Trumps card to help you. You might choose to use these subheadings instead:

Physical appearance

Diet

Special Skills / Magical Powers

 

Task 5: Think about where your dragon lives. Why does it live there? Write a paragraph to describe the habitat of your dragon. Think about how your dragon may have adapted to live in its environment.

 

Knowledge Organiser Task

Science: Electricity

We know it is not Halloween, but we thought this experiment about static electricity looked fun! J

Have a look at this video and try out the experiment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSQtgQEMe3w

Instructions:

You will need tissue paper, a balloon, a pen, tape and some scissors.

  1. Draw a ghost on your tissue paper and cut it out.
  2. Stick the bottom of your ghost on a table.
  3. Blow up your balloon.
  4. Rub it on your hair and move it near your ghost.
  5. Watch as the ghost flies.

Can you find anything else the balloon will attract to?

Can you find out why this happens? The video below may help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc2-363MIQs

 

Link to all Knowledge Organisers:

http://www.ectonbrookprimary.ik.org/curriculum.html

 

You might also want to have a look at this week’s lessons on BBC Bitesize.  Here is the timetable…

 

37 thoughts on “Year 4 – Home Learning Week Commencing 15th June

  • 14th June 2020 at 4:46 pm
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    I look forward to these 🙂

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    • 15th June 2020 at 1:49 pm
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      We look forward to your comments and hearing all about what you’ve been up to 🙂

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  • 15th June 2020 at 12:53 pm
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    Hi Miss Tew,
    Am i allowed to cook my meal for maths task 3.
    from Daisy x

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    • 15th June 2020 at 1:48 pm
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      Of course 🙂 This will also help with your skills for measuring accurately using different scales.
      I look forward to hearing about what you decided to cook.
      Miss Tew 😀

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      • 17th June 2020 at 10:58 am
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        Hi Miss Tew,
        I am cooking tonight. We are having Pasta Arabiata which means angry pasta.
        It will be amazing we loved it the first three times.

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        • 17th June 2020 at 11:27 am
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          Hello Daisy,

          That sounds delicious. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

          Miss Tew

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  • 15th June 2020 at 2:12 pm
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    Hello Miss Tew , Miss Moloney and Mrs Carsberg hope you are all doing great! I have had fun reading the books they are interesting especially the Drum Beats.
    I’m also trying to concentrate one the questions I do

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 1:26 pm
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      We are glad that you are enjoying the books. Keep working hard 🙂
      Miss Tew

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  • 16th June 2020 at 9:22 am
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    Hi, Mrs M on Monday I done 1.06 of plank and today I did 1.00

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:05 am
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      Well done Oliver.

      Miss Moloney

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  • 16th June 2020 at 2:08 pm
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    Hi miss moloney

    I have found a definition of Prime numbers:
    The meaning of Prime numbers it is timed by itself and one and then I learnt them to 20 and got my brother to test me and I got it right and then I challenged my self to 100.

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    • 17th June 2020 at 5:06 pm
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      Well done Shaymaa! Could you list some of them?
      Miss Moloney

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  • 16th June 2020 at 2:35 pm
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    Hi Mrs.Carsberg, i have been really strugguling to understand the white rose maths about the decimals.

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 8:29 pm
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      Hi Victoria,
      Have try some of the activities on the newer blog posts
      Mrs. Carsberg

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  • 17th June 2020 at 11:18 am
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    The science is really fun and it worked for me! It’s really cool!

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    • 18th June 2020 at 4:36 pm
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      Hi Victoria
      I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 Why do you think it worked?
      Mrs. Carsberg

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  • 17th June 2020 at 1:42 pm
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    Hi there miss moloney
    I have tried the experiment where you rub a balloon on your head and lift the ghost up then I made top trump cards

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    • 17th June 2020 at 5:05 pm
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      Hey Shaymaa,
      Did you enjoy the balloon experiment? Can you write an example of one of your trump cards for me on here? I’d love to see that.
      Well done for continuing to look at the blog and doing the activities.
      I’m super proud of you!
      Miss Moloney

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  • 18th June 2020 at 9:26 am
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    Hello Miss Tew

    What is a fact file? I forgot.

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    • 18th June 2020 at 11:42 am
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      Morning Maria,

      A fact file is a collection of the most important facts and pieces of information about a subject or topic (your dragon). You could use the subheadings suggested to help structure your paragraphs. I hope this helps. Let me know if you are still unsure.

      Miss Tew 🙂

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  • 18th June 2020 at 2:50 pm
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    These are my top trump cards. The first dragon, name: Kaii Intelligence:71% Size: 56% Bravery: 86% Friendship: 6% Fighting skills: 69% Magical force: 90% Strength: 70%. The second dragon Name: Crystal Intelligence: 97% Size: 100% Bravery: 85% Friendship: 97% Fighting skills: 87% Strength: 89% Magical force: 99%

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    • 18th June 2020 at 4:32 pm
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      Hi Victoria,
      It’s lovely to hear from you! These sound like great dragons for top trumps. I’d have both in my deck. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
      Mrs. Carsberg

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  • 18th June 2020 at 3:15 pm
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    Is there any way to send an attachment here to show my dragon?

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    • 19th June 2020 at 10:24 am
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      Hi Dexter, oh yes please I’d love to see it. Please ask a grown up to help you. You can either send it via Facebook, on our school page and by posting it in messenger. Or you can email it to this address. enquiries@ectonbrook.org.uk
      I can’t wait to see it.
      Well Dexter, it’s nice to see you are looking at the blog.
      Miss Moloney

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      • 19th June 2020 at 12:02 pm
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        Thank you, we will send pictures soon. I haven’t seen your reply so please ignore todays message.

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  • 18th June 2020 at 5:11 pm
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    Hi miss moloney

    I am going to list of the Prime numbers to 100:
    2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37 ,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71,73,79,83,89,97

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  • 19th June 2020 at 8:18 am
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    Can I upload my pictures of dragon and fact file?

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    • 19th June 2020 at 12:15 pm
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      Hi Dexter, I have just received your wonderful dragon work. You have done a wonderful job. I love the fact that it can see in the dark and change colour. Wouldn’t those be awesome skills to have. Your picture is super and I love the trump card. I’m really proud of you! Well done! Miss Moloney

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  • 19th June 2020 at 8:49 am
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    Hi Miss Tew

    I’m sadly still being hacked :(. I don’t know how someone did it with our new passwords

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    • 19th June 2020 at 12:12 pm
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      Hello Ellis,

      What has happened to your account? I can set you another password and have it emailed to your parents if you would like.

      Miss Tew

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  • 19th June 2020 at 2:45 pm
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    I have created 3 trump cards for my dragons.
    Name: Glycon
    Intelligence: 49%
    Size: 67 inches
    Bravery: 75%
    Friendship: 0%
    Fighting Skills: 15%
    Strength: 80%
    Magical Force: Speed

    Name: Barracuda
    Intelligence: 60%
    Size: 40 inches
    Bravery: 73%
    Friendship: 0%
    Fighting Skills: 100%
    Strength: 15%
    Magical Force: Multiplication

    Name: Fresh
    Intelligence: 10%
    Size: 55 inches
    Bravery: 75%
    Friendship: 5%
    Fighting Skills: 95%
    Strength: 100%
    Magical Force: Transformation

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 9:21 am
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      Hi Adam,
      These are great and you have clearly put a lot of thought into your percentages and created some wonderful dragons. I have also loved looking at your pictures. Thanks for sending them in!

      Keep up the good work!

      Miss Moloney

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:01 pm
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    stuff that I have not bought in the shop have been bought ?????????????

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 1:21 pm
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      Hi Ellis,
      I’m really sorry that has happened. I have set you a new password and this will be emailed from the school enquiries account.
      Miss Tew 🙂

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