Year 4

Homelearning for Year 4

Welcome to the homelearning page for Year 4

Now that your child is isolating for 14 days, please find guidance below surrounding the provision St Thomas’ has put into place to support you with home learning.

We are using a range of highly accredited web resources as a means to provide students with high quality, on-line video lessons and curriculum resources.

The image below provides some 'top tips' for creating a study area at home that will help you focus:

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If your child is unable to attend school, please follow the links below to access learning for Year 4.

English

Block B - What makes a good friend?

We are using the text 'The 13-Storey Treehouse' by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton to inspire our writing during this block of learning.

The 13-Storey Treehouse', by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton | Financial  Times

You can listen to a story overview by following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmIU_VzQM2s&safe=active

During this block, you will produce a character description about some friends.You may want to include paragraphs about:

  • What they look like
  • What their personalities are like
  • How the friends met
  • How they behave together
  • What they are both good at
  • What they will do together in the future

Follow the lesson links below to learn more about how to write a character description and to use different types of sentences:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-an-understanding-of-key-characters-from-the-borrowers-cgt36c

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-for-character-description-71h66d

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-our-understanding-of-simple-compound-and-complex-sentences-ccvket

Now you know how to write a character description, I want you to create one about two friends. You may want to use the characters in the '13-storey Treehouse' or invent your own about friends that live together in an unusual place. Think carefully about your audience. What picture do you want your reader to develop about the characters and their friendship?

 

Reading

In reading, we will focus on using inference skills to answer questions. 

An inference is any step in logic that allows someone to reach a conclusion based on evidence or reasoning.

It is an informed assumption and is similar to a conclusion or a deduction.

Inferences are very important when reading a story or text and is a good reading comprehension skill.

When we make inferences while reading, we are using evidence provided by the author to draw our own logical conclusions.

A writer does not always state certain facts about a character or situation. Instead, we can use the information given to figure certain things out for ourselves. This is using inference skills.

Learn more about inference by following the lesson links below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-orally-and-in-written-form-c5jk6d

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-a-character-6wv3gd

Please continue to read for pleasure at home. Reading ten minutes a day can make all the difference. You may want to follow a recipe, explore a website together or curl up with a novel. There are great online audio books available too.

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning about place value. 

Place Value is the value of a digit that relates to its position or place in a number. For example, in the number 627, this number is made up of 600, 20 and 7 - rather than 6, 2 and, 7. Having a secure understanding of place value is incremental and provides the essential number knowledge needed to complete calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions.

Follow the lesson links below to learn more about place value.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-writing-3-digit-numbers-ccrk4r

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/partitioning-numbers-in-different-ways-cgw34d

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-and-comparing-3-digit-numbers-68w68d

You could also continue to be a timestable whizz by going on Times Table Rockstar.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Wider Curriulum- What's so special about these buildings?

Our second curriculum block has an focus. We will be studying famous buildings around the world and will find out about the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. We will focus on using tone, texture, form, shape, lines and marks to develop out artwork. Follow the lesson links below to learn more about famous buildings:

  • All about Sir Christopher Wren:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Yk0JgFo9E&safe=active

  • Creating tone to your drawings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwYHNo31ZQ&safe=active

  • Creating texture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPEyJfkb1SE&safe=active

There are some great youtube videos that you can follow to add tone and depth to your work. Have a look in the files of some of the buildings that you may want to draw.

 

 

R.E. - What do Christians learn from the creation story?

In R.E., we will be learning about what Christians believe about creation. Follow the link below to find out more about the creation story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxcr0X4bcJE

Can you draw seven pictures to show what God made on each day of creation?

 

During your time working from home:

Students are expected to:

  • Complete all set work to the best of their ability.
  • Ask questions to further their understanding.

Parents are expected to:

  • Encourage and support their children's work as much as possible - including: finding an appropriate place for their son/daughter to work, checking that set work is completed and emailed to the class email.
  • Contact the pupil’s class teacher or the school office within school hours if there are any concerns.
  • Create opportunities to test your child’s learning and understanding of the day by engaging in regular discussions/ Q&A activities.

 

Please email any completed work to year4@st-thomas-kidsgrove.staffs.sch.uk

If you have any urgent questions about home learning provision, please contact the office via phone or email.

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