White Rose Maths
Please complete a lesson per week day from White Rose’s home learning. Week 1 begins with our previous topic, decimals, so please start there. The lessons have videos and a worksheet, which they will prompt you to in the lesson video.
Please read Mrs McNicholas’ email regarding the recommendations for the first two weeks of home learning. Below you will find our guidelines for ideas for home learning. Please remember that this is not a set of expectations or requirements. We do not expect you to be professional teachers for your children. There are no ‘rules’ around what is best to do at this time – don’t feel guilty if your children are unmotivated or if you are busy working and can’t ‘do everything’. Whilst your child’s education is important, this is not an opportunity to push productivity or expect normality in any way. Please focus on whatever makes sense for your family – things like board games, cooking together, drawing and reading are all hugely beneficial and important activities.
We are wishing you all ease, peace, health and rest as we work our way through this.
Guidelines for home learning:
year 4 work for a school closure
You can use the textbooks we have provided to help your children with their English and Maths. We will shortly be uploading activities on this page for them to work on as well. Their work can be recorded in the exercise book provided in the home learning pack (or any other notebook!).
Please check this page frequently for updates.
Here are some guidelines for writing a diary during this time:
Writing – Diary Entries
Here are some links below for ideas to keep your children busy!
Free Audible books for children!: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
P.E. lessons live at 9am each morning: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured
David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children every day at 11am for the next 30 days: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Twinkl have opened access to their premium service with the code ‘CVDTWINKLHELPS’ – there are hundreds of educational resources which we regularly use in school (they have lots of handwriting, multiplication, reading comprehension and grammar activities which are excellent): http://www.twinkl.co.uk
White Rose Maths – this is the scheme of work we use for Maths. They are offering Live Lessons and daily maths activities: http://www.whiterosemaths.com
TopMarks maths have lots of games your children can play to re-enforce Maths skills: http://www.topmarks.co.uk
Spelling Shed – Spelling Shed tasks are being uploaded regularly: http://www.spellingshed.com
MyMaths – Tasks are being uploaded regularly: http://www.mymaths.co.uk
Interland – a great resource for teaching children how to be safe online: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland
Go Noodle – Mindfulness activities and videos to get children active: http://www.gonoodle.com
Literacy Shed – Videos which are great for inspiring creative writing: http://www.literacyshed.com
Art for Kids Hub – A wonderful Youtube channel for art activities: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ
Hour of Code – the children love this website which helps them learn coding skills: http://www.hourofcode.com
Newsround – We regularly watch this in school and is a great way to keep children informed in an appropriate format: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Click here for this term’s curriculum map:
Year 4 spring curriculum map pdf
This term’s curriculum
Spring 1: People of Prayer
Focus on Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount”, the Beatitudes, people who “live the Beatitudes” and “The Lord’s Prayer”.
Spring 2: Lent to Easter
A close look at the forty-day season of Lent. Focus on alms-giving, praying and fasting. Year 4 will take part in the school-wide “Way of the Cross” which marks Christ’s passion en-route to his Crucifixion.
Key text: Spiderwick Chronicles
- Narrative with dialogue
- Poetry and performance
Destination Reader programme.
Key skills: Prediction, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Evaluating and Making Connections
“Big Picture” responses to texts.
Year 4 Grammar objectives
- Fronted adverbials
- Standard English
Year 4 Spelling objectives and revision of Year 3/4/5 statutory word lists
- Multiplication and division (written methods)
- fractions and decimals
Biology: Forces, Magnetism and Space
Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
- Forces need contact between objects
- How magnets work
- Gravity causes objects to fall
- Friction, air and water resistance and their effects
- Pulleys, levers and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
- Digital geography
- Data logging and presentation
- LFA coach-led PE every Wednesday
- Swimming at Park Road Leisure Centre every Friday
Art & Design
- Roman mosaics
- Critiquing works of art
- 20 minutes of reading per evening to be recorded in the reading record.
- Homework is given out everyday and is to be returned the following day.
- Children mark homework themselves and are in charge of sticking in the new homework
- Daily homework is linked to current study and consists of:
A grammar question
An arithmetic question
A maths reasoning problem
- Additionally there are weekly Spelling Shed and MyMaths activities.
- Holiday projects