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Monday 13th July 2020

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Well, we've made it! The final week of the school year is here and what a year it has been! 

A few years ago, one of the children in my class gave me this lovely gift: 

                                                      

It hangs by my bed and it is the first thing I see every morning, reminding me to fill my days with happy things. 

Today's task is really simple... do something that makes you happy! 

You will all have completely different ideas of what to do to complete this task and I would love to see pictures of your chosen activity. 

Have a wonderful day!

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xxx

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Virtual Sports Day 2020

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Well what a sports day!  Never to be forgotten.  As always you are fabulous.

Mid flight!

Go Year 4!!

Watch out for the results this week!

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Friday 10th July 2020

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Fabulous Friday For Fun Friends!

I hope that you have all had a good week.  We cannot wait to see so many of you on Wednesday, it will be such a long awaited treat for us!  I also hope that you enjoyed Virtual Sports Day yesterday.  There was lots of fun in school and the noise of children giggling and bouncing around was great!

On to today:

English:

How are your tongues?  I hope that you can get your mouths around this:

A pale pink proud peacock pompously preened its pretty plumage.

or how about this one:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

or

She sells sea shells on the sea shore.  The shells she sells are seas shells for sure.

What do you notice about them all?  Are they easy to say?

I thought that you could have a little bit of fun and have a go at writing your own tongue twisters.  If you click on this link there are a few key things that might help you.  

How to write a tongue twister

You can chose what you write about and you could do more than one.  If you like, you could video yourself saying your tongue twister.  I can't wait to give them a go!

Maths:

I discovered the Guardians of Mathematica this week (BBC Bitesize).  I thought that you lovely lot would enjoy it too, if you have not already discovered it!  There are lots of different maths games and problems for you to solve.  You get to travel around a map to different mathematical areas.  See what you can do.  You could take a screen shot or take a photo of some of your activities.  Here is the link:

Guardians of Mathematica

Have fun.

History:

We have been learning all about the Romans this half term, even though it has been remotely!  It is famously known that the Romans invented lots of different things that we still use today.  This is a link to the English Heritage site. 

English Heritage

It shows you examples of the different Roman inventions that we still use today.  Can you then write a list of the inventions, and any more you know of or can find out about and maybe draw some images of the inventions too.  You will be amazed by some of them!

Have fun today and don't forget to send in your results from Sports Day.  We hope to be able to announce the results next week.

Well done one and all and see most of you next week!

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Photos for the week beginning 6.7.2020

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Such a set of superstars!  We have artists, scientists, literary scholars, mathematicians, athletes, gymnasts, swimmers, poets and explorers, to name but a few of the amazing people we have in our class!  Take a look at the gallery.

Sports Day photos to follow and results later in the week I think.

Thank you again one and all

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Sports Day 9th July 2020

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It was so good to catch up with Mrs Kendal!  We are both as excited as each other to see you all next week.  We have a few plans in place, but we are just keen to see you.

So it is a slightly different sports day than last year, which was baking hot and in the sunshine if I haven't got my years muddled up!  We have an exciting set of activities for you and cannot wait to see your photos please and for your results to be sent in.  Please don't forget to send these in by Friday 10th!  So here is a reminder of what was sent out on the newsletter.

Here is a form for you to collate your results on and then send them in:

Please feel free to create your own version, but these are the results that you to send in.

sports-day-bulletin.docx

Sports Day Results sheet.docx

Here are the links to the above files if they are of use.

Please keep your fingers crossed for a dry day.  Teddy has done his sports day today - in the lounge!

You could rope others in your house to join you.  Send us photos and enjoy.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wednesday 7th July 2020

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Good morning! 

I hope you have all had a good start to the week. Today Miss Watkins and I are getting together in school (within a safe distance of course) to decide what we are going to do when we all meet up next Wednesday - we are so excited! 

Here are some of the photos from this week so far: 

     

Orla has some new additions to the family - very cute and super cuddly! 

     

Charlie engineered a safety device for his egg, based on a zorbing ball, before launching it off his balcony....the egg survived! Well done Charlie. 

Poppy designed some new shoes with a dog theme in mind. Unfortunately, you'll have to work a bit harder Poppy if you want a puppy - it's still a no from Mum and Dad! 10 out of 10 for effort though. 

 

  

Sarah decided to feed her egg to a hungry crocodile before dropping it from a great height! The plan worked and the egg survived (well, until Daniel ate it for lunch). Good engineering you two! 

Sarah couldn't decide which pair to shoes to write about so she combined them all together and went on a great adventure! Super work, well done. 

   

Super lockdown poetry by Ella and Lila - well done girls! 

   

What a wonderful piece of writing about a pair of space boots Ella - what an adventure you could have whilst wearing those! Making paper aeroplanes and finding out about all of the forces acting on them is great science. Looks like you had fun playing in the river too. 

Here are your suggested activities for the day: 

PE: 

Tomorrow will be our virtual sports day. In preparation for this, can you design yourself a warm-up routine? Think about the different muscles that you will need to stretch.

English:

The year 2020 has certainly been one that we won’t be forgetting in a hurry! If someone had told us last year that a virus would spread throughout the world and send the whole country into months of lockdown, we would have thought they were mad.

For the task today, I would like you to imagine that 2021 is going to be even crazier! Can you think of something that could happen (the wilder the better) and write about it? Maybe it could involve aliens, robots or extreme weather – I know how imaginative you are so get your thinking caps on!

Maths:

Combination locks need a code to be unlocked.

Can you solve these puzzles to work out the codes for the two locks?

                                                   

  • The second number is double the first number.
  • The first number is the number of sides a semi-circle has.
  • All the numbers are even.
  • The second number is 50% of the last number.
  • The third number is between the second and last number.

                                                      

  • The last number is the biggest and is three times the first number.
  • The third number is the only even number.
  • The first and second numbers add up to half of 4.
  • The third number is one-tenth of 20.

Now have a go at making your own puzzle for someone else to solve.

Art: 

Sophie and Will have been improving their drawing skills at home using the online tutorials by Rob Biddulph, an amazing illustrator. 

Follow the link to have a go: 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Please send a photo of your drawings - they would look great on our blog! 

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Tuesday updates from Mr. K

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Afternoon, Class 4. It has been lovely today because I have seen Brooke, Seb and Frazer from this class walking past the school. Here are some updates from today. Check back later in the week for more updates and then keep an eye on the blog next week for some summer homework from me.

Poppy S has sent me her lovely acrostic poem and her illustrations.

James has sent me his awesome acrostic poem as well.

Sarah has sent me in her acrostic poem. It rhymes and it captures lockdown life brilliantly!

Charlie M did his acrostic poem on tomatoes, but he did grow them during lockdown, so it counts!

Orla has been working off the Fudge bar she ate, and she even sent me a video as proof. Also, she has created a lovely acrostic poem.

Orla has also got two new additions to their family. Willow and Acorn are her brand new bunnies and I am struggling to cope with how cute they are. In fact, I think I am too jealous to say much else! SO CUTE! 

Willow

Acorn

Both of them

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Tuesday 7th July with Mr. K

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Morning Class 4! This is my last transition Tuesday with you, as next week I have my class in school for the Summer Send Off. It has been brilliant getting to know you all. Thank you for all your hard work over the last half term. Next week, keep any eye out for some summer homework I will be setting you. 

Here is your work for today.

English

For English today, I would like you to do an acrostic poem. Remember, an acrostic poem is a poem with a word down the side and each line starts with the next letter of the word like this:

Apple

Amazingly tasty,

Perfume-like smell,

Pleasing to look at,

Lovely and juicy,

Excellent for a healthy snack!

I would like you to do it for 'lockdown'. So it will be 8 lines long and you can put down some of your memories from lockdown. It would be great to hear all about your time in lockdown. 

Send in your work to me for it to be displayed on the blog. The key to an acrostic poem is to plan ahead. Think of words that begin with each letter before you start writing the lines of the poem. Perhaps do a spider diagram to help with each letter. The poem could be nicely decorated with pictures of the things you mention in the poem.

Maths

For maths, I would like you to look at the link below on fractions of amounts. It is one of the skills that as a Year 5 teacher, I will expect you to know, so now is a good time to practise! If you don't remember, please don't worry! This link will help you with it, and I will recap it in our daily questions in maths next year. Just remember, you divide the number by the bottom (denominator) and your times it by the top (numerator). I have drawn a diagram to help you.

Now complete the worksheet and the quiz after reading the guidance on this page:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h

Science

Before lockdown, you started the topic on changing states. I know you learnt a little bit about this, but I would like you to revise this using the following link. Watch the video, complete the worksheet and then the second activity must be done with adult supervision.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxthbk

PE

Libby F in my class came up with an awesome activity. She suggested that you (with your adult's permission) have a chocolate bar and look how many calories it is. Then, before you eat it, come up with an exercise that burns that amount of calories.

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Monday 6th July 2020

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Good morning, I hope you have had a lovely weekend. 

Sophie and William have been making their own self-help videos. They worked together to show people how to repair a punctured tyre (with a little help from their Grandad) and I have been very busy sewing Sophie's Brownie badges onto a blanket (all 54 of them). My fingers are now paying the price after pricking myself with the needle countless times! 

Today's suggested activities are as follows: 

Reading: 

The next chapter of our book is on Purple Mash; you'll find it in your 2do list. Please complete the comprehension activities too.

English: 

What does the saying 'to walk a mile in someone else's shoes' mean? See if you can find out by either asking an adult or doing your own research. 

Choose one of the following pairs of shoes (or maybe you could design your own): 

        

                      

Can you imagine what the person wearing these shoes would be like? 

Write about a day in the life of the person wearing your chosen shoes. You could write in the first person and imagine you are wearing the shoes or in the third person and describe somebody else wearing them.

Maths: 

The 6174 trick.

Choose a 4-digit number (at least one digit should be different from the rest). 

Arrange the digits in order from largest to smallest.

                                                       

Now reverse the digits of this number and subtract it from the first number written down. 

                                                      

After your subtraction, you take the answer and arrange the digits from largest to smallest again. Reverse the digits in your new number and repeat the above process.

                                                       

Repeat this procedure until you reach the magic number 6174.

                                                      

                                                      

                                                      

Does it work with all 4-digit numbers? Try out a few different combinations and test for yourself. 

Science: 

If you had a go at the bread investigation, I imagine your bread will be looking a bit different by now! I may regret saying this but please send some pictures of your findings (I'll try to remember not to open the pictures before lunchtime!) 

This week, why not have a go at the egg drop challenge? The aim is to drop an egg from a height (with adult supervision) without the egg breaking. The egg can be hard-boiled or raw (for the brave only) and you can use any bits of materials you can find at home (newspaper, straws, kitchen roll etc) to protect the egg. The only thing you are not allowed to use is a ready-made box. 

This challenge is about being creative and imaginative in order to engineer a safety device for your egg. 

Your adult at home can set the height limit and must be with you when the egg is being dropped. 

Have fun and don't forget to take some pictures! 

Miss Watkins and I are so excited to be able to see you all in the last week before the summer holidays - don't forget to sign up for one of the 3 time slots. See the newsletter for more details. 

Due to technical issues this weekend, we will be adding last week's photos onto our blog later today. 

See you all very soon. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Poppy's Book

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I was lucky enough to get a book from Poppy with the story of Romulus and Remus.  She did a great job.

What an amazing job!

Well done

xxx

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Photos for week beginning 29.6.2020

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Sorry about the delay with the photos!  Computer failure!  Anyway.......

There goes another week.  They are flying by quickly.  We are all looking forward to seeing you hopefully on the last week,  Here are some of the great things you have been up to!

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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More updates from Mr. K

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Hello Class 4, Mr. K here. To end the week, I have some more photos from your work for me on Tuesday. A big thank you to all the effort you are putting in!

Charlie M has sent me a piece of writing all about his favourite music. Lots of great bands on here!

Ella has been doing exercise (it taught her about the water cycle!) and her water cycle work. Well done!

Jake wrote out his music for me. Lots of great information here, Jake. 

Libby has included an amazing drawing with her music work.

Lila has sent me in an amazing diorama of a water cycle and her music writing. Excellent, Lila!

Poppy H has sent me her music work. Well done!

Have a lovely weekend, Class 4!

Mr. K

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Friday 3rd July 2020

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Friday here in Netherthong Primary School!  I hope that you are all well.  There has been quite a lot of rain this week, which is good for the plants and grass in my garden, but not so good for getting outside.  Hopefully next week it will be a little drier!  For those of you that spotted my little tease - Teddy and Florence did not build that house of cards!  Theirs was, disappointingly, much smaller and kept getting knocked down by the dogs!!  There was a lot of giggling though, which as you know is one of my favourite sounds!

English:

Yesterday I set you the challenge of creating a wonderful double page spread all about Year 4.  Please be finishing those off if you haven't already.  I cannot wait to find out what you remember from Year 4.

If you would like another activity here we go:

Can you make a list of words that are amazing, to use in your writing.  Use these headings and see how many words you can add into your list.  You might find a dictionary or thesaurus might help you.  I have given you a few examples too:

Sad

sorrow

serious

Happy

merry

delighted

Silly

foolish

crazy

Scary

frightening

eerie

Surprise

amaze

shock

If you like, you can add your own headings too.  You can then use this list of words to help with your writing.

Maths:

I wonder if someone can help you with this maths game?  If not you can play by yourself.  It is called First to 100.

You will need a pack of playing cards and some paper.  Here are your instructions:

Have a bit of fun with this and see who wins!  If you are playing be yourself, play it a couple of times and see if you have less goes to get to 100 each time.

History:

We should have been learning all about Pompeii in school this week.  So here are lots of facts about the events of 79 AD:

Eruption - MOUNT VESUVIUS

Have a read through the facts and then if you could make a fact file about Pompeii that would be great.  You can write it on a sheet of paper or you could put it into your books.  Or, as some of you are so good in front of the camera, you could record yourself explaining some facts about Pompeii.

Here is a great little website which you can explore that will tell you more.  Ask a grown up to help you.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-rome/pompeii/

Again, what a great week.  We are looking forward to seeing as many as possible in school on the last week.  Don't forget to book a slot.

I will post your photos onto the blog before Monday.

Keep safe and keep smiling

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

Here is our Padlet link again for you

Padlet

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Thursday 2nd July 2020

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Good morning.  July is here:

Hot July brings cooling showers

Apricots and gillyflowers

Another of my favourite poems.  Happy memories of sitting on my Daddy's knee and reading it together.

On to today:

English:

Today and tomorrow I would love you to work on a double page spread.  You all will remember doing these fun pages.  Your topic is "Year 4!".  I would like you to think all the way back to the beginning of the year.  Can you remember some of the work that we completed, maybe the books we read and the topics that we covered?  Think about the Christmas play, any art work or Science that we have done!  Also think about the strange end to the year that we have had.  Think about all of these things and create a double page spread all about our time in year 4.  Remember that you can use photos, sketches, bubble writing and use pop outs of labels.  You can turn your page around and write in different directions, your choice.  Make it fun and colourful, and I cannot wait to read them.  Take your time and making as amazing as always.

Maths:

Here is a Countdown Number challenge.  This is a link to an education web page with a game.  You will have to select 6 numbers and a total.  Then can you create the total using only the numbers you have selected?  It might not always be possible.  You could write down how you worked it out, and don't be frightened to ask a grown up to help (or even have a go)!  You must get the nearest number that you can.

Here is the link:

Countdown Numbers

Art:

I would love you to have a go at a still life drawing.  This can be lots of fun.  First of all you will need to gather a few objects.  These could be themed eg piece of fruit, shoes, cups or they can be random.  You might also consider the size of the objects, including height.  Collect maybe 3 or 4 things and try to position them together.  Then off you go.  You could use just a pencil or pen, and you can make it colourful or tonal.  You can also chose what you draw on - plain paper, coloured paper or you could be more inventive if you like.

Learn About Still Life Drawing and Why to Try the Time-Honored Subject How to draw a still life in mixed media - How To - Artists ...Observational Drawing 2: Composition: Still Life DrawingStill life drawings at age 13 by Priyanka Godbole at Coroflot.com

Have some fun with your sketches and don't forget to send them in.

Finally:

A little bit of fun.  I set Teddy and Florence a challenge to see who could build the tallest house of cards!  They had lots of failed attempts and lots of fun giggling and trying different ways.  I wonder who could build the tallest one in Year 4?  Please send photos of your house of cards!

Here is Teddy and Florence's joint effort.  (Honestly!)

Playing Card Castle by cal3star | Playing card crafts, Diy playing ...

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wednesday 1st July 2020

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Good morning Class 4!

How did we end up in July already? What a strange year we are having.

Brooke has had some very special visitors this week – six, yes six stray cats have arrived in her garden (a mum with five kittens), looking for a place to stay. Keep us updated Brooke!

                           

We are very proud of Jessica this week. She has earned herself a Blue Peter badge by sending in her VE day poem. Well done Jessica, what a great achievement.

                           

Lots of you have been busy in the kitchen, baking some delicious bread. Well done to all of you.

      

Here are today’s suggested activities:

 

English:

Can you make a silly speech?

Below is a list of topics that I am sure you don’t agree with. Pretend that you do and give lots of reasons why you agree with them. Try and speak for at least one minute on each topic.

When you have delivered your speeches, you can pick two or three topics to write down all of the reasons you gave (or film one if you prefer). Don’t forget, be persuasive! Try and make people really believe what you are saying.

  • Reasons why I love homework.
  • Reasons why I love having holes in my socks.
  • Reasons why I love smelly feet.
  • Reasons why I love my mobile phone/tablet running out of battery.
  • Reasons why I love raw onions.
  • Reasons why I love rainy days.
  • Reasons why I love everyone forgetting my birthday.
  • Reasons why I love people with loud voices.
  • Reasons why I love getting the same present twice on my birthday.
  • Reasons why I love sitting in front of people who talk and kick my seat in the cinema.

Maths:

  

 

 

You could pick actual ties out of a bag (if there are enough in your house that you are allowed to use) or you could cut up the tie pictures and pull them out of a bag without looking. It's your investigation, so you decide. 

 

History:

The Roman army was the largest and meanest fighting force in the ancient world.

Follow the link below to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8/articles/zqbnfg8

If you are feeling creative today, you could have a go at building a Roman catapult. Here are the instructions:

 

  

If you want to go even bigger...

                                     

    

Just for fun:

Using the letters in the word HOLIDAY make as many four-letter words as you can without repeating any letters within each word.

There are 11 words to find – I wonder if you’ll get them all!

Have a wonderful day! 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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A Royal Update

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Hi! Mr. K here again with a very special ROYAL update.

Orla has sent a birthday card to the Queen, and she has had this response from the Queen's lady-in-waiting.

Amazing, Orla! Thank you for sharing!

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Tuesday Updates from Mr. K

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Hi Class 4. Some amazing stuff from you today. I will share what I have so far, and then share some more later in the week. A big thank you to all your hard work.

Here is Joshua's water cycle. He actually made it on 2Animate on PurpleMash. He has shared it so you can all see it. It is very good! I have uploaded a screenshot of it.

Brooke has sent in her information about her favourite artist as well as a digital picture of her. Amazing!

Charlie S has made me chuckle today! Here is his awesome water cycle diagram made out of objects in his house. But... on the second picture, his cat made an appearance and it looks like it is floating in the clouds! Hilarious!

Charlie S has also sent in his information about his favourite music and a picture of him doing his maths.

Eva has sent in a great piece about the sort of music she likes and a very colourful water cycle diagram.

Frazer has sent in his information about Ed Sheeran and some of his favourite songs. Excellent taste in music!

James has sent in information about his favourite band, Queen, and his water cycle poster. Well done!

Orla has sent in some information on Elvis. A great musician!

Here is Poppy S and her favourite musicians.

Sarah has done an amazing water cycle video. I loved watching it. Here are some screenshots for you!

Euan also sent me in some work from the previous  blogs. Here they are! Well done!

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Tuesday 30th June with Mr. K

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Good morning, Class 4, Mr. K here! I hope you had a good weekend? The weather meant I couldn't do as much as I wanted to, but I was glad that it had cooled down a little! Here is some work for you to try out today.

Grammar

On PurpleMash, I have put 3 games on your 2do list. 

1.) Campsite Jim - This is testing your knowledge of commas and fronted adverbials.

2.) Jane's Monster - This is testing your knowledge of apostrophes.

3.) Frank's Clever Window Again - This is testing your knowledge of punctuating direct speech. This one is tricky!

English/Music

I would love to get to know you all a little bit better. One way of doing this is to find out about your favourite musicians. I love music, and I listen to lots of different kinds. Because I listen to all sorts, it means I am open to new suggestions! In fact, in Class 5, I often create playlists on my Spotify for the class  based on your suggestions, which I play during afternoon lessons when we are working. I have played everything from Oasis to Ariana Grande in class! 

So, you have two tasks today.

1.) Write a small piece of writing about one of your favourite musicians. Tell me all about them and explain why you like them. Have you ever seen them live? Print or draw a picture of them as well!

2.) Come up with 5 songs that you really love (they can be any genre or from any time) and I will create a playlist for us to listen to in September. I probably don't need to say this, but please make sure they are appropriate for school!

Although I have many musicians that I love, Taylor Swift is one of my favourites! One of my favourite songs by her is 'You Need To Calm Down'. I like it for lots of reasons, but one is the lyrics, "You need to calm down, you're being too loud." I like it because it I can use it to tell my class to quieten down! It's like she wrote it for teachers!

Anyway, have fun with this and I look forward to hearing about your favourite musicians.

Maths

This task was set for my class yesterday, but I think it is a good skill to practise, and it can be difficult at times. In the Year 4 maths curriculum, it says that you should be able to round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

Here is a game for you to try:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

Try at least two of the first 5 game modes that you see on the opening menu. If you want to extend your knowledge of rounding, you can try the 6th game mode, which is rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. This is a skill you will learn about in Year 5.

Geography

I have been speaking to Mrs Kendal and she told me that before we went into lockdown, you learnt about the water cycle. This is an important part of Year 4 science and geography, and it is something I will be referring to a lot next year. 

As a bit of revision, and a chance for you to get creative, I would like you to recreate the water cycle. You can do this in a number of ways:

  • You could draw it out and colour it in.
  • You could make a 3D version of it.
  • You could create a huge one in some way, it is up to you!
  • You could use the PurpleMash animation programme to animate a version of it.
  • Any other way you can think of to illustrate the water cycle.

You will need to include the following technical words:

Precipitation

Evaporation

Condensation

Surface run-off

Infiltration

Transpiration

Here are some websites to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/water-and-the-water-cycle

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/nature/water-cycle/

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/how-weather-works/water-cycle

Please note: Different websites may use different words, so make sure you know what the 6 words mean above. 

Have a great day, Class 4. I am looking forward to seeing all your work!

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Monday 29th June 2020

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Good morning and happy Monday! 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend despite the weather. 

We were out with our litter pickers in the rain yesterday, cleaning up our local football field. We managed to fill our bin-bag in no time at all - I wish people would just put their rubbish in the bin! I then spent the afternoon wrapped in bin liners and toilet paper (a homemade astronaut suit), the things we do for Brownie badges! 

Here are the suggested activities for today: 

Reading: 

Please carry on with our reading book on Purple Mash, it is on your 2do list as is the comprehension activity. 

English: 

 

  

  

If you don't have a thesaurus, can you think of your own synonyms? 

Maths: 

I have assigned you two activities on Mathletics. You will have to solve magic square problems. Some of them are quite tricky but I would like you to have a go. 

The problems look like this: 

My advice would be to start on the row/column where all the symbols are the same and divide the total by the number of symbols. 

Science: 

Last week you set up your bread investigation. You need to regularly check on your bread to see what is happening. Please keep the bags tightly sealed, you do not need to open them to make your observations. 

Make a note of any changes in the bread. Photos or diagrams could also be added to your notes. 

Just for fun: 

How many of these Pixar characters can you identify from their silhouette? 

  

Have a good day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Photographs for the week beginning 22.6.20

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Hi everyone

It is a rainy Sunday here, so we have not been up to very much.  A bit of a soggy doggy walk and then a film.  Have a look through some of the great things that you have been doing this week.

And last but not least here are the results of the TT Rockstars Tournament.  It was a really close one this time!

Well done this week everyone. 

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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TT Rockstars 26.6.20

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WOW!  It is close this morning!

6461 for the boys!

6655 for the girls!

Jimmy McRock is topping the boys leader board and Fiona Rocjhauser is topping the board for the girls!

Amazing.

Last push!!

Miss Watkins

xxx

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Friday 26th June 2020

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Good morning everyone.  Goodness it was warm yesterday!  I was in school and during playtime we tried desperately to find some shade.  It was tricky!

English

Hi, I am wondering if you are all breaded out by now!  I think Netherthong smells even more delightful than usual with all of the bread that has been baked!  Well done all of you bakers.

Today I have a speedy challenge for you.  Click on the blue writing below and it will take you to a link on BBC Bitesize.

Writing Challenge - 24/7

The challenge asks you to write a story.  There are a few rules that you have to follow.  You are only to use 24 words and it must only take you 7 minutes!  The story must also begin "One Day..."  Not many rules to follow, but you must stick to them.  The link has a few videos to help you plan what you will write.  Obviously this is to only take you 7 minutes, so you might like to do more than one.  You could do a few and create a 24/7 book!  I will look forward to reading your stories.

Maths

Don't forget that today is the last day for your TT Rockstars tournament.  You are amazing me and it has run really closely so far.  I will announce the winners later.

Here is a challenge for you:

Nine squares, with sides lengths of 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 18 cm can be fitted together with no gaps and no overlaps, to form a rectangle.

What are the dimensions of the rectangle?

There are different ways that you could tackle this.  You could use squared paper, cut out the actual squares to play around with or you might find a way with the numbers and sums?

Here are some images of a few attempts:

Give it a go!

Art

The Romans were well known for their art work.  They loved to adorn things with their work.  One way they are remembered is by their mosaics.  These have been found on walls and floors and are made from small coloured tiles, pieces of glass or stones.  They help to tell stories sometimes or are just images and patterns that look pretty.  Here are some examples of incredibly old mosaics:

I would love for you to have a go at creating a mosaic of your own.  You could do a pattern or a picture.  It is up to you, as are the materials that you use.  You could paint it or use natural materials or you could use small squares of paper.

Other

If you have not already, it would be lovely to have a video of you baking some bread or cooking something else.  You could pretend to be TV Chef!

Have a wonderful weekend.  Keep safe and keep smiling.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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More updates from Mr. K

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Morning Class 4. I have some more updates for you from Tuesday's work. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your grammar posters and maps of South America. I am looking forward to seeing some more amazing work next week. Also, you may have seen the newsletter, and seen that class teachers are staying the same next year. I know it was pretty obvious, but I can officially say I will be the Year 5 teacher again next year. Hurray! I can't wait to meet you all properly. If I have missed out anybody's work, please email me and let me know. 

Alfie has sent in some amazing grammar posters. They are really eye-catching!

Charlie S has sent in some equally eye-catching posters as well. He has also sent in his map of South America.

Eva has shared her grammar posters too. Great work!

Freddie's also shared his grammar posters. Another great example!

Lila has sent in her South America map, coloured in with some pretty cool gel pens! 

Orla has sent in her lovely grammar posters and map of South America. Well done!

Sarah has produced some lovely grammar posters and a brilliant map of South America. 

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Thursday 25th June 2020

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Happy Thursday everyone!  As always, you amaze me!  Such fantastic bread and those aqueducts would impress even the Romans!

Wow, it was hot yesterday and today is looking to be another hot day!  In light of that, I don't want to closet you up indoors, unless you are avoiding the sunshine!  I found that I tried to hide a little yesterday and even Teddy and Florence were too hot for the waterside!

Anyway on to today, and please remember these are always only suggestions of ideas for you.  Please feel free to tweak them and use them as you wish!

English

Bake off, or should I say bread off has been fantastic this week.  We made some flat bread for lunch and then filled it with brie, rocket and cranberry for me, chicken rocket and sweet chilli sauce for Ted and Florence went for a simple ham and cucumber.  Yummy all around.  Today I would like you to have a think about what you would have as a filling if you made a sandwich with your bread.  Imagine you own a sandwich shop, what would you have on the menu?  Think about the types of bread and the types of fillings that you include.  Can you write a menu for your shop?  You could give your sandwiches fun names and you could add descriptions of the sandwiches for us to read too.  These descriptions will help us to decide which sandwich to order from you!  I look forward to see what you come up with!

Maths

Can I start by reminding you about TT Rockstars?

It is close!  Come on guys, one last push!

I would like you to add prices to your sandwich menu.  Then can you use these prices to create some worded problems of your own, based on your menu.  They can be as tricky as you like.  You could ask how much the bill would be if I bought 2 chicken sandwiches and 1 ham and lettuce sandwich.  Or it could be that a bus load of tourists have come to eat your sandwiches and to make things simple they have ordered 32 ham sandwiches costing £2.50 each.  How much would they spend?  See how many different types of problems you can come up with.  

PE

We should all be enjoying cricket both in school and out of school at the moment and the weather is perfect for it!  I know a few local clubs have started a few nets.  The last time we had some cricket coaching in school, you amazed me with your skills.  Today, see if you can remember some of those skills.  Can you remember the "windmill" arm action?  Have a go at bowling a ball across your garden/drive or wherever else is safe.  If you have someone to help you, you could try some bowling and batting skills.  If you fancy a challenge (and you could get someone to video you), try the wheelie bin challenge.  See if you can bowl a ball into a marked place (possibly a wheelie bin, but could be a bucket!) or you could try hitting a ball to a target.  We would love to see your attempts.  Andy Murray had a go with a tennis racket and tennis ball last week!  He was not very good and did not get one in.  I wonder if Joe Root, Heather Knight or Ben Stokes would manage it?

Well done again, and don't forget to enjoy the hot weather, but as the song goes "Wear sunscreen"!

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wednesday 24th June 2020

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Good morning! 

I am so very pleased that the sun is back - I hope you all manage to spend some time outside today doing some fun activities. If the weather gets a little too much, you can always head back inside and have a go at some of these tasks (I have also added an outside engineering task). 

Back to our Great British Bread Bake Off! 

Hopefully, you have now chosen the type of bread that you would like to have a go at baking and found a suitable recipe. Your next job is to adapt that recipe to make it more you! 

You could add extra ingredients into your bread (raisins, dried fruit, nuts, seeds) or you could change the shape of the dough before putting it in the oven. 

When you have decided what you are going to make, write out your new set of ingredients and instructions. Notice that each instruction starts with a bossy verb (put, knead, mix,), these are called imperative verbs and they are used to get straight to the point!  Give your new bread a name and make a big, bold title. Remember to use sub-headings and step by step diagrams. Bullet points and numbered steps are also a good way of organising your writing. 

Maths: 

Have a look at the picture below: 

                               

On one side of the scales, there are two IDENTICAL apples. On the other side, there are three IDENTICAL oranges.  

1) Write a fact about the weight of the apples.

2) Write a fact about the weight of the oranges. 

3) If the total weight of the apples was 350g, how much would each apple weigh? 

4) If the total weight of the oranges was 186g, how much would each orange weigh? 

5) If each apple weighs 75g, What is the smallest amount (to the nearest whole gram) each of the oranges could weigh? 

History/ DT: 

If you could take a trip to ancient Rome you may be surprised to find that they had lots of fresh water, a bit like we do in our pipes at home! 

The Romans came up with an idea to bring fresh water into their cities - they built aqueducts.

                                            

Aqueducts were long, elaborate, stone waterways. The water would flow on top of the aqueduct and when it arrived at the city it would flow into a castellum (a holding tank).

                                           

When the Romans built cities, they would look for nearby sources of clean water and build aqueducts to follow the slope of the land, this meant that the water did not run too quickly over the aqueduct and spill out. They learned to build their aqueducts tall and strong and this kept the water higher up with less chance of becoming dirty. 

Now, as the weather is going to be nice today, you could construct your very own version of an aqueduct in the garden and then use water to see if it works. Your aqueduct may even transport water into your paddling pool! 

Have a look at the following link to give you an idea of how to do this but also use your own imagination and the things that you have already in the house/ garage (with permission of course!) 

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-to-make-a-roman-aqueduct-diy-engineering-video

Enjoy your day and have fun! 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Tuesday Updates from Mr. K

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Hello, Class 4. I know some of you like to send me your work later in the day, so if that is you, I will do a separate blog post for those that send work in afterwards.

I have some work to show you from Brooke,Eva and James. A big thank you to you three for this!

Brooke has made some amazing grammar posters! She has also done her map of South America.

James has completed his map of South America. Looks great!

Eva completed her map of South America as well. Well done!

I wonder if any of you three have memorised some of the countries of South America? It's harder than you think!

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Tuesday 23rd June with Mr. K

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Good morning Class 4, Mr. K here again. I hope you've had a great weekend. I went on a long walk on Saturday and did over 20,000 steps! I ached all of Sunday! 

Here is your work for today...

Grammar

For grammar, I would like you to show me what you know about word types. By Year 4, you should be familiar with these 8 word types:

  • Noun
  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Verb
  • Preposition
  • Pronoun
  • Conjunction
  • Determiner

For each of these word types, I would like you to do a little mini poster (around a postcard size) with the name of the word type, a definition of what it is, an example of 3 words that can be that word type and finally a sentence with that word type underlined in it.

For example:

Noun: You would write what a noun is here.

Examples: dog, cat, Jeff.

Sentence:    I saw a dog following my cat.

Make these posters as colourful as you like - you can use these as little reminders for each word type. You can of course do some research on them if you are not sure. 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/english/grammar

This is a great website, with all the word type definitions on it. You can use the search bar at the top to look up the word types.

Maths

I would love to see how you are at the written method for division. Division is the written method that is often the hardest to master. Two things will help you master division - practice and knowing your times tables. If you know your times tables, you know how many of a number is in another number.

Try these using the bus stop method (hint: the first 5 questions don't have a remainder at the end):

1.) 520 divided by 8

2.) 534 divided by 6

3.) 390 divided by 5

4.) 165 divided by 3

5.) 603 divided by 9

These may have a remainder:

6.) 945 divided by 7

7.) 1034 divided by 4

8.) 9021 divided by 5

9.) 3956 divided by 3

10.) 773 divided by 6

Extension: Because you know your 11 and 12 times table as well, you can still use short division to find the answers to these. Give it a go!

11.) 6943 divided by 11

12.)   9473 divided by 12

13.) 8594 divided by 11

14.) 6245 divided by 12

Geography

Next year, one of our topics will look at South America. Here is a blank map of South America. Can you find out the names of each country and put them on the map? Then, colour each country a different colour so that no country that shares a border with another country has the same colour. 

Also, try and memorise the countries of South America if you can!

PE

I have been inspired by my walk this weekend. Can you try and beat my 20,000 steps? If you don't get chance today, you can email me at any point over the next week with a photo of your fitbit, or a step counting app to show me you have done over 20,000 steps. 

If you don't have a step counting device, you can use maths to help you. Count how many steps it is around your garden. Then you just count how many times you walk around your garden and multiply it by the number of steps.

So if it is 125 steps around your garden and you do it 100 times, then that is 125 times by 100 which is 12,500 steps!

Thank you for being great with sending work in, Class 4. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mr. K

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Monday 22nd June 2020

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Good morning!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. We have planted lots of new flowers in our garden, been bug hunting and built some dens in the woods.

Orla sent me the instructions to make bird cakes. I've bought my ingredients and we are going to have a go this week.

Here's Orla's, I hope mine turns out as well!  

                                                         

Onto this week...

As Miss Watkins and myself love a theme, we have decided to have a Great British Bread-Bake Off this week!

We will be trying to link all of our activities to this but, as always, be creative and do what works for you.

English:  

There are many different types of bread. What can you find out about them (names, countries, how bread has changed through the years)? 

Research different bread recipes - use the internet or cookery books. Think about the type of bread that you would like to bake (look at the ingredients and ask an adult if they will be able to get hold of the things needed). 

Later in the week you will be adapting and designing your own bread recipe. 

Maths: 

This week we will be doing some work on weight as it fits nicely with our baking theme. 

                                                         

Can you dig out the weighing scales and find objects in your house that weigh the same as each other (this will build on the estimation activity we did at the start of lockdown). 

Read the scale and write down the weight of the objects. 

If you need an extension task, you could write down the weight in both grams and kilograms. 

Science: 

We are all washing our hands much more regularly in order to stop the spread of germs and bacteria and keep ourselves safe. Today we are going to find out just how clean our hands are! 

I would like you to set up your own little investigation using bread and your own hands! 

You will need:

5 slices of bread (untouched).

5 zip-seal transparent bags.

hand sanitizer

soap

tweezers or gloves 

In each of the zip-seal bags, you are going to place a slice of bread. Each slice of bread will be exposed to different conditions. 

The first bag should contain a slice of bread untouched by bare skin (use tweezers or glove covered hands). Seal the bag and label it as 'untouched'. 

Next, run your hands through your hair and press one hand down on the next slice of bread (flat hand, palm down). Place this piece of bread in a bag, seal and label 'hair'.

Now wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before repeating the process with the third slice of bread. Seal this bag and label 'soap and water'. 

Wait before continuing the investigation until your hands are no longer clean (you may have opened doors, read a book, played in the garden). Then rub your hands with hand sanitizer before repeating the process on the fourth piece of bread. Label the bag 'sanitizer'. 

For the final piece of bread, cough into your hand and repeat the process. Label the bag 'cough'. 

Make sure you wash your hands after the final piece of bread. 

Now leave your 5 bags in a cool, dry place. The bags MUST stay sealed! 

Write down a prediction of what you expect to see happen to the pieces of bread over the next week. 

Reading: 

The next chapter of our guided reading book is ready and waiting on Purple Mash! 

Have a lovely day. I miss you all. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

                                        

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Artistic Photography

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Here are a few of your wonderful photographs!  Very clever shots.

Amazing photographs Year 4

Well done.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Gallery 19.6.2020

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You have all been really busy this week.  Mr Kershaw was really impressed with you all last week!  Well done.

Here are a few photos of things you have been up to, unfortunately I cannot blog your videos.  I will try to think of a way to let you see some of them.  I will post your artistic photos separately.

Just to remind you about the TT Rockstars tournament and our Padlet page.

James got 3.09 on his speed tables today and Orla got 2.56!   Well done.

Have a super weekend one and all.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Friday 19th June 2020

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Hi everyone.  Friday is here again.  It does creep around quickly!  I hope that you have had a good week.  Let's hope that the rain goes away and lets us have a little sunshine over the weekend.  I wonder what types of things you get up to in the rain?  I always love a jigsaw or a board game.  Racing raindrops down the window is always rather silly too!

English:

Today's job with your poetry is to perform the poem you wrote on Thursday.  Remember how the poets performed their poems with lots of expression and even some movement, which you could do if you feel like it. It might be fun if you dressed up or had a few props too.  Then get the video camera running and record your performance for us.  Unfortunately, we cannot post videos onto the blog, but we might hopefully be able to get some on the website in the future.

Maths:

Today we are going to have a times tables session.  Have a go at speed tables and then get on TT Rockstars.  I have set a battle for you.  Boys versus girls again, sorry it is the only way that I can split you up fairly!

Here are the answers for yesterdays puzzles:

Art

Has anyone heard of Nicéphore Niépce or Ibn al-Havtham?  These people are some of the amazing inventors who helped to invent very early versions of cameras, including the Camera Obscura.  If you fancy a little research project you could have a little look at the history of cameras and who has been involved in developing them into the amazing cameras we have today.  Here are a few examples of photography over the years, sometimes it tells a story and sometimes is is wonderfully artistic.

                               

History of photography - Wikipedia                         

I would like you to turn into a photographer today.  You can decide what topic you want to photograph.  It could be a photograph of something from nature or it could be a still life of a group of objects that you have gathered together.  You could have people in it or even animals.  I will look forwards to seeing your photographs.  I wonder who will be the next Dorothea Lange, David Bailey or Peter Essick?

Well done again and I am really looking forward to hearing from you.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Thursday 18th June 2020

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Good morning you lovely lot!  How are you all doing?  Don't forget that you can go on our Padlet page to put up any lovely activities and fun things that you are doing.  I have been in school again today.  It is so lovely to hear noise back in the building again, but we are all missing you.

English:

I loved your performance poetry yesterday.  I thought that today you could become poets yourself.  Charlie M (thank you) reminded me of another of my favourites this morning - Spike Milligan.  He was a very funny man who wrote some very silly poems.  Here is a link to one call Ning Nang Nong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wom1OzwzLw

Today I would like you to write a poem of your own to perform.  Your poem can be about anything you would like.  It can be serious, emotional, funny, nonsense or silly.  Write your poem down and send them in!  I can't wait to read them.  You will have another job with these tomorrow!

Maths:

Here are another few problems for you to work on.

Well done with all of your maths.  I will post the answers tomorrow.

Here is yesterdays puzzle answer:

Science:

In Art earlier this week, you looked at columns.  In Science I wondered if you could have a go at making your own columns.  Can you use paper or card to build some columns.  See if you can build a strong structure and can it hold any weights on top?  How strong are your columns?

Some of these columns have been around for hundreds of years and more!  They are so strong and decorative, you could decorate yours too.

Don't forget to keep reading everyday and let us know what you are reading.  I know lots of you are reading and have finished the Harry Potter books.  

Well done everyone again

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Updates from Tuesday 16th June with Mr. K

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Hello, Class 4. I had another enjoyable day with you yesterday. Your stories are great and I was super impressed with your maths too. Lots of you sent me some thoughtful pieces of history as well. Great job! Here are some updates for you. By the way, if I have missed anyone out, please email me and let me know! Any maths, I am not putting this on the blog, as I don't want to give away the answers to anyone who hasn't done it yet, but a massive well done if you sent me this in. I know some of your found the extension difficult, but you gave it a good go!

Remember last week when I asked you to send in the most unusual photographs? Alastair has provided me with a series of them for you to look at.

Brooke has sent in her writing and her Boudica work, with a great drawing of her.

Freddie has sent in his story. I really like the way this story turns out!

James has sent in his Boudica work and his story. James thinks Boudica is a villain!

Joshua has sent his story in, with a character inspired by his real-life neighbour!

Libby sent in her story, where disaster nearly struck!

Lila has written her story. Can you guess which book inspired her story?

Orla has shared this lovely non-fiction book she is reading. It looks super interesting! Also, she has sent in her story and her history too.

Poppy S has sent in her story with lots of lovely descriptive language!

Sarah has sent her story in with a neat little way of finishing it by referring to an earlier part of the story. Also, her Boudica work and she has made a puppet theatre based on Harry Potter. A great idea!

Seb has sent in some information about the book he is reading and a picture of him with the tallest thing he could make.

Eva has sent in her Boudica poster and her story. I like how it is in first person!

Charlie S has sent in his story and his historical opinion of Boudica. Well done!

Jess has sent in her Boudica. Great work!

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Wednesday 17th June 2020

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Happy Wednesday everyone.  I must say how impressed Mr K is with you all.  Obviously Mrs Kendal and myself are not at all surprised!  I hope you are all keeping well and still smiling.  That is most important!

English

We loved your shape poems this week.  Today I would like you to become a performance artist.  A lot of poems are written to be said aloud and not just read in our heads.  Some poets even dance their poems.  There are some very famous poets who "perform" their poems.  Micheal Rosen, John Hegley and Benjamin Zephaniah.  Maybe you know a few more.  Below are the links to a poem performed by Benjamin Zephaniah and a "How to perform" by Michael Rosen.  Have a little look at these two video clips.  Then select a poem, you can find lots online with a grown up helping you or in many poetry books.  I have posted one of my favourites, especially in the accent I had as a child!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV23xoZRkI  (Michael Rosen)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcftsbk (Benjamin Zephaniah)

Once you have selected a poem, have a go at reading it out loud to someone in your house.  You could even try to learn it off by heart.  You could record it and send us a little video too.

Maths

Here is another puzzle for you.  I will post the answer tomorrow!

Please don't forget to keep having a go at Mathletics and TT Rockstars.

Art

Today this will link with your English and poetry.  Your shape poems were wonderful, so I would like you to use the poem you have been performing today, to create or inspire a piece of art work.  It could be an image from the poem or a picture that makes you think of the poem.  You can paint or draw it, it is totally your choice.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Let your imaginations go wild!

Thanks and have fun!

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 team.

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Mr. K update

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Hi Class 4, thank you for all your amazing work today. The Internet in school has been super slow this afternoon, and I am struggling to upload all the photographs of your work. So, I will do this tomorrow. Keep an eye out for your work!

Mr. K

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A super start to the week!

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Here are some of the shape poems I was sent yesterday. Well done everyone! 

    

    

     

    

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Tuesday 16th June with Mr. K

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Hi Class 4, Mr. K here. I hope you have enjoyed the beginning of the week. Just to let you know, I am still waiting for some replies from Class 5 pupils to all your letters from last week. If you haven't had a reply yet, don't worry I know you're still waiting and I am chasing them up with my class!

I have got some activities for you to do today. Let me know how you get on. Remember to email work to my email which is class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Reading

Continue to spend 30 minutes a day reading. Is anyone reading a non-fiction book? 

English

I know you are doing poetry this week with Mrs Kendal and Miss Watkins, but I would love to see you write me a short story. I want to see how you are with your writing, and what skills you can do. I would be super impressed if you could think about these things when you write your short story today:

  • Using the Year 4 Writing targets, which I have included below.
  • Checking and correcting your spellings.
  • Ensuring you use a range of punctuation including apostrophes and commas. 
  • Checking your sentences make sense and have lots of different vocabulary.
  • Using paragraphs.

So, the theme of the short story? Well, here is a picture I used with my class last week to inspire them to write a short story. I am more than happy with three paragraphs for your short story, but if you want to write more, you can!

Think about:

  • Who the figure in the picture is?
  • What is special about this house? Who does it belong to?
  • Is something going to happen?

Here are the Y4 writing targets:

Try to include as many as these as your can!

Maths

So last week, you showed me what you could do with addition and subtraction. This week, I would like to see how you are with the written method for multiplication. I have 10 questions on short multiplication, which you have done in Y4. However, after that, I have some extension questions and a video for you to watch on long multiplication. It is what I teach you in Y5, so it may be completely new to you. You do not have to do the extension, as it may require further explanation from me, but if the video explains it well enough for you, you could have a try! 

Here are the 10 questions on short multiplication:

1.) 683 X 3

2.) 392 X 4

3.) 831 X 5

4.) 945 X 6

5.) 825 X 7

6.) 269 X 8

7.) 933 X 9

8.) 311 X 4

9.) 735 X 3

10.) 927 X 7

Extension

Normally, with multiplication, you are used to one of the numbers just being one digit, like 544 X 3. With long multiplication, the second number is also more than one digit. 

So it would be 563 X 34 

There is a special method to solve this. The video in the link below explains one way to solve this. Pay close attention to the video to see what they do. If you struggle at any point, remember you don't have to do this part, and you will be getting taught it in school in Year 5. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjbyvk7

Once you've watched the video, and you think you might know what to do, have a go at these:

563 X 24

893 X 45

481 X 32

446 X 53

884 X 73

Topic (Romans)

Today, you are going to be learning about Boudica. I have posted a link to a video below, as well as a couple of websites with information about Boudica. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-boudica-and-the-roman-invasion/zmyhf4j    A 5 minute video with lots of information. You might want to make notes.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/boudica                           Lots of good written information here.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Boudica#Death_of_Prasutagus_and_its_aftermath       More information on Boudica.

Once you have completed watching the video and reading all about Boudica, I would like you to create a poster that has either the title:

BOUDICA: HERO

or

BOUDICA: VILLAIN.

Based on everything you have watched and read about Boudica, you need to decide whether you believe she was a hero and villain. Use your research to give bullet points about why she is a hero or villain. For example, you might say she is a villain because she burnt down a Roman town. But you might say she was a hero because she stopped the Romans demanding unfair taxes. 

You have to make the decision for yourself whether you think Boudica is a hero or villain. In history, it is common for people to have different opinions about figures from the past. As historians, it is your job to read all the facts you can find, and make your own mind up. 

PE

I tried some yoga this weekend. It was really peaceful and relaxing! I highly recommend it!

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Monday 15th June 2020

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Good morning! 

Wow, I am so impressed with all of the wonderful work you did last week. You certainly kept Mr Kershaw busy! 

Thank you again for sending me lots of stories to read to Will at bedtime. He has loved each and every one and wanted me to share this letter he has written to you. 

   

Here are the suggested activities for today: 

Reading: 

The next chapter of our 'guided reading' book is ready and waiting on Purple mash as well as the comprehension questions. 

English: 

The theme for this week is poetry. 

Have a look at these shape poems. They are shaped like the thing that they describe. The shape adds to the meaning of the poem.

  

  

  

Have a go at your own shape poem. It may help to jot down all of the things that your chosen picture makes you think about. 

Maths: 

If you have a calculator at home have a go at these. 

  

Art: 

The Romans liked to decorate their buildings with four different types of columns. Can you find out the names of the four columns and sketch each one? 

I hope that you all have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Frazer's work

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Hi Class 4, Mr. K here. I hope you've had a lovely weekend.

I have some of Frazer's work here. It had gone to a different email, so I didn't see it until this weekend. I thought I would share with you his lovely introduction and photo of him reading in his little brother's cot! I wonder what his little brother thought? Also, I'm still trying to figure out which are his two truths and which is the lie. What do you guys think?

I will be back blogging with you on Tuesday. See you then!

Mr. K

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Speed Tables Shout Outs

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Thank you to everyone who sent in their speed tables times/scores. Here they are!

Eva completed hers in 3 minutes and 21 seconds. Amazing!

James did his in 3 minutes exactly. Awesome!

Sarah finished hers in 3 minutes and 7 seconds. Excellent!

Have a fantastic weekend, Class 4. I will be back with you on Tuesday next week. I will also on that day upload any of your challenges from this afternoon.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Mr. K

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Friday updates

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Good afternoon, Class 4. Wow! What a week I have had doing your blog! You have all kept me on my toes with all the lovely work you are sending in. It is really nice to know that you are reading my blog and doing the work. I have A LOT of work to share with you today, so if I miss anyone out, please just email me and let me know! It isn't intentional! I just have a lot to load up!

Don't forget to send me your speed tables times by 2pm today for a shout out!

Here is Alastair with his guitars:

Brooke has been reading and practising contortion. She has also sent in her lovely poem and art.

Euan has sent in his Roman work, plus his favourite reading spot and his poem.

Here are Eva and James reading in an unusual place!

Eva has also shared her book review and poem.

Freddie has shared his poem.

James has shared his poem.

Here is Joshua's poem.

Next is Libby's poem.

Lila has sent in her art, her book review, her poem and the view that inspired it, plus her favourite reading spot and a jigsaw they have done as a family.

Lily F has sent in her art and her poem.

Orla has sent in her art from both days, her poem, and a special task if you live in Netherthong. Have a look at it!

Poppy S has sent in her poem and view, and a picture of her reading!

This is Sarah's poem and her unusual reading spot!

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Puffin Dream Big Festival

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Morning!

Sarah in Y4's dad let me know about the Puffin Dream Big festival. There are lots of fantastic events happening over this weekend. At 10:30 today, Jacqueline Wilson will be reading a story. I have attached the link below. Have a look, its worth it! 

https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/dream-big.html

Thanks,

Mr. K

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Friday 12th June

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Morning, Class 4! I have really enjoyed doing some work with you this week. Miss Watkins, Mrs Kendal and I have all agreed that I can do your blog every Tuesday from now on, so I will be with you regularly. A big big thank you for your emails this week, I have really been so impressed with your engagement with the blog work. It means a lot!

Here is today's work:

Reading

Another 30 minutes of reading today. I have really enjoyed seeing you all reading in different places - keep them coming!

Grammar

On Fridays, in my class, I do a grammar lesson. One of the big things you learn about in Year 5 grammar is modal verbs.

Modal verbs  introduce another verb and they tell you how possible something is. 

An example of some are:      must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, might.

They nearly always go before another verb and tell you either how possible something is or how necessary it is. 

Here are some examples of some:

1.) We should tidy our bedrooms.        < The 'should' tells you that it is important that they do this.

2.) I might go to the park after school.  < The 'might' tells you that it isn't definite that you are going to the park.

3.) He can do a back flip.           < The 'can' tells you how able he is to do a back flip. 

Here is a link to BBC Bitesize that tells you more about modal verbs. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znd26v4

Watch the 2 videos that explain modal verbs. Then there are some activities for you to do on the web page. 

1.) Complete the interactive task where you identify the modal verb in each sentence. 

2.) Then have a go at the quiz about modal verbs.

3.) There are then 2 sheets on modal verbs from Twinkl. Do the first one, and if you want, do the second as an extension. 

Remember, this is Year 5 work, so it might seem a little difficult at times, but it is just to give you a head start next year.

Maths

Today in maths, I would like you to complete a speed tables sheet. I have attached a left-handed and right-handed sheet below if you need to print one out. Also, you can draw one out yourself if you don't have a printer.

I like to do a shout out on a Friday for people's speed tables scores or times. So, when you have done the speed tables, send me an email with either your time or your gaps, and I will give you a shout out tomorrow afternoon.

left hand speed tables.PNG

right hand speed tables.PNG

When you have finished this (or before if you want to get the practice in!), do some times tables practice on Times Table Rockstars.

Friday Challenge

For a Friday afternoon, I thought we could do something a little different. I really like challenges and tasks that result in everyone doing a different thing. So... I have some challenges for you to complete. You may need to spend some time planning these. I will provide some photographs of these on a blog this afternoon (although I may have to do the blog over the weekend if I run out of time tomorrow).

Each challenge is intentionally vague and you can interpret it how you like. 

Challenge 1: Build the tallest thing.                   

Challenge 2: Take a surprising photo.

Challenge 3: Draw an animal. You can only use the hand you don't usually write with.

Challenge 4: Create four 2D shapes with something else.   This one is REALLY vague, so you may all have different ideas how to do this.

PE

Keep active, even in the rubbish weather. Class 5 are working on their core strength today, so they are doing planks, sit ups and crunches. 

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Another guide to Year 5

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Hi Class 4. Eavan has sent in her guide to Year 5, which I have posted below. Enjoy!

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Thursday 11th June

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Morning Class 4. Thank you so much for all the work I have been sent over the last few days. I have really enjoyed getting to hear from so many of you! 

Reading

Keep up with 30 minutes of reading today. Perhaps you could send me a photo of you reading in the strangest place? James in my class sent Mr. C a photo of him reading in his washing basket!!

English

In English today, I would like you to do something that I set for my class a few weeks ago. Find the favourite view from a window in your house. Spend a few minutes really looking at the view and enjoying it. Maybe note down what you can see. 

Then, I would like you to write a short poem called 'From my window...' 

Here is an example of a couple of lines:

From my window, I can see a baby calf sheltering beside its mother.

From my window, I can see a cheerful wagtail hopping along.

Remember, a poem doesn't have to be really long and it doesn't have to rhyme. It just needs to use imaginative vocabulary. You could use a structure similar to mine where you start each line with the same phrase, or you could do it a different way. It is up to you!

Maths

Thank you so much for your addition questions yesterday. If you didn't already send them in for me to check, here are the answers:

  1. 937
  2. 893
  3. 1,273
  4. 6,470
  5. 3,180
  6. 8,060
  7. 9,147
  8. 948.48
  9. 78.29
  10. 9,414 metres Bonus: 9.414km

Here are some subtraction questions for you to try now. Remember, I would like to see it neatly laid out so I can see how well you know the method.

1.) 954 - 214 =

2.) 865 - 321 =

3.)  7869 - 3425 =

4.) 9564 - 7614 = 

5.) 9333 - 5128 =

6.) 7893 - 6937 =

7.) 6504 - 387

8.) 4992 - 674 = 

9.) 789.43 - 94.21 = 

10.) The cola bottle had 673ml of cola in it and the lemonade bottle has 459ml of lemonade. How much more liquid does the cola bottle have than the lemonade bottle?

Art

Yesterday, you created art from imagination. Today, I would like you to do some observational art. This is where you use your eyes to draw something in front of you. 

We will be drawing the view from the same window you wrote a poem about! 

So you can draw the picture or paint the picture underneath your poem. It will be a lovely way to illustrate your poem and I would love to see all the amazing views I'm sure you have! 

I will post a photograph of the view from my window later today for you to see!

PE

Make sure you are staying active every day! Who has been doing Joe Wicks recently?

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Updates from Mr. K

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Hi Class 4. First of all, can I just say how bowled over I have been with the amount of work you have been sending in! A big thank you to Class 4 pupils and parents, as it really has been lovely to see so many of you engaging in the blog. 

I have got a selection of work to upload below. I decided to leave off any 'about me' paragraphs as they are personal to the child. I have also left off the letters to the Y5 pupil, as I will be delivering these to some Y5 children. If you have emailed me, and I have missed off your work (and it isn't the pieces I said I was leaving off), please let me know. It has been great to have so many of you email, but sometimes that means I might have missed something!

You really are a talented class! I have loved seeing your enthusiasm and I am excited to be your teacher next year!

Here's some of Brooke's work:

Next up is Charlie S and his work:

Here is some of Ella's:

Eva is up next:

Freddie has shared his work:

James has got some to show:

Jessica has been busy with maths:

Joshua and his work:

Lila and some of her work and her cute new puppy:

Here is Lily F sharing her book:

Orla with lots of lovely work:

Here is Poppy S and her art:

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Wednesday 10th June

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Hello Class 4, Mr. K here again! I've got some more work for you today. A big thank you to everyone who sent me in their work yesterday. I really enjoyed reading them. If I haven't got back to you yet, I promise I will as soon as possible! 

Writing

Remember those Guides to Year 5 that my class wrote for you? I would love it if you could write a letter to a Year 5 pupil with some questions about Year 5.

This is how I would like you to structure the letter:

  • Start it with 'Dear Year 5 Pupil'  (or, if you know someone in my class, you can write to them directly.
  • Tell them who you are, and what you have done in Year 4. Explain what you enjoyed about Year 4.
  • Write what you think Year 5 will be like, and then finish with a couple of questions for them.

It doesn't have to be a long letter at all, just a couple of paragraphs.

I will then send these on to some Year 5 pupils, who will reply to you over the next few days. 

Reading

I am super interested to know what books you have been reading this year. Sarah has already told me she has read the Harry Potter series. 

So I would love it if you could send in a picture of the book your reading and tell me a little bit about it.

Maths

Usually, when I get a new class, I check how they are with the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Today, I would like to see how you find the written column method for addition. Some of you may find this work slightly easy, which is fine. I think it is important to recap the methods involved in maths before we move on to other things.

So, here are 10 addition questions. I would like you to lay them out using the written method you have been taught, and keep the work nice and neat. If you want, you could send in a photo of your work, so I can see how neat it is! Top tip: make sure you line up the columns correctly, using place value to help you. 

1.) 625 + 312

2.) 674 + 219

3.) 884 + 389

4.) 5,983 + 487

5.) 419 + 2761

6.) 5093 + 2967

7.) 7054 + 2093

8.) 456.32 + 492.16        Yes that is a decimal! Just line up the columns correctly as normal, and make sure you put the decimal in your answer.

9.) 56.43 + 21.86

10.) Jeff travels 5493 metres on his bike one day. The next day he rides a further 3921 metres. How many metres has he ridden altogether?  For a bonus point, can you tell me how much that is in kilometres? 

Art

I have heard that this class like art! So I thought I would give you a little art project this afternoon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjgj7nb

On this link, there is a video about Henri Rousseau, a French artist that we are learning about next year. He painted lots of pictures of the jungle, even though he had NEVER been! He had to use his imagination to help him.

Today, I would like you to create a piece of art which involves a place you've never been to. It could be a desert, or the bottom of the ocean, or a jungle like Rousseau did. There are some more videos on there with tips on how to create different pieces of art. I recommend you watch these before you decide.

I'm looking forward to seeing your works of art! I will post them on the blog later this week.

PE

Try to stay active in whatever way you can. How many steps can you get to today?

Thanks,

Mr. K

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What did the Romans ever do for us?

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A super start to our Romans topic class 4! Here's some of the work we have received so far: 

  Charlie's super Roman chariot and 'horse'! 

      

I love the different styles of timeline. 

      

Lots of facts about Rome. 

      

Good research.  

Keep up the good work! 

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Tuesday 9th June

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Hello, Class 4! Mr. Kershaw here. I will be doing some of your blog posts over the next few weeks. It may not be all the time, but I will definitely be sending some blogs your way.

As transition day might not be the same this year, we thought a good way to learn about our new class is to post some blogs. 

Any work should be sent to my email class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk 

If you want to contact Miss Watkins or Mrs Kendal, then please continue to use the Class 4 email. 

Off we go!

Writing

First of all today, I would love to know a little bit more about you. So to do this, I thought we could start with a paragraph about ourselves. Here is mine:

My name is Mr. Kershaw and I am thirty-one years old. I have been a teacher for seven years, teaching at Netherthong for the last four. Although I take learning very seriously, I think part of learning is to have fun. As you may have seen from the 'Guides to Year 5' I posted on Friday, I do have some rules, but they are easy to follow! My hobbies include watching various sports with Mr. C, going travelling (not really possible at the moment!), long walks and reading. I have just recently become interested in jigsaws, which might not sound fun to everyone, but once you get started on one, they can be great at passing the time! My favourite food is cheese - all types of cheese! I have a phobia of mice and rats, which isn't very good when there is a certain mouse that likes to visit my attic in the middle of the night! 

So I am looking for a paragraph a little bit similar to that. You should include your name, your age and how long you have been at Netherthong Primary School. Tell me about your hobbies and something you have been up to during lockdown. Also, tell me some of your likes and dislikes. 

This is your first task, which can be emailed to me. I'm looking forward to finding out more about you!

Game - 2 truths and a lie

Here is a 'getting to know you' game. As well as your paragraph, I would like you to email me with 2 truths and a lie about yourselves. I have to guess which one is the lie.

Here are my two truths and a lie. Can you guess which one is the lie?

I have met Prince Charles when he came to my high school.

Gary Lineker once gave me a 'high five' in an airport when I was a child. 

My car is named Taylor Swift the Second. 

I will let you know which one was a lie if you email me with your guess!

Maths

For maths, I would like you to start thinking about some of the work we will be doing next year. So today, you are going to do some research for maths! I know that sounds strange, but all will become clear.

In Year 5, you learn about a type of number called a Prime Number. Have you heard of one?

I am not telling you what it is! I would like you to research what a prime number is. There are some good explanations on BBC Bitesize, Twinkl Teach Wiki and The School Run website. 

Once you have a good idea what prime numbers are, I would like you to create a poster explaining what they are as well as a list of the prime numbers less than 100. 

You could do this by colouring in the prime numbers on a 100 square, or just listing them. 

I would like these posters to be colourful, and informative. I would love to print some of these off and put them on my classroom wall for next year. 

If you find the idea of prime numbers hard, please do not worry. This is simply just meant to be an introduction to them. You will get lots more information on them in Year 5. 

History

In history, I can see you are learning about the Romans. I thought you could do some research into the Roman gods. There were many Roman gods and each of them had a different purpose. 

I have some links below to some information that might help you.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/gods.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks2-romans-6-roman-gods-and-goddesses/z6dphbk  - This one is a podcast with some information on different gods and a song to sing.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_roman_gods_mythology.php

Once you have done some research into the Roman gods and goddesses, choose your favourite one, and make a fact file about them. 

Your fact file should have:

  • A picture (drawn or printed out) of the god or goddess.
  • Their name
  • What they were the 'god of'.
  • Did they have a Greek version of them?
  • Did they carry any important equipment like a trident or a thunder bolt?

PE

What activities have you been doing to stay active over the last 11 weeks? I love to hear about different ways people are keeping active! Some in my class have been:

  • Doing a keepy up competition
  • Trying out yoga
  • Having a competition to see how many steps they can do in a day
  • Joe Wicks

I'm looking forward to hearing from you all! Remember, my email is class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk

If you need to speak to Miss Watkins or Mrs Kendal, don't forget to email them on the class 4 email address. 

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Monday 8th June 2020

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Good morning, it’s Mrs Kendal here for just one more day. Mr Kershaw will be taking over our class blog as from tomorrow (he has had internet trouble over the weekend so he was unable to complete our blog today).  Don’t forget, even though Miss Watkins and myself will not be writing the blogs, we are still always here and you can contact us at any time by email.

It has been a bit of a wet and windy few days so we have spent a lot of time doing indoor activities. We had the clay out yesterday (much to the horror of Mr Kendal!) but we have had lots of messy fun.

We have also had a go at ‘Deepak art’ (Miss Littler introduced me to this a few weeks ago). If you have oil pastels at home, look up some examples on the internet and have a go. Will drew a fox under a tree, Sophie drew a dancer and I drew a fairy: 

       

Onto today’s suggested activities:

Reading:

We seem to have quite a few Harry Potter fans in our class. It’s great to hear that so many of you are enjoying these books. You have inspired me to dig my old copies out of the attic and read them with Sophie!

The next chapter of our ‘guided reading’ book is on your 2do list on Purple Mash as well as the comprehension questions to answer.

History:

“What did the Romans ever do for us?”

The Romans arrived in AD43 and they brought with them many new ideas and a different way of living.

Follow the link to find out more: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/z2dr4wx

 

English:

After finding out what the Romans did for us, create your own information page. You can include a bold title, diagrams, fun facts, sub-headings and alliteration. You may find out extra information on different websites.

Maths: 

If the weather is dry, have a go at measuring the height of some local trees - I haven't gone mad, you can do this without climbing up to the top! 

Before you start, have a go at estimating the height and see how close you are. 

You will need a piece of paper and a tape measure (and a willing volunteer!):

1) 

   

Fold a piece of paper in half to form a triangle (the paper must be square to start with, if it is rectangular, measure out a perfect square). The triangle will have one 90 degrees angle and two 45 degrees angles. 

2) 

    

Hold the triangle in front of one eye by holding a corner opposite the 90 degrees angle. One of the short sides should be horizontal and the other should be vertical. Look up the longest side by raising your eyes.

3)

  

Move back from the tree until you can see the top of the tree at the top tip of the triangle. 

4)

  

Mark the spot that you are standing on and measure the distance from it to the base of the tree. This distance is almost the full height of the tree. Add the distance from the ground to your eye-line to the distance from your marker to the base of the tree. Now you have the full height of the tree! 

Have a wonderful day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal the year 4 team xx

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Hello from Mr. Kershaw

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Hello Class 4! I hope you are all well. This week, my class have been writing 'A Guide to Surviving Year 5' for you guys. They wanted to give you some tips on what Year 5 will be like. I have had so many come through, and I thought I would share them with you. If you have any further questions about Class 5, you can always email me at class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk and I will ask my class to provide you with some answers. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all!

Here is Alfie's:

Next is Darach's:

Here is Ethan's:

Isla has some good tips for you:

Libby F has provided lots of information on Year 5:

Here is Luke's:

Next is Owen's:

Finally, here is Toby's:

There may be more coming your way. I hope you find these useful!

Mr. K

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Friday 5th June 2020

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Happy Friday everyone.  I hope you are all keeping well.  We have been busy today with the sewing machine.  I have been making a dress and a top, and Florence has helped to make a few face masks.  It was fun and productive.  I am not sure how well the clothes have come out, but worth a try!  I know a few of you have had a go at sewing things during the lock down, which is great.  

To start with her are the answers to the landmark quiz.

I wonder how many you got?

English

Keep going with your Story book of Romulus and Remus.  If you have finished have a go at writing a list of comprehension questions.  Think about a range of difficulty with your questions.  Some can be easy and fact retrieving questions, some might be more tricky which would ask you to think about the text in more detail or some might be about the vocabulary in the text.

Maths

Today I would like you to keep going with multiplication.  Can you complete your speed tables as fast as you can and let us know the time you got.  I will post the times I am given.  Also go on TTRockstars and let me know whether you are a Rock God or just a Rock Hero!

Science

This half term we should be looking at lots of different investigations so I thought that I would set you one.

Here is a silly joke to end the week on.  If you have any good joke you would like to share please do!

Why do bicycles fall over?

Because they are two tired!

Have a great weekend

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

PS.  Check back on the blog after 3pm this afternoon.  I think Mr Kershaw might have a few messages for you.

xxx

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Thursday 4th June 2020

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Hi everyone, I hope that you have had a fantastic half term, enjoyed the sunshine and kept happy and busy.  We certainly have here, with lots of water fun down the garden.  I have been in school over the holidays, so it was lovely to see a few of you there.  Some of our children are starting back now and school is looking wonderful as usual.  Florence starts back next Thursday.  I think she is looking forward to it.

Anyway here are some things for you to dip into:

English

Mrs Kendal shared a story with you yesterday on the blog about Romulus and Remus.  You can look back at yesterdays blog to reread it.  This is an ancient Roman myth.  Today I would like you to begin turning the myth into a book.  This might take you today and tomorrow.  I would love it if your book could have a little text and an illustration for each page of your version of the story.  Think who your audience might be: is it for an older or younger child or a grown up that does not know the story.  Make sure that you use interesting words and correct punctuation.  It would be great to see you use some apostrophes in your writing.  I cant wait to read your version of the story and to see your illustrations.

Maths 

Here is a little more multiplication and division for you to have a go at:

Art

Many Roman building still exist today.  Here are a few examples for you.  

Roman architecture (article) | Ancient Rome | Khan AcademyRome wasn't built in a day – ROADMENDERAqueduct - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Take a look online if you can at some more examples.  Then I would love it if you selected one and then have a go at drawing it.  You could use pencil or a thin pen to draw with, look carefully at the lines that are created in the architecture, see if you can re-create these clear lines in your drawings.

A little extra

Like Mrs Kendal, I have attached a fun picture quiz for you to have a go at.  Can you name all of these landmarks?  I will post the answers tomorrow.

Have a great day and keep safe.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wednesday 3rd June 2020

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Good morning, I hope you are all well. 

What a lovely day we had yesterday outside in the sun. I set my laptop up in the garden so I could work and watch Sophie and Will play at the same time. They both enjoyed painting more rocks which we went off to hide in the woods in the evening. I even managed to paint a few of my own! 

                                                                

Onto today's suggested activities.

English: 

Read the story below and become familiar with it. There may be words in the text that you are unsure of, find out what they mean. 

   

  

  

   

Maths: 

Using the short multiplication and division methods you have practised this week, solve these word problems. 

  

Geography: 

Can you find out a little bit of information about Rome? 

First, start with it's location. Find the country and continent. Where is it on a world map? Then research about the famous landmarks. Perhaps some of you have visited Rome. Do you have any photos of your time there or has someone in your family been? 

Just for fun: 

How many Disney films can you spot in the picture below? 

  

Apparently there are 41 but I think I only managed to find 15! 

Have a wonderful day.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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Good morning! 

Well done to all of you for getting back into your work yesterday. As I was in school, I had completely forgotten it was an inset day (the days and weeks seem to be merging into one).

We enjoyed playing out in the sunshine and having tiddlywink races across the hall yesterday - after we had finished our blog work of course! 

A big well done to Ella for adopting a tiger and writing a wonderful information leaflet all about this amazing animal. 

     

It looks as though we all need to be extra nice to Freddie when we see him... I think he's won the lottery! 

Here are today's suggested activities: 

Reading: 

Wow! So many of you had a go at the reading task I set yesterday: it's still in your Purple Mash 2do list until the end of the week if you didn't get chance. 

Continue to read your own books please. 

English: 

You did a super recap on apostrophes yesterday. We'll stick with the SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) theme today. Have a go at the following: 

      

  

Maths: 

Have a look at these examples of short division (the bus stop method). We have used this method in class, so refresh your memory.

                        

Now have a go at these calculations (ignore the yellow numbers): 

    

Computing: 

When learning from home, we are all using the internet a lot more for research and help with school work - but how do we know that what we are reading is the truth? 

Have a think about how we can use the internet safely to find out information that is correct. 

Some computer programs have Easter Eggs hidden within them and I'm not talking about the tasty, chocolate kind brought by a giant bunny! 

Easter Eggs in computer land are jokes and hidden messages placed inside everyday programs.

Search for the following in Google and have a bit of fun: 

  • Askew (and click on the first result)
  • do a barrel roll (and click on the first result)
  • elgoog (and click on the first result)
  • zerg rush (can you defeat the o's?)
  • atari breakout (then click images and choose the first one)

I hope that 'wowed' you as much as it did me! 

Chocolate quiz results: 

Did you have a go at yesterday's chocolate quiz? If so, here are the answers: 

Hope you all have another lovely day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Monday 1st June

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Good morning and welcome back!

I hope you have all had a wonderful week off in the sunshine. We have spent a lot of time in the garden making up new games, planting flowers and jumping in and out of the paddling pool. 

I am missing you all and looking forward to reading your emails so please do keep in touch.

This half term we will be starting our new topic called ‘Invicta’. Can you find out what this word means?

Reading:

I know what super readers you all are and I am missing our guided reading sessions. I have set a 2do on Purple Mash so that we can all read the same book together and answer some comprehension questions (also in your 2do list).

Keep reading your own books at home too. Try to spend at least 20 minutes a day reading.

English:

Apostrophes for omission

Apostrophes for omission are used to show where letters have been missed out (omitted)

  1. can't = can not didn't = did not it's = it is / it has

 

Find a single word using an apostrophe to replace the ones in brackets.

1 (I am) _________ sure (they are) ____________ not going to come.

2 “(It is) _______ OK for you. (You are) ____________ never short of money!” he shouted.

3 If we live until (we are) ________ one hundred, (we will) ________ never win the lottery.

4 (I am) _______ never allowed out until (I have) _________ finished my homework.

5 (I will) _________ make sure he never plays in the team again.

6 My guitar teacher says (he is) _________ the best in the country.

7 I know (who is) _____________ behind the door.

8 (Do not) ______________ feed the animals. (They will) _______________ bite!

9 You (can not) ________________ do that here!

Underline the words which need apostrophes in this passage.

 

"Hurry up, son, or youll be late for school."

"I shant," came the reply from the bedroom.

"Whats wrong?" asked his mother.

"I dont like the teachers and I cant stand the kids."

"Ill give you two good reasons why you should go."

"What are they?" inquired her son.

"One: youre thirty-five, and two: youve just been made headmaster."

Apostrophes for possession

Apostrophes are used to show that one thing belongs to another:

Henry's wives, the king's wives, the kings' wives, the children's father.

A possessive apostrophe indicates ownership. You decide where the apostrophe goes by

asking the question "Who does it belong to?" Then you put the apostrophe immediately after

the owner, eg: the girl 's books, the girls ' books, the men 's shoes

 

Underline words which need apostrophes, then add them in the correct place.

 

  1. The teachers assistant helped to display the childrens work.
  2. The mens voices were raised in anger.
  3. The cat hissed and arched its back.
  4. Its long legs worked like pistons.

Maths:

Here is an example of short multiplication to refresh your memory:

Using this method, solve the calculations below:

History:

We will be learning all about The Romans this half term.

Can you create a timeline and place The Roman Empire on it? To get an idea of timescale you will need to add other historical events onto your timeline as well (don’t forget to put the current pandemic on your timeline as we are living through history right now!)

Here are some events you could use on your timeline (you will need to research the dates):

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • The Great Fire of London
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • The Victorians
  • World War I and II
  • The moon landing
  • The World Wide Web is created

There are many more that you can add too. 

How you present your timeline is up to you (drawn, written or on the computer).

Just for fun: 

I'm keeping in touch with my family through Face Time and each week we enjoy a family quiz. We had a go at the chocolate challenge this week! See how many of these chocolate bars you can identify. I'll post the answers on tomorrow's blog. 

Have a lovely day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Friday 22.05.2020

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6 Rules to Build Happy Habits : The Happyologist

Friday is upon us yet again.  It has been a busy week in our house, lots of school work for everyone and a skip (Florence has named it Jeremy) to fill with all the garden rubbish we have been gathering!  Lots of pruning, chopping and trimming.  We now need to move onto planting!  I wonder what you have been up to in your gardens?  I would love to see any of the plants and flowers in your garden.  Next week is the school holiday, so have a rest and enjoy the sunshine.  If you feel like it you could visit a virtual museum or art gallery.  Tell us where you have visited and what you saw if you do, but we will not be blogging each day.  Keep in touch though and you know where we are if you need us.

English

Production day!!  Today is the day that you will film your show.  Have you got your set ready?  Do you have your script?  Lights, camera and action!  It would be great if you could video your programme and send it to us.  Make sure that you use good clear voices and be dynamic!  We can’t wait to see them.

Maths

Let’s see how we are doing with our times tables.  Have a go at some speed tables and let us know your times.  Then spend some time on TT Rockstars.

French

Last week you found out some of the names of the animals in French.  Today can you write me a sentence about an animal in French?  It could be quite simple or a little more complicated. 
Le chien est noir.

Our Lovely Year 4 class - Padlet

Don't forget our lovely kindness page that you can post on.  We have some lovely posts on there.  Thank you.  It makes me smile to see all of your lovely faces and to read your comments.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Thursday 21.5.2020

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What glorious weather!  We worked hard in the morning and then spent the afternoon in the sunshine.  Lovely.

Teddy and Florence went down the water slide.  The question is, did I?

I will leave you wondering.

On to today!  You have sent in some wonderful clips of you and your interviews!  It is fantastic.  I can not wait to see what Friday brings!!

 English

We want you to become stage hands today.  You will need to gather all of the props that you will need for your programme.  This might need you to draw posters or gather a few teddy’s as props, whatever you require.  You will then need to rehearse your programme, using yesterday’s script to help you.  You can then make any adjustments that you require.

Maths

See if you can solve this problem:

Geography

Have a think about endangered animals.  Select a country and see what you can find out about the habitat of the animals.  Are they at risk of losing their habitats and why?  Draw a picture of the animal’s habitat and describe how it is at risk.  You could also think how this could be changed.

Well done again and don't forget to click on our Padlet link.  It is a fun way to stay in touch.

Our Lovely Class - Padlet link

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Fancy some World Record breaking art?

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Isabel, in year 2, pointed this out to me and I had to pass it along ... 

Like many of us, you may have been enjoying Rob Biddulph’s brilliant Draw with Rob draw along videos, which have amassed a huge online following and now been watched over 2 million times on YouTube.

On May 21st, Rob is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Art Lesson

Rob will be live on YouTube at 4.00pm (BST) but in order for the attempt to meet Guinness World Records’ criteria we need participants – young and old –  to register for the free lesson at www.artworldrecords.com and be there for the whole 30 minutes. 

The attempt will also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19.  Participants can donate what they can and companies have also begun to pledge financial support. These donations will go towards high impact charities to counter the impact of COVID-19, including stopping the disease’s spread, providing immediate relief to those most impacted and preventing future pandemics. 

#ArtWorldRecords #MakeHistoryatHome #DrawWithRob #StayAtHome

Miss H

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Wednesday 20th May 2020

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Good morning! 

I had another lovely day in school yesterday and we managed to finish our giant wings. Here's Lily modelling them for us...

                                                                            

I'm back in school today and hopefully the sun is going to shine for us. 

English

Today we would like you to think about a script for your programme.  Have a look at this short clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k8CcAU2Lt0.  This is the type of programme we would love you to come up with.  Can you think what you would like to get across in your programme?  You will need to write a script of the words you will say.  You might like a sidekick to help you and they will need some words too.  Don’t forget to get your interview in as well. 

Maths - 

Art

We would like you to create a picture of your endangered animal.  You can select the style and media that you wish. Perhaps you could research some different examples before you begin. 

                                                

Purple Mash - 

Have a look at your 2do list, there are some activities on there to complete. 

Have a wonderful day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Words

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Here are you glorious photos.

We miss you all

xxx

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Last Weeks Photos - 18.5.2020

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Here are some of your glorious work.  Amazing as always.

It has been lovely to hear from a few of you on Padlet.  Go on if you get a chance.  Here is the link again:

Padlet

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VE Day Photos

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You all were amazing!

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Tuesday 19th May 2020

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Good morning! 

I had a lovely day in school yesterday. We were busy creating some huge, colourful wings with lots of painted feathers. Hopefully they will be finished today and I will post a photo. 

Here are today's suggested activities: 

English –

Today is interview day! Can you write some interview questions that you might ask someone, possibly from the WWF, about your endangered animal? See if someone in your house (it could even be a teddy) is prepared to be interviewed by you. If you can, you could record it and send it to us.

Maths –

Have a go at these money problems today.

Computing -

I would like you to experiment with 2animate. I have set it as a 2do for you all. Use this program to create your own simple animations. It would be helpful to watch the tutorial before you begin.

I am looking forward to seeing your creations. 

As your computing session is on Purple Mash, I haven't set you a Litz Blitz or maths activity on there (I don't want you getting square eyes!) Instead can you think of an active, learning activity. We have found an amazing rope swing hidden in the woods and every-time we use it, we shout out our times-tables with every swing! Will also likes playing a hide and seek game with his phonics cards... learning on the move! 

Let me know if you think of any good ones - I may 'borrow' them! 

Have a wonderful day.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xxx

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Everyday object art!

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I had a go at creating a piece of art using an everyday object; here's my finished sketch as promised! 

                                                   

Thank you for sending me some of yours, they are great. I've posted them here for us all to enjoy!  

    

      

  

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Monday 18th May 2020

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Thank you so much for sending me such amazing stories to read to Will. I can't tell you how pleased and excited he is to have lots of new bedtime books. My printer has decided to stop working so I am going to print out your stories in school tomorrow (sshhh, don't tell Miss Kelly!) I can then read them this week and I'll let you know what he thinks of them all. 

It was lovely to receive so many photos of you in your school uniform - although they did make me miss you even more than I already do! I will post some of the photos from last week later on today. 

Sophie and I have been enjoying our daily walks during lockdown and this weekend we decided to challenge ourselves. We walked from our house in Skelmanthorpe all the way to my Mum and Dad's house in Wooldale (to wave hello from a safe distance!). We worked out that we had walked nearly 8 miles - luckily Sophie's Daddy picked us up so we didn't have to walk home! 

This week I will be working in school so I will try to answer all of your emails as soon as I get home (please don't think I'm ignoring you!) 

Today's suggested activities are as follows: 

English:

This week we are going to be thinking all about endangered animals.  Towards the end of the week you will be hosting your own nature programme about endangered animals, which might include interviews and PowerPoints.  Today we would like you to begin your research.

Click on the link here, it will take you to the World Wildlife Fund website.  https://www.wwf.org.uk/

Explore the website and see what you can find out.  You can make notes about the endangered animals and investigate in books or on other websites that you know.

Maths:

Please complete the sheet below.  It is all about money this week!

Science: 

During these strange times and different lives that we are all living at the moment, our environment is also changing.  Can you think of any ways that our environment has changed during the past few months of lockdown.  How are animals adapting to the new, slower paced world that we are living in?

Purple mash: 

Don't forget to have a go at today's Litz Blitz and the maths activity. I have put them on your 2do lists.

Have a lovely day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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A little extra for you to look at - 15.5.2020

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Good evening everyone, 

Here is just a quick blog post to fill you in on how the TT Rockstars tournament went.  The girls Rocked It!!!

Well done.  We will have another tournament in a few weeks.  You were all fab though.  Well done!

I also wanted to send you the link to a lovely new page that you can all add to.  Just click the link below, click the add button in the bottom left hand corner and post a comment.  It will be lovely to hear from you and we thought that you would like to see how yours friends are doing.

Our Lovely Class

As always, we miss you, keep safe and keep smiling.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Friday - 15th May 2020 - Uniform Day

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Another Friday is upon us.  And the sun is due to shine all weekend despite some colder days.  Mrs Kendal and I have been in school this week.  It has been strange to be in school and not see all of you.  We do miss you.  I hope you are enjoying the tasks that we are setting you.  Please always remember that they are only guides and suggestions for you to work on.

Just a quick reminder that today is Uniform Day so please send a picture of you in your uniform.  I wonder if it still fits! 

(By sending in a photo, you consent to it being used within school and on the website.)

English

You know how much I love my dogs!  Here they are:

Valerie is the black one and Margret it the light brown one!

         

Have a go at this comprehension:

Maths

Shall we do a little more measuring?  Please have a go at the following.

French

Have a think about some of the animals that you have looked at in Science over the past few weeks.  You could think about any animals that you spot whilst you are on your walks around our lovely countryside.  Try to find out how you would say the name of the animal in French.  You could say it and record your voice or you could write the words down.

RE

We should be learning all about Guru's and Sikhism.  See if you can find 4 facts about Guru's and the Sikh religion. You could write some facts down or draw some images about the religion.

Well done again and enjoy every minute of your weekend.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Thursday 14th May 2020

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Good morning one and all,

Well it looks like a lot of you really enjoyed your VE Day celebrations.  We certainly did.  We could hear singing ringing out around our village.  It was as if Vera Lynn was singing on our village green.  There was even a man playing his big band (Glen Miller) music on a trumpet.  We managed to go for our walk, which was glorious.  We saw all sorts of birds, lots of sheep and lambs, cows and calves, a handful of people and even an old American car in a hidden field! 

I spoke to Mum about how Auntie Sadie had celebrated VE Day back in 1945 and apparently, she wasn’t allowed to go, as she had school the next day, but she does remember lots of parties going on around near her house.  My Dad also mentioned that his Grandfather had been on holiday once and he had loved Winston Churchill, so he decided to go and look at the house he lived in.  When he arrived, a policeman told him that Churchill was walking around.  He appeared behind him.  My Great-Grandfather then called out and Winston Churchill gave him his famous Victory sign.  I will put up some of your fabulous photos later today. 

Can I also remind you about the words photo?  We have had a few back, but would love some more.

Anyway, on to today, both Miss Watkins and Mrs Kendal are in school with Key Workers children today, so we might not be able to reply to your emails as speedily as usual!

English

I would like you to have a think about the stories that you have been writing for Mrs Kendal’s William.  You can also think about a book that you are reading too.  Can you pick out at least 10 words that you feel are powerful?  Write these words out in your neatest handwriting.  See this as a vocabulary and handwriting task please.  If you would like to extend this task, you could use a thesaurus (there are some good ones online to be used with parental guidance) to find new words.

Maths

You have all been looking at symmetry this week.  I thought that we move onto measurement of length.  Have a go at these three sheets all about measuring length.

You can draw your own lines for the first task (above) if you prefer

Geography

Have a think about settlements again.  You have looked at both close to home and a further away settlement.  I would like you to begin to think about a totally new settlement.  You are going to think about what a completely new town, village or city would need.  Can you remember our work on Salts Mill?  Can you draw a map of a new settlement, including all of the features that you would need and some that you would like?  You can include a key to help identify the features.  Make sure that you consider both physical and human features.

British Values

Have a think about the four key British Values - Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance and Individual Liberty.  Can you create a poster to explain what these different values mean.

Hope you all keep safe and well.  We still are not sure what will be happening over the next few weeks, just keep well and keep smiling.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

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Good morning! 

I just want to start by saying a huge well done to Mrs Barker for completing the Netherthong Race for Life challenge yesterday and a big thank you to everyone who has donated money towards such a fantastic cause. 

Today's suggested activities are as follows: 

English: 

After completing your plan and draft version, you are  now ready to create your final story book. You can choose whether your book is hand-written or created using a computer programme (Powerpoint, Publisher or Word). Think carefully about the layout of your book. You can write in different styles, making some of the words bigger or colourful (think Tom Gates). Each page should also be illustrated (Will loves looking at the pictures in books). 

When your story is complete, add a front cover and a blurb. 

I am looking forward to receiving your finished stories. 

Maths: 

Can you conduct your own mathematical investigation? 

Test a partner's reaction time by recording how fast they can grasp a ruler (or similar object) when you drop it between their fingers (if you use a timer on a smartphone, you can record the milliseconds).Repeat 5 times and record the results. Think about what method would be best for recording your data. 

Choose one of these theories: 

  • The older you are the slower your reactions.
  • Your reactions will get better over time.
  • Girls will be quicker than boys.
  • Boys will be quicker than girls.
  • If you are left handed your reaction speed will be quicker with your left hand.
  • If you are right handed your reaction speed will be quicker with your right hand. 

Design an investigation to test your theory. 

When you have recorded your results display your findings in a graph (think carefully about the type of graph you choose). Make sure you label your axes and give your graph a title.   

Art: 

Can you create a piece of artwork using everyday objects? 

Here are some examples:

   

I'm going to have a go at this today - maybe I'll share my work with you (if you promise not to laugh!). 

Purple Mash: 

Have a look at your 2do list. It's great to see so many of you completing the tasks on there. 

Have a lovely day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

 

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Photos for last week - week beg 4th May

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Here are a few from last week.  I will put some of your VE Day ones on separately.

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Tuesday 12th May 2020

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Good morning! 

Today is the day that Mrs Barker takes part in her Race for Life challenge. At 1pm, she will be running around the playground come rain or shine, hopefully raising lots of money for such a wonderful cause. 

                        

Today's PE activity is all about supporting Mrs Barker. Join in with your very own Race for Life challenge and please send your photos to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk 

English: 

Will is getting very excited about having lots of new bedtime stories to read!  We have already had a sneak preview from a few of you and they are sounding great. 

Hopefully you will have now planned your story so today you can start writing out your draft version. You can either write out your whole story and then decide which bits are going on which page or you can start writing your story onto different sheets so you will know what your finished book will look like. Create your draft version in whatever style you choose. 

If you have planned your entire story and are ready to make the final version, then decide whether you are going to hand-write or use a computer programme such as Publisher or Powerpoint to make your book. 

Your finished book will need a front cover and a blurb - you can start thinking about these if you have time. 

Maths: 

As we were busy bug hunting yesterday, I thought we would stick with the same theme!

Here is a mathematical caterpillar...

 

Have a go at making your own. The rules are as follows:

  • Pick a number to go in the caterpillar's head. The number must be less than 100.
  • If the number you choose is even then you must halve it to get the next number.
  • If the number you choose is odd then you must add one to get the next number.
  • Follow the same rules each time to make the next number. 
  • Stop when you reach the number 1. 

Can you create a caterpillar that is longer than the one shown?

Can you create a caterpillar that is shorter than the one shown? 

How long is the longest possible caterpillar?

What do you notice? 

Computing: 

Animation - pictures or objects appear to move. 

Speak to an adult at home - did they have any favourite animated programmes when they were younger? My favourite was called Bagpuss. If you have permission from an adult to watch YouTube, try and find some of your parents' favourites. 

How do the characters in the programmes appear to be moving? How has the programme been made? 

When the first animations were made they were all hand drawn. Have a go at making a simple animation by drawing an object multiple times (each on a different piece of paper) but each time move the position of the object. When you flick through the pages it will look like your object is moving. 

The more simple your drawing, the better! 

Purple Mash: 

I have added a Litz Blitz and maths activity into your 2do list. 

Have a wonderful day. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Race for Life

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So the Netherthong Race for Life is tomorrow at 1pm! I know so many of you have organised your own event in your gardens and surrounding areas. We have had so much support through the fundraising link, we are now at around 75% of our £1000 target. Please keep sharing this link so that we can reach our goal.

If you take any photos or videos of your event, please email them to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk  If you send in your pictures, we will automatically presume you give us permission to use on the website and other sites associated with Cancer Research. I hope to put some kind of montage together when I recover from running around the playground! This will be a wonderful whole school collaboration at a time when we can’t be together. Good luck – knowing that you are all there will spur me on, I’m sure!

Happy running!

Mrs Barker

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Monday 11th May 2020

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Good morning Class 4! 

I hope you have all had a wonderful, long weekend enjoying the sunshine and celebrating VE day. 

Jake and Orla looked as though they celebrated in style - here they are: 

    

We had our own little garden party which involved a picnic, water slide and pool. Great fun was had by all! 

Now for today's suggested activities: 

English: 

Help needed! Last night, I tried to find a book on William's bookshelf that we have not yet read - I couldn't! This gave me a little idea...

It would be lovely if this week, my wonderfully-creative class could create some new stories that I could read to Will at bedtime. 

Today I would like you to plan out a story (a storyboard or mind-map will help with this). Decide on the rough outline of your story:

  • What will your story be about?
  • Who/what will the characters be?
  • How will your story start?
  • How will your story end? 

You will also need to remember that Will is only 5, so the language doesn't need to be too complicated. Think back to some of your favourite, picture-book stories when you were younger, maybe you could use those as inspiration. If you're struggling for ideas think of a book that you have read and write the sequel. 

Maths: 

Symmetry - Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a mirror line) can be drawn on it, to show that both sides are exactly the same. 

Have some fun with symmetry today! 

Using Lego, lollipop sticks, pasta, buttons or anything else that has the same size/shape pieces, can you make different shapes each with a different amount of lines of symmetry? 

  

 

How many of the following shapes can you make?

  • A shape with no lines of symmetry.
  • A shape with only 1 line of symmetry.
  • A 4 sided polygon with 4 lines of symmetry.
  • A hexagon with only 1 line of symmetry.
  • A shape with 6 lines of symmetry.

Science: 

I have received some great classification keys over the last couple of weeks from some of you, now see if you can use mine! 

I hope you are not feeling squeamish today as I would like you to find a safe space to go bug hunting. 

Look carefully under stones and plant pots to see if you can spot some mini-beasts. When you find one, look closely and answer the questions on the key below: 

Then have a think about the habitat that you found each creature in and record your findings in a table like the one below: 

Remember, keep your hands away from your mouth and wash them thoroughly as soon as you have finished. Please put any creatures you find back in the same place carefully. 

Happy bug hunting! 

Purple Mash: 

I have experimented with a different format for today's Litz Blitz, have a go and see if it works a little better. Instead of a Maths daily 8, I have set a symmetry activity as a 2do.

Have a super day.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xxx

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VE Day 2020

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So our day of celebrations is upon us.  You have all planned so carefully, thinking about activities, food, decorations and who you might invite.  Such caring and thoughtful children (and adults).  I was talking to my mum and dad last night and they are going to be having a cup of tea with their neighbour (at the end of the garden and using careful social distancing).  Mum is also going to ring her Auntie Sadie.  Auntie Sadie was around for the celebrations of VE Day 75 years ago.  Mum remembers lots of conversations with her family about the war when she was younger, as she was evacuated from Liverpool for a short while and her house (as were many others) was bombed during the Blitz in Liverpool.  However she doesn't remember any conversations about the celebrations on VE day so she thought she would find out what happened on her street in Liverpool back in 1945, by asking Auntie Sadie.  There were quite a number of Land Girls living close by too.  When you get a minute you could find out who these girls were and what they did.

If you get an opportunity today, maybe you could find out if anyone in your family has any memories of celebrating VE day.  It could be that someone remembers the 50th anniversary or earlier.

On to the party!  There are so many different games and activities that have been planned by you, so enjoy every minute of it.  Take lots of photos if you can or draw some pictures for us and become an artist for a while.  

Listen to some music from the time.  Big Band music was very popular.  Glen Miller is one of the most well know Big Band Swing musicians.  He played the trombone.  Have a listen here.  You could play some of his music during your party.

Click here for Glen Miller music

You might like to listen to some other similar music.  Lots of more modern artists play Swing Time and Big Band music.  It is very lively and upbeat.  

You could dance the Lindy hop to it or learn a few other moves from other dances.

At 11am there will be a minutes silence if you would like to join in.  We certainly will be in our house.  I believe that the Queen will making a speech and that the BBC are playing the famous speech that Winston Churchill made on the day 75 years ago (BBC 2:45) "We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing."

So whatever you get up to today, enjoy yourselves and keep safe. 

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All of the Year 4 team want to say how proud we are of you all for carrying on and being fantastic!  Enjoy your long weekend, you all deserve it.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Thursday 7th May

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Happy Thursday tout le monde!  I hope you have been having a good week planning your VE day celebrations.  We have had some wonderful poems sent through, including some videos too.  Sadly at the moment we can't upload video clips, but when we are all back together, maybe it would be good to watch them together?

English - I would like you to think about your celebrations (real or pretend) for Friday.  Have a think about the different activities that you will be doing.  Can you write a list of the activities that you will be doing and include a description of each activity please?  This could be games that you might play, food you will eat, music and dance that might happen, anything that springs to mind for a VE Day celebration.  

Maths - Codes were the order of the day during the war, Bletchley Park being the epicentre of top-secret code-breaking during the World  War Two.  I wondered if you could create a secret code using your maths knowledge to send a message to us or a friend.  You could go basic or more complex, using times tables or just a number to represent a letter eg a-1, b-2 and so on.  Write them down and see who can crack the code and reveal the message (be kind in your messaging!).  You might want to explain your code to help the person work out the message.  Happy coding!

Art - I am sure that you all saw our lovely photo-montage of the fabulous Netherthong staff. 

We thought that it would be great to create our own Year 4 montage.  I would like you to think about a word that describes your feelings during these times.  Try to keep your words positive, happy and upbeat - just like you all are.  Write, draw, decorate your word on a piece of paper and colour it in so that it will stand out.  Then, it would be lovely to have a photo of you holding it, but if you are a little camera shy, just a photo of the word would be good.

You are all superstars.  Take care and keep safe

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

xxx

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Wednesday 6th May

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Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying all the VE day work so far this week!  Our celebrations might be different to the planned ones, but they will still celebrate this 75 anniversary.  We had a sponsored walk planned and there was going to be a party on our village green.  We are still going to go on our walk, but just as a family and 2 dogs.  

English - I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you to have a go at.

You have been busy writing invitations and menus.  Can you hear my tummy rumble?  Today I thought we would think a little bit about poetry.  I have attached two poems written by the same lady, but 60 years apart.

Poetry

They are all about the VE day celebrations back in 1945 and 60 years later.  Have a read of them both.  I wondered if you could have a go at writing a poem about VE day this year?  It could be in a similar style or you could have a go at thinking of another style of poetry - acrostics or shape poetry.  It doesn't need to rhyme either, but it can if you wish.  Sometimes rhymes can make it harder to write.  You could have a go a learning one of the poems or record yourself reading it out loud. It would  be lovely to hear your voices.

Maths - TTRockstars - The tournament is still going.  The girls are storming ahead at the moment.  When I last looked Daisy had the same score on her own as the boys had altogether.  Come on lads keep going!

Today I thought that you could have a go at battleships to help with your coordinates.  Here are the instructions for you.  You could play someone in your house or possibly Zoom someone to play against!

PE - I hope that you are all keeping up with your PE or some sort of physical activity  We are trying our best here.  During the war dance was an important part of socialising and lots of people (Male and female) did dance.  I remembered seeing this style of dance a number of years ago and thought that you could have a look at some of it.  I might even have shown you at school.  The style of dance is the Lindy hop.  With a little help maybe you could find a clip of it to watch.  You could try to learn a few of the basic steps and kicks - maybe not the jumps and tricks!

Geography - As it was Victory in Europe Day, I thought that you could do a little reminder of the countries of Europe.  Can you find out which countries they are, find them on a map and then you could find the name of the capital cities.  

Border states (Eastern Europe) - Wikipedia

Well done you amazing lot!  Keep smiling and carry on!

Miss you all lots

Love Miss W and the Year 4 team

xxx

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Tuesday 5th May 2020

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Good morning! 

Well the party planning is well under way in our house for Friday's stay at home VE day celebration! Sophie and Will have decided that we are having a picnic party (outside if we are lucky with the weather and inside if not). We have made some lovely poppies to decorate our garden and I received my beautiful invitation today. 

Here are Charlie and Orla's invitations: 

  

English:

Today you could start thinking about the menu for your party. Think of the type of food that you would like to serve (you must discuss this with an adult at home). Can you create an official menu and create some interesting titles for your food? You could also have a look for some WWII recipes, perhaps you could recreate some this week. 

History: 

Back in 1945 on VE day, rationing was still in place so everyone had to bring a little bit of something to the street parties. Can you find out a little bit more about rationing?

  • What was rationing? 
  • Why was food rationed? 
  • What did a rationing book look like? 
  • What would have happened if food wasn't rationed? 

Maths: 

Below is a list of food with the amount that each adult was allowed per week during WWII: 

A child's ration was exactly half of an adults. Can you use the conversion chart to work out how many grams and millilitres of food and drink a child would have been allowed (per week) during WWII? 

Bits and Bobs!

Well done for those who spotted there was an error on the Daily 8 and Litz Blitz yesterday - I clearly need to work harder on my Purple Mash skills! You have some more in your 2do list, hopefully it will work a bit better today! 

Keep reading at home too! Try and read everyday and if you find a good book, please let me know as Sophie is going through them very quickly and I'm looking for recommendations! 

Don't forget about TT Rockstars, we love to see how well you are all doing on there. 

One last thing - you are all doing an amazing job! We really miss your smiley faces and can't wait for us all to be back together again.

Stay safe. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Woof to you all!

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I hope you are all ok and staying safe. I'm still staying at home. We are having fun and having extra cuddles here.

I had a really special weekend because it was my 10th birthday! Wow, I ate so many sausages! I had loads of balloons, a sausage cake and a dinosaur party with games! We even had dog music, my favourite. Lucky for me the weather was lovely and we got to have a picnic in our garden. I wore a party hat but only for a few minutes because it made my ears tickle. My family asked me to wait to open my presents until the morning and it was hard because I could sniff the tasty treats inside! Afterwards, I had a lovely long sleep and dreamt about running and barking to the hokey cokey. I enjoy that dance and know all of the moves.

I can't wait until I see you again at school and we can chat about our time staying at home and all the things we've done with our families. I hope you and your families are ok and hope to see you woofy soon.

Love and paws,

Mr Curly Wurly xxx

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Monday 4th May 2020

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Good morning! 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. We have been very busy in the Kendal household. Will is currently working hard on his Africa topic so on Saturday we went for an elephant ride. Here's Sophie and Will exploring the African plains! 

  

We have also had a very big spring clean and painted the garden fence. 

Now onto this week... 

Miss Watkins and I have been thinking about the tasks for this week and we have decided to have a break from our 'wild' topic (although we are extremely impressed by all of the wonderful work we have seen so far). 

If we had been at school, you would have been having the day off on Friday to celebrate a very special VE day anniversary. The country would have joined together to hold street parties, community gatherings and services of thanksgiving. Obviously, things have had to change but that does not mean that we have to miss out on the celebrations altogether! 

This week we would like to spend time learning about this extremely important, historical event  before hopefully having our own stay at home celebrations on Friday. 

A good place to start would be by doing some research to answer these questions: 

  • What does VE stand for? 
  • Why do we celebrate VE day? 
  • How was the first VE day celebrated? 
  • Why is this year particularly special?  

You could also find out: 

  • Which countries formed the allied nations during WWII? 
  • Who were the two British Prime Ministers during WWII? 
  • Why does VE day not mark the end of WWII? 

To find out more about VE day visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

                                                   

English: 

Get your thinking caps on! 

I would like you to plan a party for your family to take place on Friday. You can decide on the type of party (tea party, garden party, picnic etc). 

When you have decided on the type of party, you can then begin making your party invitations to give to your family members.

Your invitation should include: 

  • The name of the person you are writing to.
  • The type of event.
  • The date.
  • The time.
  • An RSVP and a location to send it to eg. Tom's bedroom. 
  • Lots of decoration! 

Art:

In order to throw a good stay at home party, you will need some decorations! Traditionally, bunting displaying the Union Jack is used - I wonder if you could make your own? As poppies are a symbol of remembrance, they can also play an important role in VE day celebrations. They can be made using egg cartons or plastic drinks bottles. 

          

Litz Blitz and Daily 8: 

I have added these onto your Purple Mash 2do list. 

Have fun today, I look forward to seeing your ideas and creations. 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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Hi everyone!  Well it has been another amazing week and you have been so busy.  Here are a selection of the things you have been up to.  I know lots of you have been up to so much more!  Keep in touch as always and don't forget that we are all missing you so much.  Love All of the Year 4 Team,]xxx

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Friday 1st May 2020

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Hello lovelies,

Wow!  It is the first of May and the weekend is nearly upon us.  I wonder what it will bring?  In my house I guess it will be a dog walk or bike ride, possibly some baking if we can find some flour , a film maybe (any suggestions of good ones that Teddy and Florence would like would be good!) and a bit of Lego too.  What will you get up to?  Just in case you had missed it - here we all are and we really do miss you all.

 

English – Have a go at the next spelling challenge 2Do in Purple Mash.  Then have a go at this comprehension.  It is all about making a Wormery.

You could print out the answer sheet to write on or you could just write the answers in your book.

Maths – We are going for a little time tables today to keep us on it!  Have a go at a speed table and tell me your time and if you get in.  That would be amazing.  I wonder if we could tell Mr Clayton that we have our 16 in?  I have put your speed tables sheets on to help you if you need some more.  I have also set a TT Rockstars tournament – Boys v Girls.  It is set for a week.  See how you go!

I thought you might like a game.  If you can, find a pack of cards and a partner (or yourself).  Pick a card each from the top of the pack and multiply the two numbers together (Jack, Queen and King can still be used – 11, 12 and 13).  You can write it as a sum in your book if you would like.   Make a note of the answer to each sum you do. The winner is the person with the largest total at the end.  If you can’t find any cards, you could use a die.  I wonder who will win?

French – If you haven’t tried already, log onto Duolingo.  Try a few of the games and challenges on here.  You could try to speak some French at home or even write down a few sentences that I could have a go at translating.

PSHE – Consider the following question – Is it worse to fail at something, or never attempt it in the first place?  You could discuss it with someone at home and maybe even have a debate about it.  Don’t fall out though!  You could make a list of arguments for and against.

Once again, you are amazing!  Keep in touch and keep safe.

Love Miss W and the Year 4 Team

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Thursday 30th April

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Hi everyone, well it was due to happen, but the weather has turned on us!  Nevermind, as we always do, we will make the most of it.  We have been trying to sort the garden out and spending a lot of time outside.  Now I think it is insides turn.  The problem is where to begin? 

Please don’t forget that these are only guidelines and suggestions of things to complete and don’t necessarily need completing on the day.

I thought that you could start your day with some ERICS time.  What are you reading?  Are you enjoying your book?  What has been your favourite part so far?  I have been reading lots.  I find it helps me sleep at bedtime.  Teddy is reading Peter Crouch’s book and Florence is reading Molly Moon and the Monster Music.  I think they are enjoying them.  I would love to hear what you are reading.

English – I have been brave and tried to set you a spelling quiz as a Purple Mash 2D list.  Have a go and see if you can complete the task.  I would then like you to use the words to create some great sentences using the words.  I would also like to see that you are using you very best handwriting to do this.  Maybe you could add speech marks in one (make sure that you use the correct punctuation) or try adding a conjunction to extend your sentence.

Maths – Today, I have (I think that it will work) set you a Daily 8 as a 2Do on Purple Mash.  Give it a go.

I would like to you to have a go at this.  You could either print it out or just copy your answers down into your book, your choice.

Geography - You have had a think about your local area.  Now I would like you to have a think about an area that you know well that is further away from home.  It could be somewhere that you go on holiday to or where another member of your family lives.  Have a think about the facilities in the place you have selected.  Can you draw, write or add photographs of some of the facilities in the village or town.  Have a think why they are important to the area, what service does it provide for the community?

 

Music – Just to end on a high note – 30th April is International Jazz Day.  Have a listen to some amazing Jazz music.  It is one of my Dad’s favourite styles of music.  I wonder what you will think of it?

You are amazing and we are all missing you terribly.

Miss W and the Year 4 Team

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Wednesday 29th April 2020

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Good morning and happy Wednesday! 

I took inspiration from Ella and her Mum yesterday. They sent me a wonderful photo of them playing in the river. So when we went out for our daily walk we visited our local stream and paddled for ages - there wasn't anybody else around, it was so quiet and peaceful and the bluebells looked beautiful under the trees. I am certainly enjoying the most simple things in life at the moment. 

Here are your suggested activities for the day: 

English: 

So many of you completed the Litz Blitz on Purple Mash yesterday which is wonderful. You'll find another one in your 2do list today. 

I see that some of you have already made a start on your favourite animal project. Please continue with this and remember that this is your project so make it unique to you! I look forward to seeing the finished pieces. 

Maths: 

Again, well done to all those that have completed their daily 8 questions on Purple Mash. Look in your 2do list for today's questions. 

Here is a problem to solve: 

If you haven't got any number cards, you can make some. Set the cards out on the floor so that you can move them around until you solve the puzzle. 

Consecutive numbers are numbers that follow each other in order (6 and 7 are consecutive numbers) 

Art: 

If you can, have a look around your outside space. How many different types of trees can you see? Do you know the names of these trees? How can you tell them apart? 

What is the most interesting leaf you can find? Can you sketch it using pencil and shading? Look closely at all of the detail on the leaf and include it in your sketch. 

      

Have a wonderful day! 

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team.

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Tuesday 28th April 2020

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Good morning! 

We have been making the most of the sunny weather by spending lots of time in the garden and getting lots of jobs done. My husband is running out of things to jet-wash and I try not to stand still for too long outside in case he decides to jet-wash me! I hope that you are all managing to get lots of fresh air and exercise too. 

Here are today's suggested activities: 

English: 

Have a go at a Litz Blitz today. You will find one in your 2do list on Purple Mash.

Today I would like you to start a project on your favourite animal. This is your project so you can present it however you would like. Perhaps you could make a booklet with a front cover, diagrams and lots of interesting information or a fact-file with a picture in the middle and information around the outside. If you like using the computer, then a PowerPoint presentation would be another idea. 

As this is a project, I would not expect it to be completed all at once - you can keep adding to it over the week. 

Maths: 

Lots of you managed to complete yesterday's daily 8 questions on Purple Mash, well done. There is another one in your 2do list for today. 

Yesterday you had a go at solving addition and subtraction calculations. Today I would like you to practise using the inverse. 

In maths, we use the inverse to check our answers. The inverse is an operation that reverses the effect of another operation. 

Have a go at the questions below: 

                    

Topic: 

Can you invent a new creature by combining different body parts of other animals. For example your new creature could have the ears of an elephant, the teeth of a crocodile, the body of a chicken, the tail of a fox and the feet of a camel! 

Draw what your new creature looks like.

If you are feeling super creative today, you could raid the recycling bin and build a model of your new creature. Don't forget to give it a name. 

   

 Have a wonderful day.

Love from the year 4 team xx

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Monday 27th April 2020 - Photos

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What a fabulous collection of photos - thank you! 

      

     

   

   

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Monday 27th April 2020

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Monday again! Where are these weeks going? 

Thank you for all of the lovely emails that we received last week. It really is great to hear from you all whether you are sharing work or simply just saying hello. It is really important that we hear from either you or your family at least once a week. This is so that we can check that you and your family are safe and happy. 

With that in mind from this week on, if we have not heard from you by each Thursday, we will be contacting you either by phone or email just to check that you are okay. 

As a school, I hope that you understand that we are trying to keep in contact with pupils and parents so that we all still feel part of the Netherthong community. If there is anything that we can do to support you or your family in any way, please let us know and we will endeavour to put something in place.

A reminder that our email is class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk 

Here are today's suggested activities: 

English: 

Have a really good look at the picture below: 

Use this picture to produce some creative writing. There are no right or wrongs with this task - let your imagination guide you! 

Have a think about these questions to help you get started:

Why is there a zebra in the middle of the horses? 

Where are these animals? 

What happened before this picture? 

What happens next? 

Is this a happy or sad picture? 

You could write a story based on the picture or a diary entry from the point of view of one of the animals or maybe from someone not in the picture. You could even write a piece of poetry based on standing out from the crowd or what it feels like to be different. 

As always, I look forward to seeing where this takes you.

Maths: 

I have been experimenting with Purplemash this weekend and I have set a 2do for you to have a go at. You will find your daily 8 questions set out in a quiz format. Have a go and let me know what you think. 

Today can you practise your mental addition and subtraction strategies? 

You can use 2-digit numbers, 3-digit numbers, 4-digit numbers or a combination of all 3! 

Try and make a game out of it. Choose two of the numbers from the grids below and either add or subtract them.Space the numbers 0-9 out on the floor and throw pebbles onto the correct digits to show your answer. 

For example:  

461 + 26 = 487       you would throw pebbles onto the digits 4 , 8 and 7

We have played a similar game at home but used Nerf guns to shoot the correct answers! You may prefer to just write the calculations down - whatever works best for you is fine with me. 

Science: 

A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone. There are 5 classes of vertebrate: reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians. 

Can you think of two different types of animal to fit under each of the five headings? You may need to find out the difference between a reptile and an amphibian. 

Now can you make a classification tree to identify each animal. Below is an example (some of these animals are not vertebrates, see if you can spot them):

Have a wonderful day.

Love from Mrs Kendal and the year 4 team xx

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24.4.2020 photos

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Can we begin by saying how amazing you all are.  It is so lovely to hear from so many of you.  We really appreciate everything that you are able to do.  Please remember that these are only guidelines to help support you at home.  We would also like to say thank you to all of you who are keeping in touch regularly, either by emailing us direct at  class4@netherthongprimary.co.uk or by commenting on a blog. We are all missing you all so much.  We are going to begin, this week to get in touch with those of you we have not heard from yet to ensure that you are happy and keeping busy during these strange and unsettling times.  Those of you that we have not heard from since we were forced to close, we will begin to ring next week.  So from Monday 27th April, we would love to hear from each of you to ensure that you are all keeping well.

 
As a school, we hope you understand that we are trying to keep in contact with pupils and parents so that we all still feel part of the Netherthong community.
Again thank you all for keeping in touch.  We are all missing you.
You are amazing!  (Have I said this yet?)
Here are some of your images from last week.  We have had a couple of amazing video interviews!  I am working on a way to share these too!

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24.4.2020 photos

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24.4.2020

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Good morning everyone, I hope the sunshine finds you well.  It is lovely to still have this sunshine.  I hope it last a little longer for us.  We have been busy doing some work with Ted and Florence.  They have been doing lots of different tasks, including some problem solving in Maths and learning about the Salt flats in Bolivia.  They are amazing.

Anyway on to us and today.  Here are some tasks to keep you busy if you fancy.

English - You have been busy working on your biographies and letters to David Attenborough.  I would like you to imagine that you are luck enough to be given the opportunity to interview the great man himself.  What questions would you ask him.  If you wrote your letter today, this could help you.  Can you carry out a Hot Seating activity.  You could write down your questions and then pretend to be David Attenborough and write the answers to the questions in a way you think that he might.  If you were feeling creative, you could act out the interview, take some photos or even video yourself.  Use your wonderful imaginations and see what you come up with.  I look forward to see what you come up with.

Maths -  I would like you to go on Purple Mash.  I have set you a 2To.  It is called Fraction Wall.  Have a go at completing the task.  Then have a go at creating yourself a fraction wall.  You could draw one, build one from Lego, create an outdoors stick wall.  Your choice!  Send your pictures.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/netherthong

Finally today I thought we would do some music.  Take a listen to a wonderful piece of music called Peter and the Wold by the composer Prokofiev.  It is a wonderful piece of music that tells a wonderful story.  Please find a link attached or you could (with some help) find a version yourself.  Listen to the music and try to identify the characters in the story.  You could go one better and try to identify some of the instruments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmi5zHg4QSM

Well done this week.  You have, as always been amazing.  Have a wonderful weekend and keep happy and safe.

Love Miss Watkins and the Year 4 Team

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23.4.2020

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Hi everyone!  I hope you had an amazing Easter and a great start to the week.  

We have had a go at planning and creating an obstacle course around the garden.  That was lots of fun.  I even had a go, which caused lots of laughter, especially when I had to go on the trampoline!  It makes me feel seasick!

Anyway on to today

English - If you have not finished your biography on David Attenborough, carry on and add as much detail as you can.  Dont forget to use the check list that Mrs Kendal added for you.  This is really helpful.

If you have finished your biography, could you write a letter to David Attenborough.  Think about the questions that you would like to ask him or what you might like to tell him about your knowledge or likes.  You could mention books of his that you have read, or the programmes of his that you have watched.  You could also mention the biographies that you have been writing and some of the amazing facts that you have learnt.

Maths - Have a go at solving some of these problems.

Also have a go at a speed table too.  See what your time is now and let us know.

Geography - Have a think about settlements.  Think in particular about Netherthong village.  Have a think about the facilities that the village has, what key features are also in the village.  You could think about the names of some of the streets and think why they might have these particular names.  You could write a list or draw pictures of some of the facilities.  

PE - Don't forget to get a little exercise in too if you can.  Our PE this half term is dance.  You could have a go at one of the many online dance classes that are available at the moment, or create your own dance to your favourite piece of music.  You could even link up with some friends to do an online group dance.

Keep safe, keep in touch and have a great day.

Year 4 team

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Wednesday 22nd April 2020

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Good morning Class 4! 

Thank you for sending lots of pictures yesterday, you really are amazing, creative and talented. I love to see what you have been doing whether that's some of the suggested activities that have been set or simply having fun in your own unique way. Keep the emails coming, they really do brighten up my day.

Yesterday we decided to create our own secret code. We wrote down each letter of the alphabet with a different symbol next to them. Next we wrote out  messages using the symbols instead of the letters. It was good fun trying to work out what the messages said. Sophie has asked if we can write one for our elderly neighbour who is feeling a little lonely. We deliver her food shopping so I might slip one into the bag next time to see if it will cheer her up! 

Here are your suggested activities for the day: 

English:

I really enjoyed reading the start of your biographies, I would like you to carry on using all of the information you have found out. If you have organised your research under headings then you have already decided what information each paragraph will contain. 

Use this checklist as you are writing: 

  • I have used a range of different openers.
  • I have made an appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.
  • I have used apostrophes correctly. 
  • I have used commas after fronted adverbials. 
  • I have used commas to mark clauses. 
  • I have used conjunctions such as: even though, despite, although.
  • I have demonstrated neat, joined handwriting. 
  • I have written in paragraphs. 

You can always do a little more research if you feel that you don't have enough interesting information for your biography but don't copy what is written on the internet - make it your own!

Maths: 

I hope that you are still using TT Rockstars. If you haven't logged on for a while, please have a go and keep those times tables fresh in your mind.

Can you solve the following 1 and 2 step problems? Don't forget to jot down your working out. 

 

Art: 

Here's a challenge for you! Can you draw the other half of an animal's face? 

Here are some examples that you could use or you could print off your own animal picture (maybe you have an picture of a pet you could use). If you don't have a printer perhaps you could use a picture from a magazine. 

Have a safe and happy day.

Love from the year 4 team xx

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Tuesday 21st April 2020

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Well what an exciting night I had last night! We decided to stay up late and watch the Starlink Satellites moving across the night sky. As an extra treat, we got to see a shooting star (Sophie's first so she was very pleased). 

I have also discovered Geocaching - using maps and clues to search for hidden 'treasure' boxes. We found our first yesterday on our daily walk around our village (making sure we sanitised our hands before and after) and we are now eager to find our next one. 

Have you done anything for the first time over the last few weeks? I'd love to hear if you have - I might just steal some of your ideas! 

Here are today's suggested activities: 

English: 

Hopefully, you have found out lots of interesting facts about Sir David Attenborough. Today we are going to use them to make a start on a biography.

What is a biography? 

  • Biographical writing is about someone else's life. It is about a real person but written by someone else. 
  • A biography highlights the key events that have happened in their life, sometimes talking about their childhood. 
  • A biography can be written about someone who is dead or alive. 

Today I would like you to write the introduction. Your introduction is very important if you want to grab the reader's attention. Try and include this information: 

  • Who is the person? Full name.
  • What is he famous for? 
  • When and how did he become famous? Keep this short as we will add more detail later. 
  • Why is he famous today? 

When you have written your introduction, read it aloud to someone. Does it grab their attention? Do they want to know more? 


Maths:

Here is a grid to help you remember the values of roman numerals. 

Can you make me some calculations to solve using roman numerals? You can either write them down or get creative using sticks, straws, pencil crayons or even your body! Email me your creations and i'll try my best to solve them (you'll need an answer sheet to check whether i'm correct or not). 

Music: 

As we are going 'wild' this half term can you imagine yourself in the middle of a jungle? Use the following link to hear for yourself what it would sound like (you don't need to listen to it all - there's 11 hours of jungle sounds!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE_jOCqKE3w

Find things around your house to shake, tap, rustle or scrape to make the sounds of the jungle. It would be great if you could record your music and play it back so you could listen. 

Have a lovely day. Missing you all.

Love from the year 4 team. 

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Monday 20th April 2020

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Good morning Class 4! 

I hope you have all been enjoying this beautiful sunshine and have had a lovely Easter. I am missing you all terribly and wish that I could be standing in front of you today. For now we will continue with the blog instead. 

I would love to hear about some of the things that you have been getting up to - send an email if you can. 

This half term our topic is called 'Wild' and we will be setting you lots of tasks that come under this heading. 

English: 

Today I would like you to research the wonderful Sir David Attenborough. I would like you to jot down lots of facts about him and try and organise them under these different headings:

  • Early life (interesting facts about his childhood)
  • Early career (facts and stories about his first jobs and successes)
  • Things he is known best for 
  • Family life 
  • Extra interesting facts

Later in the week we will be writing a biography about him so the more information you can find, the better. Remember, when researching please do not just copy out large paragraphs from the internet; read the information and find the important bits! 

Maths: 

Roman numerals today! Have a go at the following...

Science: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-grouping-living-things/zfjxcqt  

Follow the link above and watch the video about how to group living things. 

Make a list of the first 10 animals that pop into your head (you could draw them or write down their names). Now, can you group these animals? First group them just by their physical appearance (number of legs, wings, fur, shell etc) then group them using some of the words from the video (reptiles, mammals, vertebrate, invertebrate, amphibian etc). 
Could you present your groups in an imaginative way? I'd love to see your finished work! 

Have a wonderful day. 

Love from the year 4 team x

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Museums! 14.4.2020

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Hi All,

We hope that you have all managed to have an amazing Easter and had lots of fun together.  We certainly have been enjoying the sunshine and the garden.  We have been on bike rides for our exercise each day, baked, played Lego, watched films and generally had fun as a family.

We wondered if you fancied a museum visit?  I know that you will not really be able to go to one, but how about a virtual tour?  If you follow the link below it will take you to the Egyptian gallery at the British Museum.

Ancient Egypt

See what you can find.  I spotted some Shabti, Sarcophagus, furniture and toys.  See what you can find.  It is amazing.  There are lots of other virtual tours that uou can go on if you have a little search.  Maybe visit the National National Gallery and take in some wonderful art work.

The National Gallery

Enjoy your visits and let us know how you got on and what you saw!.

Take care and enjoy

Love Year 4 Team

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Lego challenge!

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Remember to check out the school blog for the Lego challenge each day. A link to the page is here https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/community/our-community/school-blog. Good luck … 

Miss H

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What a week!

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Have a look at just some of the amazing work from this week. 

More to follow on the next blog! 

  Great kite making Alfie! 

  Fab photo Benjamin. 

  Well done Brooke. 

   Brilliant kites boys! 

  Wow, look at that kite fly! 

  Super work Jake. 

  Well done Daisy. It looks like you enjoyed studying the birds. 

 Lovely fact-file Jessica. 

 A super STEM activity Sarah! 

 Charlie M's great perimeter work. 

 Can't wait to see the finished elephant Libby. 

 I love your treasure map Daisy. 

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Lego challenge coming Monday on the School Blog ...

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Check out the school blog now to find out about this exciting challenge … 

Miss H :)

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Friday 3rd April 2020

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Well it was a windy day yesterday.  We nearly got blown away on our walk with the dogs.  I hope that you have all had a good week.  We will post some of your photos again.  Well it has been a strange two weeks not in school.  I know that you are all busy bees, getting up to lots of different things and dipping in and out of our activities.   We are really enjoying setting you fun things to complete, but please remember that these are only suggestions.  One thing we have all loved, is getting the emails from you letting us know how you are all doing.  

On to today -

As it is Easter coming up I thought we could run with this theme a little so here we go:

Art - Zentangles.  What a great word!

a great example of zendoodling #zentangle #zendoodling #doodling ... What Is Zentangle Drawing Meditation? | POPSUGAR Fitness

These are examples of zentangles.  They are a little like mindfulness colouring only you make your own patterns up.  Draw an egg shape and then see if you could create lots of wonderful "tangles" inside.  You can use one colour, monochrome or colour in it all in.  

Maths - This follows on from yesterdays area and perimeter work.  Draw yourself a selection of rectangles of different sizes.  You could also draw some squares and triangles.  Measure them carefully and work out the perimeter and area of the shapes.

Science - With some help, can you find something in your house (kitchen might be the best place) that changes its state of matter when a force is applied to it?  Draw or photograph the process.  This could be an ice cube, an egg or even some chocolate (even an Easter egg!).  Have fun and keep safe.

As I said at the beginning of this blog - what a couple of weeks it has been and you are all being amazing and so are your grown ups!  Keep in touch, send an email or a photo.  We love them.  Enjoy your Easter, maybe the Easter Bunny will come, I am hoping he will!

Take care, keep safe and keep smiling.

Miss W

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Just to add from Mrs Kewley (she is missing you all too):

I just want to say that I hope all class 4 have a lovely Easter and I am keeping watch on the blog for all their lovely photos.  

Mrs K

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