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Salutations from Year 4!

Salutations from the teachers and support staff in Year 4. Welcome to the summer term. We hope you are all safe and well during this challenging time.

 

Below you will find details each day about different home learning tasks to complete. Each day there will be an English or a Maths task and foundation subject task to complete as well as Spellodrome and Mathletics activities. Try to do as much as you can, but do not stress if not everything is completed daily! We hope to see you all soon.

 

Miss Markham-Randall, Miss Robinson, Mrs Shaw and Mr Preece

Home Learning Tasks

Things to remember:

  • Read some of your books.

Complete a reading journal activity (visit this link for a reminder of the different activities you can do). We will be sharing some good examples of work. Excitingly, David Walliams is releasing a free short story to listen to every day - visit Elevenses with The World of David Walliams for more!

 

  • Complete daily tasks (see below for details).

You can take photos of any completed work and email it to us, or complete tasks using Word or PowerPoint and email it to us. Again, we will be sharing some good examples of work. Remember to keep up with your daily task on Spellodrome and Mathletics too!

 

  • Practise your times tables. 

Remember to check out Times Table Rock Stars and Hit The Button for help with your times tables. For extra Maths practice, Carol Vorderman has made her website, The Maths Factor, free to use.

 

  • Keep physically active. 

If you can, go into your garden for some fresh air, or find a Just Dance video from YouTube and dance. At 9am every day, Joe Wicks is streaming a live PE session - if you missed it, you can catch it at The Body Coach TV YouTube channel!

 

  • Have fun! 

- Live animal webcams from zoos around the world

Arts and crafts projects 

Science lesson from Maddie and Greg

Singing with Out of The Ark

- Mindfulness meditation for kids

- Harry Potter at Home

 

If you want to send us work you've completed, ask questions, or just let us know about what you've been up to, email us at: 

- class9@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk 

- class10@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk

Summer 2 Week 6

Thursday 9th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and a Music task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 29

 

Maths

Complete the Maths arithmetic test as best you can - try to do the work yourself, but if you are really stuck with something you can ask an adult for help. If you don't have access to a printer, just open up the Word document and either add your answers in with a text box, or write your answers onto a sheet of paper.

Reading

Music

In school during the afternoon we have been watching the movie Inside Out and completing the activity about the emotions and memories. This links to our PSHE work. Below are the sheets if you want to have a go at the activity at home.

Wednesday 8th July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a Science task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 28

English Resources

Examples of Year 4's Fables

Reading Challenge - choose 1 to complete

Oxygen and Burning experiment

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Here is the experiment carried out by Miss Markham-Randall. Watch for the results, if you cannot carry out the experiment yourself.

Emily and Harry carrying out the experiment

Tuesday 7th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and a PSHE task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 27

 

Maths

Complete the Maths reasoning and fluency test as best you can - try to do the work yourself, but if you are really stuck with something you can ask an adult for help. If you don't have access to a printer, just open up the Word document and either add your answers in with a text box, or write your answers onto a sheet of paper.

Reading
PSHE

Examples of Year 4's PSHE work

Monday 6th July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a History task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 26

Examples of Year 4's Fable Plans

Reading Challenge

Choose one of the author 10 minute challenges to complete from this website:

Authorfy

Battle of Trafalgar information
Battle of Waterloo information
World War II information

Examples of Year 4's history work

Summer 2 Week 5

Friday 3rd July

Today we have set an English task, a Maths task and a Computing task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 25

 

English

English resources

Maths

Examples of Symmetry pictures

Computing

Example of an Internet poster

Examples of children's Computing work

Thursday 2nd July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and an Art task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 24

 

Maths
Reading

Examples of Reading Challenge work

Art

Wednesday 1st July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a Science task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 23

Year 4 examples of work:

Reading Challenge

This year we have read a range of books for our Reading Spine:

What book or books would you recommend to read in Year 5?

It can be a book you have read or would like to read. How will you persuade us to choose your chosen book? You need to give us as much information about the book as you can.

Year 4's recommendations

Examples of Year 4's Science

Tuesday 30th June

 

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and an RE task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 22

 

Maths
Reading
RE

Monday 29th June

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a Geography task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 21

Examples of Year 4's English work

Examples of Geography work

Charlotte, Chloe and Brayden's Coral Reef documentary

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Ethan and Thomas' Coral Reef Documentary

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Frankee and Katy-Paige Coral Reef Documentary

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Olivia G's Geography video

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Summer 2 Week 4

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 4 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Class 10

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Summer 2 Week 3

Daily Tasks

School looks and feels very different right now. Here is a short video showing what our day looks like. 

Year 4 Bubble - our new normal school day

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Miss Markham-Randall's guide to creating a New Normal video using iMovie

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Summer 2 Week 3 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Class 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Thursday 18th June Assembly

Today in school, we watched a very special assembly from Oak National Academy about kindness from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.

Follow the link to see it for yourself: https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness/

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke about a photograph competition called Hold Still. Take a look at it here: https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

In School we followed Nick Sharrat's video and drew our own astronauts

Summer 2 Week 2

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 2 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Summer 2 Week 1

Across Years 2, 3, 4 and 5, the teachers got together and picked one key-worker child who has really impressed us this week to go in celebration assembly. This week we chose Frankee-Lei! She has really come out of her shell this week, she's answers any question she's asked, and she's had a positive attitude to being back at school. Well done, Frankee-Lei!

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 1 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Check out what we've been up to at school!

The children in school did the estimating capacities investigation - have a look at what we found out!

Summer Week 5

Daily Tasks

Summer 1 Week 5 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Class 10

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Summer Week 4

Daily Tasks

Summer Week 4 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Class 10

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Some of Chloe B's fabulous work in school and at home!

Summer Week 3

Daily tasks

Summer Week 3 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Class 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Charlotte's VE day PowerPoint

Harry's Reading challenge to Miss Markham-Randall

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Hi Miss,

Your challenge is to read a book you wrote! 🤣🤔

Harry

Beau's Reading challenge to Miss Markham-Randall

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Beau said your reading challenge is to read a part of any book and video it.....

Miss Robinson taking on some reading challenges!

Phoebe's challenge - read a book with more than 50 pages

Emily's challenge - read a book with a yellow cover

Filip and Ethan's challenge - read a book outside in the sun

 

   

Summer Week 2

Daily Tasks

Summer Week 2 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

 

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Summer Week 1

Daily tasks

Summer Week 1 examples of work

Class 9

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

 

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Year 4 Easter Challenge

 

The Year 4 Easter Challenge - Word Document

Some of the amazing things Year 4 have been up to over Easter!

Some of Year 4's beautiful rainbows! Send us your rainbow to join in the trail!

Lockdown Week 2 tasks

Examples of the children's work can be found here:

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

 

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Lockdown Week 1 Tasks

Examples of the children's work can be found here:

Class 9                                               

Day 1                                                                            

Day 2                                                                           

Day 3                                                                           

Day 4                                                                           

Day 5                                                                           

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Spring 2

For history, we explored Viking economics and became traders.Half of the class (those to the north) were Vikings and the other half (those to the south) were Anglo Saxons. The Anglo Saxons led by King Harold (aka Harry) were victorious due to the fact that the Viking traders kept abandoning their King Cnut (aka Spencer) and settling in Britain

 

100 In PSHE, we learnt about the Purple 4 Polio event run by the Rotary Club every year. We discussed why this was important, and then created our own Purple 4 Polio posters to stick onto our crocus pots. Here are the Class pots!
In Art, we looked at how to improve our photography, including tips to change exposure, using the rule of thirds, and focusing on our composition. We then went outside to take photos around the field. Can you see our improvements already? 
Filip's photography
Leshea's photography
Ethan's photography

In Geography, we moved along the Tropic of Cancer to reach our next country - Egypt! We explored some of the human and physical features of Egypt, and then sorted these into categories.

Adiyan's Egypt work
In History we looked at the social structure of the Vikings.
This week, we celebrated World Book Day! On Thursday, we all brought in our favourite books and held a 'book tasting', where we explained why we love our book so much and read part of it our to the people on our tables, to encourage others to read it. Then we took part in a poetry slam, where we performed a poem in front of Year 4 (and filmed it on a green screen to be used in Computing later this half term!)
Spring 1

In Art this week, we've been completing our final pieces on Surrealism. We were allowed to create whatever we wanted, either using pencil, paint or collage! Here are some examples of the work we've made.

Scarlett's Surrealist collage
Phoebe's Surrealist painting
 In Geography this half term, we've been looking at North America, and in particular the country of Mexico. We've explored where it is in the world, its physical features (such as the Rio Grande and the Lacandon Jungle), and its famous cities (such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Cancun). Finally, we finished the half term off with a Mexican party, where we explored actual items from Mexico, listened to Mariachi music, learnt some Spanish and ate Mexican sweets! Here are some of the pieces of work we've created this half term:
Gracie's factfile on Mexico's physical features
Caitlin's travel guide to Cancun
In art and design this week we have created some Surrealist collages inspired by Rene Magritte. Below are some examples:
Caitlin's Surrealist collage
Abdulraman's Surrealist collage
In Computing this week we have begun to explore using the Lego Wedo set to build a Space Rover and program it to move.
In music, we're focusing on the work of the Bee Gees - today we looked at the Disco era, where we discussed features of the music and considered why it was such a popular genre. Below is a poster all about Disco!
JJ's disco poster
Autumn 2

In Geography, we've been tracing the journey of a banana - from plant to our local Morrisons!

Kaleb's journey
Filip's journey

In Music, we've been looking closer at some Reggae songs. We created a journal all about Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, and then we became a class choir to sing the song!

Leshea's music journal
Caitlin's music journal

RE

The children made Christingles. 

 

A Christingle is made from an orange, red ribbon, four small sticks, dried fruits or sweets and a lit candle.

Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’.

 

Art

The children have sketched out their version of one of Dali's pictures.

Dali's original

This is D-Jay's sketch.

DT

The children are starting to design our own moving storybooks using our work on different moving mechanisms - levers and linkage. 

Charlotte's designThis is Charlotte's design.

Autumn 1

In History, we have been finishing off our time in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages! We drew a map of what a hill top fort looked like during the Iron Age, and summed up everything we've learnt in this half term.

Leshea's hill top fort map
Scarlett's History journal

In Science, we've been learning about sound and the human ear. We finished off the topic by answering our Big Question: how can we see sound and feel music? Here are some of Class 10's ideas!

Emily's big question review
Gracie's big question review
In English, we concluded our work on the Mysteries of Harris Burdick by writing a setting description using noun phrases about some of the different images from his book.

In Class 10 this week, we have been creating stunning works of art using charcoal. Our focus was on light and shadow.

Abdulrahman's charcoal lamp
Caitlin's charcoal lamp

In Geography this half term, we have been focusing on the water cycle and the benefits of water. We created information posters about why it is important to save water!

Freya's 'saving water' poster
Filip's 'saving water' poster
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