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Year 4

smileyHello Year 4.smiley

You are quiet on the school blog this week. Let me know what you are doing.

I have added a Come and See lesson below for you to complete.

Mr Gricewink

 

Building bridges of friendship.

What is a bridge?

What does a bridge do?

Why do we need bridges?

Think about how a bridge needs to be built from both sides.

A bridge must be strong enough for people to walk on.

People build bridges because...Bridges span or stretch across.

 

A friend I once had.

When I started school, I met Charlotte. She was standing by a table looking shy. I said, “Hello! I’m Poppy ” and she said, “Hello!” and that was it really.

We were friends from then on. We sat at the same table to do our work. We both liked computer best in school. We worked on it together. Charlotte is good at making things so she helped me at that. I’m good at science so I helped her with that. We shared jokes and laughed together.

We played with Lucy and Sophie at break times. I liked Charlotte. She shared her magazines with me I don’t have any myself.

But then things changed. Charlotte went and sat by Emily one day to share her new magazine. I thought she would come back and sit by me, but she didn’t.

At playtime, she stayed with Emily and I played with Lucy and Sophie. I wondered how I could build a bridge of friendship to Charlotte.

 

Questions For You To Answer In Your Book.

  1. What brought Charlotte and Poppy together as friends?
  2. Why do you think the friendship faded?
  3. What do you think about Poppy?
  4. What do you think Charlotte might do?
  5. Has anything like this ever happened to you?
  6. How did you feel?
  7. What did you do?

 

Your Task

Write an ending to the story, showing how one of the children was a bridge of friendship for another and why they acted like that.

 

 

Week Commencing Monday 1st June 2020

Hello again year 4!

I hope you have all had a good weeks rest and enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather.

Let’s get ready to start this week’s home learning tasks.

Please find your daily tasks for this week below.

 

*Maths tasks for this week*

Please use White Rose Maths for this week’s lessons.

(See the link below)

This week we are working on Summer, Week 6, maths lessons.

Watch the video clip appropriate to the lesson that you are about to do. Remember to pause the video at the appropriate points to answer the questions before you continue.

Task .1. Lesson 1. Add 2 or More Fractions.

             Watch the video clip, “Add 2 or More Fractions”.

             Open Monday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 5

             Green group answer questions 1 to 7  

Task .2. Lesson 2. Subtract Fractions.

             Watch the video clip, “Subtract Fractions”.

             Open Tuesday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 6

             Green group answer questions 1 to 8  

Task .3. Lesson 3. Fractions of Quantities.

             Watch the video clip, “Fractions of Quantities”.

             Open Wednesday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 4

             Green group answer questions 1 to 6  

Task .4. Lesson 4. Calculate Quantities.

             Watch the video clip, “Calculate Quantities”.

             Open Thursday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 4

             Green group answer questions 1 to 6

Task .5. Lesson 5. Friday Maths Challenge.

             Watch the video clip, “Friday Maths Challenge”.

             Answer the questions.

I have attached the answer sheets so that you can check your answers after you have completed the worksheet.

 

English tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group: Read “Bats” on page 20 of your Focus on Comprehension book.

Task .1. Complete the red section questions on page 20.

             Write out the answers using your neatest joined up handwriting and full

             sentences that a reader would be able to understand.

Task .2. Answer the questions in the green and yellow sections on page 20 using

             your neatest joined up handwriting and full sentences that a reader

             would be able to understand.

Task .3. Read the “Bats” text again on page 20 of your Focus on Comprehension

             book.

             Look at the type of information that the writer has included in the non-

             chronological report.

             Choose a wild animal that you would like to write a non-chronological

             report about. (I would choose a hedgehog, a fox or maybe a badger).

             Draw a picture of the animal that you have chosen in the centre of the

             page and research lots of interesting facts about the animal.

             Write the interesting facts around your drawing.

Task .4. Read the “Bats” text again on page 20 of your Focus on Comprehension

             book.

             Look at how the writer has designed the non-chronological report.

             Title, sub headings, paragraphs of interesting information, picture of

             the animal, diagrams and labels etc.

             Watch the non-chronological report videoclip below.

             Think about how you are going to design your non-chronological report.

             Plan your non-chronological report thinking about the things the writer

             of “Bats” has used.

Task .5. Using your plan from yesterday, and the information that you have

             gathered, produce a non-chronological report about your chosen animal.

 

Blue and green groups: Read “Soil” from page 43 of your Pupil book 4.

Task .1. Complete the alphabetical order tasks on page 44.

            Complete the scanning for key words task on page 44.

Task .2. Read “Soil” from page 43 of your Pupil book 4 again.

             Answer the questions in the blue, red and green sections on page 45

             using your neatest joined up handwriting and full sentences that a

             reader would be able to understand.

Task .3. Read “Using Different Types of Information” on page 46 and 47 of your

             Pupil Book 4.

             Look at the type of information that the writer has researched for the

             non-chronological report and how they have presented it.

             Watch the non-chronological report videoclip below.

             Choose an insect that you would like to write a non-chronological

             report about. (I would choose a dung beetle, a dragonfly or a bumble

             bee).

             Draw a picture of the insect that you have chosen in the centre of the

             page and label its different parts.

             Research lots of interesting facts about the insect.

             Write the interesting facts about the insect around your drawing.

Task .4. Read the “Using Different Types of Information” text again on pages             

             46 and 47 of your Pupil Book 4.

             Think about how you are going to design your non-chronological report.

             Plan your non-chronological report remembering to include the things

             listed below in red.

             Title, sub headings, paragraphs of interesting information, picture of

             the animal, diagrams and labels etc.

Task .5. Using your plan from yesterday, and the information that you have

             gathered, produce a non-chronological report about your chosen insect.

 

Spellings for this week are:

extension, collision, confusion, exclusion, transfusion, infusion, explosion, corrosion

 

SPAG Activities.

Red and blue group: You are working from your “Literacy Word 4 book”.

Complete the following activities;

          Suffixes 2 (pages 18 and 19)

          Suffixes 3 (pages 20 and 21)

         

Green group: You are working from your “Literacy Sentence 4 book”.

Complete the following activities;

          Adverbs 1 (pages 16 and 17)

          Adverbs 2 (pages 18 and 19)

          Adverbs 3 (pages 20 and 21)              

 

PE. Take a look at some of the cool cricket activities on the Chance To Shine website. Watch the video then practice your cricket skills in the garden.

Remember to keep up with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body Coach TV, on youtube then, join Oti Mabuse for one of her kid’s dance classes on you tube.

 

Art. I thought it might be nice to do another piece of art this week based around the Harry Potter theme.

Click on the link below for the Wizarding World website and learn how to make your own Hogwarts door hanger!

 

Topic. Let’s find out about the Romans!

Design a leaflet that answers the questions below and helps to explain what life was like in Ancient Rome.

.1. Where, and what, was the Roman Empire?

.2. What was life like in Ancient Rome?

.3. What was education like in Ancient Rome?

.4. What games did the Ancient Romans play?

.5. What did the Ancient Romans eat?

Visit the BBC website link below to help with your research.

 

Reading. I hope you are enjoying listening to the story David Walliams reads each day. It is changed at 11.00am each morning. It is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

I also thought you might like to listen to “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” being read to you by stars of the Harry Potter series.

Click on the link below to hear Daniel Ratcliffe introduce the book and read chapter 1.

Noma Dumezweni continue the story with chapter 2.

Eddi Redmayne then reads chapter 3.

Stephen Fry provides the next part ofthe story with chapter 4.

Simon Callow reads chapter 5.

Jamie Parker takes us further into the story in chapter 6.

Chapter 7 is read by Olivia Coleman.

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

 

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me!

Mr Grice

Week Commencing 25th May 2020

Hello year 4!

It is half term, so it is time for a well deserved rest from your usual home learning activities.

Please find some RE lessons below for you to complete, at your leisure, over the next week.

smileyHave a great week and keep smiling!smiley

Lesson .1.

Pentecost.

Pentecost is a Greek word meaning ‘the fiftieth Day’.  

At this feast the Jewish people celebrate Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks.  

Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah, that is the first five books of the Bible, at Mount Sinai.  

In Jesus’ day it would have been a time when there were a lot of people in Jerusalem.  

This was the time of year when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and Mary. 

This is described below in Chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles.  

 

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place.  Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there.  They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

There were Jews living in Jerusalem, religious people who had come from every country in the world.  When they heard this noise, a large crowd gathered.  They were all excited, because all of them heard the believers talking in their own languages.  In amazement and wonder they exclaimed, “These people who are talking like this are Galileans!  How is it, then, that all of us hear them speaking in our own native languages?  We are from Parthia, Media, and Elam; from Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia; from Pontus and Asia; from Phrygia and Pamphylia, from Egypt and the regions of Libya near Cyrene.  Some of us are from Rome, both Jews and Gentiles converted to Judaism, and some of us are from Crete and Arabia—yet all of us hear them speaking in our own languages about the great things that God has done!”

 

Peter addresses the crowd

Then Peter stood up with the other apostles and in a loud voice began to speak to the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, listen to me and let me tell you what this means.  This is what the prophet Joel spoke about:

‘Yes, even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will proclaim my message.’

Listen to these words, fellow Israelites!  Jesus of Nazareth was a man whose divine authority was clearly proven to you by all the miracles and wonders which God performed through him.  You yourselves know this, for it happened here among you. In accordance with his own plan, God had already decided that Jesus would be handed over to be crucified.  But God has raised this very Jesus from death, and we are all witnesses to this fact.  All the people of Israel, then, are to know for sure that this Jesus, whom you crucified, is the one that God has made Lord and Messiah!”

When the people heard this, they were deeply troubled and said to Peter and the other apostles, “What shall we do, brothers?” 

Peter said to them, “Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit.  For God’s promise was made to you and your children, and to all who are far away—all whom the Lord our God calls to himself." 

Many of them believed his message and were baptised, and about three thousand people were added to the group that day.  They spent their time in learning from the apostles, taking part in the fellowship, and sharing in the fellowship meals and the prayers.

 

The power of the Holy Spirit is for all Christians and all are called to share the Gospel message.  

The Good News of Jesus is for the whole world.  

The event is celebrated in Christian churches on the Feast of Pentecost.

 

Answer the questions below in your exercise book.

Q      What happened to the friends of Jesus?

Q      How would this help people to spread the Good News?

Q      What reaction did the people have who heard Peter speak?

Q      What effect did it have on their lives?

Q      How would you have felt on hearing Peter’s message?

Q      How does the power of the Holy Spirit change people’s lives?

Q      How could you be bearers of Good News in school or at home? 

Complete the task below in your exercise book.

Use the internet to find a religious painting that depicts Pentecost and describe what is happening in the painting. Focus on the people, symbols and colour etc.  

Write a paragraph to explain how the picture links to the scripture above.

 

Lesson .2.

The Holy Spirit gives courage to Peter and John.

Read acts 4: 1-26 from the Bible.

The apostles are witnesses to Jesus being raised to new life by God.  

The Holy Spirit confirmed their faith in Jesus and gave them the courage they needed to speak out about the Good News of Jesus even when they were threatened.

 

Answer the questions below in your exercise book.

Q      Why were the friends of Jesus full of new life?

Q      Why do you think the officials were annoyed?

Q      What happened to Peter and John?

Q      How do you think Peter and John felt when they were arrested?

Q      What did they say to the council?

Q      How did Peter and John show their courage to the officials?

Q      What would you have done?  Why?

Complete the task below in your exercise book.

Prepare a set of questions to ask Peter and John to find out why they did what they did.

 

Lesson .3.

The Ethiopian receives the new life of Jesus.

Philip was a follower of Jesus.  

He, too, spoke of the Good News of Jesus everywhere he went.  

He baptised the Ethiopian in the river before embarking on his journey spreading the message of new life.  In your Bible, find and read the story of Philip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8: 26-30, 34-38.

 Use the internet to find a picture of the Baptism of the Ethiopian by Rembrandt or a picture of the Baptism of the Ethiopian by Alexandre-Denis Abel de Pujol’s , think about what is happening in the picture.  

The Ethiopian had been reading from the prophet Isaiah about the Messiah. 

 

 Answer the questions below in your exercise book.

Q      What happened to Philip on the way to Gaza?

Q      How did Philip help the Ethiopian?

Q      What do you think the Ethiopian meant when he said he needed help to read the Bible?

Q      Why did the Ethiopian want to be baptised?

Q      How did the Ethiopian feel then?

 Complete the task below in your exercise book.

Imagine you are the Ethiopian.  

Write a letter to the Queen of Ethiopia to describe your encounter with Philip.  

Give reasons to show how this meeting gave you new life.

 

Lesson .4.

The story of Paul.

Paul was originally called Saul.  

He was a Jew who came from Tarsus.  

He grew up in a Jewish home.  

He was a Pharisee and did everything he could to be a good man.  

He kept every rule there was to keep, but he did not like the followers of Jesus.  He did his best to wipe them out; however, God filled his mind and heart with the light of truth, and he recognised who Jesus was. He knew he owed everything to God’s love.  All he wanted to do was spread the Good News of that love all over the world.  

When Saul became a Christian his name was changed to Paul.

Paul travelled many thousands of miles, on foot, on horseback and by boat to spread the Good News, mainly to the Gentiles, the people who were not Jews.  

In every place, Paul told people about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.  He explained the Good News that Jesus had come to bring – God loves everyone.  He told them how Jesus had died and had been raised to a new life by his Father in heaven and how the Holy Spirit helps people.  He told them that Jesus wanted them to share this new life.  

When they asked Paul what they had to do to live this new life, he told them that they must believe and be baptised and try to live like Jesus, loving God and loving one another.  They were to share their faith with one another, pray together and break bread together as Jesus had done with his friends at the Last Supper.

People known as Pharisees were a distinct group within Judaism, who believed in both the written and oral tradition of the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament) and were strict in their observance of it.

 

Answer the questions below in your exercise book.

Q      Who was Paul?

Q      How did he change?

Q      Why did he want to go all over the world spreading the Good News?

Q      What was the Good News that he gave?

Q      Why did Paul think it was important for him to do this?

Complete the task below in your exercise book.

Create a character sketch of Paul before he became a follower of Jesus.  

Write a second character sketch of Paul after he became a follower of Jesus.  How did he change and why?

 

 

Week Commencing Monday 18th May 2020

Bonjour year 4!

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are keen to start this week’s home learning tasks.

Please find your daily tasks for this week below.

 

*Maths tasks for this week*

Please use White Rose Maths for this week’s lessons.

(See the link below)

This week we are working on Summer 1, Week 5, maths lessons.

Watch the video clip appropriate to the lesson that you are about to do. Remember to pause the video at the appropriate points to answer the questions before you continue.

Task .1. Lesson 1. Recognising tenths and hundredths.

             Watch the video clip, “Recognising tenths and hundredths”.

             Open Monday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 5

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 6

             Green group answer questions 1 to 7

Task .2. Lesson 2. Equivalent Fractions.

             Watch the video clip, “Equivalent fractions (1)”.

             Open Tuesday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 4

             Green group answer questions 1 to 5

Task .3. Lesson 3. Equivalent Fractions.

             Watch the video clip, “Equivalent fractions (2)”.

             Open Wednesday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 5

             Green group answer questions 1 to 7

Task .4. Lesson 4. Fractions Greater Than 1.

             Watch the video clip, “Fractions greater than 1”.

             Open Thursday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 4

             Green group answer questions 1 to 6

Task .5. Lesson 5. Friday Maths Challenge.

             Watch the video clip, “Friday Maths Challenge”.

             Answer the questions.

I have attached the answer sheets so that you can check your answers after you have completed each of the worksheets.

 

English tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group: Read “The Iron Man” on page 18 of your Focus on Comprehension

                  book.

Task .1. Complete the red section task on page 19.

             Write out the full paragraph, in your neatest joined up handwriting, and

             remember to include the missing words.

Task .2. Answer the questions in the green and yellow sections on page 19 using

             full sentences that the reader will be able to understand.

Task .3. Read “The Iron Man” text again on page 18 of your Focus on

             Comprehension book.

             Draw a picture of the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff.

             Label your drawing with the things that the Iron Man can see, hear and

             smell around him.

Task .4. Write a descriptive paragraph to explain what the setting at the

             beginning of the Iron Man story is like. Your picture work from

             yesterday should help you.

             Begin your paragraph with; As the Iron Man Stood at the top of the   

             cliff he looked all around him, he could see…

Task .5. Imagine that as the Iron Man lands at the bottom of the cliff he hears                   

             something moving through the trees.

             What sound is it making? How is it moving? What is it doing? What does

             it look like? What does it want?

             Continue your work from yesterday by writing your next paragraph.

             Begin your paragraph with; The Iron Man heard something moving

             close by. What could it be he wondered?

 

Blue and green groups: Read “A Dragon In A Cage” from page 32 of your Pupil

             book 4.

Task .1. Write a paragraph of text to describe how the dragon felt when it saw

             Sajida and Nikki. Why did it feel this way?

             Answer the questions in the blue section on page 33 using full sentences

             that the reader will be able to understand.

Task .2. Read “A Dragon In A Cage” again from page 32 of your Pupil book 4.

             Answer the questions in the green and red sections on page 33 using

             full sentences that the reader will be able to understand.

Task .3. Look at the picture of the dark forest on page 34 of Pupil Book 4.

             Write descriptive sentences to explain the things that you can see in

             the dark forest.

             Two ghostly eyes blinked as they peered out of the dark hollow beneath

             the knotted roots of the monstrous, groaning tree.

             Use the Remember! Section to help you with your task.

Task .4. Write a descriptive paragraph to explain what the setting of the dark

             forest is like. Your work from yesterday should help you.

             Begin your paragraph with; As Jake stumbled along the barely visible

             path that led through the dark forest……

Task .5. Imagine that, as he continues along the forest path, Jake hears

             something moving through the trees behind him.

             What sound is it making? How is it moving? What is it doing? What does

             it look like? What does it want?

             Continue your work from yesterday by writing your next paragraph.

             Begin your paragraph with; Jake stopped abruptly, he could hear

             something moving in the trees behind him.

 

Spellings for this week are:

forwards, material, medicine, mention, minute, natural, naughtynotice

 

SPAG Activities.

Red and blue group: You are working from your “Literacy Word 4 book”.

Complete the following activities;

          Past Tenses (pages 12 and 13)

          “al” as a prefix and a suffix (pages 14 and 15)

          Suffixes 1 (page 16 and 17)

         

Green group: You are working from your “Literacy Sentence 4 book”.

Complete the following activities;

          Verbs 3 (pages 10 and 11)

          Verbs 4 (pages 12 and 13)

          Verbs 5 (pages 14 and 15)              

 

PE. Take a look at some of the cool cricket activities on the Chance To Shine website.

(See link below)

Watch the video then practice your cricket skills in the garden.

Start with video 1 “Cool Catcher”.

Remember to keep up with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body Coach TV, on youtube then, join Oti Mabuse for one of her kid’s dance classes on you tube.

 

Art. I thought it might be nice to do another piece of art this week based around the Harry Potter theme.

Click on the link below for the Wizarding World website and learn how to make your very own Hogwarts bookmark!

 

Topic. Continue with your project about mountains.

           Remember to use text, pictures and diagrams to explain the information

           that you find out.

           Research answers for the following questions:

           .1. What would it be like to have a holiday in a mountainous region?

           .2. What activities could you do in a mountainous region in the summer?

           .3. What activities could you do in a mountainous region in the winter?

           .4. What are the good reasons for living in a mountainous region?

           .5. What are the not so good reasons for living in a mountainous region?

 

Reading. I hope you are enjoying listening to the story David Walliams reads each day.

              The next chapter of Bad Dad is downloaded to the website at 11.00am each morning.

              It is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

             

              I also thought you might like to listen to “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

              being read to you by stars of the Harry Potter series. 

              Click on the links below to hear Daniel Ratcliffe read chapter 1.

              Noma Dumezweni continues the story with chapter 2.

              Eddi Redmayne reads chapter 3. 

              Stephen Fry continues the story with chapter 4.

 

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

 

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me!

Mr Grice

Week Commencing Monday 11th May 2020

smileyHello again, year 4!smiley

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are refreshed and ready for learning.

Please find your daily tasks below for this week.

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*Maths tasks for this week*

Please use White Rose Maths for this week’s lessons.

(See the link below)

This week we are working on Summer 1, Week 4, maths lessons.

Watch the video clip appropriate to the lesson that you are about to do. Remember to pause the video at the appropriate points to answer the questions before you continue.

Task .1. Lesson 1. Multiplying and dividing problem solving.

             Watch the video clip, “Multiplying and dividing problem solving”.

             Open Monday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 5

             Green group answer questions 1 to 6

Task .2. Lesson 2. Perimeter of Rectangles.

             Watch the video clip, “Perimeter of Rectangles”.

             Open Tuesday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 4

             Green group answer questions 1 to 5

Task .3. Lesson 3. Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes.

             Watch the video clip, “Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes”.

             Open Wednesday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 5

             Green group answer questions 1 to 7

Task .4. Lesson 4. Area Counting Squares.

             Watch the video clip, “Area Counting Squares”.

             Open Thursday’s maths worksheet.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 6

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 7

             Green group answer questions 1 to 8

Task .5. Lesson 5. Friday Maths Challenge.

             Watch the video clip, “Friday Maths Challenge”.

             Answer the questions.

I have attached the answer sheets so that you can check your answers after you have completed the worksheet.

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English tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group: Read “A Page of Poems” on page 40 of your Focus on Comprehension book.

Task .1. Write a paragraph to explain which of the poems you liked the best and

             why.

             Write a paragraph to explain which of the poems you liked the least and

             why.

Task .2. Answer the questions in the red and green sections on page 41 using full

             sentences that the reader will be able to understand.

Task .3. Answer the questions, and complete the tasks, in the yellow section on

             page 41 using full sentences that the reader will be able to understand.

Task .4. Think about your “best” or “worst” week ever.

             Write at least five sentences to explain why it was your best or worst

             week ever.

Task .5. Plan, and write, a poem that explains about your “best” or “worst” week

             ever.

             Remember to include the things that you could see, hear, smell and feel.

             Try to include good adjectives, alliteration and similes in your poem.

 

Blue and green groups: Read “Sea Shell”, “Full Fathon Five” and “Sea Fever” on

                                    page 27 of your Pupil book 4.

Task .1. Write a paragraph to explain which of the poems you liked the best and

             why.

             Write a paragraph to explain which of the poems you liked the least and

             why.

Task .2. Choose one of the poems from page 27 of Pupil Book 4 to write about.

             Answer the questions on page 28 from section 5.

             Practice and then perform the poem for an adult.

Task .3. Take a look at the undersea kingdom on pages 30 and 31 of Pupil Book 4.

             Think about the things that are happening in the picture.

             Write descriptive sentences to describe at least five things that you

             can see in the picture.

Task .4. Plan a poem that tells the story of what is happening in the undersea

             kingdom on pages 30 and 31 of Pupil Book 4.

             Remember to include the things that you can see, hear, smell and feel.

             Try to include good adjectives, alliteration and similes in your poem.

             When you have completed your poem ask an adult to proof-read it for

             spelling errors, punctuation errors and to help you to find even better

             words that you can use.

Task .5. When you have edited and improved your poem, write it out neatly as

              your final version.

 surprise

Spellings for this week are:

fury, furious, mountain, mountainous, courage, courageous, danger, dangerous

blush

SPAG Activities.

Red and blue group: You are working from your “Literacy Word 4 book”.

Complete the following activities;

          Verb endings 1 (pages 8 and 9)

          Verb endings 2 (pages 10 and 11)

         

Green group: You are working from your “Literacy Sentence 4 book”.

Complete the following activities;

          Verbs 1 (pages 6 and 7)

          Verbs 2 (pages 8 and 9)              

 laugh

Daily PE session with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body Coach TV, on youtube then, join Oti Mabuse for one of her kid’s dance classes on you tube.

 angry

Art. I thought it might be nice to do a piece of art this week based around the Harry Potter theme.

Click on the link below for the Wizarding World website and learn how to draw a Bowtruckle!

 devil

Topic. Continue with your project about mountains.

           Remember to use text, pictures and diagrams to explain the information

           that you find out.

           Research answers for the following questions:

           .1. Which mountain range stretches across Switzerland?

           .2. Which other countries does the mountain range pass through?

           .3. Why is crop farming difficult to do in Switzerland?

           .4. What is a biome?

           .5. What is an Alpine biome like, what flora, fauna and weather conditions

                would you expect to find at each level?

 surprise

Reading. I hope you are enjoying listening to the story David Walliams reads each day. It is changed at 11.00am each morning. It is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

I also thought you might like to listen to “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” being read to you by stars of the Harry Potter series.

Click on the links below to hear Daniel Ratcliffe introduce the book and read chapter 1 and Noma Dumezweni continue the story with chapter 2.

angel

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

 yes

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me so that I can see what you have been doing!

Mr Gricewink

Hello Year 4!

I am sure that you are aware it is a very special day on Friday, it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

People all across the United Kingdom, and in other countries, will be celebrating this event in their homes and gardens.

I have attached some information and websites for you to explore about VE day.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the Army Museum are hosting a virtual VE day festival online. It begins on Thursday and continues on Friday and Saturday offering lots of free events from dances from the forties for you to join in with, a wartime sing a long with the Bluebird Belles and on Friday they are hosting a "Dance For VE Day" event with a live swing-time troupe and band!

Have fun and enjoy celebrating the occasion!

Mr Gricewink 

Bunting, Union Jack Flags, Recipes etc

Monday 4th May 2020

Bonjour, et bienvenue mes petits amis!

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are refreshed and ready for learning.

Please find your daily tasks below for this week.

I will add some RE lessons later in the week for you.

 

Maths tasks for this week (please complete 1 task per day).

Please use White Rose Maths for this week’s lessons.

(see link below)

This week we are working on Summer 1, Week 3 maths lessons.

Watch the video clip for the lesson that you are about to do.

Remember to pause the video at the appropriate points to answer the questions before you continue.

Task .1. Lesson 1. Multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.

             Watch the video clip, “Multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 4

             Green group answer questions 1 to 6

Task .2. Lesson 2. Multiply a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number.

             Watch the video clip, “Multiply a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 6

             Green group answer questions 1 to 8

Task .3. Lesson 3. Divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.

             Watch the video clip, “Divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 3

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 5

             Green group answer questions 1 to 6

Task .4. Lesson 4. Divide a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number.

             Watch the video clip, “Divide a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 5

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 7

             Green group answer questions 1 to 9

Task .5. Lesson 5. Friday Maths Challenge.

             Watch the video clip, “Friday Maths Challenge”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

 

English tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group: Read “From a Railway Carriage” on page 16 of your Focus on

                 Comprehension book.

                 What did you like about the poem?

                 What didn’t you like about the poem?

Task .1. Answer the questions from the red and green sections on page 17.

Task .2. Answer the questions, and complete the tasks, from the yellow section

             on page 17.

Task .3. Draw a picture of a train passing through a railway station.

              Label the things that you can see with words and phrases like the ones

              in the poem, “From a Railway Carriage”.

Task .4. Use the picture, words and phrases from yesterday’s work to a write

             the first draft of a poem about a train passing through a railway

             station. Include the things that you can see, hear, smell and feel.

             Try to use some good descriptive words in your poem.

             When you have completed your poem ask an adult to proof-read it for

             spelling errors, punctuation errors and to help you to find even better

             words that you could use.

Task .5. When you have edited and improved your poem, write it out neatly as

              your final version in your exercise book.

Blue and green groups:

Task .1. Read “The Bogeyman” from page 24 of your Pupil Book 4.

             Write a paragraph to explain what you liked about the poem.

             Write a paragraph to explain what you didn’t like about the poem.

             Read “The Magician’s attic” from page 24 of your Pupil Book 4.

             Write a paragraph to explain what you liked about the poem.

             Write a paragraph to explain what you didn’t like about the poem.

Task .2. Read “The Bogeyman” and “The Magician’s Attic” again from page 24 of

             your Pupil Book 4.

            Answer the questions from section 2 (Responding to the poems) on page

            25.

Task .3. Draw a picture of a “strange and magical place” from your imagination.

              Label the things that you can see in your picture with words and

              phrases like the ones in the poems.

Task .4. Use the picture, words and phrase from your “strange and magical

             place” to write the first draft of a poem about it.

             Remember to include the things that you can see, hear, smell and feel.

             Try to include good adjectives, alliteration and similes in your poem.

             When you have completed your poem ask an adult to proof-read it for

             spelling errors, punctuation errors and to help you to find even better

             words that you can use.

Task .5. When you have edited and improved your poem, write it out neatly as

              your final version in your exercise book.

 

Spellings. space, spacious, vary, various, envy, envious, poison, poisonous

 

Topic. Continue with your project about mountains.

           Remember to use text, pictures and diagrams to explain the information

           that you find out.

           Watch the video clip below that explains about avalanches.

           (See link below)

           Research answers for the following questions:

           .1. What is an avalanche?

           .2. Where do avalanches occur?

           .3. Who might be involved in an avalanche?

           .4. What happens when an avalanche occurs?

           .5. What are the different types of avalanches?

           .6. Can you research any famous avalanches?

           .7. Where was the first recorded avalanche and when did it take place?

 

  1.   Daily PE session with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body

        Coach TV, on youtube.

        Join Oti Mabuse for one of her kid’s dance classes on you tube.

        I have also attached a booklet of fun PE activities that you can complete at

        home.

 

Art. Have you researched the artwork of LS Lowry and created a piece of art in

        his style yet?

        Click on the link below to see the new characters that Rob Biddulph has put

        on his website. Work along with Robbie as he explains what to do!

        (See link below)

 

Read. Please go to the world of David Walliams website below and listen to

         the story he reads each day. It is changed at 11.00am each morning.

         It is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

        (See link below)

 

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

(See links below)

 

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me so that I can see what you have been doing!

Mr Grice

Home PE Activities

smileyHello year 4.smiley

Please find an RE lesson below for you to complete.

Read the text, answer the questions and then complete one of the tasks.

It would be nice if you showed me the completed task on the school blog so that I can read your good news.

Keep smiling!

Mr Gricewink

 

Good news brings life.

Think about a time when you felt a bit miserable or just slightly bored and then something happened to brighten your day and make you feel alive.  

What happened?  

Who was responsible and why did it make a difference?  

How did your good feeling affect others?

 

Cameron’s birthday present.

Cameron had just had a birthday.  His parents had given him what he really wanted, a remote-control stunt monster car.  He was really thrilled and had spent the weekend learning how to use it and doing lots of stunt manoeuvres.  He took it to bed with him and looked at it sitting on his window sill, sparkling in the light from the street.

Monday morning arrived and his Mum reminded him that he had to leave his stunt monster car at home and not take it to school.  Cameron nodded, hoping his Mum would not notice the large shape in his school bag.  When he got to school, he told all his friends about his present.  He knew he could not show them in school, so suggested that they walk home through the park so he could demonstrate his monster car manoeuvres.  The other boys watched as Cameron made his stunt monster do incredible things and go really fast.  Someone was watching this, an older boy called Gary.  Slowly he got nearer and no one noticed him until he ran over snatched the monster and ran off with it.  Cameron felt sick. What could he do?  It was no good running after Gary.  He would never catch him.  He and his friends all went off to their homes.

Mum commented that he was a bit late, but Cameron just muttered something, and went to his room.  His Mum shouted up that if he got on and did his homework now, he would have time to play with his monster after tea.  That made Cameron feel even worse.  His Dad thought Cameron looked sick and thought he had better go to bed rather than play with his monster car.  Cameron agreed.  Next morning, he was still feeling rotten.  He knew his parents had saved for his present and his Dad was as excited as Cameron with it.  He knew he had been really stupid – not to mention disobedient.  All day in school, he was quiet. His friends were sympathetic, but he felt lifeless. 

Another day went on like that.  He heard his Mum and Dad talking about him, wondering what was wrong with him.  He looked unwell and he didn’t even want to play with his monster car.  They wondered if they should take him to the doctor.  His elder sister, Danielle, came into to his bedroom and asked him what was wrong.  She asked him where his monster car was.  At first, he said nothing was wrong, but his sister had a kind way of talking to him, and eventually he told her his sad story and how awful he had felt about it, especially because his parents had been so generous and he had let them down.

Next evening, after another miserable day, when he got home he went straight up to his room and there to his surprise was his monster car sitting on his bed.  He picked it up and hugged it.  Tears of joy ran down his cheeks.  He quickly brushed them away.  He felt like a new person.  He called his sister to tell her and ask her what had happened.  Danielle smiled, and told him she knew Gary’s Mum and had been round to his house.  Gary’s Mum gave her the monster car and told her she wondered where Gary had got it from and that it was useless to him as he didn’t have the radio to make it work.  Gary was going to be in trouble when he got home.

Cameron was jumping up and down.   He was so excited that his Mum came up to see what was wrong.  She said she was glad to see him looking happy and alive again.  He told her the story and said he was very sorry.  She said she thought he was fortunate to have such a good sister and he had learnt an important lesson.

Questions (write answers in your exercise book)

How did Cameron react to something really bad happening?

Why was Cameron upset about how his parents would feel?  

How was Cameron rescued and what effect did it have on him?

What effect did it have on the people who knew Cameron?

What lesson do you think he learnt?

What do you think happened in school next day?

What do you do when life is difficult?

How does good news change the way you feel and how you react?

Task (choose one to complete)

Make a chart with three columns.  

In the first column write down what might make a person feel miserable.

In the second column write what, why or who made them feel alive again.  

In the third column write how this would affect their behaviour.  

This could be done by asking questions of other people at home.

OR

Make a good news board.  

Collect some good news from everyone at home.

On your good news board record in pictures and words why it was good news and how it made them feel.

Week Commencing Monday 27TH April 2020

Hello year 4!

I hope that you are all well and are enjoying the work that I am setting you each week.

Please find your daily tasks for this week below.

 

Maths tasks for this week:

Please use White Rose Maths for this week’s lessons (see the link below).

This week we are working on Summer 1, Week 2 maths lessons.

Watch the video clip appropriate to the lesson that you are about to do. Remember to pause the video at the appropriate points to answer the questions before you continue.

Task .1. Lesson 1. Round Decimals.

             Watch the video clip, “Round Decimals”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 6

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 8

             Green group answer questions 1 to 10

Task .2. Lesson 2. Halves and Quarters.

             Watch the video clip, “Halves and Quarters”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 5

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 7

             Green group answer questions 1 to 9

Task .3. Lesson 3. Pounds and Pence.

             Watch the video clip, “Pounds and Pence”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 5

             Green group answer questions 1 to 7

Task .4. Lesson 4. Ordering Money.

             Watch the video clip, “Ordering Money”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 5

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 6

             Green group answer questions 1 to 8

Task .5. Lesson 5. Friday Maths Challenge.

             Watch the video clip, “Friday Maths Challenge”.

             Click on “Get The Challenges”.

 

English tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group:

Task .1. Watch the video clips and read the information at BBC Bitesize.

             See the link for features of a newspaper report below.

             Using the headline “Schools Closed Due To Coronovirus Outbreak!” plan 

             a newspaper report of your own.

             Remember to make the newspaper report interesting for the reader.

             As well as telling the story, think about other features that you could

             add such as pictures, captions, true facts and opinions.

Task .2. Interview the adults and children at your home to find out their     

             opinions and add some of their quotes to the report!

             e.g “It is good that the weather has been nice while the children have

             been away from school,” explained Mr Grice “However, I hope that we

             are able to return to school soon and continue the hard work that year

             four have been doing.”

Task .3. Write your first draft of the newspaper report.

             Remember to include the 5 w’s in your opening paragraph.

             Who, What, Why, Where and When

Task .4. Edit and improve your newspaper report. Ask an adult to proof-read it,

             looking for spelling errors, punctuation errors and more interesting 

             words that you could use. Make it even better still!

Task .5. Now your improvements have been made, write out the final version of

             your newspaper report. Remember to set it out in columns, just like a

             real newspaper report is.

Blue and green groups:

Task .1. Watch the video clips and read the information at BBC Bitesize.

             See the link for features of a newspaper report below.

             Using the headline “Schools Closed Due To Coronovirus Outbreak!” plan 

             a newspaper report of your own.

             Remember to make the newspaper report interesting for the reader.

             As well as telling the story, think about other features that you could

             add such as pictures, captions, true facts and opinions.

Task .2. Interview the adults and children at your home to find out their    

             opinions and add some of their quotes to the report!

             e.g “It is good that the weather has been nice while the children have

             been away from school,” explained Mr Grice “However, I hope that we

             are able to return to school soon and continue the hard work that year

             four have been doing.”

Task .3. Write your first draft of the newspaper report.

             Remember to include the 5 w’s in you opening paragraph.

             Who, What, Why, Where and When

Task .4. Edit and improve your newspaper report. Ask an adult to proof-read it,

             looking for spelling errors, punctuation errors and more interesting 

             words that you could use. Make it even better still!

Task .5. Now your improvements have been made, write out the final version of

             your newspaper report. Remember to set it out in columns, just like a

             real newspaper report is.

 

Spellings for this week are:

             explode, corrode, comprehend, extend, conclude, collide, intrude, divide

 

Geography project.

             Explore how mountain chains are formed.

             Find out as much information as you can about the three main types of  

             mountain. Dome mountain, fault block mountain and fold mountain.

             Add lots of good pictures and diagrams to your project.

             See the link below for lots of good information.

 

I hope you are all keeping up with the daily PE session with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body Coach TV, on youtube.

Have you joined Oti Mabuse for one of her children’s dance classes on you tube?

 

Art. Did you explore the artwork created by LS Lowry?

       Have you selected a piece of his artwork to copy or have you decided to

       produce a piece of artwork in his style?

       Don’t forget to enter your finished artwork in the Copley Art Competition.           

       See the link below for further details.

 

Reading. Please go to the world of David Walliams website below and listen to

              the story he reads each day. It is changed at 11.00am each morning. It

              is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

 

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

 

Remember to thank the people who are helping you with your home learning.

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me!

Mr Grice.

Week Commencing Monday 20TH April 2020

Hello year four.

I hope you all had a really good Easter!

Please find your daily learning tasks for this week below.

 I will add some other lessons later in the week for you to enjoy.

 

Maths tasks for this week:

Please use White Rose Maths for this week’s lessons.

See the link below

This week we are working on Summer 1, Week 1 maths lessons.

Watch the tutorial for the lesson that you are about to do.

Remember to pause the video at the appropriate points to answer the questions before you continue.

Task .1. Lesson 1. Make a whole.

             Watch the video clip, “Make a Whole”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 5

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 7

             Green group answer questions 1 to 10

Task .2. Lesson 2. Write Decimals.

             Watch the video clip, “Write Decimals”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 6

             Green group answer questions 1 to 8

Task .3. Lesson 3. Compare Decimals.

             Watch the video clip, “Compare Decimals”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 4

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 7

             Green group answer questions 1 to 9

Task .4. Lesson 4. Order Decimals.

             Watch the video clip, “Order Decimals”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

             Red group answer questions 1 to 5

             Blue group answer questions 1 to 7

             Green group answer questions 1 to 9

Task .5. Lesson 5. Friday Maths Challenge.

             Watch the video clip, “Friday Maths Challenge”.

             Click on “Get The Activity”.

 

English tasks for this week (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group: Read the newspaper report, “Workman Hurt In Explosion” on page 10

             of your Focus on Comprehension book.

Task .1. Answer the questions from the red section on page 11 using full

             sentences so that the reader is able to understand your explanation.

Task .2. Complete the task in the green section on page 11.

Task .3. Answer the questions from the yellow section on page 11 using full

             sentences so that the reader is able to understand your explanation.

Task .4. Find the meaning of the words fact and opinion in a dictionary, or on the

             Internet, and write them in your exercise book.

             How many facts can you find in the newspaper report, “Workman Hurt 

             In Explosion”?

             How many opinions can you find in the newspaper report, “Workman 

             Hurt In Explosion”?

             A gas cylinder exploded at Farr’s factory on Tuesday. (Fact)

             The doctor described Mr Donovan’s condition as comfortable. (Opinion)

Task .5. When we include direct speech in a newspaper report it is called a

             quote. A quote must be the exact words that the person has said. We

             cannot change them to make them sound better or to make the story

             more interesting.

             Read “Workman Hurt In Explosion” again and find the quotes in the

             newspaper report and who said them.

Blue and green groups:

Task .1. Read “The 10,000-mile message in a bottle” newspaper report on page

             16 of Pupil Book 4 and then answer question 1 on page 17.

             Read “An Alien? Fat Chance” on page 17 and then complete section 2.

Task .2. Read “The postman’s spat with a black and white cat” on page 18 of Pupil

             book 4 and answer the questions in the blue and green sections on page

             19 using full sentences so that the reader is able to understand your

             explanation.

Task .3. Read “The postman’s spat with a black and white cat” on page 18 of Pupil

             book 4 again and then answer the questions in the red section on page  

             19 using full sentences so that the reader is able to understand your

             explanation.

Task .4. Find the meaning of the words fact and opinion in a dictionary, or on the

             internet, and write them in your exercise book.

             Take a look at the pictures on page 20 of Pupil Book 4.

             Write two facts and two opinions for each picture.

             The boy in the red and white top is winning the race. (Fact)

             The oldest person in the race is the man in the grey shorts. (Opinion)

Task .5. When we include direct speech in a newspaper report it is called a

             quote. A quote must be the exact words that the person has said. We

             cannot change them to make them sound better or to make the story

             more interesting.

             Read “The postman’s spat with a black and white cat” again and find the

             quotes in the newspaper report and who said them.

           “My daughter-in-law saw him going up the road one day with the cat

           hanging off his trouser leg. He was absolutely terrified.” (Pamela Perham)

 

Spellings for this week are:

gently, simply, humbly, nobly, basically, frantically, dramatically, hysterically

 

Daily PE session with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body Coach TV, on youtube. If you fancy a change, or want to do more PE, why don’t you join Oti Mabuse for one of her children’s dance classes on you tube.

 

Art. I thought it would be nice to take a look at some artwork created by LS Lowry and then either choose a piece of his art to copy or produce a piece of artwork in his style. You could even enter it for the Copley Art Competition at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. Click on the link below for further details.

 

 Reading. Please go to the world of David Walliams website below and listen to the story he reads each day. It is changed at 11.00am each morning. It is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

 

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

 

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me!

Mr Grice

Hello Year 4.smiley

I just wanted to thank you all for working so hard at home during these unusual times.

As always, I feel very proud to be your Class Teacher.

As we are now in the Spring holidays, I have posted some optional RE work for you to complete.

If you wish to, you can complete some of the maths activities in your home learning pack and access the various websites such as Bug Club, Education City and Art with Rob.

Most importantly, rest, have fun and spend time with your family.

 I will post your next lessons on the 20th April 2020.

Keep using the school blog to let me know what you have been up to!

winkMr Gricewink

Follow the link below to find Easter activities on the Catholic Life page of our school website.

https://www.st-teresas.st-helens.sch.uk/catholic-life/

Holy Week: Good Friday.

During Lent many people will pray the Stations of the Cross (the word Station means stopping place on the way to Calvary). In most Catholic churches, there are fourteen or fifteen pictures or symbols representing scenes of Jesus’ journey to Calvary. Some of the stories depicted in the Stations may be found in the Gospels and some are based on what might have happened on that journey.

  • Jesus receives his cross.
  • Jesus falls.
  • Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross.
  • Jesus meets his Mother.
  • Jesus is nailed to the Cross.
  • Jesus dies. 

Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum. On this solemn day, Christians gather in church to remember the suffering and death of Jesus. According to tradition, Jesus died at 3 p.m. which is when the Good Friday liturgy takes place. During this liturgy, the Passion of Jesus is read. Later on, the priest will hold up a Cross and pray:

Behold the wood of the Cross on which hung the Salvation of the World.

The people reply: Come let us adore

The people then process to reverence the Cross, by touching it, genuflecting before it or kissing it.

All four Gospel writers tell the story of the passion and death of Jesus but each adds details which highlight a different message about Jesus. St. Mark was the first evangelist to write his Gospel and this is part of his story:

When they got to the place of crucifixion they tried to give him wine, mixed with myrrh, but Jesus would not drink it. Then they crucified him and divided his clothes among themselves. They threw dice to decide what each should get. It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The notice above his head said, ‘The King of the Jews’. 

At midday, the whole country became dark. This lasted for three hours. 

At three o’clock, Jesus cried out, “Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachthani,” which means, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” 

Then Jesus gave a loud cry and died.

When the centurion, who was standing opposite saw how he died, he said, “This man really was the Son of God.” Some women were there, watching from a distance. There was Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome. They had followed Jesus and had helped him when he was in Galilee. Many other women were there who had come up to Jerusalem with him.

Based on Mark 15: 23-41

 

Christians believe that Jesus, because he loved us so much, gave his life for us. By going to the Good Friday liturgy in church, Christians can express their love and thanks to God. 

SOME KEY QUESTIONS 

  1. Why do you think people pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent?
  2. Why is it important for Christians to remember Good Friday?
  3. Why do you think people reverence the Cross during the liturgy?
  4. Why do you think this notice was placed above Jesus’ head?
  5. What did Jesus cry out? Why do you think he said this?
  6. How do you think the centurion felt when Jesus died?

What effect do you think it had on him?

  1. How do you think the women felt who were watching?

 

Look at the attached images of Simon of Cyrene.

In your exercise book, explain what is happening in the pictures, how Simon of Cyrene is giving of himself for Jesus and how the artists have interpreted the scripture.

Images of Simon of Cyrene

I have added a link to a maths site that I think would prove really useful for you to use.

It is called Maths Factor and it has tutorials by Carol Vorderman.

It usually cost £2.00 a week but is FREE of charge while the schools are closed.

Ask your adults to take a look and see if they want to register you on it.

Scroll down to find the link.

If you do register, leave me a message on the school blog to let me know.

winkKeep smiling!wink 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello year 4.cheeky

Hope you are all working hard.

Please find your second RE lesson of the week below.

Read the text and the attached scripture from John 13, then answer the questions in your exercise book.

Finally take a look at the attached picture of Jesus washing the disciples feet by Giotto then complete the task.

Your other lessons are still on here, just scroll down to find them.

Have a good weekend and enjoy the warmer weather that's coming!

winkMr Gricewink

Holy Week: Holy Thursday

For the Church, the greatest week of the year is Holy Week, during which the suffering and death of Jesus are remembered in special celebrations. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, and ends on Holy Saturday.

During this time the statues in church may be covered in purple cloths. There are no flowers. These are reminders of the solemnity of this time.

The last three days of Holy Week are called the Easter Triduum. A Triduum is a three day time of prayer and celebration, remembering the three days that Jesus spent in the tomb. These three days precede Easter Sunday. They start with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on the evening of Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), continuing through the Good Friday service, and ending with the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday. The Easter Triduum marks the most significant events of Holy Week.

Holy Thursday is the beginning of the Easter Triduum. The parish family gathers in the evening to take part in the Mass of the Last Supper. The priest wears white vestments because this is a special celebration. The ceremonies recall how Jesus gave himself for us. During this Mass, Christians are reminded of how Jesus showed his self-giving when he washed the feet of the disciples. The priest may wash the feet of twelve members of the parish family.

Read the scripture, John 13: 4-9, 12-15. Remember that at the time of Jesus, it was usual for people to wash their feet on entering a house because of the dusty roads. It would be the job of the lowliest servant to do this. Jesus washed his friends’ feet as an act of service.

  1. Why is Holy Week so special?
  2. Why do you think this action of Jesus serving others was so special?
  3. What does it tell you about Jesus?
  4. Why is this action of Jesus an example for Christians?
  5. What do you think of Peter’s reaction?

 

 

Look at the picture of Jesus washing his disciples feet: e.g.Giotto’s Christ washing the Disciples’ feet. 

Describe what is happening in the picture, making links with the Scripture of John.

Explain what has been added to the picture, and what has been left out.

Explain what the picture tell you about the feelings and experiences of the people in it and what the artist was trying to show. 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Salut mes amis!

It has been great to see your messages on the school blog site, they have really made me smile.smiley Keep them coming!smiley

Please find your first RE lesson of the week below.

Read the text, then answer the questions in your exercise book. Finally, complete the task.

Your other lessons are still on here, just scroll down to find them.

winkMr Gricewink

Living in God’s way.

What is God’s way?

All during his life, Jesus grew in this way. He showed people God’s way through what he said and did. Jesus’ love knew no bounds. It is not enough just to love your friends. Listen to this advice of Jesus:

Jesus says, ’Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you, pray for those who treat you badly. Don’t retaliate when people are nasty to you. Do to others as you would have them do to you’.

If you love those who love you, what is there special about that? Everybody does that sort of thing. If you favour those who favour you, what is there special about that? Everybody does that sort of thing. If you lend money to those you hope will help you, what is there special about that? Everybody does that sort of thing. Love your enemies; do good and lend, expecting nothing back. You will get something back: you will be living in God’s Way. God is kind to everyone.

Based on Luke 6:27-28, 32-36

 What does the passage tell you about God’s way?

  1. How do you feel about living in God's way?
  2. How can you be more self-disciplined to live your life in God's way?
  3. What would you find difficult about living in God's way?
  4. What would you find rewarding about living in God's way?

 

Based on the Scripture passage, describe some ways that Christians can live in God’s way and give reasons for their actions. Don't forget to write them in your exercise book.

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning year 4.

Check out Molly's Gregosaurus artwork on the school blog, it's great!

What does your Gregosaurus look like? Post it on the school blog and let everyone see it!

If you fancy a music lesson click on the "Out of The Ark" website link below.

There is a different song to learn for each day of the week plus activities to complete as well.

I will be listening to see if I can hear your wonderful singing as far away as my house.cheeky 

winkMr Gricewink

Monday 30th March 2020

cheekyBonjour, et bienvenue mes petits amis!cheeky

I hope you have all had a good weekend and are refreshed and ready for learning.

Please find your daily tasks for this week below.

I will add some RE lessons later in the week for you.

Maths tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Use the Oxford Owl website for these tasks, ages 7yr-9yrs.

Task .1. Go the “Drag and drop place value” game.

             Use the numbers shown to create as many different 4 digit numbers as

             you can. In your exercise book, write them out in numbers and words.

             e.g 8431 is eight thousand, four hundred and thirty one.

Task .2. Go the “Drag and drop calculations” game.

             Solve the addition calculations and copy them into your exercise book.

Task .3. Go the “Addition and subtraction calculations” game.

             Solve the addition and subtraction calculations by finding the missing  

             numbers, then copy the sums into your exercise book.

Task .4. Go to the “Missing numbers” task.

             Complete the calculations, then copy them into your exercise book.

Task .5. Go to the “Multiply by 3” game.

             Solve the problems and copy them into your exercise book.

             Go to the “Multiply by 4” game.

             Solve the problems and copy them into your exercise book.             

           

English tasks (please complete 1 task per day):

Red group: Read “When Dad Came Home” on page 8 of your Focus on

                 Comprehension book.

Task .1. Answer the questions from the red and green sections on page 9.

Task .2. Answer the questions from the yellow section on page 9.

Task .3. Copy out the words that are being spoken in the playscript and who is  

             speaking them using the correct punctuation for speech.

             e.g “Here’s Dad coming now. Hello Dad, we’re just talking about you,”   

             exclaimed Lily Rose.

Task .4. Change the playscript into part of a story.

             e.g Lily Rose looked out of the window and saw Dad coming up the path

             towards the front door. Tuning to John and James, she exclaimed  

             “Here’s Dad coming now.”

Task .5. Read the explanation of homophones on page 6 of your Word 4 book.

             Complete the check it out and practice tasks.

 

Blue and green groups: Read “Let’s put on a Play” on page 10 and 11 of your Pupil 

             Book 4.

Task .1. Answer the questions from the blue and red sections on page 12.

Task .2. Answer the questions from the green section on page 12.

Task .3. Copy out the words that are being spoken in the first column of the

             playscript and who is speaking them using the correct punctuation for

             speech.

             e.g “Hello, Gertie,” whispered Arthur.

Task .4. Change the playscript on page 10 into part of a story.

             e.g Arthur was struggling to carry the immensely heavy object which

             was hidden beneath an old yellow cloth. As he placed the object on the

             creaky, kitchen table he heard a sharp knock on the door behind him.

Task .5. Read “Does it Make Sense?” on page 4 of your sentence 4 book.

             Complete the practice and challenger tasks on page 5.

 

Spellings for this week are:

happily, merrily, prettily, easily, greedily, sleepily, clumsily, angrily

See attached spellings powerpoint for individual tasks.

 

See attached powerpoint for your 5 a day maths.

 

angryDaily PE session with “The Body Coach” at 9.00am each morning at The Body Coach TV, on youtube.

 

Art. I thought it might be nice to do a piece of art each day this week.

Click on the link below for robbiddulph and chose a different cartoon character each day. Work along with Robbie as he explains what to do!

 

coolReading. Please go the the world of David Walliams website below and listen to the story he reads each day. It is changed at 11.00am each morning. It is on the home page under the heading, ELEVENSES.

 

In addition to these tasks, please spend around 15 minutes on duolingo French, bug club and times table rockstars.

 

Have a good week and be sure to leave your messages on the school blog for me!

 

Mr Gricewink

Year 4 Spring 1 Learning 2020

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