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Welcome to the Class Page for Year 4 2021

 

Hello to our lovely Year 4 and their families!

Well, here we are in Lockdown again! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas break at least. Currently (Tuesday 5th January), we teachers are preparing for our remote learning lessons which will begin on Monday 11th January. Some children will be in school (children of key workers or vulnerable children) and so we will be teaching those children and then live-streaming an English and a Maths lesson each day for the children at home. There will also be an afternoon project to get on with. Children will therefore need to use their SeeSaw app AND Zoom together to take part in remote learning.

By the end of the week you will be told specific times for the live-streamed lessons next week.

 

Don't forget, children can also access the following sites for their learning and development.

 

It would be lovely if you could share your work with us via Seesaw or email  r.carson@knottyashprimary.co.uk. You can take a look on Twitter @AshKnotty to see what we've been up to in class each week too! 

 

Take care and keep smiling!

Mr. Houghton, Mrs Rees, Mrs Jakobsen, Mrs Fairclough and Mrs Robinson

   

 

Theme for this half term - Spring 1 2021

 

The theme for this half term is as follows:

 

A study of water as a necessity for life. Children find out about rivers around the world and their features and significance. They research the work of the charity: 'Water Aid'. They look at issues of inequality and fairness in access to water resources around the world.

 

Monday 11th January - This week we are...

 

English

Creating word calligrams (letters arranged and designed to look like what they mean, i.e   l  o  n  g)

Looking at the poem: 'The River' by Valerie Bloom and exploring the personification within it.

Creating our own personification ideas.

Describing the different stages of a river.

 

Maths

Refreshing our previous learning to reinforce our skills:

Time.

Column addition and subtraction with decimals.

Bounce Method

There will be a test on Friday.

 

Topics throughout this half term:

Communities and Diversity - River mythology and religious significance.

Culture and Creativity - An artist study of Hokusai, creating a 3d waterfall artwork.  River/water artwork using textiles with stitching.

P4C - Are the best things in life free?

Computing – Create an interactive Water Aid campaign poster

 

Science this half term:

This half term it's all about the different states of matter. We compare and group materials depending upon whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We look at the water cycle and the process of evaporation and condensation. We develop our skills at taking and tracking temperature as a material cools and charting events that occur at different temperatures, e.g the melting of ice or the boiling of water.

 

iPad work

Researching the work of Water Aid and looking at rivers around the world.

 

 

 

 

Y3 & 4: BLACK LIVES MATTER

No doubt you have seen images or heard about current events in America. People have been protesting and rioting due to the killing of a black man named George Floyd. We have put together some information so you can understand this a little more and maybe understand why it is all happening. We have also set you a challenge at the end!

 

  • Watch ‘A Kids Book About Racism’ by Jelani Memory
  • Choose a story book to watch (document with QR codes)
  • Read our facts behind the protests in America
  • Watch our KS2 teachers setting you a challenge!
  • Send us your way of spreading the message and we will put them all together
 

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international group that began in 2013 with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. They are against violence and racism towards black people.They became known for their street demonstrations

Watch our KS2 teachers setting you a challenge!

Still image for this video

Mrs Cartwright's Crafternoons - discover a new artist every week!

General Activity Ideas

Science

Reading

Mr P the IT genius has made a series of comprehension tasks based on songs from films!

I told you he was a genius!

Check it out here:

https://www.mrpict.com/music-for-reading-comprehension.html

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

 

I've had a look over this and it looks like a really useful resource:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

 

Please keep in mind that some of the content may be topics that the children haven't studied yet - generally the target during Lockdown has been to revise and strengthen the children's understanding on topics that they've already covered. Please consider this if you choose to use this service.

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