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Friday 3rd April 2020

Hi Puffins, hope you are all ok! It has been another strange week and I have missed teaching you all! Today is the final day before the Easter Holidays. I won’t be setting home learning over the holidays but I have attached a document that can be downloaded at the bottom of the page with lots of different fun activities that you could have a go at during the break. Home learning from the last two weeks will still remain on the class page, should you wish to access it and continue with any of the tasks. Have a lovely Easter, keep safe and I hope the Easter Bunny visits you!

  

Today’s tasks:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 1 hour on Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set new tasks on time.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spellingframe Rule 14 games then complete a practice test when you feel confident.
  4. English Task 2 – Edit your work from yesterday. Yesterday, you continued the story. Today we would like you to finish (if you haven’t yet) and to then re-read your story. Check it includes all of the success criteria. If your work is missing anything, add it in using a purple pen (like when you're at school) or any coloured pen. This is also your opportunity to use a thesaurus to expand your choice of vocabulary.

Success criteria:

Once these tasks are completed, please feel free to complete any tasks that were sent home in your child’s home learning pack.

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello, I hope you are all well. Here are today’s activities as well as Music and French that are attached at the bottom of the page.

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 1 hour on Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set new tasks on time.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spellingframe Rule 14 games then complete a practice test when you feel confident.
  4. English Task 2 – What happens next. Read the story starter and continue the story! What is on the other side of the fence? Remember to plan out your story into paragraphs before you begin. Tomorrow you will be editing your story.

I was puzzled. Things just kept disappearing from our garden. At first it was just small things, like my toy car, then larger things began to go missing. Dad’s lawnmower vanished. Mum’s favourite plant pot with her favourite plants in. Gone! Just gone!

My parents kept saying that there were thieves on our street. I believed them. Of course I believed them! Why wouldn’t I believe them, they’re my parents?! Sneakily, I got into the habit of looking out of my bedroom window with my camera, in the hope that I would catch a snapshot of the crooks in action.

One afternoon, after I had got in from school and done my homework, I stood at my bedroom window. I was ready. I had my camera in hand. I then watched in amazement and shock as the giant oak tree, that had stood in our garden since before I was born, was pulled out from the ground by an unseen force. Its great branches and roots and shaking, green leaves began to be pulled towards a hole, the size of a pound coin, in our garden fence. I watched as the tree began to be squeezed, again by this unseen force, through the hole in the fence.

A minute later I was standing with my camera at the ready, peering through the hole in the fence, desperate to find out what had happened to all the things from our garden. Then…I felt it…My eye began to feel as if it was being squeezed. My head felt as if it was being pulled towards the fence. My whole body seemed to be moving. Suddenly…Pop!

 

Success criteria:

Once these tasks are completed, please feel free to complete any tasks that were sent home in your child’s home learning pack.

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hello, I hope you enjoyed creating your characters and writing dialogue between them yesterday. Don’t worry if you have not finished them, they can be finished off today if necessary. For those who completed the task, here are today’s:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 1 hour on Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set new tasks on time. If you have achieved <60% on any tasks set they have been reassigned for you to have another go at.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spellingframe Rule 14 games then complete a practice test when you feel confident.
  4. English Task 2 – write a diary entry reflecting on the past week. What have you been doing aside from your home learning? Have you been enjoying being at home?

Success criteria:

  • Dear Diary
  • 1st person
  • Time conjunctions
  • Thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • Past tense
  • Chronological order
  • Informal language

Once these tasks are completed, please feel free to complete any tasks that were sent home in your child’s home learning pack.

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello everyone, the Year 4 team hope you had a lovely weekend in the sun and that your timetables are helping you to settle into your home-learning!

Just as a reminder, we are very proud of all of the work that you are completing. Try your hardest with any activities that you attempt, don’t worry if some are tricky, just have a go! We know that it is an extremely strange time for you, your families and also for us adjusting our teaching! All we would like you to do is to complete what you can at home, don’t worry if you don’t finish all of the tasks that we set you every day! Also make sure you have a look at the website links of ideas for different areas in the curriculum. We understand how different this is for everyone. You do not need to send any of your work into us, but once we are back at school, if there is a piece of work that you are proud of, we would love to see it! 

Parents, we understand that children will complete different amounts of tasks each day so don’t worry if these tasks aren’t finished. All we ask is that they have a go at them if possible!

The tasks for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 1 hour on Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set new tasks on time.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spellingframe Rule 14 games then complete a practice test when you feel confident.
  4. English Task 2 – (three tasks. Have a go at one that you feel you can do or have a go at all 3!)

*: Create two characters and describe them using exciting adjectives and expanded noun phrases. Draw your characters to help you to write a paragraph describing them.

**: Write a dialogue between the two characters. See PowerPoint below for correct direct speech punctuation.

Success criteria:

  • Narration setting the scene for the reader
  • “ at the beginning of what is being said.
  • Capital letter
  • Piece of punctuation at the end (, ? !)
  • ” at the end of what is being said.
  • Reporting clause (asked, replied, yelled)
  • End punctuation (.)
  • New speaker new line

***: Challenge! Set the scene in your story before your dialogue begins. Where are they having the conversation? Why are they having the conversation?

Fun art activity!

Tuesday’s are our art afternoons so here is an activity that you can have a go at!

Hidden treasure

Today we would like you to have a go at painting as many stones and rocks as you can to hide around our school grounds for people to find when we are all back together.  Once they find them, they will hide them somewhere new for someone else to find!

Remember to put your first name on the back so the finder knows who the artist is. 

You can paint anything you like on your stone.  You might want to paint PVA glue over your design once your stone is dry so it can’t get washed off in the rain.  If you haven’t got any paint, coloured pencils or sharpies work just as well.

    

Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Puffins,

I hope you enjoyed creating your non-chronological reports based on your favourite animal! I can’t wait to see them all. I am incredibly proud of all of the work that you have already completed on Mathletics, Spelling Frame and TT Rockstars, keep it up! This week’s tasks are similar to last week, however, the English writing tasks will be set daily. There will be a selection of tasks with success criterias to show what I am looking for in your writing! Have fun with them, be as imaginative as you can!

 

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 1 hour on Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set new tasks on time. Even if you are confident with time, please complete these tasks. I have set problem solving questions for you to have a go at.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling frame Rule 14 games then complete a practice test when you feel confident.
  4. English Task 2 – Have a look out of your window. Describe the view that you can see. What can you hear? What can you smell?  Use a thesaurus to expand your vocabulary. A vocab sheet can be found at the bottom of the page to give you some ideas. Make sure that your work makes sense and has correct spelling and punctuation too!

Success Criteria:

  • What can you see?
  • What can you hear?
  • What can you smell?
  • Expanded noun phrases e.g. The weathered, splintered fence… (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f)
  • Prepositional phrases e.g. There is a robin sitting on the fence post. (See preposition sheet below to help you)
  • Present tense

Once these tasks are completed, please feel free to complete any tasks that were sent home in your child’s home learning pack

 

Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March 2020

Hello, 

Just a reminder of the tasks to complete for this week:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete  up to 1 hour on Mathletics every day  (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set tasks on measurement. Well done to those who have attempted tasks already! If you have achieved less than 60% they have been reassigned the activity for you to have another go. Well done to those who have tried an activity more than once! Great perseverance!
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes everyday on Spellingframe Rule 13 games then complete a practice test.
  4. English Task 2 – we have been learning about non-chronological reports.

This week, please write a non-chronological report about your favourite animal. Make sure that you have completed some research about its habitat, diet, appearance etc. At the bottom on the webpage you will be able to download a PowerPoint with examples of non-chronological reports to help.

Success Criteria:

  • Introduction – What is the report about?
  • Sub-headings and paragraphs – separate your information.
  • Main information – facts about your animal.
  • Present tense – imagine it is happening now.
  • Third person – use he, she, it.
  • Pictures/diagrams – what does it look like?
  • Correct punctuation
  • Correct spellings

There will be new tasks set on here next week!

Hope are are keeping well. Keep safe!

Miss Smith

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning Puffin class, 

I hope you are all keeping well. At the bottom of the page there are the Music and French tasks set by Madame Markham and Miss Wells for this week. Well done to those who are completing the TT Rockstars, spelling frame and Mathletics tasks set. Please continue to complete these tasks today.  I hope you are enjoying writing your non-chronological reports and drawing pictures to make them appealing for the reader!

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hello All,

I hope your first day of home learning has gone well! If you haven’t already done so, planning out activities onto a timetable will help your child structure their days! Have a look at the class timetable to see what they would be doing throughout the day to help you to set a home timetable. I have also added below some links to other areas of the curriculum that you may like to explore with your child. Getting outside is also important, especially when the weather is lovely and warm so feel free to take any learning outside and be as creative as you can!

Remember to complete the Maths and English tasks set below.

 

General websites to explore:

  • Twinkl – Offering free membership for a month. Lots of resources to print (for example, science, topic and mindfulness). Use code UKTWINKLHELPS

Online reading books:

Spelling, punctuation and grammar games:

Maths websites:

Art:

Geography:

Science:

PE

  • Remember that it is very important to do some regular exercise to keep healthy.  The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) is doing a daily exercise class at 9am - so this could go onto your timetable so that you remember to do it. Please ask permission to use this as it will be live on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
  • Active at Home programme (free resource) - some of the games and skills you can adapt in the garden or home. https://online.succeedin.co.uk/public/index/638
  • Go Noodle – It is free to join! Create your own account and explore the range of videos. https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

Week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

Hello Puffin Class,

Today we are going to start setting the home learning that we would like you to complete this week. These include:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete  up to 1 hour on Mathletics every day  (https://login.mathletics.com/) We have set new tasks on measurement.
  2. Maths Task 2 - complete the sessions set on TT Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes everyday on Spellingframe Rule 13 games then complete a practice test.
  4. English Task 2 – we have been learning about non-chronological reports.

This week, please write a non-chronological report about your favourite animal. Make sure that you have completed some research about its habitat, diet, appearance etc. At the bottom on the webpage you will be able to download a PowerPoint with examples of non-chronological reports to help.

Success Criteria:

  • Introduction – What is the report about?
  • Sub-headings and paragraphs – separate your information.
  • Main information – facts about your animal.
  • Present tense – imagine it is happening now.
  • Third person – use he, she, it.
  • Pictures/diagrams – what does it look like?
  • Correct punctuation
  • Correct spellings

Once these tasks are completed, please feel free to complete any tasks that were sent home in your child’s home learning pack.

If you are missing any usernames or passwords for mathletics, TT Rockstars or Spellingframe please email  resetpass@lmpsdorset.co.uk and we will send you them as soon as possible.

 

We will be uploading French and Music tasks on Wednesday 25th March.

I hope that you are keeping safe.

Miss Smith

 

Welcome to Puffin Class

We hope you had a great summer holiday.

We are looking forward to meeting you all

and hope you are all looking forward to

working hard and having fun.

 

Egyptian Day

Year 4 had a brilliant Egyptian day this week! We had a lot of fun putting on a play all about Ned and his journey to Ancient Egypt. The children worked really hard to learn their lines and put on a super play with lots of giggles! They also researched about different Gods and Goddesses from Ancient Egyptian times to create posters!

 

Our class Egyptian photo

We had so much fun

 

Geography

Puffin class have been enjoying using the maps to expand their geographical knowledge of where Egypt is and its geographical features like The River Nile

 

Egyptian Art

As part of our Egyptian topic, Puffin class have been designing their own interior walls of the pyramids. Lots include mummies, hieroglyphics and gifts for the gods! They look amazing!

 

Fraction Walls

This week, Puffin class have been learning about equivalent fractions. Earlier in the week, some of the class created fraction walls and used them to teach others about how to read them in order to find equivalent fractions! Excellent work!

 

 

 

Bird Watching

On 17th October year 4 were lucky enough to visit Poole Harbour. Supported by the charity "Friends of Poole Harbour" we spent the morning bird watching on board a boat. We travelled around Brownsea Island and learnt about our amazing wildlife. A massive thank you to Mr Paul Morton who shared his knowledge of the bird life with us and the crew who looked after us.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

  

 

Puffin class really enjoyed designing their 

Roman shields, especially when their families came to help!