Hello to Year 4 children, parents and carers. Ms Hester, Mrs Ferguson and Miss McKay appreciate all the work that you are doing together at home. Thank-you all so much. We really do miss seeing you all and teaching you all. We are all looking forward to seeing you all when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, keep taking great care of one another and keep staying safe.
Hello to all our Year 4 children, parents and carers,
While lots of us will be required to work and learn from home in the coming weeks, we will be using this class page, our year 4 twitter page @Smaaaclass09 and Toco Mail to keep in touch with our children at home and send out work activities and support. Please keep checking these platforms for updates and new tasks.
If you are struggling with any of the work you have been asked to complete then you can message your teachers directly via Toco Mail.
In the mean time you can visit some of the web pages we have shared below for some extra practise
The investigation is one we have explored in class, not so long ago. You may remember or you may have been absent. Perhaps, it may be fun for you to take the lead and test this at home with parents and siblings.
Can you design and create an obstacle course in your garden or house? Things you could use are cushions/pillows, garden furniture, toys to jump over, duvet to crawl under and through. You could time youself against a brother or sister Try to be as imaginative as you can and send pictures to Twitter or Tocomail.
Creative – Make an Easter egg collage. Have a look around the house an see what reusable items you could find. Hint: tissue paper, chocolate/crisp wrappers, newspaper, bottle tops and upload your pictures on Twitter on Tocomail.
Test your scientific knowledge by taking the quiz on Sound
Follow the links of these websites and complete the challenges on the Hour of Code.
For extra maths practice you can follow the steps in the image below for some extra online sessions –
Also, why not try to keep active indoors, while you are at home? Every morning from 9am Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) will be holding live PE sessions on his YouTube channel (the Body Coach TV). These will be saved on his page and you can do them at any time. It is a great way to burn energy and keep yourself entertained!
Finally, remember to take time to be mindful. Spend time in quiet spaces, read books, colour pictures, listen to music, observe the nature around you. Remember, stay safe and take care.
Mrs Ferguson, Ms Hester and Miss McKay
Home learning tasks
Science 27.03.2020 – String telephone project
All you need is some string, a sharpened pencil and 2 paper cups.
Cut a long piece of string, you can experiment with different lengths but perhaps 20 metres (66 feet) is a good place to start.
Poke a small hole in the bottom of each cup.
Thread the string through each cup and tie knots at each end to stop it pulling through the cup (alternatively you can use a paper clip, washer or similar small object to hold the string in place).
Move into position with you and a friend holding the cups at a distance that makes the string tight (making sure the string isn’t touching anything else).
One person talks into the cup while the other puts the cup to their ear and listens, can you hear each other?
Let’s get creative!
How do you feel about getting creative at making your own musical instrument? When we discussed this in class, we shared some really good ideas of what we could make by using various objects. For example, we talked about how we could use kitchen roll holders and tissue boxes to make a guitar. Remember to use elastic bands for strings. Some of you talked about making a drum or shakers. Have a go! You could display you’re completed musical instrument on our Year 4 twitter page. Look forward to seeing your musical creation.
Remember to plan it first! Good luck.
We have all enjoyed learning about The Vikings. The unit is coming to an end. Last lesson we learnt about how the legal system worked in Anglo-Saxon Britain, so now, we have an understanding of crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon Britain. Hopefully, now we are able to compare and contrast the Anglo-Saxon and modern British justice systems.
If you missed the lesson, don’t worry, I’m sure your friends will tell you all about it!! Which brings us to the final lesson in this unit. Have a read through the power point and complete the task.
Can you remember the words from your vocabulary grid to put each word into a sentence?
Write a set of instructions about how to make a patchwork cushion, taking inspiration from the artist Paul Klee.
What did you need? Needle Cotton square pieces of material stuffing
Number each instruction and draw a picture of how you’d like your cushion to look when complete.
Sadly, all steel pan drum sessions have come to an end. Write about which children were in your group, what your role and their role was,which songs you learnt and include new musical vocabulary. Draw pictures to put on our twitter page. What an amazing opportunity you all had!! Remember not to write full names. Initials will do!
Read the information and present your thoughts, ideas and answers to each statement, in the form of a poster.
Design a poster 1
Read the following statements and try to answer them by drawing pictures , symbols and sentences.
1.Explain how your actions and choices can hurt others on the outside and the inside.
2. Identify behaviours and actions that show respect for self and others.
3. Explain why it is important to ‘think’ before we act.
Poster 2- Valuing difference.
Describe what it means to listen well to others.
Explain why it is important to consider other people’s point of view.
Recognise that it is important to take other people’s feelings into consideration before responding, especially if we don’t agree.
Think of ways to challenge other people’s points of view without upsetting them.
Maths Challenge – 27.03.2020
Use multiples of the 6, 7 and 9 times tables to create a bingo grid of 9 numbers. Ask a member of your family to read out any times tables calculations of these multiplication tables and mark them off once you work out the answer. Maybe play with a partner and see if you can beat them by marking all of yours off first!!
On this page you will find up to date information about current topics, information about our learning and key dates for your diary.
If you have any concerns, questions or would simply like to talk to us, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At St Michael and All Angels School we are a Christian Community where everybody is valued and recognised for their unique contribution. We provide a child-centred education in a positive learning environment in which all children may reach their full potential. The Gospel values of love and respect are at the heart of our partnership with parents and carers, Governors, the parish and wider community.
How we live out the Mission Statement in Year 4
Everyone is valued and recognised
We know we are all difference, but we celebrate this.
We listen to each other and show respect.
Positive learning environment
We know we can get help from our working walls and our teachers and support staff.
We listen and follow the rules.
Create a purposeful and calming working environment for everyone to learn.
Reach our full potential
Try our best in every lesson.
We enjoy being challenged in our work.
Complete all tasks on time, including homework.
We practise our basic skills every day.
Love and respect
We make sure everyone has a friend.
We like to welcome new visitors.
We respect everyone in our school.
We are kind to each other and look after each other.
Here is a brief overview of the curriculum we will be learning:
LITERACY – We will be drawing inspiration from the book Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Susan McIntyre and we will be concentrating on using fronted adverbials in a narrative.
READING – We will read Oliver and the Seawigs as a class reader.
Multiplication and division – by 10 and 100, 0, 1, 6 and 9.
We will be continuing with learning our times tables. How high can you climb the times tables ladder?
Our topics this term are:
Giving and Receiving
A child Led investigation into evaporation.
States of Matter
Geography – UK – what are the push and pull factors of living in Whitby?
Design and Technology
We will be planning, designing, making and evaluating making a cushion cover, creating a patchwork style cover drawing inspiration from Paul Klee.
This half term we are taking part in dance sessions.
Please make sure children have the correct P.E kits– NO TRAINERS– children need to wear pumps.
We will be completing a module on Hour of Code and of course, Online Safety.
My local area and Family Tree.
It is important that your child attends school regularly.
Homework will be given out on FRIDAY and should be returned by WEDNESDAY to celebrate our good work! Homework will consist of spelling practise, times tables practise, completing pages of their learning log and some maths problem solving.
Snack: your child has the opportunity to buy a healthy snack during morning break– fruit, water, cheese. Alternatively, they can bring a healthy snack in with them.
Trips: We will inform you in advance if we are going on a trip.
****Football and Cross County training – this is an exciting opportunity to do some training with Mr Arnold at lunch time, providing the children display good behaviour, complete all tasks in class and at home and these are handed in on time.****
Our class reward system is Class Dojos. Children can earn them for having a positive attitude towards their work, effort, a high standard of work, teamwork, caring for others, challenging themselves and many more. Children will be rewarded with prizes. However, class dojos can also be lost for unacceptable behaviour, lack of homework etc.