New eco/nature topic
Hello Year 4,
From the beginning of this week (8.6.2020) I am setting up a new approach to your English and Maths work, which has also been adopted by Mrs Middleton for Year 5's and Mr Black for Year 3's. The BBC and Oak National Academy have done a great job putting together lessons for children whilst they are away from school. The Maths that I have been setting, has allowed you to revise/practise your skills, but the BBC / Oak National Academy lessons will allow you to try some new things. If you are finding the work too hard for your year group, why not have a look at the year below. If it is too easy, you could try the year group above. Have fun and let me know how you're getting on with the work.
Take care and keep safe.
Hello Woodpeckers, (1/6/2020)
I hope that you are all still safe and well and that you have enjoyed a nice 1/2 term. We have set up a new topic for the 7 weeks before the summer holidays, as we feel that you did really well with the Romans and Lincoln, and it's time to move on to some new ideas. I'm excited about this topic as I'm hoping that it's going to get you outside a bit more, you'll get some fresh air and it will help you to look around you and see what's going on in nature, in the area where you live. Taking time to notice things in nature has a very calming effect too.
I'm also setting up a new approach to your English and Maths work. The BBC have done a great job putting together lessons for children whilst they are away from school and the content matches what we are supposed to be learning this 1/2 term. The Maths that I have been setting, has allowed you to revise/practise your skills, but the BBC lessons will allow you to try some new things. Watch the videos, give them a go and drop me an email if you are stuck, or have any questions.
English and Maths (Yr 5)
I would like you to log on to the BBC bitesize website ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary ) and have a go at their set English and Maths lessons.
Don't forget that you should also be practising and playing around with your spellings and times tables on a regular basis.
I have added the Year 5/6 spelling list at the bottom of this web page.
There are some extension activities below as before.
Topic (Yr 4 & 5)
This week we will begin by looking at birds and asking the question, 'Who visits my garden?'
I would like you to research some British birds and find out lots of facts about them.
For example:- What size are they? What are their colours? What noises/calls do they make? What do they eat? Are they endangered?
These are just a few questions to get you started, I'd be really impressed if you find out other information too.
Once you have researched, chose between 3-5 birds and write a detailed fact sheet about each one. Think about how we have laid out our fact files at school and make sure that you include a picture/drawing.
Here's an idea for how to go about your work:-
1 day to research birds and make notes.
1 day to choose 3-5 birds and make a template for your fact files.
1 day to plan/draft your work including your drawings/pictures.
2 days to write your fact files.
There are some other activities below for you to try too.
All children have access to the following websites which can be used on a daily basis:-
The teaching website Twinkl, has given parents free access to their website as part of their offer to support parents at home.
The log on code is :- UKTWINKLHELPS
You are welcome to use this if you have access to the internet as there are lots of free, fun resources for yourself and your children to try at home. Each year group has been given a 'School Closure Home Learning Resource Pack', so search for your child's year group to access this specific resource.
For other Science learning, children can participate in fun, practical activities. If you type 'fun science activities for kids' into your browser, you will find lots of websites with many 'kitchen cupboard science' activities for them to do. A couple of these websites are linked below, though there are many more: