St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
8.00am - 4.00pm
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Dear Year 4/Parents/Carers,
Welcome to Year 4's Learning Page. During this period of remote learning, daily work will be set on Seesaw. Seesaw is designed to function on any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Children can also use DB Primary via the Children's Pages on this website to find activities, post on the class forum and email other children or their teachers.
On this page we will give you some ideas of some extra activities you can do in and around the main work on your Seesaw page. These might be good if you have finished your work on Seesaw and want something else to do or of you want to have a break in between the activities your teacher has set. They are all based around not needing too much help from your parents or carers so you should be able to do them on your own!
If you need any more support with your remote learning such as your log in details, please email your teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us through your DB Primary Email.
Thank you, Mr Steels & Mrs Appleton.
This half term we will start by working on Multiplication and Division. We will first look at some more times tables to learn and remember. Then we will look at applying our times tables to different areas such as factors to show our learning. We will then be moving onto using times tables to multiply bigger numbers using written methods. After this, we will look at area for a week and then move onto fractions. Both of these topics rely heavily on times tables so any practice away from the set work should focus on these skills, using for example, TT Rockstars.
For Maths, you can still do the ideas below in addition to the work set.
Remember to log on to TT Rockstars and practise your x-tables. These are really important for your learning this year. Keep earning as many coins as you can!
This website also has some good games to play.....
While you are at home this half term, we will provide you with a Maths, English, Reading and Topic lesson each day. You can complete these at any time during the day and send us your work over Seesaw.
We will provide further updates as we go along and we will be in touch with you via email, Seesaw, or on the phone so that we can check in and see how you are doing.
You can read to yourself, read to a family member or listen to someone else read, but please try to read every day. It is the most important thing for your overall learning.
You will also be set a reading activity each morning.
A full digital reading library is available on Oxford Owls and you can access as many books as you like. Get in touch if you can't remember your login.
The National Oak Academy will also be hosting a different reading event each week with a different famous author highlighted each week.
In English we are looking carefully at the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker and preparing ourselves for writing the story in our own words. We have been improving our grammar to help us with our writing.
Your spellings for this week are:
they weight eight grey sleigh
You will notice that they all have the 'ay' sound. Practice these spellings for a few minutes every day using the different methods we have shown you in class. You could also use them to practise your handwriting.
This website has some fun games to play too- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing
Why not try keeping a diary of your day? You could add pictures, drawings and write down what you've been doing and feeling.
Other subjects and activities to dip in to
There are tonnes of great websites that have games you can play that can support your learning this week, have a look at some….
PE - You could try PE with Joe Wicks here https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pe+with+joe
or you could try Go Noodle https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=go+noodles+for+kids
Computing - Look at DB Primary or try something from this link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f
French - Talking about your family - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjcbrj6/articles/zcqsxbk
Arts and crafts - Draw with Rob - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg
- or if you would like to make something, choose anything you'd like to make from this link - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ea810465f8e353c3163604e/t/5ed914d3a2751d4f03619d42/1591284996917/ArtJumpStart+Full+Collection.pdf
Chester Zoo Live Zoo Days (Fridays only, videos released through the day) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9UagJLiMdBIFOHYwT7eLA
Away from Screen Family Home Learning w/b 25/1/21
Here are some family learning activities which you can do with all of your children, regardless of their age.
Monday 25th January
Indoor: Talk about your family’s history. Think about aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandads, great grandmas and great-grandads. Create a family tree. Look through old photographs. Create individual or family portraits.
Outdoor: Have a walk around the streets and see what signs of spring you can see. Look out especially for birds and the buds on the trees. Make a list of all the wildlife you see.
Tuesday 26th January
Indoor: Do an alphabet hunt: find 26 different items in your house, one for each letter of the alphabet. For example, an apple for A.
Outdoor: Go for a long walk in a green space near you.
Wednesday 27th January
Indoor: Design and make your own board game. You’ll need to think about a board, challenges and questions, counters, a spinner/dice and of course, the rules. Once you’ve made it, play it together.
Outdoor: Go outside to watch the clouds. Try to find shapes in the clouds and see if you can show them to each other. Whilst you are doing it try to be really quiet and listen to the sounds that you can hear around you.
Thursday 28th January
Indoor: Plan and cook a meal together. You could learn a new recipe from a family member or try a new one from a recipe book or an online recipe.
Outdoor: Think back to your walk on Monday. Try to draw a map of your local area. Once you’ve drawn one go outside and add to it. Put all your favourite local places on your map.
Friday 29th January
Indoor: Create an indoor treasure hunt using clues and ask another member of the family to follow the clues to find the treasure. What will your treasure be?
Outdoor: Create some wild art. You can use any natural materials that you find outside. What will you make a picture of? Maybe you could make a pattern?
Our Topic and other learning
Get Creative with Come Dine with Me!
This half term we are studying the topic Come Dine with Me. This is a topic based on following recipes from foods around the world, basic hygiene and healthy eating. To learn more about Come Dine with me, why not try the following...
In science, we are looking at Animals including humans. We will learn to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition and that they cannot make their own food and get nutrition from what they eat. We will also be looking at teeth, organs, muscles and bones.