Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer break.

Swimming lessons will start on Monday 5th September. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a kit.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

We will be starting with place value (4 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.

English:

Our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. We will be looking at non-chronological reports and narrative writing in particular.

Topic: Invaders and Settlers – The Romans

We are starting with learning about the Romans. Who were they? Why did they invade? What happened and what did they do for us? We will be going to Chester for the Roman Experience and will be using the outdoor area to help support our learning. We will be acting out a funny play about Boudicca and learning who she was.

Science: Electricity

In our science lessons we will be studying electricity, including making basic circuits.

PHSE: JIGSAW – New Beginnings

We will be setting goals and thinking about achievements in the new school year.

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

PE: Gymnastics 

Every Wednesday with the Kickstart Coaches and Mr Macdonald

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource.

Topic One is Mamma Mia, then Glockenspiel Stage 2

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online. We will be blogging and we will also be looking at virtual worlds.

French:

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do.

ART and DT:

Watercolour and drawing skills, Celtic Art and using the outdoor area to support our work

HOME LEARNING:

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ – a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic.

The children will also be sent a piece of maths work.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given.

Please also learn to read and spell your year 3 and 4 words.

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

Children have a Times Tables Rockstars  login. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login.

New Year Begins!

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to seeing you all again and doing all the lovely work we have planned for you this year.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will start in the week beginning 6th September and will then be every Monday for 4AF and Friday for 4M . Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag. A note is needed if your child needs goggles.

PE lessons will be every Tuesday afternoon for 4M and every other Friday afternoon for 4AF. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In Maths we will be continuing with ‘Power Maths.’ We will begin by looking at place value (4 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.

English:

To begin with our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. We will be looking at non-chronological reports and narrative writing in particular.

Topic: Water of the World.

Through our topic we will find out about water of the world in a number of different contexts. We will look at famous rivers, seas, oceans, lakes in the world and their geographical features and locations. We will also be looking at the formation of rivers and their geographical features in general. We will be also looking at water in the local area and the River Tame and the part that it plays in our local history and the importance of it to the community as well as looking at how the river was formed and its features.

Art:

Watercolour skills, shading and tone and drawing skills, including work inspired by the rainforest.

DT:

Making books with moving mechanisms.

 

Science: Electricity

To begin with, in our science lessons we will be studying Electricity, including making basic circuits.

PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Monday afternoon (4AF) or Friday morning (4M) at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing Gymnastics lessons in school every Tuesday (4M) or every other Friday afternoon (4AF).

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource.

We will be learning and performing Mamma Mia and developing our glockenspiel skills further.

Computing:

We will continue learning about the internet and will be learning about audio editing.

French:

We will recap Year 3 learning, then our topics are Pets and At Home.

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to year4@corrie.tameside.sch.uk FAO Mr. MacDonald or Mrs Faulkner/Mrs Akhtar

The children will also be given Maths work on Google Classroom.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have a Times Tables Rockstars  login which needs to be used regularly.

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3/4 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper, etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers, etc. from home.

SUMMER TERM

Another busy term of work ahead of us.

 

Below is the plan for the term.

A reminder that Rockstars and EPIC are still available for your children to access.

Please read at least twice a week and visit the library as often as possible.

Summer Term 1

  19/04/21 26/04/21 03/05/21

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 3RD MAY

10/05/21

PLAN FOR ASSESSMENTS TO BE DONE

17/05/21
Reading Read the book Inference/biography Inf/non-chronological report Assessment Week Inf/setting description
Writing Drama Biography (Hannah) non-chron (Brazil) setting description Setting description
Maths Fractions Fractions/Decimals Decimals
Science Egg shell experiment Grouping Living Things
Geography South America Brazil Climate Comparison of Denton and a place in Brazil Indigenous people of the Amazon
Art/DT Clay Monkeys
Music Blackbird Unit
Computing Word Processing Unit
PE Gymnastics
French Number 0-20, 0-20, 20-50, 20-50 Fruits/Market
PSHE Relationships
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?

 

Summer Term 2

  07/06/21 14/06/21

Health week

21/06/21 28/06/21

 

05/07/21 12/07/21 19/07/21
Reading inference Inf/recipes Inf/blogs Inf/plays Inf/poetry Inf/poetry Inf/poetry
Writing Reading and drama recipes Blogs to the community Playscript Performance Poetry
Maths Time Time/Geometry Geometry consolidation consolidation
Science Grouping Living Things Sound
Geography Map skills            
History   History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music
Art/DT   Make a dreamcatcher
Music Glockenspiel Unit
Computing Word processing unit Scratch Unit
PE Athletics
French Fruits/market Fruits/market In The Classroom consolidate
PSHE Relationships Changing Me
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?

New School Year

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have had a fantastic Summer break.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will start in the middle of September and will then be every Monday for 4AF and Friday for 4M . Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon for 4M and Friday afternoons for 4AF. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday and Friday.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

In maths we will be starting our new scheme ‘Power Maths.’ We will be looking at place value (4 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.

 

English:

In English our featured texts will be Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Lion and the Unicorn. We will be looking at Non-chronological reports and Narrative writing in particular.

 

Topic: Water of the World.

Through our topic we will find out about water of the world in a number of different contexts. We will look at famous rivers, seas, oceans, lakes in the World and their geographical features and locations. We will also be looking at the formation of rivers and their geographical features in general. We will be also looking at water in the local area and the River Tame and the part that it plays in our local history and the importance of it to the community as well as looking at how the river was formed and it’s features.

 

Science: Electricity

In our science lessons we will be studying electricity, including making basic circuits.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW: COVID Recovery Program and Being Me in my World

We will start the year by completing the Jigsaw ‘COVID recovery program.’ We will look at how routines have changed in school and how to keep ourselves safe. We will also look at worries that we may have and what we can do to help. After that we will look at ‘Being Me in my World.’ During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter including the ‘right to pass’ and then help to create their own rules for the classroom.

 

RE: Why do some people describe life as being like a journey?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

 

PE: Dance and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Monday afternoon (4AF) or Friday morning (4M) at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing dance lessons in school every Wednesday (4M) or Friday (4AF) afternoon.

 

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and we will also be looking at virtual worlds.

 

MFL: French

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do..

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.sch FAO Mr. MacDonald or Mrs Faulkner / Mrs Akhtar

The children will also be sent a piece of maths or literacy work.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstars  login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.

Timetable for next week

  Mon   13.7.20 Tues    14.7.20 Wed    15.7.20 Thur    16.7.20 Fri  17.7.20
9.00 – 9:15 Spelling: Go on Spelling Shed or learn words from your 5/6 wordlist

 

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spelling  Go on Spelling Shed or learn words from your 5/6 wordlist

 

Mad Maths!

Times Table Rockstars

Spelling  Go on Spelling Shed or learn words from your 5/6 wordlist

 

9.15-10.00 Reading: Use your pack “The Ultimate Guide to Elves and Sprites”

Read Cave Elves and highlight useful words, phrases and sentences you can magpie. Think about what kind of elf or sprite you will write about.

 

Reading: Read about the Cave Elf again and do Activity 2 –

Draw a Cave Elf with labels

Reading Free Choice of:

Twinkle online reading e-book of choice or Active learn book.

Or listen to a story Audible books

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Or reading book of choice.

 

 

Reading: Activity 5

What is in a Cave Elf’s Knapsack?

 

Read the short poem, discuss it and plan ideas of your own

Reading:

Activity 6 in the pack

Magpie useful words and openers

10.00- 11.00 English:

Vocabulary and sentences

 

Complete activity 1 from the booklet – Match the Vocabulary to its Definition

Then use the words in interesting sentences.

 

 

 

 

English:

Write a descriptive paragraph about a Cave Elf’s home

 

Complete Activity 3 – Where do Cave Elves Live?

 

Write more than three sentences. Describe their home in detail. Get creative!

English: Writing

Design a Menu for a cave elf using Activity 4.

Get creative!

 

English: Create a poem

 

Ten Things Found in a Cave Elf’s Knapsack. Use lots of description and similes and metaphors please.

 

English: Activity 7

Read the boxed up version and consider ideas for your own paragraph

11.00- 11.15 Break– Go outside and get some fresh air, or try some activities from active classroom if it is raining.

https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-classroom

11.15-12.15

 

Maths: Understand Percentages

Watch video-

Go to Lesson 1-

Week 8 on White Rose Website Y5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Then complete lesson 1 worksheet

Maths: Percentages and Fractions and Decimals

Watch video-

Go to Lesson 2-

Week 8 on White Rose Website Y5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Then complete lesson 2 worksheet

 

 

 

 

Maths: Adding Decimals with the same number of decimal places

Watch video-

Go to Lesson 3-

Week 8 on White Rose Website Y5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Then complete lesson 3 worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths: Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places

Watch video- Go to Lesson 4-

Week 8 on White Rose Website Y5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

 

Then complete lesson 4 worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

Maths: Go on Rockstars and Active learn today. Find percentages and decimals games.

 

 

 

12.15-1.15 Lunch
1.15-1.30 Reading for pleasure – Read a book or continue to listen to your audible book.
1.30 -2.30

 

 

P.E

5 –A-Day

Try some yoga/ Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan

ART:

Andy Goldsworthy –British Artist

Read the fact file about the artist Andy Goldsworthy then

Watch the video showing Andy Goldsworthy creating art using natural materials. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh4wmp3

You could look at more of his work online.

Discuss

Why are they temporary sculptures? What shapes have been used? What lines can they see? How has the artist used colour in his work? How do the sculptures make them feel? Which one do they like the most and why?

Then select an activity or from the land challenge cards to make your own sculpture.

 

ART:

Andy Goldsworthy –British Artist

 

Create a cave for an elf using natural materials that you have found outside in your garden or on a walk.

 

Remember that Andy Goldsworthy’s work is not always permanent.

You could record your work using a camera.

 

 

ART: Using Natural Materials

 

Read through Pebble Art activity sheet

 

Can you create a pebble that could be in an elf’s knapsack?

OR

The pebble could be a sign for an elf’s home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E – 5 –A-Day / Try some yoga / Play outside/ create your own indoor exercise and fitness plan
2.30-3.30

 

 

French:

Numbers to 50

Revise counting numbers to 10. Then revise counting from 11 to 20. Use video Alain le Lait song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY

Then count from in the following steps:

20 to 30; 30 to 40; 40 to 50;

Use the website Alain le Lait song to support counting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlYqz2unHKc

Make a set of dominoes using the worksheet. You may need to stick the pieces on to card – use an old cereal box.

Golden Time

Treat this as Golden Time if your parents agree. You may now do an activity of your choice.

 

 

Home Learning

4th May 2020

Mrs Marsden, Mr Macdonald and the whole Year 5 staff hope that you are all keeping well during this difficult time and are making the best of the weather and your time at home.

We are all missing you and we are doing some new things. Mr Macdonald has his chickens now, which are getting him up early and Mrs Marsden has been growing some vegetables for her garden and sewing some scrubs for the lovely NHS staff.

Here are the timetables for the next two weeks. They are just an outline and there are more detailed versions of these with the accompanying activities in your work packs available from the KS2 office or by email.

If your child works with Mrs Appleton Jones or Mrs Dyer, please contact school and we can email your morning work or have that ready for collection. The afternoon work is the same for everyone.

Week beginning 4.5.20

(Timetable 3)

 

 

Week beginning 11.4.20

(Timetable week 4)

 

 

If you have questions or queries please email: year5@corrie.tameside.sch.uk and Mr Macdonald or Mrs Marsden will happy to help you.

Please try to complete your work and make sure you try some creative activities and science experiments.

We are both looking forward to hear how you are and seeing your work.

Keep smiling and take care.

Year 5 Team