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4- Woodpeckers

SPORTS DAY!

 

Hello everyone :) Today is our first ever virtual sports day. Here is the link for you to watch the video. Remember to get some videos/photos of you completing the activities and email them to you class teacher.  https://barden-primary.primarysite.media/media/sports-day

 

Have fun :)

 

Miss Darcy

Home Learning 

Broomstick Flying Magic!

Still image for this video

 Timetable  Week beginning 29/6/20

 

Daily Tasks

Weekly Tasks

Longer Tasks

English lesson/task

Water Water Part one

Spellings

Desert Island Design

Maths lesson/task

White Rose Maths

Handwriting

 

Suggested exercise/active task:Look on the 'other star' and you will find new activities

Science lesson

Tundra

 

Reading Tasks on the English star link.

Topic lesson

Egypt 

 

TT ROCKSTARS/TIMES TABLES PRACTISE DAILY

Independent writing task

 

 

 

Email address:

woodpeckers4@barden.lancs.sch.uk

Amazing news, Woodpeckers!

Mrs Greenwood has had her new baby!

Tilly Ann, born Tuesday 21st April.

The family are all doing well and want to share their good news with you!

 

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

TT ROCKSTARS COMPETITION TO START THIS WEEK!

Please take part and see if we can win!

Good Luck!

Hello Woodpeckers

Here are some fun activities to try, if you feel like it, over the Easter break. We will place more learning on here in two weeks. We will keep our eye on the blog just in case you need any help or want to share what you have been up to!

Missing you all, Mrs Fielden, Mrs Hollingsworth, Mrs Greenwood

EASTER ACTIVITIES

There are daily tasks for Maths, English and Reading. Other tasks will be updated weekly so complete these freely as you want across the week. 

Monday

English lesson

Grammar lesson: this will help you with your learning for the rest of the week. Why don’t you complete the activity and then be the expert teacher! Teach someone in your household about grammar.

 

Maths lesson/task

 

Today, you can practise your written addition. There are mild, hot or extra hot questions to choose from. You only need to do one lot of questions. Try your best.

 

Suggested exercise/active task

Small Foot Do the Yeti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9T5fJDy_ig&safe=active

 

A reading task –

Read a book of your choice- Write down some of your favourite words and phrases. Can you use them in a sentence of your own?

 

 

Tuesday Daily Tasks

English lesson

Think about our learning around the Mousehole Cat. Design your own seaside town. Draw it out and think about the people who will live there. Design your own character. Draw them and their ‘pet’ human. This is DIFFERENT to the story you wrote in class last week.

Label your picture. See the example on the English tab.

Orange/Green/Yellow tables: Expanded noun phrases

Red table: Noun phrases

Challenge: Think about what you will be able to hear and smell in your seaside town.

 

Maths lesson/task

Today, you can use the strategies you practised yesterday to help you answer these problems. There are 7 questions to choose from, you must answer 5 questions. Challenge: Be the teacher and explain the process to someone in your household!

 

 

Suggested exercise/active task

Best Time Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W59jPBFMOyI&safe=active

 

 

A reading task –

Read any book of your choice and answer these questions:

What does this story remind you of?

Can you relate to the characters in the story?

Does anything in this story remind you of anything in your own life?

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Daily Tasks

 

English lesson

Today, you are going to write a setting description of the place you drew yesterday. Use your phrases to help you. Don’t forget your year four skills: fronted adverbial, noun phrases, expanded noun phrases and complex sentences.

Fronted adverbials –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk-_LIc3dWA&safe=active

Expanded noun phrases –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fCk8ye4jio&safe=active

 

What a good one looks like.

Waves lap at the shore line, rising and falling as the tide comes in. The little fishing boats bob on the surface of the glistening, watery sea surface. The rhythm lulling you to sleep. The minute, whitewashed cottages capture the brightness of the sun almost blinding you. The salty remnants sprinkle your lips and as you lick them the taste tickles you. I can hear the sound of the seagulls, squawking and screeching in the distance.

 

 

Maths lesson/task

 

Today, you can practise your written subtraction. There are mild, hot or extra hot questions to choose from. You only need to do one lot of questions. Try your best.

 

Suggested exercise/active task

Brain Gym

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL4an7UC3wA&safe=active

 

A reading task –

Read for pleasure today, try to read something different. Can you find a newspaper or magazine to read? Record what you read in your home reading record.

 

 

Thursday Daily Tasks

English lesson

Today, you are going to make a plan for your own story based on the Mousehole Cat. You can present you plan however you want. A story map, a story mountain, mind map or bullet points.

See the extracted plot on the English section and use that to plan your story.

 

Maths lesson/task

 

Today, choose from one of these games to play online. This will help you practise your mental addition and subtraction. Please also log in to TT Rockstars and play. We are still monitoring your progress this way!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity11

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/113/add_and_subtract_on_a_number_line#

 

Suggested exercise/active task

Brain Gym

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL4an7UC3wA&safe=active

 

A reading task –

Write a book review of your favourite book. Can you draw a picture and persuade someone to read it?

 

Friday Daily Tasks

English lesson

Today, you are going to use your plan to write your story independently. Read through the work you have done so far this week first. Make sure you understand your plan and what you are going to write. If you want to listen to the Mousehole story, the links are below:

 

Part 1:https://vimeo.com/42079212

Part 2:https://vimeo.com/42080367

 

Then, ask somebody at home to give you up to 1 hour writing your story quietly by yourself. You may choose to do this in two separate slots. Look at the success criteria to help you, check the highlighted sections to see what your group has to do.

Success Criteria

Features of an adventure narrative:

-first or third person (I/she) ALL

-past tense (already happened) ALL

-chronological order (or include flashbacks) ALL

-adverbs that build suspense (e.g. ‘Suddenly, without warning’); ALL

-powerful verbs to convey actions, thoughts and feelings; language effects used for impact (e.g. adverbs; adjectives; precise nouns; expressive verbs) ORANGE, GREEN, YELLOW

-speech to carry the story forward and ‘tell’ the reader what is happening. ORANGE, GREEN, YELLOW

 

Maths lesson/task

Reasoning and problem solving. Try to answer the questions, there may be more than one answer. We will post the answers on Monday and you can see if you were correct

 

Suggested exercise/active task

Stay Inside Workout https://twitter.com/hashtag/stayinworkout?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ehashtag

 

 

A reading task: Comprehension

Read the text and answer the questions

Arthur and the Sword in the Stone

The legend of King Arthur dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. There may have once been a leader called Arthur but over thousands of years the story has been added to and we can’t be sure which parts are fact and which are fiction. Here is the story of how Arthur became king:

Sadness descended over Britain as news spread of the death of King Uther. But after the sadness, quickly came anger and arguments about who should be the next king. None of the powerful knights or nobles knew about Uther’s son, Arthur, who had been sent away to keep him safe from attacking Saxon armies.

Fights raged for many months until one freezing morning when the frost covered the trees like a crystal white blanket, a great stone appeared. It lay in front of the ancient church of St Paul and thrust deep into the stone was a glittering sword. When the knights came closer, they could read a message carved into the shining metal of the blade saying, “Whoever pulls this sword from the stone is the rightful King of England.”

Many times they tried to wrench the sword from the stone. They tugged and heaved and strained with all their might. But it was no use. The sword would not budge for any of them.

Years passed and young Arthur was dashing through the city, looking for a sword. His foster brother Kay was due to fight in a competition but had lost his sword. Suddenly, Arthur’s eyes fell upon the stone, the metal of the sword glistening in the early morning sunlight. He stepped towards the sword, fallen leaves crunching under his steady footsteps. Reaching out, he clasped the jewelled handle of the weapon and pulled. The sword slid out like a knife gliding through butter.

 

  1. Why didn’t people know who should be the next king?
  2. Where was the sword in the stone?
  3. What time of year did the sword appear? Explain how you can tell.
  4. Why do you think that the sword in the stone might have appeared?
  5. The author uses lots of other words for ‘pulled’. List the ones that you can find.
  6. Was it easy or hard for Arthur to pull the sword out? Explain how you know.
  7. Why you think Arthur was able to pull the sword out when all the other men couldn’t?

 

WOODPECKERS4

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MRS FIELDEN, MRS GREENWOOD, MRS HOLLINGSWORTH

WELCOME!

Welcome to Year 4. Please read through the information below to help you and your child understand all that will be happening in our school year.

READING

In Year 4, we like to promote a love of reading. Throughout the year, we will be encouraging your child to read with independence; leading to a real love of reading for pleasure. Please listen to your child read a little every day. Your child can win special coupons when we have a parental signature in your child’s reading record book. Your child will be reading from a scheme, the library, during guided reading sessions and hopefully they will join book club! Library sessions are on Thursday, please can we have books ready to hand back on this day. Your child can independently change their scheme book once they have finished and discussed it with us. Children can also borrow books from our classroom reading area if they want to!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that P.E. is on Tuesday. Can we please have the correct kit in school to enable your child to participate confidently.  Swimming will be taking place on Thursday mornings. Your child will need their swimming kits in for this day. You might want to get the kit ready in school at the start of the week so that your child has everything ready for the day.

HOMEWORK

We will send homework out on a Friday ready to be handed in the following Friday. Sometimes we might ask you to complete ‘open’ project style activities which your child will be given longer to complete. We will let you know. Your child may also be given spellings/times tables to learn and extra learning for English and Maths. Please support your child with this. We will run a weekly prize draw for the best effort!

 

Click this link to help you

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

 

 

TIMETABLE

MONDAY

 

GUIDED READ

HANDWRTING

ENGLISH

MATHS

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

TUESDAY

 

ENGLISH

GUIDED READ

 

MATHS

PE

COMPUTING

PSHE

WEDNESDAY

GUIDED READ

HANDWRITING

ENGLISH

MATHS

CC

CC

THURSDAY

GUIDED READ

SWIMMING

SWIMMING

SWIMMING LIBRARY

MATHS

ENGLISH

 

FRIDAY

Learning Logs out/in

GUIDED READ

INDEPENDENT WRITE

INDEPENDENT WRITE

MATHS

RE

MUSIC

FRENCH

 

 

OUR TRIP TO THE MANCHESTER SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY MUSEUM

WORLD BOOK DAY

WORLD BOOK DAY 1 Enjoying our teddy cuddles!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2
WORLD BOOK DAY 3
WORLD BOOK DAY 4 Could we find a bigger teddy please?!
WORLD BOOK DAY 5
WORLD BOOK DAY 6 Tiger hugs!
WORLD BOOK DAY 7
WORLD BOOK DAY 8
WORLD BOOK DAY 9
WORLD BOOK DAY 10 Listening to our favourite stories
WORLD BOOK DAY 11
WORLD BOOK DAY 12 Who's hiding under there?
WORLD BOOK DAY 13
WORLD BOOK DAY 14
WORLD BOOK DAY 15
WORLD BOOK DAY 16
WORLD BOOK DAY 17 A great day with Spiderman and an alien!

 

 

 

MATHS

 

YEAR 4

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: SPRING TERM 2 2020

In Maths, we will be learning all about place value. We will use lots of practical equipment, pictorial representations and time to talk to deepen our understanding of numbers. We will work up to 4 digit numbers and answer a range of reasoning questions. We will also study addition and subtraction involving exchange. Again, lots of practical activities to secure and deepen our understanding. Times tables continue to be our focus and we will practise orally every day.

ENGLISH

In English, we will continue to study Woof! We will write our own stories with a dilemma. The Mousehole Cat is our new novel. We will learn about how the story is structured and the features of the story. We will look at description and the character relationships. To finish the unit we will create our own setting and characters before writing our own story.

Science

FORCES AND MAGNETS

We will investigate a variety of forces and see them in action. We will learn about magnets, how we use magnets in every day life and how the force of a magnet works.

Creative Curriculum

BRAZIL

All about Brazil! Our geography based topic is all about Brazil. We will study a range of maps and place Brazil correctly, investigating the countries within South America and the surrounding seas. We will learn about human and physical features and compare Brazil to the UK. We will design and make a carnival headdress and study the artist Beatrix Milhazes.

Computing

We will research various topics using the internet and use effective search techniques. We will create a factfile and a poster to show how magnets are used in everyday life.

RE

Our unit is all about Sikhism. We will discuss our own commitments and find out about Guru Nanak, the 5Ks and how we can show kindness to others.

Music

We will be learning a range of songs including Lean on Me. We will learn about crotchets and play a tune using the glockenspiels.

French

We will look at the order of words in French and ask and learn about a variety of every day questions and commands. We will look at items found in a stadium and continue to build our vocabulary. We will ask each other about our favourite sports and respond using French words.

P.E.

This half term in PE we will be participating in dodgeball. We will first focus on throwing under and overarm. We will then practise dodging out of the way of a ball. After that, we will work on being tactical, by trying to confuse our opponents.This will develop our reasoning skills. We will finish this unit by having a year four intra-competition.

P.S.H.E.

We will learn about drugs and safety in our environment. We will create a presentation about various safety messages based upon our environments, working as a team. We will consider the feelings of others and how we can respond and decide what makes a ‘good friend’. As always, we will look at how we can stay safe online and what our online identity can ‘say’ about us.

 

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:SPRING TERM 1 

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about Roman numerals and sequencing. We will find the area of rectilinear shapes and practise our written calculation skills. We will look at co-ordinates on a grid and complete given shapes. Finally, we will study fractions related to division and decimals.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying newspapers and stories on a theme. We will read a variety of newspaper articles and even write our own. We will read the story 'Woof!' and find out what happens to our main character. We will write our own stories based around the theme imagining what it would be like to magically change into an animal!

Creative Curriculum

Vikings

This Creative Curriculum topic is history based. We will raise and answer questions about an artefact and share our learning as a team. We will find out why the Vikings settled in Britain and where they came from.  We will study the raid at Lindisfarne and we will also be having a star guest…our own Viking visitor! We will be able to see how the Vikings lived and learn about why they were so successful.

Computing

We will  create and design our own Scratch game called Hide and Seek.

RE

Our unit is all about Hindu Dharma. We will consider the theme of 'hope'and learn about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. 

Music

We will be learning a range of songs and learning Cuckoo by Benjamin Britten. The unit will end with learning a basic song phrase using the glockenspiels.

French

We will listen to French stories and look at new words. We will investigate how words are placed in a sentence and how to describe people. We will make our own book about the features of our face.

P.E.

Our sport is tennis. We will learn how to hit and pass the ball in various ways and learn some basic game strategies. We will find out how to outwit our opponents and know how to handle the racket correctly.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning how to keep ourselves healthy and safe. We will identify risks and hazards in our environment and learn about what is safe/not safe to share online.

 

DT Project Designing and making our billboards. Finished products on the way!

VIKING STORIES

Finding our bones!

Finding our bones! 1
Finding our bones! 2
Finding our bones! 3
Finding our bones! 4
Finding our bones! 5

ANGLO SAXON DAY!

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:AUTUMN TERM 2

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about time. We will study the 24 hour clock and convert between different units of time. In our data unit, we will collect and present data in a range of charts and raise/answer questions about the data shown. We will learn how to divide using the ‘chunking’ method and find out how to round up or down after division.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying fairy tales. We will watch the film The Pied Piper and pull out the features of this genre. We will extract the plot and plan our own fairy tale stories. We will look at some classic poetry and read Macavity. Towards the end of the half term, we will look at non-fiction writing. We will study a range of newspaper articles and build up to writing our own report!

Creative Curriculum

Anglo Saxons

This Creative Curriculum topic is history based. We will raise and answer questions about an artefact and share our learning as a team. We will find out why the Anglo Saxons settled in Britain and where they came from.  We will investigate an Anglo Saxon King named Alfred and look at the objects discovered at Sutton Hoo. We will also be having a star guest…our own Saxon visitor! We will be able to see how the Saxons lived and create a perfect settlement.

Computing

We will research lots about the Anglo Saxons and create and design a Scratch game called Hide and Seek.

RE

Our unit is all about Islam. We will consider our own commitments and how difficult/easy they are to achieve.  We will look at The Five Pillars and discuss the importance of these within the Islamic faith.

Music

We will be learning a range of songs to perform in our class assembly and Christmas production.

French

We will listen to French stories and look at new words. We will investigate how words are placed in a sentence and how to describe people.

P.E.

Our sport is basketball. We will learn how to pass in various ways and learn some basic game strategies. We will find out how to outwit our opponents using false throws and how to dribble the ball when running in different directions.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning how to keep ourselves healthy and how to make sensible choices. We will also look at images we might see online and how these can be manipulated for advertising.

Explanations

We have orally rehearsed our explanations. We explained how compost is made and how glass is recycled.

We tried to use some linking words to join our sentences. We even presented our explanations using actions and props.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW :AUTUMN TERM 1

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about place value. We will recognise the value of digits in three and four digit numbers and learn how to move the digits when multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We will be adding and subtracting numbers using the written method and develop efficient mental strategies. We will count up and down in tenths and hundredths and investigate decimals in the context of money.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying explanation texts focusing upon Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions. We will look at a variety of explanations, find their features and then show off our writing skills by producing an explanation of our own! We will also study ‘The Dragon Machine’ fantasy text. We will start to use adventurous vocabulary and design our own fantasy settings.

Creative Curriculum

Majestic Mountains

We will be learning all about mountains, how they are formed and describing their features. We will find well-known mountains on a variety of maps and write a diary imagining we are doing the climb! We will decide what equipment would be needed to make a climb and meeting the mountain rescue team.

Computing

We will create a graph showing the heights of a variety of mountains and use the Explain Everything app to describe mountain weather. We will also be developing our research skills using the internet and generating our questions. We will also look at how we can keep ourselves safe on the internet and how report if we aren’t happy.

RE

Our unit is all about God and how we can be a light in the world. We will research the Christingle service and pose religious questions.

Music

We will be studying music from the 70s era, learning to sing a collection of Abba songs and recognising a range of instruments. We will learn a piece and play the glockenspiels.

French

We will listen to and learn a French song, pose questions to our partner and follow a set of simple instructions. We will design our own dream playground and play a game called Jaques a dit!

P.E.

We are participating in a dance unit. We will act and move like a zombie and present a dance to an audience.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning how to keep ourselves safe and to recognise risks and hazards.

 

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