Denton West End Primary School

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Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Meet the Year 4 staff

 Miss Fallows

  Mrs Moran

Y4 Teacher Y4 Teacher

Home Learning - 6th July 2020

Good morning Year 4! We hope you are all doing well and staying safe at home. Please keep sending in your photographs and work. The email address to send work and photos to is homelearning@dweschool.org

English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily. Each day there will be new Maths and Literacy activities together with a topic themed lesson.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1
 

Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!
 

Spellings
This week’s spellings are linked to the months of the year as a recap to get ready for coming back in September and writing dates in books. Please remember to use capital letters for each month.
1. January
2. February
3. March
4. April
5. May
6. June
7. July
8. August
9. September
10. October
11. November
12. December
 

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
Well done to 4M for winning last week's battle.  A special well done to Max L, Noah, Theo, Isaac and Isabelle Pfor earning lots of points for their class! This week we will battle against Year 3. Who will earn the most points for their year group? Make sure you are logging on each day to check the score and support your class! The winner will be announced next week.
 

Topic
This week we are encouraging you to research the topic ‘Black Lives Matter’ and submit an entry to the 500 word story competition. We would love you to share them with us too! https://500words.me/
There are some BBC Newsround videos for you to watch:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53193917
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673

PE
This week, we are having a ‘Stay at home Sports Day’ and we would like you all to take part! There are five challenges, you could complete one each day, remember to record your scores and take some photos of you having fun! You will find the letter with more information on the home page of the school website.

Hopefully we will see you all soon!

Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran

Home Learning - 29th June 2020

Hello Year 4!
Thank you to everyone that keeps visiting the website for ideas. We hope you are enjoying your learning at home but we are missing you so much! Remember to keep sharing the fantastic work you are doing at home with us - homelearning@dweschool.org

English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily. Each day there will be new Maths and Literacy activities together with a topic themed lesson.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1
 

Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!
 

Spellings
Our weekly spellings are Year 3/4 statutory spellings.
1. bicycle
2. eight
3. believe
4. arrive
5. caught
6. occasionally
7. address
8. different


Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
This week the battle is 4F vs 4M. Who will win and who will contribute the most for their class? Can you earn more than a thousand points? You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

Science
This week we will continue with our topic ‘Teeth and Eating’. Here are some videos which will help you to learn about the digestive system. After you have done some learning on the digestive system maybe you could go outside and have someone draw around your body using chalk and label the digestive system, We would love to see this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBZWgrfZFbU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3E1txcKPe8

         

Mental Wellbeing

Last week, The Duchess of Cambridge hosted an assembly with primary school students. During her talk, the Duchess spoke about how important it is to be kind to one another, particularly when we are going through a difficult time.

You can watch the assembly by following the link below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness

 

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. We are really proud of the work you are all doing at home! Remember to keep sharing with us what you have been up to. We hope to see you all very soon!


Miss Fallows and Moran

Times Tables Rockstars - June 2020

Congratulations to the boys who won last week's battle! A huge well done to Jack P, Theo, Max L and Jack M for being the highest scorers for the boys and to Anh, Isabelle P, Louisa and Evie for scoring the most points for the girls.  

Home Learning – 22nd June 2020

Good morning Year 4!
Thank you for all the emails you have sent recently, it really does make us smile! It is wonderful to see that you are keeping busy, safe and happy! Please keep sending in your photographs and work. The email address to send work and photos to is homelearning@dweschool.org.

English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily. Each day there will be new Maths and Literacy activities together with a topic themed lesson.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1 

Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!
 

Spellings
Our weekly spellings are all linked to our new Science topic – Teeth and eating.
1. incisors
2. canines
3. molars
4. plaque
5. fluoride
6. wisdom
7. teeth
8. decay

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
Wow! There have been some brilliant scores on Times Table Rockstars with lots of children earning over 1000 points! Keep going! This week there isn’t a battle but please continue to play on TTRS. We would like you to focus on your 8 times tables! Mr DeMaio on YouTube has a range of fun times table songs, have a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X620IeUkYE
 

Science
Our new science topic for this half term is teeth and eating! This week we would like you to visit: https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/teeth-and-eating/introduction/ and work through the interactive lessons. There are lots of games and a certificate once you have completed each topic.

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. We really enjoy seeing what you have been up to, whether it be work we have suggested or something else so please remember to send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

Hopefully we will see you all soon! Stay safe.
Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran


Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit, read by Mrs Moran

Home Learning – 15th June 2020
Hello Year 4! A big well done to everyone who is trying some of our home learning work and thank you to all those people who have been sending in their work and photographs for us to look at – we absolutely love being able to see what you have been doing. You can send us pictures of other things you have enjoyed doing; it doesn’t have to be home learning work that we have set. So if you have seen something in the news or have found something else that has caught your interest, feel free to research it and share it with us – we just love seeing what you’ve been doing!
The email address to send work and photos to is homelearning@dweschool.org.  It has been so lovely to speak to some of you on the phone this week but I think it has made us miss you all even more.  We will continue with those phone calls whenever we are in school. 

English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily. Each day there will be new Maths and Literacy activities together with a topic themed lesson. All of the activities link to the Year 4 curriculum – we weren’t able to cover everything in school before we finished so some things will be new to you.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

If your child is finding the maths section on Bitesize too challenging, you could try playing on one of these games on Topmarks.  The times tables and division facts sections are particularly useful.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button


Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!
 

Spellings
Our weekly spellings are from the Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List.
1. disappear
2. knowledge
3. possession
4. separate
5. various
6. straight
7. accident
8. special

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
This week the battles is Year 4 Girls v Year 4 Boys! Who will win and who will contribute the most? Can you earn more than a thousand points? You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

Geography
Continuing with our volcano topic, this week it’s time to focus on volcanic eruptions? Throughout history, there have been some huge volcanic eruptions that have caused mass devastation. This week, we would like you to choose a volcanic eruption and research what happened and the effects it had. We would then like you to produce a piece of work showing what you have learnt. You could make a poster, a news report video, a newspaper report or anything else that shows your learning. You can choose a volcano from the list below or research one of your own.
• Mount Saint Helens, Washington USA
• Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii Italy
• Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
• Mount Krakatoa, Indonesia

 

In school, we would also have been doing some PSHE activities and first aid.  Here is a website you can use to learn and practise some first aid skills - https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk.

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. We really enjoy seeing what you have been up to, whether it be work we have suggested or something else so please remember to send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

Hopefully we will see you all soon! Stay safe.
Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran

Home Learning - 8th June 2020

Good morning Year 4 and welcome to a new half term. We are still missing those happy, smiling faces and hope we can see you all soon. We hope you have had a break from your school work and have enjoyed the sunshine. We have both been spending lots of time outside in the sunshine and have been going on long walks with our families.  Have you tried anything new? Don’t forget to keep sending us your pictures.

The email address to send work and photos to is homelearning@dweschool.org.


English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily.  Each day there will be new Maths and Literacy activities together with a topic themed lesson. 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

 

Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!

Spellings
Our weekly spellings are all linked to our new Geography topic – volcanoes!

  1. volcano
  2. volcanoes
  3. lava
  4. magma
  5. erupt
  6. eruption
  7. crater
  8. mantle

 

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
This week the battle is 4F v. 4M! Who will win and who will contribute the most for their class? Can you earn more than a thousand points? You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Geography

Our new topic for this half term is volcanoes!

Next week we will be looking at specific volcanoes but first we need to learn what volcanoes are and how they are formed!

Have a look through the document below which explains all about the structure of the earth.  Can you draw a picture or make something to represent the different layers of the earth? You could get creative and even use food!

Now you know about the structures of the earth, you can learn how volcanoes are formed - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zd9cxyc.


Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. We really enjoy seeing what you have been up to, whether it be work we have suggested or something else so please remember to send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

Hopefully we will see you all soon! Stay safe.
Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran

Home Learning - 18th May 2020

Good morning everyone!

Thank you so much to those children who have sent us work to look at, it really cheers us up seeing what you have been up to! Don’t forget to look at the gallery page for photos!

The email address to send work to is homelearning@dweschool.org.


English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily and work through the grid of Literacy activities (from the website post dated 20th April).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

 

Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!

Spellings
Our weekly spellings are adverbs of manner. Can you put them into a sentence? Can you act them out with the appropriate verb?
1. helplessly

  1. nervously
  2. generously
  3. greedily
  4. anxiously
  5. carefully
  6. violently
  7. speedily

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
This week we will battle against Year 5! Who will win and who will contribute the most for their year group? Can you earn more than a thousand points? You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Science

This week we would like you to focus on ‘pitch’ which means whether sounds are high or low. You will need to fill empty glasses with varying amounts of water. Then using an object around the house (e.g., spoon, small brush) firmly tap the outside of each jar. What sounds are being made? Which jars have the highest or lowest pitch? Why do you think some jars emit a lower sound, while others are higher? Play around with the water levels in each jar and experiment with pitch! We would love to see some photos of your experiment and a couple of sentences to explain what happened.

 

Extra activity: Can you create your own instrument out of junk around the house? What kind of sounds does it make? How is the sound made? 

Science Max –Sound experiments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rrRfc5fK1g

 

In school, it would have been well-being and mental health week this week.  Please see the homepage for different activities to support the children and parents.


Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. We really enjoy seeing what you have been up to, whether it be work we have suggested or something else so please remember to send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

Hopefully we will see you all soon! Stay safe.
Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran

Times Tables Rockstars - May 2020

Well done Year 4! We won the battle against Year 3.  A huge well done to Anh and Riley from 4F and to Louisa and Jack from 4M for contributing the most for our year group. There were 15 children who managed to get more than 1000 points - congratulations to Anh, Louisa, Riley, Jack M, Evie, Isabelle, Luca, Rory, Max L, Theo, Isaac, Lewis, Chloe D, Sam and Isobel.  Well done to everyone who took part; it was a great display of teamwork!

This week it is Year 4 against Year 5 - let's see if we can beat them too!!

Home Learning – 11th May 2020
 

Hello Year 4!
We are missing you all very much but we have loved seeing all the amazing learning and activities you have been doing at home. Please keep sending any pictures and work to homelearning@dweschool.org. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to. Stay safe and happy at home and we can’t wait to see you again soon.

English and Maths
For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily and work through the grid of Literacy activities (from the website post dated 20th April).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1


 Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a text you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, online articles and much more!
 

Spellings
Our weekly spellings are linked to our new Science topic which is sound.
1. sound
2. vibrate
3. vibration
4. volume
5. quiet
6. particles
7. liquid
8. travel
 

If you don't know what some of these words mean, make sure you look them up so you fully understand them!
 

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
We are continuing the battle against Year 3 on Times Tables Rockstars! Year 4 were in the lead after the first week but will that continue?
Who will win and who will contribute the most for their year group? Can you earn more than a thousand points? You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

Science
Our new Science topic is Sound.
How are sounds made? How do we hear sounds?
Use the BBC Bitesize links to find out! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zstr2nb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zx9hcj6

Can you make a cup telephone to show how sound travels? Can you write a sentence or two explaining how it works using your scientific knowledge?

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. We really enjoy seeing what you have been up to, whether it be work we have suggested or something else so please remember to send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

Hopefully we will see you all soon!
Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran

Home Learning – 4th May 2020

Hello Year 4!

We are missing you very much in school but we have loved seeing all the fantastic learning and activities you have been doing at home. Please keep sending any pictures and work to homelearning@dweschool.org. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to. Stay safe and happy at home and we can’t wait to see you again soon.

 

English and Maths

For English and Maths, you can continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily and work through the grid of Literacy activities.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

Reading

You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a book you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day.

Spellings

Our weekly spellings are Year 3/4 spellings.

  1. knowledge
  2. possession
  3. opposite
  4. exercise
  5. calendar
  6. February
  7. Library
  8. continue  

Some ways children could practise these spellings are:

  • pyramid words
  • spelling the word backwards
  • dotty letters 
  • swirly writing 
  • drawing a picture for the word
  • put it in a silly sentence
  • write the word with your left hand
  • close your eyes and write the word
  • rainbow words
  • create a word search 
  • tell a story about the word
  • write the word in sand/rice 

 

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots

We have a new battle on Times Tables Rockstars! Year 3 against Year 4!

Who will win and who will contribute the most for their year group?  Can you earn more than a thousand points? You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

 

History

This week we would like you to research pyramids. Why did the Egyptians build pyramids? What would you see inside a pyramid? What is the name of the most famous Pyramid? You can present your research through a PowerPoint, a fact file, a poster or a leaflet. Here are some useful websites to look at:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/pyramids.htm

https://www.ks2history.com/pyramids-guide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z849wmn

You could also create your own Lego pyramid or create a piece of artwork, there are lots of ideas online to inspire you!

 

This Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day.  There are also ideas for activities linked to VE Day on the homepage of the website - we would love for you to share any activities or celebrations you take part in with us!

 

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can.  We really enjoy seeing what you have been up to, whether it be work we have suggested or something else so please remember to send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

 

Hopefully we will see you all soon!

Miss Fallows and Mrs Moran

Times Table Rockstars - May 2020

Congratulations to 4F for winning this week's battle! A massive well done to Isaac and Louisa from 4M and to Anh and Harry from 4F for contributing the most for their class.  Well done also to Anh, Harry M, Luca, Rory, Max L, Lewis, Evie, Lucie, Isaac, Louisa and Jack M as they each scored more than 1000 points. 

This week the battle will be between Year 4 and Year 3 . . . who will be champions?

Home Learning – 27th April 2020

Hello lovely year 4 children! We hope you are all happy, healthy and keeping safe at home. Here are some ideas of activities you could be doing this week.

We would love to see any of the work or activities you are doing at home – it doesn’t just have to be things that we’ve suggested to do.  You can send them to us at  homelearning@dweschool.org.

 

English and Maths

For English and Maths, you can use BBC Bitesize Daily and work through the activities on the website.  There are new activities everyday which focus on a range of different skills from the Year 4 curriculum. 

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

 

Reading

You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a book you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. 

 

Spellings

Our weekly spellings are all homophones – words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.  You can practise them in different ways including pyramid writing, rainbow writing, creating silly sentences or even a homophone hunt around your house or outside! There is a sheet in the document list under this post with the spellings and their definitions.  You could write the spelling words on card/paper and hide them then read the definitions and try to find the correct word!

  1. weather
  2. whether
  3. berry
  4. bury
  5. past
  6. passed
  7. scene
  8. seen

 

Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots

We have a new battle on Times Tables Rockstars! Who will win and who will contribute the most for their class?  Can you earn more than a thousand points for your class?

You can also go on the Numbots app or webpage to practise your number bonds using the same log in details as Times Tables Rockstars.

 

History

Our new topic is The Ancient Egyptians!

Why did the Ancient Egyptians mummify bodies?  What information can you find out about mummification? Can you mummify a piece of fruit? There are lots of instructions online as to how to do it and we’ve included a set of instructions below this post. 

The Ancient Egyptians had a different alphabet called ‘hieroglyphs’.  They were different symbols and pictures instead of letters.  Can you write your name in hieroglyphs?

 

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can.  There are lots of resources online for keeping active including Joe Wicks and Go Noodle. 

 

We would absolutely love to see what you have been up to at home – whether it be work we have suggested or other things! Please send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

 

Keep safe and hopefully we will see you all soon!

Mrs Moran and Miss Fallows

Name
 Homophones Hunt.pdfDownload
 How to Mummify Fruit.pdfDownload
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Times Table Rockstars - April 2020

Well done to 4M for winning this week's battle! A massive well done to Isaac from 4M and Luca from 4F for contributing the most for their class.  Since we have been off school, each class has won one battle . . . Who will win the next?!

Home Learning – 20th April 2020

Hello year 4 children! We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter and have been enjoying the gorgeous weather! We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We understand that this is a very strange time and again, have set these activities for children to dip in and out of. There is no pressure for children to complete all the activities at once, as we realise it may seem like quite a lot.  As always, you can continue to do any of the previous activities too!

We would love to see any of the work or activities you are doing at home – it doesn’t just have to be things that we’ve suggested to do!

Reading

You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a book you enjoy, you can write a book review and recommendation and send it to us!

In the documents list is also a reading comprehension that you can do – it’s all about Ancient Egypt!

Writing

This week for writing, you can choose the activities you would like to do from the grid below.  You can base them on any topic you like and as always, we would love to read them so please send them to us!  Remember all of the things we have focused on in class – direct speech, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, conjunctions and relative clauses. 

Maths

We have a new battle between 4F and 4M – it will begin on Monday 20th April and end on Sunday 26th April at 7pm.  Who is going to win this time?!

In school, we have learnt about co-ordinates and children can continue to practise at home.  Battleships is a fantastic way to practise co-ordinates and there is also a co-ordinate puzzle saved in the documents list below this post. 

Children can also continue to learn to tell the time and convert between analogue and digital clocks.  There different games on BBC Bitesize and on Top Marks that children can use to practise.  There is also a worksheet saved in the documents list below.

Spellings

Our weekly spellings are all linked to the Ancient Egyptians! As it is a proper noun, remember Egypt always has a capital letter!

  1. Egypt
  2. pharaoh
  3. pyramid
  4. mummification
  5. scarab
  6. beetle
  7. tomb
  8. ancient

History

Our new topic is The Ancient Egyptians!

We would like you to research anything you’d like to learn about and produce a piece of work showing what you’ve learnt.  Some ideas could be creating a PowerPoint, making a model of something, creating a poster, mummifying something and creating a time-lapse video, creating a stop-motion animation featuring an Ancient Egyptian character or building or anything else you can think of - the possibilities are endless!  Make sure you take pictures of your work and share them with us!

Science and Computing

Dr Chips has published lots of exciting activities which use household equipment and things we often have in our kitchen cupboards to explain and investigate different scientific processes.  All of his investigations and activities can be found on his website - https://drchips.weebly.com/

P.E.

At 9:00am every day, Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson that you can do at home! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You can also use ‘Go Noodle’. Go Noodle have uploaded lots of their videos to YouTube, which you can find by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

 

We would absolutely love to see what you have been up to at home – whether it be work we have suggested or other things! Please send them to us at homelearning@dweschool.org.

Keep safe and hopefully we will see you all soon!

Mrs Moran and Miss Fallows

Name
 Co-ordinates.pdfDownload
 Fiction Answers.pdfDownload
 Fiction Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Telling the Time.pdfDownload
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Times Tables Rockstars - April 2020

Huge well done to 4F in winning the battle on Times Tables Rockstars with a massive 29513 points compared to 4M's 7008!  Well done to all those who took part and in particular to Max L from 4F and Jack from 4M for contributing the most points for their class!

Home Learning - Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Year 4! We hope you are keeping yourselves safe and busy! Here are some new ideas for home learning:

PE:

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape Oti Mabuse, Strictly come Dancing star has created Disney themed dance lessons live from 11:30 each day. All of her videos are available to watch on Youtube.
  • Obstacle course – Challenge yourself! Create an obstacle course outside using items around the home/garden and time yourself. 

Reading:

Science:

Last week, Chester Zoo hosted a ‘Live Virtual Day’ – If you missed it, you can watch on their YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Glw5Nzro&list=PLezrh9gR8RL3kkND8Pz2zOHHZPRk-a2VC

Spellings:

Endings which sound like ‘shun’

  1. electrician
  2. invention
  3. discussion
  4. description
  5. tension
  6. mansion
  7. beautician
  8. mission

Try and learn your spellings in different ways, chalk outside, pyramid writing, silly sentences, bubble writing. Challenge: Can you think of other words with the endings ‘sion’ ‘ssion’ ‘cian’ ‘tion’ and group them together?

Maths:

Create your own paper plate clock and learn to tell the time.

Times Table Rock Stars:

A battle between 4F and 4M will begin on Monday 30th until Monday 6th April.  Who's going to win? Who is going to contribute the most for their class?

Home Learning - Monday 23rd March 2020

Hello year 4 children, as today is our first day where you are learning at home, we have put together a list of ideas that could keep you busy!

 

A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets - 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Please note, this link will only work on a PC/laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets.

 

P.E at 9:00am every day, Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson that you can do at home! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You can also use ‘Go Noodle’. Go Noodle have uploaded lots of their videos to YouTube, which you can find by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

LiteracyIn school, both classes have been really working on our comprehension skills. This would be a great time to have lots of discussions around books, as well as develop comprehension skills.

You may also want to use the website ‘Once Upon a Picture’. Each day, you could choose one image to inspire lots of different learning. Follow this link to find the website: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/

Another idea to support Literacy learning at home, is Pobble 365. This is a fantastic resource to develop a range of skills. Each day, a photo will be uploaded to the website. http://www.pobble365.com/journey-to-school/

MathsThere are so many ideas for what your daily maths activity could be! You all have Times Table Rock Stars logins that you can use and that would be a great place to start, as times tables are a must!

You could also use BBC Super Movers, we have done these in school before and they are a great way to practise times tables, as well as get some exercise. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with-moonbeam/zjp8y9q

Another fantastic website to use is Top Marks. In school, we have been focusing on money and measuring. This could be a good place to start but the website offers many games and activities for different areas of maths. This link will take you to the area for ages 7-11:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Premier League Primary Stars have lots of great activities for many subjects but their ‘Solve, Shoot and Score’ game is a fun way to practise some maths and spellings. It is a football game that will ask randomised maths questions that you should solve. Follow this link:

https://plprimarystars.com/for-families/play-game

Spellings – You should continue to practise the year 3/4 spellings. You can do this outside with chalk or on paper with bubble writing, dot to dot writing, silly sentences/story, pyramid writing.

CreativeThere are lots of creative home learning activities available at the moment and following your own interests is also very important.

A lovely way to be creative is to use the Draw with Rob tutorials. He will be uploading videos twice a week, where he talks you through how to draw different things. There are already a few uploaded, which can be found by following this link:

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

Blue Peter have many exciting activities you could complete whilst at home, including earning your own Blue Peter badge! Follow this link to find a range of creative activities to complete:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/blue-peter

Scouts – The Great Indoors! Scouts have kindly provided plenty of fun, creative activities that you can complete at home. You can use the website to find an activity that interests you. Follow this link to the website for ideas:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Scratch Children can use Raspberry Pi to complete their own scratch projects.

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub/scratch-module-1

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings

These are the spellings that children should be able to spell and use in their writing by the end of Year 4.

Spellings

 For a test on 23.03.20.

1. opposite
2. height
3. knowledge
4. perhaps
5. disappear
6. believe
7. ordinary
8. exercise

World Book Day - March 2020

To celebrate World Book Day 2020, we have taken part in a range of activities in school.  Some children also entered the book in a jar competition - there were some wonderful entries and children had obviously put lots of effort into these!  It is clear to see that our children really love reading and enjoy reading a wide range of books and literature which is great to see!

Mad Scientist Day - February 2020

 On Thursday 27th February, Year 4 had a Mad Scientist day that linked with our Literacy and Science topics.  We dressed up as mad scientists for the day and took part in all sorts of crazy activities.  We made our own potions, created and described our own professors and made slime that changed its state depending on the action you were doing to it.  We had a great day!

Quinton Fortune Football Session - February 2020

 Year 4 were incredibly fortunate to be given the opportunity to take part in a football coaching session from the Quinton Fortune Academy.  The pupils participated in a range of activities and displayed really good teamwork as they worked together.  Thank you for such a kind donation to Year 4.  

The Museum of Science and Industry - January 2020

 On Monday 27th January, Year 4 went on a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry as part of our History of Manchester and Electricity topics.  As well as seeing all of the exhibitions that the museum had to offer, we also took part in the Revolution Manchester Show, the Weavers Wanted Textile Demonstration and the Circuit City workshop.  

Alien Day! - January 2020

 On Monday 20th January, aliens invaded the Year 4 classrooms at Denton West End Primary School!   We had a fantastic day and completed lots of different alien themed activities, including creating our own aliens and making models of them.  The children looked absolutely incredible in their outfits and we are very grateful to the huge efforts that were made from children and parents. 

Flute and Clarinet Assembly - December 2019

4M have been learning to play the flute and 4F have been learning the clarinet and we all performed a special concert for Key Stage 2 and parents showcasing our musical talent.  We not only sung and played our instruments, we also performed our very own compositions.  We plan to do another concert in the summer term to show how much we have learnt and the progress we have made.  Thank you very much to Miss Hammond for being such an amazing music teacher and also thank you to parents for the continuing support.

 

 

Remembrance Day - November 2019

To commemorate Remembrance Day, we have made poppy wreaths by recycling egg boxes.   We learnt all about Remembrance Day and about the story of the poppy.  

 

Ice Cream! October 2019

For our science topic, states of matter, we have been discovering how liquids can change from liquid to solid.  Today, we made ice cream - without a freezer! We used our knowledge of states of matter to create delicious ice cream and, lucky for us, we even got to eat it!

Chocolate Making Machines - October 2019

In year 4, we have made chocolate making machines.  We used our imaginations to create marvellous contraptions which included buttons, levers and much much more!  Thank you to all those who brought 'junk' in for us to use!

The Aztecs - October 2019

Year 4 have been very lucky to have a lesson in Nahuatl this afternoon from Mrs Potter who is originally from Mexico City.  Nahuatl was the language of the Aztecs and we loved learning a lullaby and the numbers one to five.  Thank you Mrs Potter!

Science - September 2019

In Science, we have been classifying and sorting objects based on their properties.  We have been looking at states of matter - solids, liquids and gases.